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[Suggestion]: Duolingo Developer Q & A

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I think one of the issues that causes much clutter in Duolingo forums is that the developers or staff often answer questions in different threads or mediums.

So I suggest that this or other threads could serve for simple questions about some features or aspects of Duolingo that staff could collect and answer if they wish to.

The questions could then be stored in the server somewhere, and new users could be referred to them.

So this thread or another can serve as a medium for that, and hopefully the developers can answer in one go, every week/month/semester.

Guidelines :

  • 1 comment one question; and
  • Vote if you'd like for the question to be answered.

e.g.: "How does Duolingo prioritize features, immersion, or languages?"

4 years ago

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/stecchetto
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I'm curious where they get their dictionaries from. Do they use freely available ones? Buy them off a third party? Make their own? How will they get the dictionaries for all the other languages they plan on adding?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/b.gomez555

Can we expect a formal news delivery service on Duolingo? [Like a place (forum or tab) where we can see all the updates and expected things that are happening on Duolingo. Perhaps an email newsletter?]

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ubernichts

Does Duolingo keep full history of exercises (lessons and practice)? (I am longing for the day this will be used for graphs)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/djg56

I am enjoying using Duolingo and I have three suggestions for future updates. 1. Each lesson introduces new words. It would be very helpful if one could hover over, or click on each new word in the lists to view translations. This would be a very efficient way to work on learning the vocabulary as it is being introduced, before, during, or after doing the exercises. Also, this would make reviewing lists of words much more efficient. 2. When I make a mistake in the exercises, I am immediately moved on to something new. It would be useful if there was a way to remain on the sentence where the error was made so as to go over the sentence again as much as necessary to fix the correct answer in mind. 3. Some lessons introduce a few words at a time while others introduce quite a few. A more even distribution of new words would be nice and/or implementing my first suggestion where using the lists to study vocabulary would be very helpful. Thank you for this fine learning tool.

2 years ago