Welcome to PhraseMix!

PhraseMix is a way to learn languages.  It is based on the idea that memorizing phrases is the fastest way to learn.  Here's why:

  • Learning words leaves out so much information.  Some words are used in polite conversation, others only at a bar.  Lots of words occur in pairs or triplets.  Verbs can be transitive or intransitive; nouns can be countable or uncountable.  It's impossible to absorb all of this by learning the "meaning" of a word.
  • Phrases are grammatical.  But unlike explicit grammar study, learning through phrases taps into the mind's natural pattern-detecting capabilities.  As you remember more and more phrases that are built similarly to each other, you will begin to develop a feel for how sentences are formed in the language.
  • Learning through pure immersion is impractical.  As effective as it might be to surround yourself with imput from the language you want to learn, we all have jobs, school, families, and other interests that get in the way.
  • Phrases are bite-sized.  They're just long enough to give you solid information about the language, but short enough to be memorized and repeated.

Our goal is to speed up your language learning by picking the best, most relevant phrases and presenting them in a way that is intuitive and easy to customize to your needs.

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