https://www.duolingo.com/Luis

Two New Courses in the Incubator: Vietnamese for English speakers and Spanish for German speakers!

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We're very excited to announce that team Vietnamese has officially started to build the course to learn Vietnamese from English, and that team German-Spanish has officially started the course to learn Spanish from German.

Follow their progress here:

http://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/vi/en/status

http://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/es/de/status

We have another exciting language coming soon, so stay tuned!

January 7, 2015

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First East Asian language!

January 7, 2015

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Always great to see a new language added. Hopefully the next is one of the blue&white languages (Finnish, Greek, Hebrew).

January 7, 2015

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Finnish....please let it be Finnish. :)

January 7, 2015

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Agreed. I would LOVE to learn Finnish (:

January 8, 2015

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But it is not Finnish yet.

January 8, 2015

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It's not Finnish-ed yet - Sorry, I had to...

January 8, 2015

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It's ok English is not my native language anyways.

January 8, 2015

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I wasn't correcting your English, simply making a pun out of what you said :)

January 9, 2015

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Duolingo is not finnished without Finnish. :)

January 8, 2015

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Oh you! :D

January 8, 2015

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dear god no :D

January 10, 2015

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We need Hebrew!

January 8, 2015

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צריכים עברית!

January 8, 2015

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Wir brauchen Hebräisch!

January 9, 2015

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I really hope it's Greek, I've been really excited ever since English for Greek left beta.

January 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/atunac

I would love to see Greek too!

January 9, 2015

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I've emailed support and asked why they haven't opened up Greek in the incubator. I've seen forum posts here by users who applied (and by those who want to apply) to start building the course months ago, but received no reply from Duolingo! Maybe they'll open the course if we write to them... I mean we've got the contributors and there's even a English for Greek speakers course that's already out of beta. Could just take that course and reverse engineer, it so to speak

January 10, 2015

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Finnish, ole hyvä!

January 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Kibo-Chopper

Would love to give Greek a try...

January 9, 2015

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FINNISH AND GREEK FTW!! :D

January 10, 2015

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I like your definition :) blue&white

January 8, 2015

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Greek for English speakers please!!! Let's email Duolingo about it, who's with me?! We have the contributors and a finished English for Greek speakers course that could just be reversed for us English speakers. In fact some Greek/English speakers have applied months ago to start building the course but have still received no response from Duolingo.

January 10, 2015

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He-brewing up two of these languages now, but I don't see them Finnishing the third one anytime in the foreseeable future, so I guess that one will remain Greek to you.

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very, very excited about this! And I have to give Vietnamese a try! :-)

January 7, 2015

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>:D<

January 8, 2015

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My bet is the next language into the incubator will be Indonesian.

Like Vietnamese, it is Asian, it has many speakers, it is written in the Latin alphabet, and there is a reverse course already.

January 7, 2015

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As much as I'm hoping for Chinese and Arabic soon, Indonesian would be fantastic.

January 8, 2015

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If you're looking for Chinese, I have been using ChineseSkill. It is not as fun as Duolingo, but it is similar and get's the job done.

January 9, 2015

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Thanks! do you happen to know any good arabic apps too? I'm focusing on that right now since I'm planning to visit Palestine soon. :P

January 10, 2015

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No, I don't know know a great app for Arabic, but I did find a great online textbook that I use. It's for Syrian Arabic but Palestinians will understand you because it falls within the Levant dialect. Good luck! I love Arabic! :)

January 12, 2015

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It would really open the gates for Malay as well, since the two languages are very similar to one another.

January 8, 2015

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As much as Malaysians will try to tell you otherwise, they are the same language

January 10, 2015

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Semoga ada kursus bahasa Indonesia dalam masa depan! Bhs. Indonesia adalah bahasa yang mudah dan sangat menarik! Dan setelah lengkapi kursus bahasa Indonesia, mugkin ada kursus boso Jowo. Indonesia Raya!

January 8, 2015

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Is boso Jowo the Javanese language? I'm very interested in that! :)

January 8, 2015

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Yes! It's a very difficult language! There's a big difference from "proper" Javanese and the everyday Javanese that is spoken in a typical village in East Java, where I was. The level of Javanese language is decreasing as the influence of Indonesian is increasing, which is sad because the Javanese language is very intricate and beautiful, along with the traditional way of writing it ("Hanacaraka"/"Aksara Jawa")

January 8, 2015

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And Norwegian is next? :D

January 8, 2015

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So exciting! Can't wait to find out what the next language is!

For those of you interested in learning Vietnamese, be warned that it is a tonal language, which makes it very difficult to pronounce, but far from impossible. Definitely going to be a challenge, but if you're up for it, it's going to be a fun adventure.

January 7, 2015

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I know a little bit of Chinese, and I've actually found tones a lot easier than I thought, it can be daunting, but when you start to listen to people speak after a while you just pick it up. Don't let tones stop you from learning a new language!

January 8, 2015

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I've found tones to be the most difficult part of the language, but it absolutely should not deter anyone from learning. As with anything, practice makes perfect.

January 8, 2015

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The tones were hard at first, but once you get them and a few hundred Characters under your belt, Chinese becomes pretty easy. The grammar is straight forward and new words usually contain familiar components.

My guess is that Vietnamese is more tonally complex than Mandarin but less so than Cantonese, which has nearly twice the number of tones as Mandarin.

January 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TehVanarch

Actually Vietnamese (at least the Northern) tones are more difficult than Cantonese ones I would say. Both Northern Vietnamese and Cantonese have 6 distinct tones (some people claim 9 for the latter but they are essentially just shorter versions of 3 existing tones used for words ending in -k, -p -t). For words ending in -k, -p, -t they can have a low, mid or high tone in Cantonese while in all Vietnamese dialects there are only low and high tones for such words. As for why I ultimately feel that Northern Vietnamese tones are harder to produce: it uses 2 glottal tones ? and . (ả & ạ) which neither Mandarin nor Cantonese possess.

January 10, 2015

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Hi. I'm a native Vietnamese speaker. I don't know Chinese, but I think that Vietnamese tones are more difficult than Chinese. Although Vietnamese is our mother tongue, there are not much people can pronounce correctly all the words, especially the Southerners (I'm a Southerner). However, don't worry, people can understand what you say even if you pronounce the words incorrectly. Hope you enjoy Vietnamese course ^^

January 18, 2015

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Is Vietnamese tonality more or less complex than Chinese?

January 7, 2015

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I think it is a bit more complex, although I don't know too much about Vietnamese. Chinese tones are very robotic and standard, whereas Vietnamese tones are much more musical and flow into each other in a certain way. I have a friend who spoke Vietnamese with her family and when I started learning Chinese with her, she had trouble making her tones more differentiated and robotic.

Overall though I think the language is rated on a similar difficulty as Russian, not nearly as hard as Chinese.

January 8, 2015

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I love how u comment about our language's tonality ^ ^

January 8, 2015

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Vietnamese (Northern) tones feature 2 glottal ones: ả and ạ. This essentially means that there's an abrupt pause in between them which does not exist in most Chinese languages such as Mandarin Cantonese. This is why I'd say Vietnamese (Northern) tones are harder to produce (due to those 2 particular tones). In the Southern dialects of Vietnamese they are much easier to produce.

The only reason why Vietnamese is rated on a lower difficulty than to Mandarin Chinese would have to be due to its simpler writing system. Had Vietnamese still kept Chữ Nôm I would easily place it above Chinese in terms of overall difficulty.

January 10, 2015

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Chữ Nôm used to be our official language. It's based on Chinese (Chữ Hán). I'm very glad that you know Chữ Nôm ^^

January 18, 2015

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Depending on how you count Vietnamese has one or two tones more than Chinese.

January 7, 2015

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Mandarin? Because I know Shanghainese and Vietnamese have a few more than the national language.

January 9, 2015

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By default it is said that Mandarin has 4 (not incl. the neutral tone), Vietnamese (Standard Northern, 6) and Cantonese (6). If you include the neutral tone of Mandarin and distinguish between the regular and shorter versions of -k, -p & -t tones, Mandarin has 5, Vietnamese (Standard Northern) has 8, Vietnamese (Standard Southern) has 7 and Cantonese has 9.

January 10, 2015

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Yes! New languages :) and more on the way! Thats what I like to hear! I have a feeling Welsh is coming.... :)

January 7, 2015

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I don't share your optimism for Welsh appearing soon, if only

January 7, 2015

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The reason I'm optomistic is because of the strong interest and also ive heard of some strong possible moderators/contributors

January 7, 2015

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That was my first thought! Go, Welsh, goooooo~!! 8D

January 7, 2015

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This is very exciting news!! Thank you Luis !! ^_^ I'm so happy (:

January 7, 2015

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The other language is definitely Greek or Hindi. :)

Jitengore has been saying for weeks Hindi for English speakers will be graduating from Beta this month and that they'd like to start the reverse very soon after.

January 8, 2015

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Great! I am always excited when Duolingo expands it's course offerings! This calls for a celebration!

January 7, 2015

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Yo deseo mucho las lenguas alemán, italiano y esperanto para hablantes de portugués !!!! :D

January 8, 2015

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ASIAN LANGUAGE. Omg yes yes yes yes yes! That's all. I'm just super freaking excited. I'm hoping the next language is either Chinese or Japanese.

January 8, 2015

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This is so great! I can't wait for Vietnamese! I will finally be able to talk with my good Incu-friend Trang in her native tongue :) I'm also really looking forward to the Spanish for German speakers course...I might use it for laddering my languages. But the most exciting this is: what language is coming next? I hope it's Norwegian, but I'd be happy with any language, really :P

January 8, 2015

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Hope you enjoy Vietnamese course ^^

January 18, 2015

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Another exciting language? I'm hoping for Japanese, but I know it isn't going to happen any time soon.

January 7, 2015

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I really hope the next one is Amharic!!! I won't be surprised if that's just wishful thinking though...

የአማርኛ ቋንቋን ከዱዎሊንጎ ጋር መማር እፈልጋለሁ! (I want to learn Amharic with Duolingo!)

January 8, 2015

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    In future months you will see Persian or Farsi.i'm trying to gather a group of contributers to have farsi in duolingo.

    January 8, 2015

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    I want Farsi! Please, hurry up! )

    January 8, 2015

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    I don't want to be THAT guy, but will we ever see Greek for English speakers? If so then when might this be possible?

    January 7, 2015

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    I would love to have an opportunity to learn the Greek language, yes! I have always found greek history and greek mythology to be so fascinating (: Also I adore greek food and music !! :D

    January 8, 2015

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    I'm looking forward to it too! I'm assuming it'll be worked on once the reverse tree gets out of beta (unless its already out).

    January 7, 2015

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    The Greek for English tree did leave beta a while ago so hopefully the exciting new language mentioned by Luis is Greek

    January 8, 2015

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    Me too. I really need to learn Greek. I've emailed Duolingo about opening the course in theincubator.. We have enough contributors to build the course. Greek/English speakers have applied months ago to start building the course but received no reply from Duolingo!! We have the people already, so why not open it up and let them start working on it? They could at the least just reverse engineer (so to speak) the already completed English for Greek speakers course. Let's email Duolingo! Who's with me? :)

    January 10, 2015

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    Nice! I'm glad to hear that another language is being added for English speakers.

    January 7, 2015

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    vietnamese for english speakers page says:

    Estimated Completion Date: January 8, 2015

    THAT WOULD BE AWESOME AND YOU SHOULD PINKY SWEAR ON IT, VIETNAMESE TEAM!

    January 8, 2015

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    Yay!!

    January 7, 2015

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    Вьетнамский это хорошо)

    January 8, 2015

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    And Vietnamise for English is definitly good.

    January 8, 2015

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    Please add hebrew next!!! It would be super :) Also dutch for SPANISH speakers would be awesome!

    January 8, 2015

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    Will this course also feature the Chữ nôm writing system (and by that introduce the first non-latin written language for learning to Duolingo)?

    January 7, 2015

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    Wouldn't Ukrainian have that honour (or Russian but Ukrainians have been making such great progress lately).

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    The first non-Latin written language learning is already being created with Russian and Ukranian. Wikipedia says the system you are talking about used to be used to write Vietnamese, but not anymore. Why would Duolingo use a system that is obsolete?

    January 7, 2015

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    Woops, my bad - I just googled for the name of their writing system and obviously picked the wrong one :-). You are correct however in that Russian and Ukranian are already in the Incubator - I missed that.

    January 7, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/SimonKoch-Sultan
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    I also meant that the current Vietnamese alphabet is still technically the Latin alphabet, even though it has some unusual accents (upon accents).

    January 7, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/harryclark17
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    Chinese already did this, I think.

    January 7, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/TehVanarch

    Probably not given that is all but defunct outside of religious and cultural festivals.

    January 10, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/KansasBurri

    I checked the Spanish for German speakers course and its already at 44%, how is it new? And first asian language yaaayyy. EDIT: Thats what it said when I was switching from the German for English speakers course to the English for German speakers course today, which was a few hours ago.

    January 7, 2015

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    When languages are added that already have the interface available in that language and the tree created, it starts the percentage off rather high. It might move around a bit before it starts steadily increasing.

    January 8, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Luke_5.1991
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    Isn't Vietnamese a tonal language? That's going to be interesting.

    January 7, 2015

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    Especially interesting for finding a good TTS.

    January 7, 2015

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    I don't know if this will also hold true for Vietnamese, but because Chinese is tonal and naturally kindof robotic, TTS voices normally sound a lot more fluid and natural in Chinese than they do in non-tonal languages. You can tell a voice is robotic in English normally because the intonation of the sentence is all wrong, but when the tone carries meaning and has to be programmed into the voice, it sounds much closer to a real voice.

    January 8, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/ketoacidosis
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    We just have to learn to say the following phrase perfectly, and we will have no trouble: "Hold on, let me write down what I'm trying to say."

    January 8, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/araparseghian
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    Excited for this. I got so discouraged trying to learn Chinese and Japanese, but I think Vietnamese might be right up my alley. Speaking of East Asian languages that use Latin script, any word on an Indonesian course?

    January 7, 2015

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    Last I looked, its still in beta. I haven't heard anything from the contributors.

    January 7, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Apahegy

    Spanisch für Deutschsprachige! Wo ist die Liebe für Spanisch? Sind meine Mitdeutschsprachige aufgeregt?

    January 8, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/WahahaDrills
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    Wow! This is great! Vietnamese speakers and Spanish speakers are in the majority where I live so this will help me out a lot! I've been waiting for German to get more languages coming to it. Hoping the next one is Japanese... Thank you!

    January 8, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/dierubio20

    Oh YEAH!!! Finally an East Asian language! This is a huge milestone and I hope that more Asian languages come out next! I can see Duo as the 1# language learning site now and forever!

    January 8, 2015

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    I'm probably not going to Vietnamese but I am very exited for new Non-European languages !

    January 8, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Annwenn
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    Korean! Please let it be Korean, because my textbook and YouTube is just not enough! Congrats to the Vietnamese team and to all who are excited to learn the language!

    January 8, 2015

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    Please release Maltese next! I have nothing against Vietnamese, I actually think it's fascinating that it's in the Latin alphabet. However, I didn't think there was huge demand for it. Demand for Maltese is certainly rising.

    Note: I think it'll probably be Norwegian or Hebrew, but I'm not giving up hope!
    January 8, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/MusingThoughts

    Demand is certainly rising. I too was actually surprised by Vietnamese though it is a beautiful language

    January 10, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Daanmantel1

    Please Persian :)

    January 8, 2015

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    I hope Indonesian is next. It would make a great addition to Duolingo; it has more than a hundred million speakers (the 23 million native speakers statistic doesn't take into account Javanese and other local language that people consider their native language), it uses the Latin alphabet with no special letters or symbols, it is pronounced exactly as it is spelled, you can express a lot of ideas with very few words, and despite how many people speak it, there are surprisingly few resources for it.

    January 10, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Delta1212
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    Vietnamese officially added to my to-do list.

    January 7, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Priya7
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    Yay!

    January 7, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/hellerm
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    Very excited for Vietnamese! It will be quite a mile stone when it comes into Beta! :D

    January 7, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/123Ellen
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    I can't wait for Vietnamese!

    January 7, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/ckhadung
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    This is going to be FUN. We'll work our best ;)

    January 7, 2015

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    Oh, I'm sure! Good luck with the course! I look forward to trying it! :-)

    January 8, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/MusingThoughts

    Finally an Asian language. I thought Chinese would come first but...

    The next language. I bet either Welsh, Maltese or Catalan

    January 8, 2015

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    I'm promising myself Maltese in the Incubator in 2015!

    January 8, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/whittt

    I would try English-Arabic. Although it may not ever be done.

    January 8, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Bruno_de_Brito
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    I think for English speakers there are already many courses, it would be good take some time without courses for english speakers (add courses for speakers of other languages, but not English)

    January 8, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/NoGe2014

    I am German and there are only English and French to learn for German speakers! Good luck I speak also English, so I can learn a lot of languages! kkkk

    January 11, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/BB-LB-2014

    When will there be Chinese for English speakers? I would love to contribute!!!

    January 8, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/andro777

    Some feelings say Persian language is coming!!!! And definitely Norwegian would be a good choice :D

    January 9, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/An-Adorable-Fish

    I'm Vietnamese... so i proud of this course!

    January 9, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Rebecca_R1

    I'm SO excited about this! In the future, I'd love to see the following languages added: Scottish Gaelic, Welsh, Catalan, Maltese, Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, Farsi, Hindi, Mandarin, Korean, Indonesian, Japanese, and, oddly enough, I'd love to learn Latin. :D

    January 11, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/StrapsOption
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    Why Maltese?

    January 12, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Rebecca_R1

    I read somewhere that it was a mash-up of Arabic, Italian, and English (correct me if I'm wrong), and that it'd make learning both Arabic and Latin languages easier, basically bridging the gap between the two. It sounded like it'd be a great foundation language.

    January 12, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/StrapsOption
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    Believe me, it's fantastic. If you notice the link I gave there...

    January 12, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Rebecca_R1

    I saw that! I'm checking out all the information now. :D

    January 12, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Metallurgist91

    Uhhh I think that many of us are waiting for JAPANESE!!! :D It would be a dream, really!

    January 11, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/ThePhantomKid01

    We need Albanian because it is a very unique language and it uses the Latin alphabet which will be much easier for Duolingo to implement Albanian into Duolingo.

    January 12, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/volumniax
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    Awesome! Go Teams! (Especially for Vietnamese!!!)

    January 7, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/RamiroSotto
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    About the vietnamese course: I can't believe this is true, really. Think that would be in 2017 or something like that

    January 8, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/ashbolt
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    Although I'm not going to be learning Vietnamese, I still think it's cool that more languages are being added again.

    January 8, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/G0108

    That is how I feel exactly. Right now my to-do list is probably just:

    Finish German

    Get Halfway done with Italian

    Start Russian

    Finish Esperanto

    Do whatever languages comes out next (after Vietnamese for English and Spanish for German)

    January 9, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/YumnaMirza

    Why not Arabic? And also English for Arabic speakers.

    January 8, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/HappyEvilSlosh

    English for Arabic is already in beta.

    January 8, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/LeIouch

    Today I learnt that Vietnamese uses the roman alphabet.

    I suppose this is why it's the first Asian language for English speakers in the incubator!

    January 9, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/SpOoOoOk
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    Please add chinese!

    January 11, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Bruno_de_Brito
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    Someone that speak portuguese here?

    January 26, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/MelissaGold09

    Vietnamese has been 100% done hatching for a while now, but it's still not in Beta. Anyone have any idea how long that transition is supposed to take?

    April 11, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/nickd717
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    No kidding. What is Duolingo doing that whole time? This seems like the longest it's ever taken for something to get from 100% to done. Welsh came really quickly, but some of us are interested in learning a language that's actually useful in 2016.

    April 11, 2016

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    It'll be nice to see what the Vietnamese team came up with for teaching their alphabet.

    January 7, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/HappyEvilSlosh

    Vietnamese uses the Latin alphabet...

    January 7, 2015

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    Oops. Guess I was thinking of something else.

    January 8, 2015

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    As I recall, Dutch monks came to Vietnam (around 16th cent. I think) and created latin based spellings for Vietnamese in order to make learning the language easier. Over time more people started using the latin spellings and now it's the default alphabet there.

    January 8, 2015

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    Portuguese missionaries and then French Jesuits.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnamese_alphabet#History

    January 8, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Grizzelex

    This is Great News. Duolingo is getting better by the days.

    January 7, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/DogePamyuPamyu

    YAAAAAAAASSSSSSS GAGA GUESS WHO IS LEARNING VIETNAMESE WHEN IT COMES OUT

    MEEEEEEEEEEE

    January 8, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Bi1G
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    So, the English speakers want to learn Vietnamese had a course!!![Happy]

    January 8, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Sweeby
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    Very excited for Vietnamese, only wish it had been available when I was living there. I tried Rosetta Stone vietnamese but found it stilted and achieved much better progress just speaking to the street food vendors.

    January 8, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/sunnyjohn

    This is great news. I'm new here and excited to see ijjoined a place that is growing.

    January 8, 2015

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    Looking forward!

    January 8, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/NoGe2014

    Congrats! I came here to learn Portuguese from German! Good luck, my English is good enough to learn Portuguese now. This is a very fine training and I am very happy someone told me about it! I enjoy the training very much!!

    January 8, 2015

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    Awesome! once I get a little better at german, I can start spanish from it!

    January 8, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/ethan3391

    I'm glad to see the languages move east (particularly to language groups that don't necessarily use latin script). And Vietnamese has interested me for many years. I'm glad to see it coming to duo. That being said, I have a lot of work to do.

    January 9, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/kellyclarkson_03

    Ah... Vietnamese!

    January 9, 2015

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    He's probably talking about Esperanto.

    January 9, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/JackedTortoise

    I can't wait to learn Vietnamese! Finally I will be able to communicate with my family members who do not speak the same languages as me :D!

    January 10, 2015

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    Great news! I'd love to learn vietnamese, also I'm waiting for CROATIAN :)

    January 13, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/321Pepsicola123

    We need binary

    April 11, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/niconicolj

    Extremely excited for Vietnamese for English speakers!

    June 5, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Trang.
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    :)

    June 5, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/bachdo2

    hello everybody, i am vietnamese, can I make a friend with all of you?

    July 8, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/bachdo2

    hey guys, many people get in trouble with learning Vietnamese, and I think the best way to approach new language is first that watch lessons uploaded on web, then you can find out any friend or teacher can guide you enthusiasticly and by that way your ability about language will improve significantly, hope this link will be useful for all of you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfkWpCga7wQ

    July 8, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Lewons7
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    Soumi! Soumi! Suomi!

    February 17, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Lexi.Nguyen

    When will it be done?

    March 16, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/rchrdnsh

    How do we learn? I cannot seem to access the Vietnamese for English speakers course in the iPhone app :-(

    July 23, 2016
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