Duolingo - Learn Spanish, French and more
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Duolingo is Apple's iPhone App of the Year!
Duolingo is the world's most popular way to learn languages with over 200 million users.
23 languages to choose from. Super fun and free — Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Irish, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Turkish, Norwegian, Polish, Hebrew, Esperanto, Vietnamese, Ukrainian, Welsh, Greek, Hungarian, Romanian, and Swahili. Oh, and English too.
"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 for free. You have fun while you learn, leveling up and competing with friends.
Yeah, it's pretty sweet.
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. 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. If you don’t choose to purchase Duolingo Plus, you can simply continue using Duolingo for free.
Terms of Service: https://www.duolingo.com/terms
What's New in Version 5.1.10
Introducing Korean for English speakers! Rejoice, one of our most-demanded courses is finally here.
We integrated a few friendly Bots directly into the Spanish tree. Looks like you'll have to impress them to proceed. Muahahaha.
Effective when properly used!
I started using DuoLingo when I decided to learn Dutch and German to accompany my german studies in school. Now, I'm learning Danish, German, Korean, Czech and even just playing around and picking up on some Swahili. I really, REALLY can't express how much I love DuoLingo as a program. Now, I must say the app is not as "full featured" as the website. The web version is FAR superior to this app and I definitely prefer to learn on the web vs. the application. If you're starting a brand new language, the application is not the best place to tackle that. The website offers so much more including detailed explanations about pronunciation and grammar, as well as a timed mode which I actually really like. The app is useful, but I don't think it should be used for full time learning. It's good for when you want to practice or pick up a new lesson on the go when you have a few minutes to do so. Many people expect much more, and they're not satisfied with their results because they're not using DuoLingo how it should be experienced.
As for the stupid health system, that's another story. That doesn't exist in the web either, but I really dislike it here in the app. When learning a language, you should expect to make mistakes, and punishing you 1/5 hearts every time is a bit much, especially when the lessons can be lengthy.
Either way, the app is solid, but shouldn't be the only way you use the program.
Addendum to my previous message
The issues below have been resolved to my satisfaction. However, Duolingo's customer service needs to be more responsive. I plan to sign up again for Duolingo plus -- and hope that the process will work without problems this time -- because I wish to support a company that offers an innovative product that served as the main source of my language learning over the years. Support from long-term users might make it possible to dispense with the health wheel, purchase of gems, and other approaches of questionable educational value.
I signed up for Duolingo plus, as I have used the free versions of the app for many years and the company is in need of additional revenue. Regrettably, three weeks later, I still don't have the benefit of the promised extra features. My many attempts to resolve the issue via email have failed, as the responses are usually form messages asking for information that I had previously supplied several times. To be fair, there was one human (versus a robot) response alluding to compatibility issues with iOS which the company was trying to resolve. If this is the case, I t is inexcusable that it continues to advertise Duolingo plus without first resolving these issues. I have twice requested a refund, but don't expect to get one.
Great app, Amazing customer service response time
I am using the app for the first time since my girlfriend recommended it and has been using it to practice Japanese. I jumped on to do my placement for Portuguese, but noticed that all of the questions where they spoke and I had to translate what they said I got wrong. At first I thought it was just very strict, saying I was wrong for putting "mom" instead of "mother". After a few more missed questions like this, I began to notice that even when I got it EXACTLY right, they were marking me wrong. Now I can't get passed where I'm at in my progression because they ask the same questions that are literally impossible to get correct. I would like to use it once it is fixed, but until then, I see this app as broken for my purposes.
Edit: I have to apologize for my review. It was user error in this case and all I needed to do was write the Portuguese they said, not translate. For some reason I didn't get that from what it told me to do, but now when I look at it, that makes a lot more sense. Thank you for such a quick response, I look forward to practicing my Portuguese and progressing through your app! It's great!
- Category: Education
- Updated: Sep 05, 2017
- Version: 5.1.10
- Size: 100 MB
- Languages: 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
- Seller: Duolingo, Inc
- © 2015 Duolingo, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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