Duolingo
4.5

Duolingo

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2012-11-13
  • Current Version: 6.25.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 110.97 MB
  • Developer: Duolingo
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
  • Rating Count: 732 559

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

  • Started crashing

    3
    By BillMiller
    Used it for months and months learning Hebrew, got to a specific lesson and it started crashing once every minute or so, plus the male voice wasn’t saying the words in the lesson. Great app but a few bugs.
  • Hearts are horrible

    1
    By HonestReview45
    A friend recommended this, unfortunately I got the version with hearts. It is horrible I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone. When you finally have time to work on your language of choice, you quickly go through the hearts and have to wait three more hours.
  • Duolingo is magic

    5
    By Svenska3000
    I’ve had this for four days and I can already put together my own sentences and talk to friend a little bit in Swedish. Highly recommend the app.
  • Useful as a supplement to class learning, not a replacement

    3
    By glyon3
    This is a good app and it does a very good job of teaching you vocabulary. However if you want to learn a language you will not be able to do it properly through Duolingo. Their approach is to quiz people on direct translations. Using this approach they lack sufficient explanations of gramatical ideas. For example, el subjuntivo en español. It doesn’t have an equivalent in English. Duolingo will quiz you on direct translations of the subjunctive which will simply confuse people later on when they actually learn how to use it. TLDR: I think that the fundamental method that Duolingo uses to teach, direct translation quizzes, is not effective for even intermediate speakers.
  • Loving it

    5
    By prospector bill
    Hello, I just wanted to chime in and say that your programs allow for quick and easy fun learning of languages. I actually speak a few languages prior to finding this app. A friend suggested I look into the app, and I am impressed and enjoying it Thank you
  • Terrible

    2
    By DutchMongoose
    It is only good for practicing things you have learned elsewhere (which still could be useful) because it only presents you with exercises of translation (mostly the new language to your language) and multiple choice questions. It needs to have a different interface that, rather than practicing, teaches you the structures of sentences in that language such as how to form statements, how to ask questions, and how to conjugate different types of verbs. The only reason I could get through the first bit was because I knew French verb conjugations and sentence structure previously.
  • Great for learning, but the hearts system is stupid

    3
    By Comrad Kali
    The hearts system just limits me from being able to actually learn
  • App Keeps Crashing After Latest Update

    1
    By Ghost4812
    Every since 7/9 I can no longer use the app. It opens and runs normally for about three minutes then just crashes. This happens whether I’m in a lesson or not. Useless now.
  • Lives

    2
    By Trying to learn russian
    I think this app is good for learning a language but I make mistakes we all do and once I run out of lives I can’t play anymore all I want to do is just learn a language not wait 4 hours for a life
  • Greek review

    1
    By LumpyNewsCom
    Writing in greek isn't necessary- would love to turn this feature OFFFFFF. OR GIVE ME GREEK WORD CHOICES as opposed to using a keyboard. Just lowered the score. ZERO tech support as well. No one cares how to SPELL GREEK, idiots. People want to learn how to SPEAK IT. It just slows you down.
  • Great!

    4
    By Buffy 322,551
    This app is awesome, hands down! I wish I could look at the questions when a lesson is finished, then I think I’d learn more, but it’s great!
  • He’s coming for me

    5
    By Eventhorizon28.8
    I love the memes of this and it’s very helpful. I learned French in under a YEAR!
  • They want your email address

    1
    By ShadyMtn
    They share your email address everywhere. After downloading this app you must put in your email address before you can use it. Well guess what....they share it! Bombarded with constant spam emails from everywhere for everything. Only the lowest level of human slime would do this. So now you know what Duolingo is all about.
  • Love it!!!

    5
    By twig1-1
    Awesome
  • crushes on ios 11

    5
    By vrshkn
    Hello, i have an iphone X running ios 11.4.1. after installation of your last release of an app it starts crushing after 2-3 min. I would like to continue using Duolingo and it will be great if you fix this bug.
  • Love!

    5
    By DiggityDawgz
    I love this app! It’s so educational! I can now talk to other Puerto Ricans I’m my native language! Thank you so much, Duolingo! I love you❤️❤️❤️
  • BRING BACK CLUBS PLEASE!!!

    1
    By Jord@n wr!ght
    The worst idea the developers of duo lingo have had yet is taking away clubs. That was the main aspect of motivation for me using Duolingo daily was to compete with people I ACTUALLY KNOW in my clubs and now it’s replaced with ranks. All of my friends who use Duolingo want clubs back. Ranks are not motivating at all and if the developers really want the app to be motivating and fun then they’ll bring clubs back. Atleast add them as an option alongside ranks or take away ranks altogether because no one likes ranks.
  • Does not work properly

    1
    By d4zza81
    I used to enjoy this app, but it no longer works. Whenever I try to sign in (email, then tried to sign in with Google, too) I always get a message that says ‘Couldn’t connect to Duolingo. Unknown error.’ Deleted and reinstalled multiple times, but the issue persists. Pity.
  • Duolingo rules

    5
    By Citlali Esh
    It Is a good app for kids to learn a new language.
  • An app I used to like, ruined by the update

    1
    By kuggjjtrvbjiinn
    The new version turned what used to be a fun learning experience into a slog of drudgery, just to review words I’m already using in real life.
  • App review

    3
    By H-bear senerita
    It is a great app teaches you so much about a certain language but if you do download it like I did and do a lot of lessons it may just delete all your history like it did to mine but it is still a great app
  • Amazing!! 🌠

    5
    By Gabes gf
    I love this app! It has everything you need to learn a language and make it fun to learn!
  • Gut

    5
    By By Your #1!! Fan
    So this review was originally intended to ask duolingo to restore my account after it was erased for no apparent reason but that resolved itself and I don’t know if it was duolingos fault or not but who knows? Anyway now I’m here to say good job! I love learning German and I have a 37 day streak so hooray! Anyway thank you, und bis später 👋 Danke. -OreoLover750
  • Love it, but it’s been crashing

    4
    By Nicole_8_softball
    I love learning German on this app and using all of the features it offers, but recently it has been crashing and closing out of the app.
  • Great app!!!

    5
    By 𝙺𝙰𝙳𝙴𝙽𝚂 𝚒𝙿𝙷𝙾𝙽𝙴♡♡
    This works very well has it had many different languages. They have different things like school, greetings and a lot more. You can learn a lot on this app and it’s free!!
  • Duolingo

    5
    By xxxtentacion ??!!?
    You guy did a good job
  • Help

    5
    By cufct it
    My family is gone and I still haven’t learned Spanish. I’m locked in a cage to I beg you to download Duolingo so it will take you instead
  • Add Thai

    5
    By Subhub816
    Add Thai please!
  • The lessons without help

    5
    By eng wezza
    This is completely amazing , i learned german on it in just 45 days but the only trouble that the hint with a lamp in the lessons disappeared so it became very difficult to treat with the lessons without hints
  • Small bugs

    4
    By Ninja=deadly
    This app is very handy in its app form. The range of languages available for use are incredible, I originally came to Duolingo to learn Arabic at a time when Arabic was not available. Instead I decided to learn different languages, as well as refine the languages I already knew. The lessons are very consistent and easily digestible. Would definitely recommend for beginners and proficient speakers alike. The only reason I did not give it five stars are some features simply not available yet. For example: The interface for the app changes depending on the language you are learning from, on the website I can easily distinguish between languages learned with little flags to specify initial language. However, in the app I have to find the language in the add corse as if I’m starting from scratch. It would be useful if as in the website, the app allowed me to see all of the languages up at the top. Also, in learning Chinese, I have found the keyboard does not correctly type out commas and periods in between words. It would be useful if the keyboard would allow punctuation marks as I type and not after the fact. Lastly, I would LOVE if the questions forum was available in the app as to allow to ask questions straight from the source, as well as read answers.
  • Great language app

    5
    By Cali Jman
    Duolingo is an amazing language learning app. I love it because it has easy to follow lessons and is mildly addictive. They have offered updates too to keep it interesting.
  • Save your money for something better.

    1
    By Bare grillzzz
    As someone who is trying to learn Spanish while living in Spain, this app does not teach you anything truly valuable. It lured me in with its pretty good free option. Until you realize that all it does is teach you vocabulary and useless phrases. When you make mistakes, it just saves it for the end and you can keep getting it wrong over and over with no real explanation. You can check the comments and plenty of people will be confused as well. It’s great for learning vocabulary, but learning it from the ground up like they advertise, this gets a 1 Star. It doesn’t teach you what you actually need to know. Grammar, punctuation. The little nuances of the language that differs in its structure when compared to your native language. My advice, Dave your money and put it towards Rosetta Stone or some practical lessons. There are other apps out there that offer all of what DuoLingo Spanish offers, but for free and they’re more in-depth.
  • Fonts Are Too Small

    3
    By nateblackatx
    Love this app, especially the new Arabic lessons! My main issue is the minuscule size of the Arabic fonts. Is this going to be improved?
  • Update causes constant crashes

    1
    By Randoubdkei
    Can’t make it through a lesson after 07/09/19 update.
  • It's Incomplete

    3
    By Swahili Yuraba Mandingo
    Why Is There Not 1 African Language? When Africans Make Up 1/7 Of The Population Of The Earth!? How Sway? Diversify This BS. 🤣🤣🤣 We Make Up The World Culture. Add 1 Language At Least
  • Had to uninstall

    1
    By Kiaquaii
    Been using the browser version for a while, decided to give the mobile version a go. Every time I try to log in (I’ve tried over a span of a few days) it says “failed, try again later”. No point in the app if I can’t even log in.
  • I like it but stuff messes up

    3
    By ddgbffvvyjnbgvi
    I love Duolingo because it helps me learn but it says stuff is wrong when it is right so just letting y'all know before y’all download it lol please fix this Duolingo and the ads are bad
  • Crashes

    1
    By 25643go
    Newest version has been crashing on iPhone XS and XS Max. Also on iPad mini. Also, doesn’t always record work properly. Very frustrating.
  • Very good for learning

    5
    By sleepysloth10
    It helps alot in language super good
  • Oof

    4
    By Victoe101
    This is a good app for learning languages
  • Hearts

    1
    By No heart's for me
    What’s the thing with heart’s. I have this app on an android phone and the heart’s don’t exist and I don’t have Duolingo plus but I now have it on my apple phone and now I have to deal with these heart’s. It stop’s me from wanting to learn a language and progress in the app
  • Cannot logout

    2
    By Alpha Female 1
    There is no profiling icon on my dashboard on my iPhone. There is on my laptop. Without one, I cannot logout and let someone else login to their account.
  • Duolingo is great in so many ways, but

    3
    By DrZuluzy
    I would give Duolingo 5 stars if they were more responsive to errors found in their lessons. Most of the time Duolingo allows you to report an error, but not always. Even when errors have been reported, many months can elapse after the report and the errors are still there. My second issue is with the quality of the audio which can be difficult to understand, but when the text is copied into other audio generators, it clear and crisp. Related to this are disparities between the full speed audio and the slow audio which can sometimes be remarkably different. All in all a great learning tool, but someone needs to step up the rate of error correction and do better with the audio.
  • Crashes

    1
    By thepizzapotamus
    Since last update can’t complete a lesson without app crashing
  • Duo lingo

    5
    By Lfinzz
    Great APP!! None better for learning languages!! I’ve tried many, this one is the best!!
  • Most important app on the App Store

    5
    By Woahcarrot
    If you don’t have this app already, give it a try. It’s fun, simple, intuitive, and fulfilling; more than I ever would have asked for from a language app, and all for free! Whether you are traveling soon and you want to learn some useful phrases, you’re taking a language class, or you’re just bored and looking for a fun game, this is it. _______________________________________ Some ideas for developers: 1) A donate button! Many want to contribute but can’t afford the sub, please allow me to make one-time contributions! 2) Custom practice! The practice mode often goes straight back to the simplest and most useless vocab and skills. I would like to be able to choose an easy, medium, or hard practice mode! No matter what though please continue doing what you’re doing, I am indebted to the Duolingo team cuz I’ve been using your app for years and have thoroughly enjoyed it, so thank you so so much! 😍
  • Review

    5
    By SLS 63
    I am learning more this way than I did in classes with instructors. This curriculum works for my learning style. I really like this method. Thank you.
  • Fix the freezing issue!!!!!

    2
    By Amy556666
    It’s always freezing. Always.
  • Deceptive

    1
    By The Schack
    I am trying really hard to like this app. The lessons seem great and I’m making good progress. I’m using the free version and diligently viewing ads so they make their money. However, they have begun canceling my lessons right in the middle if I don’t agree to try (for free!) their paid version. I get the freemium business model, but this is over the top. You get me interested and the force me to buy the app - deceptive is the nice word for it. While I’m at it, your system of tokens and scoring and rewards is utterly baffling. Hearts, gems, XP’s, silver league blah blah. Can’t I just learn the language and watch your ads? Seems to work just fine for YouTube.

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