Join over 200 million learners on Duolingo, the most popular way to learn languages! It’s free, fun and effective. The secret? Duolingo feels like a game and makes sure you stay motivated.

Over 30 languages to choose from - all completely free!

• "Far and away the best language-learning app." — The Wall Street Journal

• "A single app for language skills, self-improvement and digital escape." - The New York Times

• "Duolingo may hold the secret to the future of education." — TIME Magazine

• "...Duolingo is cheerful, lighthearted and fun..." - Forbes

Duolingo is changing the way people learn languages using advanced technology to personalize every lesson for you. Practice reading, writing, speaking, listening and conversation with intelligent Chatbots. Track your progress, earn rewards, and join the world’s largest community of language learners.

We offer: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Irish, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Turkish, Norwegian, Polish, Hebrew, Esperanto, Vietnamese, Ukrainian, Welsh, Greek, Hungarian, Romanian, and Swahili. Oh, and English too.


While all learning content in Duolingo is free, we do offer Duolingo Plus which removes ads and provides other helpful features. 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.

If you don’t choose to purchase Duolingo Plus, you can simply continue using Duolingo for free. Current Duolingo Plus subscription price starts at $9.99 USD/month. Prices are in U.S. dollars, may vary in countries other than the U.S. and are subject to change without notice.

What's New

Version 5.2.26

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

35.3K Ratings

35.3K Ratings

Editors' Choice

With its friendly approach and awesome updates, Duolingo’s long been one of our favorite apps for learning another language. Its secret: making the process genuinely fun. Engaging mini-games test your reading, writing, and speaking skills, and joining a club (where you can encourage and compete with others) adds a great social element. Bonus: all those languages and games are available for free!

Just gets worse


I remember the days when Duolingo was the beacon of education on the AppStore, where you could learn any language freely and without pestering adverts or in-app purchases. I didn’t think it was perfect - the amount of revision that builds up is just too much to bear, and you’re soon loosing all your skills at an increasing rate. I tried Russian, and when it claimed I was “33% fluent”, I had in fact forgotten everything. I also have a pet hate for the design, but I’ll leave that out. But I would have given it three stars, because I did learn something.

Now it is so different. I came back after “taking a break” from voluntary languages, only to find this once great, honest app had lowered itself to the rank of the robber games that top the grossing charts. Not only is your screen obscured by huge advertisements after every lesson (it says these pay for it, but I swear they weren’t there before), but it had introduced a life system. Once you make a mistake, you lose a life. You have five lives, and the quickest way to replenish them is to spend gems. Gems cost real money. It’s blatant daylight robbery. Disgusting. The problem is, it’s the only app that teaches proper Danish, so I’m stuck with it until Memrise adds that to their arsenal. Get Memrise people. Add-less, free unless you want a membership, pretty and colourful and a great points system that allows you to compete with your followers. Anyway, must persevere with Duolingo until my bank account runs dry.



This app is brilliant! I didn’t expect to make progress very quickly as I struggled to pick up languages in secondary school. The alternating between translating from English-german, german-english, listening and typing what you hear, choosing from multiple choice options etc. Seems to be a very effective way to really help the information to sink in. Differences between masculine and feminine (der/die/das/den) are difficult and sometimes involve a bit of memorisation but the structure of learning duolingo uses has resulted in me beginning to understand how and why words are used as well as memorising. As long as you frequently revise sections/practice, duolingo is a shockingly easy way to learn a new language!
Note: flaws wise - the gems are a little irritating to collect. I want to learn german in as much depth as I can so I don’t like that the “extras” (flirting/idioms and proverbs) require a massive amount of diamonds to collect. Extra health (lost when making mistakes) is far too expensive to purchase. Personally I’m happy to practice 5 times if need be but others probably don’t like that. Also the practice section seems to usually test on animals/easier parts, id like to be challenged on everything?
Amazing app, highly recommend giving it a go! I’d pay for it if need be.


Duolingo, Inc
103.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Duolingo, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Streak Repair £2.99
  2. Duolingo Plus £8.99
  3. Pile of 40 Gems £1.99


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