https://www.duolingo.com/ColdBird

Arabic words appearing in non-Arabic courses

My Duolingo languages are English, Spanish, and French. Suddenly, Duolingo is speaking to me in a mixture of Spanish and Arabic. (At least I think it's Arabic.) For example, my English-from-Spanish home page is titled:

Unidades de الإنجليزية

My French-from-Spanish home page is titled:

Unidades de الفرنسية

Arabic words are showing up elsewhere, apparently always as the names of languages, and only in my two "from Spanish" courses.

My browser is set for English, and I'm not subscribed to any Arabic-related courses, so I'm not sure why this is happening. I don't entirely object, since it's giving me the opportunity to learn a tiny bit of Arabic, but I would love to understand what is going on! Can anyone explain?

December 10, 2017

15 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/BIGBANG-O

Yep it's happening the same to me, problably it's a temporary bug, I guess.

Anyway it doesn't seem to have any side effects so I wouldn't be worried; let's hope that this means that the arabic course is coming soon :D

December 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ColdBird

Good to know it isn't just me! I'm using a shared computer, and had been wondering whether there were hidden settings that had been changed by another user.

It would indeed be nice if this is a sign that the Arabic course is coming soon. :-)

December 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LeCrioxRouge13

Actually, you can see Arabic's hatching in the website. Last time I saw, it was at 20%.

December 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
December 10, 2017

[deactivated user]

    I thought this happened to me because I tried the Arabic to English course yesterday. It seems this wasn't the case :p

    December 10, 2017

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

    Do you mean English for Arabic? Or did you manage to become an Alpha tester for Arabic for English despite the course has not progress? ;)

    December 10, 2017

    [deactivated user]

      English for Arabic speakers

      December 10, 2017

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

      Gotcha :)

      December 11, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/carrots084

      :) Arabic to English, not for

      December 11, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Raptorstrike827

      Same happened to me! Definitely just a bug.

      December 10, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Arakkoa

      Mine's been fixed!

      December 11, 2017

      [deactivated user]

        My French from Spanish course is titled: Unidades de Francés. It must be a glitch or a bug, not a vast problem

        December 11, 2017

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

        What the heck? It's no longer Arabic! Yay!

        December 10, 2017

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

        Never mind.

        December 10, 2017
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