https://www.duolingo.com/Sandyalex

Can I set as base language other than English?

Can I set as base language other than English? I mean for example, I am practicing French, but I would love to do Spanish-French rather that English-French.

Thank you!

February 28, 2014

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

Hi Sandyalex, you would need to sign up for a Spanish-French course.

Right now, there is a French for Spanish speakers course in beta (Phase 2) right now. You can watch it's progress here: https://www.duolingo.com/courses/es

Also, there is a Spanish for French speakers course in Phase 1. It will need to finish Incubating before anyone can take it. You can watch it's progress here: https://www.duolingo.com/courses/fr

I hope this helps! ^_^

February 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/PabloCarbonari

Hi! I'm learning Italian and had to settle with "English-Italian" since "Spanish-Italian" was not available then. Now that has been released, I would love to "migrate" my level 12 to that language base. Do you know if there's any intention to make this possible?

April 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

In the past, there was 1 Italian course no matter which other course you learned it from. Now there is more than 1 Italian course, so the level will not transfer. I havenĀ“t learned of any plans to change it.

April 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/PabloCarbonari

OK. I'll toss a coin on whether lever my level 12 or start all over with Spanish as base. Thanks! ;)

April 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

It won't erase your level 12 or the progrss you've made. Once you switch back to that base language, everything will appear just as you left it. And I believe that the flag with the largest number will be displayed.

April 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Alex542529

are they still on beta phase? will you lose all your progress if you switch from the english version?

April 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/pentaan

You will never lose progress by switching around to another language. You can go back and forth as you please, as long as you are in the same Duolingo account.

More information in
https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/articles/217005666-How-do-I-switch-my-Duolingo-course-language-

April 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/adavilaw

were you able to do it? I'm trying to learn italian but I don't want to do it in english....

October 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

Hi adavilaw! There is now a French for Spanish speakers course. Just go to https://www.duolingo.com/settings/direction to see a list of all available courses.

April 22, 2015
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