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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:04 am   Post subject: Anyone using Duolingo? Reply with quote


I was wondering if any of you SSTers were using Duolingo to learn another language. Are you having success with it?

I have a 27-day streak in Hungarian. I don't know that I'm going to learn the language, but I'm sure learning a lot about it.
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I've used Duolingo many years ago, in French class, but more recently, I did some of the Japanese course last Summer. It wasn't great, but it was fun.
I do think I learnt some stuff through that, although maybe I learnt more from my Kanji textbook, and from reading scans of a magazine about Japanese. I'll probably pick up all three again when the academic year has ended. Smile
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I wonder how learning Japanese, or Russian, or anything with a different writing system than English works on Duolingo. I can't even make some of the Hungarian accent marks.

I guess the way to find out is to start a new course, but I'm a little full at the moment.
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I should try Polish Very Happy
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I should try Dutch! Very Happy
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I should try Calish! Razz
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We should all learn High Valyrian and be truly insufferable! Plus, we can order off the special menu at Shake Shack.
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Wow, I have never heard about that app. Thanks for the hint. I’ll try Italian.
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I wonder how learning Japanese, or Russian, or anything with a different writing system than English works on Duolingo. I can't even make some of the Hungarian accent marks.

I guess the way to find out is to start a new course, but I'm a little full at the moment.

I've got to say I was glad I already knew how to read both Japanese syllabaries before starting the course on Duolingo (when I started learning Japanese, there was no Duolingo course yet).
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Wow, I have never heard about that app. Thanks for the hint. I’ll try Italian.
Interesting.
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60-day streak for Hungarian! And I added High Valyrian and Welsh, but I'm not really pursuing those with any seriousness. But I am rapidly collecting ways to say "I am a dragon," which is a useful phrase, no?

Draig dw i. - Welsh. This is a sentence Duolingo actually uses in its exercises.
Zaldrīzās iksan. - High Valerian, though I had to go to the dictionary for that.
Sárkány vagyok. - Hungarian. Knew that one going in.
Draco sum. - Latin, but I'm just faking that.

Why, yes, I do have another novel to write. Time to get back to work.
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60-day streak for Hungarian! And I added High Valyrian and Welsh, but I'm not really pursuing those with any seriousness. But I am rapidly collecting ways to say "I am a dragon," which is a useful phrase, no?


Certainly useful for me Very Happy
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You got me hooked. Trying to refresh my German at the moment ....
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I am doing Spanish casually. Should be handy for all the Spanish film music friends I have Smile
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Tee hee. Duolingo just taught me "Jön a tél." "Winter is coming."

Cal, it sounds like soon you'll be able to say, "Your bear drinks beer." Y'know, if you don't know already.
https://gear.duolingo.com/products/bear-t-shirt
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