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https://www.duolingo.com/Chooley.

What languages are you expecting to be on here in 2016?

I want Mandarin Chinese & Indonesian maybe even Icelandic.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Kumatangz
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IN BETA Hebrew, Vietnamese, Hungarian, Welsh, Polish, Greek, Romanian,

IN INCUBATOR Korean, Thai, Indonesian, FINNISH, Icelandic, Mongolian, Bulgarian, Albanian, Amharic,

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/adamyoung97
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Don't forget Amharic!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kumatangz
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Of Course!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Szczepanovich
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I really hope that you're right about Bulgarian!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/apandelieva
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Me too! I would be very excited to see Bulgarian on here.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnkaDewo
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I'm Indonesian, and I also expect Indonesian to be available here!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alexjw116
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Well you got two of your wishes so far (Polish and Welsh)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/feanarosurion

Definitely not Finnish. That language is unpopular. And lacking in volunteers. And uncool.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KevanSF
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So weird, what is this "Finnish" of which you speak? I've never heard it mentioned anywhere in all the Duo discussions before!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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lmao!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/UneJamKuqEZi

Yeah, and no one wants it! I haven't seen one single person that wants it on Duolingo!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lydusha
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Polish!!!!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ilmarien
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I'd like to see Basque, Catalan for English, and maybe Galician (though I have no idea if it's different enough from Portuguese to warrant a course). Also Finnish and it would be nice if they could finally start working on Arabic and Persian.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WanderingMonk
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Hebrew and Swahili for English!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/viola_power

Yes,! We have no african languages (as far as I know) its about time we had one!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vegjjany
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In beta: Welsh, Greek, Hindi, Hebrew, Romanian, Swahili... Incubator: Latin, Icelandic, Faroese, Basque, Galician, Occitan, Tupi/ Nheengatu (for PT speakers), Mirandese (for PT speakers). I don't believe that the last 3 will really be in duolingo in 2016, but anyway I really want it.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PfifltriggPi
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I like that list. I have always wanted to learn Basque.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CosmoKaiza
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In Beta : Romanian, Vietnamese, Hindi, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian

Incubator ; Indonesian, Finnish, Albanian, Croatian, Korean, Slovakian

I'm pretty sure that Polish will be available before 2016

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nordic-Cyclist

Slovak

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michikade

I'm hoping for Hindi and Greek, myself. Once one or the other releases I'm getting a friend of mine on here so we can learn it together.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chooley.

That's a hard bunch of languages! But good luck

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Der_Kommisar

For me, I will like to see.... Finnish, a course of Swedish, norwegian and Danish for Spanish speakers, a course of Mapudungun (Chilean native Language of Mapuche people), Quechua, also Icelandic, Faroese, Baltic languages, just for start (I don't know why, but I don't like Asian languages).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Don_Cristian
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I'm hoping for Arabic and Mandarin.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/viola_power

Arabic would be fun, but i'v never tried a language with a different alphabet. how does duo go about this for other languages?

2 years ago

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There are already Russian and Ukrainian, you can use the Latin alphabets or change to Cyrillic which I use. Hebrew and the others will be probably the same.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/viola_power

So, do the cyrillic letter show up as buttons in the lesson like the Italian accented vowels or the german umlauts?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DimitrisTab.
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Chinese, Hindi, Persian, Serbian, Belarusian, Kazakh

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/UneJamKuqEZi

In the Incubator:

FINNISH, NO DOUBT

Korean
Indonesian
Arabic
Croatian
Albanian
Scottish Gaelic
Icelandic

Note: This is not a list of my most desired languages, just what I think will be added.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/halek10
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I've tried the Korean-to-English course, and my SO (who is Korean) is using it right now to study English. The thing is, it's not a simple one-to-one, just-flip-it-around correspondence. The Korean sentences it uses are not natural, native-like Korean, but a heavily modified form that makes it easier to translate while still being recognizably Korean. I certainly would never teach any English speaker to say the kind of sample sentences it offers.

To develop an English-to-Korean course, they'd pretty much have to start from scratch. Also, there are loads of people in Korea who are available to translate English to Korean at competitive prices (the quality of translation is a different story...even the highest-profile English-to-Korean translations are notoriously poor), so I don't know if Duo would see much of a market in it.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Croesus1983B

I agree, halek10, the English for Korean speakers course is not nearly as good as it should be. It was poorly planned out and poorly executed. Instead of taking the needs of Korean speakers into consideration, the developers simply modified an existing tree. The vocabulary covered in the course seems to have been chosen at random; many of the example sentences are poorly worded if not altogether unintelligible; and, having worked on the course, it is clear to me that the developers, though well intentioned, did not have a strong grasp of either English or Korean grammar.

To make matters worse, the Incubator limits the number of translations each sentence can have, so the Korean Team had no choice but to mangle both languages in order to reduce the number of possible permutations. I am glad to hear that the Incubator Team plans to do away with this limit.

Had I had a hand in the development of the course, I would have done things differently, but by the time I joined the team the course was already in Beta and at that point it was too late to make any meaningful changes. No one currently on the Korean Team was involved in the development of the course, but we have all spent months responding to thousands of error reports and learning from the mistakes of those who preceded us.

The Korean people deserve better. Your significant other deserves better.

You are right. If asked to develop a Korean for English speakers course, the Korean Team would have to start from scratch; it would certainly take more than a year to develop; and it would most likely be the longest, most challenging course on this site. That being said, everyone on the Korean Team is ready to get started!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Angelily1
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You just got the first lingot I've ever given. I'm so excited about the Korean for English speakers course! Thank you for your commitment to creating a quality course for us. 감사합니다

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/adamyoung97
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Amharic!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MaiaTellefsen

I would love to see Latvian or Lithuanian on Duolingo!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lizsue
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Most of this is copied and pasted from last time I posted my guesses. ;)

Some of the Duolingo staff and volunteers have already spoken up about offering these someday:

What else would be more practical for Duolingo to offer more quickly? Hmm...

  • Reverse courses of the ones Duolingo (including the incubator) already has. DL already has staff and/or volunteers, and sample sentences, for these pairs of languages. Building them would not take as much time as adding new languages (and teaching new volunteers how to use the incubator) to Duolingo would. :)
  • Courses for speakers of languages other than English. We English speakers already have 26 Duolingo courses (including the ones still in the incubator). Spanish speakers have only 8. French, Portuguese, and Russian speakers each have only 5. Arabic, Italian, and Turkish speakers each have only 4. Chinese and German speakers each have only 3. The rest each have only 1 or 0. :/
  • Courses in the remaining combinations of the first 6 languages Duolingo taught, before it had the incubator. These would be especially easy for Duolingo to implement, right? :)

These courses would meet all 3 of those above criteria:

  • Italian for German speakers
  • Portuguese for German speakers
  • Portuguese for Italian speakers

These would meet only the 1st and 2nd of those (among these, Turkish seems likelier than Arabic or Russian because it uses the Latin alphabet, and Arabic and Russian seem likelier than Chinese because they use alphabets instead of hanzi):

  • Arabic for French speakers (whichever version of Arabic the French for Arabic speakers course already uses)
  • Arabic for German speakers (whichever version of Arabic the German for Arabic speakers course already uses)
  • Chinese for French speakers (whichever version of Chinese the French for Chinese speakers course already uses)
  • Chinese for Spanish speakers (whichever version of Chinese the Spanish for Chinese speakers course already uses)
  • Russian for French speakers
  • Russian for German speakers
  • Russian for Spanish speakers
  • Turkish for French speakers
  • Turkish for German speakers
  • Turkish for Russian speakers

These would meet only the 1st of those (among these, Arabic and Indonesian seem the most likely):

  • Arabic for English speakers (Modern Standard Arabic according to Latif_ at https://www.duolingo.com/comment/9968130 )
  • Chinese for English speakers (whichever version of Chinese the English for Chinese speakers course already uses)
  • Indonesian for English speakers
  • Japanese for English speakers
  • Korean for English speakers
  • Thai for English speakers

Once Duolingo is ready to add more interface languages again, these would meet the 1st and 2nd criteria:

  • Arabic for Swedish speakers (whichever version of Arabic the Swedish for Arabic speakers course already uses)
  • English for Swahili speakers
  • Russian for Swedish speakers
2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ontalor
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Just FYI, if anyone just refers to "Chinese", they mean Mandarin. It's just commonly accepted to refer to it as that. If they're ever referring to any other languages within China, they'll use those individual names, such as Cantonese or Shanghainese.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gauchowatcher
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By order of preference:

Catalan*

Romanian

Swahili

Japanese

Latin

Polish

Bengali

Farsi

Afrikaans

Papamiento

Neapolitan

Sicilian

Milanese

Haitian Creole

Hindi

Indonesian

Tagalog

Javanese

*from Portuguese

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/G6In3D
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In the Incubator: Catalan (for English speakers), Basque, Scottish Gaelic, Arabic, Haitian Creole, Afrikaans, Cherokee, Farsi, Dothraki, Na'vi

Probably won't get most of those though.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Angelily1
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Omg, Dothraki! YES!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chooley.

What about mandarin?do you think that'll be out for English speakers

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TonyRivera11

Arabic. I hope, I want to learn Arabic ^3^

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FrankKool
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I'm hoping that Arab from English will enter the incubator, seeing that the AR -> ENG course has left beta and the team has said that they are working on the reverse course.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brittalexiswm

Finnish, Amharic, Mandarin, and Arabic, based on people wanting to contribute but have not been accepted. I think it's going to be their year! I would like to see Scotts for English Speakers ☺

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hugoar663

IN BETA:

-Catalan (for English speakers). -Korean. -Basque (for English or Spanish speakers). -Greek

INCUBATING: -Chinese -Japanese -Thai -Arabic -and all the languages that were for English speakers in 2015 for Spanish speakers.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ArturoTorres11

They added Catalan for Spanish speakers today!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni
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Bahas something....I am hopeful

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Robloxian_Kitten

Hebrew, Vietnamese, Hungarian, Polish, Greek, Hindi, Japanese, Chinese, Korean.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kimiayeg

I really want Farsi! Pleaaase. I will contribute so much

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Angelily1
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I am waiting with bated breath for Korean. I know it's in the incubator and I'm working really hard not to ask team Korean any questions. I actually started the mirror course (I can read Hangul, so sounding out the translations on my own), but it's verrrryyyy slow going, and I have to look up the questions before I can even answer them.

On my dream list is: Yoruba, Basque, (Tolkien) Elvish, and Icelandic. In that order.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/clouds29
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Farsi, Arabic, Chinese and Georgian.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tanitaaa_

Croatian :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jadeY73

Finnish and Japanese! Please

2 years ago