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Inconsistent Features, But Overall AmazingAs a free language learning service Duolingo is incredible. Over the past 6-7 months I have been learning German using primarily Duolingo, alongside other learning resources. However, most of this period has been on the desktop web version of Duolingo. When using the mobile app for Duolingo, I have frequently noticed inconsistencies with in-app features, across multiple devices and reinstalls. I use an iPhone 6S, and my mother uses an iPhone XR, and somehow this device difference means she has access to a practice skills lesson and I don’t? Also, my usetime for the app is restricted by health, whereas many other people I know are not restricted by a health bar. Recently, my app somehow started not having a health bar, but when I had to delete it and I reinstalled it, I suddenly have to deal with making < 5 mistakes while learning again. Another thing I have noticed, is a lack of extra information for each lesson. On desktop, I can right click the lesson and have access to a deeper written run through of the lesson, however on mobile, I have access to this extra information on less than half my lessons. Particularly, I am unable to view this on newer lessons I’m learning, and thus do not have extra context and information for new concepts. For what it is overall, Duolingo is an amazing app, especially when you consider its entirely free. However, this inconsistency is enough for me to rate it as 4 stars instead of 5..Version: 6.13.0

Great app, but one problem!I have been using Duolingo to learn French for a little while now. If you really want to be good at it I suggest working over and over on the basics 1 and mastering it, and continuing to work on it even after mastering it until you know the basics 1 words 100%, which is what I did. It’s a lot better to know the words than to rush through and not actually be able to remember them. One thing is, I have started the “phrases” section. Usually when you start a new section and it gives you words you haven’t seen yet, they will put a dotted line under it where you can see what it means and then eventually remember it. However on some new words it doesn’t give me the meaning and asks me to translate anyway. Since I don’t know the meaning of the word because I’ve never seen it I get it wrong and lose my health. I have used this app a long time ago to learn Italian (which I’ve since stopped) and it would always give me the meaning of the word, multiple times even. It’s just annoying to me that I have to lose my health because I don’t know the meaning of a new word. It’s not too much of a problem that I will delete the app, but something that could be fixed. I recommend using the computer version of duolingo for learning new words and phrases, and just using the app for strengthening your skills. Overall though this app is great!.Version: 5.2.13

Very good; shame about the AmericanismsThis is a tremendous app: fun and addictive. I’ve been using it to brush up my French. Even the free version is very engaging for this. I have a small reservation: the English text from which we are ask to translate is US English (using idioms foreign to British ears), and the whole thing seems to be addressed to a US audience. So we’re asked to translate “cell phone” (never mobile), “store” (never shop), “movie theater [sic]” (never cinema), it thinks “purse” is the same as “handbag”, it says “soccer game” instead of “football match”, “candy” instead of “sweets” and many, many more examples. It once even told me that “any more” in my answer should have been one word! It (usually) accepts answers in British English, but always then suggests the US equivalent as an alternative, as though that would have been better or more usual. (I wonder if it would also do this the other way round, or is this unconscious cultural imperialism?) Sometimes the Americanisms are so unfamiliar to me it takes me a while to work out what they mean - it’s a shame my learning of French has to be mediated by a third language (US English). This is an irritating distraction from an otherwise excellent app..Version: 6.158.0

Perfect way to learn a languageIt’s an amazing app. After many many failed attempts at learning a language, I joined Duolingo. It seemed too good to be true; it was free and offered everything all the courses that cost £200 did, and more. Its motivational methods work wonders - leaderboards, daily rewards, leagues. Its layout is simple and bright with a friendly mascot and some slightly unnerving notifications! Duolingo has helped me learn French, and I can confidently say I know far more French after six months of Duolingo than I ever learned at school. I’m now happy to speak to locals in French every time I visit my relatives in France. The stories are possibly my favourite part of Duolingo. They are short, humorous and light hearted. Very easy to get to grips with and test your knowledge of vocabulary in context. I also loved the audio lessons, however I’m not sure where they’ve gone. I would listen to them over and over again every time I went out. I’d love to see a return of this with more audio lessons. Overall it’s a wonderful way to learn a language, but I would recommend watching movies in your chosen language, joining a language group and practicing in the country if you get the chance. Mercí beaucoup, j’adore Duolingo!.Version: 6.57.0

I love the setup and purpose of why this app exists, some tweaks and I think it could be amazingI just started to use this app again even though I’ve had an account since 2016. I’ve taken some courses in high school and college for Spanish which helps in the language learning process; most is just refreshing with the language of Spanish. I can’t provide to much input as to whether it will help you become fluent or not because I’m still on the beginning stages of the lessons. However I am enjoying my time with it and hopefully it does help me get to where I would like to be which is a fluent Spanish speaker. I rated four stars because going through the activities I’ve noticed that when it tells you to repeat the sentence the audio seems to lag on the last word and take a little while to register that you got it correct. Everything else is great, I like that if you get something wrong you can go to the discussion section where other users have had the same issues as yourself which has helped me understand errors so I don’t make the same mistake next time. Even after viewing the comment sections duolingo itself gives its own tip by using an example to help you remember and avoid the mistake you made for the future. I would highly recommend the app for learning a language but like I said previously I’m not sure if it will help you become fluent or not. Fix the audio issues of it lagging for a few seconds and I’d gladly rate five stars!!!.Version: 6.99.0

Learning tool, and a fun game!I am a big fan of Duolingo, have been spending hours of time practicing my Russian. It is one of the best examples of game mechanics being integrated into an educational app. the leaderboards and progress rewards (such as leaning 50 new words) are a great way to reinforce progress in the user. lessons are laid out well, giving you flexibility to approach topics at your own pace, while encouraging you to move on if you spend to long on one topic, by removing the XP reward. I wrote this review after thinking back to the “touch typing games” i played as a child, they were never as engaging as they could have been. Congratulations to the Duolingo team for their fantastic work! There are some things i would like to see in the app in the near future, for example, being able to do specific exercises such as choosing to practicing specific words, which could be joined to the existing achievement system. Perhaps a button that will teach you three new words that refreshes every day? As well as that i hope to see the options for languages expanded, which i assume is a goal. my partners family is from former Yugoslavia and i would love to learn Serbian and Macedonian! again, thank you to your team for creating such a powerful learning tool. Language is the best way to learn about the world and its history, and this app is a great way to learn language!.Version: 6.54.1

#1 best language appOkay for starters Duolingo offers pretty much every and any language there is (even fictional languages such as Klingon) the app makes the languages easy to learn and if you continue with the same sections until all the lessons are completed you remember phrases and words very easily. Other alphabets such as Greek or mandarin teach you the alphabet as well. It does not require money to pay for but does have in app purchases same as unlimited hearts, oh I have forgotten to mention that there are hearts in game but they do recharge, the hearts make you think more about submitting your answer. There are also monthly challenges and leaderboards, the higher you climb the more gems you collect to buy things in the game. You also have a streak where you also earn gems for things, the streak keeps you going and the longest streak I know was 1000 days. In total Duolingo is a very good app, download if your are visiting a country, doing language in high school or just wanna learn a language..Version: 6.142.0

Re: HealthThis is the best app ever but what annoys me is the whole health thing. I am not very good at French and so every time I start a lesson I am nearly at the end and then I run out of health. I am saving my gems up and so I don’t want to buy full health again. Then I have to do five extra lessons before I can go back to the other one. Then it goes around again. Can you please bear this in mind because it is really annoying so I spend my time on Tinycards. Which I don’t mind but I think Duolingo is better..Version: 5.2.24

Very good app but needs English EnglishDuolingo is a great app and is helping me learn French at a very satisfying rate. However, it keeps on bugging me that there is only American English and not UK English. I find this frustrating with some words where I’ll write down my UK English translation of a word and it is marked wrong. An example of this is that in the UK we call the subway the underground or tube (translating from la station de métro). The ‘another correct solution’ system is very helpful when translating into French as it tells you the way that most people would phrase a sentence. But when translating into English, this system points out UK English phrases and suggests the American way of saying it. This makes me feel like the app wont accept my way of saying a word and thinks the American way is better, and it is slightly insulting. UK English and American English are two different languages, so many request is basically that you change the app so that you can choose between the two, or a put least have a way of identifying which is which so that if someone were to type their version of English there wouldn’t be a suggestion to change it to American English. Sorry this turned into a rant. Thanks..Version: 6.75.0

Duolingo is absolutely wonderful!I love Duolingo, it’s spectacular! I’ve been using it for a couple of months, and I love how much my French has improved. Personally, I think It’s lovely how Duolingo encourages u to learn with supporting notes and for me, the streak encourages me to go on Duolingo everyday. I only have 1 promblem….the recent update has got me confused. I was hoping they would change the update back, or have an option? But that’s all. Thankyou Duolingo for creating such an incredible app! Merci beaucoup Duo! Duo est une chouette. Il est très gentil.Version: 6.178.0

A revelation, but not perfect yetThis app has opened up a wonderful world of language (Indonesian for me) allowing me to learn the basics of everyday survival over a year at 5-10 minutes a day - Amazing! Many times I’ve felt compelled to subscribe to the paid version, but have bailed out at the last minute due to the copious small faults in the lessons which threaten to overwhelm the experience. For example, while most lessons are well constructed and easy/moderate to complete, allowing swift progress, my current one is ridiculously complicated in comparison and has slowed my progress. There are also inconsistencies in translations throughout the app that result in dispiriting errors when I actually got it right with the same answer in previous exercises. Even the exercises with the most copious number of complaints seem never to be fixed. If there was evidence that clear errors would be attended to as a priority, I’d be much more inclined to pay. The free model has obviously been successful in creating this app’s footprint. I look forward to it being more consistently tidied up so that it can transition to a well-polished paid product..Version: 6.49.0

Five stars!This is such a good app to learn languages, I am currently learning Spanish (this is not for class, ect). I spend around 15 minutes a day on there and it is so helpful! Some people might not like the heart’s strategy which is when ever you make a mistake, you lose a heart. I actually think this helps me think about the question better and then I get better results at the end. If you need help or some hints there are hint bars at the top that have helped me more than once, there is also a conversation page for each question full of everyones views and little hints they have picked up here and there. Don’t hesitate, get this app, it is so good! ❤️.Version: 6.162.0

Optimised for mobileI reached about 80 crowns on the Duolingo app then switched to the browser version. The browser Duolingo I would say is better. For example; it doesn’t have lives and makes it easier to grind out the lessons without being slowed down by needing to constantly practise for new lives. I’d recommend the browser but the app works just fine and I think it’s optimised well for mobile devises seeing as it’s often harder to type on phones and what not. A critique is that the tips are different on the browser and mobile app, I have no idea why this is but the browser tips are much more extensive and IMO are better for learning the complexities of language.Version: 6.46.0

Simply GreatI’ve been using Duolingo for awhile now, since lockdown, and it has been SO useful for connecting with my family, with their language of choice. Even though the app has undergone massive changes, it has made learning better and better. Sure, I do miss the features of focusing on one skill, all the way to level 5, but the stepping stone method I feel is as effective as the old one. This app is definitely worth downloading, if you’re ready to make a commitment to language learning. It feels so satisfying doing a lesson each day, watching my streak going up day by day! I’ve reached almost 800 days now! There is a variety of languages to learn, of course, the main ones like English, French, Spanish and German have the most features, but rarer and endangered languages like Hawaiian are being taught too! Although there are annoying parts like high subscription price and bugs (and even an autofill exploit someone told me about!), Duolingo works the hardest and is one of the top apps in the educational division. They will work hard to make the consumer feel valued and be proud that they can become bilingual, trilingual and sometimes even more than just knowing 3 languages..Version: 6.186.1

Amazed!This app is brilliant! I didn’t expect to make progress very quickly as I struggled to pick up languages in secondary school. The alternating between translating from English-german, german-english, listening and typing what you hear, choosing from multiple choice options etc. Seems to be a very effective way to really help the information to sink in. Differences between masculine and feminine (der/die/das/den) are difficult and sometimes involve a bit of memorisation but the structure of learning duolingo uses has resulted in me beginning to understand how and why words are used as well as memorising. As long as you frequently revise sections/practice, duolingo is a shockingly easy way to learn a new language! Note: flaws wise - the gems are a little irritating to collect. I want to learn german in as much depth as I can so I don’t like that the “extras” (flirting/idioms and proverbs) require a massive amount of diamonds to collect. Extra health (lost when making mistakes) is far too expensive to purchase. Personally I’m happy to practice 5 times if need be but others probably don’t like that. Also the practice section seems to usually test on animals/easier parts, id like to be challenged on everything? Amazing app, highly recommend giving it a go! I’d pay for it if need be..Version: 5.2.7

Best language app - even the free versionI have tried several language apps and this is by far the best of them. I have been learning Japanese and Russian using the free version for some time and decided to pay the subscription to get rid of ads and gain access to the extra training features. However, even if you don’t want to pay the subscription, the free version is enough to learn a language. I really enjoy this app. I was never really good at learning languages, but with Duolingo it feels like learning without the hard work of studying. After several months, I’m able to have basic conversations in the two languages I’m learning; something I wasn’t able to do even after several years of learning a language at school. I’m amazed!.Version: 6.183.0

Great language toolI’ve been using duolingo for about five years now, though I only started using it seriously this year (finally took the New Years resolution seriously!) I’m very glad I did! With how I was using it before, I wasn’t improving because if you use this app to just occasionally do one or two lessons, you can’t get anywhere. I do love duolingo’s premise of a little at a time though, and that’s what’s been working for me! I recently enrolled in French classes, all of my classmates have taken French for years to gcse level, but with about six months of duolingo, I’m one of the best in the class! I would say that this app is a great tool, but it depends on how you use it. It is not a standalone to learn any language. I do love that they’re putting out new content all the time and the duolingo stories and podcasts are a great way to immerse yourself in the language (however I think they’re only available for Spanish and French?) Anyway, I love a lot about this app, but I would say that, it could do better in grammar lessons. Teaching tenses, and specific grammar rules. It relies on the user understanding the rules by observing patterns given in the example sentences. For a free app, it goes leaps and bounds beyond what is expected. Try it!.Version: 6.39.0

Good appI’m learning Japanese through the app and I like it so far. I like how I can track my progress by getting crowns as I achieve different levels. Getting crowns are slowly becoming an addiction lol. The gems you get are also nice, but there’s not a lot you can buy with it. Right now I’m just accumulating lots of them without use. It would be great if you can increase the number of outfits we can buy or even have different ways we can use the gems to keep us going. It’s such a waste cause I feel like the gems can be utilized more in order to entice learners to keep on learning. I also think adding a speaking portion in the app would help a lot of learners. Reading and writing is good, but being able to hear and repeat back words will help a lot of people with pronunciation, which honestly I think is one of the problems many language learners face - pronouncing words correctly. I also started learning Korean through the app because I used to live in Seoul and I didn’t want to loose my Korean language skill. However,I must say the Korean one is not as good as the Japanese one. The pronunciation in Korean is a bit off and it almost seems like it’s off google translate. But it’s still pretty good for learning Hangul and new words. The app is great overall. There are places where it can be improved on and I really hope that the consistency of the different languages were the same..Version: 6.106.1

Love it, but some features need to be addedI have to say that Duolingo has taken me to a new world of languages. I can spend my whole days practicing with Duo and increase my ability of using languages. However, there're still things that I'm not satisfied with this version for IOS: - the discussions after answers: I've wait for them since a long long time ago. I believe that Duolingo is not only a software for learning languages, but also a special environment for everyone to enhance their skills together. Using Duo on IOS is quite convenient, but if I want to check my answer with the other's, I have to login my account again on the version for web browser, go to that skill, do it and seek for the question. That's not good at all! - The report: Nothing happens when I press the button to report the errors (most of them are translation errors). My and other's reports are the very efficient tools to help Duo better, and we want to see that in the near future. - The club should be added to web version and the currency systems - gems - needs need to be synced. Anyway, the life point is awesome, but we want more games, or tournaments, or challenges, or... something like that, just to increase the competitiveness between leaners. I know that to solve with the problems I've listed above will take a lot of time and money and labor power, but we can believe with our effort and strength, the future of Duolingo is brighter than ever! Duolingo is the sweet home for everyone!.Version: 5.2.67

Mostly greatThe way the lessons work etc is really good, keeps you learning and reiterating simultaneously. Only real issue is it doesn’t teach you when to use a certain word if there are multiple words that mean the same thing. Sometimes it will say this other option is also correct, but sometimes you will choose a word and it says it’s incorrect but doesn’t realise it is the same word nor does it explain why you should use the other one..Version: 6.168.0

Love this app so much!!! (suggestion included)I love duolingo! This app is actually really cool and kind of makes it feel like less of a chore or less of taking classes and more like your just actually playing a game! I like the look and way it works, It give you more motivation to keep learning. The competitive edge is definitely cool with the leagues too. Overall i think its an amazing app if your looking to learn some new languages. Or maybe your just bored and looking for things to do. Instead of scrolling through twitter or reddit while you wait for your hot pockets to cook in the microwave, Do a duolingo lesson. Its actually educational and who knows maybe itll grow on you! All though i do love this app a lot theres one thing i would want change to. You get a currency of either lingots or gems. (IOS=gems-Android=Lingots) But after you spend them all buying all the outfits for duo and other things you run out of things to spend them on. Im on a 19 day streak and i have everything so it doesnt take long. I wish there was more to do. So please if a developer sees this, 1. Amazing work keep it up! 2. Put some new things to buy with gems or lingots maybe the space outfit you see in the duolingo plus ad would be cool for 800 or something you get the point or maybe some other things you could use to customize duo. Much love! And enjoy the app to all ❤️.Version: 6.80.0

It needs improvementHello, I know how hard developing applications can be for companies as I am a developer myself I wanted to say I love using Duolingo and how unique it is. I give this five star you can remember the words and learn through the app itself and wish it can take more inspiration to memory applications to improve the user learning curve throughout the app itself. I wanted to say by tapping onto the word you'll get the various definition of the word you are learning which is a cool idea but, very confusing for someone new to the language and would have to search the Internet and understand the context of the particular word or the structure of the sentence and forget it in a few months. For example, C’est in french this means in English it is or it’s or this is it has different words on the app that would confuse a user using the app itself and new to the language. Why not improve this feature so a user can be more interacted and engage more within the app instead of using a third party or search through a search engine and be more confuse or even not use the app itself due to one feature that can be improved? Don't only let the user have a responsibility to be responsible to learn the new language engage it more and improve it. Anyway, it's an amazing app, and I love using Duolingo!!!.Version: 6.118.0

Duolingo... the best and most productive entertainmentDo you have nothing to do on the bus in the mornings? Are you bored on an airplane? Don’t like crappy mobile games? Well Duolingo is the perfect app for you imagine playing an educational game to kill time so instead of killing time you’re actually doing something productive and will feel better about yourself afterwards for doing so, what could be better? It’s been 5 months since I downloaded this app using at casually from day to day missing days here and there weeks even 🤭😂😂 but as of now I’m almost fluent in Spanish and this has required minimal effort. I’m excellent at reading and writing in Spanish all that would be required for a solid level of fluency would be some dedicated conversation practice for a couple of months and I’d have the Spanish speaking proficiency to live in a Spanish speaking country. This app is excellent and I would highly recommend it..Version: 5.2.22

My reviewThis app has already made me speak 10% of German in like 5 days it’s so fun and I’m already able to write in German like this ( tee Oder kaffee bitte) witch means tea or coffee please this app is so fun it also teaches you how to read in German and you don’t have to speak in German you speak others and it’s all free I love this app so much so I think you should download it right now if your trying to speak another language and by the way ITS FREE!.Version: 6.125.0

Pro Membership is a total rip off!!!I am a long term user of Duolingo and I do really enjoy the App - it's a great fun way to SUPPORT your language learning: just remember to take the "33% fluent" thing with a huge spoonful of salt! However, I have one MAJOR issue with it. In order to get rid of the very annoying Ads I joined up for the Pro Membership at €7 (or so!) per month: pretty expensive but as I'm learning 3 languages - and I do actually USE the App! - I thought it would be worth it. However, as a previous reviewer has pointed out, in Duolingo you have 5 lives and each, even tiny, mistake or typo costs a life. When you lose the 5 lives you have to either use 500 accumulated "gems" to regain your lives and start playing (learning) again or you have to pay an ADDITIONAL amount (I think it's something like €5) to gain new "life" or wait 5 hours to gain just ONE life! To regain all 5 you are blocked for an ENTIRE DAY! - even despite your being a full "Pro" member! So I've paid €60 per year and I can't use the App for at least 4 hours most days! It's an absolute rip off and they NEED to change this feature. Until they do, I would strongly advise you not to pay for the Pro feature. If I'm paying €60 per year for one language App I want to be able to USE it when I want to, 24/7 thank you!.Version: 5.2.21

Very goodI’ve been using duolingo for about a month or two, I’m currently learning Korean. Surprisingly this app is very addictive and I find myself enjoying it. Although I would like to recommend that you do it on a laptop as you don’t have to worry about lives there. I love competing against other people and it gives me a challenge although I would love it if the lessons were a bit more harder. For example when you have to translate a sentence, it gives you the words and makes it very easy to guess it which is not what I want. Also I would love it if there were more questions where you would have to rely on the sound of the word or sentence instead of relying on the symbols or letters as I can now read but not speak most of the language. Other than that it’s a good app especially since it’s free!.Version: 6.26.0

A bug?Overall great app, I’m in love with it!!!! There’s just a thing thats been happening after the latest update? Whenever I’m listening to the sentences (when you have to type what you heard) the sound fades out halfway through the sentence so I can’t hear everything and can only catch the first two words? I’m pretty sure it’s nothing to do with my microphone/speakers but it’s a bit tricky and I’m losing a lot of health trying to guess what the second half of the sentence should be haha. Please let me know if ur able to fix it but until then I’ll just press “can’t listen now” 😊 xx.Version: 6.15.0

Duolingo ReviewI have been extremely impressed with the organization and function of the app. I feel as though I am picking up Dutch really quickly in a short amount of time (as someone who has learned another language through school and can compare). The mix of written, spoken, listening and pronunciation work on the app is truly incredible, I never expected the app to be this good..Version: 6.120.0

Fast classThis is an app with some great strongpoints. It’s fast paced and the student picks up a good knowledge of words to add to their Spanish vocabulary. Classes often come with a smile, especially when reading the stories section of the app which are a lot of fun and a wonderful way to add new words and phrases to your memory bank. My two criticisms are these, 1/ this is South American Spanish. If you want to learn Spanish for Spain this is not really the best place to do it. Sadly one doesn’t become aware of this fact until after purchasing the app... I think it would be almost perfect if we could choose to be taught Spanish for Spain. 2/ secondly it relies on learning by memory and as sentences become longer and grammar becomes more complex it’s difficult to learn by memorising sentences. I feel some grammar lessons would help. And the verb conjugations should include the vosotros version. Overall it’s a good tool for improving ones knowledge of the language. Add Spanish for Spain and it would be a great tool!.Version: 6.88.0

Great app, could use some improvementsI use duolingo to learn Chinese and I’ve had good results so far. Duo teaches me many skills like reading and pronunciation but the app lacks features that I would really enjoy if added. For one, I would totally use this app as my primary way of learning Chinese if it had a feature that teaches you to write the Chinese characters. Right now I have to Google the stroke order and learn the characters myself. I would also suggest that they add a proper lesson on the Chinese-mandarin tones. Since I am Chinese myself, I am familiar with the 4 tones and could get through the first lessons quite easily. But I can imagine non native speakers struggling way more and never learning the actual way to pronounce the tones. Overall, Duolingo is a great, convenient app to learn a language. Just some languages like Spanish get more attention and quality lessons than languages like Chinese..Version: 6.175.0

Wow! 🤩Duolingo is an AWESOME game! All my friends had it, they were learning different languages all the time so I decided to give it a go. At first it was very frustrating so I just stopped playing it, one day I was on the Airplane and since I had no Wi Fi, I only had a couple of games to play. I was scrolling threw my phone and found Duolingo, and it took me a while to realize that it’s OK and I needed to try again. Everyone at first while learning a new language is a bit uncomfortable to it. So I chose some languages that I wanted to learn (Spanish and Mandarin). Not to lie, I had to google some to find the definition. But googling them and cheating actually helped me, it made my brain focus on the ones I didn’t really understand, and once googling them and knowing the definition, it stuck like glue in my head. (Seriously, I said words in Spanish daily for no reason). Once I warmed up to it, and never gave up on my 2nd try, I was a Duolingo fanatic!! I played it for about 2 hours a day. I got more hearts, gems, and my parents even let me get Duolingo PLUS!!!! 🥳Even though, I felt so mad at myself at first because all my friends knew languages and I didn’t, its just because of me not trying again and focusing enough. This is really an awesome game, remember to never give up even though things seem impossible. Great work, Creators!! 👍🏿😝.Version: 6.110.0

#AWESOME!!!!! 😍😍. Best language learning app EVER!!!😍This app is SSSOOO effective! When you start out you sign in with your email. If you want to, the app will give you a daily reminder to practice or start a new lesson. It will also email you if you get behind in your lessons, which is great for me bc I always forget to practice!😂 You choose the language that you want to learn and then your all set!! No bugs and it works great. And after learning the basics and finishing the first three lessons than you can actually have a conversation with automated people in that language!! You have to try to understand their questions and answer them and if you haven't learn a word yet that they say or you forget what it means then you can just click the word and it shows you the translation. It is AWESOME!! You HAVE to get this app!!!!😄😄. You can also join a club with actual people learning the same language as you! You can encourage each other and post your latest progress and you can also make friends and follow people you know and make a profile picture so that your friends can find you!! You can also make your own club if you want to!!! It is absolutely amazing!!!! If I could I would just tap that download button for you so that you be able to try out this app!!😜 you have to get this app! I hope you take my word for it. PEACE OUT!!!!✌️😂✌.Version: 5.1.23

Excellent learning tool, Needs more community interactionI have tried many language learning applications, but Duolingo is by far my favorite. Why? Well first, this review is based on the subbed version. I subbed immediately so I cannot speak for the unsubbed version. Now, this is why it is my favorite app. I am to unit 3. The lessons I have encountered have been the best I have used for memorization. I will cover pronunciation in a moment, though. Now listen, it are VERY repetitive. ALL Language apps are should be. However, other apps don’t provide as much variance as duolingo. I am extremely impressed that they can repeat vocabulary enough to optimize memorization, yet also provide consistent variance between the material. redundant vocabulary becomes interesting every time. I have used apps that have no variance and become boring fast, and apps that are too fast paced, lacking memorization technique and losing their learning power. Duolingo also offers stories that you listen and interact with, and even interactive podcasts. They are my favorite. The app gives you true sense of progress through achievements, monthly challenges, speed challenges, ranking, and a lot more. My critique is an app like this has more COMMUNITY potential than they realize. If I could message directly and even form groups with other learners in this app, it would be fantastic..Version: 6.123.1

Good App!Ok. We all can see not only in the actual app profile on the App Store, but the actual game, that the animations are ADORABLE!!! The ability to be able to text with the animations in your selected language is so amazing and fun. But obviously with good comes bad, I really am not talking about the ads that you have to watch, but how, if you don’t buy the premium version they make your life a disaster. My hearts almost every 20 minutes get lost, and I know you might say I need to practice but, they make the practice tests for extra hearts take forever and then when you get an answer incorrect it jumps you back 3 whole inches!!! The books that there is are so cute, however you need HEARTS to read them. I’m sorry but what do I do? If I can practice for a heart but it takes 7 years to complete, well my hearts would have filled up by then. Now, I’m done with my critic. Overall suggestions. I think that everyday we should get gems, the amount of times I end up with ten after not continuously playing every day for 7 days... The game may be more enjoyable if we had: 1. More hearts or 2. Unlimited hearts (like the p r e m i u m users). Honestly I love this app apart from (some) fault so really I’ll give this app a 4/5 or 8/10. <3.Version: 6.123.0

Missing key elementsCurrently learning Japanese with Duolingo and it’s been great! My only concerns are at times it seems to expect you to know something it hasn’t yet taught you. Many times it would quit me on a sentence with words I haven’t even begun to learn yet. Duolingo does well to teach how to pronounce something but fails to explain WHY it is. Examples are with Kanji, depending on surrounding characters (or if their are none) it gets pronounced a completely different way and Duolingo fails to explain why. Another instance of lack of explanation is with things like how to structure a sentence. With Japanese it’s almost like your saying the sentence backwards. For example if you were to translate word for word “I sleep at 12am” it would be (not completely accurate, just so you get the gist of it) “am 12 I go to sleep.” It took me quite some time to figure out that key detail. In conclusion, please provide ways to explain in greater detail how things are pronounced, how other characters can affect how some characters are pronounced, how to structure sentences properly and don’t throw people into the deep end without teaching them how to swim first. This is a great app and I will continue to use it. I have already recommended it to many of my friends. Do this, and it will make this app so much better. Thanks!.Version: 5.1.25

Heart systemI see allot of people complaining about the heart system in reviews... This prevents people from juste rushing to the end without remembering half of what they learned! When you are out of lives you simply have to do a “Practice” wich is a quiz that takes ALL what you have learned from the first lesson to the one you are at! This pushes me to review all of what i learned to be sure not to forget the lesson i did 1 week ago, or even more. I LOVE THE APP AND I LOVE THE HEART SYSTEM PS: dont miss a lesson or someone who is worth allot to you will go missing!.Version: 6.97.0

I am loving this app!This app is really helping me to learn very quickly. I am learning Greek and brushing up on Spanish. I wish it would handle a few things differently Among them, letting me test out of Spanish levels further along the way than it does, but I understand they are testing whether that feature is more or less beneficial for learning at the moment. So, I upvoted the feature :). The other thing is that the adds are locked in portrait mode and the “practice” tab also starts out and sometimes gets stuck in portrait mode. I have tor turn my iPad to portrait and back to landscape and it usually switches to landscape then, but not always. I pretty much always use my iPad in landscape mode. Especially when I am using the keyboard, which the app has plenty of. I wish that the whole thing would just be in the orientation of my screen without changing/ trying to figure out which direction it should be as I use the app. Otherwise, this app has been AMAZING and, while, I’d love those improvements, I’m really just being nit picky. I didn’t feel it deserved any less than 5 stars because the rest is awesome! One note, if anyone is having trouble understanding anything in the language you’ve chosen or with the app, visit the website and check out the discussions tab. There is a lot of helpful info in there and many other language learners who are very happy to help out!.Version: 5.2.37

This app is great, only a few details left...I have been using this app and it feels very good to be learning a few more languages. But I want to tell you guys about a few things that have given most of us a few flaws... (1.) Recharging your hearts takes so much time! Like 5 hrs. ! ( Ok I hope you don’t think I’m being mean to you, but let’s go on...) (2.) I really appreciated you guys teaming up with Rovio, the creators of angry birds, you guys actually made a great team together with them. I hope maybe someday you guys can team up with them again someday... Note to self: I haven’t been playing angry birds for like more than 3 days. Man it’s been months since you guys worked together with Rovio. And last but not least... (3.) When I was trying to finish my Spanish lesson I failed, and then the crying duo showed up and the music of failure actually scared me a little bit... But instead of the crying duo, how about this new picture with him doing some weight lifts and the music a little bit more happier, but the more you fail, the worse the music and the picture is. If you fail on a test, you could put duo saying, “Don’t worry! You did your best, better luck next time!” And with that my friends, my explanation is done. Thanks for your consideration and I hope you guys can keep up the good work. ;).Version: 6.74.0

Really enjoying this appI originally downloaded this app for the purpose of learning Swedish so that I could watch Netflix’s “Young Royals” without subtitles but I am actually really enjoying the app and the overall language learning experience. Duolingo is a very smooth app with eye catching graphics and a simple but intelligent overall design. Learning a language has become a breeze, especially when I’ve dedicated a notebook to all of the words I’m learning so I can go back to them. Keep up the great work guys!.Version: 6.173.1

I luv ur app😁Duolingo is simple and fun to use. I can tell a lot of work goes into it from the audio lessons to the animation characters. I also enjoy your ads for some weird reason. I just feel like your adds genuinely show what the app is and aren’t annoying like other adds. I also think their entertaining and cute. I also like the fact that even without super Duolingo you can still learn effectively and the app is still good. This makes the app more accessible and useful to a lot of people. Unlike other apps where If you don’t pay for extra benefits or super memberships the app turns to be totally useless and you can’t do anything. I am learning Spanish and Japanese. I find both categories to be taught well. I also see the differences in the way you teach these languages. I’m also guessing it changes by what language you speak. Which I find helpful and super cool of you. I luv Duolingo, it is so much fun to use. So shout out to all of the Duolingo team. I suggest to anyone who is reading this to try out the app. Don’t worry about going to slow or fast. Which the app makes me feel good in. I feel like I can make mistakes and take my time and not be rushed. The app is also not that complicated to use. P.S. I don’t review app ever but I thought this app really deserved it. The apps physical design is nice and so are the characters. May God bless you 😁.Version: 6.166.1

New smaller word boxes TOO SMALLSince the recent update (late April 2018), on my iPad Pro DuoLingo app, the word boxes and the type within them, which one taps to put together a translated sentence, are frequently appearing much smaller than the helpful size they consistently were before. Sometimes they appear in the original size, but more often now, even with a short sentence where there is no problem fitting them on the page, they are very small. Harder to read, and harder to accurately select. And I have small hands/fingers. I lost several “health” bars and had to stop my lesson sooner than in the past, because I was selecting at the speed I always have, and realized I could not have the confidence I had grown accustomed to, that when I think I have touched a word box, it is selected. So my learning process is slowed not because I am selecting the incorrect word and losing health, but that I have to stop and check more diligently to make sure the box I tapped (or tried to, but apparently did not hit the now very small “sweet spot” on it which selects it), actually shows up in the answer box. This was NEVER an issue before the change in word-box size. Please make them, if not as large as they have been previously, larger than they are after this recent “upgrade”. Very annoying in an otherwise wonderful app...you folks say you want to make learning easy, and my feedback is that this tiny type in close-together boxes, is an impediment to learning. Thank you..Version: 5.2.20

DuolingoI really enjoy Duolingo. Recently I started using it from my new iPad, rather than smartphone. I really found it tough to adjust to having a limited number of “hearts”, and having to make them last for two languages! It would be so much easier to have five hearts for each language! The other thing I miss from learning from my phone is the frequent practice of certain vowel sounds with French. I found this practice very valuable. Really, the only thing that keeps me from going back to Duolingo via my cellphone, is that my eyesight isn’t good enough. I am not really into the competitive aspect of Duolingo, probably also because of my age. I just do as well as I can because I enjoy it, and don’t bother to get into all the ways I could improve, as I am doing the best I can. Life gets in the way at times, and I am certainly not concerned with dropping back from such and such a league! Life is precious, and to be enjoyed while we still have it..Version: 6.97.2

Amazing app, almost no errors!This app is amazing! I’m getting very confident in learning Korean and Japanese. I’ve heard some people say that this learning program isn’t the best since you only learn phrases and don’t learn how to construct sentences. Yes, yes I’ve heard it all but really, this app is just for people who want to be able to talk and socialise to other people, not really for people who want to become fluent in a language. However, in my own circumstances this is not a problem for me since I have a Japanese tutor. Some things that do get on my nerves are things like the heart system and how it is very annoying to run out of hearts, but I also find it very fun to practise to get more hearts and practising is a very, very good and fun way to get more hearts. I like this feature very much and please don’t change it in the future. I’m very glad that you don’t need to wait a few hours to get hearts..Version: 6.6.1

I RECOMMEND THIS APP!!!! 😄I have had Duolingo for about three months and I have learnt so much!! One lesson a day teaches a lot I definetly would recommend this if you want to use a language. They teach in different ways, such as reading writing and speaking the different words and phrases. You can start using this app as a beginner or an advanced language learner! Duolingo is very helpful. Anything that you miss or get stuck on it repeats so you can learn it! Also in each lesson there is a button where you can get tips from other people about a phrase or words in the lesson and you can ask for clarification!! Duolingo also provides stories which you can read along and fill in the gaps to see and read a conversation in your chosen language. I’m doing French and am about to start high school and I am very confident with the amount I already know, to do well in French at high school!.Version: 6.93.1

Learning Chinese is a breezeI have been learning mandarin casually for about 8 years and failed to find any real help with character recognition/reading. The way Duolingo works by drilling means they do sink in and eventually you recognise more and more characters in day to day life. In terms of the 5 hearts of health it’s simply a method of pushing you to paid subscription, if you want unlimited lives you buy the premium subscription. To be honest, I learned so much more in 3 months with Duolingo than any Chinese classes I attended at the local community college. You get what you put in, the more effort the quicker you learn and the lessons are short and you can progress at your own pace. I had subscribed, it just ran out and I’m seriously thinking of buying a years subscription, my only concern that I may finish the course before the year. However they are constantly bringing in new content so I’m thinking I won’t get bored!.Version: 6.29.0

I LOVE this app and here’s why:A large reason I admire Duolingo because it’s amazing at explaining mistakes and getting you out of bad habits. But I also love it because if you didn’t understand why you got something wrong (or right,) you can click a little speech bubble icon above and to the right of “continue”, and people who are also learning Spanish at the same level as you can comment and explain why something is correct or incorrect. (Which has been a huge help for me). But I think people who are reviewing Duo miss the little things that make all the difference. I’ve never seen anybody comment about the EXTREMELY beautiful, and diverse characters that cheer you on in the corner. It makes learning a language a rewarding experience. Also, I’m sure kids would appreciate when you finish a lesson, you get XP and gems. The XP helps you level up, and the gems build up so you can customize the little green owl mascot (Duo). Now, really: I can’t say enough how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE this app. But this is my last reason why in case my first 3 weren’t convincing enough. Duolingo is motivating. You earn achievements if you practice on the weekends and if you get a certain amount of XP. I’ve even gotten one for reading a short story (provided in the app). This app really is just so special. And Developer, if you see this: Thank you..Version: 6.97.2

Duolingo is AMAZINGIt is so useful, I use it every day, it goes perfect speed for kids. It teaches you important and fun ways. It is really fun while you learn and I don’t know how I’d improve it. The only issue is you don’t get hard levels often enough I think, and the hard levels are like really hard. However, it is sometimes unfair and doesn’t listen to you correctly, or doesn’t accept typos. I would like there to be an introduction, because it was useless until I found out about practising for hearts. Also sometimes I get frustrated at the listening tech and the audio and sometimes I think what really doesn’t matter in the section is emphasised like some grammar things or whether it’s male or female. But in honesty guys, they are just all excuses because I find it hard sometimes. Duolingo is correct and I think that saying it’s Duolingo fault is just taking the blame off your shoulders. So realistically the only way I can think of of improving would be to add more animations for like when you get five in a row. P.S. Zari looks kind of drunk when you focus on Duolingo and she’s swaying around Duolingo could also do with being less heavy on pay to win with gems..Version: 6.189.0

Update ideaBeen using Duolingo on and off until just recently, when I really wanted to start learning a new language to converse with my future in-laws. The app has been so helpful, HOWEVER, it would be nice to have a page option that gives a glossary of terms or phrases I have learned so far. There are many terms that look similar and are spelled in a similar way but with different accents, so it would be VERY NICE if I could see the differences side by side. Also, touching on accents and similar looking terms, the app sometimes does not explain the different contexts or use of them. For example, the use of certain measure words/classifiers in front or behind of inanimate objects vs living things..Version: 6.186.1

Love it, but with a bit more autonomyI’ve been trying to learn a new language for years. In high school and university i took foreign language credits and have had Rosetta Stone for about 4 years now, but to my own disadvantage i didn’t study and practice the materials out of class as much as i should have. Since downloading Duolingo, i haven’t been able to put it down! It’s surprisingly addictive and I’m now learning French and German (spreading myself a lil thin buttttt hey, I’m enjoying it haha). Duolingo offers what the others couldn’t- the ability to practice anywhere and everywhere you go without having to carry around a laptop or teacher. One thing i do wish Duolingo offered more of during beginner lessons is the ability to create your own sentences, as opposed to translating a sentence that’s already given to you. It’s much harder but forces you to think about why and where certain words go and which forms/tenses to use. This app would be the perfect study material to combine with in-class learning. Love it!.Version: 6.41.0

Some adviceI absolutely love this app and it’s for a range of ages currently I’m practicing Spanish and I can make a really short sentence and I’m only on family (the 5th or 4th Level). I know it’s short but I can say “Luna es una niña” which means “Luna is a girl” (sorry if I got that wrong) and I’ve been practicing with Duolingo for 4 days. But there is a heart System at first I was confused and worried but you can just buy more hearts with the gems you earn! So I recommend Duolingo if you want to learn a different language! (Sad they don’t do Te reo though).Version: 6.155.0

Streaks need to go!I love Duolingo, it’s great for language learning and the theme of the app is both cute and neat. The only thing I’m going to say is that you need to stop the streaks. I don’t need to wake up every morning being stressed over losing my streak, because I have system when learning a language that I go on Quizlet and try to memorise the alphabet. This usually happens every second day and my streak would obviously break. The constant reminder that I can’t lose my streak is stressful and pressuring and language learning is supposed to be fun and something that eases my mind because I enjoy it. I understand it’s more motivating for people who use the app to complete a daily lesson and therefore higher profit, but I think there should be an option to remove the streak or keep it. There’s obviously other people like me and the word needs to be spread so Duolingo can finally make a move. I don’t know if they have in the past but they kept the streak anyway, but I don’t like it and out of millions who use the app, I’m not the only one. Thank you..Version: 6.112.0

Fluent in under a year!Can not recommend Duolingo enough! I started learning Swedish about 10-11 months ago in preparation for moving to live in Lund. With a little bit of additional help from other sources I can now read novels fluently, write fairly well and hold conversations in Swedish (provided I have a tolerant and patient conversational partner!) The bulk of my Swedish has come from Duolingo (or at least I could not have progressed as far and fast without it). It provides the building blocks of language in an addictive and simple fashion. The comments section is packed with invaluable grammar and vocabulary tips from both fellow learners and dedicated mods. In fact this is the one significant issue that I have with the app - you absolutely have to use the desktop version in conjunction with the app in order to access the comment threads. This app functions cleanly and elegantly (the adverts are not distracting in the slightest) but I would really really like to see it enable comment sections for the full experience. Overall, I highly recommend Duolingo for learning a language and I hope that the app continues to evolve to include the best features from the desktop version..Version: 5.2.1

Astonishing for a Free AppDuolingo teaches in such a practical way - far more relaxed than some university courses I’ve done, but so effective. I find I’m learning quickly and easily. My only complaints are these: 1. Many of the audio clips don’t work in iOS, and 2. A little more background information would be helpful, e.g. an alphabet printable; conjugation of some typical verbs; diagram showing common syntax; pronoun printable; etc. Having said that, for a free app, Duolingo offers an astonishing amount for language learners - and for free! Thanks, Duolingo!.Version: 5.2.37

Disappointed in update - Re: heartsI have loved Duolingo and have recommended it many times as first point of call to anyone (adult and child) wanting to learn a new language. However I am sorely disappointed in the new “hearts” function. I used to be able to study for long periods of time and not “cheat” by looking at the answers. Now I lose a “heart” with every mistake. Sometimes it is purely a mistype. I find myself looking up the answer instead of trying to remember it, to stop myself losing “hearts”. Paying for the “Plus” option is not a possibility for me. I will continue to use the app, as it is still the best learning platform for me, but I will not be able to learn as quickly or effectively, and cannot in good conscience recommend it to families wanting to learn. I don’t mind an ad every now and then, as a reasonable cost for a free app, but a heart for every mistake?lets not even mention that I can’t mute your Duolingo Plus ad when it comes up..Version: 6.50.0

Duolingo: Download this app if you want to learn a new languageDuolingo is a beautifully crafted app, that teaches language in a fun way. The app is easy and has a variety of methods of learning such as: reading, audio books etc. The app rewards you for showing up and learning helping you keep motivated to speak the language of your choice. Duolingo also adds friendly competition in the form of a rank system. Where you get promoted to a higher rank if you have one of the top 15 xp scores. You collect xp from completing courses; again bringing another motivation to keep you on track. If you were to force me to tell you something bad about this app I would struggle. The only thing I see that could be improved is: Not making people subscribe to Duolingo plus to get the 14 day free trail. A lot of companies do this and I think you shouldn’t have to give your bank details for something that is free. But I digress, the app is a great language learning tool and premium doesn’t determine your learning success. But premium is like a tutor: you pay for extra help. I could go on about how having limited hearts without duolingo plus is a good thing but this review is long enough. Good luck to those learning a new language! Au revoir.Version: 6.98.0

A good app but is has some flaws.I thoroughly recommend this app to anyone who wants to learn a language that have the same lettering system to your first language but when it comes to languages such as Japanese you’ll start to struggle as rather that learning the lettering system and what sounds they make, you start on basic vocabulary. However, on the Yiddish course, you do start on the letters which I think is a much easier place to start although, in the Yiddish and Hebrew course, some of the letters are missing the dots in them making it hard to distinguish between a bet and a vet or shin and a sin. I have one more point that have been bugging me which is that on the listening exercises in the Yiddish course, they pronounce the Ayin as an eh sound where I was taught that it was silent. The last thing I want to highlight is that I’d love it if you also got taught some of the grammatical rules that you’d get taught in a language lesson like why are there so many different ways to say walk and which goes with which noun as I found that it is easier to know the rules to correctly construct a sentence then to use the phrases that you get taught. But overall, Duolingo is a great app for learning a foreign language..Version: 6.118.1

Streak problemIf I could have more streak freezes at one given time that would really help me stay on track with learning Japanese I lost my streak because the days went fast and I thought it had only been 1 day and actually 5 went by I had 2 freezes so yeah if we could have 7 max any more than that would be to high but 2 isn’t enough or have done way of unlocking more slots like spending gems that someone could earn.Version: 6.162.0

Very Goood AppI really enjoy using duolingo, Currently I am learning French, and duolingo makes me really feel motivated to learn. I love all the different features like listening lessons, stories, and reading and writing lessons. My only complaint is for the hearts. It does get annoying when Im trying to learn, but then a message pops up to say that I have run out of hearts. I get they are trying to make it almost like a “game” but please add more hearts- or make them cheaper to buy. I also get you are trying to get people to get plus, but I would appreciate a couple more hearts. You could even make it so you earn back hearts faster ( not one every 5 hours ). Overall great app- highly recommend:).Version: 6.160.0

Defidently 5 stars!This is so fun and defidently deserves to be on number #1 language learning! This is helping me with French because I would love to learn French. It’s my first day and I already need to write this great review. I know a few words like man/homme and woman/femme! This is great, may all ratings be like this one :) 👌 also I would like to add- I wanted to do 10 minutes a day and I’m doing around half an hour now! I’ve done around 15 minutes on the app ever since I’ve downloaded it and it is addictive. For some reason it’s a little embarrassing for me to do the talking part because my sister would come to me and say, stop speaking gibberish since she doesn’t have this app or knows how to speak French. Just one thing, can you please not put hearts in it because I’ll have 0 and be unable to learn! But I’ll just watch ads. I understand if you should have to leave it in, this rating is kind of weird 😳.Version: 6.26.0

Let me start by saying I NEVER review appsThis app I have had for a while. And I try to use it everyday. It can be pretty disappointing to see that you have missed a lesson and now you don’t have a true streak anymore. If you truly love language and learning it then this app is all you need. Please do yourself a favor and pay for the plus services. I have used this app for about 4 or 5 months and once I upgraded to the Plus option I really saw my learning time go up a lot faster. Let me stop here and say this is not an advertisement trying to sell you the app, just a VERY satisfied customer. Now it’s currently December of 2020. Bobby Shmurda will be released from prison soon and if you run into el chapo you should know some Spanish. Recently there were some changes to the app that exponentially improved the feel of the quality of service immediately and it was such an amazing well thought out addition that I believe it alone could very much help you to learn 90% more than anything else on the app can. What I am referring to is the newly added voice recorder that lets you hear your vocal lessons so you can hear and compare your voice to what you should be hearing. And for people like me who have a very hard time hearing anything, (And I know my ducking kids inherited it 🤟🏽🙃) This new addition to the app makes it so much easier to hear what you are doing..Version: 6.96.0

It’s okayThis is a pretty good app, but don’t expect to be fluent in a language from just an app. It teaches some basics, but in order to be fluent in a language, you need to do much more (like buy some books in the language you want to learn, listen to people talk and sing in that language so you can hear how they speak casually, surround yourself with people who are familiar with that language, and practice that language frequently for years, etc.). However, I’m not a big fan of the hearts system. It limits you to only being able to make 5 mistakes, and pressures you into not making mistakes, and that’s not a good way to learn. Ask anyone who is great at something like drawing, singing, or playing an instrument. Of course, before being great, they’ve still all made several mistakes, and it’s extremely rare for someone to be great at something before lots of practicing and mistakes. Making mistakes is a part of learning. It’s similar how before babies learn how to talk. They of course make a lot of mistakes. They mispronounce words and they use incorrect grammar very frequently, and that’s okay. I’d rather have more ads than have to stress about losing hearts, but that’s just my opinion. All in all, this would be a good app for learning a new language, just keep in mind that learning a new language is much more complex, and you’ll have to put in a lot more time, effort, money, and determination..Version: 6.74.0

Awesome language app for learnersThis is a great app! As a beginner in both Spanish and Esperanto (the latter for less than a week) I have already learnt a lot in only a fortnight. I find the gamification of the app is very motivating (and even topped my first two Leaderboards). I believe the ability to revisit lessons and practice already completed material is very helpful for my long term memory/retention. I would definitely recommend this app to anyone looking for a great and accessible way to begin learning another language. Plus it’s FREE! My only regret is not having downloaded Duolingo earlier (like years ago). Thank you very much Duolingo! Arion Walker from New Zealand!!.Version: 6.42.0

Great app!When I say duolingo is by far the best language learning app ever, I mean it. Not only can you use it just by speaking English, but all across the world! There are so many different languages you can learn and it teaches you amazingly! I am using this app to help my learn Ukrainian and it is going very, very well! I can speak the basics of the language already and I have only been learning for about a month! Duolingo is an incredible app and I love all its different characters and their personalities and diversity. It is also a great idea to make every character have a different voice! Duolingo helps you read, write, speak, understand and get the accent of any language you can think of. But one small, small, tiny little thing I would change is when I went to Greece for 2 weeks, I wanted to a learn a little bit of Greek and instead of learning important things like hello and how are you, I learnt pink, carrot, vase, mini market which is quite random. But I think this was only because I was learning for very few days and if I aimed to be fluent, this would not be a problem. Overall, duolingo is the best language learning app I have ever seen or heard about and it is definitely the best way to speak any language to any language. I also love how each topic comes under a different column and you can work you way through easily..Version: 6.179.0

Best language app EVERI have been using Duolingo to learn different languages that I have been studying at school and it is absolutely incredible! When you want to learn a language you have a short test on what you know and it selects your ability to what you already learn. Afterwards you either learn the basics or learn more advanced words if you have a higher ability. The lessons are all well prepared with a variety of characters that support you and your leaning along the way! You can also get Duolingo plus and ask for any support or advice if facing issues or have any questions. Speaking about Duolingo plus it actually speeds up your learning so you can learn a language whether it’s for school, education, work ,travel, interest or any kind of communication then Duolingo is the best way to learn a language as it is consistently being improved each year with other language speakers having a selection of languages to choose to learn. Apart from some of the mistakes you can make it is amazingly good with practice hubs for you to master anything! If your interested in learning a language then I totally advise you to download Duolingo as it is the best language app I have ever used. Thanks to the team who created it and all the features it has to offer! :).Version: 6.184.0

Best Language Teaching app! Super Helpful and fun!I wanted to learn Greek because, it’s in my culture and my realities and family know how to speak it. I searched for Greek learning apps and I stumbled across Duolingo. I made an account and started learned basics ( though I had experience I wanted to start from the beginning.) I got some things done and made it to checkpoint one, which took some days to complete the lessons. I took the test and failed, I tried again, Nope! Again I tried, but no success for me. I kept trying and eventually gave up but a few months later, I decided to start practicing again. I hadn’t used the app for MONTHS! And it was time to break the Non-Bilingual Wall. So I started it again yesterday and after leveling up on some things, I decided to try the test. I failed two times and then it said it wouldn’t be graded so I could just take it without hearts and stuff since I failed so many times. I took it and I finished and guess what? I PASSED!!!!!!!! I had no faith in my self and I gave up, but a little practice made it perfect. I continued practicing today and now I can speak in detailed sentences, and I know a lot more than before. I am even learning to write in Greek by solving the questions and taking courses. If you want to learn a language I recommend Duolingo, it has helped me come so far and I will continue to learn with Duolingo. Thank you Duo for helping me learn! ❤️❤️.Version: 6.74.0

Great app!I've tried a lot of language learning apps and this is by far the best one out there. It offers less languages to learn than some others, but it has more intensive courses. You can also join or make clubs to interact with people trying to learn the same language as you, which is really fun!! I am currently learning 5 languages and doing well in all of them. My only suggestion to make it even better is to not have lives for some of them. It makes it really frustrating sometimes! Or you could just have one question wrong equals half a life taken away. I would also love you to add a few more languages, like Arabic, or Urdu. Or Greek. Love this!!.Version: 5.2.32

ONE OF THE BEST WOULD RECOMMEND, SOME SMALL SUGGESTIONS AND ISSUESIf you are just starting out on a language this is the app. You learn words effectively and it is very good at encouraging to learn. The unfortunate thing was it got very repetitive and takes some time to get through to learn new words. It was very good when I first started learning Norwegian or Norsk Bokmål. I got the basics but really just basics. Duolingo won’t make you fluent but it is a great starting place and language practice tool to have when first encountering a new language. Don’t expect yourself to learn an entire language with Duolingo alone but it is great when wanting to practice the language you are learning or getting a few new words. Once again, it doesn’t feel like you are making super fast progress or you have grown quickly but I always enjoying going on and practicing. Another problem is that I never really understood why something was some way and Duolingo did not really do a good job explaining the reasons behind something so I was left confused. The good thing is these questions can be answered on the forum that Duolingo provides. Also the pronunciation does not appear to be given. All you could do was hear the word but I could never tell if the letter “d” was pronounced at the end of some words or not. I had to learn this outside of Duolingo. To conclude this is SPECTACULAR language learning app and I recommend it for all who want to try a new language..Version: 6.36.0

Some annoying issues but still a great toolI think Duolingo is still probably the best language learning app out there, but a few issues keep it from being insurmountable. Its voice recognition is quite subpar. I’ve gotten some very interesting words and sentences that are very much not what the prompt is, and you’d think after the VR got used to your voice after some time it’d catch even your worst pronunciations. But it struggles to capture words and phrases very consistently, which is sad because VR is way faster than typing, and I hope it’s greatly improved soon. The next annoying issue is the stringent translations to which the app faithfully abides. Some of my translations into English are marked wrong and when I look them up on Google, they’re acceptable. What gives? There’s no such thing as a perfectly spoken native language. Regional affectations, pronunciations, and grammar idiosyncrasies exist everywhere that keep English from needing a strict rule book. A fair number of translations I’ve verified on other engines are considered wrong by Duo. It needs to allow for greater flexibility of translations; some words and grammar have become more flexible but not enough. Another minor issue is the mixing of idioms into core content that non-natives are maybe too young, old, or inexperienced to understand. Any non-native idioms should be in their own unit with context..Version: 6.145.1

Such a great app!Honestly, I’m so glad I came upon this app! I used it for a while in primary school, whilst we were learning French, and I found it a good tool to help me, however I eventually stopped using the app and forgot about it for a while. Now, a few years later, I have picked it up again to help with my Spanish (I learn French and Spanish at school), and it has really changed my mindset on learning languages. It has helped me learn some basic greetings to complex sentences, and it has given me so much motivation to learn something every day. The whole setup of the app, and the fun animations and praise, make it feel more like a game than an educational program. I’m so glad I decided to pick it up again, however I have one small complaint. I don’t like how long the lives take to come back, and I would use the app more if I could, but I have no lives left. It really isn’t a big issue, but I would rather the lives took a little less time to come back. Overall, Duolingo is an amazing app, and I would recommend it to literally anyone who wants to pick up a language. It makes me feel so confident in my ability’s, and I hope loads of other people have similar experiences with the app..Version: 6.153.2

IzzySo im very new to this app so i dont know how it was before the health update. I dont really mind it atm but ive only just started. I assume as it gets harder, ill be tearing my hairs out because ill run out of lives before ive even started. But atm im alright with it. The thing that kind of annoyed me, and correct me if im wrong, but the spanish is slightly different to actual spanish. Someone in the comment section mentioned that it was latin/mexican type of spanish. I only noticed because a word i knew from school wasnt an option and it confused me. I think it should be an option to change which type of spanish you learn. I understand its a lot of work when its only a few words that are different but as and english person, id rather speak spanish as in the country that ill be going on holiday too than look like an idiot that picked the wrong kind of spanish to learn 😂 its not hugely differnt tho and i do really like this app. Ill be using it for quite a while i think, and since ive read how little the pro account actually helps, ill stick to the free version where the only thing i can complain about is that a word was wrong 😂 its a good app, but please listen to the people paying for stuff. They’re the ones convincing the rest of us not too pay for it. Get them back on your side and youll be rolling in it 😝.Version: 6.26.0

Fun way to study!I took 2 Japanese courses in college and this is the perfect app to practice and brush up on my Japanese knowledge! Although, I must say it might not be the best app for learning from scratch… it starts by teaching the “alphabet” (hiragana, katakana) then throws in some harder vocabulary-including kanji.. it’s great if you aren’t looking to be proficient in writing, but probably not for you if you are. I already learned stroke order for the hiragana/katakana in college, but we never got to kanji.. so this app forces you to look elsewhere for stroke order, which is somewhat frustrating. Albeit, all the content has been right so far and is quite fun! Very user friendly and simple to study with! I just wish it had some textbook-esque quality to it before starting a new unit. I will stumble upon a random word and have no idea where it came from, but I guess it’s part of learning. Seeing a word you have never encountered then learning its meaning and usage. Doesn’t really explain grammatical rules, but as I said before, it really isn’t necessary if you are only trying to SPEAK the language rather than write it. I know my review sounds harsh, but I really do enjoy this app! I recommend anyone to try it at least once.. It really isn’t my style of “learning” but it is great fun for brushing up on my previous language knowledge:).Version: 6.183.1

Good starter language learning app but…If you’re taking a language course in school, this app is great supplementation to practice your skills. If you’re just learning on your own, while Duo is a good stepping stone, you’ll need some extra resources if you’re serious in trying to master a language. Personally I use this and babble because the less popular languages like Swedish and Russian don’t get tips like German and Spanish. Apparently they’re available on the website itself, which is pretty inconvenient. (Really babble is more in depth in explaining the grammar. In comparing the two, they both have their strengths. Duo gives you quick vocabulary and babble gives more grammar.) My issue is really how strangely some of the modules are set up. I noticed that the more popular languages are set up in a way that’s a bit nonsensical and fails to set up the lesson they’re intending to teach you. The questions segment of German spent less time showing the proper set up on how questions are asked and spent more time having me translate random sentences. The thing that irritates me the most is how this app with every update tries to push you to buy premium. It used to be you’d just get a few ads for it but these days after every lesson about there’s another promotion for premium, with increasing unskippability which is even more aggravating. And they added an word save feature which is helpful for learning… except it’s for premium only!.Version: 6.145.0

Great! But…..Duolingo is a great app to learn a different language but there are obviously a few things that could be better like with the speaking exercises sometimes you say it right but it doesn’t highlight blue, it knight be connection problems but it’s really stressful when you keep saying it over agin waiting for it to turn blue which never happens. And I think it would be more helpful for a lot of people if when we get a question wrong they could tell us why to help us learn instead of just saying we are wrong because if we don’t know we might as well be right. And boy having Duolingo plus can be really hard especially when you make a few mistakes and is no longer able to continue with the lesson unless you pay. There is definitely a lot you can change like I wish Duolingo had a dictionary to remember all of those words and what it means especially when learning two languages, it is need of a few improvements for us free app learners. And I feel sometimes the exercises are repeated and I am not challenged enough. If you take away all that it is a good app and I like that to earn badges they make you do quests instead of trying to get to a 1000 XP.I also liked how they introduced the audio lessons;very helpful. 😊👍🏽.Version: 6.177.0

Great language tool, a few flawsAn excellent motivational learning tool for all ages, and free if you are happy with the rate of progress this allows. If you want more tolerance for mistakes, you can pay. It’s great value anyway, and I highly recommend the app. Improvements? I’m learning Danish and my partner is learning German, and there are differences between the two. The most common languages (French, German, Spanish, Italian etc.) have more lessons with spoken “stories” to aid comprehension. This is lacking in the less common languages (such as Danish) where hearing phrases in life context would really help, otherwise it becomes a vocabulary and grammar (see below)gathering exercise, with minimal testing of pronunciation and comprehension. While there are healthy discussion boards for each test, there is no formal presentation of grammar in tables. This is one of the biggest shortcomings because the “rules” for say possessives is not laid out anywhere. I can understand this shortcoming on the app perhaps, but I couldn’t find it on the website homepage either. More aural comprehension testing would be great, especially for languages such as Danish, where pronunciation is difficult and there’s a lot of concatenation (words merged together) in everyday speech. Apart from these things, I love the app..Version: 6.70.1

Recent changesLike many other people, I find there are things in this update that I do not like and my first reaction was to quit. However I have found that there are some positive things in it. So.... what I don't like: losing hearts on practising individual lessons within a unit, not gaining back hearts when I complete one of these units without any errors, the way the layout is so spread out and having to scroll forever to be able to find a unit that I want to review, the apparent mish mash of topics within units, not being able to see that all the work I did on getting the previous units to level 6 does anything in this version apart from colouring those units purple, I hate that it is impossible to complete the little side sessions within a reasonable time. What I like is that, even though the points for each unit are only 5, in fact you get bonus points when you complete them and I think these go toward the combo bonus for the Daily Quests and I like it that a unit still awards 5 points if I repeat it the same day. Apparently my dislikes outnumber my likes but it takes time to get used to change so I'll stick with it for now..Version: 6.189.0

Really helpful - some more conversation exercises would be greatI’ve been using Duolingo for a couple of years now, admittedly sporadically until ten months ago when I started using it every day. I’ve been learning Spanish primarily, as I’m studying it at school and it’s one of the most developed courses on the app. I can now read fairly fluently in Spanish and my marks have improved dramatically in the Spanish course I’m taking at school. However, I would still rather die than converse with a native speaker. Fluent speech will come with time and practice, I know, but it would be really helpful if an option for faster speech on listening and conversation exercises could be added. Everybody speaks very fast in their native language and the Duolingo speech is slower, which is easier to understand and good for learning, but practicing with faster speech would really help me to be more comfortable in conversation..Version: 6.145.1

DuolingoAwesome app, makes learning a language fun and easy. I wish it had Mandarin..Version: 5.1.10

Long review but worth it 🥰Sorry for the long review I love this app. It has lots of languages to learn and it is entertaining for all ages. I have always wanted to learn French and now I finally can thanks to Duolingo. Recommend I have a suggestion for you to had to the app. It will be a little house icon down the bottom of the screen. People will start off will a little town with just a couple of trees and some plain houses/roads. Every time you learn a new word, a little notification will pop up on the house icon. Every new word ( eg. tree, apple )= that thing gets added to the town. There will be about 3 or 4 version of that thing so the viewer gets a option. To access the thing, you will have to write the word ( eg. tree ) in the language you are learning to collect and add it. YOU CAN ONLY ADD A NEW WORD ONCE YOU‘VE LEARNT IT Also, there could be mini games in parts of the town. Eg. On a coastal bit, press on the blue and it will pop up with a man with a fishing rod. The fishing Mini Game. You tap on fish and it comes up with a word that you’ve learnt. To collect the fish you have to write the English version of the word. have 5 secs to answer. This could be like this with a farm (collect enough crops with words you have learnt), shopping (groceries with words have learnt), etc. Anyway thanks😊 hope you se this Chloe.Version: 6.152.0

Course quality depends on the languageI've been using the premium version for two years, mostly on Japanese and tried some others. Some language courses are much better than others. For example the Spanish course seems pretty robust. Korean seemed pretty bad for beginners (even though it's a relatively easy language to learn). I have the most experience with the Japanese courses. It's honestly not great if you're completely new to the language. It doesn't have much focus on teaching the basic alphabet and tries to jump into to words or phrases without much context. If you already know a bit and want to learn some kanji it is decent for that. There are many frustrations with the courses. One of the most annoying things is when you're trying to complete courses quickly to beat a certain timer. Some sentences they want you to translate are weirdly long and unnatural. I can't help but to think there are roadblocks set in place to encourage people to buy timer boosts. I also really don't like the amount of unnecessary animations, some which you cannot turn off that just adds time between courses. Pretty frustrating when I'm trying to finish a few quick lessons during a break or to get more xp within the boost timer. Overall it's a fun little way to get some practice in but it's best used as a supplemental learning too. For many languages it doesn't seem to be a good way to learn from scratch..Version: 6.152.0

Update - A great, great disappointment!!I used to love the app; I found myself being able to converse in several languages and I just loved the experience of learning. Then they had to update. Instead I a tree where, if I didn’t like (or wasn’t interested) in a branch I could do it slowly while acing other areas, I’m now stuck with a boring string of lessons and I can’t do anything remotely interesting until I slowly trudge through. Then I’ve lost the audio lessons - perhaps that’s the biggest loss of all. I lead a busy life but I have a long commute. Audio lessons kept me going when I didn’t have much time. Now I’m often close to being demoted because I can’t keep my xp up. What a great way to encourage people who have nothing to do and discourage those of us who lead busy lives but still want to learn! I was very close to giving up on Duolingo, but I paid for one year and really, what keeps me going is that other apps are so much worse. But if the next update is as useless as this one, perhaps I will. There are no words to describe my disappointment. Worse update ever. In the attempt to help people learn, you have managed to put off those of us who actually like learning. Not impressed ☹️.Version: 6.191.0

Plz fix this !I would love a persian/lithuanian/croatian/somali course btw PLEASE FIX THIS BUG THAT people have been having for over a year who knows how long! The bug is: If you go to a course and “start” it (aka open it) from a different base language, you cannot delete it you can only delete the languages up until there is one left! So the last one stays and you can’t delete that one. it clutters up the interface of people who were just curious to see courses from other languages. Let me give an example. Ok fro example: I am a native English speaker. If I am curious and want to “learn” English from a Greek perspective and open the “Greek to English” course up, (when all my other courses are English to _____) whether I actually start it or not, it now shows up in my languages list on the app on my phone and I can’t delete it on my laptop OR phone! On my laptop the button to delete the English course when I turn it to Greek is grayed out. So now English is in my list of languages even though I am not learning it :( many other people have this problem from what I’ve seen on the forum and recently too!!! Pls fix :( it looks so ugly I was playing around earlier so I actually have many of these extra courses that I have no use for and cannot delete !!! Please fix :(. Thank you 😸😁.Version: 6.106.1

Great learning opportunities!!I have been using Duolingo for almost a year now. At first I got it because I was behind in my French class and my teacher suggested it to me. At the end of the year I was top of the class!! It shows that you can learn a language really fast!! This year I transferred to Chinese and the same thing has happened... I love the fact you can learn at your own pace! A few improvements though: Sooo many ads. I understand that’s how they keep the app running but why soo many?? I also think Premium should be free. I stop when I lose my hearts because I can not be bothered to practice to get more! Well, Premium doesn’t have to be free, but maybe lose the heart thing?? Just some advice... Another thing with the hearts, why do you lose a heart when you muck up speaking?? It happens every time to me as it reads people speaking around me as it. Overall, It is great for learning a new language and would highly recommend it to anyone if they want to learn something new!.Version: 6.74.0

Great But Here Are A Few TipsSo this is great! I started learning Spanish a few weeks ago and I have learned a lot from this app. I thought I wasn’t going to stick with it, but I ended up doing it. It’s a really great app if you want to learn any language! Just a few tips though. A couple times, I’ve had a thing pop up when I’m trying to do my lesson. It says that something went wrong. I came back a while later and the same thing was happening. I’ve been working hard on my streak, and I really don’t want to lose it. I wonder if it is possible to not break my streak because of an error in the app. It’s only happened a couple times, so its fine. Another thing: I feel like we shouldn’t be given the stories until we got all of our first lessons done. I tried to do it when I only had 10 crowns, and I didn’t understand everything. I had to use the hints, and then I felt like I wasted a story. I would recommend not Doug the stories until you are done with the first lesson. The cafe one I would wait until you have the restaurant lesson done with all five crowns. The last thing is just being able to have more than 5 hearts if we do the practice. (Or at least up to 6). I feel like then, you would practice more to get hearts (even if it’s only one more than when your hearts are refilled). Well, this app is amazing even if you don’t fix those tiny things. I would definitely recommend..Version: 6.97.2

Duolingo has changed my life!About 8 months ago, I was recommended Duolingo by a friend. I began learning Norwegian on there, as I had interest in Norway and my friend was also learning it. I’ve learnt so much in such a short time frame! I never did well with languages at school, but this app has been amazing. There’s a great balance of repetitive learning with fun learning! With each lesson you get XP points there’s lots of cool features such as leaderboard’s, leagues and badges to earn depending on your XP points. You can also compete with friends! There’s also a streak system to keep you coming back to the app to learn more. The characters and graphics are so cute, and there’s so much extra info you can learn about the language, such as grammar, composition, context, etc. I’m also currently learning German and I plan on learning Vietnamese in the new year. The app is so motivating! Because of Duolingo I plan to travel to Norway and possibly study there! (Same with German) There’s so much to get out of this app! I could go on forever about Duolingo, but I’d say it’s one of my favourite things, so definitely give it a try..Version: 6.145.0

Very usefulI’ve wanted to study Japanese for a while but never really had time or knew how to. Since I’m visiting japan for the first time in February 2019 I figured I should probably learn at least some of the language, so I decided to take a different approach and learn with an app. Duolingo offers short and snappy exercises which can be completed anywhere at anytime, which is so useful if you don’t get a lot of spare time. Thanks to Duolingo I could read Japanese hiragana and katakana in less than 3 days of using the app, and will probably be able to hold a basic conversation with a native Japanese speaker when I visit japan next year. My only criticisms are that the membership is pretty expensive- however, you can still get the full learning experience without it as the ads aren’t really that annoying and can be easily skipped. Also, it would be good if the app offered a writing exercise for languages that don’t use the Roman alphabet, as this would probably improve understanding of the characters used in languages such as Japanese, Chinese etc. Would definitely recommend to anyone who just learn a language (as so many are available, even Klingon and High Valyrian! 😂), whether you want to just be able to say a few sentences or become completely fluent..Version: 5.2.43

Duo’s usability going downhillI have been using duolingo since it’s early early days. It has always been the very best language teaching platform around. More and more however, the app seems to be becoming more of a children’s game than a learning platform. Each update adds a more “game-like” feature or page. And more concerning, is that with every update the developers seems to be removing the parts of the app that make you want to come back to learn. The first of these negative transitions was the removal of the learning percentage, and the addition of “crowns” in it’s place. Can’t speak for everyone but, fake crowns do no good in my learning... maybe introduce crowns along side a percentage. However, the most recent of these negative transitions is the addition of “hearts”. Learning a language comes with making a lot of mistakes... how is anyone supposed to learn if they are told they cannot continue after making a specified number of mistakes? This is a huge step in the wrong direction for the app and hopefully the duo team will recognize it before it’s too late. I find myself rarely using the app now due to the “heart” addition. Seems to deter users from prolonged use. For the sake of learning, please steer the ship back to where it came. Go back to your roots duo. On a side note, duo team, you need to create a way to allow user feedback..Version: 6.44.0

AWESOME!I absolutely LOVE this app, I have only had it for two days and has helped me so much! I am learning Japanese at school and it is hard to keep up, but it is so much easier with this app! The only flaw I can see is the health bar, it’s not that it isn’t enough, it’s that once you have 5 or you refilled you can’t have anymore. But other than that this app is very close to perfect and I would definitely recommend it to people all ages. I am only 11 and I love it , it is very helpful. During our social isolation this for me is a perfect thing to do to pass the time, I could pass hours thinking it was minutes. Also I was so compelled to ask my parents for the PLUS version, it is super smart to make it free. This is an overall amazing app, but the health was not enough for me to downgrade the stars from 5 to 4! Hope you read my review, Bubblebeaver.Version: 6.65.0

Brilliant, but one suggestion...DuoLingo is an amazing app and I recommend it to anyone wanting to learn a new language. You don’t just learn the new words and sentences, but you have to practise them as well to ensure you really remember them. It would be great if you could add a Mandarin learning option. I’ve noticed there is an option for Chinese speakers to learn English, so why not the other way around? UPDATE: Yes there is an option to learn Mandarin now. Thank you so much xx I have one suggestion. Often when you start a new lesson, you’re thrown right in with a question on words you haven’t learnt yet. So you have to guess the right answer, which is impossible because you’ve never seen the new sentence before. It would be good if perhaps at the start of a new lesson there’s an “example sentence” or something similar which explains the structure of sentence pattern the new lesson will cover. UPDATE: Duolingo has actually implemented this new feature in a recent update, and its AWESOME. It really shows they listen to their customers. Despite this, if you’re wanting to learn a new language definitely get this app. It’s free, the ads aren’t annoying pop ups or videos (there are ads but they aren’t irritating), each language has heaps of lessons, and there’s a practise option to revise skills you’ve already learned!! Thank you for making a great app..Version: 5.2.27

Possible money chasing or streak glitchAs a free to use language service I feel it is incredible and as it’s been upgraded the steps seem to fit perfectly for early stage learning (of learning Spanish for me) but the only downside for anyone who maybe has self diagnosed OCD and enjoys maintaining a streak there has been either a carefully inserted method of money grabbing or just a standard glitch that once your streak reaches higher numbers it may pretend like you didn’t follow the lessons for the day and require you to pay money to repair streaks. While I won’t pay I did find this disappointing as it even lets you open the prizes for completing your daily quota which means you've done the daily requirement yet you may still lose your streak. This has happened a few times to me through this and all once you reach a 30+ day streak. Small problem I know but this is aimed for people who may get anxiety from this sort of thing as I do just as a heads up, apart from that I really recommend this and it is a free service if you choose it to be and if you don’t mind supporting it and paying then no problems at all with the app.Version: 6.19.0

Highly recommend, Japanese course is greatI love the app. It’s really fun to try and read something in the language I’m learning but begin by only understanding a few pronouns and ending only having to look up few vocabulary. I have a idea for the developers (It's still great without this), it would be great to have a vocabulary list of the words you’ve learnt, that can be changed into categories such as, order you are introduced to them, nouns/verbs/adjectives(ect), commonly used to less commonly used. Because i sometimes forget the pronunciation on the words im using, (I’m learning Japanese and kanji pronouciations are hard for me to remember).Version: 6.162.0

Plz readI LOVE THIS APP!! For ppl who is reading this app you can pick a lot of languages to learn I picked Spanish bc i wanna communicate to ppl that speak Spanish! Also for some reason when I speak Spanish for the record thing it’s satisfying bc I never speaked another language before lol!!! But... theres this thing that I did not like when i started this app, and that thing was, it showed words that I had to guess and I never learned it. But I’m starting to learn! And it’s really fun, and good for kids! But you have to listen and be able to read, There is also tips, If you want you can also buy the plus, you get unlimited hearts and about the heart thing when you get a question wrong you lose a heart but with the plus you have unlimited hearts! Also offline courses, I think that is saving your lessons when your offline, no adds, and I think there is a more learning thing, idk? And also fun mastery quizzes!! I also love how you get gems 💎from leveling up and stuff like that and you can shop for new doulingo clothes and refill your hearts with the gems!! Lol 😂! That’s all I’m gonna say!! And thank you for making this game!! 😁😁😁 You teach LOTS of languages!! 🇺🇸🇬🇧🇸🇷🇾🇪🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🇻🇨🇸🇾 ( I picked random flags) I wonder how you know them ALL!! Haha! And again thank you!! AMAZING app!! 😺👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽.Version: 6.74.0

Muy bien 🥰Well you can’t beat Duolingo. I’m on the new path layout trial, and I like it. While it feels a bit slower, it is making me be more thorough and I feel like the info is sinking in better. I just wish I could repeat stories! I’m 140 days in, and I’ve learnt more in the past few months than in the 3 years of high school Spanish. I love the tree and especially the immersion questions, I love the stories, and am even working my way through the audio lessons - can’t wait till I’m a bit more experienced and can start on the podcasts!.Version: 6.171.1

Excellent App, but could use more Languages!I’ve been using Duolingo for a while now to practice my French, and in the time I have had the app I have tried out several other languages too (including Spanish, Russian, German, Klingon, etc.). The games make learning fun and the teaching style helps keep the terms and sentence structures ingrained in my memory very well! My only request/hope for this app (not a complaint, I love the app) is that while I appreciate the inclusion of fictional languages like High Valyrian and Klingon, I would like for there to be more significant languages to be added to Duolingo’s roster of classes as well. Widely-spoken languages like Arabic and Bengali are noticeably absent on the course list (for English-speakers, not sure about others), as well as Finnish, which is a little strange because Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish are all present. Personally, as someone whose family comes from the western Balkans, I would love to see a language course on Serbo-Croatian, since it is a difficult language that I believe Duolingo would be an excellent tool to help me to become better at it. Recently, Hawaiian and Navajo were added to the roster, which excites me and makes me hope for these languages to be added sometime in the future as well. Overall, I love the app and will continue using it to study foreign languages! I look forward to seeing more language courses added in future updates! 👍.Version: 5.2.54

Could be betterDuolingo Spanish is an easy way to get started in Spanish but it has some quirks that downgrade its usefulness. For example when a list of words is given in order to translate a sentence, the first word is always shown with a capital letter. Also the list of words, instead of giving plausible alternatives usually has such a random list of words that the correct answer is self evident. It’s very frustrating when one wants to be challenged by ones lessons to find that they are more like a simple puzzle . But it does teach some vocabulary and pronunciation and it’s easy- but it won’t get you up to speed for your visit to South America or Spain.Version: 5.2.29

Amazing application!Duolingo has taught me a ton of spanish including how to construct sentences, masculine and feminine words, verbs, et cetera. The only things I have to say are that i don't recommend languages like Japanese because you have to learn like, 3 different 'alphabets' which includes kanji, which has over like what, 10,000 characters? Anyways, languages using english letters such as the ones you see on the keyboard, which include spanish and french are very good options to choose. Overtime Duolingo will help out one day whether or not you use the language you have learnt for education, work, or even for fun. It's a great way to start out on a language, but if you want to be able to fluently speak a language I suggest you take classes. Or do Duolingo first, then take classes. Either way is fine, but Duplingo just gives you a good kickstart..Version: 6.97.2

Please download this game😎😁Very great. I love the different types of ways that you can learn languages, it’s interesting and fun. Since I am a grade 5 girl, this is quite enjoyable for me to do after school and on weekends. The challenges and the leaderboards are a great way to get me engaged with learning languages. One problem, I know it’s a cool idea to have hearts (lives, every time you mess up you loose one heart) and all but… what if you just want to enjoy the game and learn new skills, just learn from the mistake. I mess up a lot because I’m learning a difficult language and in like 30 minutes I’ve lost my hearts and can’t practice any more. But I do like the idea of practicing for hearts and the free trials to the ‘Super Duolingo’ but what if you just want to learn and your OUT OF HEARTS. It’s frustrating sometimes, but then I guess it teaches people to try not to mess up. Any way, thanks for reading this. Please reply back as I am curious to know what you think of this review..Version: 6.181.0

Great improvements over the years!!I originally used Duolingo on PC some years ago for Japanese. Honestly I found it difficult to use or stay motivated. However now, using it on mobile and for Spanish I am really enjoying this app compared to other means. The app is very goal orientated with the crown system, which is great to space out your progression. I also like that you can compete with others with points and go up in leagues. My recommendations are to add more tips to each category, as well as a glossary of words you will learn in the lessons. I’d also like to be able to complete specifically with people learning the same language as me (while keeping the ranking against everyone else too). Also while I’m okay with the heart system (I’m premium) I think that regaining hearts should be quicker otherwise I feel it deters people from wanting to actively learn..Version: 6.123.1

AMAZING, but...I gotta say this app is amazing! It just has some issues. One, the speaking part. This is a little tricky. Like, I can’t always make one voice! My voice at random times just goes high, so it’s a problem. 😕 Two, the store. The store is not that well. Why? I’m like a starter and really good at my German (I’m learning it) but I have EVERYTHING IN THE SHOP! I have all the outfits. I think you can improve it by, like, new outfits every week! That would be amazing! Three, gems. Gems are amazing but what if you made coins. That could also help the store. Stuff that costs coins and some that cost gems! Simple really. Four, the bird. I still love the bird but I think if you complete a whole language, like German, you could get there National animal! I don’t know why that is something I want but I do. ;-; Five, another speaking one, wow, it speaking a little for you. Here’s the thing. If it speaks a little for you, how will you learn to say it!? This has happened to me. It’s something I’m not a fan of much, I’d rather say a while phrase then have it say something for me. Other then all that the app is quite something. Well I have nothing else to say except for, don’t let your dog lick you a million times on your face while learning on this app, and ever accept if there trying to wake you up or your doing nothing. - ꧁ Primrose Sings ꧂.Version: 6.65.0

Review DuolingoI have been learning on Duo lingo for over three years. I do it for two reasons. One is that I have always wanted to learn a second language and the other is to exercise my brain just as I exercise physically to benefit the rest of my body. I love my daily Duo and it is improving constantly so it keeps my interest easily. I particularly love the stories so more of those more often would be great..Version: 6.143.1

Great but needs a few improvements.Duolingo is a great language app. I’ve used it since it first became available on the App Store. My issue is with a few small features. For one when you get a 2x xp you should be able to save these for a time which suits you. Many of times I’ve got these when I don’t have an hour to use them to there potential and instead I only came on the app for a quick ten mins. I think this would be a useful feature. It would motivate me better when I have the time to actually use it. Another issue is when you become a pro member the gems basically become pointless. You can only buy like four things all abit useless. It would be good to be able to buy the 2x xp and other things. I’m currently learning Japanese as one of my languages. And I haven’t done it for a while. Now I’ve come back on I think it would be good to have something which would allow people who haven’t been on for a while to have a more in depths refresher I’m currently struggling with it and redoing old lessons. I feel like there could be a little some more done in this area. Other than that it’s a really well built and thought about app and definitely worth getting..Version: 6.151.1

Absolutely amazing-BUT...I would definitely recommend this app to anyone who wants to learn a language. I’m now learning French and Irish, and I have learned quite a bit since I started. My only problem is the questions with lots of little boxes each containing a single French word, where I need to find the word boxes that translate to the English sentence I need to translate. First of all, the first word of the sentence ALWAYS has a capital letter, so I know immediately that it’s the first word. After that there are only about 4 boxes left, and it’s painfully easy to complete the sentence just by guessing. I don’t want to be making easy guesses! It would take me so much longer to learn just by doing that. I want to actually learn, by having to write the translation down every time. I suggest you make it an option in settings to disable those questions. Or at least don’t make the answer so obvious. I want to be challenged! Other than that, I have nothing to say. Your app is entertaining, and educational. I hope you take my advice. I’m sure other people will agree with me, that it should be less obvious and more challenging! Merci beaucoup!.Version: 6.12.0

Great app honestly howeverThis app is truly amazing the people at Duo lingo really show depth and understanding of not only a language but how to teach it. It’s very stimulating and sometimes feels like your playing a game and rewards you with sounds and animations. However, while the app is executes it’s purpose very well there are some issues I’ve noticed with it. First the speech recognition software doesn’t seem to be very sensitive. There are times where I have to repeat a word that I have pronounced well before multiple times before it reads it. This issue might be more of a phone software issue than with the app itself nonetheless it’s an issue I’ve found. Second has to do with the teaching itself. Most languages other than English seem to emphasize masculinity or femininity for example in German Der,Die,Das. I find that the app does a poor job of explaining when to use the proper word. It seems that it almost expects you to memorize which nouns are considered masculine,feminine, or in the case with German also neutral. These are words that are used in almost every sentence and I believe there should be much more emphasis on teaching when they should be used if not outright having it be the very first lesson learned. Other than those two issues once again I must admit this is a very effective way of learning a new language. So big thank you to the Duo lingo team!.Version: 6.104.0

This is fantastic!I’ve always procrastinated learning the languages in which I wish to be fluent due to not having the time or money to pursue the interest, and Duo has created a fun way for me to learn with quick lessons that fit into my schedule, while making it free to pursue the interest. The premium version comes with even more features that I feel are valuable enough for the cost. This app works very well for my style of learning, and you begin with very basic sentences, learning slightly more advanced structures and content as you progress. I cannot stress this enough for newcomers: the comment section under each example sentence is a GOLD MINE of a learning opportunity. If you feel you do not understand what is being presented, check the comments and there is likely someone asking the question you have and someone else has already presented a very helpful explanation. *A note to the developers in regards to the preceding paragraph: in the few circumstances where I have a question that hasn’t yet been asked, or if I see a question that I feel confident I could answer, I would love to have the ability to add a comment directly from the app for iPad or iPhone without having to retry that lesson on the website to comment. I feel it is the only thing lacking from an otherwise amazing learning tool. Please, please, PLEASE add this for us!.Version: 6.179.0

Good but new update kinda ruins itDon’t get me wrong this is a good app for language learning I would still recommend it the only big problem for me would have to be one of the new updates let me explain in the app there are leaderboards which are there to encourage people to not just practice every day but to practice as much as they can and it definitely works in fact I’ve been using it for a while and just got to diamond League the last one the issue is I’d usually do hard practice which gives you 20xp and then 10xp for a second time which worked great for a while but now when I’m on the last league they decide to make an update that replaces hard practice with legendary level which don’t get me wrong is a cool concept but the problem is that it’s a Duolingo + feature meaning that now I have to pay money to be able to stay on the leaderboards because now I can only do regular practice which gives half the xp it’s just really frustrating that after spending so much time trying to get to diamond league as soon as I’m there I can barely move up the leaderboards..Version: 6.114.0

I am very grateful !J’adore Duolingo, I never had the confidence to learn a language before using this app. I always scoffed it off as too much work. You guys really make it fun. It’s like playing a game! As you developers already know, the streak keeps many people committed to the app. I’ve kept my streak alive 150 days twice! I’m not dropping the flame this time though. My only complaint is that I wish bots weren’t in the leagues so much. I assume they are there to give people a more competitive feel that perhaps isn’t quite there with all the real users on the app? I’m not sure, I’ve tried to understand the reason, but alas it is what it is. I am learning how to read and pronounce quite a bit in French! That is the main thing I really get from this though. And that is really something I am genuinely grateful for. I have even been practicing thinking in French and although I cannot understand every day French tongue out in the real world yet, I can differentiate many words that are said and that’s cool too, quite an improvement! That is all thanks to you wonderful folks. I appreciate the people behind Duolingo because they are providing such an amazingly useful resource for free!! I do get the premium membership because I love it so much. I’m on my second year with this app and can’t wait to see it evolve. 🥰Merci beaucoup, Duolingo et au revoir !.Version: 6.153.0

Frustrating, but a good appI have had Duolingo for maybe a month now and I’m level one on all of the first group of things. Now there are a few things I’d like to address. Duolingo is really great because I’m taking French this year. However there are many huge problems with it too. One is with the practice for a heart. I have been doing it right, le restaurant. But every time I type it no matter how I tweak it it says I’m wrong and knocks me down so I can’t actually ever earn that heart because it keeps giving me the same question which has the wrong thing happening. When I get it wrong it shows me the answer- exactly what I typed. It kind of drives me nuts. Other than that, the hearts system is really stressful because it basically tells you that making mistakes is horrible and that you literally have to pay for them. Now I know that’s not the point but it sure feels like it because failing a lesson sure feels horrible, doesn’t it? I’m sure there are plenty of bugs Duolingo has that I haven’t uncovered but I really wanted to put this out there. Other than these things, Duolingo is great and it’s a great choice to assist in learning a language. But seriously the hearts system crushes your soul and it sure doesn’t help on a bad day. And yes I understand Duo plus is better but come on, I just want a free language app. So if you’re still reading this thanks for listening to me little Duolingo rant. Have a great day..Version: 6.35.0

Don’t waste your moneyDecided to give this a go for a couple of weeks before committing to a subscription. And right from the start there were IMO serious problems. After a committed and serious approach I was disappointed to see that my progress wasn’t recorded accurately, a wasted effort really. Despite winning the bronze and silver leagues and being top of the gold this was not acknowledged. Along with crowns for every skill set despite earning over 70 of these they too were not acknowledged. The voice interface did not recognise my efforts to mimic the language at times. Even a native speaker couldn’t get it to work properly. The translations back to English were on many occasions bad grammar and so lead to unnecessary confusion. This app should be considered as a bit of fun, something to do when your bored, and in no way a serious language learning tool. I have raised these issues with the developers to no avail. Thank heavens I decided to hold off. There are plenty of more decent apps out there that would definitely serve you better than this nonsense. Shop around and don’t waste your money here..Version: 6.99.0

It’s a good app!This is some reasons i gave this app 4 stars only. I did not want to put 5 because of some stuff so let me tell you. This app is so amazing i would download it if i were you but, i am trying to learn french because of friends.. but it does not really teach me french language. All it kinda wants me to do is pick the right french word or, something else like that. It doesn’t seam to make me remember all the words. So i give this app a 4. No hate to this app because they are trying there BEST to help people learn new languages! Its really a great app but also, it wants you to pay a lot for a month I’m pretty sure to get no ads and level up quicker. Almost every app has a monthly subscription witch is kinda unfair. People are losing there jobs during this moment of Covid-19 so they won’t be able to pay that much for a month or however much it costs. I would say who would want to level up fast? It would not be fun because its going fast and you really learn anything and, its kinda cheating as what i think. The no ads.. well thats kinda “OK” but i don’t know about it.. the ads are kinda great although, they are about the Duolingo subscriptions. The ads are actually short though so i would not mind the ads because i don’t want to pay a monthly subscription. So i give this a 4 i guess but it’s actually good app and i think you should download it if you like! There is so many amazing languages out there on Duolingo. Thanks for reading my review! - Customer <3.Version: 6.104.0

Good for vocab, better in the browserIts a good app, and I think they do a lot to improve it. There’s a few things that annoy me about it (mainly the cartoons), but if you dont mind those its at least good as an intro. I can’t verify if it will get you full fluency, but thats something you get through experience. You can block the cartoons in the browser if you care, and I think they are pretty decent about not restricting you for using adblock. I paid for the subscription for a little bit to support them for that. I don’t think the “gamification” is a good complaint, because I feel like that encourages people to learn. Sounds more like people are taking a learning app’s leaderboard too seriously. I’m also the kind of person who wants the highest rank possible, and I will not hesitate to put it 5 extra sessions to jump ahead of someone. So maybe its a little too competitive. I just like the fact I can judge my progress by other people in that group and try to be the one doing the most (or the top 5). I do understand that its a bad feeling when you did extra work, but everyone else in the group did slightly more and knocked you out of the ranking. But if you cant stand the heat, quit caring about the leaderboard and focus on learning at your own pace. Its user friendly, not buggy, and they are constantly improving. It deserves a decent score for that at least..Version: 6.158.0

Duolingo is coolI don’t use Duolingo since that long but family and friends recommended it and I found out it’s really easy to learn a language with Duolingo because it gives you exactly the words and sentences you have to know when you’re in the country so you can actually talk to people around the world and it’s also fun and playful sometimes and the greatest thing about it all is not just that you learn a whole bunch of new things every time you do Duolingo but you also start finding things out about cultures of different languagesAnd you always push you want to complete the challenge of learning a new language and I always tell you that you are good and that you’re learning more every day I just love doing Duolingo and with the day language learning streak it always makes me want to do it every day and that gets you into a hole habit of wanting to learn a language not just because you want to be able to speak a little language and to talk with people around the world but also that it gives you the feeling that you are actually achieving something which is such a good feeling so I would definitely recommend Duolingo warmly it’s also very nice for kids because it’s also fun and playful but also teaches you as much as you need to know to be really deep in a language.Version: 6.167.0

Worth it.All I have to say is this, I’m in my second year of Spanish one in college, and I’ve been on this app for less than a month and already remember more than my first semester of Spanish one. I think where schools lack at teaching Spanish or any language, is that they don’t make it fun or interesting. For instance in the first part of this, I read four stories. One is about a woman who thinks she’s lost her keys. When her partner asks if she wants coffee she is so tired that she puts salt in her coffee. I thought it was hilarious. Because I’ve done it. The second one was about grandmother wanted to get bread from the store and then her granddaughter was like oh I need this but I need also you know bananas and apples and oranges (I am paraphrasing here) and then the grandma told her grandchild to how about you go cause I only need one item. My favorite was the same sex relationship, which makes LGBTQ inclusive in the education. Which colleges do not do. Also I enjoy the fact that every cartoon character is a different ethnicity which also makes diversity inclusive when using this app. The point of learning a foreign language is to learn about the culture, the way to speak it and to understand it. And overall accept differences. Dulingo has come a long way in my opinion and it’s worth it if you apply yourself..Version: 6.169.0

Good app, a few flawsDuolingo is a pretty sound app, however I do have a few small problems with it. The biggest annoyance in the game is the health bar system and the amount of leniency given towards typos. The idea of the health system is good for when you’re trying the new levels, as it encourages you to practice more if you keep stuffing up, but it shouldn’t be present in levels you’ve already completed that you’re actually TRYING to practice. Don’t get me wrong, the practice system is a good concept, but you know what you’re worse at better than a random question generator, losing health in these old levels just slows you down from learning. Of course, this would be a little less of a problem if it gave you more leniency in small typos like accidentally putting the i before the e, or if you accidentally add in a letter at the end. Losing health for small errors like this when you knew the translation is just frustrating Also, could you guys please add in some volume options? I love listening to music, and I do it whenever I’m anywhere or doing anything, so having to switch it off or have it constantly disrupted by the forced voice over for even the text sections is a giant turn off and all round inconvenience.Version: 6.34.0

It’s pretty goodThis app is good for learning languages but I hate how when I spell something wrong because I don’t know how to spell or pronounce it it makes me loose all my hearts and it’s the most annoying thing in the world when that happens, also when I was leading Spanish just right now it never warns me that I have to put “la” or “el” so I always get that wrong and it basically doesn’t teach you about la or el if your learning Spanish which I think it should at least tell you about el or la because I’m new to Spanish and I don’t know if I put la or el so it’s kinda annoying as well, also when I was done practicing the next day I lost one of my badges so it wasn’t gold it was just right at the beginning even though I have been practicing so much so I had to re-do it and usually when I don’t practice which never happens it cracks so i just fixed it up again but then this time it didn’t just crack it went back to the beginning but I guess over all it’s pretty good but on the Spanish I wish they could make the reading books not loose your hearts they should be a practice because I also lost a heart from the books but other than that that all I do recommend this but only if your learning one language at a time because I’m Learning two at a time and it’s stressful but you can learn two languages if you want i really liked this app and I recommend.😅.Version: 6.97.2

Fast resultsI am a French student at my high school. My French teacher was less than impressed with my skills, and my sister informed me that Duolingo reaps astounding results. I got this initially to learn Portuguese, and I learnt about the same level of that after 3 weeks as I did French for 3 years. Since I started learning French through Duo, my grades have started rising dramatically and not just in my French class. Learning a new language can help you retain information more easily, which has helped me in specialist maths, science, etc. I highly recommend Duolingo, the daily steak pushes you to finish your classes and (despite the rumours) he doesn’t kill you if you don’t finish a lesson right away. You get a few days. Try it out!! Ps. A study showed that people raised bilingual vs. people who weren’t didn’t have symptoms of Dementia until an average of four years later. (I think).Version: 6.26.0

New updateThis app used to be very motivating in terms of the course path, but I’ve found that the new update makes it more difficult to navigate through. (which contradicts the entire purpose of the new update in the first place). The update makes lessons take longer for less points which makes features like the leaderboard, and friend quests more time consuming to participate in. Which for many people (including me), takes away the fun of the app. One thing I do like in this new update is the notes section. It helps to prepare for the next section instead of having to go in blind, which is something I enjoy and find helpful. In my opinion the update unfortunately has more cons than pros and overall has made the app worse. (If any of my friends see this, look away).Version: 6.190.0

Really good app to begin a languageThe app is great for beginners wanting a quick and effective start in learning a new language. It should be used as a supplement to other methods such as books for grammar etc as you won’t be taught those aspects directly. However, it provides an interesting game-like way to get the basics of a new language without the tedium of reading a stuff old grammar book. I’ve been using it for a few years and it’s been very useful when starting out (though you do need to use other tools once it starts to get easy). Having said that, the introduction of ‘hearts’ whereby making mistakes means you either fork out money for a membership or you have to give up on your lesson to either wait 6 hours to try again or get 1 more chance after completing another random lesson is counterproductive and irritating. There’s no reason for the hearts other than to get people to buy a membership because of it being so annoying otherwise. It just teaches you to be hyper vigilant when typing out an answer which kills the fun element to the app. We still all have to deal with ads so why do we also have to suffer when our phones autocorrect a single letter in a word? Would be glad to see the feature removed. Overall Duolingo is a great beginner’s app to learning a new language, I just hope the management don’t get greedier.Version: 6.39.0

A good appThis is a great app if you want to make learning fun and into a game. Though I would say that they should make hearts easier to get and harder to loose. I’m not saying they should get rid of it completely, but my sister only just started French and could only do about 5 minutes of learning before she ran out of hearts. I understand why they have health, but make it a little less scarce. I was just about to finish my hour long lesson with one heart and then I made a mistake and bam, all that progress lost and you have to do ten minutes of practice to get another heart. If you want to really stick and learn for hours, I don’t recommend this app unless you want to do something like arabic because (oddly) they don’t have hearts like German or french. I also think there should be a filter to turn the health off and on so people can stick at it or just have 5 minutes a day. Currently the health shield in the game costs money or “Duolingo plus” which is expensive and not worth it as it glitches when you get it. So overall, good app, but it could be a whole lot better..Version: 6.32.0

Still slows and at times and crashes a lot, even after the latest updateI have used Duolingo for many years, and I do think it’s very good, but over the past few months, I have been very annoyed by what I consider unnecessary delays in certain parts of the program. These are mostly in the review parts or in the timed challenges. The latter are particularly annoying, because you get, for example 2.5 minutes to do a challenge and then you can’t even start for 1.5 minutes or longer (during which time nothing is happening, so you think the program may have crashed), thus you basically get 1 minute or less (45 sec) to do a 2.5 minute challenge. I don’t know why this is happening, perhaps a server delay (because the program is so popular, but I don’t think so, because it doesn’t happen in all parts of the program), or a purposely built-in delay. If the latter, then just say it’s a 1 minute challenge! I try to do at least 5 or 10 minutes per day, but if I have to wait 2 minutes (with nothing happening), just to get to the lesson, it diminishes my enthusiasm. There are also more frequent program crashes than there used to be. In fact, today I can’t get the app to open at all. I went to the App Store and installed the new update and that didn’t help. It still won’t open! Pretty frustrating..Version: 6.125.0

A suggestionI shelled out for the pro version. It was very expensive but has made my learning a lot more enjoyable without the stupid hearts system. As a language teacher myself, there are 2 changes I would really like to see. The first is some way of accessing a list of the vocabulary you have already learned, like a dictionary that expands as you do more lessons and learn more vocabulary. It would be a really helpful review tool. The second thing is that the app would also be better if, when you are doing the lessons and you make a mistake, there was a little note explaining WHY you are wrong ) (ie. “you chose the singular/plural version, or the wrong gender”) You have to infer a lot of grammatical info (at least in the Ukrainian course) that should be explicitly taught..Version: 6.158.0

Best App I’ve TriedI’ve tried to learn Japanese for a while, just for fun but I’ve found it hard to find an app that engages me. This app is perfect, so far at least. I use the free version so I get ads, on average after each lesson. It’s a little annoying having to sit through an ad so often because I felt like it disrupted the flow of learning but I’ve not noticed any serious disadvantage, other than, like I say, irritation. You do get used to them as time goes on, and for me, the app lessons are so far worth it. I’ve used the app for a couple weeks and while I still love its really frustrating during the ‘translate to Japanese’ or ‘English’ part, where you type or speak and can use the microphone which works pretty well but sometimes the app will randomly use the wrong kanji/hiragana eg わ instead of は which will instantly fail me and lose me a heart. Annoyingly on occasion, always near the end of the level it will randomly freeze and sometimes close the app, or randomly submit when you’re not ready, losing a heart. It just refused to let me type anything for about a minute then shut the app. It kept the hearts I’d lost but not the progress I’d made on the level, so I now had 2 hearts to complete it from the start again. It doesn’t happen too often but it’s annoying as hell to lose hearts through a glitch and not your own mistakes..Version: 6.182.0

Great app, I love it for language learning, but too meat-centricI love using this for learning languages and use it daily. My primary is Spanish, then I use it some for other languages like French, Portuguese, Korean and German, which I’ll explore more when I finish Spanish. So much here and very well updated and perfected. Only technical issue is occasionally with words not accepted when doing audio to text on challenges. The audio to text doesn’t always work but it’s about as good as can be. Minus one star because it is SO MEAT-CENTRIC. The food sections are all about meat- chicken and fish. The audio sections are all about meat, and ordering only meat sandwiches, vegetables are gross…. Even the stories have one mocking vegetarians and to make that clear the audio part where you repeat what you hear is just for the waiter who ignores the man asking for vegetarian food. It’s the same on every language and super annoying for me and likely any vegans or vegetarians or anyone who eats more than carne y pollo y pescado. Super sick of it tbh, and would detract more stars but the rest of this is great and has taught me a lot for a realistic monthly fee so for that I’m just leaving this here for developers and the content design team to hopefully see and take into account. I know this app is all about diversity and inclusion— it shines through all the podcasts— and it’s just not evident with climate change, animal rights and people who believe in these matters..Version: 6.165.0

Good app! ...but needs work!Great free app, very helpful and useful in learning new or refining old languages. However, it still needs work in my opinion. I am learning Spanish and I have learned a lot more than I already knew in a couple days... but there are times when using a proper word is necessary to succeed and move on, but I have to restart over and over again later (after practicing, to get health to play) ...because I picked the right term but wrong specific word and no explanation is given as to why. I.E: Yo (means I) has to be followed with an o in the use of words like como (eat) or bebo (drink) instead of come/comen/comes or bebe/beben/bebes (as I learned through searching), but no explanation is given as to why. It’s frustrating and infuriating. This needs to be explained and taught for proper teaching of other languages. Also, why does the asterisk above certain Spanish words apply but not on others? Learn it all or don’t even try I say! Finally, turn down the need for health as often, or turn up the regeneration rate. I read it was said that they are trying to make learning free. So do it more, please. Stop making me practice over and over again just to get 1 bar of health (works on only 1 mistake before failing) and have 1 measly chance at succeeding just to have to quit, practice, and start ALL OVER AGAIN; only to fail because I don’t understand what I did wrong! The ads are bad enough and should be sufficient... but then there’s this! Please fix!.Version: 5.2.36

Duolingo The UnderratedTo start I believe that Duolingo is underrated it’s great for beginners-intermediate and is really fun is got leagues and streaks to keep you compelled and is all out awesome but there’s always one flaw and another and another etc, The only 2 things for me is inconsistent informal and formal use. I don’t know when you want me to type formal Spanish or informal. Second the heart system, since you only have 5 ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ the restore time should be 1 hour, 3 hours for 1 ❤️ in total you would have to wait a WOPPING FIFTEEN hours quite too long, YES I know there is practice but some people get bored after having to do 1 practice, us humans are lazy creatures, me included. Everything said I still love 💕 Duolingo just tweak some features while your at it. 😊👍.Version: 6.96.0

Love the app but ..Look I Love this game like really but something is wrong with the duolingo Super so I got the super for free because I’ve been practicing like every day but do you have the icon that you could change from the boring old one to the new super one So I did that and next thing I know everything starts to crash like all my games work stuff and things, so I checked like what’s going on I’m panicking and then I realized this didn’t happen before, so I thought maybe icon because I changed it so after that I changed it back to what it was, and then everything started to like uncrashing so I was like let’s test it out again, so that’s what I did and then I turned it back on and everything started to like tell me I had no Wi-Fi but I have like five bars so can I have Siri right, and she tells me that something is wrong please try again but I have full bars like I said so then I turned it off like the icon And then after I turned it off everything started to work again, so I was like OK I’m not turning this back on again because then everything is going to start crashing again, so then after that I never turned it back on again and then everything is fine. |for DUOLINGO you really have to fix it because I don’t want no one to have a crash or their stuff telling them that they don’t have Wi-Fi because then they’re probably gonna get worried and I don’t want them to be worried at all like at all|.Version: 6.170.0

Absolutely loving it!Totally hooked and only using it for a week. I studied to A level many, many years ago and now wanting to see what I can remember. Love the initial check to see what unit to start with - unit 3 for me but I’ve decided to quickly work through units 1 and 2 (I have forgotten an awful lot over the last 40 years🤣☹️). The lessons are short and extremely manageable, so I can whizz through a few in 30 minutes or so. The repetition and gradual inclusion of new vocabulary, plus the correction exercise are really valuable - I get a tad over confident at times. Love the mix of listening (audio), reading, writing and translation exercises incorporated into each lesson. The learning of verb conjugations is taught gradually and at first through listening and reading, before writing - but again, the 3 are taught together. This is so much more effective, less tiresome and because it is n context, just begins to come naturally. As a lover of languages, I would recommend this, to both beginners and those wanting to fall in love again with their long lost skills. Totally gripped and getting my grey matter working again!.Version: 6.179.0

Good but beware...For the platitudes read other reviews. They pretty much say it all and I agree. I had the free version for years and didn't use it much. My lovely South American wife speaks such perfect English, I get lazy. Unlike her, (speaking at least six languages and learning some on DuoLingo) learning a language doesn't come easy to me. My brain is wired more in a mechanical direction. So to facilitate my learning, because now it's getting embarrassing that my Spanish is so limited still, I have dedicated my IPad to only language. And I paid the yearly subscription so I'm not frustrated by blowing through my hearts half way through. My spelling in my native language is poor enough, now I have to spell in another language? Yikes. But now a new frustration, apparently my iPad is just a little too old for DuoLingo, so all through the lesson I am being urged to update my app. And it won't update. On requesting this update in the middle of the screen, I have the option to cancel the request. Pressing cancel may take for or five try's before I can continue with my studies. It breaks the lesson with a spate of angry button punching. So, beware if you have "older" equipment. I will have to keep using it like this because I'm not prepared to buy a new iPad to replace one that is still working great. Unfortunately, this isn't the only app that this is happening with, planned obsolescence is not cool..Version: 5.2.54

Duolingo reviewTo be honest this app is very good but there are some slight problems with the app like getting out of interactive adds is the main one, but other than that I would highly recommend this app if you're wanting to learn a Language and the app is still great if you don’t have premium, also the leader board system works really well because people are competing for that number one spot so their getting more XP therefore doing more lessons and then you learn more of the language your trying to learn..Version: 6.124.0

Excellent appJust want to make a suggestion. The leagues are now hidden away under the last icon on the menu. I personally go there all the time. I would suggest merging the quests and the exercises into one section and give the leaderboards their own button. Another option is to combine stories and podcasts. Or stories and the lessons into one. The app is otherwise phenomenal, it keeps me coming back over and over and that is the only sure way to learn a language, consistency. Big role in that played the leaderboards for me. I push myself a lot to be first every time..Version: 6.181.0

Straightforward and seems to be effective...Saw a blog or such from either Tim Ferris or Benny the Irish polyglot, and looked up the site. I'm learning Spanish and refreshing my German, and can say its a very, very good product. I've tried numerous apps, but this, certainly in the early stages of language learning is invaluable. Well done team. Re the German - where are the articles for nouns in the vocabulary? This is a major failing in the app - with the ability to check the gender, we cannot work out case..Version: 5.2.6

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