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

Sneaky, Duo!

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February 7, 2014

38 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/M132T003C

You were doing a Spanish–English lesson with a German interface? If that (interface language different to the “learning from” language) is a feature of the mobile app, then that’s something I’d like to see on the standard website too.


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

Unifying this experience is definitely in our plans.


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

Personally, I'd like to see my mobile app switch interface languages when I switch. When I log out and switch to a different account to let a student's parent use it to help them learn English, they're having a hard time because the interface is still in English.


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

Yes, the mobile app seems to use the system language. I have the German interface too, without ever having chosen German as a base language.


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

That actually kinda sucks then, if you can't chose. I hate when websites or apps chose what I want for me, because most of the time they get it wrong. Like IMDb translating all movie titles to German for me when I'm trying to find out the English name of a movie to watch it on Netflix -.-


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

I know the problem, but the solution is pretty easy: Look up the movie in the German Wikipedia - in the upper right corner you'll normally find the original title. Otherwise just click on "English" on the left side, so you'll get to the English article, named after - right, the original title. ;-) But if you want to be treated as a citizen of UK/USA/whatnot, you can use a proxy server. There are some available as add-ons for several browsers, I personally recommend "Zenmate" for Browsers based on the Chromium engine (such as Google Chrome or SRWare Iron). With this, you can choose what the internet thinks which nationality you're of.


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

Hm, I'm more of a firefox person. I know of the wikipedia trick, ofc, it's what I usually do. It's just more of a general annoyance that IMDb doesn't let me chose (without using a proxy that is)


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

You have SO many languages. Are those, like, ALL languages?


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

he didn't learn them all, he just did them for a couple minutes to get the flag


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

I think it depends on what language you use to sign up. If I switch the mobile app to learning French from Spanish, I still get the interface in English. I think they're working on separating the interface from the language tree, Luis said they want to make it easier to switch between trees with different base languages.

Edit: Or maybe it depends on what language you have your device set to.


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

No, It's like OlderThanRome said, it's using your system language automatically. I never chose German as an interface language in the app, it's just there.


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

Yah I edited my post right before you responded. It took me a second to realize that because my system language is set to Chinese but obviously they don't have that user interface yet so my mobile interface is in English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dr.Manhattan95

I hope they allow us to choose the interface language on the website soon! That would be soooooooo cool! :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cutie10189

I don’t get it. Sorry if this is spam. :( downvote if you want. :(


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

Lol, Duo is brainwashing.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jack.Elliot

Brilliant ... absolutely wonderful..

cheers thanks for posting it


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

Oh ja, das ist richtig in ordnung!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jbailey88

Lingot because Partridge


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

Up with the Partridge!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jbailey88

I love you in a way.


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

Can someone explain what's going on? ;-; I'm so lost-


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

WHY am I the only one who sees only "alt text" and can never see images! even with the new look!

(and yes, I use firefox, with all the updates and plugins)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sprogg96

I've always got this too! I don't know what the problem is, especially since I can't switch web browsers without crashing my laptop...


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

Now that's funny! <3


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/K1NGK0NG

LOL well played DOU, well played indeed


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

Das ist nicht richtig.

Still, nice attempt at propaganda, DL team!


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

Wow! Duo is really tricking people!


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

Wait... This looks like Spanish/German/English?


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

I would like to be able to always use the interface in English but translate directly to Spanish, my native.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DreamNotFound94

??? I Don't Get It What is sneaky???


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/danny667

LAAAAAAAAAHL XD but it is :)


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

Yeah, no vocabulary section, definetly a step forward!

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