I'm new on duolingo
Can you make "friends" on here and practice speaking in the language you want to learn with them? I want to learn Mandarin.
Hello Annie, welcome to the Duolingo forum.
If you have not already done so, you can familiarise yourself a bit with these boards by reading this thread: Duolingo Wiki & FAQ (unofficial, but still amazing)
You can certainly make friends here and discuss Mandarin and learn with others. Do keep in mind that Duolingo is not a replacement for social networks, so keep the content appropriate (focus on language learning).
I hope you will have an educative experience and pleasant time on Duolingo.