Duolingo: Learn Languages Free
- Last update: 4 years ago
- Version: Varies with device
- Size: 13.02M
- Compatibility: Varies with device
- Author: Duolingo
- Content rating: Rated for 3+
- Package name: com.duolingo
- Last update: 8 years ago
- Version: 5.1.21
- Size: 103 MB
- Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Author: Duolingo
- Content rating: Rated 4+
- Languages: 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
- In-App Purchases:
- Streak Repair $6.99
- Basket of Gems $1.99
- Pile of 40 Gems $1.99
- Duolingo Plus $9.99
- Streak Repair (4) $3.99
- Nest of Gems (120) $4.99
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Duolingo: Not Your Average Lion Review
Duolingo is a latin-like word that means “bilingual”. Learn foreign languages with this service is easy and fun, and it’s more than words.
The ancients used to say that you are as many times a human as many languages you know. Today we have online translators and augmented reality cameras with built-in scanners, but language barriers are still here. And the rhythm of life doesn’t always let us find an hour or two to dive into the language environment to master it.
Another bad joke globalization plays on us is English spread worldwide. We are convinced that in any large city we’ll certainly meet at least one person speaking English, so we get quite disappointed when we suddenly don’t. So sometimes we should take care to get prepared before going abroad.
Duolingo is the learning app for modern times. It won’t take more than 20 minutes a day to get into a new language with it, and all it takes is your smartphone or tablet with an Internet connection. Give it the time required, and you won’t even notice the moment you start speaking Spanish, Turkish or Russian, maybe not on an expert level, but quite enough not to get helpless and lost in Istanbul or Barcelona.
OK, you want to learn a language. First, you pick the intensity of your course, from easy (5 minutes a day) up to insane (20 minutes). It may be too loud to say, but if you can pay more attention than you have calculated earlier, you can take tomorrow’s lesson today and shift your schedule.
The lessons are organized easily. You learn new words and phrases that contain them, from elementary up to more complicated. The lessons include pictures, pronunciation examples, right answer selections. The correct answers are responded to with a green affirmative signal, and the wrong ones are marked school red. Sometimes your answer is marked as generally right but with no specific accent, you should pay attention to. The tasks are as various as it takes to learn. Within a single lesson, you will have to pick the right selection among proposed options, speak the words into your mic, type them as a dictation or type the translation with the correct original spelling.
Take the advantage of Android and install the correct keyboard layout for the language you learn, or you’ll be unable to use the required symbols and accents of, for example, Spanish or German, let alone Cyrillic languages. There's no necessity to create a separate profile if you already have a Google+ or Facebook account. Anyway, you’ll be able to discuss topics with other Duolingo users in the comments section right under each task. With over 50 million users you’ll always find fellows to discuss linguistics.
The app gives the most advantages to English-speaking users: all available courses are meant for English speakers. If your native language is, for example, German, Portuguese or Ukrainian, you’ll be limited in languages you can learn from this start. But the service gets constant updates with new language pairs.
The app has nothing to add. It looks great both on smartphones and on tablets. It’s minimalistic, with no pictures unless required by tasks and almost no ads.
We have tried this app on different devices from 2013 and newer, with Android from 4.1 Jelly Bean up to 6.0 Marshmallow, using both stock ROMs and Cyanogenmod custom ones. Duolingo didn’t cause a single crash or slowdown, though we can’t guarantee it won’t on older devices or ROMs.
Cross-platform use 10/10
The app is available for Android, iOS and even Windows Phone. Other platforms users can proceed with Duolingo’s website.
Suddenly Duolingo proposes no paid extras from within the app. It seems even surprising in our free-to-try age, but so it is.
The bottom line
As any other learning app or offline course, it would be fully effective if you combine it with even a slight try of real-life usage. But it’s perfect for learning basics, especially if you’re too busy to pay it anytime, anywhere but on the run.Collapse
A great tool for learning languages whenever and wherever you want, but it requires Internet connection
Pros : Simple minimalistic design;
Cons : Limited to 14 European languages plus Esperanto only;
Language pairs are mostly meant for English speakers.
Cross-platform use 5
Average : 4.9
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What are Lingots in the Duolingo app?
You can earn them by leaving interesting comments or creating posts. You can also give Lingots to other users.
What languages does the Duolingo app offer?
Such languages as English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Irish, Danish, Swedish, Russian, Ukrainian, Esperanto, Polish, and Turkish are available.
How many levels are there in the Duolingo app?
Level 25 is the highest possible level. You'll be able to earn more experience points, but you won't level up anymore.
How can I get Duolingo Windows for PC app?
You can download Duolingo for Windows from the official Microsoft app store. You will find there the version for Windows 10 and up, and Windows 8 Mobile. It does not cost a thing, so you can download it at any time. You can also use the Duolingo website to start training in your browser on PC.
What are the requirements of Duolingo iOS app?
Duolingo app is free to download on iTunes. You will find the link on the direct page of Duolingo app at the store here, behind the Get App button. Tap on it to go to iTunes. The app requires a 10.0 iOS system or later. It weights 182.4 MB. Make sure you have enough space on your device before you tap the Download button. Besides the iPhone, the app is compatible with iPod touch and iPad.
What are the requirements for Duolingo apk on Android?
You can find the Duolingo app for Android on the official app store Google Play. It is probably on your phone already, especially on the new models. If you don’t want to search for too long, press the Get App button here, on this page and you will be linked with Duolingo on Google Play. The app varies with device. Just make sure you have 13.03 M of space on your phone and tap the Download.
Do I need to make an account during Duolingo install process?
No, you don’t have to do it during this process. However, the app will ask you to make your personal account anyway. You will need it to keep track on your progress and scores.
Are there any other websites for Duolingo free download?
Yes, of course. Duolingo is a free app. A lot of websites offer you it without any fees. However, we strongly recommend you not to download this app from any unofficial and unreliable sources. They may be potentially harmful to your device.
Is Duolingo free entirely?
Yes, the app is completely free. And it also contains ads that may appear from time to time on your screen. Duolingo offers in-app purchases which can help you with your studies. For example, you can buy Duolingo Plus from $9.99 to $79.99, depending on the package you choose. You can also buy gems and streak repairs if you need it. But you can decide not to pay for anything and use it for free.
Can I find Duolingo download here?
No, you can’t download Duolingo app from this website. It does not contain such options. What it has is the links to the official app stores of your mobile platforms. Press the Get App button and you will be redirected to the page of Duolingo on iTunes or Google Play.
What can I do if Duolingo is not working?
If Duolingo app does not work you need to relax and check if your phone meets the requirements of the app. After that, check your memory space. If there is not enough memory, you need to clean it. Check the Internet connection. Open and close the app. Reload your phone. If it does not help, contact Duolingo support team from the official website.
Where can I download Duolingo latest version?
You can download Duolingo latest version on the same page of the same app store where you have already downloaded the previous one.