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Welcome to Duolingo! (Tour for Newbies)

Hi everyone! If you're new to Duolingo and can't find your way around, well here's more or less a walkthrough of the major features on Duolingo. I hope you find this useful and are able to use this great site more easily and effectively!

This is basically what your window will look like when you login:

home

The following images give you a brief description of the features on this page:

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<h1>Markup</h1>

If you want to mark up your posts to discussions, like apply bold and so on, use the following before and after the word or phrase:

  • For Bold, use **

  • For Italics, use *

  • For Bold Italics, use ***

Other Markup Syntax

  • For unordered lists, like the one above use - or a single * followed by a space before each line.

For Example:

- First

- Second

- Third

Produces:

  • First
  • Second
  • Third
  • For ordered lists, just start with the number followed by a period, e.g. 1.

For Example:

1. First

2. Second

3. Third

Produces:

  1. First
  2. Second
  3. Third
  • To add a link, do it thus [alternate text](link)

For example: [AyePete](AyePete) produces AyePete

  • For an image its about the same thing, but a little different: ![alternate text](image link)

For example:

![Example](http://i.imgur.com/FqCm3F5.png) Produces: Example

  • For headers, prepend the heading line with 1 to 6 # signs depending on the level of heading you want.

For example:

#Heading 1

Produces:

<h1>Heading 1</h1>
  • To indent, prepend the line with a number of > signs, also depending on the depth of indenting you want.

For example,

>>Example

Produces:

Example

  • To escape a markup character, use backslash, like this: \[

For Example, \[ produces [

  • You can also escape a markup character by placing ticks (`) before and after the phrase.

For example:

`*Example*` produces *Example*

PS: Everyone is welcome to share any tip they may have found useful on DL!

Duolingo uses Markdown as its markup language ;).

December 24, 2013

59 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kristinemc

This is fantastic!

December 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ayePete

Thanks! :)

December 24, 2013

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

Images won't load for me.

December 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ayePete

WOW. That's serious. I can see the images here.

December 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JOHNBARNES

ditto

December 24, 2013

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

OK. I can see the image of the homepage, but not the others.

December 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jrikhal

\1. For unordered lists, like the one above use - or a single * followed by a space before each line. After two consecutive newlines (press twice enter) before the first item of the list and one newline between items.
2. New paragraph: two consecutive newlines (press twice enter)
3. Newline without creating a new paragraph: two consecutive spaces then newline.

Some other discussions about markup syntax:
- http://www.duolingo.com/comment/895821
- http://www.duolingo.com/comment/781395

December 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16

I'm not new and I still learned a lot. Thank you. Here.s lingot.

December 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ayePete

Gracias!

December 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mGonz96

I love BOLD, thank you!

May 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Life.sux

I think it is different formatting now. so it didn't help much

March 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BampaOwl

Indeed. This seems to apply to an earlier version of DL on a PC. And I got to this page by a link in a discussion of a question - I have no idea where DL hides useful Support material like this.

March 10, 2015

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