Duolingo - Language Lessons 4+

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Duolingo

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    • Offers In-App Purchases

Description

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:

“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.

Privacy Policy: https://www.duolingo.com/privacy
Terms of Service: https://www.duolingo.com/terms

What’s New

Version 6.184.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

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

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
327.8K Ratings

327.8K 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!

Kiriyama776 ,

Best App I’ve Tried

I’ve tried to learn Japanese for a while, just for fun but I’ve found it hard to find an app that engages me. This app is perfect, so far at least. I use the free version so I get ads, on average after each lesson. It’s a little annoying having to sit through an ad so often because I felt like it disrupted the flow of learning but I’ve not noticed any serious disadvantage, other than, like I say, irritation. You do get used to them as time goes on, and for me, the app lessons are so far worth it.
I’ve used the app for a couple weeks and while I still love its really frustrating during the ‘translate to Japanese’ or ‘English’ part, where you type or speak and can use the microphone which works pretty well but sometimes the app will randomly use the wrong kanji/hiragana eg わ instead of は which will instantly fail me and lose me a heart. Annoyingly on occasion, always near the end of the level it will randomly freeze and sometimes close the app, or randomly submit when you’re not ready, losing a heart. It just refused to let me type anything for about a minute then shut the app. It kept the hearts I’d lost but not the progress I’d made on the level, so I now had 2 hearts to complete it from the start again.
It doesn’t happen too often but it’s annoying as hell to lose hearts through a glitch and not your own mistakes.

KateRVN ,

Good but buggy

I’ve been using Duolingo for a while now. I am very happy with the content and the speed to which I am learning. I have found that unless you pay for the service for either one month at a time or for six months as a bundle you lose lives very quickly. It then takes over four hours to replenish said lives once you have lost them all. However, my husband has noted that you can do lessons on the desktop and not loose any at all! This is a disparity between different platforms and as such should be addressed. I am using both my iPhone SE and iPad mini 4, for my lessons and find that it can take a while for content to load for both lessons and skip a level activities. Sometimes the male speaker sounds unclear when he speaks at normal speed and sounds almost patronising at slow speed in the Spanish course. This is where lives can be and are often lost! The other point that must be made is that AMERICAN ENGLISH is being used rather than ENGLISH ENGLISH so you can also be penalised for this too! Ironically though I have lost lives for my incorrect English spellings!!!!!! This needs sorting out Duolingo.

The Ads are a bloody pain. I used to be a pro member but I did notice that at each upgrade they increased the cost of subscriptions. No more cash out of me thanks very much Duolingo.

Also, why are there only stories for European languages and not all languages? Stories have very much helped me to learn faster and put words into context.

App Privacy

The developer, Duolingo, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Purchases
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics
  • Other Data

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Financial Info
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Contacts
  • User Content
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics
  • Other Data

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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