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Duolingo

Learn languages by playing a game. It's 100% free, fun, and scientifically proven to work.

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  • iPad
Avg rating of 4.1 (17)| 19 comments

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Duolingo: The Best Way to Learn a Language (2018)
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Duolingo Features

  1.  GamificationDuolingo makes use of game-design elements such as point scoring, competition, achievements, etc.
  2.  CrowdsourcedDuolingo uses suggestions, information, etc., from a large group of people to improve the quality of the content.

Duolingo information

  • Developed byDuolingo
  • LicensingProprietary and Freemium product.
  • PricingSubscription that costs about $7 per month.
  • RatingAverage rating of 4.1 (17 ratings)
  • Alternatives200 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Czech
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Vietnamese

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Our users have written 19 comments and reviews about Duolingo, and it has gotten 321 likes

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nikos3194
  
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The best platform for learning languages, which also serves to practice typing and spelling.

Offers to interact in forums and discussions, in addition to doing competitions by points with friends.

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s_ktt
  
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Excellent language learning tool.

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egryboiz
  
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The free version has A LOT of ads. If you make 3 mistakes during a lesson, the lesson is failed and you have to watch more ads + take some mini-refresher course. The paid version removes all that, but at 120 per year, which is about as much as Rosetta Stone. They also just keep removing features: grammar hints are gone, discussions to ask for help are gone, feedback on phrases and lessons are gone, meetups are gone, etc.

At the time of writing, they are also reducing the flexibility of the app and forcing you to a "path" upgrade which means you can learn the language only in the way they deem it possible. Only the stage has a topic e.g "talk about your family and yourself". A stage has about 10 lessons, each is repeated about 5 times. The lessons have no description of what you're learning. Is it family? Yourself? Are you learning pronouns? Nothing.

It used to be a good app, but those days are gone.

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schluessel
  
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great language learning app

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ofernandofilo
  
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a little slow to learn a new words.

Memrise is a little faster (freemium), and LingQ is more complete (but it's practically a paid service)

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sdprtn
  
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Exercises are great, but it does not work well with all languages I've tried

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Duolingo on Web and Android have different interface features. For example:
(1) on Android, when you complete lessons without mistakes 3 in a row, Duo might ask you if you want to skip the course level or take 'Hard Practice'. This never happened on web.
(2) on web, taking a test to skip a course level requires 5 lingots (scarce currency?) while on Android it is free regardless of Plus subscription;
(3) on Android, you can take "Hard Practice" on a gilded course while on web you can't;
(4) on Android, there's no XP Progress chart;
(5) on web, you can't see your league placement (EDIT—only if you turn off the "Make my profile public");
(6) on web, you can only see your streak for the week while on Android you can see it in monthly calendar view;
(7) on web, there's no "Claim Rewards" button for completed achievements;
(8) on Android, you can't access the forums, but you can access the question's forum thread through "Discuss" button after answering it;
(9) Events, Podcast, Dictionary and Words aren't available on Android;
(10) on web, Duo's outfits aren't for sale in the Shop;
(11) on web, you can't change your name (not username);
(12) on web, the Coach / Daily Goal settings is in XP per day while on Android is in minutes per day but if you tap the Streak dropdown menu it'll say XP per day. Also on web, there's additional Daily Goal named Basic (1 XP/day), not available on Android.

(31 Jan 2021)

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    The free version has A LOT of ads. If you make 3 mistakes during a lesson, the lesson is failed and you have to watch more ads + take some mini-refresher course. The paid version removes all that, but at 120 per year, which is about as much as Rosetta Stone. They also just keep removing features: grammar hints are gone, discussions to ask for help are gone, feedback on phrases and lessons are gone, meetups are gone, etc. At the time of writing, they are also reducing the flexibility of the app and forcing you to a "path" upgrade which means you can learn the language only in the way they deem it possible. Only the stage has a topic e.g "talk about your family and yourself". A stage has about 10 lessons, each is repeated about 5 times. The lessons have no description of what you're learning. Is it family? Yourself? Are you learning pronouns? Nothing. It used to be a good app, but those days are gone.
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