Duolingo: language lessons

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4.6
13.6M reviews
100M+
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Editors' Choice
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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

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Updated on
Oct 4, 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
4.6
13.6M reviews
Joe Belanger
October 5, 2022
PLEASE BRING BACK THE OLD FORMAT/LAYOUT! They changed the layout so now you have no control over how you learn. We all have different learning styles but now they are limiting you to one path. Each topic has fewer lessons, too, so you aren't retaining what you're learning because they move you so quickly through it. The old format would score this 5 stars easily. This new one is not enjoyable or helpful when learning a language. VERY disappointing!!!!!
60 people found this review helpful
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Mary Blackberry
September 18, 2022
I love the app, the graphics are lovely, they have all kinds of aids to help you learn and the lessons are effective. But I do miss the speaking excercises, I don't know what happened in one of the last updates but every time I try to do one of the speaking excercises it doesn't even let you talk before it just counts it wrong within 4 micro seconds. Aside from that it's great. Premium version is also good, although I do miss the ability to download lessons for offline studying.
335 people found this review helpful
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Liz F
October 3, 2022
Sadly I'm going stop using this app as much as I have been, I might even quit it altogether. I've just made it to a 365 day streak and have used this app for many, many years. I was happy with my progress and enjoyed the competition. After the redesign I've found it very difficult to find where I was in my lessons, and the paltry XP points make competition in the leagues impossible. This redesign is, I think, the worst thing to happen to my language learning progress thus far.
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What's new

It’s a bird… it’s a plane… it’s… Super Duo! (Who is also a bird.)

We’re so excited to introduce Super Duolingo, a new look for Duolingo Plus. Good news: Duo looks beautiful (if we do say so ourselves). Better news: Super Duolingo still has all of your favorite premium perks, including:

-Unlimited Hearts
-Personalized Practice
-No ads

Best news: the price isn’t changing! So go try Super Duolingo, and let us know what you think!