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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ari620077

Make the owl talk in your target language

How about Duolingo make that owl that pops up in the middle of a lesson to give you encouraging messages speak in your target language instead? Would be more interesting and fun in my opinion.

In stead of:

Excellent

Your hard work is paying off

You are awesome

For me who have chosen Portuguese, they could be something like:

Voce e otimo

Seu trabalho duro esta valendo a pena

Que legal

Seu progresso esta mostrando

Or simply add some fun facts about the language like:

Portuguese is the world's seventh most spoken language

It’s the official language of nine countries

Only 5% of Portuguese speakers live in Portugal

What do you think?

Edit:

Im glad to see that so many people liked the idea. Im guessing people who do the reverse tree from Portuguese to English get their messages in Portuguese. If so, all Duolingo has to do is to switch it around so that our tree gets the Portuguese messages and the other way around. Quick fix really. At least for the languages that has reverse trees.

February 8, 2020

150 Comments


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

Or perhaps a button you can press as soon as the owl pops up - a button that makes it explode in a cloud of green feathers.

Far more satisfying...

I suppose there could be an owl-like squeak in your target language first, if you insist.


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

doggone anti-owlite


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ari620077

I like your creative thinking :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LordEragon05

I would love to see the owl blow up. That would make Duo interesting.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ARC-27-5555

Not only green feathers but also confetti...


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

YES for the cloud of green feathers!!!


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

It's times like this I wish I had the skills to make an animated gif of such a thing.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/b961125

You made my day, @The_Ankh!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/andre844611

like good and bad?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/stimuli_8

love the exploding owl idea XD


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ada18507

Best idea yet...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KadinVanDo1

why the heck is everybody hatin' on the owls man


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ABL855451

ancient roman owl noises


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LordEragon05

A Minecraft Duo Bird. Awesome!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ARC-27-5555

BEAUTIFUL

All the more reason to be afraid of the duo bird


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JackDunne5

I agree though. That would be ideal.


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

All of these are hilarious! XDD


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

I think having the owl saying it in your target language would be quite cool and interesting. :) Unlike others on here, I like it when the owl pops up and tells me "I got 10 in a row right"! :) It motivates me to keep going. :) Merci pour la publication.


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

Thats actually a great idea! You should email Duolingo about it!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ari620077

Maybe, but if people agree with this and it gets upvotes they will see it anyway. We will see how people respond to this post first.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zia177448

Yes, that would be much better, at least once a user had made a bit of progress down the tree. The same goes for the little factoids that duolingo gives us while the lessons in the app are loading.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kathleen272747

yes, that's true but they are the same facts over and over. I would like some fresh material


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

I would prefer spoken sentences in the Vietnamese course. After 3 years, there are only a few. And it would be nice to have more than a few Tips and Notes. I think this may be a problem in other courses as well.

After that, a parrot or crow. Owls in SE Asian countries are harbingers of doom.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jane531211

Whenever the owl pops up to say how well I'm doing, I get the next question wrong :(


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