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

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
9.9K Ratings

9.9K 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!

Eloïse Durand ,


1. it's great
2. can the tips & notes exclusive for desktop please be made accessible on mobile? honestly i don't learn anything substantial on mobile, it's mostly "write this word/sentence/phrase over and over in language x". sure if you read/translate enough sentences you'd Get The Gist of What's Happening O'er There but as far as i know, Getting the Gist or Understanding the Feel of a language is never enough. probably just me, but i've never figured out the grammar of a language just by "observing the patterns in different sentences". it's like the exercises are the exterior of a cat, and the tips & notes are its internal parts; yeah, the cat definitely exists and it looks functional, but it's more or less hard to understand why it Does What It Does unless you examine its internal workings and history. basically you can't learn grammar just by giving vocabulary.
3. please fix This Bug: glitches progress within a day, XP earned from lessons/lesson refreshers aren't registered immediately. when starting with (for example) 30XP and finishing a lesson, sometimes it stays at 30XP for a while and not 40XP. it stays at (e.g.) 30XP unless i wait around 5 minutes or restart the app, it will update to 40XP only then.
4. the activities/games in the language clubs are fun, diverse, helpful and cute ü

Znow7 ,

The Crowns Aren’t Working For Me

I’ve been using Duolingo for years and I’ve seen it change several times. And for the most part, those changes have been pretty neat. But this crown system, I’m not a big fan of it. Before, you get a sense of accomplishment when you see a lesson turn gold. Then, it changes back to its color once you need to practice it again. But now, it just gives you these crowns. You see the gold circle start to fill up but when you finish the last part of the lesson, it disappears and you get a crown. The lesson remains the same color. It feels very disappointing, really. The crowns just say how many times you’ve completed the lessons. I no longer feel satisfied once I’ve completed the lesson. For me, that “gold transformation” of the lesson icon was a reward. I get motivated to turn as many lessons to gold as I can. Then they start to revert to their colors and I do it again. I hope you bring back that system. The numbers on the crowns don’t really feel significant to me. Still, 5 Stars because this really is the best language learning app out there.

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