When comparing Lingvist vs Bliu Bliu, the Slant community recommends Lingvist for most people. In the question“What are the best sites for learning foreign languages?” Lingvist is ranked 11th while Bliu Bliu is ranked 12th.
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Pro Helps users learn thousands of words in a short amount of time
Pro Beautiful user interface
Pro Helps you to write fluently
Lingvist helps to greatly improve your target language vocabulary.
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.
Con Few language pairs available
Currently only offers English and French. The website says there are 6 other languages in the works.
Con Not enough variety in exercises
Words are learned only through fill-in-the-blank style problems. The user is not challenged enough to be able to remember and use the learned words in circumstances different from the fill-in-the-blank sentences.
Con Sometimes teaches vocabulary out of context
Con Not all translations are accurate
Each word is translated individually by google, which only displays one definition. If a work 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.