https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luigi.rodino

Greek

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?

February 13, 2014

105 Comments


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

I would like to see Greek too. It would be my next language :-)


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

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luigi.rodino

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!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MrsMolly10

That would be the best thing! I love Greek!


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

Me too! Bring on the Greek :)


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

It has been requested, and it will eventually happen through the incubator. You just need to be patient!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luigi.rodino

Don't you speak greek, mptmpt? could you incubate the greek language? παρακαλώ?


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

All languages are being applied to via the Incubator page. Find that here: http://incubator.duolingo.com/apply


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luigi.rodino

Haha, you guys are incubating Klingon XD.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/markph7

Dying to get started on Greek but still no updates on the page :( Anyone know what's going on?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeterLord2

Could you also do new testament greek? That would be cool!


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

My kids and I would love this!!


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

Koine? No one speaks this language for like 1700 years :-)


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

That's ok! People want to learn it so they can study the Bible better. :)


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

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.


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

It's actually understandable to modern speakers.


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

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.


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

French was my second choice to Greek. But I really love duolingo so I would be so happy if we picked it up.


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

Would be brilliant to have Greek, definitely brilliant!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jennrose12

I would love to see Greek, when can we expect it?


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

I see Klingon and Dothraki but no Elvish?!


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

Yes, Greek Please! I've been waiting. The greek rosetta stone is not great. Duolingo Modern Greek will be sooooo much better and easier to use. PLEASE release a greek for english speakers!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/emym4

I agree! Rosetta isnt as good as this one. Greek would be easier to learn on here Please


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

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! :)


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

Hi Luigi.rodino,

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gil.hanan

I would like to see Greek too


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alyw12

same, i really want to learn Greek!!


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

Yes!!! That would be sweet. Then i could go to greece and speak greek!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ben.kavanagh

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


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

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jdl23

Yep, totally behind this too, if there's somewhere we vote on this or something, I'll get completely behind this!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sfoley01

I would love it if greek was added to duolingo


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luigi.rodino

It has been added, the team is working on it as we speak!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Heather182180

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!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nbecker1

I WANT TO LEARN GREEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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

yeah i am really into greek mythology and would love to learn the language


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

Is this proceeding? Would love to study Greek here!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luigi.rodino

Greek is in the incubator right now.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hope7774

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??


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

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luigi.rodino

This course is for modern greek. You can find ancient greek courses on Mangolanguages.com


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/roam9090

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!!!


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

they need time to teach Greek languagesI don't know why


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sarahafirth21

Very late, but it should be up in a few days!


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

when will they bring Greek language on duolingo


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

Idk but it seems to be taking forever


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

    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!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NikolayBog3

    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.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/baconlady174

    LET ME DO GREEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mina89p

    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!

    Thanks! :)

    Mina


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luigi.rodino

    Thanks. If you need any help in italian, feel free to ask!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mina89p

    Yes, any recommendations (besides Duolingo, of course :) ) of learning fast the basics to be able to communicate in Italy? Many thanks!!!

    Mina


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luigi.rodino

    I suggest speaking as much as possible with natives and using duolingo alongside a course such as living language books or teach yourself books. You can go to livinglanguage.com or mangolanguages.com


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mina89p

    A massive thank you, Luigi! :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stefano902403

    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.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/conorkent38

    Yes!! Learn that is something I also want to learn, greek!!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rushed91

    Yup, Greek would be definetly a great addition to duolingo! It would also be my next language.


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

    Maybe doing Erasmus in Greece, so that would come in handy :)


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

    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!


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

    It would be so cool if you guys got greek! (new testament)


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

    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.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/grant555

    So is there any official news from Duolingo about when or if Greek will become available?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luigi.rodino

    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.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/grant555

    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!!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luigi.rodino

    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.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/grant555

    Thanks 'Luigi.rodino' I am back in English. Thanks very much for your help Grant


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

    Greek would be awesome! <3


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

    I would love it if greek was added to duolingo


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/marbella002

    Hi I would also like to learn Greek on Duolingo so I am waiting for it impatiently.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Reon.Balisty

    I would also like to learn greek


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

    I would like to learn Greek as well. Please make this happen.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ltx525

    I also want to learn Greek. It will be a wonderful addition. Thank you Duolingo


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

    I would be very useful for me if you had Greek available! :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ciwilliams1983

    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).


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deve81

    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 :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/marbella002

    Hi, I am also learning Spanish here and waiting for learning Greek on duolingo, for the time being started to learn Greek ( as well as continue in Spanish) on www.memrise.com


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deve81

    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 :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jezza11

    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.


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

    I would like to see Greek too. I can't wait for a long time-george


    [deactivated user]

      Yes, me too. I intend retiring there in a few years to my boat and really want to speak it!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Roxy.Manson

      I would really like to learn greek


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

      Nice to see that the completion date has moved closer lately. Is there an ETA on the beta release?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/3Macon

      It says August 20th


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

      They made one and its on the web.I don't get how to do it on the web.Someone help me!!


      [deactivated user]

        Nor me - it appears to require at least a working knowledge of the Greek alphabet and how it is written! Very odd!


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/markph7

        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?


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

        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?


        [deactivated user]

          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!


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/callybird123

          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


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bulldogdude123

          I know greek but I love it so much


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Steve145644

          thank you Dimetra for the last comment… I found the link and installed Greek keyboard… I'll systems Kalo

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