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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



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.


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


Lance toi, c'est une langue facile :D


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


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



I guess that's a yes! VENKO!


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!


Saluton Rebekah! Mi konsentas! ---Keneĉjo

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Hooray! Insert dancing emoji here


WCGB, Jes ja ! Ni dancu ! ---Keneĉjo


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


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 ;).


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

Esperanto estas la gajnanto :)


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


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).


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!


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.


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.


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


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


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


annerv, kvar tagoj ! ---Keneĉjo


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.


Esperanto is up to 833,000 learners!


ISpeakAlien, Hura!!! ---Keneĉjo


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


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


What does "huau"/"huaŭ" mean?


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


English, please.


Oh. It means "wow"...


(see my English translation two comments above this)

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