Learn a new language with the world’s most-downloaded education app! Duolingo is the fun, free app for learning 35+ 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 the community. With 300+ million learners worldwide, you’re part of a language community on Duolingo.

• 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

If you like Duolingo, try Duolingo Plus for 7 days free! Learn a language fast with no ads, and get fun perks like Mastery Quiz to measure how much you’ve learned and downloadable courses for learning wherever you go!

If you choose to purchase Duolingo Plus, payment will be charged to your iTunes 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 iTunes 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 6.143.1

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.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
19.1K Ratings

19.1K 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!

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The best language - learning app out there!

I really wanted to learn a language, so I started looking for language - learning apps on the App Store. However, nearly all the apps’s lessons cost money. I was about to find another alternative until I stumbled across Duolingo - the FREE language - learning app. I have been using Duolingo for around 3 days now and my French vocabulary is really starting to develop. It’s lessons are effective and fun at the same time and if you don’t have much time, this is definitely the app for you as it’s lessons are around 5- 10 minutes long ( depending on how fast you complete them). I occasionally use the web app as well and it’s as good, if not better than the mobile app. The mobile app is still phenomenal, however. I also love the way that you can compete with other language - learners and see who can get to the top of the leaderboard within a 7 day period. You can also do another few things like practice on what you’ve learned and read short stories - just to name a few. I would definitely, definitely, DEFINITELY recommend Duolingo - The FREE language - learning app. Au Revoir!

Helen😎 ,

So good

I have a German friend and I felt really bad the fact that she has to read my English and that she was teaching me. I asked my sister what to do and she told me when she was younger she used this app. I downloaded really quick and used it every day and just the other day a phones her and had a conversation in German. I was so so soooo so so happy that I could speak the language that after corona I can go to her country (this is huge I never left my country) and stay there for a week if it’s ok with their family. I can’t believe that I am nearly fluent (I have a bad memory). I even started to pick up and German accent from speaking this. I now know German better than the language I spent 8 yrs on (and I only spent a around a yr or so on this app which is really fast for language learning). This app goes through words again and again and really gets into your brain. I am so excited to go to Germany (with my sister ofc). Thank you so much best app ever

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