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 500+ 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
20 May 2024

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
Personal info, Financial info and 6 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
Committed to follow the Play Families policy

Ratings and reviews

23.3M reviews
Shaun Stephens
13 May 2024
It has a decent variety of exercises. it does not actually do much teaching, in the sense of explaining how verb conjugation works or what new words mean, but if you toggle back and forth between a translator and Duolingo, it can be workable. It also sometimes chooses an odd word to focus on for many many lessons (for example "doll" and "lazy"): it used those words dozens of times in sentences.
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Codey Gallup
9 May 2024
Most important it's free, you can upgrade but it's not a necessity unlike other language apps. Taking away discussion boards was the worst they've done, they were incredibly useful. Even if they were only for premium users it would be good. User support is non-existent, I attempted to reach out to no avail. It's mostly AI created levels, at least it seems that way, which isn't necessarily a good thing. It does seem like with every course rework they add one small feature that is beneficial.
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Page R
10 May 2024
Fantastic app designed to keep you engaged with bite-sized lessons. Learning is fun and the widget is a moody reminder to practice daily. I ended up purchasing a family plan. There are a couple of downsides. Nowhere to go for questions to understand particular word variations. The algorithm does a decent job of identifying your weak areas, but there should be a button to select items you want to save to flash cards or something so you can practice additional. Otherwise, pretty good app.
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