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Credit to the Native Speakers!

For all of us, in all of the active subforums, there are dedicated helpers who make learning our target language(s) a more positive experience. Perhaps it is in the added details that make everything seem more vivid, or maybe it is something entirely different. Whatever the case, the native speakers here definitely deserve all of the credit they get, for being there when we need them. Isn't that what the Duo forum is all about? Here are a few native speakers who, for me and others, always go above and beyond. (There are many more that I want to also mention who are lesser known, but lack the hours in the day. You know who you are, I appreciate everything you've done to help, and I wish you the world:).)

From Russian:

Olja: Every comment of yours brightens up my day 100 watts. Thank you so much for always being a gem, pushing me to write in Russian, and giving me all of the information that I need and more. I appreciate it all more than you will ever know! You made my day:).

Peter: Thank you for your detailed explanations, perfectly "ruining" every holiday with fascinating histories, and everything else that makes your presence there unique.

Other honorable mentions: Shady_Arc, 1Pozin2, Sergey179, dmitriy-kamylkov, SargonIII, zirkul

From Spanish:

Carlos: Thank you for offering your view as a native speaker in a way that's always helpful and considerate. It makes every concept sound easier!

From German:

Birgit: I just started to know you not too long ago, but I can tell that your help is worth more on that corner of the forum and off more than you will know. You are appreciated!

Other honorable mentions: stepintime, Max.Em, Hannibal-Barkas, Heike333145, Tiramisues, Mizinamo, Steffi

Italian: CivisRomanus, Dcarl1

Korean: Avanade

Portuguese: Paul Enrique

French: Sitesurf

Irish: scilling

Chinese: Keith_APP

Japanese: Soro

Norwegian: Deliciae

Czech: Nueby

Who are the native speakers that have made your language experiences even more golden?

March 14, 2018



I am speechless.. Thank you so much.

March 14, 2018


C'mon, you deserve it birgit.

March 14, 2018

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    Well, for German I have to single out Birgit of course. She is very kind and a good teacher. On of the unsung heroes of the board.

    Other valuable members from the German board include:






    Apologies to other members I may have left out.... every native German that goes out of their way to help German learners deserve a word of recognition and appreciation.

    March 14, 2018


    I am blushing here.. <3 DANKE

    March 14, 2018


    Vielen lieben Dank, Nuno! And many thanks to LaurianaB as well :)

    March 14, 2018


    May I add: Italian - CivisRomanus!! Unfailingly helpful and always modest. Mille grazie.

    March 14, 2018


    Second it.

    March 14, 2018


    Don't forget Sitesurf for French.

    March 14, 2018


    2nd that.

    March 14, 2018


    Since I am quite a bit addicted to Irish I like to mention scilling on the the Irish forum who is always so nice and helpful. Go raibh maith agat as do chabhair, a chara. :-)

    March 14, 2018


    Avande definitely, For Korean. He posts a lot of really helpful learning tools and things. I don't really go on the French forum so much, so I don't know.

    March 14, 2018


    Thanks! And keep asking ;)

    March 14, 2018


    Prenom.Pierre and Sitesurf are really helpful on the french side!

    March 14, 2018


    Steffi and Mizinamo from German, Deliciae from Norwegian, Antonio from Spanish, and Nueby (Czech). There's others, too, but they're not around anymore. (sad face).

    March 14, 2018


    Paul Enrique for Portuguese

    March 14, 2018


    I would like to add:

    • Keith_APP (Chinese) - a very kind and helpful person, I learned a lot thanks to him and I even created my alternative Chinese name. 谢谢你,キ一ス (I hope I wrote that Japanese version of your name right)! :)

    • Sora (そら) from the Japanese forums - I'm sorry I can't remember the full nickname... すみません! Sora explained many things about Japanese and made many comments, especially in the "sentences" section, that helped me understand Japanese better. ありがとうございます、そら!:)

    • Peter594672 - even though I don't learn Russian very much, thank you for answering all of my little and big questions about it. Your explanations are excellent. Большое спасибо! :)

    There are also other users that deserve a mention, but I'm not sure which of them are native speakers - they are that good! Thank you all for making learning all of your beautiful languages easier for the non-natives. ^.^

    March 15, 2018


    It's always a pleasure )))

    March 15, 2018


    birgit birgit birgit birgit birgit birgit birgit birgit

    Oh, you already have Birgit. Good. my life is complete

    March 14, 2018


    This was a nice idea. Ryagon IV and vv sey in Hungarian always give thoughtful, honest, very practical advice. Thank you :-)

    August 14, 2019
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