https://www.duolingo.com/turcois

Dutch for English is one week away!

If you check the Dutch for English progress, there is only one week left until beta! This means for many people we will have one/two weeks of summer vacation, and then off to learning a brand new language! I'm super excited about how fast Duolingo is adding new languages, and I'm so excited for Russian to be done and Chinese to one day be added! Huzzah, give it up for Team Dutch!

One week after that as well, Team Irish should be done! What a magnificent work the Incubator is, kudos to the Duo Devs!

6/20/2014, 3:42:18 AM

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https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisLinguist
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I know! I'm gawking at the fact that it's climbed to 93% already in the past day (from 87%). So excited!

6/20/2014, 3:43:57 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Lavinae
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Haha, that was one of the reactions we were going for.
Mission accomplished! ;)

Thanks so much for all the support you guys! It keeps us motivated ^^
The team's super excited about reaching 10,000 course notification subscribers too!

6/20/2014, 12:18:32 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Arthurva
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Astounding! Verbasend! Go Dutch team!!!!

6/20/2014, 1:17:49 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Gwildor
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It's written "verbazend", from the verb "verbazen" (to surprise/amaze/astonish). Although I think it's more common to use it in the form of "verbazingwekkend" in the way you used it, literally meaning "to raise amazement". This comes from the verb "opwekken", meaning "to raise/provoke".

Nonetheless, kudos for the effort :D

6/20/2014, 10:21:37 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/qaa2
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Yessss - Mission accomplished for you - and for us too. Dying to start.

By the way, I like your new photo, Lavinae. Sweet.

6/20/2014, 1:37:46 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/aokoye
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I am incredibly impressed also ridiculously excited. Think checking to see the percentage every day excited (never mind that I clicked the "notify me" button...). So many congratulations (and some lingots)!

6/20/2014, 7:44:13 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/aokoye
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Ok I actually may have accidentally given you two lingots - but I do think they're well deserved even if one was given by accident (I apparently forgot I had already click "give lingot" once).

6/20/2014, 7:46:54 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/turcois

And to top it off, the Netherlands are doing great in the World Cup! I don't really expect the US to win so Netherlands was my next choice. Nobody in my classes would think they could get this far but I believed! Congrats to Dutch everywhere!

6/20/2014, 8:21:31 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Gwildor
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Haha well don't forget we are the runner-ups from the 2014 World Cup! Although we did so badly in the European Cup after it (not even getting through the group phase) that no one here believed we ever could beat Spain. The World Cup hype (Oranjekoorts, meaning "Orange fever") only started after that game, haha.

6/20/2014, 10:24:15 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/sigmacharding
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Nice choice of colour :D

6/21/2014, 4:55:57 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Arthurva
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Wow!!!! I saw that ... and its so exciting!! Bedankt Nederlandse team!!

I cannot wait to be a Beta tester!! This is sooooooooo exciting!!!!!

6/20/2014, 1:09:58 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/qaa2
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Me too!

6/20/2014, 1:34:19 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/panagiotis_ts
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I want to learn Dutch NOW!

6/20/2014, 4:22:19 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisLinguist
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Okay: Meisje = girl, vrouw = woman, man = man, jongen = boy. Ik ben een vrouw = I am a woman. Tada! ;)

6/20/2014, 4:25:36 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/panagiotis_ts
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it's very similar to German!Meisje=Mädchen(in German)=girl(in English)=κορίτσι(in Greek,which is my mother tongue)!!!

6/20/2014, 5:48:54 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisLinguist
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Yes, it is. :)

6/20/2014, 6:22:26 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/anggx0
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A lot of these new courses are moving into beta so fast! I'm so excited to get started! Also, I'm so happy Duolingo has been adding many new languages.

6/20/2014, 2:47:46 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Nagwense

So opgewonde vir Nederlands! Nou kan ek uiteindelik probeer om my uitspraak te verbeter (^.^) Stuur baie dankies na die hele span

6/20/2014, 11:43:48 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/panagiotis_ts
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Eeeh...what?Can you repeat in English/French please?

6/20/2014, 11:55:09 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/blizzard-spider
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Is that... afrikaans? It looks like unusual Dutch and I can understand it, so it probably is Afrikaans ;) Which reminds me, I really want to learn Afrikaans too! Ik hoop dat ze het nog toevoegen ;)

6/20/2014, 12:08:42 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Nagwense

Jip, ek's nogal verbaas dat daar so baie mense is wat Afrikaans wil leer (^.^) Ek was nog altyd oortuig dat min mense weet die taal bestaan :P Ek het dit nog nie toegevoeg nie, ek wag maar vir iemand anders om leiding te neem.

6/20/2014, 12:23:58 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Arthurva
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En hoekom nie jy nie?

6/20/2014, 1:19:40 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Nagwense

Ek dink nie ek's gereëld genoeg op Duolingo nie >.< Ek's ook op die oomblik besig met my Junie eksamen (darem net 'n paar vraestelle oor) Dalk bietjie later in die jaar wanneer ek meer tyd het :)

6/20/2014, 1:28:07 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/qaa2
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Smoesjes! Ha ha .... Als er Afrikaans komt dan doe ik ook mee.

6/20/2014, 1:35:23 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Lavinae
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Baie dankie Nagwense! ^^

6/20/2014, 12:17:42 PM
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