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Duolingo is a free language-learning website (and mobile app) with over 55 different language courses available

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What's the difference between Duolingo and Duolingo Kids?

I've recently come across "Duolingo Kids", an app designed for kids learning foreign languages. I tried finding information online about the difference between Duolingo and Duolingo Kids, but couldn't ...
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Similar Languages to South-Slavic/Balkan

I am going to be travelling through the western Balkans (specifically Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia and Albania) and would like to learn some of the spoken ...
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How to combine the new Duolingo (with crowns) with spaced repetition?

Duolingo was updated so that the main user interface no longer shows how well Duolingo thinks the user knows the different skills. Furthermore, there is no encouragement (in terms of skills turning ...
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Tinycards and Anki

Duolingo has a flashcard program called Tinycards. Anki is a well-known flashcard program. What are the major differences between these two, when it comes to learning languages? Both of them at least ...
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Can I see word strengths when learning Danish with Duolingo?

As far as I know, in some languages in Duolingo (used via web browser) it is possible to see the strengths of individual words. Is Danish one of these languages, and if yes, how can I see the ...
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How useful is it to study Chinese using Duolingo's English for Chinese speakers course?

Unfortunately, Duolingo does not have a Chinese for English speakers course. However, there is a English for Chinese speakers course. In other words, there is a course where people who speak Chinese ...
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Should I review recently learned concepts before concepts learned a while ago?

Duolingo simulates the deterioration of your vocabulary over time by unstrengthening previously learned skills over time, as shown below. As you can see, the skills that are not golden are not fully ...
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Positive vs. negative reinforcement in Duolingo

I've run into a problem that I imagine most Duolingo users have run into at some point in their language learning experience. Assume I'm in the process of reviewing already learned vocabulary (as ...
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Series to watch to learn Portuguese? [closed]

I am currently learning Portuguese. I use Duolingo for it (which is working well, better as I expected). Now I think I can take on the next step (at least I hope!). I want purchase some series (for ...
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What do my scores from Duolingo's Test Center mean?

I just took an English proficiency test from Duolingo (I'm German) and I scored a 76%. I need to know what the average score is, as well as a basic idea of what each score range means I "should" be ...
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How does Duolingo calculate its fluency percentage?

There's a lot of discussion been going on in the Language Learning chatroom about Duolingo's fluency percentage. My fluency percentage (as well as many others') seems very inaccurate, so I was ...
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What are the drawbacks to Duolingo?

We've all heard of Duolingo, and we've all probably used it at least a little bit. I have friends who think it's amazing. But what are the drawbacks to using Duolingo? In particular, have any ...
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Is Duolingo effective in learning to speak languages?

I have been using Duolingo to learn a multitude of languages. I have learned plenty of vocabulary. But is it effective for learning to speak?