Duolingo: language lessons

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13M 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
Jun 27, 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
13M reviews
Sherry Buchanan
June 29, 2022
Almost impossible to get some questions answered unless you are in some group program, evidently. Otherwise easy and affordable for someone trying to learn on their own. We could never find phone number or chat program to answer questions or give help. The point system used has no incentive or logic to it, which is very frustrating. The program doesn't seem to be designed for someone to use it on a one to one basis, but otherwise the content is very good, and the software is great.
23 people found this review helpful
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David Dugas
June 28, 2022
Fun interactive app that approaches learning a language in a convenient and easy way. Far easier to pick up a language than in a classroom setting. Emphasizes repetition, real world phrases, and relatable conversations as opposed to traditional learning. Also, I like that it has you translate in a variety of ways. Into the language you're learning, from the language you're learning, and comprehension of the language.
38 people found this review helpful
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Murray Brockman
June 29, 2022
The Good: Consistent practice. Accurate. Mostly useful vocabulary, although not enough. Free. Fun, kind of. The Less Good: In German, too much concentration on fine, somewhat obscure. points of grammar. Plus a rather pedantic attention to word order can be frustrating. Not enough useful vocabulary. Repeat: Not nearly enough useful vocabulary.
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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!