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

RUSSIAN IS OUT!!

Russian as of 1:18 EST the Russian course is finally out! The race to the end of the tree by hardcore users I suppose commences now. Happy learning!

November 2, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/buenotc

OK, we can all stop posting the same thing now.

November 2, 2015

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

Sorry, just so insanely excited

November 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Liebert_

I know do you feel. But I am gonna learn Russian when I reach the level 25 in French. Good studies!

November 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MS_Genius88

Ochen' horosho! So awesome! Big thanks to the Russian team!

November 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/garpike

The text-to-speech voice sounds very good, in my opinion. Worth the wait.

November 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slogger

Yes, agreed. Slowed down it is not that good occasionally, but at full speed it's excellent.

November 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/garpike

Slowed down the poor TTS has to pronounce separately words like 'в' which would never appear on their own under any normal circumstances.

November 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Captain000

there are some sentences that I have to repress it because it doesn't speak them clearly.

edit: seems to be a bit strange on slow mode, but when played on full speed I think it sounds good.

November 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jonathangrant00

This is awesome. But I hope your post sticks around, I made one about 3 minutes ago and it had 3 upvotes but one second later it got deleted. =(

November 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/colserr123

Sweet.

November 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Captain000

Your level 2 already, nice!

November 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gingerninja3148

I was the 659th learner and this is the earliest I have ever been to a newly released language. I woke up and i saw it on the course page which I had bookmarked and pretty much screamed. It sucks though because i have to leave for school very soon so I've only done one lesson.

November 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizinamo

How can you tell what number learner you are?

November 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gingerninja3148

When you go on the course page it tells you how many learners there are for each language.

November 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/buenotc

The very first time before you start the course you'll see how many users are using it. When you click on it to start you become the +1 of whatever number was there e.g 4356 is taking the course. When you click on it to start learning you'll become number 4357 :). Clear as water?

November 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jonas430416

But I Cannot find it in the app? Only on the website? Why is this?

November 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Captain000

Because it is a Beta course. Once the course has been improved and different variants of acceptable answers added and the reports have dropped below x amount then it will be released into beta. Not sure how long it takes, a few weeks or months. But so far the Russian course seems pretty good, so I don't expect that many alternative answers that need to be added, so hopefully it will graduate from beta quickly.

November 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DJvdZ

it's a pitty its not yet available om the app because I do not own a russian keybord. That makes it even more difficult - especially in the listening exercises. Because now I do not only have to learn the Russian alphabet, but also the layout of a russian keyboard. But I'll try to get used to typing cyrillic letters on an english keybord. (...)

November 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/buenotc

I got around that by using the mobile/phone's browser. It's not ideal but I don't want to wait for the app and will even put up with it looking weird. We're in the same boat. I'm on the phone 99% percent of the time so I can't just log into the computer.

November 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DJvdZ

I thought about that, but up to now I managed. Although I have to admit: I pressed the wrong keys an awful lot of times. :\

November 3, 2015
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