By Makes all the difference!
You guys should add Hawaiian.
Smart, simple, sweet! 5/5
Been using for a week & will keep going. It assessed my level of Italian, and has got me learning a bit more everyday. I'm already recommending it to friends and family.
Excelente App para aprender cualquier idioma 😊
New alphabet 4/5
Edit: now I'm farther along and lessons are harder, the disappearing hearts are really cramping my style. I can't get through a lesson anymore on one refill and I find myself just not playing. My club mates don't even have the heart system, which isn't very fair for leaderboards. I wish they'd just do away with it.
I'm learning Hebrew and Spanish at the same time. I'm farther along in Spanish and learning a whole new alphabet in Hebrew. I like that the health and points go across languages, so I can practice my Hebrew alphabet skills to earn health for my Spanish lessons. I really like the immersive style, though I wish there was a way to hear the words any time I click on them, or to bring up the keyboard to practice typing while I can see the letters in front of me.
I learned almost all of German because of this app great job!!!
Missing a very important language 1/5
I am only giving one star because the App doesn't have Armenian for English speakers. Everyone I know who has used it has highly recommended it as the best language app they have ever used. I would looooooove an Armenian version and I have many friends and family across the US who would too.
Great app, not enjoying a new feature though 4/5
Love the app, used it for a very long time, but they updated it and added a new health system so if you enter to many wrong answers you either have to wait for it to refill (20 hours total for all 5 bars) or practice an entire review lesson to regain one bar (one error allowed per bar). Difficult when your doing new lessons and learning new info you don't know yet. Not enjoying this as it locks me out of other lessons until I either wait for it to regen or do 5 lessons when I don't need the review on them.
Log in issues 3/5
App is great but a hassle when there's constant issues logging in
The lives system is a step in the wrong direction. 3/5
This app used to be absolutely perfect. Now, the lives system is making it tedious to use. I used this app because it made language learning simple and easy, now it's making a cheap cash grab attempt.
Couldnt be happier 5/5
Got it for the Japanese. Really happy so far, but i fear that they dont have any writing recognition in the app. Which i would also like to get a hand at.
Also, I wished they would explain grammar choices, because I truly want to be fluent, but that could be asking too much from a single, easy app.
Otherwise, really fun and super useful to learn conversational.
Partially useful, several flaws 2/5
There is no way to turn off the typing. Yes typing is useful but I have no need to learn to write the language I am learning. What is with the hearts where you are stopped from learning due to health. The site does not teach any vocabulary as part of lessons. You have to learn them as you learn the phrases. The app does not teach any grammar at all. It is way too time intensive to keep an entire tree updated.
Sign language? 5/5
I know it would be a challenge to include sign language but it would truly be helpful to many! Please and thanks
Very good 5/5
36 hours of duolingo is about one full semester of college for a language. This is a great app for the on-the-go learner
Muy bueno (very good) 5/5
By Luis 6 2 6
Hello, I am from Venezuela, I have always had problems with the English language, nowadays I am learning this language in a practical and simple way. I love it and I recommend it 100%
Stick with it and it works!!!!! 5/5
Started it slowly and intermittently then worked on doing it for just 10 minutes a day (about two lessons) trying to get the best streak I can. With a 44 day streak I am starting to recognize words in adjacent conversations and do small remedial conversations without problems. It is more than just Spanish but many more languages.
Great app, needs Arabic 3/5
By Elyse C.
This is a great app for learning languages, makes it feel like a fun game. However, as Arabic is such a widely spoken language throughout the world, it's surprising to me that duolingo has not yet added it. Please fix this!
New update is horrible 1/5
They charge gems for everything now I hate it
Learning Japanese. Great app 5/5
Really good app 4/5
Really good app, I just wish they had Thai as a learnable language as well.
They make it look easy 4/5
I love their approach. It's been much easier than others I have tried so far.
Great app! 5/5
Easy to use. Good reinforcement of previously learned skills.
I wanted to learn Japanese 1/5
By Kriss Y.
Having only 5 mistakes in a lesson is absurd. I want to learn not play a game. Please take the game aspect off of it or make an option to either have it or not. I HATE it. Therefore I no longer recommend this app nor use it much.
Latest "gem" update is really bad 1/5
Significantly reduced quality of the app. Instead of adding new features to the store or anything they just made the stuff more expensive.
Really disappointed in this
Love this app! 5/5
Honestly I was skeptical. An app that can teach you just about any language? Yeah right. But there really is an app for that and Duolingo is it! Only tried Spanish so far. I took a lot of French and some German back in high school so I wanted to learn something new and I have to admit it is so easy to pick up. I have my goal set for five minutes a day because I never know what my schedule will be like with my one year old but a lot of times I go over that! I even am trying to teach my daughter some too. She loves that it speaks to her and I will agree that makes it easier to learn. Will continue to use this app to broaden my language spectrum!
the ads used to be horrible 4/5
Now they aren't so bad.
By Creep iphone User
this app is awsome for learning a new language 🙈 🇷🇺
No app is better!! 4/5
I LOVE Duolingo! & have been using it for about 6 months. Studying 11 languages. The only thing I would change is I wish they named the letters of the alphabet,( perhaps with their sounds). In languages that use other-than-English symbols its hard to know how to mentally identify the letters.
Even so it is a fabulous app! THANX!
I removed 1 star from my previous rating because of the new update with hearts etc. The older way was far better. Punishing us for making mistakes only discourages us & makes us look for a different app.
But, again, thanks. It's being free means a lot!
Easy to Use! 5/5
By Duchess Mante
Great app! Really love it! It's very helpful and I'm using it now to brush up on my Spanish skills!
I liked it until the heart system. Takes to much time to wait, makes the learning a lot less fun and constructive.
Pretty awesome 5/5
By Brook boo
I learned super quick
New Update Makes the App Less Useful 2/5
I used to speak so highly of this app, and it was my go-to for starting a new language, but this new heart system makes it close to garbage. I couldn't believe it when I saw that we had to use gems to keep learning, especially when making mistakes is a major part of learning a language.
Seeing as this app has ads while users are basically volunteering to translate text as well, I was so upset when I found out that they implemented another money making feature.
If they revoked the heart system, I would definitely give it a much higher rating again. I just feel like if they advertise as being as free to use language learning app, it should actually be free to use to it's full potential.
Engaging and fun 5/5
Duolingo is a great resource for the casual learner, and the application of its lessons to additional memory exercises and practice could absolutely result in proficiency.
HATE the new update! 1/5
I have been using this app for a year and have loved it. Now I can't hit the "practice" button and have a mixed session. In place of the button is a heart that seems to do nothing. On top of that frustration, it said that I broke my 302 day streak, which I didn't, then charged me $9.95 to repair THEIR error. I gave the app 5 stars before, but it now deserves one. I guess I'll have to find a new way to practice Spanish.
Stole my money 1/5
I really liked the app so I decided to spend money on gems. Made the purchase but never received the gems! No contact information for customers! I feel ripped off 😒
By smarт σωℓ
This app was a wonderful way to learn something new until
BOOM it got popular. Now all you care about is money!
YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE TO PAY JUST TO LEARN!!!
I thought the whole point was to be a free way to expand your learning, but The "health" thing literally defeated the purpose.
"Mistakes our are our best teachers right?" That update should work at Stanford .
By itai beta
Very good application then teaching with a lot of fun
I highly recommend
Please fix Italian cards 3/5
I actually like the app but in Italian Basics 1 I can't complete one task.
For whatever reason I type exactly what it says should be and its wrong. It is not reading what I type. Also it deletes when I type in the for word, so I have to space first then type but even then it's not allowing me to finish the one section.
Hate the new health "feature" 4/5
I love this app, but the new health feature may force me to stop using it. I want to learn Spanish, and will make mistakes. I do not want to be penalized for those and have to spend hours (or money) until I can continue learning.
My favorite language app 5/5
By Wanted a workout
Duolingo is a great way to stick with my language-learning goals. It is fun and effective. I'm trying 3 languages at once now and managing to keep them straight. I have noticed that they are not all equally well done. But after years of wanting to go back to studying languages and procrastinating, I am thrilled to have Duolingo.
Great for a second year Japanese student 5/5
I am very much enjoying Duolingo for Japanese. I am at a second year level ( from a student-study perspective) and I have kept it up for ten years, but not made a lot of progress learning more. Duolingo has helped me learn a little bit more every day. It allows me to skip over the early alphabet and vocabulary. Also it doesn't push romanji, which fits my learning preference. I love how it pronounces everything. I'm hoping I can get far enough to start reading my Japanese language manga! I have been using Duolingo a little less than a week so far.
A MUST HAVE! 5/5
By Jo momma naynay
Operates similarly to Rosetta Stone. Work at your own pace and just let the app tell you where you need strengthening. Fun and engaging.
Easy to use, free and motivating 5/5
Has a quick pace of learning and has a chat option for increased learning.
Gives a sense of accomplishment that encourages one to keep going, even from the beginning.
Love it 4/5
I think Duolingo is a great way to start out the basics of a Language. I like how during the lessons you start out with the basics, then get to the harder stuff later. A problem I had was when trying to learn Hebrew there was no sound for the Sentence that was being displayed. Anyways Duolingo is my favorite app.
Disappointed with Duolingo's attempt at corporatizing despite previous promises. 1/5
I've been using Duolingo almost daily for a couple years and I absolutely hate the new update. When I lose my streak I am significantly less likely to return to the app on the daily and have found the streak freeze extremely helpful after the odd day where I forget or am unable to practice. I understand the ads but making streak freezes much more expensive in the hopes that people will pay for the new in game currency will lose my patronage along with many others. Similarly, people should be encouraged to advance not charged--which is essentially what the current hearts system does. Extremely disappointing after all the 'we're not in this for the money' promises.
Needs improvements to lessons 3/5
By Ye boi Lennet
It's a really great app for learning the words and grammar and such, but you don't learn WHY the articles are different, which adjectives go where, and why the language works the way it does. The entire curriculum is quiz-based. I wish there were some text during the lesson parts explaining what makes this do that. But besides that, it's a fun and addictive way to learn a language!
I love it but... 4/5
I love this app I think it will really help me learn Spanish but the only thing I don't like about it is you have lives so when you run out you have either wait 4 hours or use your coins but overall pretty good app
New updates are a bummer 1/5
UPDATE- Now with advertisements, to keep the game free the developer says. I get that. App has been under constant renovation, latest update, has made it almost impossible to move forward without paying. Really disappointing. Changing my rating.