Surface languages
Learn languages

Learn the basics of many languages: useful phrases, greetings, numbers, colours and sentences.


There are thousands of phrases and hours of audio spoken by native speakers along with flashcard, multiple choice and language learning games on Surface languages.

SurfaceLanguages can be used on its own - there are hundreds of phrases with audio for all the languages on the site, as a reference or in conjunction with more formal styles of learning. You can learn languages for free, for fun, for travelling or to amaze and amuse your friends from all over the world.

Listen, repeat and then practice with multiple choice, flashcards and other language learning games.

Learn colours, numbers, basic phrases, food words, basic conversation phrases and build your vocabulary.

Learn sentences

Improve your fluency and confidence through learning many different sentences in your target language.

Use these sentences and chat with native speakers.

Each language has over 500 sentences with audio and flashcards.

Afrikaans sentences, Bulgarian sentences, Italian sentences, Lithuanian sentences, Polish sentences, Romanian sentences, Russian sentences, Spanish sentences.

Fast language learning

Learn languages faster by learning the highest frequency or most common words first.

French, Italian, German, Polish, Spanish.

Free Language Courses for Beginners

Some basic beginner language courses along with audio.

French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil).

The free language courses aim to provide a grounding in some of the basic grammatical structures of the language being studied.

The emphasis is on learning basic grammatical structures and sentence patterns, which will provide a basis for further progression in the language.

There are a series of lessons, each containing sentences in the target language along with translations. There are also notes explaining the most important points.

The courses are interactive and include flash cards, games and exercises to help reinforce and memorise the language.


Improve and grow your foreign language vocabulary with crosswords and other word games.

Learn phrases

SurfaceLanguages contains thousands of words, phrases and expressions in many different foreign languages. The phrases are grouped by subject or topic.

This is ideal in the modern world especially when you are travelling to more than one country or are playing with polyglottery:) Or want to say hello to your neighbour.

  • Use one language to learn another using language pairs (laddering)
  • A new section with advice on translations
  • A guide to speaking Italian with practical advice
  • A new section with advice on language learning
  • Wordsearch in various languages
  • French crossword (intermediate level)
  • Italian crossword (intermediate level)
  • German crosswords
  • Five hundred Russian sentences
  • Five hundred Lithuanian sentences
  • Back in the day
  • Translators and translation
  • Translation and obtaining translations.
  • Translation: English to Spanish.
  • How to get the best Russian translation possible.
  • Eclectic

    A binary translator.

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