Good, Offline Is Broken, Gamification is to much 3/5
So much to like, but the non-functional offline mode is a deal breaker. The gamification is beyond excessive, there needs to be a way to turn off all gamification and let it strictly be an educate app. The ending score screen in particular is a 5 second useless animation that is not skipable.
I would like to have the option to not switch between my native language and the language I’m trying to learn. I would rather keep practicing the language I’m trying to learn.
The app does not teach the alphabet (Spanish), phonics, grammar or sentence structure, so it is not able to teach a language as it purports. The app might be decent for reviewing information I’ve already learned but not for actually learning a new language.
I’d give you five stars you deserve it. I’m just afraid of failing you.
Love this app but… 4/5
Love Duolingo! Whether you pay or not, you can still make great progress in your language building! But I have changed my password recently and now my app will not let me log in. I can only access from safari. Could use some help.
Inaccurate translations 1/5
By frustrated japanese learner
Duo recently pushed out an update ignoring user feedback with inaccurate translations in their Japanese course and has refused to respond to the community on it. A language learning app with inaccurate content (at least 5% of translations are wrong) should be taken down until fixed - I will update my feedback when they do so
Don’t download for ur own good 1/5
By By, RADZ BLOCKMAN GO
duolingo kills u cuz u don’t do ur Spanish lessons
By im a fan of fnf
Probably the best learning language app
duolingo took my siblings 😍 5/5
By Potato Madison
i didnt do my swedish lessons for 1 day and duo took my siblings! i couldnt be anymore happy!!!
thank you duolingo for holding my siblings hostage and making my life easier 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
-very happy user
Fantastic app. However… 4/5
By Felix the onomatopoeia maker
This app is amazing. I’ve been using it to learn Japanese, Spanish, Swedish, German, Latin, Chinese, and Arabic. Recently, however, the app stopped working for me on data, and now my streak is in danger because I don’t have WiFi at home. I can load the app and the curse pages just fine, but lessons will not start. Please help devs!!!
Charge how you advertise! 5/5
I would love to pay for this app if it actually was ~6.50 a month.
That’s how you advertise it. But then when you select it do you want $80 upfront for a whole year. I just don’t have that $80. But I could pay it monthly. But not the $13. Charge how you say you charge in the advertisement.
Best way to learn a language 5/5
This is honestly the best way to learn another language. I preach and stand by this app. Thank you Duo for constantly updating and improving the app. A lot of love and effort goes into it. If your looking to learn a language, put in the time and you can do it.
Great way to learn a language 5/5
I highly recommend this product. It has improved tremendously over the last 3 years. I noticed that after a while the sentences become less abstract and silly and more meaningful and interesting. I learned the basics of Danish and Catalan with DuoLingo. I used to learn languages with a dictionary but now I recommend learning words with context and grammar that is memorable and learned with progressive difficultly.
O aplicativo é muito bom, mas algumas funções só é possível se tiver diamantes, e sempre que consigo alguns, o aplicativo tira esses diamantes de mim como se eu não fosse perceber.
Waiting hours to play again 4/5
By Puma mighty thor
This is an actual problem I have, I am trying to learn a different language but when I get a question wrong. Even just the grammar a heart it taken off. I know have no hearts left, every time I get a question wrong I have to wait hours in order to practice again
Use website instead of app 1/5
The mobile app uses a mobile game heart system where you lose hearts if you make mistakes during a lesson. You have five hearts and if you run out you cannot do any lessons for hours. You can get hearts back by doing practices, but they’re not always based on the mistakes you’ve made in previous courses so you’re stuck doing the intro basics trying to get hearts back which can be incredibly boring if you’ve already grasped the concept.
Which, ironically, is disheartening when learning a new language as mistakes will occur often and this system is a poor approach when helping people learn a new language as it may discourage the continuation of a language course since they now have to wait hours on end to do a course again. Now, the app pushes a subscription, Duolingo Plus where the hearts are infinite and free trials are offered, however it isn’t worth buying.
You’re better off using the website as the hearts are infinite, it’s actually effective when teaching as it gives you more opportunities to find out what mistakes you’ve made and more representative of Duolingo’s original mission/goal to help people have fun learning new languages effectively while being easily accessible.
Is ok but
Not the best
BEST APP EVER 5/5
By qwertyuiopas dfghjklzxcvbnmjh
The duolingo bird has me in there basement
Such a good app 5/5
This is the best app ever
It’s okay but hearts… 3/5
I hate how If you question wrong you lose hearts and how if you want to keep learning you have to pay, that’s stupid I should be able to learn a language without paying we’re getting a punishment for getting it wrong and you have to wait a whole day
Please stop adding features 1/5
Until you fix the ones that were already in the app and didn’t work. The practice hub doesn’t work. I downloaded the updated version hoping it would work and it still doesn’t. I’ve used Duolingo for 5 years and the quality of the app has gone down. I pay for the premium version, but it doesn’t seem to be worth the price anymore.
BEST LANGUAGE APP 5/5
I absolutely love Duolingo, it has helped me get started with learning Korean I admire how the creators managed to do it for free! Keep up the good work
Great app 5/5
Good app for learning new languages it is a great app
Terrible customer service 2/5
Everything is great with this app until you need customer service. I sent them an email regarding an issue I was having with the app. It’s been about two weeks now and not a word. Very disappointing!
Fools Spanish 3/5
By Dr. Almighty
Great app for someone who wants to pick up some Spanish words and greetings but the Spanish is a little off, it asked me to translate this sentence: Are you using the phone? And only gave me options for: usa, usar, and usas, and said the right translation was “usted usa el teléfono” instead of “Usted usando el telefono” which would be the correct way. And can we ever learn Mexican Spanish instead of Spain Spanish, no one speaks Spain Spanish in the US (not just this app, other apps, google translate, and even schools teach Spain Spanish). I’m Mexican/American but was never taught how to speak fluent Spanish but i know some, I got the app to freshen up my Spanish and learn some more phrases or words to surprise my friends and family with, but I don’t wanna look like a fool and the phrase above has got me thinking what else has this app been teaching me wrong?
Doesn’t work 1/5
This app stops working after a few days. Lessons stop loading. There are tons of inquiries of others having the same problem and zero response from Duo Lingo. Mucho disappointed
Came to my house to tell me i missed my lesson 5/5
Super amazing and very nice for learning new languages! I would recommend to anyone trying to learn a new language. Just make sure not to miss a lesson….
Hides status bar 1/5
Your app is not so special that it needs to hide the status bar.
It’s the best! 5/5
By gg gams
It’s a easy app for learning and helpful , and it keeps me in it. I rate it five stars for a good language learning app.
Best learning language app ever!!!!!! 5/5
By Menachem T
This app has a lot of languages on it and when I take the tests it’s nice to learn and also to be patient and to take your time.
This Is Why I Won’t Pay For Plus 2/5
When Duolingo recently changed the voices for the characters, the pronunciation of some kanji changed. While I can recognize most kanji in my lesson plans so far, it’s distracting to hear those other pronunciations. (It’s probably confusing new students too.) Often times, I wind up putting my lesson on mute to avoid getting that incorrect audio stuck in my head.
In addition, some of the newer voices are…not the greatest things to listen to. To put it nicely, I have another reason to mute lessons because Zari’s voice is not only loud, but it sounds unnatural.
I thought about getting Duolingo Plus, but why would I pay for something I’m not using to the fullest?
Poor Character Message 1/5
There is a constant cartoon character that always has a very unhappy face in every encounter with blonde short hair. This character is very different from the rest of the characters. All the other characters are very happy and cheer users on while this other character displays unhappy and unsupportive facial expression and body language. This is done on purpose of course because these characters are selectively created by the company for a certain reason that we can all see why…Please delete or make this character’s facial expression and body language positive to match every other character in your application to continue to create a supportive application that wants their users to succeed or we will all easily pick another application because there are many others that create a positive environment. Duolingo think wisely of who you accept your funding from and who you pick as your staff members because we can see into these simple messages you are sending with choices of characters. It does not go unnoticed and will continue to give your company downfall. Make that positive change and success will come for all. Thank you!
I lOVE THE APP! But I would like a review page 5/5
Hello, so I love this app I have been waiting to learn French and speak it fluently for soooo long! When I saw this app I got so excited and downloaded it immediately. I kept doing my daily level, every thing was perfect! But then friends and family started to ask me what I learned and to talk to them in French I said gladly: “ok!!” But then I realized that I forgot some of my favorite sentences! So I go to look back on past lessons but I can’t! So I would really appreciate if Duolingo could make a review page and it to have all the past lessons you worked on, to look back on so you won’t forget! No problem if the developers can’t make that happen but I would be incredibly grateful if you could make that happen! Thanks!
CAN NO LONGER LOGIN 1/5
By when you wake
Recently updated my password and now cannot login to this app on my phone. There are plenty of complaints about this issue in user forums going back a few years, but no answers or troubleshooting from Duo to be found. PLEASE FIX THIS. Otherwise a great app when I am able to access it.
No way to type the requested Hebrew words on my cell phone 4/5
This software worked very well until it asked me to write answers in Hebrew. I saw no instructions on how to do that on an English language keyboard on my I-Phone. To make it worse, I was “penalized “ for not being able to do it.
It’s pretty dang good but….. 4/5
By OK THE NAME IS TOOKEN
So I’m learning Korean on it, it teaches me the alphabet forst of course then starts me on learning phrases and the basics 1. The thing is it never tells me like how they use words…like the order. We say “I know Jeff” they would say “Jeff I know ” (in Korean of course)but they never ever taught me that or word particles grammar ect.
Don’t really recommend 2/5
Good but frustrating too 3/5
Have been using the Duolingo app to brush up on my Spanish from college, and in that sense it’s good. I love the story module, because they have a good mix of words and a “twist” at the end. However, there is a bug that is extremely frustrating when taking a test for what the app calls “Legendary” status. You need at least 100 gems to take the test, and in the last 4 weeks the app has thrown an error message 3 times and each time the app has stolen 100 gems from my account, for a total of 300 gems missing. Have submitted bug reports but it’s still not fixed, devs don’t respond to individual tickets and Duolingo doesn’t reinstate the gems. There is apparently no way to advance through the tests, because when you retry it, it says there aren’t enough gems (because the app removed them from the account....) I will update this review if this issue gets fixed, but am thinking about trying another app.
There is only one ad I always see and it is for the premium version
Fun, easy and addictive 5/5
I love these lessons. Due largely to them, I am speaking basic INdonesian.
t H is app is E xceptional in ever way! I L ove it so much. P ositively M y favorite app E ver.
You will have to pay 4/5
It’s a decent format for beginners. If you’ve already taken a Spanish course it’s not for you unless you just wanna pay to brush up on basic words but you will not get anywhere without paying. It free to download but it is not free learn. You have to have gems and hearts to go on through the lessons and guess what two things you don’t earn for completing lessons. Yep, gems and hearts. You will have a few but if you type one letter wrong you lose them. I see in the reviews a lot of people complaining and wondering why the heart system? Why can you lose them? I’m here for you. SO YOU’LL HAVE TO PAY!! I scored hundreds across the board and spelled two words wrong in two sentences and couldn’t get through level one without paying. I have been studying Spanish for two years using a different course that teaches conversational Spanish and have gone miles further than a person could get with what amounts to a kids game really but again, if you’re brand new to the language and know nothing it’s probably a fun way to get the basics.
Find any other ap 1/5
Unless you pay you aren’t getting anywhere on this app before you get tired of repetitive ads. They will ask you after every 5 minute lesson if you want to upgrade to the paid version, making you watch the same video on why you should over and over and over.
If you want a free Spanish app this is NOT a good choice. If you want to pay to learn Spanish there are much better apps to choose from.
I’m learning Russian 3/5
By A R GOT
This app is great but you can only learn until you run out of hearts the time to refill is overnight usually unless you pay so basically pay to learn quick.
Also it takes a long time to finish a language usually over 1.5 years
A U.S. Army O.I.F. Veterans Opinion 5/5
Great app. I used Rosetta Stone when I was in the army to learn German since I got stationed there. It worked well, but to me, this app is much better. It’s fun and effective. Well done and thank you to the creators.
Earn a heart button malfunction 3/5
The “ Earn 1 heart” by watching an add button does not always work.
Loving This App!! I Recommend this to Everyone I Know 5/5
By Alex's Sounds of Relief
Love it. THANK Duolingo!!!
Graphic inappropriate 3/5
Please change the owl graphic from the “you failed the test” page. It has eyes brimming with tears, and it made my son cry. We don’t need to rub salt in the wound when all my child is doing is try to learn. If he gets this upset and stops using this program, we WON’T be buying a subscription!
Best Language Learning App Ever 5/5
I have tried many language learning apps but none are quite as good as Duolingo is. Even without plus Duolingo is perfect!