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

Stories

I have completed 5 stories each in French, German, and Spanish. Can't wait for the Italian (though I suppose I'll have to.)

I applaud DuoLingo for the effort. They (the stories) are gentle, mildly amusing, and occasionally offer interesting vocabulary options - I keep a notebook handy.

Again and again and again, I say, thank you DuoLingo, because I know you are free.

I think DL is the first step on a long ladder, maybe Stories are a second step. Reading newspapers and magazines and books is a major part of language-ing. Bravo, DL, for bridging the gap.

June 28, 2019

18 Comments


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

Ciao Bryan. Thankfully Italian now has a book club which is going to get interesting, and a "chatty" forum. Stories would round it off nicely. Best to you.

June 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ajon-joli

What a super idea to have a book club!

June 28, 2019

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

Book club?!

June 28, 2019

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

Carbs. Sì sì, after a big whinge about a certain post, Mmseiple suggested a book club. We all jumped at it and are now reading "Scontro di civiltà per un ascensore a Piazza Vittorio" to be reviewed on 7th July. Should be interesting. A dopo...

June 28, 2019

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

How many pages, when did you start, is it physical or electronic? I want all the gory details

June 28, 2019

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

Carbsrule, this will explain the details of the Book Club! In bocca al lupo! https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/32683253

June 29, 2019

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

Grazie mille. (That's the sum total of my Italian knowledge)

So, effectively, a chapter a week of chapters perhaps 5-12 pages long. Sounds like a good time :)

June 29, 2019

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

Carbs. I bought it for my tab, (Kindle/ebook £5.00 or thereabouts). 189 pages. I started a week ago, I go v slowly, learning a lot. Italian is just nice. Some humour, some pain, some "fruity" language, a touch of everything. Hope this helps. Ciao...

June 28, 2019

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

Well, I know nothing of Italian (except that which I can guess at from Esperanto and Spanish), so it wouldn't be much use for me, but I'm intrigued by the book club idea. How many members, are you expected to read the whole book within ... two weeks? :O

June 28, 2019

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

If they bring stories to Mandarin, I'm going to need a bigger magnifying glass. I feel like a 1st grader learning how to print letters using huge size with a thick pencil. How in the world could I ever read in regular print, much less draw, a 50 stroke word in this space: __

In Vietnamese, sometimes a person will write a short story in Vietnamese Discussion and I have to be quick to Follow it as things like that tend to get downvoted in quick order. Don't know why that happens, there aren't many people studying the course.

June 28, 2019

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

Carbs. It's very new so not sure how Mmseiple will organise it. We shall soon see. Bye for now.

June 28, 2019

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

Sì, arrivederci

June 29, 2019

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

I love the stories. I have been reading them first in Portuguese, then in French. I particularly like the new French stories. A female car mechanic, a lesbian married couple! Thank you, Duolingo!!!!!

June 30, 2019

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

It's great to see someone apprieciate the job that Duolingo does for, as you rightfully noted, completely free of charge. Back in the day the translation section was kind of a second step, but I have a firm belief some form of advanced education material will be implemented on Duolingo sooner or later. What I find supplements this app pretty well in its current state is https://babadum.com , it is also free and while you can only learn some new words, there are quite a few of them and it is pretty fun learning them with the UI they have.

June 28, 2019

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

It's cute, and diverting. Every little bit helps. Thanks.

June 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ajon-joli

The stories are all so well written. I love them.

June 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tom448450

Just tried the feature, it's so awesome and enjoyable. Great to see there are other fun ways to practice and learn.

July 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lilypotter24

I totally agree! Though, something odd is going on about stories, but for more information you can go to the 'New stories in Duolingo?' page.

June 28, 2019
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