I have always wanted to learn Arabic, because I want to work on Human Rights in the middle east. Mango helped me achieve that dream! I have traditionally not been good at learning languages. Thanks Mango!
I love how you have native speakers of the language and are somehow able to break down and simplify such a hard language to learn. I've tried other programs and different low cost ways to learn Japanese (ie videos, audio CDs, books) and nothing has given me more confidence than your easy to use app!
We used our Spanish to shop in local markets, play games at hostels with other Spanish-speaking travelers, participate in treks and tours with Spanish-speaking guides, book travel, ask questions/directions, and keep up with our new Spanish-speaking friends in person and via Facebook. Now we're gearing up to travel in Thailand for the winter, so we are turning to Mango to learn Thai.
I've tried The Rosetta Stone and that was one aspect that kept frustrating me. There were no explanations of what you were supposed to be focusing on especially new words and images that weren't clear as to what they were conveying. At times it was more of a game of "hit and miss." But this is definitely not the case with Mango!
I did some Japanese Rosetta Stone (which uses photos instead of words) and the problem with their program is that you never know if for example: a woman in a picture... if it means "She", "Her", "Woman", "Mistress", or "Lady" because of the use of pictures instead of words. I like your program much better for this reason!
I went to Fukuoka, Japan for vacation, and I couldn't believe how much your program helped me. I was even complimented by native speakers! As a polyglot, I can't say enough at how much your program helps to keep me fresh with the other languages I am learning.