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

Why don’t we learn basic Spanish numbers earlier?

I know a few numbers in Spanish (1-10) but I want to learn more numbers earlier. You don’t learn numbers in Spanish until you are more experienced. Can’t there be basic numbers earlier? Like just 1-15 or something?

February 25, 2018

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

I would guess there are very few Americans who can't count 1-10 in Spanish even if they've never taken a Spanish course. (Actually, I should probably amend that to Americans under 60.)

When I needed to know a word I didn't learn in Duolingo, I looked it up. It's a good idea to start using multiple resources right away. Duolingo can only teach you so much.

February 25, 2018

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

Ok. Thanks!

February 25, 2018

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

I agree. The Chinese the numbers are super early (the third lesson of the tree) but it'd be super helpful to learn to count in Spanish before jumping into verbs, sentences, etc.

February 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alan2k02

noventa = ninety / noventa y uno = ninety one / ciento veinti tres = one hundred twenty three / quinientos = five hundred / seiscientos = six hundred / novecientos noventa y nueve = nine hundred ninety nine... dos mil dieciocho 2018 ... dos mil diecinueve.... dos mil veinte.... dos mil veintiuno

February 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Oritteropo1

I would advise anyone to try the spanishdict numbers quiz - https://www.spanishdict.com/guide/numbers-in-spanish-0-100

Go through it a few times before the duolingo lesson and use duo for revision. I don't think it even matters if you've done any other lessons, the numbers are pretty easy to pick up at any point.

February 26, 2018

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

Duolingo is a basic introductory course. If you want to learn something else and/or go faster, go for it!

February 26, 2018
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