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

How long does hatching generally take to reach beta stage?

I'm relatively new to Duolingo, so I'm wondering how long it generally takes for a language to go from the start of hatching to beta release? Perhaps it varies a lot..if so, what's the longest it's taken and what's been the quickest? I've noticed Arabic has just started hatching....

November 19, 2017

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

It varies a lot, depending on the contributors or if it's something special that the Duo staff worked on before it got into the incubator, like Japanese or Chinese. It ranges from 27 days to 1127 days...

Here's a list of the times the existing courses spent in each phase:
http://duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/Course_list


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

awesome answer! thanks for the link tiramisues


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

It does vary a lot. For example, Chinese took about 2 months, but Hindi started 2 years ago and is still hatching.


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

Part of why it varies so much is how much work people did on the course before Phase 1.

Weren't the Duolingo employees working on Japanese for English speakers and Chinese for English speakers for a long time in "Phase 0"?


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

thanks. Yeah, I'm waiting for Hindi. Any way of getting an eta?


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

How long is a piece of string?


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

Why do you ask that question? I've seen you post this question on a couple of other threads too.


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

"Too long" xD, well, with the exception of Chinese.

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