Poorly designed cirriculum 2/5
The first lesson was “the boy is eating an apple” instead of “hello.” That says it all really.
Really like this app! 5/5
It keeps me working on language and changes up so it’s more fun.
Pros & Cons 5/5
I actually love the app and it’s really fun I was gonna but Rosetta Stone until I gave Duolingo a try but what I’m starting to not like is the bugs in the application like I’ll get phrase and type it in correctly an I get it wrong so I’m just asking could you fix so I won’t have to use Rosetta Stone thank you sign De’Shawn S.
I don’t want to learn Japanese anymore 4/5
By treeeeees rule
How do I stop learning one language?
By Ilanah Hunt
It would be really nice if Dulingo was able to teach ASL (American Sign Language)!
Pleased add Tagalog! 5/5
Great app. Has helped me a lot with French and Chinese. Please please please add Tagalog.
Good for some, not for others 3/5
This app is pretty good when it comes to French, but the way it teaches Japanese is pretty confusing and inconsistent. Wish it would explain a lot more while I’m learning cuz I’m getting lost often.
So fun! 5/5
I love Duolingo! It’s a fun way to continue learning a language or dabble in new ones. The adorable graphics don’t hurt either!
Pronunciation with the pictures 4/5
I love this app. Currently learning Irish. I noticed in some of the other languages when you are asked to match a word to it's corresponding picture, the word is pronounced when picture is selected. The Irish version does not do that and I wish it did. One item I don't like is having to earn health to continue, hate that. Would be a great help to be able to hear the pronunciation on every screen. Many times you are introduced to new words but don’t get the pronunciation until much later, if at all. Of the available screens with the option to hear the pronunciations, not all of them work.
Decent but needs work to make it better 3/5
It does a decent job of teaching the basics of a language, maybe not for actual conversations requiring a bit more fluency, but you can learn enough to at least be able to get by. And it's hard to complain about a 'free' app.....however, it does a poor job of explaining up front that you need 'health' to continue lessons, and 'health' is earned by watching ads. Because I skipped the ads (not realizing I needed to earn more 'health' because I didn't know what the 'health' was used for), I'm at a spot now where I cannnot continue so I have to go back (I guess?) and watch some ads. I get the need to monetize a free app, so I don't have a problem with the concept of ads or in-app purchases, it just should be better explained before you begin.
Good but not perfect 4/5
I enjoy and think this app is good but I expect more languages to come soon. (Still a good app).
Great app, however 4/5
How do we delete a course we don’t want to take? My mom is half Greek so I added the Greek course but it’s all in Greek letters so there’s no way I’ll be able to understand it and now I always get notifications telling me to play the Greek course but I don’t want to!
Other than that, wonderful app for helping me learn Spanish!
Dear Duolingo 4/5
By dear doulingo
I love the app don’t get me wrong I just want an update to have unlimited hearts and not have to stop learning
Video game 4/5
It is great for learning but it is like a vidoe game so if looking for just a learning app this is both learning and video game
By don furleone
ARABIC PLEAAAASE 4/5
By Game&comic geek
This app needs Arabic for English speakers :( please my exam is soon and I’m planning to graduate this year.
No lessons :( 3/5
There aren’t any lessons where you can learn the material and then practice them. You kind of have to jump right into being quizzed on it which leads to many errors. I feel like if there was a short lesson, and then a quiz you need to pass to move on, it would be easier to learn
Chinese Support 4/5
This has been a great app for learning new languages. I was learning Spanish so far. Recently started with Chinese. I would find it helpful if we can see the English translation of Chinese words too. That can help create the memory map for those symbols and words.
Thanks to the duolingo team.
Ok , but I have a problem 3/5
I can only do basics because it says I need an account. Then I try to make an account and it says my email is already taken. Well sorry, it’s my email, I’ve had it for years !! So I was thinking maybe I already made an account a long time ago and forgot. But it doesn’t give me an option to sign in, just says ‘create an account ‘ ... I’m stuck and don’t know how to fix it.
I hate this 1/5
By the parent wissper
I hate this app my first reason I think it is frustrating to learn if your using languages with different characters I won’t let you have something to change characters second reason I cannot learn languages I need to learn like Finnish Dzongkha Albanian Georgiain
Love Duolingo...But the Website Version is Better. 4/5
By Miss know it all :-)
First of all, I want to say that I absolutely love Duolingo. It has helped me, and fueled my love for learning foreign languages.
But to anyone who is new to Duolingo, I highly recommend you using the website if possible. The reason for this claim is a new feature brought to the app version that I, and as I’ve seen others complain about it, many members of the Duolingo community greatly dislike.
This feature is the health bar feature. I honestly don’t understand the point of this feature. Anytime you make a mistake, it takes a health bar away. So for example, if you’re in the middle of a rather challenging lesson, and keep making mistakes, instead of the lesson getting lengthened so you have a chance to fix your mistakes, it just kicks you out of the middle of the lesson if you run out of health.
Yes, you can pay for more health, wait up to 5 hours, or you can go back and strengthen other scales (but it only gives you one health bar). But all in all, when you’re trying to learn a new lesson and you can’t because you’re out of health, it’s just really inconvenient all together.
That’s why I can’t give this app 5 stars. I’m not trying to say Duolingo is bad, but I just wish they would remove this feature from the app, to make learning lessons easier and less annoying than this health bar is making it!
The speaking component doesn’t work. 2/5
By Lonely Bottles
Microphone does not pick up voice. Needs to be fixed.
Helpful :) 4/5
By Idk be cuz they're all taken
I think this app is pretty good for sure, I mean visually it’s so neat and appealing it makes me want to use it more. Though I wouldn’t recommend using this to learn a completely new language. It doesn’t give you much context. An example of this is in French, verbs have different ending depending on if you’re using you, we, I, she, he, etc.
They don’t explain that to you and you have to try to remember verb ending on your own. I knew this already because I took French in elementary school, and the teachers had good ways of teaching. Before using an app to learn a new language, I would take a class and talk to a person, it’s much easier. So I would use this app if you already know the basics of a language.
Another thing which needs to change is the lives. Loosing a fifth with every question you eat wrong doesn’t help, and it forces you to spend in game money to continue after you die or you’ll have to start the whole thing over again! Also, the waiting is atrocious to get a fifth of your health back. 4 HOURS? It should take 30 minutes at most for each in my opinion. I know the app needs to make money somehow other than the adds, but this is not a game, this is an educational app. You don’t pay for public school, it’s in your taxes, why should we be bribed to spend money on Duolingo?
Other than that, this is an excellent app and it deserves to be used and learnt from.
Language options 4/5
I like the language options. But could you guys add more like Polynesian and Arabic?
They won’t respond. . . 1/5
By Lava spike
Bought 6 months of Plus and can’t use the new features. Sent multiple emails about it and have received zero responses. I want to use the app unlimited as I paid for it have a refund. No love for the customer service.
Great supplement language app! 4/5
I like this app. However, the app is NOT as detailed in explaining Spanish rules as the website and I highly suggest if your Spanish isn’t as fluent, please use the website in conjunction to this app to get explanations on the rules. I say this because on the app, you are constantly penalized for wrong answers and when you lose health, you either need to spend your jewels (fastest) or practice (time consuming) or wait for the health to regenerate (the most time consuming). So, I’ve been going back and forth on the website and app so I don’t lose as much health. I do not like how the app penalizes you so much! It makes me lose motivation to continue the sessions because of the waiting period to regenerate health... and you spend a lot of jewels at once in order to obtain health. The app is fun! You earn rewards and streaks... all to motivate you to keep practicing. I like earning the jewels because you can use them to purchase health and other fun things in the app. The streak count makes me want to practice everyday! I like how you can join groups with other people that are learning the same language and you all can motivate each other. Your detailed profile information isn’t shared with them; it’s pretty basic where you know everyone’s screen name, languages they’re learning, and rewards they’ve obtained and that’s all. The app is convenient on the go for sure.
Great app but also very frustrating 2/5
I missed ONE day and now it keeps telling me I can “repair your streak for just $5.99!” I have tapped “no thanks” 5 or 6 times, I think. Not only is the nag annoying bc of the hard sell, it keeps making me feel guilty for missing one lousy day. Can I please move on with my life now? Also: I’ve waited YEARS for Duolingo to finally support Japanese and now that it does I’ve found the app really fun to use EXCEPT for the above nag AND the fact that I know some Japanese better than it does. For instance, “Konnichiwa” does not mean “hi”. It means “good day”. Teaching us that it means “hi” suggests it’s normal to say “konnichiwa” at 8am. It is not. Another word it totally gets wrong is “yoroshiku.” It claims this word is “nice to meet you” but that’s “hajimemashite”. “Yoroshiku” means “please be kind to me and I will be kind to you”. It is often used when meeting someone but not only then. Finally, I’d like to point out how unhelpful it is in clarifying the difference between the Japanese words for “this,” “that,” and “that, over there.” I find it easy to get these words confused because they are similar. “Sore,” “are,” and “kore” are those words, though I’m not sure which are which. It’s been several years since I took classes and this app doesn’t make it easy to learn which word is which. That’s the problem with the app, at least so far. It doesn’t actually tell you what anything means, it just keeps giving you choices to make and no section that actually teaches you things. This app seems to be only for people who want to test what they know. Once I find something I don’t know it just keeps telling me I am incorrect over and over, wasting my time, and doesn’t really help me learn the right answer. I got so frustrated that I almost deleted the app. If that $5.99 nag continues I still might. There are other mistakes this app makes but this review is long enough. Just remember the above when you consider dropping $6 to stop it from nagging you. Do you want to spend money when it gets this wrong? I don’t.
71 year old white male 5/5
By T-Bone R
I have gone through all the practice lessons a couple times over the past few years. I don’t consider myself fluent but I get by pretty well during my frequent trips to Mexico!
It’s like you are in class 5/5
By unicorn stars 🦄❄️
It feels like a teacher is teaching you the language your learning and I am amarican but I’m learning French and irish
No options to discontinue my group 4/5
First, I’d like to say that Duolingo is the best language learning app that I’ve ever used. My only reason for giving it the four stars and not five is the group option.
I have an iPhone. When the homepage came up and said let’s get started, once I press it, it doesn’t take me to a set up page. It started the group automatically, which is not what I wanted to do.
Now that it’s there, someone has already joined the group and I can’t close the group down. There aren’t any options for discontinuing a group. The only options are posting and adding members.
How do I discontinue a group that I didn’t intend to start in the first place? When I can do that successfully, then I will happily give you 5 stars.
Bots do not work well. 3/5
By Love 9876543
I love the language tree and would like to give it a 5 star, and I would like to give the bots a 1 star. They are soooo glitchy! It’s frustrating to use them. They often stop recording or only record the first word. I often practice the tree using the voice recognition on my iPhone, and so I know it’s not my phone or my Spanish. The bots need an updated version or two.
I don't feel challenged 4/5
I really love Duolingo. I think it's great for people who know a bit of a language and want to develop there skills. For me the online version is a 10/10. With the app, however, I feel like I'm cheating. You select from a group of words what the answer is and I would much rather have it be like the online version where you type the phrases out yourself. I feel like that it is a much more effective way of practicing the language. I do like the layout and theme of the app. It's very fun and clean cut.
Excelente para aprender inglés
Just a suggestion 5/5
To the developers of this app: It’s a great app and I love that you can earn health by practicing. I just have one suggestion: add Latin
Money to keep my streak 3/5
So, here I am enjoying the beauty of learning Spanish. I have an amazing streak. Over 200 days and going strong. I’ve improved my Spanish little by little. Feeling more confident, dedicated and not missing a single day. Then one day it says. For 29.99 or some absurd price, I can keep my streak. That’s when my heart, my hard work all when down from that point. I don’t have the passion learning on this app as I once did because you think money was more important than me learning and keeping my amazing streak. So you break my streak thinking I was going to pay. Shame on you.
How do I recover a password? 2/5
By MN Frau
I have been enjoying this app. And am progressing. However, I cannot create a profile because I cannot remember a password that I, no doubt, previously created. How can I recover or create a new password?
Capitalizing First Word Bug 4/5
This is for Italian I don't know if it is for all languages: when you have to translate an Italian sentence to English the first word among the choices is *always* the only one capitalized. Should be an easy fix, have all the words lowercase until you pick the first one then capitalize it. Overall great app.
Pretty good 4/5
I wish the lessons were more difficult, and more new vocabulary words were introduced.
Love Duolingo 5/5
By I.2icey tv
I love Duolingo because me and my mom get to learn Spanish
Tasteless ads 1/5
By Sardinian Dolphin
I was going to give the app five stars until, after a lesson, I watched an ad to be able to open an extra chest. To my surprise, the ad was for the most distasteful game app one could think of. Already the name of the game is shameful "Kick the buddy", the game obviously played by many "sick" individuals looks even worse. I know that to run a free app, the money has to come from somewhere, but I would wish that "Duolingo", especially if they want to bring people from around the World together, could find better sponsors.
I support the second amendment, but I can't tolerate senseless violence.
What happened to clubs?!?!? I used to be able to choose a club but now it randomly places me in a club that I have no idea what it’s about. And why do clubs have 40+ people?? It is much better when they have 15 max.
Also Irish shows me my achievements in a profile tab but on Spanish I have to go to clubs and then to profile and it doesn’t show achievements. Why?!??
Other than that it’s a great way to learn! 😊😉🤓
A fun way to learn and review. 5/5
I am having a blast relearning and reviewing Spanish with this well planned app.
Great product! It really makes learning a language fun. What a great “game”.
Go DuoLingo!! 5/5
This app is awesome. I’m currently going with Portuguese, (I know, random) but I’m messing around with Chinese and Spanish also. Best app ever. The bots are AWESOME and it allows me to strengthen my language without starting over in the lesson (unlike Babbel). Also, the stickers are a huge plus. I can send Duo barfing rainbows, and Duo the owl saying “Seriously” in Portuguese, along with a whole lot of other sayings and beautiful illustrations going along with em. For anyone hoping to learn a language, DuoLingo is the way to go.
I love duo lingo 5/5
I have always struggled with foreign languages. I hope to travel in Spain in a few years and wanted to work on this. A friend suggested this app. I am gradually but steadily making progress. I am even starting to THINK in Spanish! It’s fun and for the first time ever, I believe I can do this!
You keep sending progress reports even though I deleted the app and sending these little paragraphs and I’m over it please stop doing this I don’t want this app
Unethical Protocol Zero Support 1/5
This app starts out great, especially for beginners, but quickly presents its limitations. I did this app religiously for more than 750 days and never missed a day. On three different occasions the app said I lost my streak and in order to restore it, I had to pay. There is ZERO technical or customer service support with this company. It very much feels like take the money and run. I have since moved to Babbel as it’s more comprehensive and you get what you pay for. This app is a huge disappointment and I have lost faith in this product.
Duo lingo 1/5
This app must have been the editors choice before they made the upgrade to the health system. If you are stuck on one question and make two or three mistakes, suddenly you don’t have enough juice to keep you going. Unless you pay five dollars to go forward, you have to wait several hours before you can continue to learn. This is so ridiculous that of course I deleted the app. When I go online I see many people have the same issue with the program. Its just too bad they don’t make the change.
Love the app. It is practical to use, fun, and effective. 5/5
By BLZ BOB wuz here
Currently focusing on German.
For the developers. I would like to see a module for conjugation of verbs and irregular verbs. Just pick a couple of common words and work them with in the various forms using the same methodology the the app is known for. For me I would like the verbs worked early in the elementary level. If the verb forms were learned early then it would eliminate confusion later for a new learner.
Your team is great. Keep up your mission. You are bringing worlds together!
Why lives hearts? 3/5
By Epic aardvark gamer
Duolingo has encouraged me to learn German, French, and Spanish fluently, but the hearts are very discouraging. If you’re halfway through the lesson and you get a couple wrong you either have to pay or wait. This is annoying especially when it hasn’t taught you the word yet.