Duolingo - Learn Languages for Free
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Duolingo is Apple's 2013 App of the Year!
Learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Irish, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, and English. Totally fun. Totally free.
"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 completely free, without ads or hidden charges. You have fun while you learn, leveling up and competing with friends.
Yeah, it's pretty sweet.
What's New in Version 4.3.0
• Smart progress bar: Our lessons used to be three strikes and you're out. Now the progress bar goes up and down until you've mastered the content.
• Learn more, type less: New exercises help you learn more effectively, while avoiding the inconvenience of typing.
• We've added English courses for Ukrainian and Czech speakers and a French course for Portuguese speakers!
LOVE Duolingo, but it's not going to make you completely fluent.
As a linguist who has studied languages as part of my degree, I love Duolingo's approach to language learning and how users can also help translate the web. Additionally the apps work perfectly and are great for me to learn Portuguese as well as regularly practice my Spanish, French and Italian. The community are generally awesome and I love that new courses are constantly being created in the incubator most recently with less commonly studied languages such as Irish, Swedish, Danish and Turkish.
However, it limited in the amount of vocabulary you are shown and it does help to understand the in's and outs of grammar instead of merely just learning how to use it (which is what you do on Duolingo). To get the most out of it, it is a good idea to perhaps combine it with other apps/resources such as Lingualy for example. For example, I wouldn't feel as confident in using my Portuguese in extended conversations or in a professional context.
Overall, it is free and awesome. I love the idea and approach behind it. It can only get better if more and more languages are added and people are learning them!
Bless this app
I'm learning Spanish, have been for over a month and this is the best language learning app ever!
So simple, so helpful yet so easy to use.
Right now I'm on verbs 3, halfway.
Still can't believe everything is free. Because of ONLY this app I will pass my GCSE Spanish (this is the only hope I have)
More languages are needed.
Suggestions: Hindi, Russian, Japanese, mandarin.
UPDATED MARCH 16TH.
I'm 3/4 into spanish and it's getting hella hard to keep up. Improving the same things is useless and I can't be asked to improve every little thing- it's stupid and wastes time.
Especially with the things I already know that I still need to needlessly improve
(Adverbs, adjectives.1 etc)
For that reason I am giving 4/5 stars.
Include this in next update.
Okay so it is like 600x harder to complete a lesson because there's no lives which irritated me because it is a big challenge
They make it really hard to answer questions but they want you to pass and be very fluent.
Great app - could be amazing!
Great app considering it is free! I'm enjoying learning Italian. I agree with those who miss the motivation of the hearts (though they didn't seem to have any pay off) Perhaps they could find a new way to increase the play/ fun aspect of learning - by storing & rewarding improved performance. More word games would be good.
More explanations on the rules of grammar are also needed to fully understand them. Maybe we could have some links to clarify/swat up on certain aspects? Hopefully the app will continue to evolve... But I would happily pay for these extras.
- Category: Education
- Updated: 25 March 2015
- Version: 4.3.0
- Size: 20.3 MB
- Languages: English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Developer: Duolingo, Inc
- © 2015 Duolingo, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.