Anybody that has been following my site for some time, knows my main goal. And it’s to bring you all the good resources available online for learning languages. Thus, I’m glad to tell you once again, that many of them are completely free! And this is the case for Tinycards by Duolingo.
You have probably used flashcards before to memorize things. And have discovered it’s a very useful technique. Consequently, here we’ll talk about some cool flashcards for learning languages. Specifically, for learning the basic vocabulary.
Our site’s focus is on learning Italian, but with Tinycards, you can not only learn Italian. There is quite a lengthy list you can choose from. It’s not even limited to learning languages. Therefore, you can use Tinycards to learn practically anything.
What are Tinycards by Duolingo about?
Tinycards is an app available for IOS and Android. Likewise it has a website version. With them, you can learn virtually anything you want with flashcards. In order to go over to their site and take a look, click here.
Tinycards is completely free. There are no premium accounts nor up sales. All features are unlocked for any user. It’s even add-free. Duolingo won’t make a dime from you for using it.
How do Tinycards by Duolingo work?
To help you learn vocabulary, Tinycards shows you a bunch of flashcards first. Similarly as when you’re introduced to a person. On one side of the card, there is the word you’ll learn with a cool picture. And on the other side is its translation.
Likewise audio is included. Thus, you’ll have the word you’re learning pronounced by native Italians.
After viewing a few cards, it asks you to recall the information. It does it employing different approaches. It can give you multiple choices and test you to see if you click the right one. Also it can tell you to type in the word. And in other cases, it give you a translation in English.
Concerning languages, you can use flashcards created by Duolingo. Nevertheless regarding other topics, you can use flashcards created by other users, or by yourself. Users can create flashcards on any topic.
For those of you that already have an account in Duolingo, you can automatically log in to Tinycards. If you haven’t opened an account with Duolingo, we highly recommend you do. Duolingo is also free! To learn more about Duolingo, click here.
Duolingo combined with Tinycards
For those of you that are learning Italian, you should use this combination. In my humble opinion, Duolingo is a good free Italian course and Tinycards is a proper complement. Duolingo will help you with the basics. And Tinycards will help you with memorizing vocabulary.
Duolingo has a point system and it’s linked to Tinycards. In other words, points you earn on Tinycards will immediately show on Duolingo.
Duolingo Italian Tinycards
I highly recommend you to use only the flashcards created by Duolingo. There are decks of cards created by other users but there is no guarantee that these are accurate. So, to play it safe look for the little green owl icon as shown in the picture below.
Here is a sneak peek into the content Duolingo has uploaded to Tinycards. It will certainly help you with your Italian vocabulary. You’ll spend quite a while absorbing all this vocabulary. And you’ll also spend quite a while scrolling down. Will you be able to make it till the end of all these decks Duolingo has uploaded to Tinycards?
There is a brief description of the cards contained in each deck. So. please tke a look below.
You can’t learn a language only using Tinycards. But it’s a great aid for learning vocabulary. It’s designed to work intelligently, making sure you get to repeat the words you failed to remember. Therefore making you recall words after some time. If there is a particular word that’s difficult for you to remember, the program will give you hints.
The trick is to make your brain remember words when you’re just about to forget them. And by continually doing this, you get them solidified in your head.
Tinycards by Duolingo – Pros
- It’s completely free. No premium memberships, no up-sales, no ads.
- It’s a good supplement while you’re learning Italian (or any other language). You could use Duolingo (or any other course) and combine it with Tinycards. It will help you a lot with your vocabulary.
- It’s linked to Duolingo concerning points. The points you earn with Tinycards will immediately appear on your Duolingo profile.
- Nice flashcard tool, beyond using Tinycards as a support for learning languages. You can use it to memorize virtually anything.
Tinycards by Duolingo – Cons
- Many language flashcards weren’t created by Duolingo. There is no guarantee they are accurate. You can solve this by only using decks of cards created by Duolingo. Avoiding decks created by other members is very easy. Only use decks identified with our friend Duo (the little green owl).
I encourage you to give Tinycards by Duolingo a try! You’ll like these flashcards. Click here to go over to their site!
Chances are that you have already used these flashcards. And have an opinion about them. So feel free to leave a comment below.
Some of you may suggest using other similar products. Don’t hesitate to mention them in the comment section below too.