https://www.duolingo.com/andrew974v

Suggestion. Bonus skill: Restaurant

Hi. I have always wanted to know how to say. - Keep the change. - Raw/well-done (about the meat). - What is your recomendation. - I would like to order ... and other phrases which would be helpful. I know there may not be so many of them but that is why it is great for Bonus skill :) Here are the picture :

Who likes this idea please upvote this discussion.

April 23, 2014

71 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/centime
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Bonus skill? This should be a required skill. Is it time to let the tree grow or to sprout another tree?

April 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/javiersfz

Right. I am actually more interested in trees growing than in new languages.

April 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot
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me too but I planted some and now wait for the apples. pears and cherries from the wee orchard

April 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/javiersfz

he

April 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda
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Absolutely, and is in any standard language course.

April 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/centime
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Also found in standard language courses are the alphabet, numbers, clock and calendar training. It is my impression that regrettably DL is only training us to translate webpages not visit a foreign country.

April 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/s_owla

I agree! :)

April 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/call-me-dory
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Yes, that's really the kind of things that we would use in practice :)

May 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Swifty139

Well lots of new bonus skills would be a nice way to eat up the Lingots sitting around in everyone's pockets!

April 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/DenaBaldwin
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Yes! I'd give you a lingot for that but I see you don't need one.

April 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Swifty139

Haha no I don't! We want food (from the restaurant)!

April 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/smashingx

So you can spare some lingots with me if you want :) I want to buy a new skill :)

April 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Nadya222
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And, I would like to buy a vowel. (Can somebody spin the wheel for me?)

April 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/smashingx

Thank you for the lingots! Really appreciate it! :)

April 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/DeeRamm
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Sounds good! ! ! When I was a student, some ages ago, I spent a couple of weeks in Greece. I never learned much Greek but did make sure I could read menus. In any place that had English menus, you were likely to pay a lot more. I wanted to eat where the natives might eat. That worked out fairly well. All I had in those days was a Langenscheidt pocket dictionary. Now I could have used Duolingo (maybe not in Greek yet) and the right bonus skills! - Maybe we should have a BONUS SKILL INCUBATOR

April 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/OldSpiceGuy
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Definitely. Along with more foods, napkin, fork, etc.

April 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/hanga22
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I think it also depends on the culture of the country, because in the Italian tree there are a lot of food lessons in the beginning with words like breakfast, fork, onion, bean etc. while I have not learned how we say 'to walk' or 'to sit'. I thought it's because that in Italy food and cuisine is very important. But I agree, there could be more food lessons in the other trees too:)

April 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/PascalMoser
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Great Idea! Maybe Taxi Skills, Bus/Trainstation Skills, ....

April 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Bayann12

Oooh I like that idea, it'd be helpful on vacation in different cultures.

April 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/kalexbro

Great idea, but shouldn't it be a different pic. then food?

April 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Grenloc

How about a waiter carrying a tray?

April 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/MystyrNile
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Maye with a domed lid on top.

April 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Nadya222
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And, to take it one step further, "pheasant under glass".

April 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Bayann12

I think a waiter carrying a tray is good.

April 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/kalexbro

I like it!

April 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/rachvx
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Maybe it could be a general skill about shopping/dining out, and it could have a picture like the one at the top of the Lingot store (a window roof thing, I'm blanking out on what it's called). idk

April 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/inkybaba
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I think a fork and a knife, somewhat a cliche logo for food or restaurants.

April 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/kalexbro

A sunroof?

April 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/rachvx
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sort of. I guess. That striped... thing. (I feel dumb :P )

April 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/MystyrNile
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An awning?

April 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/rachvx
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yes. I literally thought of that three days after I wrote the comment :) It's ridiculous.

April 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/kalexbro

An awning.

April 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Nadya222
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a window roof thingy? A skylight?

April 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/crlight
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It would be interesting if development started (for all finished languages) a second "fluency tree" where you learned a lot more in depth words and phrases.

April 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Dr.Manhattan95

Or it breaks off into different "branches" that are more specific like "medical terms" "business terms" etc.

April 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/javiersfz

that would be great.

April 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Dr.Manhattan95

Great idea! But here's why I'm sorta against the idea of bonus skills. 1) the bonus skills aren't well integrated into the system so you can't practice them when you practice your weakest words. 2) I'm really hoping they'll expand the current trees, with something like this in it!

April 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/_pinkodoug_
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I couldn't agree more. This is a point I've made in a few other similar discussions. Any given skill loses a lot of utility when it's segregated from the rest of the course the way bonus skills currently are.

April 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/MystyrNile
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Lingot for you!

April 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/puppy7989

I have no idea why you got three down-votes for giving a lingot!! I gave you an up vote to try and get your balance back to zero, but I am only allowed to do it once : (

So now you are on −2 (one better than before)

April 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Andrealphus
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I'd enjoy this as a culinary student quite a bit. This made up a couple weeks of my freshman french course. We even did little performances. I was the chef who came out and punched the waiter for giving vin to a girl who wanted cafe. I actually hit him, which he didn't expect, and my French teacher laughed really hard and gave us an A.

April 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/fivehopsaway

I would love for duolingo to add new bonus skills and categories to strengthen vocabulary and teach us a greater variety of words.

April 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Sebafleb

Lots more bonus skills would be great. I have enough lingots to give to everyone. :D

April 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/miniblizzy

lucky

April 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Bayann12

I agree. I think more bonus skills would be great. Hey, maybe if they did make this skill idea and some others they could use them as bonus skills.

April 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Druckles
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As far as I am aware:

nicht gar - underdone
verbraten - overcooked

Ah, German GCSE.

April 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/melissamorris

gardez la monnaie= keep the change. medium rare= saignant, rare (bloody): bleu, medium to medium rare: à point, medium: moyan, (very) well-done: bien cuit/ (très) bien cuit.
I would like: je voudrais/ je vais essayer / je veux essayer or, as I would much prefer, say, "Je suis végétalienne!" :)

May 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/pRoXi6
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It sure is a requirement if you want to travel using the language! Great idea.

April 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/---invalid---

Great idea!!!

April 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/pc-taylor

great idea :D

April 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/McKaySandra

c'est bon

April 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/thomasklughammer

ok, but is it fast food you are thinking about if you imagine a restaurant ? OH OH

April 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/superbookgeek

I like this idea! Except it would need a different picture... but that's an awesome idea! :)

April 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/smashingx

who cares about the image. We all just want to learn!

April 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/miniblizzy

But the picture is already used in food

April 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ggraceco

What a geat idea!My teacher,Mme.Morris is now asking us to do a skit about a resturant! Well,need to learn certain things! So am 100%happy about this idea!

April 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Andrealphus
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Remember to make her laugh! I aced a lot of skits doing things like hitting waiters and charging over a million dollars for an apple.

April 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ggraceco

Thats a really good idea! One of my friends did a skit and the waiters charged a cup of tea for 100 dollars!

May 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/archy135

Good idea. Good icon.

April 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Bayann12

I like it, I think it'd be quite helpful if one was made.

April 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/CompuChip

I guess this is not a democracy, but I would vote for this proposition! :)

April 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Nadya222
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Yummmm! BURGER skills!

April 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Bayann12

Hahhaaaa, agreed! XD

April 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Machupichoo

You have my upvote. Good idea.

April 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profelevi
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good call!

April 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Siebenundzwanzig

Agreed! There's a lot of content on Duolingo, but there's also a lot missing, IMO.

April 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/E.K.C

that would be useful

April 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/smashingx

That icon is already in use for food isn't?

April 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Madeleine_203

Honestly, there are many things they don't have...

November 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Azure_Waters
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Yes, yes & YES! That would be so fantastic (:

December 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/tu.8zPhLBXipiNkv

I'd say, yes. This is such an important skill and we will always need to say these orders for real life. This is mandatory.

July 23, 2015
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