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Duolingo Suggestion Thread

Let's be honest. We all love this site. The community, the learning, and the site itself is all amazing. However, the main part of having a community grow and prosper is having people suggest what they want to see from the site, and how their experience can improve!

To date, I haven't seen a place for people to share their ideas to the extent that they would like to, so how about making this discussion a hub for suggestions to add to the site?

In the comments, suggest something you would like to see from Duolingo in the future.

Note: Don't put something insanely difficult/challenging to implement. Start with the little things. Please do not repeat or make a suggestion close to the things other people have already suggested. It does not help.

I will put a list of different top suggestions in the discussion in the original post, and that way, we can generate a great list of most-requested things for the site!

Here is the list, with current suggestions:

  • Bonus skills released around holiday times, like a Halloween skill with vocabulary words, a (new) Christmas skill with vocabulary, Valentines Day, Thanksgiving, etc.

  • A customizable "My Duo" avatar, where you can apply costumes (which cost lingots) change the color of Duo, give him little speech bubbles and audio clips, and more little accessories!

  • A one-time consumable which allows you to "peak" at 3 words per quiz/test. It would cost 10 lingots, but can only be bought once per day.

  • A "yet to complete" button on language trees, in order for it to be easier to identify an obstacle for a person when learning a language

More suggestions will be added as they come. Stay tuned for updates and edits!

2 years ago

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The problem with holiday skills is that holidays tend to differ from one culture to another. You mention Thanksgiving. That is a great example. There really is no point in learning Thanksgiving vocabulary unless you are from North America. Halloween is another holiday that is not celebrated in many countries. Christmas works, because it is celebrated in most cultures, the languages of which are taught here. Turkish, of course, is unlikely to have a Christmas bonus skill.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda
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Surely there's no point in it unless you are planning to visit Canada and/or the US? If you're already there, you probably already know about it. If we're going to have Christmas for the languages associated with countries that traditionally celebrate it, presumably they'll have Eid al Fitr, Diwali etc for languages associated with countries that keep those feasts.

2 years ago

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Leaving aside the issues of language presentation and order, I'd like a 'yet to complete' button on the trees so that all those people who are baffled when they can't move on can find the obstacle, and those going back over trees that have been expanded don't have to search for the new content.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/adam.szcz

Good suggestion! I'll add that to the list.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zyriel
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In "Review Flashcards" on the "Words" page, I would like the option of which language to view flashcards in; learning language or base language.

I love this feature. I would also like to have the option to be challenged to come up with the right word in the learning language, based on a meaning given in my base language. This would help me improve my speaking/writing skills, not just my comprehension skills.

2 years ago