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Ukrainian overtook Esperanto :(

Start dragging your friends and family on here to learn Esperanto, Ukrainian has managed to overtake us!

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Platypus01

Good luck to Ukrainian. It isn't a race. Anyway, it isn't how many start the course, but how many finish ;-)

2 years ago

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^ all of this. Also, how many people actually go on to use the language.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Guitardude2000
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Mi konsentas. Bona por Ukraina. Ĉiam estos Esperantistoj. (bedaŭras por mi malbona Esperanton)

2 years ago

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Mi ne estas tre sperta, sed mi komprenas vin perfekte. Mi ne sciis se vi eraris (aux se mi eraras...), sed esti komprenabla mi opinias pli grava!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PotatoSanta
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It's not about replacing languages with Esperanto it's about having people speak Esperanto along with other languages. Besides I think people are learning better from the Esperanto course than they are from Ukrainian.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zikalify

Yes I understand that, that doesn't mean Esperanto should be the least learned language on Duolingo though :P

2 years ago

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Ne maltrankviligu, ni nur bezonas unu homo kiel Chuck Smith el 200,000 homoj ke lernas esperanton. It would only take one person to introduce a movie or video game in Esperanto or start offering it as a subject in a school somewhere to make a big difference.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/amuzulo
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Dankegon for that HUGE compliment!! :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SiblingCreature

It would have to be a movie (or better a TV series) or game in that made reference and/or use of Esperanto without actually requiring prior knowledge of it for that to work. People won't learn a language for a game or show if they are not already into the game or show to begin with.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lbrandelli

It is one of the least spoken languages on the real world, Duolingo reflects it :D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/amuzulo
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I think we might surpass them on Dec 15 when we have our big #EsperantoLives campaign. More details:

Evildea video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9oPxqzgBsA
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/696645377137616/

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RodrigoCem
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Chuck, jes, ni povas! :-D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NukuchAjau

Mia kuzo lernos Esperanton baldaŭ , eble :P

Ne estas raso :D

Vivu Esperanton!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/amuzulo
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In case anyone is confused:

raso = race (like a human race, i.e. black or white)

konkurso = contest

kurkonkurso = running contest

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NukuchAjau

wow thanks, I was still confused. Sorry for my mistake, my resource for the word did not clarify.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/amuzulo
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No problem, one key to learning a language is to make all your mistakes as quickly as possible! ;)

http://www.fluentin3months.com/mistakes-matter/

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/yangluphil
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I understood making mistakes is essential and stuff but the way you put it here opens another perspective for me. There are a set amount of mistakes that you going to make anyway(technically not true i know but..). Might as well get rid of as many as possible early on.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vanege
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raso -> konkurso/kurkonkurso

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NukuchAjau

Oh, haha XD

What would be a more apropiate word to use then?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vanege
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konkurso

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SquirlRat
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I think for a constructed language with a few thousand native speakers and only ~two million L2 speakers (at most) to be even close to a language with thirty million native speakers is a positive sign for Esperanto.

If many people raise awareness with #EsperantoLives on the 15th of December as a prominent youtuber suggested, Esperanto might overtake Ukrainian again anyway (at least for a while) :p

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zikalify

Tio estas interesa perspektivo, ke mi ne pensis pri.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/med-ben
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Ukrainian 191K, Esperanto 190K

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ConorHoughton
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Mi esperas ke klingono estos finita baldaux, por ni ne estos lasta.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vanege
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Mi pensas ke novaj kursoj finiĝas sufiĉe rapide, tial la Esperanto kurso neniam estos la plej malalta.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zikalify

ankaŭ mi

2 years ago

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