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.

Send any feedback to android@duolingo.com

Use Duolingo on the Web at https://www.duolingo.com

Privacy Policy: https://www.duolingo.com/privacy
Updated on
Sep 19, 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

17.2M reviews
Christian Munz
September 16, 2023
Duolingo seems to do pretty well overall. I can't say it's the best language learning app, but it's definitely a solid choice. I'm disappointed the hearts take so long to replenish though. However, the courses can be fun, and depending on the language you pick, they do well in teaching the words and general structure. I definitely think more can be done to help people learn the full sentence structure of the languages, and where everything goes, but otherwise, good job.
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Britt Wolfe
September 5, 2023
I really enjoy the Duolingo learning experience. However, I'm not fully satisfied. First off, the audio section was removed. There is a Duolingo podcast, but it's not as instructive as the audio section of the app once was. Secondly, the app teaches you by making you guess which for me personally is not an affective learning strategy. Overall though, I find the app to be relaxing and fun. One of my favorite things about the app is its free unless you want unlimited access to all features.
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September 4, 2023
I like the program, but the streaks and leaderboards cause unnecessary stress on what could be a fun learning experience. At first I was really into the leaderboards, but when I came in first in the top league nothing happened--I found out only people on iPhone could make it to the rounds where you win special badges. I turned off the leaderboard after that (no option on mobile, need to set it on desktop). After 100 days, the streak itself became a burden. I wasn't having fun anymore.
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