https://www.duolingo.com/magicafan

RUSSIAN IS HERE!!!

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November 2, 2015

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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

November 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/fredrikov

sto lat. :)

November 2, 2015

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

November 2, 2015

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

November 3, 2015

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

November 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Trick_tr_ick

Happy birthday:)

November 3, 2015

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

November 3, 2015

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

November 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Crisp_by_Yosi

С Днём рождения!

November 9, 2015

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

November 3, 2015

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

November 3, 2015

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

November 3, 2015

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

November 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Ewan456

С днём рождения

November 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/gijira

happening

November 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/PostmanPat001

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

November 3, 2015

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

November 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Ewan456

omfg lol

November 5, 2018

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!

November 2, 2015

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

November 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/fredrikov

ypa!!! I literally jumped outta my seat!

November 2, 2015

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

November 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/fredrikov

such great news! :) i wonder why i wasnt notified of it.

November 2, 2015

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

November 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/yullen

So happy ^^

November 2, 2015

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

November 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TatianaBoshenka

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

November 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TatianaBoshenka

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

November 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TatianaBoshenka

Now I should have the flag! There it is!

November 3, 2015

[deactivated user]

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

    November 3, 2015

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

    November 3, 2015

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

    November 2, 2015

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

    November 2, 2015

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

    November 2, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Crisp_by_Yosi

    pathetic))

    November 10, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/sannehoo
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    https://www.duolingo.com/frogger2013
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    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!!

    November 2, 2015

    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.)

    November 2, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/MCihat

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

    November 2, 2015

    [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.

      November 3, 2015

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

      November 3, 2015

      [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.

        November 3, 2015

        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

        November 3, 2015

        [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.

          November 3, 2015

          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.

          November 2, 2015

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

          November 2, 2015

          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.

          November 2, 2015

          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.

          November 3, 2015

          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

          November 5, 2015

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

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

          November 2, 2015

          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.

          November 2, 2015

          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.

          November 2, 2015

          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.

          November 3, 2015

          https://www.duolingo.com/Joeman2003

          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

          November 4, 2015

          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.

          November 3, 2015

          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.

          November 3, 2015

          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. :)

          November 3, 2015

          https://www.duolingo.com/SquirrelWalsh

          Now I definitely don't feel so bad for having to start at zero, after years of study. Although my spelling is crap, which I'm sure did not help with the assessment.

          November 11, 2015

          https://www.duolingo.com/rusoved

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

          November 3, 2015

          https://www.duolingo.com/Crisp_by_Yosi

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

          November 9, 2015

          https://www.duolingo.com/Captain000

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

          November 2, 2015

          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!

          November 3, 2015

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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 :-)

          November 3, 2015

          https://www.duolingo.com/ymapazagain

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

          November 3, 2015

          https://www.duolingo.com/pzhukova

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

          November 3, 2015

          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.

          November 3, 2015

          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.

          November 3, 2015

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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)

          November 3, 2015

          https://www.duolingo.com/RueChikanya

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

          November 2, 2015

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

          November 3, 2015

          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.

          November 2, 2015

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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)

          November 2, 2015

          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!

          November 2, 2015

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

          November 2, 2015

          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)

          November 2, 2015

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

          November 2, 2015

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

          November 2, 2015

          https://www.duolingo.com/NachtGorilla
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          Me three, haha

          November 2, 2015

          [deactivated user]

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

            November 2, 2015

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            Haha... so was I - and there was me feeling so special!

            November 2, 2015

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

            November 2, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/yullen

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

            November 2, 2015

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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.

            November 2, 2015

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

            November 2, 2015

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            Same

            November 2, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/RafeeMostafa

            yup 47 too :P

            November 2, 2015

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            Same here!

            November 2, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/fredrikov

            i was the 42nd. :D

            November 2, 2015

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

            November 3, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/EoghanBostock

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

            November 5, 2015

            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!!!

            November 2, 2015

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

            November 2, 2015

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

            November 2, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/Reylo75

            Я так рада!!

            November 2, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/RueChikanya

            FINALLY!!

            November 2, 2015

            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!

            November 2, 2015

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

            November 3, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/android4003

            i just started!!!!!!!

            November 3, 2015

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

            November 3, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/Sam967612

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

            November 3, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/Ali019
            Plus
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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.

            November 3, 2015

            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.

            November 3, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/alejandrozuleta

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

            November 3, 2015

            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.

            November 3, 2015

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

            November 3, 2015

            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!

            November 3, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/Joeman2003

            Not working on my galaxy s5 android yet :(

            November 3, 2015

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

            November 4, 2015

            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 :)

            November 4, 2015

            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.

            November 5, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/wyqtor
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            Боже мой!

            November 2, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/fredrikov

            ypa!

            November 2, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/Spike796956

            This made my day, though I still haven't had enough time to learn what you said in Russian.

            November 2, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/Vedun
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            it means (oh) my god!

            November 2, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/Nikos-
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            This is gonna sound weird but I've always been amazed at how stereotypically Russian Putin looks.

            November 2, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/patrickp90

            It's not weird if it's true.

            November 4, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/a.moeinir

            .

            October 5, 2017

            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.

            November 2, 2015

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

            November 2, 2015

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

            November 3, 2015

            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)

            November 3, 2015

            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!

            November 3, 2015

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

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

            November 3, 2015

            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...

            November 3, 2015

            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.

            November 3, 2015

            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.

            November 3, 2015

            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 ?

            November 3, 2015

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

            November 3, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/Middleton27

            Finally!! I'm so glad :D

            November 3, 2015

            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

            November 3, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/Crisp_by_Yosi

            Sad story :)

            November 9, 2015

            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?

            November 3, 2015

            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

            November 3, 2015

            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.

            November 3, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/snowice0

            got it thanks a bunch!

            November 5, 2015

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

            November 3, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/snowice0

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

            November 5, 2015

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

            November 4, 2015

            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

            November 5, 2015

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

            November 3, 2015

            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.

            November 3, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/djungel

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

            November 3, 2015

            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.

            November 3, 2015

            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)

            November 3, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/FiddlingFox

            Im so happy

            November 3, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/BritasticUK

            Yessss! Brilliant! :)

            November 3, 2015

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

            November 3, 2015

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

            November 4, 2015

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

            November 8, 2015

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

            November 9, 2015

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

            November 4, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/sydneyjenkins1

            da ya sydney eto brelan

            November 4, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/Bregongo

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

            November 4, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/SuperDescartes

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

            November 5, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/adam2051

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

            November 5, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/kefahuchi

            How long to the mobile version?

            November 5, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/Baerner

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

            November 5, 2015

            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?

            November 5, 2015

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

            November 7, 2015
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