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question about colors

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different courses have different colored badges. Like Russian is blue with Saint Basil's Cathedral, Japanese is blue with Tori gate, and Swedish is blue with Stockholm city hall. Meanwhile, German is black, with Brandenburg gate, and so are Klingon and Valyrian. Irish is however green with Blarney castle. There are some yellow ones as well.

Do these colors mean something, or are they completely arbitrary?

December 3, 2017

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The main pattern seems to be that they choose on of the colors from the flag that represents the language. The only exception I can find seems to be Japanese, for reasons I don't know.

December 3, 2017

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From what I have observed, they are decisions that are made by staff, and it is in accord which color they feel is most appropriate for the "national" character of that course.
They do not have an secondary meaning of any kind.
If you go to:
https://www.duolingo.com/courses

You will see that some courses also sport red.
I think they also like to use different colors to make things more attractive and interesting, and well colorful.
I like the colorful nature of them myself.

December 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchByte
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It seems to me that certain colors fit certain structures more than others.

December 4, 2017

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My family was murdered by communist, along with millions of other innocent unarmed civilians. That profile pic is 100% the same as a nazi swastika

your so edgy

December 4, 2017
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