https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VossBucci

Duolingo Stories :-)

I would just like to say THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR INVENTING DUOLINGO STORIES!!!!! :-)

As a language teacher, this is truly the best thing I have come across in a very long time and I am now recommending not just Duolingo but also these amazing multilingual stories to all of my students.

I would also like to know whether there will be any Chinese (Mandarin) stories in the future. Does anyone know?

Now I am going to revive my high school French with one of the stories. :-D

September 6, 2018

22 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Giovanni0604

I know, right? Duolingo stories are awesome! I listen to them all the time to improve my listening and reading skills. The Duo team really outdid themselves with this amazing addition. I'm actually going to listen to one now... :)

September 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/funtimeduo

Cool!! Thanks!

September 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda7Italian

You really should edit Doulingo to read Duolingo, just saying, hope you don't mind...

September 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anyom

the only thing we need now IS MORE LANGUAGES

September 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VossBucci

Yay! ^_^

September 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/elvper

Stories in Mandarin would have to be easier than the existing ones (it's a more difficult to understand language), thus I'd put my money on "not soon". But some time into the future there will likely be stories in "all" languages (on the condition that the people over at Duolingo don't consider the stories feature to be a failure).

September 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VossBucci

Really? Why? I've studied Mandarin formally for three years and self-study before that and yet I've never found it particularly difficult at all (to read and write, speaking is a different matter, haha) and there's a beautiful logic to It, actually for me, it's easier than French, but perhaps I'm just weird :-)

September 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/elvper

It takes a longer time to get the same proficiency in Mandarin compared to Portuguese / Spanish / German / French and the Mandarin course (correct me if I'm mistaken) also teaches you less compared to the other mentioned ones.

Well yeah, in some aspects Chinese is really straight forward / simple but as you mention yourself, some aspects are difficult too.

September 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DeanBandes

I want to disagree about "also teaches you less". I think the sentences in the Mandarin course towards the end of the tree, even at level 1, are more complex than most of the ones in the Spanish tree. I would like to see Mandarin stories, too.

April 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LICA98

I don't think there will be stories in other languages than the first 5 (and even in Italian they don't have them yet)

September 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nuki989

I agree! I am trying to learn Mandarin and I would really love to be able to practice reading here instead of in other places (children's books from my library)

September 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VossBucci

I just did a quick Google search thinking there must be something online somewhere. I came across this website: http://www.learningchinesethroughstories.com

It looks really good and includes audio! This will do for now then. :-)

September 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YarkoRab

You never said you were a language teacher ;-)))

September 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VossBucci

Didn't I? Hehehehe, yes, I teach English and German. Although, I did teach beginner's Italian to Canadian expats at a school in my town some years ago, too. :-)

September 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Magda_f_

I just want to say that I love Stories so much! Please never stop making them :)

May 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThaliPotter

cool

September 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nameless-Learner

Yeah, I agree with you. Duolingo stories are awesome!

September 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CubaReady

Yes, I completely agree. The stories are great! I'm going to listen to one right now!

September 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoyceHilary

I can't access the next episode of the Portuguese story Gato com botas. I have now done the second episode twice, hoping that would help, but the rest of the story is still locked.

Can someone please help!

October 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/elvper

Odd as 2 and 3 are in the same chapter. Try this direct link to it, maybe it will work: https://stories.duolingo.com/lessons/pt-o-gato-de-botas-3

October 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DeanBandes

Another request for Chinese (Mandarin) stories. I'm trying to get to level 3 all the way through the tree, but I'll wait on the tree if I can do some stories.

April 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BlueWorldWalker

I've been waiting and hoping for Mandarin stories, too! I just started learning Chinese, but I love the stories and think that they're a great way to learn Spanish.

May 21, 2019
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