https://www.duolingo.com/SteveRidout

Duolingo Stories Update (Nov 2017)

I’m excited to announce a new update for Stories!

There are four main changes:

  1. The homepage now contains small illustrations of each story.
  2. If you complete all the stories in a set, the next set will unlock regardless of the score you got in each story. We didn’t think it made sense to force you to replay a story when the content and challenges stay exactly the same. You are still very welcome to replay them to get a better score but this is now optional instead of required. You will still only earn XP based on the number of questions you got correct.
  3. There are now longer multi-part stories. One has been introduced in set 4, and there are three more in set 5. These contain cliff-hangers to keep you coming back for more.
  4. Set 5 has launched with 10 new stories!

We are interested to know what you think after trying the new update!

(For now Stories is only in Spanish and Portuguese, we are very aware that people want these in more languages so there’s no need to leave comments about that.)

November 21, 2017

209 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Priit_

Is there a way we could join the team to help expand the stories, or are the creators not wishing to expand their team?

November 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Elin.7-1

I second that! I love the stories and would be happy to help write some.

November 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/zanzaboonda

Seconding this. As a writer, I'd love to help out.

November 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/V.Junior

I second this too. I love to write, and as I am a skilled Brazilian Portuguese native speaker, i think that I can help. :)

December 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ProfesorAntonnio

@SteveRidout I found and pointed out some grammar mistakes over here https://www.duolingo.com/comment/24770650

November 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SteveRidout

The content team read that and have already fixed and republished "Alguien me persigue". They are working on the other two stories now. When they are all re-published we'll let you know. Thanks very much!

November 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ProfesorAntonnio

I'm trying the new stories and I'm updating my report.

November 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Luke_5.1991

Thank you, Steve! I'm looking forward to the future of this project, and others like it!

November 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Daddyboy3

So. My first Discussion Reply here at the fabulous Duolingo thing. How does this work? If you Reply to me, where will I see it? But more to the point, I am studying Czech and Spanish. I am a native American English speaker.

November 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Laurence861

damn how many languages lol

November 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/trfhktyk

These is great! Duolingo is finally using our sacrifices (ex. Immersion) for the greater good. I'm still look for Bots on Android and Web. Also, looking for FRENCH Stories. Since French is the 2nd highest learning language for English Speakers; you should really consider that next.

Best of Luck,

Khadijah

November 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas.Heiss

Quote from Steve:

(For now Stories is only in Spanish and Portuguese, we are very aware that people want these in more languages so there’s no need to leave comments about that.)

November 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/VakkerKriger

I look forward to them adding French. I recall, back in the day when I was a prospective student visiting UT Austin, I found their French department website with a free online course in French using stories based on animals representing UT Austin, the enemy Texas A, etc. I recall an armadillo. OMG, the Texas A animal speaking French was sooooooo funny. They basically made fun of their rival school by giving them a heavy Texan accent while speaking French. I imagine it's still around, you should look into it... Tangentially, I also attended a play put on by UT's French department wherein there was a fruit and a vegetable character. And this tomato is all like "je suis bi!" because she dates both fruits and vegetables. XD

November 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/purplewater

I'm loving the Spanish ones too, but i'm beyond intermediate level. French is what i'm really hype about. I never used immersion before, it always looked boring(to me), this seems so much more exciting.

November 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/roberto727

I totally agree with the "great" assessment, but am still hoping that "immerssion" will return in some form, maybe incorporated into the stories.

December 1, 2017

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

Woo hoo! Thanks duolingo team! I love these stories!

November 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LeonardoN.M

November 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Speir_

Thanks for keeping us posted, SteveRidout! Your work is appreciated, and I'm looking forward to seeing how this project works out in the future!

November 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AvaBird1006

I am a bit fluent in Spanish and I tried a few of the stories out. They were pretty good and helped with building my Spanish vocabulary. I can't thank Duolingo enough...

November 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LeLoup90

Yes! I would love to see one In Esperanto! There are not a lot of bookstuff in Esperanto so it will be interesting.

November 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/purplewater

Same! I wish there was a time line. Lernu.net has an amazing storyline for esperanto though.

November 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/.i.am.smol.bean.

Esperanto is amazing. I've tried learning a few languages before, but Esperanto is the most interesting one and is also pretty easy, even though I'm a native American English speaker.

So I second this.

December 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Reeion

The stories really bring learning to another level. I would also love to see some stories based off of history or cultural stories. So in Spanish we could read some simple Don quixote. English could have some King Arthur. No matter what they are great so far.

November 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Tamuna10

Thanks a lot Duo staff! ^^ I really love these stories!

November 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Azuresky333

YEAH!!! Duolingo stories for the WIN!!!

November 21, 2017

[deactivated user]

    ★ NICE ★

    November 21, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Hawkwing15

    Just wanted to say that I love the stories! I'm nearing the end of the learning tree and it's the perfect next step. Thanks!

    November 25, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/SraSimsNHS

    I LOVE these stories! I appreciate the addition of the small illustrations! They'll really help my students who are trying to push themselves with more challenging work. I also like the fact that you don't have to repeat the stories, unless you want to. While the repetition would not hurt, and some students may do that on their own, I think that the ability to continue will motivate more of my students! I sincerely hope that these stories do not go away! I think they're great! So do my students. The only real complaint I have is that the XP does not count toward the XP assignments I've created for them. I think this is a useful way to practice, just as much as any lesson in the DuoLingo tree!

    November 27, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/btvn165179

    Nice reply ma'am! I've used to love Duolingo too, and now everything's growing up so fast! I hope Duolingo will be more better than all-time, and become the 1st site! By the way, I've got 13 lingots, accept those, because they're all I got, ma'am.

    November 28, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/missy20201

    These are so cool! Thanks to everyone involved!

    November 21, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/dbriggs831

    I have enjoyed the stories, great job to the developers, great idea and implementation. Can't wait to see the tool reach the less commonly taught languages.

    November 21, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/TinyKitties

    Love the stories! The voices are great. Thanks Duo

    November 25, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/EmiliaEgge1

    The stories are very fun! Unfortunately I lost my streak of 45 days because of them. Yesterday I completed two stories and thought that the XPs I gained in the stories also count towards my daily goal but when I started duolingo today my streak was gone. I am quite sad because I was working hard to keep up my streak.

    Edit: I was able to save my streak by paying real money. I'm happy for not having lost it because of a program mistake. :D

    November 25, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/_Regula_

    I'm glad to hear that! Have some Lingots!

    November 25, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/CourtnyLR

    I love the stories. They are my favorite part of the course. Please keep them!

    November 21, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/DamienSrb

    Great job with stories! it's really a pleasure and a breath of fresh air to learn in this (practical) way. I hope you make more stories soon :) Cliffhangers are really addictive (effective), you just have to continue and see through the story. I hope that Duolingo stories will soon become standard offer, not just a pilot project :) Thank you! :)))

    November 26, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/taytay173

    That sounds great!!! I know you said we shouldn't leave comments about including more languages, but do you think you could get French going soon???

    November 22, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Shadowzerg

    The stories are amazing! Just what I needed to touch up on my Spanish. You guys at Duolingo are doing good work and we really appreciate it!

    November 28, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/JHMcC

    Thanks Duolingo! At my current level, the Duolingo tree has become no longer relevant or useful for me including earning XP for lingots which I never use. At this point keeping the Duolingo tree fresh has become a tedious repetition of what I already know and not a productive use of time. As a result I went elsewhere to improve my Spanish. Now, thanks to the stories, I am returning to Duolingo for just the stories because it gives a better context for learning and reinforcing my vocabulary and grammar.

    November 29, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/BenDaggers

    One thing that would REALLY improve the stories section would be an option to play the audio/text from start to finish in one go. As it stands, if we want to listen to a story again we have to scroll through the entire thing line by line.

    Shouldn't be too hard to add, and would be a really great tool to cement learning.

    Thanks in advance!

    January 23, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/DanBarnes6

    Anxiously awaiting stories in Italian.

    November 21, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Eden-Joy

    I think the stories are great, thanks!

    November 21, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/territrades

    Glad to see that this nice feature is getting more attention.

    November 22, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/jennycoy1

    I am loving the new stories in Portuguese. They are short, funny, and some have surprising endings. Great that 'hover on word' translations are available throughout. Many thanks for your hard work - much appreciated. :))

    November 24, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/jonas-reolon

    I hope Italian and French are the next.

    December 4, 2017

    [deactivated user]

      One problem, I can't see which ones I need to do to unlock the next set. :(

      November 21, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/SteveRidout

      You need to get a star in all the stories to continue to the next set. So you need to do all the non-gold ones.

      November 21, 2017

      [deactivated user]

        I have to do the, all over again? I had one left, but now I have to start over!

        November 21, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/SteveRidout

        Are you sure you are signed in as the same user. All the stories you previously completed should have a star and be gold.

        November 21, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/Quesadiller

        You are right, this is my other account! Oops. (^_^)

        November 21, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/MacIomhair

        Excellent news. Are we safe to assume this is now becoming a permanent feature?

        November 21, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/RudynaSiraje

        That Streak Though... And then you look at mine...

        November 22, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/Rhapsoradical

        GOALSSS

        November 22, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/VakkerKriger

        lol, that's an impractical goal for me. I have too many interests. But still impressed.

        November 26, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/purplewater

        We all gotta start somewhere. :)

        November 24, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/Kody927787

        Have you actually learned any language so that you can have a fluent conversation, or can maintain a conversation by using this? Right now I study Spanish in school, have done for around 6 years, and I am also using this. Just need to know if this is worth dedication.

        November 30, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/zanzaboonda

        The question wasn't addressed to me, but I can tell you that I've had dreams in Spanish, thanks to Duolingo. And the new version of the stories is fab! Great audio and being able to click on individual definitions is amazing. I foresee using this a lot, now.

        November 30, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/EdBaker9

        Me too. Waking up in the morning and finishing my dream/thought in Spanish. Very unusual the first time it happened. I love the Duolingo stories. Even though I have finished Duolingo Spanish for English speakers and now am doing English for Spanish speakers, I find the stories to be a challenge that I really enjoy! I would use them a lot more if I hadn't almost completed the ones that are available. I hope there will be more stories soon! Ed

        December 2, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/BillCarrol1

        I have completed the Spanish "tree", and it is not nearly enough to be conversant in Spanish. The tree is a good beginning tool but if you have been studying Spanish for 6 years, the tree might be a good refresher but not much more. For me, after finishing the tree, spending my time outside of Duolingo to read and listen to Spanish has been much more helpful. Duolingo is great but it is only a start.

        December 5, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/zanzaboonda

        Don't count Duolingo out yet. :)

        December 5, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/SarahBecraft

        My experience with DuoLingo differed. It's true that if all you do is complete the tree you will not be conversational, but if you review it regularly you will learn the same grammar and vocabulary as in a class and can develop a lot of conversational skills. I'm very conversational in Spanish, moreso than some of my friends who have done many more years of formal Spanish education than myself.*

        *Caveat that I am trying to learn a non-Romance language on DuoLingo for the first time and will have the opportunity to see how well this holds up.

        If you do the lessons but don't practice speaking you will, of course, fail to become conversational. But that's true in any learning setting.

        December 15, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/ryan568832

        yes it is in my opinion

        December 5, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/Camilla-danesa

        yup!

        November 29, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/SGuthrie0

        Camilla, Haven't seen/heard you in a while. I see you're still at it. Great!

        November 29, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/Medard

        Looks like it! :)

        November 21, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/Azuresky333

        WOW, you have a long streak... I'm impressed

        November 21, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/steelwolf5

        cool

        November 29, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/Learn_it_

        woah..... yeah.... I don't think I could last that long.....

        December 5, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/rathoz31

        That's a serious streak!

        November 26, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/Rhabarberbarbara

        I really like the idea of multi-part stories with cliffhangers. I just tried the one from set 4 and liked it.

        What I would really like is, if you could make stories around famous duo sentences (different for each language I guess). Maybe a story about that bear who likes to drink beer from the Spanish course... (And I would really like to find out about the Norwegian architect in the bed of the Swedish course^^)

        You could link to Duo stories when people pass those specific sentences in the course... That would be really awesome!

        November 21, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/lordoftherabbits

        And the swedish telemarketer in the bed from the Norwegian course

        November 23, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/SraSimsNHS

        I agree! The kids love those wacky sentences! It would be great to see them incorporated into the stories both to reinforce learning and to motivate them to continue!

        November 27, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/Elin.7-1

        La donna chi ha le botteglie e bicchiere nel Italiano, anche!

        November 22, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/drevokocur

        no no la donna non ha niente tempo, mangia le mele!

        November 23, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/Elin.7-1

        La donne mangio le tue mele? A questo temp, ha una tazza e loro mangiono le sue caramelle!

        November 24, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/LucyH226066

        Uno dell' storie deve ha un pinguino.

        November 25, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/ohnoitsthefuzz

        Mein Mann ist Türke! Die Antwortet ist zweiundvierzig. Was ist die Frage?

        November 30, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/Anne.c.rose

        Or that "bear that likes vegetarians" in the Swedish course.. It made me laugh so much! Great idea!

        December 5, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/Melyndi

        that would be hilarious!

        December 5, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/kenethfors

        give me lingots

        November 28, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/J77G

        Hi Steve! I am really enjoying Stories--just discovered them. However, I was working through Set 1 and got stuck when two of the stories had no blue arrow button to continue beyond the opening title or introduction. ..which means I can't go to Set 2. Is there any way to go to to Set 2 without completing these last two stories? Thanks in advance. ( I am a paying member--really enjoy Duolingo and all you all are doing. ) Jodi/ aka J77G (the two stories are Stuck in the Bathroom Following the Flechas..) UPDATE: I kept reloading again and again and/or just starting over..eventually the blue arrow appeared. Now stuck on level 3 with the Cumpleanos story..can't get beyond first line as no blue arrow. Bummed. The stories are such a fun way to progress & learn. But I know you are still in Beta. Please fix.

        November 21, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/Camilla-danesa

        J77G congratulations on your 1001 day streak today! This number is perfect for stories!

        November 29, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/Raptorstrike827

        Every time? If so then try logging out then back in again, it worked for me.

        November 24, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/dinnernugget

        Awesome! I'd like it if we didn't need to complete all of the stories in a set to advance to the next one. Some are more challenging/fun than others.

        November 21, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/Joshumz

        Love the stories and the new update, but it would be nice if they were available on the app. Will they ever be available on the app?

        November 21, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/KapitanKaya

        Thank you for these stories Duo! I can't wait to read them in the other languages I'm learning!

        November 21, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/ArturSzulc

        Great stories and I really enjoy them. Awesome work!

        November 22, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/TheGeckoGirl

        what are the stories and where do you find them?

        November 24, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/DanMcManus0

        Playing with your stories is the closest I have come to feeling immersed in the language, which I believe to be critical to learning any language. Please keep doing them! Also. I would like to see a separate section of stories that are longer (maybe another for some that are shorter for those who may be under time constraints)

        Bottom line....please keep it up!

        November 25, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/roberto727

        Amen! Keep 'em coming. Classic stories no longer protected by copyrights would be a tremendous source.

        December 1, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/Lynn323053

        Very fun, good job everyone! ¡Muy amusante, buen trabajo a todos!

        November 26, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/leandrosbo

        man I´m your fan you made an amazing web site http://readlang.com CONGRATULATIONS. I hope one day , I can code like you.

        November 26, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/JoshuaCros931761

        It's reallly cool

        November 28, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profelevi

        the stories are a legit project. great addition to the lessons, in my opinion. well done.

        December 1, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/Cupcakepunk

        The longer stories is a good idea.

        December 1, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/mninp

        For those of you that have done stories, how difficult does it start out and how is the difficulty divided among the tiers? Does the difficulty go past the tree?

        December 2, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/zanzaboonda

        I haven't gotten super far through the stories, so I can't answer all of your questions. The stories are not difficult themselves, but the vocab is definitely beyond the tree. However, you can click on each word for the definition. You'll probably intuit when it's good to start - about 3/4 of the way through the Spanish tree, I started to get a little bored, tbh (I was binging), and I think you get most of what you need for the stories by then. But whatever your level, try them out! Everyone is different and learns in different ways. They've made so many improvements to the stories platform since I first tried it. It's really fabulous now and takes your learning to the next level, imho.

        December 2, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/KittyCorky

        Have I missed something, or have Stories not been updated in a long, long while?

        December 19, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/IreneGould

        I like doing the stories, but right now I'm stuck: it will not advance to the next story. Anybody has a solution?

        February 24, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/IreneGould

        I'm doing French and I did the same story 3 times, but it still doesn't unlock the next story......

        February 24, 2019

        [deactivated user]

          Yay!!!!! Thanks Duolingo!!!

          November 21, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/-xsaidtheskyx-

          What happened to the story ¿Es él? (The one about the guy hiding behind the watermelons to see if a person was a tv actor or not.)

          November 21, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/Rhabarberbarbara

          It was shifted to the 5th set

          November 21, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas.Heiss

          Hi Steve,

          how difficult would it be for your team (speaking about the technical / programming side) to add different challenges to the stories.

          So when you review a story, where you have only gained 1-2 stars, that the challenges (questions, answers,) are not exactly the same thing?

          Is it very hard-wired as the BETA labs / stories project is running right now?
          Any "dynamic rule engine", where you can control what type of question, answer, fill in the blanks, "choose from a variety of different past tenses", multiple subjunctives, etc. is used and added to the story?

          BTW: This would be a nice posting on your blog http://making.duolingo.com ;)


          The biggest problem on DuoLingo with the Portuguese tree is NOT the large amount of skills, but:

          • that the more difficult (good) explanation examples from the "hints and tips" are not added to the lesson content from the contributor team

          • that the "Strengthen skills" button does NOT mix multiple grammar skills in the same exercise session, so you will be tested if you choose the right grammar form (from different skills/possibilities).

          The global strengthen button is really dumb:
          It just select ONE skill from top to down from the tree, if all skills are not fully golden.

          I am not finished with all stories, so I can not be sure, but my hope was that the stories would force a learner to think about the more difficult grammar tenses and actively mix multiple skills in a single (advanced) story and it's challenges.
          .
          .
          I think it has been requested already by others, that stories should contain a flag, what difficult level one can expect from it and it's challenges (e.g story description).

          Pardon me, if the above grammar concept (e.g fill in the blanks, select the correct grammar verb tense from 4/6 or 8 options) was already established in a few stories by your team.
          I hardly remember the content of my six completed stories.

          If not, this could maybe be a great enhancements to the difficulty level of more advanced stories?


          Thanks to your team for your work and openness to suggestions.

          Your stories project definitely has been a real motivation booster for me to fight for finishing my Portuguese tree!
          I did about 3-6 stories before I even had finished my tree :-)

          November 21, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/fjaguero

          That's amazing. Thank you for the great work!

          November 21, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/Luchita347407

          Once again I am having trouble with Duolingo Stories. On Sunday I completed "Es el" which showed up as the 3rd story in the 4th set. Now it has disappeared and has been replaced, apparently, by "A escondidas". So I guess I shouldn't complain since I end up with an additional story to do. Thanks for all the fabulous work you do!

          November 22, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/blueberrynewt

          "Es él" has been shifted to the 5th set, so once you complete "A escondidas" and unlock set 5, you should be able to see it.

          November 22, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/Digital_Pants

          Do we know if there are more languages stories are currently being developed for?

          November 22, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/MichaelVCooper

          Me encanta la seccion de historias. Es lo mas util parte del curso para mi. Este es "dos-lingot" noticias!

          November 22, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/Lirim101287

          I want stories in Swedish, I'm just words and I forget thembecause I cannot apply it anywhere. With stories it would be great because I would practice, tack!

          November 23, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/HenkR0

          Du har rätt! Jag vill också ha "stories" på svenska! Och svar på mina kommentarer att öva din svenska!

          December 2, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/gatoblanco26

          i had finished set 4 previously but set 5 doesn't open. Do I need to do them all over again even though they still have the lit star on them? Of course I can use the practice but I am excited about the new set and want the new stories. Love the listening practice with these and I practice repeating the sentences.

          November 23, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/SteveRidout

          Look for the new story “A escondidas” in set 4 and complete it to continue to set 5.

          November 23, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/Corinnebelle

          Love the stories! They are all interesting! Haven't done many yet but they have been sweet, funny or humorous! .

          November 23, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/Bruno_de_Brito

          Cool! Simply amazing! Love to see duolingo growing!

          November 24, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/IMDAONE211

          And if you do thank you! : )

          November 24, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/Azuresky333

          You're a Duolingo developer, right? Could you ask your friends to take a look at this discussion: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/25321938

          November 24, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/Luchita347407

          Thanks for the info Steve, however, I am curious if "Es el" will show up as completed when I eventually get to Set 5, since I had completed it in Set 4. So I'll see what happens when I get there! Tthanks for all your hard work. I was involved in software testing in my previous life and I can appreciate everything that goes into a new rollout. Bye for now!

          November 24, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/robin.fli

          It does, I had finished all of the set 4 stories before and noticed set 5 had one already done and it was the Es el story. Instead I had one to do in the set 4 as it was a new one in the set 4 section.

          November 29, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/tomas_corpin

          I really like this idea

          November 25, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/walkworthyvt

          Is there a long between the stories and thethe skill levels page?

          November 25, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/janetiller

          Thank you for adding new stories, especially the longers one with more than one part. They are well written and fun.

          November 25, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/mrdcware

          Really been enjoying these. Great addition to the app.

          November 26, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/Evette480426

          I love the stories, they are very engaging!

          November 26, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/Beata661623

          The stories are great! They let you experience real conversations. Keep them coming!

          November 27, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/Gianna272986

          My girls really love the stories so far. They have just started, but they find the stories much more interesting than the vocabulary based testing. Very exciting!

          November 27, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/JulianMa5

          the stories are very useful and fun. well done,

          November 27, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/Valerie874981

          It's a cool update and with all the things that include within it it makes it even better.

          November 28, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/andy415406

          yay I like doing dolingo stories

          November 28, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/JenniferNarzt

          Is this why there haven't been new bots released for over a month now?

          November 28, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/LeeAnnaPikeIhrke

          I think the whole thing is cool. reading stories, listening to stories, and answering questions is a great way to learn. The new update was neat, I like the pictures. I think pictures make it more interesting, help to ingrain the language a little bit more.

          November 28, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/Dleon809

          I love it!! I especially love the cliffhangers! I'm not sure if I posted about this before (I believe I did) but maybe if you could start doing whole stories with no text at all. Just a listening exercise with questions at the end. Other than that I think it's a great learning tool!

          November 29, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/HangLazy1

          Im a new member from VietNam

          November 29, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/LawrenceHolder

          i like the stories and read them with google translate ( for idiomatic phrases) and SpanishDict ( for conjugations) open. The various tenses are the hardest for me, and I think this is a good way to see them in context.

          November 29, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/zanzaboonda

          You shouldn't need to do this, actually. You can click on words and phrases for definitions. I think that might be why you're getting downvoted. But I agree with your sentiment about the tenses.

          December 2, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/robin.fli

          I love the new stories. The new format surprised me because I was not able to work on stories this past week. Next time I do a 2 part story, will stop on the first story to see what happens as I don't always have time to complete the 2 part stories.

          November 29, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/cxnnor

          Great work, this is an excellent edition to Duolingo.

          November 29, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/12pinkrose

          Wow, it's awesome! this will totally motivate me! Thanks duo!

          November 29, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/TheLegit

          Hey admin can you please ban me, fat ❤❤❤❤

          November 30, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/LauraPittState

          I really like the new stories. I just wanted to say that I think there is a mistake in one of them (encontros rapidos, set 5, portuguese). At the last question part 3 (O que aconteceu com a Márcia?) it should be Josué and not Pedro, right? Thank you!

          November 30, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/LauraPittState

          ''Ela percebeu que queria ficar com o Pedro e deixou o evento de encontros rápidos.''

          November 30, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/princesssa19261

          great

          December 1, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/TigerWhite47

          what languages do ya learn in ur part time in duolingo

          December 1, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/Lighty691

          Looking forward to seeing some German stories in here!

          December 2, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/HenkR3

          Dat lijkt me een goed idee, ik kijk er naar uit. Jag tycker att det är en bra idé och kommer att göra det själv.

          December 2, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/HenkR0

          Tyvärr bara spanska och portugisiska, jag vill ha stories på svenska, nederlandska, tyska eller franska! Jag lärde mig inte spanska eller portugisiska!

          December 2, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/HenkR0

          Tyvärr bara spanska och portugisiska, jag vill ha stories på svenska, engelska, tyska eller franska! Jag lärde mig inte spanska eller portugisiska! I don't speak spanish or portuguese. I like to have the stories in languages I know, e.g. english, german, italian and french. Or in my native languages dutch and swedish, that could be a hilarious experience, I think.

          December 2, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/bacabrera25

          Steve, the BLUE ARROW BUTTON is missing at the end of the Portuguese story "Reencontro" so we are unable to complete the set and unlock the next set of stories.

          December 3, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/pianochem

          Wow, thanks! Time to catch up on all the stories I missed so I can provide feedback on the new batch!

          December 3, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/eitanhulli0

          I like the idea

          December 4, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/Kevin909912

          hyeng! yeit!

          December 5, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/Gregorio2017

          Hi Steve, Love your site. I took a few months off over the summer but came back this week, and really like the changes. I got to about 40% earlier this year and started trying to read El Mundo. That was good, but not as good as the story I just did for the first time on your site. It was perfect for my skill level; it was challenging and has an interesting twist at the end! Great job Steve. Keep up the good work.

          Also, to you and your co-workers... Thank you for this site.

          Sincerely, Greg.

          December 5, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/Gregorio2017

          Not sure you got my last comment, so I'll leave a short version of it again. Great job on the stories. They are terrific. Thank you very much.

          December 5, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/p.melissa

          The stories are a great addition! The only thing for me is that I am learning both Spanish and Portuguese and the stories are the same, I think. I always read in Spanish first, which reduces my motivation to read the Portuguese versions, because I already know the story....

          December 5, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/JudithBroo1

          Be fantastic to have French stories.

          December 5, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/1Jeon_Jungkook1

          I agree with Rhabarberbarbara

          December 5, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/Luko.

          Will these stories be translated by contributors when the feature gets expanded to other languages?

          December 5, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/AR_Elsherbiny

          I love it =D

          December 5, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/IndianaFar2

          maybe possible to turn off sound? without headphones

          December 5, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/Learn_it_

          That's actually kind of neat. Gives you another way to study. Cant wait till its at its full version.

          December 5, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/lisaandtim

          I Really enjoy the stories. It's a great way to learn idioms and slang, too. I'd never heard "Vamos" used as "Come on Don't you get it?" or Ves used as "Don't you see?" Labs are a Great addition, but I REALLY miss the tests. I'd save up ingots and often test myself...but alas...they are gone...(Boo-hiss)

          December 6, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/sureican34

          All the stories are fun to read, I enjoyed them a lot , I wonder if there are any plans for a sequel of "Una boda màs* which is the last one from set 5, I'm curious to know what happens next and how it ends

          December 6, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/thelawofmoses

          Legal. We appreciate you all.

          December 6, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/cazort

          I hate how DuoLingo releases new verisons of things without fixing ANY of the bugs I reported. I submitted detailed bug reports with extensive information like browser versions, screenshots, etc. and NONE of the bugs I reported are fixed.

          Stories STILL don't work for me in Chrome (I have to open firefox), and there's still an unpleasant echo effect in the slow audio.

          Do you all even try? Do you all even read or listen to anything I submit? Do I matter to you at all?

          I hate you all. I think you are really incompetent. You piss me off to no end. It's so frustrating to see bug after bug go unfixed...I've probably reported 2 dozen bugs in DuoLingo over the 2+ years I use this site, and now I'm a paying subscriber. I try to show you gratitude and give back to you by helping fund you because I'm grateful to you for the service you provide.

          But do you ever care? No no no on no. You're just one big fail.

          It's so condescending the way you come in here and post these gradiose annoucements and garbage like this, when you don't fix the basic bugs.

          Always trying to do more, always launching new courses, new features, changing this changing that, but never fixing any of the bugs that I report.

          How do you think that makes me feel?

          December 6, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/SteveRidout

          Sorry that Stories doesn't work for you on Chrome. It's surprising since I use Stories on Chrome every day since that's the main browser I use for developing. Please let me know exactly what doesn't work when you try to use Stories in Chrome. Also, let me know the exact version number of Chrome you are using, which you can find using these instructions: https://www.howtogeek.com/299243/which-version-of-chrome-do-i-have/

          The slow audio is all done using the browser's in-built audio processing so it will depend on the browser. It's possible we could change how this works in future, for now if you want to repeat audio with it being slowed down you can click to replay the previous line and then replay the current line again, this will reset it back to normal speed.

          December 6, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/cazort

          I've already reported everything relevant through a bug report.

          December 6, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/cazort

          The title of the bug report in which I explained this is "Stories work in Firefox, not in Chrome", if that helps you search for it in your system. I think I filed two bug reports, that one probably contains more info.

          The first time I reported it I just said: "Stories Doesn't Work - Blank Screen" and I don't think I provided as much info.

          December 6, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/zanzaboonda

          Please note that I'm a volunteer, not an employee. I'm commenting strictly as a user here and don't represent the company in any way.

          I'm a bit stunned by your comment, tbh.

          I think it's important to recognize that there are different departments and jobs (with different skill sets) for each product or service a company offers. For example, if you report something to Stories, that is completely unrelated to launching a new language.

          Every single person I've encountered at Duolingo has been wonderfully supportive. Their employees are among the hardest working that I've seen, and their interactions with everyone that I've witnessed have been extremely patient and gracious, as exemplified in this very thread.

          It's up to us, as a community of users, to foster this same type of environment in the discussion boards.

          I kindly ask you to re-read and evaluate what you wrote here to see if it meets that criteria.

          December 6, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/roberto727

          "as exemplified in this very thread." Amen to that comment, thank you for your volunteer efforts, for patiently explaining that progress in one area does not mean focus has been removed from another area, and commendations to Steve for prompt and courteous efforts to solve the concern.

          December 6, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/kakegat

          I enjoy the stories and I'm at the last two stories of set 5 in Spanish, but I cannot go through the whole story because it stops to go to next page in the middle of the story. I tried more than once. Please please fix them!!

          December 6, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/Makayla548682

          te gusta hacer

          December 6, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/Liam_Robertson11

          I'm very happy that you guys are contributing more to this feature.

          December 6, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/AmandaOBan

          They are so helpful..not only are the stories fun, but they also help with my confidence in learning Spanish. I am understanding more and more with every new story. Creo que puedo, sé que puedo, voy a.

          December 6, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/DanielBain6

          Nice

          December 7, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/SarahBecraft

          I love the stories in Spanish! I might even get more intense about doing the Portuguese again since they also offer stories.

          I really hope the other languages get stories soon. I know it's a huge undertaking so this isn't about pressure or anything, just saying, the stories feature has me REALLY excited and I would love to see more, more, more! (In Spanish as well as other languages.)

          December 15, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/Margolf

          the stories are great......but something is not working- I can't complete the last story in first set no matter how many times I do it and get the message that I have completed it........have done the story 4 times now--always get the message that it is done....but it never gets marked as done and I can't move on to the second set...........

          December 23, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/ivana9977

          I love the stories! I think they're perfect, and you can really test your comprehension ability. I really hope they'll be successful enough to become a part of the main courses :D

          January 3, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/Ademord

          Stories are COMPLETELY amazing. I can not emphasize how much I enjoy them. I am sorry but EACH VOICE COUNTS, and I'd love to see MORE stories (currently 2 available) sets released for German.

          January 5, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/LoriFiecht

          I am wondering if there will be more sets of stories past set 5? (or if the focus has switched to podcasts now) My students liked the multi-part stories.

          January 6, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/PhillCarp

          When will stories be available on the app? I can only seem to use it on the website

          January 27, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/closetrebels

          I love, love love this new feature! I am so addicted that I have to ration myself because I am scared of finishing them so quickly. Hope this becomes a permanent fixture and that there will be more stories to come. Thanks Duolingo!

          February 9, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/AndrewViceroy

          Do we have an idea of when the next batch of stories is expected for Spanish? These are definitely the most motivating exercises on duoLingo! I love them!

          October 9, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/Mario879890

          I finished all the stories in german, but after set 12 doesn't appear anything, so when should I expect the new sets ?

          October 17, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/AndrewViceroy

          Any news about new Spanish stories for 2019?

          March 19, 2019

          https://www.duolingo.com/SteveRidout

          We just released a new 10 part story in Spanish, read more here: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/31373917

          March 25, 2019

          https://www.duolingo.com/PrathikaSu

          We need practice in German reading so we need German stories.

          December 3, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/hyeon97

          .

          June 29, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/hyeon97

          .

          June 29, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/---Vegan---

          Can there be French ones?! I can only read French fluently. I like the idea of learning Spanish, I have a bit, but at the moment I want to focus on Japanese, Chinese and of course French!

          December 2, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/savagepanda710

          sup what you talking about

          December 2, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/Ahsan91

          When can we expect the stories for other languages e.g. French?

          December 3, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/Soupoptions

          we need them in swedish

          November 29, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/HenkR0

          Du har rätt! Jag vill ha också "stories" på svenska!

          December 2, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/PrathikaSu

          We need stories in German because we need practice in German

          December 3, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/alirezasadreddin

          hi, want to know if the stories are available in Italian, too.

          November 26, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/SummersMeltMe

          As said in the post itself, and I quote:(For now Stories is only in Spanish and Portuguese, we are very aware that people want these in more languages so there’s no need to leave comments about that.)

          November 30, 2017

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

          They aren't yet.

          November 29, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/Joanna208798

          i was wondering that as well.

          November 28, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/Joanna208798

          how do you make the stories Italian?

          November 28, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/SummersMeltMe

          You can't. They're only available in Spanish and Portugese.

          November 30, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/Amy624043

          Por favor?

          November 27, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/Ellis930361

          Which language is next?

          November 22, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/curtismichael101

          Duolingo is pointless

          November 28, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/Joanna208798

          i very much disagree you can learn so many different langues so quickly, i started Italian yesterday night and i am already having conversations with some of my friends who are Italian. You just need to like doing it and you will learn so much, it's amazing!

          November 29, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/roberto727

          Thanks, Joanna. It is unfortunate that some folks let their thoughts be clouded by perceived problems, obstacles, or shortcomings, and fail to look for benefits. That kind of statement without any basis or justification is really not worth a response. It's obvious that over 100,000,000 users do see a "point" to DL, and investors, including Google Capital, reccently made a "point" of investing 45 million dollars more. But thank you for responding and backing up your response with rational "points."

          December 1, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/Alejandro818116

          It is actually not meant to get you to full fluency dude. It is meant to be a super structured and approachable introduction to a language. You are supposed to diversify your language learning with as many resources as you can find. There are four components to any language learning approach: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. No program will give you all of those components. It is up to you to seek out ways to accomplish all four. I am grateful and blessed to have Duolingo in my life, but am also aware that it is up to me to pursue further learning. Duolingo stories when it is finished -if it is released- will a great additional resource. I know its been asked for us not ask for other languages yet, but I would be re-missed if I didn't ask for Polish and Chinese. Sorry, I know it is a no-no, just couldn't help myself, Stories is just that cool!

          December 3, 2017
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