I was wondering if it was possible to request languages? The one language right now I really want to learn besides French, German and Italian is Greek. Could we make this possible?
hi guys, I am a native greek speaker, and I have just applied to duolingo to contribute towards creating a greek course. I hope they take me up on the offer :)
Γειά σου Μιχάλη,
Good to know. I am a native Greek speaker and have also applied for contribution. Hopefully we can start working on this as soon as possible and make it the best duolingo language course yet!
Hello, I am from Romania, I ve been twice in Greece ( I love Rhodes - Rodos :D) And I want to learn some Greek words. Please create the couuuurse!!! Thank you!
Have you gotten a reply yet (knowing if you will be contributing towards the course)? Sorry I am just really excited and can't wait to learn Greek!
I apologize, I guess I should have posted this earlier
yes I have gotten a reply a few days ago and its good news. I was not selected to contribute but the course is under way and Im guessing will be available some time in the future, hopefully soon :)
I started lesrning Greek, so I am happy that there are ambitious contributors like you!
I would LOVE to learn Greek. I am Greek(distantly) but I live in an English speaking only family so I never got to learn
UPDATE: Since I wrote this post a year ago, I feel it is my place to let you guys all know. THEY HAVE STARTED THE INCUBATION PHASE! We will have Greek soon!
It has been requested, and it will eventually happen through the incubator. You just need to be patient!
Don't you speak greek, mptmpt? could you incubate the greek language? παρακαλώ?
Dying to get started on Greek but still no updates on the page :( Anyone know what's going on?
Plenty of people speak Koine Greek. What you meant to say is no country has it as it's national language.
However, I'd be willing to bet you have a great many users use DuoLingo solely for learning Koine Greek.
Yeah, and Biblical Hebrew too! Plus Latin and Classical Arabic. I feel like this would be a great help to those who are aspiring to enter religions like Judaism, Christianity or Islam and would want to read their bible. Well, I'd like to study Hebrew (since I'm trying to convert to Judaism,) and Latin since those two are really cool languages. Modern Greek too, since I feel like Greece is a country filled with culture. Hehe, it seems to me that I have a fetish for languages.
French was my second choice to Greek. But I really love duolingo so I would be so happy if we picked it up.
I agree! Rosetta isnt as good as this one. Greek would be easier to learn on here Please
Hello, I am learning German right now, but I would love to see a course of Greek language as soon as possible. I adore everything that comes from Greece. Their language, food, and music especialy. Greetings from Serbia! :)
I was wondering if it was possible to request languages?
Here what Duo says about it in its Help Center: "How can I suggest a new language course?”
If you want to make a [course] suggestion, we encourage you to visit the forums and making a search for suggestions that have been made in the past, and adding your vote and comments to those existing posts. That will make the request more popular and make it stand out more, encouraging more people to add their votes. :)
Note: Texts in between square brackets are additions of mine.
Do please add Greek! My partner is greek and I need to learn to speak to her family properly. Rosetta stone just doesn't work as well as Duolingo
Ya learning Greek would be awesome. My uncle is Greek so it be cool to learn the language, even if I'm not genetically Greek
Yep, totally behind this too, if there's somewhere we vote on this or something, I'll get completely behind this!
Greek was available on the iphone app version of Duolingo, about a year ago. They must have taken it back down to create the full lessons? Or it was just in beta when I was using it? Either way, I'm excited for the Greek!
I WANT TO LEARN GREEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
yeah i am really into greek mythology and would love to learn the language
I'm so so so excited that they have started a Greek team, but it won't be out until January 2018!!! Is this usually how long it takes to make each language course??
Will this be a course on modern or ancient Greek. I am more concerned with the study of ancient texts and my limited knowledge on the subject is that there is a difference between the Greek Aristotle used, and the Greek used today.
Please, make Greek available!!! want to be able to speak greek in my 2016 vacations in Greece. Greek people are more welcoming if you talk in greek.! please!!!
Looks like it's almost here (finally!) - https://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/el/en/status
It's been pushed back twice now with no update. >_< I wish they would at least tell us what's going on. I'm so excited about this course, but it's been a roller coaster!
It would be nice if the greek course could be released in time. Actually the release date is on 15 june, but its still missing.
Hi guys! When is the Greek (for English speakers) course expected to be released? I'm a native Greek speaker, αλλά ζω στην Αγγλία, και έχω δηλώσει το ενδιαφέρον μου να συνεισφέρω στο "χτίσιμο" των μαθημάτων! For any help, let me know!
Yes, any recommendations (besides Duolingo, of course :) ) of learning fast the basics to be able to communicate in Italy? Many thanks!!!
So...is Greek going to be available anytime soon? The release date set for the beta has already passed. You didn't forget about it, did you? I hope to be able to start the Greek course soon.
Yup, Greek would be definetly a great addition to duolingo! It would also be my next language.
I would love to speak Greek. My mom (whose entire side of the family is from Greece, although I'm not) has always wanted me to know Greek. I would really love it as well!
I can't wait! I am in love with the culture of Greece, so that will make me extremely happy if I could learn the language.
So is there any official news from Duolingo about when or if Greek will become available?
The incubator indicates that Greek will be done in about a year, however it changes daily a little bit, it all depends on the day. My guess is 3 to 5 months.
Please help me, I tried to go in as a greek speaker to learn English and now Duolingo thinks I am Greek. I am trapped and cannot find my way back to the English Version of Duolingo!! Help me!!
hover over the american flag next to your profile picture, click Πρόθεσε ένα νεό μάθημα. see where it says μιλάω? click the drop down box, find αγγλικα, click that link. Next what you're going to do is click any of the boxes that have a piece of architecture in them. Once you do that hit Μεταφερθείτε στο μάθημα. After you do that the website will again be in English.
Thanks 'Luigi.rodino' I am back in English. Thanks very much for your help Grant
Hi I would also like to learn Greek on Duolingo so I am waiting for it impatiently.
I studied 2 years of Koine Greek 10 years ago (along with 5 other languages during my degree), so learning modern Greek would be a great way for me to keep my skills alive. (Learning Italian on Babbel and then on here has really helped me remember my Latin too).
I'm currently learning Spanish on here but I know that I would like Greek to be the next language so I'm glad to hear it is in progress :)
I checked out the website and joined up. Thanks for letting me know about it. It looks like fun. think I will stick to practicing Spanish till I'm more proficient in it :)
Me too. : - ( But it's still in development - so it looks like we have to wait till late November 2016. Meanwhile learn Greek vocab at Memrise. See you back here in Nov 2016.
Yes, me too. I intend retiring there in a few years to my boat and really want to speak it!
Nice to see that the completion date has moved closer lately. Is there an ETA on the beta release?
They made one and its on the web.I don't get how to do it on the web.Someone help me!!
Nor me - it appears to require at least a working knowledge of the Greek alphabet and how it is written! Very odd!
If you're using Windows you can install the Greek keyboard and quickly flip to it by holding the windows key then press space bar. Then you can type in Greek. Not sure if that helps you out?
Greek requiring a Greek keyboard and alphabet shouldn't be that much of a shock if your trying to learn the language.
My question is why are they using Anglicanisms like popcorn and sandwich?
Wasn't the keyboard that threw me - fully expected that but to throw you in to requiring an understanding of the alphabet from scratch is a bit of a stretch!
Hi I was so looking forward to learning Greek but was disappointed at the content _ the French language course is much more accessible and user friiendky suits every learning style . The Greek is very dry and relies on the user pressing skip to learn the answer before learning the letter or word it also repeats correct answers endlessly
thank you Dimetra for the last comment… I found the link and installed Greek keyboard… I'll systems Kalo