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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!

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/GrandApple
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First East Asian language!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RichN
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South East.

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Moomingirl
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Finnish....please let it be Finnish. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Azure_Waters
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Agreed. I would LOVE to learn Finnish (:

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NA-568
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But it is not Finnish yet.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/adamyoung97
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It's not Finnish-ed yet - Sorry, I had to...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NA-568
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It's ok English is not my native language anyways.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/adamyoung97
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I wasn't correcting your English, simply making a pun out of what you said :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vedun
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Duolingo is not finnished without Finnish. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Azure_Waters
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Oh you! :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sakana_Otoko

dear god no :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ziuh
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We need Hebrew!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nefetz
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צריכים עברית!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/benklinger
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Wir brauchen Hebräisch!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JMTAU
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I really hope it's Greek, I've been really excited ever since English for Greek left beta.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/atunac

I would love to see Greek too!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FyodorN

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/feanarosurion

Finnish, ole hyvä!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kibo-Chopper
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Would love to give Greek a try...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/makiminami
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FINNISH AND GREEK FTW!! :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/efrat.segel

I like your definition :) blue&white

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FyodorN

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.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nickd717
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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.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FrankySka
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very, very excited about this! And I have to give Vietnamese a try! :-)

3 years ago

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>:D<

3 years ago

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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.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nblaisdell
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As much as I'm hoping for Chinese and Arabic soon, Indonesian would be fantastic.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SDPhil
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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.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nblaisdell
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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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SDPhil
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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! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AureliaUK
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It would really open the gates for Malay as well, since the two languages are very similar to one another.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PieishmanP
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As much as Malaysians will try to tell you otherwise, they are the same language

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sqsola
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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!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jsprwstr
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Is boso Jowo the Javanese language? I'm very interested in that! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sqsola
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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")

3 years ago

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And Norwegian is next? :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/deguo
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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.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nblaisdell
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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!

3 years ago

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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.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/matthewfbyrnes

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.

3 years ago

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.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NguyenTanBuu
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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 ^^

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Is Vietnamese tonality more or less complex than Chinese?

3 years ago

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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.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Trang.
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I love how u comment about our language's tonality ^ ^

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TehVanarch

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.

3 years ago

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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 ^^

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sommerlied
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Depending on how you count Vietnamese has one or two tones more than Chinese.

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TehVanarch

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.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jackmchugh12

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rmcode
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I don't share your optimism for Welsh appearing soon, if only

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https://www.duolingo.com/jackmchugh12

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TanagerMoonmist

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Azure_Waters
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This is very exciting news!! Thank you Luis !! ^_^ I'm so happy (:

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bigfootswillie
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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.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zakblak
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Great! I am always excited when Duolingo expands it's course offerings! This calls for a celebration!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bruno_de_Brito
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Yo deseo mucho las lenguas alemán, italiano y esperanto para hablantes de portugués !!!! :D

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https://www.duolingo.com/Ontalor
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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.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alexinIreland
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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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NguyenTanBuu
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Hope you enjoy Vietnamese course ^^

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Alternia
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Another exciting language? I'm hoping for Japanese, but I know it isn't going to happen any time soon.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/adamyoung97
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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!)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/legend-1

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

3 years ago

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I want Farsi! Please, hurry up! )

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xGequili
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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?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Azure_Waters
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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

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JMTAU
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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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FyodorN

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? :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/connorhay12
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Nice! I'm glad to hear that another language is being added for English speakers.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/earthkissed
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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!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/erennert20
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Yay!!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EvgenFirst
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Вьетнамский это хорошо)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Levape
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And Vietnamise for English is definitly good.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MyUtopia

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/skelkingur
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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)?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scarcerer
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Wouldn't Ukrainian have that honour (or Russian but Ukrainians have been making such great progress lately).

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SimonKoch-Sultan

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?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/skelkingur
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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.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SimonKoch-Sultan

I also meant that the current Vietnamese alphabet is still technically the Latin alphabet, even though it has some unusual accents (upon accents).

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TehVanarch

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Trang.
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Chữ Nôm writing system was a failure, Vietnamese now use latin-based characters

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TehVanarch

The system itself was not a failure but rather an inconvenience and it was never truly standardised and disseminated to the point where the people could learn it in the masses. The greatest work of Vietnamese literature ever composed (Truyện Kiều) used Chữ Nôm.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NguyenTanBuu
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You know "Truyện Kiều"? Amazing! It's one of the most famous poems of VN ^^

3 years ago

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.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ontalor
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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.

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/skelkingur
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Especially interesting for finding a good TTS.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ontalor
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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.

3 years ago

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."

3 years ago

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?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Alternia
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Last I looked, its still in beta. I haven't heard anything from the contributors.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Apahegy

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

3 years ago

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!

3 years ago

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!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ryan8202
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I'm probably not going to Vietnamese but I am very exited for new Non-European languages !

3 years ago

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!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StrapsOption
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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!
3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MusingThoughts

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Daanmantel1

Please Persian :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PieishmanP
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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.

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GeniusJack
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Oh, I'm sure! Good luck with the course! I look forward to trying it! :-)

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StrapsOption
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I'm promising myself Maltese in the Incubator in 2015!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MusingThoughts

Amen! Have faith and it will be done for you :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StrapsOption
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<h1>IVA!</h1>
3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MusingThoughts

Yes! Besides a Duo goes to X is usually good for asking for a language which u did well

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/whittt

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

3 years ago

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)

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

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

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/andro777

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

3 years ago

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

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rebecca_R1
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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

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rebecca_R1
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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.

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rebecca_R1
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I saw that! I'm checking out all the information now. :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Metallurgist91

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

3 years ago

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.

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

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.

3 years ago

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)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/YumnaMirza

Why not Arabic? And also English for Arabic speakers.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HappyEvilSlosh
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English for Arabic is already in beta.

3 years ago

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!

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

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?

2 years ago

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.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Undina
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It'll be nice to see what the Vietnamese team came up with for teaching their alphabet.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HappyEvilSlosh
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Vietnamese uses the Latin alphabet...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Undina
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Oops. Guess I was thinking of something else.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nblaisdell
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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.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/oskalingo
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Portuguese missionaries and then French Jesuits.

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Grizzelex

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DogePamyuPamyu

YAAAAAAAASSSSSSS GAGA GUESS WHO IS LEARNING VIETNAMESE WHEN IT COMES OUT

MEEEEEEEEEEE

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bi1G

So, the English speakers want to learn Vietnamese had a course!!![Happy]

3 years ago

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.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sunnyjohn

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jdj1993
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Looking forward!

3 years ago

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!!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DoomMonky
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Awesome! once I get a little better at german, I can start spanish from it!

3 years ago

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.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kellyclarkson_03

Ah... Vietnamese!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Windrammer
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He's probably talking about Esperanto.

3 years ago

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!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Asfodela
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Great news! I'd love to learn vietnamese, also I'm waiting for CROATIAN :)

3 years ago

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

We need binary

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/niconicolj

Extremely excited for Vietnamese for English speakers!

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bachdo2

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

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

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

2 years ago

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

When will it be done?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rchrdnsh

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

2 years ago

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

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3 years ago

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SkillsInPills

Well at least its something.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/davidvdb
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Don't be so pessimistic! Vietnamese is awesome, really! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SkillsInPills

I don't like the way it sounds.

3 years ago

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That's your opinion :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SkillsInPills

Oh yeah, it is. I understand other people like it and it's good to finally have an Asian language on here. It's just not one that I'm interested in so for me it's a bit of a letdown. Some people take offense if you don't like or aren't interested in every language on here.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SkillsInPills

@languageObsessed Appearently so, looking at the downvotes for both my previous comments. I gave an opinion that wasn't 100% positive. I love Duolingo and the community but sometimes its a little too PC.

3 years ago