https://www.duolingo.com/zenolee

Why are native speakers doing their own language on Duolingo?

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It is a language learning site, but I see a lot of people who are going through the language tree of their mother tongue.

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https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal
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Because:
1/ When I started here there wasn't English course from French, so I worked my english through the French from English course.
2/ I continue to check and try to help making the French course better.

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https://www.duolingo.com/ThanKwee
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Without you, aucunLien, Sitesurf and some others I wouldn't have learned as much French as I have - not even close. A big applause and a big THANK YOU to all of you Frenchies who participate in this manner.

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https://www.duolingo.com/knsam
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This guy Sitesurf is just brilliant at explaining the grammatical nuances!

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https://www.duolingo.com/ThanKwee
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All three of them have different styles of explaining things. Because of all three of them I've learned more than I could have ever hoped for. FWIW I think Sitesurf is a female.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Goim
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I did it once to check on the level I could reach with Duolingo, and it is pretty good, I have to say. And while I did it, i also spent lots of time pointing out wrong translations xD Soo.. maybe more people should check their own language, so that duolingo improves even more =)

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https://www.duolingo.com/pont
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A lot of people complain that there isn't enough practice translating into the language you're learning. Doing, say, the English-from-French tree (as an English-speaker learning French) should get you a lot more practice in translating from English to French.

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https://www.duolingo.com/iustitia
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In fact you have really good point in here. I might consider doing some exercises of the other way round :)

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https://www.duolingo.com/SaxyLady
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I've done some Italian -> English lessons and at times it was not easy. But I will say that doing the reverse (I am a native English speaker) helps me understand my language better through a foreigner's eyes.

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https://www.duolingo.com/junair
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I started it to check how the system works and because there is no option to learn English from German (what I would like to do), so doing German tree I'm partially learn English

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https://www.duolingo.com/LingPenguin
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I'm planning to do it just so that I can keep my French in use. I'm natively bilingual in French and English, but I haven't had anybody to really speak French to in over a decade, so it's getting a little rusty. Once I finish my Spanish tree I'll probably go through some French just so I can keep those skills a bit more fresh, and I'll be sure to help people out when they have problems, but one language at a time!

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https://www.duolingo.com/Mizarius
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I simply wanted to test Duolingo's quality. And the best way to do so is to take some lessons in one's native language. Duolingo did not disappoint me by the way.

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https://www.duolingo.com/SaxyLady
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This is a good reason too. Some of the English pronunciations were awful. Hopefully they've been fixed.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Daniel-in-BC

I am studying Spanish. Native Spanish speakers on the Spanish side are a great help to me. (Babella, Mavry, and Royraju are great examples and there are others.) I go to the English side to "pay forward" the help they give me, to try to help Spanish speakers who are learning English. Also, I sometimes learn about Spanish this way and it's a way to practice my Spanish -- and it really is a challenge to explain English in Spanish!

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https://www.duolingo.com/agustin999999999

es verdad, nosotros solemos ayudarte :) como vos a nosotros :)

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https://www.duolingo.com/rocko2012
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To test and practice their English and help others learning their native language.

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https://www.duolingo.com/RyckRichards
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That's a great point! We can even help Duoling and the students by correcting/improving the lessons.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Zach1337

They want the trophies in some cases.

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https://www.duolingo.com/dulcinella
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Even doing the tree of their native language, they still have to use a second language, right? My native language is not on duolingo yet, but I did exercises on the english tree from french and the french tree from english. Gives a different perspective:-) And it is very important to have native speakers on each tree, as they are great helping to correct mistakes on the trees and a wonderful help for those who are learning. Thank you all!

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https://www.duolingo.com/lchenao

My native language is Spanish. However, I have never gone to a Spanish speaking school, and I have lived in English countries most of my life. Sadly I barely practice Spanish even when speaking to my parents. So I am working on that for practice, and to see what I might be missing. I have been stumped with a few Spanish words, I am fairly weak with the placement of my accents, and if nothing else it's like a breath of fresh air to get some of that Spanish exposure.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Danitreus

I am so new as to not even be sure what you mean? I speak native english and am learning Spanish and so far have only tried to translate Spanish to English but translating English to Spanish would be even more challenging for me....

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Danitreus

Oh wait I understand now. I can give you several reasons. Just because you speak native english does not mean you speak International /Business/Proper English. Look at this Article http://www.fluentin3months.com/speak-like-the-irish and you will see that. Also some like myself have not checked our basics in decades. A brush up is still learning for us:)

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