Can we expect a tree extension anytime soon?

The Brazilian Portuguese tree is about 70 skills, will it get an update/extension soon or some time in the near future? Considering e.g. German and Dutch are about 120 skills, almost twice the size, a little extension, say up for 25 more additional skills, would be great. Porra caralho! Valeu!

December 22, 2017


Interesting question.

But it may not be only the skill number what counts, but the total lessons (over 400 for PT).

You can check for yourself with the "DuoLingo Course progress" user script and the duo.old_web_url_whitelist=["^.+"]; workaround.

December 22, 2017

If I recall correctly (and I don't think the Portuguese has been updated) the average number of lessons per skill is a little higher in Portuguese than in say, Dutch.

December 22, 2017

There was a time when the Portuguese course, the form of the course in which it is still currently presented, was the longest course on Duo and German was second. Several courses have been lengthened and are now longer - Norwegian and German and now Dutch is longer too.

I took some measure of pride in the fact that the first tree I completed, the Portuguese tree, was the longest course available at that time.

December 23, 2017

Interesting pointing that out. Perhaps Portuguese is a more simple language than those Germanic languages you mentioned? Nah, it's probably the amount of lessons that are the same, I know that both Spanish and Portuguese courses have at least 5 skills with 9-10 lessons.

December 23, 2017

Just counted. German has about ~465 lessons and Portuguese about ~395. So indeed the German tree is not nearly twice the size but about 15-20%. The avg lessons per skill ratio is higher in Portuguese for sure. However I'd still welcome an extension at some point though but yeah I'm satisfied with the length for now realizing it wasn't that short haha. Porra!!

December 23, 2017

I wish they would! In the meantime, these threads are useful:

December 25, 2017

hopefully it happens soon, similar to the spanish course extension. hopefully some of the longer skills/lessons get broken up. nothing wears you out quite like a skill with 10 lessons, all 20 questions this to the norwegian, german, or welsh trees where you can fly through it and feel more inclined to go over what you already learned.

January 30, 2018
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