Duolingo: language lessons

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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.

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Updated on
May 22, 2023

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
Location, Personal info and 8 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

14.3M reviews
Doug Washington
May 24, 2023
I've been enjoying it for the last several months for French, Italian, and Spanish and I'm getting more proficient in each. The phrases are terribly repetitive and I find you'd learn more by mixing them up a bit. The last week or so, the battery usage has been abysmal when the app is in use and makes my phone get very warm, unlike the previous months.
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Kelly Rilett
May 24, 2023
New updates causing glitch. It keeps turning spoken exercises back on even though it's supposed to be turned off for accessibility. (Yes, I did do it in settings, not just the 15 min snooze). Every time I go back to settings, it's turned back on. The spoken exercises never worked anyway. Guaranteed loss of a heart even for the most basic of words.
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Jennifer M
May 27, 2023
I love how fun and engaging this app is, from learning a new language, to reinforcing old knowledge. Being able to bounce back when you need a refresher, to being able to jump ahead are wonderful features. The cost actually seems pretty reasonable, given how much you can do, and how many languages you can learn, though by no means a requirement given the opportunities at the free level. I would like to have the ability to select and copy words in app for ease of storing notes.
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