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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.

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Duolingo App Description & Overview

The applications Duolingo was published in the category Education on 2012-11-13 and was developed by Duolingo. The file size is 98.68 MB. The current version is 5.1.21 and works well on 9.0 and high ios versions.

Various bug fixes and perf—OMG WE JUST LAUNCHED A CHINESE COURSE.

The new Chinese course includes:
- 1000+ words,
- bonus lessons on internet slang, festivals and business communication
- a brand new exercise to teach tones (yes, tones!)
- all of the words and grammar from the HSK1-3 and some from HSK 4. The HSK is China's standardized exam for Chinese fluency.

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Duolingo Reviews


Nice  DocMena108  5 star

It’s awesome, and I always rebel against my parents for Spanish. Now I do this app every day! On my way to changing my bird outfit XD

Khalid Elwakil

Easy learning  Khalid Elwakil  5 star

Perfect on the go learning.


Thanks  Zsemairy  5 star

Really really thank you from my heart for this program And for support us always by sending emails every day I want to tell you more but i need more words I will learn more and complete my talking


Helpful with faults  soupfriend5023  2 star

I wrote a long review minutes before this only to notice that the nickname I chose was already taken, and my whole review was deleted. So I'll cut to the chase: this app is helpful, but it's like it doesn't teach you anything really, just makes you guess and get it wrong. The systems they use are common corporate greed, like health bars and virtual currency.

Mia elsadek

What about Arabic?  Mia elsadek  3 star

I am so happy you put other languages but you didn't put the language Arabic. I need to learn the language from my heritage so I can speak with my parents better. I want it to be at least Syrian arabic/ Egypt arabic/ Saudi Arabian arabic. Can you please add that in the future?


Great App with a few Kinks  GotHeemSF  3 star

Hopefully they will work out the kinks in punctuation requirements so we are not failing courses in the beginning stages. Also, when I type in an answer and get it wrong but the correct answer is identical to my answer including perfect punctuation it gets frustrating that I keep having to redo sessions for “missing” these. I have been receiving at least one per session and reported all of them without resolve so far. Once fixed, this app is a wonderful tool!


Not useful if learning new language “from scratch”  NSNerd  2 star

If you are in a class, or using a full-fledged language program, this Duolingo app might be useful as secondary practice aid but I find it confusing, frustrating and useless as a primary tool for learning a language. Right from the start you are tasked with translating sentences, albeit simple ones, with absolutely no explanation of the base words or verb conjugations. You literally have to guess that, for example in Spanish, ‘leer’ means “to read”, and that “leo”, “lee”, “leemos”, “leen” all mean “read” or maybe “reads” but there’s NO explanation of which form to use when I read vs. he reads vs. we read vs. they read. This total lack of grammar is, for me, a fatal flaw.


I love this app  stickypixels  5 star

Its my go to when I need to relax, pass time and of course practice my french. I’ve gone from basic french to 70% fluency. It’s really put together very well, and keeps me engaged very organically without being intrusive. This is the only app that I use every single day, no matter what.


A lovely way to learn a language.  Pablohablo  5 star

Do some every day and you will make excellent progress.


Disgusting, DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS APP  Joshancy  1 star

I have used this app in the past and I loved it. Today, I redownloaded it to improve my Spanish and noticed parts of the app are paid. Honestly, this didn't bother me much, until the app started to mark correct answers wrong. Since you only have 5 lives this is extremely disappointing. A few examples: apparently disculpe means excuse me one second and the next the app says the answer is pardon. Another error, Ninas sometimes means girls on the app and other times it means kids and writing girls is marked wrong. This app used to be one of the best for learning languages now it is an utter disappointment.


Best app ever  TigerGoddess13  5 star

This helps so much with learning languages, I can concentrate so much better than I do when using other apps! But please could you add a Indonesian course :)))


Design/layout issue  Duoooooooo  4 star

This is a great app, I enjoy using it. My only issue is with the new mobile layout, it just seems weird. I don't like it and hope that there is a way I can "un-update" to have the older layout.

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Duolingo  🎹is awesome  5 star

Duolingo is just as good if not better than not of a teacher in school


Duolingo  Blackwood78  2 star

Health bars are ruining this app

Lachy Norms

Great but Looking for More Incentives  Lachy Norms  4 star

Great app which progresses the learning nicely and at a comfortable pace. It can become a little monotonous at times and added incentives would be a great motivator. Global/local leaderboards perhaps? Definitely some more things to use the lingots on would be great and something to work towards.


AWESOME  KitKatCrazyCat  5 star

This app is amazing, who knew learning Spanish at home could be so easy!


Fun and fast  Ear-clectic  5 star

This app is one of the best of any app interface I've used and it just keeps getting better. Definitely worth paying for. Thank you for a very cool and beneficial app!


Bots and Pronunciation  PusheenPanda  4 star

I have been doing the Italian course on this, and I really enjoy it but when I looked at the Spanish course I noticed that there are bots. Why isn't there bots on Italian? Also, the app doesn't really teach you how to pronounce words. I know because my friend at school is Italian, and when I tried to talk to her in Italian she couldn't understand me at all! Please add a pronunciation and bots to Italian!🇮🇹🍚🥗🍭🍩


Great app but a few bugs  bowjan  4 star

This is a great app for learning languages and really fun to use. However with the last update, the speech/microphone doesn't now recognise anything I say. I've gone from about 90% right the first time to nothing correct at all. Doesn't even recognise itself as right if you start the microphone and then the demo speech. Could someone look at this please as I now just turn off the microphone. Shame to lose this vital part!


Could you please add more languages?  8rumby  4 star

Like some others, I want to learn mandarin. And maybe also so cantonese. So please please add a course to learn those languages. Cantonese is my mother tongue and I don’t know how to write so PLEASE!!!

Chao-Hwa Chen

~Effective~  Chao-Hwa Chen  5 star

Many of my friends speak Korean so I wanted to learn as well. This app starts with the basics and gets harder with each level. What I like about this app compared to others is that it goes back to what you have learned before so you won't forget it. Though, like most apps, there are ads, they are quite minimal and pop up at the end of each lesson. Happily to say, these ads aren't the 30 second video one but the picture ones with a nice visible 'x' in the corner. This app also features an app currency which you can earn when completing levels and completing your goal multiple days in a role called a streak. This allows the incentive to keep going on again. This app also allows daily reminder emails to remind you to complete the goal for that day so you don't forget about it.


Money Hungry  Vawatts  1 star

Duo lingo used to be a daily tool I'd use and now they are a lot more money hungry, I've spent some money over the years. But now it's completely aggressive with ads and shakedown. So duo lingo I'll be deleting you now. Farewell


Had my hopes up  Raejon75  1 star

As with all language apps or programs... yet another one that does not offer Amharic. I live in a metropolitan area that has a significant amount of East African persons. According to the census there are large numbers of East Africans in other metropolitan areas in the US and Canada. I had my hopes on finally finding one that branches out and met a need.


A fun and easy way to learn a foreign language.  Tashbygosh  5 star

It becomes addictive like a computer video game but at the end of several hours and months your life isn’t wasted; You actually learn a new language. It is surprising how quickly you learn a language if you dedicate a few minutes each day to Duolingo. I took a Spanish class at a community college and got my classmates to join a club within the program so we could encourage one another even after the class ends. I highly recommend this app.


Great but...  HeyItsDonut  4 star

This is an awesome app but how i wish there were more variety of languages! personally i think a really nice idea is adding languages people don’t usually see, such as ; Hawaiian , Zulu , Turkish and much more! Please consider it!


New scoring system adds unneeded aggravation  NorthClt  2 star

Overall, this is a solid, mostly fun app that will get you from beginner to nearly functional in many languages. I've used it for years and have a lengthy streak - more than 1,000 days. During much of that time I would have rated Duolingo a 4- or 5-star app. Recent changes brought on by the need to generate revenue pull that rating down for me. You can still use this app indefinitely for free, but the pressure is on to squeeze revenue through changes in the scoring system that will force you to either pay to use it more or dig into your supply of "gems," the credits you accumulate for completing lessons or watching ads. If you never get anything wrong, don't worry. If you are human and make a lot of mistakes while learning a new language - a process that is necessary for most people - you will find yourself cut off from lessons unless you buy more gems with real money or dig into the supply you might have built up ahead of time. I don't have a problem with the general principal of paying to learn. But this is a poorly designed system does not distinguish between minor and major errors. A mind-fart (like a typo) counts the same as not knowing the answer at all. It also fails to take into account the difficulty of the question. On the most difficult type of question - typing an entire sentence in your target language - complete gibberish counts the same as a nearly perfect response. Because of those changes, I can no longer recommend Duolingo for someone just starting a new language unless that person is willing to fork over some real cash or limit themselves to one or two lessons a day. Use Memrise or another app to build a vocabulary first. As a longtime user of the app who primarily uses it for practice, I find the gems system aggravating. It also saps much of the joy I once got from the app. I used to like to "play" a bit with the translation exercises. On the target- language to English lessons, it was fun seeing which answers Duo would accept. I have submitted hundreds of answers for consideration through the years and most were accepted. This was my way of "contributing" to Duolingo. Now I can't really do that. The system is also weighted so you WILL eventually have to pay, even if you are like me and have a huge bank of gems and use the app mostly for practice. I don't make a lot of mistakes in the two languages I practice most and watch the ads often ... but my gems supply is sinking nonetheless. This is happening because I have new material to work with in one of the languages after an upgrade -- something I have wanted for a long time. It is great to have new material but sad that Duolingo is punishing people for not being born multilingual. :) Update: I have seen an annoying glitch in the app lately where it rejects correct answers. So I’m taking off another star. I have all but stopped using the app. There is a mobile version in Safari that doesn’t use the gem system.


I hate this mistake!  girl💞❤️  1 star

Nooo puedo cambiar mi usuario porque lo abrí pero tenía otro! No hay manera.


Really great but..  GlitterRainbow22  4 star

This app is really great and helps me easily learn languages... I knew no Spanish and now I know quite a bit with little practice. The only thing is there is no course to learn Tagalog. I’m half Filipino and would really love to learn my other language so Duolingo can you PLEASE ADD TAGALOG AS A COURSE?? Other than that really great 👏🏽🙌🙌🏽


App crashes  Gamerdw91  1 star

The app crashes after trying to answer a question in the Classroom lesson. I've been trying to contact the company, but they're making it impossible to do anything on their site. This is the only way I can say what the problem is.


Portable language teache  Salvadorianisch  5 star

I love the fact that i can learn and find entertainment at the same time, it’s so easy to make solid progress by doing a little learning every day. I like the ability to converse with my Duolingo and practice my pronunciations. Can’t beat the price!

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