Duolingo

Duolingo

By Duolingo

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2012-11-13
  • Current Version: 5.1.19
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 98.06 MB
  • Developer: Duolingo
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 206,261 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. 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. If you don’t choose to purchase Duolingo Plus, you can simply continue using Duolingo for free. Privacy Policy: https://www.duolingo.com/privacy Terms of Service: https://www.duolingo.com/terms

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Reviews

  • The iOS app never explains anything

    2
    By phasbot
    I completed the French tree at 71% fluency, which seems to be the around the highest it can go for French. However, at the rate I keep getting the grammar exercises wrong, I feel like my real fluency is more like 25%. The iOS app is pretty basic. That is, you're left to guess why words go in certain places. I've only seemed to learn by memorization, as the app offers no explanation for any of the grammar rules. It's a glorified flash card app where you just memorize the answers and are left to figure the rules out on your own. I also felt like the app should have gotten progressively harder as you went down the tree. Instead, most exercises had this format: a phrase at the top, and a word bank at the bottom to make the translation. After a while, you can easily infer the English translation from the words available. To be fair, there *are* more detailed explanations on the duolingo web app, where I had assumed it was an exact replica of the native app. I wasn't aware the web version had more explanations until I was halfway through my tree. But, none of that excuses the iOS app's flaws.
  • Lately, Annoyingly Glitchy

    5
    By Artemaeus
    I’m currently traveling abroad and using the app to brush up, but it’s ridiculously glitchy and slow. It continuously freezes and key taps lag making it utterly useless. I though Duolingo was about making learning a new language simple and fun? These added frustrations serve counter to that theme. It needs to be fixed and improve the quality control before rolling out changes.
  • Wow! 💝

    5
    By Puppy✌🏻🎨🍕
    This app helps me to French. I love t because of that but don’t get disappointed if your seeing this review, Duolingo has many many many languages to chose from!
  • Is the Chinese Mandarin

    5
    By sofiesigns
    I have one question
  • mi ŝatas ĝin multe

    5
    By karakira
    こんにちは! i have used duolingo everyday for over a year now & love it.
  • The Chinese course is bad

    3
    By _BrightFuture_
    我今天要出去 = 今天我要出去; In Duolingo, it’s not.
  • You can't practice languages with this app.

    1
    By SwankyLynx
    There is a lot of mistakes and misspelling on English to Russian pair. So I believe in other languages too. If you already know language enough to understand, then this app is waste of time for you. Maybe if you don't know the language at all you can learn something from this app, but if you "know" lang you can't practice here due to lots of mistakes. Also, the tasks repeating from day to day, it's boring. The "top-chart" system aka login every day and "practice" to get your points to challenge your friends is unnecessary here, though. All of this makes this app a game and not a learning tool.
  • Problems with update

    4
    By Hdope
    I've been using this app for two years now. I love learning bits of new languages with it. I'm not a serious studier, but recently I've felt a push to work towards becoming fluent in Spanish. I find the new graphics very distracting. Who are this cartoon characters staring at me? I get punished for not capitalizing a letter by mistake or forgetting a comma. So, even though my answer is correct, I'm punished for menial things that easily happen when practicing on an iPhone. Obviously, this app doesn't offer autocorrect (and that's a good thing) but I do think they should be a bit more lenient. Also, the part where you tap the words to form a sentence for translation, the audio seems to be lagging there now. So, I'm not hearing each word as I form the sentence. Mostly frustrated for being punished for not using a comma. I'm not using this app to work on my grammar skills. I can get another app for that.
  • It’s great when supplementing it with other means of learning like Babbel and other resources.

    4
    By some guy you should listen too
    Yup.
  • Error message

    1
    I keep getting the error message even when my answer is correct, which prevents me from progressing and keeping my streak...VERY frustrating!

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