https://www.duolingo.com/Luis

Progress on English from Polish

October 26, 2013

70 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Zach1337

Awesome! I think there should be a way for people to view all of this stuff themselves though.:)

October 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Luis

We agree. Working on it.

October 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Zach1337

Cool.:) Thanks for letting us know.

October 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/0liwia

Don't know if it's new, but... You actually have little pie charts on the home page, so you can see the progress (even if not very precise) !

October 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Zach1337

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.:)

October 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot

dziekuje.

all the best from Greenock, Scotland

October 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/cancanpiano

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!

October 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/iNastya

If one can help, let me know how. Dziękuję bardzo)

October 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta

The beta is 6.8% complete!

October 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/antt5

Could you say how many % complete it is now?

October 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta

11.4% :)

October 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/antt5

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!

October 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/michael.ka

Yeah Polish is actually a lot more popular a language than most people think.

October 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/0liwia

...And I've noticed when you're looking for something over the internet, like a movie or an article in wikipedia, there is often a Polish version. I mean, more often than many other languages. Which is funny since it's not that big of a country.

October 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Jaceklebi

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

October 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta

Apparently it's gone down to 10.7%

October 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Birdexplorers

Gratulacje z okazji rozwoju polskiej wersji Duolingo!! Ja proponuje aby wymienic w grafice serca pączkami z piekarni Grzybki. My kochamy pączki!! ;-)

October 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98

The funny part is that I don't speak Polish but I still understood the whole comment without a translation (because I know Russian)

October 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/akhansson

Privet. Kharascho. :) Ja khatel by uchit' ruskiy yazyk. ;)

October 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Puddleglum

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.

October 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98

Russian is hard... but useful :D

October 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Jaceklebi

Pączki zamiast serduszek? Jestem na tak! [Donuts instead of hearts? Why not :)] Dołączam się do podziękowań za polską wersję Duo

October 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Davoskan

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

October 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Birdexplorers

I am just joking that they should replace the duolingo hearts with pączki, which are the great Polish plum-filled jam donuts from Warsaw's famous Grzybki Bakery ;-) As good as they taste fresh out of the fryer, I would rather lose a heart than a pączki ;-)

October 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Morgengrauen
October 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/akhansson

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?

October 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Morgengrauen

Never tried the Polish one! But I imagine both very similar.

October 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Grinchforest

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).

October 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Goran12

Perhaps the best way to define Central Europe is by a set of recipes that are same or very similar everywhere in the region. Czech geologist (among other expertises) Václav Cílek defines Central Europe as "apple strudel area".

October 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/akhansson

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

October 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator

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??
October 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/corpsy

baguette = a kind of bread. frite = french fries (and this is Belgium in fact).

October 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/iustitia

Nice idea. I think beers or sausages would be suitable for Germany according to stereotypes ;)

October 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator

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.

October 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TheGandalf

Actually it's Brazilian Portuguese, and American English.

October 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator

True, but Portuguese, and English, sailed from Portugal, and England respectively.

October 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TheGandalf

@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.

October 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/g0sia

albo pierogami!

October 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/iNastya

Nie wszyscy jedli te pączki z Grzybek =) Ale jaką mamy dyskusje! Świetnie!

October 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Soolrak

Polish from English, please!!!!

October 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/0liwia

I'm so looking forward to that. I already speak Polish but I will be able to refresh my knowledge of the grammar and conjugation rules... Plus I'll register my boyfriend and force him to learn ;-)

October 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Bamsanks

Well done Poland! The speed they're working at is just adding to the stereotype that the Polish are incredibly hard workers.

October 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/iustitia

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.

October 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Goran12

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.

October 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Davoskan

I seriously want Duolingo to offer Polish! Please! PLEASEEEE!!!!

October 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/pjanec

Please please please create DuoLingo for English speaking peeps who want to learn Polish. Mam paru chetnych. Niech sie ucza naszego pieknego jezyka!

October 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Vedun

It looks like this will be the first user-made course to reach beta.

October 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/pkrysiak

Not really, take a look at English for German speakers. They have twice less moderators, yet almost in phase 2!

October 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Zach1337

That's not a user-made course though. The 2 "contributors" for that course are Duolingo employees.

October 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Vedun

they have been so for quite a while now, i havent seen any progress there for days

October 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Amedude

Cześć !!

October 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98

Would be awesome: Polish from Russian :D But English is good too

October 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/akhansson

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.

October 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/iustitia

And the other way round :)

October 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/CFJWilliamson

Thank you very much for this update!

October 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/zach89pl

awesome I know few people who are waiting for this :)

October 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Awesum_Domo

Woah Great job guys!

October 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ABvsPredator

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?

October 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Drewwiz

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.

October 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/chilvence

I'd have jumped at that chance mate. Don't forget natives get 7 days a week, three meals a day to learn!

October 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Drewwiz

Probably should've in retrospect, but I was also knee deep in actual classes for my major, so those kind of won out.

October 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Skyskylar

This looks awesome. I hope you make it like this.

October 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Iliektrainzzzzz

when will it be done?

October 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Bamsanks

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.

October 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Iliektrainzzzzz

Thanks for telling me.

October 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/shanti.essence

Dziękujemy ! :)

October 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/SaxyLady

Excellent!

October 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/stfods

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.

October 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/BenTheGeek

I love the UI!!!

October 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/lucre

great!

October 29, 2013
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