Duolingo - Language Lessons

Duolingo - Language Lessons

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2012-11-13
  • Current Version: 6.84.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 136.69 MB
  • Developer: Duolingo
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
  • Rating Count: 944 112


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  • Fun way to learn...but inconsistent

    By Clip maker
    For no reason discernible to me, I am doing several languages at once. Irish, French, Italian, and Spanish. Polyglot-wannabe. Or just bored during the pandemic. Either way, I am sampling a bunch. I find the Romance languages to be very well done and really well ahead of the Irish program. The illustrations are even better! The Irish doesn’t even have cute little pics in some of the lessons. In Spanish, I can guess at which word means Apple because there is a picture of, you know, and pole. In the Irish there is just a word. It’s like the Irish didn’t get the full treatment. My family is Irish so I get this. We make do, the Irish. :) But I would really like the quality of the Irish to be on par with, say, the French, because I think I’d learn much better. In the whole, however, I really enjoy the whole learning process.
  • Matching left to right

    By Ammonil
    You shouldn’t allow a user to match two lefts or two rights together it’s annoying
  • Please at least give us something to do if we lose our hearts

    By channac64
    I loved this app to learn Japanese but there is one issue. What will we do if we run out of hearts like I know you can get the plus version. But I’m in a budget. Please let us do something if run out of hearts. I will be thrilled to send a good review after his problem is fixed thank you.
  • 👎

    By es una porqueria ya
    Antes era buena ahora no t deja escribir bien las respuestas cuando escribes se cambian las palabras y no es el corrector del celular ahora es una basura 👎
  • It’s good

    By XoXo9😘😘😘
    I think it’s amazing but it has two flaws that I think are bad. 1. There are adds that pop up anywhere. 2. There are hearts that run away when you get one question wrong and they refill fully when it’s been 4 to 5 hours! It’s good but I would like you to think about updating the app. Thanks for reading!
  • ?

    By jnfugcuicugdfiuctuic
    Theres klingon from star trek, but not latin.
  • Good app

    By kiss,yassfaggotbitch
    So far it’s ok. Don’t know if this stuff will stick. But the adds do stink.
  • Muy buena

    By Azucar🌹❤️
    Hasta me siento consentida😍
  • Money Hungry

    By livvv00
    Since when did this app become money hungry? I thought this app was better than the other smh
  • Great but I don’t want to join a leaderboard

    By Jackie Bran
    I love this app. It makes learning easy, next to Rosetta Stone. My only issue is I have to be in a leaderboard. I think they should have an option where you can join a leaderboard or not. I don’t want to be in one! I just want to learn whatever language I want at my own pace without worrying whether I have to advance against another person or not.
  • Love the Arabic lessons

    By Reply.Z
    Always wanted to learn Arabic and although the lessons and pronunciations may need some work and refinement because of inconsistencies I’ve noticed in the app, I am still so happy that I’m able to see my progress over time.
  • This is fun

    By tony2827263
    This game very fun now I know how to speak Spanish more
  • Get it!!

    By LITTLE FISH.com
    Duolingo is awesome! If you want to learn a new language, you should get Duolingo! 😊 It helps you if you need help remembering a word, just tap on the word you need help with. I highly recommend this app. Thanks for reading this! Have a great day and don’t forget, to praise the Lord God! He loves you no matter what you do! Tschuss!(Bye in German LOL)
  • Great app!

    By ivanbowlski
    It’s as fun as any game in my phone and has been really helpful language learning tool. I’ve taken language classes in college and I’ve found Duolingo to be just as effective, if not more so.
  • Deleted app after changes

    By Tilnih
    This review is for the free version: I used to love this app, and found it useful for getting the basics of a language down prior to travel. But they have updated the learning system to make you pay if you get more than 4 answers wrong in a row (this includes any accidental misspellings). Basically, you get 4 hearts, each wrong answer loses a heart. When you get an answer correct it gives you a heart, but you can’t get more than 4 without paying. When I’m learning languages, I make a lot of mistakes and don’t like having the pressure of having to be near perfect or being required to pay. I deleted the app after that update. It just feels like they are trying to force the user into paying. I would rather them just lock higher level lessons, rather than the current system.
  • Love it

    By robdaddyf
    I could never imagine that learning a language would be this much fun. This app is fantastic. I know I can’t become fluent with this app but it is certainly an excellent basis from which to begin.
  • Disappointed!

    By Ken Trouble
    I have been through absolute HELL trying to unsubscribe from this site. They will NOT LET YOU unsubscribe!!!!
  • Yo this game is sooo fiiiiiiirrrrreee

    By hdyhdd
    Yo this game is Loki I’m speaking Japanese in 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000.1 this game is 😐👍
  • Disappointed

    By Alien bean
    I am a long time user of this app, but ever since this duolingo plus thing, I can’t study for as effective as I would like. This limited hearts thing is stupid, because I’m trying to learn but when I make a mistake after three hearts I can’t try again until the next day which is stupid. Very disappointed in this app. Take this duolingo plus off. This review deserves a one star.
  • Fun and Free

    By In love with minions!!!!
    Such an amazing gift to learn a language in a fun and free way! Thanks Duolingo!
  • Reseña

    By tatiru2001
    Hola me encanta Duolingo he aprendido muchísimo estoy muy feliz ! Nose donde puedo escribir los comentarios para hablar con amigos
  • Widget request

    By Calina3
    First of all, THANK YOU for this amazing free app. It makes my life better on a daily basis! My request is that the Duolingo widget for the Home Screen would show my daily goal progress in the same way that the “Batteries” widget shows the battery levels of my devices. A circle, the XP number, a check mark, or even just Duo with a frown or Duo with a smile—Anything that would let me know at a glance if I have completed my lessons for the day. I have a long streak right now (over 700 days), and I don’t want to lose it. Thanks!
  • I want my kids back

    By wolfiethesafariwolf
  • Helpful

    By Lisa WWM
    I am glad to have a nice slow pace teacher. It goes over the new stuff I few times giving you a little time to catch on. I should be ready for a little conversation when I go on my trip next year.
  • Bessst evvvvver app for learning language

    By mohsen J.J.C.
    I love you doulingo for your great friendly application The most important thing about you is that your app is free and easy to use Keep going best!!!😍✌️
  • Best app that I’ve had in 10 years

    By Gregor the overlander
    This app is simply amazing. I’ve been trying to learn Italian for five years, but I’ve never had time to devote. I’ve tried Rosetta Stone, a college class, etc. Of course, I never had time to devote to any of these things. Duolingo is amazing because I do it in my downtime. I do it for fun. I’ve only been doing it for four days and I’m confident that I will be speaking Italian by the end of the month.
  • Awesome sauce !

    Dulingo has really helped me learn my native language; French. It’s great and is supper beneficial! I’m positive that when I go to France I will be able to speak with everyone! The only problem is that you run out of hearts if you answer a question wrong if your not a premium member. But, hearts respawn fast. I recommend learning Spanish. It will help you a lot with many languages! Ty so much Dulingo!
  • I will now speak French! 😀

    By Sup im stephen
    This is even better than my Spanish class to be perfectly honest.
  • What a piece of sh^^

    By PDT-2000
    The programmers have little clue about teaching. Ready to get answer after answer wrong? With no instruction as to why? This is the app for you. Sick of this crap.
  • Constant freezing makes the app unusable.

    By notdaijoubu
    I'm using Duolingo to learn multiple languages, and am paying for plus, but the constant freezing of the app upon launching a lesson makes it entirely unusable. I am having to use an Android phone to use Duolingo because of this, while i would prefer to use my iPad. It’s doubly frustrating as a paying customer. The freezing has been going on consistently for over six months in my case, and our requests for support on the Duolingo site are summarily ignored.

    By Dimitri850
    I love Duolingo so much! I’d recommend it to almost anyone!
  • Excelente

    By Leamsi90
    Muy buena para aprender de una manera diferente y entretenida me encanta esta aplicación
  • It’s great when it works

    By The Misery Chick
    The app is incredibly useful for casually learning another language, however recent updates have left me wondering why I’m paying. First things first, the customer support is i credibly minimal and not at all nuanced. I have 1 of 3 concerns about the app crashing answered and the response was pretty abysmal as it essentially boiled down to a “if it happens again, take these steps to report it”. Not helpful. Secondly, if you’re like me and you’ve been using the app for a bit, the recent major update over the summer really sucked. A big part of this has to do with the voice changes. I have been learning French since the pandemic lockdown and the voices I started with in April were by far superior to what I’ve got now. While it is nice at first, to better hear the language what you begin to realize is that no native speaker talks this way. Even more annoying, the voices pronounce the accents of a letter by actually saying “accent” so “á” (ah) becomes "ah-accent”. Obnoxious, disorientating during lessons, and so needs to be fixed but it’s been over a month now so my hopes on that are dwindling. Third, also since the new update this summer, constant freezing and crashing during lessons. I’ve had to reset this app more times that I care to count and I’ve lost lessons because of it. It’s no competition or anything, but it is nice to be able to keep track of how long you’ve practiced as well as keep open the lessons you’ve unlocked. I got no answer from customer support about my disappearing lessons and I expect I won’t at this point either. So yeah, what a great idea, especially now when so many of us our stuck at home trying to be useful with our time but DuoLingo definitely has some problems that need resolving. Download it and give it a try, but don’t waste your money until some of these major issues get resolved, it’ll only add frustration to something that should be educational and fun.
  • Duos pet

    By P4A pilot
    Best free app on my phone
  • App keyboards aren’t working

    By JDRay117
    When trying to type simple words like “is” and “woman” the keyboards autocorrect to other words and don’t leave the option to leave the words I have written. When you hit space it autocorrects. Was having fun learning a new language until I got stuck on a lesson due to a bug in the app.
  • Mistakes

    By Alex731638
    Very good application, but sometimes there are mistakes
  • Doesn’t sync across devices

    By Mitch Muse
    What lessons I do on an iPhone doesn’t transfer across other devices like iPad. Frustrating.
  • High stakes

    By TheBigFish109
    This app is great the only downside is the hearts, is you fail too many times you can’t continue without purchasing plus or waiting
  • Used to be good

    By AngryWookiee
    The app is alright if you are willing to pay for it. It never use to spam you with buying the paid version or have you “run out of hearts” like some cheap mobile game. Very disappointing
  • Hearts ruining it

    By Lboycer
    I have been using Duolingo for years. Really enjoy it. Suddenly out of nowhere I have hearts that run out so I don’t even get to work on it for more than ten minutes so I just give up. Total bummer
  • Volume level problems

    By sauna aika
    Like much of broadcast television, the volume levels on ads are much louder than the actual language content. I have to crank it up to distinguish subtle differences in language pronunciation, then I get blasted with the volume levels in the ads.
  • Amazing

    Hi my name is chloe and I’m 16 and I’ve been using this since I was nine and it’s amazing so I would recommend this app and it does a lot languages which I have learned 1 language but that’s okay there is no problems and it’s really cool to so anyone that’s reading this have a great day and please download this app please
  • Confused

    By mulan star lani
    Dulingo is fun but there are rumors about the bird will kill you in 2 days if you don’t learn your Spanish app I don’t know so pls write me back cuz I’m so confuses
  • Some bugs

    By mona-a-bebe
    I used to work with this app for almost one year. But recently it keeps to add extra words to practice mode, words I didn’t see in my lessons before. And this makes practice pointless. Also I wish there was a future for seeing the words we learned before, then we can review them and checking their pronunciation and more and more.
  • Create a character

    By unhappy but happy person
    I love Duolingo! It has helped me learn more Spanish, but can you make it so that you could create your own characters for the lessons. That would be awesome.
  • Helpful, but fails to inform users of updates

    By superkim123
    Duolingo is a great basic product to learn basics once a language. However, they tend to update learning trees in the middle of the program, effectively losing visualized progress. While technically yes, you did learn something before the update, but it erases most of the lessons and sets them to zero, which psychologically, is quite demoralizing and not a good way to teach. I don’t mind updates, but please warn your users before you do so, and give them a chance to opt out of the new lesson trees.

    By GregBan48
    09/19/20-9th DAY OF DUOPLUS ERRORS-NO XP PROPERLY CREDITED Reference code: 2277861 Reference code: 2267557 Gregorio206024 iPad Pro & iPhone10 iOS 13.7 and iOS 14.0 This error continues to provide increasing dissatisfaction with this language app—and there has been no fix or message from support—despite *daily* reporting! The NO XP CREDIT ERROR (Spanish and French reading) is getting worse!: Spanish Reading, 2nd Assignment 1/4, Set #22 Twelve-lesson 28XP credit non-reporting error pattern: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Lesson Number Credit v. No Credit/Lesson Credit/Total%. Date Y Y N N Y N Y N Y N N Y 6/12=50.00% 09/13/20 13.7 Y Y N N Y N N Y N Y N N 5/12=41.60% 09/14/20 13.7 Y N N Y N N Y N N Y N N 4/12=33.33% 09/15/20 13.7 Y N N Y Y N N Y N Y N N 5/12=41.60% 09/16/20 13.7 Y Y N N Y N N N N Y N N 4/12=33.33% 09/17/20 13.7 Y N N Y N N Y N N Y N N 4/12=33.33% 09/17/20 14.0 Y N Y N N Y N N Y N N Y 5/12=41.60% 09/17/20 14.0 Y N N Y N Y N N Y N N Y 5/12=41.60% 09/18/20 14.0 Y N N N N Y N N Y Y N N 4/12=33.33% 09/19/20 14.0 >NOTES: 09/17/20 Moved from iOS 13.7 to 14.0 and deleted/released DuolingoPlus. Very frustrating to do the work and not get the credit.
  • German soo wrong for the Turkish speaker

    By telepati
    I really don't know who prepares this course but they are really don't know Turkish and German either. I can't count the problem cause the mistakes are too many to count. And no one fixes them. I do not understand how this course was approved and published. There are so many mistakes that you have to deal with this nonsense when you say I will learn a language. This course should definitely be revised or removed in a short time. It's impossible to learn German with this nonsense. You are doing great evil to people, not good.
  • Stole my life

    By pro7890