Great App 5/5
By Naked Lunch
Easy way to learn a new language.
By Street slicer7363
ALTAMENTE RECOMENDADO 5/5
By RANITA 68
Yo lo he estudiado y si me ha servido mucho.
Tal vez no sea perfecto, pero se preocupan por mejorarlo.
Siempre es bueno saber que si no estamos de acuerdo con algo , podemos reportarlo. Y podemos sugerir también.
Y es para toda edad. QUERER ES PODER.
GRACIAS- THANK YOU -GRAZIE -MERCI BEAUCOUP
Love the app, but... 5/5
By Loubadoo FL
The app is great and I really think it is helping me learn Spanish, but recently more and more ads and pop ups are showing up which is making the experience of using the app a bit annoying. I understand that ads are a source of revenue and can’t fault you for using them, but having Duo the owl pop up and telling me that I’m doing a “great job” is unnecessary and annoying.
Discourage Learing 1/5
This app works OK, but it discourages learning by constantly punishing you for mistakes. This seems to be a trap to make you buy more points from their store. If you don’t want to purchase more points, you have to get more energy by repeating mindless exercises. Really a waste of time!
Dear duolingo, 5/5
I started using the mobile browser version on my phone instead of the app. It is just as convenient but you don’t have to mess with health extorting you for money when you accidentally hit the wrong button on the last step of a lesson. I get what you are trying to do with health but it’s a failed attempt. Ditch it. Please make some of the pc options available to iOS and other mobile devices. I find access to the question threads key to learning and understanding; without them, we have no discussion which hinders learning greatly. Using the mobile version in safari on iOS allows this. Also, the non-app version has a mini lesson with charts and pointers at the home screen of each lesson group; I use those to check why I made a mistake with conjunction and pronouns. Duolingo is already the most powerful learning tool available; but these two things would make this app even more useful. Please add these options so I can quit using my laptop and mobile browser versions as my primary study tools.
By tu mama me la lacta
No dice como acer sexo
Good to start, then frustrating 2/5
I am learning to speak French. This was good to begin tutoring myself, but then it begins to rely too heavily on the same phrases without actually teaching anything new. (Tendency to overrate how many apples I will be eating.) Stuck and out of health points, but can't get through the phrase testing? Too bad!
health “feature” is not a healthy way to learn 1/5
the health feature especially / even on the paid version is really irritating - i hate that i am paying for an app that locks me out sometimes after only a few minutes of use - being “punished” with lockout for not knowing how to use a new form of a word that’s just been introduced to the learner is ridiculous and counter productive plus it makes me feel like the designers are just trying to load balance on the back of paid users .
Fantastic But Can Be Improved..... 5/5
It's A Fantastic Language Learning App, My Favorite Even, But It Doesn't Teach The Writing Style Of Japanese/Chinese Or Any Other Languages Like That. If You Have An Apple Device Then The Bots Are A Lot Of Help Putting What You Used In Real Life Situations.
It’s good, but... 4/5
I like to use this as a supplement to learning German with another app. I would give it 5 Stars, but I don’t enjoy the fact that if you answer 5 questions wrong you either have to wait a 4 hours to regain one health bar, use your gems (if you have enough) to buy more health so you can keep learning, literally pay real money for more health, or do practice lessons for more health. I think feeling frustrated about missing one question because you spelled a word wrong, shouldn’t count as an error and make you stop learning. Being frustrated doesn’t make learning fun. They’re clearly just out to make money using that feature.
The other thing, the little cartoons could be a little more helpful. They’re completely random. If what the phrase being spoken coincided with the image above, I think you’d get farther with learning. Why is there an image of a vampire when there’s a phrase about liking newspapers?
That said, if the app wasn’t so quick to say you answered one wrong (accidental spelling errors) this would be a lot better tool for learning.
Pretty good 4/5
I am simply on this app to review. I’m nearly fluent in French. I find quite a few errors that I find annoying.
Very fun while learning! 👍🏼
Getting reacquainted 5/5
By BigDaddy Rob
I am old friends with Spanish. This has been a great way to reconnect with the language and wake up some of that passive vocabulary.
No czech available on mobile. 1/5
Can't continue training on the move. That doesn't help
Great app! 5/5
This is my fifth language—and this has been the best learning experience by far!
Ok so you people reading this is a awesome app because it so good it starts you out at basics and climbs you up (slowly) but it lets you test every know and then so no weak words! But the downside is they show you words that you learn in more complex levels in beginners! But just a little bug I recommend this app to everyone who wants to learn Spanish! 😆👍
Awesome app and question 5/5
This app is awesome because it's helping me out in French class. Also I really hope they can add the languages Lao and Thai because I really want to learn them.
Easy to use, adds and “hearts and treasure chest” crap very annoying 3/5
This the second time I’m using the app. The first time was a few years ago and it was great. Easy to use and you could work on as many lessons as you wanted to without issue. Now, there are ads every few minutes and you can only work on the lessons for a certain amount of time before you have to “pay” with the blue coin things. I don’t know how that is supposed to help you learn a language. So disappointing! It would be a five star app if it weren’t for all the added garbage.
Randy R. 5/5
By Utah Jazz Fanatic
Very user friendly.
Great, only one recommendation 4/5
By C Frizzi
I use this far more commonly now recently than I did previously for the first few months I had it, and I’m finding out now it’s really, really a great app. It’s repetitive, has lots of audio (I find it useful to close my eyes, listen, and say the phrase after a few listens - use the classic sound sense boost trick), and does a great job getting to the point. I think it’d grow positively to spend a bit more time on the literacy of languages in hybrid with the vocabulary, rather than simply the vocabulary - a bit more of the “why you’re doing this” rather than simply “do this”. For example, learning Spanish as I am, I’m learning for myself there’s many circumstances where one phrase has many ways to be said, or so it seems, as I’m not sure about why to use certain words over others as a lifelong English, nor am I really seeing the difference in order to figure it out on my own.
It’s not a ripoff by any standards, and for how much an app of this quality and size probably costs the ads are astoundingly infrequent, never last longer than maybe 3 seconds before can be exited, and aren’t when in the middle of things. I thoroughly like this app, it’s actually incredible.
By mud boggin baller
This is a great game. I love how you play like a game.
I love it but... 3/5
I love this app but I feel like it doesn’t teach you all that it can. For example it doesn’t teach the alphabet or whether or not there are formal or informal parts of the language you want to learn. I recommend using this app alongside a class because of this.
By Emily Sealey
This app is so awesome!! I really want to learn german and I am already half fluent!!! I love it. The only thing is that I get a lot wrong all the time so I run out of health. But it's an amazing app. I strongly recommend you get it. 😊
Basically a good program. 4/5
When I started this app, I loved it. Actually I really still do. It is a fun and easy way to learn a new language. I am learning German through the app. I find I spell just as badly in German as I do in English. But I am dyslexic that’s par for the course.
The makers of the game need to earn a living too, so now there are ads, or you can pay and go ad free. No big deal there, I get it. So the free app could cost you if you are willing to spend money. If you don’t care about your streak like me than it doesn’t matter. I just want to learn a language I am interested in. I may take another language after I finish the first one. Maybe.
So what do I like about the app
It’s easy to use
The doofy cartoon characters I think are cute. They don’t help any but they are cute. Same with Duo. Duo is adorable, but I like owls so I am bias.
you hear the words and see the words.
You get to practice pronouncing the words.
What I don’t like
the constant buy this, spend this aspect of the app now. It’s frustrating but you can ignore it.
if you fail you can’t keep playing. I want to learn the language, it’s why I use the app. So I have replay a level 3, 4, 5 or more times until I do pass it. I would do this because I want to learn my chosen language.
My recommendation you grab a pen and paper and write down every sentence, this way you’re going to be practicing the spelling too. This might be harder with languages like Hebrew, russian and Chinese.
So yes this app is recommended if you want to learn a lesson, and are willing to invest the time in doing it. It does work. I would also recommend this to students taking a language, or maybe before you take a language class, it might make the class easier for you. Wish I had it when I was in high school. I might have actually learned Spanish. That’s the next language I plan to take with this app.
The penguin eats the fruit 1/5
Who the heck needs to know how to say “The penguin eats the fruit” in Italian? I am planning for a trip that is months away but I have no patience for wasting time learning how to say “That is an elephant”. For crying out loud, if an elephant is roaming the streets of Venice, how about teaching me to say “Let’s get the hell outta here!”. Maybe even just “Run!” Right now I can tell someone I have coffee but not how to ask for some so how am I going to have some? Sheesh. Don’t waste your time.
Great app just one request 5/5
Can you please do ASL ? I’ve got deaf family members and I’m interested in learning ASL . It’s important to me to still be able to communicate with my family and still have that close bond . Thank you . (American Sign Language)
Fun& easy!!! 5/5
I’ve always wanted to learn Italian but I’ve never had the time. This app makes it easy and a whole lot of fun! Highly recommend!
Fantastic app crippled by Mtx 1/5
I signed up for the subscription of the app when I realized how good it was. Some of the languages have a strange little health gauge, every time you get something wrong, you lose some health. After 4 or so failures, you are then locked out from continuing to learn unless you wait, or buy more health. Seeing as I was already paying for the app, having to pay twice is unacceptable.
Easy to do, helps you learn the word through sound, writing and meaning. Can learn sooo many languages! I started with Japanese!!
It is even helping me learn Korean for my Korean Dramas!!
Not enough flexibility with length of session; although consistent practice is ideal for learning a language, we live in a world that is “less than ideal” so that busy individuals such as myself would prefer an interface more receptive to sporadical practice and the occasional “binge” practice session.
The lessons are good, but if you make any sort of mistake you lose “health”. Once you’re out, you have to restart the lesson. Even if you pay for the ad-free version you still are stuck having to wait to take lessons for your health. I ended up giving up because of this health thing. You can pay for health, but it’s very expensive. The lessons are good, the business model idiotic. I’ve read they only recently introduced health, and if so hopefully enough bad reviews will get them to eliminate health.
Great but annoying 3/5
This app was pretty easy to help learn Spanish but it was a bit confusing sometimes but I'm rating 3 stars because of the whole "gems" thing or whatever they are called because if your in a lesson and you get one wrong then you lose a life and if you want to get 1 life then you watch an ad and they already force you to watch ads anyway and knowing that I don't know Spanish I shouldn't have my whole lesson erased (because it forces you to exit without saving progress) just for not knowing Spanish well because that's the reason I got this app lol they should fix the whole stupid gems thing.
UPDATE: another thing they should update is checking who likes your posts so if you join a club and I make a funny comment or something and I get a bunch of reactions, I wanna be able to check who liked it so please also update that
Duolingo club posts not showing up 2/5
On the Duolingo club message board, the usual posts about XP levels, highest XP of the week, lessons completed, etc are no longer showing up. Those were the posts that motivated club members to keep up the pace. Please bring them back.
Great, minor flaws 4/5
The app does a good job slowly incorporating languages. However, some aspects are confusing. For example, it will say “Record what she said” and sometimes it means it wants you to record verbatim, and other times it means it wants you to translate—but you don’t know until you get it wrong.
Other than that I enjoy it
Excessive ads 1/5
Too much ads, I understand you need to monetize the app, but I fell and excessive use of ads
Five stars but.. 5/5
I absolutely love this app. I am 60% fluent in French and I have only been doing it for two weeks. The thing is because I do it so much I have a lot of lingots (119) but there is really nothing good in the store except for the outfits which I have bought both already. So if you would add more outfits or other fun stuff that would be great. Also the strengthening problem i am gone for three hours and it says I need to strengthen things I did yesterday!! Big disappointment please fix
It was a great app... at some point 1/5
By mermaid mari
Now there’s ads, and “gems” and apparently you can’t and shouldn’t make mistakes unless you want to be banned for 4 hours or so. I’m deleting the app. How can I learn something when I’m being punished for making a mistake or trying to be coerced into watching ads or updating. Some of us don’t have the luxury of paying for these things,
Hence why Duolingo was so popular, because it was free without all the extra BS.
Love it but few flaws 2/5
By ❤️❤️Summer rules
So I got Duolingo to help me with my Spanish for school, this app is amazing I started with Spanish and am now learning Russian Hebrew and German. The app allows you to learn and practice languages you aspire to learn, it also allows you to follow people who are learning the same languages as you are. You can join clubs and practice your skills while having a conversation with a bot. However while this app is great and very educational it has this thing called "health". Whatever person came up with the idea to put a health bar needs to evaluate their life decisions. The health bar is a perfectly ok thing if you're perfect and never miss anything. But not everyone is like this. I for instance like to learn from my mistakes however I can't do that when I miss 5 and get kicked out for "not having enough health". What.... And it takes a bit to generate health back too. I really want to learn but this is a significant prohibitive factor if I can't actually do a lesson because I missed a few dinky problems. People who decided to put a health bar, please and I mean please, get rid of it. Do us non-perfectionists a favor. Be like me and learn from your mistakes. The health bar is one of these mistakes. Get it right.
Learning new languages rocks 5/5
I heard about this program on jeopardy and I am having a blast using it. I’m still trying to find my level in Hebrew, Spanish, French and Italian (all of which I have studied before) but I am starting from scratch in Hungarian (which I never had a chance to learn before but always wanted to). I also am discovering that some of the Russian I learned in college sunk in. Thanks for a great app. PS there are still a few more languages I'd like to attack -- Hindi and Greek for two.
Easy Introduction 5/5
Have only just started, but so far this is pretty painless. 5 minutes per day gives you the basics in little bites. You are able to go back and review, hear the pronunciations and use different modalities to learn. Not overly intense so you won’t be totally fluent, but it makes learning fun. Get the flash card app to practice vocabulary from each lesson if it’s available in your language of choice.
Huge Difference 5/5
Duolingo has provided a big boost to my Irish language speaking. The practice provides a base for other practice and instruction. My phone and computer have patience for repetition and my mistakes that would be hard to obtain from people.
Had to start over 😒 3/5
The app was doing great, I was leaning and all that but something went wrong. It restarted itself so now I had so start all over. I already had a ten day streak and now it's gone. I have to take lessons from the very start. That glitch or whatever it was ruined my 5 star rating for this app. I hope it gets fixed.
Too many bugs! 3/5
Editor’s Choice? I guess the Editor didn’t spend much time with it. There are too many instances where, after typing the correct answer to a question, you are told it was incorrect, but the answer supplied by the program is identical to the one you typed. Just two or three episodes of this, and suddenly your “health” is gone and you are given the choice of getting kicked out of the game or (you guessed it...) buying more health. Not much of a way to learn a new language!
So user friendly! 5/5
I have been playing this for 5 days now and I love it. I learn visually and hands on so this covers both! Thank you!
Very useful! But.... 4/5
I have recently noticed while playing this game with others who happen to have a different device than my own that there are differences between this app depending on the device. Such as, Samsung users have achievements that motivate them to play the game more often, while myself an iPhone user do not have that option. I have also noticed that Samsung users have the option of changing what Duo the owl wears in their shop and I don’t have that option (which isn’t that big of a deal.) I can’t seem to find my settings anywhere, while Samsung devices can find it easily. Samsung users do not have a place where they can tell how fluent they are (as far as we know and trust me we have checked,) while I can always scroll up to the top of my learning page and know at anytime. And it’s not like we are learning different languages we are both learning Spanish. And lastly, Samsung and iphones layout of the game is completely different. Also something that I feel would greatly improve the gaming experience, I would greatly appreciate it if you guys could make a place where you can practice conjugating verbs at anytime (I’m learning Spanish,) seeing as I have trouble doing this. So bottom line I love this game and it helps me A LOT let me tell you. But, it would also be great if you guys could make the said changes above. Thanks!
It’s good but.... 3/5
By Calico pokemon
I downloaded this app awhile ago to learn Japanese for fun. But then I realized I could lead French for school so I started a French lesson. I never realized it gave you lives before so it was kind of upsetting when I realized I couldn’t get anything wrong if I wanted to learn. It’s still the best free language app I can find but the lives make it difficult for me.
I need health to keep going. Use to love this app. But i get it you gotta make your money. I won't spend a dime. Goodbye
Overall, everything's good and I have no complaints. The only request I have is that it would include more languages (Tagalog/Filipino specifically).
New health shield for pro customers 5/5
I have paid for the pro version. I have the Ukrainian course. I really like the new feature for health for pro users called the Plus Health shield. It would be helpful for mobile users if there was a link or something that explained the cases better. I can only spend phone time on Ukrainian. When I go to my desktop I have other work to do with music. I don’t have a lot of time and I don’t expect too much out of the app. But it has actually helped me with reading Ukrainian which is what I really need in connection with my music. I cannot hope to ever speak this language or even understand it as it is spoken. But I do need to be able to read it and in connection with Google translate I have been able to make sense out of the text that I have to follow. So for that reason I will give it five stars even though I am disappointed in the fact that there isn’t a pronunciation for each part of the lesson. But to be honest I don’t even really need the pronunciation. Thanks for the update with the Plus Health! Дякую!