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Duolingo - Language Lessons Review Breakdowns

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ASO Keywords

Keyword Rank
duolingo 1
spanish 2
language learning 3
learn spanish 4
language 5

Downloads

Jun, 2022
Worldwide
848K

Revenue

Jun, 2022
Worldwide
$6M

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

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Get Ready to Hate Language Learning!
Cccccxcccc on 2022-07-04
Are you excited to never want to learn a foreign language ever again? Do you want to feel such intense anxiety about speaking and spelling a language that you feel like it’s safer just to speak english? Do you want to watch thousands of ads and be relentlessly pressured to pay for a subscription service close to the price of Amazon Prime just for the privilege of not having ads and not being punished for making mistakes? If so, then by golly this is the app for you. Get excited about these wonderful features: -You only get 5 mistakes every day. 5. To learn a language you do not know, you get 5 mistakes, and that includes spelling errors and typos. If you exceed 5 mistakes then too bad, your progress that lesson is just gone, unless you pay up, that is. -Some languages change the spelling of words based on usage and position. You’re still getting the hang of it? You hit the ‘h’ instead of the ‘g’ because your phone keyboard is smaller than your fingers? Tough. Better start over. That’s what makes learning fun and builds confidence, right? -You get to watch ads before *and* after every lesson unless you pay $80 a year. Don’t forget you’re learning and having fun. -The translations and hints for parts of many languages are straight up wrong. You got a question wrong because DUO is wrong? Tough, sport. I SAID YOU’RE HAVING FUN. -Get ready to enjoy relentless pontificating about how noble Duo’s goal is and how “Learning should be free and fun!” Immediately followed by an ad about how you should pay them $80 a year. Look I get it, Duo, you’re a business and you want to make money, but stop pretending to be some saint about it if I have to watch your ad 5 times every day. It’s trashy. -Basically zero customer support. I have never, ever received a response to any of the messages I have sent them. I used to love this app so much I would check the incubator every day to check the progress on courses. But then they forced the heart system on all of us - and fed us a transparent lie about why they did it. I’ve given up trying to speak Spanish to the people around me because this app has conditioned me to feel like I have to be perfect. And it’s sad because after using the app the way it used to be, I was trying to speak it. But now I get anxious and tongue tied. You did that to me, Duo. From someone who has been using Duo for over 5 years, if you’re looking into learning a new language I encourage you to look for an app that will help you learn and feel comfortable and confident because that’s really how you learn. Right now that’s just not Duo. And as in my previous review, Duo, my 1-star review will stay up as long as the heart-system stays up. And no. I’m not paying you $80 a year just to support your code framework when I know that your courses are almost all made by volunteers.
Horrible Update
ArientjeAltin on 2022-07-04
This app was amazing and it worked wonderfully until a recent update that completely changed how the app works. The design is ridiculous, with a huge amount of scrolling to get through what was once one single bubble for a topic. The layout is in no way understandable for someone who was used to the previous version, even with their supposed new ‘streamlined pathway’ Very little seems to line up with progress between the two versions. It automatically put me at the mastery level for one of the new units - I was nowhere close to the same level with any of the previous topics - and there are now EIGHT lessons you must complete to level up instead of four, each of which still cost 100 gems each, which is absurd for someone who cannot afford pro. However, the most frustrating thing about those mastery quizzes is that nothing on them is stuff that I learned or was taught before. I’ve already wasted two attempts and failed because I quite literally don’t know any of the words they’re claiming I’ve already learned. There also appears to be no way to go back and review or practice units that you’ve completed like you were able to do in the past, and if there IS a way, it is in no way obvious. I understand the desire to change things up every so often and make it supposedly bigger and better, but this isn’t it. It’s definitely BIGGER, with how absurdly spread out everything is (if you’re going to make everything so big, at least include a way to collapse each unit. If that’s already a feature, again, nothing is obvious or comprehensive with this update). However, absolutely nothing has been done to make this app better, and a great deal has been done to make it far worse. I used to love duolingo and had so much fun working through the lessons and learning a new language, but I literally just can’t handle or figure out this new update. It’s ridiculous and absurd and it doesn’t work, and I’m currently trying to find a new language learning app instead, since there seems to be no way to remove an update from an app. It’s a real pity, because duolingo used to be amazing, but this update has completely ruined it. To anyone considering downloading the app in this new phase: don’t. Nothing makes sense, it’s hard to follow along, and it’s just an awful design and layout to start with. While I’d once have recommended duolingo to others with glowing reviews as a wonderful free language learning app, that is no longer the case, and unless something is done to restore this mess of an ‘update’ to what it was before - what actually worked - I highly doubt I’ll ever be able to recommend it to anyone else again. Don’t download it.
GREAT Language-Learning App!! But…
~banana•blossom~ on 2022-07-04
Duolingo is a phenomenal app. It helps one learn so many words and get a great understanding of the language they want to learn. That being said, I’ve noticed some things, especially after reading another review… 1) not all languages are taught at the same level. Spanish, for example, has lots of tools one can use, while languages like Turkish, which is what I am learning, aren’t as heavily equipped with outlets other than challenges and normal lessons. I understand that it’s a big load to add such features to all languages, but please consider this. 2) don’t expect to be a master at grammar. Lots of the grammar rules I’ve seen on Duolingo I have pieced together myself. There are no actual guides that show why certain letters are added to the end of a word, and I wish there was. There are still so many things I don’t understand!! Another point is how it doesn’t really teach basic steps to learning words or constructing sentences, like the alphabet… at least for Turkish… so go ahead and learn that yourself, first :) 3) I wish there were a way to communicate with others. As someone who doesn’t have social media, I, personally, would not be comfortable with one-on-one communication, but asking and receiving answers by native speakers overall, on some sort of community page would be a Godsend! I would also love to help others who need it in my own native language. While this may seem like a list of complaints, and it is, I do love the app lots! It is so engaging and fun— I do, occasionally, get bored of it as one would, after a bunch of lessons, but I always hop on the next day. Please download if you want to start learning a language. Don’t expect total fluency, per se, but a good sense of intermediary knowledge. Big thanks to the team at Duolingo! 💕
The BEST way to learn a LANGUAGE ( But the don’t have Yoruba tho.)
ObserverGirl98 on 2022-07-04
LEARNING: This app really make sure that you learn the most you can because they have workouts where you can practice things that you missed, also if you run out of hearts you can replace those by practicing whatever language you are using. Also there a lessons where they speak to help you better understand the language that you are learning. The DAYS: Duolingo has days where it counts your daily streak of what day you are on and what your next milestone is for your next streak basically counting the days that you have been on Duolingo since day one if you miss a day it will restart your daily streak again. GEMS, XP, and CROWNS: Gems and XP are collected after you complete a lesson on whatever language you are doing. Crowns a tree what you collect once you have completed a course for example in Spanish we have Shopping after you complete one course it will give you a crown. CHALLENGES: There are challenges for every month to show your average of how much time you spent on the months challenges. ACHIEVEMENTS: Just like any other game they have achievements for the things that you have completed towards the app. FEED: The feed in Duolingo helps with more information that you want to learn about the language and more. Well that’s really it that’s really everything I can think of about Duolingo and the amazing things about it I would totally recommend this game to help you grow at learning languages. I hope this interview helped with your decision of getting this game. By Z, a 10 year old girl. Really I am ten.
Amazing!
1223445667889000 on 2022-07-04
Duolingo helps me learn all kinds of languages! Duolingo really helps me out because I have a free way to learn instead of hiring teachers. I also love it because I volunteer for a refugee camp where we deliver lunches to them and help them learn English, and knowing their languages makes it a lot easier to communicate. I would like to suggest that you be able to make your own goal for each day, and to be able to take little business vacations in case you have something important to do and don’t want to lose your streak. With the daily goals, I mean that it would be cool to be able to set a goal of finishing one level of a learning category, reading one story, and listening to one lesson each day. (That’s my goal) to help with the design you could make three dropdowns with the three different category names above them. The dropdowns would each have numbers from 0-10, and it would have its own page called GOALS because it would take up a lot of space. There would also be notifications for the goal such as “Hey! Are you ready to complete your goal of ________ today? It will take ______ minutes/hours, so make sure you have time!” Anyways I love duolingo and those are just some of my suggestions :)
New update(?) is atrocious
NathanE3 on 2022-07-04
I used to do duolingo every day and practice old units consistently to hammer home old vocabulary and units I had trouble with but now with this new update (that I can't even find any news about) doesn't let me review old units, it throws new words at me far to quickly, it is unintuitive and ugly, and has hampered my ability to practice consistently with it's weird and inconsistent new rules. I am not sure if this is a beta test or what, but it is an absolute pratfall and I am pleading that they undo it. If it ain't broke don't fix it. I want to continue learning with this app because it is very helpful but if this update is permanent then I don't know if I can. Update: It now allows going back to practice old units but it is still very unintuitive to use and honestly it baffles me how they thought THIS was a better guide through a language. It makes the vocabulary feel so fleeting because it makes you jump from new word to new word in an instant unlike how the old design did. I am thankful for the improvements and effort but the old model was so much better
Reviews disappear
KTarra on 2022-07-04
So I’ve written at least one other review of this sorry app which apparently wasn’t added as I can’t find it in my reviews. So here we go again. I have made sure for the last year to earn every single monthly badge. Until June. I spent several hours getting caught up last night and I KNOW I had completed just enough XP to get it and when I check today it’s NOT there! WTH??? This app has gone down hill. I’m flat tired of all the changes designed to push us to purchase a subscription. I used to get 30+ diamonds a day doing at least one lesson. Now you all have changed it up so that we literally only get a handful of diamonds and have to complete daily challenges to get more. The idea was fifteen minutes a day. Then the legendary wasn’t supposed to crack now it does! And you throw in words we haven’t even been introduced to yet and we’re supposed to know them? There are so many issues with this app I no longer recommend it to friends. It’s utterly ridiculous. I’m out.
Fun Everyday!
lillteanna on 2022-07-04
I can’t stop playing this app! It’s probably the funnest app I’ve played and I get to learn a new language! Since it’s so fun I play it a lot and I learn a language even quicker! This app also helps with my German class. What I love a lot about this app is when you get a question wrong you lose a heart and what I love about it is that it convinces you to try to it get right and not just played around like the app was meant to be messed with. Also if you lose your hearts just do practice for extra hearts you don’t have to wait! It’s not surprising many people play this app. I know English and Spanish, but now am taking my German classes and I almost know German after it am not taking a class and gonna use this app to learn a new language!
New home page is horrible.
ataphelion on 2022-07-04
I like to be open to new ideas and updates, and so I was excited to learn how the new skill tree worked. However, it has become unusable for me. It stripped my freedom in learning a new language from me. I do not have control over what I choose to learn in a day now. It is structured so linearly and you cannot progress without completing the one lesson next in the tree. You also can no longer review lessons you’ve completed. This is not how I learn. I CANNOT learn like this. It is confusing and weird. I do not know what I’m walking into in a lesson. I paid for Super Duolingo but this has made it impossible for me to progress and I’m considering ending my subscription and moving into other apps. What a shame.
It’s fun and it still has a long way to go
Rezentes on 2022-07-04
This app has come along way! I admit that I have uninstalled this app because it was kind of a waste of space… it was boring and repetitive… but I decided to see what was new after hearing from a few friends there have been updates. It is a lot more fun to spend time on, however, it still does get pretty boring pretty quickly. I did notice faster growth and more working competency with the new additions. I’m able to pick out words quicker, I have more confidence in using my languages public and I notice I’m able to learn concepts faster than before. I’m excited to see where the future remakes this app! Giving a solid 3 stars because I know you guys have to have more in the pipeline :)

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