Duolingo: language lessons

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12.6M reviews
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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!

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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
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
12.6M reviews
William Fitzgerald
May 25, 2022
Good for reviewing a language you have already learned in other classes, but not super helpful in learning new material. Ads have a lot of problems with being glitchy, and in languages other than Spanish, it is common for correct answers to be marked wrong. That causes a lot of problems, because in the free version you have limited lives and can run out when it isn't your fault
16 people found this review helpful
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April Rust
May 18, 2022
Fun and I'm learning already, even though I had taken Spanish in college, I was able to take a test and catch up to a place I needed work in. I haven't started paying for it yet, I wanted to see how long I could stick with it first. On that note, the ads are getting a little obnoxious. Edit: there is one ad that keeps glitching out the app and I have to close it. Please remove that ad! I don't mind the ads but I have to restart the whole app every time it comes up.
250 people found this review helpful
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Tonya Laycock
May 19, 2022
Good supplement for training your ear to the sounds of a language, a bit repetitive in content with no grammar explanation. Love the less common language choices. Ads are annoying, worth paying for the app if you are serious about using it. It does have a few minor bugs with the input of answers. I really hate the competition aspect but I guess some might find it motivating.
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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!