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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 5.0.1

The most advanced way to learn a language is here. Now available for both iPhone and iPad!

Introducing Bots, the first AI-powered way to practice conversation in a new language. From grabbing a slice of pizza to hailing a taxi, Bots will prepare you for real-life conversation—minus the awkwardness. No more fear of making mistakes. Or being judged. Or sounding weird.

For now, Bots are available for the Spanish, French, and German courses.


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Customer Reviews

Best game

Very entertaining if you are sick or bored, and in a very little time you can learn a language. There is more languages than almost any other Spanish app on the App Store, and it is fun enough to the point where you will not get sick of it. And, say you were from Spain or Mexico and wanted to learn English or Vietnamese or something, you can change your language to Spanish, and learn that language. DuoLingo has also just opened up a new game mode called bots. This is also very educational because you are actually contacting and texting a real person, so it really helps you interact with a real person, and have common sense over what they might say. So in a real case scenario you may be able to communicate with a person through the language just from what this free game taught you. Most of my family has this game, and they have all reviewed this a 5 star game. If you want to learn a new language, then this is the game for you. Good luck!!

Very helpful and fun!

I'm taking a Spanish class and I've been using the app to help me practice outside of class. It's been super helpful and lots of fun. I can practice the lessons I've already learned or move on to new words before I hear them in class. I'm really looking forward to learning more languages once I feel stronger in this one.

I do like the conversations with the bots, but I have a few things that are bothering me.

One issue is that I will type in words that I know from class or try a more complicated answer and the app will tell me something I've written is not a word. I know I'm using correct words and grammar, but it seems to only want basic answers to questions.

Another thing is that I would like conversations to be spoken so that I can practice speaking in Spanish. I am fairly good at deciphering meaning from written words, but I have a hard time listening and comprehending.

Last thing, for now, is that it would be nice to choose which order you do the lessons after the basics. The lessons in the app are in a different order than my class, so I don't always get to practice words from class in the app.

Other than those issues, I really enjoy this app. Thanks and keep the improvements coming!

Great update

The bots have a lot of room for improvement, but I'm already learning a lot from them that I couldn't have learned through the normal lessons.

In general, Duolingo is probably the best language learning software in the world right now (definitely better than Rosetta Stone), and it's free. Learning another language is great for the mind, and Duolingo makes it fun and easy to start. You could spend only five minutes each day on this app and learn so much. This service won't make you fluent, but it's the best way to start unless you have a family member or friend you live with that is fluent in the language you want to learn.

Duolingo - Learn Languages for Free
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 5.0.1
  • Size: 56.7 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
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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