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https://www.duolingo.com/Alexalovesopera

please read this if you take italiano help benefit my experiment

if you take Italian please like this comment i am going to see how many of you users do it on duo lingo it is a fun experiment we so far have 141 people who take Italian on duo lingo thanks again for helping me with this fun and cool experiment

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https://www.duolingo.com/pablogday
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2.75m are.

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Reply24 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/taszanetti

I hate to be "that guy", but what is the point here? You can easily see how many students are taking each course on "https://www.duolingo.com/courses".

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Reply34 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Xiuhtecuhtli
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Agreed, could we please not clog up the discussion area with pointless stuff like this?

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https://www.duolingo.com/bvanw
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On that courses count graphic what does the M in 371M mean? Micrometers? Millions? Thousands? Men? Mice? Metapersons? Mesons? Muons? Motorcyclists?

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mckeoghd

Moomintrolls. They are learning Italian to head south this winter. Tired of hibernating in Scandinavia with just pine needles in their bellies for the winter. Moominpapa has always wanted to return to Rome and re-live the days of his wild and stormy youth.

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Reply44 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/coloraday
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Millions.

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tanataviele

Mega. Common abbreviation for 1000.

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https://www.duolingo.com/pont
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@tantaviele -- replying to your other comment here, since the reply limit has been reached on that thread.

I can hardly imagine 2.75 millions subscribers on DL, let alone for one language only.

Duolingo currently has about 25 million registered users, of whom about 12.5 million are active -- see e.g. http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/18/duolingo-raises-20m-series-c-round-led-by-kleiner-perkins-wants-to-dominate-online-language-learning/ . So it's doubtful that all 2.75 million registrants for Italian are actively learning, but we can reasonably assume that well over a million are doing so.

If there were so many, I should at least have met several people in real life using DL

Duolingo's 25 million subscribers constitute less than 0.5% of the world's population, and are not evenly distributed around the world.

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tanataviele

yes but in most of the world people have no easy access to the internet, thus all those millions must be in technologically developed countries.... I didn't check the stats, but I believe you on that. So no confusion, M means millions then.

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https://www.duolingo.com/bvanw
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I think you are right in. But still, the abbreviation is confusing as coloraday's answer shows.

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https://www.duolingo.com/pont
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It can mean either "million" or "mega-". But since "mega" also denotes a million, this does not really create any confusion.

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https://www.duolingo.com/bvanw
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In Roman numerals "M" means a thousand (1000). In current usage "mega" means million. "M" in that usage means either a million (1 000 000) or the binary near-equivalent (1 048 576). Thus then confusion over what "M" in the duolingo participant statistics graphic continues.

In addition the great majority of duolingo accounts seem to be very inactive.

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https://www.duolingo.com/tanataviele

you are right. I was indeed confused by the roman numeral M, who means 1000. But I still suspect that in DL case we ought to measure subscribers by the thousands and not by the millions. I can hardly imagine 2.75 millions subscribers on DL, let alone for one language only. If there were so many, I should at least have met several people in real life using DL, whereas I met one only. But maybe it's just that DL is underused in Italy....

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https://www.duolingo.com/CecilieO.

Ma perché?

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SuperSwipe
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oh wow... I don't think it would be a very accurate experiment tho

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https://www.duolingo.com/TheGandalf
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I guess you're seeing how many Italian users are active? In that case this makes sense. But you should really put "read if you're taking Italian" in the title of the discussion, otherwise not nearly everybody will even click on it.

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ItalianJohnson

lml i dont think that makes a difference wether its take or taking

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https://www.duolingo.com/TheGandalf
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It's been changed since I made that comment.

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/italiamelissa

anch'io!

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https://www.duolingo.com/JennaHO
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I will apologize on behalf of all the people saying this was pointless. I thought is was nice and a good way to get all the Italian learners grouped together and talking. Also, not everyone knows about how to look at how many people are learning it. Grazie, Alexa. =)

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https://www.duolingo.com/lolaphilologist
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Sì.

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MohamedDassouki

wow how did you manage to get 25 all of them lol, when the tree finishes what did you do after that

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/maybee476

you can try to keep your tree golden. it makes sense - i do not remember a lot of things that i've studied earlier, so for example now i made a break before the last section to make it all shine yellow.

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Reply14 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aaronwoolley

ciao tutti!

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchCrazy

Sono qui

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/heinzen77
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Buongiorno a tutti!

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Raguitare

Me ! And it's very good ! Thank you so much. :)

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nuevo2
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I am learning German but am going to Italy in the summer so am now trying to learn both. Just worried that the Italian will erase my new German vocabulary.

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alish4

Me!

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https://www.duolingo.com/black16knights17

I love to take Italian because the language is so cool

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https://www.duolingo.com/Vittorialea93

I am :)

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/....Kristoff....

I am learning Italian and Duolingo is helping me. :) Thanks Duolingo!

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dylan911

i am intalian

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kate_o35

ab initio IB woooo

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https://www.duolingo.com/CariCorrea

Io

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