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Esperanto has reached 600K learners!

The Esperanto course for English learners has reached 600K learners! Congratulations to the Esperanto team!

November 12, 2016

37 Comments


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

I think it's definitely important that sites like Duolingo are raising awareness about Esperanto in social circles that perhaps, in the past, might have remained oblivious.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hastings101

Yep, I had never heard of it until DuoLingo. I don't really plan on learning it, but it's cool to have this unique kind of language available


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/med-ben

Lance toi, c'est une langue facile :D


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

med-ben, Oui, c'est une langue facile ( ! ) ---Keneĉjo


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

VICTORY! Wait, I only started today. Can I still yell "victory"? :P

~Amiko


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

I guess that's a yes! VENKO!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alex_O-O

YAY!! I just started though. It seems MUCH easier than any of the other languages. I think it's cool. Congratulations for getting to 600K people signing up!


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

Saluton Rebekah! Mi konsentas! ---Keneĉjo


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WCGB
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Hooray! Insert dancing emoji here


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

WCGB, Jes ja ! Ni dancu ! ---Keneĉjo


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/krokro4

The important number is : how many so far have finished the Esperanto course ?


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

I'd love to see the completion rate compared to Spanish. A while back someone who saw the numbers said a small percentage of Spanish learners actually completed :/. I'm sure a lot of Duo learners are fairweather learners ;).


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

Considering it's much easier, it would be much higher % than other languages.

Esperanto estas la gajnanto :)


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

On the other hand, sometimes people become fluent in Esperanto before they finish the course and never go back to complete it. haha :)


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

Good observation. How to get data to analyse progress/behaviour and #s by highest completed level?

It would make a huge difference if Esperanto was available from other languages.

Or maybe create Esperanto (visual+few languages comparison) to Esperanto as universal solution. This can also be done for Esperanto Advanced via Basic (native speaker approach).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IchbinJoey777

I'm actually gonna wait until i hit level 25 before i try and read in Esperanto or watch a video. I heard you can become fluent in Esperanto just by using Duolingo. So I'm gonna finish this one!


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

I agree with DanD8, 25th level is waaaayyyyyy too long, for a start we don't have immersion and the levels are organised so the number of xps required is a jump each time, i don't plan on ever getting to level 25 since simply getting to level 20 means going through the entire tree goodness knows how many times( 10? 20? 30? i'm not sure) . Just go through the tree once then definitely branch out (pardon the pun) onto other courses, books, videos, music, poscasts etc while keeping the tree 100% golden and you will do very well.


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

You'll do yourself a disservice if you wait that long. By the time you get 3/4 through the tree you'll be able to read fairly well. You also need to hear the language more than Duo can provide.

When I started studying Esperanto I thought it was silly since it looked so clunky with all the final J's. Then I heard the audio and something clicked. When spoken it becomes obvious that it's a living, breathing language capable of expressing the whole range of human emotions. You can't appreciate that fully until you hear an Esperanto conversation.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IchbinJoey777

I'll probably take your advise and do it when i am 3/4 of the way through it. Thanks for the advise.


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

Another great way to get fluent really fast is to go to an Esperanto club.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/annerv3

Awesome! I've just started learning 4 days ago. :)


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

annerv, kvar tagoj ! ---Keneĉjo


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IchbinJoey777

I been studying a couple of days and Esperanto is very fun and easy to learn. I'm hoping to become fluent in about 3 months. This language is cool because it doesn't take years to become fluent. It take a couple months.


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

Esperanto is up to 833,000 learners!


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

ISpeakAlien, Hura!!! ---Keneĉjo


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

There are also an additional 109,000 learners on Esperanto for Spanish speakers!


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

ISpeakAlien, ¡Verdad y huau! ... Mi ĝojas kaj huaŭ ! ---Keneĉjo Ricardo


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

What does "huau"/"huaŭ" mean?


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

In Barcelona: Wow; Therefore, in Esperanto, I have used successfully, Huaŭ ! ---Thanks! ---Keneĉjo


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

English, please.


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

Oh. It means "wow"...


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

(see my English translation two comments above this)

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