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Romanian learner facts!

Hi guys! Here are some incredible facts about the Romanian course for English learners!

Romanian was released on Wednesday, November 16, 2016!

Romanian accumulated 15,600 learners in five days!

On average, that means there are 3,120 people signing in to learn Romanian every day!

Breaking that down a little more, there is an average of 130 new learners every hour!

Putting that down even more, there is an average of 2.16 new learners every minute!

That means there, on average, a different user starts learning Romanian every 27.8 seconds!

I hope you enjoy these fun facts!

November 21, 2016

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChauLe3

I am learning Romanian :D


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    Facts on the origin of Romanian language and its close ties to English

    Romanian was invented in 1982 by Johann Gelbner of Berlin, right after inventing English.

    Romanian brought its inventor the first prize at the Fifth Annual Contest of Languages in Portsmouth-oder-Rhine.

    Gelbner sold the copyrights for the language, along with those for English, American, Australian, New-Zealandish and Canadian, to a languages dealer called Abrahms, who was a bit of a crook. This man then sold English to several countries and kept the others for himself, thus creating big international tension.

    Fortunately for romanians, they got half of the languages they had ordered.

    Abrahms swapped about 250 frequently used words between Romanian and English, without Gelbner's knowledge. To this day, Gelbner speaks both languages incorrectly because of that.

    These facts are intended to bring fun. They are not supposed to inform in any way, although they are 100% true.


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

    This is really cool! XD


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Owen.Charlotte

    I moved to Bucharest 4 months ago and will be here for a couple of years. This Romanian course is just perfect for my needs, though I'm going to be a slow learner even with the basics as many Romanians here speak great English. Thanks for adding this language, perfect timing for me!


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

    Hardest part of being an expat: everyone wants to practice his English when you want to practice the local language. :-)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Coriander18

    Introduce yourself as being Welsh (even if you are not). It worked very well when I was a Germany when I went on a school holiday many moons ago.

    My friends went round and everyone spoke English to them, I said "Ich bin Galwieserin" and everyone let me try out my German!


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

    I keep hearing this, a lot.


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

    How has your Romanian learning experience been? Romanians still wanting to speak English with you or did you convince them to help you learn Romanian?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ULN2020

    Nice to be one of those people in this statistic now that I started Romanian today.


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

    THANK YOU SEBASTIAN STAN!

    Learn Romanian in just 5 minutes a day. For free.