Duolingo - Languages & More 4+

Learn Spanish, French, German


Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


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.

And now, you can learn Math and Music the Duolingo way!

Build real-world math skills – from calculating tips to identifying patterns – and sharpen your mental math in our Math course.

Learn how to read music and play familiar songs on your device in our Music course – no instrument required.

Whether you’re learning 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 keep you motivated to build solid skills across language, math and music.

• Duolingo works. Designed by learning experts, Duolingo has a science-based teaching methodology proven to foster long-term knowledge retention.

• Track your progress. Work toward your 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 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. And now, learn Math and Music with our newest courses!

What the world is saying about Duolingo:

“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

“Our favorite language app…” - CNET

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.

If you choose to purchase Super Duolingo, payment will be charged to your Apple account, and your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Auto-renewal may be turned off at any time by going to your settings in the App Store after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable.

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What’s New

Version 7.25.0

You can now learn Math and Music on Duolingo! Check out our brand-new courses – available now.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
565K Ratings

565K Ratings

Editors’ Choice

With its friendly approach and awesome updates, Duolingo’s long been one of our favorite apps for learning another language. Its secret: making the process genuinely fun. Engaging mini-games test your reading, writing, and speaking skills, and joining a club (where you can encourage and compete with others) adds a great social element. Bonus: all those languages and games are available for free!

EmEm xx ,

I visited Central America after studying Spanish for 1.5/2 years

I downloaded Duolingo in March 2020 and for a year I practised 5/6 times a week, I would do like 1 full level a day (5 different lesson to compete 1 full one) and then after that I did a lesson every now and then as I because busy, but still tried to do at least 1 every week, which turned into every month. However, I have MAINLY ONLY used Duolingo for my source of study, in between not doing the lessons on the app I would sometimes read things on social media in Spanish or try and listen to a Spanish programme but never stuck to it. However, I visited all of Central America last month, from Mexico to Costa Rica and all the countries in between, and I could speak and understand almost everything that came my way literally all thanks to Duolingo. I see people make comments about how random the sentences are on the app, but that literally just helps you in real life more as you can construct a sentence as you know the ‘rules’ in doing so. I am so happy I used Duolingo to learn Spanish as I honestly have learnt so much, you don’t think about how much you learn when you are leading some random sentences a day but when I visited these countries I was shocked at how much I could understand and speak with locals. To learn on the app I wrote down all verbs I learnt and words I learnt, I didn’t write down any sentences I would learn, solely the verbs and words and this is more than enough.

forefix ,

A Learning Resource, but must be one of many

Duolingo’s gameification of learning a language makes it fun and easy to keep coming back. Drawing on similar techniques that addictive phone app games do to reward your neurotransmitters with dopamine, you’ll be more motivated to learn than by conventional methods.
There are drawbacks, the system is not as robust as other learning methods but I would caution users that this should only be one weapon in your arsenal of language learning. Sometimes you may be struck by some of the bizarreness of sentences you are being taught but pay attention, there is more than. Words to a language - my expectation is these are examples from uncommon syntax or sentence structure being demonstrated, though this is never confirmed explicitly.
Finally, Duolingo alone will help you towards some sort of proficiency, but if you are not cross-stitching your learning along your neuropathways by engaging with other learning methods, you may find it difficult to recall your Duolingo learning except when your mind is in Duolingo mode : basically your memory needs Duolingo to prompt it and recall. Books, audio learning, talking, these need to make up part of your learning too if your dream is proficiency.
All in all Duolingo is pretty good though and will be of use to those prone to “binge learning” (of any skill) followed by periods of no learning to build routine, habit, and consistency more sitting down with text books on your own.

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