https://www.duolingo.com/jackthebiotic

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Is anyone learning Polish? On BBC, you can learn Polish, Urdu, Punjabi, and many others. Any ideas?

February 12, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/IlsaFish
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Polish! Polish! Polish!

March 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/IlsaFish
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Polish please! Polish is wonderful. English alphabet (more or less), an interesting case system and conjugations, wonderful literature.

September 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/chb0duolingo

Correction: More-or-less latin alphabet :) -- the 7 cases and the fact that proper nouns change stems depending on case and gender will bend your mind

December 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/IlsaFish
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Been studying Polish off an on for about nine years. Believe me, mind is bent! I'm enjoying reverse engineering style learning via English for Polish speakers!

February 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/LingoKiwi

I saw that Polish people can learn English but I would also like to able to learn Polish as an English speaker. Any chance

January 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/chb0duolingo

Sure. I speak Polish as a native English speaker. It's challenging though; more so than say French or Spanish would be because they don't share any root language structure. Unless it is a modern or scientific term there is likely nothing phonetically similar in Polish as in English and given the disjointedness of Polish and English language culture (Polish words don't sprinkle society as Spanish does in the U.S) there will be very little familiarity.

January 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/LingoKiwi

Was it hard to learn? There are a lot of Polish people in the UK and my area who would be happy to give pointers

January 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/chb0duolingo

The most difficult part to learning is finding people who will speak to you and consistently correct you. You also need to have really thick skin. You're going to have your feelings hurt with constant correction but stick with it.

Because there are so very few familiar anchors to English you will essentially just end up remembering words out of thin air. Languages and words with similar phonetics are easier to remember because they have a mnemonic anchor.

Try to mimic this as much as possible. If you hear a Polish word and you can connect it with anything (an english word, a picture, a rhyme, a person) then do it. Really, a "mnemonics 101" book will go far trying to learn such a language.

I can give you resources and pointers if you'd like. You and I can even meetup on Skype or something to converse (in English/Polish)

January 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/LingoKiwi

Yes this would be good but in a few months, as I need to better my french for upcoming exams

January 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/pietroguiotto

Polish!

June 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/sloik

Polish :D

September 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/sadstick

Polish, would be appreciated.

November 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/akhansson
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You can sing this song in the meantime while you wait for the Polish course. ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvrVPG7uN34

October 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/chb0duolingo

That's a nice song :) But if you wanna impress anyone you have to be able to say: stoł z powyłamywanymi nogami https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD6YksZ4SmU

December 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MythicalWildFire

a table with broken legs? XD easy, nice song btw

May 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/chb0lingo
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It's pretty damn tough for natives. As a non native, it's just a cadence to get right.

May 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MythicalWildFire

you got that right, i had to lecture my brother for 3 hours yesterday till he could get it right because he wouldn't stop begging

May 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MS_Genius88
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Love this song.

September 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/bekind22

That is a beautiful song. I don't know Polish too much, but it's very melodic and the instrumentals are jest bardzo piękny ( if I said it right)

November 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MythicalWildFire

good try :) but the correct term would be- instrumenty są bardzo piękne. keep trying, im sure you'll get there :)

May 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/hunspike
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Please, anybody! Start doing Polish and Russian for English speakers, not just the other way around! There are millions who would like to learn these languages.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/zeolszewska

I know Polish. What's your superpower? ;)

September 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/mramoeba
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Węgierski i polski. :P

November 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Susieschrift

I'd like to learn Polish too; we have loads of Polish kids at school and it's about time I could speak to them properly

October 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Synthpopalooza
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I would love Polish on here. I am a fan of Atari 8-bit computers from the 80's, and there is an active scene in Poland and Czech. It would be good to be able to go to the Polish Atari forums and read the posts, or read the documentation for a lot of Atari apps (like the MADS assembler) which are currently only written in Polish. Maybe make a special bonus course which teaches Atari and computer terminology (words like computer, graphics, floppy drive) and allows people to translate some of these documents for XP. :) Hopefully the Polish language admins will take some of this on board.

April 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/chb0duolingo

I have been learning Polish for a while. It's hit-and-miss on how/where to get it. I actually have a tutor; she is great but I can only meet once a week.

December 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/HansOder

You must be in heaven now, I sure am since the Polish course got release on here:)

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/fyeahjasontodd
July 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/GraceKosci
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I can help with learning Polish (from English). How do I do that?

August 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Synthpopalooza
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Go to http://incubator.duolingo.com and there is a means to apply as a contributor from there.

August 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/volleyballDVM16

Never done BBC before, never heard of it. I suggested maybe Hindi, Russian, and some other people have suggested Chinese and Japanese. Is BBC free?

February 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/LingoKiwi

100% free it's paid with UK taxes

January 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Garyshea
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I bet some revenue comes in from the non-British media that rebroadcast BBC programming.

December 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/LingoKiwi

Yeah, I would assume so. The Americans can get BBC America TV show, which I believe is paid and popular because of Doctor Who and such.

January 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Xiuhtecuhtli
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https://www.duolingo.com/Caterina17

Russian please! ;)

February 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/akhansson
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Yes, that would be nice. :)

October 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/EvaW39

*languages. Sorry, grammer nazi.

February 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jackthebiotic

I'm Polish and I'm twelve. I think it a hard word to spell. :)

February 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/EvaW39

Of course, i understand;) Don't misread me, i'm not trying to be a toerag.

February 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Austin_Texas

No worries. It was clear what you meant.

February 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Christopowers

*Grammar

July 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Austin_Texas

My vote for Greek, which I'm currently studying.

February 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/fivehopsaway

I vote Russian and Greek.

February 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jackthebiotic

I vote Mandarin and Greek. ( I don't need to learn Polish - I AM Polish)

February 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Juanv
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Yeah, well Obviously the devs should be working on adding more languages.. But then this would become like wikipedia.

February 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/EvaW39

Hmmmm... it would be nice to know Cow. Or possibly Llama, but you wouldn't have any use for it at all. Cow is much more common.

February 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/szadora

My vote is greek.

March 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Iozefina

Russian and Arabic

April 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jackthebiotic

I had no idea I got so many answers, until I scrolled WAY down my stream.

June 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Lynaria
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I would like to have lessons for Russian, Polish and Hebrew.

October 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/0liwia
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I have no preferences but I do think Chinese, Japanese and so on would be a bit tricky as it is not the same writing system. I don't see how you could practice writing... In my opinion it would only work for pinyin, else you'd have to create a whole new app to recognize Chinese characters! Kind of the same goes for Russian, Greek etc. ; it's easier to include a keyboard on the screen but far from convenient

And for those who want Polish, there is another app called "Babbel" that does the trick :-) The app is free; the website however has a monthly fee. But at least you can learn tons of vocabulary. I personally used it for a while in Spanish; if I compare it to Duolingo, it lacks the context (it's mostly raw vocabulary with a picture) but there are more words I think (4000+) and it works offline... Which is REALLY cool in the subway

October 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Yatosama
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Polish is so wonderful ! Język polski to cudowny !

December 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/jackthebiotic

*jest cudowny :)

January 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/madeleeine
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Yes, I learn polish! I love that language and I have studied it for quite a while so I was very happy when it finally came to Duolingo. Have is it possible to learn polish and the other languages you mentioned on BBC? I want to learn.

December 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Wiki2412
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Well, I am Polsih and I am learning Polish too, beacuse why not xd I would like to see how it's looks like on Duolingo :P

January 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/GraceKosci
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Any chances for Croatian? (probably after recent football events might be more people interested)

July 18, 2018
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