What About Stories for Hindi ???
How come there is no Stories feature for Hindi? There are only Learn, Discuss, Shop, and More features. Stories would be such a great way for us Hindi-learners to improve our reading speed and understanding of Hindi words. I know it has really helped me when learning French, so why not Hindi? Please update us if and when you add this feature to Hindi. It would really help. Thanks Duo.
My guess is that it is not a top priority, because to provide free language learning for people in poor countries , or for people learning english, duolingo is making content for people for whom ads are more valuable , and those who would pay more for any paid services. That includes Americans who want to learn spanish - which explains why the spanish stories were introduced first.
Fairness is not the point, the point is to have a sustainable system. I agree it would be better to have all languages treated the same or even more to have languages with less learning support being encouraged. Non profitable entities could do that but would they do it through Duolingo?
Yes, i support expanding the Duo Stories program. Currently, four languages ar available (for English-speakers): Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German. What would be the next languages to add to the Stories program?
I think the best choice for next language to add would be Russian; it is a huge language, most of whose speakers don't hav a good command of English (hence a greater likely economic benefit to those who learn it); and it is widely learned on Duo; and it uses an easy-to-follow alfabetic writing system, making the stories easy to follow. (I believ the Greek and Russian alfabets ar easy for English-speakers to master; unlike the Korean script, where letters ar effectivly on top of each other; or Hindi, where they ar fused together; or Arabic and Hebrew, where, in my eyes, the various letters don't look very distinct from each other; say nothing of the fiendishly difficult syllabaries of Chinese and Japanese.)
Another issue with a Hindi Stories program is that the Hindi 'tree' is very short, and Hindi is a rather exotic language to English-speakers, so even after completing the tree, i can hardly speak Hindi. (Another issue for me is a lack of Hindi practise from sources other than Duo. Still, i am working on learning it [Hindi].) Therefore, the Hindi tree should be expanded considerably. Perhaps this expansion should be done before adding a Stories program; so that users will be able to follow the story more effectivly before starting.