Duolingo

Duolingo

By Duolingo

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2012-11-13
  • Current Version: 5.2.7
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 101.79 MB
  • Developer: Duolingo
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 288,208 Ratings

Description

Duolingo is Apple's iPhone App of the Year! Duolingo is the world's most popular way to learn languages with over 200 million users. 23 languages to choose from. Super fun and free — Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Irish, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Turkish, Norwegian, Polish, Hebrew, Esperanto, Vietnamese, Ukrainian, Welsh, Greek, Hungarian, Romanian, and Swahili. Oh, and English too. "Far and away the best language-learning app." —The Wall Street Journal "Duolingo may hold the secret to the future of education." —TIME Magazine PC Magazine Editors' Choice for Language Learning: "Among iPhone apps for learning or practicing a language, you can't beat Duolingo." "The most productive means of procrastination I’ve ever discovered. The short lesson blocks are painless and peppy, and reaching the next level (and then the level after that) becomes addictive." —Slate Duolingo is changing the way people learn languages. With Duolingo, you learn a language for free. You have fun while you learn, leveling up and competing with friends. Yeah, it's pretty sweet. -------------------------------------------- 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. Duolingo currently offers the following subscriptions: $9.99 per month $47.99 per six months $79.99 per twelve months These prices are in U.S. dollars - they may vary in countries other than the U.S. and are subject to change without notice. If you don’t choose to purchase Duolingo Plus, you can simply continue using Duolingo for free. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable. Privacy Policy: https://www.duolingo.com/privacy Terms of Service: https://www.duolingo.com/terms

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  • Ok

    3
    By sue9forbes
    Not enough flexibility with length of session; although consistent practice is ideal for learning a language, we live in a world that is “less than ideal” so that busy individuals such as myself would prefer an interface more receptive to sporadical practice and the occasional “binge” practice session.
  • Health?

    1
    By NSelegzi
    The lessons are good, but if you make any sort of mistake you lose “health”. Once you’re out, you have to restart the lesson. Even if you pay for the ad-free version you still are stuck having to wait to take lessons for your health. I ended up giving up because of this health thing. You can pay for health, but it’s very expensive. The lessons are good, the business model idiotic. I’ve read they only recently introduced health, and if so hopefully enough bad reviews will get them to eliminate health.
  • Great but annoying

    3
    By Joseph7Felix
    This app was pretty easy to help learn Spanish but it was a bit confusing sometimes but I'm rating 3 stars because of the whole "gems" thing or whatever they are called because if your in a lesson and you get one wrong then you lose a life and if you want to get 1 life then you watch an ad and they already force you to watch ads anyway and knowing that I don't know Spanish I shouldn't have my whole lesson erased (because it forces you to exit without saving progress) just for not knowing Spanish well because that's the reason I got this app lol they should fix the whole stupid gems thing. UPDATE: another thing they should update is checking who likes your posts so if you join a club and I make a funny comment or something and I get a bunch of reactions, I wanna be able to check who liked it so please also update that
  • Duolingo club posts not showing up

    2
    By sottovoce1
    On the Duolingo club message board, the usual posts about XP levels, highest XP of the week, lessons completed, etc are no longer showing up. Those were the posts that motivated club members to keep up the pace. Please bring them back.
  • Great, minor flaws

    4
    By KittyKat040496
    The app does a good job slowly incorporating languages. However, some aspects are confusing. For example, it will say “Record what she said” and sometimes it means it wants you to record verbatim, and other times it means it wants you to translate—but you don’t know until you get it wrong. Other than that I enjoy it
  • Excessive ads

    1
    By Amer777
    Too much ads, I understand you need to monetize the app, but I fell and excessive use of ads
  • Five stars but..

    5
    By #Jayme😍❤️😘😍❤️😘
    I absolutely love this app. I am 60% fluent in French and I have only been doing it for two weeks. The thing is because I do it so much I have a lot of lingots (119) but there is really nothing good in the store except for the outfits which I have bought both already. So if you would add more outfits or other fun stuff that would be great. Also the strengthening problem i am gone for three hours and it says I need to strengthen things I did yesterday!! Big disappointment please fix
  • It was a great app... at some point

    1
    By mermaid mari
    Now there’s ads, and “gems” and apparently you can’t and shouldn’t make mistakes unless you want to be banned for 4 hours or so. I’m deleting the app. How can I learn something when I’m being punished for making a mistake or trying to be coerced into watching ads or updating. Some of us don’t have the luxury of paying for these things, Hence why Duolingo was so popular, because it was free without all the extra BS.
  • Love it but few flaws

    2
    By ❤️❤️Summer rules
    So I got Duolingo to help me with my Spanish for school, this app is amazing I started with Spanish and am now learning Russian Hebrew and German. The app allows you to learn and practice languages you aspire to learn, it also allows you to follow people who are learning the same languages as you are. You can join clubs and practice your skills while having a conversation with a bot. However while this app is great and very educational it has this thing called "health". Whatever person came up with the idea to put a health bar needs to evaluate their life decisions. The health bar is a perfectly ok thing if you're perfect and never miss anything. But not everyone is like this. I for instance like to learn from my mistakes however I can't do that when I miss 5 and get kicked out for "not having enough health". What.... And it takes a bit to generate health back too. I really want to learn but this is a significant prohibitive factor if I can't actually do a lesson because I missed a few dinky problems. People who decided to put a health bar, please and I mean please, get rid of it. Do us non-perfectionists a favor. Be like me and learn from your mistakes. The health bar is one of these mistakes. Get it right.
  • Learning new languages rocks

    5
    By compugraphd
    I heard about this program on jeopardy and I am having a blast using it. I’m still trying to find my level in Hebrew, Spanish, French and Italian (all of which I have studied before) but I am starting from scratch in Hungarian (which I never had a chance to learn before but always wanted to). I also am discovering that some of the Russian I learned in college sunk in. Thanks for a great app. PS there are still a few more languages I'd like to attack -- Hindi and Greek for two.

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