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

A suggestion for Duolingo to improve on the rate of learning

Hi Duolingo,

Firstly, thank you for this wonderful site, I am really enjoying learning new languages, and can't wait for when you add Japanese.

I have a suggestion, that would make learning a new language a bit easier. I am currently busy learning french, and in french some letters are silent, and the pronunciation is sometimes very difficult to keep up with.

Therefore, may I suggest adding to additional visual ques? The first would help with the pro|nun|ci|a|tion, sim|ply by de|fi|ning the syl|la|bles as I did in this sen|tence.

The second is to strike-through the silent letters, which I am unable to demonstrate.

You could include this as a optional extra, so not everyone sees it all the time, just when you need it :)

June 3, 2016

4 Comments


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

Hello! Wonderful idea! But could you change the topic to 'Duolingo?' It's a much broader category and more people are willing to see it :)

June 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hooty.Owl.com

great idear i get that with the german audio as well

June 3, 2016

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

That would be good to understand how it is spoken, but won't help you when you are trying to read French.

June 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carolyn250

Dictionaries have a standard pronunciation guide- which does not take long to learn. So I think a better suggestion would be to add the correct pronunciation in brackets when you look up the definition of the word.

June 5, 2016
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