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Which language pairs do have bonus skills?

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I wondered if anyone knows; I know the big five that Duolingo started will all have skills (English to French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese), but I saw someone mention that English for German also has them. Is this true of all the reverse courses for the big five? Are there bonus skills in "English for..." any other languages?

I know some courses for teaching English have aspects that haven't been included in more recent incubated courses (for example, English for Russian speakers has the Words tab and Immersion), but so far I've not seen bonus skills. Does anyone have the low down?

So far, along with the aforementioned big five:

English for German speakers
English for Spanish speakers

2 years ago

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This is a great idea for a list. None of my courses do have bonus skills, though, so I cannot add anything. (I do not get to see immersion either, but French for German speakers has the "Words" tab.)

2 years ago

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I'm really intrigued why the Words tab appears relatively rare - it's in more courses than Immersion, but still by no means all! I sort of hope it being more common than Immersion means maybe we will all get it eventually, as I've used it a fair amount in the courses I use which have it. (That just isn't many of them!)

It never occurred to me to look for bonus skills for the English courses. I'm wondering if they're also just the big five, but they're mostly Romance languages which I'm not that interested in learning. I'm sort of curious to try the bonus skills if they exist but not that interested in doing the courses just to find out, you know? ;-p :-) Maybe I should at least have a look at the bonus skills in English for German speakers...

Edit: Someone in a different thread mentioned English for Spanish also has them.

2 years ago

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The ones that have bonus skills: French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese

Don't have bonus skills: Dutch, Irish, Danish, Swedish, Turkish, Norwegian, Ukranian, Esperanto, Russian, Catalan, Polish

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I know the from English courses have them for the big five, as mentioned in my initial post - I'm interested to know which other courses have them. I suspect the big five to English might, but I don't know.

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How about other big 6-> big 6 courses? (Where by big 6, I mean English+big 5)

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I think the only pairs in that bracket I have had a significant go at were French <=> German. I don't remember if either of them had bonus skills, though. I certainly don't remember them having them, but I can't say for sure they didn't.

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I just had a look at French from German, and though I had passed the second checkpoint there, there were no bonus skills.

I was also a little bit disappointed to find that after motoring through the first few lessons in Italian-from-English this morning, to find three bonus skills unlocked for me after I had passed the appropriate skill -- I didn't have to buy them.

I wonder whether they were considered bought because they are "from English" bonus skills rather than specifically "Italian from English" ones, and I had already bought them (including the Christmas one) in French from English?

2 years ago

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How strange! Have you ever done the course before? Duolingo does seem to 'remember', even if you've deleted your tree or your progress, what bonus skills you own if you go back later. Other than that, I have no idea why that might happen. In my experience, buying bonus skills in one language has never made me not have to buy them in another.

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They're all from English, except for the Catalan one, right?

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Yes.

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English for Spanish speakers also has bonus skills.

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Thanks for the confirmation!

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