https://www.duolingo.com/Eestlane321

Bringing Estonian to Duolingo

Hi, Guys!

I am a native speaker of Estonian and I want to bring Estonian language to Duolingo. And to bring Estonian to Duolingo, I need you support people who speak both English and Estonian. Some of you may only speak English or Estonian, so those people who can’t sadly help me to bring Estonian to Duolingo, write down to comment section “Bring Estonian to Duolingo” to show your support for this new language. Also Estonian is similar to Finnish and Finnish is coming to Duolingo. You can join through this link: https://incubator.duolingo.com/apply

May 15, 2019

89 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Evoluighemulo

I hope you succeed!

May 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Mark4898

I hope you can bring Estonian to Duolingo. As a Finnish speaker, I would enjoy learning Estonian. I can understand a lot when listening to Estonian but some of the different words throw me off, haha.

May 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/BenjelBoi

Bring Estonian to Duolingo!

May 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DiegoJaviUnlam

Please, support Estonian also here! =)

https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/2056108

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Repelsteeltje

I am in favor. Please add Estonian. I hope all national language of Europe will be added.

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/chocochipkookie

If Estonian came to Duolingo, I would be one of the first to learn! I really hope it happens!

May 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SchonBaume

They have asked too many times to add Persian on Duolingo. finally they trotted out with the same old excuse like " Duo team try to consider application of language in world's market."!!. It doesn't mind how many people talk an specific language or how many country that language is speaking of.!

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/LlamasintheMist

Yeah, they're happy to have High Valeryian but not a language that is someone's easiest language.

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SchonBaume

This is what they replied:

"Less in demand for education or employment in marketable regions”

That’s not about how many people ask for Persian in these forums, that’s about how many people in how many countries need to learn Persian in order to go to university or get a job.

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Nonformallife

for sure they are anyways more than the ones that need to learn high ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ valeryian to get a job :)

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SchonBaume

Who would ever use 'Klingon' or 'High valeryian' during his lifetime?!!! or even "Esperanto". these made up languages would never ever be used in any global market or is required to get a job.

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Super-Steve

I can see their side, given that those languages are not highly beneficial to many people, but to some they WOULD be, and like you guys said, they obviously have plenty of time on their hands and it definitely could be better used on actual languages that could help people. Besides, those languages are really interesting to man people, even if they are less practical.

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SeanJoudrie

Bring Estonian to Duolingo! There are no baltic languages we desperately need them!

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/HeyItsOcarina

Finnish and Estonian are Finno-Ugric languages, not Baltic :)

Baltic (Lithuanian/Latvian) are Indo-European, while Uralic languages (Finnish/Estonian/Hungarian) aren't :D

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/S.A.Debre

Estonian is a Uralic language but yes, some Baltic languages would be nice too.

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DominicOrlandini

Estonian please

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Zia177448

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Estonian will be added. I'd be interested in learning it in the long run, but only once my Finnish is a lot better than it currently is (I'll mix things up otherwise).

May 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Shadi2005

Bring Estonian to Duolingo!

May 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/HeyItsOcarina

@Eestlane321 I can speak Estonian to a near B1 level, does that mean I'm able to apply without being turned down (since course format is close to level A2 or so, maybe B1 in future trees)?

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Eestlane321

Yes, you can apply, but because Estonian is not on incubator like Finnish in development phase, we have to let Duolingo know that we want Estonian to Duolingo by applying through the link I put on the forum post. Fill in all required fields and Duolingo will know that there are people who wang to bring Estonian to Duolingo.

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/thenimas

Bring Estonian to Duolingo!

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/peartreeguy

Bring Estonian to Duolingo!!!

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/LingualLightning

I definitely agree! I only know English, but the more languages we can get on Duolingo the better.

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Twoheads05

Bring Estonian to Duolingo!

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/angelinamejia09

bring estonian to duolingo :)

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/balpers

Bring Estonian to Duolingo!

(And Persian, too!)

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ISpeakAlien

Any language added to Duolingo is a good thing!

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/HelloIAmNoah

I would love to see Estonian! I've always wanted to learn it - it's just a shame that there isn't enough resources!

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/HeyItsOcarina

I used courses on Memrise and a book I bought from Estonia called "E Nagu Eesti" which I got for 20 euros, and this book takes you to a A2-B1 level :D

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/GregMorgan9

Does the memrise course have sound?

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/aimhof123

Bring Estonian to Duolingo!

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/BrianNeubauer

I certainly hope that you are able to bring Estonian to duolingo. I’m so glad for all the languages.

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/TheNecromancer10

Bring Estonian to Duolingo

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AeduVonPenseur

Bring Estonian to Duolingo!

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/LongHenry

if this post gets like 800 upvotes. then it will probably happen. keep promoting this post. get people to comment and upvote

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/annoyingorange

:) I am a native speaker of Estonian too. Cheers!

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Tuule1

Bring Estonian to Duolingo!!! I'm a native Estonian speaker but my partner is Australian and it would be great if he could learn Estonian through Duolingo. You have my support! Let's make it happen! ;)

May 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Erika-sama1

Tere! I can only speak a few words of Estonian but I've been there 3 times and I would love to see it on Duo. Tuttavaks!

May 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/HannaTriin

What did you want to say with "Tuttavaks"? ^^

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Jordan_Leeper

I have never heard of this language but I love to learn all about it. What region does this language come from?

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/thenimas

Estonia, which is a country south of Finland across the Baltic sea. Despite Estonia typically being considered a Baltic country (like Latvia and Lithuania) and Finland a Nordic country, they can actually be considered to be much closer to each other than the other groups they're lumped into. (Not saying Finnish don't like Swedish or Norwegian people nor Estonians don't like Latvian and Lithuanian people, it's just that these two countries separated by the Baltic sea share the same language family and a lot of other cultural things)

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AbdallahAlNamura

Estonia, near the Baltic Sea.

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/thenimas

Welp, ya beat me to the punch. I'm sure your answer was all they were looking for anyway.

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/kosmonavt_cherry

bring estonian to duo :D

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/brahimDnda3

Bring Estonian to Duolingo!

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/iksFelix

Bring Estonian to Duolingo. :)

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/NikolaYava

Bring Estonian to Duolingo!

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Knoxienne

Awesome! I would love this. Bring Estonian to Duolingo!

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/LeocadiaRoles

Bring Estonian to Duolingo!!!!

Please, this would be one of the best things ever! I would love to help, but unfortunately I only really speak English. If anything else comes up where we can help you with this, please let us know! Because I would love to help and I am sure that others would as well! :)

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/WaltQO

Bring Estonian to Duolingo.

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/veintan23

I would love to learn new language, especially Estonian. <3 Bring Estonian to Duolingo!

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Andreyns89

Tere! Bring Estonian to Duolingo!

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/belstar128

Yea i would want to try to learn that language one day they have a low population but i do see them online more than some much bigger languages

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/atimak48

I think that is a good idea :)

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/rupesh690199

Bring Estonian to Duolingo

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Sungazer838

Bring Estonian to Duolingo! I have always wanted to learn it but my browsers didn't support Keeleklikk (the only actual estonian online course as of now) so I was stuck. Estonian on Duo would be absolutely amazing!

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/HelsinkiVinicius

I'd love to learn Estonian!

May 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/StuxL

Yesss! Bring Estonian to Duo please!!

May 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Dynamitekitties

Bring Estonian to Duolingo!

May 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Jeremy529594

Hooray!

May 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/alexfrancaisss

Bring Estonian to Duolingo!!!!

Tbh I am so happy whenever access to a whole new set of cultures and people gets brought to learners so I am in full support!

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot

Tänan ja edu!

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/NorskyPuppy

Hope you succeed!

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/JacobHough5

good idea

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/PaulPallaz

Sounds good . You get a lingot & I hope you succeed!

May 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Koezumi

Estonian is a pretty cool language I like how they add an accent on their O. Beautiful language like Finnish but so difficult to master. Plus Estonian has not that many ressources availables so it makes it more difficult to learn (like Georgian which the writing system is awesome)

May 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/BluePrinc

Yes, great idea. Tumbs up for your success. May estonian come to Duolingo soon.

May 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AdamDerMan

Bring Estonian to Duolingo!

May 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Meital640

I support!

May 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Meital640

bring estonian to duolingo :)

May 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Emily340188

Bring Estonian to Duolingo

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/BeteWater

Bring Estonian to Duolingo, please.

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DylanAJR

Bring Estonian to Duolingy plez

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/LemonBakedFish

I'd love to learn Estonian! Full support. Let's bring Estonian to Duolingo!

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/pipsbadgerboots

Bring Estonian to duo!

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ellinguist

This is definitely a language that I have always wanted to learn. I hope you succeed!

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/brixyya

Ma lisasin end inkubaatorisse juba mitu kuud tagasi, lootuses, et äkki hakkab jooksma. Siiani pole midagi kuulnud.

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/HannaTriin

Bring Estonian to Duolingo! Palun, palun, palun!

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/CharlieD_5

Bring Estonian to Duolingo!

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Knuffelbear

Submitted my application. I have my fingers crossed!

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Anouar905159

I REALLY REALLY want to see Estonian on duolingo!

June 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/aaa211193

Applied!

June 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Emily340188

Bring Estonian to Duolingo!! Keep sharing this post with everyone!!!

June 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Alexey_Vetrov

Tere. Eesti keel pole minu emakeel, aga minu eesti keele oskus on hea. Kas ma saan aidata?

June 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/aaa211193

Ikka! Pane ennast siin kirja - https://incubator.duolingo.com/apply

June 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/LlamasintheMist

I would like to help but the link only brought me to sign up sheet.

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/uphilldweller

Tere 321

PS what's the first word of Estonian polite foreigners might wish to learn?

May 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Tsernobog

Bring Estonian to Duolingo!

June 16, 2019, 8:30 AM
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