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Whats do you guys think about your mother tongue in Duolingo?

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Well, I am a portuguese native speaker and I think the portuguese content is pretty decent. Of course it is not perfect. It DOES have errors to be fixed - with OUR help, by the way- but after all, I believe that with some extra researches, a lot of effort and maybe an interchange, Duolingo can be VERY usefull to help us reach fluency. So, what do you guys that are fluent in any of the Duolingo's languages think about it?

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/romastutts
romastutts
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I've seen a few English translations that I thought were a little odd, but for the most part it's fine.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sakasiru
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I think German is pretty good as well. Most people seem to struggle with the lack of grammar explanations, I can't count anymore the number of postings asking for "dieser/ diese/ dieses huh?!", so maybe there is some reason to extend that part or at least link to secondary sources. The voice is pretty good too in most cases I checked (I don't go through the tree, though), it's sometimes off with a vowel or something but that gets pointed out quickly. The sentences are mostly okay, sometimes have errors, and rarely are worded in a way no native speakers would say them (I'm looking at you, "jugendliche Damen"!). But I think those problems steadily get corrected, and the course definitely will give you a good ability to read, write and understand the German language.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta
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*It DOES have

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CapK9
CapK9
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Thanks... ._.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta
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I see that you changed it to "it DOES has." You also need to change the "has" to "have". But your English is really good (a lot better than my Spanish!).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CapK9
CapK9
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Thanks, I am always trying to improve my english so this tips are very helpful :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jokaim
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French is really good generally speaking with just a few glitches especially when you go far down in the tree, that makes sense since the sentences get more complex and they probably got much less feedback. i think you can trust Duolingo for close to 99% of the questions. The pronunciation has more problems for now, but I guess it's not too disturbing. Btw, I always think that the audio lacks personality, Toulouse or Manchester accents would be great. :)

4 years ago

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CapK9
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When it comes to pronounciation I always give a look at The Free Dictionary ( http://fr.thefreedictionary.com/ ) for new words' IPA symbols so I can learn how to pronounce them correctly ;)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dekadentin

My mother language is not yet on the Duolingo, but I do know German good enough, and I can say that the pronunciation of some German words is terrible. It is especially bad when you try to make your pronunciation better. And sometimes I am not sure, that the actual Germans say phrases in the way, which I meet on the Duolingo. I always report about such things.

4 years ago