https://www.duolingo.com/ryanwashereagain

Which courses have you been waiting for or longing for on Duolingo?

Hi, I was just curious about this topic for a while now.

I've been longing for a Cebuano/Bisaya and Tagalog course for English speakers so I can understand some of my relatives.

I've also been waiting for a Chinese Mandarin course because I've been interested in the language.

So what languages have you been waiting for?

1 year ago

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Finnish, seriously! (I visit Finnish Lapland fairly regularly) :-)

Arabic, Mandarin, Hindi (to complete the most spoken list) :-)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HarryArmst3
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Hey, I know this is irrelevant to this discussion, but I was just interested in how you manage to learn so many languages. Obviously, it must take a lot of time; however, I was just wondering, do you ever forget some languages and how many languages would you consider yourself fluent in? This is purely out of curiosity and aspiration. Thanks.

1 year ago

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I wish we still had streams to chat on... Anyhow:

Of course I haven't learnt them all, only completed the trees (and all of their combinations and ladders :-p). Of course I also forget them, I only do a couple of trees at a time and duo keeps bringing out new ones. But in the rare periods where I can go back to the ones I'm particularly interested in (Irish or Turkish, for example), I find that they aren't all completely lost and really enjoy refreshing them.

As for fluency: I'm only fluent in my mother tongues (English and Spanish), and to a certain extent in German (after 20 years of living in Germany, working for a German company). The other languages would occupy the complete spectrum from "I honestly believe I could become fairly fluent quite easily in them with a bit of immersion" (romance languages, Scandinavian languages, Dutch) to "bejaysus this one would take ages" (Vietnamese, Hebrew) :-)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HarryArmst3
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Thanks a lot. I might start learning some more when I have completed these trees. I was just afraid I might just forget them all

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OliverBens1

I'd recommend learning as many as you can rather than just the popular ones. Have a go at some less popular ones like Turkish or Russian. Polish is meant to be good to and Czech is coming soon too so that's definitely an interesting one! Also I can;t recommend learning Esperanto enough! Have a read about why here: https://www.fluentin3months.com/2-weeks-of-esperanto/

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wildman6647

What about Urdu?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/duonks
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Or even Hindustani? :-)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pfirsch_

(Off topic) Lapland! I don't visit regularly however I've been there twice, and it's beautiful. Lucky you [:

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wildman6647

What about urdu

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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Not regularly enough :-)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/duonks
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I know... It was Swedish Lapland last February, but will be Finland again this December :-D

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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Great! :-) I assume you'll be flying "the wrong route" as usual, though?

1 year ago

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Unfortunately yes, direct :-/

1 year ago

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Arabic, and Finnish of course.

And Russian from Turkish, and Swedish from Russian which sadly seem to have stalled in the incubator.

1 year ago

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Māori. Not even on the cards yet though AFAIK.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bulbasaurus
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Same.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NeonSam

I'd love Icelandic

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OldPalHappy

Well, in English, Duolingo seems to have tons of options. I understand they don't have all the languages that they could, but they have a wide selection, and all most people will want.

But, there are courses in other languages that they don't have many in. As an example, there are only 3 courses in German. So I would like Duolingo to continue to open up the selection for all the languages they offer, and I know that'll take time.

Mandarin Chinese sounds awesome, and I would like to see that one as well!

^.^

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TimmohB

The Czech course.. and the future Zulu course.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HarryArmst3
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Mandarin - the most spoken language ought to be on Duolingo, right?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/s128baetz
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It isn't most widely spoken, rather, most spoken :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HarryArmst3
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sure

1 year ago

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Agreed

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Boujleba
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Most ideally: I want Amharic and I want Moroccan, Tunisian, Sudanese, Yemeni, and Syrian Arabic.

More realistically: I want MSA Arabic.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OldPalHappy

Arabic is a good one!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IsakNygren1
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Latin, Arabic, Finnish, Icelandic, Gothic, Korean, Indonesian are languages I want to see here. I know that Korean will be released in August. I looked forward to Hebrew, Greek and Japanese. It's good that they are here now.

1 year ago

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Czech. My great grandfather lived in Czechoslovakia so I thought learning Czech would be a great way to restore all that. As well as that I've also been eager to check out Korean and see what it's like.

A course that isn't in the incubator that I'd like to see is Finnish. I've heard it's hard but I've been learning Hungarian which isn't too bad, and it looks like a cool language so I'd love to see it on DL! It'd be cool to see some English creole languages though like Belizean Creole or Tok Pisin, they interest me a lot.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sens44
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Finnish, Icelandic, Bulgarian, Scottish Gaelic

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laura687173
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I would like to see more Slavic languages like Serbian, Pannonian Rusyn and Belarusian... Just all of them!

1 year ago

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I'm looking forward to Finnish, Slovenne, and Maori.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SteffiBookworm-

Finnish ;-) - please do not take this serious, I am learning Turkish, that's enough at the moment...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wildman6647

Maori

1 year ago

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Latin. I already take at school, but I'd like to improve my Latin. It's easy, so I'm actually surprised Duolingo doesn't have it. Even if it is a dead language, since I'm learning it it makes Spanish easier since it's a Romance language.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OliverBens1

My top ones would be (not in this specific order):

  1. Estonian
  2. Latvian
  3. Lithuanian
  4. Bugarian
  5. Armenian
  6. Azerbaijani
  7. Georgian
1 year ago

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Croatian, Serbian or Bulgarian.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wildman6647

Oh, and Catalan for ernglush spreakers

1 year ago

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Czech and Korean. Lucky me, both are very close to being released :) :)

I'm not sure I will be able to juggle four languages though. My Spanish suffers greatly due to me learning French, and my progress in French is painfully slow. We shall see!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Espiraden

Korean and Thai, mostly.
I'd love to see Mandarin & Arabic too.

1 year ago

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Chinese Arabic some of the languages from india an Persian.

1 year ago

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Vellem ut lingua latina hic esset!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HarryArmst3
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subjunctive (;

1 year ago

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Latin, Georgian, Levantine Arabic (MSA will obviously be first, but we can dream, right?)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wildman6647

I have been longing for an indigenous language course

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Stfnmtdjv

bulgarian!

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lciganko

Slovak and Rusyn

5 months ago
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