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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

Duolingo: IMHO The Best Way to Learn a LanguageHi! I rarely write reviews, but Duo means so much to me that I thought I would add a thought or two. Duolingo is one of the apps I rely on most on my phone, similar to the camera, flashlight, phone, texts, etc. After trying other language learning apps, the thing to me that sets Duo apart is the fact that they’re actually teaching you the STRUCTURE of a language. You’re not just memorizing phrases to use (which may be helpful in a crunch and you’re traveling to a different country); you’re actually learning how to conjugate the verbs based on the pronoun (critical if you’re trying to address a familiar you vs. a formal you, for instance). Yes, it’ll take more time, but you’re actually building a foundation from which you can really be flexible and confident in speaking a different language because Duo’s not just teaching you wrote phrases to memorize. Plus: IT’S FREE (there’s a bit of advertising to work through though)!! The AI teacher is an upgrade that is really tantalizing, which I haven’t invested in yet. Lastly: I took 3 years of German in high school; and in 3 years of Duolingo (5-10 minutes a day, almost every day), I am way further along in Spanish than I was in German. Thank you, Duolingo for not only developing this critical app, but also continuing to work to improve it. - Tim in Chicago.Version: 7.6.0

¡Me encanta Duolingo! Pero ..I have been using Duolingo for over a year now (462 day streak to toot my own horn hehe), and I can honestly say it’s a great tool for me to help refresh my Spanish skills! However, I do think there’s room for improvement. I wish the community chat rooms were available in app and not just by desktop! Also a lot of native translations that are often taught in curriculum are marked incorrect and that can be frustrating when you know for a fact that you are not wrong! Also, a lot of times the characters will speak out sentences to you but the phrases will be distorted causing you to be marked incorrect which is also very frustrating. One thing I do love is the stories they offer and the inclusion they add to try and incorporate real life situations in a easy to digest way! I also wish that a lot of the functions weren’t hidden behind a pay wall (understandable as the app is free so they need the ads) but only being able to have access to them once in every blue moon after you’ve completed hundreds of lessons isn't very convincing for people to buy that version as it is frustrating for people who want to learn who could use the resources! Overall it is a very good app if you want to be able to read a language on paper. As for real world application, I say this tool is just one of many you should be incorporating into your own method of learning!.Version: 6.228.0

A BUG THAT NEEDS FIXINGHello Duolingo, this is a personal problem that I’m not sure if other people struggle with, but I am decently far along my duolingo journey and have noticed that, although I have multiple stories available for me to practice, I seem to only be able to practice the first four that I unlocked. And ever since (for about 1 or 2 months now)that has happened, I have only been able to practice those four (I usually have about 15-25 stories) I have tried everything; reloading the app, restarting my iPad and even updating both the app and the iPads iOS, nothing has helped. Again, not sure if this is a fault on your end or mine, or my iPads or something that I may have missed, and I’m not sure if this has ever occurred to others. Please respond to me with a solution of possible. (Also don’t take this the wrong way I love learning French with Duolingo it is very helpful for my studying and at home practice and apart from ads, I really do think that duolingo is a perfect app for learning a language) ⚠️edit! I do want to say that I also have lost about 3 units worth of learning, which was months of hard work and effort, just to lose it all again. I’m not sure exactly at what point this all went down, but it’s very disappointing..Version: 6.235.0

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

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

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

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

Addictive and challengingI have been impressed with how much I can learn, even without grammar explanations. The sentences (with translations) build up and if you go in order you can learn a lot. I came in knowing quite a bit of vocabulary but little grammar, so had to go back to earlier lessons and catch up, but it was possible and Duolingo is quite strict! I really like the way the content is specific to the language. I am learning Danish and it includes Danish cultural and geographic detail. This is not a cookie-cutter program teaching the same content for each language. (I wasn’t however thrilled with the lessons on boy/girlfriends moving in together, etc. Despite the initial email that “my child” was using the app.) Some of the English translations are a bit forced, but I have decided it is a useful feature, as that reinforces the grammar differences and is needed for translating exactly what the app wants into the target language. I supplement the app with reading/listening to materials without translation, as you can only get so far with translating, but you can learn a lot with words in context, and that is a huge benefit to the approach here. Other programs drill you on individual vocabulary words building up to a sentence. Duolingo gives you sentences with popup translations that let you learn how the word is used at the same time. Much faster. And much more variety. I am always surprised by new variations I haven’t heard before. Quite realistic!.Version: 7.1.0

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

Der, Die, DasI love this app and I am learning a lot. I’m taking the German one. In your tips you say when you want to learn the noun. put the der, die, or das with it. however in your matching quizzes you do not put the der, die, or das with it. it would make it much easier to learn the gender of the nouns if the der, die or , das was put with the noun in the matching quizzes. Thank you I went to the word list and once again there are no genders with the nouns. English only has two genders while German has three it would make it much easier to learn the nouns if the genders were included in the matching list and in the word list. Thank you I do like the app. OK it will not let me write a second Review so I will add to the first and hope that it gets seen. I am currently in the Explorer tier at the end of the sixth set and the beginning of the seventh set. At the beginning of each month I like to go back to the first round, called rookie to just review things and to brush up on wording and the die, Der, DOS, that kind of thing. today I went to the rookie tier To do my review, and in the second sept under personalized practice I was given a lesson from a much more advanced set than I had even seen. this was very disturbing to me, and used up all of my hearts at the very beginning of my practice of my German.I think this is a very wrong thing to do because it took me out of any familiar words or sentence structure I was trying to reinforce..Version: 6.206.0

Excellent AppI’ve used Duolingo for over 2 years now and it’s amazing. I would knock off half a star if possible due to the fact that when you start learning a new language without any prior knowledge, it kind of throws you into the deep end, but once you get going and do a few units, it becomes very simple and pleasant. This also is not an issue if you have some knowledge about the language, as it’s all fairly commonplace words in the beginning. Each unit is comprised of multiple broken down lessons which take anywhere between 30 seconds to 3 minutes to complete. It focuses on teaching new words and structures while also pulling you back and refreshing older phrases etc so you feel like you’re staying on top of the language as a whole. The streak and leaderboard features are excellent for keeping track of your XP and days spent learning. It encourages people to come back and crush everybody else on the leaderboard and have the highest XP, which is great for competitive or challenge enjoying persons. In summary, I highly recommend Duolingo as a language learning app..Version: 7.6.0

Loving it tbh 🙌🏽I have spent just over a week learning Arabic. I typically spend in a day like 15 minutes on my morning train. But I can also sometimes play this for over an hour, it’s like a really rewarding memory game. The more you remember the higher the level. And I love memory games 😂I have now learnt over half the alphabet and can read words and sound them out. I can read words in Arabic that I see in my community, it’s honestly amazing! And it’s only been say 9 days, really happy with Duolingo 🇵🇸.Version: 7.2.0

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

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 might 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, having ng to pay for the other duolingo services is too expensive for a lot of people. And 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. Also, it would be amazing to get rid of daily refresh!!!And I feel sometimes the exercises are repeated and I am not challenged enough. Get rid of daily refresh!!!!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: 7.11.0

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

I love this app, but…I am still in the beginning stages of learning Spanish and am in love with this app. The simple approach and repetition of words is super helpful. I do have a few issues with the learning style though. 1.) I like the fact that repetition is used to help with memorization, but it is just SO SLOW. Like I’ve been learning about the family and it’s vocabulary for what feels like years (47 day streak). I just wish that some more key concepts would be introduced at a quicker pace. I would like to learn some of the exceptions and tenses used in Spanish quicker so that I can use Spanish more in my day to day life. 2.) The talkback feature in this app is straight up garbage. You can’t convince me any differently. I can say complete gibberish into the mic or just say one of the 7 words given and it counts it as correct. Duolingo definitely needs an update in that aspect of the app. If they can change this, it would be MILES better and would help for the overall credibility over other language learning programs. 3.) Why is the LGBTQIA+ being forced upon me as a user? Almost every other exercise that I do involves something to do with a gay couple or a liking of another person of the same gender. I’m not a hater of this community, but would rather not have this forced upon me as a user. Overall, I’m very grateful for this app, but these things could be changed about the app..Version: 6.199.0

#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

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 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

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

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

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

Impossible with dyslexiaI wish there was a setting for people with dyslexia, that would make it easier to progress with spelling mistakes. I struggle with spelling English words and lose hearts when I get my own language wrong. This seems very unfair. I can understand it to some degree that learning to spell another language is important but it makes it impossible to progress when you have this disability. Even with the paid version it’s disheartening to get so many lessons wrong just because you spelt the word wrong or you accidentally used the wrong word because they put a similar word in to purposefully trip you up. I know the right words but I read them and spell them wrong sometimes and it would be so good if there was a setting that could help people like me where it flags that you have made mistakes and and gives you a chance to correct it before submitting. Or maybe have less spelling based lessons until you have a better grip on the language. But apart from this one issue it’s a really great app.Version: 6.194.1

My honest review on Duolingo.In school, I study the language Spanish. My teacher wants me to learn Spanish a lot and I kept on seeing ads of Duolingo. I thought that the app costed money but I wasn’t quite sure so I asked my teacher and she said it’s for free! I quickly downloaded it and did atleast 2 lessons a day! It got so helpful that I was so ahead in my Spanish lessons. It’s really tactical - It shows you a new word with it in the picture so you know what it is. Then, it puts the word in questions a few times so you can learn it. The only problem is that there are ads after every lesson but I completely understand. It’s their way to earn money. Also, most good features cost a lot of money. However, it’s education system is amazing. People say that there are a lot of random sentences but you will need them one day. Also, it encourages you to keep going which I find motivational. I actually think this app is better than google translate. - Google Translate sometimes makes errors. There are really nice things to do on the app other than lessons that help you learn. You can read stories or even listen to a podcast! I would really recommend this app to someone who wants to learn a language. Sorry if my review is long and thank you for your time!.Version: 6.198.0

DuolingoDuolingo is a free, easy-to use app containing multiple groups of languages! Some I guarantee you didn’t even know existed… Duolingo gives paths and ways to learn half or more of a language, it obviously can’t make you absolutely fluent in the language itself but gives you an amazing idea of what the language is Like. The application gives you opportunities when traveling to show of your skills, so to be able to talk in larger/longer sentences and make small talk! This app is fun and not complicated! Now when you read this review and see the little pictures nestled below the download button your thinking: ‘this can’t be free!’… Well I’m here to tell you it is 100% free! Oblivious to ur surprise there are packages if you are Interested in buying some extra content. You can buy family packs, XP/hearts pack, etc… these help, but are completely optional! Throughout the course you will find tasks and pages with more things to study. Some language courses have letter learning, which sums up how to write in that language! While some have different sides to the language itself, like Japanese which has 3 different available sides of the language to learn. The app is awesome for school and language classes, if your behind or wanting to soar ahead. This is practically all I have to say in my review. I’m my mind I’m having a minor baggage of thoughts and information, but I would only bore you more! Best regards: a very happy downloader!.Version: 7.3.0

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

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

VERY GOOD <3So, I learn music, maths and German (which I’m most confident in) for 46 days and I think that it is an amazing app for learning language/ maths/ music. Though i think that it is expensive if you want premium, which I bought and It has helped a lot with lots of the features it give. Some of the best features (free) are, how it takes learning step by step which makes it easier to remember and learn in general. Another feature I LOVE is how it has a button when your out in public that say ‘I can’t listen now’ or ‘I can’t talk now’ which I fine really useful. Some Premium features that I love are, how it lets you have a lesson that is just speaking or listening. But I always mess up what I’m saying when and press the button that stops the speaker thing but it says that my answer was correct when I said it wrong and didn’t finish it, this is not a major problem because it usually doesn’t happen but sometimes it can be annoying. That’s all I have to say :) Thank you for the amazing app!.Version: 7.5.0

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

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

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

So far so good 👍Duolingo has been a big help to me learning French, I understand more of the locals better and I’m a little rusty at the moment but I’m getting better. Baby steps, right? I would recommend Duolingo to my friends and family who are interested in learning other languages. I used to have a 🔥14 day streak🔥 but I didn’t have any internet 🛜 and uh well… it’s reset and I got sad. But I’m gonna start a fifty day streak and see how far I can go with Duolingo and what progress I can make with it👍 Xoxo the kid next door 💋.Version: 7.19.0

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

Room for improvement …I’ve been using Duolingo since 2014 and I have been able to learn a few languages to an advanced enough level that I can comfortably credit Duolingo as one of the primary reasons for my success in learning said languages. Now, there are quite a few things that irk me about the app, particularly, the free versions bombardment of ads over the years and a subpar system of hearts which deter learning instead of encourage you. The introduction of new languages to learn has been rather slow but I have been pleased with the fact that Duolingo has made it known that they will continue to introduce new courses as they go. Another annoyance is that I seem to be missing a leaderboard now simply due to the fact that I traveled to a certain region and now I’m unable to access certain features of the app, like the leaderboard as I mentioned prior. This is extremely annoying as I find encouragement through competition, the leaderboard is a feature I have adored since it’s introduction in the app. I’ve yet to contact support regarding why this is so but hopefully the Duolingo support team can resolve this for me and if not then I will consider canceling my family plan. All in all, it’s a great app that can greatly benefit your language learning journey but there’s just a few spots that need polishing for this app to even be worthy of asking you for a paid subscription. Thank you..Version: 6.225.0

Love 💗 love 💗 love 💗 !!!This is probably one of the best apps to learn new languages ever. 😁 right now I am currently learning German and I’ve learned over 50 words and I’ve only completed 3 1/2 sets. ✨ I really recommend this for kids mostly because it’s targeted more on the cartoon kiddie side. 🌊 me and my friend absolutely love this we can’t get enough of it.☀️ I do it in the car at restaurants at home and everywhere. 💖 I only have one issue though, it’s about the heart/lives 😅 so basically, whenever you finish, one set you earn a heart which are your lives. ☺️ and if you get one mistake, you lose one life, and if you make mistakes you lose all of them because you only have five lives 😭 it gets super annoying because then you have to restart 😰 but again that kind of makes us better because you learn your mistake and then you do it again and that help you memorize it 🥳 just a little thing that most people don’t really have trouble with, but for me I do, and that’s the super Duolingo it’s seven dollars a month so doing the math that’s about $84 or $86 each year. 🤯 other than that I absolutely love Duolingo. I definitely recommend for new language learners. 🥰 plus if you don’t want to learn a new language, you can learn songs and math. 🫶🏼 Danke 🤩. (thank you in German).Version: 7.1.0

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

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

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

GoodDuolingo is ok. It is fun at points. The five hearts aren’t that helpful though. I thought that once you lost all your hearts you don’t regain them until the time is up and then give you them back - which is to long - but you can do a recap session to get them back. You can use also gems to buy them back but it is way to expensive, around 300. it would be nice if when you review the questions that you have done in the section that you’ve got wrong that when you redo them and make them correct, you regain a heart by doing that instead of doing extra learning. I have just made an avatar for the profile picture and now I can’t which it back to a photo, which I prefer to the avatar so if there is any way to put the photo on instead of the avatar I want it because it I am every sad about it. The learning experience is ok. I would like it have more fun activities, maybe matching the pictures or something less wordy. Although, if it doesn’t change then it’s fine. But some of the characters! The old woman gets on my nerves! When you get some wrong, she will give you a look and get annoyed. I don’t like it. And sometimes it is hard to hear what they are saying. I don’t if it is the voice of the characters/people or the language (and they is a slow option) but sometimes it is not clear. It would also be nice if you see Duo more in questions. Overall it is ok but needs some stuff.Version: 6.217.0

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

I like Duolingo but..I like Duolingo but recently when I have been doing the lighting challenges with an xp boost on (I should get 80 xp for every one of them) it’s not been giving me my 80 xp after I do one lesson. Instead I have to do two lessons to get my xp. One day it didn’t give my xp until I did 5 LESSONS! And it still gave me 80 xp instead of my 400 XP! I’m putting in all the effort and only getting half of what I should have gotten. This wastes my time and it’s really unfair and frustrating. No one else I have asked is having this issue. Please fix this. I don’t know if this is because I haven’t updated it yet but PLEASE TRY TO FIX THIS 6th May 2024 UPDATE Duolingo seems to have a habit of not giving me all the xp I should be receiving. About 2 months ago I wrote another review about how Duolingo wasn’t giving me all my xp, it has been fixed but now there is another issue. I have been doing the lightning rounds in Japanese on Duolingo with xp boosts. Today I decided to use my 30 minute xp boost but I soon realised that I was getting 40 xp for a lesson and not 80xp. It was basically like I didn’t even have a xp boost equipped, and I wasted my xp boost on only getting half of what I should get. Also does this mean duolingo is technically lying because it says it doubles your xp, and it’s not doubling it? Please get this fixed because it’s unfair if I put all the effort in and only get half of what I should receive..Version: 7.21.0

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

My Duolingo OpinionI think that Duolingo is an absolutely amazing app, and it has really improved my french knowledge and skills. From me doing Duolingo lessons daily, it has become more noticeable to my family and friends and they have downloaded the app and started learning their choice of language! The wide range of languages available is absolutely unbelievable, and it is such a pleasure to have the ability to use the app. The lessons are extremely clear and helpful, and when you get a question wrong, it shows you where you went wrong, and helps you get the correct answer next time! Another great thing is that it is completely free to download and use the app. However, if you do want to pay to enhance your Duolingo experience, you can pay for Super Duolingo or Duolingo Max, which does enlighten and enhance your experience even more than the free version does. The last thing that I will mention is the Leagues on Duolingo and the option of making/adding friends on Duolingo. On the adding friends front, by adding friends that you hopefully trust and know, you can keep pushing them to carry on and they can keep track of your progress to! And I do strongly believe that the leagues on Duolingo do make you want to learn more, for example, if you don't get a certain amount of XP in a week, you will drop down a league... I also think that the Leagues add a bit of spice to the Duolingo experience! Thank you for reading my review! Bye!.Version: 7.25.0

It’s goodThis is a good app to use to learn in small chunks. But I had to learn Spanish and when I had to speak, they weren’t talking very well so the reason I am giving it a 4 out of 5 is because the speaking needs to improve because I won’t understand what the voices are saying, cause it said in the classroom in Spanish but then in the classroom, the person wasn’t speaking very well so then I’d copy what they were saying and it just didn’t work out because like I didn’t understand what they were saying and I thought I wasn’t learning very well and I thought that what should I do about it? So I’ll just speak to you guys about it. Although it’s really a good app to use to learn in small chunks as I said at the top small chunks and not that much working it’s usually like you recap and recap about the all stuff that you learn which might have forgot that’s why it’s like a good at most stuff but it is most likely a good app because it reviews what you’re old words were so I definitely recommend buying this just like I need to listen more I don’t know cause the voices really not clear. Plus, if you forgot any words they would recap you and you have like different stages to go so definitely recommend. The only reason that I gave her a four hour five is because the voice needs to be more clear so I can repeat what they say just needs to be clear that’s it..Version: 7.18.0

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

Amazing app! But….I have really enjoyed my experience with Duolingo™ (is it trademarked?) I learnt some Arabic using it too! The interface is lovely and I like the cute little animations! So far, my journey using this app has been pretty good. I just have a request. Even though you have a variety of languages, I would like to ask for one; one that I would really, really enjoy. I would like to ask for the Pakistani language, Urdu, to be added to the app. I would be really happy to see it here so I can learn more about my family language and try to learn it with duolingo’s fun learning style. If you could fulfil this one request, I would really appreciate it. Thank you so much for this app, and I truly wish you have an amazing day! Warmly, a content user of Duolingo :D.Version: 6.235.0

Great app- bad updateAs usual, “upgrades” to computer products destroy functionality and make things progressively worse for the user. Latest update now has all lessons in sequence so that the learner has much less flexibility than before. Maybe its better if you are a school teacher trying to control what your students learn but I am nearly 60 and don’t need a nanny. The problems I wish they would have fixed include tiny pictures that I can see on my iPhone and occasional screens that don’t have enough room to see the text you are typing. They have fixed some of the regionalisms and no longer force me to use continental Spanish, for example. One continual annoyance with all academic language instruction is the insistence on “school grammar” instead of how people actually speak and write. Since I learned Spanish in an immersion program, I continually run into grammatical elements not actually used that I have to put in, like the “se” reflexive pronoun. Duolingo puts it in all the time, street Spanish leaves it out unless there is no other reference to the object. Since I still can’t type reliably on virtual keyboards, I rely heavily on voice recognition, which works poorly. Most of my mistakes are due to voice recognition errors and secondly word order. Decent voice recognition would be a real plus for me. In some cases, the voice recognition just pumps out complete absurdities that bear no resemblance to what I said, recently, “darmelo” became “Dave my load”..Version: 6.196.0

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

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

DuolingoDuolingo is an amazing app, I find it really easy to navigate and it really helps when you’re wanting to learn a language. I really like how you can practice to earn hearts because, not only do you get free hearts but you can quickly review what you have recently been learning! Thank you for this app, I have been wanting to learn Latin for a long time and now I can for free! There are not many bad things about this app but there are still some. I don’t like how there are suddenly all these ads of the premium thing (although it is smart to advertise your own app). I have been using Duolingo for a couple of years now (I started off in Spanish), and there never were that many ads but now there are suddenly lots. There are very distracting and annoying because I don’t really want to pay just to get some better features so the ads are kind of useless. But apart from that it is an amazing app and you should be very proud. Thank you for sharing it with us all!.Version: 6.196.0

Very good5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.Version: 5.2.32

Best language learning tool ever!They drill the language into your head by their unique way of repetition with different variations until it sticks! You get the sense that they spent a lot of effort and paid attention to detail and methodology. Even the ads are polite to the point where you would want to watch their ads! Ads by consent! Well executed. Good job!.Version: 5.2.32

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

KnowledgeableThis game gave me a lot of knowledge about French because I was loving that it was really easy at first it got hard quite at the end and then I got really bored of French because it’s like the same thing every day over and over again so then I can change to German and now and I was so much but German because actually I was an in German high school as well and now I’m in college of learnt like Japanese so highly recommend also no ads excellent when I moved to India this really helped me because I didn’t actually know the language so I kind of got to learn that and then because I now living in India it’s super good mess around with if you know like a bunch of languages, I would still recommend it because you might not know like every single word in that language and that’s all definitely learn you that but it won’t like include swear words which is the best part about it child friendly even though I’m 27. I love this game 10 out of 10 or five or five out of five. there is one problem about about this which is that? It might need a couple updates after a couple years of doing that cause I think when I had been playing it for it was seven years now and any little full update and fabulous because that was not good at the time so I deleted it and then I bought it again and it’s free so yeah.Version: 7.24.1

Good points Bad pointsFantastic product, if you love languages you can have fun and learn at the same time. highly recommended. However, as often happens with software, the makers can be high handed in changing things we have got used to whether we like it or not. For example, I miss the crowns feature which was a good way of showing-off how much study one had actually done versus so-called XP points which people can rapidly accumulate without doing much real learning. only relevant if you are competitive, which duo does encourage you to be. I also find it a shame that given the power of its platform duo does not allow real communication between users. And those who did not want to use it in that way, would not have to. But that option doesn’t exist. So, for example, I have some people so-called following me, but it is meaningless because I cannot actually communicate with them and they can’t communicate with me. As a native Persian speaker, I find it odd that there is no Persian on this app, a language spoken by 100 million + people in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan, not a minor language! apart from these minor grumbles, amazing app, and very grateful to it! Go Duo!.Version: 6.231.0

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

Green owl is after youThis is a good app to keep you going, as you can learn in small chunks when you get a moment. It has real speakers for the listening which is brilliant. It applies gaming techniques to language learning. Sometimes this is good, like seeing your progress, and different activities. Plus a bit of competition which can be motivational (you are in a ‘league’ and can see where you are in the table). You get double XP for 15 minutes often, which encourages you to do frequent chunks, which is good for learning. Some bits don’t quite work though. There is a ‘ramp up challenge’ which has good stuff for learning. But, as you get nothing if you don’t complete a section, if you are going for the points against the clock - which often you are - it steers you towards very repetitive, easy but higher value tasks. That particular challenge is also annoying because the actual challenge work, which is against the clock, is not even/increasingly hard (although the time is shorter). Some of them have a lot more typing in than others, and one mistake means you have to repeat what can be a long sentence. It’s frustrating. Minor gripe over payment that it advertised at £x a month, but then took the whole year off at once. It was probably in the small print but was not expecting that. I thought I would give it a go for a month and didn’t realise it would do that. As it turns out I will carry on for the year probably anyway. Overall good, though..Version: 7.16.0

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

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

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

Health barI do four languages daily on Duolingo. However I dislike the way the health bar can block you out of all languages if you make 5 mistakes. I only allow myself a certain amount of time each day to study and if I get blocked out I can’t get back enough health in that day to continue. Previously I just used to swap languages so I could continue to get my quota and also regain a bit of health. I was happy to pay for the plus subscription to get rid of the ever increasing adverts but I am not going to pay for new health. Please do something about this as I am getting very disheartened by this app. However I do like the Owl popping up and giving me words of encouragement. In case I didn’t press send the other day with the above I’m sending it again. I am totally fed up with the current format of Duolingo. I keep getting blocked from continuing and am seriously considering giving Duolingo the flick. I have been doing four languages faithfully nearly every day and I really enjoyed it. I am also mad that I took the decision to buy a subscription. If I cannot do my quota of Duolingo every day maybe I will make the same effort to complain everyday. Does anyone actually read these comments and does anyone ever think to reply.............Version: 5.2.16

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

I visited Central America after studying Spanish for 1.5/2 yearsI downloaded Duolingo in March 2020 and for a year I practised 5/6 times a week, I would do like 1 full level a day (5 different lesson to compete 1 full one) and then after that I did a lesson every now and then as I because busy, but still tried to do at least 1 every week, which turned into every month. However, I have MAINLY ONLY used Duolingo for my source of study, in between not doing the lessons on the app I would sometimes read things on social media in Spanish or try and listen to a Spanish programme but never stuck to it. However, I visited all of Central America last month, from Mexico to Costa Rica and all the countries in between, and I could speak and understand almost everything that came my way literally all thanks to Duolingo. I see people make comments about how random the sentences are on the app, but that literally just helps you in real life more as you can construct a sentence as you know the ‘rules’ in doing so. I am so happy I used Duolingo to learn Spanish as I honestly have learnt so much, you don’t think about how much you learn when you are leading some random sentences a day but when I visited these countries I was shocked at how much I could understand and speak with locals. To learn on the app I wrote down all verbs I learnt and words I learnt, I didn’t write down any sentences I would learn, solely the verbs and words and this is more than enough..Version: 6.194.1

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

BrilliantSis is the best game I have ever played in my life I get to learn new languages so when I go to Turkey I can speak Turkish yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yay yay yay yay. Yay. Yay yay. Yay yay yay. Yay. Yay this game rules the world it’s so good, thank you for downloading this game for everyone in the world to play. Hope it helps other people and I new languages. I think it does and it should it is one of the funniest games ever and it doesn’t like Wright if you get something wrong, it just helps you in it it makes you go over your mistakes and if you get on right little bird will help you I think it helps me a lot. It’s just one of the best games ever, please make more of them for other people to play and something negative which I really don’t want to say no because like you could have like a word that you get stuck in your head and you don’t want anyone don’t want to like forget it so you want to make have no ads and interruptions so that you can actually remember that word that’s happened to me quite a couple of times and it helped me and yeah I think it’s just really good for little children as well so thank you so much for this game I think it is amazing, amazing amazing amazing amazing amazing amazing amazing amazing thank you so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so much for this game and once again thank you so very much for this game❤️ love you guys so very much.Version: 7.17.1

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

Highly recommendI pay for the SUPER service and I feel like it is worth it. I have a friend who was using the free service and she felt like sometimes she would make a mistake and the quizzes to get the heart back made it more discouraging. With the paid service you can make as many mistakes as you want and you just repeat the question. You do fly through it a lot faster so if you don’t feel like you have the words down you have to force yourself to do the review sections. I like that I have more control with what I’m learning and how frequently I can retake a section. I am currently learning German and Spanish. I took Spanish in school but started it from the beginning because I wanted to see i it would teach. You do have the ability to take a placement test to skip ahead though. In school we learned a lot of nouns adjectives and verbs but never really practiced harder sentence structures other than I go swimming. She goes swimming. We are starting to do the harder sentences now in the end of section 2. German is at a really good pace too. I’m taking it a bit slower because I have no prior knowledge. I’m on section 1 rookie unit 3 and I’m only moving forward when I feel like I know the last sections words. My husband knows German and he is happy that I’m not only speaking German but I’m also pronouncing words properly.Version: 6.231.0

Fun but tricky and a bit confusingI love Duolingo I think it’s a really fun way to learn a language. I started last week and so far have kept my streak. I’m learning Swedish and I have a complaint. When using the words “mitt” or “min” (my) Duolingo shows that you can use them interchangeably (by clicking on the word and seeing what it means in English) but when I put them in a different order (ex. “Mitt fish” and not “min fish”) it says it’s wrong. I tried google translating seeing if it change the meaning of any of the words and it didn’t. (Yes I know google translate isn’t always 100% correct) I tried searching up what the difference is between these two words and I saw some stuff about gender and plural and singular, I didn’t get most of it. I feel like Duolingo should instead of teaching us words they should help us understand the words. When I get the words right I don’t know why I got it right. There should be an option to tell you grammar or to let you know why you got this wrong (there is a small box at the bottom telling you what word you should’ve put there but it doesn’t go that deep into it) the same thing goes for the “ett” and “en” (a) I feel like this is a simple problem that should be resolved not just for this language but for all of them that have similar things like this. Grammar is a key part of any language and it should be taught when you’re learning a language. But overall I think that this is a great way to learn a language..Version: 7.4.1

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

A few irritating things, but pretty goodTo start off, the features are really good. Many languages are there, so you don’t need to worry about a language not being there. There’s practices, feeds, quests and streak freezes, etc. Despite all these amazing features, it needs a few improvements. Sometimes when you make a typo, it says that the answer is wrong. Other times, it says you have a typo. This might not be the games fault, which is acceptable. But please add more space to add more streak freezes! Sometimes (or pretty likely) you’ll have a stressing day, and you have to do Duolingo. You obviously wanna get it over with because you don’t always wanna do the lesson, but you only have 1/2. Moving on, you should add a feature for recording your voice to help people pronounce the sentence, because the only thing you can do it match and translate the word/sentence. If they pronounce something wrong, you make them pronounce it again. Overall, this app is really good! I enjoy it most of the time, and the features are super unique..Version: 6.217.0

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

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

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

Amazing except a few problems…OK, so I’ve been using duolingo for about a month now and have decided to buy super duolingo. Now in the app there is something called streak society if you get a 30 day streak. One of the first perks is that you get a different app logo, which I really liked. So I switched it to the back to the super duolingo app icon and when I wanted to make it the streak society logo duolingo logo again, I couldn’t. I couldn’t find where the button was! I even checked the help centre. Now this isn’t a real big problem but sometimes when I make a level legendary (which I did 5 minutes ago) the data just simply disappears once I do it, and I’m on Wi-Fi when it happens. One time, (when I was off Wi-Fi) on the tube in London where I live (I’m on holiday writing this review) all of the lessons I had done on the train were gone. I was pretty annoyed. And in the actual lessons, sometimes what should be allowed (I may check the blog) isn’t. To add, sometimes audio is weird and it’s really hard to make out what they are saying. On the plus side, apart from all that, the layout of the app is really nice and I love the dear duolingo bit of the app. 4 / 5 Edit: I have found the solution to the first problem but I have another problem: when I make a simple typo when I am using the French keyboard; sometimes it goes through as right, sometimes wrong..Version: 6.209.0

💥Love this app!! (Please let my family go).Version: 6.224.1

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

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

Please readSo this game is good no, I really like it but it has some issues first why would you advertise yourself I mean sure you want people to get that in the super Duolingo in the Duolingo max but seriously just put up an ad in the corner people corner in person, and like to say, the characters are really fun. It’s a really good game for like it’s like you’ve already know some other language or like you’re trying to learn. So I do recommend a game, but it is very stressful since like you have hearts and you only have five and if you wanna hurt, you can’t continue and that laughing without paying like 430 and that’s gay money, but still white pay that much people like at the start, you barely have any money and but what I do like about it is that you can jump to wherever you areu the beginning so that’s some thing I do like about it and whoever is playing the game right now I just want to say is it don’t you agree with me it is stressful but I do like the game it doesn’t play it and like you can earn treasure chest but like if you don’t claim it then you don’t have another chance it’s until like I have to clean mine at like six something in the morning I decline my night owl just in the morning I did not like it so I mean I do like that but still she’s stopped the pressure my end. Please get the game if you want to learn a language but don’t get if you don’t like being put under pressure..Version: 6.235.0

A Learning Resource, but must be one of manyDuolingo’s gameification of learning a language makes it fun and easy to keep coming back. Drawing on similar techniques that addictive phone app games do to reward your neurotransmitters with dopamine, you’ll be more motivated to learn than by conventional methods. There are drawbacks, the system is not as robust as other learning methods but I would caution users that this should only be one weapon in your arsenal of language learning. Sometimes you may be struck by some of the bizarreness of sentences you are being taught but pay attention, there is more than. Words to a language - my expectation is these are examples from uncommon syntax or sentence structure being demonstrated, though this is never confirmed explicitly. Finally, Duolingo alone will help you towards some sort of proficiency, but if you are not cross-stitching your learning along your neuropathways by engaging with other learning methods, you may find it difficult to recall your Duolingo learning except when your mind is in Duolingo mode : basically your memory needs Duolingo to prompt it and recall. Books, audio learning, talking, these need to make up part of your learning too if your dream is proficiency. All in all Duolingo is pretty good though and will be of use to those prone to “binge learning” (of any skill) followed by periods of no learning to build routine, habit, and consistency more sitting down with text books on your own..Version: 7.6.0

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

Getting too difficult to keep up withI like to do a daily Duolingo lesson at night before I go to sleep. It's a nice way to unwind and get a little learning in. Recently my challenges have gone from requiring 30 to win a badge, to now needing 50 to win a badge. Meaning I need to complete on average 2 quests a day. But if I complete 2 or 3, they get more difficult the next day. So a nice relaxing and fun way of learning is now causing me stress. I just want badges guys. Please. I have enough issues with the leaderboard stuff. And then also getting something wrong. We used to be able to see others who had gotten it wrong and talk through it and why it was wrong. Now I have to pay to figure that out? How is that helpful for learners??? Earn money some other way..Version: 7.1.0

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

Duolingo is a Fun and Easy-learning App for Kids! TOTALLY RECOMMEND!!!!!Omg, lemme just start off my saying… Duolingo is the absolute best language-learning app I have ever encountered! I joined recently (October 2023 and ps. I wrote this in November 2023) and I already am so obsessed with it! It functions like a game, with quests and fun leaderboards to challenge your friends or other people across the globe! I have already been using the Japanese I have learnt to communicate with people more clearly, and I absolutely love it! It consists of many types of learning sessions, like learning new words with pictures, saying the words, or writing the words. There are sooo many languages to learn, and you can complete more than one! I am very dedicated about getting log-in streaks, and you can even add pretty Duolingo widgets to your Home Screen! My younger sister even uses it, and she loves it like me. I think the Duolingo mascot is actually kind of cute, and during sessions, they provide you with so much inspiration messages! I heart Duolingo, and rate it an 11 out of 10! Ilysm Duo and I’ve even gotten some of my friends to join! 😍😍.Version: 6.238.0

I like it a lot, and it can get betterI really like duo lingo and have used it to start learning new languages as well as to maintain ones I’ve learned in the past. I’m sure there are other programs out there that are better for more in-depth and possibly faster learning curves. My “issues” with duo lingo come from it seeming like they spend more time and effort on the little animations than helpful aspects of learning. They used to have this audio learn along thing where there are a few hosts walking you through an experience and you learn the phrases they use to get around and whatnot. THAT was helpful! You learn very useful phrases and since it feels like you’re speaking along with them it sticks better. They took that away for whatever reason even though a bunch of people online loved it (you can find Reddit threads and stuff). Duo lingo sometimes teaches some really dumb phrases when it should be oriented to often used /helpful things while visiting a place (ex: “duo likes to surf” vs “where is the restroom?”). I’m also annoyed that it’s taken them years to include more than just Swahili for African languages. And even now there’s only like maybe 3 MAX. Do y’all know how many of us are trying to learn Twi or Yoruba or one of the thousands going on there? The diaspora is HUGE and a lot of us are searching high and low to learn our homeland languages. But you have Dothraki and other made up languages 🤨🙄.Version: 7.1.0

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

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

One improvement and one suggestionSo I love this app and I try to keep my streaks going as long as possible but some days (usually when I learn in the morning)it saves my progress but doesn’t continue my streak. It’s kind of annoying. I think it might have something to do with the timing because when I do it in the night, it’s totally fine. Another thing is that when I learn in the morning, it still comes up as perfectly fine, the fire is lit for the entire day until the next day where it comes out that I didn’t do anything that day. But regardless, I love this app so much and I play everyday, it helps me practice my French and the fun of playing a legendary round is awesome. I think you should get this app because it has helped me learn some things (but it is useful to live in a country that speaks the language you are trying to learn). Just a suggestion, maybe it could add an option that allows the users to create their own language and learn it like any other. The user might also be able to share the language with friends and let them learn it as well. Overall, I love this app!.Version: 6.191.0

Harder workIt takes a while to learn the basics of languages such as Korean chinese or japanese. If you ever decide to learn all 3 of those it is hard to keep track with each one. Though many people may not be interested in learning all 3 or even any at all, I have been attempting to learn each and every one of those languages. I would appreciate it if languages like those were made so that the person trying to learn the languages would have to do more work in one session. Although there are fewer flaws, the flaws are pretty big which makes learning harder. You have to work terribly hard to do learn fewer phrases. I am currently learning chinese but it took me 1 1/2 unit’s to learn 5 numbers by heart. Duolingo makes up for these major flaws though by giving the user a fun way to learn a language. The gems and quests make using duolingo all the more intriguing and fun to do. Duolingo makes learning a language like a game and has super cute art styles and characters. I also love how the characters have different voices so you can get used to hearing a languages from people with other accents..Version: 6.219.0

Randomly deleted all my progress???I’ve been using Duolingo for a few years now, and so far it’s been great, but today i woke up and all my levels are completely different, not to mention that i have been set back almost to the start of the the progress ladder. When i try and review a lesson, it’s all content that i have not been taught before. I think that I may have been given somebody else’s progress instead, as although the language and day streak is the same, the content and levels are completely different. Please fix, I’ve been trying to learn Japanese and this has set me back so much..Version: 6.217.0

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

My reviewI really like Duolingo as it has help me learn all about Spanish my life’s dream has always to been have learnt another language and Duolingo has made that possible I will continue to learn and grow my Spanish knowledge in the next year until I got to college/high school where I can continue to lear at home and at school with Spanish class and at home with Duolingo. From the bottom of my heart thank you Duolingo you have changed my perspective on other country’s and make me want to learn about other places a visit them..Version: 6.195.0

Excellent learning appI enjoy the app because it twos that you make a commitment in terms of time devoted to learning, the animations, the interactivity, etc. The only downsides are the ads and the cost; it’s not free. With digital marketing, banner ads, and the countless ways to funnel money from online channels, the app could be free and should be free for particular groups of people (teachers, educators, public relations staff, etc.). We are wanting to learn the languages of our students and families to effectively communicate with them. The two main contributors to sustained marginalization for students and families who are emerging English learners are ACCESS and OPPORTUNITY (A&O). Most educators know how to navigate systems to open A&O for all students, but specifically communicating with emerging English language learners is difficult. Effectively communicating with families helps to build trust and demonstrates support, inclusivity, and trust. Those connections matter when we, as educators, are trying to not only improve their learning but also break cycles of limited A&O which anchor the lives trajectory of far too many brilliant students and hard working families. Educators already pay so much money out of their tight pockets for operational supplies. The cost of this program could easily be offset for educators by industries, corporations, civic donations, online marketing, etc..Version: 7.4.1

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

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 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

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

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

Great game 👍I recently downloaded this app and it has helped me improve my Spanish affectively as it uses techniques and a fun art style to help you memorise words and meanings. it also makes it very interactive which is great and most importantly, it gives you useful topics to learn like getting around in town etc which could help you in day to day life. The app also encourages you to practice daily by reminding you and giving you awards for a daily streak. download this app if you want a quick and easy way to learn, but if you are looking to learn a language more in depth i recommend a tutor as they can teach you other things about a language which this app wouldn’t tell you or how to use different words in different scenarios. if i had to say one bad thing, its that you get adds but they are only related to apps made by duolingo not other random apps which is way better for me and if you make mistakes, you loose hearts (you only can have 5 at a time) which you can only restock by waiting overnight or by spending gems on to restock but these can be taken away with duolingos special plan (i forgot the name) which comes with a free trial and then you have to pay to use it but overall it’s a good app..Version: 6.194.1

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

Amazing and easy.Duolingo is amazing, I have been using it for almost a year and my Spanish has really improved (please note there are many more languages then Spanish) and when I started using it I only knew about five Spanish words. I was reluctant to get the app until I realised it was free! When I noticed this I very quickly downloaded it and found there seemed to never really be any problems and no major inconveniences, there’s only ever the occasional pop-up advertising super Duolingo (which I personally don’t have but I think it’s a monthly payment, a reasonable price though) and other Duolingo apps. It’s also extremely easy to use, I personally struggle to learn languages in school because it starts with more advanced words and topics but Duolingo breaks it down and begins with the basics, it also always (at the end of the lesson) allows you to practise the mistakes you previously made. Also some of the things you do in the lessons consist of speaking exercises, listening exercises, filling in the missing gaps, etc. Another thing, it works for almost every age, I’m currently a kid (not gonna say my exact age) and I find it really simple to learn different languages with this app, I have no ranted on about this app for many lines of writing so I really recommend Duolingo and I hope this review was helpful, that’s if you had enough hours to finish reading it of course. 😂😂😂.Version: 6.200.1

GET THIS APP!!Duolingo is such a great app. The layout just makes you want you so much more learning and every time you finish a level or learning a new word you get a buzz which I haven’t got with any other so far. I am learning French at the moment and it is just so exciting to carry on with that streak. I’m really excited because once I have finished learning French, I am going to learn go on and learn so much more other languages and just their layout and how they have made the app. It’s just so much more encouraging and welcoming to like do. I have never ever in my life have wanted to use an app more every single day. I want to just go onto my lesson. Let’s do this together! and the leaderboard just makes you want to keep on learning so you can finally reach the top and that is my goal. It’s an amazing app. I’ve really just have to say that and I’ve never ever in my life better language app so get this app and learn language because you’ll be able to do it in no time! they always want you to carry on and you want to carry on as well because it is such a great app and like there is no actual people on there and like how they cheer you on once you’ve done something it’s amazing and I don’t even have premium stuff that you can get it is just an amazing app and can learn stuff pretty fast without all of the premium stuff! Get this app before it is too late!.Version: 7.18.0

SupportI have enjoyed taking these lessons over the last 4 years. At the moment I am experiencing problems as I have been unable to update the new version on my iPad. It would be great to have the opportunity to contact someone for technical support and to ask questions on the program. I’ve patched together the ability to upgrade on another device and I am now are back to basic lessons which is good for me as the lessons were getting hard and as you often learn in isolation, without using what is learn, the basic words and structures can be forgotten. Still Im not able to return to the level I was at beforehand and support would be appreciated..Version: 7.1.0

This app has helped me attain Russian WordsI had developed a liking to Russian, it may have stemmed from my liking toward the way words are articulated, the pronunciation as well as the cultural aspects of their community. I established a in depth conversation about this topic with my science teacher, they had the courtesy as to inform me of an app called Duo lingo, fortunately they had explained before I had started to use the app, of how difficult learning languages can become, and that if I struggle in learning to push onward, as it shall eventually become easier, I established that I would indeed push onward, such a diligent approach, as I now have achieved great results, I’ll be it, I have a long journey ahead, in order to successfully accomplish the Russian language in a way that I may converse with others in the language fluently, though I am hopeful that I shall eventually attain this path. The app is impeccable, especially the independent alphabet page, this provided page is very likely an essential part of any beginners journey, the learning page has an equivalent amount of usefulness, overall, the app utters nothing but divinity, I would suggest trying this app if you feel as though you would like to learn a language, just retain that it shall become hard or even exerting, but you shall see through, do not give up..Version: 6.194.1

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

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

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

A fairly small change would be helpful with customer retention ...I now remember why I stopped using Duolingo the last time. Making mistakes is part and parcel of learning a language and Duolingo really applies pedentry to the max. It is possible to type an incredibly long sentence and make one mistake, a typo or a plural instead of a singular or a wrong gender and it's rejected. And some time later it comes around again and you make the same mistake, or a different error and it's slung back at you again. I fully understand that there is often (not always) one correct answer but surely there could be an alternate approach to this. I suggest that the user is offered the choice to correct simple mistakes there and then, even if it means retyping the whole answer. For me that would make it stick whereas repeating the same error ten minutes later on the third or fourth attempt is infuriating. Perhaps you could consider " would you like to try that again" solution? This will undoubtably improve your scholar retention rate. This comment is the result of a discussion with a number of people who have tried and given up for this very reason. I live in Spain and learning the language feature highly on the immigrants need to do list and it is prety much a common complaint about Duolingo..Version: 7.10.0

A must have for language learners!I absolutely love Duolingo and believe it is one of the best ways to learn a language. Of course, learning a language is difficult and complex, and requires a lot of determination and dedication, but Duolingo makes it fun and, more importantly, makes it stick in your mind. I have been learning on Duolingo for around 2.5 years and I can confidently speak in Spanish now to a B1/2 level. Doing Duolingo alone probably isn’t enough, you have to immerse yourself with other means such as TV, books and music but with time, and as your ability develops, these become much easier. I go to a Spanish class once a week in addition which is great for practicing speaking in groups, but when I learn a new word I will often forget it because you need to read, write, speak and hear a word multiple times before it’s locked in your memory - and Duolingo is perfect for this. There is a huge variety of ways to learn and the newly added radio lessons to the Spanish course are amazing! I often hear people say that the sentences Duolingo teaches are unrealistic, but there is method behind this, because it forces your brain to really think about the translations and not assume a sentence just from knowing one or two words. I highly recommend this app as a companion and tool for anyone’s arsenal when learning a language!.Version: 6.237.0

Awesome app… more languages please?DUOLINGO is a great pastime for me, instead of being on social media I do lessons on duolingo so I can beat the leaderboard. It is a shame the update made it so every lesson has five parts instead of a mix, and that you changed it so it’s just one line instead of a sort of tree. I will also recommend adding a few more languages that are nearly dying out, for example Māori would be a great one.Māori is the native language of Aotearoa, more commonly known as New Zealand, and our rubbish government is trying to stamp out the language. I am sure this is the case in many other colonised countries and would really appreciate it if you could make a Māori course. The language of my land is very important to me. Great app, continue with this it’s a awesome app download now😀😀.Version: 7.17.0

Merci beaucoup, Duolingo!!!I am a language learner at heart; I started as a toddler learning Hebrew from my mom, then as a nine year old, I began 11 years of Greek study, learning both modern and koine Greek. Sadly, I never had a wonderful course to take. I did three levels of Rosetta Stone which gave me an incredible foundation, but it didn’t have a life like way of teaching the language and I had no one to speak with. Then I found Duolingo and completed the entire Greek course. Even though it wasn’t quite as well formulated as the Rosetta Stone, it was WAY more inspiring for some reason. Then, after I had the wonderful opportunity at a job that required speaking with Dutch children, I blazed a good ways into the Dutch course. However, I kept noticing though, how much better the course was in languages like French, Spanish, German and English. So one day I did the first lesson in French, just to see what it was like to hear a story in a different language that wasn’t a far fetched tourist robot sounding conversation about where the toilet was. That was 1,160 days ago. I’ve been learning French ever since. To top it off, I realized my great grandparents spoke fluent French and our family had let it die out to only English. Duolingo—It’s the best resource I have, and all my friends tease me about my learning obsession. Thanks Duo for inspiring my favorite language learning experience so far!!!.Version: 6.236.0

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

Great app. 3rd day and I already know so much more than I expected!I thought learning a language would be hard, but duo makes it easy. gave me motivation to practice daily by lighting a competitive fire under me with the different leagues! japanese has always been a language i wanted to learn but didn’t know where to start.i never thought i would be able to do what i can now 3 days ago. i love how they let you trial super duolingo as a reward. even more motivation!! i love how they also have a function in the japanese course that is spectate from the course and is for learning the characters. it was a huge help. only thing i would change is (for japanese course at least) that some exercises won’t have english on top. (e.g. the word ‘red’ in japanese is あこ but it always has english over top saying “ako”) because i associate the word with the english characters and not the japanese. also, maybe teach us how to use a japanese phone keyboard? other than that i love this app so much!!! def a must have if you’re learning a language <33.Version: 6.201.1

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

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

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 review Duolingo ChineseTranslation is mostly acceptable but not without errors. Some translated sentences are more Chinese than normal English. As I often say to my Mainland friends, “你用英文说汉语.“ This is because they tend to translate literally from Chinese to what little English they know. Their handicap is their failure to recognise that English verbs are conjugated. In English the verb “to be” takes the forms am, is, was, are and were but in Chinese there is only 是. Consequently my Mainland friends use the present tense even when they try to talk about events of 50 years ago. Another retired Chinese teacher uses the present participle exclusively but I refuse to correct her for fear of offending her. It is obvious that your teachers and translation team members are people trained by teachers who themselves were trained by Chinese “teachers” who were not educated in an English speaking country. I have met at least 50 Mainlanders who proudly told me, “我的大学专业是英文” but their syntax and grammar are embarrassing..Version: 7.10.0

Great app but times lessons are badPersonally I have found Duolingo to be the best way to learn a language easily and for fun! It has helped me learn lots of words and phrases that I can use in my daily life. One problem though, there are certain challenges that are timed and require you to be insanely fast. This causes frustration seeing they are nearly impossible and you do not let the words and learning side sink as you only are looking to be in the time zone. This is one of the worst approaches to learning I have seen and I think it reflects badly on ways to learn something. I know this tries to connect to the game/fun side of Duolingo except it is just a little bit of less good than bad. I will still continue to use Fuolingo as I find its encouraging quotes and game like ways make it fun, interesting and wanting me to feel like it’s a choice to learn than being forced to like in a classroom. My personal review on Duolingo is a 10/10 for learning a laungage and I encourage people to use it! 👍.Version: 7.5.0

Thank you for such an AppI’ve heard of Duolingo many times before and just thought of it as a pay to learn app without verifying if what I think is true. I found other apps to learn Arabic but deleted them because I don’t have a job yet and can’t pay at all. I also don’t like asking for money from my parents. (I don't hate my parents nor anyone else, I just don’t ask for money). Anyway, continuing my train of thought. Yesterday, ( Wednesday, February 21st), my sister convinced me to download DL to learn Portuguese. I had no intention of learning Portuguese but the opposite can be said for Arabic. I download DL and talk to my sister about it and she mentions the word, “Free”. Now, don’t take me as a stingy person, not willing to spend even a little bit of money but I just wanted to learn a new language since they only have Spanish, French and ASL at my school. (High school by the way). Now, I’ve found out about this wondrous app that’s completely Free and you only need commitment. You can’t expect to learn a language by learning a word every 5 days. In return for this Language App being Free, you have to show perseverance. You have to have a desire for learning what you want to learn. Now, I just want to say, I have nothing against people who speak Portuguese or want to learn Portuguese, I just wanted to learn Arabic to further myself in my Religion. Islam.Version: 7.11.0

Pretty decent appLike other people who have commented on the app, the ability to learn Japanese falls down on the ability for new learners to grasp grammar, as learning connecting particles is not emphasised enough, which is necessary if you want to alter a sentence. I also wanted to comment that use of speed tests in events can disadvantage people and there should be an option to complete them without a timer or with an extended timer. This would help people who require extra time to think about the question, and allow them to participate in the events, without causing them to not bother with them, because even though they know the information, they can’t input it fast enough to be within the time limit. This can be especially difficult for people who have disabilities, as fast response can trigger a freeze response and mental blanks. Yes, you can get extra time by using points, but considering this could largely affect disabled people who use the app, that isn’t particularly fair. For a positive though, I like that words are brought back throughout the learning process and so information gets reinforced..Version: 6.199.0

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

Best Language App EVER!!! 5 STARS!!I was planning on traveling to Europe and going to Italy. Because, it’s my dream! So, I was looking around for an app that I could learn Italian on and I found Babbel and I downloaded it. Let’s just say it was not the best experience. I don’t want to hate on an app that was hard to make so that’s all I’m gonna say. After some research I found Duolingo and I downloaded it to try it out. It was AMAZING! There are little lesson reviews on the side and fun little characters. There are so many languages to learn and so many fun things to do! You join leagues and try to make it up the leagues and that gets me going on the app. I highly recommend this app if you want to have fun learning a new language! There’s only one thing I would change (and it might be a little greedy) the heart situation. I’m sure you’ve gotten many people hating on how you lose hearts so I’m not gonna be that person because it’s an amazing app. But, for fairness, I don’t think you should lose hearts every time you make a mistake. Or at least, you gain hearts more often by getting a perfect lesson or something. Other than that, this is my go to language app. So, if your looking for a fun game with not just learning a little competing and fun I would highly recommend you get this app!! Ps- I would love if you guys responded to my review 🫶🏼 Thank you!.Version: 6.228.0

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

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. But this new Home Screen really not a fan of it. It’s so confusing on where I’m up to I really want the old one back..Version: 6.188.0

Please read before you get itIf you, like me, knew and loved old duolingo of the duolingo tree, i need to tell you something. that is gone. they made something new called the “learning path”. look it up if you want to know more. i’m not here to waste your time on that, but what i will tell you is that it is very unhelpful and discouraging to see. i have had duolingo for a number of years now and LOVED it, am a member of the streak society, and a “super plus member”. i LOVED duolingo. not anymore, and quite frankly, i am very tempted to delete it, but i have learned SO MUCH AND I STILL HAVE HOPE. Duolingo!!! Please change the update back!!!I am very disappointed because you are getting so much feedback not only from me, but THOUSANDS of other unhappy customers! i had “super plus” and loved it, it was so worth it, but now, look what your amazing app has come to. i just unsubscribed a few days ago. it simply is no longer worth it. Please reach out as i really do love duolingo and want to see it do well, but i want Before the update, i was steadily learning future tense etc, and now i am stuck not being able to pick what i am working on, on an endless “path” that feels like i’m making no progress at all, which i’m not. Duolingo, this is seriously not good. this is the opposite of your goal, which is to help people learn. i feel like i’m LOSING my skills with italian, and it’s really sad because i love it..Version: 6.208.0

Not enough attention to fixing bugsI have been subscribing to this app for 6 years, of which the last 2 as a paid member (Super Duolingo) but in all of the years I have used it, there have never been so many bugs as lately. And having bugs is one thing, but being completely ignored when you report them is another thing. Even though Duolingo advertises with ‘follow friends you will be more successful’, since November last year I have not been able to follow friends (initiate to follow) or follow friends back. I have reported this every couple of weeks since December and heard nothing back. I have had error messages of which I have sent screenshots to Duolingo, I have ‘bought’ upgrades to get 30 minutes double points instead of 15 minutes, only to get a message ‘sorry your reward is not available right now, try again later’. I have also reported this a few times and heard nothing back. There are very frequent upgrades, to fix bugs but none of them have fixed my problems. I will go back to being a free, unpaid user again as Duolingo doesn’t seem to care about people paying $130 per year for this app!.Version: 6.204.1

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

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

AmazingI have found this app amazing! If you are looking to learn new languages this is the right app. I am currently taking the Spanish course and have learnt the most Spanish I have ever learnt in my life. It is a great way to learn Spanish + it gets fun and interesting when you get into it and do it every day I have almost been doing it for 3 weeks and I try to do more than 1 lesson a day. This has been better and easier to learn Spanish than any school. I also like how when you set up what course your are doing is that you can choose how long you can do a lesson for. As a dyslexic person I would like to point out something is that I would love a free feature where you can have a mode for dyslexic person with features such as, more life’s, not getting life’s taken off of you for spelling something wrong, to be able to practice over words you keep spelling wrong and extra time when I do the chest challenges where I have to match the English words to the correct Spanish word. I also would like it to be a free feature but only people who have proof they have a diagnosis can use this so they won’t take advantage of the feature. I always used to think Spanish was hard until this app saved me I will forever use the app to learn my Spanish..Version: 7.2.0

Good App!I think that Duolingo is a good app to install to learn a language. I am learning German, French and Korean and think that it has very good motivation, especially with notifications if you go down leaderboard and a widget to show iPhone streak so you know when to practice. As well as this, the lessons themselves are very good. They teach you not just spelling and vocabulary but sentences so it gives you an idea of when you would use the language. Sometimes it gets you to write in your original language and sometimes in the new language. If you are learning a new alphabet (like in Korean) it also gets you to draw out consonants which I find a very helpful feature. Super Duolingo I have personally not got but I have noticed that you go down on the leaderboard if you don’t have it because you need more gems to earn a bigger amount of XP or earn a legendary but I also did the Super Duolingo trial and found they because of the unlimited hearts, I made more mistakes as I had more attempts to get it correct but it meant that I was repeating mistakes and just trying to get XP. So since this app is free and you don’t necessarily need Super Duolingo, I think it is a very good idea to install if you want to learn a language, just make sure you are constantly practicing! Thank you for making this app it is very helpful..Version: 7.5.0

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

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

Pretty cool way to learnIt’s pretty cool , especially if you want to learn fast . My only problem is with the hearts and the league system. The hearts are a major problem, because while it gives you the incentive not to make a mistake, it makes me have to reset my focus especially when running out of hearts. I say this because once you run out of hearts trying to learn you must go to previous lessons and practice or wait, and this goes hand and hand with the league system too. After you run out of hearts some people don’t have the time to practice the other lessons that they’ve previously done and it feels redundant as you end up mastering these skills and this makes people ( especially me ) feel as if learning is being prohibited by that much longer. Feeling this way makes people not want to continue learning and then they drop down in the league system, and once you drop it feels as if your hard work is being undermined. This fact alone has made a few people I know stop using Duolingo for this purpose. Along with the fact that there is no explanations as to why you get things wrong. There NEEDS TO BE EXPLANATIONS, especially if you want people to actually learn. The only way people can truly learn is if they understand. Quite frankly when Duolingo tells me I’m wrong it enrages me because there is no explanations, which in turn makes understanding that much harder ..Version: 6.191.0

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

Duolingo’s advantages: fun and disadvantages: adsAdvantages: Duolingo in a great app to learn new languages and skills. There are so many languages to pick from, and you can do multiple languages at a time. Duolingo will help you with your weak spots in a specific language. Duolingo will also make learning languages fun with daily challenges and fun games to learn words and sentences. Duolingo has characters to say the sentence you are learning. There are a few types of lessons, which l shall tell you. 1st type of lessons is speaking lessons, which is where an animated character speaks a sentence. Then you have to pick the words on the page to replicate that sentence. 2nd type of lessons is talking lessons, which is when an animated character speaks a sentence. Then you have to say that exact sentence. 3rd type of lesson is writing lessons, which is where there is a sentence on the page for you to type in a different language. Disadvantages: There is only 1 bad thing about Duolingo, and that is the ADS. Every time you complete 3 lessons there’s an ad. A Duolingo ad, that advertises there super Duolingo plan. Which you have to pay $10 dollars a month to have. But it does have its perks. It takes away all THEIR ads. It gives you infinite lives. People who have the super Duolingo plan is 4.9x more likely to finish all their lessons ( which coming from me is a LOT), and yeah. Why did l give it 5 stars, well l like it and also it helps me learn French. 🥖.Version: 6.196.0

Love the app and the value it bringsAddictive and educational. The perfect mix really. Whenever I start scrolling pointlessly I have trained myself to notice it and instead go on Duo! It had definitely done my brain some good. My one thing I would LOVE to see if a way of knowing what words are what genders. I’m mostly learning German and for grammar it is so important, but sometimes/often I forgot the gender of a word and as a result I don’t know what articles to use… would love it if I could see the gender when I click on a word’s ‘hints’ or even if the nouns were colour coded. Second thing - another way to better and more intuitively see if sentences are formal or not would be nice. Another possible colour coding? Sometimes when you’re jumping into a “conversation” and you’re going off one sentence it’s a bit hard to tell what’s really going on. Thank you to all your team! Duo is easily my most expensive subscription, but it is something I enjoy supporting..Version: 7.8.0

Help!!!I missed my daliy German lesson and my is gone!!! There was a note in the kitchen that read: “Du hast deinen Deutschunterricht wieder verpasst! Ihre Familie wurde innerhalb von zwei Tagen zur Vernichtung gebracht, es sei denn, Sie beenden Ihre Lektion!!”.Version: 6.12.0


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