https://www.duolingo.com/daKanga

OVER ONE MILLION LEARNING GREEK

Hey everyone!

We are beyond excited to announce that the course has now over 1 million learners! Which is really amazing.

This course has been through many challenging stages. Many things have been improved, more things will be improved, and many more things are to be added.

Being a contributor or a moderator is not easy. Editing and building a tree, going through users’ reports, feedback and applications for contribution, keeping up with changes and updates, troubleshooting in the forums as well as research and reference, are also part of the job. A job which, we are not getting paid for.

This means it’s a job we do because we want to, not because we have to. Which also means that,without your constant feedback and support, it would be way less motivating for us to keep doing it.

So, come and celebrate with us as we reach this milestone.
And together as a global community, achieve personal dreams, as well as be part the grand dream of continuing to achieve excellence creating language learning available for free.

  • from The Greek Team.
October 2, 2017

50 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

Woohoo! Thank you for building the course, and I am very happy to be one of those million learners!

October 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/daKanga
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Dear Maughanster_ ,
Thank you for celebrating with us.

And thank you for being one of those million learners.

It is our pleasure to be continually supporting and developing this course.
We have so many new treats also in the pipeline, and getting so tantalizing close to completion.

October 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

You're very welcome! I hope the course continues to prosper, for the amount of Greek learners is growing quicker than any other course, I must say.

I am amazed at how well organized the course is. I am enjoying it very much, and, again, I cordially thank you and the rest of the team for the course.

I must give out thank yous to the entire team for building the course, because it is truly amazing!

October 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Dimitra956826

Awww. That's such a nice thing to say :') Thank you for your kind words. ^.^ We're glad to hear that you like it so far :) (Feedback is always welcome. ^.^)

October 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16

Thank you for your positive input you give us the courage to try even harder.

October 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/garpike

So, come and celibate with us

Some people might feel more inclined to celebrate.

October 2, 2017

[deactivated user]

    Duolingo is a religion now. Better plan your pilgramige to the temple in Pittsburgh!

    October 2, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Dimitra956826

    I laughed way too much at that. :D Thank you for your comment.

    October 2, 2017

    [deactivated user]

      You're welcome, dear. ❤

      October 2, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/daKanga
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      ooops - my bad, blush.
      Thank you for this.

      October 2, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/_Little_Shadow_

      XD

      October 2, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/LeiferB

      Wee nead tew celibrate thees auesomly acheevment!! Cowngratz tew teh greak teem fuor thees meilston!! Yew geyz rok!! goofy look

      October 4, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/QuadraticLingual

      Congratulations to the Greek Team!

      October 2, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/daKanga
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      Thank you :D and also thank you community, for participating in language learning in this community.

      It is all of us, and also - how we choose to interact in this environment, which is one of the outstanding things that allows Duolingo to be amazing.

      That people ask appropriate language questions, and others so patiently answer them. That we show kindness to each other, and strive to always make this a welcoming environment where we can keep our focus on language learning. In that - it is what I have heard some classify as the "politics" of our community - that is why we are successful. I though consider it is the way we choose to behave and be respectful of each other.
      Which while it falls under the official definition of what politics is - it is an aspect of politics which is different to other aspects of politics. And it is how we choose to interact that is part of our success.
      All of you - you make Duolingo inspirational and outstanding.

      And also because Duolingo has taken the risk and is managing to create the backbone that allows this community to thrive. We also need to thank all the people who have developed and contribute to duolingo, including those especially of staff. As well as those that have financed and backed this project.

      Thank you Duolingo.

      October 3, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Mima188860

      Thank you for the course!!! It's nice to be part of one millions learners :) Greek letters, reading and writing is little hard for me, probably I need more practicing. Course is good with useful word for daily conversation. I only do not like lesson 'Parts of Speech' (~no. 9) :P Thank You again!

      October 2, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Dimitra956826

      Ευχαριστούμε πολύ! :D

      October 2, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Dimitra956826

      (P.S. Parts of Speech is now gone from the new tree. We will add the word list in a tips and notes section or a discussion, because a lot of people seem interesting in the actual vocabulary ^.^)

      October 2, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Mima188860

      Καλημέρα :) Cool! POS is really hard lesson with words/phrases that we can't easy use in conversation. I think Duolingo has another and simplest way for learning, principle is not like I learned languages in school where POS is very important.

      October 3, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16

      Yes, just as the learners on Duo learn through trial and error so do we and it is with the input from the community that we improve. Thank you for that.

      October 4, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.

      YAY!!!!!!!

      SOUVLAKI FOR THE WHOLE GREEK TEAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (and pizza too but that's not a Greek food, as Clarimari14 pointed out.)

      October 2, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/isnottogive

      Pizza??? WE NEED MOUSSAKA AND SOUVLAKI!!! (And some Tzatziki now that we are it. Uhmmmm delicious tzatziki...)

      (we can have pizza too but we need Greek food to celebrate!)

      October 2, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.

      True. But pizza is still great.

      October 2, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/isnottogive

      To that, I have to agree! (And tbh in celebrations like this the more food the merrier! After all, we are more than a million now ;D)

      October 2, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.

      ναι! (I hope that was correct)

      October 2, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/isnottogive

      Ευχαριστώ for this excellent course!!! You guys are helping me, little by little, to fulfill my childhood dream of learning this awesome language, so thanks again for it.

      October 2, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Dimitra956826

      We are glad to hear that you are happy with the course so far ^.^

      October 2, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.

      In honor of this occasion I will start the Greek course! (and probably stop it and just leave it there until I finish my Spanish tree like all the languages I do. Greek course contributors, that's not because the course is boring, it's because I need to finish the Spanish tree)

      October 2, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Dimitra956826

      Hahahah, that's okay. :D Thank you for considering starting the Greek course ^.^

      October 2, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.

      Thank you for making the course! I've completed some of the skills, and I have to say this: IT IS AN AWESOME COURSE!

      October 2, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16

      Well I think you'll be even more pleased with the upcoming tree which is richer, more practical and without some of those tricky issues learners have pointed out. Best wishes on the Spanish we look forward to your return.

      October 4, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/fazulakis

      I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU. I have learned more Greek with this course than what I could possibly have expected. I want to say that the moderators and contributors have worked (are working) really hard. The course is really well pitched for "ab initio" learners. It is also a delight to read civilised and cogent comments and answers, whereas one's mileage in other Duolingo courses may vary (i.e., "spammish" comments galore, for instance in the Irish and Italian courses).

      October 3, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Dimitra956826

      Ευχαριστούμε για τα καλά σου λόγια. :')

      October 5, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

      I'm one of those ppl! :))))

      October 2, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/daKanga
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      Thank you BlackRose32.
      We wish you all the best with your studies.

      October 5, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

      Gracias lindakanga :)

      October 5, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

      Hey i just followed u :) Would u follow me back? Danke

      October 5, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/_Little_Shadow_

      YEEEEEHHHHHHHHHHHHH! CAKE AND ICE CREAM YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET THIS IS AWESOME! DUDES I KNOW I'M NOT LEARNING GREEK BUT I'M SO HAPPY FOR Y'ALL! THIS IS LIT! YEEEEEET!

      October 2, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Lazuli_Rose

      Lol :)

      October 2, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/OldPalHappy

      That's awesome! Thanks for your contribution.

      October 2, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/cluney2

      Ι τηινκ ιτ ισ τιμε το εατ ψηοψολατε.

      October 3, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/BillDe

      Just want to say yet one more time how great the course is and how much I appreciate all the work everybody in the team does.

      June 25, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/daKanga
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      Dear BillDe,
      Thank you for this great compliment.
      I do assure you, the team is doing a great deal of work, especially at the moment. Putting in countless hours of work each week, including internal team discussions. And some of them are complex and difficult discussions, with many shades of gray as to the best possible course of action for both our diverse user base. From children to adults, to those learning casually, those learning to pass academic exams, those learning for travel or pleasure etc. The balance between teaching grammar, to teaching topics. How to work within the structure of how Duolingo works, with its benefits and also its restrictions. While also focusing on having fun in there, that also may be fun for different communities, and even considering story arcs and different learning styles and abilities.

      There is no one right way to meet all these different variations.

      Then there are also the challenges of team dynamics layered in there as well as having a team scattered across time zones. Which has some advantages and disadvantages as well.

      We are working on some restructuring, as well as at least hundreds of new sentences. (though we are not keeping an accurate tally of the sentence count.) A lot if it is also on the updated course. However I can not give you an estimate of when the new course may be available for release. There is so much under construction at the moment. Thank you also for your patience, as we work on these improvements.

      I will ensure all our team also hear of your very kind words.

      June 25, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/LazyPandaShannon

      holy cow!!!!!!!

      October 2, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Multi0Lingual4

      No offense, but why is this stickied? Because we don't have enough (useless) sticky posts, right? (Not that this post is useless, but it doesn't need to be stickied. Sorry.)

      October 2, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Kiyomice

      It's stickied in celebration. There aren't any requirements for stickies. Let's just be happy and celebrate the 1 million milestone :)

      October 2, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Dimitra956826

      We wouldn't keep it a sticky forever anyways. ;)

      October 2, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Multi0Lingual4

      Okay, if it's taken down later that's fair. Sorry if I was rude.

      October 2, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/xMintyYT

      TOO ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ BAD

      October 2, 2017
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