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Duolingo is changing the way people learn languages using advanced technology to personalize every lesson for you. Practice reading, writing, speaking, listening and conversation with intelligent Chatbots. Track your progress, earn rewards, and join the world’s largest community of language learners.
We offer: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Irish, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Turkish, Norwegian, Polish, Hebrew, Esperanto, Vietnamese, Ukrainian, Welsh, Greek, Hungarian, Romanian, and Swahili. Oh, and English too.
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Ratings and ReviewsSee All
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!
Makes learning a language easy!
English is the only language I know, other than some basic French from high school. I have never heard anyone speak Norwegian, never even saw the language written, and so had zero exposure to it before Duolingo. I have been using the app for no more than an hour, and I can already recognize, write, and (loosely) speak some basic words and phrases in Norwegian. The format is simple, and the “game” aspects make it more enjoyable than a traditional lesson. An important note - I have seen a couple reviews where people fault it for spending too much time on the same words and phrases. That might be the case if you already have a background in a language and are just using this to brush up or expend your knowledge, but I can 100% say that the repetition is why I am retaining the content. I have tried other courses and apps, and they ALL overload you with content. Yes, you’ll be exposed to more vocabulary quicker in those, but I find that I was retaining just a tiny fraction of it because it wasn’t beat into my brain the way Duolingo does it. For comparison, after an hour of duolingo, I probably only know 15-20 Norwegian words....but I know them WELL, can use them in sentences, can recognize them when spoken quickly, and the key to all of this - I can translate back and forth without having to stop and think. I think that’s incredible for such a short time spent. The app is free, so go for it!
ONE OF THE BEST WOULD RECOMMEND, SOME SMALL SUGGESTIONS AND ISSUES
If you are just starting out on a language this is the app. You learn words effectively and it is very good at encouraging to learn. The unfortunate thing was it got very repetitive and takes some time to get through to learn new words. It was very good when I first started learning Norwegian or Norsk Bokmål. I got the basics but really just basics. Duolingo won’t make you fluent but it is a great starting place and language practice tool to have when first encountering a new language. Don’t expect yourself to learn an entire language with Duolingo alone but it is great when wanting to practice the language you are learning or getting a few new words. Once again, it doesn’t feel like you are making super fast progress or you have grown quickly but I always enjoying going on and practicing. Another problem is that I never really understood why something was some way and Duolingo did not really do a good job explaining the reasons behind something so I was left confused. The good thing is these questions can be answered on the forum that Duolingo provides. Also the pronunciation does not appear to be given. All you could do was hear the word but I could never tell if the letter “d” was pronounced at the end of some words or not. I had to learn this outside of Duolingo. To conclude this is SPECTACULAR language learning app and I recommend it for all who want to try a new language.
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- 103.3 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.