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Stories available on iOS — and what's next

Stories, Stories everywhere!

Great news, everyone: the beloved Duolingo Stories you have been enjoying on the Duolingo website are now available on our app on iPhone and, as we finish releasing this feature on iOS, we are setting our sights on rolling it out on Android. We are close to being able to do that in the coming weeks, and hope you are as excited as we are!

Duolingo Stories now on iOS

FAQ:

Where is the language I am learning, it would be great to see it on Stories!
Ah, remember when Stories was only available in Portuguese? Now you can enjoy them in Spanish, French, German — and also in English from Portuguese, Chinese, and Spanish! We’ve been working on bringing everyone all the Stories so more and more people can benefit from them. We <3 them too.

Have you given Stories a try yet? Any favorites so far? Let me know in the comments!

November 1, 2019

250 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda7Italian

Stories stories everywhere - um, not quite I'm afraid. We Italian learners are extraordinarily patient, still waiting, but happy for those with Stories!

November 1, 2019

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

EXTRAORDINARILY patient. And all the other languages that want stories. At least I can do German stories, but that’s not my focus language.

November 2, 2019

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

Assolutamente! Mia sorella studia spagnola e lei mi racconta che le storie sono fantastiche! Maybe we should write our own in italiano.

November 3, 2019

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

@Bella Linda,

I'm on it! Ho suggerito che le pubblichino una alla settimana, come si fa d'altronde per i podcast. Così non sarà un impegno enorme per i contribuenti volontari. Vedremo.

November 5, 2019

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

you don't need to write them as all these stories are exactly the same in those languages, only the actors [voices] change... I mean they all the same when you check the set no 1 - I have done them in French and Spanish and they exactly the same

November 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lightning_11

English: Can you submit stories to duolingo?

Italiano: puoi inviare storie a duolingo?

November 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lightning_11

I am learning chinese... No stories? ): I would love having English -> Chinese stories, but I don't they exist. Can I write my own somehow?

November 4, 2019

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

I would love that too.

November 5, 2019

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

Waiting patiently, too...

November 3, 2019

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

Same with us Japanese learners!!

November 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HKF2006

Exactly! It would be great to have some stories for us.

November 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZacharyChr857177

How do you comment on everything? I mean I see you comments on almost every post.

November 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JuliaRicha37828

I am learning Italian too! maybe that's why I can't find any stories

November 7, 2019

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

Got to German, Portuguese, Spanish, or French and you will find stories. Only on the website or iOS.

November 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Galandar.mehdi

+

November 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GailA2

I have iOS and cannot access the newer Spanish stories either. Anxiously waiting!

November 11, 2019, 3:32 AM

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

I wish the stories gave you the ability to go back and listen to the entire story at once instead of just one sentence at a time. This would be a nice feature to have.

November 2, 2019

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

We're currently experimenting with new experiences during replay. Stay tuned!

November 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndrewBrit20

I also liked the feature I had briefly where you could do audio only. Would be awesome to bring that back

November 5, 2019

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

That's great to hear -- thanks for letting us know!

November 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JirkaR
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I also would appreciate to choose the speed the same way like in other parts of DL - manually. Not twice full speed and then slowly.

November 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JordanL972519

I agree very much- sometimes you just want to read a story

November 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carmen807459

There actually is a way (kind of):

If you want to hear it at regular speed for a 3rd time, click the sentence above, then click on the current sentence. You'll hear it in real speed.

But, yes, it would be more convenient to have a fast and a slow button.

November 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Garry172514

Same, I would love it if the audio of the stories could be made available (on iTunes, etc). so we can listen to the stories and train our ears.

November 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/2_Paris_Soon

There are many sources for the spoken word in a variety of languages. Starting here is fine. Go through all of the stories. Go ogle the various research sites for ways to find the best and cheapest foreign language stories. Make your own by recording yourselves reading some of the texts here or from books you are reading.

November 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Garry172514

Thanks for the reply, I already watch movies in my target language and use other sources to train my hearing but of course, these are targeted at people who are native and fluent in the language. I enjoy the Duolingo stories as they are bitesize and more fun to listen to and learn from than other sources. I was merely suggesting that they repurpose the source material they already have and to maximize profit from them to help people in their learning. Recording myself reading from books would not help me get accustomed to the accents and the way native speakers talk, but thanks for the suggestions anyway.

November 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tracy382545

Hey Cindymayberger! :) I LOVE listening to the stories in French! :) I go back to do them over and over to get myself speaking more quickly along with them or after them! :) Unfortunately, my fave so far "Follow The Arrows" is stuck and I reported it but they haven't restored it yet. That story is the one I found the most "fun and mysterious" for the beginner level. I hope they get it working again. :) I'm SOO GLAD that more people will be able to listen to these in a different language! :) This is WONDERFUL! I applaud Duolingo for moving forward in this direction! GREAT job! :) I do my lessons via the Web so,I don't use the app. I'm just impressed with all the updates that Duo is doing for more of it's learners! The cunning owl never ceases to amaze! :) Good luck going forward! Here's to all the languages that are available and that are coming on and to the owl being more and more content as more users Enjoy language learning! :) Bonne Chance Cindymayberger! :)

November 1, 2019

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

It's great that you're redoing Stories for speaking practice! And we're glad you're such a fan of this feature overall. That said, I'm sorry to hear that "Follow the Arrows" is stuck!? We'll look into it right away...

November 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tracy382545

Thanks Cindymayberger! :) I appreciate that very much! :) Keep up the GREAT work with everything! :)

November 1, 2019

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

I too think the stories are a really great feature. It's also wonderful to see admin personally dialoging with us, the userbase. Thank you Cindy and keep up the great work! We'll be looking out for the "new experiences" you mentioned.

November 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JirkaR
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Hi, "Follow the arrows" works for me just now on Google Chrome browser. I also really appreciate the Stories. I hope it wiil be also in English for Chech learners, for my wife, soon.

November 2, 2019

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

Same! Duolingo stories are my favourite way to learn french!

November 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rubio303

Will you notify us when Italian becomes available on Stories?

November 1, 2019

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

Of course... we will let everyone know!

November 1, 2019

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

Soon?

November 2, 2019

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

Indonesian?

November 10, 2019, 10:34 AM

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

I am re-learning some French with DuoLingo. And I love the stories! My only complaint is that I wish you could add some more stories in the easier levels. I have gotten into the more difficult ones and while I know I need a little more difficult content in order to learn, I sure would love to see some more stories added to some of the more elementary levels! The stories are really helping me a lot, I feel. I'm so glad you offer them now. Thanks.

November 2, 2019

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

We hear you and are working on writing more Stories for earlier in the course.

November 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JennieBlac1

Cindy, I love the stories and make them a part of my daily lesson. I am spending more time on them for learning more words and sentence structure. I also repeat verbally with the speaker for pronunciation. In French going from set 4 to 5, I see a huge difficulty gap. I am going from 4, now zooming thru them near perfectly, to 5 where I stumble on each word. Do you find this to be true and is there a differentiation in level mastery like: up to set 5 is Basic French , Set 5 -7 is Intermediate? Thank you and I am eagerly awaiting more stories in French!

November 4, 2019

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

You're right that there's a big gap in difficulty between sets. We're working to provide a more gradual experience for learners so that gap doesn't feel so abrupt.

November 4, 2019

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

That's awesome! The stories section is my fave an I learn quicker from it, so I'm really excited! Duolingo is the BEST!❤

November 2, 2019

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

We're glad you enjoy them!

November 2, 2019

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

Wonderful! I love the stories... they are a great break from the usual lessons. I'm so glad I can access on my phone now, too.

Thank you, DuoLingo! =D

November 1, 2019

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

You're welcome!

November 1, 2019

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

Im not able to see stories on app still, I just updated my app but no.

November 1, 2019

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

Do you still have lingots? Some lingot users cannot yet see Stories on iPhone, but should probably be able to next week.

November 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/miaou-meow

wait, what? (⊙_⊙ )

will we just lose our lingots and their perks after the nearest updates?!

November 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Trachurus1

Lingots will be changed to gems.

November 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pwood116

I’m not able to see it either and I just received the update. I still have lingots... are lingots obsolete?

November 3, 2019

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

What about on an iPad. I have gems but no lingots. And hearts.

November 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Meowmixparty77

Same question!!!

November 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carel784252

I just got the stories on the app!

November 9, 2019

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

What wonderful news. The stories are so very helpful. It was mentioned in a response below that the stories aren't showing up for people with IOS who still have Lingots. Are you planning to get rid of Lingots? Will we still be able to buy a streak freeze? Thanks in advance.

November 2, 2019

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

They are just getting gradually converted to gems on Android.

November 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HelenaLY1994

Bring Italian stories please!

November 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anna511260

I have just discovered stories today. It is a great tool for learning.

November 2, 2019

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

We're glad you like it!

November 4, 2019

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

cant wait to have it on android!!!

November 3, 2019

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

Coming soon!

November 4, 2019

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

Will you adding more elementary stories to the languages that already have them? Just wish there was more practice at the lower levels. :-)

November 3, 2019

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

I agree with you Nickalita. There needs to be stories for near-beginners. I have just tried some in German and they were so helpful.

November 3, 2019

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

You betcha. We're working on writing more Stories at the earlier levels so there's even more opportunity for reading and listening practice.

November 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Meowmixparty77

Especially for German. It seems like its fairly easy but by set 6 I'm completely lost. It isn't the same way w French or Spanish and I have about the same amount of experience.

November 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JennieBlac1

For me in Set 5. There is a huge degree of difference in French going from 4 to 5.

November 8, 2019

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

Is there any intention of adding even more stories for Spanish from English?

November 3, 2019

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

Yes! We hope to add more Stories to all of the courses mentioned above.

November 4, 2019

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

I normally don’t like using Duo on my phone and I’m on computers all day so it doesn’t matter. But I’m in the Philippines for a week and opened Duo on my phone and saw stories. Nice addition. Thanks.

November 3, 2019

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

We're glad you like it!

November 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jasmine24504

I have given stories a try. It's a lot more interesting! It's like learning, reading, and having fun with a French story all at once! I can't wait for more new things to come!
J'aime ces nouvelles histoires!

November 5, 2019

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

Yay! We're thrilled that you find them so useful and enjoyable!

November 5, 2019

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

But useless when not available on iPad. My iPhone is very old and can't be updated.

Also, why has the xp diminished on desktop. I tried to practice previous stories this morning and earned 0xp. WHY??? What's happening?

November 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carmen807459

Rumour has it that xp for repeating a story has been cancelled because of leagues.

November 8, 2019

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

No, you can still recieve XP

November 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AliciaLynn4

Hi, I just recently received the stories icon on the Duolingo app on both my iPhone and iPad and have been enjoying this feature in French for the past few weeks. However, this morning I noticed that the stories icon has suddenly disappeared from my iPad (I just used it yesterday). This feature is still available on the app on my phone, but I much prefer doing this on the bigger screen. I tried updating my iPad and still no luck in getting stories back. I really enjoy this feature and it would be a pain to keep having to go through the browser to access these stories. Does anyone have any solutions? Thanks.

November 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ken293269

I have the exact issue! Thanks for posting. Hopefully the stories functionality wii be available on the iPad!!

November 1, 2019

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

Stories has not yet come to iPad, although it is in our plans. Is it possible you were using it on the browser?

November 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jessecac13

Um, not true. I totally had it on my iPad, but now it is gone. I don’t have an iPhone. It was definitely on my iPad. And the character icons seem to have reverted to a previous version as well.

November 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AliciaLynn4

No, I definitely used the app... this is my first time using the browser. Like @jessecac13 I had it on my iPad app and now it’s gone.

November 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AliciaLynn4

Perhaps it is just because I received an email letting me gain “early access” to stories that let me obtain these on my iPad. When will these stories become available for iPad?

November 4, 2019

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

When???

November 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JennieBlac1

On your iPad go to stories.duolingo.com. The stories will come up and after you have practiced your stories you can go to "Learn" (at the top left) and it will and it will take you over to the Duo page

November 4, 2019

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

That is through a browser on the iPad, not the app.

November 11, 2019, 12:52 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Claudia675811

I think I'm running out of stories. They are getting beyond the level at which I am working.

November 2, 2019

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

Wow! That's great that you've already read so many! We're hard at work to add more.

November 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Annie.Sil

Please please please add more stories. I did all of them a couple of times, then you added a few (more simplistic stories) to the beginning, and I've done them numerous times, too. More stories, please!!!

November 10, 2019, 10:39 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/2_Paris_Soon

Read them out loud. Then read them again. Faster and louder. Trust me on this. Later, you and other will thank me.

November 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mmoore0880

Re-read them. Great practice same points.

November 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/2_Paris_Soon

make them more points for reading the second time....That will encourage more reading the second time, naturally.....

November 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carmen807459

I think they did the opposite: it seems some don't receive xp at all when redoing a story.

November 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chuparrosa38

Stories was originally only available in Portuguese? Not Spanish?

November 2, 2019

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

Excellent enhancement

November 3, 2019

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

We're glad you're pleased!

November 4, 2019

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

I'm waiting for the Android version! Thank you in advance!

November 3, 2019

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

We're working on it! Can't wait for you to have a chance to try them out...

November 4, 2019

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

me too

November 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Meowmixparty77

Unfortunately some of us with iOs still don't have it... I wonder if ill get it on android device before my iPad lol. Or is it just iPhones? I don't get technology.

November 8, 2019

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

That's great, but can they make the app work in landscape?

November 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jocelyn65246

Yeah awesome

November 3, 2019

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

will be waiting for the android version

November 4, 2019

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

We're working on it!

November 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lightning_11

ERROR YAY! ERROR

Stories Now on IOS Image

November 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Job758198

I do the Spanish stories (on the desktop) and one reason I like them is that the pronunciation is clear and that the speakers are more lively, but don't speak too fast. I wish we had the same quality for the regular lessons.

November 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mmoore0880

I have IOS and I am updated and still no stories in apps :/

November 2, 2019

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

Are there any chances that android will be getting "stories" too?

November 3, 2019

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

Yes! Soon!

November 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HacMustafa6

As once our tutor said: All our job is text and nothing else! Reading is the most important part of language learning which ‘Stories’ is doing a good job through this objective.

November 3, 2019

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

I am really impressed by the Stories feature. My focus has been on learning German for a new job I've recently taken on and this feature is such a great asset to advance language learning. Very nice, ya'll.

November 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/2_Paris_Soon

If you've taken a job and it involves German, I would spend some money to take a 5 credit course in it. It's what I did in French and it helped a great deal. Research as much as possible and read what I wrote above. Buy real textbooks to augment what you are doing here. Make the biggest best effort and buy a German-English dictionary, and READ, READ, READ aloud. I like duolingo but they have too many simple questions. And then with difficult questions, you lose a lot when you make a tiny error. University education is a little more forgiving and more nuanced as well. I don't recall seeing the word "dictionary" here in the several years I have been using DL.

November 4, 2019

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

i would like to have extra features after finishing a story, like questions about what happened and even longer stories.

November 3, 2019

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

Great idea! We're playing around with ways to enhance the end-of-story experience. As and as you move through the sets they should definitely get longer.

November 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alapaki808

Stories are the best!! thank you so much for making learning so much fun!! I get a lot of satisfaction from Stories i push myself to learn more lessons because i find myself wanting to read more stories love this new goal ty ty ty tyTY!!! :)

November 4, 2019

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

You're welcome! We're so glad you find this new feature useful.

November 4, 2019

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

Stories are great :)

November 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ASTRAL.1

The Duolingo Stories will benefit everyone, all learners in all languages. My French learners have improved so much on their listening and comprehension skills!

Hopefully they shall be released for all learners soon!

November 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joanne961640

Yes, I love the Spanish stories! Can't wait until they are available on Android!!

November 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CalumLaird0

That is so cool love duolingo stories

November 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lightning_11

Why so many downvotes?

November 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Weny001

Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

November 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nick.Blank

This is so great!!

November 2, 2019

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

Finally Yay!!!!

November 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RoseSant2

Hooray, parabens!!!! Can't wait til Stories are available for Android. They make learning even more fun. I mainly study on the train or at night before bed, so not needing a laptop for stories will be amazing!! ^_^

November 2, 2019

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

Stories should be available on Android soon!

November 4, 2019

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

Will the update happen automatically? Mine hasn't yet and I just deleted and re-downloaded to see if the would help. No luck. Can't wait to have Stories with me on the go!

November 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luke110762

Thanks! The stories are a great help in learning German. Many thanks for all your efforts

November 4, 2019

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

We're glad you find them helpful!

November 4, 2019

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

It's nice to see an admin interacting with the users! Thank you Cindy! And yes, the stories are great!

November 5, 2019

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

Yeah the stories are very fun to listen to. you aslo get more xp

November 8, 2019

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

I really liked the stories being linked to 'tiny- cards', so I could fix the words in my memory, but they seem to have disappeared? Tinycards anyway were an excellent addition as a way to learn, it makes a session more interesting to vary methods. PLEASE can you bring them back?

November 4, 2019

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

Je t'aime le stories! I love how they don't just follow a linear plot line and are actually interesting to interact with! Its a nice break from just practicing vocabulary and helps you see the language in action!

November 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JuneBrown19

happy for those with stories

November 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanielTap135

I finished all the Spanish stories on my PC. I'm still waiting for more stories to get released

November 1, 2019

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

Wow, that's amazing! Don't worry... we're constantly working on writing new Stories and will publish some more soon!

November 1, 2019

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

Why does Spanish have more sets of stories than French? I thought they were simply the same stories in different languages so why doesn't French have the extra stories?

November 2, 2019

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

That's a good question, and the answer has to do with how we first experimented with content as we developed this feature. Eventually, we hope to add more Stories to all of the courses listed above.

November 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/2_Paris_Soon

When...we are in the desert now waiting for drops of words in foreign languages to slake our thirst and enhance our days and nights so many of which have passed since we heard the same promises....

November 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/2LearningSpanish

Hi Ripcurlgirl, remember getting asked to rate a story from time to time after reading one? Speaking for myself, I have received an occasional story survey that requested a numerical rating and gave an opportunity for a short comment.

It seems reasonable to me to assume that some of the stories that were in Spanish must not have been that well-liked, so they would not have been re-translated from Spanish / English into French / English.

This way, the readers of the French stories (and perhaps German ones, too) will not have to go through a less popular tale just to be able to complete a set and move to the next set. It's doing the readers here a favor to eliminate some of what they would otherwise have to plow through just to get to the end of the whole collection.

But if you are interested in seeing which ones are currently available in Spanish, but not in your French sets, you can always try reading them in Spanish, and use another window on your computer for any additional translation help, in addition to the help already available to anyone within each story as you read it.

Then you can judge for yourself why you might guess any particular story in Spanish might not have been popular enough to go into the French collection, but if you still like each one a lot after reading them all for yourself, try to see other people's likely points of view on why they may have given a lower rating for some of them on their surveys.

Lastly, if you return to see this reply to your comment, you'll also notice that you have a direct answer from Duolingo Administrator Cindymayberger explaining that experimentation results can affect content, and that eventually, they hope more stories may perhaps be added to the language courses she mentioned in her original post.

I hope you enjoy the stories in your current collections and any other content Duolingo may offer in your languages (podcasts, etc.) for additional listening practice. Meanwhile, congratulations on three Level 25's already showing on your flags profile here!

November 4, 2019

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

Yeah me too I also finished my german stories. Including the new ones. I love the stories and I especially love the new update with the faces showing who is speaking❤❤❤

November 5, 2019

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

Wow! Will they come out on iPad? I get that you have a lot of stories, and you said that, but the problem is they are updated frequently, but no other popular languages are added.

I’m sure many people would rather more stories in more languages than stories being on the app. But still, it’s good they’re on the app, and more people can do them. Will there be a different tab for them (down the bottom)?

November 2, 2019

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

We do plan to bring Stories to iPad! To answer your final question, on the app Stories appears as a tab at the bottom of the screen with an open book icon.

November 2, 2019

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

Ok, thanks, should they come soon? For iPad.

November 5, 2019

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

I am pleased to hear that the stories will be available in more languages but fear this is not as good as it sounds. If they are the same stories in all languages and you are forced to complete every story to advance this will quickly become tedious. Once I have read a story I don't want to read it again, in any language. Could we please have the option to listen to whichever story we choose and not be forced to go through them all. This way we can choose different stories to read in different languages. The great thing about duolingo is the freshness of the courses. They teach different material for different languages whereas other sites just translate their courses and it is boring to repeat it all to learn a different language. Please facilitate this freshness with the stories too. Ideally have different stories for different languages but failing that allow us the choice not to have to repeat a story unless we want to.

November 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arbalest3

Great news! New Software! Now I need to buy a new phone!!!!!!

November 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/deeg11

Do the stories no longer link to vocabulary decks in Tinycards? I use French stories in my browser and this feature seems to have disappeared.

November 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HughOReilly1

The following message has appeared on the Duo App on my rather dated IPhone: "Your Duolingo is out of date. Update to unlock the latest new features". When I press the Update button it doesn't update. So I am left in the situation where I cannot use the App to practice on the iPhone because of the message. Am still able to use Duolingo on my home PC. Can anybody suggest a solution to the iPhone problem?

November 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ethanlee333

I don't use the iPhone version, but I prefer the mobile web version since it has stories (and it has had stories already). Just use Duolingo in your phone's browser

November 4, 2019

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

I wanted to read a story in Danish, after learning on Duolingo for one week. So yesterday I tried to write one myself... I am a beginner, have finished the basics and just working through section 1 lessons. So I used only the words from Duolingo so far plus a few more for others to guess. It's full of mistakes but I hope it will be corrected by some kind person soon. If you are interested, please find it on the other thread about stories in the Danish group--sorry I don't know how to link it here :( Enjoy!

November 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/2_Paris_Soon

Correct it yourself and then do it again and again. It's how books are written.

November 4, 2019

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

Stories is not appearing for me in iOS (spanish), only on web browser. Has is rolled out to all iOS users?

November 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dan709048

I like the small differences between them in the different languages like the different places the characters in the Honeymoon story go to: Bordeaux (French), Vienna (German), Rio de Janiero (Portuguese), Madrid (Spanish), and California (English via Spanish).

November 4, 2019

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

I just logged onto Duo for the first time in months and I am LOVING stories! I've powered through four already in Español, looking forward to italiano in the future!

November 4, 2019

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

I love stories

November 4, 2019

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

Cool! I love duolingo stories and I really like The Life of Simon Bolivar

November 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bcw5ZAzH

I enjoy stories in German. I look forward to learn Italian with Stories

November 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bhouse113

I am still waiting to be able to access stories on the iPad app.

November 5, 2019

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

I can't access on iPhone

November 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JasperGeor1

These stories are terrific! A great help to learning! Thanks! [Merci!]

November 5, 2019

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

Thumbs up to the efforts and effects. Although does this have something to do with less xp or no xp at all, while revising stories? Cuz it's happening. And discouraging to look back at the stories practiced before.

November 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carmen463150

The efforts I feel were definitely worth it. I haven't read any stories yet cause I am still trying to improve my german. Have you read any of them?

November 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GamerGeek22

I'd really love to know when Czech stories will be available... My boyfriend speaks Czech and I'm learning it in secret to surprise him on his birthday! Stories sound like a great way to help and improve...

November 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alex89_

I love stories and hope that Czech stories will come soon to Duolingo :)

November 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kieransmom12

What's up with the hit and miss xp on stories? There doesn't seem to br any rhyme nor reason behind the xp earned from repeating stories. Some of my favorites give none now while others give full value as if I had never done them. I find repeating stories the most concise way to check my retention of vocabulary from past stories and am sad I no longer get any credit for the practice

November 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StephenAndrews1

Some of the links in the stories aren't working properly. You can get part way through a lesson and then it won't allow you to continue

November 6, 2019

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

My husband and I have both updated our phones and he has a new stories tab, but I don't. Any ideas as to why? :/

November 6, 2019

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

Love them. Please get them out to Android asap.

November 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kyle576703

Stories have helped me a lot in french!

November 7, 2019

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

Stories are so fun to do. They also give you a lot of experience. I have found that they have really helped me learn Spanish. At the start of the year I didn't know any Spanish and I was not sure what was gonna happen at school. But Duolingo has really helped me get better at Spanish.

November 7, 2019

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

Get hyped for some Android stories!! :))

November 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alex89_

I love stories! We need that also for Czech! Plllllllease :)

November 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SudipKafle1

Waiting for android.

November 9, 2019

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

I hope they release soon in android.

November 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wire20

Great surprise to see the stories arriving on Android for Spanish ! But it seems it is stuck at set 6 of the stories ... the tell tale heart part 5 of 6 doesnt load and it means im stuck and cant continue to learn. I have continued on the computer to learn as it is working on the laptop but it is not updating on my phone. I hope you can fix the problem soon so i can continue learning on my phone ! Waiting for the stories in Dutch then !

November 9, 2019

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

I wish in stories you could translate an entire sentence when you hover over it, instead of just one word. That would be so amazing.

November 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fay306893

Yes, I do too. Because sometimes when you try to translate words it comes out a bit different.

November 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Drumpat01

Really wish we could get some stories in Mandarin

November 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Araz944

i want to see the stories in android

November 10, 2019, 10:08 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sasho737759

A question: do you mix Android and iOS users in the leagues? Apparently it is much easier to get XP from stories, and I don't have that feature yet...

November 10, 2019, 12:55 PM

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

I wouldn't mind some stories for Korean please...

November 10, 2019, 9:22 PM

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

It would be really nice to get stories for Android users. And we need stories for Polish too, please.

November 1, 2019

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

We'll roll out to Android soon!

November 1, 2019

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

Oh wow! I didn't realise Duolingo now has Stories available in English from Chinese?! The closest thing so far to having Japanese Stories! :P

Though I don't speak Chinese really at all and English is already my native language, this as a convoluted way of hopefully indirectly learning something helpful for Japanese is at least interesting enough to be able to finally check out what the Stories feature actually is after all this time. :D

November 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/2_Paris_Soon

What?
One word....."Hemingway"....Shorter sentences are easier to follow... Try it... You may like it... Thanks.

November 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kid_GameCube10

rip andrioid users

November 2, 2019

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

Don't worry... we're rolling out to Android soon!

November 2, 2019

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

I would really love to see stories in some of the languages I am working on here- not only would it be fun, but people studying languages with stories have an unfair advantage in the leagues with the amount of points they can gain. Maybe, until stories are offered across all language platforms, league membership should be filtered and grouped based on languages studied.

November 2, 2019

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

We are experimenting with XP in stories to keep things fair. More on that once we find the best solution!

November 4, 2019

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

Well apply it evenly to the web AND the app as the later is unaffected. I found this out only this morning when I went on the web to review a difficult story I was doing yesterday and received 0 - that is ZERO - xp for it.

November 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Katarina-H

That is right. Some are getting 0XP if redoing a story. That encourage you to move forwards to more difficult stories, but really discourage the repetition, which is one of the best ways to learn.

November 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/isaiah843399

May I ask what inspired such a change? I myself have been responding to pop up: "what could we do better" with a hearty "Add this feature to the app!" And will continue to do so in a lighthearted spirit until the difference is nullified and their is equality between the platforms. Thank you

November 2, 2019

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

If i'm still here when more languages pour in like Swedish, I'm looking forward to that. Even though this is news for mobile. I started with mobile but find it much more pleasant to pass courses on PC.

November 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Smiley4303

I wish they make stories in Japanese

November 3, 2019

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

This is doing wonders for my Spanish! I'd also love it if you guys would consider doing this for Russian. Keep up the good work :)

November 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/2_Paris_Soon

Thank you for your efforts for the online community. I am interested in new French stories. When I got to the end of the current list and I have read them all, many more than several times, I saw a note that promised new French stories and that we should be on the lookout for those. But "hélas" none have appeared. I would like some new Spanish stories and I know a number of fellow followers here who would love to read new things in Spanish as well as in French. Please?

November 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/2_Paris_Soon

Hello to Maria Eugenia who is studying English. I hope you have some stories for the English students as well. My favorite stories are "Speed Dating", "The bank robber". I will try to get back here soon with the correct names in French, Spanish and German.

November 4, 2019

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

Would love to have stories in Russian! :(

November 4, 2019

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

Hi Cindy I updated my Duolingo app but I can’t find Stories for French learner Where is it?

November 4, 2019

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

yay!!!

November 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VeselinIva7

So good so far

November 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sadie650356

I hope we can get some stories in Welsh at some point? I understand it's more efficient for Duolingo to create stories for the most popular languages...but it's much harder for us to find learning material for languages like Welsh than for Spanish or French. :)

November 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MatildaSwa4

yay!

November 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Noted-Z

Huh, I was wondering why they didn't show up on the app.

November 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rachaelleanne7

Can someone explain what Stories is? I'm a Dutch learner and have never heard of this feature.

November 4, 2019

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

how do I get Stories on my iphone? Where are they in the app? is it a different app? does it cost? I have the regular app but don't see anything about stories

November 4, 2019

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

There’s an icon on the bottom that looks like an open book

November 5, 2019

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

Waiting for stories in Chinese.

November 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Olivia193977

y

November 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/James178530

can we get more stories from the literature of the languages we are working with

November 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ma.ks.x

I enjoy stories in German, but it would be nice to see them in Japanese at some point.

November 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bcw5ZAzH

I would like stories in Italian and English

November 5, 2019

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

I can access the stories on the app on my iPhones but not iPads. Can’t seem to find how to do this, except via Safari.

Can someone help please? Running iPad OS 13.2 on iPad Pro 3rd gen.

November 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carmen463150

Still a noob on german but I have seen the stories! I hope once I get better with german I will try and listen to the stories. Amazing job though for making all of this possible! <3 all your work duolingo!

November 6, 2019

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

The spanish stories were fun on iOS, but they disappeared with the latest update which offered them in german, Port. Fr. etc

November 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZacharyChr857177

Hi Admin

November 6, 2019

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

Stories are so helpful! Maybe Korean stories will come out someday-fingers crossed!

November 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Meowmixparty77

It’s on iPhone but not iPad???!

November 7, 2019

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

Yeah - sucks, huh?

November 7, 2019

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

Spanish is a bit difficult

November 7, 2019

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

Any native English speakers who are learning Chinese try the English stories for Chinese speakers?

November 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JuliaRicha37828

Where can you find stories?

November 7, 2019

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

On your iPhone - there’s an icon at the bottom that looks like an open book. If you’re looking for them on iPads, they aren’t available yet.

November 9, 2019

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

¡Pero no disponible en iPad!

November 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Addik.D

These stories are all-American (Latino) and pretty useless for genuine Spanish and Portuguese. Indeed, the same stories from Brazilian Portuguese are translated in slowly spoken childlike Latino Spanish.

November 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TerriMallo2

I love the stories. They have helpful phrases so I can learn to have an actual conversation.

November 7, 2019

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

i don't see them... do these stories apply to ipads?

November 7, 2019

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

Not yet - only iPhones

November 9, 2019

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

Awesome!

November 8, 2019

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

I <3 the stories. I'm on my second time through the list. I learn so much more and so much faster by reading the stories. I can't wait for more stories, more interesting stories, more varied stories, better voice acting, and stories available in more different languages. Keep up the good work!

November 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bella588434

I have enjoyed the stories, which have helped me build on my Spanish.. Great to know we can get her them on our phones.. . Thank you

November 8, 2019

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

This is great news!

I found the stories very helpful while studying French. You’ve done a lot of great work there.

I have now added Korean to my list of languages and sadly there are no stories available. I think all language learners benefit from stories, so looking forward to more stories being provided in more languages.

I also found a huge difficulty gap when moving from levels four and five. One moment I was understanding most of the story and the next moment I could barely keep up. A more graduated pace in terms of difficulty would be helpful.

I would also love to listen to the stories in replay mode without interruption. I would like to do this to test my listening skills.

Thanks so much for all the improvements. I can really tell the difference from when I started using Duolingo two years ago.

November 8, 2019

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

Hello

November 8, 2019

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

Thank you! I love the stories

November 8, 2019

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

Yes Life is easier!!11

November 8, 2019

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

I've really enjoyed the stories in Spanish, would love to have them in Italian too.

November 8, 2019

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

Should I be concerned that I still don't have Stories on my iPad yet? Is there anything I should do to fix?

November 9, 2019

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

I asked the same question regarding Spanish stories. At this time it is only available on iPhone, not iPad. Apparently they are working on it.

November 9, 2019

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

Thanks jmpnv-I wish they would’ve just announced that in the first place-could’ve saved some frustration.

November 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HKF2006

Hi, To any Duolingo staff out there, I am learning Japanese but there do not seem to be any stories on the Japanese course...Not expecting much, or in a hurry, but wondering if at some point, we Japanese learners could have a story of two?

November 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/coopergirls2

Learning Portuguese, I've been doing stories for at least 9 months now. So happy they brought it to IOS; it's been the best thing since ChatBots! I know this will change my experience on Duolingo forever, so cheers to this and the following updates!

November 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pepi897623

+1

November 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Littlejoe2005

Can't wait to get this update

November 10, 2019

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

nice

November 10, 2019, 3:46 PM

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

Super bien!

November 10, 2019, 5:29 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrea.Kuliberda

Cool! <3

November 10, 2019, 8:40 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Abdelrahman1307

Any Dutch stories?

November 10, 2019, 11:07 PM

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

Yeahhh, stories still aren’t available on iPads. I have to go to the website if I want to do stories. Will that be changed soon?

November 10, 2019, 11:33 PM

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

It's not available for Danish learners yet. :-( But I'm happy about the Spanish stories.

November 10, 2019, 11:35 PM

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

Awesome! I'll still have to wait for the android release though :c

November 10, 2019, 11:35 PM

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

how to insert hyperlinks in these posts/comments? e.g. Can I do something like Google ?

November 11, 2019, 2:41 AM

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

Weird. I have stories on my android phone but not on my iPad lol

November 11, 2019, 3:02 AM
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