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Challenge your friends to win 50 busuu-berries!

Do you have a competitive spirit? You can now challenge your friends on busuu.com! See who’s learning languages faster and get 50 juicy busuu-berries busuu-berry if you win the challenge!

To challenge a friend you just need to:

  1. Click on the new challenge icon busuu Challenge on your friend’s profile
  2. If your friend accepts the challenge, click on “Go
  3. Finish the three units assigned to you plus the test in less than 24 hours

busuu Challenge

The busuu Challenge is available to everybody, Premium Members Premium Member and basic members. Start a busuu challenge now!

As a reward you will get 50 busuu-berries busuu-berry if you win! But be careful, if you lose the challenge, you will also lose 50 busuu-berries busuu-berry.

Go to your course area and click on “busuu Challenge” in the new menu section “Fun and Games”. In your current challenge, you will see how much time is left, how many units you still have to complete and how many units your opponent did so far.

You can also check your challenge history to look at previous challenges or look for new friends to set up a new challenge with, if you’re currently not challenging anybody.

What are you waiting for? Challenge a friend and encourage him to do 3 learning units within 24 hours! If you both win, you both get 50 busuu-berries busuu-berry! Good luck!

Enjoy the Olympics with busuu.com!

At busuu.com, we are very excited about the Olympic Games in London. To celebrate this event, we offer you a free special Learning Unit with sporting words and phrases!

The Olympic Games are the biggest sport event in the world, bringing together thousands of athletes and fans from over 200 different countries. This is the perfect time to brush up on your sports vocabulary and “talk sports” with other users of our community in the busuutalk.

Olympic Games Unit

Our Olympic Games Unit includes all the usual exercises:

And if you’re a Premium MemberPremium Member, you can also do a voice recording exercise and download the vocabulary in PDF and MP3 format. Upgrade to Premium nowPremium Member !

Olympic Games Unit

To get you into the mood for our Special Unit, here are some fun facts and interesting information about the Olympic Games:

  1. The official languages of the Games are English and French and, if different, the language of the host country.
  2. The Olympic rings stand for the unity of America, Africa, Asia, Europe and Oceania.
  3. The Olympic mottoCitius, Altius, Fortius” is Latin for “Faster, Higher, Stronger“.
  4. Despite the motto, the Olympic Games are not about winning but about participating and celebrating this big international sport event together.
  5. Mind you that spelling competition is not yet considered as an Olympic sport ;)

Olympic Games UnitNow it’s time for you to get active and learn some new vocabulary about sports and about the ceremony itself. Go to the Special Unit by clicking on the ‘recommended unit’ link on the left-hand side of your Home area. Or just try it out now!

Have lots of fun with our Olympic Games Unit!

Get new gifts for your language garden!

Make your language garden stand out with our fun gifts!

In the new busuu Shop, you can use your busuu-berriesbusuu-berry to buy lots of animated gifts for your garden. Or trade them for a discount on our Premium Membership Premium Membership!

busuu Shop

Check out the busuu Shop now:

  1. Access the busuu Shop by clicking on the new busuu-berry counter busuu Shop at the top of the page.
  2. Choose a discount or a gift that you would like for your garden.
  3. Confirm that you want to buy the item with your busuu-berriesbusuu-berry.

Once you have bought a gift, it’s immediately displayed in your garden. Hover over the new gift and discover how it interacts with your garden!

Get your personal gift now!

language garden

The busuu Shop is for everybody! However, Premium Members Premium Membership can choose from a much wider selection of gifts, in total 20 different animations. Check out the busuu Shop or upgrade to Premium now Premium Membership!

Get a discount with your busuu-berriesbusuu-berry:

  1. Choose a discount in the busuu Shop.
  2. Click on “Upgrade now!” to get to the subscription page and choose a product.
  3. Copy the discount code displayed at the top of the page and use it on the following payment page.

Enjoy browsing the new busuu Shop and choosing a discount or a fun gift for your language garden!

busuu.com apps reach 10 million downloads!

In less than two years, our apps for Android, iPhone and iPads have already been downloaded over 10 million times! And every day we register 20,000 new downloads!

This is really exciting news and we would like to thank you all for your active participation!

busuu.com apps

The apps are the perfect solution for on-the-go language learning, especially in summer. Improve your language skills with native speakers wherever you are, whether at the beach or on your way to work. Download the app now!

Each app includes interactive and audio-visual learning tools such as:

  • Vocabulary
  • Dialogues
  • Writing exercises
  • Interactive Tests

It also includes 20 free learning units. The complete courses can be purchased within the app. For Premium Members, the full content is activated automatically! Upgrade now!

busuu.com apps

Connect with over 18 million members using busuu.com online or via the app, by sending writing exercises to native speakers for correction. You can now also connect your app to Facebook to share your learning progress with your friends!

The app not only includes our regular courses from A1 to B2 but also our Travel Course! Get ready for your holidays with our busuu.com Apps and download your own version here!

The apps can be used without an Internet connection and can be synchronised with your online profile on busuu.com. They are available for English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin, Turkish and Polish.

So download your free app now and have fun learning languages with native speakers wherever you are!

Learn Chinese and Japanese for free wherever you are!

We have just launched two new apps for iPhone and iPad, so you can now learn Chinese and Japanese for free on your mobile. Both apps are also available for Android.

busuu.com Japanese App

Chinese is the most spoken language in the world and the mother tongue of one quarter of the global population (that is 1.34 billion people – incredible!). Japanese is the mother tongue of over 130 million people, which makes it the 10th most spoken language worldwide.

With the busuu.com apps for iOS and Android you can connect to Chinese and Japanese native speakers from the busuu.com community and send them exercises for correction! This way language learning is communicative and fun!

Best of all: Each app includes 20 free learning units! Full content can be purchased from inside the app. If you’re a Premium Member Premium Member on busuu.com, the whole content of the apps will be automatically activated:

  • More than 3,000 words and key phrases in 150 different learning units covering everyday situations
  • Courses for Beginner to Upper Intermediate level (A1 to B2), in addition to our Travel Course
  • Comprehensive and audio-visual learning tools
  • Vocabulary training, dialogues, writing exercises and interactive tests
  • Works on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Androidno internet connection required

busuu.com Chinese App

In total you can now learn eleven languages while waiting for the bus or relaxing in the sun! Learn English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Turkish, Chinese and Japanese on the go!

Of course, you can also earn busuu-berriesbusuu-berries and synchronise your progress with your online profile on busuu.com.

So start earning busuu-berries on the go by downloading your free app now!