1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: Duolingo
  4. >
  5. Do Korean next

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jaroberts24

Do Korean next

March 16, 2013

21 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexandreC7

Yes please, Korean would be great!! I second what was said about how easy it is to learn the alphabet, so that shouldn't really be a concern.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/modern.caveman

Korean could work well in medium term, the writing is relatively simple and demand is probably high enough these days.


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

The Korean alphabet is only 28 letters (it is phonetic). I'm not exaggerating to say that it only takes 2 days to learn the writing. However, it would take 2 years to learn the grammar :-o


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StormWolf19

Yes please I love Korean!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Raven1666

i like the way this system teaches languages and would be willing to pay for Korean and Japanese!


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

I have been studying korean since 2012, I would really like to see Korean been tought by others however Talk to me in Korean is also a good alternative. but I would like my korean friends to learn english too, so we should defo put this language up. Korean for English speakers, English for Korean speakers.

저는 한국어를 할 수 있어요 , 그리고 국악이 사랑해요


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

KOREAN KOREAN KOREAN KOREAN KOREAN!!


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

Yes, i have been wanting to learn so bad


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IG88
  • 2691

Prepare for lots of thumbs down.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jaroberts24

Well not North Korean


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

But its basically Hagul but its like dialects, North Korean hangul is similar to South Korean hangul but there are differences.


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

Not enough to really make a significant difference. They have different orders for Hangul in a dictionary and they use two or three old fashioned letters that South Korea abandoned a long time ago for convenience sake. Their accent in the North is rather rigid and somewhat more nasal I think. But the difference is the same as that of a New York and Texas accent in English. For the most part it's the exact same language.


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

Remember, Duolingo is a business that needs to make money. Language selection is driven by economic demand, not by the preferences or desires of people wanting free instruction in a given language. Languages in non-ABC alphabets are much more difficult to teach -- and see the frustration many have here with accents -- and there is likely little demand (as in people willing to pay $$$) for some of the languages people have requested, like Latin, Biblical Greek, Hebrew, specific dialects of Spanish, several others, and, probably, Korean.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jaroberts24

Language difficulties aside, I would imagine there to be a high demand for Asian languages such as Japanese and Korean .... there is a significant cultural overlap between them and the US and I personally do a lot of business with Korean folks, there is a large population of them (in major US cities anyway)


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

Korean would work really well in Duolingo, i hope they will make it. Please..?:D


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

I want it so bad! It's hard to find good websites that teach korean


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

YEAH! let's do Korean! The way Duolingo teaches courses, would be so fun for Korean!!!!

Learn a language in just 5 minutes a day. For free.