https://www.duolingo.com/magicafan

RUSSIAN IS HERE!!!

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https://www.duolingo.com/KatarzynaMak
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I am so excited :) Tomorrow is my birthday so it's the best present <3

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fredrikov
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sto lat. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KatarzynaMak
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dziękuję :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/A_User
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Is that Russian as well as Polish?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98
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nope, only Polish

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Trick_tr_ick

Happy birthday:)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KatarzynaMak
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Thank you :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Theron126
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С днём рождения!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Crisp_by_Yosi

С Днём рождения!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mazpeterslove
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Happy Birthday in advance!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/akshan
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С днём рождения! :-)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Olja.
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С днём рождения! :) Sto lat!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AngieMc47
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С днем рождения.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gijira

happening

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PostmanPat001

If someone could plop putins face on his, that would be great

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Misakachi
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YES!!!!

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https://www.duolingo.com/TMRPS
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Had a bad day today, and oh my you guys turned it into the best day of this year!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Misakachi
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Me too!!!!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fredrikov
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ypa!!! I literally jumped outta my seat!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/magicafan
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Me too! I almost screamed in class!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fredrikov
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such great news! :) i wonder why i wasnt notified of it.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/galletadecolores
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Same here....Notification would have been nice, so I could have started earlier! lol. :P

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/yullen

So happy ^^

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nievva
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Finally I get to help people learn russian! Урааа! jumps with joy

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TatianaBoshenka

I have to post, just to see the new flag after my name! So happy!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TatianaBoshenka

Oh, I guess the flag will show up after I level up. Back to work!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TatianaBoshenka

Now I should have the flag! There it is!

2 years ago

[deactivated user]

    I was considering doing the same. I haven't leveled up yet.

    EditDelete2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Patrezko
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    Just curious if I can see the mine

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    https://www.duolingo.com/sannehoo
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    Ип ип урей! (No, I don't speak russian at all. Yet. B-) )

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Nikos-
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    *хип хип хурейййййй

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    https://www.duolingo.com/pale_moon
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    Гип-гип ура!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Crisp_by_Yosi

    pathetic))

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/frogger2013

    lol I just tried the placement test out of curiosity and I tested out of literally zero skills! Not even alphabet. Definitely excited to begin!!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jamflipp
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    Hi guys! Congratulations for the beginning this course, and if you have any questions about russian language, I'd be happy answer to them.)

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MCihat

    спасибо , Команда русский :) Я ждал долгое время :))

    2 years ago

    [deactivated user]

      I'm glad even though it's here during novel writing month. One problem is I don't hear anything and I thought we would have sound.

      EditDelete2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/BrookeLorren
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      Another NaNo writer! It will be a very busy month, I'm sure :-)

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      [deactivated user]

        Very busy. I love that Russian is here but I won't be doing a whole lot until NaNo is over. But I have already made my character speak Russian and now she's going to teach it.

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        https://www.duolingo.com/snowice0

        might be an issue with your computer - my laptop has the same problem but on my desktop I hear everything fine

        2 years ago

        [deactivated user]

          That's probably it. I really wanted to hear it. I only have a laptop at the moment. It's still fun even without the sound.

          EditDelete2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/vadimfowler
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          Great course! I find it hard though to graduate from level 9 - perhaps because, as a native speaker, I take too many liberties with English equivalents ;)

          I think the course could benefit from a virtual Russian keyboard.

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/nik2311
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          Yes, I agree entirely - it needs a virtual Russian keyboard - like for Turkish, etc.

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/Spike796956

          I think they should add a Russian keyboard as I've missed a few questions for not using a Russian keyboard, although that could be my fault as you might be able to find one as an adaptation.

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/draquila

          Windows comes with keyboards for most languages pre-installed. It's also pretty easy to find a phonetic Russian keyboard with Google.

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/keegan_d
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          Windows actually has a phonetic russian keyboard, the яшерты layout. I made a basic guide to it, if you wanna use it: https://i.imgur.com/Xiz6T4p.png

          2 years ago

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

          Install one on your computer maybe?! or use http://russian.typeit.org/

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/vadimfowler
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          I now use google translate to write in Russian and then copy-paste it into Duolingo.

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/shubbe01
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          Ha, that's what I was doing, too. And then my placement quiz said "You placed out of zero things!" Sorry, very old Russian degree. I have forgotten everything, and let you down.

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/MikeMotto
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          i changed the settings in Windows to make it a Russian keyboard and then put pieces of tape on the keys and wrote on the tape to show the Russian letters. Not bad! Once it gets to the mobile app it will be easy to use the Russian keyboard since you can switch back and forth easily on the phone.

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/Joeman2003
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          they sell the stickers on ebay for the russian keyboard for a dollar or two as well, they go on over so you can see both english and russian alphabet

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/Tom_Adams101
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          I'm going to invite myself to the party of people whose degrees are ashamed of them. Three years of Russian got me zero placement whatsoever, which is reasonably terrifying.

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/kenmerk
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          There is a bug in the placement test, it's giving everyone zero and making them start from the beginning. Just happened to me too. This needs to be fixed.

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/shubbe01
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          At least we should fly through the beginning stuff! I think I was overconfident, because I can still read it fairly well, but it turns out I retained very little in the way of spelling. :)

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/rusoved

          Yeah, there's a lot of totally acceptable answers that need to be added to the course.

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          https://www.duolingo.com/Crisp_by_Yosi

          Tell me about it. As a native speaker I reported a lot of answers.

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/Captain000

          Just get some cyrillic stickers and instal a Russian keyboard, far better and quicker :)

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/ymapazagain

          I agree about the keyboard. I'm currently on my laptop switching between the English and Russian keyboard layout for each question. And as I'm new to the Russian keyboard layout it is incredibly slow going, having switch to another page to check where the letters are. I know I will get faster as it becomes more familiar, but an inbuilt keyboard would be so much more practical!

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/FirstTiger
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          on a mac, you should be able to command-space to switch languages after you add the Russian keyboard. If you're on windows, that's your problem :-)

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/ymapazagain

          shift-alt is working for me to switch languages. I'm slooooooowly learning the layout of the Russian keyboard.

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/pzhukova

          It's alt-(left)shift on Windows.

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/tomprimozic

          What? Command-Space just brings up Spotlight search for me...

          Edit: nevermind, I found it... I needed to change the Keyboard Shortcuts in Settings.

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/Shady_arc
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          In it one of the possible Mac shortcuts, I thinks. Also, you need to actually have several languages installed in the System Preferences.

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/remythecat
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          I would be much happier if Duolingo added a Russian keyboard- as it would take me a quicker amount of time to type out the Cyrillic letters. As of now, I use the "Character Map" application on Windows 7 (I have no desire to install any new applications). Until Duolingo releases a virtual keyboard, it will be difficult for me to avoid getting wrong answers when I am asked to translate from English into Russian! (Very frustrating and time-consuming)

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/RueChikanya

          I agree, considering that everyone taking this course might not have access to a Russian keyboard.

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/dos_peter

          I also agree, I keep getting "mistakes" because I do not have a Russian keyboard

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/leonig01
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          https://www.duolingo.com/prudentia

          Very excited for this! It being on here actually got me interested in trying it in the first place, now a week into my Russian learning this will be great to supplement.

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/skaarup75
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          One skill down. 78 to go :-) So no more than 78 days to go before that tree is all golden. (One can dream)

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/xaghtaersis
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          And my linguistic and cultural journey through the largest nation on earth has begun! Russian is one of the major languages on my list. I have always wanted to learn Russian and now I finally got the chance! Thanks duolingo Russian team!

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/BrookeLorren
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          Yay! I was the 47th person to sign up!

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          https://www.duolingo.com/savourtardis
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          I think I was the 48th! (at least, it said 47 people were learning it when I clicked the button)

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/PolishMathew
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          I was also the 48th! :D

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/Italian.Ice
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          Me too! :P

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/DerBrauneGorilla

          Me three, haha

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/TommyDDoom

          Me four xdd well, there's a lot of 48th learners..

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/Tom_Adams101
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          Haha... so was I - and there was me feeling so special!

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/sannehoo
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          Me too. I guess the counter is a little overworked today!

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/yullen

          It said 47 people already when I signed up...we must have been pretty close together then :)

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/Vedun
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          The counter doesnt update often enough, it said 47 for me too. I guess there's no way to really know.

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/magicafan
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          Yeah it also said 47 for me too, I think it's inaccurate

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/kevinkinsler
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          Same

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          https://www.duolingo.com/RafeeMostafa

          yup 47 too :P

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/NathanaelF3
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          Same here!

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/fredrikov
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          i was the 42nd. :D

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/galletadecolores
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          Lucky you...I was like the 4K person to sign up!

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/EoghanBostock

          Oh I'm jealous... I was like the 10000th-ish person...

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/Nikos-
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          I've been refreshing the courses page all day and when I saw Russian wasn't there I freaked out -- I'm gonna spend all night on this.

          It's pleasing how easy it is given that I know Bulgarian though! :)

          мерси Russian team!!!

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/janetga41
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          I am so happy! :)

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/Leostrange
          Leostrange
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          What I have done so far has been awesome!

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/Reylo75

          Я так рада!!

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/RueChikanya

          FINALLY!!

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/blaurebell
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          Thank you guys so much for all the hard work! I'm a month into learning Russian, so this is wonderful timing!

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/NasuSamaruk0
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          Thank you so much for updating Russian language here! Always want to learn it!

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/android4003

          i just started!!!!!!!

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/Sophiesix-
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          Болшой Спасибо awesome russian team! You've made my day! Тhank you so much!!

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/Sam967612

          Does anyone know how long until this will be good for Mobile?

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/Ali019
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          I'm on an IPad and have no idea how to find a Russian keyboard. I will have to try again on a machine with more capacity to switch from one tab to another. However, if anyone knows how I can find the Russian alphabet on an iPad, I'd love to hear from you.

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/mlynarova
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          You can add the keyboard under settings/keyboard/add and switch between them by pressing the key with the globe on it.

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/alejandrozuleta

          I have been waiting so long for this!! Thanks!!

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/Theron126
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          Hooray! I'm not convinced by the pretest, it said I didn't test out of anything but I already know a fair amount, there's been nothing new in the first several lessons.

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/Olja.
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          Amazing! So nice :) (I can't wait for Hebrew course to start!))

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/Robin.Hood.
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          The time is come, Comrades.

          Once West has learned to speak Mother Tongue, there will be no stopping Revolution!

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/Joeman2003
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          Not working on my galaxy s5 android yet :(

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/Duboglastos
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          Delighted to have started the Russian course today! Thank you!!

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/ironclad85
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          Thanks for bringing this course to Duolingo. I have a couple of questions, though. First, how do you enable the course to display the lessons in Cyrillic alphabet? And second, when will be this course available in the app? Once again, I thank you for this amazing effort since I always wanted to learn this language. Have a nice day :)

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/kalex814

          If I may make a suggestion (sorry if it's already been said, but this thread is already too long to read through), I think it would be a great idea to include an additional alphabet exercise that actually goes through the alphabet in full and lets you test your pronunciation of the letters. I think it would help a lot with the listening exercises. The exercise tips explanations are good overall if I need them, but some are confusing, and, honestly, I usually forget it's there.

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/Brina431719
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          Woohooo!!! Thank you to all the Russian team for working so hard over such a long period of time to get this course ready for us! Just done my first lesson and looking forward to many more.

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/pazzi
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          HYPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/rtlowry33
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          How does the 'Russian keyboard' work?

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/Shady_arc
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          You may read our last update if you want to install a layout. Basically, it means that you press the same keys, but different letters appear.

          There are two main layouts:

          • the standard (ЙЦУКЕН) is what Russians use. Makes sense if Russian is your love for life or if you have easy access to Russian keyboards (stickers?) or if you live in Russia. For obvious reasons, makes total sense on a phone or a tablet (they have no physical keyboard anyway!—and they might turn out to be less customizable, but a standard keyboard is always there)

          standard

          • a phonetic keyboard (say, ЯВЕРТЫ) which sort-of-matches Russian letters to Latin letters close in pronunciation (also maps extra keys somewhere). I think, it is just fine if you are moderately interested in Russian but that's it. Has an obvious advantage if your physical keyboard does not have Russian letters.

          phonetic

          On a PC or a Mac a phonetic keyboard mapping is always a choice (Macs even has one in the basic package), and the switching between the languages is done by keyboard shortcuts (Shift+Alt / ⌘ + Space)

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/Sophiesix-
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          I found it on my iPhone under settings/ keyboard/ add. Then there's a little globe that turned up on my regular screen keyboard and when you press it, you get the russian screen keyboard instead . Очен хорошо!

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/Barb.M

          How did you get Russian on your iPhone, on mine it says not supported

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/Shady_arc
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          Hm. Really? Are you looking at English keyboards only and do not try to add different languages, or does it really nor support anything?

          I actually though iPad and iPhone are similar in that department. Go figure...

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/Barb.M

          Well the problem wasn't adding the Russian keyboard, I was able to add it fine but when I go on Duolingo app; it says that the course is not yet supported on mobile.

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/Shady_arc
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          Ah, of course. It takes some time. MEanwhile, you can try using a browser. Not very convenent, though. Even on a tablet.

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/Sophiesix-
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          Yeah I was using the browser on my iPhone, it also says 'not supported' through my app. Hopefully soon though? :3 is that being greedy ?

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/SMargan
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          It has been a while coming! However, it was well worth the wait. :D

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/Middleton27

          Finally!! I'm so glad :D

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/PittePie

          omg I'd been waiting so much for this! :D ..Russians is one of the languages that I have in my list of languages to learn before I die. lol:P

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/Crisp_by_Yosi

          Sad story :)

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/karpsmom

          This is so wonderful. I've been eagerly awaiting this for so long! Is there any expectation as to when it will be incorporated into the smartphone app version of Duolingo?

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/snowice0

          Hey great job - I've been waiting a while but can someone please explain something to me - why is everything written in Latin? Is there anything to change that? I dont see why it isn't just written in Russian to begin with

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/Theron126
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          When you go into a lesson, there's a little slider thing in the top left, slide it to the right or click it, it will change from Aa to Яя and then lessons will be in Cyrillic.

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/snowice0

          got it thanks a bunch!

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/ugliest
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          I agree - better would be to use Cyrillic by default.

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/snowice0

          perhaps after the "alphabet" course or after a small quiz but yeah of course its important

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/TheRealFlenuan
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          Latin alphabet, not Latin. When one says "written in Latin" it means the Latin language.

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/snowice0

          yeah i know I didn't care enough to actually write that out considering most people would understand me - given that this is a language learning site I will pay more attention next time

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/Double100
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          SO AWESOME RIGHT??!!??!!

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/kevinmclarke
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          Thanks to the team! If you have Windows, install the Russian keyboard and then go to advanced settings and set a command to toggle between English and Russian keyboards. Then it is less awkward and you can work more quickly. Works for me.

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/djungel

          At last! I'm so looking forward to this, thank you Duolingo and the Russian team! :)

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/territrades
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          Finally, after all these months of waiting !!!

          Ok let's stop chatting and get studying. There is a new language ahead, and in a few months I want to have my first conversation in it.

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/RagnarPostludium
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          So, now I'm waiting for "Translation" section Когда, наконец, я смогу переводить и С РУССКОГО НА АНГЛИЙСКИЙ, а не только лишь наоборот)

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/FiddlingFox

          Im so happy

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/BritasticUK

          Yessss! Brilliant! :)

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/Elliwhi
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          ура ура ура!! молодцы, ребята! ))))

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/AzureJames
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          Ура! Я лублю Русски язык

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/Elliwhi
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          я люблю русский язык*

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/AzureJames
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          spasiba. I have a hard time with conjugations.

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/dro18
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          THANKS!!!

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/sydneyjenkins1

          da ya sydney eto brelan

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/Bregongo

          where is my borsh?)))) made my day))))

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/SuperDescartes

          I'm loving the course so far, thank you so much!

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/adam2051

          Is there going to be an immersion section once it has stabilized?

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/kefahuchi

          How long to the mobile version?

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/Baerner

          sorry to ask this here. I cannot click the new discussion button. how to make it active? Tanks

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/Bregongo

          really don't like examples. only "where is my beer", "my mother in germany". have it something more closer to our life?

          2 years ago

          https://www.duolingo.com/pioupics
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          It's great ! Thank you very much for all the work.

          2 years ago
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