Duolingo is the worst language learning app 1/5
Why do you give us five hearts and when we lose them, one heart takes four hours, which means 20 hours to complete all hearts, this is too much. You are very careful about any mistake. We are beginners, not professionals. If you say you can click on the word and show its meaning, then my answer is, we learn, not to cheat. Also, why are these many notifications so that I do not lose my enthusiasm that it will not help me in anything and why should I play daily so as not to lose my enthusiasm and what The benefit of enthusiasm is if it does not benefit me in anything, neither in learning nor in memorizing, and you should not force us to play the game daily. I told the truth, no more, and I advise you to delete this application. I do not want any problems. I said my opinion
Word order not explained well in German 3/5
The explanations in grammar and sentence structures in German are deficient. It does not explain why “nicht” sometimes goes right after “kann” but sometimes goes to the end before the verb. The exercises only make things more confusing, without the explanations. Similarly problem for time, place, manner, “leider”. It’s frustrating.
Great app 5/5
By Lyv H
Duolingo is a great app! I’ve been using it for years without a subscription (this year I finally bought a script with it) and it’s been so helpful. At the time I was dating a Brazilian, so having the app to practice phrases & learn from the basics has been incredibly helpful. I use the app for about 15 minutes a day and I feel like I’ve not only accomplished something but it is helping keep the info in my brain.
By idk idk hdjshshshsh
It won’t let me update it.
Keeps crashing 1/5
Won’t work well on iPad even after several updates.
Afraid to Update 2/5
I love Duolingo, it’s been a great app. However, I am hesitant to update my phone because I’ve seen what the new update looks like and I really don’t like it. I don’t like how the path setup isn’t organized by category.
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DISLIKE New Format and Disproportionate Homosexuality 1/5
I am like others who have recently received the new updated format. It’s hard to find the areas to review past learning. I still have the older version on my phone and I am unable to find the lessons that are incomplete on my iPad. If it changes on my phone, I’m done with this and I’ll find another app to learn with.
Also, I have to agree with many others about the disproportionate amount of homosexual discussions.
By HI IM A 🥔
Duolingo is hot
Started amazing and fun, but… 4/5
By Channel 518_YT
I began the Spanish course in September, 2021 and almost immediately found myself addicted with the well-paced, puzzle-solving aspect of the app. I learned so much, so easily, and I didn’t view it as schoolwork. It was really fun and rewarding.
Now, too many changes are being made already. I’d thought it was actually very beneficial to be able to learn more than one Skill at once, both for memorization and to not get burnt out, but now there’s a specific path we have to follow, one topic at a time, and the stories in the middle of them include words that we’ve never heard and make it more difficult to follow along. And the Mastery Quiz, which posed fun and genuinely challenging phrases, has been removed.
The original Time Challenges are also only available two days of the week, replaced by a much less enjoyable Match Madness that I feel doesn’t really help me learn much. I used to spend so much time doing Time Challenges, memorizing up to 20 words in a week, but I’ve barely learned anything in the last month because it hasn’t been enjoyable/worth it.
Please bring back the Time Challenges at least, or maybe give the option to choose which challenge to play. And it would be really cool if we could choose the difficulty of the Time Challenges, so we don’t have to spend so much time on basic phrases from what’d been Unit 1 and 2, before the big change.
However, thank you for an amazing and easy way to learn other languages. I know there are so many intricate things going on behind the scenes, and you always have the best intentions to improve learning.
May Yahweh bless y’all at the company and everyone who reads this!
Word matching feature 1/5
Bad customer support, left leaning content, and level like the word matching quick review that are impossible. Even with a perfect run through and now allowing the words to phase in could only get through 75% of 3rd star. You literally have to blur you eyes and speed read and hope words like nino and nina don't appear......another poorly tested feature. Fix bugs, ease up on the left leaning content and you'll have a product that is enjoyable by everyone. Stop trying to program children and just focus on teaching languages. Unless that is your goal and not to make a language app for EVERYONE.
I did my lesson 4/5
I did my lesson now give me back my liver
I have a problem with my lesson 4/5
By lol girl51
Ok, I like the app, it’s really cool but today I was doing the Spanish restaurant lesson and every time I said “a fish sandwich” it say wrong and in the little box below it said the exact same thing I said! Please fix it!🦉🇪🇸
New update made me hate learning 1/5
By Adopt Don't Shop 939
This update is TERRIBLE. Hard to go back to lessons / topics you want to review. I am on a 200+ day streak and I drag my feet completing a lesson since this update.
CHANGE IT BACK!!!! LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE!!!!
Duolingo used to be great 1/5
The recent “update” is terrible. The lessons are organized in a way that’s boring and de-motivating. Users have few choices about how to use the app. Doing lessons is time-consuming and progress is slow. With very limited access to stories, there is no good way to practice using the language in a meaningful way. Wait until they fix it before using this app!!!
Learn Spanish the easy and fun way 5/5
I first started using this app seven years ago. I am now on 1000 day streak. I can’t say enough good things about how easy and fun Duolingo makes learning Spanish. I have learned enough to be able to talk with a Spanish speaker who has no English.I pay for the app because I think it’s worth every penny.
Functionality is great but disappointed 4/5
I have been taking Spanish and Vietnamese lessons through this app. It’s a fun way to learn the basics, or “survival” basics if you were stuck in a country with no translation services for English speakers.
My brother in law’s family is from Vietnam so it has been helpful with basic communication with them.
My significant other is Thai, and he was born in Thailand. We are planning a trip to see his hometown and I am very excited, however, I’m so disappointed that this app does not have Thai. I know I am not the only one who is looking to learn the language, so please add material so I can be able to communicate with his family. They come from a rural part of the country where very little people speak English.
Not everyone uses this app for fun and travel. I use it to truly learn new languages and to better understand people from a variety of cultures and backgrounds. I wish they will prioritize REAL languages, instead of fictional languages (like Klingon and High Valyrian)
Fix ur app 1/5
The new update is stupid. I have no idea what topics i should review and i cant go back to previous lessons. It was perfectly fine before why mess it up like this?
Missing a language 5/5
By the doc101011
Ok, This might sound a little funny, but Duolingo is missing a language, that language is dolphinease. It’s a language that dolphins speak and is a language because dolphins communicate with it. Scientists have found a few words, and I think it would be cool to try to speak to dolphins, but this idea is also kinda dumb, but so is adding high Valyrian and that other language. So it would fit in with the rest.
New layout change makes me less motivated 2/5
I was a bit confused by the new layout which doesn’t let you know what you have done in the past and does not let you study two different categories at the same time. Personally, it just leaves me unmotivated. The only thing keeping me going is that I promised my partner that I would get to 365days, but after that I see no reason to return. Especially studying 🇭🇺 Hungarian which is still in its Beta form, I’m not really learning important basics to understand what the heck I’m doing. :/
Amazing app 5/5
I have been learning Spanish and I have been picking it up very fast thanks to Duolingo, and doing this in school at Spanish class helps me and motivated me so much to continue learning.
Frustrating and ineffective if you’re not willing to pay 2/5
(You can get most of the Super features for free by joining a class, if you’re OK with sacrificing all the social features.)
If you make mistakes without having the premium subscription, it kicks you out of the lesson and forgets all the progress you made on it so you’ll have to wait a whole day to try it again. There are also ads after most lessons. These things are very frustrating and don’t help you learn, at all. So, not recommended it you don’t pay.
Duolingo App Developers Please Read! 5/5
By me llamo dean
I am learning Spanish with Duolingo. I prefer the Duolingo interface far more than I had Babbel. I use Super Duolingo and I have just a few suggestions to create a stronger engagement between the app and its users.
First, Duo is a cool guy. What would make him even cooler is if there was a feature where we could get points for completing lessons or activities and being able to spend them at a store to style him or style our account.
Another idea is possibly designing our own people and giving them names. It will allow for more inclusivity as well as practicing names with people we may know. Ex: We chose a male or female standard character, change their race, hair, clothes, etc., and be able to name them. I thinking being able to add as many characters as we want and styling them should be an option for Super Duolingo. I feel it will help me feel more confident when speaking to that person in real life.
Besides my ideas, I love this app. I’ve truly learned a lot of Spanish in such short time. I am able to communicate very well with only Spanish speakers that I work with.
I am looking forward to the app developer’s response.
¡Duolingo es muy divertido!
¡Estoy estudiando a menudo y aprendiendo mucho!
Kids need help on there language 5/5
By Kuhio Manuel
It is easy to help kids with the language and the kids learn how to speak like their parents to now. Kids don’t.HaveTo tell their parents to teach them👧😃😁😄👍👩🏻🦱
Love it 4/5
I really love Duolingo. I would love it more if you didn’t force me to get and use streak freezes. I don’t want them and don’t want to use them. If I miss a day then I really don’t have a streak so I? I want really know how long my streak is and I can’t if you keep fixing my streaks when I don’t really have one.
Very disappointed in the update.. 1/5
I loved Duolingo before the update. Used it every day and enjoyed it so much. Without premium for a while but then subscribed. The update has completely killed my enthusiasm, the linear path isn’t fun and the lack of individual section review is awful.. Also after dropping premium I couldn’t help but notice that the shorter lessons after the update cause non premium users to have to watch about 4 times as many ads… All around very disappointed.
DIDN’T AGREE TO 90 DOLLAR CHARGE 1/5
I have used duolingo in the past, and it’s well designed and easy to use. However, upon recently re-downloading it, I decided to try the free trial for the Premium version. I had selected to pay MONTHLY after the trial was u (13.99/month I believe), but to my surprise, I get a 90 dollar charge to my card today for the YEARLY subscription. I never agreed to that!! I’m very disappointed and almost 100 dollars short because of this. Not what I expected for an Editor’s Choice app! :(
Used to be great 2/5
The newest update with the one track learning is awful and a blatant attempt to further monetize the app and was not made in the learners interest. It’s much harder to go back and practice certain topics because nothing is clearly labeled and the side lessons all cost a lot of gems and xp is harder to come by without spending gems. Sad to see such a great app succumb to greed, even if the new track is better for learning, it isn’t nearly as user friendly and progress wasn’t carried over as accurately as they claimed.
Great for learning a language. I’m trying to learn Italian, Spanish, and Klingon. Italian is my favorite because I have Italian in my background. A slight problem with the speakers of the language. The male and female speak ‘per favore' they say it differently. The male tends to say ‘pera favore’ while the female sounds like she says it correctly. Another thing, why change club to leaderboard? I don’t care for a leaderboard scoring and did not want to be part of it. So I never activated it. The club on the other had would have been nice if the club was local and could meetup once and a while. Other than that, great language learning tool. New problem. I am trying Hindi for the first time. Why is it playing a sound and having me choose which one it goes to when I have no idea what is going on. Please start by telling what the letter or word means and sounds like before doing it in the reverse. Thanks.
New problem. Rewind on unit 1 for practice even though I have not completed unit 1. So how can there be a rewind. Let a person truly complete unit 1 before they get a rewind on practice toReplenish there hearts.
Good! But needs more.. 4/5
I give it a 4/5 since there isn’t a lot for lesser known languages. I know not a lot of people would be willing to learn Nordic languages, but I love them a lot as they’re easy for me. But.. the thing is, there isn’t as much content for them. Spanish for example has a whole lot, and so does Japanese. But Norwegian? Nope. No stories, podcasts, or anything of the sort. 8 units sure, but if I’m right other languages have more than that.
Arabic only has like, what, 3 units if I’m right? Languages that aren’t popular need to be equal to the ones that are, because not everyone wants to learn Spanish, French, etc. not saying they’re bad languages, but yeah-
That’s my only problem. Hopefully Duolingo will see this and take it into consideration.
P.S. I tried doing the Navajo course and it sucked. Quality made me want to cry.
Great if it didn’t keep using Ana and her “wife” 3/5
By Original? Yes, please!
Ana and her girlfriend Salma
Ana and her “wife”
Give me a break. The learning part seems fine if you don’t mind those as the lesson types
التحدث الجديد ليس جيدا لطفاً ان امكن ان تعيدوه كما كان 😭😭😭😭😭 5/5
Addictive premise, problematic for Arabic 3/5
By Love BPR
I started using Duolingo to review my formal Arabic. I use both the Arabic for English speakers and the English for Arabic speakers versions.The pluses are it is truly addictive and truly educational. The minuses are significant however. There are only three units of Arabic for English speakers that focus on very important but also basic grammatical elements.
That’s frustrating because the app is built on competition but you only have three units of Arabic and you’re competing against people that have six+ units of other languages and have many more opportunities to gain a lot of points doing the units versus just reviewing them. The only place you can earn a lot of points is the speed rounds but you really have to put out money to do those rounds. I literally feel like I’m being punished because I have to spend money to continue to be competitive with people that are working on French Spanish etc.
The English for Arabic speakers has all kinds of English mistakes in it. I regularly give the correct answer and I’m told it’s incorrect even if it’s the exact answer they list. I am blown away by the much more complex information you are require to learn very early on in the ESL for Arabic speakers in the first three units. I am actually finding it more educational than the Arabic version for English speakers. But if you aren’t already familiar with fus7a Arabic using the ESL side is going to be very confusing. My feelings about the app are genuinely mixed. If the point was to make people spend money and be profitable, I guess they’ve achieve their goal. But there are real limits on how educational the app can be overall. At higher levels you need to be in a position to interpret the feedback you’re getting from the app because it isn’t always correct. At least with Arabic it isn’t
Although it has improved very much, I have a few problems with the Japanese course. I just wish that in the lessons it would teach you things without leaving gaps, for lack of a better word. Like when it teaches you “1, 2, 3” but then it tells you 7 instead of 4. It seems to expect you to do the hiragana lessons before the actual lessons (you should do them, but it also shouldn’t expect you to be so far ahead.) which confuses me. But for languages like Spanish it works much better, so I don’t really know what to say.
NEEDS TO HAVE OPTIONS! 3/5
By milo #justiceforkeke
I’m severely dyslexic and I was wanting to learn some languages but this app doesn’t have anything to help with those who have trouble spelling. Please add courses to help with spelling in different languages! I can’t really advance if I don’t have the help to learn.
I like this app, I can learn how to talk Spanish, Dutch, Greek, Ukrainian
Couldn't even open the app 1/5
I tried downloading multiple time and it keeps kicking me out when I attempt to open the app.
YASSSSS :D 5/5
By stop making me send nicknames
I really want to learn all of the languages and this is helping me a lot! I am now trying to learn Norwegian and so far I am really good for someone who just started out! If you want to learn new languages I recommend this app! Trust me, you won’t regret it!
Edit: STOP SAYING HE WILL KILL YOU HE IS LITERALLY A CARTOON OWL HE CANT HARM YOU! >:c
Why shove LGBTQ+ into this? 1/5
All I wanted was to be able to learn a new language. Instead, Duolingo feels the need to push a LGBTQ+ agenda with lessons about women and their wives. Completely unnecessary.
New Updated Learning Path Discouraging Learning 2/5
I’ve had the app for almost a year now. I used to be able to skip around between topics doing one or two lessons from one then a couple from another, but now there is just one path. I find now that I am much less motivated to do a lesson knowing that there is only the one option to complete. It also doesn’t help that to complete a level now is twice as many crowns costing many more gems. Likewise, there was a strategy to working on multiple lessons to gain experience points for the tournament and that has been completely eliminated making it harder to compete for a top spot in each tournament. I was considering signing up for the pro version, but I just don’t enjoy this new version and it wouldn’t be worth it.
Would love an option to chose how I would like to learn so I can decide what weaknesses I would prefer to work on. Although the practice is built into the paths, it doesn’t feel like I was getting a solid review of a topic. Will continue to use the app in the meantime, but definitely seeking out an alternative.
Premium version broken? 2/5
By Erix Nazareth
Ever since I got the premium version last month, I have noticed bugs or issues that I never experienced in the free version. Today it got worse when everything I was typing would change when I pushed enter.
Great app yet discouraging as it forces you to learn writing the alphabets of that language as well 1/5
By Specialist 101
I just want to learn foreign language for conversation purposes only. Duolingo forces you to memorize the foreign characters/alphabets too. Wish there was an option just to keep practicing/improving language skill for verbal communication purposes only. Some language characters are so difficult to memorize. I was enjoying the app so much and it came to the point where I was learning how to speak it a bit but I was finally forced to give it up since the app was forcing me to keep typing in the foreign alphabet/characters which was almost impossible so soon. It became discouraging and frustrating after investing 9 weeks into it.
No it’s basically a child’s game 1/5
Duolingo lost me with the update. I’m still playing their game, but I wish they could’ve gone a different direction.
It’s good that I get texts to encourage me. Also the repeats of misses is helpful
Good but there are issues! 3/5
This app is fun to use while learning another language. However it is frustrating when dealing with the speak to text software. I can’t tell you how many times the software changes what I actually said. You need to address this issue - it’s very frustrating. It is also frustrating to see that I have typed in the correct answer and it marks it wrong. I have triple checked my answers and flagged these issues with no response.
App needs to revert 3/5
By willow moony
Wish the app would revert to the original, the old flow was so much better to review previous lessons and refresh my skills.
Really nice and helpful
Ich sehr nett
By Yanetsis Aleman
Bring back old version 1/5
Still waiting on the old version to come back. I’ll be giving this one star every day until it does.