https://www.duolingo.com/jakhongirb

can't wait for the Turkish beta!

My wife and I literally dreaming everyday for the Turkish beta to be released. I check the incubator everyday to see the date of release. Turkish is such a beautiful and profound language. I'd like to thank the contributors Selcen Ozturk, Alexin Turkey and the Turkish team in general. Just wanted to let you know that there are a lot of people all around the world dreaming to start learning Turkish. So your hard work is really worth it because a lot of us will benefit a lot from your contributions. Thank you!

P.S. for those of you who are not familiar with the Turkish language just listen to the songs I'll post below. Notice how incredibly beautiful, profound and romantic the Turkish language is!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cmVH5nfkuo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMVEMtT1Z5E

February 20, 2015

19 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Selcen_Ozturk

Thanks for the kind words, we also really can't wait to release it :) Some of our members are not really available now due to personal reasons, but still the rest of us are working hard to release the course as soon as possible. I think it will be an awesome course, not because we really thought thoroughly about everything we teach, but also our native English speaker Alex has checked every single English translation for accuracy and added many possible alternatives.

and I would like to recommend this beautiful song as I was listening to it when I read this post: sezen aksu

February 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/OldSpiceGuy

Are you guys going to try to release a shortened course first, like the Esperanto team?

February 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Selcen_Ozturk

yes, actually we were the first to announce this and to recommend to other teams

February 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut

oh, cool - I didn't realise that. are the percentages showing currently for the shortened course or...?

so excited for pretty much all the courses that are approaching the finish line, I just wish we had any way to help besides cheering you guys on!

February 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/efisgpr

THANKS FOR THAT INNOVATION.........it's certainly enormously appreciated!

February 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/claranu

thanks for all your hard work!

February 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/efisgpr

THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

February 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Ilmarien

Well, looks like I'm going to be spending the rest of the day at work listening to Turkish mixes on Youtube. (Hardly for the first time.)

February 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut

This probably sounds really, really weird, but Tarkan makes me think of Russia. "Kiss Kiss" (I don't remember the Turkish title, though I actually am mostly familiar with him in Turkish, but that's just how I remember the song!) was huuuuuuugely successful in Russia while I was there, and so it totally reminds me of Russia :)

February 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/HappyEvilSlosh

"Kiss Kiss" is Sımarık. I'm a little embarrassed at knowing that. :P

I don't really have all that much Turkish music but one that I have kept is Bendeniz – Kırmızı Biber. (I have no idea what it's about so if the lyrics are questionable I'd be thankful to anyone who let me know. :P)

February 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Selcen_Ozturk

Ah the lyrics of this song don't have deep meanings, it is just a catchy song, I checked some of the text and here is the translation for you :)

  • Telaşı mı var acelesi mi var: is he in a hurry?
  • Kısa bir öpücük çok işime yarar: a short kiss would work for me
  • Allahım bana ne oldu bu defa : Dear God, what happened to me this time
  • Devam ediyor bak oyunlarına : Look, he keeps playing games
February 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/polychrom

I only know that it means Red Pepper. Bendeniz has catchy songs

February 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut

Haha, you don't have to be embarrassed. It might be a cheesy song but it's also super catchy... I was humming it for the rest of the day yesterday ;)

That Bendeniz song has a real toe tapping vibe to it, I like!

February 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/tnel1

Me too! I am very excited! The biggest plus for me with the delays is that I was able to pick up a little Italian in the mean time. :)

February 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/efisgpr

Ben fatto! :)

February 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/bats1994

If the Turkish beta wasn't continuously being pushed back then (according to an older release date) it would have been out this Monday. That sucks :P

February 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Ilmarien

It's not actually being pushed back - the numbers given on the incubator are inaccurate. It's actually moving extremely fast right now. Jumped from 70 to 80% as of the last update: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/7027318

February 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/bats1994

Ah, makes sense. For a moment I was worried that it would be delayed for quite a while after reading a comment about some members being off for a period.

February 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/efisgpr

97% now! Yoohoo.

February 26, 2015
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