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What does the name "Duolingo" mean?

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Note, this doesn't exactly pertain to any language in particular.

What does the name Duolingo really mean?

I am thinking that the Duo part of it has Latin roots (duo for two), and lingo is almost like the Esperanto "lingvo", meaning language.

Could the name "Duolingo" mean "two languages"? Does anybody say otherwise?

Feel free to comment.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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I'm pretty sure it's for Two languages. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pratyush.
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In Chinese, there is a pun: Duo lin gou = More neighbor Countries

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/airelibre
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*duo lin guo Not so much a pun, as just the way that most words for foreign names are translated into Chinese. They usually try to make it sound somewhat similar to the original, and give it a nice and/or related meaning to boot, which is fairly easy since Chinese has so many meanings for each syllabic group. So America is mei guo, meaning beautiful country.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DetErMinNavn
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lingo is almost like the Esperanto "lingvo", meaning language.

'Lingo' is also English slang for language, and has all of its historic roots in 'language'. Take the word 'linguistics,' for example, or the word language in other languages, such as 'lingue' in French or 'lengua' in Spanish.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lingophilic

Duo = Two

Lingo = Language/Tongue

Duolingo = Two languages/Two tongues

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/John316Peter

It could also mean bilingual which is saying that you are fluent in 2 languages that are different from each other.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ekenedilichukwu

Multiple languages is the meaning

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MUSICGIRL444

well, I already asked that question before you so I don't remeber

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ver3ndo
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Hmmmm... I never saw that discussion. You probably asked before I joined!!

3 years ago