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

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

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

This is beautiful!

February 7, 2014

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!!!

February 8, 2014

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

February 9, 2014

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

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

February 9, 2014

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.

February 9, 2014

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

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

February 10, 2014

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

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

February 9, 2014

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

I'm a bit confused, too ^.^

February 9, 2014

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.

February 10, 2014

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

哈哈

February 9, 2014

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

你为什么在笑?

February 9, 2014

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

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

February 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zippity010

わたしも! Yes, I cannot wait as well. I am currently taking Japanese outside of Duolingo, & it would be great if they could develop and English to Japanese course!

February 8, 2014

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

Yes! Learning Japanese would be awesome! Completely love the culture.

February 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/squiggy.fl

私も! I hope it is comprehensive. It would be a shame to limit it to ひらがな And カタカナ when 漢字 is so much easier to read in the long run.

February 8, 2014

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

Me too!

February 7, 2014

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

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

February 8, 2014

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

不可以换了吗?

February 9, 2014

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

Awesome!

February 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/michaelyuri
February 7, 2014

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

I like this chart too :)

February 7, 2014

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/)

February 9, 2014

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?

February 18, 2014

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.

February 19, 2014

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

Ah, now I see! Thank you for replying.

February 20, 2014

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

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

February 18, 2014

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

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

February 7, 2014

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

Wow! What a great chart! Have a lingot.

February 7, 2014

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

What goes around comes around.

February 8, 2014

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

Aw, thank you. :)

February 8, 2014

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.

February 8, 2014

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.

February 9, 2014

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.

February 8, 2014

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

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

February 9, 2014

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

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

February 9, 2014

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.

February 9, 2014

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

"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!!

February 9, 2014

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.

February 10, 2014

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

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.

February 12, 2014

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!

February 9, 2014

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.

February 10, 2014

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. :-)

February 11, 2014

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

February 7, 2014

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.

February 8, 2014

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

Thanks for all the kind words, everyone!

February 8, 2014

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.

February 8, 2014

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

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

February 8, 2014

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

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

February 10, 2014

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!

February 7, 2014

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. :)

February 8, 2014

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

It's people like you that make DuoLingo work.

February 9, 2014

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

Sure, I'd love to learn dutch!

February 8, 2014

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!

February 9, 2014

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.

February 9, 2014

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.

February 7, 2014

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.

February 8, 2014

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

How about dotted blue lines for beta?

February 8, 2014

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

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

February 8, 2014

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

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

February 9, 2014

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.

February 8, 2014

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

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

February 8, 2014

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

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

February 8, 2014

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.

February 8, 2014

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

That team will most likely build the reverse also

February 10, 2014

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

What about Greek :(

February 8, 2014

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

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.

February 9, 2014

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

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

February 7, 2014

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.

February 8, 2014

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

Thanks!

February 8, 2014

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

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

February 8, 2014

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

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

February 8, 2014

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

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

February 9, 2014

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

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

February 9, 2014

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

Duolingo makes the world smaller!

February 8, 2014

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

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

February 8, 2014

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

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

February 8, 2014

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

Truly amazing, isn't it?

February 9, 2014

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

:)

February 9, 2014

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

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

February 7, 2014

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

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

February 8, 2014

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

You are awesome.

February 8, 2014

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

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

February 8, 2014

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

February 8, 2014

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.

February 8, 2014

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

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

February 9, 2014

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

Arabic is coming?! :D

February 9, 2014

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

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

February 9, 2014

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

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

February 7, 2014

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.

February 8, 2014

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

looks so cool!

February 8, 2014

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.

February 8, 2014

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

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

February 9, 2014

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

SO MANY LINGOTSSSS!!

February 9, 2014

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

Korean!! Yay!!

February 9, 2014

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

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

February 9, 2014

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

Yes, when? WHEN?

February 9, 2014

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

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

February 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cosgrove
February 9, 2014

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!

February 11, 2014

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

French from Portuguese... please :(

February 11, 2014

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

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

August 17, 2014

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

that would be highly appreciated!

August 17, 2014

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

Beautiful work!

February 7, 2014

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

wow, this is cool~

February 8, 2014

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

Fabulous.

February 8, 2014

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

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

February 8, 2014

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

Awesome!

February 8, 2014

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

Thank you for making this, its very impressive

February 8, 2014

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

keep it up! :D

February 8, 2014

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

What a BEAUTIFUL map of global cooperation!

February 8, 2014

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.

February 8, 2014

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...

February 9, 2014

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

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

February 9, 2014

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!

February 9, 2014

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.

February 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jorma1998b

Soberbio

February 9, 2014

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

c'est tres jolie

February 9, 2014

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

Does anybody know when the new languages might be available?

February 9, 2014

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.

February 9, 2014

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!

February 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sarahcest1

COOL

February 9, 2014

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

Can't wait for Hindi!!!

February 9, 2014

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

?

February 9, 2014

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

I can't wait to learn Dutch!

February 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PrathameshD.P5

This is awesome!

February 9, 2014

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...

February 9, 2014

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

Awesome

February 9, 2014

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

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

February 9, 2014

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

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

February 9, 2014

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

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

February 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RohanMathur5

Nice!

February 10, 2014

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

I like learn speak very well.

February 10, 2014

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.

February 10, 2014

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

Very exciting. Thanks for the infograph.

February 10, 2014

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

Hope Norwegian will be available soon :)

February 10, 2014

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 :-)

February 10, 2014

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!

February 11, 2014

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

There is no Catalan !

February 12, 2014

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

JAJAJAAJAJA

March 11, 2014

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

Kannst du das Bild vielleicht updaten? Danke! :D

November 29, 2014

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

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

November 30, 2014

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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