Congratulations and thank you, Finnish<-English team!
Thank you for this course!
It looks short, but the content gets pretty complex quite soon. I tested out to about the middle (being a native speaker), and was surprised by the depth already at that point. I would have thought any Duolingo Finnish course (regardless of the length of the tree) would have been less "deep" than this one seems to be.
To list other discussions, related to the joyful release of this great course :
From the main Duolingo forum
Links to another recent Twitter post by Duolingo, regarding this great new course for learning Finnish :
When you start learning Finnish with @duolingo
and you forget the importance of dots 😁
Another Twitter from Duolingo in this last day:
Did you know that the only Finnish word in regular use in English is "sauna"? 🤔 In virtually every way, Finnish is unlike any language you’ll ever study. Read more about this beautifully unique language in our latest blog post:
Last year I went to Finland and I loved the country and the Finns, but unfortunately I only knew Hei and Hei Hei. :/ I'm so happy that this course is out! I've been waiting for a long time, but I'm pleased with the experience overall. The tips are fantastic (especially the Star Trek reference, Beam me up in the tips for Good Luck! and the ABBA Knowing Me, Knowing You reference in Basics 2 Tips!!) and actually learning Finnish is somehow making me happy! The language of the happiest people in the world is fun to learn too! Although, I have one query. For the accents, is it just me or are there no buttons below the text function for the accented letters? Other than that, however, I LOVE THIS COURSE!! :) Kiitos Duolingo Team and all course contributors! I love the effort that you put in to make this course, keep it up! :)
Looks like there is a lot of work to be done. It is a good start though.
As someone before me said, there are some issues, basic things like lack of articles in Finnish are not taken into consideration in some cases. There is also some problem with agreement, adjective endings are not always matched to nouns etc. But for vocabulary it is good, and there are some cultural stuff and real everyday sentences, not just "the turtle drinks milk"
Kiitos, I'm loving this course and think it is quite well done. I have just started the 4th section of the tree and my brain is finally getting the neuron path blinking lights to show me the way. It was quite strangely difficult, but is beginning to take. I'm really excited to do this and hope too that you do Icelandic. Duo is a great gift to the planet.
It is a shame that the course is extremely lacking and has a lot of significant faults which the team seems to refuse to fix. It is pushing absolute gibberish like "katselin ja katselin kahta tummaa pilveä" as Finnish, and claiming that Väinämöinen was some sort of wizard, when it is extremely clear he is not. The wizard in the tale is Louhi, who is the main antagonist of the tale.
While it is an extremely hard language, if i were to give it a Finnish school degree, i'd be hard pressed to offer it a 6.
Terve! When I built the course I was a volunteer and made it in my free time. Apart from Hungarian, Finnish is also very different from other languages taught on Duolingo, which meant trying to figure out how to do something that no one had done before. Less surprisingly, the course has many faults and I am very much aware of them, especially the structural ones (I facepalm every day because of the Family skill). The next version will be built by someone (hopefully me, fingers crossed) who has a proper contract with the owl and can spend more time on working on the course. All the feedback we have received from users will be taken into account.
Personally, I would give it a 7 but I suspect that I might be a bit too kind to myself. :P