https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jay709846

they should add stories to all languages.

If they did that, then I would love it. I think the stories are really helpful-and fun!

July 21, 2019

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

I'm working on a complementary website that will support community translations of the stories. It's not too far away.

July 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanielVanD18

Could you post the link when you're done? It sounds great.

July 22, 2019

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

Absolutely. I'll probably be posting quite a lot when it happens.

July 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lisa-Lisa-Lisa

will it include Indonesian??

July 22, 2019

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

If someone who understands both Indonesian and Spanish/French/German/Portuguese wants to translate them, then yes. Actually, they wouldn't necessarily have to know one of those four, they could translate from another language as long as someone has already provided a translation into that language.

July 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Royal1223

I could help you with stories in Turkish.

July 24, 2019

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

Although it would take a lot of time and hard work making them, I do indeed think it would be beneficial and helpful. Hope they make stories for Korean soon!

July 21, 2019

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

Top priority should be to finish existing languages to a satisfactory level. Vietnamese needs a lot of work and one person posts stories in the Vietnamese Discussion for which I am grateful. Only problem is you have to quickly Follow it or the nattering nabobs of negativity send it into oblivion. Not being as popular as this area, there are not enough people to counter the 3N's.

July 21, 2019

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

Well, making the stories takes time, because they not only have to write the stories down, they need to make questions and get voice-overs too. It would be nice, but I would rather have resources go into other stuff. Though adding it to two or three popular languages on Duolingo would be nice, as long as they are not rushed.

July 21, 2019

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

I really hope they are secretly doing this for every top 10 or 12 languages they have at the least (or at least plan to).

July 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mark841597

Actually the most studied language on DuoLingo still doesn't have stories: English.

July 22, 2019

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

Huh, not even English from Spanish? :O

July 22, 2019

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

Even from Spanish. Duolingo has pivoted to China, as it is the largest market for ESL learners. If you've noticed, most of the languages courses they've added recently are languages that can be learned through Chinese

July 24, 2019

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

Agreed, love the stories. Would also love to see them include more non-fiction. E.g. the Bolivar set in Spanish is so engrossing.

July 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aine89244

I truly hope so!

July 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexShih1

Yeah that would be great, but it would require that Duolingo actually listen to their userbase. Given the course of Duolingo over the past few years, I'm not holding my breath.

July 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/emak02

Dutch has unofficial stories: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/32633057

July 21, 2019

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

That would be great. When I was taking French courses in college I ordered some children's books in French and they were helpful and fun. Children's books use simple language, so it's good for our rudimentary skills.

July 22, 2019

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

It takes money and labour to add such things.

July 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/elisabethanne06

yeah but if there were stories for people to practice with, it would save them money and labor in the future

July 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/elisabethanne06

definitely. i'm learning swedish and i think it would really help if they made stories for my language.

July 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GlumpyHusky1412

Absolutely, I think this would help people get used to reading/speaking the language they are learning. Good idea :)

July 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/elisabethanne06

yep exactly

July 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dorothy799906

It does not have to be fairy stories although they are wellknown.

Previously I gained A1 through the Università di Siena who do a great audiovisual course for Italian learners.

I have also used "Instant Italian" by Elisabeth Smith who bases her course on the acquisition of 379 words!

Any form of supported written dialogue is handy to get into the language.

I admire duolingo because it is helping me to get to grips with grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

July 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanielVanD18

That would be awesome! Does anyone have stories for Italian or Indonesian, even unofficial stories? Stories should be more prioritised.

July 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Allen142019

I agree. I really want to read stories in Russian and Hebrew too.I send requests but so far nothing.I didn't hear from them for about 3 months.This is madness.

July 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yesterdaydogyes3

I hope they add Japanese so i can maybe get better :D

July 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fallingleaf_271

I totally agree with this. I made a post last year about stories in Chinese, the most spoken language in the world (even more than English). It's annoying how they have so many more features for much less-spoken languages (like French, with the podcast as well). And the fact that they added Klingon and other fictional languages before the most spoken language in the world is seriously messed up, in my opinion.

Go here to see my post about stories in Chinese.

July 23, 2019

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

Yes! Stories in Hawaiian would be very nice. :)

July 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/robert600069

Yes they are a great learning tool.

July 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rose614011

Absolutuly agree

July 21, 2019

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

I agree.

July 21, 2019

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

I thing also that will be very well

July 21, 2019

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

I really enjoy the stories as well.... and surprised to see that they are only in Spanish, French, and Portuguese. I think they help get the feel for the flow of the language.

July 22, 2019

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

They're also available in German just FYI

July 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/elisabethanne06

cool hat

July 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GlumpyHusky1412

Yes I agree, good for practice

July 22, 2019

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

Yeah, that would be awesome!

July 22, 2019

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

I agree.

July 22, 2019

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

Full agree!

July 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Angellore-Raven

It would be awesome, but unfortunately most courses are volunteer's courses, and I don't think the volunteer have the time to make stories in addition of the course, that would be too much work...

July 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/elisabethanne06

hey you're learning Swedish? coool..... me too

July 25, 2019

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

Yes i wish they would

July 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cherub64544

I am working my way through the German stories. I try to do one or two a day and like they way they get more difficult with progression. I also have a number of simple short story books in German that I got from Amazon Kindle. you are given a few multiple choice questions to answer at the end.

July 22, 2019

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

totally agree !! i just found out when i saw my friend learned with story mode .

July 22, 2019

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

I had no idea about stories until this weekend ( I mean I'm sure I heard of it but it never clicked) because the language I was giving my focus to doesn't have stories so I never saw the option until I switched to French. To get all the stories at once would be a huge undertaking, I'm glad the few languages that do have them have been put up and look forward to reading more stories.

July 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gritsgirltn00

Yes!!! Absolutely agree!!!! Especially Romanian!!!

July 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/4Sure

I would love some language in context for every language but I am currently obsessing with Danish so I would love stories or articles in Danish. If not, then maybe Norwegian.

I have been doing Duo French and Spanish specifically because there are stories/dialogues and now podcasts. I have been thinking of choosing my next Duo language from the list of languages that offers stories/ dialogues/ history or whatever option showing the language in use at a level that I can figure out from my Duo studying.

July 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/elisabethanne06

you're learning soooo many languages! that's so cool! i'm just learning Swedish.

July 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/elisabethanne06

and you have a really long streak. good job

July 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mati466146

Waiting for those Italian stories to be added :'(

July 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SinghIskin6

tru

July 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ParkJimin307567

Korean stories plz!

July 23, 2019
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