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
37.3K Ratings

37.3K Ratings

Editors’ Notes

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!

Sam Sahana ,

Amazing app! The most productive app you’ll ever have

This is an amazing app and I’ve come to loooooove it! It’s been just about 4 days and I can already see That I’ve learnt many new words in German. The app is genius and accordingly matches with your pace of leaning/understanding. It’s highly customisable and a really smart way to learn a language. You don’t need to commit to it. You’ll get into it without even trying to!

It’s now been 260 days and this app is just sooo much different from the conventional way of learning a language. My friend started learning German at school at about the same time as me. I can say so many sentences, even write small paragraphs while my friend is still stuck at salutations and basic sentences. This app is something else! Literally a magical boon from the Gods. No exaggeration. Genuinely commenting this. I thoroughly love it. Credits to the genius developers and team behind this app. Bless you for making this piece of magic free and hence accessible to everyone. I even recommended this app to our domestic helper’s kids and similar people I know of who May not otherwise be able to afford a language course. Plz Continue this free service. It can change a life! U’ll continue to receive our Fullest support and love!!! Love you tonnes, Duo fam! ❤️

NParekh ,

Learning German language on Duolingo

During the COVID lockdown period, I felt like leaning German language to keep the hope of visiting the Bavarian region for an extended period in the future. My son introduced me to Duolingo. After initial hesitation, I took a liking to this way of learning - the Duolingo app makes learning Germany a game with rewards and gems and quizzes and more; there is ample scope to repeat lessons or to move at a faster pace. Also, for me, it is more fun because I have my sister-in-law who has also started learning German on Duolingo.

I find the app brilliant in its design, encouraging in the way the lessons are designed and engaging through various stories that are available to read. On tap access to word meanings also makes it easy to attemp the exercises.

I give it a five star rating - I have been on a 86 day streak and look forward to spending time in this app every day.

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


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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