Duolingo - Language Lessons

Duolingo - Language Lessons

By Duolingo

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2012-11-13
  • Current Version: 6.135.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 193.75 MB
  • Developer: Duolingo
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
Score: 4.72675
4.72675
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Description

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: “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! 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. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable. Privacy Policy: https://www.duolingo.com/privacy Terms of Service: https://www.duolingo.com/terms

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  • I love Duolingo!!

    5
    By Tired if wIting
    I love this app so far! I feel like I am picking up on Spanish very quickly! It’s fun and easy!
  • Great but I wish they more features for some languages

    4
    By Gita ghidorah
    The app is really great learning languages and has a variety languages to learn but I feel like they give more teaching methods to other languages then some. I wish they did a thing where they made you say a phrase back in response to a another praise line with French and Spanish but with languages like Greek and Japanese. Overall, it’s a really great app but I feel like it could use some more polish on the languages with different alphabets than English.
  • Beginners avoid if just starting

    2
    By Annyea
    Update: I’m about 95% done with this app—for Vietnamese language. I initially loved this app, then became frustrated , but ultimately went back to it. Note that this app is not for absolute beginners. It is best to learn many basic words first—with a different app. Also note that this app is not as polished as other apps, although it is more than adequate. The strength of DuoLingo is its focus on translating complete sentences—including easy access to English translations for most every word. Unfortunately, this app doesn’t give direct instruction on how to use grammar. Instruction is only implied vaguely with each sentence. Also, it doesn’t focus much on learning initial words and phrases… One of the big problems are many of the sentences used are unusual in context or topic. So many sentences are oriented to negative things, or are about rude people, about the military service, war, and communism/fascism. Sentences like, “He threatens us with a knife.” And “Why are we imprisoned?” seems oddly placed, and not the typical jargon a tourist needs to know. Perhaps the person who wrote the lessons was a bit bored, silly, or expressing flashbacks from the Vietnam war. Other sentences include: “He has 21 daughters”. “My parents do not punish me because I have a job”. “She is not from a happy marriage.” “He has a pink cat”. “The cat taught the bird to fly.” “We need a lazy actor”. “What is an impolite man like?” “My cook cooks pho for me”. “She is very smart but mean.” “Her husband is a mean person.” “We are not mean.” “You do not have my respect.” It makes me wonder about who is behind this programming. I think the sentence topics in this app are adequate for translating but could have better topics or word choices. I have completed several apps in Vietnamese. I suggest trying to learn individual words and short phrases with one of the following: Drops, uTalk or Play&Learn. Then, try Mondly to learn better listening and speaking skills, and some sentence structure and spelling skills. Mondly and uTalk also contain multiple Vietnamese accents—which is important to learn. Then try DuoLingo for translating sentences, or Rosetta Stone or Mango to prepare for basic conversation. Eventually, you must have a live teacher in a class or through the Internet to really learn conversation skills.
  • Duolingo review!

    5
    By el hombre trinlingue
    I really enjoy learning French from this app and it’s very well designed! My only concern is last night I did 3-20 point lessons and all they had on the scoreboard was 30 points. I think I’ve lost points in the past also. If the lesson says 20 XP it should not register 10 on the scoreboard! Pablo
  • العراق

    5
    By nofsj
    تطبيق رائع جدًا احسنتم 🤍
  • Ciao

    5
    By rball11
    This is a great website. But it does have a few warts such as score keeping. On The French platform, students are told they can earn 20 points four renewing holder work when only 10 points are given. Also rules are occasionally changed. But this is a great Program for studying languages.I really don’t know what I would do without it.
  • Stan nicki

    3
    By junkooks_thicc_thighs
    It’s the new style with the fresh type of flow. Wrist icicle, ride d!
  • Best app I've found, still annoying

    3
    By majerot
    I've been learning Spanish on Duolingo for over a year. I have learned a lot, but there are a few fatal flaws which make it really difficult to apply that knowledge: 1) I almost never have to generate Spanish from scratch. There is usually a word bank when I translate from English, and I never get to answer a question in Spanish with Spanish. I find when I try to talk to real people my ability to generate my own responses is completely stilted, even when we're using basic vocabulary I learned six months ago. 2) Many of the "tips" don't tell me what I need to know for the lessons. I'm in Commands 3 in Unit 6 and the tip gives me one rule while they test me on multiple. It's incredibly frustrating because I keep running out of hearts but they haven't even told me what I'm supposed to do. I've figured out that negative commands are different, but I have no idea how to generate them and am often left blindly guessing. My comprehension, especially my reading comprehension, and my vocabulary have truly grown a lot since getting this app. I really like the audio lessons, although they should have been unlocked for me at the very beginning when I was at the level of vocabulary they use. But my speaking and writing are terrible and I am so sick of running out of hearts over a rule they haven't taught. (So, this review is to Duolingo, because I'm still working on my 393 day streak even if I'm annoyed about it. Please scaffold your lessons with the practice and metaknowledge I need to actually get by in my Spanish-speaking neighborhood.)
  • Problems With Upgrading

    2
    By crm25
    I decided to go ahead and purchase a plus plan and love it, but with the family plan out, my family wanted to join. Having already paid for the year Plus plan, I assumed I'd be charged for the difference in the Family plan, however I was charged for a full year's Family Plan (i.e. $79.99 AND $119.99) I've paid for a Plus Plan AND a family plan. Does Duo not offer upgrades or are these subscriptions completely independent in terms of cost? The FAQ page does not state they are independent and gives instructions on how to upgrade to family, including from Plus, but doesn't mention any type of cost difference? Would love some developer feedback here.
  • I hate Duolingo

    1
    By Jkakansjzs
    I hate the owl. I HATE the man that Duolingo uses. He creeps me out and I do not use Duolingo because the man they use scares me.

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