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What is the best language program on duolingo?

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Basically what i am asking is what language available on Duolingo will get you the best at a language?

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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I've heard the Norwegian course here is both excellent and pretty extensive (I haven't done it myself). Also, Norwegian tends not to be considered as one of the more difficult languages anyway.

And Esperanto was of course designed to be easy to pick up, but I think that course here is much shorter.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Horako224

Norwegian is very well made!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Espiraden

The German tree has the longest number of skills, and the Norwegian tree has the longest number of lessons.

That being said, I'd say that those are the ones that will get you higher in your journey to fluency. :)

Keep in mind that you cannot become fluent in a language by only using Duolingo.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Klgregonis
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The Dutch course is pretty good. It gives you history and culture in addition to language. Spanish and Portuguese are also pretty good. German is quite extensive. Welsh is decent, Swedish is pretty good. Worst (so far) Guarani through Spanish. As is normal, many of the words have more than one closely related translation, but the course only accepts one, and there is NO CLUE WHATSOVER as to which one it is, (I mean things like the word ru requiring papá in one sentence and padre in another, with the same grammar.) so you find yourself having to memorize sentences. There is also a complete lack of tips and notes. Turkish and Hungarian give you complicated sentences (or complicated in English, anyway) too early.

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Well, there usually is a clue; you've just got to use hover hints when there should be no reason at all you have to use hover hints... I certainly hope they finally get some contributors willing to actually work on the tree sometime soon.

I would suspect Welsh can't really be compared to others you mention (excluding Guaraní) in terms of relative progress toward a given standard of competence in a language since it's much further from English overall than Germanic or Romance languages. But, obviously, I dont know much about it.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hope0729

probably French... Portuguese is ok though

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https://www.duolingo.com/CoolStuffYT
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Probably Spanish, Italian, and German. They have SVO setup, like English, and have all features.

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https://www.duolingo.com/wombatua
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German isn't always SVO - it can move around; you need to look at the articles to see what's going on.

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Τηανκσ!

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Oh, shoot I wrote in Greek, I meant, Thanks!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Matthew988059
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Thank you guys so much for your replies!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hope0729

your welcome!!!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/piguy3
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The two phrasings of your question aren't really equivalent.

Of the trees I'm familiar with, Russian and Dutch certainly stand out on quality of organization, comprehensive grammar tips, good forums, etc, but that certainly doesn't mean the Russian course is going to get you all that far along on a path to fluency. On that metric, it's probably hard to beat inter-Romance trees (more so for ones not teaching French, I suppose).

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