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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.

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Version History

Launched Nov 13, 2012 (about 8 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 8 days, on average.

Nov 17
2020
(Current)
Version 6.93.1

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

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Nov 16
2020
Version 6.93.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Nov 09
2020
Version 6.92.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Nov 02
2020
Version 6.91.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Oct 26
2020
Version 6.90.0

¡Hola! Detective Duo here with some news: we've just launched the first-ever bilingual true crime podcast for Spanish learners! "El gran robo argentino" is a special, serialized season of the Duolingo Spanish Podcast telling the story of Latin America's most notorious bank heist. Check out Episode 1 on Apple Podcasts and tune in each week for new episodes!

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Oct 19
2020
Version 6.89.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Oct 12
2020
Version 6.88.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Oct 08
2020
Version 6.87.1

At Duocon, we officially revealed Duolingo World, our cast of illustrated and animated characters! With our latest update, they now appear in the middle of your lessons for some fun (and funny) encouragement. Catch Bea, Junior, Lily, and Duo as they cheer you on for several correct answers in row, as well as a perfect lesson with no mistakes!

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Oct 05
2020
Version 6.87.0

At Duocon, we officially revealed Duolingo World, our cast of illustrated and animated characters! With our latest update, they now appear in the middle of your lessons for some fun (and funny) encouragement. Catch Bea, Junior, Lily, and Duo as they cheer you on for several correct answers in row, as well as a perfect lesson with no mistakes!

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Sep 28
2020
Version 6.86.0

Urrà! Duolingo Stories are now available for Italian learners! These are short, interactive tales with fun twists and turns – all designed to help you practice reading and listening comprehension.

Stories are also available for Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and English learners. Check them out in the Stories tab in the app!

Sep 22
2020
Version 6.85.0

Duocon is COMING! Join us live on Saturday, September 26 from 11:00am to 3:30pm EDT for our first virtual conference. Be the first to hear about new Duolingo features and learn from language experts and innovators. We may also have some surprises in store! ; ) Register for free at duolingo.com/duocon

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Sep 14
2020
Version 6.84.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Sep 08
2020
Version 6.83.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Aug 31
2020
Version 6.82.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Aug 27
2020
Version 6.81.1

Whether it's 7 or 2000 days, your Duolingo Streak deserves to be celebrated! With our latest update, you can now send a congratulatory message to friends and others you follow when they reach certain Streak milestones. Try it out today!

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Aug 24
2020
Version 6.81.0

Whether it's 7 or 2000 days, your Duolingo Streak deserves to be celebrated! With our latest update, you can now send a congratulatory message to friends and others you follow when they reach certain Streak milestones. Try it out today!

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Aug 17
2020
Version 6.80.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Aug 10
2020
Version 6.79.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Aug 03
2020
Version 6.78.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Jul 27
2020
Version 6.77.0

Spanish and French learners: the characters you know and love from your lessons are now in Duolingo Stories! Get to know them in a whole new way through short, bite-sized tales – from sticky work situations to heartwarming family history. Check them out in the Stories tab!

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Jul 20
2020
Version 6.76.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Jul 13
2020
Version 6.75.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Jun 29
2020
Version 6.74.0

Jippii! We Finnished what we started! We reached the Finnish line! It's Finnally here! OK, we'll stop. But you can start learning Finnish today. : )

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Jun 24
2020
Version 6.73.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Jun 15
2020
Version 6.72.0

Your Duolingo profile has gotten a makeover! Available for iPhone, the new profile design is more streamlined and shows your courses, key stats (like Streak, total XP, and total Crowns), Achievements, and Friends list all in one place. Check it out by tapping the "Profile" tab in the app.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Jun 08
2020
Version 6.71.0

Learning a new language wouldn't be possible without making mistakes, and learning from your mistakes is key to making progress. That's why we've launched a new type of skill-based practice session that focuses on errors you've made within individual skills. Try it today by tapping on a gilded skill and selecting the "Practice" option – and get some extra XP in the process!

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Jun 03
2020
Version 6.70.1

Practicing what you’ve already learned is just as important as unlocking new material. You now have the option to practice content within a specific Checkpoint, rather than material from the rest of the course.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Jun 01
2020
Version 6.70.0

Practicing what you’ve already learned is just as important as unlocking new material. You now have the option to practice content within a specific Checkpoint, rather than material from the rest of the course.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

May 26
2020
Version 6.69.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

May 22
2020
Version 6.68.2

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

May 21
2020
Version 6.68.1

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

May 18
2020
Version 6.68.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

May 11
2020
Version 6.67.0

Bonjour, French learners! Can you tell le passé from le futur? We've just launched five brand-new, grammar-focused skills covering the past and future tenses. Check them out now in our French course on iPhone!

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

May 07
2020
Version 6.66.0

Come to the dark side – we have free language lessons and NOW DARK MODE! That's right: all you night owls can now #DuoInTheDark with this latest update. Enjoy!

Apr 27
2020
Version 6.65.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Apr 20
2020
Version 6.64.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Apr 06
2020
Version 6.62.0

Surprise! You now have the chance of getting a free Streak Freeze in the treasure chests you open upon meeting your daily goal. Streak Freezes keep your streak in place for one full day of inactivity, and can also be purchased with Gems in the Shop tab.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Mar 31
2020
Version 6.61.0

Atención, Spanish learners: say hola to Season 7 of the Duolingo Spanish Podcast! Featuring all-new fascinating, true stories told in simple Spanish. New episodes will be released weekly. Check it out on Apple Podcasts!

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Mar 23
2020
Version 6.60.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Mar 16
2020
Version 6.59.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Mar 09
2020
Version 6.58.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Feb 24
2020
Version 6.57.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Feb 17
2020
Version 6.55.0

Birds of a feather flock together. We've teamed up to collaborate with Angry Birds! Be on the lookout for Red, the famous protagonist from the Angry Birds series, in the middle of your Duolingo lessons, and catch Duo as a new spell in Angry Birds 2. Now there's *really* no excuse to not do your daily lessons.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Feb 12
2020
Version 6.54.1

Did you know that each skill on Duolingo has 5 levels, and each level gives you different kinds of practice? You also earn one crown for completing each level! With this update, it’s now easier to see how many crowns you’ve earned. Go ahead and give yourself the royal treatment – and go get those crowns!

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Feb 10
2020
Version 6.54.0

Did you know that each skill on Duolingo has 5 levels, and each level gives you different kinds of practice? You also earn one crown for completing each level! With this update, it’s now easier to see how many crowns you’ve earned. Go ahead and give yourself the royal treatment – and go get those crowns!

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Feb 03
2020
Version 6.53.0

Listen up, French learners! Say bonjour to Season 2 of the Duolingo French Podcast – featuring all-new fascinating, true stories in simple French. New episodes are released weekly. Check it out on Apple Podcasts!

Jan 27
2020
Version 6.52.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Jan 23
2020
Version 6.51.0

We just wrapped up Grease Week at Duolingo! We care about even the smallest details of your experience, so our engineers have been all hands on deck working to fix the bugs in the app that accumulate over time. We even cleaned under the rugs!

Jan 13
2020
Version 6.50.0

Getting an answer correct on Duolingo is a great feeling. Now our illustrated characters cheer you on, too! That's right: for those learning Spanish, French, and German, you'll see fun animations featuring the characters in the app when you answer correctly. They're rooting for you, and so are we! No pressure or anything. ; )

Jan 06
2020
Version 6.49.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Dec 20
2019
Version 6.48.2

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Dec 16
2019
Version 6.48.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Dec 13
2019
Version 6.47.2

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Dec 11
2019
Version 6.47.1

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Dec 09
2019
Version 6.47.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Dec 04
2019
Version 6.46.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Dec 02
2019
Version 6.45.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Nov 20
2019
Version 6.44.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Nov 12
2019
Version 6.43.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Nov 04
2019
Version 6.42.0

For those learning Spanish, French, and German: illustrated characters are back! From an unamused chef to a cat lady, enjoy a new cast of characters as you complete translation, listening, and speaking exercises in the app.

Oct 28
2019
Version 6.41.0

Once upon a time, the Duolingo team was toiling away on a new learning feature called Duolingo Stories – short, interactive, and sometimes surprising tales designed to help with reading and listening comprehension. Then one day, Stories finally came to iOS, and the learners all rejoiced!

That's right: Duolingo Stories are now available for Spanish, French, German, and Portuguese learners! The Stories are carefully crafted to complement Duolingo’s courses and are brought to life with full audio voiceover and interactive moments that test for comprehension. Check them out today, in a brand-new tab marked by the book icon!

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Oct 24
2019
Version 6.40.1

Know that feeling when you get to Level 5 of a skill and see it turn gold? Feels great, but as you advance, it’s easy to forget previous material.

So we’re reintroducing spaced repetition to help reinforce what you’ve learned. When it’s time to review concepts, Level 5 skills will “crack”. Doing a practice lesson will restore the skill to its fully gilded glory!

For the learning science nerds: spaced repetition means you revisit information regularly at set intervals over time. It’s a simple concept but highly effective for learning new things – like languages!

Oct 21
2019
Version 6.40.0

Know that feeling when you get to Level 5 of a skill and see it turn gold? Feels great, but as you advance, it’s easy to forget previous material.

So we’re reintroducing spaced repetition to help reinforce what you’ve learned. When it’s time to review concepts, Level 5 skills will “crack”. Doing a practice lesson will restore the skill to its fully gilded glory!

For the learning science nerds: spaced repetition means you revisit information regularly at set intervals over time. It’s a simple concept but highly effective for learning new things – like languages!

Oct 14
2019
Version 6.39.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Oct 09
2019
Version 6.38.1

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Oct 07
2019
Version 6.38.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Sep 30
2019
Version 6.37.0

To our achievers – and over-achievers: we now offer many more Achievements, like finishing #1 in the Diamond League on the Leaderboard. Check them out for yourself and see how many you can snag!

Sep 23
2019
Version 6.36.0

Parlez-vous français ? In the spirit of always improving how Duolingo teaches, we've just made some pretty big updates to our French course! The course now features 7 new types of exercises mixed with existing ones that are designed to help you reach a higher level of proficiency in French. Check it out to get a preview of changes that will be coming to more courses soon!

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Sep 16
2019
Version 6.35.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Sep 11
2019
Version 6.34.0

For those feeling extra competitive, we've added 5 brand-new leagues to the Leaderboard! While leagues previously went up to Ruby, now you can advance to the Emerald, Amethyst, Pearl, Obsidian, and Diamond Leagues. Do you have what it takes to make it to the top?

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Sep 03
2019
Version 6.33.0

Here's a fun fact: the Latin word for app is "programma." Here's an even more fun fact: our Latin course is now available on iOS, and you can start learning today. Salvete!

Aug 29
2019
Version 6.32.1

Ready to be delighted? We've animated all of the skill icons in each course! No more static images – now when you tap any one of our skills, the illustrations will come to life. Check it out for some fun surprises!

Aug 26
2019
Version 6.32.0

Ready to be delighted? We've animated all of the skill icons in each course! No more static images – now when you tap any one of our skills, the illustrations will come to life. Check it out for some fun surprises!

Aug 19
2019
Version 6.31.0

Looking to learn in style? Use your gems to get an "owlfit" for Duo that you'll see in your daily lessons! Options include sharp formal attire (complete with a bowtie and monocle), a cool champagne tracksuit, and even a superhero costume that transforms Duo from a humble owl into a fearless feathered crimefighter!

Aug 12
2019
Version 6.30.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Aug 05
2019
Version 6.29.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Jul 31
2019
Version 6.28.1

Ready for a challenge? We just launched “Hard Mode” for all courses so you can learn more and earn more. If you’re in Levels 1-3 of a skill, you will randomly receive a harder lesson that earns you double XP. Double the challenge, double the reward!

Jul 29
2019
Version 6.28.0

Ready for a challenge? We just launched “Hard Mode” for all courses so you can learn more and earn more. If you’re in Levels 1-3 of a skill, you will randomly receive a harder lesson that earns you double XP. Double the challenge, double the reward!

Jul 23
2019
Version 6.27.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Jul 16
2019
Version 6.26.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Jul 03
2019
Version 6.25.1

Rejoice! Our Arabic course is finally here! With Arabic released, we now teach all 5 of the world’s most widely spoken languages. Start learning today on iOS.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Jul 01
2019
Version 6.25.0

Rejoice! Our Arabic course is finally here! With Arabic released, we now teach all 5 of the world’s most widely spoken languages. Start learning today on iOS.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Jun 24
2019
Version 6.24.0

Say bonjour to the Duolingo French Podcast – featuring stories from across the French-speaking world! Each episode shares a true, fascinating story in easy-to-follow French, along with narration by an English-speaking host. Check it out on Apple Podcasts!

Jun 20
2019
Version 6.23.0

It's Duolingo’s 7th birthday! That's 7 years of making language education accessible to everyone. Thank you for sticking with us all this time!

Feel like celebrating? If you make Duo-themed cakes or cookies, send us photos on Twitter to @duolingo, and we'll share them!

Jun 11
2019
Version 6.22.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Jun 04
2019
Version 6.21.0

Are you using Duolingo to learn a new language for a trip this summer? Tweet us at @duolingo with where you're going for a chance to get a Duo plushie and free Duolingo Plus!

May 28
2019
Version 6.20.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

May 20
2019
Version 6.19.0

Listen up, Spanish learners! Say hola to Season 4 of the Duolingo Spanish Podcast – featuring all-new fascinating, true stories in simple Spanish. New episodes are released weekly. Check it out on Apple Podcasts!

May 15
2019
Version 6.18.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

May 07
2019
Version 6.17.1

It’s spring and we’re cleaning up our tabs! Plus subscribers - there’s no more Plus tab in the bottom tray. Instead tap the Plus badge in the top-right corner to access all your Plus features like Health Shield, Offline Courses and the Progress Quiz.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

May 06
2019
Version 6.17.0

It’s spring and we’re cleaning up our tabs! Plus subscribers - there’s no more Plus tab in the bottom tray. Instead tap the Plus badge in the top-right corner to access all your Plus features like Health Shield, Offline Courses and the Progress Quiz.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

May 03
2019
Version 6.16.1

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Apr 29
2019
Version 6.16.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Apr 22
2019
Version 6.15.0

Introducing Leaderboards - a new way to compete with other users! All iOS users who aren’t in Clubs will be placed in a Leaderboard. Each week the top XP-earners get promoted to the next League. The top 3 finishers earn gems!

Not into competitive learning? Don’t worry, this feature doesn’t affect your Duolingo experience.

Apr 19
2019
Version 6.14.2

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Apr 17
2019
Version 6.14.1

Winter is here – again! We've added brand-new content and audio to our High Valyrian course so you, too, can learn to speak like a Targaryen and command dragons like Khaleesi. Try a lesson today!

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Apr 08
2019
Version 6.13.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Apr 01
2019
Version 6.12.0

New and improved Spanish and French courses are now available for most users! We’re always working to improve how well Duolingo teaches, and these new courses are a major step forward in getting you to a higher level of proficiency. The Spanish and French courses now have 800 new words each and dozens of illustrated tips on grammar, pronunciation, and common phrases.

We understand this change may appear to cause a loss of progress for some advanced users, but we’re really just adding a lot more new content to learn! More details coming to our blog this week: making.duolingo.com

Mar 25
2019
Version 6.11.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Mar 19
2019
Version 6.10.0

Want free Duolingo Plus? It's as easy as referring your friends to the app! Now you can get one week of free Plus for every friend who joins Duolingo. Go forth and spread the word!

Mar 11
2019
Version 6.9.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Mar 04
2019
Version 6.8.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Feb 27
2019
Version 6.7.1

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Feb 25
2019
Version 6.7.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Feb 12
2019
Version 6.6.1

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Feb 09
2019
Version 6.6.0

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Feb 06
2019
Version 6.5.0

It’s Grease Week at Duolingo! We care about even the smallest details of your experience, so our engineers have been all hands on deck working to fix the bugs in the app that accumulate over time. We even cleaned under the rugs!

Feb 04
2019
Version 6.4.0

It’s Grease Week at Duolingo! We care about even the smallest details of your experience, so our engineers have been all hands on deck working to fix the bugs in the app that accumulate over time. We even cleaned under the rugs!

Jan 28
2019
Version 6.3.0

While we’re working on bug fixes and performance improvements, we want to hear from you! Did you make a resolution to learn a language in 2019? Tweet us @duolingo with the hashtag #DuoMore and tell us how you’ll do more Duo this year.

Jan 23
2019
Version 6.2.1

While we’re working on bug fixes and performance improvements, we want to hear from you! Did you make a resolution to learn a language in 2019? Tweet us @duolingo with the hashtag #DuoMore and tell us how you’ll do more Duo this year.

Jan 22
2019
Version 6.2.0

While we're working on bug fixes and performance improvements, we want to hear from you! Did you make a resolution to learn a language in 2019? Tweet us @duolingo with the hashtag #DuoMore and tell us how you'll do more Duo this year.

Jan 09
2019
Version 6.0.0

Notice something different?

We gave ourselves a makeover with a fresh new design that features a brighter look, fun animations and an all-new Duo!

Dec 22
2018
Version 5.2.67

Notice something different?

We gave ourselves a makeover with a fresh new design that features a brighter look, fun animations and an all-new Duo! Just in time to get you motivated to crush that New Year's resolution. ; )

Dec 19
2018
Version 5.2.66

Notice something different?

We gave ourselves a makeover with a fresh new design that features a brighter look, fun animations and an all-new Duo! Just in time to get you motivated to crush that New Year's resolution. ; )

Dec 18
2018
Version 5.2.65

Notice something different?

We gave ourselves a makeover with a fresh new design that features a brighter look, fun animations and an all-new Duo! Just in time to get you motivated to crush that New Year's resolution. ; )

Dec 12
2018
Version 5.2.63

Notice something different?

We gave ourselves a makeover with a fresh new design that features a brighter look, fun animations and an all-new Duo (our owl mascot)! Just in time to get you motivated to crush that New Year's resolution. ;)

Dec 04
2018
Version 5.2.62

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Nov 23
2018
Version 5.2.61

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Nov 12
2018
Version 5.2.60

While we're fixing bugs and improving performance, check out a couple of our cool new features:

1. New languages: our two latest courses, Hawaiian and Navajo, are on iOS!

2. Language tips: tap the new Tips icon next to certain skills to get helpful explanations of grammar, pronunciation and useful phrases. Now available in our Spanish, French and Chinese courses, with more to come!

Nov 08
2018
Version 5.2.59

While we're fixing bugs and improving performance, check out a couple of our cool new features:

1. New languages: our two latest courses, Hawaiian and Navajo, are on iOS!

2. Language tips: tap the new Tips icon next to certain skills to get helpful explanations of grammar, pronunciation and useful phrases. Now available in our Spanish, French and Chinese courses, with more to come!

Nov 06
2018
Version 5.2.58

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Nov 01
2018
Version 5.2.57

While we're fixing bugs and improving performance, check out a couple of our cool new features:

1. New languages: our two latest courses, Hawaiian and Navajo, are on iOS!

2. Language tips: tap the new Tips icon next to certain skills to get helpful explanations of grammar, pronunciation and useful phrases. Now available in our Spanish, French and Chinese courses, with more to come!

Oct 31
2018
Version 5.2.56

While we're fixing bugs and improving performance, check out a couple of our cool new features:

1. New languages: our two latest courses, Hawaiian and Navajo, are on iOS!

2. Language tips: tap the new Tips icon next to certain skills to get helpful explanations of grammar, pronunciation and useful phrases. Now available in our Spanish, French and Chinese courses, with more to come!

Oct 29
2018
Version 5.2.55

While we're fixing bugs and improving performance, check out a couple of our cool new features:

1. New languages: our two latest courses, Hawaiian and Navajo, are on iOS!

2. Language tips: tap the new Tips icon next to certain skills to get helpful explanations of grammar, pronunciation and useful phrases. Now available in our Spanish, French and Chinese courses, with more to come!

Oct 15
2018
Version 5.2.54

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Oct 09
2018
Version 5.2.53

Say Aloha and Yá'át'ééh to our two newest courses! In time for Indigenous Peoples' Day, you can now start learning Hawaiian and Navajo on iOS. Both languages are considered endangered, and we are glad to now offer millions of people the chance to learn them. Try them today!

Oct 04
2018
Version 5.2.52

We might be biased, but we can't think of a better way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month than by learning español on Duolingo. Already know some Spanish and want to go a couple of steps further? Check out Duolingo Stories (stories.duolingo.com) and the Duolingo Spanish Podcast (podcast.duolingo.com)!

Oct 01
2018
Version 5.2.51

We might be biased, but we can't think of a better way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month than by learning español on Duolingo. Already know some Spanish and want to go a couple of steps further? Check out Duolingo Stories (stories.duolingo.com) and the Duolingo Spanish Podcast (podcast.duolingo.com)!

Sep 27
2018
Version 5.2.50

While we're fixing bugs and improving performance, check out 3 of our cool new features:

1. New languages: our Hindi and Indonesian courses are available on iOS!

2. Test out of skills: with the new "Test Out" buttons, you can skip content you already know and focus on the good stuff.

3. Language tips: tap the new Tips icon next to certain skills to get in-depth explanations of key concepts. We’re adding more every week, starting with our Spanish, French and Chinese courses.

For more Duolingo news follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Sep 25
2018
Version 5.2.49

While we're fixing bugs and improving performance, check out 3 of our cool new features:

1. New languages: our Hindi and Indonesian courses are available on iOS!

2. Test out of skills: with the new "Test Out" buttons, you can skip content you already know and focus on the good stuff.

3. Language tips: tap the new Tips icon next to certain skills to get in-depth explanations of key concepts. We’re adding more every week, starting with our Spanish, French and Chinese courses.

For more Duolingo news follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Sep 18
2018
Version 5.2.48

New languages! Hindi and Indonesian are now available. Start learning today!

Sep 10
2018
Version 5.2.47

Do you suffer from FOSL (Fear of Streak Loss)? Don't forget to equip a Streak Freeze so that one day of inactivity doesn't kill your hard-earned streak!

Sep 05
2018
Version 5.2.46

While we're fixing bugs and improving performance, check out 3 of our cool new features:

1. Test out of skills: With the new "Test Out" buttons, you can skip content you already know and focus on the good stuff.

2. Don't lose that streak: Did you know you get 1 free streak repair each month with a Duolingo Plus subscription?

3. Check out a Duolingo Event: Want to practice your language skills in real life? Attend a Duolingo Event in your city and practice with other awesome Duolingo learners. Learn more at events.duolingo.com.

Sep 04
2018
Version 5.2.45

While we're fixing bugs and improving performance, check out 3 of our cool new features:

1. Test out of skills: With the new "Test Out" buttons, you can skip content you already know and focus on the good stuff.

2. Don't lose that streak: Did you know you get 1 free streak repair each month with a Duolingo Plus subscription?

3. Check out a Duolingo Event: Want to practice your language skills in real life? Attend a Duolingo Event in your city and practice with other awesome Duolingo learners. Learn more at events.duolingo.com.

Aug 21
2018
Version 5.2.43

While we're fixing bugs and improving performance, check out some of our cool recent updates:

1. You asked for more explanation around grammar and pronunciation, so we’ve added exactly that! Tap the new Tips icon next to certain skills to get in-depth explanations of key concepts. We’re adding more every week, starting with our Spanish, French and Chinese courses.

2. We've added a brand-new "listen-and-tap" exercise type for all courses, where you listen to a phrase and then tap the corresponding words from the word bank below. These exercises will be shown at earlier levels of each course so you can get a head start on improving your listening comprehension skills.

Aug 20
2018
Version 5.2.42

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Aug 13
2018
Version 5.2.40

Two new feature alerts:

1. Hear, hear! We've added a brand-new "listen-and-tap" exercise type for all courses, where you listen to a phrase and then tap the corresponding words from the word bank below. These exercises will be shown at earlier levels of each course so you can get a head start on improving your listening comprehension skills.

2. We’ve got some ’splainin' to do - you asked for more explanation around grammar and pronunciation, so we’re adding exactly that! Tap the new Tips icon next to certain skills to get in-depth explanations of key concepts. We’ll be adding more every week, starting with our Spanish, French and Chinese courses.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Aug 06
2018
Version 5.2.39

While we're fixing bugs and improving performance, check out some of our cool updates from the past month:
1) Learn faster by ‘testing out’ of a skill level! Tap the key icon at Level 0 in any skill to ‘test out’ to Level 1 and reach more difficult content. To learn more about Crown Levels and why it’s better for learning, read our latest blog post on making.duolingo.com.

2) Learning Spanish? We've revamped our Spanish course to align better with international standards for language proficiency to make the learning experience more effective! Also, Season 2 of the Duolingo Spanish Podcast is underway, featuring true, fascinating stories in simple Spanish. Check it out on Apple Podcasts or at podcast.duolingo.com.

3) We made a movie! “Something Like Home” is about the impact of language on Syrian refugees. Watch it now and be inspired: duolingomovie.com

For more Duolingo news follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Jul 30
2018
Version 5.2.38

While we're fixing bugs and improving performance, check out some of our cool updates from the past month:

1) Learn faster by ‘testing out’ of a skill level! Tap the key icon at Level 0 in any skill to ‘test out’ to Level 1 and reach more difficult content. To learn more about Crown Levels and why it’s better for learning, read our latest blog post on making.duolingo.com.

2) Learning Spanish? We've revamped our Spanish course to align better with international standards for language proficiency to make the learning experience more effective! Also, Season 2 of the Duolingo Spanish Podcast is underway, featuring true, fascinating stories in simple Spanish. Check it out on Apple Podcasts or at podcast.duolingo.com.

3) We made a movie! “Something Like Home” is about the impact of language on Syrian refugees. Watch it now and be inspired: duolingomovie.com

Jul 23
2018
Version 5.2.37

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Jul 17
2018
Version 5.2.36

New feature! Learn faster by 'testing out' of a skill level. Tap the key icon in any skill to 'test out' to the next level and reach more difficult content.

Want to learn more about Crown Levels and why it's better for learning? Read our latest blog post on making.duolingo.com

Jul 16
2018
Version 5.2.35

New feature! Learn faster by 'testing out' of a skill level. Tap the key icon in any skill to 'test out' to the next level and reach more difficult content.

Want to learn more about Crown Levels and why it's better for learning? Read our latest blog post on making.duolingo.com

Jul 09
2018
Version 5.2.34

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Jul 02
2018
Version 5.2.33

Listen up, Spanish learners! The Duolingo Spanish Podcast is BACK for Season 2, featuring true, fascinating stories in simple Spanish. Check it out on Apple Podcasts or at podcast.duolingo.com.

Jun 28
2018
Version 5.2.32

We made a movie! “Something Like Home” is about the impact of language on Syrian refugees. Watch now and be inspired: duolingomovie.com

Jun 25
2018
Version 5.2.31

We made a movie! “Something Like Home” is about the impact of language on Syrian refugees. Watch now and be inspired: duolingomovie.com

Jun 18
2018
Version 5.2.30

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Jun 11
2018
Version 5.2.29

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Jun 04
2018
Version 5.2.28

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

May 29
2018
Version 5.2.27

Introducing the Progress Quiz, a brand-new feature for Duolingo Plus subscribers to measure learning progress over time. Take the Quiz as often as you like and track your score history. Not a Plus subscriber yet? Sign up for a free trial to see what it’s all about!

May 23
2018
Version 5.2.26

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

May 21
2018
Version 5.2.25

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

May 14
2018
Version 5.2.24

Qapla’! Don’t wait for winter to come - Czech out our latest courses on mobile.

(Translation: Czech, Klingon and High Valyrian are now available on iOS!)

May 07
2018
Version 5.2.22

New Clubs design, who dis? Check out the brand-new look for the Clubs feed, featuring fewer member activity updates and more fun challenges to test your skills!

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Apr 30
2018
Version 5.2.21

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you.

For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Apr 23
2018
Version 5.2.20

Huge shoutout to the 500+ volunteers worldwide who have helped us bring new languages to all of you!

Did you know most of our courses wouldn't be possible without their amazing work? Thank you to our volunteer community!

Apr 18
2018
Version 5.2.19

Crown Levels add lots of new content to learn. Here are a couple of tips for making the most out of it:

- You don't have to finish all of the Levels in a skill! Bored with the basics? Find harder content in Levels 3-5 of Skills farther down the tree.
- Running out of Health? Earn it back using the Practice button on the Health tab to brush up on weaker words.

Apr 16
2018
Version 5.2.18

Crown Levels add lots of new content to learn. Here are a couple of tips for making the most out of it:

- You don't have to finish all of the Levels in a skill! Bored with the basics? Find harder content in Levels 3-5 of Skills farther down the tree.
- Running out of Health? Earn it back using the Practice button on the Health tab to brush up on weaker words.

Apr 10
2018
Version 5.2.17

BEHOLD! Introducing the biggest redesign of Duolingo courses since, well, ever: Crown Levels!

- A LOT more learning content in every course!
- Skills can now be "leveled up" 5x to reach harder exercises. Each level introduces more advanced vocabulary and phrasings to teach you more than ever before.
- All your previous progress still counts, there is just a lot more to learn now.
- No more struggle to keep your skills "golden". Complete a level, earn a Crown, and keep it!
- Brand-new exercise types in some courses.
- Fluency score is no more! We instead bestow you with Crowns - a measure of your overall progress in each course.

Apr 06
2018
Version 5.2.16

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Apr 04
2018
Version 5.2.15

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you. : )

Apr 02
2018
Version 5.2.14

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you. : )

Mar 26
2018
Version 5.2.13

Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you. : )

Mar 21
2018
Version 5.2.12

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Mar 19
2018
Version 5.2.11

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Mar 14
2018
Version 5.2.10

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Mar 12
2018
Version 5.2.9

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Mar 05
2018
Version 5.2.8

When words and emojis aren’t enough, express yourself with the new Duolingo stickers! Now available for English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese and Japanese learners.

Update to get access and show us how you’re using the stickers!

Tweet at us @duolingo and share a screenshot of your favorite way to use them. We’ll ‘Like’ and share some of the best!

Feb 17
2018
Version 5.2.7

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Feb 12
2018
Version 5.2.6

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Feb 05
2018
Version 5.2.5

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Feb 02
2018
Version 5.2.4

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Jan 22
2018
Version 5.2.3

No major updates this week, just bug fixes and performance improvements and such.

Jan 17
2018
Version 5.2.2

Update on December's contest: thousands of you wrote in with awful, glorious, multilingual, and profound haikus. Our two favorites:

I study French to
Help African refugees
In my town find hope

My German boyfriend
Is not teaching me German
So I use this app

Happy 2018, everyone!

Jan 15
2018
Version 5.2.1

Why are you learning a language in 2018? Tweet us your motivations @duolingo. Note: no need for haikus this time (though no one is stopping you…)

Jan 08
2018
Version 5.2.0

Update on December's contest: thousands of you wrote in with awful, glorious, multilingual, and profound haikus. Our two favorites:

I study French to
Help African refugees
In my town find hope

My German boyfriend
Is not teaching me German
So I use this app

Happy 2018, everyone!

Dec 18
2017
Version 5.1.25

Release notes readers: email press@duolingo with a haiku about why you're learning a language. Best ones will be bestowed with 100 gems on the house.

In other words:
Send us haikus please
We will enjoy them so much
And reward you well

Dec 11
2017
Version 5.1.24

New! New! New! Introducing the Duolingo Spanish Podcast. Episode 1 features Argentinian soccer stars and 80s hairstyles...check it out at podcast.duolingo.com.

Dec 04
2017
Version 5.1.23

Performance fixes and bug improvements. Wait. What?

Nov 28
2017
Version 5.1.22

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Nov 22
2017
Version 5.1.21

Various bug fixes and perf—OMG WE JUST LAUNCHED A CHINESE COURSE.

The new Chinese course includes:
- 1000+ words,
- bonus lessons on internet slang, festivals and business communication
- a brand new exercise to teach tones (yes, tones!)
- all of the words and grammar from the HSK1-3 and some from HSK 4. The HSK is China's standardized exam for Chinese fluency.

Nov 21
2017
Version 5.1.20

Various bug fixes and perf—OMG WE JUST LAUNCHED A CHINESE COURSE.

The new Chinese course includes:
- 1000+ words,
- bonus lessons on internet slang, festivals and business communication
- a brand new exercise to teach tones (yes, tones!)
- all of the words and grammar from the HSK1-3 and some from HSK 4. The HSK is China's standardized exam for Chinese fluency.

Nov 13
2017
Version 5.1.19

Remember that shiny new stats bar? We've just launched it to all languages.

Chinese is coming to iOS very very very soon! How soon? Very very very soon.

Nov 02
2017
Version 5.1.18

Remember that shiny new stats bar? We've just launched it to all languages.

Chinese is coming to iOS very very very soon! How soon? Very very very soon.

Nov 01
2017
Version 5.1.17

Remember that shiny new stats bar? We've just launched it to all languages.

Chinese is coming to iOS very very very soon! How soon? Very very very soon.

Oct 24
2017
Version 5.1.16

New: Meet your very own cheerleader! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Duo, the green owl, who, on second thought, is in fact a bird. Expect some in-lesson feathery pats on the back while getting things very right — or very wrong.

Oct 23
2017
Version 5.1.15

New: Meet your very own cheerleader! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Duo, the green owl, who, on second thought, is in fact a bird. Expect some in-lesson feathery pats on the back while getting things very right — or very wrong.

Oct 04
2017
Version 5.1.14

Biggish fixes:
- No more wonkiness in the Norwegian course — that's something to look fjorward to.
- Speak challenges no longer crash on iOS 9.

Oct 02
2017
Version 5.1.13

Small usability fix: if you’re learning several languages, your courses are now ordered by how many XP you’ve earned in each. Yay, order!

Sep 28
2017
Version 5.1.12

Small usability fix: if you’re learning several languages, your courses are now ordered by how many XP you’ve earned in each. Yay, order!

Sep 23
2017
Version 5.1.11

Introducing Korean for English speakers! Rejoice, one of our most-demanded courses is finally here.

Sep 05
2017
Version 5.1.10

We integrated a few friendly Bots directly into the Spanish tree. Looks like you'll have to impress them to proceed. Muahahaha.

Aug 25
2017
Version 5.1.9

We've introduced a shiny new stats bar!

Now you can get cool stats such as your activity for the last 7 days — just tap the streak, fluency, and gems icons to see more. Stay tuned — we'll be adding more goodies soon.

Aug 21
2017
Version 5.1.8

We've introduced a shiny new stats bar!

Now you can get cool stats such as your activity for the last 7 days — just tap the streak, fluency, and gems icons to see more. Stay tuned — we'll be adding more goodies soon.

Aug 11
2017
Version 5.1.7

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Aug 04
2017
Version 5.1.6

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Jul 17
2017
Version 5.1.5

- Now you can redo completed lessons without losing any health!
- A bunch of bug fixes and performance improvements.
- We're hiring iOS devs! Help us bring free language education to the world: duolingo.com/jobs

Jul 03
2017
Version 5.1.4

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Jun 19
2017
Version 5.1.3

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Jun 07
2017
Version 5.1.2

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Jun 06
2017
Version 5.1.1

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

May 17
2017
Version 5.1.0

Announcing the launch of the Japanese course for English speakers, the most requested course in Duolingo’s five-year history!

- Learn to speak Japanese and read all three of its writing systems: Hiragana, Katakana and basic Kanji
- Get ready for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with a special bonus skill
- Learn all of the vocabulary and grammar needed to pass JLPT N5, the most popular Japanese language proficiency test in the world.

You may already be curious about the culture behind the world’s third largest economy, sushi, haikus, karate, Zen, and Pokemon. Once you start learning Japanese, you’ll realize that’s just the beginning.

May 08
2017
Version 5.0.20

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Apr 27
2017
Version 5.0.19

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Apr 26
2017
Version 5.0.18

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Apr 23
2017
Version 5.0.17

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Apr 10
2017
Version 5.0.16

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Mar 28
2017
Version 5.0.15

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Mar 13
2017
Version 5.0.14

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Mar 03
2017
Version 5.0.13

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Mar 01
2017
Version 5.0.12

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Feb 20
2017
Version 5.0.11

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Jan 30
2017
Version 5.0.10

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Jan 23
2017
Version 5.0.9

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Dec 28
2016
Version 5.0.8

Introducing Duolingo Clubs! Team up to learn a language with your friends. It's like having gym buddies, but for your brain!

* Prove that you're hot stuff by maintaining 1st place — caliente!
* Congratulate friends in your new language and blind them with your brilliance
* Taunt them as they strive to keep up with you (futile!)
* Make everyone feel things by exchanging custom emojis
* Choose from badges so cute, you’ll want them tattooed

As gym-goers know, teaming up to reach a goal can take you from Dad bod to demigod.

Ready to learn a language in 2017? Let 'em find you in da Club — this time, with less 50 Cent.

Dec 20
2016
Version 5.0.7

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Dec 14
2016
Version 5.0.6

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Dec 12
2016
Version 5.0.5

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Nov 30
2016
Version 5.0.4

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Nov 14
2016
Version 5.0.3

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Oct 31
2016
Version 5.0.2

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Oct 19
2016
Version 5.0.1

The most advanced way to learn a language is here. Now available for both iPhone and iPad!

Introducing Bots, the first AI-powered way to practice conversation in a new language. From grabbing a slice of pizza to hailing a taxi, Bots will prepare you for real-life conversation—minus the awkwardness. No more fear of making mistakes. Or being judged. Or sounding weird.

For now, Bots are available for the Spanish, French, and German courses.

Oct 06
2016
Version 5.0.0

The most advanced way to learn a language is here.

Introducing Bots, the first AI-powered way to practice conversation in a new language. From grabbing a slice of pizza to hailing a taxi, Bots will prepare you for real-life conversation—minus the awkwardness. No more fear of making mistakes. Or being judged. Or sounding weird.

For now, Bots are available for the Spanish, French, and German courses.

Sep 21
2016
Version 4.10.4

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Sep 06
2016
Version 4.10.3

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Aug 23
2016
Version 4.10.2

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Aug 22
2016
Version 4.10.1

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Aug 11
2016
Version 4.10.0

- English speakers can now learn Hebrew, Hungarian, and Vietnamese!
- Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Jul 25
2016
Version 4.9.0

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Jul 11
2016
Version 4.8.0

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Jun 27
2016
Version 4.7.0

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Jun 06
2016
Version 4.6.5

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

May 24
2016
Version 4.6.4

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

May 10
2016
Version 4.6.3

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Apr 26
2016
Version 4.6.2

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Apr 13
2016
Version 4.6.1

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Mar 16
2016
Version 4.6.0

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Feb 23
2016
Version 4.5.9

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Jan 29
2016
Version 4.5.8

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Jan 27
2016
Version 4.5.7

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Dec 15
2015
Version 4.5.6

- Support for 3D Touch: Now you can start a practice lesson right from the home screen.
- Привет! You can now learn Russian!
- Witaj! You can now learn Polish!

Dec 02
2015
Version 4.5.5

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Nov 23
2015
Version 4.5.4

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Nov 02
2015
Version 4.5.3

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

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