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Games on Duolingo

I was thinking... wouldn't it be awesome if there were games (both competitive and solo) on Duolingo? Here are my ideas:


Duolingo memory: There's a six by six square of cards. Each set of two cards has the English word on one side and the word in the foreign language on the other. This is a basic idea.


Translate: This one is competitive (1 vs 1). Each player receives the same group of a few sentences and are told to translate it. The first to finish gains a point. The first to ten points wins. Helps build conversational skill.


TV: I think it's my best idea out of these. It shows a foreign TV show, and (optionally) a transcript to along with it. This can be solo or competitive. The show plays for about 10 seconds then continually repeats itself, and players must translate what the actors say, then they get a point. The show moves on to the next section. It repeats in this manner until one person reaches ten points. It would help people to watch TV in other languages!


Please tell me what you think of these ideas! Any and all suggestions are much appreciated!


- Epicph

1 year ago

34 Comments


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I like your ideas!

I would personally prefer games that move away from the translation model. So in your "Duolingo Memory" game, I'd have a foreign-language word on one side of one card and a picture on the matching card.

On the TV game I'd show the snippet of video and then have them answer questions (in the foreign language) about what they just watched.

But I really like the ideas you've come up with. They sound like a lot of fun!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

Thanks! Your suggestions are good!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/80Igge
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Yes! I love games!! It´s easier and more fun to learn. And you learn quicker.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

Thanks! Other sites like quizlet have utilized games, and it is fun.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ruby-101

This will be awesome ... Thanks for your beautiful ideas

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

Thanks!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jonathan110998

I really like that, especially the TV game

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

Gracias!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

The tv one was my favorite too. :D

1 year ago

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It would be cool if Duolingo had something like the app Words for Friends. :D It's a lot like scrabble and you can play in 6 different language versions.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

That would be cool! They could basically take well known word-games and turn them into learning languages.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SoccerGirly7

cool

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

Thank you!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/starboystellan

yea that's awesome!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

Thanks!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BobPage1

Try http://www.20q.net/

Use it in the language you are learning.

Any ideas for absolute beginners say under level 5 ?

And what about romance and errrh.

Ever notice how when any person asks a question in this forum and happens to have pretty face or just a comely name, a dozen will respond. I suppose this universal in any forum, but a game that used that compulsion would get used and overused night and day.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

I'm sorry; what do you mean by that compulsion?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BobPage1

Both men and women have a compulsion to flirt.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

I just don't really understand what that has to do with this. I'm sorry what am I not getting?

1 year ago

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    Yes your games sound amazing! Then you could compete with people, like the people you are following. That is an awesome idea! I really hope Duolingo adds your wonderful games. :D Have a fabulous day!

    EditDelete1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

    Thanks a lot!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/JJT60K
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    I love your ideas and would be very pleased if Duolingo came out with them!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

    Thanks! Hopefully staff will someday have time to implement some new features.

    1 year ago

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    This would be great!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

    Danke!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/txlsu
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    Yes, that would be cool! I especially like the TV idea!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Lani_Mo
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    Great ideas! I have always wished Duolingo was more interactive and now they even removed the Immersion experience :(. Let's vote this post up and perhaps it will get some attention from the Duo team.

    • The games can be paid as I understand Duo also needs some cash to run ops but please make the fee nominal. With the numbers of learners using this app, this will translate to a good income.
    1 year ago

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      Duolingo needs something where people can send in there ideas, because people have amazing ideas!

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      https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

      I believe that staff sees frequently requested ideas.

      1 year ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

      Yes, I wouldn't mind paying a bit for these games, and it's not like they're part of the main course.

      1 year ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/birdywatcher

      Yeah I did think this a couple of months ago but I guess you have expanded on it

      Have a lingot

      1 year ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

      Muchas Gracias!

      1 year ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/heavydlite

      A few simple additional games that you could unlock via lingots would be great. Perhaps one that helps with practicing conjugations.

      1 year ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

      Yes! Conjugations are my worst enemy XD

      1 year ago