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Chinese release date

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Does anyone know when the Chinese Duolingo course will be available?

July 1, 2012

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

Portuguese is next in line and they are still developing it so I think Chinese will be a while...

Aaaand looks like people want Italian and Japanese first! You can vote here: http://www.facebook.com/questions/419654551412053


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Scottyjay92

I think Chinese is a bit more difficult to develop because of the characters. I would do it the same way. I would go by language groups.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/adrift901

Why would it be hard? It's actually quite easy to type out the characters (called hanzi, actually). Besides, they would teach pinyin before hanzi. :)


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

actually, it is better to learn the characters first, because you don't walk around china seeing pinyin. The characters (汉字)should be learned in collaboration with the characters and meaning. You should learn them all at the same time (时候).


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

Please! Mandarin please - not catonese


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cyclone92

Chinese is so much more useful than japanese, I can't believe Japanese has more votes.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pjmazza84

Chinese is now soundly ahead in the Facebook poll. I hope they add it for English speakers soon.


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

Now Chinese is on no 2 ;)


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

Bloomberg's study of language usefulness is a helpful part of this conversation: http://media.bloomberg.com/bb/avfile/roQIgEa4jm3w


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

A study where a ranking is achieved by number of countries where the language is an official one. Some countries are more equal than others.


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

Chinese is very difficult to develop and to learn.

中文的語法和英語不同,而且讀音也有難度!! BUT Chinese is fantastic!!!


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

你的中文不错嘛。Your Chinese level is not bad

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