https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sofia_Williams

English flag

Why the flag of English language is the USA's flag? Why not the Britain's?

I am so curious to find out :)

June 21, 2017

17 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Espiraden

The US version of English is taught on here, so the USA flag is used.
Much like (Brazilian) Portuguese, the Brazilian flag is used.

Also, Duolingo is based in America, so i think that plays a major role in it :)

June 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChristianofPeace

Because Duolingo teaches American English and is in America. They do the same with Portuguese. They use the Brazilian flag instead of the Portuguese flag because they teach Brazilian Portuguese.

June 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mr_Eyl

If that's their logic, I'm curious as to why they use the flag of Spain when the site teaches Latin American Spanish.

June 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lorel90

That is the logic for English, but you have a great point. There is no such a thing as a Latin American Spanish, so there is no one flag, that maybe the reason.

June 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BelgianStr

Maybe because the Mexican flag looks too much like the Italian flag.

June 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mr_Eyl

There are lots of other countries in Latin America.

June 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BelgianStr

ok.

June 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WahahaDrills

The flag for Guarani looks like the Dutch flag as much as the Mexican one looks like the Italian one. I don't think the similarity really matters much.

June 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sphinx1824

I had read somewhere that they use the Spain flag for Spanish because there are so many Latin American countries and they didn't necessarily want to pick one over another, especially since many of the dialects are very similar.

June 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sofia_Williams

Thank you, I did not know :)

June 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/scilling

Because US English is taught.

June 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zig_Zag_Wanderer

BTW, the flag would not be a British flag, but a United Kingdom (UK) flag. Britain is a geographic area, the UK is the nation. It consists of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, aka Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The flag is often referred to as the Union Jack, although technically is not really, but the usage has become common.

I thought that the US flag was used because there would be far more users from the US than the UK. I didn't realize US English was taught, but that makes sense too.

June 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jersebas

First part of your comment reminds me of this Youtube video =)

June 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16

Thank you very informative and so well done. I've bookmarked the whole playlist.

June 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RandomTed

Because it is made by a USA company, based in the USA, and teaching the type of English spoken in the USA.

June 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PolyglotPearl

If you ask that, you may as well ask why not the Canadian flag : ) It's because the main English they use is US English.

June 21, 2017
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