https://www.duolingo.com/PoisonousFlower

Are any other languages going to be added on Duolingo this year?

Hello everyone! I'm coming back after being away for some time from Duolingo. I see there are a lot of new and interesting languages added!

My question is, are any of you aware about what are the next languages coming to Duolingo, and when, approximately? I heard Korean is going to be added soon. What about other languages? I really want to learn Finnish and/or Estonian, so I'm praying they arrive on Duolingo in the near future!

Thanks in advance and sorry if there is already another topic about my question.

PS: I know there are a lot of people who want to learn Bulgarian and I would be more than happy to help make it happen on Duolingo! ^ ^

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Patrick.-
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Czech, Korean, and Klingon are supposed to be released in this month, and we have Yiddish, Hindi and Indonesian for the next year. Japanese is already on Android and iOS but not on the website, while Haitian Creole was supposed to be released 31/08/17, but there are not new updates to the course. Finnish, Arabic and Latin are the mst requested languages here, so I think that we're going to have those languages in the incubator soon.

1 year ago

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korean will be released in a few days. Japanese just became available on mobile. And I think Klingon is at 97 in the incubator???

Korean is really fun, I have been studying it for 7 days as a tester here. The alphabet is very easy to learn and a lot of the words sound the same as english. The word order is hard to get used to and I'm sure it is going to take me a couple years to get an comfort with the language.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BelgianStr
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Hola phopkins1, you mention the Korean alphabet. How much more difficult is it than Russian or I also see Hebrew on your flag list?

1 year ago

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Here is the guy whose system I used to learn the korean alphabet Hangu. http://josefwigren.com/hangul-in-20-minutes/

1 year ago

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The cool thing about cyrillic and hangu is that they are phoenetic so once you know the alphabet you can start reading outloud, although the pronunciation is obviously not going to be good.

I tried Hebrew and it was way too hard for me. I just didn't spend enough time on the basics and need to go back and revisit it soon.

If you take Korean, it will be out any day, I would suggest youtube to learn the alphabet. There is a guy on there who did a video showing how to remember the alphabet and it was like instant success.

It is very similar to a system I used to learn braille. Here are a couple of the Korean alphabet tricks I learned

ㅣlooks like a tree. makes the EE sound i ㅡ looks like a brook. makes the oo sound u ㄴ looks like a nose makes the N sound

and it goes like that through the hangu which is very few characters.

then you make a spreadsheet with vowels across the top and consonants down the side to form all kinds of sounds.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BelgianStr
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Thanks for the reply.

When you do revisit Hebrew, remember there is a Memrise course made to go alongside the Duolingo course. It is MUCH more basic and slower paced.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rebecca622484
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The shape of the characters in Hangul is similar to the shape your mouth/tongue takes when you say it :P

1 year ago

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I just spent a few minutes trying to form my mouth in to the shape of the letters in hangul and now I can't feel my face

1 year ago

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any tips you have for hebrew would be greatly appreciated. I am guilty of trying to go too fast when I should have sat down and built a good solid foundation.

I just found a bundle of flashcards i had made for cyrillic and I remembered how confused I was for a few days. It's good to look back and see that progress has been made.

1 year ago

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do you have a link to that memrise course? Thanks in advance.

1 year ago

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    It depends of the free time you have but it is quite easy to learn it, i learnt in in two hours :).

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    https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot
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    Word order is different from English but it's not quite unusual. I'm still mastering the art of agglutinative languages. Korean is one of them, as is Turkish, Japanese and Hungarian. The hardest part I think of Korean is remembering all the little pieces and being able to use them in context. They string together like beads to a necklace, but there's a specific color code.

    I agree that the alphabet is easy. They literally are written according to the way you pronounce them.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/EvelynOlson0

    Yup. I agree with the word order thing. Personally, it's a pretty challenging course.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/DonFiore
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    You can see what languages are about to become available by visiting the incubator. As for what languages are about to enter the incubator, nobody knows. Considering it's been almost six months with none added, I'm not expecting anything soon (other than the possible Mandarin course).

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Lauren13hannigan
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    I've heard something about Mandarin being added next year, you should check the incubator to see new languages

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot
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    Japanese is available via IOS. Korean will also be available for IOS once alpha testing is done. Czech and Klingon are expected to be out via computer soon.

    Rumors of Mandarin coming out are very abundant. Luis said that Arabic is likely to be in the incubator by the end of the year. I'm hanging tight to see if Zulu, Thai and Latin are coming around anytime soon.

    1 year ago

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    Czech, Korean and Klingon are as good as ready, no one knows what will enter the incubator after that... But I think something will get started soon.

    If you want to help make Bulgarian happen you should definitely apply here: https://incubator.duolingo.com/apply

    1 year ago
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