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

14 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Heike333145

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vanmathi5

Thanks for your reply!


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

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vanmathi5

Thanks for your reply!


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

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vanmathi5

Thanks for your reply!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/games543

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vanmathi5

Thank you for you reply!


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

it was mine too thank you for letting me know


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kwis20171

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


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