https://www.duolingo.com/ziggKogg

Duolingo Vacation Section

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Maybe there can be a section about going on vacation to the country your studying?

So it would include some common phrases like:

"Your departure gate has changed"

"Welcome to __ (Italy, Spain etc.)"

"Take me to Duolingo hotel, please"

"Today's special is roasted owl" (0.0 .... chicken, I meant chicken)

"I need a new hotel key"

"The pool is closed today"

etc. etc. etc.

It's like the travel section, but more directed at common vacation phrases.

Thoughts?

5 years ago

19 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/ziggKogg
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Feel free to toss your sentence ideas out

  • Another idea to make this section unique:
    Be asked common questions, like "Which hotel are you staying at?" and have the user respond to the question appropriately.
5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/856pm

Great idea. When I saw this post, I thought it was a section about taking a vacation from Duolingo. ;-). I think that this is a good idea- if you're not going for business, learning the vacation phrases for a language can be handy. If you want them now, here are some sites for you: French: http://www.french-linguistics.co.uk/phrase_book/en/vacation_holidays.html, Italian: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g187768-s604/Italy:Important.Phrases.html, Spanish (Mexican-oriented): http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g150768-s604/Mexico:Important.Phrases.html, German: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g187275-s604/Germany:Important.Phrases.html. Also check out the Fodor's free travel phrases: http://www.fodors.com/mobile-apps/travel-phrases/

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/0liwia
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Babbel!! I know I keep saying this, but their app is FREE and they have a full section specific for holidays vocabulary.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mollyglot
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A lot of the travel sentences I keep thinking of have been used other places, but it would be nice to have them all brought together under "Vacation."

-When does the train/boat/bus arrive/leave? -When is the first/last train? -I lost my luggage/passport/ID/shoes -Help! -Where is the hospital? -It hurts here. -I have 50 dollars/ pesos/other currency -Numbers up to 1000 -Where can I go to drink/party/dance/other foolery? -How to ask for directions (and answers, like "two blocks down, then turn right.") -Will you take my picture? -They stole my camera!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ziggKogg
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Yup, having a section like this on the same tier as the travel section would make sense. :)

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mollyglot
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Is there a travel section? I completely forgot about it!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ziggKogg
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It's more of a transportation section.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Equilibrio99
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"Stay close to the candles, the stairway can be treacherous."

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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I like this. took me on an adventure, imagining myself tumbling (very dramatically) down hidden stairwells in the dark. xD

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ichilingo

Do you mean handrails?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Equilibrio99
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No, I was thinking of a classic movie set in Transylvania :-) Frau Bl├╝cher!

But the Spanish word for "handrails" (pasamanos) has been haunting me. This incredibly beautiful song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAUfqMoIWIw&list=TLpihpq4r3cHpZ1cLXDTGc1Fqef8UuAniB) has a computer translation that includes "handrails, handrails" during one part. That CAN'T be right!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jkl
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It would be good to include the different forms of spain spanish if this is included as well as argentine use of voseo

5 years ago

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

I remember reading up on what plattform/train station/compartment/seating/ticket/first class/meal included and so on before I traveled alone in italy for the first time. A lifesaver, especially being able to recognise "the train is late and arrives on a different plattform"!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tosh72
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Great idea. Maybe more special sections will be in our future. :)

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jkl
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at a certain point one is able to come up with these sentences on their own from duolingo

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mollyglot
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True, but repetition is key! Doesn't hurt to practice new sentences from old vocab in the Duolingo format. Heck, most of the later levels don't introduce a lot of new vocabulary. Many of the sentences are just rearrangements of old vocabulary, which helps it stick in your brain better.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LucyLuLuLola

Great idea!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/minties

Something like key words! All that jazz! Like "Room service!" and all those important sentences would be great add to the tree! Maybe as something to buy with the lingots?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ziggKogg
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Why would you want to buy it? Let's get it for free! Free is always better ^__^

5 years ago
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