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

119 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/michalis.ef

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 :)

January 30, 2015

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

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!

February 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mihai.milea2

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!

December 15, 2015

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

Χιλία ευχαριστώ! I can't wait for this course!

January 30, 2015

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

Thank you so much!!! I hope they take you up on the offer too.

January 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tai-na

Yeeeees! :)

February 1, 2015

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

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!

April 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/michalis.ef

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 :)

April 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MackenzieM247410

thank you! i have always wanted to go to Greece!

April 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/klara.kosa

I started lesrning Greek, so I am happy that there are ambitious contributors like you!

March 30, 2018

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

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

February 14, 2014

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

April 4, 2014

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!

March 2, 2015

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

Can't wait !!!

March 4, 2015

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

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

February 14, 2014

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

Haha, you guys are incubating Klingon XD.

February 23, 2014

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

That's awesome.

February 23, 2014

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

That would be the best thing! I love Greek!

February 15, 2014

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

Me too! Bring on the Greek :)

May 25, 2014

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

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

February 13, 2014

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

Grazie!

February 13, 2014

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

Prego!

February 13, 2014

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

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

September 22, 2014

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?

July 6, 2016

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

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

May 5, 2014

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

My kids and I would love this!!

June 3, 2014

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

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

May 5, 2014

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

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

June 3, 2014

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.

May 10, 2014

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

It's actually understandable to modern speakers.

February 5, 2015

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.

April 8, 2015

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

And Aramaic.

November 7, 2015

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.

July 13, 2014

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

Would be brilliant to have Greek, definitely brilliant!

July 14, 2014

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

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

July 8, 2014

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

I see Klingon and Dothraki but no Elvish?!

October 8, 2014

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!

October 16, 2014

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

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

October 29, 2014

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! :)

February 5, 2016

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.

April 2, 2016

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

I would like to see Greek too

June 4, 2014

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

same, i really want to learn Greek!!

June 19, 2014

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

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

September 22, 2014

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

November 6, 2014

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

November 16, 2014

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!

December 1, 2014

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

I would love it if greek was added to duolingo

March 21, 2015

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

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

March 23, 2015

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!

June 20, 2015

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

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

October 19, 2015

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

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

November 12, 2015

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

Is this proceeding? Would love to study Greek here!

December 3, 2015

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

Greek is in the incubator right now.

December 6, 2015

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??

December 10, 2015

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

no

December 10, 2015

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.

December 15, 2015

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

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

December 15, 2015

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

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!!!

January 5, 2016

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

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

February 5, 2016

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

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

February 10, 2016

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

when will they bring Greek language on duolingo

June 17, 2016

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

Idk but it seems to be taking forever

June 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paul995862

Looks like it's almost here (finally!) - https://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/el/en/status

June 17, 2016

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

Ya finally

June 17, 2016

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!

June 17, 2016

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.

June 17, 2016

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

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

June 18, 2016

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

June 22, 2016

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

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

June 22, 2016

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

June 22, 2016

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

June 24, 2016

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

A massive thank you, Luigi! :)

June 24, 2016

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

No problem :)

June 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nielsen.peter.a

Greek Geek!

June 29, 2016

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.

July 13, 2016

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

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

November 25, 2014

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

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

December 24, 2014

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

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

February 3, 2015

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!

February 27, 2015

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

Same here :)

March 2, 2015

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

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

March 3, 2015

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.

March 23, 2015

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

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

March 23, 2015

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.

March 23, 2015

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!!

March 23, 2015

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.

March 23, 2015

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

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

March 23, 2015

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

No problem.

March 26, 2015

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

Greek would be awesome! <3

April 6, 2015

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

I would love it if greek was added to duolingo

April 7, 2015

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

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

April 9, 2015

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

I would also like to learn greek

April 10, 2015

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

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

April 10, 2015

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

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

April 10, 2015

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

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

April 10, 2015

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).

April 12, 2015

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 :)

May 8, 2015

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

May 12, 2015

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 :)

May 12, 2015

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

you are welcome. Yes spanish is nice.)

May 12, 2015

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.

September 23, 2015

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

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

September 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paul995862

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

October 2, 2015

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

I would really like to learn greek

October 16, 2015

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?

December 31, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Macon17

It says August 20th

August 8, 2016

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

That's today, and it's still not availible.

August 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paul995862

....... and now showing 1 Jan 2017!!! It gets further away all the time!!! Very annoying.

August 21, 2016

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

I was anticipating this too and have been for years.Do kindly update the ETA as soon as you know when your recording to something a little more realistic. If they can finish Klingon and Esperanto in a timely manner I am sure they can with Greek.

August 21, 2016

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!!

September 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paul995862

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

September 16, 2016

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?

September 16, 2016

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?

September 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paul995862

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!

September 17, 2016

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

September 21, 2016

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

I know greek but I love it so much

November 4, 2016

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

July 21, 2017

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

Join modern Greek learning group on whatsapp https://chat.whatsapp.com/Eby1YFxV1ah2S6IVQrkym1

January 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lyn5WBZ7

Θα ήταν καλό, αλλά το WhatsApp είναι μόνο στο κινητό. Ο συνδεσμός δεν είναι διαθέσιμος εκεί.

June 25, 2019
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