Duolingo
4.5

Duolingo

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2012-11-13
  • Current Version: 6.10.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 182.82 MB
  • Developer: Duolingo
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
  • Rating Count: 627 386

Description

Join over 300 million learners on Duolingo, the most popular way to learn languages! It’s free, fun and effective. The secret? Duolingo feels like a game and makes sure you stay motivated. Over 30 languages to choose from - all completely free! • "Far and away the best language-learning app." — The Wall Street Journal • "A single app for language skills, self-improvement and digital escape." - The New York Times • "Duolingo may hold the secret to the future of education." — TIME Magazine • "...Duolingo is cheerful, lighthearted and fun..." - Forbes Duolingo is changing the way people learn languages using advanced technology to personalize every lesson for you. Practice reading, writing, speaking, listening and conversation with intelligent Chatbots. Track your progress, earn rewards, and join the world’s largest community of language learners. We offer: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Irish, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Turkish, Norwegian, Polish, Hebrew, Esperanto, Vietnamese, Ukrainian, Welsh, Greek, Hungarian, Romanian, and Swahili. Oh, and English too. -------------------------------------------- While all learning content in Duolingo is free, we do offer Duolingo Plus which removes ads and provides other helpful features. If you choose to purchase Duolingo Plus, payment will be charged to your iTunes account, and your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Auto-renewal may be turned off at any time by going to your settings in the iTunes Store after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable. If you don’t choose to purchase Duolingo Plus, you can simply continue using Duolingo for free. Current Duolingo Plus subscription price starts at $9.99 USD/month. Privacy Policy: https://www.duolingo.com/privacy Terms of Service: https://www.duolingo.com/terms

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Reviews

  • love it! But нет...

    5
    By horsedog7777
    I’m learning Russian and am using Duolingo, of course.Duolingo is great and I REALLY recommend it. It’s also quite helpful that is FREE. I absolutely adore Duolingo and have a few recommendations that EVERYONE will probably agree on...... MAKERS OF DUOLINGO!!!!!!!!! PLEASE STOP WITH “LIVES” I CANT FOCUS WITH THE PRESSURE OF THE THOUGHT THAT IM GOING TO LOOSE LIVES!!!!!!!!!! I don’t care about plus. I’d pay for it if I wanted to pay for the fancy, helpful things. Like, streakfreeze, and other helpful things. 😅😅😅 just PLEASE let you have unlimited lives. ATLEST make them sign in before they get unlimited lives!!! MOST people can agree with that. And MOST isn’t usually the best for rating scores........
  • Don’t start from scratch

    3
    By Phenolphthalein10
    It’s really good for learning new words if you already know the basics but TERRIBLE for learning a new language from scratch! Maybe you can fill out conjunction tables and learn some basic grammar in the intro rather then just having random words thrown at you.
  • Duolingo

    5
    By urbina luna
    Duolingo is a wonderful application and has learned the English language
  • Really enjoying this!

    5
    By Gibber76
    We recently moved to an area that has a strong Hispanic presence and I’ve always wanted to learn Spanish. This app is an incredibly fun and non-overwhelming way to start the process of learning a new language.
  • Not good for Asian languages

    3
    By KoldKoala
    Honestly I really love Duolingo, for the languages that have English characters at least. It’s very good for Spanish and I love it! But when I wanted to learn Korean I thought “Its really good at Spanish, so it will probably be really good for Korean as well!” So of course I blindly went with what it told me, and I though it was correct. But I started to research the Korean alphabet and good sites to learn it on, because I wanted to learn it super fast! It said that Memrise was a really good way to learn Hanguel (the Korean alphabet) And when I was learning it I thought “This is nothing like Duolingo taught me!” And I remembered that I hadn’t turned on the Korean keyboard, and so when I did I was veeery confused. It had all of the things Memrise taught me, but but none of Duolingo. Duolingo had told me that 이 meant “i” but that it had also meant “this”. So yes, if you want to learn Korean, the best way to go is Memrise, it teaches you all of Hanguel, and you can practice it all you want! Plus it’s free! Though Duolingo is good, it’s not good for Asian language.
  • I love it

    5
    By selga767
    This is the fantastic way to learn a large variety of languages. I learned English and Spanish
  • Very Good Language Learning

    3
    By Movie changes needed
    This app offers a very good tool for learning and brushing up on the language. Like all apps any help you might expect while using the app has to be obtained from other users not the software developers. It took me over 2 years of use to discover features that could easily have been explained in help text. It generally functions very smoothly except occasionally audio for individual foreign words is missing; anecdotally it seems on those words whose pronunciation I can’t get. It’s a little too repetitive, though I know that’s supposed to do be good in language study, but they could mix it up a little to challenge your brain. Repeating “Mary has an apple” 3 or 4 times in a single lesson is change it up a little: Mary has an apple. We have an apple. I have an apple and an orange. They eat the apple. Plus it would be extremely helpful if you received or had access to WHY your response was wrong: wrong tense, subject doesn’t match verb, article should be this case, etc. Tell us how to improve. But I keep using it. Brush up on Spanish and French, and now starting on German for the first time.
  • Music and Speaking Parts

    5
    By SugarySpicy
    It’s really annoying how, on speaking parts now, if you’re playing music, it completely shuts off instead of being lowered. Please return it back to this way or at least make it an option.
  • OK but needs a lot of work

    1
    By grdndjrj
    I am taking a German course and every time it tells me to say “a” but there are two different ways to say it and they don’t tell you how to determine which way you say it also I have been trying to sign in to make an account and it won’t let me because every time I put in a username it is either taken or is not the correct way to be written down I just wanna learn a different language but this App needs a little work for me to be able to understand it better I really like it and it’s teaching me a different language but I would like it to work on it software
  • Great way to get a little learning in!

    5
    By CieloSera
    I love that it only requires 5min a day to work on a language, but you can do more if you want to learn faster. If you get an answer wrong, the program figures out where your deficiencies are & helps you learn.
  • Best app

    5
    By Solovelylinsy
    Needs no introduction best app thx you
  • GREAT

    4
    By BOTCHVILLENA
    it’s a really great program. i just wish they added my native language which is tagalog.
  • Too many ads

    2
    By WHY WHY WHY WHY EHY
    At the end of a lesson there is always ads and you have to pay for no ads... plus it cost way too much but great app for learning Languages
  • Nothing but problems - And no Support

    1
    By Chaseyoung14
    I like the part of the app that works - but a lot of it doesn’t work. I set up an account and forgot my password. DON’T forget that. You will never be allowed back in. That account just gets lost forever. There is no way to retrieve it and there is no way to bypass it. There is no phone number or email to ask anybody any questions. The only email I found got no response. I created another account under my wife’s email. It started off great. It let me test out of the parts I knew. I took tests for three days trying to assess where I am and where I need to start. I have reached the end, every test said I completed the requirements to go to level 1. But now that I have tested out of everything, it has just stopped. It won’t go to level 1 or any further and there are no instructions to tell me what I need to do to continue on to level 1. Every other app I have syncs between devices. Not this one. When I downloaded it to my iPhone, it says I have 47 crowns. My iPad says I have 121. I tried to log in to sync the two apps. Once again, it says the email is being used (because I started on my iPad) and I can’t put it on my phone. Website has no info to contact anyone or answer questions. I spent $80 on the best version and it’s nothing but frustrating. If it worked properly, it would actually be great. But there are so many problems, it’s NOT great.
  • Crashes

    1
    By Ry-Shabam
    I purchased Duolingo Plus to use underground when I’m on the subway. I downloaded all the lessons and I’m unable to use it bc the app crashes. Will not be renewing.
  • Я не довольна!

    2
    By микчу
    Я поставила 3 звезды потому что мне не нравиться так называемое «Здоровье» потому что когда учишь новый язык это нормально делать ошибки а здесь когда делаешь конкретное число ошибок у тебя заканчивается «здоровье» и ты ждёшь ПЯТЬ часов пока ОДНА полоса появиться а если она хотят сделать обучение нового языка бесплатным и таким что хочется учится но от этого «здоровья» мне больше не хочется не учится и не использовать это приложение!
  • Need to restructure how they teach

    2
    By Zandy Man
    They don’t teach you anything up front before the quizzes. You basically just get things wrong until you figure it out - for a user that’s not very satisfying. They should teach you about the conjugations and words before quizzing.
  • Awesome app

    5
    By Original monkey
    This app has helped me with my Spanish a lot
  • Sound is lost

    4
    By el hombre nino
    Suddenly app would stop pronouncing words/ sentences.
  • It’s good but there is a LOT wrong

    3
    By KuroiChi1105
    I like Duolingo a lot. It’s a really good app that teaches u new languages but it won’t let u make little clubs on my phone. It’s kinda disappointing and makes it boring. And it doesn’t have the little store so u can buy stuff. And that the app is constantly nagging u to switch to the plus version. I find it pointless and that u shouldn’t have to pay for no ads or other stuff because it’s not fair if u actually want to learn languages that will benefit u in the future. And it’s also annoying that u have to have health. I am trying to learn Greek, Spanish, Japanese and French, and health is annoying. Plz fix it, it really bugs me but overall it is still a good app. -Gato Negro
  • Amazing app 😉

    5
    By Tigerlilly105
    Duolingo help me a lot more than watching videos to try to learn a new language! It also fun and I now have 685 gems!😊😀 my user to invite me as a friend is Tigerlilly105
  • Zero to 45 (only)

    4
    By Bostonite
    A fast car goes from 0 to 60 quickly. While Duo Lingo got me started quickly, as skills advanced I begin to find it falling short. It doesn’t explain complexities of the language, and seemingly correct answers get rejected for unclear reasons. There’s no way to get an explanation when this occurs. The discussion forums generally feature similarly confused individuals, and don’t have authoritative answers. It took me to the minimum speed quickly, but I’m struggling to hit a stride. Thus, 4-stars. (I currently have a 60+ day streak, so I am using it regularly)
  • Spanish

    5
    By leshuis
    Like this app.
  • It is amazing

    5
    By Dansters Phans
    I would recommend this to anyone but to the creators please add a dark mode. I usually use Duolingo at night so please make a dark mode.
  • Cuando era gratis era menos complicado

    5
    By 2483liz
    Hace perder mucho el tiempo mandando a ver videos de juegos.
  • Love this App

    5
    By Nicki Pearson
    If you are looking for a realistic way to learn an alternative language, look no further
  • Very helpful.

    4
    By Dojoartist
    Extremely easy to use, though you have to figure out a lot for yourself. Give yourself a month with it and you’ll be surprised at what you’re picking up. I think the Chinese lessons are broken anywhere you have to speak back words. Nothing ever registers as correct. I’ve even played back it’s own recording and it was still wrong.
  • Inferior to Android and Web versions

    1
    By Holoogamooga
    The concept is great, but the iOS version is particularly designed to drive users toward spending money. The others don’t have health bars outside shortcuts, don’t limit how much you can study, and don’t require payment to test out of levels.
  • Amazing!

    5
    By Bettagaming5
    This app is so helpful for learning languages that aren't offered in school. I'd give it 6 stars out of 5
  • Spam

    4
    By Prodigy772k
    I like the app but you don’t need to offer Duolingo Plus every two seconds. I know it’s there, I don’t need a reminder after every lesson.
  • Bad health update

    2
    By Annoyed and punished
    The health update has ruined it for me. Got to a difficult subject and this app pretty much punished me for doing badly. Good bye
  • Too much time on basics

    3
    By Nome5467
    Spends too much time on basic material. Good that it sends you reminders though!
  • duolingo helps so much

    5
    By SomeWittyPun
    it might not make you *completely* fluent in a language, but it’ll take you like, 80% of the way there, as far as vocabulary and grammar goes 🙂
  • Course

    1
    By AfroPuerto37
    It would be nice if I could Belong to more Thank one group. It would be easier to learn a new language if there were games in addition to the lesson.
  • More Languages

    4
    By Ounti
    It would be great if u guys would add Bangali language. I love this app lot and I am Bangladeshi when I would just love to learn how to read and speak bangla more fluently, I started Hindi which is going great but having bangla would be even better!!
  • I’m a beginner and this is a great way to learn Hiragana

    5
    By Benomtad
    That’s about all I have to say for now
  • No health bar

    5
    By Mitch95257
    Idk why I have lingots and everyone else I know has gems. I also don’t have a health bar, so that’s awesome. (Not even a plus member, no health bar)
  • Duolingo is a great app!

    4
    By dab on the haterz
    It teaches me Spanish for no cost plus you can learn so many other languages as well. The only reason I’m not giving it four stars is because the health really annoys me. I get annoyed when I wanna learn a language but I can’t because the heath bar is empty. But other than that Duolingo is a great app and I highly recommend it.
  • Too easy and slow paced

    1
    By Spanishkiddo
    I don’t think anyone would get anywhere near fluent with duolingo. Anyone with an IQ score above 80 would delete this app in a matter of minutes after trying out.
  • Loved the original - now too cartoony

    4
    By Ksustainer
    I loved Duolingo several years ago when I started Danish and brushed up on my French. Going back to it 6 months ago was frustrating as there were so many more ads and fewer chances to continue lessons - it actually cuts you off for the rest of the day if you make more than a certain (limited) number of mistakes! Insane! I remember stuff from mistakes almost better than the things I get right. So I ended up buying Duolingo Plus. It’s much more satisfying not to have ads and it lets me work through as much as I want each day. Now, however, the images are staring to get stupid. Instead of funky photographs of vocabulary (which is very cool & memorable) idiotic cartoons are starting to replace those images. Super annoying! Stop doing that, programmers!!! Feels unsophisticated, babyish, and deprecating - like you’re making fun of of the learner. (I know the Spanish one is filled with cartoons, and French has way too many - now Danish is going that way??? Dumb).
  • Good

    4
    By maddiroxy
    It was good I learned a lot of French but you really need more language options
  • The app is useful but,

    3
    By QwirkyOtaku
    In the Japanese language course could you make it have more review because it gets to the point where I’m not getting anywhere because I haven’t had as much review as I need to understand there language. Please take this into consideration!
  • Great app but...

    4
    By Koala7719
    This app doesn’t have the option to learn Egyptian Arabic (or any kind of Arabic)I know there’s a “learn English if you speak Arabic” but I speak ENGLISH and want to learn Egyptian Arabic.
  • Great app but simple

    3
    By PlutoTheLoneDwarf
    This app is great however, I wish it was more challenging. A lot of the content is simple sentences like "the cow drank the milk" and for those who've taken classes and want to get better it's far too simple. For example; I've taken german in school and i know the basics so trying to strengthen certain things i know just gets boring
  • Update screwed up microphone

    2
    By hyrfbjtdvm
    Can’t hear me clearly on iPhone with case. You’ve gone Rosetta Stone. Please fix
  • Obvious best choice for learning languages

    5
    By Tiktokbot84829
    Hmm well let's see... Boosts my self esteem ✔️ Is educational ✔️ Is easy to use and understand ✔️ Feels like a game ✔️ And much more I would be stupid not to give this app a 5/5
  • Problem with Duo’s attire

    5
    By Sevikha
    I have fitted Duo with formal attire and now Duo stopped appearing every now and then like he did without wearing attire :(
  • Does not apply answers correctly

    1
    By kupaa1
    I am constantly typing in the correct answer and Duolingo says it’s wrong. But the correct answer it gives is exactly what I typed in. Very frustrating. I cannot continue to the next lesson.
  • It’s good but..

    3
    By bobobobobob
    It started out great and I was learning a lot but from the moment I updated the app, things went south. When it comes to the exercise in which you record your voice for the app to verify your speech... It keeps loading and loading and never verifies the recording. It also freezes the buttons so I can’t skip the exercise nor can I move on. I’m trying to learn German and the app is helpful but I guess I’ll have to find another option if they can’t fix it. I haven’t been able to complete the exercises because of this bug. It’s been over two weeks and two or three updates and no improvement on this bug.

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