https://www.duolingo.com/CodyORB

Possible "Crime" skill?

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I was thinking that Duolingo should have a skill (or bonus skill) that teaches crime-related words and phrases. Some of the words might be: theaf/robber/burglar, theft/robbery/burglary, perpetrator, victim, jail, prison, murder, arrest, trial, and guilty. What do you think?

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/ProfesorAntonnio
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https://www.duolingo.com/Dcarl1
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That's awesome!!!

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https://www.duolingo.com/davidvdb
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https://www.duolingo.com/garpike
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There should be a 'Crime fiction' skill for the Scandinavian languages, to introduce some relevant vocabulary that frequently crops up in this genre. I've seen a few sentences in Swedish and Danish that seem to be a nod to this, but it would make an excellent bonus skill, as I'm sure many people are interested in this area of literature.

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https://www.duolingo.com/KierenMcCormack
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You kind of get some of those in the politics skill.

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https://www.duolingo.com/CodyORB
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Not all of them though

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https://www.duolingo.com/Dcarl1
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It's fun to read novels too to pick this up. My first Italian novel was an easy mystery and I learned all that rather esoteric vocabulary, which given I'm a mystery fan, was great fun.

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https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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Some of the trees have this - I know Russian has a skill right down the bottom which has sentences like we are being defended by an excellent lawyer, the con man was sent to jail for three years, I have no evidence, but I know that man committed a crime, the police don't know where the criminal is, etc etc.

I think Esperanto has some, too, or at least I know the word for prison and I can't imagine where else I would've picked it up.

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https://www.duolingo.com/CodyORB
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Yeah, some people commented that you see a couple words in the Politics skill.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Rejistania
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Strangely enough, Esperanto has some in the professions skill.

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https://www.duolingo.com/DuoFlash
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Good idea! I would be very interested if it came out.

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https://www.duolingo.com/swingbeatnik7
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HA Duo-sponsored crime!!!!

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https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

I think there should also be an emergency skill. Things like "stop," "help," and other emergency phrases. I like your idea.

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https://www.duolingo.com/CodyORB
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I like that idea too :)

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https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

It could be important if you live in a country that isn't an English-Speaking country.

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https://www.duolingo.com/CodyORB
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Yes.

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https://www.duolingo.com/filipmc
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Nice idea!

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https://www.duolingo.com/briiana23

That's a great idea

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https://www.duolingo.com/zerozeroone
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A lot of these are already in the Esperanto course. In Occupations, there are kulpa (guilty), ŝteli (to steal) and ŝtelisto (thief/robber/burglar); in People, there is viktimo (victim); in Concepts, there is murdo (murder); and in Places, there is malliberejo (jail/prison). Missing from the course is perpetrator, aresti (to arrest), and trial (juĝado).

Ones you didn't have:
In Occupations, there are juĝisto (judge), polico (police force), and gardisto (guard). Also, in Verbs: ig/iĝ, there is mortigi (to kill). Missing from the course and your list are policano/policisto (police officer), policejo (police station), and murdisto (murderer/killer). Although, knowing the affix rules, they are easy to form on your own.

As an aside: robber, and burglar have distinctions from thief, but ŝtelisto can cover all three. If you want to be explicit about violent theft (robbery), you can use robi (to rob, to steal using the threat of violence) and robisto (robber). Since a burglar breaks into a house to steal, you can use domŝtelisto (house-thief) or rompŝtelisto (break-thief).

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https://www.duolingo.com/Bersalon
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That's an interesting idea. That way, if you get robbed, you know what words to say to get your point across. P.S. You misspelled 'thief'.

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https://www.duolingo.com/russianduo

add in terrorist, bomb, radical, extremist, injured, dead, killed, etc.

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https://www.duolingo.com/CodyORB
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Ok

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https://www.duolingo.com/jovanuno
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Did you know about this?

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/5409009

Bonus skills of various varieties made by members of the duolingo community.

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