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Accidentally clicked Spanish by hovering mouse. How to delete language?

I know this has been said before, but I think it is very odd you can't delete a language. Is it really like this?

In my case, I was accidentally hovering my mouse over the German flag (I'm learning German) and eventually clicked Spanish without intent. Now I have a new tab for a language I do not want to learn. How is there not a button for removing?

Please Duolingo team, fix this. It seems so simple.

Edit: Let me just add that I do not know any website where any simple user action such as this one is irreversible or at least partially reversible, especially on gamification-types (such as Duolingo). It's an unnecessary limitation and a bad user experience design, in my opinion. Please don't get me wrong, Duolingo is great and I am loving being an user, but this situation has stroke me as a bad thing.

March 28, 2013



Thanks for the feedback. Something we're working on adding.


Please, do make sure it's not as easy as a few clicks to delete one. Nobody would like his/her language tree deleted just because the account got hacked or was being used by a family kid.

I would suggest implementing a feature to "hide" a language tab/flag first. Not only would it be easy to implement, it leaves an option open for a user if he/she changes his/her mind. Thanks!


Please. We need this. Thanks.


I second this! I spent way too long trying to figure out how to quit a language! I knew there HAD to be a way to do something so simple! A glaring annoyance in an otherwise wonderful app.


i'm third. it' annoying to have language you do not learn with no opportunity to delete it.


I'm going to be fourth, got exactly the same problem.


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