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

Danish and Irish for English speakers are now in beta!

Today you can learn Danish from English and Irish from English. Thanks to all the volunteer contributors that helped create these courses! A huge tak/thanks to the Danish team: bjarkehs, runem and Sofiadcs. And a "go raibh maith agat" to the Irish team: alexinireland, Lancet, dubhais, laura.doherty, and odoinn.

Remember these courses are in beta! Please report any issues that you find. Thanks for helping improve the course for future learners :)

Cheers!

August 25, 2014

116 Comments


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

Thanks Luis for this post and for the chance to create our course! We hope everyone enjoys our course and is forgiving of the mistakes and bugs they may find in these early stages! Thanks also to our Incubator mentor, Mukkapazza, who has been so helpful throughout Phase 1! Go raibh maith agaibh!

August 25, 2014

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

I don't know you, internet stranger, but I'm really happy for you. Nice work. :-)

August 25, 2014

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

Thank you @Hohenems, a.k.a mutual internet stranger!

August 25, 2014

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

A huge thanks to Alex as well, whose enthusiasm got the ball rolling and is still keeping it going, and to mukkapazza, our ever-patient mentor, from Team Irish. Good luck to everyone taking the course, we're here to help you make it all the way! Congratulations to the Danish team too!

August 25, 2014

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

Happy happy happy happy happy happy happy!!!! I'm so looking forward to tonight, as I'm going to start Irish!!!!

August 26, 2014

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

We are just very happy to have been given the opportunity to provide people with this course! So thank you!

Team Danish Dynamite

August 25, 2014

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

Exactly. This is and has been a privilege. I'm so thankful for being a part of this. :)

August 25, 2014

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

Yes thank you and the rest of the Duolingo team for giving us the chance to help out :) Soon, my fiancée will be fluent in Danish and I in Italian. Thank you Duolingo!

August 25, 2014

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

Wow! Level 11 in Danish! That's fast!! Just kidding ;)

August 25, 2014

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

AAAW I AM SO HAPPY, THIS IS AMAZING, THANKS A LOT, YOU ALL!

August 25, 2014

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

lol I think is my favourite GIF!

August 25, 2014

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

Lol, definitely :)

August 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Seconded!

Great job everyone! You've become a part of internet history :D

August 26, 2014

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

Haha love it have a yummy lingot mr. crocodile

August 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/attcat23

Wow, you have so many flags by your name! That is awesome! It'll be interesting to see more users looking like this as more and more languages get released.

August 26, 2014

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

Danish + Irish = Lego Leprechaun!

Irish + Danish = Lego Leprechaun

I haven't started the Danish course yet, but so far Irish is awesome!

August 25, 2014

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

Congrats to both these teams. Particularly excited for brushing up on Danish (the mother tongue)! Thank you!

August 25, 2014

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

That's perfect, you should apply to be a contributor once you complete the tree. :)

August 25, 2014

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

Haha, they really have pins for all language combinations! (nope, not an advert!)

Yaaaaaaaaaaaay!

More languages to learn!
Or should I say... more flags to add to my name. (¬‿¬)

Superb job Danish and Irish teams!
Thanks for giving us new languages to learn!

Best wishes!

August 25, 2014

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

Thanks Esmee! Good luck with your courses and the rest of the beta phase :) Could this be the start of Itch 2.0? Who knows? But for now...I am tired....

August 25, 2014

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

More flags! Now you can have 8 of them! : )

August 25, 2014

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

That is very true about the pins! I typed in two random countries, and...

I wouldn't have thought the many people would be looking all over the internet for Niger-Laos crossed pins, but there you go!

August 26, 2014

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

I found no pins for the first combination I tried, Bhutan and Argentina :(

August 26, 2014

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

Do you like these...?

Chad-Romania

Indonesia-Monaco

August 27, 2014

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

Bolivia-Ghana

August 31, 2014

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

What the... they DO really have pins for everything, I mean, Venezuela and Ireland? lol

August 30, 2014

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

If you think that's strange...

Equatorial Guinea - Puerto Rico ?

Slovenia - Bahrain ?

Liechtenstein - Barbados ?

August 30, 2014

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

LOL! Botswana - Paraguay

August 30, 2014

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

Oh my gosh, this site is the best. Anyone want Fiji and The-Isle-of-Man?

August 30, 2014

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

Oh dear, you're putting me under pressure here...

Singapore - Mauritius

Malta - Tanzania

Korea Republic - Macedonia

August 31, 2014

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

HAHAHAHA, THAT ONE ACTUALLY MADE ME LAUGH OUT LOUD. That site is the best one lol

August 31, 2014

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

So proud of you guys!!!

August 25, 2014

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

Love you Ker.<3

August 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FrankySka
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I am just sooooo HAPPPY!!!!

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<h1> THANK YOU !!!!</h1>
August 25, 2014

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

Listening to a chorus of a song going, "I'll never land", and scrolled to this GIF. This is hilarious.

August 26, 2014

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

Now I can finally say that: image. Thank you very very much, Team Irish and Team Danish, and also thank you team Dutch and whoever made the German, Spanish and French courses. :)

August 25, 2014

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

Poor Italian never gets any love ;)

August 26, 2014

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

I don't learn Italian (yet)...

August 27, 2014

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

It's my birthday in 10 minutes, so I'll consider this an awesome birthday present from Duolingo :D Thanks for the teams hard work in getting it out, and I look forward to learning them both!

August 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shivani25

Happy birthday!

August 26, 2014

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

Thanks!

August 26, 2014

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

Happy birthday! ^^

August 26, 2014

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

Thank you!

August 26, 2014

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

Happy birthday!

August 26, 2014

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

WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO ME

I'm so bad at learning two languages at the same time, and now I feel that I should learn the two :(

Yaay. Congrats guys ^^

August 25, 2014

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

I thought your course would come out at the same time. I guess they don't want to go too many days without interesting events in the incubator.

August 25, 2014

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

Our course is not completely finished. There's a skill that we haven't done because we thought it was too hard to teach as it was. Instead of one hard skill, we are trying to divide it into three easy ones, but we need to ask Duo staff to see if it's possible to do that.

August 25, 2014

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

You guys have been too passive with the community. You should add a incubator update on your progress like other contributors do. Any clues as to what the skill name is?

:)

August 25, 2014

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

I just wrote one :D

(check the comment I wrote to GeniusJack)

August 25, 2014

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

Out of curiosity, which skill is it?

August 25, 2014

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

Congiuntivo Imperfetto, or Subjuntivo Imperfecto in Spanish.

August 25, 2014

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

That makes a lot of sense, it's probably one of the hardest skills in the tree.

August 25, 2014

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

Assolutamente good idea. It should be split in the English-Italian course too... The most difficult and most confusing skill ever created on Duolingo (and 0% hints&notes!)...

August 26, 2014

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

Wait, is this a glitch or is there a TURKISH, RUSSIAN AND ROMANIAN FLAG ON YOUR COMMENT?!

September 2, 2014

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

Dear Luis,

Best. Website. Ever.

That is all. :)

(Oh, except, could we please have Finnish soon?)

Duo

August 25, 2014

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

How to share pictures in the forum: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3345838 :)

August 25, 2014

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

Thank you (and thank you Wazzie). :)

August 25, 2014

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

I just had to tell my mother "Is bean mé!". So proud!

She's Irish but has forgotten the language, and I only knew a couple of words until now :D

August 25, 2014

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

Dancing as a leprechaun and singing something Danishlike Great! Congratulations!

August 25, 2014

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

Thank you Luis! And to all the members of the Irish and Danish teams! :D

August 25, 2014

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

Yaaay! I am so, so, so happy! :)

August 25, 2014

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

Oh! My! Gosh! faints

August 25, 2014

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

Hooray! I looked and there were 0 learners in Danish, I will be the first!

August 25, 2014

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

I don't think it's updating. Irish has been on 9 for a fair while too.

August 25, 2014

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

Killjoy T_T

August 25, 2014

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

Raining on people's parades since the early 80s. ;)

August 25, 2014

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

That's exactly what I saw/thought!

August 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jun-Dai

Wow, Irish is a crazy language

August 25, 2014

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

Cheers!

August 25, 2014

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

AWESOME!!! The courses look great from what I've seen so far! Massive thanks to Duolingo and all involved!

August 25, 2014

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

Am I late to the party? It must have released while I was sleeping or something!

Anyway, congratulations to the Danish and Irish teams on the course releases! :)

EDIT: OK, I think I'm not too late. :)

August 25, 2014

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

Awesome, but I don't think I'll be able to try these courses for a while. I really want to focus on really knowing the ones I've already learned. But still, you guys did a great job and I'm so thankful for the chance that I could learn them in the future! Thank you!

August 25, 2014

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

As an Irish person living in Denmark, tusind tak agus go raibh mile maith agaibh!

August 26, 2014

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

Wahoo!! Great job Team Danish and Team Irish!!!

August 25, 2014

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

So excited! I added them both and am still on level one on both. Danish is a bit easier for me, but even it's a struggle. Maybe it's just late afternoon (unrepentant morning person) but I have new found respect for those who struggle with languages here.

August 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zach1337

Awesome! You guys really need to post about this stuff on your Twitter and Facebook account though. I personally don't use those sites, but a lot of people do and it would help to inform a lot more people. You guys haven't posted about any of the new languages for English speakers. That includes Dutch and now Irish and Danish.

August 26, 2014

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

Woohoo!!! This is excellent, amazing, incredible..... !!! This is how I'm feeling right now

Congratulations to you, the Irish and Danish team! Your hard work and effort was incredible. I'm just loving your courses! :D

August 26, 2014

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

Nicely done. I was waiting for a comment by an official source. P.S. I think some people's flairs will become heavily cluttered very soon. Are there any plans to redesign the flair system, or will it only show the top 10 or so languages being learnt?

P.S. I think it would be more interesting if future launches included an image of the course. Perhaps something like the courses page picture, or a landmark in the respective countries. :)

August 25, 2014

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

Thanks to all contributors! I think I will try to learn Danish. Any experiences from Germans who learn(ed) Danish?

August 25, 2014

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

This is awesome! Now we just need the apps to support them, don't know why, but I learn so much faster on my phone. :)

August 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zach1337

Probably because it is easier. A lot of questions simply have you rearrange words instead of making you remember and type them out yourself like you have to do on the web version.

August 26, 2014

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

I made myself a resolution to finish every tree in every language that Duo offers for my own satisfaction, and I have to say, when you guys keep moving the goalposts like that it makes it challenging. I'm not really sure how to stop at this point though, so I may as well keep going. Never know when I might need to ask for a Kamelåså.

August 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/duonks
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Same here :D I hope I have just enough time to focus on these two before the likes of Hungarian appears! :-p

August 26, 2014

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

I can't describe how happy am I right now! Thank you so much for giving us the great opportunity to learn those beautiful languages! ^_^

August 25, 2014

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

Congratulations to both teams!

100th upvote. :)

August 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hdn2000

Thank you so much to each of these Incubator teams! Your work is truly important. I've already taken a look at Irish, and I must say, it's a fascinating language. Danish was a LOT easier for me, knowing English and knowing the basics of German and Dutch. Good luck to both teams throughout Phase 2!

Plus, I'll make a special mention in the next Saturdays with Hdn. :)

August 25, 2014

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

And on that day, everyone turned to look at Team Hungarian and Team Swedish... lol Excited for both courses! I've tried both out a bit and plan to continue. Both are a lot more difficult than any of the other courses, but I know from experience it gets easier. Good job to both teams!

August 25, 2014

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

are they already available now in mobile? including dutch?

August 26, 2014

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

No, but perhaps in the next update, since there are not any upcoming (very soon) courses.

August 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StrapsOption
<h1>HORÉ!!!</h1> <h1>HURRA!!!</h1>

Thank you everyone!

August 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sie00

Good luck to anyone who will learn Irish. It's so positive that Duolingo will allow It to spread, even outside the borders. And if you complete the tree in the future. All my respect :P

August 26, 2014

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

NEIN! #svenska

August 27, 2014

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

Tá mé líofa as gaeilge ach tá me chun an cúrsa a deanamh in aon slí:)

August 27, 2014

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

This is amazing!! :)

August 28, 2014

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

Awesome!!! Thank you so much for putting in the work (play, I hope?) to make these courses!

August 25, 2014

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

Fair play to all involved in creating the new courses :-D

August 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ynwa12

Good job and thanks to the contributors! Now let's get Swedish into beta, I'm so excited to learn it on Duolingo!

August 26, 2014

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

WOOOOOO! WOOOOOOOOOOOO! \o/ Irish, Irish, Irish! runs off to sign up for Irish

August 26, 2014

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

FINALLY!! I'M SHAKING RIGHT NOW

August 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/attcat23

Hooray! I would start Danish right now if I hadn't just started German and Portuguese at school. In a few months I'd like to try it, once I have a better grasp on German. Thanks to all the contributors who made these courses possible!

August 26, 2014

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

HOORAY! I can't wait to start the courses! ヽ(^∇^)ノ Massive thanks to both teams!

August 26, 2014

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

THANKS A LOT, I've been waiting for Danish to come, but boy, Danish and Irish sure are going to be a challenge to learn...So maybe start working on Japanese now :DDDD, this appetite for languages is Insatiable...

August 26, 2014

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

Thank you, Team Irish and Team Danish! Good job!

As soon as I finish my French tree, I will start Danish course!

August 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Erkte
  • 1899

I absolutely need to rush through my french tree now!

August 26, 2014

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

Thanks to all the contributors who made the Danish and Irish courses! You guys didn't have to contribute... but you did!(:

August 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wandering.Seeker

congratulations the team and staff, but why danish flag looks like that of french in people's profile?

August 26, 2014

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

Yes!!!! Thank you very much for such an effort! I already started! Maybe now you can have some time to enjoy the rest of the summer., because you deserve it indeed.

What about other courses? Many volunteers are eager to contribute but these new languages don't even appear in the incubator. Could we see them soon? I applied for English/Spanish to Catalan :)

August 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/underwood.jones

Already level 5 in Irish! ...can't...stop...duoing... ...language...addiction..seizing control.... O.o Go raibh maith agat! ;)

August 26, 2014

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

YAY! Congrats to both teams!

August 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lord.ratman

A big hearty congratulations to all the hard-workers of the Danish and Irish teams. I would wish the Irish team a great thank you, but I don't speak Irish, which is why I am so pleased about this new frontier for duo.

August 27, 2014

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

Congrats to the Irish and Danish teams!

August 27, 2014

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

YAY I am so excited about learning Irish! Go duo lingo!!

August 27, 2014

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

Tá sé sin go hiontach!

August 27, 2014

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

Well done guys, I bet I'll learn more in a month of Duolingo than I did learning Irish in school for 14 years!

August 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lewisjcranston16

Well done, everybody!

August 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CamilleMcd12

Wonderful

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