Fun learning experience 4/5
I’m 26 and I work at Starbucks in Hawaii so this is quite useful to me. Besides being able to buy this ad free for a one time fee, I find it pretty easy to use. The daily goal is a good way to encourage me to do more lessons. I like it for the most part.
Helpful, but occasionally slow 4/5
I’m getting a lot of value out of Duolingo, and am a happy Plus subscriber. My one nit is that the user interface sometimes lags my input by a few seconds, leading to dropped audio snippets or incorrect button taps.
Love it 5/5
By loving uswr
Duolingo review 4/5
Just getting started... so far fun and easy to learn.
Schools Should Wise Up! 5/5
The gaming nature of this program makes progress easy and rewarding. This type of technology should be taken advantage of in our educational institutions, we would be better off for it.
Useful app with a obnoxious grading system 4/5
I‘m teaching myself German and use Doulingo as a supplemental activity. I despise the grading system because
- they use words WITHOUT introducing them
- they don’t account for typos (auto correct doesn’t help either)
- the return key is right above delete which invariably leads to submitting answers that are incorrect
- the continue/submit button is precarious for someone like me who chooses to voice dictate. Cancelling voice dictation, I have pressed continue before I could correct the dictation
- the use of incorrect words in the choice options annoying when there’s only a one letter difference
My quibbling aside, it is a helpful tool and it is free. It’s too bad the ad free model is an expensive subscription. Those ads can’t be worth that much.
The chat bots are not nearly as much fun as they should be. They just go on their merry way if you don’t answer the right way.
The health has to go 3/5
This used to be a five star app. I used it before I went to Italy and it was so helpful. I use it primarily to brush up on my Spanish, which I am conversational in so the health/ loss of lives are not really a problem. I decided to try French, a language I do not know at all, and the health makes it impossible to learn. I will confuse things I just learned and lose life after life and then you can’t play for an entire day because you only get 5 lives and they take 5 hours to regenerate!! It’s ridiculous. I can lose all 5 lives in French in like 20 minutes on ‘Basics 2’ and then I can’t practice any language for at least 5 hours. I still use the app for Spanish, but I don’t plan on bothering with a language I do not know well because it’s impossible to get sufficient time in unless you are willing to pay money for new lives. I understand the ads completely they don’t get in the way at all and it’s reasonable for the developers to want to make money. However, I do not know why anyone would think the health was a good idea.
Could be good 1/5
This app could be good but has major limitations. Health feature is stupid. Disengaging for sure. The phrasing isn’t very conversational or practical for actual use. The biggest problem is the voice recognition. It’s horrible!!! And it prevents you from moving on, even if you got it exactly right. This app was disappointing.
What happened with the latest update?
Waiting time between practice to practice if mistaken!
And all those adds
What happened all of the sudden?
Very hard to use the app in this form
I wish you would reverse it back to what it was....
So Fundicational! 5/5
I love Duolingo! It’s a great way to learn a new language(s) in an informative yet fun way!
Do not pay for Duolingo blackmail! 1/5
By Purple Purple
This app is a bad joke. I want to learn Italian so I paid for “plus”. I can’t get out of the first level because if you make a mistake Duolingo punishes you with “Health Points” and you are locked out from using an app you paid to use. You have to wait at least five hours to study again. The disgusting part is you can BUY more health. The greedy and unethical owners of Duolingo should be ashamed.
Don’t pay for this scam.
Efficient learning 4/5
By Ryan Corci
I am currently learning German and so far I have gained a lot of insight on the language. All of the lessons provide quite a bit of interaction to discover one topic. The one thing that I would like to have been included for certain languages, however, is a section explaining verb conjugations. Without these, it’s a matter of having to memorize verb forms for pronouns such as he, she, and we that are used as sentence examples in translations. This makes learning a language a little more difficult. But, overall, this is a very good app that I would recommend.
BEST. APP. EVER. 5/5
By Keneil Morris
It’s made language-learning so easy. As a 12 yr old in 7th grade I’ve got to say this is the best I’ve come across. It’s so kid friendly and so colorful and had flavor if you know what I mean. The thing with the groups is just amazing, you have people you can study with and talk to while your learning different languages. Honestly, it deserves a 4.9/5. It’s just straight amazing, I couldn’t ask for anything better.
At first I loved the app I was learning so much but one day I went on and it deleted all of my progress and now I can't get it back and I am very upset 😕
Lives for the plus version? Seriously? 1/5
Loved this app, then I saw they added lives. I thought to myself sure, I can support the app and get rid of lives for 10 bucks a month. Nope, even with the plus version you have 5 lives, you lose one for every mistake, which you do a lot learning a new language (go figure). What the hell is the point of paying 10 bucks of month??? There is literally no benefit. Lost a customer until you fix this very poorly thought out change...
I love this app! Right now I am currently learning Japanese, and this app really helped me a lot! I also like the club feature also, it makes learning together fun! Overall, it’s the best app out there for learning a new language!
Which word I say!!!! 3/5
Sometime when learning Spanish you ether say Bebe or tomo, and I said Bebe for one of the questions and I got it wrong so I grew up saying tomo not Bebe
So which one it is
Best addiction Ever! 5/5
I am simply addicted to Duolingo. It is so fun and I remember everything even when doing multiple languages. I love talking to the bot. Simply amazing.
Great, but!... 4/5
Most of the time this app does a great job, but some times it does an extremely poor job of explain certain things and you won't remember the words and keep making the same mistakes again and again, it can be very frustrating!!!
Love it but... 4/5
I love it but I wish there were no health because we grow by learning from our mistakes it's like they think everybody is perfect nobody is perfect!!
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!!