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Is Esperanto on Duolingo enough?

Is learning Esperanto on Duolingo enough to get to a good level for conversation? or should we use lernu aswell? Also looking for anyone new to esperanto like me who wants to maybe practice once a week on skype or by writing Facebook messages. Every little helps. Thanks.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/CodyORB
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On pretty much any language on Duolingo you will learn about 2000 of the most commonly used words, phrases, and sentences, so you should be able to do basic conversations.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SeptimusBones
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That said the Esperanto course teaches all of the affixes, which are used to create a huge amount of additional words, so effectively you are able to learn EVEN MORE! It's glorious!

What do you mean I love Esperanto? :P

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GrandaUrso

That's really the beauty of the language. In that, as long as you understand the roots of the words you can follow along and even invent words to speak that other Esperantists will understand!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Adam9812

Yeah, that is why I prefer synthetic languages (languages that put together roots) over analytic ones (languages that don't).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mvk20
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I think it might be reasonable to say that you can get further in Esperanto than in any other language here on Duolingo, due to the regularity of the grammar and the ability to create words with affixes. There certainly seems to be more Esperanto spoken in this forum than other languages being used in their respective forums, so maybe that's a piece of evidence...

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JanjoPacejo

Saluton! (kaj Feliĉan Zamenhoftagon!). I don't think that just using Duolingo can get you to fluency. Speaking and writing in the language, especially in real-time, is important!

I don't use Skype, but am always up for sending messages via Facebook. (Facebook link is on my profile if you are interested)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RamirezNerum

I found la puzlo esperanto on lernu to be super helpful for really getting my head around the different parts that go together to make an Esperanto word. Lernu seems like a good resource if you want to get into the Esperanto community or get like... technical writing on the language itself.

I'd be interested in skyping if you like, my user is the same as here.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/yvesnev
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Duolingo gets you to an intermediate level. Real fluency is only possible if you use the language in real-life conversations. And read books etc. To start I suggest combining Duolingo, Lernu and Memrise.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DebraHoward1

I began to learn Esperanto 2½ years ago with Duolingo. In May this year, I attended a local, Esperanto group meeting and struggled somewhat to keep up. I then discovered the Lernu app an thoroughly enjoyed the course (La Teorio Nakamura, which cleverly involves a time-travelling Esperanto learner). By August, I was able to participate comfortably in the Summer School for intermediate Esperanto learners at Barlaston. From this experience, I would recommend following both Duolingo and Lernu concurrently.

1 week ago