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!

#1

Intruder Alert

Intruder Alert

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FortnitePlayerGirl
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

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

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#2

Dutch Duolingo

Dutch Duolingo

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Iris Engler
Community Member
2 years 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.

#3

You Know What Happens Know

You Know What Happens Know

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FortnitePlayerGirl
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

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

Ryu
Community Member
2 years ago

Poor phone

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Cody Eriksen
Community Member
2 years ago

XD

Cameron Blackburn
Community Member
2 years ago

HOLY CRAP HOW?

GABRIEL HICKNER
Community Member
2 years ago

Run. . .

Nicolas Caldarola
Community Member
8 months ago

Is this real im serious creator........

Nicolas Caldarola
Community Member
8 months ago

HAHA YEA RIGHT DUO U FAT GREEN

Yay Cakes
Community Member
1 year ago

ALL THEY DID WAS MISS ONE LESSON BUT THEY DIDN'T KNOW THAT ONE LOST LESSON EQUALS A BOMBED COUNTRY

Ikonik Ikon Boudy
Community Member
2 years ago

*runs to get a gun* *points gun at self* good bye cruel world *shoots*

Akyra Norris
Community Member
1 year ago

0.0 Ummmmmm is he alive

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NAM TRAN
Community Member
2 years ago

Duo has Missiles!!!

Adam Garza-Garcia
Community Member
4 months ago

Don't Worry Duo Is just an App To me He is a Freind

Windbound
Community Member
5 months ago

NOpE

ELIJAH ODWYER
Community Member
5 months ago

KABOOM

KAEL CRUZ GONZALEZ
Community Member
5 months ago

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HELP

KAEL CRUZ GONZALEZ
Community Member
5 months ago

AHHHH

Jaden Tong
Community Member
7 months ago

*Duo Is not only spanish but he can destory you with a missle*

Brayden Stewart
Community Member
11 months ago

DIE DIE DIE

CAIDEN O'CONNOR
Community Member
1 year ago

my phone:shows this me: *smashes phone and throws outside my hotel window*

glorytherainwing
Community Member
1 year ago

*hides in basement*

Fire Psycho
Community Member
2 years ago

O.O

Ryu
Community Member
2 years ago

Ummmmmm run?

HarlemHampton
Community Member
2 years ago

I’m about to panic...

Celental Midnight
Community Member
2 years ago

Ahh the Missile Threat of 2018 Hawaii.

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#4

Practicing Your Spanish

Practicing Your Spanish

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Kaisu
Community Member
2 years 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.

#5

Translate This Sentence

Translate This Sentence

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GABRIEL HICKNER
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh God No. . .

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#6

Breakdown In Norwegian

Breakdown In Norwegian

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Kaisu
Community Member
2 years 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.

#7

You Missed Your Spanish Lesson

You Missed Your Spanish Lesson

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GABRIEL HICKNER
Community Member
2 years ago

Cue Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho soundtrack.

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#8

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

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LuckyL
Community Member
2 years 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.

#9

5 In A Row!

5 In A Row!

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GABRIEL HICKNER
Community Member
2 years ago

No. . . Please. . .

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#10

Duolingo Funnies

Duolingo Funnies

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FortnitePlayerGirl
Community Member
2 years ago

LOL

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#11

Duolingo's Sense Of Humor

Duolingo's Sense Of Humor

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Lucille McGuillicuddy
Community Member
2 years ago

Get out while you still can!

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#12

Morbid Language Learning

Morbid Language Learning

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Mary Stiles
Community Member
2 years ago

Geez...harsh much?

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#13

Forgetting Your Lesson

Forgetting Your Lesson

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GABRIEL HICKNER
Community Member
2 years ago

Bottom one: me whenever I miss my homework

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#14

Important Questions

Important Questions

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PandaLover
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#15

Well Done!

Well Done!

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Gimmick Schnabitz
Community Member
2 years ago

His face omg. Idk if i should laugh or shiver

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#16

The Final Duolingo Form

The Final Duolingo Form

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JustaCatBoy
Community Member
2 years ago

The duolingo bird's ultimate form.

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#17

Speak Spanish

Speak Spanish

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boi
Community Member
2 years ago

yOu MiSsEd A lEsSoN

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#18

It's Called Learning

It's Called Learning

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Bored Phoenix
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#19

Duolingo's Here!

Duolingo's Here!

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FortnitePlayerGirl
Community Member
2 years ago

Heeeere's Duo!

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#20

Duolingo Bird In Real Life

Duolingo Bird In Real Life

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GABRIEL HICKNER
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#21

Last Chance

Last Chance

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Kaisu
Community Member
2 years ago

Harsh punishment for a wrong answer

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#22

Where Were You?!

Where Were You?!

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FortnitePlayerGirl
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

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

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#23

Scary Owl

Scary Owl

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T Rex King
Community Member
2 years ago

WEEWOOWEEWOOWEEWOOWEEWOOWEEWOO

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#24

Nobody Cares For Your English

Nobody Cares For Your English

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Hobbit Girly
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#25

House Of Lies

House Of Lies

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Kaisu
Community Member
2 years ago

He knows the truth

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#26

Practice! Now!

Practice! Now!

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A Rose Among Thorns
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#27

A Real Threatening Aura

A Real Threatening Aura

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Panda Bae
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#28

You Missed Your Lesson

You Missed Your Lesson

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FatBaby
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#29

Relentless Bird

Relentless Bird

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Kaylen Archer
Community Member
2 years ago

Run bitch run!

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#30

Duolingo Owl

Duolingo Owl

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SnowyLynx
Community Member
2 years ago

Run!!!!!!!!

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