Duolingo - Learn Languages for Free
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Duolingo is Apple's iPhone 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 for free. You have fun while you learn, leveling up and competing with friends.
Yeah, it's pretty sweet.
What's New in Version 5.0.8
Introducing Duolingo Clubs! Team up to learn a language with your friends. It's like having gym buddies, but for your brain!
* Prove that you're hot stuff by maintaining 1st place — caliente!
* Congratulate friends in your new language and blind them with your brilliance
* Taunt them as they strive to keep up with you (futile!)
* Make everyone feel things by exchanging custom emojis
* Choose from badges so cute, you’ll want them tattooed
As gym-goers know, teaming up to reach a goal can take you from Dad bod to demigod.
Ready to learn a language in 2017? Let 'em find you in da Club — this time, with less 50 Cent.
Very nice app with 1 tiny issue
First, I'd like to say that Duo really does a great job with their app. They obviously put a lot of time and effort into making it function well and the user interface is very nice. I've been able to use the app to brush up on my Italian, French and Spanish. I'm not sure you could learn a language with the app alone but it does teach the basics of the language and common words in a very accessible, fun, and easy to use way.
Now for the issue. I've been using the app for months and it was fine. Now the app is constantly asking me to donate $2.99 to keep my "6 day streak" which is essentially the app's way of tracking progress. Okay, I get it, it's a free app and it's semi-ad free (with the exception of very subtle text ads between lessons) & that's great. Duo makes money from crowd sourcing translations and I'm sure they could really use the donations but this is NOT the way to do it. The pop up to donate keeps coming up and although you can exit the option, it's annoying and disruptive. It has also slowed down their servers and the app significantly.
I would pay for this app or even pay a small monthly subscription or annual fee but the constant pop up is just annoying and makes an otherwise awesome app kind of lame. How many times are they going to ask you to donate 2.99? No idea. It implies that it will reset every 6 days. Not only is that not motivation enough, it's almost annoying enough to get the app deleted from my device!
This app is great! First of all it is free and has always been free (so stop hating so hard). It does not get you fluent but it provides great exercises in reading writing and listening the more you stick with it and the further you go the more you learn (duh).
It of course takes a lot of time and effort to learn a language but with this tool it does not take money too! Add resources to your learning like books, magazines, TV/movies and still get your practice in without a monthly fee! Who doesn't love free stuff?
I enjoy the cartoons. There are many questions in Spanish where you are not sure about gender and number but seeing two cartoon guys lets me know what congregations and forms of words to use. (I read a few reviews that felt the cartoons where stereotyped but I just saw people I know, like myself, with to many cats for any sane person to have. Get over it, it's just a picture it will not hurt you). The cartoons also help clearly show what subject matter the app is referring to. The old pictures had more then just the subject in them so sometimes it was confusing on what a new word was meant to be, the cartoon make it obvious what is being introduced.
The only thing I ask duolingo is to put Hawaiian on here! I have always wanted to learn and this app (in my opinion) is the best and I want to learn with you!
Duolingo is a great way to learn a new language, making it seem more like a game you play, rather than lessons you're learning. And for those of us who are somewhat competitive, that motivation to win translates (no pun intended) into wanting to master the language. The app constantly mixes up the various methods of learning so you're always engaged, making it fun to practice at the same time. I only have 2 complaints. The first is that when translating phrases into English from Italian (the language I'm learning), oftentimes the phrases sound awkward. No native born English speaker would say it that way, but if you don't translate it that way, your answer gets dinged as incorrect. The second is that if you don't annunciate every single syllable (sometimes exaggeratedly so) when speaking the phrases into the microphone, making them sound awkward as well, the app says it doesn't sound right which earns you yet another incorrect answer. I guess I lied because my third complaint is that there should be more stuff available to buy with the Lingots you earn. Otherwise, I totally love this app and believe I will be fluent in Italian in no time.
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- Category: Education
- Updated: Dec 28, 2016
- Version: 5.0.8
- Size: 69.3 MB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Seller: Duolingo, Inc
- © 2015 Duolingo, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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