https://www.duolingo.com/cwalsh

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!

March 21, 2019

134 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Fuurinkazan.

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.

March 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/KittyCorky

"...Italian...been requested for as long as I can remember"

If only Duolingo could give an estimated time of arrival (ETA) for Italian stories. {sigh}

March 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/patchey_patch

yeah i could really use Itallian stories

March 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DeannaNeels1

yeah ive been waiting for so long

March 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/compsognathus

troppo lungo...

March 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/dlpink7

Or Hebrew

March 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/kleewyck1

Yes, Please, Italian stories. Or even a referal to a website that has Italian stories.

March 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/compsognathus

Duo user CivisRomanus periodically posts great stories. Here is a link to one of their's - https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/30580307

March 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Augustine2017

You will find some italian stories (storias) here : https://www.lingq.com/en/learn/it/web/course/276534

March 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Danielconcasco

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.

March 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/albertine2017

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.

March 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/dlpink7

Yeah, I agree

March 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/CatherineHawkins

Italian stories would really be helpful to me!

March 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/eleni519538

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.

March 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/PiaKonstmann

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)

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Lavitas

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.

March 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/eleni519538

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...

LG

March 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/eleni519538

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:

https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/31508078

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

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/PiaKonstmann

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

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/PaulPallaz

I would love to see Italian stories on Duolingo!

April 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/compsognathus

Great!! The stories help a lot, so thank you :)

P.S. Italian stories would help a lot, too.... wink wink ;)

March 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/CatherineHawkins

I need them, too. Italian stories. Coming soon, io spero.

March 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/pIwo4arh

That would be awesome!

March 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/compsognathus

Non lo sarebbe?? :D

March 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/pIwo4arh

Huh?

March 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/compsognathus

Wouldn't it? :D

March 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/pIwo4arh

Oh... yeah!

March 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/daffodil2015

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 :)

March 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/PiaKonstmann

In which set and what number story is "I quit" ? I've tried, but can't find it.
Thank you (y)

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Bob385882

It's in group 2

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Lavitas

When will Italian stories be released?

March 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/LasCicatrices

Awesome! Stories are great for learners, so keep them up!

Uhh... any plans for Italian? ;))

March 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/YarkoRab

Where are the stories in Italian?

March 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/RooyAguirre

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

March 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/compsognathus

Bahaha, cierto, vero, very true!

March 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Free_Shavacadoo

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

March 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Thiru123

Beautiful quote.

March 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/mreaderclt

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.

March 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Dave447959

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.

March 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/mreaderclt

Ah, excellent workaround. Thank you.

March 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/NonDesistas

¡Muchas gracias!

March 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AndresGarner

Muchas gracias, I would have ended up finishing my last story today, but now I have more material to work with. Thank you again :)

March 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Jasmine200095

Will we get stories in other languages as well? :(

March 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/torix200

Thank you so much for this, enjoying the story already. I really like this format

March 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Myah061

Oo! The one about the curse sounds SO COOL!

March 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/elvper

Awesome. A story consisting of 10 parts? That's huge.

March 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/kdrp
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Me encantan las historias españoles. Tambien, me gusta mucho la conexción entre Tinycards y Stories para practicar y añadar al más vocabulario. ¡Gracias!

March 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DeannaNeels1

You should get Italian stories now!!!

March 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Wadu_Hek

Thank you so much! Now my motivation to spanish got from 20 to 70 percent!

March 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/MatthewGBr1

Many thanks. I hope you hear positive things from hundreds of people so that you will be motivated to keep creating the stories. They have been wonderful.

To everyone reading this thread. Please upvote cwalsh's post.

March 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/KathyTomas1

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! ♥♥♥

March 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ExSquaredOver2

Italian stories coming soon?

March 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/CHOCOLISTA

thanks

March 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/dragonpirate116

Thank you so much!!!!! I love the stories. : )

March 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Dugggg
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Thanks very much, the stories are great practice.

March 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/thesummerdancer

Yay! Finally!

March 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/MissSpells

Muchos gracias!!

March 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/kamelbenyo

Muchas gracias!!

March 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/eleni519538

Without O:

¡muchas/muchísimas gracias!

March 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Soozanne53

muchas gracias me encantan las historias

March 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Melinda80386

I enjoy the new Spanish stories. Can you add some Dutch and Hungarian stories, too?

March 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Akkomagic

That's great! I have a different school account I use for Spanish. Does Duo plan on releasing Japanese stories?

March 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Danielconcasco

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.

March 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/rlsalgueiro

what about Italian or English stories...

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/JayChicken

I, too, would love to see some Italian stories. I'm just about to get to the point (in the next week or so) where I'd be eligible to unlock them, if they existed. I find them such a great and entertaining way to reinforce my grammar and vocabulary!

March 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Tania285253

Te amo

March 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Gregorio709933

?a quien?

April 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/lisaandtim

SOUNDS WONDERFUL. I will try some.

March 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/nicklearn

I didn't listen to the stories at first, but now I listen to them as a sort of treat for doing the exercises.

March 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Gail705316

Yay, more stories! They are so helpful. Thank you! :)

March 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Melyndi

Awesome! thanks! I was wondering when you'd be back <3 :D :D :D

March 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ahblair

Great! These stories are the most fun way to learn on Duolingo! Roll them out for Esperanto and we will be happy campers :-)

March 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Ruben7576

Awesome, Thank you!

March 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/sher818015

Thank you! I really enjoy the stories. They are a fun change up.

March 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Glen341948

Great!! Thanks very much. I think they help with learning quite a bit and they are entertaining.

March 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Elgatobandido

I'm glad more Spanish stories have arrived.
But:
Queremos cuentos italianos también.

March 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/arielkbt

But bring back the audio only toggle! Stories used to be great for listening comprehension. Now they’re too easy.

March 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/cazort

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.

March 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/PiaKonstmann

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 ;)

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/dudemanusa

Are there any plans to add the stories to the Duolingo app? I find them very helpful

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AR_Elsherbiny

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!!

April 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Kejame

Muy bueno!

March 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/y.ademas

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!

March 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/MarkRusso12

ASHHHHHHHH DIOS MIO MUCHISIMAS GRACIAS

March 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/LarryxMisa

Genial :D

March 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/vee.st

Oh, gracias!!!

March 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/mbkozlowski

Awesome! Thanks! I agree with others. They are good practice.

March 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Dataporter

¡Hurra! ¡Excelente! ¡A mí me gusta las historias mucho!

March 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ronkisimo

muchisimas gracias These stories are the best part of duo. such a great surprise!

March 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/NileshHazra

Why there aren't any stories in Chinese? I'm learning Chinese and I realised there's only few languages in stories section.

March 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/S_K_L_O_R_18

thankuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

March 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/hanspersson

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.

March 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Ausir

This one is long but very well written. But it's an exception rather than the rule, and earlier stories tend to be shorter.

March 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Weronika170049

Stories in Spanish are great, for sure! Many thanks! How about some stories in English as well?

March 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Allen142019

Yes,I would like for my grandma to read in English.

March 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Gregorio709933

It would be nice if Duolingo would have a joke section or some Spanish puns.

April 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/eleni519538

Thank you for this good Stories. It would be very helpful to create this stories into German - Spanisch.

March 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Jackson454512

This is Amazing!!!

March 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Quinn.Austin

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!

March 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/KurtKaufman

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!

March 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Danielconcasco

If you open duolingo.com on your phone browser (Chrome, Safari, etc.) you can do the stories. I had an issue with the app crashing for a week or so on my clunky old phone and started using the mobile website version. I like being able to do the stories on the go :)

March 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/KurtKaufman

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.

March 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AmarilovesJake18

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

March 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SePtic_Sniper

Thank you soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much

March 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Light_OfTheMoon

How do you make stories? I have several ideas, and I would like others to see them. If I can, that is.

March 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Angelroy_810

very helpful, thanks

March 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Allen142019

¡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.

NICOLE ALLEN

March 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/albertine2017

http://lppbooks.com/Russian/index.html also has bilingual readers for beginners in Russian. E-book version is not expensive. Paperback is a little pricier. No hebrew there yet, but readers are available in about 15 different languages.

March 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DominicNit1

nice

March 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DominicNit1

i love this app

March 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/NEspanol28

Loving the Spanish stories! Thank you! Will they be available on mobile too?

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Matthew694784

The stories are fun and quite enjoyable. I was doing them until the trees were changed. I keep hoping to finish the tree someday.

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Lynne650325

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.

March 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/MarcelBal

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.

April 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AnitaRRC

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

April 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Bob385882

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.

April 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/JullieSzik

Thanks for the idea. I normally use my phone a lot.

April 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/bigbenisboss

Finally ;)

April 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Wayne75416

Tried the stories this morning. Fun way to learn. Thanks for making these

April 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/blbossard

I can't get through Ready for Takeoff. It halts a little more than half-way through. Anyone else have this problem?

April 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/albertine2017

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

April 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AR_Elsherbiny

I didn't face such an issue, maybe try a different browser? I am using google chrome and never faced this issue.

April 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ChiraChan

I'd love to see some russian stories

April 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/RachelF12345

Thanks for adding the new stories! They're super helpful! Can't wait to 'read' them!

April 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/404Error_

Cool, thanks

April 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/vidi71

That's amazing! I was waiting to try out the new stories! When will the next set be out?

April 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/bevanoff

Cool

April 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/chocolateKBpup

I have not been on duolingo for a while but there are new stories?

April 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AngelaLi386931

i finshed it LOL

April 8, 2019
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