Purchase necessary 3/5
It’s probably a great app if you want to purchase it. After a few lessons it gets so hard that I fail and lose all my hearts before completing a full lesson leaving me to have to wait for my stupid hearts to fill back up. I don’t have time for that. Bye app.
So easy a child can do it! 5/5
Duolingo is the best language tool since the invention of the pencil. It has the easiest interface of any language platform I have come across. I moved to Tabuk, Saudi Arabia a year ago and have been struggling to learn Arabic. I’ve taken notes, bought books, and even subscribed to a website. None of these avenues proved as helpful and constructive as Duolingo. After one day I was hooked. If you are looking to learn a second, third or even a fourth language Duolingo can help you. From beginners to casual speakers the lessons have you covered. I cannot recommend it enough.
Offline mode ASAP 3/5
I love this app, I have used it for years but since that last update which essentially knocked me back to the beginning of most lessons, I have had trouble progressing. If you have a spotty cell network (I play while commuting on the subway), the app does not always recognize when you’ve completed a lesson. It is frustrating because I have now had to go back to the beginning of several lessons and many days, cannot get the app to work because of a lack of service. I want to love Duo, and I want to continue using it for multiple languages but progressing through even one language has been an utter nightmare. Please, please, consider offering offline lessons in the next update.
Practice practice practice 4/5
I noticed that the practice feature, that allows you to regain hearts is gone, will ye no come back again? 🏴🇺🇸
Good but crashes a lot 4/5
Still crashes even after the last update
Unresolved Streak Freeze Issue 1/5
By Riley C. Dawson
I have Duolingo Plus. On July 15 and 16, 2019, I completed my daily practice routine, going beyond what is the basic requirement for completion. This is to avoid having a Streak Freeze issue that has plagued my account in the past. Unfortunately, on both of the days mentioned, Duolingo used my Streak Freeze. Now, I am asked to purchase a new one today for 200 gems. As a paying customer, this should not happen. Your customer service response team has failed to correct this problem. In addition, your translations are questionable especially in Spanish. For example, depending on where someone comes from, COMPRABANTES, TALONARIOS, or RECIBIOS is used for the English word RECEIPTS. Duolingo does not accept any of these words. “Occurió un ataque” is Duolingo’s sentence for “An attack occurred.” The sentence structure is not correct. There are other things that Duolingo need to straighten out. Until it does, my rating shall remain as is.
By Kimily KS
Amazing app! And free!
Makes learning Spanish fun
Fun and easy 5/5
The animations and goals make it fun and the format and teaching style make it easy.
There is this problem where I am trying to say the word into the mic and it doesn’t recognize what I saying anything and I get that problem wrong. But other than that, a great app and probably worth it to buy Doulingo Plus (although I haven’t).
It’s perfect except for the ads
Great but it needs more languages. 5/5
Can you add ASL (American sign language) 🤟I want to learn it, I have an uncle who is (possibly) losing his hearing. And Slovak,Dutch and Polish as well?
I love the Spanish course! If I get good enough, maybe I’ll try and get a job as an interpreter at my local hospital.
good app but it doesn't have pig latin and i'm sure lots of people will want to learn that
My favorite app but... 1/5
New update crashes so much I can’t complete a single lesson. Please fix soon or I’m moving on to a new tool!
What an awesome app 5/5
By 123 yuo
I am doing Spanish. This app will help you for you future. It gets me off YouTube a lot and other stuff that are not so productive. Are use it over the summer a lot and I’ll use it the school year to. I totally recommend this app because it helps me learn a lot.
Crashes trying to contact ad server 1/5
Includes a purposeful crash when trying to contact Googles ad server if it doesn’t connect
The best!! 5/5
I love this app and duolingo😍😍😍
Great but one issue 4/5
This app is helping me learn Spanish. It’s easy and fun except I can’t afford premium. When I run out of hearts I don’t wanna buy any.
Poorly made memorization game. 1/5
Regardless of the language when you get two words with the same meaning, like llamo and nombre in Spanish, it counts one right or wrong at random with no explanation or context. According to the discussion for those lessons the two are interchangeable. Another example is in German you have different words for you as well as your, one singular and one plural, it gives you a sentence to translate with no context and no explanation of how many people and then counts your answers wrong if you don’t correctly guess singular or plural. And from comments in the discussion this is far from a new thing. There are a lot of problems with the German. The male speaker slurs words, der die das and den are sometimes all pronounced as der in one section. Another he leaves off verb endings entirely. And the German is so full of idioms, we never learned in high school or college, it frequently feels like memorizing gibberish instead of learning a language.
The best 5/5
I learned so much Spanish in just two days. Now I can actually communicate . I really recommend this app
This app doesn’t allow you to go back and practice previous lessons. Having to collect hearts and other silly stuff to proceed prevents focusing on the lesson.
Doesn’t Really “Help” 3/5
By Senpai Sama-Chan
alright. Heres my explanation, this app doesnt help that much, it only lets you guess. I was working on vietnamese and on the lesson at the start the only reason i got the single words correct is because of the picture. Then the rest of the lesson i almost lose all my hearts immediately. So that was my explanation, duolingo doesnt “help” it only lets you guess. There
I am so grateful for a FREE opportunity to learn a language I absolutely LOVE!!! The course is organized and user friendly!! I am enjoying learning so much!!!
Makes learning fun 5/5
I’m having so much fun learning Spanish. I never thought I’d say that because I always found it to be so difficult, but on Duolingo it’s not difficult
App keeps crashing after I do a few questions. It’s making me lose my streak which is frustrating
Duolingo is the best! 5/5
My family and I really enjoy Duolingo! We love it because it teaches us very well. Every time I go into the app I get so excited for the lesson I’m about to learn. It teaches you very well because (1.) if you get something wrong it gives you the question again! (2.) it technically is a game! You get to do challenges and get really cool costumes for your duolingo! I hope you enjoy this app as much as I do!
Crashes constantly 2/5
I used to love Duolingo. However, the app crashes constantly and I lose so many XP from the app crashing before I finish a lesson!
Amazing app 4/5
Yes having a membership of no ads and all of the other perks is ok for an app to have but when I lose my hearts I do not was to buy more with my gems, but a very expensive membership, or have to practice things I have already mastered. Get rid of the lives I liked Duolingo so much more before they added that feature. That is the only reason I give you a 4 star rating. Overall, this app is amazing and I recommend it.
Amazing!! Simply intuitive 5/5
I love this app! I’m getting up to speed in French and I love it!
Learning A New Language 5/5
For a while now I have been wanting to learn Japanese for many reasons. I love the language and the way it sounds and Japanese culture. I want to go there someday and so I've been preparing myself and learning Japanese with Duolingo. It's been easy to learn and I can always review lessons over again. The reminders are a huge help too. I recommend this app to anyone wanting to learn a language.
BEST APP EVER! 5/5
By @jakedapenguin (Musically)
I’m learning Japanese and I learned lots of symbols in just 3 weeks!
Stopped working!! 4/5
By Laynee P.
I love Duolingo, but it’s not letting me on the app! It stays on the loading screen when you first enter the app. I really am interested in learning a language, but when the app won’t even open I can’t. This is... not fun.
App consistently crashes 3/5
I love the app and it is a very useful tool. However, mine crashes every few minutes. I can do two lessons in a row if I am lucky. Can this be looked into? I’d like to study without having to keep getting back into the app to restart lessons.
The best thing ever 5/5
Thank you how ever made the app because it is the best app ever it sends me notifications to go and start practicing again and I am soooo good at this app I know like every thing
Inexpensive way to learn la gauge 5/5
By Jorge 1055
With Duolingo is very inexpensive to learn another language or improve yours. Try it you will like it
Bug in learning lessons 1/5
Every time I do a chinese lesson, it takes so long to go to the next question. What I mean is that when I get something correct and there is a button that says continue, I press it and it doesn’t move on to the next question. It takes so long to go to the next question that it frustrates me so much that I don’t wanna do Duolingo. Plz fix this issue ASAP because it is so annoying.
Don’t let them take your family 5/5
Missed ONE lesson and minutes later my family was missing. Duolingo bird later messaged me and said I had minutes to finish my lesson before they were gone forever. DO NOT MISS YOUR LESSON
Amazing learning 5/5
At first I was really struggling with languages, then when I started it helped me so much and i started to show improvement
Constantly crashes 1/5
I’m currently a Plus subscriber (but likely won’t be shortly); app crashes every time after running for 40 seconds or so. Tons of complaints and bug reports online, this has been happening to many users for quite a few days. Its hard to believe they haven’t fixed it yet. Shame, because I found the app itself quite valuable, but can’t justify spending time or money on it anymore given the lack of attention from developers. What’s going on here?
Changement de langue 5/5
Je vois que vous me donner l’application en anglais c’est le français que je veux et la langue que j’aimerais bien parler c’est l’espagnol
Buggy, slow, frustrating 4/5
I’ve been using this app on a 1 yr old iPhone that never gives me problems. This app, however, sometimes does. Despite being at a level 2 or 3 in Spanish, the app made me start from the beginning. Typing “fish burger” in Spanish 50x in one day was tedious and has put me off fish and burgers for awhile. I’m middle aged and have never ordered a fish burger. Or a burger, period, in Mexico or any other Latino countries. Or many burgers ever in my life. Burgers are gross. I’ve gotten to level 31 in 7 days, only learning where a few accents go I forgot about, and repeating mind numbing exercises. However, I seem to constantly lose hearts. Sometimes I make a legit mistake or typo, but this app is constantly telling me I’m wrong or giving alternative versions that are identical to what I type. Every question that has me type “dos” as in 2, tells me “another way to say it is “dos” and the other way is 100% identical to what I submit. Strange, but I guess I could try to ignore it. Then I started making a lot of typos. I press o, the keyboard enters i. Happens a lot in Duolingo. I thought it was me making mistakes, but then it happened 3-5x in a row on one word I kept erasing and retyping. Then another word, same thing. Then I typed the word in my messenger app and it typed perfectly on the first try. So there’s something with the keyboard or calibration that’s off. I watch myself press one button, and another letter appears. Never happens in any other app, or while texting, even if I’m typing Spanish elsewhere. Not catching the typos that I didn’t make has been the cause of over 80% of my errors. Then today I lost a heart “speaking” a Spanish sentence “un abrigo caro,” which is SUCH a ridiculously simple sentence I can say with no English accent, and I have said it and passed in the app a handful of times, and today Duolingo marked me down a heart because it wasn’t properly working to record me. It looked like it only read “caro” even though I was in a silent room, speaking loud, holding the microphone button for at least 2 sec before speaking, and repeated the whole sentence. This happened 3 times in a row. I failed my lesson, and for now cannot pass. I record videos on my phone every day and have had no issues with my microphone. I’m very frustrated and am debating whether to delete the app. I’m extra angry that I wasted a week repeating elementary level Spanish, trying to get to the level of Spanish I left off at years ago, and keep getting asked to translate words that are the same in both languages, simple phrases I learned when I was 4, and get marked down because of computer errors. I guess I should just wait until I can afford to hire a real tutor in a couple decades when I stumble upon a winning lottery ticket.
App crashes 2/5
This is a great way to learn another language, but the app has been crashing after only being open for about 30 seconds. Every time without fail the last two days. I have deleted the app and reinstalled it, but that did not fix the issue.
Great until it’s starts crashing 2/5
By Why use nicknames it's stupid
It crashes constantly a couple of questions into any lesson, sad I was starting to make some progress too
Plz no more, plz
App crashes 1/5
By STA Delta
Duolingo was good but the new version has killed it. Crashes to black screen after 30 seconds. Switching to Mango language app.
Need to be able to skip levels 3/5
I’m fairly advanced at Spanish, but not yet fluent. In order to engage, I’ve had to muscle through the tedium of the basics I already know well. Having worked my way up (no idea why I put up with it), it’s now become challenging and effective. On my laptop, I can type my own translation, which is far more challenging/fun than selecting a jumble of possible words (and the beginning of the sentence is always capitalized, which gives away too much). Can’t see a way to opt out of jumble word selection on phone. Bottom line: let ppl drop in on the level they’re at.
App crashing constantly 5/5
I adore this app but these last few days it is crashing every single time I use it. Please fix it ASAP.
Please make all web features available on the app (stories, the ability to test out of a skill level without buying premium). Also my total number of lingots is MUCH higher on the computer?? Not sure why
No complaints 4/5
Can alway be improved. This is a very helpful app. I highly recommend
Chest prizes not working 2/5
The daily chest prizes have not been working properly since last update. Please fix. It does the first one then gets stuck and doesn’t open the second chest. Thanks