Can you say that you know the language when you reach high levels in Duolingo?

I'm new here and want to know more about Duolingo as I like it so much. What is the maximum i can get from Duolingo at last when i finish the course, what level does it offer?

October 6, 2016


Great things about the Duolingo Russian tree:

  • it's one of the very best on the site (as attested by the kinds of language junkies who have really done more than 30 of them so have a more than adequate basis for comparison)
  • the forums provides loads of invaluable information on ever so many points of Russian; yeah, it's not all stuff to care about the first time through by any means, but there will come a time when the more subtle stuff is what is of interest

But just doing the lessons (even many, many times will only get you so far). Some of the more subtle grammatical points for non-Slavic language natives are really hard to address well in the Duolingo format. Good mastery of the tree will let you handle authentic Russian (with the help of very frequently-referenced references). But it will be a beginning more than an end. Russian has a large and subtle vocabulary with few obvious cognates to English compared to other more commonly studied languages. The Duo tree largely can get you the grammar base you need to add that vocab to, but adding that vocab will still remain a very significant task.

If I may be so bold, you may find this useful:

October 7, 2016

Duolingo will get you ready to learn in the real world ... you will know enough to tread water instead of sinking , so to speak

October 6, 2016

This is a very good way of putting it. (I wish Duolingo had been around when I was at school/uni; I sure could've used a life raft at times!)

October 7, 2016

I guess a good A2, when I compare it to the language courses my university offers.

October 6, 2016

There you can get Elementary level, but a feature of Duolingo is the time that you spend for getting the result. You will get this result quickly =)

October 6, 2016

я сейчас закончилис полности урок в дуолинго. мой грамат очен плохо ну я знаю чут чут много словы. если кто-то очен хочу говорите с меня, он будет понятна. в россие малчик сказал меня то что я говорит как гугол переводчик.

tldr; I'd say you'd be solid between A1 and A2, on the verge of getting to A2.

October 16, 2016

Вы потеряли свои мягкие знаки. Вот несколько для вас ььььь

October 18, 2016

А что можешь сделать с эти?

May 1, 2017
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