Duolingo

Duolingo

By Duolingo

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2012-11-13
  • Current Version: 5.2.19
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 107.89 MB
  • Developer: Duolingo
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 322,353 Ratings

Description

Join over 200 million learners on Duolingo, the most popular way to learn languages! It’s free, fun and effective. The secret? Duolingo feels like a game and makes sure you stay motivated. Over 30 languages to choose from - all completely free! • "Far and away the best language-learning app." — The Wall Street Journal • "A single app for language skills, self-improvement and digital escape." - The New York Times • "Duolingo may hold the secret to the future of education." — TIME Magazine • "...Duolingo is cheerful, lighthearted and fun..." - Forbes Duolingo is changing the way people learn languages using advanced technology to personalize every lesson for you. Practice reading, writing, speaking, listening and conversation with intelligent Chatbots. Track your progress, earn rewards, and join the world’s largest community of language learners. We offer: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Irish, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Turkish, Norwegian, Polish, Hebrew, Esperanto, Vietnamese, Ukrainian, Welsh, Greek, Hungarian, Romanian, and Swahili. Oh, and English too. -------------------------------------------- While all learning content in Duolingo is free, we do offer Duolingo Plus which removes ads and provides other helpful features. If you choose to purchase Duolingo Plus, payment will be charged to your iTunes account, and your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Auto-renewal may be turned off at any time by going to your settings in the iTunes Store after purchase. If you don’t choose to purchase Duolingo Plus, you can simply continue using Duolingo for free. Current Duolingo Plus subscription price starts at $9.99 USD/month. Prices are in U.S. dollars, may vary in countries other than the U.S. and are subject to change without notice.

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Reviews

  • Take away health!

    1
    By katsmith21
    I used to really enjoy using the app but not with the new crowns update. I can’t see my previous progress and where I left off and running out of health is extremely discouraging and makes me want to google translate everything, which defeats the purpose. I never write reviews but I would really like to see this update change!
  • “Crowns” is unspeakably tedious

    3
    By QA_2
    Not nearly as good as it used to be. Now the “health” system actively prevents you from learning at your own pace. It has two basic problems: first, there are no notes or lessons: you learn by getting things wrong and being corrected. Great! I’ll see the right answer and then review it when I get to the end of the lesson. Or I would have, but now instead I get kicked out of the lesson and have to go practice something else. Worse, even if you know the material, you’re being graded by a computer against set answers. It used to just be eye-rolling when you get something “wrong” and the correct answer means the exact same thing. Now it impedes you from moving on. And the crowns thing is a transparent ploy to move you from the practice mode to the new learning mode, where the overly specific grading can mark you off until you’re frustrated enough to pay them money for a health shield or whatever. They claim that higher levels get harder sentences but I picked a skill and leveled it to max to see, and they’re the same. You’re just repeating the same thing over and over, hoping not to make any typos because if you do, the health system will stop you. And now the icons won’t be gold (and able to turn otherwise to indicate practice needed) until you repeat every lesson many more times. Used to turn gold after 5 parts? Now you need 60, eleven rounds of exactly repeating the first five. It still works on the desktop browser—use it there. It’ll have the pointless slog of the crowns, but at least you won’t be stopped in your tracks by a typo here and there.
  • Learn english

    5
    By zahraunique
    I wish I can learn english with english language. Because I am persian and there is no persian choise for learning english with it. I ask add persian to your language list pleaasssss
  • The bomb diggity

    5
    By Hatsareoptional56865686
    This app rocks!!
  • Was a good app.

    1
    By mmallahan1
    I deleted the app after the last modification. I stopped using it to make progress after they instituted the health lives to make money. The progress I had already made didn’t use health hearts(lives.) This last update they totally revamped the app. Making every level including ones previously passed dependent on lives. The rate to earn them is absurdly long. So unless you pay for lives you get six mistakes in any 24 hours. They became greedy. I don’t mind paying a fair amount for an app, but I despise the tactic of in app forced purchases. I have deleted it. Don’t waste time. There are other free ones that are good.
  • LATEST UPDATE IS GARBAGE

    1
    By Christopher "Money" Robinson
    Words can’t express my anger and frustration for this app right now!!! I just lost a 48 day streak because of this ridiculous health feature that will lock you out of you make 5 mistakes. I PAID $10 THIS MONTH FOR DUOLINGO PLUS AND THEYRE TRYING TO TELL ME I CANT DO ANYMORE LESSONS BECAUSE I MADE MISTAKES?!?!? ARE YOU SERIOUS???? Duolingo plus also claims that it works offline which isn’t true. You still need to be connected so good luck getting any credit for this Lessons you did on the subway. Duolingo is officially dead to me! I’m never coming back. Babbel is 10 times better anyway. GOOD RIDDANCE.
  • Better for review than new learning

    4
    By Teacher user
    I’ve been working on Spanish for almost 2 years. If I didn’t have a proficient Spanish speaker or 2 to ask for clarification, I wouldn’t be doing as well. It is more of a review app than a learning a new language app. It has given me enough Spanish to be able to have basic conversations with my 7th graders who are new to English, though. I’m still bad enough at it, that they can laugh at me, and feel comfortable enough to take risks with English. I tried French, for the review aspect, for about a month, but I didn’t feel it was as good. With all of the French words that flow into each other with pronunciations, it seemed less natural.
  • Excellent

    4
    By None12none
    Excellent it would help if the words had sound. If it did then 5 star
  • Amazing before health

    2
    By Spaztastickitteh
    Duolingo is fantastic for learning, but the new health feature has made it impossible to do anything but practice. You only get a few mistakes or it kicks you out of a lesson. I only use the online access now unless I'm just practicing. I don’t use the app anymore because of the health feature. Penalizing people for making mistakes does NOT promote learning.
  • Ads and health system destroyed this app

    1
    By DisgruntledWithDuolingo
    I used Duolingo happily for a while and put up with the ads which became ever and ever more intrusive, but now I can’t practice for more than maybe 10 minutes before it kicks me out for hours. I used all my health last night and then today, almost 24 hours later, I try to log back on, and my health still has not refilled, and I am NOT spending my time practicing Spanish content I learned 6 years ago so I can then work on the stuff I need to practice. No thanks.

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