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 4.3.5
Bug fixes and performance improvements.
Piece of cake
Okay, my story might not be the most interesting story, but it's beyond words how much this app helped me. So I always wanted to learn Spanish, and I could never really get any of the words right. I could never say things in the right sentence use or use pronouns right. My brother and my sisters each know Spanish because they volunteered to help translate at a clinic. They learned Spanish like it was a piece of cake, but I couldn't get past learning the numbers and greetings. One day, at school, one of my friends said that he and I should have a Spanish language learning competition. I don't know exactly, but mini competitions like this were common between us. I said sure, but started freaking out inside. I had tried for years to learn Spanish, and he was the fastest learner I knew. That night I went to the Spanish English dictionary and studied it as much as I could, but the next day when I went to school he was there speaking Spanish like he was from there! (Not really, but far better than me). I asked him how, and he duolingo was helping him. I looked it up and within a few weeks, we're speaking Spanish to each other while everyone else around us has no idea what we're talking about. #lovethisapp
This app makes everything easier, and the fact that it lets you practice my weak skills is even better. Now I can volunteer at the clinic too and pass my Spanish class! 😅
Pretty good and has more potential
DuoLingo is a pretty good language learning app. The approach uses repetition, word matching and other techniques to aid the user. I am using it as a supplement to an Italian class, and it helps me to learn new vocabulary. There are a few places where it can improve:
1. When the app asks you to type a sentence, the keyboard does not show accent marks, so it always points out the error. It should show accents.
2. When it asks you to translate a sentence using a list of words, there is always one word capitalized, which gives a clue as to the translation. This is unnecessary.
3. I am not sure how useful it would be if I did not have the benefit of a class. I think it may be difficult since there is no formal lessons within the app. Having at least a glossary and a grammar reference would be very helpful.
In spite of these minor limitations, the app is easy to use and fun also. You can't help learning something, though it is not certain you could become fluent using the app alone.
I did not expect this level of quality from a free app. I find good ones occasionally, but this one is outstanding! Both the software and the content. I'm an intermediate student whose learning had slowed to a crawl. Every time I looked around for fresh material, I felt like I was either back in first grade again or instantly thrown in the deep end. This app tested me and started me at a *slightly* more basic level than I needed. But since then, I've been learning new vocabulary at a very rewarding rate! It doesn't (so far, at least) explain difficult grammatical concepts or tackle tough idioms. I'll still get those from deeper courses and real literature. But if you just want to step up the pace and feed a lot of new Español into your brain, I think you'll find this app refreshing. It has a bright, clean design and content that teaches by repetition without boring the student. And in several hours of use, I haven't seen even a small bug. ¡Qué Bueno!
- Category: Education
- Updated: Aug 18, 2015
- Version: 4.3.5
- Size: 22.6 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 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.