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Duolingo: Learn Languages Free

Duolingo: Learn Languages Free

Duolingo

Learn Spanish, French, German, Italian, English and more languages for free.

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    I did spanish for 3 years on the app and it helped a lot
    img by Ari
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Duolingo is an app that helped me a lot when I first started taking Spanish in school. Duolingo helped me keep up with a very fast-paced language course and helped me practice for tests and exams in a simple way.
    img by Ari
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Spending 8 to 10 hours at work is sure to put everything else on hold. You will only be left with small pockets of 10 to 15 minutes scattered around the day. That's enough to pick up a new language. You can split your lessons into tiny morsels and still learn a lot.
    img by Chirag
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    This app really helps you learn the basics of a language you are starting to speak. It has a variety of languages, so you can probably find your language too. Highly recommend!
    img by Angel
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Not having the $100 to pay a language course per hour for Spanish or French can easily bum you out. But to properly learn a language, you still need professional guidance. Instead of paying big bucks, you can simply check courses and start learning straight away.
    img by Angel
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Yabancı Dil öğrenmek isteyenler için mükemmel bir uygulama
    img by Dra Cula
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Teaches you nice and slow from beginners level and easy to understand.
    img by Dra Cula
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    If you're traveling to Israel or wanting to learn Hebrew to impress an elderly family member, here you're tested on 4 subjects and multiple levels of learning a new language, including a subject that simulates a conversation so you can try your skills there too.
    img by Sharon
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    If you travel to Cancun, even for just 4 days, you'll want to understand some Spanish phrases to enhance your experience and not look like an ignorant tourist. Learn Spanish phrases quickly and easily even just a week before your trip!
    img by Sharon
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    If you want to learn Japanese, you have to learn their characters and kanji is one aspect that's so hard to master. There are more than 2000 characters to memorize and Duolingo makes the learning process easy by giving pictures that you can associate with a character.
    img by David
    2 years ago
  • Sep 21, 2021

    By Jes Hiew
    It is good, in like a month I think I am learning Chinese quite quickly. Only problems are, when you get the later crowns in a lesson, I think that it just gives you the same exercise over and over again. Second problem is when i bought my super Duo costume, while I could see the change I was dissapointed that the lesson complete animations did not include my costume and every Duo that is included on the main screen as well did not include my costume. Those are minor problems though.
  • Fun to practice everyday May 18, 2021

    By LL Bear
    This app is truly fun and is a great supplement to a French language immersion class I am taking. I do have a hint and some suggestions. Hint to those newly downloading: take advantage of the 1-MONTH trial because if you don’t, you’ll only see the 2-week trial for Plus after that initial period. Don’t delay! I truly enjoy the variety, not only lessons but the stories and the listening and there’s even a Podcast! Truly satisfying app - the stories crack me up, and I love hearing pronunciations from other native speakers, not just Estelle and Paul. Suggestions to enhance learning/app, while it’s great that there are flags and learns and those come back up in practice sessions, I wish there was a bookmark feature for specific tips or one that would allow you to flag even specific test. I take screenshots but would rather it be available all in one place in the app. And the other big suggestion is, there are times when I select the word, and it doesn’t say it. It does happen in one kind where you place 2 words and place both within a sentence (i.e. aime-aimer) but it doesn’t happen when you have three separate words to select and check — this is where I would like to hear the word. Maybe these features are unlocked in Plus, but if it doesn’t underline a word after It’s accepted and I press continue, why can’t I listen to the sentence again after the continue prompt is available?
  • Sep 21, 2021

    By QALPHAX
    Decent app, but far too many ads asking for upgrading. Anyone with a brain would realize taking the easy route with unlimited fails isn't how you learn. Could think of dozens of ways to profit 1000% better if I owned this app. I feel sorry for the people on the marketing team who are probably getting yelled at. Also, hints are repeatedly missing to make you fail. Scumbag marketing team for real.
  • Love it, but some features need to be added Dec 30, 2018

    By minhmornings
    I have to say that Duolingo has taken me to a new world of languages. I can spend my whole days practicing with Duo and increase my ability of using languages. However, there're still things that I'm not satisfied with this version for IOS: - the discussions after answers: I've wait for them since a long long time ago. I believe that Duolingo is not only a software for learning languages, but also a special environment for everyone to enhance their skills together. Using Duo on IOS is quite convenient, but if I want to check my answer with the other's, I have to login my account again on the version for web browser, go to that skill, do it and seek for the question. That's not good at all! - The report: Nothing happens when I press the button to report the errors (most of them are translation errors). My and other's reports are the very efficient tools to help Duo better, and we want to see that in the near future. - The club should be added to web version and the currency systems - gems - needs need to be synced. Anyway, the life point is awesome, but we want more games, or tournaments, or challenges, or... something like that, just to increase the competitiveness between leaners. I know that to solve with the problems I've listed above will take a lot of time and money and labor power, but we can believe with our effort and strength, the future of Duolingo is brighter than ever! Duolingo is the sweet home for everyone!
  • Sep 21, 2021

    By Alex Luchici
    The app is fantastic! I have a one year subscription and I love it, it's very interactive. PLEASE solve somehow with the developers for the app to run also horizontally on the screen, not only on portret mode. I am a disabled person, I cannot move my hands and I use the phone on a neck holder with a mouth stylus. So the phone stays permanently on horizontal and I have to use the app tilting my head which leads many times to neck pain. I'm sure you can find a solution. Thank you!
  • I love the setup and purpose of why this app exists, some tweaks and I think it could be amazing Jan 17, 2021

    By Brandon boiiiii24
    I just started to use this app again even though I’ve had an account since 2016. I’ve taken some courses in high school and college for Spanish which helps in the language learning process; most is just refreshing with the language of Spanish. I can’t provide to much input as to whether it will help you become fluent or not because I’m still on the beginning stages of the lessons. However I am enjoying my time with it and hopefully it does help me get to where I would like to be which is a fluent Spanish speaker. I rated four stars because going through the activities I’ve noticed that when it tells you to repeat the sentence the audio seems to lag on the last word and take a little while to register that you got it correct. Everything else is great, I like that if you get something wrong you can go to the discussion section where other users have had the same issues as yourself which has helped me understand errors so I don’t make the same mistake next time. Even after viewing the comment sections duolingo itself gives its own tip by using an example to help you remember and avoid the mistake you made for the future. I would highly recommend the app for learning a language but like I said previously I’m not sure if it will help you become fluent or not. Fix the audio issues of it lagging for a few seconds and I’d gladly rate five stars!!!
  • Sep 21, 2021

    By Leah Michelle
    I love the learning capabilities of this app. Though, I would really like to have my money refunded. I had a trial for the duolingo plus. I was supposed to be notified, per being opted in, that my subscription was ending. It did not, life happens as I am a mother, and I was charged for a whole year the day after my subscription ended. I did not realize this had happen until I reviewed my bank account. I have spoken with Google Play help 3 times. Please refund me.
  • New smaller word boxes TOO SMALL Apr 29, 2018

    By OnthBeach54
    Since the recent update (late April 2018), on my iPad Pro DuoLingo app, the word boxes and the type within them, which one taps to put together a translated sentence, are frequently appearing much smaller than the helpful size they consistently were before. Sometimes they appear in the original size, but more often now, even with a short sentence where there is no problem fitting them on the page, they are very small. Harder to read, and harder to accurately select. And I have small hands/fingers. I lost several “health” bars and had to stop my lesson sooner than in the past, because I was selecting at the speed I always have, and realized I could not have the confidence I had grown accustomed to, that when I think I have touched a word box, it is selected. So my learning process is slowed not because I am selecting the incorrect word and losing health, but that I have to stop and check more diligently to make sure the box I tapped (or tried to, but apparently did not hit the now very small “sweet spot” on it which selects it), actually shows up in the answer box. This was NEVER an issue before the change in word-box size. Please make them, if not as large as they have been previously, larger than they are after this recent “upgrade”. Very annoying in an otherwise wonderful app...you folks say you want to make learning easy, and my feedback is that this tiny type in close-together boxes, is an impediment to learning. Thank you.
  • Sep 16, 2021

    By Hans Berg
    A nice enough app that encourages regular use. Sometimes the reminders to practice are a bit too frequent, but they can be turned off easily enough. Minor complaint: the tips, especially on the desktop website, feel as though they should be mandatory reading and are more than just tips. They often explain the composition of the language which is essential to learning. Also, and this is not a criticism, the app should be paired with other forms of instruction or practice.
  • Great But Here Are A Few Tips Jan 1, 2021

    By #YAPEOPLE
    So this is great! I started learning Spanish a few weeks ago and I have learned a lot from this app. I thought I wasn’t going to stick with it, but I ended up doing it. It’s a really great app if you want to learn any language! Just a few tips though. A couple times, I’ve had a thing pop up when I’m trying to do my lesson. It says that something went wrong. I came back a while later and the same thing was happening. I’ve been working hard on my streak, and I really don’t want to lose it. I wonder if it is possible to not break my streak because of an error in the app. It’s only happened a couple times, so its fine. Another thing: I feel like we shouldn’t be given the stories until we got all of our first lessons done. I tried to do it when I only had 10 crowns, and I didn’t understand everything. I had to use the hints, and then I felt like I wasted a story. I would recommend not Doug the stories until you are done with the first lesson. The cafe one I would wait until you have the restaurant lesson done with all five crowns. The last thing is just being able to have more than 5 hearts if we do the practice. (Or at least up to 6). I feel like then, you would practice more to get hearts (even if it’s only one more than when your hearts are refilled). Well, this app is amazing even if you don’t fix those tiny things. I would definitely recommend.
  • Sep 15, 2021

    By Meredith Robertson
    The actual learning part is great. However I am tired of being forced to go to the app store in order to quit ads. That is absolute garbage. When the ads got longer I was annoyed but I understand that's how the app stays free. When they started playing before the lessons even started I got annoyed because I just want to learn. Now there's ads that you cannot quit even when they are done unless you go to the downloads page in the app store for the advertised app. Super trashy tactic.
  • Sep 15, 2021

    By C
    They've recently added even more ads. Now you HAVE to watch one before and after every lesson, and after every story. That and the dumbed-down curriculum makes it hard not to burn out. I'm learning French and they should have put some grammar at the very beginning, so I could quit messing up articles and tenses! I want to come away from a lesson feeling inspired, proud, like I learned something, but instead I just come away feeling irritated.
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By Olivia Hill
    I absolutely LOVE duolingo. I get to learn a language in a fun way for free! The reason I give it such a low rating is because I had a streak of over 7 1/2 MONTHS. I rely on Duolingo to notify me every day to remind me, because I'm very forgetful, but it didn't notify me for 4 days!! I have my notifications on for the app and on my phone and the app does not need updated. It just randomly stopped sending me a reminder and I lost the streak I've worked so hard on! I am extremely upset. 😭😭
  • img Community
    I did spanish for 3 years on the app and it helped a lot
    img by Ari
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Duolingo is an app that helped me a lot when I first started taking Spanish in school. Duolingo helped me keep up with a very fast-paced language course and helped me practice for tests and exams in a simple way.
    img by Ari
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Spending 8 to 10 hours at work is sure to put everything else on hold. You will only be left with small pockets of 10 to 15 minutes scattered around the day. That's enough to pick up a new language. You can split your lessons into tiny morsels and still learn a lot.
    img by Chirag
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    This app really helps you learn the basics of a language you are starting to speak. It has a variety of languages, so you can probably find your language too. Highly recommend!
    img by Angel
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Not having the $100 to pay a language course per hour for Spanish or French can easily bum you out. But to properly learn a language, you still need professional guidance. Instead of paying big bucks, you can simply check courses and start learning straight away.
    img by Angel
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Yabancı Dil öğrenmek isteyenler için mükemmel bir uygulama
    img by Dra Cula
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Teaches you nice and slow from beginners level and easy to understand.
    img by Dra Cula
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    If you're traveling to Israel or wanting to learn Hebrew to impress an elderly family member, here you're tested on 4 subjects and multiple levels of learning a new language, including a subject that simulates a conversation so you can try your skills there too.
    img by Sharon
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    If you travel to Cancun, even for just 4 days, you'll want to understand some Spanish phrases to enhance your experience and not look like an ignorant tourist. Learn Spanish phrases quickly and easily even just a week before your trip!
    img by Sharon
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    If you want to learn Japanese, you have to learn their characters and kanji is one aspect that's so hard to master. There are more than 2000 characters to memorize and Duolingo makes the learning process easy by giving pictures that you can associate with a character.
    img by David
    2 years ago
  • img Expert
    1. "Duolingo may hold the secret to the future of education." —TIME Magazine
    2. Learning doesn’t feel like a daunting task but a fun game when you’re constantly making progress & collecting shiny achievements
    3. Sends optional daily reminders to refresh your memory or to start the next lesson. Organizes your learning for you

    Reviewed by Laura S on December 28, 2017

  • Fun to practice everyday May 18, 2021

    By LL Bear
    This app is truly fun and is a great supplement to a French language immersion class I am taking. I do have a hint and some suggestions. Hint to those newly downloading: take advantage of the 1-MONTH trial because if you don’t, you’ll only see the 2-week trial for Plus after that initial period. Don’t delay! I truly enjoy the variety, not only lessons but the stories and the listening and there’s even a Podcast! Truly satisfying app - the stories crack me up, and I love hearing pronunciations from other native speakers, not just Estelle and Paul. Suggestions to enhance learning/app, while it’s great that there are flags and learns and those come back up in practice sessions, I wish there was a bookmark feature for specific tips or one that would allow you to flag even specific test. I take screenshots but would rather it be available all in one place in the app. And the other big suggestion is, there are times when I select the word, and it doesn’t say it. It does happen in one kind where you place 2 words and place both within a sentence (i.e. aime-aimer) but it doesn’t happen when you have three separate words to select and check — this is where I would like to hear the word. Maybe these features are unlocked in Plus, but if it doesn’t underline a word after It’s accepted and I press continue, why can’t I listen to the sentence again after the continue prompt is available?
  • Sep 21, 2021

    By Alex Luchici
    The app is fantastic! I have a one year subscription and I love it, it's very interactive. PLEASE solve somehow with the developers for the app to run also horizontally on the screen, not only on portret mode. I am a disabled person, I cannot move my hands and I use the phone on a neck holder with a mouth stylus. So the phone stays permanently on horizontal and I have to use the app tilting my head which leads many times to neck pain. I'm sure you can find a solution. Thank you!
  • Great But Here Are A Few Tips Jan 1, 2021

    By #YAPEOPLE
    So this is great! I started learning Spanish a few weeks ago and I have learned a lot from this app. I thought I wasn’t going to stick with it, but I ended up doing it. It’s a really great app if you want to learn any language! Just a few tips though. A couple times, I’ve had a thing pop up when I’m trying to do my lesson. It says that something went wrong. I came back a while later and the same thing was happening. I’ve been working hard on my streak, and I really don’t want to lose it. I wonder if it is possible to not break my streak because of an error in the app. It’s only happened a couple times, so its fine. Another thing: I feel like we shouldn’t be given the stories until we got all of our first lessons done. I tried to do it when I only had 10 crowns, and I didn’t understand everything. I had to use the hints, and then I felt like I wasted a story. I would recommend not Doug the stories until you are done with the first lesson. The cafe one I would wait until you have the restaurant lesson done with all five crowns. The last thing is just being able to have more than 5 hearts if we do the practice. (Or at least up to 6). I feel like then, you would practice more to get hearts (even if it’s only one more than when your hearts are refilled). Well, this app is amazing even if you don’t fix those tiny things. I would definitely recommend.
  • Excellent App, but could use more Languages! Oct 16, 2018

    By TheGreatMustard
    I’ve been using Duolingo for a while now to practice my French, and in the time I have had the app I have tried out several other languages too (including Spanish, Russian, German, Klingon, etc.). The games make learning fun and the teaching style helps keep the terms and sentence structures ingrained in my memory very well! My only request/hope for this app (not a complaint, I love the app) is that while I appreciate the inclusion of fictional languages like High Valyrian and Klingon, I would like for there to be more significant languages to be added to Duolingo’s roster of classes as well. Widely-spoken languages like Arabic and Bengali are noticeably absent on the course list (for English-speakers, not sure about others), as well as Finnish, which is a little strange because Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish are all present. Personally, as someone whose family comes from the western Balkans, I would love to see a language course on Serbo-Croatian, since it is a difficult language that I believe Duolingo would be an excellent tool to help me to become better at it. Recently, Hawaiian and Navajo were added to the roster, which excites me and makes me hope for these languages to be added sometime in the future as well. Overall, I love the app and will continue using it to study foreign languages! I look forward to seeing more language courses added in future updates! 👍
  • I am loving this app! Jul 29, 2018

    By Djdngjozndy skcndirif
    This app is really helping me to learn very quickly. I am learning Greek and brushing up on Spanish. I wish it would handle a few things differently Among them, letting me test out of Spanish levels further along the way than it does, but I understand they are testing whether that feature is more or less beneficial for learning at the moment. So, I upvoted the feature :). The other thing is that the adds are locked in portrait mode and the “practice” tab also starts out and sometimes gets stuck in portrait mode. I have tor turn my iPad to portrait and back to landscape and it usually switches to landscape then, but not always. I pretty much always use my iPad in landscape mode. Especially when I am using the keyboard, which the app has plenty of. I wish that the whole thing would just be in the orientation of my screen without changing/ trying to figure out which direction it should be as I use the app. Otherwise, this app has been AMAZING and, while, I’d love those improvements, I’m really just being nit picky. I didn’t feel it deserved any less than 5 stars because the rest is awesome! One note, if anyone is having trouble understanding anything in the language you’ve chosen or with the app, visit the website and check out the discussions tab. There is a lot of helpful info in there and many other language learners who are very happy to help out!
  • Best Language Teaching app! Super Helpful and fun! Jul 8, 2020

    By aphmd
    I wanted to learn Greek because, it’s in my culture and my realities and family know how to speak it. I searched for Greek learning apps and I stumbled across Duolingo. I made an account and started learned basics ( though I had experience I wanted to start from the beginning.) I got some things done and made it to checkpoint one, which took some days to complete the lessons. I took the test and failed, I tried again, Nope! Again I tried, but no success for me. I kept trying and eventually gave up but a few months later, I decided to start practicing again. I hadn’t used the app for MONTHS! And it was time to break the Non-Bilingual Wall. So I started it again yesterday and after leveling up on some things, I decided to try the test. I failed two times and then it said it wouldn’t be graded so I could just take it without hearts and stuff since I failed so many times. I took it and I finished and guess what? I PASSED!!!!!!!! I had no faith in my self and I gave up, but a little practice made it perfect. I continued practicing today and now I can speak in detailed sentences, and I know a lot more than before. I am even learning to write in Greek by solving the questions and taking courses. If you want to learn a language I recommend Duolingo, it has helped me come so far and I will continue to learn with Duolingo. Thank you Duo for helping me learn! ❤️❤️
  • Great app, but one problem! Apr 5, 2018

    By pugvilla
    I have been using Duolingo to learn French for a little while now. If you really want to be good at it I suggest working over and over on the basics 1 and mastering it, and continuing to work on it even after mastering it until you know the basics 1 words 100%, which is what I did. It’s a lot better to know the words than to rush through and not actually be able to remember them. One thing is, I have started the “phrases” section. Usually when you start a new section and it gives you words you haven’t seen yet, they will put a dotted line under it where you can see what it means and then eventually remember it. However on some new words it doesn’t give me the meaning and asks me to translate anyway. Since I don’t know the meaning of the word because I’ve never seen it I get it wrong and lose my health. I have used this app a long time ago to learn Italian (which I’ve since stopped) and it would always give me the meaning of the word, multiple times even. It’s just annoying to me that I have to lose my health because I don’t know the meaning of a new word. It’s not too much of a problem that I will delete the app, but something that could be fixed. I recommend using the computer version of duolingo for learning new words and phrases, and just using the app for strengthening your skills. Overall though this app is great!
  • Sep 15, 2021

    By Lindy
    Excellent app. Free version ads are not a problem - some quite interesting. Once you get further through the levels, it can get annoying if you make frequent mistakes, as you can't progress until you get it all right. Also if you press an option by accident, you can't go back to change it. Time limits are too short for the challenges. Otherwise, visually, a fun way to learn a language.
  • Let me start by saying I NEVER review apps Dec 9, 2020

    By Pu55yWizard
    This app I have had for a while. And I try to use it everyday. It can be pretty disappointing to see that you have missed a lesson and now you don’t have a true streak anymore. If you truly love language and learning it then this app is all you need. Please do yourself a favor and pay for the plus services. I have used this app for about 4 or 5 months and once I upgraded to the Plus option I really saw my learning time go up a lot faster. Let me stop here and say this is not an advertisement trying to sell you the app, just a VERY satisfied customer. Now it’s currently December of 2020. Bobby Shmurda will be released from prison soon and if you run into el chapo you should know some Spanish. Recently there were some changes to the app that exponentially improved the feel of the quality of service immediately and it was such an amazing well thought out addition that I believe it alone could very much help you to learn 90% more than anything else on the app can. What I am referring to is the newly added voice recorder that lets you hear your vocal lessons so you can hear and compare your voice to what you should be hearing. And for people like me who have a very hard time hearing anything, (And I know my ducking kids inherited it 🤟🏽🙃) This new addition to the app makes it so much easier to hear what you are doing.
  • Love this app so much!!! (suggestion included) Aug 21, 2020

    By jn1365
    I love duolingo! This app is actually really cool and kind of makes it feel like less of a chore or less of taking classes and more like your just actually playing a game! I like the look and way it works, It give you more motivation to keep learning. The competitive edge is definitely cool with the leagues too. Overall i think its an amazing app if your looking to learn some new languages. Or maybe your just bored and looking for things to do. Instead of scrolling through twitter or reddit while you wait for your hot pockets to cook in the microwave, Do a duolingo lesson. Its actually educational and who knows maybe itll grow on you! All though i do love this app a lot theres one thing i would want change to. You get a currency of either lingots or gems. (IOS=gems-Android=Lingots) But after you spend them all buying all the outfits for duo and other things you run out of things to spend them on. Im on a 19 day streak and i have everything so it doesnt take long. I wish there was more to do. So please if a developer sees this, 1. Amazing work keep it up! 2. Put some new things to buy with gems or lingots maybe the space outfit you see in the duolingo plus ad would be cool for 800 or something you get the point or maybe some other things you could use to customize duo. Much love! And enjoy the app to all ❤️
  • Sep 21, 2021

    By Jes Hiew
    It is good, in like a month I think I am learning Chinese quite quickly. Only problems are, when you get the later crowns in a lesson, I think that it just gives you the same exercise over and over again. Second problem is when i bought my super Duo costume, while I could see the change I was dissapointed that the lesson complete animations did not include my costume and every Duo that is included on the main screen as well did not include my costume. Those are minor problems though.
  • Sep 21, 2021

    By QALPHAX
    Decent app, but far too many ads asking for upgrading. Anyone with a brain would realize taking the easy route with unlimited fails isn't how you learn. Could think of dozens of ways to profit 1000% better if I owned this app. I feel sorry for the people on the marketing team who are probably getting yelled at. Also, hints are repeatedly missing to make you fail. Scumbag marketing team for real.
  • Love it, but some features need to be added Dec 30, 2018

    By minhmornings
    I have to say that Duolingo has taken me to a new world of languages. I can spend my whole days practicing with Duo and increase my ability of using languages. However, there're still things that I'm not satisfied with this version for IOS: - the discussions after answers: I've wait for them since a long long time ago. I believe that Duolingo is not only a software for learning languages, but also a special environment for everyone to enhance their skills together. Using Duo on IOS is quite convenient, but if I want to check my answer with the other's, I have to login my account again on the version for web browser, go to that skill, do it and seek for the question. That's not good at all! - The report: Nothing happens when I press the button to report the errors (most of them are translation errors). My and other's reports are the very efficient tools to help Duo better, and we want to see that in the near future. - The club should be added to web version and the currency systems - gems - needs need to be synced. Anyway, the life point is awesome, but we want more games, or tournaments, or challenges, or... something like that, just to increase the competitiveness between leaners. I know that to solve with the problems I've listed above will take a lot of time and money and labor power, but we can believe with our effort and strength, the future of Duolingo is brighter than ever! Duolingo is the sweet home for everyone!
  • I love the setup and purpose of why this app exists, some tweaks and I think it could be amazing Jan 17, 2021

    By Brandon boiiiii24
    I just started to use this app again even though I’ve had an account since 2016. I’ve taken some courses in high school and college for Spanish which helps in the language learning process; most is just refreshing with the language of Spanish. I can’t provide to much input as to whether it will help you become fluent or not because I’m still on the beginning stages of the lessons. However I am enjoying my time with it and hopefully it does help me get to where I would like to be which is a fluent Spanish speaker. I rated four stars because going through the activities I’ve noticed that when it tells you to repeat the sentence the audio seems to lag on the last word and take a little while to register that you got it correct. Everything else is great, I like that if you get something wrong you can go to the discussion section where other users have had the same issues as yourself which has helped me understand errors so I don’t make the same mistake next time. Even after viewing the comment sections duolingo itself gives its own tip by using an example to help you remember and avoid the mistake you made for the future. I would highly recommend the app for learning a language but like I said previously I’m not sure if it will help you become fluent or not. Fix the audio issues of it lagging for a few seconds and I’d gladly rate five stars!!!
  • New smaller word boxes TOO SMALL Apr 29, 2018

    By OnthBeach54
    Since the recent update (late April 2018), on my iPad Pro DuoLingo app, the word boxes and the type within them, which one taps to put together a translated sentence, are frequently appearing much smaller than the helpful size they consistently were before. Sometimes they appear in the original size, but more often now, even with a short sentence where there is no problem fitting them on the page, they are very small. Harder to read, and harder to accurately select. And I have small hands/fingers. I lost several “health” bars and had to stop my lesson sooner than in the past, because I was selecting at the speed I always have, and realized I could not have the confidence I had grown accustomed to, that when I think I have touched a word box, it is selected. So my learning process is slowed not because I am selecting the incorrect word and losing health, but that I have to stop and check more diligently to make sure the box I tapped (or tried to, but apparently did not hit the now very small “sweet spot” on it which selects it), actually shows up in the answer box. This was NEVER an issue before the change in word-box size. Please make them, if not as large as they have been previously, larger than they are after this recent “upgrade”. Very annoying in an otherwise wonderful app...you folks say you want to make learning easy, and my feedback is that this tiny type in close-together boxes, is an impediment to learning. Thank you.
  • Sep 16, 2021

    By Hans Berg
    A nice enough app that encourages regular use. Sometimes the reminders to practice are a bit too frequent, but they can be turned off easily enough. Minor complaint: the tips, especially on the desktop website, feel as though they should be mandatory reading and are more than just tips. They often explain the composition of the language which is essential to learning. Also, and this is not a criticism, the app should be paired with other forms of instruction or practice.
  • Good but it has its drawbacks Jul 28, 2019

    By Redlocks78
    Since I can’t send Duo Lingo an email to give them an opinion I’ll put it in a review. I’ve been using the app now for probably 8 months as a plus subscriber. In general the app is good. As I’ve progressed forward though there are simple things that are extremely annoying for example I was working on Spanish past tense and I spelled the name Sarah as Sara (another common English spelling of the same name). The entire sentence in Spanish was correct but my answer was considered wrong because of the missing “h”. This was a verbal/audio sentence I had to listen to then type the correct answer. Also as you progress and write English from Spanish there are perfectly correct English translations you might write that the app considers wrong. I’m guessing because this app is actually designed by a non native English speaker; the creator of Duo Lingo is from Central America (Guatemala I think; but listen to his story on the first season of their Spanish podcast). I like the app and enjoy using it but I’m finding I’ve been seeking other ways to learn because some of the grammar isn’t quite covered or the reasoning behind certain language rules isn’t explained and I simply need more. Also a common complaint is that they send way too many emails if you stop using the app for a day or two or longer and it feels like a stalker. Luckily the email I used for it was not my primary email because when I checked that account it was flooded with Duo Lingo emails.
  • Sep 22, 2021

    By Anushka Bhandari
    This is a really great app for learning languages. But sometimes they don't pronounce letters clearly... I'm learning Korean and Japanese through this app. At the beginning it didn't have the option of learning the alphabets separately. But I'm happy that y'all added it. I'd be more happy if you could add the options for learning kanji in Japanese... If you do it, I'll give you five stars. And also I don't know why, the voice exercises aren't working even though I turned it on in the settings.
  • Good app! ...but needs work! Jul 22, 2018

    By Havoc x Raptor
    Great free app, very helpful and useful in learning new or refining old languages. However, it still needs work in my opinion. I am learning Spanish and I have learned a lot more than I already knew in a couple days... but there are times when using a proper word is necessary to succeed and move on, but I have to restart over and over again later (after practicing, to get health to play) ...because I picked the right term but wrong specific word and no explanation is given as to why. I.E: Yo (means I) has to be followed with an o in the use of words like como (eat) or bebo (drink) instead of come/comen/comes or bebe/beben/bebes (as I learned through searching), but no explanation is given as to why. It’s frustrating and infuriating. This needs to be explained and taught for proper teaching of other languages. Also, why does the asterisk above certain Spanish words apply but not on others? Learn it all or don’t even try I say! Finally, turn down the need for health as often, or turn up the regeneration rate. I read it was said that they are trying to make learning free. So do it more, please. Stop making me practice over and over again just to get 1 bar of health (works on only 1 mistake before failing) and have 1 measly chance at succeeding just to have to quit, practice, and start ALL OVER AGAIN; only to fail because I don’t understand what I did wrong! The ads are bad enough and should be sufficient... but then there’s this! Please fix!
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By Shana Barkman
    This language learning app is a very useful tool. It makes learning a language fun and interesting. The short lessons look doable and the interactive points system motivates me to keep going. Although I have never experienced the paid version of the app, the free version is quite helpful and workable. One thing I wish they would improve on is explaining the grammar of a language. Otherwise, learning structure of a sentence can be confusing. Overall, a great app!
  • Sep 21, 2021

    By Leah Michelle
    I love the learning capabilities of this app. Though, I would really like to have my money refunded. I had a trial for the duolingo plus. I was supposed to be notified, per being opted in, that my subscription was ending. It did not, life happens as I am a mother, and I was charged for a whole year the day after my subscription ended. I did not realize this had happen until I reviewed my bank account. I have spoken with Google Play help 3 times. Please refund me.
  • Sep 16, 2021

    By Lee "Mai" Ari
    Has a pleasing interface and good motivational carrots. I'm studying Japanese. You can learn a lot, but you need to be ready to examine lessons critically to understand what new grammar concepts are being taught and how. There's a loose association of "topics," but key grammar concepts aren't expressed in any clear or meaningful way. New concepts and vocabulary are introduced as you advance through the lessons, but the underlying grammar rules are not explained.
  • Sep 20, 2021

    By Mary A
    I like the app a lot. My main issue is that the microphone speaking portion of the lessons do not work. Every time I tap to begin speaking, it always cuts off and says I'm wrong without even fully listening. I don't think it's recording at all honestly, despite having app permission to use my microphone. I haven't been able to fix it and I just have to skip those parts of the lesson every time they come up :(
  • Sep 21, 2021

    By Arachness Spider
    It's an okay app if you are totally new to a language. It doesn't always explain new words/sentence structure, making it more of a guessing game than learning. It can be really harsh about spelling errors, which is sometimes a hassle with accidentally tapping the wrong key on the keyboard. I'm 700 days in on Spanish and have been looking for other apps because this one doesn't seem to be helping me learn much anymore. Lately, it feels more like they just want to sell their paid service.
  • Nice app but slow progress Nov 7, 2018

    By Jess_p330
    The app is nicely designed and has good variety of testing formats, but each level takes FOREVER to pass. Some have 20 rounds before you can move on - and each round is the SAME thing. Even some of the levels seem the same. This feels like a waste of time for the learner and has made me start practicing even less (therefore using the app less) because I already know the material by round #5. I don’t need to review it 15 more times. Please make the progress faster, perhaps integrating some review of previous levels into later ones to ensure retention. Also, please allow us to skip levels more easily - right now it takes 400 gems to pass a level, and that takes many days of repetitive practice (of topics I already know) to accumulate. Not worth it. I even made a separate account to start over and take a placement test to hopefully bypass some of these basic levels. I did much better on this test that my first one, yet the levels they put me on seemed the exact same as on my other account - does the test actually place you anywhere other than the beginning? I get that you’re trying to make money by encouraging us to pay for more gems, but what you’re actually doing is discouraging me from using the app. (Plus, with all the ads, I already feel sufficiently encouraged to pay for premium.) Perhaps just make the number of gems we’re awarded for meeting our daily goal much larger or make the number required to pass a level much smaller.
  • Please read Apr 14, 2018

    By 012695
    This app is great and all, but I’ve found that the desktop site is even more interesting and helpful. The app is very limiting. While the desktop version includes a better discussion board and quite a bit more info. HOWEVER, I have noticed some annoying changes in the desktop site. They are expanding the app, and diminishing the desktop site. Which, obviously, I really don’t agree with or like. If I needed more in depth information about a lesson, as they are usually very cut and dry on the app, I would sometimes go to the site and there might be extra pointers on certain things I wasn’t understanding. I keep trying to do things on the site and it keeps taking me back to the mobile version or a complete replica of the app on my browser. I get that they seem to be aiming at continuity and flow, but please do not take away all the information and good of the desktop site in order to grow the app. I also really miss being able to see my progress on each language. I liked being able to see how much further I had to go before leveling up. But apparently they removed that feature, while still keeping the levels???? Which is beyond me. Just seems like an added annoyance. One of my biggest pet peeves is needing the desktop site and even requesting it on my iPhone and still getting the mobile site or having to continually click Desktop Version/Full Version because every link takes me to a shortened version/aka the mobile site. Soooooo annoying.
  • Sep 22, 2021

    By David B
    Great potential but so many missed learning opportunities. I paid for the year and after a few months realised I wasn't really learning much. I was trying to learn the basics of Arabic. At first the way it teaches you the alphabet and how to read basic words was great... but then it goes onto endless word recognition without actually telling you what the words mean! Felt like a pointless exercise so I gave up.
  • Sep 21, 2021

    By Ricky Wong
    It is an excellent app. However why does the app have some weird voice instructors? I am learning French pretty good for a while and ever since the updated version of of the app, they have some weird voice pronunciation. It's making it difficult for people like me to learn the new language. Hopefully you guys can stay consistent for it and improve this. Other than that, I love the app.
  • Sep 15, 2021

    By Meredith Robertson
    The actual learning part is great. However I am tired of being forced to go to the app store in order to quit ads. That is absolute garbage. When the ads got longer I was annoyed but I understand that's how the app stays free. When they started playing before the lessons even started I got annoyed because I just want to learn. Now there's ads that you cannot quit even when they are done unless you go to the downloads page in the app store for the advertised app. Super trashy tactic.
  • Sep 15, 2021

    By C
    They've recently added even more ads. Now you HAVE to watch one before and after every lesson, and after every story. That and the dumbed-down curriculum makes it hard not to burn out. I'm learning French and they should have put some grammar at the very beginning, so I could quit messing up articles and tenses! I want to come away from a lesson feeling inspired, proud, like I learned something, but instead I just come away feeling irritated.
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By Olivia Hill
    I absolutely LOVE duolingo. I get to learn a language in a fun way for free! The reason I give it such a low rating is because I had a streak of over 7 1/2 MONTHS. I rely on Duolingo to notify me every day to remind me, because I'm very forgetful, but it didn't notify me for 4 days!! I have my notifications on for the app and on my phone and the app does not need updated. It just randomly stopped sending me a reminder and I lost the streak I've worked so hard on! I am extremely upset. 😭😭

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