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Duolingo: language lessons

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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
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    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
  • Jan 22, 2022

    By Angel
    I like the new features however, the monthly price was raised too high (12.99). I have and would again pay the 4.99/month if it was an option without having to pay in full for a year to get that price. 59.99 isn't something everyone can spend right now on an app. A monthly option of 4.99 or even 6.99 I would have done. For now I will still play the free version until I feel that I'm spending more time watching the extra adds then learning anything. Also the Speaking questions don't let you talk.
  • It’s a good app! Feb 21, 2021

    By emma76190
    This is some reasons i gave this app 4 stars only. I did not want to put 5 because of some stuff so let me tell you. This app is so amazing i would download it if i were you but, i am trying to learn french because of friends.. but it does not really teach me french language. All it kinda wants me to do is pick the right french word or, something else like that. It doesn’t seam to make me remember all the words. So i give this app a 4. No hate to this app because they are trying there BEST to help people learn new languages! Its really a great app but also, it wants you to pay a lot for a month I’m pretty sure to get no ads and level up quicker. Almost every app has a monthly subscription witch is kinda unfair. People are losing there jobs during this moment of Covid-19 so they won’t be able to pay that much for a month or however much it costs. I would say who would want to level up fast? It would not be fun because its going fast and you really learn anything and, its kinda cheating as what i think. The no ads.. well thats kinda “OK” but i don’t know about it.. the ads are kinda great although, they are about the Duolingo subscriptions. The ads are actually short though so i would not mind the ads because i don’t want to pay a monthly subscription. So i give this a 4 i guess but it’s actually good app and i think you should download it if you like! There is so many amazing languages out there on Duolingo. Thanks for reading my review! - Customer <3
  • Jan 22, 2022

    By ArcherAnimations
    This is an excellent app to learn a language. While a bit hard to learn other languages like Japanese or Korean where all the characters look similar and you have to memorize words, it still works for a lot of others. Just a little thing I want, if you are reading this Duolingo, can you add a lesson complete animation for the bear? He's the only character shown in the lesson that doesn't have a final victory animation. If you do, I'll change this to a 5 star review!
  • 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!!!
  • Jan 22, 2022

    By Genevra Rose
    the only app, no scratch that, educational course that's ever made learning a language fun. I've tried Rosetta stone, and also took Spanish in school for 6+ years. I've learned more and been more interested in this app than anything else I've tried, really helps if you work with it. also, nice LGBT representation in the longer stories you can do. I like that it's simply a facet of the story 💜
  • 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.
  • Jan 21, 2022

    By John Keefe
    PLEASE FIX THE LIGHTNING ROUNDS I have loved this app for years so definitely five stars but the lightning rounds are definitely broken. Some are so easy that I have nearly a minute left and some are so hard I have absolutely no chance on them. There needs to be a more even distribution of words-sentences. Sometimes I get 12 keywords and like 3 sentences, and sometimes the other way around. Please either create a more even distribution, or give more time for the ones that take longer. Thanks
  • 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! ❤️❤️
  • ONE OF THE BEST WOULD RECOMMEND, SOME SMALL SUGGESTIONS AND ISSUES Sep 29, 2019

    By no4Ds
    If you are just starting out on a language this is the app. You learn words effectively and it is very good at encouraging to learn. The unfortunate thing was it got very repetitive and takes some time to get through to learn new words. It was very good when I first started learning Norwegian or Norsk Bokmål. I got the basics but really just basics. Duolingo won’t make you fluent but it is a great starting place and language practice tool to have when first encountering a new language. Don’t expect yourself to learn an entire language with Duolingo alone but it is great when wanting to practice the language you are learning or getting a few new words. Once again, it doesn’t feel like you are making super fast progress or you have grown quickly but I always enjoying going on and practicing. Another problem is that I never really understood why something was some way and Duolingo did not really do a good job explaining the reasons behind something so I was left confused. The good thing is these questions can be answered on the forum that Duolingo provides. Also the pronunciation does not appear to be given. All you could do was hear the word but I could never tell if the letter “d” was pronounced at the end of some words or not. I had to learn this outside of Duolingo. To conclude this is SPECTACULAR language learning app and I recommend it for all who want to try a new language.
  • Jan 22, 2022

    By Jonno Hill
    I want to give this app a Five Stars. However, I am currently using the German course and the recent update has added so many new contents to where I am becoming disencouraged to continue. There are so many new contents to where I am just lost. I am on android, and I dont mind resetting my progress to make this easier for me. To give myself a fresh start. However, this is avaliable either. This is a great app, however. It has helpes me connect with families in Germany. :)
  • Jan 22, 2022

    By Catherine D
    The free app's heart system is brutal to the learning experience, engenders frustration rather than joy in learning, designed to push you to pay. All the ad revenue should be enough, but some higher up decided they needed more $$$. Result: many of us will be leaving the app. Used to be a five star app. Please get rid of the hearts. --Inconsistent with other language authorities with no explanation, as well as, giving conflicting information in their "check" to what is suggested in the preview.
  • Jan 16, 2022

    By Sasha Davani
    Used to love this app, now it's all about ads and you only get 5 hearts at a time, once you lose your hearts, you have to buy more or pay $60 for the subscription. I also hate how they use English letters to describe the sounds and they are not using the English alphabet correctly so you miss a lot of the questions, in turn, losing your hearts more quickly...
  • Jan 17, 2022

    By Kingdom of Yugoslavia
    This app is consistent in terms of its financial marketing and is relentless in terms of mistakes. For example you sometimes do not get your proper quota of hearts when the time comes and the mistake limit continues to intensify. I'm not looking to pay either since if you choose to select their payment methods they WILL automatically sometime deduct a whopping $80 - $100 despite what you select. It is okay is all I can say, and it's all I got, but I'm not paying until they give me my fair due.
  • Jan 22, 2022

    By Melissa Dale
    It's fine, recently made much much worse. I didn't mind the many many ads, but they recently made incredibly annoying changes that make me hate the app. They completely unnecessarily changed to rewards to an incomprehensible scale, and added finite lives that do not refill for more than a day. Seriously, these changes make my skin hurt. UPDATE Jan 2022-you now loose a heart when you click "I cannot listen now". This is INSANE to punish people for trying to use the app when they cannot listen. My streak is up to 755 days and I feel utterly betrayed by their decision to penalize me for not listening to an exercise.
  • 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

  • Jan 22, 2022

    By Genevra Rose
    the only app, no scratch that, educational course that's ever made learning a language fun. I've tried Rosetta stone, and also took Spanish in school for 6+ years. I've learned more and been more interested in this app than anything else I've tried, really helps if you work with it. also, nice LGBT representation in the longer stories you can do. I like that it's simply a facet of the story 💜
  • 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.
  • Jan 21, 2022

    By John Keefe
    PLEASE FIX THE LIGHTNING ROUNDS I have loved this app for years so definitely five stars but the lightning rounds are definitely broken. Some are so easy that I have nearly a minute left and some are so hard I have absolutely no chance on them. There needs to be a more even distribution of words-sentences. Sometimes I get 12 keywords and like 3 sentences, and sometimes the other way around. Please either create a more even distribution, or give more time for the ones that take longer. Thanks
  • 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! ❤️❤️
  • ONE OF THE BEST WOULD RECOMMEND, SOME SMALL SUGGESTIONS AND ISSUES Sep 29, 2019

    By no4Ds
    If you are just starting out on a language this is the app. You learn words effectively and it is very good at encouraging to learn. The unfortunate thing was it got very repetitive and takes some time to get through to learn new words. It was very good when I first started learning Norwegian or Norsk Bokmål. I got the basics but really just basics. Duolingo won’t make you fluent but it is a great starting place and language practice tool to have when first encountering a new language. Don’t expect yourself to learn an entire language with Duolingo alone but it is great when wanting to practice the language you are learning or getting a few new words. Once again, it doesn’t feel like you are making super fast progress or you have grown quickly but I always enjoying going on and practicing. Another problem is that I never really understood why something was some way and Duolingo did not really do a good job explaining the reasons behind something so I was left confused. The good thing is these questions can be answered on the forum that Duolingo provides. Also the pronunciation does not appear to be given. All you could do was hear the word but I could never tell if the letter “d” was pronounced at the end of some words or not. I had to learn this outside of Duolingo. To conclude this is SPECTACULAR language learning app and I recommend it for all who want to try a new 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.
  • 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!
  • 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 ❤️
  • 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! 👍
  • Jan 17, 2022

    By Cynthia White
    This is a fun and easy app that works as a good way to review basic introductions and phrases in another language. I use it 10 to 15 a day about ten days a month to stay at an intro level of Spanish. If you are a serious language learner, you would need to use the app an hour a day for five days a week and get a keyboard with the correct Spanish accents. I am severely ill with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, so I only manage 10 or 15 minutes sometimes. I would recommend it, though.
  • It’s a good app! Feb 21, 2021

    By emma76190
    This is some reasons i gave this app 4 stars only. I did not want to put 5 because of some stuff so let me tell you. This app is so amazing i would download it if i were you but, i am trying to learn french because of friends.. but it does not really teach me french language. All it kinda wants me to do is pick the right french word or, something else like that. It doesn’t seam to make me remember all the words. So i give this app a 4. No hate to this app because they are trying there BEST to help people learn new languages! Its really a great app but also, it wants you to pay a lot for a month I’m pretty sure to get no ads and level up quicker. Almost every app has a monthly subscription witch is kinda unfair. People are losing there jobs during this moment of Covid-19 so they won’t be able to pay that much for a month or however much it costs. I would say who would want to level up fast? It would not be fun because its going fast and you really learn anything and, its kinda cheating as what i think. The no ads.. well thats kinda “OK” but i don’t know about it.. the ads are kinda great although, they are about the Duolingo subscriptions. The ads are actually short though so i would not mind the ads because i don’t want to pay a monthly subscription. So i give this a 4 i guess but it’s actually good app and i think you should download it if you like! There is so many amazing languages out there on Duolingo. Thanks for reading my review! - Customer <3
  • Jan 22, 2022

    By ArcherAnimations
    This is an excellent app to learn a language. While a bit hard to learn other languages like Japanese or Korean where all the characters look similar and you have to memorize words, it still works for a lot of others. Just a little thing I want, if you are reading this Duolingo, can you add a lesson complete animation for the bear? He's the only character shown in the lesson that doesn't have a final victory animation. If you do, I'll change this to a 5 star review!
  • 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!!!
  • Jan 22, 2022

    By Jonno Hill
    I want to give this app a Five Stars. However, I am currently using the German course and the recent update has added so many new contents to where I am becoming disencouraged to continue. There are so many new contents to where I am just lost. I am on android, and I dont mind resetting my progress to make this easier for me. To give myself a fresh start. However, this is avaliable either. This is a great app, however. It has helpes me connect with families in Germany. :)
  • 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!
  • Jan 21, 2022

    By Celeste
    Im changing my review. I think you guys have gotten better. Updates threw me a bit but i still enjoy it. I like how you can make friends. Id like to suggest makong it so we can talk and practice real life convos instead of listening to stories. I love them but it would be cool to interact with other people learning similar languages
  • 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.
  • Jan 18, 2022

    By Cora Flame
    Love the app it's good to learn on and easy to use. My issue is when I say can't listen/speak it'll crash my app, or it'll tell me I am wrong take a heart. My other issue which is just my opinion but I don't like the heart system at all, and it takes forever for them to refill. If I only get 5 hearts I shouldn't have to wait around 2 hours or more to continue. I mean you can practice to get more of them but that is annoying. They also don't give enough gems for everything to be so expensive.
  • Good starter language learning app but… Dec 21, 2021

    By ChillTaco
    If you’re taking a language course in school, this app is great supplementation to practice your skills. If you’re just learning on your own, while Duo is a good stepping stone, you’ll need some extra resources if you’re serious in trying to master a language. Personally I use this and babble because the less popular languages like Swedish and Russian don’t get tips like German and Spanish. Apparently they’re available on the website itself, which is pretty inconvenient. (Really babble is more in depth in explaining the grammar. In comparing the two, they both have their strengths. Duo gives you quick vocabulary and babble gives more grammar.) My issue is really how strangely some of the modules are set up. I noticed that the more popular languages are set up in a way that’s a bit nonsensical and fails to set up the lesson they’re intending to teach you. The questions segment of German spent less time showing the proper set up on how questions are asked and spent more time having me translate random sentences. The thing that irritates me the most is how this app with every update tries to push you to buy premium. It used to be you’d just get a few ads for it but these days after every lesson about there’s another promotion for premium, with increasing unskippability which is even more aggravating. And they added an word save feature which is helpful for learning… except it’s for premium only!
  • Jan 20, 2022

    By Idkwhatmyusernameshouldbe
    Looks really nice, easy to use, and a great way to learn. Has tons of language options that aren't too hard to understand, and very easy to get use to. The only thing is the terrible hearts system. I don't want to be forced to take breaks, I just wanna learn a language. Can get super annoying and sometimes ruins the whole experience. Besides that, great app but the hearts system needs a lot of work.
  • Jan 22, 2022

    By Angel
    I like the new features however, the monthly price was raised too high (12.99). I have and would again pay the 4.99/month if it was an option without having to pay in full for a year to get that price. 59.99 isn't something everyone can spend right now on an app. A monthly option of 4.99 or even 6.99 I would have done. For now I will still play the free version until I feel that I'm spending more time watching the extra adds then learning anything. Also the Speaking questions don't let you talk.
  • Jan 21, 2022

    By Scott Bernal
    Neat app and fun presentation but it's too broad. They force you to learn all three aspects of a language; reading, writing, and speaking instead of letting you choose what you need it for. I've spent so much time trying to spell specific words correctly, that I can barley recognize words from my chosen language when I hear it, which makes this app frustrating. I'm learning a language to travel, not to write a novel. I have the pay version.
  • Jan 21, 2022

    By KING EJ_237
    It is "game" like which is a minus, but it encourages you to work hard so you don't lose any hearts. If you are someone who wants to learn without waiting for hearts to refill, then you should take the courses online. Online also offers a more in depth explanation to the grammar which can be pretty confusing using the app. *edit 1/20/22 when I press "can't listen" or "can't talk" it'll mark it wrong and I lose a heart. Ready to uninstall
  • Jan 17, 2022

    By Renna RT
    Overall it helps but after 2 years of using Duo I've decided to go elsewhere, because after working up to the top of the diamond league I was robbed of my award. There's no # to report issues, but they eventually responded via email and I thought they had fixed it. But no, they only sent me an useless notification. I didn't receive the award that comes with it nor has my top finishes changed. Why make it competitive then take away the reward upon winning. I can't show what I worked so hard for.
  • My answer to la leche is wrong even though I spell it right. Jul 16, 2021

    By kyrag14
    This app has been very useful. My whole family speaks Spanish and they never taught me so I downloaded this app. Everything has been going good, but I have an issue with a lesson. So I decided to try and get all the crowns for the intro levels. I’m on level/crown 3 out of 6 and lesson 2 out of 4. Remember for this question, you have to complete 2 things to submit your answer. This question is talking about how to spell leche and choosing if la or el goes with it. So you choose la or el and of course I chose la because that is correct, then you have to type la leche. So when I’m trying to type la, the text box goes blank and you have to rewrite la, but this problem continues to occur when spelling la. So I put the word leche(milk) first and then take the blue like that’s there when you are typing and I put it in the beginning of the word leche and then type la in front of it with a space in between the 2 words. I then submit my answer thinking I’m clever and it would still work. Then it says my answer is wrong and it says you spell it like la leche, which is how I spelled it. I then report the answer, I retried this a few times and it still didn’t work. So I then skipped the level and went to the next level and was doing it until the same question popped up, just with different words. I then tried to answer it and it did the same exact thing. I’m just trying to complete my levels, someone please help.
  • Jan 19, 2022

    By Darnel
    My gems vanish. This is the first time I've ever paid attention to it when before I suspected but couldn't really think about it I was well over 2000 gyms I bought one item that was around 400 gems and now it says I only have 400 gems left. This has happened before it's never paid attention to it. And this is the only place I can file a complaint about it there's nothing on the app that allow me to say what happened.
  • 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.
  • Jan 16, 2022

    By Sasha Davani
    Used to love this app, now it's all about ads and you only get 5 hearts at a time, once you lose your hearts, you have to buy more or pay $60 for the subscription. I also hate how they use English letters to describe the sounds and they are not using the English alphabet correctly so you miss a lot of the questions, in turn, losing your hearts more quickly...
  • Jan 17, 2022

    By Kingdom of Yugoslavia
    This app is consistent in terms of its financial marketing and is relentless in terms of mistakes. For example you sometimes do not get your proper quota of hearts when the time comes and the mistake limit continues to intensify. I'm not looking to pay either since if you choose to select their payment methods they WILL automatically sometime deduct a whopping $80 - $100 despite what you select. It is okay is all I can say, and it's all I got, but I'm not paying until they give me my fair due.
  • Jan 22, 2022

    By Catherine D
    The free app's heart system is brutal to the learning experience, engenders frustration rather than joy in learning, designed to push you to pay. All the ad revenue should be enough, but some higher up decided they needed more $$$. Result: many of us will be leaving the app. Used to be a five star app. Please get rid of the hearts. --Inconsistent with other language authorities with no explanation, as well as, giving conflicting information in their "check" to what is suggested in the preview.
  • Jan 22, 2022

    By Melissa Dale
    It's fine, recently made much much worse. I didn't mind the many many ads, but they recently made incredibly annoying changes that make me hate the app. They completely unnecessarily changed to rewards to an incomprehensible scale, and added finite lives that do not refill for more than a day. Seriously, these changes make my skin hurt. UPDATE Jan 2022-you now loose a heart when you click "I cannot listen now". This is INSANE to punish people for trying to use the app when they cannot listen. My streak is up to 755 days and I feel utterly betrayed by their decision to penalize me for not listening to an exercise.

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