Read for pleasure and super‑fast language acquisition

About Readlang

Readlang helps you learn a language by reading. It lets you:

  1. Read any native content. Browser extensions allow reading or importing of almost any website. Copy and paste or file upload enables you to read almost any digital text you can get your hands on, even entire novels.

  2. Rapidly translate the words and phrases you don’t know. Unlike some other websites which are full of clutter and adverts, the reading interface in Readlang is designed to be as clean and distraction free as possible. The click or swipe to translate interface is designed for you to comprehend quickly and unobtrusively, allowing you to immerse yourself in the story as much as possible.

  3. Learn words in context using flashcards. From all the words and phrases you translate, Readlang picks the most useful words for you to practise based on word frequency lists. As you practise, Readlang schedules words using a spaced repetition algorithm.

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I’m Steve Ridout, creator of Readlang and a senior software engineer at Duolingo, you can find more about me at or at my Linked In profile.

I created Readlang because I couldn't find a simple tool to learn Spanish the way I wanted to, by reading novels and other native content.

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