https://www.duolingo.com/.luisito

Korean is coming this month !

According to one of the mods on reddit, the course will be released into the incubator (not beta) this month, hopefully this week. I think this is great news for Duolingo! Link to the subreddit: https://redd.it/43lqjo

2/2/2016, 12:58:22 AM

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https://www.duolingo.com/ckhadung
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You will see it in phase 1 soon.

2/2/2016, 5:03:49 AM

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Duo (Im)patiently waiting for Korean!!! :D Duo

2/2/2016, 1:06:51 PM

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Why North Korea :(

2/2/2016, 4:26:27 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/gatonijua
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I think everyone wants Korea to be one again :)

2/2/2016, 4:44:31 PM

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Including me! :-)

2/2/2016, 5:01:02 PM

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I think everyone would be overjoyed if Korea became re-united, but I don't think most people would want the nightmare Stalinist NK regime to have any part in that long term future...

2/2/2016, 5:20:26 PM

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I don't really think that the North Korean regime would survive in a unified Korea. Let's all hope that the unification will bring hope, peace, a bright future, equal opportunities for everyone and happiness to all Korean people. :-)

2/2/2016, 5:34:56 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Welkom666

Well this is a Korean language course, and it's the language of both countries. The Korean language is just as North Korean as it is South Korean. It's the language of all Koreans.

2/3/2016, 4:01:21 PM

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The Northern and Southern standards of Korean are diverging, due to censorship in the North, and general lack of interest in the South. There are differences in vocabulary, pronounciation, and even grammar.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North%E2%80%93South_differences_in_the_Korean_language

There's even a smartphone app for translating from South Korean to North Korean, created for defectors from the North: http://www.pri.org/stories/2015-05-19/korean-today-virtually-two-languages-and-thats-problem-north-korean-defectors

The dialects are still intelligible, so it's still the same language, but I have a feeling that the Duolingo course will teach only the Southern standard and won't accept the Northern standard at all.

2/4/2016, 2:14:20 PM

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YES!!!

2/2/2016, 1:00:46 AM

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So excited! Terrific news!

2/2/2016, 1:03:07 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/LangAddict
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I can't believe it. I'm dreaming, right? DON'T WAKE ME UP GUYS!!!

Now seriously, this is great news for me, I can't wait to see the course in the incubator.

2/3/2016, 1:10:48 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/.luisito

This is such an amazing step for Duolingo, I cant wait for other languages !

2/3/2016, 1:58:54 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/JiminieKookie

Really?! Yeyeyeyey!!

2/2/2016, 12:59:34 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/swingbeatnik7
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Please be real.

2/2/2016, 1:00:04 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/.luisito

Check the link

2/2/2016, 1:00:32 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/minhmunngoan

tu es bon

2/2/2016, 6:36:09 AM

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Really?! Sweet!

2/2/2016, 2:40:48 AM

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Excited to hear this. What a great addition.

2/2/2016, 6:57:41 AM

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Korean would be really really cool

2/2/2016, 8:04:43 AM

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대박! 감사합니다 두오린고!!

2/2/2016, 7:04:42 PM

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Really? Yes!

2/2/2016, 8:21:58 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr.Quizzical

Eradus confirmed the Korean course yesterday.

2/2/2016, 8:59:36 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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Fantastic news :D

2/3/2016, 1:00:11 PM

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That's great! I just learned the Korean alphabet in 3 days!

2/2/2016, 1:07:08 AM

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Awesome!!!

2/3/2016, 12:26:59 AM

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And now it's in the Incubator! Three days after this post :)

2/5/2016, 4:01:15 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/spacexl

Quite surprised that Korean only took about a year in the Incubator, seeing as it's being released in less than a month. Really excited, thank you, Korean team.

7/24/2017, 8:12:02 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/makimonday

Awesome.

2/5/2016, 6:51:22 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/ImogenHarrison

Please hurry up korean contributors!! :D I cant wait anymore!!

3/11/2017, 3:51:15 PM
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