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https://www.duolingo.com/Luis

Fifth Gift: Sentence Discussions on Android!

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Android users, our fifth holiday gift is dedicated to you.

You can now discuss each exercise with other users. Get help, learn tricks, and express your cuteness right in the middle of a lesson :)

Also, you can now practice skills even when they're at full strength and report problems. How about that?

Update at: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.duolingo

4 years ago

74 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/atillac

Take that iOS!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator
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Ah, we recently got the new idiom skills. I believe it is more appropriate to say:

<h1>That will teach you iOS!</h1>

:)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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I hope you will unify the apps later. Bring the Coach to the web and to Android, and bring reports and discussions to iOS.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nighteyes

They said they'll have an update at the end of January for both so I think they will unify them all then.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/adesva
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My owl is a pimp. I ain't sad.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/checkm8
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Same here. I am cracking up every time this dude shows up on my phone. I wish we could buy him more bling with these lingots. One pair of shades ain*t enough.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kricketleafclean

I don't think I could do it without the little guy, he's the best coach ever.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/itastudent
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Really really really great!!! :)

We'll finally have the chance to report problems and to understand why we are wrong.

Love that!!!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ArthurRey

What about discussion on iOS?!:c

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jitengore
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I sure hope iOS version is not too far off.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rhythmialex
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Tons of thanks! The best present for Android! Maybe the worst news for IOS users? :) I believe they are working to bring it to IOS ASAP.

It seems the individual exercise button is back

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HodofHod

Beat you to it! ;)

This is so awesome!! This is what I've been waiting for since I first discovered the website! (I had the app for a while before then :) )

But fifth? Did I miss the fourth?

Oh, the Russian Incubator graduation, that was fourth?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/adamyoung97
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'Twas :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DXLi
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This is the best present ever!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/0liwia
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Yes! I love the bonus lessons too... It's hard to tell which one is greater...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DXLi
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I definitely think this is the better gift. The app was so frustrating beforehand (as compared to the web version) because of the lack of feedback. This totally saves it.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TerraZe
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Oh, there is a discussion on this. Just wanted to say you are awesome, duo staff. You really listen to us! Thank you.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Carlos_1998

Cool, GENIAL!!!! :D love duolingo

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EinStudent

Thank you! This will make it convenient to see what other users think. Hopefully ios will be able to access this feature in the near future and express their cuteness.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/revdolphin
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Awww.... You said we're cute. Now I feel all warm inside.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EinStudent

Haha :-) I was also referencing the post!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nighteyes

UPDATED! This is an awesome gift! Thank you!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Samy1979
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Merci beaucoup! I really missed the discussion on the App. Sometimes it helps you to understand a translation. Reports on the app is also really great. :-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SD-77
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YES YES YES!!!!!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cincyfaith

Duolingo is just getting better and better!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Biogalaxy
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Thank you very much. It's fantastic, Merry christmas to you all

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jonathanisgod

Will this new feature ever be taken to the iOS? Eu quero que...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot
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. nice . .

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/e-nawar
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Cool! Thanks!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/stecchetto
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I'm getting the "Report a Problem" dialogue sometimes (but not always) when I'm just tapping on the text entry field in an exercise, before I even type anything or tap "check".

That aside, great update.

Update: It's also doing it sometimes when I try to tap a multiple-choice response. In that case it seems like it happens when I tap near the upper part of the fourth answer choice, which I believe is where the "Report" button shows up after an exercise. I also get the comments section if I tap to the left of the same spot, where the "Comments" button shows up after an exercise.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luis
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What device/OS are you using?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/stecchetto
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Gingerbread 2.3.6.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luis
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Thank you. This seems to be a Android 2.x bug. We can reproduce and will work on a fix.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Samy1979
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There is an update. And you can also know report that you answer should be accepted :-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EvheniyaZh

Thanks a lot :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator
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This is great news, and I'm kind of glad they can only discuss sentences and nothing else, hopefully only until the forums are improved, and sub-forums or sub-categories are added. Then I believe the floodgates (general discussion) should be opened for all platforms, and we can get information from individuals who are all around the world.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BritasticUK

Amazing update! :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BenTheGeek

Next is the new web design! (I hope)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KSmitch
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Man, am I happy you guys did this. Good move and very well done. Thanks.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jayeidge
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Thank you so much. Y'all are awesome. This is such an improvement. I can finally really study using the app. Thanks so much for listening. Thanks for the discussion, thank for giving us back the chance to pratice full skills. Keep up the good work.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lilygilder
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Thank you so very much.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alvarofid
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Thanks for not forgetting about Android! Super! :) Thank you and Merry Christmas!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cincyfaith

I have a suggestion for another gift, on the iphone app you can dress up your owl right? so what if whoever went on the Duolingo app on Christmas got a free Santa Claus outfit for there owl. Thumbs up if you think its a good Idea

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/javax
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Yay! I noticed this! I rarely use my android for Duo, because I love the web, but I tried it because I couldn't use my computer, and Wow!! There are comments and report now! :D So great! This is fantastic! A great gift indeed! :D

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Samy1979
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Since a view day, i have no discussion on my Android-App. Why???

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https://www.duolingo.com/BlackHeart01
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Same in here, there are no discussions in my Samsung tablet anymore

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https://www.duolingo.com/hazza_h
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What was the fourth gift?

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https://www.duolingo.com/jbailey88
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Russian>English going to beta

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https://www.duolingo.com/rambo.e
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I was pleasantly surprised

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https://www.duolingo.com/Samy1979
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@duolingo: its nice that you can report now, but it should be also have the option "My answer should be accepted".

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https://www.duolingo.com/TerraZe
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Click report. It does have the option if you enter an incorrect answer in a text field.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Samy1979
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It does have it know, with the last update! Thank you duolingo-team :-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AbraxunsIllusion

Is this just for IPhone? Because the IPad doesn't seem to have it :/

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/magicfiresnake

It's just for Android (for the moment, I guess)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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@II_AJAX_III have the iPad 2 and the website itself works great so I don't use the app for the iPad. Have you tried that?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AbraxunsIllusion

No, I have not, I will try that. Thanks

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CecilieO.

just in time for my holiday train rides! It's great to have the discussions all the time, thank you :)

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https://www.duolingo.com/pablobaytart
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Reading the comments doubles the time spent and the learning effect!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/koiboyy

Us iOS users demand this gift as well! And possibly a version for Windows phone users? :3

Danke!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luis
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I demand a version for the Commodore 64.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/francoise3
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Please, Luis, I hope you don't think all of "us iOs users" demand anything. This is not true! Maybe khatsuoi was just being funny or cute so, if I misread his/her meaning, I'm sorry.

It's just that I see so many complaints bombarding the Duolingo staff. Some of them don't even ask nicely. I don't know, I guess I just want you to know that some of us see how much work you guys are doing. You didn't have to give us gifts—Duolingo is free! Completely free, no ads and so professional looking and immediate customer service. We didn't pay for any of that.

You've said that your main goal is to bring language-learning to people who are not so fortunate. It would be wonderful if everyone in more fortunate circumstances would remember that especially, at this time of year.

I'm sorry if this is sounding like a rant. I don't mean it to be. To khatsuoi, I am so sorry if I took your post the wrong way. I just saw the word "demand" and then saw red.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/koiboyy

Oh no I'm sorry if I put it out that way! Being funny/cute isn't really effective over the internet anyways... haha. I'm super glad for Duolingo as it is. I mean a completely free and wonderful service to us and the community (via translation).

Don't worry I completely understand your post so it does not sound like a rant!

I'm also glad Duolingo has such a wonderful and always helpful community. I mean I hope the Duolingo community never dies and keeps on expanding. :)

But I am sort of jealous for Android users. heehee (I'm a Windows user actually.)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wataya
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Actually, that'd be pretty neat :) I just have to find my old datasette tape drive…

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/coloraday
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Thank you very much - quite frankly, the app was useless without discussions

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/coloraday
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By the way, would be super if you could make the links in discussions clickable as they mostly point to very useful webpages.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CadetheBruce
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You know what I'd like? To get the Fix Error option. Seriously. How long do I have to wait? I'm getting so tired of repeating lessons or reviews because Duolingo feels to need to correct my typos in English and it's really slowing my progress down at the stage I am at. Sorry if this isn't the place for this but I did open a thread for this very question a while ago and as far as I know, no one from the Duo team replied to it.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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Fix mistakes option is tested, but it only returns you a half-heart if you fix your mistake correctly. What you need is a spell checker, I believe.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EvheniyaZh

Thanks a lot for this gift. I's very helpful. But is it possible to make external links work in discussions?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/azabytin

Ther's no Discuss button anymore:( I gues it disappeared after app update. Could it be an Anroid issue?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/javax
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The staff said that the Android's users made a lot of spam, so they disabled it temporarily

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/azabytin

That's too bad:( This feature really helps in study. Will it be back?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/javax
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I'm sure it will, only that they are thinking how to avoid the comments and spam of the users. After all, is only temporarily. So, let's just wait. Maybe this month, because they've said that during January they were going to make updates in Android and Iphones.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/azabytin

Hey, we've got an update today, but there's no Duscuss button :( May be they just give us a permission to read duscussion. That will help a lot!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/azabytin

Now it's working!!!

4 years ago