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Toucan by Babbel - Language Learning

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Learn a new language just by browsing the internet.

Image from store Toucan by Babbel - Language Learning
Description from store Learn a new language the natural way Toucan helps you absorb new languages naturally by blending them into your online activities. Because the more you see and hear a new language, the faster you learn it. How it works ➤ Each time you visit a website, Toucan translates certain words and phrases into the language you’re trying to learn. That way, you can learn your new language using context clues in one you already know. Available languages: English | Spanish | French | Japanese | German | Korean | Portuguese | Italian | Arabic | Chinese (Mandarin) | Hebrew | Hindi Toucan’s Features The more you practice, the faster you learn. And everyone learns differently so, instead of quizzes, tests and grades, Toucan created a variety of features to give you fun micro-moments of learning throughout your day ➤ Shortcuts You don’t have to know every word of a language to be able to speak it. Toucan’s Shortcuts teach you words and phrases for common situations, like ordering food at a restaurant or finding the bathroom. ➤ Extra Practice Toucan’s Extra Practice inserts mini practice sessions into Google, Twitter and Reddit. So you can master verb conjugations, grammar and sentence structure to make your new language stick. ➤ Save words for later See a translation that you really want to remember? Toucan helps you learn helpful words more quickly by saving them to review and practice later. And if you run into any trouble, you can email [email protected] to get help from our fantastic customer support team. *************** YOUR PRIVACY IS TOUCAN’S TOP PRIORITY *************** While we’re sure you’re a super interesting person, Toucan does not have any interest in tracking what sites you visit, what you search for, what you buy or anything else other than the language you’re trying to learn. It’s just not our thing. Learn more about Toucan’s privacy policy at https://jointoucan.com/privacy

Latest reviews

  • (2024-02-11) Fernando Victor: ótima extensão para quem buscar o aprendizado de línguas
  • (2024-02-09) Daniela Iñiguez: Muy buena app, me ayuda a aprender y mejorar mi inglés.
  • (2024-01-06) Jair Cunha: It~s very good!
  • (2023-12-20) Passion Brown: germen is a language
  • (2023-10-14) Mariano: it doesn't work. I already gave the permission but still. when I click on it nothing happens
  • (2023-10-12) Maruf Hasan: Doesn't work when surfing Youtube. Words in the comment section remains unchanged. Is there any way to make it work?
  • (2023-10-08) saiin bellow: 请继续保持
  • (2023-09-28) Tegan Orrowe: A great extension for a little extra practice! in theory i think it's great, though practically I would say it can be a little spotty on the amount of translations per page. I have it set to 'high' but recently it exclusively translates only the word 'no' which is very unhelpful... hoping it is just a phase because i think it's a great app when it does work! having the 'extra practice' in ad spots is a stroke of genius, and while some of them are, honestly, a bit lame, I can't wait to see how it progresses over time.
  • (2023-09-26) Hakou Reggab: arabic its almost 2024 and steel waitnig
  • (2023-09-26) Mondreht: 怎么会有中国人给好评?
  • (2023-09-19) Josh A: Congrats on the Acquisition! I use toucan casually, and I would say it works best as a casual extension. I wouldn't expect to learn a whole language, but if you want a little extra practice, then this is for you. I love the idea as it is fun to use, and it is unique compared to all the language-learning platforms. However, some people, (including one family member), disliked the constant "annoyance" of having to hover over a word when trying to understand something. Especially when the word is complicated. However, I find no problem, and, if you are the same, give it a try! The Emails I receive really stand out to me, it gives me the feeling of an friendly group of people doing their dream, not a giant controlling monopoly. TLDR? Yes, use it. Just delete it if you hate it. Goodbye my friends!
  • (2023-09-10) ale fricher: Aprender vocabulario mientras haces otra cosa. Aprender sin sentarse a aprender. El nuevo idioma se filtra silencioso en tu diario uso de internet.
  • (2023-09-06) 黃先生: Please, please add a native language option for Traditional Chinese, and provide more language options so I can learn a third language with no problem. I'm a Traditional Chinese speaker and I'm learning Korean, and since I can only translate Korean from English, I can learn two languages at once, but the process is really mentally draining.
  • (2023-09-01) elina m: Зачем вы пишете название приложения в магазине на русском, если русского там нет? Человек скачивает, тратит свое время, пытается разобраться..
  • (2023-08-30) Darian Enting: Support are ignoring all messages to their support email, Facebook messages, Twitter @ tweets, and support tickets submitted through their system. There is no way to cancel premium subscription, so DO NOT pay this company money until they start answering messages. Plenty of other users also cannot contact them any more.
  • (2023-08-25) Gooberish Joe: Can't contact support, and there's no premium.
  • (2023-08-21) Laila Regalado: love the idea and the concept. So good!
  • (2023-08-15) Denys Honcharov: Amazing idea and approach for learning languages. But please, add a ukranian language!
  • (2023-08-15) Karen Medina: si es una extensión de la fuerza de voluntad para aprender otro idioma, es como un buen amigo acordando que estudies. por eso hay que es super super recomendable y te diviertes a la vez... y asi es mas rapido familiarizarse con las palabras aprendidas, mas aun cuando uno va leyendo los articulos del trabajo. muy Agradecida
  • (2023-08-12) Natalya Semenova: Бесполезное. Русского языка в нем нет
  • (2023-07-24) Thomas J: For words alone, it can be useful. For learning the correct contexts for applying learned words, it falls short. I wish Toucan translated the entire sentence in the background and swapped the correct word for the correct context rather than the direct and most common translation.
  • (2023-07-20) Arery Muñoz: Me encanta esta función, me ha ayudado a ampliar mi vocabulario de chino mandarín mientras navego en internet <3
  • (2023-07-17) Mehmet Murat Akburak: I really like this idea but I can not understand why you force to enable permissions on every website. There is a blocked list built in toucan but it only disables the word swapping, it does not stop toucan from reading the data. If you change this setting on chrome to allowlist certain website, toucan will not work. I am not super crazy about my privacy but I am not going to handover this data to a closed source software!!
  • (2023-07-12) Sildo Neto: i was using a lot for french language, but as soon as i switched to english language, now it shows both english and french languages mixed, i dont know how to solve it. thanks.
  • (2023-07-07) Girls Gillson: I love how it will give me a random word no matter what website I am at
  • (2023-07-06) Nicholas Sund: I'm using Toucan to learn German and Spanish. I am really enjoying Toucan so far, and I find the passive approach to vocabulary acquisition more effective than active studying. I already had an intermediate level with both languages, so although Toucan is great for expanding my vocabulary, new learners may need other like classes or tutoring to learn the grammar and sentence structure. Either way, Toucan has found a place in my ecosystem of language-learning tools and I will be recommending it to friends.
  • (2023-06-28) Jane PD: The core functionality is great and quite useful; I haven't been using it for very long and I've already used some words that I learned using this extension. However, it incessantly pushes other features on you, degrading the user experience. On every website I visited, it would place a box at the top asking if I wanted to try a "shortcut", which is a feature where you can focus on a specific subject matter in the language, like ordering food—it's a cool feature that I'm sure is very useful for some people, but not one that I would like to use right now. I found this box rather annoying, so eventually I clicked on the "take shortcut" button just to make it go away. Now, however, it puts a box prompting me to practice my food-ordering vocabulary at the top of every website. Now that I know that taking the "shortcut" doesn't prevent those annoying boxes (just changes the type of box), I wish I hadn't taken it, but as far as I can tell there's no way to stop taking a shortcut, so now to make it go away I have to practice a bunch of words I already know. I want to use the internet with this extension working in the background almost unnoticed, just helping me learn a few new words. But the extension seems like it wants for itself to be a primary focus; it insists on gamifying vocabulary-learning and putting it at the forefront of my attention. I'm sure this is nice for some people, but for me it just ends up being annoying—I wish it would just let me use it the way I want to and not bug me about using all these other features that I don't want, because the feature I'm trying to use (translating occasional words on webpages) is really good when it's not being interrupted by other things.
  • (2023-05-28) Bertie Poole: best way to learn languages online outside of tutors and talking to people in my honest opinion.
  • (2023-05-23) Daniela Vasquez Ramirez: Es una herramienta muy útil si deseas aprender inglés mientras estás usando tu pc.
  • (2023-05-04) Maddy: Great tool! When I skip a Spanish lesson on Duolingo, Toucan makes sure I get my Spanish in for the day!
  • (2023-04-25) Shane Devane: Great tool. Haven't had any bugs mentioned below. Using windows 11 16GB of ram. Missing some small feateures (like exporting saved words) but flashcards are really handy.
  • (2023-04-24) Ralph Capper: Buggy, doesn't work on some pages (e.g. Google News), causes lag on other pages. Embeds a massive 'Shortcuts' box on some pages which can't be removed and is way too intrusive. You can't complete your explore-the-app progress to 100% as 'explore premium' isn't possible to check off, even after clicking the link. There's a login/signup option on manage extensions that does nothing when you click it. Great idea but there's a lot about this I don't like.
  • (2023-04-13) Anonymo Modus (Just.Angemmanuel Sings): It's a cool concept but there's a pretty huge problem. I am currently using it for spanish. And I noticed that while it does put new words in and could be amazing for learning new vocab, it replaces words without taking context into account. I was reading a news article on political stuff, "win back" was changed to "win espalda" and "electoral college" was replaced by "electoral universidad" and these are just a few examples of really weird literal translations. It could be amazing, but right now I can't recommend it.
  • (2023-04-05) أبو يوسف المترجم في شيراز: Great idea
  • (2023-03-27) Hanna Nichols: Super frustrated as I found the extension useful for a few months but decided budget-wise, it just wasn't worth it. There's no other way to cancel a paid subscription than emailing them. Except they don't respond to emails. It's been over a week and I've sent multiple emails about cancelling it and haven't heard back.
  • (2023-03-24) SakuraHougetsu28: I CAN'T USE IT, 100% CPU USAGE. The idea about learning a language just reading or visiting websites is amazing, but i can't use the extension, when i installed, and i wanna use it chrome goes up its CPU Usage to 80-90 or even 100%, therefore i can't use , but i really wish use this extension, it seems really useful for me. my laptop is old but i use almost 15 extensions on chrome and neither of them go up CPU USAGE as much as "Toucan". i hope guys can fix this problem as soon as possible.
  • (2023-03-24) 常兵涛: Will it suport Chinese to English? I have saw many users need this function, but donot get reply.
  • (2023-03-23) Mateo Santos: Me encanto esta extension lo unico malo es que no puedes volver a practicar una palabra si ya la sabes.
  • (2023-03-19) Samuel Perez Guerrero: Me encanto bastante la verdad me ayudado bastante a aprender otro idioma y tiene una interfaz sencilla
  • (2023-03-12) Navin Rangar: loving it.
  • (2023-03-07) Sean Flesch: Update: 100% CPU issue is gone. I reinstalled the extension, but MalwareBytes Cloud is seeing it as Adware.SearchEngine.Hijack. Have contacted developer. Original review: Suddenly using 100% CPU on Chrome. I usually have a lot of tabs open so my only guess is something changed in the code recently where it is trying to work on EVERY SINGLE TAB. I can barely disable it and once already it was reenabled. Once again it has reenabled itself causing Chrome to come to a crawl.
  • (2023-02-28) Abdullah Khan: amazing just amazing
  • (2023-02-28) Susana Matos: Aplicativo muito bom, recomendo muito para quem está aprendendo inglês. Ajuda muito!
  • (2023-02-27) Rishabh Sharma: 5 star
  • (2023-02-22) Ethan Lonchar: Toucan is a simple, easy-to-use extension that anyone learning a language should have. Because the new language is incorporated into your native one, it feels effortless when you read it, yet you still pick up the words. And if you feel it's too easy or too hard, you can change the difficulty of translated words and the frequency at which words are translated. I highly recommend this extension, whether on its own, or as I use it, in tandem with other learning methods.
  • (2023-02-21) Jef Statham: It's been a great passive addition to bumping up my Japanese volcabulary
  • (2023-02-17) Mark: Awesome implementation
  • (2023-02-14) あだむ: Amazingly useful in everyday tasks, adding more language activity to my day.
  • (2023-02-13) Orrin Gray (Orrinpants): On Duolingo, it did this: How do you say "[puertas]"?  A. puertas B. contigo C. cansado  Should disable it on Duolingo.  It doesn't work on YouTube. YouTube's practice window always asks me about words I never saw. For example, it asks me about "galaxia distante," but I've never heard of that one. My guess is that it means "distant galaxy," and that's an option! I also had a question for a practice, and this happened: What's the Spanish word for assessment? My answer: "Evaluación" Correct answer: "evaluación" Now, it changed text in a textbox, resulting in "stoma.informacióntoma.info" but I can only scroll to "stoma.info". Edit - THEY ABSOLUTELY RUINED IT BY PUTTING ESSENTIAL FEATURES UNDER A PAYWALL UNINSTALLED AND THEN I HAD TO REINSTALL IT TO EDIT THIS REVIEW SO I'LL REUNINSTALL IT AFTER I FINISH TYPING THIS
  • (2023-02-13) LUIS F. INTERIANO-COELLO: I am a native Spanish-speaker trying to practice my college German and learn Mandarin Chinese. I am also a public librarian so patrons ask me about language apps and I have tested many. Toucan's method of replacing words in context on any webpage (like the news) is the best and fastest method I have seen! Save on the monthly membership by going annual and, if you lke the app, ask about the lifetime membership. Try Toucan today!


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4.6 (1,333 votes)
Last update / version
2023-11-07 / 2.18.17
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