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LingoDeer now teaches Portuguese for English speakers

LingoDeer is a learning app like Duolingo. Unlike Duolingo, it mainly teaches Asian languages currently (Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese). They recently released their Portuguese course for English speakers-thier first Romance language course and the first European language they teach for English speakers. It’s currently in beta and the course is an excellent expansion for Duolingoists learning Portuguese.

It didn’t seem like many people noticed so I wanted others who may benefit from the new course to know about it. It seems promising so far (I’m on IOS, I don’t know if it’s on Android yet).

May 1, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi

Looks like I might have found a replacement for Duolingo as long as they add a few more courses:)

May 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ingochris

I'm holding my breath for High Valyrian.

May 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Fuurinkazan.

Just downloading the app update. Curious to see how long it is. Waiting for its memrise course as well.

What’s great is that they ONLY use native speakers for their audio. At least that’s what their website says.

I hope there will be JA-PT or PT-JA course there as well.

Does anyone know how we can check the vocab count of a course on Lingodeer?

May 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/rontaya

Are the native speakers only Brazilian?

May 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Fuurinkazan.

Well, this is named as Brazilian Portuguese course so I think so.

May 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/BeCreative__

Whats it like?

May 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Fuurinkazan.

67 skills, and according to their main page, they include the most frequent 2000 words for each of their courses. Copypaste of the Brazilian Portuguese tree:

  1. Coming Soon (extension??)
  2. Conditional perfect
  3. Conditional
  4. Past subjunctive
  5. Future subjunctive
  6. Present subjunctive
  7. Future perfect
  8. Past perfect
  9. Past imperfect
  10. Future tense
  11. Test out 6
  12. Clause 2
  13. Participle
  14. Passive voice
  15. Present perfect
  16. Clause 1
  17. Quesion 2
  18. "Se"
  19. Past tense
  20. Test out 5
  21. Personal pronouns 2
  22. Airport
  23. Medical
  24. Imperative
  25. Travel
  26. Future tense
  27. Bank
  28. Infinitive 2
  29. Infinitive 1
  30. Test out 4
  31. Indefinite pronouns
  32. Exclamations
  33. Adverbs
  34. Comparison
  35. Nature
  36. Sports
  37. Present continuous
  38. Months
  39. Direction
  40. Transportation
  41. Hobbies
  42. Mood
  43. Seasons
  44. Waether
  45. Position
  46. Test out 3
  47. Time
  48. Price
  49. Numbers 2
  50. Clothes
  51. Occupation
  52. Household
  53. Family
  54. Countries
  55. Week
  56. Ordinal numbers
  57. Test out 2
  58. Present tense
  59. Personal pronouns 1
  60. Verb 3
  61. Verb 2
  62. Verb 1
  63. Places
  64. Animals 2
  65. Animals 1
  66. Colors
  67. Test out 1
  68. Objects
  69. Greetings
  70. Numbers 1
  71. Plural
  72. Question 1
  73. Food & drink
  74. Basics
May 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/BeCreative__

Thanks. but I meant what is it like to use.

May 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Fuurinkazan.

I haven’t used it that much but it’s like the Duolingo app, though you can switch between typing and word boxes. There seems to be tips/hints and grammar notes as well. Check out bits (jumping) of this vid for example. https://youtube.com/watch?v=Y1Os86LOpuE

For mandarin and japanese you can also handwrite the kanji it seems, wow. That’s very useful if you have a stylus and a tablet.

May 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/BeCreative__

Hm. It reminds me a bit of memrise, and what they showed looks easier than here.

May 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Fuurinkazan.

Memrise doesn’t have a page full of learning tips for each level though. Neither does the Duo app. This might be its best feature. Well, the native speakers audio sounds pretty damn good as well.

May 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/BeCreative__

Well that just kind of seems like a nightmare to me and I don't find that info that useful all the time — its not that hard to find. And I think the Duo app is really hampered/ ruined by the health feature. :/

May 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Fuurinkazan.

Yeah, with your solid B level you probably don’t even need the material it offers. Though now having played with it a little bit, I can’t say how good the audio is, you can also tap between 0.8x and 1.0x speeds, you can also tap a word for a grammar tip pop up, and a general tip pop up in each lesson it seems. No health Here! Also, the visuals are amazing, while minimalistic design like Duolingo, the pictures used in "lesson 1" (teaches new vocab) of the new skill/unit are pretty damn good looking, they are drawn. So the app looks very clean! I’d say this is great for a beginner with 0 knowledge and wants to conquer A1 and A2 levels and get the B1-ish / 2000 most frequent vocab. You can get that here on Duolingo too.

May 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ronkisimo

lingodeer is gold

May 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RooyAguirre

Sad it doesn't have Spanish. Ok, no. Lol, yes! Finally! I've been waiting for this so long! I actually recommend LingoDeer totally!

May 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Demonym281

Very interesting, I didn't know they even had Viet.

I never got that far into their Korean or other courses, but I rate them quite highly on first impressions.

Duolingo should watch out tbh, free alternatives are emerging

May 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/mary777355

Only found Asian languages

May 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DiegoDutra
<h1>Interesting</h1>
May 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/nDXNK

Great news!

May 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Yoc4ue

Thank you!

May 3, 2018
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