We’re back again! Check out our brand new Spanish Stories!
We know you’ve been waiting, and they’re finally here! We’re proud to bring you a very exciting new set of Spanish Stories. This set features our first ever 10-part story, “The Hernandez Family Curse”! Join Sonia Hernandez on an epic adventure as she investigates her family’s curse. Also in this set is the continued journey of a scientist who discovers a strange new world in “The Beauty Baker.”
As always, these riveting tales will help you fine-tune your language skills. Try the new Stories now!
Thank you for adding more stories! I expect them to be available in the other languages found on Stories as well.
That being said, I’d love to hear if Duolingo has any plans to add more languages on Stories. Japanese and Italian, two courses with most active learners and without Stories yet, have been requested for as long as I can remember.
Yes, Please, Italian stories. Or even a referal to a website that has Italian stories.
You will find some italian stories (storias) here : https://www.lingq.com/en/learn/it/web/course/276534
I tried LingQ and couldn't justify the hefty price. I have used this reader (but in a new addition, I think) https://www.amazon.com/Easy-Italian-Reader-Three-Part-Beginning/dp/B008NYG5HW/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=easy+italian+reader&qid=1553777903&s=gateway&sr=8-4
The old version has a CD, but the new version points you to an app that has the audio in snippets. I like to read the stories, then listen to the audio, but to each his own.
But you don't have to pay to access the stories. There is a free version which includes all of the stories but not the bells and whistles.
Another option is http://lppbooks.com/Italian/index.html They offer several bilingual readers for beginners -- First Italian Reader, First Italian Reader vol 2., etc., also Learn Italian through dialog. The paperback versions are sold at Amazon, but you can buy a pdf version direct from llpbooks.com for a much smaller price. I have purchased several of their polish readers, both paperback and pdf, which I have found very useful. There are also audio tracks for the readers available at the web site.
I wish Duolingo could also bring these stories in Spanish-German and also add a German - Greek course.
Which one of you is willing to help? My English is unfortunately not so perfect and I am learning Greek right now.
Hola Helga. Deine Muttersprache ist Deutsch?
Ich kann Deutsch verstehen und lessen, aber leider schlech schreiben. Wie Du siehst. :D
I'm Danish and choose to learn Spanish from English in order to improve my English at the same time as I learn Spanish. (And not just because there are no free Danish-Spanish courses ;) ).
It has been (and still is) an absolutely and big time: win win!!
The amount of different English-Spanish lessons, from beginner to mediate to advanced level, on Youtube are endless.
And as you can see, my English still isn't that good, but it was far worse when I began to learn Spanish (and only online) almost 3 years ago, and most of my mistakes are still in my English writing and not the Spanish... :D
But it gets better week by week and I still improve my English as well as my Spanish skills. Win win.
Buena suerte / Viel Glück (y)
Die Geschichte ist doch komplett auf spanisch. Was willst du da denn deutsch-spanisch dran haben? Die Übersetzungen wenn man über ein Wort geht? Ich fürchte die Zielgruppe von Leuten die übers Internet spanisch lernen wollen und nicht genug englisch dafür verstehen ist viel zu gering, als dass Duo da Zeit rein steckt, bevor es andere Stories veröffentlicht.
Ich fürchte, Du hast recht. Ich kann genug Englisch um es zu verstehen, aber das Umdenken ist, gerade wenn es komplizierter ist, ebenfalls kompliziert.
Auch dachte ich, dass es auch Leute gibt, welche das über Deutsch lernen wollen. Es gibt ja leider sowieso nur 3 Kurse von Deutsch auf...
Habe jetzt zwei Geschichten übersetzt und in die Diskussionen gestellt, einige haben sich doch gefreut und Bedarf besteht also, mal sehen wie es weiter geht, muss noch Formatieren lernen, aber wenn es Dich interessiert, dann kannst Du ja einmal hier nachsehen:
Den Haupttitel möchte ich beibehalten, damit ihn die UserInnen gleich finden können, aber dann nehme ich den Titel der Geschichte.
Für konstruktive Kritik bin ich immer offen. LG
Du bekommst ein Lingot für die übersetzung die Geschiche.
(I give you a Lingot for the translation of the story)
I will enjoy reading all the Deutsch-Spanish stories to improve my German too.
Win win :D
Great!! The stories help a lot, so thank you :)
P.S. Italian stories would help a lot, too.... wink wink ;)
Guys, just noticed a small mistake in the Spanish story "I quit". It says his flight to Aruba leaves in an hour and the question is where will he be in an hour with the correct answer "being on a beautiful beach". Unless he's getting there by transporter beam, in one hour he will be on a plane, not on a beautiful beach :)
In which set and what number story is "I quit" ?
I've tried, but can't find it.
Thank you (y)
Awesome! Stories are great for learners, so keep them up!
Uhh... any plans for Italian? ;))
90% of the Comments: Where are the Italian stories?
9% of the Comments: Muchas gracias. :-D
1% of the Comments: This comment.
De todas formas, todos vamos a tener que esperar por las historias en Italiano. Muchas gracias por avisarnos sobre las nuevas historias. :-D
Yay!! New Stories! Thank you soooo much!~KD
"To the world, you may be one person. But to one person, you may be the world." -Dr. Seuss
Thank you for the new stories.
I still think Duolingo should fix the problem that only allows you to hear the audio playback twice at a normal speed.
On the third playback, the voice is so slow that it's not only excruciatingly boring but no longer sounds like a native speaker. And the voice at that speed sometimes is so garbled that it's harder to understand than the original at normal speed.
On some of the fill-in-the-blank exercises, this becomes especially bad.
The part that one needs to repeat is at the end of the sentence, but you have to listen to an entire paragraph at this creeping, creepy pace that makes nails on a chalkboard sound like the Boston New York Philharmonic in comparison.
I always look forward to the new stories in Spanish. I just don't understand why this problem can't be addressed.
To get it to play at normal speed click a previous line let it start playing and go back to the line you want repeated again. You have to do this every third time but you never have to listen to the entire line play back in the slow mode. Give it a try I hope it works for you.
Muchas gracias, I would have ended up finishing my last story today, but now I have more material to work with. Thank you again :)
Thank you so much for this, enjoying the story already. I really like this format
Me encantan las historias españoles. Tambien, me gusta mucho la conexción entre Tinycards y Stories para practicar y añadar al más vocabulario. ¡Gracias!
Yay!!! I am happy you added more stories I enjoy them so much. They are very helpful in broadening my Spanish vocabulary.
Great work. Thank you! ♥♥♥
I enjoy the new Spanish stories. Can you add some Dutch and Hungarian stories, too?
That's great! I have a different school account I use for Spanish. Does Duo plan on releasing Japanese stories?
Thank you! I really appreciate the work you all put into these stories. How many hours go into each story on average? I would guess each of these five minute gems takes a few hours to write, record, and polish.
I didn't listen to the stories at first, but now I listen to them as a sort of treat for doing the exercises.
Great! These stories are the most fun way to learn on Duolingo! Roll them out for Esperanto and we will be happy campers :-)
Great!! Thanks very much. I think they help with learning quite a bit and they are entertaining.
I'm glad more Spanish stories have arrived.
Queremos cuentos italianos también.
But bring back the audio only toggle! Stories used to be great for listening comprehension. Now they’re too easy.
Do you know if these stories are going to be unique? I'm someone who studies both Spanish and Portuguese, and one of my biggest concerns or complaints about stories so far, is that so far Spanish and Portuguese have had identical stories.
Not only is this kind of terrible for someone who wants to learn both languages (because the challenge is removed and the story is kind of ruined if you've already encountered it before), but it also seems to be missing an obvious opportunity to use the languages to communicate things about the culture peculiar or specific to the languages and the places they are spoken.
For example, a Portuguese story could focus on a place, tradition, food, or cultural practice specific to Brazil, and Spanish stories could do the same for any of the myriad of Spanish-speaking countries.
Muchas gracias! "Yeah" and many Thumps up from me!
I've been at the beginning of the former last set, 14, for a while and holding back in order to still have some unread stories to look forward to. And, of course, been repeating the old stories at least 2-3 times in order to memorize the many new words in each story.
Learning with a smile on your face makes it all so much easier. :D
Muchas gracias, equipo de Duolingo.
Vosotros sois fenomenales ;)
Are there any plans to add the stories to the Duolingo app? I find them very helpful
Finished in 3 days =D, THANKS SO MUCH, stories and podcasts keep me going using DL. I hope you add them more often. I also wish that podcasts are for a more advanced level. One comment on the Hernandez family curse, I noticed that in one or more episode I noticed that personal pronouns were used sometimes with body parts which as far as I know is grammatically incorrect; i.e: su mano (her hand). Please check and review or correct me if I am wrong. Once again THANKS for the great effort!!
I love the stories. I'm just about done with my 2nd pass through the first 15 units, so I'm looking forward to new material! Thanks!
muchisimas gracias These stories are the best part of duo. such a great surprise!
It's always nice with new stories even though they are (at the moment) only available in languages I don't work with, but I expect that to change down the line. What I'd want to say, though, is that I'd prefer stories that are no longer than 4-5 instalments, and I'd also very much like the repetition of what happened in the previous instalment to be possible to skip without listening to.
This one is long but very well written. But it's an exception rather than the rule, and earlier stories tend to be shorter.
Stories in Spanish are great, for sure! Many thanks! How about some stories in English as well?
It would be nice if Duolingo would have a joke section or some Spanish puns.
Thank you for this good Stories. It would be very helpful to create this stories into German - Spanisch.
Hooray!! New Stories! Can't wait to do them! They are a great addition to Duolingo. I am not learnin Italian but it sure sounds like a lot of people want stories in that language. Well, to them: Write your on stories until Duolingos makes ones for you!
I had previously never tried Duolingo on a computer. But I note that there are many additional activities that aren't available when using the Android app, and I find them helpful. This includes the stories, which adds many new (to me) words in a useful context. Thanks!
Thanks, @Danielconcasco. I just tried it on my Android phone and it worked fine, even without my having to request the desktop browser version. I notice the voices are clearer, also. I think this will be my way of accessing Duolingo, going forward.
Thank you so much! I've been waiting for some more stories for a while. I expect for them to be Italian and Japanese all well. I could also use some lingot help. Why are they called lingots
How do you make stories? I have several ideas, and I would like others to see them. If I can, that is.
¡Muchas gracias!Спасибо вам большое! I have been waiting a long time for something new.I really enjoyed them.
I just want to ask some questions:Are there stories in Russian and Hebrew?If so,where can I find them?Are language learners allowed to give ideas of making stories?If so,can I share my ideas?
Please let me know soon.
Loving the Spanish stories! Thank you! Will they be available on mobile too?
The stories are fun and quite enjoyable. I was doing them until the trees were changed. I keep hoping to finish the tree someday.
Apparently there is no way to discuss the stories. In Chapter 2 part 2, how are we supposed to know that you intended us to say "perfectly planned" instead of "well planned". I think my answer should have been accepted.
Great job guys. There is even a 10 part story. I can't wait to begin it along with all the new content that was just added.
Thank you The stories have helped me do much more with my Portuguese and a different regional Spanish than the exercises, once I had completed the tree. You see , turning the bubbles further than green or red after you complete the tree is not very interesting, but the clubs and the stories are
I really wish Stories were available on the Phone App. I have a "work around" though... I run the web version in a browser on my phone. But, then I have to jump back to the Phone App for everything else.
I can't get through Ready for Takeoff. It halts a little more than half-way through. Anyone else have this problem?
It worked for me when I did it not too long ago. If it doesn't work next time, you should report it : https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
I didn't face such an issue, maybe try a different browser? I am using google chrome and never faced this issue.
Thanks for adding the new stories! They're super helpful! Can't wait to 'read' them!
That's amazing! I was waiting to try out the new stories! When will the next set be out?