Awesome! I think there should be a way for people to view all of this stuff themselves though.:)
Ya, I know about those, they aren't new. You can also see the exact percentage of the course that is complete via Chrome dev tools.:)
Yes, so that instead of just seeing a progress bar, we could see this when we click on it.
And congratulations Polish to English team!
Thanks! It's funny, I thought Chinese was going to be one of the first languages to be done. I had never thought about Polish!
Yeah Polish is actually a lot more popular a language than most people think.
Ile jest teraz? :) [Could you say how many % complete it is now, please?] BTW it would be cool to see a day (or two) percentage-report here, unless public preview functionality is added to the incubator
The funny part is that I don't speak Polish but I still understood the whole comment without a translation (because I know Russian)
Oh, I want to learn Russian so badly! I can't find a good place to learn it online now, so I'm anxiously waiting for Duolingo to release a course for English.
Pączki zamiast serduszek? Jestem na tak! [Donuts instead of hearts? Why not :)] Dołączam się do podziękowań za polską wersję Duo
Donuts? I think I understand something but I'm not quite sure. See? that's why we need Polish now! Dlatego muszemy uczec sie jezyka polskiego. :D
Thanks Morgengrauen. I'm glad you pointed that out. It's a traditional Polish cuisine and it's also a traditional German pastry. Is there any difference between Berliner Pfannkuchen and Pączki? Does anybody know?
There are quite the same. The most used fillings in Poland are advocaat and jams( the best ones are made from fruit of wild roses).
I love pączki. They're very tasty. Donuts filled with tasty jam. :)
P.S. A recipe for this must be translated when Polish becomes available. :P
I found a recipe that looks tasty: http://www.kwestiasmaku.com/kuchnia_polska/tlusty_czwartek/paczki_najlepsze/przepis.html
I like this idea, maybe a culturally specific object for each language. E.g.
- Italy : the tower of pisa or Pizza
- France: Eiffel tower or baguette
- Germany : Berlin wall or (beers, sausages ???)
- Portugal : a ship or (cozido à portuguesa)
- England: Stonehenge or (hmm tough one cottage bread??
baguette = a kind of bread. frite = french fries (and this is Belgium in fact).
Nice idea. I think beers or sausages would be suitable for Germany according to stereotypes ;)
Indeed, when they add other languages maybe we could have rotis for India, something unique for the americans (hotdogs), Brazil, hmm coconut juice, with a straw?
The only issue is of course like many things this may create problems, as some people may see it as mocking their culture. As the thread about gender and colors has shown.
True, but Portuguese, and English, sailed from Portugal, and England respectively.
@Dessamator: Of course, but if any cultural links were to be made, they should correspond to Brazil, Mexico, and the USA, rather than Portugal, Spain, and England.
Well done Poland! The speed they're working at is just adding to the stereotype that the Polish are incredibly hard workers.
To be honest Polish people are really hard working when I compare them to some other nations I used to work with. Not all, but some. I think we always like to shine among other nations and sometimes take it as our mission to show off... Well, or maybe just stereotypes. I don't want to offend anyone.
According to my Polish teacher (he used to be a diplomat in Poland for few decades), Polish are sort of sprinters. They are not very good in long-term projects, but they are excellent in anything that can be finished in the first wave of enthusiasm. What you say seems to support this: the Polish work very hard as long as there is a chance to show off.
Please please please create DuoLingo for English speaking peeps who want to learn Polish. Mam paru chetnych. Niech sie ucza naszego pieknego jezyka!
Not really, take a look at English for German speakers. They have twice less moderators, yet almost in phase 2!
That's not a user-made course though. The 2 "contributors" for that course are Duolingo employees.
they have been so for quite a while now, i havent seen any progress there for days
I would love to learn Russian from Polish. :) That would be the best way to learn it for me since I already know Polish and both are slavic languages. :) Duolingo is amazing.
Is it the plan of Duolingo to start working on Polish from English as soon as this one hits beta? Or will it have to be after it gets done with its beta?
I would love to be able to learn Polish. I tried in college, but the department insisted on 5 days a week, 9 am, plus two lunches... just not realistic.
I'd have jumped at that chance mate. Don't forget natives get 7 days a week, three meals a day to learn!
Probably should've in retrospect, but I was also knee deep in actual classes for my major, so those kind of won out.
I think the bar's gone up by ~0.9% in the past 24 hours so at this rate around 98 days or about 3 months until beta. But hey, it's Sunday so it could definitely be here sooner.
With knowledge of Ukrainian this would go really fast. It was always easy to communicate in Poland. :) Would like to test the course once ready.