https://www.duolingo.com/kristinemc

Which languages would you like to help build on Duolingo?

We can't wait for the October 9th launch of the Language Incubator! Here is Luis' announcement in case you missed it: http://www.duolingo.com/comment/862708. :)

Many members of the community have asked for ways to help add more languages. We're excited to be releasing the tools you need to add the languages you love. Best of all, this is your opportunity to help build Duolingo.

So, what language(s) would you like to help build?

Applications will officially open on October 9th, but we'd love to hear what you're thinking about contributing to.

Let's see what we can accomplish together!

September 26, 2013

586 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/makemusic

This is so exciting! I was hoping for a discussion like this! I would love for Czech to be on here, since I am Czech, and I can help add Latin, since I know it well (I've been taking for 6 years!).

I can't wait to see what we can accomplish together! :)

September 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MeadowsJosiah

I was also thinking about helping build Latin on Duolingo, if ancient languages will be accepted. I went to a boarding school in Italy called "Vivarium Novum", where it is against the rules to converse in any other language except for Latin! Being immersed in the language every day, I'm fluent.

September 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/pont

That's amazing, I am delighted to know that such a thing exists! I studied Latin for five years but would be incapable of holding a normal conversation in it... Livy* et al. don't really prepare you for that kind of thing. So you are one of the few people in the world for whom http://yle.fi/radio1/tiede/nuntii_latini/ would be useful.

(* Sorry, that's Titus Livius... in Britain we like to give foreign authors nice comfortable English-sounding names.)

September 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/cloclo15

I also studied Latin for six years (good old Cambridge Latin course with Caecilius, Cerberus and the nubes mirabilis) and got my A level but have since forgotten a lot and would be totally unable to speak it - the exam only tested reading ability. I do remember reciting the noun declension tables a lot - it may be against modern teaching practice but certainly stuck in my head!

September 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/NicolasDC

That's how I'm learning Latin at my school!

September 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/KieranLillis

Nope, I still have to recite the tables!

June 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/MeadowsJosiah

There are only a few academies in the world that learn the Latin language this way. Most people are accustomed to learning it from the grammar, rather than treating it as a spoken language.

September 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/cly44

Love to learn Latin again. Was comfortable with it ages ago in prep school. Such a comfort going through the conjugations and declentions. Like to see classical Greek done as well.

September 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MeadowsJosiah

I also am learning Attic Greek using the spoken methodology, but I am not fluent yet.

September 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/cly44

Over the years, the Odyssey has become my favorite text. I would love to read it in Greek one day. I think of the story as a metaphor for my life... Back in the day I thought I'd be a classical scholar, but I majored in East Asian Studies instead. Never too late, especially with the help of a robust Duolingo community.

September 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MeadowsJosiah

I have read Homer's Odyssey in English a few years ago, and I hope to read it some time in the original language.

September 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Diachronix

I've started a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/AncientGreekforDuolingo/) and a Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/329731891074896/) dedicated to promoting a new Ancient Greek course for Duolingo.

April 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/pablito_1

I'd love to learn Latin!!!

June 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/pont

I think Czech is a beautiful language, but I am compelled to point out that there is no such language as "Czechoslovakian", as far as I know...

September 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Christine1999

Well, you are right, Czech and Slovak are 2 different languages. Just Czech republic and Slovakia formed just one republic for a long time. I can help with czech language... I was hearing it since my childhood and i am a fluent speaker. And also with Slovak, because I have slovak native, but i think czech is more popular in the world :). I am ready to cooperate in every case.

September 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/katina.m

I am a native Slovak too, I could help with Slovak, from English and from Portuguese. My portuguese husband would love to improve his Slovak.

September 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ZdenekKastanek

My gf is fighting the same thing - there is no great product on web to learn Czech. It would be amazing to see this happen. Im here to help if this would make the table:-]

June 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/makemusic

Haha! Woops :)

September 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MystyrNile

Yeah, I recently looked at the phonology to learn how to pronounce a particular name, and then I found that I really liked its sound inventory and syllable structure. Turns out it's got a similar sound(and writing system) to Esperanto.

November 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Soolrak

I am Chilean and I am learning Czech by myself!!! I went to the Czech embassy here in Chile and they gave me a wonderful book to learn this language, that's all I have. Would be wonderful if you and other Czech speakers help with that beautiful language. I would be the first one to take it and I would be very thankful as well...

September 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/matthewskater98

I would also love to learn czech since i am 25% czech. Also Latin would be a great option. I took latin for 4 years but am not capable of holding a conversation.

September 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/markandrew

Latin++; Czech++;

October 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/JanaTr

I can help with Czech too

September 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Nebebelyashas

I'd go for Latin for sure

September 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AndyNorrie

Definitely! Please add English->Czech I keep finding posts looking for the best way to learn it.... but very few decent resources for the language!

June 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ZdenekKastanek

as you said - well exciting!!! as I live 9 years abroad (I'm czech tho) and covered 4 continents I can honestly say there is a plenty of people who would at least love to know basics.

June 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/HrobarGulas

Czech would be absolutely amazing. My grandmother came from the Czech Republic and she developed dementia and later passed before I got the chance to have her teach me. Sadly, it's near impossible to find a good program or class to learn, so a Czech course in Doulingo format would be a godsend.

November 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Yu-Jie

Wow, I've always wanted to learn Latin!

September 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Christine1999

Well, you are not alone. It was my biggest dream (after Italian- but it is already fulfilled :))

September 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Yu-Jie

Really??? How?

September 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Christine1999

How? Here, of course at Duolingo! I didn't say that I know italian perfectly. I just said that I always wanted to learn it. And I can learn it here. And I'm really, really happy for that ;)

September 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Yu-Jie

No, actually I meant Latin ;)

October 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/oliverzheng

I'm a native Chinese (Mandarin) speaker and would love to help with that.

Edit: I grew up with simplified Chinese.

September 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/sjackson44

I'd love to see how Duolingo could be set up to train people in how to properly use tones.

September 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/alexandernext

Traditional or Simplified? In Taiwan, where I live, we do traditional but most of us can understand simplified as well. However, some of my friends get offended when you use simplified characters. Is Duolingo going to follow Wikipedia style with both? Or are there any other ways?

September 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/sjackson44

Hopefully both could be done if possible, this would also make it easier to import the kanji for Japanese users.

September 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/chunshek

I hope there will be an option to switch between two character sets for any Chinese content for display (and accept answers typed in either character set) using conversion tables. It would be a nightmare to maintain and synchronize two separate versions!

September 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/novicplay

I think Chinese learners needs a Chinese typer...

September 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/harryclark17

I would suggest simplified. However, there needs to be an instruction on how to type in chinese. some people may not know how.

September 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/oliverzheng

Yeah part of the reason I'm keen on this is I'm so curious how Duolingo is going to solve the problem of multiple character sets. I'm sure I'll be amazed and delighted.

September 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/woodeast

It might be helpful to begin by teaching/learning Pinyin, the "official phonetic system for transcribing the sound of Chinese characters into Latin script in China, Taiwan, and Singapore"*. Perhaps concurrent with, or following, Pinyin lessons, Chinese characters can be introduced.

In terms of deciding whether the introduction of simplified or traditional characters would be more helpful to students on Duolingo (many of whom would be exposed to Chinese characters for the first time, while others being speakers with the potential to contribute to course content), we might like to consider the following:

1) Simplified characters are officially used in the People's Republic of China and Singapore (approximate combined population of 1.4 billion, or 1,356,312,000), whereas traditional characters are used in Hong Kong, Macau, and the Republic of China/Taiwan (approximate combined population of 31 million, or 31,051,783)**.

2) Many universities, such as Oxford, UBC, and Tulane, actively teach simplified Chinese in their courses***.

3) The HSK, or Chinese Proficiency Test, is China's "only standardized test of Standard Chinese language proficiency for non-native speakers" and is administered in simplified Chinese****.

Although there are many historical, social, and cultural factors to consider when choosing between the two characters, for practical purposes, teaching simplified Chinese characters would be of most benefit for the largest number of students, given that the native users of traditional characters represent 2% of total native Chinese users worldwide.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinyin * a) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_Chinese_characters b) population figures from Google open data


a)http://www.chinese.arts.ubc.ca/course_description/CHINESE_100_COURSE_DESCRIPTION_NONHERITAGE.htm b)http://www.ctcfl.ox.ac.uk/chinese/ c)http://tulane.edu/liberal-arts/asian-studies/chinese-faq.cfm#Does%20Tulane%20teach


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanyu_Shuiping_Kaoshi

September 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/chunshek

While it probably makes more sense to offer simplified characters rather than traditional characters as the "default setting" to a student who is exposed to the Chinese language for the first time, if a student wants to learn Chinese via traditional characters (because he/she is preparing for a move to Taiwan, for example) or if a Chinese speaker who primarily uses traditional characters wants to learn English / French / German or other languages, why not offer traditional characters as an alternate option? After all, 31 million is still not a small number of active/native users by any measure! The way I see it, the main reason for opening the Incubator for crowd-sourcing is to allow language learning in more languages by more people -- limiting to just one Chinese character set (for both contributing and learning) would be rather against the intention of this move.

It is technically feasible for computers to input, process and output both characters sets with ease. Wikipedia's auto-conversion mechanism is a very good example of how it can done properly and I think the Duo team can definitely borrow a page from Wikipedia's playbook. I do hope the Incubator system will allow both character sets to be used! (But please don't just set up two separate versions for each character set -- because it would be horrible to maintain and synchronize!)

By the way, there is another standardized test of Chinese language proficiency for non-native speakers called TOCFL (http://www.sc-top.org.tw/english/eng_index.php) whose test levels are established based on CEFR. So there's more reference material for contributors there!

September 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/woodeast

Well said! It sounds like the question isn't so much "either-or" but whether we can feasibly incorporate both character sets and offer users the choice.

September 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/qwertylaal

Maybe they should try to have them be two separate courses, like they did with Bokmål og Nynorsk.

June 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/chilvence

I just want to say, I wouldn't want anyone to overdose on this overly considered and well reasoned pragmatism ;). As an antidote, I would have to say that Chinese glyphs are built on top of themselves, meaning that most of the simplifications of the glyphs are reciprocal/hereditary. So if you can remember a few things that are equivalent between the two, it really doesn't matter what you use: it's like the distinction between CAPITAL and lowercase letters, they are different but it isn't beyond the realms of possibility to learn both. Learning simplified glyphs is like trying to carry 100 kilos up 10 flights of stairs. learning simplified AND traditional glyphs is like trying to carry 120 kilos up 10 flights of stairs. What's the difference?

If anyone wants to learn traditional glyphs, let them. Don't forget, the most marketable feature of Chinese glyphs are their visual beauty, so even if it is more 'practical' to use simplified glyphs, that probably is not the best way to satisfy the reason that a lot of people decide to learn them in the first place...

October 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ElHombreGris

Yes please, i would love an introduction to Chinese!

September 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/cminardi

我学习汉学了三年, and learning Mandarin as a second language sounds almost impossible if you don't learn how to write, mostly because of the large amount of homonyms you come across. Do yo think it would be possible for people to learn how to write characters via duolinguo?

September 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/burgerburglar

I think you probably mean "我学习汉语学了三年".

September 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/cminardi

对!不好意思, 我看起来忘了写 “语”

September 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Yu-Jie

Mostly we just say 我看来忘了写“语”。 我看起来忘了写 “语” feels a bit...weird.

September 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/burgerburglar

应该是“看来我忘了写‘语’”。

September 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Yu-Jie

Yes, I agree. I'm a native chinese speaker, and it IS difficult to learn. There are a LOT of similar words.

September 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/prsni.p

CHINESE IS COOOL!!!! i cant wait till we have zhongwen in duolingo!!!!

October 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TheEugenius

I speak Russian fluently :D I'll be glad to help!

September 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/lucia_mosquito

Finally!!! One Russian volunteer, I want to learn Russian and I was getting scared by the lack of volunteers :)

September 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/S.P.Abrams

Actually, I believe there are a lot of Russian on Duolingo) So... just let us help and we will)

September 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Dekadentin

I am native Russian speaker, would love to contribute

September 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Antoniocjf

There is such course, now. It "stopped" on 40%, why don't you help them?

November 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Dekadentin

I would love to help them and I sent an application but I received an answer "Thank you very much, but we do not need helpers"

November 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/bellirafond

And I am native Russian speaker too. It's my pleasure to help.

March 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/tilldusk

<- Another native Russian speaker willing to contribute to Duolingo!

October 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/EvelynK.

Yay, happy to hear that! :)

October 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/matthewskater98

@sally_neuf, I also would love to learn Russian! I really hope it will be added onto here :)

September 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Eirajea

I am excited to learn Russian as well, I hope it will be added soon!!! >w

October 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/janik8

I'd like to volunteer to build Russian courses as well. Just give me a shout :)

May 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/KuzTo

I am a native Russian. Would be happy to help!

September 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TheEugenius

Zdorava :D

September 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/lucia_mosquito

Привет! это хорошая идеей! ))

September 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Alex_Novikov

хорошая идеЯ (wink, wink)

September 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/bellirafond

Привет! :)

March 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/SD-77

Yes for Russian!

September 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mirriel

I always wanted to learn Russian :D Glad someone volunteers :)

September 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AlRynn

I am a native Russian speaker and ready to help with it too :)

September 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/EvelynK.

Can't wait for Russian ! :)

October 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/QuatreHiead

Awesome! I do hope to see Russian for English speakers soon so I can get some practice in myself! ^__^

August 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ichilingo

I volunteer as tribute! For JAPANESE!

(でも、ちょっと心配してるよー。どうやって「漢字」と「ひらがな」と「カタカナ」を習うの?敬語!たくさんの説明を書かなくてはダメだね。日本語むずかしい!)

(which translates to "but, I'm a little worried. How will I (we) teach kanji, hiragana, and katakana? Keigo! We'll have to write many explanations on it. Japanese is difficult!")

Oh, and I could also contribute to the English tree. I've never checked it out before, but I'm sure it could use more advanced lessons, more vocab, etc.

September 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ych0130517

I can contribute to Japanese too (just got the JLPT N2 cert few days ago!). Maybe i can only contribute little to Japanese,but it is always happy to see that the number of users of Duolingo is growing :)

September 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ichilingo

Oh, N2? You're better than me, then. I'm studying for N3, although I'll never take it (no test locations in my area!), maybe just a practice test or two for me. I have enough to make some reasonable material though. I'll get all of my sentences double (triple?) checked on Lang-8 before I add them to the system.

September 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ych0130517

Thanks for your contribution :)

September 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Eirajea

Thank You all for your contributions!!! I have wanted to learn Japanese for years and am a anime/vocaloid/manga fanatic. I'm an otaku :3 I know some words, katakana and understand the basic pronunciation, but I want to learn kanji and hiragana and how to speak it fluently!!

October 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/pingu2

I could help out for sure. I got N1 about 2 years ago, and have been living in Japan and working at at Japanese company since then. You could probably forget about in-depth 敬語, but maybe like a section of some of the most common things you'd run across

September 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/sommerlied

Thank you! If it will be possible for a non native speaker to contribute, I'd love to help with Japanese as well! Passed the JLPT N2 and am stuying for N1 now :D

September 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/CTavino

In my opinion, although Japanese may be difficult (no stressing kills me), Hiragana is EXTREMELY simple. Especially since each letter represent a syllable and not a sound. Writing it is difficult as well.

Please be aware that this is just a novice's eye at Japanese. I was deciding whether to learn Japanese or not a few years ago, and decided against it, since it did not capture my interest.

September 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Yu-Jie

But I've heard Japanese is one of the easiest language to learn?

September 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ichilingo

I guess it depends on who you ask, and their native language. If you're Chinese, kanji is a lot easier. If you're Korean, grammar is a lot easier.

September 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Yu-Jie

Ah, I see. Thanks.

September 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/tariqnisarahmed

My stepdaughter has always wanted to learn Japanese. She will be thrilled!

September 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MystyrNile

Thumbs up for Hunger Games reference, woo! May the odds be ever in your favor, man.

November 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/at2004

Hebrew is my native language. It's also the language the bible was written in and one of the oldest languages still being used. Would be happy to contribute there. I wonder though how it would work since it's written right to left.

September 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/nathansk8s

Hebrew is the language in the old testament. The new testament was written mostly in Greek. I would like to learn a little Hebrew my name is hebrew :D

September 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/subcypher

The New Testament was written in Koine Greek, to be precise. I'm not trying to be pedantic. I just point it out as this is a language site. I would hate for someone to spend months learning Koine Greek when their goal was to read the Illiad and Odyssey in the original text. Those epics were written in Ancient (aka Classical) Greek.

September 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Mara.Garbutt

Actually, the Iliad and the Odyssey were written in Ionic Greek. Most ancient Greek texts you encounter when first learning ancient Greek is Attic Greek, which was spoken in ancient Athens and Attica as a whole. The difference between Ionic Greek and Attic Greek is sort of like the difference between Shakespearean English and Modern English.

When you first start learning ancient Greek most start you off with Attic Greek, and then you move on to Ionic Greek when you've got a good foothold on the language.

September 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/dulcinella

But that doesn't make them different languages:-) When teaching a language one much choose a standard especially if there is none given. But in this case I would choose without any doubt the Attic Greek.

September 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Mara.Garbutt

Oh no, I wasn't stating that it was a different language. However, the gap between the two is larger than one would first assume. As someone who has taken Attic Greek, jumping to Ionic is very difficult. You practically need a cheat sheet beside you. Much the same as reading Shakespearean plays when you're in High School-- sometimes it's helpful to have that guide on the other page in order to help you along. You know it's in English, but that doesn't mean it all makes sense!

September 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Libby_S

I'd like to add that I found no difficulty switching from Attic to Ionic or Koine. Doric and Aeolian took a couple days to get used to (but I was also working with very corrupted texts). Would it be possible to having branching skills? I mean, at the beginning everyone has to learn the alphabet and get used to the cases. Then you could pick your dialect and continue lesson with that, and move on to another branch/dialect when you finished (or lost interest).

September 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/giladxw

You are right, but when israelis say "bible" they mean only the old testment (the Tanach).

September 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/giladxw

It's also very hard to write "nikud"

September 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Somatic

Yea, I wonder how that would be solved?

September 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/PeelOfShame

Maybe buttons the way that some of the accented letters are shown now?

(Of course, Duo could just also include instructions for how to swap keyboards to allow for typing with nikudot, or accept answers without, like you'd see normally anyway.)

September 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ashavitt

I'd be happy as well to help with hebrew

September 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/SD-77

Yes i would really like to learn hebrew.

September 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda

Likewise Arabic. I don't think the direction of text is a problem, is it, as I don't think we tend to have sentences translated directly underneath each other on Duolingo. Maybe a travelling highlight on the words as they are read out in the earlier stages would help reinforce direction? That wouldn't be hard to do, it exists in early reading support programmes for first-language literacy.

October 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/OsherNYC

Happy to help with Hebrew as well. שלום!! Also/ Dutch!!

March 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/webMan1

I hope they make it work - I would really be grateful if someone like you would make that resource available! :) So ecstatic about this announcement!

September 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Pixelstuff

I love hebrew, bible independenly ^^ I'd love to refresh the little I still know

September 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/PeelOfShame

I don't know that I could help with writing lessons for Hebrew, but I'd certainly be happy to beta-test them. (I'm above average for an American, but with a long way to go before I can say I am 'fluent'.)

September 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/sannap

Native Finnish speaker here, ready for duty :)

September 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/oravannahka

same here

September 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/iustitia

I will be more then happy to practice my complete basics of Finnish :)

September 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Nebebelyashas

and I will study Finnish for sure :)

September 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/cipiriipi

would be nice to have Finnish offered here :))

October 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/joviehavard

Another earnest bump for Finnish please!

March 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Jasminedesi16

Hindi!!

September 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/snorcack

Seconded for Hindi

September 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/staleness

I'll help with Hindi too.

September 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AashaySC

ready to help with hindi and urdu

November 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/e-nawar

I would like to help with Arabic "العربية" one of the most spoken languages.

September 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/isabellawr

I would love to learn Arabic!

September 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Pece

هَـٰذَا مُدَرَّسٌ

Hadhaa mudarrasun. :))

This is a teacher!

Hehe, I only know very basic thus far. I look forward to you helping out with Arabic!

September 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/tariqnisarahmed

I'm in, and I've started recruiting others!

September 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/louis.vang

i'm a native Dutch speaker

September 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Esuvia

I can help with Dutch too

September 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Jonta

Ditto

September 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/GranuleSong

Yes, Dutch would be good. I could help.

October 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/FrankKool

Native Dutch speaker here as well. I love learning new languages and I love writing, so I'd be happy to take part in building the Dutch lessons. DuoLingo rules!

September 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/rahayes12

I would love to learn Dutch. They say Dutch is easy to learn for native English speakers because they are close in language families and knowing dutch makes German easier!

September 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/GranuleSong

Dutch is the closest major language to English. German is next.

October 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Nesoki

I'm a Dutch native too, so if anyone is interested in learning Dutch, I'd like to help with that as well.

September 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Revember

Dank u wel, mennen, Ik hoop dat Nederlands zal gauw komen.

September 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/nicolestolk

YES! I was waiting for this comment to appear.. both of my Oma and Opa's were born in Holland and immigrated to Canada, I would love to learn Dutch through Duolingo as I find that it is the best website for learning languages. Dank u wel! :D

September 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/cassecou

I would really like to learn Dutch since my grandparents were from Flemish Belgium, I am not aware of the diferences between dialects but I imagine that there is a comon root that may help someone to start.

October 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/louis.vang

The Dutch in Flanders and the Netherlands is the same. Of course there are many dialects, but everyone knows the ' General Civilized Dutch ' (Algemeen Beschaafd Nederlands)

October 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/cassecou

Well, I am ready to learn, meanwhile I am studying German which is quite similar.

October 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/dennisswennen

I'm in for Dutch!

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Peregrijn

Me too!

October 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/cjquines

Definitely Esperanto. I'm not a native speaker though. (There are very few native speakers of Esperanto).

September 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mptmpt

I am surprised to hear that there are native esperanto speakers!

September 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/iustitia

Yes, there are, but they are rare. I imagine two people from different cultures / countries falling in love with each other and communication only in Esperanto. And then - the baby happened and can hear their parents speaking only Esperanto at home :)

September 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MartinShadock

I’ve meet relatively few of them (compared to non-native Esperanto speakers for instance), but there are however a few thousands of them in the world.

I would definitely help adding Esperanto in Duolingo if it’s possible. ☺ Mi tutcerte helpos aldoni Esperanton ĉe Duolingo se eblas. ☺

September 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mptmpt

Interesting...

I first heard about esperanto when i read a short, one page, article about it in my high school english book. I was very excited then about it, but sadly i never found anybody that speaks the language. Next time I heard about it was when i saw that there are several esperanto books in Project Gutenberg...

As for kids in multilingual families, in all the cases I know, the couples and the kids speak the language of the country they live in, so yes it would have been impossible for me to imagine the situation you describe (of course i am biased since I never actually met anybody who speaks the language)...

In any case, I will try to learn it if it becomes available here.

September 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/iustitia

I believe that sometimes it is hard to achieve enough fluency in the language of the country one does live in, for example in a case that someone moved there because of a spouse. I met very nice Finnish-Brasilian couple in Finland and despite of many years, he (Brasilian) couldn't speak Finnish too much. It is pretty difficult language.

So they were commnicating in English or maybe Portuguese, but definitely not in Finnish. It is not same story, but I think this can be possible situation :)

Another thing is what is the native language of these kids then?

September 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mptmpt

I have some material on this topic from the literature, but this is not the right thread to discuss it. But regarding kids, between the ages of 2 and 5 they have some amazing language learning skills, they can learn 200-500 words per day if they are in the right environment. So in a multilingual family, I would say that the kids become native speakers on all languages.

September 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MystyrNile

If you want to practice Esperanto with real people (by text), then you can join up at lernu.net. I started there this September or so.

November 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/iustitia

I looked through some Esperanto-related articles and found out that there were some famous native speakers of Esperanto. And a Nobel Prize winner as well! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_Esperanto_speakers#List_of_native_speakers And something about 3rd generation native Esperanto speaker :) http://blogs.transparent.com/esperanto/3rd-gen-native-esperanto-speaker-nils/

December 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/PeelOfShame

I would love to help out with an Esperanto tree. :)

September 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MystyrNile

I signed up for the Espo course! :D

November 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/detharon

I could contribute to the only language I know since my birth, which is Polish.

It's a bit hard even for natives, especially adolescents tend to make a lot of silly-looking mistakes, but even mature people often don't know it perfectly. So being a native is definitely not enough to call yourself an "expert" or anything of that sort. What are the requirements then?

Would you require a proper education?

September 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/endios

I'm native Polish speaker, but I want to make the opposite happen. Since Polish is really hard (especially compared to English!) and used only in one country, not a lot of people will ever learn it as second language (mostly the ones living in Poland). I would like to create an English course for Poles. Speaking English is not as common in my country as it should be, and the awesomness of Duolingo is the perfect solution!

September 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/pctrollbreath

I think you might be surprised at how many people might want to learn Polish. I live in the UK, where it is now the third most common language, after English and Welsh (and Welsh is pretty much only spoken in Wales.) In my part of England I hear Polish spoken on a regular basis every day, there are Polish shops and restaurants near to where I live, whilst the main supermarket chains have specialist Polish food areas.

To my ear at least, Polish sounds amazing, and I'd love to learn at least the basics.

September 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MariuszBIT

You've got my sword on this. I'd really like to help in that, since many of my friends would appreciate learning English in the "Duolingo"-style. I can't wait for contributing in translations, here on duo. :-) I'm on my way on getting the C-level cert in english.

September 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/g0sia

I can help as well! I want my mum to learn English and I'm really looking forward to seeing Polish-English Duolingo. :)

October 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Zach1337

If you're a native speaker (And apparently you are) then I'm sure that is enough to work on a language course.

September 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Onoszko

Dobre! Finally I can learn the language that big parts of my family is speaking! I only know Swedish. I feel ashamed when people ask me about my second name, and their next question is: "Do you know Polish"? Well, cześć...

September 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/g0sia

aww Im Polish and I love Swedish, can't wait to see your language on Duolingo :)

October 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Preusser

Best wishes for success! I very much want to learn Polski!

September 27, 2013

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    I'm in similar situation as you. My language (Slovenian) is considered the hardest language in the world to learn. Almost nobody in my country speaks it correctly, only dialects.

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/mcibej

    Well, according to Lithuanians, theirs is the hardest language to learn. Then the Xhosa will point to all the clicks, the Fins have more cases than I have fingers, Mandarin has one gazillion kanji that need to be memorized... :)

    But, since I am Slovene too, I'll be glad to help. Pronunciation should be fun, for English speakers ;)

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/lynxlynxlynx

    On the other hand our simple pronounciation rules (ok, Serbian still beats us) make life easier if you start off as a book worm.

    Expect a lot of francophones failing the speaking exercises that include words with a hard 'h'. :D

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/SD-77

    And Hungarians say theirs is the hardest...and on and on...

    September 28, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/AttilaMoln1

    No, it's not just us, Hungarians, who say it, but the foreign students who live here :) And japanese is the other.

    September 29, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/pont

    But I wonder whether those students have actually made the comparison by attempting to learn Arabic, Basque, Navajo, Tuyuca, and the dozens of other claimed "world's hardest" languages...

    September 29, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/iustitia

    Yeeeeees! ^^ I would be so so so much happy to contribute to Polish tree as a native :) I don't have any higher degree related with Polish language either. But I was always a bit interested in linguistics and I have already one friend that I teach Polish on a regular basis :) I'll do my best.

    I believe that my Polish is pretty good. Let's say - a bit better than average Polish person.

    I hope to help as much as I can!

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Schriesel

    Świetnie! Cieszę się bardzo. Learning Polish on Duolingo would be awesome :)

    September 29, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/mirriel

    I too would like to contribute to Polish :) I'm native. (And I would love to have a chance to learn Spanish from Polish instead of from English)

    September 28, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Nicky_Gabriel

    > And I would love to have a chance to learn Spanish from Polish instead of from English.

    I sooo agree with that! :)

    September 28, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Gogori

    I'd also gladly contribute in development of a Polish language course, assuming that I'm qualified enough, as a native Polish speaker.

    September 28, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/ekierka

    I would love a Polish course! I took two years of it in university, and would like to keep learning it. And in my experience from visiting Poland, even knowing a little (like how to correctly pronounce words) goes a long way.

    September 29, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Mirima

    Native Dutch speaker here. I would love to help building Dutch.

    September 26, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Kai_E.

    Ik ook! Ik ben namelijk tweetalig opgevoed. Nederlands en Engels.

    September 26, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Mirima

    Ook tweetalig. Maar mijn 2e taal is Limburgs dialect.:) Also bilangual. But my 2nd language is a dialect with roots in German, Dutch and French.

    September 26, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/SDL_1987

    Ich kal auch plat ;) En Nederlands ook natuurlijk :)

    September 26, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Celine1988

    ik versta plat spreek t niet (hoewel ik een echte limburger ben!) Also help with, Dutch-English Dutch-French and Dutch-German

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Lenkvist

    Interested in helping with Dutch.

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/ihsancaniciuyan

    I can help you to build a Turkish language course. I think it could be interesting for people to learn my native language which belongs to the Altaic language family and is quite different than the Indo-European languages.

    September 26, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Pixelstuff

    I'd like to learn Turkish next!

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/som3rsault

    Perfect, i was waiting for that! i had a few lessons a few years ago, but i already forgot most of it…

    September 28, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/tariqnisarahmed

    You could probably get a grant from the Gulen Foundation to help you, and end up finishing Turkish first! Just kidding, a little. But with more than 20 Harmony Charter Schools in Texas alone, all of them with students learning Turkish, you really could have hundreds of helpers for building this language. Look up the Harmony schools on-line and get them involved!

    September 29, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Paiting

    I mentioned this in Luis's post, but my wife is Korean and fluent in english. We are both currently working on the Italian tree and love Duolingo! She definitely wants to give back to the community by contributing to the Korean course. She has been teaching me Korean for the past two years and currently volunteers teaching Korean at the local library and leads a Korean study group that we host at our house. I think she would be a perfect candidate!

    She is traveling right now, but I'll have her post something when she gets back. In the meantime, her Duolingo username is 'Jihyun'.

    September 26, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jihyun

    Yes. I am a native Korean and I'd LOVE to help with Korean! Sign me up! Thank you Duolingo! Yay!

    누구나 하루만에 한글을 배울 수 있습니다. 한국어는 쉽지 않지만 한글은 정말 쉬워요! 그리고 듀오링고와 함께라면 한국어도 그리 어렵지는 않을 거예요.

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/sommerlied

    Awesome, 감사합니다! Thank you so much! I am very much looking forward to improve my Korean on Duolingo :D

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Yu-Jie

    WOW!!!! If you really DID do Korean, my friend would be so excited. She's always wanted to learn Korean :)

    September 29, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/MystyrNile

    I love Hangeul!

    November 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/sojinjung

    I'm a non-native Korean speaker, but at a high intermediate level. If I could, I would love helping with Duolingo Korean!!

    September 28, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/CTavino

    Like Sojinjang said, I am not at the native level (I am working on it, though xD), but I would love to help.

    September 28, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/minseoul

    I would be ecstatic to see a Korean course on Duolingo!

    October 4, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/KittyChik

    I'd love Korean so I could finally talk to my mom! My whole family (dad's side) would love this!

    September 29, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/dms727

    저도 한국어를 배우고 있어요. 한국어 수업을 직접 듣고 Memrise 웹사이트를 사용하고 있는데 Duolingo도 활용할 수 있으면 좋겠어요. 초급 한국어 문법과 어휘 것부터 만들어야 하겠는데 중급과 고급 한국어도 Duolingo로 공부하면 좋겠어요. 제가 지금 4급 한국어 능력시험 치기 준비하고 있는데 초급 한국어만 되면 쓸 수 없을 것 같아요. 4급 시험 아직 보지 않았는데 제가 Duolingo 한국어 수업 것을 만드는 도움이 줄 수 있으면 제가 열심히 도와 줄 거예요. ^^

    In short, I'm also learning Korean, working towards writing the intermediate Korean exam. I can help out if needed. Also hoping we can get intermediate and advanced grammar up here too. ^^

    October 6, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/aygul

    That's really exciting! I'm looking forward to build Russian course for English speakers as well as English and German courses for Russian speakers :) Being volunteer translator for TED, Facebook, Twitter, Adobe, foursquare, etc., I'd like to support this fantastic community effort.

    Can't wait for the October 9th launch! :)

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Wolhay

    I would be interested in helping to build Swedish. I'm a native speaker.

    "Mannen dricker olja"

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/wintertriangles

    I would love to continue my Swedish on duolingo!

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Onoszko

    Olja? Själv föredrar jag metanol. Jag hjälper dig gärna!

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Wolhay

    It's a sentence from the current German course.

    "Der Mann trinkt Öl"

    September 28, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/svenji

    I am a linguist and very interested in building the Swedish course for English speakers. It would really benefit my partner's learning of my native tongue as well :p

    January 6, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/Huysan

    Vietnamese is my native language and I volunteer. This is really exciting !

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/oliverzheng

    I'd love to learn Vietnamese!

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/iustitia

    I would be so happy to learn some basics :) Cám ơn!

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/atkinsga

    I'd love to see Vietnamese for English speakers!

    January 22, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/ntrinh1235

    I hope you get this going!

    January 25, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/KennyDiaz

    Catalan !!!

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/iarlakd

    I am planning to move to Catalonia and would love to use Duolingo to learn it. I suspect the Catalan government might even help fund the project - they are always looking for ways to promote the language.

    February 10, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/doktorkampi

    You can try www.parla.cat

    April 24, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/taviratoril

    Norwegian! I`d like to see it here, and are happy to help. I know it is a small language in a big world - about the same size as Danish! ;-)

    September 26, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jonta

    We have to convince them to learn Norwegian instead of Swedish or Danish. For those not in the know: If you speak Norwegian, you can understand both others. Swedes and Danes have a much harder time understanding each other.

    We may not seem objective, but we are right =)

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/wallep

    Jeg snakker litt norsk, but I'd really like to practice more here! :D

    September 26, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/taviratoril

    Det blir fint!

    September 26, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/disneybecca

    Ja meg også!

    September 30, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/snorreri

    I'd gladly help as well (native)

    September 26, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Stigjohan

    I'd also like to help add Norwegian! It would also be great if it is possible to do something for both bokmål and nynorsk!

    October 2, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/janki77

    I could also help out with Norwegian (native speaker and language nerd).

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/sjackson44

    I'm happy that everyone is suggesting languages especially from Europe. I hope Duolingo has thought of a way to reach out to users whose native or fluent languages are East Asian and Middle Eastern. Finding people who could add Mandarin, Arabic, Farsi, Japanese, Cantonese, Korean, and even Bahasa Indonesia. Those languages have billions of followers and getting even a tiny fraction of them involved would take the term "crowd sourcing" to a whole other level.

    September 26, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/yoyoyolo

    Hi. I'm fluent in writing and reading Bahasa Indonesia, and will be willing to help out with that.

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/sjackson44

    Excellent, quality Bahasa Indonesia lessons are so hard to find!

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/profelevi

    Yes, Indonesian is actually a worthy language to add on Duolingo. This will be cool!

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/yoyoyolo

    I cannot agree more, especially being the 4th largest country in the world in terms of population :)

    September 28, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/profelevi

    Yeah! Man, I'd love to go someday, too.

    September 29, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/iustitia

    Kind of weird and uncommon, but I am still counting for Vietnamese in here, as I have some friends there and I loved the people and culture :)

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/sjackson44

    Over 260 million speak it (not including the 30 million that speak Bahasa Malay a mutually intelligible variant or the million or so in Singapore who can also speak it.), plus the country is rapidly developing so the world will increasingly have exposure to it.

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/iustitia

    Sorry, I didn't understood your comment. I was speaking of Vietnamese as "Kind of weird and uncommon" and it definitely doesn't have 260 million native speakers. Did you mean Indonesian? I replied to your comments, because you mentioned Asian languages.

    September 28, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/sjackson44

    Sorry let me be clear, Bahasa Indonesia/Malay has over 300 million speakers in several different countries. It is also home to a rapidly developing set of countries, so it will become more important to know it in time.

    Vietnamese has almost 100 million speakers and will be important to learn as well, because their economy is rapidly growing as well.

    September 28, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Yu-Jie

    Living in Malaysia, Malay is supposedly my second language, and even though I have learned it for nearly 7 years now, I still can't speak it quite fluently. Always have to think for a long time :) We have Malay in our courses at school. It's a must-learn for us.

    September 29, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/chandnihv

    I am a native Indonesian speaker. Would love to help with that as well!

    September 28, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/tariqnisarahmed

    We are out there and eager! :)

    September 29, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/ssevi

    Anyone interested in Hungarian? I am native, though not a language teacher... but a math teacher. :)

    September 28, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/SDL_1987

    I am interested! My girlfriend is Hungarian. Although we often communicate in English, with her parents I am only allowed to speak Hungarian, quite a challenge :) Now I have a decent basic (I can say more than "Jó napot kívánok, hogy vagy?") but I need to practice more.

    September 28, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/tkarakai

    I am interested in helping with Hungarian, both HU->EN and EN->HU. I am native Hungarian speaker, living in the U.S.

    September 29, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/xypex

    contribute to hungarian. we are waiting for it.

    August 30, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/Levi
    • 1990

    @ssevi @staleness : So there's about 5-6 of us for Hungarian. @staleness: What's your level in Hungarian?

    September 28, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/prozsnyoi

    Message to the Hungarian volunteers: Being a native Hungarian speaker I can assist you with the implementation of the English skill tree for Hungarian speakers. I have experience in teaching English to mostly adult learners. I am now taking German classes on Duo. Let me know if you are interested, cheers!

    September 28, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Levi
    • 1990

    @prozsnyoi : You're in! So I think we are going to do English-HU and HU-EN.

    September 28, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/prozsnyoi

    OK, ready to roll.

    September 28, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/ruth-mac

    any news on the Hungarian-English incubator?

    October 25, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Levi
    • 1990

    @ruth-mac : No news yet on the Hungarian incubator. Perhaps the moderators will be picked by the end of this year, and then we'll see some progress early next year.

    October 26, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/xypex

    its almost finished, contribute please

    August 30, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/ruth-mac

    Thanks for the update Levi. I was hoping it would be started sooner. :-( I hope you guys all stay keen!

    October 26, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/adamyoung97

    I speak English fluently and Hungarian very well, részt fogok venni!

    September 28, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/xypex

    then please contribute, its nearly done

    August 30, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/staleness

    Yes!!

    September 28, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Lolobanana

    congrats on getting the hungarian->english rolling ! any news on the english -> hungarian yet ?

    March 2, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/xypex

    well, if you could please contribute to hungarian course, it would be great. me and more than 7000 people are waiting for it. thanks

    August 30, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/Goim

    I really am looking forward on adding english from german... my classmates are all very bad at it, and i think this could be the chance to show them how easy it can be. most of them now had english for already 7 years and more.. and they are still very bad, belive me. I'm thrilled for that "application process" =)

    September 26, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Bellatrix86

    I will instantly help build a German source language. So important! For me it will be to English and French since I know these two well enough.
    I can't wait for the day when I can finally show Duo to my parents and they can learn/practise their English. This will make me so happy when it's possible.

    September 26, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/lilygilder

    Seconded! I'm a German native speaker and I'd like to help.

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/sakasiru

    Count me in!

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Levi
    • 1990

    @sakasiru : sakasiru is very helpful on the German tree, he/she has my vote.

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Gavin_Wax

    Can we help add too existing languages to make the trees more expansive?

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/lilygilder

    That sounds interesting, too!

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/ych0130517

    I am a native speaker of Cantonese,can never be bored to help adding a brand new language!

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/sjackson44

    Please do I so want to learn Cantonese and continue my Mandarin as well.

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/burgerburglar

    I speak both Mandarin and Cantonese. I can totally help you with them.

    October 2, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Yu-Jie

    If you do Cantonese, I'd sign up for it immediately ;) My cousins all know it and in the part where I live it's very commonly spoken and often used in restaurants. I know nothing of it, as I don't watch Cantonese movies or listen to it on a regular basis. So help all of us poor souls :)

    September 29, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Ivan_V

    I think that if Chinese, Russian, Turkish and Arabic can be added that will be amazing. These are the languages that are hot at the moment (apart from those already incorporated in Duolingo).

    I speak fluent Bulgarian and I can help if there are enough enthusiasts. Frankly, I think the language is worth learning just so you will be able to read some brilliant literature from the prominent Bulgarian authors: Botev, Vazov, Debelyanov, Vapzarov, Yavorov, Slaveikov etc. Also Bulgaria is a decent tourist destination and those beauties there will be very impressed if you know a word or two :p

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Avantasian

    I'm also a native Bulgarian and I'll surely help! I think the language is worth adding it because there are MANY people in Bulgaria (as my parents and my uncle) who don't speak any foregn languages but want to learn English or German without going to any paid courses. So there will be BIG interest in BULGARIAN - English and BULGARIAN - German.

    Furthermore, learning Bulgarian can be very useful because it lets you understand a little (or more) of all languages from the Slavic languages and especially the Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian and Slovenian! And being able to read the "funny characters" of the Cyrillic alfabeth is always helpful when you travel in a country which uses it - if you can't read the names of the streets you'll surely get lost! :D

    September 29, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/stanrachev

    I am native Bulgarian and might possibly help. Though I am also looking forward to the addition of all of the above-mentioned languages, so I may end up spending more time learning.

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/akoleva

    I am also a native Bulgarian and would love to help i case people are interested :)

    June 30, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/sian.watso1

    I would love for there to be a Bulgarian course for English speakers to learn. After visiting the country I would love to learn more.

    August 27, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/newzad

    I am native Kurd , I can prepare a Kurmanci course. I can help with Turkish too.

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/serhed

    I would also help for Kurdish(Kurmancî)-Courses

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/SpottyGurgle

    I can help build Yiddish! :)

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/giladxw

    I want to learn Yiddish! I'm a native hebrew speaker so I already know the Hebrew letters!

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/SD-77

    *Yiddish

    September 28, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/HodofHod

    I'll help, count me in!

    October 1, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/kbogovic

    Offering my help for Croatian. A nice exotic European language rising in popularity - especially after being a part of Duolingo! :)

    Pozdrav svima iz Hrvatske.

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/OzrenIlic

    I can contribute too.

    Pozdrav svima i od mene :)

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/kbogovic

    Sigurna sam da ćemo složiti odličan learning tree. :)

    September 28, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/blueaster

    I know Farsi(Persian)(فارسی)!

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/sojinjung

    Oh I want to learn Farsi! I only learned the alpahbet so far though... I can't wait for your contributions ;)

    September 28, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/blueaster

    I am so glad you like my language!It's my pleasure to help you!

    September 29, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jmhupfer

    Same here, Farsi is on my "languages I need to learn before I turn 30" list

    October 1, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/blueaster

    Really?Such a nice list!

    October 2, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jmhupfer

    Yeah my uncle was a foreign exchange student from Iran when he met my aunt, so it would be really neat to be able to speak to him and his family in his mother tongue.

    October 4, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/blueaster

    Good luck!

    October 4, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/K.JAM

    I would absolutely love to learn Farsi. I am an Iranian-American and I have never been able to quite get a grasp on Farsi. I would love to communicate to my family in their native language. I would be forever grateful for your contributions in the Farsi/Persian Incubator.

    September 29, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/blueaster

    It is my pleasure to help you!Nice to see an Iranian-American here!wish you the best.

    September 29, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Cotton-Tail

    I would love to learn Farsi! My boyfriend is from Afghanistan but grew up in Iran and speaks Farsi and Dari, so far I'm still getting my head around the alphabet!

    October 2, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/blueaster

    So you have enough motives to learn Farsi!You can start with memorizing short sentences,like greeting.You can ask me any question...wish you the best.

    October 2, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/jockebergstrom

    Swedish

    September 28, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/NHTexan

    I'd REALLY like to see the ancient versions of Hebrew, Greek, and Latin.

    September 26, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/giladxw

    I am native Hebrew speaker, and there is not such thing "ancient Hebrew". The modern Hebrew is the same as the anciant, except for a few words.

    September 26, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/NHTexan

    Okay, I know there's difference for Greek, so I didn't know if there was much of a difference in Hebrew. Thanks.

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/jheavner724

    For Hebrew it may be a good idea to think about it in terms of Modern English and Shakespearean English. It's just archaic, but it is nothing like, say, Modern English compared to Old English. Greek and Ancient Greek differ a bit more, being more comparable to Modern English versus early Middle English or so, meaning that if you were a speaker of Modern Greek, you probably wouldn't understand all that much of Ancient Greek.

    September 30, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/balbhan

    The differences between Biblical, Mishnaic and Modern Hebrew are huge.

    This often isn't perceived by natives because they are often taught in school to read the kind of Hebrew found in the Hebrew bible.

    Biblical Hebrew had no tenses; only a perfective and and imperfective aspect. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biblical_Hebrew

    The aspect of a verb could be changed by added wǝ- to the beginning. "He entered" is niḵˈnās. "He will enter" can be rendered wǝ-niḵˈnās. wǝ- also means "and", leading to a lot of translations of the bible to render passages like this as "and he shall enter". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waw-consecutive

    It also had a 'status constructus', where "book" is sēp̄er, "the" is ha- and "man" is 'iš. "book of the man" is sēp̄er ha'iš.

    The status constructus kicks in in the plural: "books" is səp̄orîm, but "books of the man" is sip̄rê ha'iš. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Construct_state

    Mishnaic Hebrew was spoken around the 1st centuries BCE and CE, and was used for writing the Mishna and other later Jewish writings (not to be confused with the Aramaic also used at the time): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mishnaic_Hebrew

    It has many differences with Biblical Hebrew, most notably making the perfective aspect into a past tense, and the imperfective into a future tense. The present is expressed with a pronoun and the participle.

    The waw-consecutive is gone

    The status constructus is increasingly marginalized, and replaced with šel "of". "Books of the man" - səp̄orîm šel ha'iš

    The nikud (nəquddôṯ) were developed by the Masoretes, who lived in Tiberias, in Galilee between 500 CE and 1000 CE. They did not speak Hebrew as their first language, and the symbols represent a pronunciation that had changed enormously over thousands of years, and was probably influenced by their native Aramaic. The transcription I've been using is based on the nikud. Nikud: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niqqud and Tiberian: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiberian_Hebrew

    The Hebrew names you see in English bibles are based on how local Greeks perceived the contemporary prronunciation, distorted with time. Likewise, the nikud is based on a perception, and distorted with time, hence why we have "Sabbath", "shabbat" (Modern Hebrew) šabbāṯ, and "shabbos" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashkenazi_Hebrew). And"kosher" (Ashkenazi) and "kasher" (Modern Hebrew).

    Modern Hebrew is primarily based on Mishnaic, and due to Hebrew falling out of use as a community language for nearly 2000 years, the difference is much smaller than say, Modern Greek and Koine Greek. It's still much bigger than Shakespeare vs. Modern English. More on the magnitude of Chaucer vs. Modern English!

    The aforementioned status constructus is no longer productive in everyday situations, but is still understood and used for names of institutions, or things that are strongly associated with each other.

    Grammar and pronunciation is enormously influenced by Yiddish, German and Polish. Languages of the World has an excellent series of articles (look for parts 2-4!) on this. http://www.languagesoftheworld.info/southwest-asia-and-north-africa/modern-hebrew-old-or-new.html

    The linguist Ghil'ad Zuckermann even advocates calling Modern Hebrew "Israeli", and translating the bible into it!

    In other words, yes there are a lot of similarities, but if you want to learn one of the three kinds of Hebrew, you really should use a resource for that particular variety!

    September 26, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profelevi

    Mexican Spanish and Texas English ;-)

    September 26, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Ontalor

    Can I ask what you guys mean by experts? I could help out with the Mandarin tree in the beginning, I have a bachelor's in Mandarin, have studied for five years, lived in China for a year, and have passed the highest level for learners of the Mandarin language (HSK6), but even then I think I would want the higher level lessons to be handled by native speakers, but at the same time even the higher levels need people who speak the language it's being translated into as well. Just curious if there were any criteria in mind.

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Kai_E.

    I'd like to try and help with Russian -> English, and Russian -> German. I've been learning Russian using a Russian textbook for German speakers. Also Dutch -> English and Dutch -> German.

    September 26, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/RevazTateishvili

    Oh, it would be great to add Russian here. Since I am a native Russian speaker, you can count on my portion of help in that language!

    September 26, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Kai_E.

    отлично!

    September 26, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/S.P.Abrams

    I'm a native Russian speaker, so I would gladly help =)

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Revember

    I'm a native Russian speaker. Don't have enough time, but I want to contribute as much as I can.

    September 28, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/nikolaboskovic

    I would like to participate in building Serbian language. I am a native speaker, so I am willing to help.

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Joshua50025014

    Serbian would be ideal! There are many people here in the states who can speak some Serbian because they were born there but can't read or write in it because they emigrated so young. Western Europe probably has many cases of this as well. So that should really help them, among others.

    September 24, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/sigmacharding

    I would really love to try and add Irish. Spoken I can just about get by, but any advanced grammar stuff and I'm not much use though I will encourage some of my fluent friends (and teachers) to help when possible and hopefully soon we'll be 'ag caint as gaeilge' in no time. It would be great to launch courses here on duolingo as currently there are relitively few places online to learn Irish. It really is a beautiful language and hopefully with a little effort we can get more people talking it again.

    September 26, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/glbrouet

    Irish as in Gaelic? Because I would be all for that as well. Welsh would be an interesting if more difficult one to learn too.

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Bellatrix86

    I am soooo looking forward to learn Irish! And now finally there is a possibility in sight, thanks to people like you who will add it. Ahhhhhhhh, this is so great!!! :D

    I tried it before on my own a little bit but I gave up pretty quickly. But Duo makes everything better.

    September 26, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/mptmpt

    I could contribute to the Greek-->(English/French/Italian) projects and later maybe to other...

    September 26, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/proskoposethnoys

    I'm a native speaker greek. Greek will be awesome!!

    September 26, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Librasulus

    another greek native speaker here, reporting for duty!!

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Zach1337

    I wish I could help build a course, but alas, I am a monolingual. I do really want to learn Korean though.:)

    September 26, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/SaxyLady

    Haha same here though I have been studying Italian and French with Duo. :)

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Alien-Layer-Hen

    Yeah, I know what you mean--I feel so guilty for only speaking English and what Spanish I've learned here!

    November 6, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/dulcinella

    I'm a native dutch speaker and a teacher Latin ( also ancient greek, but that is too long ago), so I would be willing to help with both. however, as to Latin, I am referring to ancient Latin, not the Latin of the church. there might be a few things to adress there as it is not a living language.

    September 26, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/oskalingo

    Looks to me like Dutch courses will be bounding out of the gate. Along with yourself, a number of really strong duolingoers have volunteered to help with Dutch.

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/dulcinella

    suppose you could expect this. Quite some people from the Netherlands and Belgium here. Maybe we start learning other languages so young?

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/iustitia

    I have impression that Dutch people have great openess to learning languages and the quality of education is good. I mean - the education makes people want to learn more and better for themselves.

    I based it on my experience when stayed in the Netherlands for few months and then I also participated in language course with some Dutch people. They were above the average. It was not hard, but they cared a lot and they were happy to learn something new, even not very useful.

    Just my humble opinion.

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Nebebelyashas

    I am highly interested in studying Latin :)

    September 29, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/AnnieN82

    Most people wont vote for this but, VIETNAMESE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Huysan

    Chào Annie . Another Vietnamese here :)

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/AnnieN82

    yay :D

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/sojinjung

    Fortunately I'm pretty sure it's not a voting process. My understanding is that Duolingo would like to have ALL possible langauges. So the only reason they WOULDN'T add a language is if no "experts" (we're not sure what that means yet) are available for a language.

    September 28, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Pece

    I would love to help out with Macedonian! :) I can understand, speak, read, and write it, so count me in!

    I can't wait till people contribute and add all the other languages I want to learn. Especially looking forward to learning Russian, Greek, Albanian, Turkish, Arabic, Bulgarian, Serbian, and Japanese. A little bit crazy I know, but why not!

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/alexandernext

    How many people can work on the language at the same time?

    September 27, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/kaybird13

    Is anyone up for Scottish Gaelic? I saw a post about Irish, but they're different enough to need their own lessons... I'm trying to learn SG and would be happy to help put it on Duolingo, but I don't know far enough to start on my own. (working on that though!) Anyone? :)

    September 27, 2013

    [deactivated user]

      Why not? I think Gaelic would very interesting. I don't know how different Irish and Scottish Gaelic are, but let's have both!

      September 27, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/The_Anteater

      omg we should add catalan, vasco, mallorquin, gallego and menorquin too!!!

      September 27, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/Katalane90

      Mallorquí and menorquí are just dialects of the catalan language...

      February 26, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/agdonald

      I knew a bit of Gaelic growing up. I'm very rusty on it now, and my grammar is pretty bad. I'd definitely sign up for it if it was available on here..

      December 23, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/heinakuu

      i am so ready to help with finnish language - in case someone IS interested to learn it :)

      September 28, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/SD-77

      Yes i really like how it sounds.

      September 28, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/staleness

      I would love to learn Finnish!

      September 28, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/cipiriipi

      me, me! ^^

      October 26, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/Writingsuus

      I'd like to help with Dutch (native speaker). I'm a copywriter here and I know everything about the Dutch grammar and weird rules.

      September 26, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/AshySweet

      i think i can help in English to Hindi....for those who wish to learn Hindi!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      September 27, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/Soolrak

      I would love to contribute! But my native language is Spanish. I am fluent in English and I know a bit of Czech, Bulgarian and Serbian... but I am not an advanced learner. I really want to help, since Spanish is already done and same with English.

      If there is something I can do, please let me know. I would LOVE to help this great community!

      September 27, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/Avantasian

      If we manage to add Bulgarian you'll be able to improve your skills! ;) I'm a native speaker of Bulgarian.

      September 29, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/Soolrak

      Amazing!! Please, help to build the Bulgarian tree!!! :D

      September 29, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/pixibuex

      Bulgarian lessons would be great!

      February 10, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/attcat23

      I want to try Icelandic and Romanian if those get created :D

      September 28, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/Levi
      • 1990

      attcat23 : With you there's 3 of us for Romanian. How well do you speak it?

      September 28, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/AugustinCo1

      I am a native romanian speaker (Deci vorbesc română perfect! ) and I can help! I am also a TED translator so I think we can build up a nice team! What about you ?

      September 29, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/ariadna.m

      I can also help out with creating a Romanian tree. I have some experience translating scientific articles to and from English. :) (Te admir pentru determinarea de a folosi diacritice :) )

      September 30, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/AugustinCo1

      :) Mulțumesc! Deci, cum facem ca să începem?

      September 30, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/forger

      I'm also a Romanian native speaker. For the moment we can only apply for creating learning content in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and German for native Romanian speakers via the Duolingo Incubator. I've applied to contribute for Romanian to English and Romanian to French content.

      In a few months from now, if all goes well, it should be also possible to do contributions the other way around. Until then, keep in touch... and contribute, contribute, contribute :)

      Oh, and Romanian diacritics FTW BTW.

      October 9, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/attcat23

      Oh, I don't speak it actually, I just want it to get created so I can try it.

      September 28, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/bathrobesteve

      swahili

      October 2, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/SergeantFTC

      Do you want to help with Swahili, or do you want to learn Swahili?

      October 2, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/bathrobesteve

      Help

      October 2, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/SergeantFTC

      Awesome :)

      October 2, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/viola_power

      Cool! Finally action on the Swahili front. I would help, but i know about five words in that language and most of them are from the lion king.

      May 16, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/viola_power

      oh wait, i forgot to check the date on this. Did anything happen?

      May 16, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/TrondW

      I really hope someone will help add Japanese, that's the language I want to learn.

      September 26, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/bakhtiyar

      I'm interested in contributing to Russian incubator. I'm also able to help with more obscure languages like Kazakh(native speaker) or Uyghur.

      September 27, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/Saidaspen

      Swedish!

      September 27, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/cly44

      Is anyone interested in adding Yiddish?

      September 27, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/PeelOfShame

      I'm interested in someone adding Yiddish... :)

      September 27, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/giladxw

      me too

      September 29, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/googlyeyes144

      I'm Persian, so i would love to have farsi as 1 of the choices. :D

      September 28, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/K.JAM

      I would love it if you could help contribute to the Farsi/Persian Incubator.

      September 29, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/googlyeyes144

      Thanks :D

      October 7, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/aorejas

      Català, Katalanisch, Catalan, Catalán, etc... :)

      February 21, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/cavalli96

      ARABIC ARABIC ARABIC!!!!!! lol!! I don't know enough to help add it, but I would really love to have it on here as I am learning it now, along with Italian and Spanish!

      September 26, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/Treppich

      It's pretty cool that we are going to get a whole pile of languages coming due to the DL community ( I wanna learn Mandarin, Danish, Dutch or Japanese!)

      Just wondering, Since we are now allowing native/proficient speakers, Can we get them to record it in their accent? It will be better to hear the language naturally than hear it from a robot :P

      Are we also going to do Language to Language instead of Language to English or English to Language?

      Soo excited! :D

      September 27, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/mptmpt

      At the first stage the community driven language courses, the target language is going to be one of the existing (english, french, spanish, german, portuguese and italian ) so the target language sound exists already. For the next stage, which is going to be sometime in january, people will start to build courses with target language other than the existing six, so at that stage it might be possible to record the creator's voice.

      September 27, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/Vladislav_S.

      My native language is Russian. I'll try to do my best to spend all of my free time (which is not much because of preparation to my graduation exams) to help with building russian courses. Типичный русский текст, чтобы вы поняли, что я действительно знаю русский, например.

      September 27, 2013

      [deactivated user]

        I'd be happy to see Russian, Dutch, Turkish, Norwegian, Bulgarian, and Greek added to the duolingo menu!!

        September 27, 2013

        [deactivated user]

          And also Swahili. Hopefully it's added as well.

          This will be so exciting. October 9 <3

          September 27, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/Cotton-Tail

          Swahili would be great! I started learning it a couple of years ago but found that resources were too limited, a Duolingo course would be amazing!

          October 2, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/The_Anteater

          omg october 9, can't wait!!! <3

          September 27, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/doktorkampi

          Catalan! I will be helping!

          April 24, 2014

          https://www.duolingo.com/Guillem91

          I've entered an application in Incubator to create a Catalan course... but no answer...

          October 25, 2014

          https://www.duolingo.com/Alexalovesopera

          i am from the czech republic so what ever u guys are doing i am in

          September 27, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/nat-aly

          I am a native Slovak speaker and I would love to help build it!

          September 27, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/tonywangtj

          Native Chinese speaker. Willing to contribute to the Duolingo community. Nuff` said.

          September 27, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/micabhlu

          I'm a native speaker of Filipino, and I still have my Filipino textbooks from school. I'd love to help build a Filipino course! (:

          September 27, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/Cotton-Tail

          I'd love to learn Filipino, I'm 25% Filipino but can't speak a word of the language!

          October 2, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/josethefourth

          I'll help with Filipino. I'm a native Tagalog.

          October 8, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/Joseph1496

          Sorry this really late, I saw this today pero kaya ko mag contribute sa Duolingo kasi fluent ako sa lenguahin Filipino. "but I can contribute to Duolingo because I am fluent in the Filipino language. Yong Tagalog ay Spanish at English by vocabulary/ grammar tapos Malay/ Indonesian sa sentence sturcutre. Tagalog is mostly Malay, Spanish and English by vocabulary and grammar. Malay/ Indonesian by sentence structure. Mabuhay ang Duolingo at paalam na. Long live Duolingo and goodbye : )

          March 3, 2014

          https://www.duolingo.com/MeadowsJosiah

          This is a brilliant idea! I was thinking about helping build Latin, if ancient languages will be accepted. I have gone to a boarding school in Italy over the summer where it is against the rules to converse in any other language except for Latin.

          Josiah

          September 27, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/polonyiart

          HUNGARIAN + English for Hungarians!!! I'm a native Hungarian with proficient English. I would like to make the English course available for Hungarians (so my Mother can learn English) and a Hungarian course (so my Fiance can learn Hungarian). :)

          September 27, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/Levi
          • 1990

          @polonyiart : There's a couple of us who would like to see Hungarian on DL.

          September 27, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/SD-77

          YUP

          September 28, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/adamyoung97

          segítek a mindkettővel!

          October 6, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/ssevi

          nem kell oda az az ''a'' :)

          October 6, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/SD-77

          en akartam neki mondani! :)

          October 7, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/adamyoung97

          koszi :)

          October 7, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/ssevi

          Azám-hazám! Sziasztok Emberek! :)

          October 6, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/xypex

          please contribute, they keep postponing the release

          August 30, 2014

          https://www.duolingo.com/rcrichards

          I know this is a nit but there are a ton of regional dialects in the languages you already have on this site and there is no indication on the cards. Perhaps instead of a new language the ability to flag in the lesson that this phrase or word is from X region? For example I worked with a guy who was from Nice, born and raised, and while talking with a woman from Paris in French she asked him how long he had been studying French. Please note I am not asking to study different dialects but to be a made aware as a learner of the language of the variations.

          September 27, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/chilvence

          I'm slightly embarrassed for the woman that asked the question. It would be like me not knowing what a scotsman sounds like...

          October 1, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/herewithstupid

          Any native speakers out there interested in helping with Swahili? Or even Lingala, Shona, any of the Bantu languages? I hope to travel into that region someday, and having a grasp on at least one of the more common native languages could help immensely, but it seems like it's impossible to find language courses for them.

          September 29, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/Cotton-Tail

          I agree I've tried learning Swahili but the resources are so limited

          October 2, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/eruedin

          Hello, you have left a positive comment for lingala. If you support the proposal of a Lingala course (on the basis of the French language) https://www.duolingo.com/comment/22649727, you will have to click in favour of the proposal of Sion60 in the bottom left of his proposal on ^ near the number that mentions the number of supporters. If you have clicked, the number becomes green. For lingala (on the basis of english), you have to click here https://www.duolingo.com/comment/17030005 (in the bottom left of Kxng.Deo's proposal). If you really like a lingala course, best would be to support both.

          February 11, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/Adjagr

          czech

          January 10, 2014

          https://www.duolingo.com/VeronikaSt3

          Czech!!!!!!!! :)

          March 4, 2014

          https://www.duolingo.com/NHTexan

          Would there be a way for non-experts to contribute at all? Maybe if you give a list of words that need to be translated, and which order on the tree they should be placed in, non-experts can find translations of words, whether by dictionary or translator, add them, and the most commonly submitted translations will be the ones used. But an expert can, of course, override the translations if he/she finds something not correct grammatically, or if the word is just plain wrong. I don't know, just an idea.

          September 26, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/aj.leon

          I think the best way for a non-expert to help out would be going through the tree as if they were a new learner!! There are many languages I want to contribute to, but since I don't have the fluency, I am fine going through and reporting errors and suggesting translations. There will naturally be many errors and translations to be added, just as it was with the very first versions of Duolingo.

          September 29, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/mptmpt

          This is a very good suggestion, and judging from the existing languages, it will be very helpful in order to bring each lesson from beta to mature state.

          September 29, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/danwizard2013

          what kind of experts are you looking for? language teachers?

          September 26, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/Zach1337

          Native speakers I would assume. Though obviously a language teacher is even better.

          September 27, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/RyckRichards

          Well, my native language is Brazilian Portuguese. I teach it in some schools and I'd like to help. But I'd like to help also in Greek (I speak it fluently),

          September 26, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/BenTheGeek

          Um just saying, that link goes to "Timetable for correcting the word strength / degradation issue" by pinkodoug.

          September 26, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/e-nawar

          Yes, I also noticed that, but I think most people didn't click on it since everyone has already read the announcement. Who would miss such an announcement! ;)

          September 26, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/BenTheGeek

          Yeah i know right?

          September 26, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/SD-77

          I am a native speaker of Hungarian and i would really like to add it.

          September 27, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/Houndour

          I would love to help you with Hebrew

          September 28, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/romeedward

          Tagalog/Filipino - i'm a native speaker of the language

          September 28, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/srianvesh

          HINDI is a widely spoken language of people living in India.

          It would be a great addition for duolingo if Hindi is incorporated.

          September 28, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/lucia_mosquito

          Anyone up for agglutinative languages such as Georgian and Basque? :)

          September 28, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/indyola

          Esperanto!

          September 28, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/chunshek

          I am a native speaker of Cantonese, Mandarin Chinese and English, and have had years of studies in French, German and most recently Italian. I would love to help build courses from Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese to any of the other four aforementioned languages!

          September 29, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/stfods

          I am a native speaker of Ukrainian and Russian and would like to contribute to both languages.

          September 29, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/6ern

          Icelandic, Gaelic, Russian and Polish please!!

          September 29, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/salarmiri

          I know English well enough to help y'all guys making Duolingo for Persian language (my native language and of course 100 million other people! ) !

          September 29, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/K.JAM

          I am a Iranian-American and I have never been able to quite grasp Farsi. I would love it if you could help contribute Farsi/Persian to Duolingo.

          September 29, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/salarmiri

          OK, I'm in. ;) Where should I start from ?!

          September 30, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/googlyeyes144

          I'm Persian and i live in America, so i would absouloutly love if farsi is one of the languages.

          October 7, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/Hymie.Eisman

          Hebrew and Yiddish.

          September 30, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/Alexalovesopera

          the language of czech

          January 23, 2014

          https://www.duolingo.com/VeronikaSt3

          Czech!!!!!!!! :)

          March 4, 2014

          https://www.duolingo.com/TereGubern

          Catalan!

          August 30, 2014

          https://www.duolingo.com/jonas-reolon

          Portuguese is my native language, so I can help you guys improve the PT tree.

          September 26, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/DanielPere528188

          Well I am Portuguese and I can help improve the advanced part of the tree.

          September 26, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/OriRye

          chineseeeee

          September 26, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/Gilnaa

          I would love to help add Hebrew, but it might be a bit of a problem since it's an all new alphabet compared to the other languages on DuoLingo.

          September 26, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/PeelOfShame

          On the other hand, Hebrew has an 'easier' alphabet than a lot of the other languages being discussed, and there are plenty of sites online that already have solutions for this.

          September 27, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/Gilnaa

          What solutions are there?

          September 28, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/PeelOfShame

          Memrise uses a virtual keyboard. I believe Google has a different virtual keyboard solution for Translate. (I wouldn't know precisely since I have a Qwerty-Hebrew keyboard configured on my Macs...) There are doubtless other solutions already in use.

          September 28, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/Alians07

          Chinese & Hindi are widely spoken. It deserves to be on duolingo.

          September 26, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/AashaySC

          need help for hindi ?

          November 9, 2014

          https://www.duolingo.com/AnnieN82

          I can do Vietnamese since i was born into a vietnamese family :D

          September 27, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/sgaklein

          I will happy to add hebrew

          September 27, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/bilgekagan

          i guess i can help building turkish.

          September 27, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/weslei.macedo

          I'm a Portuguese Brasil native speaker and i'm also an English teacher with certification! It'd be awesome helping with that!

          September 27, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/CTavino

          I would love a more in depth PT course! I am a Brazilian but came to the United States when I was 3. Although I can understand and read PT perfectly, I can not speak or write it, which I find quite strange.

          September 28, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/chilvence

          That's not that strange, I can read Portuguese pretty easily, and I've never spoken a word. And I'm English! It would probably come pretty easily to you if you were dropped in Sao Paolo though, whereas I would struggle ;)

          October 1, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/nightshifted

          I'd love to help with Mandarin, but I have a question about how Duolingo feels about dialects. For instance, the Wu family of Chinese languages is spoken by 80 million native speakers (more than French by most counts!), though not all of those dialects are mutually intelligble. Would it be possible to add one of these dialects despite it being fairly useless in terms of translating web articles, since it's primarily a spoken language and nearly everyone educated in those regions after the 1950s speak fluent Mandarin?

          I know there's nothing in it for Duolingo to add languages without written content online, but I would love a Shanghainese from Mandarin course. Unfortunately, many young children growing up in Shanghai can no longer speak the dialect due to all proper education being conducted in Mandarin, which makes communication difficult between these children and the older generation who are often more comfortable speaking Shanghainese.

          September 27, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/gagavuz

          as a native Turkish, I would help Turkish course. because I owe duolingo. not, it's time to repay.

          September 27, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/rediska

          Hello! I am a native Romanian speaker, so I could help with Romanian. Also, I am currently learning Norwegian, and I would like more to help with this language as I consider this website would prove to be great in helping people learn this difficult language.

          September 28, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/Levi
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          @rediska : I also speak Romanian fluently. I think we could work together.

          September 28, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/AugustinCo1

          Ma bag si eu! :)

          September 29, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/SD-77

          I would like to learn as many languages as humanly possible.

          September 28, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/CTavino

          If no one has volunteered for Korean/한굴(Hangul), I will do it :)

          EDIT: Although I have not reached "native" fluency yet, I am almost there. I would say I need about 3 months of immersion to reach that level.

          September 28, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/arakedikian

          I am an Armenian descendant. I'm learning the Armenian language with an Armenian method and I can help with this language on Duolingo. My Father can speak and read Armenian very well, he can help also...

          September 28, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/gjashi

          I'll help with Georgian:)

          September 28, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/Iskkadrilliwich

          I would be glad to help with Russian end Estonian. I'm also looking forward to see Swedish, Greek, Hindi, Mandarin, Japanese and Hebrew here on Duolingo!

          September 29, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/mrjithesh

          Malayalam - A south Indian language would be nice on Duolingo.

          September 30, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/Fehmican

          Türkçe! I can teach Turkish!

          October 1, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/kasra

          As an Iranian-American I'm bilingual in Persian and English, and can help with Persian. One thing to note though: when you guys open it up, please take care to not call it "Farsi". Farsi is an endonym, and should only be used within the language itself. (ie. in a Persian sentence.) Using the word "Farsi" to refer to Persian in English is analogous to using the word "Deutsch" to refer to German in English.

          October 2, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/ntangirala

          I could help... with Telugu. Though I doubt there'd be much demand for that lol

          October 8, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/ntangirala

          Haha well Telugu is a Dravidian language spoken in South India. It's like... the 15th most spoken language in the world heh...

          October 8, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/Adjagr

          czech

          January 10, 2014

          https://www.duolingo.com/manu.madha

          I would like to help build Malayalam for English speakers. If there are any fellow Malayalis on DuoLingo, please respond. Let's do this. :) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malayalam

          May 29, 2015

          https://www.duolingo.com/sebtwiz

          Hey! Malayali here. I would love to help. I speak, read and write Malayalam.

          October 19, 2015

          https://www.duolingo.com/____ERI____

          I'd like to help with two indo-european languages, Albanian and Greek (I'm native speaker in both of them). :)

          September 26, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/macboy10

          I would like a class on Chamorro. Just google it.

          September 27, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/AshySweet

          can we have Chinese pls..

          September 27, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/rickvanuden

          Dutch!

          September 27, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/AshySweet

          Hindi can be really interesting!

          September 27, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/El_Tio_Kellito

          I'd love to see Latin and Greek on here!

          September 27, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/Mizarius

          Being a native german speaker I could assist in German-->English/English-->German translations. Since I am from Austria what would you think if I design a lesson about the differences between Austrian German and .. well ... German German? I think I could also contribute to Latin as well. Granted, my last Latin lesson was a while ago but I still have my study materials and I used to be quite good at it. Finally I would like to offer my assistence in translating the other languages I intend to learn (Spanish, Chinese[Mandarin], Russian) to and from German. Once I "mastered" them of course.

          It is quite interesting to see which languages the community is offering to contribute. I knew it had been a good idea to upgrade my font collection.

          September 27, 2013

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            That would be awesome if you could add a lesson showing the difference between the German spoken in Austria and that in Germany.

            October 2, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/dmi_go

            Russian =)

            September 27, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/dnovinc

            Is it enough to be a native speaker or we also have to have background in language education to take part in language incubator ?

            btw I would like to help with Croatian :)

            September 27, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/ssevi

            Here is my wish list: 1. Japanese with KANJIs, please!!!
            2. Russian 3. Finnish 4. Polish Thank you sooo much!

            September 28, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/-MattG-

            I can help with English to Filipino (Tagalog). This language is a bit similar to Spanish due to some words and the accent used when speaking is the same. I look forward to making a contribution to DuoLingo.

            September 28, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/SamHansen

            I would love to see Arabic on Duolingo

            September 28, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/Nebebelyashas

            I can help with the creation of Lithuanian courses

            September 29, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/AttilaMoln1

            Can help in Hungarian.

            September 29, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/ssevi

            Szuper! Már találkoztam itt kb. 5-6 másik magyarral is. :)

            October 6, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/SD-77

            Reporting for action to Operation Hungarian!

            October 7, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/xypex

            then help, its nearly done

            August 30, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/Nebebelyashas

            I would also want to study Latvian language

            September 29, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/Ratizi

            Japanese and Korean are the two languages I've been wanting to learn. This is mostly out of my extreme love of k-pop but I do have roots in Korea from my fathers side of the family

            September 29, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/bobbigmac

            I know it's not really Duolingo's wheelhouse, but an interesting spinoff would be a way to add/learn programming languages.

            September 30, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/mptmpt

            Since it might take sometime until duolingo start teaching programing, may I recommend Codeacademy http://www.codecademy.com . There are also a few more links I could recommend for more advanced programing lessons.

            September 30, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/bobbigmac

            Very nice, thanks :)

            October 1, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/Lexlanson

            I hope we get some Icelandic volunteers, I've been wanting to learn that language for a long time! :D

            October 1, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/MOHAMMAD-F

            I want to help others to learn Persian.

            October 5, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/CameronAugustine

            I want Serbian/Croatian

            March 8, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/doktorkampi

            Catalan! I will be helping!

            April 24, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/mirek235

            czech please :)

            July 11, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/TereGubern

            Catalan!

            August 30, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/ben.kavanagh

            Please add Czech for English speakers. Firstly it is a great language and secondly Czech republic is a great place to visit/live and many people don't speak english.

            September 9, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/Esani_

            I think that a basic course on a Native American language would be great! Most Native American languages are dying so I think that would raise awareness. Cherokee is a really interesting language. It has a really unique writing system (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherokee_syllabary). It is fun to pronounce with the "v" vowel. Ojibwe or Navajo would also be cool but I'm a little biased since I'm Cherokee :P

            I'd also love to see Korean/Japanese/Esperanto in here!!!!!!!!!!!!

            September 11, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/Romenon

            I'd be happy to contribute with Swahili as well.

            October 28, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/itsdianarai

            i want hindi, punjabi, bengali, tamil, telugu and urdu :D plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

            September 22, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/ecelis

            Same, but I would add kannada to the list, and move urdu up right after hindi!

            October 5, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/RamsaySnow

            I'd help with building German since I'm learning it. But as for native languages, I can only speak/read/write in English and Spanish with fluency.

            September 26, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/anthonyaferrara

            I would love to be able to study Portugues but from Spanish, not English as I have to do now.

            September 26, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/FrankySka
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            Given that "English to German" already exists I can only offer to help check that German sentences sound idiomatic in any "X to German" lesson. I would not be confident to check the actual accuracy of the translations giving that I am learning Spanish and French myself, but I would love to contribute in some way. I hope 'German to Spanish' and 'German to French' gets started, so I can practice these on new trees, without loosing hearts for given my 'Germenglish' translation, haha.

            September 27, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/FrankySka
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            d'oh! German to English does not exist yet. I can totally help with that as well!

            September 27, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/lilygilder

            Yes! Let's build the German to English tree! I can help with that, too! (Native German here.)

            September 27, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/FrankySka
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            Awesome! glad to have a team mate. :)

            September 27, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/Morgengrauen

            I also would help check X to German or rather English to German.

            September 28, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/Its_Sox

            maybe hindi

            September 27, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/Wwalterego

            I can contribute to Italian (mother language), Spanish and Portuguese (high level)! Stay tuned!

            September 27, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/rajneeshdadhich

            hindi language of india

            September 27, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/CaptainOwl

            I would be really happy to help making the French-->German !

            September 27, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/momaster82

            I know Dutch, Urdu, Punjabi + English..Brought up with all these languages.And now also started learning Spanish as I will be moving to Spain after few months.

            September 27, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/KatTancock

            I'd love to help with Russian - I'm an advanced speaker and a native English speaker with training in language/Slavic pedagogy and linguistics.

            September 27, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/samaswetha

            I feel it is better to add english and Indian languages like Hindi,Telugu,Tamil,Malayalam.I know Telugu very well even i would like to learn malayalam. This is an easiest way to learn a language.

            September 28, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/westberg

            I'd love to see Arabic on Duolingo!

            September 29, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/FieryNugget

            I'm a native hebrew speaker, could help with that. I'm really hoping to see Japanese courses though, it's a language I've dreamt acquiring.

            September 29, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/Suchiththa

            Well, the only language I can teach besides English is my native language Singhalese, which is native to Sri Lanka and is probably spoken by about 18 million in Sri Lanka + maybe half a million worldwide. Not entirely sure how I'd teach it since the language doesn't use English lettering, but if Japanese and Chinese are going to be taught, anything is possible i guess :D It'll be difficult with the keyboards though :S

            September 29, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/marsjane

            I'd love to help out with Dutch! I'm a native speaker and I work as a translator English-Dutch, so it'd be very interesting for me to work on something like Duolingo :)

            September 30, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/adamyoung97

            I think it's so awesome looking through this discussion and seeing all the native and fluent speakers willing to help with so many languages, Duolingo is really helping take down the language barrier!

            September 30, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/Cotton-Tail

            Is there anyone that is fluent in Dari? I really want to learn this language but can't find any useful resources.

            October 2, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/lucyvnakumara

            Not me, but I wish you the best of luck in learning it! There's probably some Duolingo-ian out there who knows it!

            October 2, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/mptmpt

            The Duolingo team should add an "Incubator" section in the "Discussions" so that we can start chatting about the upcoming activities separately from the other posts.

            October 2, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/SergeantFTC

            Great idea!

            October 2, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/ansu
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            I'm a native speaker of English with a high level of Turkish. I'd like to help with building any Turkish<-->English trees! I have worked with the two languages in multiple contexts (translation from English-->Turkish on Twitter and Facebook and editing Turkish speakers' written English on Lang-8 and in the scientific field).

            October 3, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/markandrew

            Allemanic aka. Swiss-German or Alsatian: It's got nearly as many native speakers as Dutch, but it's really hard to find instructional material because it's dysglossic with German or French, which is to mean that most people use it as a spoken language and then use either German (eastern Switzerland) or French (Alsace) as their written language.

            October 5, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/whizzball1

            I'm a student learning Latin and I'm interested in helping with the creation of Latin lessons.

            October 7, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/EvelynK.

            I would like to help building the trees for: Spanish from German, French from German or Italian from German. I started all of those language trees based on English, so I know the system pretty well (I would say) and I am from Germany. :) I don't know yet though how much time I have each day to put my knowledge in... :D

            October 9, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/QuatreHiead

            Cool! I'm glad someone suggested this! I was just thinking the same! If there is any demand for Italian from German I would be most happy to aid. ^__^ However, I should note that German is not my mother language, but I've been learning it for the past 11 years or so though...

            I went to look for an option for learning Italian as a German speaker and was surprised to find it didn't exist yet! (I thought it would be a clever way to hone my German skills and help speed up my Italian practice. I liked this method when I was taking Japanese courses earlier. Really forced me to not rely so heavily on literally translating from English every single word.)

            I'm sure that by the time Duolingo is ready to offer Italian for German speakers I could be of assistance. I've just started learning Italian through Duolingo and working on keeping my German skills strong here too.

            Duolingo is great and I'd love the opportunity to give back!

            August 12, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/SJBonib

            Hebrew would be terrific

            November 5, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/veronika_r

            Mexican Spanish!

            November 23, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/BissanMustafa

            Hindi For Sure

            December 9, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/besiani

            I can help with Albanian and Swedish

            January 3, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/janbartten

            I'd love to help with the Dutch language :D

            January 10, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/rogduo

            Another vote for Catalán

            February 12, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/JacobJWS

            Anyone for learning Icelandic? I'd be interested if someone were to start a course. Native English speaker with knowledge of French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Dutch to varying degrees of course

            May 11, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/MayaRM7

            I am indian my grandparents are from India and speak fluent hindi it would be nice to speak to them in hindi

            June 16, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/mirek235

            czech please :)

            July 11, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/ben.kavanagh

            Please add Czech for English speakers. Firstly it is a great language and secondly Czech republic is a great place to visit/live and many people don't speak english.

            September 9, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/Samaquatic

            I would like to help with Slovak translation. I am native and it would be awesome.

            October 12, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/Nashfuetsch

            Czech is good

            November 11, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/aylin743

            I live in the Czech Rep and don't have time to hire a teacher, I would love to be able to learn it properly through you! Please open a Czech language course!!

            March 7, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/aylin743

            I live in the Czech Rep and don't have time to hire a teacher, I would love to be able to learn it properly through you! Please open a Czech language course!!

            March 7, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/lingo-pro

            i'd love to help build yiddish. i speak it fluently

            April 23, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/ktmonkey

            you need czech

            April 28, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/ktmonkey

            you need czech

            April 28, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/ktmonkey

            you need czech

            April 28, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/manu.madha

            I would like to help build Malayalam for English speakers. If there are any fellow Malayalis on DuoLingo, please respond. Let's do this. :) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malayalam

            May 29, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/AnkitShriv2

            I would love to contribute towards the Hindi course.

            February 14, 2016

            https://www.duolingo.com/theberra

            I am definitely interested in assisting with Swedish language. Language training is building bridges between people!

            July 7, 2016

            https://www.duolingo.com/dawid.mlyn

            I'm also interested in helping with Slovak -> English and English -> Slovak courses.

            July 7, 2016

            https://www.duolingo.com/CaptainOwl

            Hello, do you need people for language already on duolingo ? (french, german..)

            September 26, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/kauev

            A question here:

            I'd love to help translating the German content to Portuguese and Spanish although I'm not done with my German tree yet. So far, I can say I pretty much understand (almost) everything I've learned - with exception of some really tricky idioms, but it wouldn't be a problem for me to translate them based on what I've been learning in English. Of course I'd be up to translate only the sentences from my finished skills, but I was wondering, will I and other users in a similar situation be allowed to do so?

            Nice work, by the way, "please keep it up!" d:

            September 27, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/sommerlied

            There are lot's of languages I'd like to help with! The most easy for me would be to help with my native language German, or English for Germans. However, I think I'd be even more motivated if I could help to build and improve the languages I am learning, namely Japanese, Chinese and Korean :D

            September 27, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/QuatreHiead

            I agree with the Japanese for German speakers (or reverse) if that is ever available! I would love to help with those. Neither are my native language but I spent a lot of time working on maintaining my 10+ years of German knowledge while learning Japanese by practicing translating directly from German into Japanese. I think I could offer a lot of help and insight should Duolingo work on that next!

            August 12, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/SigmaX54

            I would like to help, of it's possible to add the option german to italian. Right now I'm learning via english, which is fine. But for lot of people, it would be helpful to start with their native language. I'm looking forward, what the option of the Incubator will be..

            September 27, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/FearTheBlackout

            I would love to be able to contribute, but all I know fluently is English. :(

            September 27, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/CtrlAltDlt

            Japanese and Arabic would be great

            September 28, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/Moien

            Luxembourgish :)

            September 28, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/tweedpawn

            I'd love to help with Japanese, and teaching English to Japanese!

            September 29, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/dav3

            My mother language is German, if there's anything I can do just let me know :)

            September 29, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/Yu-Jie

            I would love to help with Chinese to English/English to Chinese

            September 29, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/italiaoo

            I would like to create a German course for Chinese speakers.

            Are there any tutorials what considerations Duo followed when creating the English-to-romance language courses?

            I think Chinese-to-european-language courses could probably follow the same structure, maybe with some briefing lessons at the start which say that German is a phonetic language and works like Pinyin and similar basics.

            But a European-language to Chinese course probably needs some new approach. Throwing sentences at a user where most words are known and one word is new, that works great with similar languages. If you know English and French you can guess a whole lot of words in Italian or Spanish.

            For learning Chinese however, guessing will work to a much lesser extend. We'll need to be even more carefull with course design and sequencing.

            So I am curious. What guidelines did you at Duolingo develop for integrating a new language? Thank you!

            October 10, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/chilvence

            I think it will be less challenging than you imagine. It's true that European languages synergize with each other, but the core of the duolingo method is that it drip-drips words one by one into your head, and doesn't let you proceed too fast if you keep forgetting them. This is a good method even without the boost you get from the closeness of European languages, it's just that anyone with a European language background can 'game' the system with their home advantage. You could also flip it the other way around, and say that different Chinese dialects are easier to pick up if you are born in China, so it must be much more difficult to learn English - but it doesn't seem to stop anyone.

            I would love to be able to study Chinese using German btw, so I wish you luck (yes I know that's the opposite of what you said, but form what I gather the language pairs are built to be able to run both ways)

            November 16, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/italiaoo

            I hope you are right, that German-Chinese can work just the same way. I think, frustration can build up much quicker if you don't have that "home advantage".

            Yes, I want to help with German->Chinese too. German speakers learning Chinese will have different sources of frustration than Chinese speakers learning German, but some of the knowledge building the course in one direction will be useful for building the course in the other direction too.

            November 16, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/Peregrijn

            I would love to help out with dutch, unfortunately there is not the option yet :(

            October 27, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/robizx

            I would love to learn Spanish for Polish speakers!

            January 13, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/DejanTodor7

            I vote for Japanese

            January 24, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/thigg4

            Hindi. I'd love to surprise some of my coworkers

            January 30, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/OsherNYC

            I will help build Dutch. As well as Hebrew. Happy to!

            March 11, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/FrankFlemi1

            I know that I am late to this conversation but........Do you have any plans for expanding your lessons to Bulgarian ?

            March 18, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/FrankFlemi1

            I know that I am late to this conversation but........Do you have any plans for expanding your lessons to Bulgarian ?

            March 18, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/Montalbano

            How bilingual do you need to be? I read Dutch novels regularly and am a native English speaker. Actually, I'd love to be a test dummy for the course, try it out.

            March 24, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/JacobJWS

            Anyone for learning Icelandic? I'd be interested if someone were to start a course. Native English speaker with knowledge of French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Dutch to varying degrees of course

            May 11, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/inlearner

            "HINDI!!!"

            June 9, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/MayaRM7

            I am indian my grandparents are from India and speak fluent hindi it would be nice to speak to them in hindi

            June 16, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/sudhaveena

            hindi

            June 28, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/OfirPardo1825

            Swedish!!

            October 21, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/ijlego

            Russian!

            October 22, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/luke_shears

            Duolingo Catalan, Greek and Arabic from English would be appreciated. :-)

            October 25, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/Guillem91

            I'd like to create a Catalan course for English speakers, and another one for Spanish speakers. I've already applied in the Incubator, but haven't received any answer from Duolingo. Still waiting.

            October 25, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/devonfroehle

            How did the hatching that is already one week past due go back a full percent? I just want this language to be in beta already.

            November 5, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/AndreSilva03

            I hope we can get lithuanian in there! I'm trying to learn it and it would be good to help with what I aready know.

            November 7, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/quadtrio

            I wouldn’t mind learning hindi

            November 11, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/Nashfuetsch

            Czech is good

            November 11, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/Echoloth

            Hindi, I beg you

            November 23, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/Echoloth

            Hindi, I beg you

            November 23, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/Remi.Kanji

            I can help with basic Indonesian! Would be happy to.

            I would really love it if you guys built something for hindi. Want to learn so bad!

            November 28, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/yanhouse

            Russian is my native language. If you still need help, let me know.

            January 11, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/sofocle

            I'd love to learn latin, forever!

            January 11, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/sofocle

            I can't to hepl buid, I'm sorry. But I want to live enough to learn Latin. Danish, Ruassia, Rumanian, Chinese Mandarino and Arabic. That's all.

            January 11, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/itsdianarai

            i want hindi, punjabi, bengali, tamil, telugu and urdu :D plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

            September 22, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/itsdianarai

            i want hindi, punjabi, bengali, tamil, telugu and urdu :D plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

            September 22, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/laurenwite

            i want to learn Czech

            October 2, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/laurenwite

            i want to learn Czech

            October 2, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/laurenwite

            i want to learn Czech

            October 2, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/Pvarn

            Maybe Arabic?

            October 3, 2015

            https://www.duolingo.com/GhengisQuane

            Latin would be great.

            February 1, 2016

            https://www.duolingo.com/Frenchgirl10147

            Could there be Mandarin?

            March 22, 2016

            https://www.duolingo.com/SaddamVEVO

            Native Iraqi Arabic speaker here :) I'm ready! You might be asking : "Why would anybody learn Iraqi Arabic? Isn't Iraq a messed up country?" The reason why is because people who speak the Iraqi accent understand all the other accents. Or at least, learn the other accents in like a half an hour (It's true though) If you speak Iraqi Arabic, then people from countries like Iraq (Of course), Oman, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Levant and Yemen will understand you.

            August 15, 2016

            https://www.duolingo.com/Anna898162

            Hi there. I have applied several times to build Czech courses for English and Spanish speakers and I have got no reply, although there is no progress in the preparation of the courses. What can I do to launch these courses myself as soon as posible? Kind regards, Anna

            August 19, 2016

            https://www.duolingo.com/Darkrai007

            Russian for Spanish speakers.

            September 1, 2016

            https://www.duolingo.com/AmuliaMaya

            Whilst I enjoy learning European languages, I would love to see an Indian language on Duolingo. Currently following the 'Hatching' processes of Hindi language which is on 59%. Cannot wait, GO HINDI!!!

            September 30, 2016

            https://www.duolingo.com/loganashby

            hi

            October 25, 2016

            https://www.duolingo.com/DuoJuo

            Catalan for English speakers! Thanks.

            November 9, 2016

            https://www.duolingo.com/Anth150

            Frisian would be cool

            November 13, 2016

            https://www.duolingo.com/judohelen

            Signed Exact English. Use drawings for sign motions & learn to sign & to read English Sign Language!

            May 23, 2017

            https://www.duolingo.com/gshah524

            How can I contribute to the hindi language course?

            May 31, 2017

            https://www.duolingo.com/LisaBerg12

            Danish

            February 3, 2019

            https://www.duolingo.com/Diachronix

            I've started a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/AncientGreekforDuolingo/) and a Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/329731891074896/) dedicated to promoting a new Ancient Greek course for Duolingo.

            April 24, 2019
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