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Suggestion: Bonus skill: Weather.

Hi, Thank you Duolingo team for creating such an awesome web site. I am not sure if it has already been suggested but I couldn't find anything related to this topic .I am so glad that new features are added to the website and I have a little suggestion. I believe that it would be a really nice addition to the web site to create a bonus skill called 'Weather'. I know that there are some words in 'Nature' section but I found that there a lot of useful words missing. There could all the basic word connected with the topic. If you like the idea, please upvote it, so that people from Duolingo would notice it. It could look something like this :)

March 5, 2014



But we never talk about weather in Britain.

always lovely in Scotland with endless Sunshine


Ha! My wife and I still laugh about the BBC weather reports from our last trip to London. Every day someone would come on and intone "A sheet of gloom over England today". Literally every day!

Now whenever we have clouds where I live (in a desert, so this is rare) we just look at each other and say "A sheet of GLOOM!" :)


Not here. Very unpredictable. Snow one day, triple digit temperatures the next.


I feel like weather should be a default skill rather than a bonus one. Everyone should know how to say "It's cold out, bring a jacket". Maybe there could be an "Advanced Weather" bonus skill, though, that covers things like "dew point", "low pressure system", etc.


Agreed! Another reason to lengthen trees or increase lessons: there are plenty of words that are in trees, but not in all trees of that language! "Huh?" I have seen words doing the Spanish to French tree that I never saw in English to French (all gold for a while now, thanks) nor English to Spanish (still in progress). So,eg, at the very least every word in French that is on any tree, should be available to those learning French from any other language.


Oh! I got really excited and rushed off to the lingot store to go and buy this skill... really should read things through first....


i did the same thing


There really do need to be some more skills added. Weather would definitely be a good one.


A lingot for this suggestion :) , I really like this one and more themes. Like small talk, If there would be themes for beginners that travel to that specific country, they could focus on those courses instead of learning the language step by step. It would encourage people...


Indeed. Teaching colloquial language would be very nice (and this skill could be a huge skill). I often find lots of stuff in movies or youtube videos that are very popular.


Also one for bad language. It's always the first thing people want to know about a language.


Wow! Your graphics for the mockup are perfect! Did you use Illustrator? Anyway, I want store clerk phrases! I work in a hardware store and we get Spanish speakers all the time. I would like to know how to say things like "Can I help you find anything?" "That will be $20.67" etc.

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