https://www.duolingo.com/ogergo

From Hungarian or any language to English

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Hi, I am Hungarian. I wonder if there is a chance to contribute to Duolingo to create the Hungarian to English course based on the existing courses where the target language is English. Services like Duolingo are often unavilable for non-english speaking people, but once they reach a B1-B2 level in English, a new world of languages opens for them. I would offer my help if you create such a project.

February 14, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/sbrown1987

I encourage you to work on this. I am an English teacher, and my Hungarian students have very few options. Good luck!

February 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Relevart090

I am hungarian too, and would really appreciate to learn English with duolingo.

February 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ogergo
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I was thinking that a course could be made up of 15000-30000 sentence combinations. If a group of people with strong English knowledge is "crowdsourced" from a given nationality the project duration would only be a question of the number of translators. 1000 English speaking hungarians could translate all the sample sentences with cross checking in one or two weeks. I myself would do my part in half a day. As a second phase a smaller group of specialists could go through the translations. With a group of 10-20 it would take maximum a montht with discussions. With Duolingos internal processes I believe it all could be managed within three months after the group of translator are collected.

February 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ogergo
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I see that the Hungarian language does not hold a business potential in mass transaltions, but a crowdsourcing project like this would cost less working and management hours than the operation of a standard company project. As a result you could have a pilot for all the middle size and smaller language groups. In a later phase these courses could be reversed by those who have taken it.

February 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/moyebo84

Hi Gergő, I support your idea (theoretically), and really appreciate it.

February 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/xiongnu1987

It seems like this website has a lot of opportunities to create English learning programmes from all kinds of different languages not just Spanish...

February 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ogergo
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I agree. And English, as the main language of the internet is a key competence to gain information and get more competences throug language knowledge. Google translator wil never giv the learner the ability of a paradigme shiftthat a language holds by its own wisdom adout noun gender, declination or eg. the spainish subjuntivo. There are at least a hundred smaller nations that could contibute with their uniqueness once they learn English.

February 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/nggrndwdpl

I would also gladly help in translating!

February 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ogergo
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If you would like to express this will, feel free to join this group. No commitments yet:) The link of the group is: http://www.facebook.com/groups/546208132078914/

February 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/DanielWhite

Én is segítenék! :) I'd also help! :)

February 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ogergo
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Thank You! Köszi :)!

February 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ogergo
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If you would like to express this will, feel free to join this group. No commitments yet:) The link of the group is: http://www.facebook.com/groups/546208132078914/

February 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/RekaK

As a Hungarian, majoring in English at the university and studying Theoretical Linguistics as well, if there was such project, I'd help too. However, as a linguist in training, I can see the difficulty in this project. Hungarian is a completely different type of language than English, German, Spanish, French, or any of the Germanic, Romance and in general, the Indo-European languages. It's agglutinative, and it has vowel harmony, 18-19 cases in stead of the two in English or four in German. This is a great system to learn Indo-European, especially Germanic languages, but I don't think it works with Hungarian. Hungarian is too difficult for that. The parallel that is visible between English and German or English and Spanish makes learning the other language easier. That doesn't hold for English and Hungarian.

All the same, it is worth a try!

February 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ogergo
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I completely agree with you Korik. What I provoke is a Hungarian to English course.

February 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Zzss
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Clearly there is a misunderstanding among some people commenting here. The point here is NOT to create a Hungarian language course based on English, but rather, to create an English course for Hungarian people. See the difference? It's totally irrelevant how difficult the Hungarian language is, the point is to learn English. And as you can see, you can already learn English here on Duolingo if you only speak Spanish, Italian, or Portuguese. So why not expand the list?

February 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ruth-mac
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I intend to use the learn English from Hungarian course to refresh my Hungarian, and I am sure there are many other English speakers who will try this option!

October 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/babalabda

if u need any help in translation from hun to eng, u can count on me also, i think it is a good idea, am also native hungarian

February 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ogergo
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Thanks!

February 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ReallyMe

I would also gladly help in such a project.

February 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ogergo
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Thank You!

February 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/alexandernext
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The Hungarian Course is now available!

January 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/KlaraB
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Anybody can help me? I do not find the hungarian course for English speakers.

January 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/alexandernext
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It doesn't exist yet.

January 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ivancatalavena1

yeah! hungarian would be great!!! besh o drom!

February 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ogergo
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Hi and thanks for the support. It occured to me to start a group on Facebook, where all Hungarians could join and express their will if they contribute to the development of a Hungarian to English course.

The link of the group is: http://www.facebook.com/groups/546208132078914/

February 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ogergo
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Nine more people joint to represent my idea through the fb group. I hope more will follow. My friends keep asking me weather Duolingo is paying me somthing. Well, yes... not in cash, but with knowledge.

February 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ogergo
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Thx duo, now i can start playing it with my son :))) Its fantastic I thought that Hungarian will be in your backlog for several years. And you made it in less than one! I am grateful!

February 2, 2014
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