By Doctor Sparkles
It's the best
Learning Danish 5/5
I love this app. I like that it uses reading, writing and listening. I am having fun learning a new language in a game like manner. It is done in quick, short lessons so I can pick it up and play any time I want. Thank you
Good language training at the best price - free! 5/5
I find this program to be as good as Rosetta Stone, for which I paid big bucks. Both have a good system of incremental learning, but Duolingo offers greater convenience and flexibility and has an efficient nag-bot to keep you on course. And did I mention that it is free?
Great updates! 5/5
I used this app a few years ago, and the updates are awesome! Love the chat bot feature, as it really allows me to practice.
High Valyrian? 1/5
I downloaded this app because I read it offered that language but I can't find it. Disappointed.
Synch between iPad and iPhone 5/5
Great tool, but is there a way to synch multiple devices?
Bad algorithm 2/5
I'm learning Japanese and every single day I press "practice" and it shows me the Food lesson. Every single day I learn the Gohan thing. It should be random, and not sequential.
By A cookiefox
The app is really great for learning new languages but the new heart system takes away from the experience.
Learning fast 5/5
This app is a great way to learn Spanish I am learning faster than my high school Spanish class.
Fun way to learn languages 5/5
I've used the French and Italian lessons. Structured well. Easy to use.
EDIT: trouble with voice recognition if there is any white noise in background. Wish Duo Lingo would alert users.
Great app 4/5
I think that this is a really great app to learn a brand new language. It's really fun and gets u challenged.
Locked out of Duolingo 5/5
There is no way that I know of to contact Duolingo. The game will not accept my email address/password; telling me some else has that. But, that someone is me. It's been mine for over a year. I would appreciate help in getting back to the game.
Great Language Learning for Free 5/5
I like the software. Only thing they could improve is audio reception.
Would be 5 stars 3/5
I'm not too far in, and have practiced German almost every day since I downloaded the app. I know that I can turn notifications off - and now I will, but those notifications become belittling and degrading as time goes on and makes me dislike using the app at all. Otherwise, it's a handy little app.
When it has a woman. She says es aqua. When type it is water, it says error you are typing in wrong language. I typed water and it says error, correct phrase is "it is water". I cannot go past this.
Great app 5/5
Back when this app came out, it didn't have Japanese so I turned to other apps to substitute. But now that it has Japanese, can see myself improving and learning at a quick pace. And the best part is this app is free!
Divertido, prático e eficiente 5/5
Com poucos minutos por dia, me divirto aprendendo novas línguas, além de poder entrar em contato com grupos de pessoas de diversos países para poder conversar no idioma que estou aprendendo. Recomendo a todos.
Very helpful 5/5
I've really enjoyed learning with this app and have recommended it to several of my friends. Not the biggest fan of the health feature, as it has been a bit de-motivating to learn new info. Also seems like competency levels on each lesson run down a lot sooner than they used to. But I like Duolingo and it's become a daily ritual.
By jony for now
I've been having issues with the reminders. Often, the app fails to send them. When the app does send them, it's at 5am. I wake up at 6am, do my morning routine, go to school, come back home, do homework, and by then it's been 6-10 hours since i received the reminder so I've completely forgotten about it. As far as I've seen, there isn't a way to change the time duolingo sends reminders, so adding a feature like that would help immensely.
Duolingo, an amazing app 5/5
Where to begin, Duolingo is a stunning and wonderful app. First, it is so easy to learn a language, and than you have loads of possibilities of learning, whatever that language may be in. It only took me a month to get fully fluent in Spanish, and that brings me to a the next wonderful thing about Duolingo. The cute green little bird, who helps stimulate the learning process, and helps you learn the language that you wish to learn. In conclusion, I totally think that Duolingo is one of the best language learning apps, and the developers should be proud to have created it.
2 stars 2/5
It's a good practice app if you need the extra practice but the speaking part doesn't always read my answer and takes my health away because of that
Great way to keep at it 4/5
This app is really well made and a great supplement to a structured language course where you will actually learn grammar. It is a very good way to keep doing a little bit every day even when you only have a little time. I have only just started trying the speaking bit, after completing the course for french, and I have had the same problem as some others: correct answers are not recognised. English is not my first language, but I lived in the US for years, my accent is not thick enough for the system to have problems with it.
Not Perfect, But Helpful 4/5
I'm sure there must be better language programs, but probably not for free.
Duolingo is easy to use and seems effective for getting a feel for the basics of a language. It's not good for real fluency - structure, syntax, & grammar are weak - but I am confident that by the time I leave for Portugal I will be able to get around, use politeness & pleasantries, order in a restaurant or bar, and have at least a general idea of what people are talking about - not enough to do business, but just fine for a vacation trip.
It's all you can expect from a free app, and the ads are not too intrusive.
Recent update causes freezing 3/5
By Ohio Mom BRC
I have enjoyed using Duolingo to relearn French. However, ever since the most recent update, it now freezes/crashes if I don't answer a question correctly. After I make a mistake it is supposed to bring up a red banner that shows the correct answer. Then I click [continue] and go on. Since the update, the red banner does not display. The [continue] bar grays out and says "grading". It freezes in that position, and the only think I can do is close the app and restart the lesson. I test software part time, so I can say with confidence that whatever your developers fixed in the last update broke the code elsewhere. It should have been properly tested before released. Please fix it. I have really enjoyed using Duolingo up till now.
Tank så mycket! 5/5
By Vikki Leigh
I am learning Swedish and I love it.
"You've run out of health" -- No, you're going to run out of customers 1/5
Duolingo was a good tool for staying in practice with a language (but not for learning language skills for the first time). Now it's not even good for that. I've been locked out with the "out of health" message for three days now. I've had time to forget any new words I'd been introduced to in the app. Locking users out of the app is a recipe for failure, and it violates every principle of educational and instructional design. I'm going to concentrate on my Mango Languages app (completely free thru public libraries) and give up on Duolingo.
Odd examples 3/5
It's great until it starts steering you toward bots that ask improbable questions. I may have to move onto something else.
Updates made this app much worse 2/5
This used to be a great app. You could play it all day long if you wanted to learn a lot. But no longer. They've added a really stupid "health" level; like you're playing Zelda or something. If you get too many answers wrong, your "health" runs out and NO MORE LEARNING FOR YOU.
Too bad, this used to be a good app.
What The Heck!?! 5/5
I am just finishing my 7 day streak. There are 50 gems on the line. I know I'm going to double up. Then the game says I lost my streak! What!?! The only reason I could think of is that it just turned midnight. Really? I lost because I went to bed a little later tonight. Wow. That is so sad.
Anyway, great language learning tool. I have learned many words and sentences in just a few weeks, and I have had a blast doing it.
However you will have to excuse me. I'm going to cry myself to sleep.
Helpful tool 4/5
By Anonymous College Grad
After learning beginner Russian I found Duolingo to be helpful with keeping the language alive.
I absolutely love it but it needs more languages like Korean and Latin. Other than that, it's my favorite app to use and it's easy + fun
LOVE this app!!! 5/5
Fun and easy to use, just a few minutes a day and I feel like I'm actually learning a simple foundation for both Spanish and Japanese. Thank you!
I love the app 4/5
I have been learning Italian for some time and I like the app and feel is effective to lean the language. The only reason I gave 4 stars is because I have been wanting to learn Korean and Duolingo doesn't have it. However, other than that I feel this app is really good and will do the work to help get the basics on a language the only thing we have to look for is a way to practice what we learn so that we feel more comfortable speaking the newly acquired language.
Does not offer mandarin
Very effective and enjoyable 5/5
I'm sticking with this language app really well and making progress. If I talked to Spanish speakers more I'd do better but in the meantime it works for me and seems very well thought out and fun to use.
Not saving progress 3/5
By Emma niece
I love using the app- it makes learning easier, but it doesn't save any progress I make. I will complete a practice, then close the app, then come back the next day and not have that section completed. I've done the basic french module at least 10 times and no matter what I do it doesn't save. Please fix!
German Duolingo glitch! 2/5
By Gregor Braun
I'm currently using Duolingo to learn German and have been enjoying the lessons. I have recently run into a problem on the section Phrases 2-5 which follows the Basics 2 lesson. You are given: "Thanks, hello" and a list of 3 answers one of which is, "Danke, guten Tag". I have selected this and the other answers on separate occasions and it never takes any of them as a correct answer. Therefore, I haven't been able to move on to other lessons. If this glitch were corrected I would would love this app and would have rated it 5 stars.
The problem was corrected and I was able to continue onto Phrases 3-5 and Phrases 4-5.🤓. However, I recently went back to Phrases 2-5 for a review and the problem was back. Once again, you are given, "thanks, hello" and two seemingly correct answers "danke, hallo" and "danke, guten tag" neither of which are allowed as an answer.
By Mia nevaeh mata
Free Spanish classes!!! It's amazing and it has helped me so much!!
BEST APP EVER 5/5
This app is the best language learning app ever. And it's actually fun! Right now I am learning Spanish but I originally wanted to learn Arabic because half of my family speaks Aribic. Duolingo doesn't have Aribic currently but will soon!
Great Refresher 4/5
By Lover of Photos
I'm still in the beginning stages of Spanish but so far it has helped me to remember the stuff I learned in high school. I hope I am able to advance my understanding as I get further into the app!
I think it's great.... 5/5
It's addicting too!!! And you learn at the same time!!! Love free education! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ love Duolingo!
Would have been 5 stars, but... 4/5
By Jodi White
The system robbed me of a 65 day streak because I "lost my health" mid-lesson. Instead of allowing me to continue earning experience points to meet my daily goal by doing practice sessions it instantly took away my streak which I could only save by spending $4.99. I also found it had bugs that would tell me I'd (accurately) made my daily goal but then would say I had 10-20 more points to go before awarding it! There are differences between playing it on my iPad vs my Android. It doesn't seem to recognize I'd done my lessons on the iPad when wagering 'ingots' on the Android version. Another set of gems blown. I like the different modalities of practicing, but it is not the best "teaching" tool, especially when it comes to conjugating. The bots are fun but clearly are programmed for a limited set of responses. All in all, I like the program. I'm just honked at the injustice of having my streak taken before the day was even close to being done.) Whining done.
I love it 5/5
By Sleepover girl
Duolingo is sooo amazing! I use it to learn French and it's so efficient. Maybe if we didn't have to put on notifications it would be good but otherwise i 💕 it!!
Good enough, but health feature ruins it 2/5
By Meta Tomato
The health feature penalizes the user for making multiple mistakes, even simple ones, and requires either annoying practice of seemingly random past lessons, payment, or waiting multiple hours to restore (sometimes you can watch an add for more health as well, but I don't think it allows you to choose when). This feature has been keeping me from learning and practicing the parts of language I need to learn or reinforce, and messes up the whole thing. Other than this, there are only a few small flaws, and the app is effective at its purpose
A helpful app 4/5
When I first started using this it was awesome! Although there have been a lot of words that are incorrect. The thing I really hate is having to speak into my electronic. It always marks me wrong when my mom (a Spanish teacher, the language I'm learning) says I'm pronouncing it correct. Otherwise it was really helpful. It also sometimes says I'm 6% or 7% which really confuses me.
Great learning app for adults 5/5
Love the app and it's truly helping me learn Spanish:)
OFFLINE mode please!! 1/5
It would be awesome to have Full access to the lessons offline!
For the majority of my time I am on commute an have no access to internet!
I would be much further along in my language courses if this were made possible!
You guys offer a 9.99 subscription to make ad free, but this is a worthless option (especially for 9.99)
You'd be more likely to profit if the 9.99 was to make all lessons downloaded for offline!
Seems this is a high in demand option, judging off of the discussion boards. So you'd probably still make bank if offline mode were to be 4.99 a month!!
Health ruins the app 1/5
I am leaving this review to express my frustration with the new health 'feature' of the iPhone app. This is a totally insane way to try to monetize; the only thing it does is to turn users off learning the language.
I can understand the desire to raise money from the app - Please Provide an option to remove ads for a reasonable monthly subscription fee and I will happily support Duolingo like I support Memrise.
But requiring the learners to spend adhoc real money to practice is the most destructive thing you could do to user motivation. Please stop it now.