Duolingo: Language Lessons

Contains adsIn-app purchases
4.7
24.3M reviews
500M+
Downloads
Editors' Choice
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Learn a new language with the world’s most-downloaded education app! Duolingo is the fun, free app for learning 40+ languages through quick, bite-sized lessons. Practice speaking, reading, listening, and writing to build your vocabulary and grammar skills.

Designed by language experts and loved by hundreds of millions of learners worldwide, Duolingo helps you prepare for real conversations in Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, German, English, and more.

Whether you’re learning a language for travel, school, career, family and friends, or your brain health, you’ll love learning with Duolingo.

Why Duolingo?

• Duolingo is fun and effective. Game-like lessons and fun characters help you build solid speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills.

• Duolingo works. Designed by language experts, Duolingo has a science-based teaching methodology proven to foster long-term language retention.

• Track your progress. Work toward your language learning goals with playful rewards and achievements when you make practicing a daily habit!

• Join 300+ million learners. Stay motivated with competitive Leaderboards as you learn alongside our global community.

• Every language course is free. Learn Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Turkish, Dutch, Irish, Danish, Swedish, Ukrainian, Esperanto, Polish, Greek, Hungarian, Norwegian, Hebrew, Welsh, Arabic, Latin, Hawaiian, Scottish Gaelic, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, English, and even High Valyrian!

What the world is saying about Duolingo⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️:

Editor's Choice and "Best of the Best” —Google Play

“Far and away the best language-learning app.” —The Wall Street Journal

“This free app and website is among the most effective language-learning methods I’ve tried… lessons come in the form of brief challenges — speaking, translating, answering multiple-choice questions — that keep me coming back for more.” —The New York Times

“Duolingo may hold the secret to the future of education.” — TIME Magazine

“...Duolingo is cheerful, lighthearted and fun…” — Forbes

If you like Duolingo, try Super Duolingo for 14 days free! Learn a language fast with no ads, and get fun perks like Unlimited Hearts and Monthly Streak Repair.

Send any feedback to android@duolingo.com

Use Duolingo on the Web at https://www.duolingo.com

Privacy Policy: https://www.duolingo.com/privacy
Updated on
May 14, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
App activity, App info and performance, and Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Financial info and 6 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
Committed to follow the Play Families Policy

Ratings and reviews

4.7
23.1M reviews
Alisa S
May 13, 2024
Duolingo is a great way to learn a langauge. The characters are fun and it is a pleasant way to spend time. It allows you to add friends and it is nice to suppprt each other. When it opens. I am a devoted user but lately the app won't open! However, they let strangers track your progress, congratulate you, spy in you without your authorization. That feature is invasive and just problematic overall. It needs to be removed. The recent changes are also not an improvement.
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Drew Benson
May 16, 2024
It's cute and colorful but overstuffed and stubborn. You may eventually learn a language using Duolingo but it's more of a colorful game than an actual lesson. Learning by example is great but their stubborn refusal to explain even the simplest grammatical concept means it's going to take 10 times longer to learn than with an app that's focused on teaching instead of leaderboards and micro transactions. So if you want some casual fun, go ahead. If you need to learn a language look elsewhere.
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M Corbett
May 15, 2024
I wanted to rate this higher. But, all of a sudden, every time I try to start a lesson, a "error occured. Try again later" appears. I try to reinstall the app and login, same problem. I guess they just stopped carrying/supporting my language I was learning. I've been waiting for fix for a couple months, and multiple updates. And it just doesn't work for my language anymore.
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