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https://www.duolingo.com/effi2002

Russian course is completed, will be released in a few days(sorry for the heart attack)

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If you don't know what I mean check the incubator updates.

2 years ago

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Good job team!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aaditsingh8
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Best one XD

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TMRPS
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My life is complete now. Time to say goodbye to my beloved friends and family and to live in a room where nobody can bother me and I can learn Russian in silence.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/stephenbal4
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Your life is almost complete. You must finish the Russian tree first ;). Never will I try harder to complete my life before another person.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TMRPS
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Haha, you got me there! But for me complete does not mean over :P.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Oscar.Tov

I saw the announcement, screamed, got distracted and forgot, came back and screamed again.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/susanstory
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https://www.duolingo.com/ArielBisso
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Time to get out the vodka and celebrate the Russian way

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-..--..-.-.-.-

I am choking on laughter

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/D_the_dude

This was the funniest thing EVER

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Captain000

На здоровье!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/UneJamKuqEZi
<h1>НАКОНЕЦ-ТО!</h1>

<h1>FINALLY!</h1>
2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/schizorb
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I think you mean "Наконец-то!" (Finally!) :D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/UneJamKuqEZi

I don't know Russian, I used Google Translate, and everyone knows that Google Translate is the worst translation program out there. But thanks! I'll change it to that! This is why we need Russian to come out. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shady_arc
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«заключение» means "conclusion" (or "confinement", OK...). So, yes, a bit off. On the other hand, writing «В заключение...» at the end of an article to give a reader a few of your final thoughts would be perfectly valid.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dinnernugget
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Would that word have anything to do with the root "Ключ"?

Also, congratulations!! I cannot begin to express how excited I am for this.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shady_arc
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Of course. This is one of the cases where the etymology is pretty obvious, so the first guess turns out to be correct. Less obvios with «строить» ("to build") and "destroy"

On the other hand, the Russian word for "strange, odd" is «странный»—and is not related to the English word anyhow.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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Believe it or not, it's an order of magnitude better than it used to be 8-o

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlejandroC150367

Try this translator https://translate.yandex.com

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/elinjah

ру́сский язы́к!

ру́сский язы́к!

ру́сский язы́к!

Duo Duo

Duo

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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Now it's just the tension of 'when will they hit the switch? how soon can I start?' The team have done their part, I hope Duolingo won't leave us hanging too long :)

Поздравляю всем в команде!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ptoro
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Exactly. I've switched my bookmark that I check everyday from the Russian incubator status page to the add new course page! Been waiting to do that for a long time.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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:D it's kind of silly really, because officially this is revision for me - in theory at least, I probably learned most of this stuff when I studied Russian, even if I've forgotten a distressingly large amount of it. But I am still absurdly excited.

If I remember correctly from Turkish, the final step for the course to go live is in Duolingo's hands, and won't happen on the weekend, so I'm guessing it prrroooobably won't go live till Monday now (I'm not sure how many time zones behind my current location DL HQ is!); the excitement will be fever pitch by that point ;)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ptoro
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There's nothing silly in excitement about learning (or reviewing for that matter)!

Pittsburg is in the Eastern Time Zone (UTC-05:00). That's my understanding as well. I'm realistically hoping for Monday but subconsciously figuring out how clear my schedule this weekend just in case.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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Heheheh - I feel like if they decided to flip the switch, a lot of people would find their plans for the weekend changing significantly... ;D

I have a vague ambition to finish the Russian to English tree before it goes live, I am closer to the bottom of it than I realised.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dovyuruk
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It's not Sunday yet - so, maybe it will be released at midnight? I'm really hoping it is! xD

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ptoro
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Dang, you're going to fly through the Russian for English speakers course! Hope you don't mind if I follow you for motivation.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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Okay I don't know if Duolingo ate my reply so apologies if this appears twice! I get the impression the tree is going to be pretty thorough, so I'm aiming for a steady jog more than a sprint, but by all means follow me!

I'm so looking forward to revising this stuff in a systematic manner, something I am bad at organising for myself.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jaydenhuck
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And when it'll be on mobile devices

2 years ago

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It won't be on mobile devices until the number of reports falls to a point acceptable to Duolingo. I don't know the details, but I think it's something like fewer than X reports per 100 users per week. The Russian team have been going great guns, though, so I wouldn't be surprised to discover it progresses towards stability pretty quick.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jaydenhuck
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Oh I have heard about the reports and once it gets under a certain number it'll be put onto mobile. I feel like the Russian team would have been perfectionists when it came to making sure the course is bug free and stuff. I'm so happy that it's coming out and I feel really bad for the team because so many people have been bothering them about the estimation date. I hope they realise how many doors have been opened by releasing this course! Have a lingot :)

2 years ago

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I imagine it would be impossible to think of every. single. version. possible of every sentence, no matter how hard you try, but yes, I have confidence this tree will be more stable than some. It's clear they've worked very hard! :D

2 years ago

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Wonderful news:) I have really been looking forward to this. Good things are worth waiting for. Thank you for all your work and your perseverance. This is going to be a real challenge I suspect.

2 years ago

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Good timing then. Last night I googled a bunch of phonetic Russian keyboard options, and installed what I think is the best one for me so that I'd be all ready to start when it comes out! Months ago I mentioned Halloween as my best guess at to the Russian course's debut, so I guess I can't be too far off.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KellyF12
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Thank you so much for all your time and effort into making this course, that will be so useful to many people. I must admit, I found it hard to be patient, but I am sure it will all be worth the wait! Thanks so much to the Russian team! :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DerBrauneGorilla

Haha, I've been all over it! I'm so excited :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dinnernugget
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Я много ждал, а сейчас я почти могу начать!!

Oy, мой русский язык ещё очень плохой но СКОРО БУДЕТ ЛУЧШИЙ!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/iheartbieber
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I can't wait to swear at people in Dota 2.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shady_arc
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We don't have much in that department. Sorry.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jaydenhuck
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Omg preach XD

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Talulah

I've played enough Rust to know what сука блять means xD Joking aside, I am really looking forward to this course. I've already gone ahead and learned the alphabet by name, sound, and written. So excited.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NerysGhemor

There are websites with that material out there if you want, and also a book called Dirty Russian that you can order.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gingerninja3148

I just checked the incubator and I am soooo excited! I have been waiting and waiting and the day is just about to come. Just realised that I haven't gotten a Cyrillic keyboard yet nor have I reviewed the alphabet for two weeks so this weekend I'll polish up my knowledge. This tree sounds like it's going to be awesome! I saw a screenshot of the tree and it looks huge.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/williamparadise
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Я люблю русский !!!!!!!!!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/compicej

Great news!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheShadowBroker

Based Ron Paul

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/elinjah

So excited, argfkgkfg

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/UweRo
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wonderfull and I hope my most loved russian word is included in the course: достопримечательности

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shady_arc
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It is not. We were making a basic course, after all. Достопримечательность is nice to know as a long and somewhat unusual word, but it is firmly not in the top-10000.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/osleek
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But they tortured us with sehenswürdigkeiten in German course!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dovyuruk
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But German has a rep for having long words xD Russian is just considered hard xP

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JamesBulls

Russian has a steep learning curve, but the rules are generally very consistent which is more than you can say for French, English, and a few other languages you can name.

2 years ago

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I'd also add that it's really surprisingly friendly in some ways. No articles, most words are grammar coded so you can tell at a glance an adjective from a verb from a noun, and most nouns you can be sure of or make an intelligent guess at the gender the first time you meet it.

In comparison, for example, German is a pain in the butt for knowing what nouns are which gender, and till I tried Turkish I never fully appreciated the pain that comes with not having a scooby doo, on first acquaintance, even what part of speech a word was!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HeatingUp

i actually used it when i visited germany!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ptoro
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Thank goodness.

2 years ago

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I'm pretty sure it's in the reverse course, if you wanted to 'officially' learn it :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jimmyarr127
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Thanks for all of the hard work, I'm very excited for this course.

2 years ago

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    I have been looking forward to this for a long time.

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    https://www.duolingo.com/-..--..-.-.-.-

    We all have

    2 years ago

    [deactivated user]

      At least waiting did give me time to learn the alphabet.

      EditDelete2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/sarahjane13

      I will start learning the alphabet in preparation, I can't wait!

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/cavemankc

      This is awesome news, I have been looking forward to this.

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Javret
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      YAYYYY

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Parham3679srsr
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      Great news!!!!! Thank you so much!! Very nice job Russian team!!!! Thank you for making this happen!!

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/MauricioDuarte01

      Amazing work guys! Thank you so much and congratulations!

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/takak0
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      Wow!! Thank you so much!!! I've waited this day. Finally I can throw away my old Russian conversation text.

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/cavemankc

      Can't wait. Maybe this is a dumb question, but if you are not familiar with cyrillic, will the course cover this?

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/hmada993
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      Hi, this video has helped me immensely with the alphabet, it's like having a tutor!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzChuuvZcag

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/jzsuzsi
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      I watched some of it, good video:)

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/cavemankc

      Great! Thanks

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Pratyush.
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      Yes, it will be there. You can look here the the russian tree.

      http://i.imgur.com/bbCDIPW.png

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Shady_arc
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      Actually, the final tree looks like this:

      Russian Tree Release version 29 October

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/effi2002
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      After seeing this tree, I'm sure that this wait has worth it.

      2 years ago

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      Agreed :D

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/garpike
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      I'm intrigued by the skill called 'Nothing'.

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/khutch39
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      Like every word in Russian, nothing declines and has a form for each case :)

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Shady_arc
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      It is more complicated than that. :) The skill at the bottom of the tree would not have been called nothing for nothing, but it is not about "nothing" of all nothings.

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/sean.g.work

      'Fleeting' has a certain poetry to it.

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Pratyush.
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      80 skills!!! That's a long-long tree. If not longest, it will be one of the longest trees on Duolingo.

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/vytah
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      Still, nothing beats German, with 122 skills.

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/cherub721
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      I love it. I was hoping it would be really long and thorough. Sounds like it'll be well worth the wait.

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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      WOW...[impressed, and slightly worried]. Have you counted how many individual lessons there are?

      2 years ago

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      A life outside Duolingo? What is this thing of which you speak? I don't think I understand ;)

      Why is it that one ten lesson skill seems to take at least twice as long to get through as two five lesson skills? If all of those are 10 lesson skills, we will lose the will to live 8-o LOL

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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      A life outside Duolingo? What is this thing of which you speak?

      Yes, I must have been dreaming or something. X-)

      I imagine Russian will keep me busy for at least a year. And just imagine what will happen in the Incubator in the meantime...

      2 years ago

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      I don't think it's quite as long as the revised German tree.

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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      All those skills might turn into monstrous 10-lesson marathons once you get to open them... :-)

      (I'm trying to figure out whether I will have a life outside of Duolingo during the next year or so.)

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/NerysGhemor

      I can't wait to find out what "Told ya" is. That makes me laugh (in a good way). :-)

      Also, glad to see a "Spiritual" section. I've been visiting an Orthodox church lately and while they do speak English, once in a while they interject things from other languages (including Russian) into the service.

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/AestheticPrawn7

      Will there be any bonus skills like flirting or holidays?

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Shady_arc
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      There will be no bonus skills like flirting or holidays.

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Shady_arc
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      Most of it. The first skill is something of a brief introduction. It does not include a few characters that you will encounter several minutes later :).

      Still, the whole course is your marvellous alphabet practice (unless you decide to use transliteration option, kindly provided by Duolingo). I have no doubt: half-way through the course it will require no effort for you to read Cyrillics.

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/cherub721
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      And how about bonus skills that are not like flirting or holidays? ;)

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Shady_arc
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      There are one and a half bonus skills that are not like flirting and holidays. I think we should make more.

      Later.

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Priscilla95-

      Do we learn the entire alphabet or just a bit?

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Captain000

      @shady_arc any additional words or skills that you can add to the tree later would be awesome! The more the better.

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/OmarDeSant
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      Why is it called Alphabet1 if there is no Alphabet2? Why not just Alphabet?

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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      Exciting stuff!

      Also looking forward to hearing the voice you guys chose...

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/bright_flash
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      The tree indeed looks just awesome, but, apparently, you have a skill called "Subjunctive"? Why that? Russian doesn't really have the subjuntive mood, though it has conditional. Did you mean that?

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Shady_arc
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      That depends on your description. It has been usually referred to as "subjunctive" traditionally, often with a comment that it is sometimes called "conditional".

      To a degree, it makes sense because it is used as a subjunctive. And this is at least partially what we teach there, mostly because I witnessed non-native speakers struggling with getting such sentences right (to be fair, conditional sentences barely show up in the skill at all).

      I am not learned enough in the history of Proto-Slavic to tell you how this particular form came into being and what it corresponds to in the PIE (if it was not invented anew).

      And hmm... I was mindful not to say the word "mood" anywhere in that skill. ^_^

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/williamparadise
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      Awesome

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Dovyuruk
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      Wow... that's long xD

      I love it!

      The "history" lesson looks interesting.

      And here I was, suffering depression. Thank you, for making me feel better.

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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      The history/fantasy lesson was REALLY fun :D

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/-..--..-.-.-.-

      What kind of vocabulary will be in the history section? Communism hopefully?

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Sarmady
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      Wow..... stunning, even the names are selected very well...

      and the last tile is "justice"... and "Nothing" before it :)

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/toomath
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      Wow. Impressive.

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/zchale6
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      Will you transfer some of these skills to the Ukrainian tree in the future?

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/lindrhound
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      Can't wait.

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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      Is this going to be one of the longer trees, do you think? I know they added at least one extra skill during the delay.

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Shady_arc
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      I believe, the German tree had a bigger word count even two years ago, though it only had 73 skills.

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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      I know when the challenge was posted to finish the tree, I scrolled down and thought hey, I've done more than I thought... and then kept scrolling and scrolling and scrolling. It seems to go on forever, especially with the new skills 8-o I was both surprised how much I'd done and surprised how there was still so much left.

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/cavemankc

      indeed. That is great news! I have never tried to learn one with a different alphabet but I am looking forward to the challenge.

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/elinjah

      Awesome!

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Jeff.Netto
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      Do you think it would take more than a week for it to be fully released? Will the release cover the mobile apps too?

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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      The course goes to the mobile app once it's proven to be reasonably stable. The initial release is to the website.

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/PinefrostLTU
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      can you see the hungarian tree?

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Shady_arc
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      Of course. However, if you want to see the Hungarian tree, you will have to ask the Hungarian team.

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/araparseghian
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      Yay! Definitely starting on Russian and Polish as soon as they come out, and hopefully that will make learning Ukrainian and Czech easier

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Dovyuruk
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      Polish! Polish! Polish! I have been waiting! Though, proud of the Polish team. Remember when everyone was making fun of them and claimed that it would be released in thirty years? xD

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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      I think even the Polish team were making fun of themselves at that point LOL ;)

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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      I definitely found Russian a huge help completing the Ukrainian tree, though I feel like it's more of a help if you have a strong grip on one before moving to the next. Otherwise there's a lot of potential for confusion.

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/araparseghian
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      Totally. I plan on getting a strong foundation in Russian before moving on to Ukrainian. I hear Belarusian is also in that family of languages.....maybe that will come soon?

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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      Then you should be golden! Even my foundation in Russian - which, if you'll excuse me stretching the metaphor, is suffering from severe subsidence and is rather overgrown - was ridiculously helpful in completing the Ukrainian tree.

      Yes, I believe Belarusian is also East Slavic - I don't offhand know how close it is to either Russian or Ukrainian. I am not sure if I've ever consciously listened to Belarusian to find out.

      I remember in my final year at uni talking to a couple who were asylum seekers, and I remember they spoke a language that wasn't Russian but had mutual intelligibility, and that we understood each other for the most part but then there would be a random word which was entirely different and which would confuse us all completely... but I don't remember where they were from! And I think given the dialects in Ukraine/the mix of Russian and Ukrainian, and I suspect the same is true of Belarusian, there's no guarantee what they were speaking to me was a standardised language...

      I imagine it being here on Duolingo will depend on finding Belrusian speaking volunteers as much as anything!

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Eikoopmit

      I expected more communism jokes.

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/RomanRussian

      In Soviet Russia jokes laugh at you.

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/DPCharly

      That's why Moscow doesn't believe in Tears... ;)

      1 year ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/kohik899

      when r they gonna release it!

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/datasci
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      yea, but is it REALLY? I'm not trying to be a "negative nancy", but if it's 100% done and the estimated launch is in the past, does seeing "100%" in the incubator really mean anything? The % has moved down (from 99% to 98%, for example) in the past, so I think we may be getting ahead of ourselves with our eagerness. It'll be done when it's done. Who knows when that will be.

      We'll know it's actually 100% done when we're using the beta. Can't wait!

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Shady_arc
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      I posted the update in question right after I finished creating the last sentence required for the course, bundled with all its translations.

      I think it means that by the time everyone read it, the course had been already completed. So I am pretty sure it is still finished.

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/datasci
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      Oh, well great! I have to give you a lingot then! Nice work!

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Nikos-
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      So if the course is 100% finished, why can't it be released immediately?

      Also, you just know there's gonna be a few people who will make "I finished the Russian tree!" posts like a day after the course is released! xD

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Shady_arc
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      As far as I remember, God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

      Maybe Duolingo are simply trying to follow and improve on His example.

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/andrescoto87

      I hope we can start the course soon. I've been waiting for this all this year and it's amazing that finally is done. Just hoping that it get realese soon. I've read about the skill of Flirting and Holiday's and it'll be a good idea to have them added to the tree while the course is on Beta at the end it will make the course better. Excellnet work Russian Team =D

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/SupremusSwaggus

      Soooooo , anybody wanna race? The first one to get a 5 / 5 on the russian progress quiz wins. Competition is always a strong incentive. But then again , I am a stegosaurus that hides as a horse.

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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      Esperanto is the only one I've managed a 5/5 on, but Russian might just be doable, eventually. At least I supposedly learned this grammar once already...

      Does anyone know, is it possible to take a progress quiz before starting but then also have the chance to test out of sections of the tree? Because I'd be really interested to see my progress from "what I remember from way back when" versus "what I know once I've completed the tree"...

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/JamesBulls

      It would be fun to compare experiences. I went to college for Russian in 2001, but couldn't ever got a job with it so my skill in that language has largely died. Learning Esperanto has been a lot of fun, but it's also had a strange effect in that I've started spontaneously remembering lots of Russian that I haven't thought about in years.

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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      Hey, I graduated in 2001!

      I think there's a lot about Esperanto that is hauntingly Slavic-ish, myself - not surprising considering the originator - but I also suppose it's to do with reawakening the language centres of one's brain.

      I decided the easiest way to find out if one could do the placement test after the progress test was to experiment, and you can. I took the Danish progress test (I got 0.23, of which I'm strangely proud given my answers were based entirely on my very nearly non existent Norwegian and a lot of guesswork!), and when I returned to the 'home' page, it was still offering me the option to take a placement test.

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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      say what now heyyyyy

      Do I win? ;)

      (I did have a head start, just in case anyone thinks I'm some kind of genius!)

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Amazing_Fox

      Excuse me. How do I add the course please? I don't see the option

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/herecomedatboi_
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      finally

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Koo1211

      just y e a h

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/cadorair1
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      I like the BREIZH flag !

      2 years ago