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Duolingo Stories is Awesome

Great new feature! Keep developing it, add French, and bring it to mobile asap! ;-)

November 13, 2017



Yeah but it's only in Spanish and Portuguese..


yeah, they gotta keep developing them.


I really hope to become fluent enough to be able to use them. Unfortunately I only understand a few random words right now. I'm super excited for the day!


Agreed! I am waiting for them to add German and Italian...


Hi Levi,

do you really learn all three Romance languages - in your user profile - from scratch on DuoLingo, especially PT+SP?

Do you get easily confused or are you more profound in 1-2 of the other languages (e.g B1/B2 level, writing, speaking), before you started to learn a 3rd Romance language from scratch?


Yes, I started learning both Port and French here on Duolingo. I learned Spanish in college and then went really deep into it with immersion, living in Mexico, etc.

I recommend Duolingo for building a base knowledge and then to revisit to hone skills later on down the road. I think doing Duolingo for about 4 weeks then integrating Pimsleur and then online conversation classes is the perfect way to build a foundation speaking the language you wanna learn.


Also, yes. You would totally mix up Sp and Port if you try to learn them at the same time. I learned Spanish years before I started dabbling w/ Port. ¡Suerte!


Thanks Levi,

this answer type of your reply was, what I was looking for for the three languages you have on your profile.

So you do not conflict Spanish and French because you are already advanced in SP (as I have guessed).

And this is even more interesting for me: You do not confuse Portuguese and French even you learn them from scratch.

I had started one thread a few months ago about PT vs French and maybe learning French after PT: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/23539808/Confusion-between-French-and-Portuguese-and-when-to-start-with-learning-French-after-Portuguese

Honestly...my goal for learning a Romance language for prio 1 would be, to hopefully leave the European/German winter behind me and be able to visit / work in a country one day with a better weather during Oct/Nov to March/April season :-)

For Brazil and Colombia and bstoked.net wind statistics this would be true for PT and SP....or maybe even adding Cape Verde...and/or ..?.. to the list.

So French is currently not on my prio 1 list for 2018; I have currently no chance to speak / use it in Germany - never had (but sadly to say the Digital Publishing "Sprachkurs 1 CD" is lying around here since 2008)....and the winter in France is probably not any better than we have/get right here? ;)


yeah man. unless your really into Brazil, I'd just focus on Spanish and become proficient. it's a great language.


all three Romance languages

There's a lot more than 3 Romance languages.

Anyways, I believe some people have the ability to learn closely related languages. I mean, look at me! I'm learning Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish which are probably even more closely related than the "three Romance languages" you mentioned. There's nothing wrong with learning related languages at the same time.


Sorry, I should have made it more clear, but I mistakenly left out "the three R. languages from your (Levi's) user profile"


If you want them on mobile, you can go to https://duolingo.com on your phone’s browser and at the bottom of the page there should be a Labs tab.


Thanks, i was looking for the stories feature on mobile. Labs is accessible after log-in via the mobile's browser instead of the app


duuuuuuuuuude I love Duo stories! Please make it for all languages!


I was watching an episode of Better Call Saul dubbed in portugues and one of the voice of one of the actors from a Doulingo story in portugues fetured in it! I loved it!


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