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Irish on iOS and Android!

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As some of you have already noticed, the Irish is now on the iOS and Android apps! You can download the update for free and enjoy Irish on the go!

Happy learning!

Slán :)

(On a slightly unrelated note, we'd also like to mention the fact that our previous mentor, mukkapazza, has left Duolingo :'( She did amazing work with us and she contributed a huge amount to the Italian <-> English courses. Good luck with everything, Monica! We now welcome Ker to our team (you may know her from the Portuguese <-> English courses)! We look forward to working with her xD)

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/SunSurfClimb

This is fabulous! I was stuck using the website on my phones screen, which does not work very well, now it's so much easier. Go raibh maith agat!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wildautumngoose

Loving it! I'm just wondering why Irish doesn't have the feature where you have repeat the phrases for pronunciation practice. I find that very helpful. Will it be added?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lyricalred

Go raibh maith agat!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/f.formica
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It's now on Android too! Comhghairdeas!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alexinIreland
alexinIreland
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Go raibh maith agat! I didn't even notice myself :P Thanks!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TammyCameron
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can't wait until it's on Android too!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN
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Android! Android! (me too)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gksmithlcw

Agus mé!!!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jayway223
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It's on Android now. ;D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/centonola
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Hooray! Can't wait to dive in. By the way, has anyone found a good way to type in Irish on iOS? I don't mean just the fadas; that's clear in any keyboard layout: press and hold on the vowel. Apple still doesn't seem to offer an Irish keyboard option, so has anyone found another solution? At the moment, I use the Hungarian keyboard to type in Irish, but the autocorrect is still annoying. I wonder if a third-party keyboard layout is in the works?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MagAonghusa
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Do you mean typing Irish outside of the Duolingo app? For that I have no suggestions. I know android has a bunch of custom keyboards (I use SwiftKey on my tablet) that can have multiple language auto-correction dictionaries.

In the app when I'm told to type in Irish it turns off autocorrect. I either hold down for the fada or just leave it out and get a warning but don't lose hearts.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kieran_lillis

iOS 8 also has custom keyboards now

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/centonola
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I was just looking at the Fleksy keyboard app (www.fleksy.com). They don't have Gaeilge yet, but you can vote for it, and they say they will release the languages with lots of votes sooner than the others. Perhaps if enough of us Duolingians vote for it, they'll get it out soon!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sarah.greenleaf
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yes that would be great to find an actual irish keyboard!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Brijsven
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Try the Icelandic keyboard.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/centonola
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I just found out that the Swype App/Keyboard supports Gaeilge! I've started trying it out, and it seems to work really well.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mattogucci

I have been waiting for Irish to be on iOS! You've all made a great course, thank you for all the effort that went into it.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lynn53
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...and it is great so far!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OOL1
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Note to self: buy an iPhone finally! :-)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/justinsegal
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wow! just took my first Irish lesson — very, very cool this is here!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/davo256
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Ar fheabhas ar fad! Coinnigh ort!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/literalmind
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On the iOS app, I noticed that when building Irish sentences out of given words, the app doesn't speak words that I tap to select. Will this be added soon? It's a helpful feature. I know it's a work-in-progress, though! I want to thank the DuoLingo team for providing such an amazing app!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MagAonghusa
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This alone is reason enough I'm glad I chose the iPhone

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/babsie94

I'm having a lot of trouble with Irish on the iOS app. It won't load and then says that it is having trouble connecting?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CastielisBatman

Can't wait for it to be on Android too! Looking forward to it.

3 years ago

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cant wait for it to be on android!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CadetheBruce
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When will it be added to the Kindle version? Any idea?

3 years ago