All the moderation tools you’ll ever need
You have the power to block, kick and report anyone who interrupts your experience. You have the power to accept or decline messages from strangers. Feel free to create public or private audio rooms and cafe communities. You are in control.
A culture of language learners
Hilokal is not a dating app or a lifestyle contest. We keep profile photos small. We encourage language focused contents, and strictly enforce our community guidelines. You’ll see immediately that everything in Hilokal is designed to help you speak Japanese and share your native language.
Express yourself in more than just words
With Hilokal, we’re always updating custom emojis and badges in the app. Sometimes there’s no right word to express how you feel - in any language. Sometimes only the perfect emoji can truly express what’s really on your mind. Make language fun by expressing yourself with emojis and show off your achievements with badges.
Track your progress and stay motivated
Stay motivated with daily streaks. Language learning is all about practicing consistently and often. Language learning is not a sprint, it’s a marathon! You can also set talk-time goals for yourself. If you only have 5 minutes to practice your new vocabulary, those 5 minutes will be added to your total talk time. It feels good!
Hilokal is free forever
Our goal is to give everyone an equal opportunity to speak Japanese. Japanese tutors, schools and courses can be very expensive. With all the fancy technology in the world, speaking to people around the world should be free.