Duolingo is a language-learning platform that includes a website, an app, and a sociopathic owl mascot that specializes in threatening users to continue their courses. From passive-aggressive notifications after a period of inactivity to visiting your bedroom while you're asleep, it knows no limits. As the owl became more and more confident in its wicked ways, some of the 300 million Duolingo users started creating memes to tell about the times it came hunting for them. That's right, it doesn't matter if they're learning conjunctions or idioms, the owl is always watching. Waiting. And if they haven't completed their daily task by midnight, it's a bloody nightmare. Continue scrolling and enjoy some of the funniest Duolingo memes from Twitter, Instagram and pretty much any other corner of the internet!

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FortnitePlayerGirl
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12 months ago (edited)

I'm scared for my life now, since I'm taking Japanese with duo.

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Iris Engler
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12 months ago

Here you learn the stuff you really need

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The Duolingo project was started in 2009 in Pittsburgh by Carnegie Mellon University professor Luis von Ahn (creator of reCAPTCHA) and his graduate student Severin Hacker. Initially, Luis Von Ahn wanted to create a program that would both teach its users a foreign language and have them translate simple phrases in documents, though the translation feature has since been removed.

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FortnitePlayerGirl
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12 months ago (edited)

*Throws phone out the window to be destroyed by missile*

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Kaisu
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12 months ago

¡Ruego para mi vida!

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The project was originally sponsored by Luis von Ahn's MacArthur fellowship and a National Science Foundation grant. Additional funding came from an investment Union Square Ventures and actor Ashton Kutcher's firm, A-Grade Investments.

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GABRIEL HICKNER
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12 months ago

Oh God No. . .

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Kaisu
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12 months ago

Good for us with mental illnesses who still need to eat

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Duolingo started its private beta on November 30, 2011, and more than 300,000 users joined the waiting list. On June 19, 2012, Duolingo launched for the general public. Due to popular interest, it has received many investments including a $20 million Series C round of investment led by Kleiner Caufield & Byers and a $45 million Series D round of investment led by Google Capital. Currently, Duolingo employs 95 people, of whom many had been working for Google.

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GABRIEL HICKNER
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12 months ago

Cue Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho soundtrack.

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LuckyL
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12 months ago

Kartoffel!!!

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All language-learning features in Duolingo are free of charge, but it uses periodic advertising in both its mobile and web browser applications. Users can get rid of it by paying a subscription fee.

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GABRIEL HICKNER
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12 months ago

No. . . Please. . .

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FortnitePlayerGirl
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12 months ago

LOL

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Lucille McGuillicuddy
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12 months ago

Get out while you still can!

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Mary Stiles
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12 months ago

Geez...harsh much?

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GABRIEL HICKNER
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12 months ago

Bottom one: me whenever I miss my homework

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PandaLover
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12 months ago

Where am I? What is the meaning of life? Why are you not doing your duolingo lessons every day?

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Gimmick Schnabitz
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12 months ago

His face omg. Idk if i should laugh or shiver

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JustaCatBoy
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12 months ago

The duolingo bird's ultimate form.

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boi
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12 months ago

yOu MiSsEd A lEsSoN

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Bored Phoenix
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12 months ago

NO! Do NOT TELL DUOLINGO OWL YOUR LOCATION! *whispers* you might die

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FortnitePlayerGirl
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12 months ago

Heeeere's Duo!

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GABRIEL HICKNER
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12 months ago

Good thing the duolingo bird doesn't exist in real life. . .

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Kaisu
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12 months ago

Harsh punishment for a wrong answer

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FortnitePlayerGirl
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12 months ago (edited)

Not-so-cute, now! But was it ever?

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T Rex King
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12 months ago

WEEWOOWEEWOOWEEWOOWEEWOOWEEWOO

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Hobbit Girly
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12 months ago

The only word I recognize is mierda, which means shit.

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Kaisu
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12 months ago

He knows the truth

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A Rose Among Thorns
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12 months ago

Please... I am already sleep-deprived as is

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Panda Bae
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12 months ago

I have some questions about what is going on in the picture...

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FatBaby
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12 months ago

Danngggg, there's no safe place anymore. Is there... :(

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Kaylen Archer
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6 months ago

Run bitch run!

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SnowyLynx
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12 months ago

Run!!!!!!!!

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