Couple things could be improved 4/5
In the iPhone 11 some ads cannot be closed without forcing the app to close due to the different screen layout in the upper corners.
The other problem as of late is just how much the app freezes. I have the iPhone 11, it’s really disheartening when I launch the app and it just freezes for twenty seconds before I can interact with it. This also frequently happens when a lesson completes.
This has been a great way for me to brush up on my Spanish. I’m also excited to try my hand at another language after that!
One feature that I really love is that it gives you the option to select “can’t speak now” or “can’t listen now” for the audio portions.
App stopped giving me the option to open chests 2/5
App stopped giving me the option to open chests
Helpful and intuitive
The best!! 5/5
I love this app! From the second I started using it I was hooked and they way it teaches you not only makes it fun but practical. I definitely recommend giving this app a try!
Very annoying bug, please fix. 3/5
I’ve been using Duolingo for more than two months by now and it’s great to learn languages without the notorious school system. Although ever since the latest update there has been a glitch where I can’t use the microphone. What happens is I click the button, it freezes for about five seconds, and says I’m wrong. It doesn’t show the three dots on the button to signify its listening. Until this is fixed, I need to skip the pronunciation problems which gets annoying. Besides that, everything is great.
1-Star, As Long As the Heart System Remains 1/5
I have an active 5+ year streak on your app. Now it is effectively non-functional.
Do you know that feeling when a close friend comes to you and says “Hey, from now on if you want to hang out for more than five minutes, you’re gonna have to start paying me $10 a month.”
Duolingo, that’s you.
I feel personally betrayed. For five years I have used this app every single day. Do you know what else I could have done with that time? Do you know the lengths I went to to maintain that streak? Like walking a mile out in the country to find a store with wi-fi so I could log-in and do my lessons? I have recommended your app to all of my family and my friends and even total strangers. I stood by your app and defended it when you started putting ads after every lesson and even worse- when they became unskippable video ads. I did this because I recognized that you provide a valuable service that I didn’t have to pay for, except with my own time. I have even contributed explanations of translations in other languages.
But much of language learning is trial and error, and I am no longer allowed to make mistakes. I am studying 5 languages. Regardless of how many “gems” I have, it will not take long to burn through them if “heart refills” cost 350 gems for up to 5 hearts. Or I could watch an ad just to refill 1 heart. If it took me an average of 5 errors per language I would have to watch 25 ads just to finish my daily lessons. I don’t have that kind of time, and I don’t have $120 a year to drop on language learning.
If you really cared about being a legitimate platform for knowledge, you could adopt a Wikipedia funding model. Tell us how much you need to operate for a year and let your userbase crowdfund Duolingo - without ads and without this cancerous Heart System. But for now it seems that Duolingo is just another pay-to-play mobile game.
As it stood before the Heart System, Duolingo already took a good chunk of my day, but now it stands to become simply too expensive to make any progress at all. Perhaps it is time for me to move on to other hobbies, or perhaps I will try Babel. As long as the Heart System remains, I will no longer recommend Duolingo to others and I will be rescinding my endorsement of it to friends and family. What’s more, I have removed my 5-star review on the App Store and this new review, with its 1-star, will remain until you desist with the new Heart System.
You were my favorite app. You were so great.
Shame on you.
Please Read 2/5
It’s a pretty good app but I found it gets very boring after a week or two. It starts to get repetitive and annoying.
Another problem I found is that the heart system is really stupid. The hearts just limit your learning. By making mistakes, you learn more. The app is basically telling you to not ever make mistakes. Mistakes aren’t always the best thing, but by having the hearts, your encouraging people to look at the definitions of words they don’t know. If you don’t have the hearts, then there’s be less punishment for trying to challenge yourself. I just think the hearts limit your learning.
Repetitive and frustrating 1/5
The app won’t allow you to progress unless everything is perfect even when it’s a typo. You have to start back at the beginning over and over. I hate it. It starts out fun but you quickly get so sick of it you quit.
So, so, so, so, great, I love EVERYTHING! Keep fixin’ those bugs.
Do not download dulingos at my house 5/5
By jonaie 324
He’s at my ducking hous hep me!
By A. J b
It’s very annoying when I type something and when I proofread it and see an error (before checking to see if it’s correct) the program does not let me put the cursor back to just correct a small error. It requires me to erase ALL and redo lots!!! If this continues I’ll stop using it.
Fun for all ages 5/5
It is very family friendly. We are a six-year-old and her dad and we do this app every night. It is a really cool app and we just love to do it. We’re learning a lot more Spanish. Hip hip hurray for DuoLingo!
Super awesome 4/5
BUT add Icelandic! And lessons that are strictly pronunciation would be fantastic.
THEY TOOK MY KIDS 5/5
They took my kids i did not practice for 5 days and he took my kids and killed my wife!!!
Oh no 1/5
By cute litlle doggy
He’s at my door do not download......oh no
One tiny problem is it me? 4/5
I’m logged in on the same account but it doesn’t update. If I finish a lesson on my iPad I must do it again on my phone! That’s annoying. Other than that everything seems good with this app
At one time it was very good, but they’ve changed 2/5
There was a time it was addictive, but it feels as if their culture has turned mega-corporate as they are tweaking their tool according to focus groups and consultants.
It’s too restrictive, expensive, to engage me further. I can do better with a translator and newspaper. It’s not even worth the ads at this point.
Muy bina aplicación 5/5
Me encanta Duolingo estoy mejorando mi inglés y gratis. Me encantan las historias para comprensión. Cuando van a agregar más historias?
Great app 5/5
By Matt Olfat
Thanks for adding more lessons back!!
I duolingo instead of playing games! It might come handy one day. More than games. Besides good brain training as well.
Progress just keeps resetting 1/5
This app is absolutely useless on the iPhone 11. The progress just keeps resetting even when you paid for it and they just refuse to respond to any email you send them or even refund you your money. Pathetic !!
One big problem 3/5
The app is great; free education. However, it keeps freezing. I’ll finish a lesson, but the “continue” button is frozen. Frustrating. Please fix.
It’s good and free 5/5
It’s good and free
I love the language portion but The app itself has bugs. Not only do my practices not get logged but I have the subscription which allows for streak repair. It doesn’t repair. I have even paid for repairs in the hope I would be reimbursed when this is resolved but it has not and I am out more money.
Today, it has knocked me down to zero days with no history as if I had not been on in 6 months/ 7 days. I am religious about going on it everyday for neurogenic reasons but am so frustrated. Plus some of the corrections/language are incorrect. I understand the challenges associated with apps and that it is impossible to be 100% infallible. I have reached out several times via email but no response. It is so unfortunate as I have promoted it so much in the past but I am so frustrated that I am considering quitting my subscription and hanging up my Duolingo hat forever. Hope Duolingo will reach out to resolve -user Jane175601
I like using. But I’ll type the correct answer and it’s telling it’s wrong. And they type in exactly what I wrote😡
Phone interface is terrible 1/5
Phone interface is difficult to read, easy to make typos, and one typo triggers the entire response as inaccurate. Then one has to retype the entire answer again to complete the unit, not just the “inaccurate” component. I’ll send them a bill for my physical therapy when I get a repetitive stress injury from correcting typos from their teeny, tiny awkward interface.
Loading times are awful 3/5
Launching a lesson takes forever because it seems it needs to load for 2 entire minutes.
Also, if the lesson asks you to speak a sentence, and you mess up, the app will break and get stuck loading. You’ll have to back out and lose all your progress on the lesson.
Clases se Inglés 5/5
Me parece excelente el sistema y agradecida por esta oportunidad.
He aprendido bastante y de una forma muy sencilla pero segura.
THIS IS GREAT!!! 5/5
V fav for
European Portuguese 4/5
By One Life, One Love, One King
Can there finally be an option for this?
Ridiculous Life System 2/5
I rarely write reviews, but this one deserves it. Duolingo is a fantastic learning tool, I’ve used it for years now. However, they now include a counterintuitive life system to the app that fails you for making mistakes and cancels your lessons if you make too many mistakes.
Do you know what’s the worst thing you instill in a new language learner? Fear of making a mistake in the new language! While I’d love to recommend this app, I cannot in good conscience recommend something that will actively hurt your progress by causing you to become anxious using a new language when it is supposed to be fun.
Y’all got Klingon but not Tagalog??
Excellent way to learn 4/5
It’s easier to use than before. I wish the pictures matched what they refer to. A kid in a ball cap has no relevance to “the car” or “we are eating pizza”. Otherwise, great. I use it almost daily and am glad this app exists.
It’s very good, but sometimes it doesn’t work
Flirting bonus skill? 5/5
I love this app but what happened to the flirting bonus skill course?!
Really good language learner 5/5
I’m kinda fluent in Japanese in less than an month because of this app
It use to be better 1/5
It use to be better before when you could practice as much as you want compared to now when I’m kinda struggling and now I can’t try again for 5 hours
Not Happy With Update 3/5
After the latest update you now get five hearts which are basically lives. Five wrong answers and your “game” ends until your hearts refill by the next morning, unless you want to pay for more hearts or upgrade to a subscription of course. This was a fun and useful app but now very limited on how many lessons you can do per day.
Fantastic app!!! At 66 I am learning a new language better than I ever thought possible!!!! 5/5
RRegardless of your age R
Spanish who knew 5/5
By Con/ Sin
Who knew that learning Spanish would be so much fun!! What a fun way to learn.
Thanks for doing nothing to help me :) i blocked your email now
Don’t love 2/5
I stupidly signed up for the plus membership before deciding if I loved it or not. I do not. They give you no rhyme or reason to why the language is the way it is (ie: feminine pronoun, plural noun, etc) I would have like d an option to cancel my subscription at a prorated rate but there isn’t such a thing.
Do Away with Hearts 1/5
The heart system is so demoralizing. I use to really like this APP a lot, but no more.
Are you really a family mangler/murder?! 3/5
I have heard millions of rumors that the Duolingo bird will kidnap and kill your family and is that true? I DAMAND ANWSERS!!!!!!!
Many class no sounds 4/5
This app is a good app,but many class no sound,it have too bugs
Good app that is different from the web version. 3/5
The app is fundamentally sound but differs from the web version in that the app has a voice recognition function that can test your pronunciation (not exactly sure how good it is though) and it prompts you to go back a practice previously covered skill. The web version has the option of using a keyboard or select words from a word bank. The app only gives you the word bank option. The web also has access to a dictionary and a list of covered words.
I use both. I wish I only needed to use one. The rating will increase when everything is offered on both.
Five Stars 5/5
If you are wishing to learn basically any international language, this is for you. Whether it’s for vacation, work, personal education, or school this is going to teach you. I know all the stories of Duolingo, and they are funny, but I can assure you that that is obviously a joke.
I love it 5/5
Fun and easy to use. The leaderboards in my opinion helps me to want to learn more and get to the top. great app, i recommend getting the + version, very worth it.