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
Dec 5, 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
14M reviews
Chris Mckelley
December 3, 2022
Prior to the update of the user interface, it was a solid, enjoyable, easy to navigate, and clear app. Since the update was implemented where it is now like a road map, it turned to trash. You can repeat that same courses over and over to earn points (previously restricted to two times), it's not easy to locate specific topics, and it limits flexibility and individual preferences. As of the time of this review, I'm at a 700-day streak, but will look to cancel my subscription shortly.
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Francine Hanson
December 1, 2022
I'm not a fan of the restructuring. I don't like the linear track. I was hoping that the subscription would improve my experience. It got rid of the ads, but that benefit is hardly worth the price. I like to have more control over my learning and the new version hinders that. I like to review old exercises regularly before I plow through new material. Please go back Duo! I've been with Duolingo for 3 years and it's been great, but not as much now.
254 people found this review helpful
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La'Rae M. Trice
December 3, 2022
Like others, I'm not a fan of the new format. It makes learning more frustrating because it makes it easier to fail. I've been stuck on levels forever, esp. because new words and concepts are introduce before I've mastered another. I feel like this new format is to encourage upgrading (money) over learning. Once I lose hearts, I can't even keep going. Sucks
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