https://www.duolingo.com/Katred2

So... Duo has a surprise for us next week?

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According to the official Twitter:

https://twitter.com/duolingo/status/921042264482287622

I’m guessing that “tones of fun” is not a spelling mistake. Could we be getting Chinese already?

October 19, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/MasterZsword

That moment when you don't even plan on learning Chinese, but you're still overhyped about this post.

October 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
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But what if it's not Chinese? ''Tones'' instead of ''Tons'' might've actually been a mistake.

October 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/.Angel.Bubbles.

I hope that its Chinese!! I have been wanting to learn that for like.. FOREVER!!!

October 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Albrechtion
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What's with the downvotes? I'm guessing "tones" was intentional, but you're right that it could possibly be a mistake.

October 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MasterZsword

If it's not Chinese, then I feel sorry for anyone who genuinely wants to learn the language XD. But, it will come out one way or another, eventually.

October 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster
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!!!!!!! Chances are "tones of fun" refers to Chinese. Perhaps they're going to open it to alpha testers who applied ??? It's been a while since I applied and I haven't heard anything since.

October 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Pecil1
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Yeah probably..or an official release date

October 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster
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Apparently it opened for alpha testers. I didn't get a confirmation email... :'(

Edit: I just did. Hurrah!

October 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/elvper
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Nothing here :( RIP.

Edit: nvm, in!

October 20, 2017

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    OH YEAH!\( ̄▽ ̄)/

    October 19, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/jA4FnbKn

    Are you really learning like 21 languages?! Take a lingot.

    October 19, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Katred2
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    Thanks. I’m trying to learn that many... little by little.

    October 19, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/stuffradio
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    You should just write a sentence using one word from each language.

    October 20, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
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    ''I’m guessing that “tones of fun” is not a spelling mistake. Could we be getting Chinese already?''

    Oh my gosh, please yes!

    I can't wait. Thanks Katred2!

    October 19, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
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    Look at my profile if you think I'm exaggerating.

    October 19, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Katred2
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    I get the feeling you might be looking forward to this... :-D

    October 19, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
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    You do? That's weird. ;)

    October 19, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/stuffradio
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    You might be exaggerating, but we'll never know!

    October 20, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/MarquiseDeBat
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    Bots for Android would be great and a lot of fun for a big portion of the users. However, I rather think its going to be some language release.

    October 19, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/isnottogive
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    I agree that bots for Android would be excellent too tbh!

    October 19, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/piguy3
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    There was an announcement very similar to that for Japanese. The surprise was... Japanese had been added to the incubator weeks previously but they randomly decided to try to make a PR event out of it weeks later.

    October 20, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/isnottogive
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    It deffo has to be chinese.

    Though part of me was hoping that the surprise would be High Valyrian and Czech in the app, chinese is more likely (and also amazing tbh!)

    October 19, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
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    Actually, I think Czech and High Valyrian in the app would be more likely, but it wouldn't be as exciting as Mandarin <3

    October 19, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/isnottogive
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    That I have to agree with! (And it would be the second time I break my rule of only 14 languages after I added portuguese. Because I would so add it without a thought)

    October 19, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
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    I don't even try to have a similar rule: I would definitely break it.

    October 20, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Lemniscatarum
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    Though Mandarin would probably be available on iOS first, as for following the pattern of Korean and Japanese.

    October 19, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Rhabarberbarbara
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    Korean was available on iOS and android at the same time. And Chinese might appear on web at the same time, now that the character challenges were adapted for web.

    October 20, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/elvper
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    They said the beta would be android too

    October 20, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
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    Probably. The Chinese course has new stuff and I'm not sure if Staff has the code written for them on the web...

    October 22, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/NeonMoogle
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    For the fact of the inclusion of a "winking face" emoji, I'm guessing that "tones" is a reference to Chinese.

    So, hey, if we have Japanese and Korean on web now, I wonder if that means Chinese will release on web as well (instead of mobile only at first)?

    October 19, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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    Woo, thanks Katred2 for the heads up! xD

    October 19, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/BoricuaSJS

    I didn't even plan on learning Chinese but I'm so hyped anyway!

    October 19, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
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    That's exactly what happened to me with Czech! I was not planning on learning it but when I saw a post saying that it was going to be released in beta in a couple minutes, man, you should've seen my reaction. And of course, now I'm learning it :)

    October 21, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/wyqtor
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    Maybe it's not Chinese; maybe they will retrofit the new tone learning system already developed for Chinese to the other available language that needs it: Vietnamese!

    October 20, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/CarlosLM.
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    That would be a great step ahead for Duolingo!

    October 21, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Speir_
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    Thanks for the notice, Katred2! ;D

    October 21, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/ThorusCrusius

    Would be awesome! But last time when I accidently discovered Chinese (browsing aroung on mobile and incognito mode, about 2-3 nights ago) it was at stage 25% and not accesible.

    Anyway, hope you're right and the wonder happens!

    October 19, 2017

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    It's possible. I remember Japanese was 69% the day before it was released on mobile.

    October 19, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/ThorusCrusius

    As you mentioned it: Yes, it came unexpected quickly. Same with Korean. Can't wait

    October 19, 2017

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    99% of the time, the incubator meter is garbage. Look at the Czech course for example.

    October 19, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
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    99.9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999% of the time. The Hindi course is also a prime example.

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    Oh Hindi... One day we shall have that course too. In the meanwhile I shall look wistfully at the incubator and sigh XD

    October 19, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster
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    Oh yes, how could I forget?? XD

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    Crossing my fingers for Chinese! I hope it will be released on the web and app when it is released!

    October 19, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
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    Wait… WHAT IF IT'S LABS ON MOBILE?????????????????????

    October 19, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/BoricuaSJS

    OMG!

    October 19, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/CodyORB
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    Interesting find!

    October 19, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Ritterworld

    I see mentions of Chinese, I'm hyped. Whatever it is, it's gonna be great!!

    October 19, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/lisabisa1

    they might

    October 19, 2017

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    Probably Mandarin yeah, Mandarin for 2018 for me then!

    October 20, 2017

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    Klingon is long overdue, so IMO this language might be the surprise. Regarding Mandarin Chinese, there are people still waiting for a response to be alpha tester, so I highly doubt that it will enter the beta phase soon.

    October 20, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
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    Oh, good point. There is no release date for Klingon...

    October 20, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Raptorstrike827

    Cheers!!! It's 36% done(Chinese)! Thanks for the heads up Katred2!

    October 20, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
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    The WIU says it's 50% done.

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    I'm exited!

    October 22, 2017
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