WordBrewery's Languages

What languages does WordBrewery teach?

WordBrewery teaches Spanish, English, Japanese, and 16 other languages in context using authentic example sentences from the news

WordBrewery currently helps you learn high-frequency vocabulary and grammar in the following nineteen languages:

Arabic Greek Japanese Russian
Chinese German Korean Serbian
Spanish Ukrainian Norwegian Danish
English Hungarian Polish Swedish
French Italian Portuguese

As WordBrewery continues to grow and attract subscribers and donors, we will add additional languages and continue to add new features, technology, natural language processing libraries, recordings, text-to-speech engines, and news sources to the languages we already have. The exact features available vary by language. We usually introduce new features and improvements for Spanish and English first, then for French, German, Italian, and Japanese.

Future languages we may add include Dutch, Thai, Czech, Esperanto, Hindi, Vietnamese, Afrikaans, Swahili, Persian/Farsi, Bulgarian, Romanian, Welsh, Gaelic, Icelandic, and others. However, we can only add languages if we have enough subscribers to afford it. To help us improve our current languages and add new langauges as quickly as possible, please consider subscribing to WordBrewery, contributing to our new languages fund, and mentioning WordBrewery to the language learners and teachers in your life. We have no marketing budget and rely on word-of-mouth mentions and recommendations to help learners discover us. Every small action our users take to build WordBrewery helps us become a more useful language-learning resource.

Still need help?

We have a very small development team and sometimes experience bugs; the quicker we learn about these, the quicker we can fix them. Please take the following steps:

  1. Please email us at admin@wordbrewery.com to describe your problem. We have a very small team and cannot respond to every email, but we do our best to respond to customer and user emails within 24 hours. We always prioritize support requests from subscribers.

Please include the following information in your email:

a. the steps you took to encounter the problem;

b. exactly what the website did that prevented you from logging in;

c. what login method you tried (i.e. email and password, Facebook, or Google);

d. what platform or device you are using (iOS/iPhone/iPad, Windows, Mac/OSX, or Linux Ubuntu/Fedora/etc.), and

e. what browser you tried (e.g. Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer 11, or Edge).

  1. Try clearing your browser cache as described at https://wordbrewery.com/support/cache-clear. This ensures that you are seeing the most recent version of our site and removes any browser cookies that could be causing trouble.

  2. Try logging in through a different method; for example, if you couldn’t log in with an email address and password, try logging in with Google or Facebook.

  3. Try logging in on a different device or browser. In general, we usually have better luck with the Chrome browser and desktop / laptop / Android devices rather than Apple Safari and OSX or iOS devices. We do not recommend Internet Explorer or Edge. However, we try to immediately fix problems that arise on any of these browsers or platforms.

We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to helping you use WordBrewery.

Submit a bug report

“How can I submit a bug report?”

We have a very small development team and sometimes experience bugs; the quicker we learn about these, the quicker we can fix them. Please take the following steps:

  1. Email us at admin@wordbrewery.com to describe the problem.

Please include the following information in your email:

a. the steps you took to encounter the problem;

b. exactly what the website did that prevented you from logging in;

c. what login method you tried (i.e. email and password, Facebook, or Google);

d. what platform or device you are using (iOS/iPhone/iPad, Windows, Mac/OSX, or Linux Ubuntu/Fedora/etc.), and

e. what browser you tried (e.g. Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer 11, or Edge).

We welcome bug reports, feedback, and feature requests. We have a very small team and cannot respond to every email, but we do our best to respond to customer and user emails within 24 hours. We always prioritize support requests from subscribers. Thank you for using WordBrewery.

Registration problems

We have a very small development team and sometimes experience registration bugs; the quicker we learn about these, the quicker we can fix them. Please take the following steps:

  1. Please email us at admin@wordbrewery.com to describe your problem. We have a very small team and cannot respond to every email, but we do our best to respond to customer and user emails within 24 hours. We always prioritize support requests from subscribers.

Please include the following information in your email:

a. the steps you took to encounter the problem;

b. exactly what the website did that prevented you from logging in;

c. what login method you tried (i.e. email and password, Facebook, or Google);

d. what platform or device you are using (iOS/iPhone/iPad, Windows, Mac/OSX, or Linux Ubuntu/Fedora/etc.), and

e. what browser you tried (e.g. Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer 11, or Edge).

  1. Try clearing your browser cache as described at https://wordbrewery.com/support/cache-clear. This ensures that you are seeing the most recent version of our site and removes any browser cookies that could be causing trouble.

  2. Try logging in through a different method; for example, if you couldn’t log in with an email address and password, try logging in with Google or Facebook.

  3. Try logging in on a different device or browser. In general, we usually have better luck with the Chrome browser and desktop / laptop / Android devices rather than Apple Safari and OSX or iOS devices. We do not recommend Internet Explorer or Edge. However, we try to immediately fix problems that arise on any of these browsers or platforms.

We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to helping you use WordBrewery.

Login problems

“I registered and activated my account, but I can’t log in.”

We have a very small development team and sometimes experience login bugs; the quicker we learn about these, the quicker we can fix them. Please take the following steps:

  1. Email us at admin@wordbrewery.com to describe the problem.

Please include the following information in your email:

a. the steps you took to encounter the problem;

b. exactly what the website did that prevented you from logging in;

c. what login method you tried (i.e. email and password, Facebook, or Google);

d. what platform or device you are using (iOS/iPhone/iPad, Windows, Mac/OSX, or Linux Ubuntu/Fedora/etc.), and

e. what browser you tried (e.g. Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer 11, or Edge).

  1. Try clearing your browser cache as described at https://wordbrewery.com/support/cache-clear. This ensures that you are seeing the most recent version of our site and removes any browser cookies that could be causing trouble.

  2. Try logging in through a different method; for example, if you couldn\’t log in with an email address and password, try logging in with Google or Facebook.

  3. Try logging in on a different device or browser. In general, we usually have better luck with the Chrome browser and desktop / laptop / Android devices rather than Apple Safari and OSX or iOS devices. We do not recommend Internet Explorer or Edge. However, we try to immediately fix problems that arise on any of these browsers or platforms.

Contact WordBrewery

The best way to contact WordBrewery is by email at admin@wordbrewery.com. We welcome bug reports, feedback, and feature requests. We have a very small team and cannot respond to every email, but we do our best to respond to customer and user emails within 24 hours. We always prioritize support requests from subscribers. We do not respond to solicitations of any kind.

If you encounter a problem with WordBrewery, please include the following information in your email to help us fix it as soon as possible:

a. the steps you took to encounter the problem;

b. exactly what the website did that prevented you from logging in;

c. what login method you tried (i.e. email and password, Facebook, or Google);

d. what platform or device you are using (iOS/iPhone/iPad, Windows, Mac/OSX, or Linux Ubuntu/Fedora/etc.), and

e. what browser you tried (e.g. Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer 11, or Edge).

I forgot my password.

Click the “forgot password” link on the login screen. You can reach this login screen by clicking the “Log in” link, which appears either in the main part of the navbar or beneath the profile avatar image on the navbar.

WordBrewery's Features

All languages include the following features:

  • Study real sentences automatically pulled from news articles around the world, then tested for quality and usefulness.
  • Learn grammar and high-frequency vocabulary in context by studying authentic sentences scored by length and word frequency.
  • Click the newspaper icon to see the original news story from which a sentence was pulled.
  • Click a word in a sentence to see another example sentence containing that word.
  • Check your understanding with machine translations of sentences from both Google Translate and Microsoft Translator.
  • Filter sentences by topic to focus on your interests.
  • Search our sentence database for example words.
  • Learn more about a word by clicking links to the word\’s Wiktionary entry or Google search results.
  • See translations of individual words by placing your mouse cursor over the word (on desktop) or clicking the word (in a mobile or tablet browser).
  • Automatically track your word knowledge statistics – the number of words mastered and words encountered (seen) – based on how you interact with the words.
  • Create word or sentence lists for further review
  • Export word or sentence lists to .CSV files so you can import them into Anki, Memrise, Quizlet, or another flashcard program (subscribers only)

  • All languages except Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Serbian, and Ukrainian have audio support with at least one text-to-speech voice. We will add text-to-speech support for these languages if we can find a free option for them or if there is enough customer demand.

Other languages have different features that will continue to be added over time:

Arabic | Text-to-speech; part-of-speech information Chinese | Text-to-speech; sentences scored by both character and word frequency; multiple definitions per word; named entity recognition; lemmatization Danish | Text-to-speech English | Text-to-speech; some native-speaker audio; multiple definitions per word; named entity recognition; lemmatization; part-of-speech information French | Text-to-speech; lemmatization; part-of-speech information German | Text-to-speech; named entity recognition; lemmatization; part-of-speech information Greek | Basic features only Hungarian | Basic features only Italian | Text-to-speech Japanese | Text-to-speech; multiple definitions per word; lemmatization Korean | Text-to-speech Norwegian | Text-to-speech Polish | Text-to-speech Portuguese | Text-to-speech Russian | Text-to-speech Serbian | Support for both Cyrillic and Latin scripts Spanish | 80%+ native-speaker audio; text-to-speech; named entity recognition; lemmatization; part-of-speech information Swedish | Text-to-speech Ukrainian | Basic features only

Does WordBrewery store credit card information for subscribers?

“Does WordBrewery store credit card information for subscribers?”

No. Our purchasing system is handled by Stripe (https://stripe.com), a highly secure and reputable payment processor. We do not store any of your credit card data in our own databases. You can read about Stripe’s security practices at https://stripe.com/docs/security/stripe.

Subscriptions

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Registration, Login, and Accounts

Help WordBrewery teach the world how to read

WordBrewery is a complex application that is very expensive to build and retain. We have no outside funding and no marketing budget, so we rely on your subscriptions , donations , and word-of-mouth support to make the app possible.

Click here to receive new posts from The WordBrewery Blog by email or RSS, and click here to join our email community. If you haven't tried reading the news in another language on WordBrewery yet, please give it a try. We offer a basic monthly subscription for about the price of a cup of coffee. Your support helps us grow and build more useful features and content for language learners around the world.

About WordBrewery

WordBrewery teaches languages one sentence at a time. We extract sentences from newspapers around the world, then test each sentence with our revolutionary algorithm so you learn the most important words and grammar as quickly as possible. Whatever native speakers read, you can read too—whether you have been studying for ten years or ten minutes. For a limited time, we are offering a basic subscription for only $4.99 per month. Nonsubscribers can try the site by studying up to 30 sentences per month for free.

FAQ

More about WordBrewery and its methods

Help WordBrewery teach the world how to read

WordBrewery is a complex application that is very expensive to build and retain. We have no outside funding and no marketing budget, so we rely on your subscriptions , donations , and word-of-mouth support to make the app possible.

Click here to receive new posts from The WordBrewery Blog by email or RSS, and click here to join our email community. If you haven't tried reading the news in another language on WordBrewery yet, please give it a try. We offer a basic monthly subscription for about the price of a cup of coffee. Your support helps us grow and build more useful features and content for language learners around the world.

What is WordBrewery?

Introducing WordBrewery

WordBrewery teaches languages one sentence at a time. We extract sentences from newspapers around the world, then test each sentence with our revolutionary algorithm so you learn the most important words and grammar as quickly as possible. Whatever native speakers read, you can read too—whether you have been studying for ten years or ten minutes. For a limited time, we are offering a basic subscription for only $4.99 per month. Nonsubscribers can try the site by studying up to 30 sentences per month for free.

WordBrewery’s features

Here are some of the ways WordBrewery can help you learn one of the twenty languages we teach:

  • Study real sentences automatically pulled from news articles around the world, then tested for quality and usefulness.
  • Learn grammar and high-frequency vocabulary in context by studying authentic sentences scored by length and word frequency.
  • Click the newspaper icon to see the original news story from which a sentence was pulled.
  • Click a word in a sentence to see another example sentence containing that word.
  • Check your understanding with machine translations of sentences from both Google Translate and Microsoft Translator.
  • Filter sentences by topic to focus on your interests.
  • Search our sentence database for example words.
  • Learn more about a word by clicking links to the word\’s Wiktionary entry or Google search results.
  • See translations of individual words by placing your mouse cursor over the word (on desktop) or clicking the word (in a mobile or tablet browser).
  • Automatically track your word knowledge statistics – the number of words mastered and words encountered (seen) – based on how you interact with the words.
  • Create word or sentence lists for further review
  • Export word or sentence lists to .CSV files so you can import them into Anki, Memrise, Quizlet, or another flashcard program (subscribers only)

More features coming soon

We are currently building more features that will make WordBrewery even more useful for language learners. These features include:

  • Language courses that help you systematically master the most important vocabulary in your target language, including master-level courses that focus on the 20,000 most common words in a language.
  • Quiz games that help you review and practice what you have learned (always in context and without rote memorization).
  • A mobile app for iOS and Android.

Help WordBrewery grow and improve our language-learning tools

We need your subscriptions, donations, and word-of-mouth support to make these features possible.

Click here to receive new posts from The WordBrewery Blog by email or RSS, and click here to join our email community. If you haven’t tried reading the news in another language on WordBrewery yet, please give it a try. We offer a basic monthly subscription for about the price of a cup of coffee. Your support helps us grow and build more useful features and content for language learners around the world.