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Duolingo Languages as of February 7, 2014.

I think Duolingo has been growing at an incredible pace but I felt like the growth is not that visible in the way it is presented. So I made this little chart:

Duolingo languages as of February 7, 2014

That is 28 language pairs that are being built, in beta, or graduated from beta. Kudos to everyone who is making this happen.

February 7, 2014

142 Comments


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

This is beautiful!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FrenchAddict7

I know right! He probably took so much time to build it! o excited for the new Chinese for English speakers to come out!!!


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

i would love to learn Arabic! I wish they had more courses for the already English-speaking to take :o) still love it though


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

Isn't that showing English for Chinese speakers though? /:


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

No I think the top line is 'learnable languages', and the bottom line is which languages those courses are available in. I think.


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

Top row is "from". Bottom is "to". Label is on the left.


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

Actually, I think you might be right. Somebody else, help?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FrenchAddict7

I'm a bit confused, too ^.^


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

All of the languages are learnable, though not necessarily through DL. The top line is the language you already know well enough to learn another through. Most of the upcoming DL releases are for other language to learn English, i don't think there are ANY announced projects to learn another language from English.


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

你为什么在笑?


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

Can't wait until the reverse courses are made and put on the site!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Music4Ever15

I would love to learn Arabic, Dutch, Polish and Russian. But mostly Arabic.


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

不可以换了吗?


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

I like this chart too :)


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

I used your table to create a somewhat confusing but really cool looking radial table: http://i.imgur.com/3BvYexK.png (Made using http://mkweb.bcgsc.ca/tableviewer/)


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

This is also a very cool presentation!

It is just that I can't see it, or is there no distinction between from X to Y and from Y to X? Could you show this too if it is not shown yet?


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

It is not easy to notice but there actually is a small difference. If you look at the beginning and end of each ribbon, you can see that on one side (from) it directly touches the outer circle while on the other side (to) there is a small gap. I agree that the table would really be easier to read if you could for example make arrows instead of these ribbons, but I have not found a way to do that.


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

Ah, now I see! Thank you for replying.


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

Wow, you've got Greek in there already -- that's fast! :-)


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

I can't wait for the new languages for English speakers come out. Great job to all contributors and Duo staff. Thanks :)


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

Wow! What a great chart! Have a lingot.


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

What goes around comes around.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ixjhagux1

I'd love to see a Russian course for English speakers. I'm sure development will be a bit more difficult than existing courses because many lessons will need to be designed to teach the Cyrillic alphabet right from the start.


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

I'm very anxious for a Russian from English course as well! That's primarily what I came to DuoLingo looking for.


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

I don't think that teaching Cyrillic with DuoLingo will be very difficult - only a good handful of characters is different from the English alphabet and you learn what sounds a character usually represents in every new language on DuoLingo by listening to example sentences.


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

The first lesson could be just alphabet: it's really not that hard.


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

Yea, as a matter of fact, the first lesson SHOULD be the Russian alphabet. It shares similarities, but there are some very important distinctions. :)


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

The majority of the Cyrilic letters are different from English. There are pairs that look alike, but are still distinctive, like "m" and "м" for example. The capital "h" and the capital "н" look the same; but they are different: Russian "н" = English "n". So you are not right in asserting this. There are some common letters though, but they me pronounced differently ("х" is what English speakers transliterate as "kh", not "ex"). The root of the Duolingo Russian tree should be the alphabet.


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

"So you are not right in asserting this." Kuzmas, personally I do know the Russian alphabet and to say that it really wasn't hard for me to learn is perfectly correct, so I agree with Silent turtle. I suppose it's a subjective opinion. I can see the alphabet and say the names of the letters as a five-year old Russian child would. However, when confronted with the written language I read as slowly as a five-year-old too! Duo will be the perfect vehicle for learning to read at speed. I can't wait!!


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

I am being pedantic here. The claim with which I argue is that " only a good handful of characters is different from the English alphabet" (which, as I previously said, is not true), but I do not say, that it is unbearably difficult to learn (to note: it is hard for me to judge since I am a native Russian speaker. I had no problems in learning Latin alphabet, however). There are indeed many similarities, but not so many things that are identical.


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

You know, sometimes on these Duo discussions you don't see whose comment another user replied to. Your comment was right under mine so I thought you were saying that I wasn't right in asserting that Duo should start with the alphabet and that it's really not so hard to learn. Now I see you replied to silent_turtle. Well, I think we all can agree that Cyrillic characters certainly look way different than Latin ones, but with practice a person can learn them fairly easily.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/barbaradb28

I guess we may get it "soon", considering the inverse is already available. Anyway, I'd give all my ligots for it!


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

There is already English for Russian speakers. It's visa versa but if you already know some basics it's a helpfull practice.


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

I was quite surprised at how easy it was to learn the alphabet as an English speaker; Russian has been my first attempt at a new alphabet, too. :-)


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

Keep the editable file of that image, so you can keep adding blue lines when the new courses come out. I can't wait for the day when all the languages have blue lines to all the languages :D


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

I have file and I intend to update it, but the way duolingo is growing I may have to rethink the approach soon.


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

Thanks for all the kind words, everyone!


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

I'm a teacher of English in mainland China, and was alerted to your projet by a blog mention at edutopia. I'm looking forward to Mandarin being paired with English for my students.


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

Here is looking forward to the reverse (Learn Mandarin knowing English).


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

The estimated date for English for Mandarin speakers is May 10 :)


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

Oh wow. I was thinking of making something like this, but this is much more aesthetically pleasing than anything I could probably make. Very nice!


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

I'd like to see that a course Dutch is added to duolingo. I'm a Dutch teacher and would be happy to answer all types of grammar questions. :)


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

It's people like you that make DuoLingo work.


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

Sure, I'd love to learn dutch!


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

I cannot like this enough. I was in the Netherlands for five months and I've studied a fair amount of German and speak English natively. I got where I could understand Dutch fairly well, but never really found a good way to learn it properly. Especially when I left. I would love to have Dutch available!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/le-lapin-noir

You could try the reverse English for Dutch tree, just turn off the mic and speaker so you don't get the English-only questions. I just started to learn Dutch that way and so far it seems effective.


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

Very cool. If I were to suggest anything, it would be to use very different colors for the different statuses, so it's even more immediately visible at a glance. E.g., something like red for not released, yellow for beta, green for available.


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

I tried different colors but decided against it. I felt it was too noisy. But it is a matter of taste.


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

How about dotted blue lines for beta?


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

I may try that. There is room for improvement, that is for sure.


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

Thanks for all of your hard work. We couldn't do any of this without people like you:)


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

Or even a dark blue for the developed, keep the light blue for beta, and dotted for the unreleased. P.s. thank you for taking the time to do this.


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

I like this idea. The current shades of blue make it hard to realize what's what.


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

I want to help in making a course that can help people knowing English to learn Hindi.


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

Go ahead an apply at the Incubator! There is already a team building the reverse course, but it might still be possible to join.


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

That team will most likely build the reverse also


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

What about Greek :(


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

This language would be really nice to have on Duolingo. It would also help people learn the Greek alphabet. Fewer and fewer know every letter to this unique alphabet.


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

That's cool. How long did it take your to make that chart?


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

About an hour, I think. I had been thinking about how to visualize it for a while so it was really just a matter of doing it. I made in InDesign in case you are curious.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Music4Ever15

Just a hour? Wow I can't do anything like that!


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

Not happening anytime soon, but Portuguese -> German would be awesome.


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

Yes! I'm having to relearn german from english, and that confuses me to no end.


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

This is amazing guys! Can't wait for English to Arabic! :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yan2983

Duolingo makes the world smaller!


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

An interesting thing is you can look for symmetrical X's to see if opposites are available.


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

Wow, very nice, I am 2 weeks new to this it is absolutely amazing. FREE!!!! Incredible!


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

Truly amazing, isn't it?


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

This is a super awesome visual. Thank you for taking the time to make it!


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

This is super -- kudos! I can't wait until English - Polish is available!


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

You are awesome.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1evukas

well done :) waiting for the new languages too ;)


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

Can somebody tell me how to start a new language on Duolingo without losing the other one which I currently learn. I mean I study Spanish now and I just wanted to take a try with Polish-English, but after changing my preferences on "Language" other course disappears. Is there any way to have two open courses? Kuba


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

Click on your name, then Settings, then select the language. From English > anything you can choose any other English > anything language. As currently there's only Polish > English, you have go to settings to change to another base language. Hop ethat makes sense! Both trees will be preserved until you delete them by clicking the delete button whose location I cannot remember.


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

You won't lose your data by starting another language. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/k.hart_sr

Arabic is coming?! :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/allgeo2013

I've jet to see an English flag composed of stars and stripes.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/e-nawar

Great chart! I hope you keep it up to date and try finding other ones more visible.


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

Awesome chart. 3 lingots for you. But could I make a little suggestion? The colours aren't that distinct. Maybe you could use green for the Beta courses.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rsa91

It's great. A great way to learn a language that I have long wanted to learn but had no opportunity.


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

I wish they would also add Danish. There aren't many sources out there that provide Danish courses.


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

SO MANY LINGOTSSSS!!


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

when is the English -Russian line going to change to dark blue????


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

Yes, when? WHEN?


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

I really want English to Norwegian. Please make this happen Duolingo :)


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

I would love to learn turkish and japanese :D Hopefully this will be a given when I'm done with Spanish. I really love this site, it's really helpful!


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

French from Portuguese... please :(


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

I'd like to put in a plug for French from Portuguese and German from Portuguese.


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

that would be highly appreciated!


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

Beautiful work!


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

wow, this is cool~


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

congratulations, and what a nice visual! You guys rock!


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

Thank you for making this, its very impressive


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

What a BEAUTIFUL map of global cooperation!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sal17

Fantastic. Being from Australia, one day I'd love to see English to Asian languages. In the meantime, I'm loving learning Italian.


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

really we need an English to Polish...there is no good Polish-learning software out there and the format of Duolingo would be perfect...


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

Yeah, now adding a vocabulary section and it becomes eventually an homepage to learn languages.


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

Wow! That is an awesome chart, I probably couldn't even start to make one as cool as this!


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

It's a shame that no language courses are being made for English speakers to other, new languages, but I am still glad that so many non-English speakers will be able to practice English.


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

c'est tres jolie


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Orion21

Does anybody know when the new languages might be available?


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

You have done a great work. People here in China are expecting English course to Chinese! Hope to see the final release soon.


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

I just noted the new lay out of the site yesterday. I am very impressed and really enjoy the simplicity and easy usage of Duolingo. Thanks and keep up the good work!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aditya92

Can't wait for Hindi!!!


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

I can't wait to learn Dutch!


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

Can't wait for its realization. I am becoming impatient. I wish I could help in any of the languages, specially, English-Hindi...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KartikJain5

Awesome chart! Can't wait for the Hindi release.


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

well done. i hope to find soon more languages for italians!!


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

We'll be able to learn Romanian soon?!?!?!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/delfina5107

I like learn speak very well.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tnblv5

Can't wait! I would love to see Vietnamese to English though-- that would really help my mom out.


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

Very exciting. Thanks for the infograph.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lovro.sipo

Hope Norwegian will be available soon :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samy1979

Great work. First there were merely languages from and to English. Now there are more other courses coming. Great :-)


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

I'm truly excited to see the Asian languages coming to English speakers. It seems like so many people are trying to learn English (which is great), but we native English speakers want to learn other languages, too. This is awesome!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Katalane90

There is no Catalan !


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

Kannst du das Bild vielleicht updaten? Danke! :D


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

Hey, this is a great and useful work, thanks! Can you update it?


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

Is there an updated version of this anywhere? I'd be very curious to see what it looks like now, 4 years later.

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