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Rus <---> Ukr Course(s)?

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Hello Everyone,

It seems that, of late, Duolingo has been committed to assisting in world crises - the recent addition of numerous courses for Arabic in response to the Refugee crisis is a great example of this.

But what about another Crisis? The confrontation between Ukrainians and Russians in Ukraine?

Currently, ethnic Russians make up ~17.5% of Ukraine's population. Whilst there are some Russians who can speak Ukrainian - many more speak a Ukr/Rus pidgin language known as Surzhyk. It would, for this reason, be a great service to have a "course bridge" between Ukrainian and Russian.

This would also assist Russian / Ukrainian learners in expanding their knowledge of slavic languages whilst ever increasing their primary language skills through "Laddering".

I understand that there is a greater need to have other languages first, but this was just some food for thought for the future.

Thanks.

EDIT: Spelling.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
mizinamo
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The confrontation between Ukrainians and Russians was not caused because they didn't understand each other.

This is a bit like "High German for speakers of Swiss German and vice versa", I think.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SurrealSoul
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Yes, but there are many Russian-speaking Ukrainians who have a hard time understand Ukrainian, so have a UKR for RUS speakers course would be helpful and beneficial to a certain extent.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BrookeLorren
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Russians can learn Ukrainian through laddering today :-)

English for Russian Speakers

Ukrainian for English Speakers

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wombatua
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Pidgin, not pigeon. It's not a bird.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NicholasOKane
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I agree. Given that almost all Ukrainians speak Russian, the focus should be on Ukrainian for Russian speakers. This course is needed, and there are a substantial number of Russian speakers in Ukraine who do not know how to speak Ukrainian well

2 years ago