https://www.duolingo.com/Vanmathi5

Where did the name duolingo derive from?

That was my question for nearly 2 years since I started. Why did the founder name it duolingo? Or what meaning did he think if by naming the website as duolingo?

I hope I get the answers for all the people viewing this. Thank you!

September 10, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/Heike333145
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There is a previous discussion: Basically, it means "two languages". https://www.duolingo.com/comment/9528132/What-does-the-name-Duolingo-mean

September 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Vanmathi5

Thanks for your reply!

September 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DaphneTheSnail

Duo meaning pair and lingo meaning foreign language. So bilingual basically.

September 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Vanmathi5

Thanks for your reply!

September 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/demilade1410
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well duolingo teaches you to be at least bilingual and correct me if i am wrong duo means double or two so he probably thought of duolingual at first and then he felt duolingo is way cooler and yeah

September 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Vanmathi5

Thanks for your reply!

September 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/games543
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Duo = Two
Lingo = Something like "Language(s) speaker"

And it turns out to be something like "Two languages speaker" = "Bilingual"

However, I don't know where do these two morphemes come from.

September 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Vanmathi5

Thank you for you reply!

September 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BK.F1989

it was mine too thank you for letting me know

September 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Vanmathi5

No problem!

September 10, 2017

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'Duo' meaning 2 (like in Latin). 'Lingu' meaning language (eg linguist, who studies languages).

September 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/3rdCircle

Sorry for the downvotes on your discussion, mate. It's a perfectly reasonable question!

I see you got your answer, so here's a +1 vote and a lingot!

September 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Vanmathi5

I got my answer and thanks to those who responded even though it didn't matter them!

September 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/EliasPitts

it means 'second language' in spanish because spanish was duolingo's first language

September 11, 2017
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