Arabic... I'm amazed.
I decided to take a quick look at the Arabic course, but I have no intention of learning whatsoever, since I don't actually have any plans for it.
But regardless of that, I have to say, I loved the way it sounds! I am pretty sure I will never learn a language with a different writing system, be it Japanese, Arabic or Russian, but I never actually heard Arabic before, and I found it so phonetically (and visually too) beautiful.
Duolingo, thanks for introducing me to a new world, and I wish all the Arabic learners out there the best of luck (I'm pretty sure you'll need it xD )!
A long time ago I learned the arabic alphabet (27 letters each of them has 4 different ways of writing depending on the place in the word. ( alone, beginning, mid or end of a word). It is quite easy to learn the phonetic way it works. You can read the written language quite fast and fair enough. But understanding it is another thing. I was in Morocco and could pronounce the text I saw on billboards etc, did not understand it, but our local guide - who could not read nor write - understood what I was saying and translated it into French. But I am not thrilled about the sound of the language. There are more beautiful languages on the world, sound wise. (added : but of course that’s a personal opinion. About sounds and music, everyone has an opinion. One you like the other you find ugly. )