Really does help 5/5
I’ve had Duolingo For a little bit now and it has definitely improved my Spanish skills,if I were you I would download this app and it’s free plus you can even lean more languages other than Spanish!!!!
I'm still looking at it but the health may or may not be a good idea. You lose health for getting questions wrong, it refills one piece at a time in 5 hour intervals or with practice. Depending on whether there's a cap on the health gain for practice will determine my final rating. I first started using this when that wasn't a thing and I understand they offer an excellent service for free but if there's a cap on health gain for practice I'm just going to purchase a text book.
This is... 4/5
Great way to start a new language.
Taught me more Spanish then eight years of learning the language in school did.
Very well 5/5
By shana dvon
Great learning app, already know lots of German in a matter of days.
HINDI please!!! 4/5
It would be great if you offered Hindi!
By Blob Kenneth
This app is fun to use and makes learning languages easy, the thing I don’t like about it is that it never explains conjugation which I think might confuse people.
DUO watches me suffer 2/5
If I get something wrong more than 10 times, hat says I need help But this app just keeps letting me get wrong answer, without offering he slightest amount of help. I’m tired of spending 30 minutes of a lesson.
test it out 4/5
why is there no more test it out?? I liked this feature and wish it would come back. other than that everything is okay
Best game ever!!!!! 5/5
It is number one ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Crown System is Bad 2/5
I’ve been using Duolingo for a long time, but the new Crown system is a major downgrade. Boo.
So so 2/5
I speak Spanish, so it doesn't make sense to learn French from English. However, I already knew French basics (and quite more) before I started using the app. The more I get into it the more often I see mistakes. The Spanish this is based on is definitely not from someone whose first language is Spanish and even worse, it is not universal Spanish. The idea is great but it needs experts and not just bilingual people behind the scenes.
Once upon a time... 1/5
This was a good app. Now it’s a paid app and it basically stinks. Five mistakes and you’re done for the day unless you pay for “health”. I amassed the credits to get health but it’s gone in no time unless you don’t make any mistakes. Takes forever to get enough credits by achievement to get health. So basically unless you pay, it will take a long time to learn a language with this app. Bye, bye, Duolingo
Please add english course for persian.
Get rid of crowns!! 3/5
This app/website was flawless before the crowns feature was added. I’m hoping the feature will be removed at least on the computer version of Duolingo.
The app was better in the previous version 1/5
The crown system plus not being able to review previous lessons warrants a 1 Star, the app used to be so much better. I’m only keeping the app in the hopes they’ll do away with the features they discontinued after enough bad reviews.
Fantastic app 5/5
By zoobie wordsmith
It is a fantastic way to start learning a language. Easy to use and convenient. Our whole family studies daily and I find I can now go to Pinterest posts and understand much of what is written in the language I am learning. My son and husband are studying five different languages daily. Great improvements in the last few months. We have recommended Duolingo to many people and will continue to do so.
New version with crowns 2/5
The new version with crowns is a step back. This version takes away the option to review or practice subjects of your choice. The app is intent on the user “buying” health. Can not practice precious lessons now with using health. This takes all fun away from learning.
Progress is fun! 5/5
Duolingo allows me to learn at my own pace and from anywhere I might be.
Super trabajo 5/5
By saskia luna
Ando aprendiendo mucho en dúo linguae ago amigos y ya se francés pero todo esto es lo mejor le doy ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ es mi favorito App! 😂 me rio con amigos y jugamos sabia que me iba gustar.entonses gracias por comprármelo mami!!.Otra cosa es que soy un homeshooler,esto...WOOOOOOW
sigan el buen trabajo👏🏻👍🏻✌🏻👊🏼😘🤓😜
The best app ever 5/5
Seriously, if you’re trying to learn a second, or third, or fourth language. This is the app. You rarely ever see an ad, and everything else is free
Brushing up 5/5
Hey there! I’ve known how to read, write and speak Spanish ever since I could do the same in English. I only go to Mexico once a year, and my parents speak to me in Spanish. I’m starting to find it more difficult to speak fluently and fast like natives do, and so I started using this app. It really helps me brush up on my skills and improve my grammar. Definitely recommend
One thing missing from update 4/5
I am still getting used to the update and so far, so good. However, I am disappointed that it doesn’t seem my “practice” registers for any credit. I used to love that it brought back life AND combined skills AND helped make circles golden again. Now it just seems to do the first two things. 😕 of course I’m still improving my skills, but I got used to it counting toward something more.
Duo. Lingo is only so so good. 3/5
Fun starting and going through the first few lessons . Too many errors too frequently when used beyond the first few sessions.
Hard to tell whether developers are getting the reports of incorrect solutions.
The “health” has to go 3/5
By Curious 317
This app is amazing, but this new “health” update has to go...lol it punishes you for mistakes by not allowing you to continue...kinda counter productive to me.
This is the greatest app 5/5
This is such a good app it helps me so much in learning Spanish it’s in sane
Love it, but please add Tagalog!! 4/5
I love the structure of the lessons but one language I really want to learn is Tagalog so I can speak to my family.
“Free” to learn 2/5
I have been trying to learn Spanish for awhile now, and I have difficulty passing the lessons as I am a slow learner, and I usually run out of lives midway through the lesson, and I can’t finish it unless I wait 25 hours or I pay. I really wanted to learn a language, but I have to say I am very disappointed
This doesn’t teach you to conjugate verbs or create sentences on your own 2/5
You learn a lot of vocabulary which is nice, but I never learned the language rules (why certain nouns are masculine/feminine, how to conjugate verbs, etc.) This app teaches you the language in pieces, rather than learning to create sentences on your own.
new update takes away fluency percentage 2/5
i really enjoyed making progress according to fluency. the crowns make sense but why not both?
Great Free Language App 4/5
By Previously Fat Guy
I love this app. I've been using it for nearly a week and have learned over 100 words in another language. The only reason I didn't rate it a 5 is because of very the few bugs and there is not a way to see definitions of words you have learned from the app. Otherwise, awesome app. I'll be telling everyone about it.
Learning Chinese 3/5
I've been using Duolingo to relearn my Chinese for a while now. At first, there wasn't anything to really complain about. Sure I typed something that makes sense to me but the program might not understand that they mean the same thing. Then I started to notice other things. I noticed that some words didn't match up to what I would remember. The word for we didn't look at all like how I remembered it to be. But then, I figured out that I have been learning simplified Chinese. Simplified Chinese is very different from what I had originally learned. By stating that your app can teach Chinese is wrong if you do not allow for people to learn both simplified and traditional Chinese. Both will appear in the world. They may not be different if you hear it, but reading and writing wise is very different and hard to do if you are not verse in both.
The “crowns” update ruined it. 2/5
By KL Cypher
I don’t quite understand the reason SO MUCH had to be changed. I really enjoyed how in the previous versions, you could preview what was going to be taught in the lesson. Now we get is the topic and have to go in blindly with whatever they give you.
I haven’t lost all my health before but apparently they’re just kicking people off the app for hours at a time when they do? Isn’t this app supposed to be free and open for continuous learning? That’s real-low guys :/
And that brings me to the incessant ad pushing. Watch an ad to do this and watch an ad to do that. They’re at every turn. This is starting to feel like a cheaply made spam app. That, and I feel like you’re punishing people for not watching ads when all they want to do is learn a language! You guys running out of money or something?
This is sad, Duolingo was by-far the best app out there for casual learning, now I have to search for something else.
5 hours to get another life, and their timer is always broken...
Incorrect translations 2/5
I am a fluent Portuguese speaker since I was born and raised in Brazil and I can tell you this, Duolingo has many errors when it comes to the language. Wrong conjugation and so much more this needs to be fixed
Could be spectacular 1/5
Update 2: Dropping my 4 star rating to 1 out of frustration. Instead of adding practical features the duo lingo team is incessantly focused on tweaking the core experience to where it never feels like you're getting ahead. The app was functionally fine years ago and they keep reinventing it with no improvement; the app has totally lost its direction and I'm sad for that.
Update: Now even slower after the February update. Simply scrolling from the top of the tree to the bottom can take almost 30 seconds! (iPad 3). Sad.
I hope development hasn't slowed on this, I haven't seen any new features in ages. The recent updates seem to be directed towards making more money; I think the idea of health that runs out is pretty crappy for an app like this. It's not right that a couple silly typos can ruin your lesson plan for the day. Even worse is when you know you're right, but the app says otherwise. After reporting their error, your "heart" is not restored. Overall there is a lot that aggravates me about the development path but I'm holding onto hope.
I'd love to see support for favorite/flagged words and phrases or some kind of review system for revisiting questions after a lesson...even a back button would be awesome for helping to ingrain that one thing you're not sure you paid enough attention to.
I'd also love better accessibility support and support for Bluetooth keyboards with shortcuts similar to the (spectacular) website. Yeah, kinda sad the app is still missing a ton of what the website has.
Early on there was hints that lessons could be made available offline, at least in a rudimentary way. I'm sorry to see this never evolved, especially since that does kind of seem like an excellent reason to have an app in the first place.
One last thing is that I wish they will support older devices as long as humanly possible, as my kids will be using this and support is already gone for the iPad 1 and barely hanging on for the iPad 2 and 3....the scrolling is quite slow and the app runs a little laggy on those devices.
I love this app!!!!❤️ 5/5
By girlie_girl! 🌸
This is an absolutely fantastic app! I would definitely recommend getting it! If you are having troubles they are right there to support you! If you are looking to try to learn a new language Duolingo is a great option. Thank you Duolingo! 100% honest! 😀
Was five stars 2/5
I really enjoy using Duolingo, but I just heard Harry Shearer read out a report that suggests the app violates expected user privacy with unsafe tracking behavior and sharing of user data. This bumps it down considerably for me. Fix yourselves!
French Possessive 1 needs update 5/5
One question asks you to write with apostrophe on the s but it doesn't let you choose it in the options so you can't pass the class.
I’m learning German! 5/5
I like this app; makes learning a game, and fun!
Good but the April 2018 Update Ruined It 3/5
First off, I REALLY enjoy this app and learning German through it. I use it daily and I’m learning a lot through it.
However, this new update makes it super challenging to go back to review previous lessons. Not in a good way, either.
In the old Duolingo, you could review old lessons and practice them without them counting against your “lives”. So if you were struggling with house item names, you could review them as many times as you wanted. Now, if I go back to review a specific thing I’m struggling with, it counts against my lives and I can’t go on to learn new lessons or review old ones, for at least a day, while the lives regenerate. I’m not interested in general basic reviews all the time just to earn back lives. I want specific reviews that don’t count against me, and this new update makes me less motivated to do my daily German lesson.
Also, where the heck did the conversation bots go to? Those were amazing to practice conversational skills on your level. I used those a lot. Now without those, you to wait for an actual person to reply to a post, or reply to a generated question that might be 4 levels above where you are!
Fix this Duolingo! You’re better than this! This new update is crap.
Good, but frustrating 3/5
The app in general is pretty good. What I don’t like is that it discourages you from learning by locking you out if you miss several answers- such as misspelling the foreign word using your English keyboard. If you miss five within a lesson, you’re done for the day even if you want to keep learning.
If they would come up with a way not to penalize you for trying, I would give the app a 4 or 5. But no such luck for now. Just know that you can’t learn quickly using the app- unless it’s a review of your skills.
I’m stuck 1/5
It’s glitches out on level 3. And I can’t access the food category. Patch an update please and will rate 5
Telling me I’m wrong 2/5
I keep getting the wrong answer when my answers are exact to the correct answer provided, punctuation and all. Otherwise seems like a nice app
Latest version is terrible! 2/5
By Cal Bear 81
I have done over 2 years of lessons on Duolingo. The latest version has numerous errors: exercises are marked as incorrect if you provide a translation in either the masculine or feminine form when both should be correct, adding the pronoun to the translation also is incorrectly marked as wrong, an answer that was previously marked as incorrect is later given as a correct alternative. The same exact exercise is given in sequence four out of five times. Please do a better job of proofing exercises!
Great app but could be better 4/5
I am currently using Duolingo for Hiragana Japanese and it really does help. However, on some of the awards I've gotten, the app will say I received them and then I check and no stars appear for that award. I can say that the way they give you lives for other languages and take away one if you get an answer wrong is sort of unfair. Thru didn't teach you the terms before giving you questions, so it's a lot of "Oh, I got this answer wrong, I should memorize the right answer they gave me."
New & Improved (?) Version 2/5
I made the mistake of agreeing to the new version of Duolingo in April of 2018. I made a mistake by doing so. I had said good-bye to Duolingo months ago but because I will be traveling to Spain in the fall, it made sense to practice before my trip. There are many problems with the new version, including being told you are wrong when, in fact, there are multiple ways to say the same thing in most languages. You end up losing all your health. When you memorize their “right” way to translate something, when you enter it, you are wrong again! The big emphasis seems to be on watching ads after you lose all your health. I fail to see the need for 8-20 lessons on various topics. Really? Sad to say, I am taking a break. While the program may be free, it is no longer fun for me.
By hella gay baby
You’ll learn to use Duolingo, but you won’t learn to speak French
Disappointing crown update 1/5
READ BEFORE UPGRADING to new Crown System—it’s not good!!
Latest opt-in “upgrade takes away the ability to study past levels as a way to earn health. In fact, if you make a mistake while reviewing previously completed levels, you will now lose health. I really regret upgrading with searching for more information online as this severely impacts the way I learn and use the program.
The only way to earn health now, outside of paying for it, is to use the general practice button that randomly assigns past vocabulary. This means that you cannot practice specific levels and also earn health.
I was previously 52% fluent in French and Spanish, and 55% in German. This is update is so disappointing and it is like starting all over again. Bad decision on the developer. Please read all the reviews online, you will see that nobody is happy about this update.
Bad Health 2/5
I downloaded this app to practice for an upcoming trip. While the format is fun and easy to use, I hate the health concept. As a new learner, it seems unfair to suspend play for incorrect answers. This seems to go against the underlying idea that Duolingo wants to offer a free and accessible way to learn another language.