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Looking forward to learning Hindi. How long do languages take to hatch and become available?

Just curious.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/iwc2ufan
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It varies wildly. Once a language is up to 98-100%, it usually comes out within a couple of months, but with Hindi only at 51%, it will depend greatly on the time the contributors have to give to creating the course. For instance, when I first joined Duolingo a few years ago, it said Polish was supposed to come out in 2020. Obviously it's here now, so it didn't take them anywhere near as long as the estimate said. That said, Romanian used to be ahead of Polish in the percentages I believe, yet it is still in development and not especially close to 100%. The Poles obviously ended up having more time sooner than the Romanians have had.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CodyORB
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Usually courses are at 100% are like that for a couple weeks to a month, actually.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BlutUndWasser

Not only iwc2ufan said, but Hindi is being made from scratch, like Czech, Hungarian, and Swahili. Because of that, it takes longer. The incubation algorithm can't accurately calculate its progress, so it might not even be 51%. I'll go check real quick.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BlutUndWasser

OK, so it's actually only 26%.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BrookeLorren
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Some languages go through quickly, and you look and one day you think... wow! It's done already? Catalan was like that.

Other languages seem to take forever...

2 years ago