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Arabic Course

Hi Duo Team,

I’ve started the Arabic course and I’m loving it so far. I have three points to make about the display and interface with regards to Arabic that’s putting me off a bit.

I am finding the Arabic text size to small to read compared to the other languages, especially on a mobile device.

Secondly I have noted on the Audio button, the speaker logo can often cover the first part of the word and obscure vowels or dots below the line.

Thirdly it would be good to have the lightbulb on each lesson particularly with the Alphabet stage as I had to use other resources to understand the vowels and letter positioning.

I hope you see this and thanks for listening.

October 22, 2019



I agree to the small text size.

October 26, 2019


Do you know of any way to fix this? I see this is a common issue maybe there is a browser plugin or something.

October 29, 2019


Hi Jim168592,

maybe you should write a feedback mail to the Duolingo team. This discussion forum is only for answering question/exchange with other learners.

When I wrote an email to the duolingo team, I always got a response.

Hope, I could help. :)

October 23, 2019


Hey Alex, thanks for that I didn’t realise that you could email them

October 23, 2019


Duolingo is quite terrible if you want to learn the language properly. I have qualifications in Arabic and I find Duolingo quite bad at teaching the grammar and the original formal language of Arabic. The short vowels requires education on a mastery level to understand and I find it's approach to them a little tedious.

October 23, 2019


Hi Do_it_right, maybe you are in the mood to help the Duolingo team to improve this course and to separate the lessons for learning the vowels from them for learning words? It would be amazing. Unfortunately we depend on persons like you who speak the language and have the knowledge about the grammar. Thanks in advance.

October 24, 2019


Seems tiring... and requires time to put into. I'm not cut out to do such a thing. Apologies.

October 30, 2019
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