Duolingo - Learn Languages Free APK

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Duolingo - Learn Languages Free apk

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Download Version 4.84.3 (1017)
Apk Size36.37 MB
App DeveloperDuolingo
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Install on Android5.1 and up
App Packagecom.duolingo.apk
Website https://www.duolingo.com/

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Duolingo - Learn Languages Free is duolingo,education, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.64 by 984 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Duolingo website who developed it. com.duolingo.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 5.1 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 4.84.3 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 2025331+ times on store. You can also download com.duolingo APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Learn a new language with the world’s most-downloaded education app! Duolingo is the fun, free app for learning 35+ languages through quick, bite-sized lessons. Practice speaking, reading, listening, and writing to build your vocabulary and grammar skills. 

Designed by language experts and loved by hundreds of millions of learners worldwide, Duolingo helps you prepare for real conversations in Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, German, English, and more.

Whether you’re learning a language for travel, school, career, family and friends, or your brain health, you’ll love learning with Duolingo.

Why Duolingo?
★ Duolingo is fun and effective. Game-like lessons and fun characters help you build solid speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills.

★ Duolingo works. Designed by language experts, Duolingo has a science-based teaching methodology proven to foster long-term language retention. 

★ Track your progress. Work toward your language learning goals with playful rewards and achievements when you make practicing a daily habit!

★ Join the community. With 300+ million learners worldwide, you’re part of a language community on Duolingo.

★ Every language course is free. Learn Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Turkish, Dutch, Irish, Danish, Swedish, Ukrainian, Esperanto, Polish, Greek, Hungarian, Norwegian, Hebrew, Welsh, Arabic, Latin, Hawaiian, Scottish Gaelic, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, English, and even High Valyrian! 

What the world is saying about Duolingo⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️:

Editor's Choice and "Best of the Best” —Google Play

“Far and away the best language-learning app.” —The Wall Street Journal

“This free app and website is among the most effective language-learning methods I’ve tried… lessons come in the form of brief challenges — speaking, translating, answering multiple-choice questions — that keep me coming back for more.” —The New York Times

“Duolingo may hold the secret to the future of education.” — TIME Magazine

“...Duolingo is cheerful, lighthearted and fun…” — Forbes

If you like Duolingo, try Duolingo Plus for 7 days free! Learn a language fast with no ads, and get fun perks like Mastery Quiz to measure how much you’ve learned and downloadable courses for learning wherever you go!

Send any feedback to [email protected]

Use Duolingo on the Web at https://www.duolingo.com

Privacy Policy: https://www.duolingo.com/privacy
Terms of Service: https://www.duolingo.com/terms

App ChangeLog

  • New on Android: language tips! Tap the Tips icon next to certain skills to get helpful explanations of grammar, pronunciation and useful phrases. Now available in our Spanish, French and Chinese courses, with more to come!

App Screens

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requires following permissions on your android device.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

find accounts on the device
Allows the app to get the list of accounts known by the phone. This may include any accounts created by applications you have installed.

full network access
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read the contents of your SD card
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run at startup
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record audio
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control vibration
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prevent phone from sleeping
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modify or delete the contents of your SD card
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Google Play Reviews

  1. Naomi Mitchell-avatar

    Naomi Mitchell


    Mostly I love this app, but occasionally it tells me that I've gotten an answer wrong when I clearly haven't. They show me the correct answer and it is the EXACT same as the one I gave but no matter how many times I type it in it will continue to mark me wrong! It is infuriating because then I cannot move on in that level and I have to skip it. Fix this it is driving me mad! And one more thing... GET RID OF THE HEARTS!!!! They are an impediment to the learning process and extremely discouraging

  2. Thank You-avatar

    Thank You


    apk I am loving this app. Have started the French course yesterday and it's going great so far. However, one feature I've come here to suggest is to please add a reference or revision material of what is being taught in lessons. The TIPS in the beginning of lessons is very brief. It can't be relied for revision. And without a revision, I'm not sure I'll be able to store it all in. Please consider my suggestion, that'll help me a lot.

  3. Yehoshua Wittmer-avatar

    Yehoshua Wittmer


    app download The app provides a basic language learning, both speaking and reading, which is especially important when you want to continue to a more professional level later on. Sometimes the speakers are not as clear as they should, which will result in losing a heart, but you can always add hearts by passing a test and watching an ad. Diligence will result in extra points, to buy extra hearts. The free level is really good. Some of the translation wouldn't be used by a native speaker, but close enough.

  4. Colin Harasti-avatar

    Colin Harasti


    download for pc Not only is the app free, but when you run out of hearts, you have a few options. You can pay gems, which you earn by completing in-app achievements. You can upgrade to premium ($12.99/mo, with discounts for purchasing 6 or 12 months in advance) You can practice. That's right... if you need more hearts to play, you can just go back to a previously completed lesson and strengthen your existing skills in order to start learning new ones! What an awesome option!!

  5. RENEE Jackson-avatar

    RENEE Jackson


    دانلود I have been using the app for about 2 weeks. I enjoy it and feel like I am learning. Using the "tips" page before you begin new areas is important. Give it a try! Update: at about a month, still enjoy the game, a nd have encouraged 2 friends to join. However, the practice for hearts has been erroring out for a week now, I considered paying because I like learning with the app but the price is to high for the subscription period for me. Friends and I are considering trying something else.

  6. :Dianna: Bongard.-avatar

    :Dianna: Bongard.


    duolingo - learn languages for free. ( android iphone ipad ) I am really enjoying this app so far. I'm only learning Latin at the moment and getting a kick out of moving up leagues. I would give 5 stars if not for this huge problem with one particular phrase I can't get past, even though I enter it correctly, each time the results say it's wrong and deduct a heart. I've lost 7 hearts now and I'm spewing! They're not quick to get. Please fix this so I can move on past this!! Otherwise I'm forever stuck in it.

  7. Sam Halpern-avatar

    Sam Halpern


    دانلود برنامه The app itself is wonderful. I feel like I'm learning. The push notifications can be Super Passive Aggressive, so if that's something that might affect you, just turn them off. Also, with the change from lingots (which, love the name) to gems, I have no idea what the conversion rate is? am I paying the same for my streak freezes? what's going on? there's been NO messaging on that and I hate hate it

  8. Kayla Bolton-avatar

    Kayla Bolton


    تنزيل Duolingo was one of my absolute favorite apps until the Heart feature was incorporated. If you make too many mistakes, and you don't have enough gems to re-up you must quit until you have enough hearts. In order to continue you must upgrade to Duolingo Plus; making it a cash grab. This is not a game. Learning a language is a life skill, and important. Very unfortunate. Five star app to a two star app.

  9. Lashel-avatar



    دانلود نرم افزار I'm surprised by how much I appreciate various aspects of this app! Yes, it's already awesome because it's a free language app, but it seems to work, the details are VERY GOOD, and the visual appeal is quite nice! Plus, I kind of hate that siren time suck that is Facebook, and while loading it asks you how much benefit you got from 15 minutes a day of social media time (as opposed to 15 minutes a day to actually be able to communicate with a HUMAN in some other country). I <3 YOU, DUOLINGO!

  10. Thomas Edwick-avatar

    Thomas Edwick


    The app makes it fun to come back and learn, and the positive reinforcement when you get something right (or the hints when you're wrong) make you feel like you're constantly making progress. I LOVE putting my skills to the test when listening to the stories. Two recommendations: 1) Stories without text, to purely test listening 2) Grammar lessons - especially verb conjugation! I've had to look these up elsewhere, which honestly is fine, but would be great to have in one place!

  11. Matt aubin-avatar

    Matt aubin


    I haven't been using this for too long, only one day but right now its very fun. You dont need to pay anything to learn it, it will only speed up the progress. As the biggest difference I've currently seen to having a membership is, that you can take a break when you want. Which makes sense they need to make money. So far ads haven't been intrusive and put in at good times. The one thing that I find wrong with it is that they should use pictures of things more often and not english

  12. Lucy Smith-avatar

    Lucy Smith


    The leaderboards became optional, which is great. I still have issues with privacy. I'm not sure the option to block unknown followers works. I blocked them, yet they still are listed as my followers. When I go totally private, I don't see strange followers, but I don't see friends either (ppl whom I follow and who follow me). Otherwise all seems to work great. I love the stories. They are witty & interesting, and the exercises & topics are diverse. I also appreciate the variety of languages.

  13. Ike Menchaca-avatar

    Ike Menchaca


    "Does it work?" Like anything else only if you put in the time. I've learned the building blocks for two new languages from Duo to basic proficiency that could be improved with immersion and live practice. Could be better at highlighting its lessons (tips) that prepare you to enter each level. Update 10/7: Most recent update limits you to 5 mistakes per day which is punitive and counterintuitive to education. Was trying to get some family members on it but this is a non starter.

  14. Samantha S-avatar

    Samantha S


    I like a lot about this app, I always find myself coming back to it to learn some more. The only thing I struggle with is speaking the language, I wish I could do more learnings on the pronunciation of words (maybe I haven't gotten far enough in any of my languages yet for that) but I feel confident with the reading and writting portion that I have learned from this app. Overall I highly recommend this app for getting into new languages.

  15. Ask Questions-avatar

    Ask Questions


    Very strange... It seems like the teaching method is worth it but based on the weird phrases I'm not sure I trust that I am learning anything valid. For example, when learning a new language you'd expect the basics like, "Hello, how are you?" not "I am a dove" or "Does dad love?" Quite an odd first impression, I must say.

  16. N Weasels-avatar

    N Weasels


    Recent update made it far harder to comprehend the voice prompts. Speaking too fast and not enunciating words clearly compared the previous voice prompts. Additionally there are times where the audio prompt simply will not play, and you will have to restart the lesson. Up until the update on the 6th I would have given the app 4-5 stars, but now I just don't even hardly have the motivation to use it other than to keep from getting bombarded with notifications.

  17. Jotaro Kujo-avatar

    Jotaro Kujo


    This app is great for beginners who are getting into a new language, and for those who wish to just refresh their language skills. Its great for casual learning, doing just 5 minutes of it gets me into a productive mood. Overall awesome for those who enjoy learning new languages on the side, and a good little tool for those who wanna take their language learning serious.

  18. janejaneyrf-avatar



    This app is great in general but I'd like more repetition so I have time to absorb it. Also would be great to have some tables of grammar rules to refer to, like: I am, you are, we are, he is, she is, they are, etc. Italian seems like a complicated language and although I'm getting it right, I'm not sure if I understand it.

  19. jammydodger102-avatar



    This is a fantastic app but made almost unusable with the latest update after the introduction of the "hearts" feature, where after 5 errors, you can be locked out of learning new material for a period. I am not a paying subscriber but am happy to watch the in app ads. I would suggest giving users 20 rather than 5 hearts to encourage more new learning & pushing of boundaries, thereby not punatively punishing errors, which are essential for learning new languages.

  20. Hannah Baines-avatar

    Hannah Baines


    This app is great. It allows me to jump ahead on things I've already mastered, and provides encouragement on things I'm struggling with. Ive used other apps before and gotten stuck on a lesson with no way to move forward without spending money. THIS app let's me move on to another lesson once I've finished the first part of the previous lesson. It makes learning another language far easier and less stressful. Top marks!

  21. Oscar Reid-avatar

    Oscar Reid


    I started using this year's ago, then more recently probably due to the pandemic. I'm currently studying 3 languages. The lessons are easy to follow, and you get reminders for your daily sessions. You get the best out of it if you pay attention to the leaderboards, as this will provide additional motivation to get to the to of your current League. It has a few minor annoyances, and I wish I could switch off the sound in ads by default (has a mind of its own to be honest). Otherwise it's great!

  22. Anja Jakovska-avatar

    Anja Jakovska


    Great app! I use it to learn and practice German. But I've noticed that some feautres are missing, like hearts. There are lots of negative opinions on that feature, but I still want to be ableto access those features. Could be great if you add a word list to the lessons, especially now that Tinycards is deleted.

  23. Burton Burtonovich-avatar

    Burton Burtonovich


    I've stopped using duolingo. It's counterproductive to learning. The leaderboards and heart system is a cash grab and it's entirely too punative to be conducive to learning. Some of the sentences and structures are absurd. "My horse is a poet and not an architect" for instance. Duo has a system in place to report errors, but don't waste your time. nobody monitors. I was almost at a 200 day streak but it has become so frustrating that I actually hate it now. I'm out. Rosetta Stone is much better.

  24. Michael Bishop-avatar

    Michael Bishop


    I downloaded this app expecting it to be as amazing as it used to be a couple of years ago. I am shocked and appalled by a lack of ability to actually use this app. It continually freezes or will not access my lessons; it will never actually allow me to go to the shop; it often will freeze and restart and then bring me back to the beginning. I hope someone can fix this immediately otherwise I will be deleting it and getting my money back for the premium that I paid.

  25. Shantanu Hanchate-avatar

    Shantanu Hanchate


    Would've been 5💫 if it wasn't for the last two updates. I don't know if its a problem with my device, (most likely not) but the 'Complete Lessons To Restore' Feature has been scrapped🤯. It was such a useful feature. I hope you reintroduce the feauture as soon as possible.😤 Other than that, the app is marvelous.

  26. Petra-avatar



    Lots of languages on offer, good variety of learning (i.e. mixture of reading, speaking and writing) and overall easy to use. But (and this is a big BUT, hence only 3 stars): the recent introduction of hearts (and losing "lives" in case of mistakes) is counterproductive! It would be more motivational if gems could be used to unlock special skills/additional lessons or quizzes (rather than using them to dress Duo). Just an idea

  27. Cherisse Rogers-avatar

    Cherisse Rogers


    I love Duolingo as a supplementary language learning tool, but I will always write a less than happy review when they introduce the hearts system. I understand that the app is free, but we already see ads at the end of every lesson; the hearts system makes me nervous while I learn and impedes me from learning more if I make too many mistakes - - which is bizarre, because part of learning a new language is making mistakes! It actively turns away people who want to learn, so I hate having "hp".

  28. Brian C-avatar

    Brian C


    Excellent teaching methods. Keeps showing offline every so often when on stable Wifi. Have to quitte app and reopen. Pity about the hearts in the Android app. This prevents me from learning more in a day's session. In new subjects, 5 hearts hardly last one lesson. Previously I could spend an hour or more learning, with or without mistakes. Now I'm penalised. Yes, one can buy more, but this not conducive to learning. Downgraded from 5 to 3 stars.

  29. Jeremiah Shewcraft-avatar

    Jeremiah Shewcraft


    Good for supplementary language learning. However, the pronunciation, which is spoken by computer generated voices, is atrocious. Also, I'm not sure about other languages, but in Greek, there is no way to differentiate when one is expected to simply type the letter, or spell out the spelling of the letter. This makes the ABC section very confusing.

  30. Rosalyn B.-avatar

    Rosalyn B.


    Why is the iOS version different from Android? - On iOS I have the option to multiply the EXP, and get free gems by watching ads and here I don't. - Here I can practice old levels and get either 10 or 20 points, on iOS I do not have that option. - A bug on Android: if during a lesson, I go to the comments or put the app on the background, I cannot resume my lesson, the app remains in loading and never get out of there; I have to kill the app and start again (this doesn't happen on iOS)

  31. Chris Crinkle-avatar

    Chris Crinkle


    I used to really like this app. Now, not so much. Every time I get a question to tap the word pairs, the words won't show up. I've reported those questions every time for weeks now it won't work. Things like this have happened before and everytime it gets fixed, another problem shows up. It's a never ending cycle of bugs! Furthermore, the streak thing is rediculous. A better feature would be a counter of how many days you done Duolingo in total. Would NOT recommend!

  32. Michael Davis-Ickes-avatar

    Michael Davis-Ickes


    I loved duolingo until the changes that I found today. Getting booted from lessons for not having enough "hearts" then it's either subscribe for what was previously normal lesson attempts. Instead of duo plus being for benefits, it's now a subscription for what was the basic app. It makes me really consider just saving for and buying the languages I want to learn from other sources like rosetta stone. I don't have the time to waste doing extra "practicing" to earn a single heart back, etc...

  33. Bigsby-avatar



    Learn a freaking language for free AND its 90% accurate?? Hell yes. This is one of the best put together apps out there. Im learning Arabic and Spanish. Yes it has ads... but seriously a commercial break between lessons is no big deal. Free idea here... make your ads interactive in the language that the user is trying to learn. Might get more business that way. As long as it improves the learning on this app im good with it. Seriously awesome.

  34. Suchir Sane-avatar

    Suchir Sane


    Very nice app... All concepts are getting cleared I'm enjoying it alot, maintaining the streak. When I'm doing it I just think that I am in Europe(as I learn an European Language, Spanish, and German)for a minute........Thanks Duolingo alot. It is so fun it teaches us with the men and women, etc ........so, I'm giving all 5 stars

  35. Daniel Pledger-avatar

    Daniel Pledger


    This is a very good app to compliment language learning. It could be better if it has the option to have it explain why an answer is wrong so you could learn the rules of the language better. That being said it is very good for when you only have a spare 5 minutes and want some practice. Plus it is free which is always a plus.

  36. Abdul Haque-avatar

    Abdul Haque


    I'm sick of leagues! I've won all leagues and now, I want out. I want a button that allows me to exit from leagues, at my own discretion. It needs to be optional. There's no point in participating if I've already won, and should allow other users to participate and win. Other users will agree with this when I say some of us don't need the pressure of staying in the Diamond League when we can actually learn at our own paces. All I'm doing now is repeating lessons, instead of leaning new stuff.

  37. Audrey Friedman-avatar

    Audrey Friedman


    This is a great app and you don't need the pay version to access many of the things available. I especially enjoy the mixed types of questions....translate this, match these, repeat this, etc. It is a very effective way of learning. Spanish is what I am using it for at this point and is all I have tried but I assume the format and teaching styles are the same for any language and look forward to learning more!

  38. Aaron Gindi-avatar

    Aaron Gindi


    Most recent update completely ruined the experience. I have been an avid user for a full year now, and in one update, one fell swoop, they went from a free, unlimited learning model to a pay-to-play service. Not to mention the sharp, complete devaluation of my hard-earned in game currency. You can take back your dark mode, give us the old model back.

  39. Jess Tottenham-avatar

    Jess Tottenham


    They expect us to know the answer before teaching, so we lose hearts. We have to watch ads to get hearts back. I only use this version for the app-only lessons. I wished it was words, not sentences. If I wanted sentences, I'd get a phrasebook. In the colour section, I have only learnt blue, black, red and yellow. This makes me want to do my OWN language learning website.

  40. سعید عاشوری-avatar

    سعید عاشوری


    It's a very easy to learn application and I love it. but My friends can't use it because it doesn't have Persian language and only me can use it because I already know English, it's actually my second language and I will be learning Russian, French and Turkish together and increase my knowledge in English. after all it's awesome and u should try it too. Have fun learning!

  41. Hunter Rolkosky-avatar

    Hunter Rolkosky


    Extremely helpful and intuitive learning the language I chose. You can learn as many languages as you want and it's very easy to use and they treat it like playing a game so it's fun, not difficult and frustrating. The ads are not intrusive and only play after the lesson you've finished. The pop-ups for getting premium are a bit more intrusive, but not annoying. I would recommend this to literally anyone.

  42. O K-avatar

    O K


    This app has been hugely beneficial as a learner with a previous traumatic brain injury. The style of repetition and intermittent introduction of new subjects has truly helped me to retain information. I began using this app consistently a bit over a year ago. I began a formal class for the language I'm learning about 3 months ago and the entire semester was basically stuff I already knew from duolingo, aside from some vocab. Only thing it's lacking is voice recognition pronunciation practice.

  43. Mallika Bachan-avatar

    Mallika Bachan


    Learning French - there seems to be no way to report issues with tips, only with checked answers. The sound that comes from the 'o' in Tips for the Basics 1 lesson, is nothing like the sound in the example words. This is repeated in Travel Level 2, Lesson 1 - the sound exercise for 'ho' (oo like in boo) sounds nothing like the word 'hotel' (o like in oh)

  44. calico 710-avatar

    calico 710


    The app is fantastic! But I'm someone who needs to write things down, so my lessons go really slowly as I try to take tons of notes. Also, it would be nice if if didn't go straight into reading AND speaking Japanese. It's a little overwhelming. That said, this is probably the most effective app I've come across for teaching language!

  45. Kim LaBelle-avatar

    Kim LaBelle


    thought I'd reinstall and try to learn a language I started a long time ago but I'm so overwhelmed and annoyed by all the junk on the app now that I'll be trying out other apps. There is a notification on the thumbnail and I have searched and searched and searched ... can't find it - guess it's as unimportant as all the "extras". Was considering purchasing, but I've reconsidered. The "badges, leagues and rewards" are unnecessary and the opposite of motivating for me.🤦✌️

  46. Nuffens-avatar



    I'm incredibly upset over the fact that they would introduce this Heart system to Duolingo. I'm absolutely heartbroken that they would do this because I have been a longtime user of the app and desktop version and I intend on introducing it to many other people but now I'm hesitant because of the blatant of cash grab that's frankly damaging to the app.

  47. Gregg Marchant-avatar

    Gregg Marchant


    The Korean course is sub-par. They use a mix of Revised Romanization spellings and phonetic romanizations, and this makes it a chore to guess which options to pick to match Korean writing to English sounds. I already know the Korean alphabet and the sounds the consonants and vowels make. I don't want to learn bad habits just to proceed to the more relevant lessons, but I can't skip them, and I couldn't test out of them because the placement quiz uses nonsense sentences and niche vocabulary.

  48. Jackie Fuchs-avatar

    Jackie Fuchs


    I love this app. I'll take the ads in between each lesson because I'm actually learning. But with the newest update of adding hearts, I'm annoyed. If one lesson is harder, suddenly I can't reach my daily goal due to making mistakes. Learning a language isn't some game like Candy Crush; it's an actual skill that I was utilizing in my life. Now I can't learn a full lesson because it's getting more difficult. I'd bump my rating up if that "feature" was removed.

  49. Samuel Butler-avatar

    Samuel Butler


    A fantastic app. The choice of languages to learn is very good, if a little Euro-centric. Some African languages, like Swahili or Igbo would be great. Having said that though, the lessons are fun and easy to get into a routine doing them. The app is good at motivating you and you do learn a lot; however, if you are serious about learning languages then I suggest buying a grammar book or two to use in conjunction with the Duolingo course. It's a great way to learn and practice languages.

  50. Jazmine Breaker-avatar

    Jazmine Breaker


    I've had this app for over a year! Love it! I started back on app recently. You can learn many languages as you want! Remember to start off slow learning at your own pace. You don't want to be overwelmed. You can start from as low as 15 minutes a day! Love the stories sometimes corny but still exciting and fun! They always offer questions, answers, tips and its constant education. I took two course decided to stick with one but will definitely take up more in future. I'm also a writer.

  51. A.K. Howard-avatar

    A.K. Howard


    Prior to imposing the hearts system on everyone, I would have given this app a 5-star rating. No, the language methodology isn't always great, but it's a free app and I appreciated it for what it was (and didn't mind supporting it with ad watching in the least). Now, the experience is stressful and unpleasant, and I feel actively discouraged from using it. While it's a useful tool, the teaching quality is not valuable enough for me to pay for it (particularly in my COVID economic situation).

  52. Jessica Ritchie-avatar

    Jessica Ritchie


    I've used Duolingo for languages I've studied to solidify what I know and grow from there. And I've started from nothing. I've found it more effective than my US public school classrooms in grinding things in until they're natural, and allowing you to go at your own pace. 4 stars, bc I do wish they would expand their languages on mobile. I can learn Klingon or Valerian, but only one US indigenous language. Latin, but no other "extinct" and equally useful languages, like Sumerian or Sanskrit.

  53. Kristen Greason-avatar

    Kristen Greason


    Good for what it is. Not really my learning style but even then it's helpful. I docked a star because some of the ads can't be closed and I have to restart the app and because some languages have limited features, like mandarin not having any challenges where it listens to you speak (though I haven't seen it in spanish in awhile either. Maybe they got rid of that). All in all, useful and relatively easy to navigate.

  54. zenika love-avatar

    zenika love


    This is one of the easiest a fun ways to learn a language!! It has fun moduals and i love the stories to lisren to and figure out what the storie is about. I get very excited to be able to understand another language to the full extent. I was not able to do that before i came across this app. Thanks Duolingo!

  55. Hayley Van-avatar

    Hayley Van


    You may think that you need the paid version but no you've got everything you need with the normal version and I got through the whole thing without paying and not many ads but my favourite thing was that you didn't need to pay for hearts there is an option for practise for a heart you just need to get most of them right and it's fine if you get a few wrong. Another good thing is if you aren't able to listen to the sound there is an option to not have the listening activities for a hour! Wow

  56. Joon Moon-avatar

    Joon Moon


    Recent updates are kinda ugly. It introduced a new bug where whenever I resize the app into half (sometimes I do this because I like to multitask like chatting etc.) and the lesson I'm currently doing suddenly begin loading again and as if it's loading forever. It also happens when I minimize Duolingo and return to the app afterwards where it begins to load again. This bug introduced into the app after adding the "Dark Mode" feature (which I don't ever use anyway). Please fix this please.

  57. Louis Stelling-avatar

    Louis Stelling


    This is a great way to practice your language skills. However, the app starts working slowly after a while, and becomes unresponsive at times. There is no way to fix it other than uninstalling the app entirely, and the reinstalling it. This ia very disappointing, and I am surprised they still haven't fixed it. (After all, the same problem has existed with this app for years.) If it weren't for this very annoying and frustrating problem, I would give this a five star review.

  58. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Update- ok so... the latest update is not great. For some reason, everything is more expensive now- the drop rates of the ingame currency are way lower and everything costs way more. It's so imbalanced now. As a tool to refresh a language you sort-of learned in high school, Duolingo is excellent. As a tool to learn a new language, it is... ok. I would love for all Android users to be able to practice speaking as well as writing and hearing the language.

  59. Raushan Khatoon-avatar

    Raushan Khatoon


    Loved the App. It's the best app for learning. The fact if you forget to take your lesson, it will e-mail you to remind you to take lessons! It's fun and easy to use. Also if you're learning French, Spanish or German (there's another language I forgot about), it allows you to read stories on checkpoint 1! ♥ And I love Duo as my teacher! Edit: And with the new update, you can listen to fun podcasts too! Keep adding the updates! It's a bit Laggy, but it's alright!

  60. Tony Allen-avatar

    Tony Allen


    The app is good in terms of interesting, and fun language learning. I came across an issue with the app accessing two different internal keyboards, one in which the language can't be changed to another language other than English. I can't proceed in the lesson without typing Russian (what I'm learning) on this alt-keyboard. Which isn't possible. I have sent a message to Duolingo service support, and they've recieved my message. Though, after several days, they have yet to suggest a solution.

  61. Jacob Payne-avatar

    Jacob Payne


    Used to be 5 stars and would recommend it to everyone. It was a great learning tool, the streak system kept your motivation high and the ads weren't intrusive at all and it really seemed like they cared about their audience. Then all of a sudden the heart system is introduced, punishing you for your mistakes and prohibiting your progression in a sly attempt to get you frustrated enough to buy pro. I expected this from other apps but was naive enough to believe Duolingo was better than them.

  62. Joe Perrett-avatar

    Joe Perrett


    Prior to this week, I would have given this app five stars. However, the recent update is one of the most shameless attempts at money grabbing I have ever seen. You are now essentially limited to 5 mistakes per day unless you subscribe, which makes learning anything new incredibly difficult. To top this off, all the lingots I had earned were deleted as part of the update.

  63. Buried Alive-avatar

    Buried Alive


    Good app for REMEDIAL learning. Not good for a beginners course because this app is disorganized. It has problems introducing new words into the required answers which were not introduced previously, and it does not correlate words with real images. The app also does not teach plurals, possession, or explain other needed knowledge in the proper order required for the proper introduction content before it is required in an answer. As this course required a lot of previous knowledge of the language for me to satisfy the apps testing phases, a beginner would not have a good time trying to start from nothing. The content needs to be better organized, and thought out carefully, so as to appear only after the words have been introduced. It's an "almost" app. I spent $50 bucks to learn this. Unfortunately this leaves Rosetta Stone as a better content provider for the purpose of training new learners, but at a cost that is not reasonable. However this app does have an otherwise easy to use interface, an nice fun feel, and a do it at your own pace style with mild competition with others.

  64. Soren Magnusson-avatar

    Soren Magnusson


    It's alright for drilling. I don't at all expect to be able to learn the language I'm focused on through Duolingo. I find some of their UI changes bothersome, esp the tiles that are now too small to read. Mostly, I can't stand the bell sound. It's like nails on a chalkboard. I try to move as quickly as possible through each one, and it's nothing but DING DING, DING DING. Something less harsh would be very appreciated.

  65. Andrynn Moser-avatar

    Andrynn Moser


    Everything was fine, I would have given 4 stars. But then you decided to do an update. Lingots were fine, the prices were reasonable, but then you made gems, Everything became super expensive, and you made hearts a thing. I just lost 1/3 of all I had earned and I only got 8 gems from completing this lesson. I may come back and change this review, but I doubt it.

  66. M Larsen-avatar

    M Larsen


    This is a fun app with a nice interface, a lovable owl, many languages, and has added a story-reading section since its start that is the highlight of my practice. Its downside, as with almost any app, is that it's structured on noun vocab acquisition, and little on verb conjugation patterns. Fluency ends at small talk. Also, it's built so you "lose" when you don't practice, making it dumb down when you return from an absence (like playing Level 1 of a game you beat in the past) for weeks.

  67. Gordon Kramer-avatar

    Gordon Kramer


    Enjoying this a lot (for Portuguese). I'd give it 5 stars, except I find all the cartoonish graphics and congratulatory messages pretty annoying after a while. It would be great if there was an " adult mode" for those who just want to learn a language without all the entertainment

  68. Farman Ali-avatar

    Farman Ali


    I use Duolingo in my tablet to learn Japanese and I really like this app. I have tried so many apps but Duolingo is the best. The teaching methods and content is all good but there's some technical glitches. Sometimes it freezes and I can't watch other people's profiles, it keeps loading but doesn't show anything. I would definitely give it 5 stars if the technical problems are solved. Also you should add the removing and resetting a language feature in android application.

  69. Jen BGoode-avatar

    Jen BGoode


    It's been a little over a year since my last review. I had been on the "plus" version, which was fine. I don't mind helping out programs like this when they are essentially free. It's a good app for learning words and specific phrases. Not sure when I'll tell someone that jag tycker inte om sköldpaddor, but maybe it'll help at some point. Can be enjoyable and fun without it seeming like work.

  70. dehj-avatar



    My microphone is giving a lot of problems! Also it's stressful that previous assignments lose their progress as you learn. It's stupid. Why not when fa full 25 lesson is complete a compiked test of all the assignments is created? That works better for everyone. Especially if they're learning more than one language.

  71. Isabel Reedman-avatar

    Isabel Reedman


    Turns out I love this app for different languages, if you really suck at learning like me the repetition is great. But PLEASE GET RID OF THE HEARTS. I mustve had some amazing lucky bug because I didnt have it, but then I trialled pro to get rid of the adverts for a while and now I have them!! For the love of god PLEASE GET RID OF THEM I WILL TRADE DARK MODE FOR IT

  72. Lisa Hinton-avatar

    Lisa Hinton


    I've been thoroughly enjoying Duolingo for years now. I've dabbled in several languages - have gotten pretty good at two of them. I've been quite happy with the app, & told many people about it. However, recently they've re-introduced the 💙 system. You can make only five mistakes, then must purchase more 💙 or you have to wait until the next day to try again. This impedes learning but worse, is a sneaky way of Duolingo to make money off of its users. (Isn't that what ads are for?) Awful.

  73. Kallitf Barletta-avatar

    Kallitf Barletta


    It's worthy it and also funny, all the lesson teach you something and the app hasn't any problems. The most important thing for me is that they typically makes us practice our pronunciation and that's make the improvement more visibles. You have to try it, it's fantastic!

  74. Josh Perry-avatar

    Josh Perry


    I've been really enjoying using duo to learn French. The lessons are easy to follow. It reminds you on a daily basis (if you want) to do your lesson and rewards you for completing them consistently. Ads in the free version aren't intrusive at all. There is the occasional (maybe one question in 10 lessons) mistake in wording/grammar but they are usually pointed out in the comments. My only gripe is I wish there was more explanation of using masc/fem, plural, and i/you/we.

  75. Seth Pahre-avatar

    Seth Pahre


    Absolutely amazing app. I used the free version for 6 months, now I'm on the premium to accelerate my learning. There are so many languages you can learn, even fictional ones. They have recently been adding some new features like a dark theme and animated avatars. I miss the remedial class feature where you fix the broken circles. They need to bring that back

  76. Joe Neff-avatar

    Joe Neff


    Great app, especially for beginners. I am refreshing after more than a decade away from Spanish studies and usage and I'm finding the progression too slow for me and I'm not needing all the repetition, so I wish there was a way to "test out" of some of the initial work without paying for the plus plan. Maybe there's a way to do it that I don't understand.

  77. Ali Karazmoodeh-avatar

    Ali Karazmoodeh


    Great App. But in the last few updates, the Tips part is not working properly when I try to scroll the page. So I have to ignore the Tips and go straight to the questions. I waited for several updates for this bug to be fixed, but unfortunately the problem remains in every new update. I am using Android version 6.0. I give 5 stars as soon as this problem is solved.

  78. R Dreher-avatar

    R Dreher


    I LOVE this app!! it's super useful! the learning style is perfect for me and i love it when apps make learning interesting!I also love how it gives you little sneak peeks at Duolingo Plus and it's really nice to see all of the positive notes from Duo. I would recommend this to anyone and everyone learning a new language because this is fast and fun and most importantly effective.the only thing i would change is if we could change between the word board and typing. Have fun learning everyone !!!

  79. Mel Christ Follower-avatar

    Mel Christ Follower


    I have been using Duolingo for about 2 weeks and I have really been loving it, but for some reason, yesterday it just kind of un-updated. So now the leader board only has 5 leagues instead of 6, it won't let me add a profile picture ,I'm getting way less lingots and the app won't let me update it. I really want to update Duolingo because I really love it. Please fix.

  80. Thomas Anderson-avatar

    Thomas Anderson


    I believe this is a very worthwhile use of time and a very pleasant app to use for the most part. Honestly I cannot say enough great things about the app My only complaints would be that it feels like this app is talking down to me, I would like to learn either Cantonese or Mandarin due to some friends, but the only option on the app is chinese, It feels like the app thinks I'm too dumb to choose. My other issue is that sometimes I just want to watch a lecture and be told how sentences work.

  81. Nathan Dorn-avatar

    Nathan Dorn


    This app desperately needs a flashcard mode. Also, it doesn't offer much to check and calibrate for vocal fluency or knowledge retention. The app will often not tell you WHY your choice was wrong and which was right. This can be a huge time waste, having to dig further to find the actual reasoning. That being said, this app is extremely accessible and can teach you some fundamentals quite quickly. I just wish they added those features to help people who wish to use it in a real world setting.

  82. Crinkle Bun-avatar

    Crinkle Bun


    Good app for learning, but with drawbacks. My main issues have been: the mobile app has no access to the informational material about the lessons, so everything is trial and error. This clashes into the new "hearts" system that they've implemented, which cancels your lesson if you make too many mistakes. For an app that doesn't allow you to read up, and then proceeds to stop you for making mistakes...it isn't fun or encouraging, or sensible. It's just irritating.

  83. Alyana E.-avatar

    Alyana E.


    Been using Duolingo for a week now and I love it!!! I just noticed that this past few days, the mic isn't working on the app. I keep on losing hearts when the question requires dictation since the app won't recognize the external mic. I tried using a mic in other apps and there seemed to be no problem with the mic nor the phone itself. Please help.

  84. Rachel Morris-avatar

    Rachel Morris


    I've used this app for years. The new updates are terrible. Slowly rolled out changes then changed it to a paid app and not cheap either. Really ruined the experience. I was doing really well in the course but this change has stalled my progress complete! I understand the need to make a bit of money but they should have gotten better advertising revenue instead of punishing their users. Really disappointed.

  85. Flightless Tuatara-avatar

    Flightless Tuatara


    If you install this and find that you have resources called "hearts" and "gems", and do not have "lingots", you've been automatically entered into a beta that you are going to wish you hadn't been. There is no way to leave the beta, but I hear that remaking your account is a workaround. It's too late for me, but maybe you still have a chance. It still looks nice, I just wish it didn't violate everything I know about language pedagogy.

  86. Mason Waller-avatar

    Mason Waller


    I love this app and have been using it for years, but this new update with the hearts makes me want to look for a different platform. Limiting my mistakes is stressful and counterintuitive to a good learning environment. I'm very disappointed. I understand they want to encourage subscriptions but I would recommend finding a different way to do it

  87. Mikey Jones-avatar

    Mikey Jones


    Used to think this app was brilliant and have been using it everyday, really felt like they wanted to help me learn. Now they have this silly 5 mistakes a day limit and it takes the fun out of learning. I get they need to make money through subscription but there are other apps that are better that don't have these limitations. A silly update on their behalf.

  88. Wednesday Adams-avatar

    Wednesday Adams


    I just adore this app. It's so cool and rewarding. The leagues, streak and XP just make you want to duolingo ALL DAY.I am definitely gonna recommend this to other people. But I have a glitch, I'm using this on a Tab A 2016 7". The glitch is that images don't load in the tips and stories sections. And scrolling in the tips section is very hard and glitchy.

  89. Lee Hales-avatar

    Lee Hales


    This was a great app and have used for 5 and a half years, currently on a 967 streak but do not like the latest heart update. I'm sure it's an attempt to get people to use a paid version but I am trying to learn not worry about running out of hearts over a spelling mistake.

  90. Andreas Smalios-avatar

    Andreas Smalios


    I love the app and the concept itself, however punishing me for making mistakes, and taking my "health" in a language I have never studied before, make NO SENSE. It's really discouraging to come back to the app. We learn by making mistakes, and this is clearly just a way to try and convince the consumer to buy duolingo plus.

  91. citizen serious-avatar

    citizen serious


    I realy love the app, it gives me a lot, thank you so much guys. But Exodus found so much trackers: 1. Adjust 2. Facebook Ads 3. Facebook Analytics 4. Facebook Login 5. Facebook Places 6. Facebook Share 7. Google AdMob 8. Google Firebase Analytics 9. Google CrashLytics 10. Unity3d Ads | It realy makes me sad. I always recomended the app, feeling kind of bad now about it. There is a button to opt out of tracking, i hope it does what it says.

  92. Josh Reynolds-avatar

    Josh Reynolds


    I've been using this app for 7 years and am a former premium subscriber, the newest update is the worst change I've ever seen. It discourages learning and really has just ruined the whole experience to the point that I'm considering uninstalling. Limiting the app and taking things away doesn't make me want to pay for premium again. There is no way I can recommend it to anyone with the new "pay to make mistakes" system in place, what a shame.

  93. Ghost K-avatar

    Ghost K


    I absolutely love this app. With in just a few days I'm able to form a whole sentence in Spanish. I have two issues that are a big problem for me. First is the white background. I use the app through out the day but mostly at night. So a dark mode or way to change the background color would be awesome. Another problem is the competition. At first I loved it but now I find myself flying through courses just to be top 3 and I'm not learning anything new by that. I'd like to be able to turn it off

  94. Skylar LaFrance-avatar

    Skylar LaFrance


    I am frustrated with this app. It doesn't pronounce the word on the flashcards, during the multiple choice on the translation, when you "write" the translated English bubble. Bieng a visual and sound learner, it's hard for me to actually pronounce and retain a word or phrase if I'm left guessing. I find it especially frustrating during the Vietnamese course as it has different intonations. It doesnt teach you noun classifiers.This problem with Duolingo is also consistent with the other courses.

  95. Calvin Kretz-avatar

    Calvin Kretz


    I've been using this app for about a year and now the hearts is killing this app. It feels like a pure money grab to force you into premium. I have to watch all those ads at the end is that not enough? If you can't even get all your hearts refilled in 24hrs. Amazing how whoever is new running this company is going purely into profit away from education. You should not be punished for mistakes it makes you learn better when you have to figure out the translation. I'll be trying to find anotherAPP

  96. Chukwuebuka Eric-avatar

    Chukwuebuka Eric


    I've been using this app for a while so I like the interface and all. To make it better, I'd like a setting where I could turn off the images so I can focus more on the words. I think this works better for Japanese where you need to know the kanji itself. Also, I'd like a way for me to type the answers directly instead of tapping from the options, thanks.

  97. Michelle Snarr-avatar

    Michelle Snarr


    My stomach is just upset. I loved this app, until the update. I'm punished now for making mistakes. I hate the backhanded learning tool slapping me in the face for the all mighty dollar. I won't pay the monthly fee. I've used duolingo since 2015. I would give the app 5 stars prior to this update. I'm looking elsewhere for my languages teacher. I was doing well learning 5 languages. So, just don't get involved with this app. I'm on the hunt, wish me luck 😟😥😰

  98. Andrew Bailey-avatar

    Andrew Bailey


    Having access to a free language learning app is fantastic. However I think there should be a greater focus on teaching verb conjugation and other grammatical rules, rather than leaving it up to the learner to work it out for themselves based on reading sentences. Also I would like more of the questions on the mobile app to require a typed answer rather than selecting words from boxes.

  99. Jesstyn Campbell-avatar

    Jesstyn Campbell


    I'm learning really quickly with this app, and I'm satisfied with the teaching methods. The only slight issue I have is that it's technically teaching me to translate it more than speak it... But really I could learn to speak it if I put in the effort to say aloud the things I'm translating.

  100. Sarah Gibson-avatar

    Sarah Gibson


    The lessons are nicely progressive. But the format is too gamey! I don't care about hearts and rewards and competition. Just now I "ran out of hearts" and the only option it gives is to sign up for "plus" whatever that is. I lost all progress in the lesson. RUBBISH!. ......Now that I have used the app for several months, I like it more and more. I did sign up for Plus (the paid version of the app) and am studying French and reviewing Spanish. It is very conversational.

  101. Mukaddas Imtiaz-avatar

    Mukaddas Imtiaz


    A large number of audio is missing after the update in "translator the sentence" lesson, where we have to choose word from box and translator the sentence. Hobbies 1 of arabic have some serious translation problem, I can't complete the level because of it. Correct answer is not accepting. ★ Language - Arabic.

  102. Ramon Votre-avatar

    Ramon Votre


    Great app to start a language. Just keep practicing and you can see the results. Edit: If you connect some bluetooth device in the middle of a lesson (or the device reconnects for some reason), it reloads the app and the screen keeps loading forever. This also happens when you change your focus to other app for a while and returns.

  103. Jim P-avatar

    Jim P


    Love it, but... Things like always showing the correct translations doesn't always occur. I wish it was on more screens. I also wish you could click more words and get the sound with the translation after you fail. Like, I get not showing it while you're trying to write it, but after its marked wrong, let us click on the words. Having the ability to click on the correct translation and hear the words would be awesome. I would like the option to do speech only lessons too.

  104. Calin Dermott-avatar

    Calin Dermott


    EDIT: The heart system is cash grab to try and force you to pay for the subscription. I'm not sure I would recommend Duolingo without paying for the subscription now. Overall, it's a good app for introducing you to a new language; however, with Duolingo alone you're likely never going to become fluent. Very good for introducing you to new vocabulary and just dipping your toe into something new

  105. Zhenis Pirnepessov-avatar

    Zhenis Pirnepessov


    First of all, it is free! None "after ten days", "one month later" warnings, ads for premium may disturb you. Premium version is always an option, if you want more, but it is not obligatory. Steps are putted thoughtfully to achieve and maintain what you learned. You can take tests, if you're not beginner level, and start from your side. I haven't tried yet but there is particular testing systems for vocabulary and grammar.

  106. Cordel Ball-avatar

    Cordel Ball


    The app is free and thats why its amazing. But this app should never be how you actually learn. It doesn't "teach" you how to structure your words or how to actually speak it. It's simply a matching game. Use this along side other programs that properly teach a language. I will continue to use the app, however i would never recommend it be how you learn the language, but maybe how you stay refreshed on the language if a pinpal is not an option.

  107. Raja Marathe-avatar

    Raja Marathe


    I have been using this App for the past 5 days to learn Norwegian as a beginner. It's a great App, easy to use, and builds up your language skills by asking questions. The questions are clear, the spoken Norwegian is clear. I want to congratulate the team for building a great App and also the language consultants for Norwegian. Thank you.

  108. Curly Murly-avatar

    Curly Murly


    I loved this app before but now the messed it up by adding gems and hearts. It makes me feel like I'm striving to get it right the first time rather to learn how to speak a new language. Key word, learn. You shouldn't feel pressured while learning a new thing. The only way to get more hearts is to pay a ridiculous amount of gems or go prinum wich is honestly trash. I do like the dark mode now but because of the whole heart system the app became bad

  109. Y.E. L-avatar

    Y.E. L


    I used to like Duolingo a lot and I've been using it for almost 5 years now. But the changes from gems to heart is a bit difficult for me to enjoy the language learning process. Only 5 hearts too. We learn by out mistakes but if you only allow us to make 5 mistakes. How is that going to help us learn? We could cheat by using Google and typing the answer but we wouldn't learn, would we? It's a bit disheartening to see such changes. I don't get to learn as much as I do previously. Too bad.

  110. Chris Johnson-avatar

    Chris Johnson


    Learning German. I've used Duo for a year with some success, but lately the ad load on the free version has become absurd; a commercial after each lesson, typically 5-10 minutes. Used to be banner ads. Not a problem with a subscription, but frankly there are better paid apps out there. If you do use Duo for German, get a grammar book right away or spend time on YouTube early on to get a sense of how grammar works. Duo is very weak there.

  111. justin finfrock-avatar

    justin finfrock


    VERY UNHAPPY with the most recent update! New heart system does no good for anyone, it's seems that it was put in place to bring in money and not to help people learn. I really appreciated the "lesson repair" system to help me with the fundamentals. Please change back and I will change my review back to 5 stars.

  112. Rachel Jensen-avatar

    Rachel Jensen


    I have been on this app for years. Picked it up again during the pandemic and was spending an hour a night on it... Until the hearts update. Really guys? This is the worst. I'm not paying 12.99 a month or 87.00 a year just to have my unlimited practices back. I can make 5 mistakes and then I'm shut out of learning. This basically ruined the app for me, and it looks like it did for a lot of other people, too.

  113. Pesha Surah-avatar

    Pesha Surah


    The introduction of "hearts" has turned my absolute favorite app into a frustrating experience. Making mistakes should not be punished - it is essential for language learning. I would go premium if I could afford it, especially if I could pay once for using the app on an unlimited basis. I see that most users are doing much fewer lessons now, too, so advertisers will not be happy either. Please return to your former educational and fun version!!! Everyone would rejoice!

  114. Htoo Aung Kyaw-avatar

    Htoo Aung Kyaw


    Very very great application!👍I don't need to worry about learning another language if you have this application. There are conveniences, smart and easy ways to learn. Like always you with a language professor 😉 by having this one. Amazing, wonderful and enjoy it but you also need to try with it. I highly recommend for Duolingo app. It's very very good and right ways for language learners. #[email protected] Aung Kyaw

  115. Kristian Luck-avatar

    Kristian Luck


    Recently I very often find if I'm in the middle of a lesson and I stop using the app for a bit but then return to the app it loses my progress on the current lesson. The app just shows a loading screen. As well, I have been focused on Vietnamese and the nature of the lessons are not as helpful as other languages. Specifically, with French for example words are spoken as you tap them. Not so with the Vietnamese lessons. I'm a paying subscriber.

  116. Masi Ghasemi-avatar

    Masi Ghasemi


    Every time that I practice and pass the lessons of each topic, there are some certain and repetitive new words, not ALL the new words of that topic which have been covered. So I can see and memorize a few of the covered new words not all of them!! For example,the words "belt,gift,purse,..." that were presented in the first lesson, couldn't be seen in next practice lessons as many as other words! I just forgot them! . I wish there was a WORD LIST...

  117. angela dias-avatar

    angela dias


    Great fun way to learn! The most important part for me is that I can listen to the words and phrases as much as I like, as hearing new sounds is the most difficult part of learning a language for me. Suitable for all ages as long as someone has basic literacy, and would really recommend to parents with reluctant language learners!

  118. S Shopkow-avatar

    S Shopkow


    The new features of being unable to continue if you make 5 mistakes unless you pay for premium will probably lead to my using the app less. So much for their mission statement, which includes the word "free." So instead of seeing all the ads I used to see (and there was one after every section) I'll probably see fewer of them. Even less money for Duo.

  119. Lora Gerginova-avatar

    Lora Gerginova


    The app is really useful and it helped me a lot while learning French and Russian. It is good that even though the sections are changing, the level of difficulty also, the most important frases are repeated constantly, which helps you remember them really fast. The TIP section is awesome - the words, the grammar and the structure of the sentence are explained and translated in English, which makes it really easy to learn!!! Great app 👏👏👏

  120. Pandemonic 1-avatar

    Pandemonic 1


    Really simple and fun Paying seems absolutely optional, you can regain hearts (your limited daily attempts if you are not premium) simply by doing practice sessions of words you struggled with. I have been using it for about two weeks now and I already feel like I have made a lot of progress(I am a free user) . Ads can be annoying... But with how great the app is and how customer friendly the monetization, I can easily overlook this and give 5 stars.

  121. Kecu Kraftwork-avatar

    Kecu Kraftwork


    Duolingo has both written and verbal translations, and uses an effective levelling system to gradually ease you into a new language. It also encourages you to learn at your own pace, while rewarding you for consistency. Naturally it has ads, but these are no more intrusive than many other apps, and you can choose to pay for an upgrade to go ad-free. The heart feature is generous for regular learning and practising; and with a wide variety of languages, I can see myself using this app often.

  122. Mua Oribia-avatar

    Mua Oribia


    Pretty good, could be better. I don't like how it constantly changes the design/style of the app, and I HATE how in-your-face/guilt-trippy it is about DuolingoPlus. I have a FREE language-learning app. I prefer learning by myself, not in groups, and am not by nature a competitive learner, unless you count my personal streaks. Why would I PAY for all those changes that I don't want??? It's like a "duh" decision. Otherwise, love. Wish the owl came w/ more outfits, but knowing Duo...

  123. Andrew Couto-avatar

    Andrew Couto


    It only gets better!!!!! They added Duolingo stories as a separate, but included feature. It really helps you apply the language to realistic situations. Amazing!!! And lots of tips and lessons. I'm learning Italian with this app and it really helps. Do at least a little bit every day and it'll add up quickly. I have premium because I hate adds and find that they distract me from learning. I only pay $100 a year and this app teaches me very well. I love this app because it's very positive

  124. Heather Lynn-avatar

    Heather Lynn


    Plugged in as a total beginner. I believe introductions to individual words should come first lol. I have spirals, and they are sectioned off with labeled tabs so I write individual words to learn as I am learning the actual language. BUT that aside, this really is an amazing app! You will have to do some work on your end but it WILL give you the basic in and outs of putting a language together properly in every day situations. I LOVE it ♡

  125. Tal Vinnik-avatar

    Tal Vinnik


    Really disappointed in the new update. Obviously they are struggling to monetize, so have turned this into candy crush where you have to wait or buy to practice. That's fine I guess, but in doing so, they also removed lingots in lieu of gems. If you're going to change your fake currency, at least have a decent exchange rate.

  126. Petronald Green-avatar

    Petronald Green


    I loved this app once. Now you need to pay through the nose (14.99) just so that it can be usable. The ridiculous amount of ads (after every lesson) by themselves would have been ok. The annoying heart system that limits you to 5 mistakes a day by itself, again, would have been okay. But having them both makes learning a language a frustrating experience. I recommend finding a different language app if you can't afford to pay for this one.

  127. Zarita Rodrigo-avatar

    Zarita Rodrigo


    It's damn easy way to learn French. It's quite interesting to learn it this way. Truly appreciate the way they make it easy to grasp the language and it's real fun. The model of questionnaire, the pronunciation test makes it quite comfortable to pick up faster. Ratings and scorings are add on boosters to build our confidence levels. Thanks to the founder and the people behind this Duolingo app.

  128. Mental Health and the World-avatar

    Mental Health and the World


    Great app! Better than rosetta stone! Very hands on immersive learning. Great activities to make sure you understand! Just wish it had more than mainstream languages. I am cherokee and know few words but would very much like to learn it! Please fix this and have more languages available!

  129. Todd Lucas-avatar

    Todd Lucas


    I used to love this app, and have been using it for around 2 years now. However, about 4 months ago I lost my highest streak due to the app not giving a reminder notification at 7pm or the final reminder at 11pm. This has now happened 3 days in a row! I have submitted feedback through the app, but no changes. Hoping to find a different app to learn French, as this just seems like a difficult memory game with only 5 lives each time.

  130. Nikolas Koval-avatar

    Nikolas Koval


    Duolingo is good in concept, except that not every translation seems to be literal, which could cause some confusion to people new to a language. In addition, it seems that they've unfortunately decided to make political statements through their lessons instead of remaining a nonpartisan app for simply learning a language like they should have been.

  131. Perly Guizmette-avatar

    Perly Guizmette


    I really enjoy using this app, since I can switch whenever I need to the PC, it is easy to use and keeps you motivated. You learn in categorie and need to pass a test to enter a new level. Used to have a secondary app with card for training but it doesn't exist anymore, which is a shame. But all in all it is a good app

  132. Neo World Order-avatar

    Neo World Order


    Love the app but have to stress that I much prefer the previous version, where only XP was removed for mistakes, to the update where you need to have hearts to be able to make progress... you cant pride yourself on bringing free education, when mistakes are only possible when one pays for premium

  133. Sompriti Sompriti-avatar

    Sompriti Sompriti


    According to me, it is the only app which has not gained any blame or bad comments till now & really it is a good app for learning languages. And absolutely it is free of cost. If you want to learn languages, then I shall recommend this app because you will learn languages with fun.

  134. Fatal-avatar



    This app used to be a great tool for learning french. Changes with a recent update made it almost unusable for me. I used to criticise the high price for a subscription and the streak-system negatively reminding me of addictive online games. But now lessons take forever to load, the app crashes frequently and "hearts" disappear on crash. I can't recommend duolingo at this time.

  135. RAGSY RAGSY-avatar



    Fantastic app to learn but... If you want to learn only on watching adverts could be annoying. Every mistake cost you a live and you have only 5 of them. Best is to get friends invited and get that plus option but again if you have interest your friends learning other language... I subscribed for 6 months £6.99 monthly i have been charged £80 in September straight away and now have been charged another £71. What you playing at? Not happy!

  136. Destiny Uchechukwu Williams-avatar

    Destiny Uchechukwu Williams


    At checkpoint exams we want to be shown our scores to know our performances maybe in percentage . It helps alot. Also is it possible for a chat interface to be provided for various language learners to communicate with each other ? Most language learning apps have that feature !! Also some phones dont give the speaking exercises like mine . Can that be looked into ? Thanks Alot . Apart from that its great !!

  137. Sondi Mahoney-avatar

    Sondi Mahoney


    I use the free version and don't think the ads are too much. They have to pay for it somehow. I'm taking both Irish and Spanish. The Spanish is much more developed than the Irish, which makes sense considering it's more widely used and has been around longer. I would bump to 5 stars when the Irish has all the same features in the app as Spanish, namely more audio and some easy books. Overall, really great app, very helpful for the casual learner. The different leagues keep me motivated, the daily streak encourages me to log on every day. The way it goes back to previous lessons to "repair" the learning achieved ensures you don't forget earlier material. If I could give 4.7 stars I probably would.

  138. Lanz Rosimo-avatar

    Lanz Rosimo


    This is one of the best language learning apps out there. Everything is understandable, UI is very accessbile and the challenge for each lesson gradually and naturally grows. Although it does become repetitive every now and then, it is part of the learning process when it comes to learning languages. The ads do not get in the way mid-lesson and show once the lesson is finished. The heart system is ok since practicing does bring it back. Time on heart recovery is a bit too much.

  139. Beaniest beans in Spain-avatar

    Beaniest beans in Spain


    I like the app, it is helpful, but I would like improvements. •Make the ability to remove languages from the ones you are working on, possibly by long- pressing a language then giving the option to delete, still saving the progress if you choose to come back. •Put what is most important to learn first. Writing system/alphabet, pronunciation, etc. Then move on to things you would need to know if you went there, like how to ask where a restaurant is, ask for food, where the bathroom is, etc.

  140. Piotr Boniewicz-avatar

    Piotr Boniewicz


    I have been using duolingo for about a year for 30-60 min. a day during my breaks, etc. I can see real progress in languages that I focus on. It feels like fun but you learn a lot. Definitely, it is better than just playing a game or doing some brain exercises that allegedly make you smarter (probably they do, but in ways that will never be useful in everyday life). I think the criticism of the heart system is unfair. You can keep playing without subscription by doing extra practice. Thanks Duo.

  141. Kimiya Ghorbani-avatar

    Kimiya Ghorbani


    I love you a lot, your app is so good but there is a problem with some languages, for example the Spanish part is doing really well but the Russian part... Most of sentences aren't useful or even make sense :)) so that's not really helpful for learning a language. And if you could add stories to all the languages it would be awesome. And again thank you for being free and wonderful ❤️❤️

  142. Mar Romero-avatar

    Mar Romero


    It's been really helpful! Loving it! *I'm having problems with the app... It takes too long to open the lessons... It's getting annoying... And I love the app, it's just that it takes a lot of my time just waiting for it to open. And... How can I get the dark mode? Please... UPDATE: I had to uninstall it and now works perfectly and I now have the dark mode! IM LOVING IT EVEN MORE!

  143. Mew-avatar



    I've been using it to learn some Japanese, and it has been lots of help learning hiragana. I have some qualms with the Vietnamese, the voice throws me off a lot because it's not an accent I'm used. However, it would be fine for someone learning Vietnamese for the first time/used to the Northern accent. Also, I'd like to see more outfits. I want to use my gems :).

  144. Bibhor Ghimirey-avatar

    Bibhor Ghimirey


    The app is great for learning a new language. I have a minor suggestion that would be extremely beneficial to the users. It would be tremendously helpful if there was a section within the app/website that contained a list of all the words/phrases that have been covered until a given lesson. It could also have English translations against those words/phrases. This would enable us, users, to keep a real-time track of all the words/phrases that the app has taught us so far. It would also help us revise, and in turn, improve faster.

  145. Radhika Darpe-avatar

    Radhika Darpe


    It's PERFECTO! I am trying out French (there're a lot many languages) and I just can't put my phone down. This is a really cool and user-friendly app... You can start from scratch; they help with your pronunciation, accent, give very helpful tips and a lot more. Step by step you certainly get the hang of the language! I appreciate the fact that I haven't come across a single advertisement yet. You really have made learning easy and fun, and that too for free! Merci beaucoup Duolingo 😉

  146. Kazuko Takishima-avatar

    Kazuko Takishima


    This app is amazing and i have been using it to learn japanese. The only thing that really irritates me about the mobile version is that sometimes with the "what sound does this make?" questions, the "check answer" button is over top of the right answer and i cant scroll down or anything, giving me no choice but to either keep clicking the wrong answer (because the order of answers doesnt change when you get to that question again) or just give up on the lesson.

  147. Ashlee Cadien-avatar

    Ashlee Cadien


    I love everything about this app. It is so interactive and fun that it makes you want to come back and learn more everyday! My favorite part is the stories, because it helps you to listen and understand converations that would happen in real life. Whoever created this app did an awesome job! Recommending to all my friends 😊👏

  148. Anne Steers-avatar

    Anne Steers


    Doesn't fit to my screen. I can be halfway through a lesson and I'm presented with a screen that only shows the tops of the letters of words. Next I'm presented with a screen that is asking for a translation with 3 possible answers but the actual sentence I'm meant to translate is hidden and I can't move it around to see the question. Next I'm asked to input the correct French word but I can't type in the answer because no keyboard pops up. These bugs are really frustrating. Please fix.

  149. Jonathan Rolfsen-avatar

    Jonathan Rolfsen


    Was great, but recently they've started penalizing you for making simple mistakes, and ad frequency has doubled. You can make max 5 mistakes a day before you either have to pay to continue, or you can't learn anything new that day. This is completely antithetical to their goal of bringing language learning to all, and it counters educational science (that penalizing simple mistakes can severely disincentivize interest in learning). I used to recommend this app; I no-longer can. Please fix this!

  150. Shaun Knighton-avatar

    Shaun Knighton


    Progress is slow as I'm tackling 日本語, though it would be going faster if previous courses didn't "break" over time. It bothers me more than I care to admit every time I see a course "broken" so I've wasted a lot of time taking previously completed courses instead of actually progressing. It'd be nice if new kanji were given more of an explanation before being introduced, too. Also, can we opt out of the leaderboards? I'm not a competitive person and constant reminders about my rank are annoying.