I kinda like this 5/5
There has been memes going in about you’re app saying that Duolingo is a killer if you don’t do you’re Spanish lesson Duo will murder you but I don’t think that it’s true Duolingo is just from a app I think I remember I missed a lesson before and I didn’t get murder and my family is still here-
Extremely useful 5/5
The app is amazing. I’ve been using it for two months and it’s just really good.
The only think are the adds. They are soooo annoying and so many. That blocks your progress several times.
I did not pay the Plus version, but it will probably be very good.
The app is essential for language learning but 1/5
Why does the slow audio cut every time I place a word in the answer box? Any movement makes the sentence cut out and I cannot answer correctly.
Publicly Traded 1/5
Being a publicly traded company has made this app nearly unusable. Other language apps are far more useful and far less demanding of time. I used like spending 15 minutes learning new words and as a way to decompress from a tedious work day. Now this app makes everything more stressful. I certainly have absolutely no intention of paying for this app now or in the future after seeing where it going in the last month….
Update: I’ve deleted this app and have gone back to Rosetta Stone. Duolingo needs to go out of business….
Parents beware twisted values promoted 1/5
By jfkfmd rhjd
This app promotes twisted values. There’s some very adult material here. They are promoting lying to get things done or achieve your wants and needs. This is teaching our kids that integrity is not really needed to be an individual. Little by little everyday values are being erase and we parents have to be vigilant of this. Cutting corners is the new way of humanity and honor and sincerity is being so neglected that people don’t even notice they are acting wrong. This is the new normal where wrong is the new right. They are also promoting same sex marriages. There’s a story in which a man ask a lady that happens to be in her honeymoon where is her husband to which she answers that she doesn’t have a husband but a wife and the story goes on. They had a fight or something then the wife appears etc. This type of subjects are now being forced to our kids in a effort to erase moral values. If you talk about the freedom of choice then it has to go both ways. You cannot promote one without affecting the other then there’s really no freedom but what you are doing is imposing others believes into all. Freedom of choice has to go both ways therefore it should be the parents choice what to teach their children.
By jrobe 3302
I have had Duolingo for 5 days and I can have casual conversations now with my friends in Spanish!
Good, but some annoying aspects 2/5
I have been using daily for almost five years (German and Spanish), but lately, the endless long ads trying to sell Duolingo Plus are more frequent and more annoying. Considering finding something else
400 Days Of Fun Learning 4/5
I’ve been learning Japanese for 400 days now and I am able to go at my own pace and still learn quite a bit I feel. They have fun little achievements and leaderboard events with different ranks to make things much more exciting. I’ve gotten most of the achievements and just recently worked my way into tier 2 of my language course which I believe each tier is supposed to be representative of a full year of a school course based on the amount of content. I feel I’ve learned enough not just to get by but to even have simple conversations. Recently
Over the last few months a few lessons have been bugged out and just get stuck in a boot loop until the lesson breaks then I can restore it. It’s a minor annoyance though and doesn’t ruin the experience for me but it does exist so that’s the only reason I didn’t give this a full 5 stars.
Really disappointed in legendary cracking 1/5
Really disappointing that they allow legendary levels to crack. There’s no point to doing the legendary if it cracks just like every other level. Especially since you pay gems to do the legendary ones, it’s really annoying. This is the only thing preventing me from paying for Duolingo plus because I hate that the legendary cracks.
I REALLY HOPE THEY GET RID OF THAT FEATURE.
Focus on user feedback more, please. 2/5
English is my first language, and I am furthermore certified as completely fluent in it.
I have paid for the premium subscription of this app for at least half of my time using it. Mostly, it’s fine.
So, after 2 years of learning German on this app, to type something correctly as an English translation of a German phrase to only be told I am incorrect because the app has not added my particular version of the phrasing is incredibly frustrating.
What is worse, though, is marking that phrasing with the option of “my answer should have been accepted,” and then opening the discussion on that question to see that the phrasing posed has been in accepted for YEARS.
When “what do you need that for?” is accepted, so should “Why do you need that?” Those two questions have the same exact meaning.
This kind of thing happens all too often, and when it is your last heart left on legendary and Duolingo is wrong in THINKING I’m wrong, it’s an INCREDIBLY FRUSTRATING learning experience.
Please please please listen to your users more. Sift through the feedback better. The question discussions have too many examples that should be accepted but aren’t.
Plus one other star off for not being able to add comments to those discussions on mobile.
Listen to your users. We are quite literally helping you, often (as in my case) WHILE paying you. Take advantage.
Pretty good 3/5
This is a good app for learning different languages, but they don’t have Bulgarian on there 😤😤😤
A few imperfections 4/5
This app has really helped me learn Japanese, and getting me prepared for foreign language studies. I would 100% recommend this app for anyone wanting to learn a new language, except for one fact. If I mess up once or twice while doing a review or new lesson, I run out of hearts very fast. The only options are to stop the lesson and lose my progress or get Duolingo Plus. Other than that it’s a great way to learn a new language and good for studies. :)
It’s great to practice with this program!!!
By Noelle from JanaJan
This is amazing I love it that’s all I have to say
Great so far (with the exception of voice recognition) 4/5
My two elementary school aged kids and I are loving this app and learning every day.
Love the app, HATE the new voices 5/5
PleasepleasePLEASE get rid of the new german female voice. She always goes along with the angsty purple character and for whatever reason her voice is like nails on a chalkboard for me. Ive seen some comments within the app that agree with me so please get rid of it.
Otherwise, I love this app and its very much helped me with my German :)
Was great to start but now… 1/5
The app was very good when I started my journey on learning a new language so good that I decided to purchase the year of plus for the added features. But recently seeing as I’m about to finish the course I was taking and there wouldn’t be much point in paying for a premium when I had in app currency to spend when needed, I decided to cancel. Now you have to sit through an ad every lesson practically, not only that but to get a second chance to do the lessons after you run out of mistakes you have to watch an ad to get currency to buy more chances which costs 350.If you have finished a certain skill in the course and want to take a harder challenge, you of course have to pay currency again this time it costs 100 a lesson and 400 for the last lesson of the skill. To top it off you can watch a 30 second ad for free gems, catch is the reward is 8 gems for your time.
I understand the company’s need to make money to pay certain costs but even video games have better ways to progress through them never thought I would have to sit through 10 ads an hour to learn 5 lessons that only really teach at a surface level.
Lo siento 1/5
By Yak jack
This app could really benefit from user input. Sadly, there is no way to provide it.
After using plus, I can see no benefit to it outside of not being penalized for errors. This app could be better if the developers read the reviews and act accordingly.
Eu falo portugués
Es bueno que pongan un examen de nivel cada cierto tiempo porque algunas lecciones se hacen monótonas y que tengan algún costo
By M.C. Proft
Only problem is… 4/5
I love Duolingo so much even though I don’t have the plus, (I plan on getting it soon) but there are some things I’m not a fan of. It’s so easy to learn and a lot of the ads I don’t mind! They’re really cute and I don’t mind watching them over and over. But there is one problem with the ads, when I’m low on hearts and it asks me if I wanted more, I click yes. Because that’s much easier than going through a whole practice, but the button seems to be broken! The screen briefly turns white and then doesn’t give me and ad and no heart. It’s really sad cause this was super useful. Thank you! Would be five stars if not for that.
Hard to use, bad software 2/5
Hard to answer questions, changes your answer
Error message 1/5
Updated the app and still getting an unknown error message that it couldn't connect 🤷🏻♀️
Its great but it wont let me sign in on different accounts 3/5
So I have 2 accounts and ive been using my old one because my new one i already have a bit of japanese learned on it so i would use my old account to start learning again because I forgot all of it. I started using my old account on my computer and now it wont let me sign in. I have deleted all my accounts on my phone and deleted and reinstalled Duolingo but i can not seem to make a new account.
So Amazing! Highly Recommended. 1/5
I have been using Duolingo since it was created. This newer version is amazing. I love all the additional languages, but most of all, I love the stories in theSpanish section. They are not only good stories, but they reinforce learning in a fun way. Keep up the awesome work guys. It’s exciting to see the development of this app. Thanks for the care you put into it, it shows. 😄
Update: it glitches a lot. It’s very irritating. An ad will play and get stuck or it will play and I don’t receive the proper amount of gems. I’ll type sentences that are correct, but if I spell Madonna wrong I lose a life or my alternate but also correct sentence isn’t accepted. I’m getting really irritated with it. I used to love this app. I’ve reduced my 5 stars to 1. Also, more stories would be nice.
One star only for recent update 1/5
Since the big update after the keynote, my league icon and friends list have disappeared. I’ve tried contacting customer service and the Twitter account and nothing has changed. The competition was the thing that really drove me to study more. My dedication lowers every day that it’s gone. Please fix this, please.
Not great for Korean, annoying 2/5
This is not the best for Korean. Stay far away until you can read/write/pronounce Korean. The alphabet lessons are extremely annoying and not helpful for learners. Romanizing Korean is not an effective way to learn or practice Korean and almost certainly does more harm than good. Even in the beginning some of these translations are awkward or misleading. You are going to waste way too much time trying to figure out how to read the app’s mind and give the answer it thinks is correct than it’s worth IMO.
The app as a whole is very annoying. You have to click too many things (“continue”) and ads are too frequent. I did the placement test for Korean and missed maybe 2 questions but it still placed me at the very first lesson. So I have no idea what the point of the placement test was… But given this entire experience and how bad this start to Korean is I’ll be promptly uninstalling the app.
By budget 123
Since I last used the app over five years ago, there have been great strides in what the product offers the customer as far as intellectual value. Great work!
Account login problem 3/5
After I bought a plus membership, I can't log in to another device, even if I log out of the existing account. I hope to solve this problem quickly.
For the developers: 5/5
Hola! I love this app! In three days I have learned about 200 new words and phrases en español! (I’m 14) When I downloaded Duolingo I was presently surprised. The app runs super smoothly and all the info seems to be correct. You can also learn without paying, honestly it seems like your only paying for convenience, which is amazing. Also the adds are only by Duolingo for Duolingo plus, there are no third party adds. Some things that would make the app better: -in app translator. I know the whole point is to teach us not to need translators, but if your not quite fluent yet you might need one. -widget. Possibly the leaderboard, your xp, your badge meter, or daily goal meter. (Preferably the leaderboard because that is always changing) -simulated conversation. Not like “if someone says sí por favor what do you say back, de nada or sí”, which you already have, maybe once you earn all the crowns on a coarse you could say for the restaurant one you could go to a restaurant and have to order food. -practice with your friends. If your friends are learning the same language as you why not be able to practice with them in app? If you do this though maybe add permission to follow. ¡Gracias!
Ps. Maybe make the practice for hearts option a bit more obvious, some people aren’t seeing it and are complaining about there not being one in the reviews 🤦♀️
Charges you for a whole year instead of monthly 1/5
My daughter asked to get the Duolingo plus to help with her Spanish class. I figured it would be fine for a few months. It charged 84 dollars for a whole year! I didn’t want a whole year and now I can’t get my money back.
So many errors!!! 3/5
Are used to encounter blatant errors very infrequently but now it seems like I find one every day. What is going on with this app?
Forces you to buy in order to learn. 1/5
By Dani M0372
Downloaded this since I had Duolingo years back for French. Downloaded it again and it didn’t last five minutes before I closed the app.
Duolingo now runs on a “heart” system. Make a mistake, costs you a heart. Even if you know the lesson very well, you can’t answer a question or complete the lesson with 0 hearts. They force you to buy more just to have the opportunity to make a mistake.
Ridiculous. Years ago this content was all FREE with minimal ads. Now this scam of an app won’t allow new users the freedom of the learning curve and making mistakes to improve.
You’re better off skipping this app. Not what it was. Greed has taken over its once respectable integrity.
Engaging and Educational 5/5
This app is like that fun teacher who also happens to teach very well … not an easy combination to find!
Overwhelmingly Buggy to the Point of Unusability 1/5
By Gerrit Hall
Until recently I was a power user of Duolingo, (750 consecutive days, 11 languages), however the app has become terribly buggy. Trying to load lessons, the app generally hangs for several minutes before rebooting. I’ve restarted, cleared the cache, reinstalled, and deleted most other apps off my phone. Still no luck.
I tried purchasing a subscription to see if the problem would be fixed by downloading lessons locally to the phone. Amazingly, this made it worse.
I’d assumed maybe it was an issue with foreign character sets (Chinese and Arabic seem quite buggy), but the problem also happens with German. Very confusing.
The problem has been getting worse for the past half year, so I don’t think Duolingo prioritizes fixing it up. They seem mostly focused on adding more animations, which could be causing this bloat. This comes at the expense of basic functionality — it’s been impossible to access the tips on the Korean lesson on iPhone for years at this point — presumably also not a priority.
They may even be capitalizing on these bugs, surely to new shareholders’ delights. The app delays make certain timed mini-games impossible. Instead of fixing the delays, they offer to let users pay extra for a longer timer. Deviously clever move, but frustrating and likely violates some obscure Apple Store policy.
Summary: good to start perhaps , but power users may need to look for other options after they get the basics
Duolingo Learner 5/5
Reallly good app 👍. This app helped me learn Spanish really good.
I do think that you could make the app better by adding a coaching option, so that you can practice with unlimited hearts and feedback on your mistakes.
Too expensive 4/5
We need more payment options that include monthly billing with no ads.
Good but he took my family 4/5
By duo bird
I missed a lesson so he kidnapped my family, help.
Too scary 5/5
One time I missed a lesson, and the bird kidnapped all of my family and friends
Making language-learning a game you want to play 5/5
The game-like format of Duolingo keeps you coming back dit more. Another plus is its approach of reinforcing learning through subtle repetition as opposed to trying to teach through lists. Overall Duolingo can enhance what you are learning through more formal person-to-person instruction - which is, at the end of the day, necessary for mastering a language.
By taekwondo boss 🍊🍒🍉🍓🍇🫐
The best app ever. If you want to learn a language this is it you can also try Duolingo plus
Add and remove 4/5
The hearts system needs to be removed.learning shouldn’t have a limit.they need to add more languages like Tagalog
PLEASE ADD CANTONESE 4/5
By Ad Ta
So right now I’m doing the Chinese course (Mandarin) and I’m Cantonese so please may you please add Cantonese 🥺 It would mean a lot to me ☺️
So fun! 4/5
This game is great, but I think that there should be more pronunciation practice. It’s very supportive and doesn’t give you a hard time if you get something wrong, but it’s a nice challenge.
Best game ever! 5/5
By fluttershy 2021
I have had Duolingo for a month and already have a review five stars so, when you get to the speaker part it is so much fun and if you want to learn Spanish/ Espanoul it actually makes learning Spanish really easy/enjoyable and you can listen to people actually talking/teaching you how to speak Spanish or any language you want to learn/speak sorry/lo seinto if it is to long I just really love this game it makes learning a language really easy
Italian course is horrible 1/5
Compared to French and Spanish courses Italian course is a joke. They have not updated the content in four years, reported errors are just ignored.
No real Portuguese??? 1/5
Very sad to discover you have Brazilian but not real traditional Portuguese from Portugal. Had to switch to MEMRISE.
Pretty cool to use 4/5
By Little Nali
I was learning Japanese on here last summer, and honestly, I thought the lessons were pretty good. The only thing I’d suggest is adding Bengali, since I actually kinda wanna learn it so I can speak to my family