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 35+ 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 the community. With 300+ million learners worldwide, you’re part of a language community on Duolingo.

★ 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 Duolingo Plus for 7 days free! Learn a language fast with no ads, and get fun perks like Mastery Quiz to measure how much you’ve learned and downloadable courses for learning wherever you go!

Send any feedback to android@duolingo.com

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Updated on
May 23, 2022

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
Device or other IDs
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Location, Personal info and 8 others
Data is encrypted in transit
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12.6M reviews
Christopher Harter
May 25, 2022
You've got all kinds of translations in this. Pretty impressive options and even clever game play that has you learning without realizing it. Slow and steady progress is easily kept track of and even encouraged to do even a little bit every day. I've been using this game/app since it's beginning, on different accounts and various phones through the years and it has always been one of the best free options out there. But it's slowly developed a pay wall, sadly, meaning I guess my learning is ovr
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May 25, 2022
I get the point of wanting people to pay. I've been here for years. It started off so well and then the last few years they got really money grabby imo. I remember it being free with maybe an occasional ad. Now I have lot's of ads which I'm totally fine with. However, messing up 5 times and not being able to complete even 1 lesson defeats the enter purpose of learning newer content in a language! This kills progression and makes learning all the more difficult.
20 people found this review helpful
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Rae Christiansen
May 25, 2022
Duolingo seems very repetitious in the beginning but gives you a good foundation for what's ahead. Later it sometimes includes a new word with no introduction but soon it surprisingly is made clear. This gives you the joy of discovery! It's so much fun! Before I started Duolingo, I had been struggling to learn Spanish but this method changed that. It's very effective, quick, and fun! I'm grateful to have found it!
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What's new

New on Android: language tips! Tap the Tips icon next to certain skills to get helpful explanations of grammar, pronunciation and useful phrases. Now available in our Spanish, French and Chinese courses, with more to come!