German Flashcards

Colibri is designed to maximize the value of your time in learning German. Improving upon the effectiveness of flashcards, our simple self-rating method and card scheduling algorithm has been shown to be a highly efficient way of learning a large amount of vocabulary with just a few minutes a day.

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About Colibri

Unlike most other vocabulary apps, we focus on content quality, hiring professional translators to write original sentences for each word, with editing and review by native speakers of both German and English. We include important contextual information, including verb forms and noun articles/plurals, and nouns are even color-coded by gender as a memory aid. The sentences are also designed to reinforce grammar as you practice vocabulary, mixing different verb tenses, noun cases and sentence structures.

The words you study are aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), a guideline to separate the words from beginner to advanced vocabulary (A1-C2 levels), so you can even track your progress in preparing for a particular class or test!



  • Audio playback for the German words and example sentences.
  • Analyze your progress over time with graphs that display your words learned each day.
  • Listing of the words you have had the greatest difficulty learning.
  • 100 free words and over 2700 available for purchase in beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.