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:
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
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?
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.
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.