When comparing Bliu Bliu vs Ayni, the Slant community recommends Bliu Bliu for most people. In the question“What are the best sites for learning foreign languages?” Bliu Bliu is ranked 12th while Ayni is ranked 21st. The most important reason people chose Bliu Bliu is:
You can tell Bliu Bliu which words you are comfortable with and which you aren't by rating them as "easy" or "hard". The site keeps track of these and gives you pieces of writing that use a good ratio of words you know and words you don't. The more familiar you get with the language, the more difficult the reading becomes.
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Pro Unique way of adjusting lessons to your level
You can tell Bliu Bliu which words you are comfortable with and which you aren't by rating them as "easy" or "hard".
The site keeps track of these and gives you pieces of writing that use a good ratio of words you know and words you don't.
The more familiar you get with the language, the more difficult the reading becomes.
Pro Gives you real-world practice
Rather than simply expecting you to remember vocabulary, Bliu Bliu gives you practice reading real content in your target language.
Pro Focuses on practice
It is focused on practice with penpals and it provides content about how to get the most out of language exchange.
Pro Engaging conversations
Writing a real person is much more engaging than repeating words from a program. You are more likely to continue with Ayni than other programs because you can actually have a conversation instead of simply learning words and phrases.
Pro Great to find an active penpal
This is a small community (+2000 active users) but active, as it does not look like a social network but more like a collaborative platform for matching.
Con Not all translations are accurate
Each word is translated individually by google, which only displays one definition. If a word has more than one use, it may show you the definition of the incorrect word.
Con Not a great starting place for complete beginners
The site will test your knowledge of your target language after signing up. If it finds you are just starting out, it will suggest you come back after you know a bit more vocabulary.
Bliu Bliu throws you right in by giving you things to read in your target language, rather than giving you structured lessons.
Con Not a lot of users to interact with
It is very hard to find a Japanese or Korean pen-pal on Ayni. However even some of the more popular languages don't have many users to talk with.
Con Website has a lot of grammar mistakes
The website itself (English version) has quite a few grammar errors throughout. The lack of attention put into the site, especially language errors on a language site, are concerning.
Con Not recommended for beginners
There is no content if you start learning a language from scratch.