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This mostly applies to French, Italian, and Portuguese, though I've really only used Italian.

Now to be clear, I think the Italian course is already great, and I've learned a ton. However, I've noticed that the Spanish course seems a lot more polished and has explanations for a lot of units. What I want to know is, what can I do to help get Italian to this stage? I think it would be great to get Italian as well as Portuguese (and really any later courses) to the same quality level as Spanish and German, etc.

Is there anything we can do to help this happen? I understand the Duolingo team has higher priorities, so can we users do anything about it?

4 years ago

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I was about to open a topic like this, because I feel the same things. When I try to give suggestions to someone in the forum, I always feel people mostly needs the same suggestions (e.g., which article should be used, when to use it, etc.). I think that a few tips would help a lot, and I would be available to contribute as well. Is there a way to do something?

Anyway, I think this topic probably is not just for Italian, but it should be valid for other languages as well. You could have posted it in the general forum.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheGandalf
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Good idea, moved.

4 years ago

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I don't know if this is what you mean, but I know in the French course there tend to be helpful tips in the discussion sections, both pertaining to certain sentences and also to the lesson/section itself. So if you need help or want to help, that might be a place to start, assuming this is the case in the other language courses.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheGandalf
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This is precisely what Italian and Portuguese do not have. There are user-submitted discussions with some tips, but we need official explanations. Here's what Spanish has:

But in Italian there are never any "Tips" tabs.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StNaive

Oh wow, I've never seen that in French either. I imagine Spanish gets it because it's more popular, but it's still a shame none of the other languages have that tab.

4 years ago

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Actually, German has that tab as well.

4 years ago

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Yes, I know I've seen it on German, and I wasn't sure about French.

4 years ago