Five stars Tried many times in school and with various programs to learn a language. I have an excellent visual memory; learned to read and write French pretty well at one time but never could I understand, interpret the audio..conversational ability was non existant. For 30 yrs I was that person, "I can't learn new languages, not for me." This program is perfect and I look forward to opening it everyday! I spent 20min/day the last few weeks and I'm beginning to 'think' in the language! Thank you so much Duolingo!
A very good program but stops short of being excellent I speak several languages and need to upgrade a few. Duolingo is far superior to Mango, offering as much Freedom or hand-holding as you need. It lets you back if you are weak in an area. But I would like to see two changes before giving it 5 stars. First a simple vocabulary list, growing as you learn, containing both singular and plurals, and using masculine, feminine, and neutral forms. My spelling needs work. Secondly, a series of conjugation drills would be priceless. Otherwise an excellent app.
Amazingly simple, simply amazing The only thing I could complain about is that the sentences sometimes make no sense at all. However, the app is so well made that you actually remember what you've been learning from the start because they are smart enough to regularly make you re-use the vocabulary and stuff... I would give the app 8 out of 5 :-)
Love the app, but.... I have been using duolingo for years now and have always been a huge fan. But there is a drawback for me...at least on the Android version. I also use this app on my iPhone and that version of the app far superior to Android just because you are able to use the chatbots. The chatbots have helped me tremendously with building my fluency since its a guided conversation. Please implement this for the Android users!
Great, very useful Very good for trying to learn a new language. I love using it, why then 4 stars and not five? Lack of explanation for the cases. I'm using ot for German and it doesn't stop to explain why the cases on words change, but corrects it when you use the wrong one. I know from previous language classes why but for those who have never taken a case language it can cause a lot of confusion.
Best way to start learning a language I always struggled with languages, I scraped a pass in Spanish class and barely remember it. I booked a holiday to Sweden recently and decided to finally make the effort. After ~40 days I feel I have a good grasp of the language and enough to hold basic conversations. One thing I would like is the ability to set priorities. The reason I'm learning the language is for holiday so it would have been nice to have been able to learn sections like travel, food and geography quicker instead of animals and family
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