Duolingo

Duolingo

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Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
Free Education 5.2.25 Nov 13, 2012 May 21, 2018 103.8 MB iOS 9.0 or later 4+
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New in version 5.2.25

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

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.

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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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Great app
hungaryeyes on 5/22/2018
Great app but sound on exercises stops working after some time
Duolingo
Bun1234 on 5/22/2018
Duolingo is such an easy app to learn any language on. I am learning French and I already learned words and I’m already reading French. I highly recommend duolingo!
The French placement test has a glitch
Prathd1101991 on 5/22/2018
I have an A1 certificate in French and wanted to use the app to brush up on my French, since I haven’t used the language in a few years. As I was taking the placement test, it wouldn’t accent my answer for the oral to text question and refused to let me proceed. The answer I typed was correct since it was a question that was asked a little earlier. I quit the placement test and started it again multiple times but it refused to let me pass that question type and now I’ve just given up in frustration.
Pretty good but glosses over a lot
Gamer3475 on 5/22/2018
I’m using the app to brush up on my Spanish. I took Spanish in high school and did a minor in college but haven’t used it much since so I wanted to do a kind of refresher. Since I have previous experience, I know all the rules for conjugating verbs but in my opinion the app really glosses over these important rules. The way you conjugate a verb in Spanish is very important and can actually change the meaning of the verb or sentence. The app doesn’t really explain this. It uses the different conjugations in sentences but presents them almost as interchangeable; especially in the “tap the pairs” part. If I didn’t already know about the conjugating rules I think I would either be pretty lost or not actually learning an important part of the language.
Works well enough, ads stink and costs too much
CGB Learns Italian on 5/22/2018
The advertising is nearly constant and I’d pay $20 for the app but not nearly $100.
FINNISH
jmreynolds3 on 5/22/2018
It’d be awesome if there was Finnish on an update soon. I’d spend hours upon hours on this app if there were. Otherwise it’s a rest app!
Not free!!!
podcastfanenf on 5/22/2018
I find this app extremely frustrating. It makes progress really slow as it only allows you to make 5 mistakes in a session unless you want to buy more “health” and the repetitive lessons focus too much on minor grammatical issues without ever explaining the rules. I was trying to increase my basic vocabulary before a trip to Italy but I guess I’ll be limited to apples bread cheese and water.
Bad update cripples it’s usefulness
bfcoats2 on 5/22/2018
I previously rated this app at 5 stars, but now, it has been crippled with “Health” and “Jewels” and “Crowns” and crap that has NOTHING to do with learning a new language. The annoying ads are new, too, and disabling them isn’t very straightforward. The health defeats the purpose of learning from your mistakes. The jewels defeat the purpose of investing any time into learning a new language. I can’t get past the first few lessons because when I return the next day to learn more, my progress from the previous day is lost, even when I purchase the test to pass by with jewels! In its current state, this app is just a waste of time.
Great app!!
Kat33426365654 on 5/22/2018
I love this app beyond words and have been using it to learn Spanish for a couple years now. The only thing I don’t like is the new update. There are overviews to click on in some of the lessons but not all of them. I struggle the most in past tense but I can’t get through a single lesson without running out of lives. It really annoying because it’s hard for me to learn from my mistakes in my opinion. Besides that, I love this app and I am currently running a 436 day streak!!
Where are the bots?’
Dramagirls on 5/22/2018
I started duolingo just to get an idea of French than I had to use it in school which caused me to hate it but now since Spanish is practically over for the semester I enjoy it without any grade required. I didn’t learn through it when I was getting graded because I just looked at the answer now I actually am somewhat fluent in Spanish .
Fun & easy
Jichanbob on 5/22/2018
This is an easy and fun way to study a new language. After using the first few introductory lessons I have just decided to log in for more. I really enjoy it and so far it seems to be very effective. I wish I had had this years ago!!
Really Great App!
KevSD92101 on 5/22/2018
Seriously helped me learn more Spanish than ever before. Tried a few other apps and definitely like the flow of this one way better.
The app!
The Govonator on 5/22/2018
Duolingo is an AMAZING app! It is extremely helpful, and makes you want to do more. You have to wait to get more health, but if you want, you can do practice to earn a bar. You get an award for accomplishing a level, and can compete with friends to see who has the highest score. There are so many great things about this app, but, like all things, there are some bad parts. Whenever I want to do a lesson, it may just be the iPad, but I have to restart the iPad EVERY TIME just, so that I have volume, it is really annoying. And I had my sister using my account for Japanese, when we found out how to use different accounts. Then, I couldn’t figure out how to delete the course so it didn’t seem that I was practicing Japanese. I have to be critic as well as a lover. But, you can see those 5 stars up there, and know that I love this app beside those bumps. I just plead that you can fix those bugs Duolingo creators, because I want people to realize how good this app is, not despise it. This review is to warn people about the bugs, and to tell Duolingo to fix them. I think you should still download it because it is great.
I love this app
Mommymikami on 5/22/2018
I love this app I just wish I didn’t have to wait for health. But I don’t want to complain because it’s free! And that’s so cool.
Limited practice
practice forbidden on 5/22/2018
Duolingo claims to make the app free but “forces” payments on you to purchase more learning time by adding a “low health” feature stopping you from practicing your language of interest. This feature wasn’t always on there and it needs to be removed immediately.
Amazing and truly free
ry.sp.wil on 5/22/2018
This app is amazing. It has helped me to learn German easily and quickly. It is actually free unlike literally every other app on the App Store. There are no subscriptions, there’s no pay-wall, no in-app purchases, nothing. Occasionally you get an ad, but the app even pauses to explain to you why you’re seeing and ad and how it helps support your learning. This is a classy, well-designed, all around amazing application.
Good app
Hell Rael on 5/22/2018
My only complaints are how long the lives take to refill, the fact that you need internet for lives to register that the time has passed, and the inability to work offline. Otherwise, I love this app and use it everyday.
Cool
T_Sy37 on 5/22/2018
I’m learning Japanese and I am happy that I’m learning Hiragana. However is pretty basic like how to read and how to say it but when you adjust the volume the app panics and you won’t be able to hear it again so you have to close the app and re-open. With that said, is cool. I like it and I think you will like it.
No more lives
Ma7hbra1n on 5/22/2018
I believe that we should have no lives in our learning because we want to continue learning without being stressed out of getting something wrong 5 times and wait for hours to get one life. I want to have no lives and continue on learning a language
Not as good anymore
Venenzia on 5/22/2018
I have been using this app for 3 years now, consistently. I understand many changes even when the ads were added. They need to pay for the upkeep of this program. However.... The recent updates have made it near unbearable. I use a cell phone where sometimes autocorrect is not my friend. Or the app catches me with a bad typo. Or despite a 950 day streak I’m not perfect, language is hard and I make mistakes. Suddenly even repeating lessons uses health. Which take upwards of 5 hours to regenerate 1 bar. So you can make only 4 mistakes per day really. Before this was only the case for new lessons, then you could repeat old lessons that had dropped down from gold to count toward your daily goal. They killed this. I find it hard to use this app now. This is no longer enjoyable learning. I find myself using google translate because I just want to complete my lessons and they can be finicky. (Nipote can be both grandson or nephew and you’ll get it wrong if you don’t pick the one they intended for example.) Such a shame. Thanks for a good attempt Duolingo, you were decent for a while there. :(
The new upgrade is all about the $$$
JasAries on 5/22/2018
I’ve been using Duolingo for a few years. It wasn’t the best, but was free and was great for being able to review old material without having to ‘pay for wrong answers.’ Given that it doesn’t usually teach you grammar or nuances in language and even some vocabulary before it appears in the lessons, that was a good balance. I have used it to refresh on Spanish and last year started using it for German. In January, I paid for the annual subscription so I could download lessons and use on the subway. The recent update and overhaul has RUINED the App. The health meter now applies to every lesson, all the time. You effectively have six wrong answers before you have either wait a day or pay to refill your health. And it applies to words not learned yet, making it near possible to get through a lesson without simultaneously using Google translate. If your goal is to spend 10 to 15 minutes practicing a day, find another app. Duolingo is now just another money trap. Needless to say, I won’t be renewing the subscription.
Really no sound
plz give hearts on 5/22/2018
So my phone is perfectly fine and this game/teaching app is not playing the sound I am trying to get!It makes me so mad!>:/ So please add better sound I am leaving Japan in a few years and I need to learn the language so please help.Plus my crush is Japanese and I rlly like him
Please fix your app
sbk730 on 5/22/2018
I used to love this app but the recent update is horrible. It keeps crashing any time I try to enter the app (and I tried everything - restarting the app, hard resetting my phone, reinstalling the app, etc.) Please fix this!
Please make the font bigger
Mamaskitchen on 5/22/2018
It is barely legible.
Unfortunate updates
kbauer74 on 5/22/2018
You used to be able to choose your own levels from each category/lesson to review but you can’t anymore. This is annoying because there may be specific levels you want to review without redoing the entire category/lesson. Also, it makes you review redundantly easy lessons to earn “health” when you run out. Come on, Duolingo, really? You can do better!
Back to percents 😏
Openmyworld on 5/21/2018
I would like to be able to return to my percentages. it motivated me more. 🙁
Great!
Sjjdjcosnwnck on 5/21/2018
This app is helping me learn more Italian. I was born into an Italian-American family and learned some as a toddler, but mostly speaking English caused me to kind of forget some of it. I use this app to relearn some and it helps so I can communicate with my italian speaking grandparents well
LC
Nic45)5$578(68;67 on 5/21/2018
The app is working worse and worse every day making it impossible to learn and to be productive. The sound is not working and it does not let you speak either. I was quite happy with this app first. Then I noticed some bugs/mistakes in terms of grammar and some other linguistic issues.
Bugs
Yaboi303 on 5/21/2018
So I was playing and I got a question wrong I understood it next time I got the same question I did what the awnser was supposed to be and it said it was wrong and said what I put last time I don’t know what is wrong with it but please fix it, it is messing up my health (in the app)
No sound
I and My Tie on 5/21/2018
App no longer plays sound. I was thinking it was my phone but everything else works fine.
Intuitive, but messes up sometimes
Beef Supreme 666 on 5/21/2018
This model provides a format that is easy to pick up, and not have to rely on memorization. However! There are parts where “the voice” when speaking phrases, will only say part of a word... you have to take the loss to clear it.
Amazing!!!!!
CoastalTST on 5/21/2018
I learned more in two days then I learned in two years from my language teacher. I did 45 min each day.
Seriously fun way to learn a new language!!
kacheena on 5/21/2018
I can’t believe how much fun this app is! It doesn’t even feel like studying. I’ve always been wanting to learn Spanish for some time now and now I’ve fun a great way to do that. I never leave reviews for apps but this ones worth leaving one for!
Easy to use and fun
floyddp on 5/21/2018
I've enjoyed using this app. It's fun to learn a language at my own pace, and get a nice reminder daily to continue.
Full of mistakes
Travultwasrtrs on 5/21/2018
Fun app but LOTS of bugs and mistakes.
Not enough testing options
TH3F4LC0N on 5/21/2018
Something of a grind. I’ve done four years of French and I’d really like to practice the complicated verb tenses, but I have about thirty skills between my Duolingo skill level and my actual skill level, and it’ll take hours to try and get there. If there was an option to test out of more skills, I’d be much more inclined to use it for French. That being said, I’m learning Swedish and it’s great! Bottom line, use it.
What the hell does this app do?
Navy Moose on 5/21/2018
I downloaded this application to learn Vietnamese, so I can communicate with my in-laws. It starts with translating sentences as a first lesson. There is no audio to hear words pronounced. How the hell can the first lesson be translating sentences when most users would not know more than a few words???
Logged me out and then prompted me to rate the app. Bad timing.
TresAppy459 on 5/21/2018
As a learning tool, think it’s good. Struggle with finding the right level and getting stuck in beginner lessons too often which get boring. Yes , I am a calm man. Also got logged out for no reason, and then the pop up to rate the app appeared. : /
Tips and Tricks
Rhzyak on 5/21/2018
These are almost essential for new lessons, yet it's completely missing from the app. Not even for review of anything of the like. It makes the experience of the app far inferior than web.
Time to find a new Spanish language app
Alaska Songbird on 5/21/2018
Duolingo worked just fine for me until they added “health,” which ends your lesson if you make 5 mistakes (out of 30 questions). Sometimes I have to guess whether a word is masculine or feminine, because Duolingo never taught me. Basically, it doesn’t TEACH you (except for the occasional drop-down definitions); it only quizzes you. So you have to guess sometimes. But what is gained by kicking me out of the lesson after 5 mistakes? It’s counterproductive. ):-(
Very disappointed
itsmejesss on 5/21/2018
I had a 137 streak!!! And next day it says I lost it?? I’m very mad you guys made me loose my streak! I really enjoyed learning g from this app. I’m not gonna use it anymore until you guys fix this app! Or fix my streak.
Crowns are terrible
Wish it'd work better on 5/21/2018
The crown system has brought my duolingo use to a screeching halt. The app is no longer fun and just seems like work. If they get rid of the crown system I would use it again but can no longer recommend.
Why no Hindi?
TheSpex on 5/21/2018
I have to start off by saying that this is a great app. I mean seriously if you want to learn a language, this is probably the best place to do so. My main problem however, is that I wish that there was a Hindi course. As it being one of the most spoken languages in the WORLD, it would make sense too add it. Also, why have languages that are FAR less spoken such as: High Valerian or Dutch, instead of having a MASSIVELY spoken language like Hindi. All in all, this is a great app but I (and I’m sure there are others too) would REALLY appreciate if you added Hindi in.
So far pretty good
Ernmink on 5/21/2018
I have been using it everyday for over 30 days. I am slowly learning but found that I need additional support from other web sites that explain better certain aspects of the Spanish language; like interrogatory pronouns. Some times the speech reply does not work. For example: clicking the speaker icon does nothing and clicking the slow speed icon plays only the last word of the phrase. I found double clicking the slow icon as a solution when this issue presents itself. But the app overall is addictive so I keep using it.
A once great app is now frustrating...
GuitarBergie on 5/21/2018
I've been enjoying a very long streak of over 500 days learning languages with this app. I've always enjoyed it very much... but... Duolingo' s recent redesign is very frustrating and the app is no longer enjoyable. 1. The app mis-evaluates many answers, marking correct answers as wrong. 2. This wouldn't be such a big deal, but every wrong answer loses ONE FULL health bar--and you only get 5 before the app forces you to BUY health with $$, use lots of earned coins to buy renewed health, or quit and come back later. 3. Earning health is often very stingy--something like 1 to 15 coins per treasure chest instead of 20 coins or more as before. It's almost impossible to build up coins for buying health, streak protection, etc., without having to spend $$. 4. The new style of creating "levels" for each topic/concept makes progress VERY slow and frustrating! For example, I had passed the Russian Basic Adjectives topic and many others before the redesign, but after redesign, I was shown to be at Level 1 and needed to pass 15 or 20 sessions to achieve Level 2. Ok, if it's higher difficulty I can see that, but I was mostly repeating/reviewing a lot of stuff I already learned and not moving ahead much. I could go on, but I won't. I'm not asking to revert back before the redesign--just let us progress more and faster by letting health bars last longer and/or giving us more chance to earn lots more coins. Thanks!
German buggy
Wkeithg on 5/21/2018
I can't past "Tap the Pairs" on the very first lesson. And if you’re going to insist on punctuation to get the answer right, GIVE ME ACCESS TO THE KEYBOARD!
Learning
shlegahimer on 5/21/2018
I love Duolingo for learn the words but I find it hard to talk with Spanish,French, German, and Chinese people so I think it could improve by helping us be able to hear it quickly like more “listen and white” drills. But besides that it is amazing😀
Hearts
hurkdhfiiekejej on 5/21/2018
I love the app but just hate the hearts. If you are not so good at something the first time you try it, do not get this app. Fun though!
Why not just charge you $$$ upfront?
Kurtyou812 on 5/21/2018
This app was great when it first came out. Now, you have to build up points. Lose points points watch stupid adds to get points, pay for them, or go back to the beginning to gain more points. Just charge up front. I’m no longer using this app to learn another language.
They want you to fail
Hfffsa346 on 5/21/2018
Stops reminder notifications when you’re close to a 7 day streak so they can make you pay $3.99 to “repair” your streak
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