Common Questions and Answers on How to Use Memrise

April 18, 2015

Have questions about using Memrise? Here are some common questions and answers.

QWhat is Memrise?

A:Memrise is an online learning community where you can learn almost anything in the world, entirely for free! Combining a mix of science, fun and community, learning on Memrise is not only speedy and enjoyable, but provides lasting results.

Culture Yard has uploaded all of our courses on Memrise, so you can review what you just learned in class wherever you are!

Q: I cannot find Culture Yard courses on my Memrise mobile app. What should I do?

A: You can only search and add courses on your desktop computer. Search for “Culture Yard” using the search bar on the homepage, and once you have started learning a course, it will automatically upload to your mobile app.

Q: Can I practice radicals using Memrise?

A: Yes. Although Culture Yard is not offering that course right now, you can go to Courses and search for radical to get courses other teachers have made for you.

Q: What should I do if there is no “Mem” attached to the word I want to learn?

A: A Mem is a visual aid to help you remember characters. If there’s no Mem attached to the word you want to learn, you can add a Mem yourself! Be creative! It will help you remember the word even better and we might even select it to be our Mem of the week.

Q: How are the courses labeled?

A: It is organized by units right now. We just changed the name into a functional one, so instead of “Unit 1” you now have “Greetings 1”.

Q: Some pictures cannot be shown on my Memrise mobile app. What should I do?

A: It might be a problem with the mobile display. Try the computer version instead, if you want full compatibility.

Q: There is no pronunciation/tone shown on my Memrise mobile app. Can we change that?

A: Again, the mobile app has limited compatibility. If you want to make full use of Memrise and the courses we offer there, we’d advise you to use the web version.

Q: Is it possible to practice sentences/grammar points through Memrise?

A: Not at the moment. Memrise is designed to practice your vocabulary and characters. We will be in touch with the web developer to see if they can do more.


At the end of each month, we give awesome prizes to first and second place students on the monthly leadership board. The more you practice, the more points you get. It's that simple.

So what are you waiting for? Get Memrisin'!加油!