https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Faith.Worth

Would you like to learn Punjabi on Duolingo?

I am opening this discussion to see if there are other people around who wish to learn Punjabi. I already know Hindi and English, and am learning French.

I recently married in a Punjabi family, and would love to speak the language. Duolingo has spoiled me for any other online learning website though, and I can't find a good one. I wish there was a Punjabi course. Do you? Let us gather some positive support for this language and get it noticed!

July 22, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1J84

It's one of the languages I'm really interested in. Being half Punjabi and American I really want to be able to connect with my Punjabi side in a more fluid way. I can understand Punjabi almost fluently, speaking and reading however is a completely different matter ^-^.

July 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Faith.Worth

Exactly!

July 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ithaca101

I would love to learn Punjabi! My parents are native speakers, but I can't get the hang of it. I always get teased because of my poor Punjabi, but nobody really gives me a chance to learn it. I hope Duolingo adds a Punjabi course, then I--and many others--will be able to speak and write in it.

May 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Topaz_Blue

Same for me. And there aren't any adequate programs for kids of native speakers :P

September 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lionpn

I still get teased for it now!! What will happen to the next generation? the language will die.

December 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Melissa452809

I do too! Practically my dads whole family can speak Punjabi, and i would love to be able to make communicating with them easier!

January 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/korah3746

same!

July 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lawrenceeast1

Same here - my mum's family speaks Punjabi, but I never learnt, so if I could learn Punjabi, I would be able to speak with family members who only speak basic English much better than I can now

August 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LazyLinguist5

I would enjoy it a lot. I think that once the Hindi course gets finished, the other courses for Indo-Aryan languages will roll in quickly. I doubt I'm as educated about Punjabi as you are, so I'll ask, which script would it be written in? I know it uses Devanagari, the Arabic script, as well as its own Gurmukhi, but I don't know which one is most commonly used.

July 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Faith.Worth

Gurmukhi is the one that Punjabi should be written in, officially. But it can also be expressed in Devnagri, if need be, because they are both phonetic languages. I am learning Punjabi now, but it is very tough because Duolingo spoiled me.

July 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoaoDSouza

I'd rather have Shahmukhi to Devanagari

October 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kateykr

Perhaps there will be a drop-down menu from which to select our own script preference. (I'd rather have Gurumukhi.) Duolingo can do anything, and they could do this!

July 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lee8537

I’m seeing them remove feature in the app. My guess to keep download size accessible... until apple allows larger mobile downloads I don’t see the features of the app increasing much... have you noticed similar.

March 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ScottishScones

There is also Shamukhi, which is used a lot in Pakistan.

November 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pratyush.

Punjabi shall look good in Gurumukhi. After all, Punjabi has a register called 'Lahnda' which is spoken in Pakistan and written in its Shahmukhi (Arabic like script).

July 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Saimdusan

Lahnda is not a register of Punjabi, it's a group of dialects which are transitional between Punjabi and Sindhi. Historically they've not been written but lately there's been a bit of production in Saraiki and Hindko. No one in Pakistan is even conscious of speaking such a "Lahnda", everyone says they speak Saraiki, Hindko, Potohari or Pahari. Punjabi has a huge literary tradition in Shahmukhi (Perso-Arabic), but nowadays Urdu is the only official language of Pakistan so this tradition has been broken to an extent as most Punjabi-speakers are only literate in Urdu (as well as English many cases).

Most people in the Punjab province of Pakistan don't speak Lahnda, but Punjabi (the dialect of Lahore belongs to the same Majhi group as the one in Amritsar). People who speak "Lahnda" dialects live in the less densely populated parts of the province -- there are 20 million Saraikis living in the south and west of the province compared to around 75 million Punjabis in the heavily populated north-east (the area around Lahore). Then there are Hindko and Pahari-Potohari which only have a couple of million speakers each.

May 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1-STANS-1

He is totally right.

June 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hiba-al-Sayf

I read somewhere that Potohari is even facing a decline...

February 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AAA786786AAA

I believe it should be in the Shahmukhi Script as the Punjabi language is spoken the most (in Pakistan), but, in the end, it doesn't matter, as it can easily be switched around one way or the other.

January 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RanzoG

Salaam ji...

Punjab is spoken most in Pakistan... but it is WRITTEN most in India. Let's be honest. Pakistan in general has little respect for Punjabi. The people of Pakistan's Punjab province send their kids to school to learn in Urdu. They treat Punjabi as a country bumpkin language, with ONE exception: they have respect for the poets who have written in Punjabi. When it comes time to read/write the words of these poets, we see them in so-called Shahmukhi (so-called because it took the efforts of promoters of pan-Punjabi nationalism, led by Indian Punjabis, to give a new name to Punjabi in Arabic alphabet in hopes of raising its profile). But then people just read it like dialect writing, like "dood, wassup?"—as if it's merely colloquial (or worse, slang) version of "proper" language (Urdu). If you are reading me correctly, you can tell I am not speaking with disrespect about Punjabi in Pakistan, but rather lamenting... and observing the reality. This reality means that Punjabi in Arabic alphabet still has a way to go before consistency, much less standardization. Even when the writing does get standardized for a course, where will the learner apply this skill? To read the 1 or 2 newspapers that print in Punjabi (and find the text littered with high-level Arabicized-Urdu terms)? To read Bulleh Shah (and find his language to be more Multani dialect than they learned)? I'm not against a course in Shahmukhi, but I find it highly unlikely there would be one. What we can hope for, however, is a course in Gurmukhi that is not partisan. Without checks and balances, the course would likely be written by Sikhs, some of whom seem to have no clue that there are more Muslims and Hindus in the world speaking Punjabi, so they fill it with "sat sri akaal", lol.

N.B. Mango Languages has their course in Punjabi in Shahmukhi. I have used some of it to review and see what sorts of vocab/phrases are more Western compared to Eastern. However, the course has a lot of mistakes, and I wouldn't be able to learn from it if I didn't already know the language. The pronunciation is often bad, too, as the speakers read words as if they are Urdu—probably again because their experience in life has always been to connect reading/writing with Urdu, and if they are reading texts it's as if to articulate it "properly" they think they need to use Urdu phonology.

January 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AAA786786AAA

I cannot argue with that(actually, I can, but I know you're right.) You're completely correct.

January 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/acciolvnas

I think they should start with gurmukhi bc thats the og punjabi script but theres stuff that can transliterate into shahmukhi. i dont think devnagri should b used for punjabi tho

February 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/remoonline

If there's a Punjabi course, it should be in Gurmukhi.

July 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Saimdusan

If there was a Gurmukhi course it would be very simple to convert it to Shahmukhi. There are even programs that do this automatically, all you'd then need is for someone literate in Shahmukhi to comb through the text for errors and to eliminate overly Sanskritic vocabulary that isn't in use among Punjabi Muslims.

May 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Emaad128990

They should do Indian Punjabi in Gurmukhi and Pakistani Punjabi in Shahmurkhi

February 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/s_blossom

I am pretty fluent in Punjabi using the Gurmukhi script but it is easy to forget words that do not arise in everyday language as much (such as animals, for instance). Additionally, especially as the Punjabi spoken in Pakistan uses more Arabic/Persian loan-words, I know that I would definitely benefit from a Punjabi course here on Duolingo.

If this course were both in Shahmukhi and Gurmukhi, it would be an added bonus in that I could learn the Shahmukhi equivalent while my brother, for instance, benefitted from adding on to his very small knowledge of Gurmukhi.

As others have pointed out also, Punjabi is currently taught in "Sunday schools" as well as in high schools (in certain parts of Canada, anyway) for credit. However, it is sometimes inconvenient or frustrating to learn in such a setting. Having used both aforementioned schools, before, I do speak from experience.

Furthermore, Punjabi was the 10th most widely spoken language in the world in 2015 (according to Wikipedia) with over 100 million native speakers. And yet, trying to learn it online can be quite a hurdle, as Faith.Worth points out.

Regardless, I really do hope that this language is added to Duolingo's ever-growing number of languages soon.

Meanwhile, I'll just continue taking advantage of the language courses that Duolingo does have. :3

March 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1-STANS-1

Ya I would like new languages too and Punjabi is one of them!

May 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1-STANS-1

Thank you to the person who gave me lingots!

June 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Erven.R

I would learn it! My classmate speaks Hindi but she knows more Punjabi than Hindi! :D

July 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PolyglAna

Mango has a Punjabi course. I can't tell how good it is since I quit immediately because it didn't use the script I wanted to learn. I like the other Mango courses I've tried, though.

July 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Topaz_Blue

There was talk of a Punjabi course, with people submitting to the incubator. But it's been months and none of them have updated :/

June 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anitahatesfrench

I for one would love a Punjabi course! My close family (although all Punjabi) have limited Punjabi language abilities, so I barely know anything. It would really help get closer to my extended family too (who are very fluent)!

June 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/secamero14

I would really like this. I have several native speaking friends, and I would be thrilled to be able to surprise them with a small bit of their first language.

August 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Massicks

I would lov to do a course in Punjabi and if there is a possibility of a Punjabi course, it should be in Gurmukhi

October 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Massicks

I would love to learn Punjabi on Duolingo. However, if there's a Punjabi course, it should be in Gurmukhi. I would certainly enrol for it without hesitation.

October 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jamesmachine86

I would love to see a Punjabi course on this website! :D I would love to learn Hindi too, however I am considering starting with Punjabi before moving onto any other Indian languages.

February 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gurnamji

I live in the UK and here it is the second most spoken language after English of course.There definitely is a huge demand for Panjabi. Both from the general and the Asian Panjabi communities. Panjabi children are being deprived of their language and as such English has become their first language. No problem with that since we live in UK. However if Panjabi was spoken more widely- it would most certainly improve cultural relations and improve integration. It is very rich in it's pronounciation having 35 letters in it's alphabet. yes I would love to see Panjabi offered by duolingo. I am currently learning Spanish.

November 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EshaWarrior

I also am from the Uk and you can hear Punjabi spoken by many people. It is a language that is rich in culture and has a big music industry which can again help and encourage native speakers to take it up.

November 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/soedori

Would be awesome! Would be sweet knowing the meaning behind all the names of Punjabi food in the native language!

July 23, 2015

[deactivated user]

    we should learn to speak punjabi

    June 12, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/marcandalexia

    I would love to learn Punjabi. I have a new student in my class and no one at my school speaks the language. It would be incredibly helpful to me as a teacher to know some Punjabi so I can ease her transition into our country.

    October 30, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mukduk41

    I'd like to see a Punjabi course. I am willing to contribute to it, as well!

    November 4, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Topaz_Blue

    Klingon and High Valyrian both in the incubator. Still no Punjabi :(

    November 19, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/antonella.yael

    Yes. I would like to learn Punjabi!

    December 1, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/maniac007

    I think it would be a great addition to the language list. I know many people who speak it and I would like to communicate with them in their native language.

    March 8, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kristine955506

    YES!! I would LOVE it if Duolingo offered Punjabi. Please please let this happen!!

    March 28, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pieterj85

    Yes, please add a Punjabi course. It would be very worth my time. I have many friends and work relations who are Punjabi speaking and it would be of unbelievable value to have a professional-level course in Punjabi available through a site like DuoLingo.

    April 22, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DiamondS57

    Yes. Punjabi written in Gurmukhi is very much needed! I am half Punjabi and would really like to learn the language but I can't pick it up just from hearing movies and some family speaking. I can understand some but am no where near fluent, so a course would help immensely. Cant wait till there is a Punjabi course available! I think it would be popular.

    June 19, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SaraTeising

    I would! I am half Punjabi and would like to learn

    June 22, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarcelBal

    Punjabi is a very important language with many native speakers in India and Pakistan. It is one of the most spoken languages in the world and there are many Punjabi speaking immigrants in Canada, UK and the United States. Therefore, since I live in Canada, I would definitely learn Punjabi if it ever came on Duolingo

    August 27, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EshaWarrior

    Yes I am a Punjabi speaker but i would like to get more confident and develop my fluency in it

    August 28, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ScottishScones

    Would love to see Punjabi, personally. Only Aryan language to be tonal to my knowledge, so unique and interesting.

    November 12, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PolyHun167895432

    As a language enthusiast, I'd love to have Punjabi on Duolingo. Considering how widely it is spoken and written, it is worth learning.

    December 15, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kiran565307

    Yes, I would like to have Punjabi on duolingo so my husband can learn to speak to my family!

    January 2, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kateykr

    Definitely. Punjabi in Gurumukhi script

    January 14, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Param841913

    This would be fantastic. There are many, many second-generation Punjabi-Americans who would love to sharpen their Punjabi. Not to mention, for Sikhs (of which there are many in English-speaking countries), learning Punjabi is important in understanding gurbani (scripture) and participating at gurdwaras.

    January 22, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fraser2000

    yessssssss

    January 24, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Surabhi1897

    Yes!

    January 26, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Margarita638814

    Yes i was looking for punjabi, surprised it's not on their list

    February 4, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tura35

    I would also like a Punjabi course on Duolingo!!!

    February 9, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/divdiv14

    I would love it if duo lingo did Punjabi

    February 12, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/achhokarspan7

    My family speaks Punjabi and I want to learn

    February 13, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HappyLife81

    I'm glad to see that it's in the incubator. I'm looking forward to being able to speak this language. https://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/en/pa/status

    February 23, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jaz667998

    I would love to learn Punjabi it would be amazing if they included it. Duolingo is amazing and it I am sure there are lots more keen learners!

    February 26, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/filletofishh

    I would love to learn Punjabi because many of my friends come from Punjab in India and/or speak Punjabi. I myself am a white British female and I think that Punjab culture and language needs more awareness. Until a few days ago I knew nothing of the culture, and I have been friends with them for years. I think that more appreciation of this relatively unknown culture and language throughout the white communities is definitely needed.

    March 11, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Simrunn

    I would also love to learn punjabi so I can speak to my grandparents!

    March 14, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Quinny_Quincy

    Yes, I agree. I wish to learn Punjabi and Duolingo is a great resource

    March 17, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Far-quaad

    Yes! I admire the Sikh religion and would like very much to be able to communicate with them in their native language.

    March 19, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChristianofPeace

    I have no intention of learning it but I'm always for adding more languages to this site.

    July 22, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Larkin29

    Personally I would like to see all of the major languages of the Indian subcontinent. Imagine if we had Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Marathi, and maybe others someday.

    July 23, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/real_Griffin

    Urdu? That's so similar to Hindu and duolingo doesn't even have arabic yet.

    February 2, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/remoonline

    I would love to see more Indian language courses on Duolingo.

    July 23, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aliena.84

    Hi Duo, please start up a Punjabi course! Thanks.

    June 3, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mobax13

    I would definitely start Punjabi if Duolingo offered it

    August 11, 2016

    [deactivated user]

      people need to learn their langues and punjabi is one of them and might be the well known culture

      June 21, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnCatDubh

      It’s the second most common immigrant language in the UK (no. 1 is Polish), and Sikh scripture was written in it. It should be here.

      July 4, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElijahCFGolpe

      It never really entered my mind to learn Punjabi, but ever since the YouTube iiSuperwomanii claimed she had known it, and with interest of perhaps looking into Bollywood drama. I would not mind others or myself having access to such a cool language. In fact, the other day I found a newspaper and saw Punjabi written on it. I had not known what language it was at the time so I searched for it and finally found out what it was and I thought it looked so beautiful and how tragic it was that I had not know what it was right away. I would love for Punjabi to be a part of Duolingo for that reason, to educate more people and open more doors. Especially now that I am constantly having more and more Indian-Punjabi people entering my friend group. :)

      November 22, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/swaggysardaar

      i agree

      January 17, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hardeep549752

      Yes please

      February 16, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarcelBal

      I definitely would like to learn Punjabi

      March 15, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/preet344479

      I would definitely like to see Panjabi added to Duolingo. There are Sikh Sunday schools at a large scale across the world (especially big in Canada, UK, USA, Australia) that are working very very hard to teach Panjabi as a second language to the native kids. This would be a HUGE help to them and will go viral very soon!

      March 20, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarcelBal

      I noticed that you said Canada first. Do you by any chance live in Canada?

      March 25, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lionpn

      Please Make Punjabi!!!!!!

      December 24, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PriyaSinghJatti

      Yes, yes, and yes

      July 19, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RanzoG

      I am a Punjabi speaker and would be happy to review beta version.

      It is much much easier to find materials written in Gurmukhi (script used in India / among Punjabis from India). However, numerically there are more speakers in Pakistan, where Punjabi would be written in Nastaliq style of Arabic script. It would be beneficial to have more resources to learn in Arabic script, however, Punjabi is written infrequently in Pakistan outside of material like poetry and song. Even having a newspaper in Punjabi is a relatively recent thing, and spelling is far from standardized. Transliterating from Gurmukhi to Arabic script is not consistent, either. I am currently working through the Punjabi course on Mango Languages, which is a Pakistani version, and there are a lot of spelling inconsistencies. Also, although ostensibly it is Majhi dialect, they are pronouncing one of the tones differently from the way it is pronounced in India. Writers of Punjabi in Pakistan are undecided as to how to represent certain sounds of the language. For example, sometimes they write /nahīṁ/ ("no"). In Punjabi pronunciation, the /h/ indicated a tone but is not pronounced per se. So sometimes they write /na'īṁ/.

      August 9, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/singh

      How is Punjabi still not on this site?

      February 1, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mina246116

      How do we get more traction on this? I am Punjabi myself but didn't grow up speaking the language, and it's difficult to find resources elsewhere on this language. How can we support this to become an available language??

      April 2, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pratyush.

      Since, you already know Hindi, Punjabi will not be much difficult to you. You can learn through any resource available on net. You just need to push a little and it will be simple.

      July 23, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MalkeetCha

      YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      March 24, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NoraEmilce

      yes

      April 2, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Imaginnova

      Yes please! I'd love to learn my native tongue properly.

      May 17, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/person123836

      I would really like to learn Punjabi on Duolingo.

      May 18, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/william803231

      i would like to see you help contribute to the hindi team first. If you know hindi too. i think it would help since it looks like only one contributor! I would like to learn punjabi b4 bengali or urdu though

      May 20, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PaulaJeani1

      Yes, I am interested in learning Punjabi, also Hindi.

      June 20, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RuhaanSinghBains

      I am already a Punjabi!!!

      June 21, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeZacky

      Hey y'all I'd love to be able to learn Punbaji on Duolingo! It's the only surviving tonal language in the whole Indo-European family. How cool is that? So I need to learn it, and Duolingo just makes everything so easy =]

      July 17, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrew35405

      Yes, I would take it.

      September 18, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RaemondRose

      I would absolutely love to learn Punjabi and any other Indian language, since they're very commonly spoken and written where I live in Canada and I'd like to be able to better communicate with those around me, which I suppose is the whole point of language learning

      December 28, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kassidy742020

      im currently exposing myself to alot of different languages (or trying to lol ) and i really wish there was a course for this because i recently got a new job and the entire staff speak punjabi and although we communicate fine with english it would be so cool to talk in their native language

      January 2, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RomilPatel7

      what script would you use. the kind used in Urdu or Hindi

      January 2, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GreenRed17

      Yes I believe having the major languages of the Indian subcontinent would attract more users.

      January 12, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/undrpnts

      yes

      January 14, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jessica651768

      Yes. I hope that Duolingo offers this soon

      January 16, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mehak608791

      @ Larkin29 I would like that too!

      January 24, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GerryMoore

      I would very much like duolingo to have Punjab. I work in a very highly populated area of Indian / Punjab people and cannot find an adequate program that does teach this language.

      April 11, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarcelBal

      Punjabi is a language with an extremely high number of native speakers. I have noticed that languages from the Indian Subcontinent are underrepresented on Duolingo

      April 11, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Topaz_Blue

      Does anyone know what's happening? There's been no progress for months now.

      April 22, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yokasrubio503

      YES! I would love to learn Punjabi (and Hindi if they ever hurry up and launch the course!) I can't really explain why I'm so drawn to it, but it's really a cool language! I'd be first in line to learn it if they'd develop the course!

      May 11, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Karinne_H

      I would love to learn Punjabi with Duolingo. Many of my close friends speak the language fluently and I hate for them to have to translate for me when their family members speak to me or make a funny joke. I would definitely learn Punjabi if it were offered on Duolingo.

      June 25, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Emma201068

      I would like to learn.

      June 25, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/devbali02

      I would love to build the course! Please let me DUOLINGO!

      July 23, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/thecarmiearmy

      I would love a Punjabi course. There's many people welcoming me into cultural beliefs and circles, and it'd nice to know the basics at least...

      January 15, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SimX29

      I would love a course on Punjabi.

      January 19, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cameron113734

      I think its kinda strange that they've developed languages like welsh which have less than a million native speakers before Punjabi, which has nearly 100 million. I understand that lots of people would want to learn the conlangs, like high valyrian and klingon, making them viable financially, but surely there is a huge market for indian languages, considering its population, the diaspora and emerging economic potential.

      April 7, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/corgi.

      This is the tenth most spoken language in the world, yet online there are little to no solid and free ways to learn it. I'd be thrilled if they added a Punjabi course, and I think that a lot of other people would be as well. Hoping that a team forms and works to make this happen!

      April 28, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pav144038

      yes

      July 3, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nakisha960692

      Yes

      July 16, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KatrinaTheLamia

      This would be really useful for me not making myself out to be a total ❤❤❤❤❤❤ to various Punjabi people I know down here. Prolly only mostly an ❤❤❤❤❤❤ or just "generally an ❤❤❤❤❤❤"--as oppose to "totally an ❤❤❤❤❤❤"

      I would try to target for "not an ❤❤❤❤❤❤ at all"... but I think I should keep my goals somewhat realistic.

      So yeah... upvoted.

      January 30, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kerrieosul1

      Definitely. I want to learn to where I live a lot of people speak Punjabi, learning it would even open up job opportunities for me.

      April 13, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GiggiGoofer

      Yup. I have close neighbours whose first language is Punjabi, I'd love to learn

      July 23, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hargigi123

      i think thats a great idea

      August 14, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hargigi123

      you should do it i would love to lean it

      August 14, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndrNordin1

      I am also marrying into a Punjabi family and would love to learn the language!

      August 18, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ScottKBeck

      Yes please add punjabi

      August 28, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sazza126735

      they need Punjabi and farsi

      September 17, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/emilyjaneweaver

      YES I want Duolingo to have Punjabi. I help Punjabi students at a high school and I am so interested in learning their language so I can connect with them more.

      November 5, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IzzyChan3

      There are many Pakistanis in Hong Kong. Many of them don't speak Cantonese or English. Hope there is a Punjabi course.

      November 16, 2018

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        I would love to learn Panjabi. Panjabi MCcus one artist that makes cool songs. I wish to understand them better. Being from NY there are SO MANY dialects from India I hear in my daily travels. Urdu, Pashtu and Panjabi will be great additions to Duolingo as these people’s are being noticed more and they GREATLY have contributed to our daily lives.

        November 22, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rndll83

        I married into a Punjabi family and I want to learn the language and be able to speak it with my children.

        December 9, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ohmyitsloz

        Sat Sri akal! Mein Punjabi Sikh di ah! I'm currently learning Punjabi but without Gurmukhi or other script, just speaking or writing in English alphabet! Would love a course on Duolingo though it would be a big help!

        December 22, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VS051

        I see that this is a really old thread, but as someone with Punjabi, Swahili, and Hindi influences over the years and with a Punjabi background, I've been waiting for Duolingo to add a course too. My Hindi is somehow stronger and I want it to be the other way around..

        December 22, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lwilson18

        Yes, I am ethnically punjabi, born in Canada. Unfortunately, I never learned the language other than a few words here and there. I am currently learning French on duolingo and would love to learn Punjabi also.

        January 2, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MetroWestJP

        I would like to see Punjabi added to DuoLingo's courses for English speakers.

        January 10, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnjaliDevi5

        PunjabiFromEnglish

        January 10, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/randomhatman

        Thanks!☺I'll give this a try

        April 7, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kirsty88352

        yes!

        January 14, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ankitom

        I am an Indian and in love with the Punjabi language. I want to learn it on Duolingo as it's the best way to learn a language.

        When is the Punjabi for English/Hindi speakers course being launched?

        February 7, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hiba-al-Sayf

        Sure, but personally I'd be more interested in a variety besides Standard Punjabi of which there are many resources available. Perhaps Seraiki?

        February 10, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Faithlacey1

        Yes I love the culture and would love to learn the language. plus many of my friends speak this language.

        March 25, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HaleyB.RusAme

        I love the song "Bad karma" and it seems its a rare language, i want to learn it along with my Russian

        May 20, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/reddygil

        I'm interested in learning Pubjabi on Duolingo!

        May 22, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CaroleClohesy

        yes! Please let's learn it on duolingo! I went to visit and want to go again but will need to know the language at least a little.

        May 28, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SeviWanKenobi

        I would really love if they made a Punjabi course. As you said, the resources online are sparse and if it was made, I am confident it will be excellently recieved.

        June 24, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JFlei

        A Punjabi course would be wonderful!! Please please!!!

        July 3, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ethan646699

        Make a Punjabi course its in high demand

        July 10, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/andiberes

        yes i would, i am in the same boat now married into a Punjabi family.

        August 5, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JaniToad

        I'd love this. I'm half Pakistani, but my dad doesn't remember enough to teach me, and his parents passed away before I was born. I feel like learning Punjabi could really help me connect with that side of my heritage

        August 16, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/maninder.mike

        yes I also find Punjabi courses just for checking online, where my native language Punjabi teach online but single tutorial i did not find. there is a lack of interest in teaching Punjabi. that is so bad for my beautiful language. I really thankful if doulingo start teaching Punjabi in their courses.

        September 6, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yzicgirl

        I Will definitely a Punjabi course on Duolingo I have learnt Hindi through the Duolingo app and I like the way Duolingo learns you the language. The Punjabi course (I mean the northern Indian punjabi) would be nice to have the gurumaki script. But if it’s easier a Punjabi course in Latin script would be appreciated because I want to speak and understand it and to read and write would be extra!

        September 14, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Massicks

        i would love to learn Punjabi. However I think it will be very difficult on Duolingo

        December 28, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hargigi123

        i am learning spanish chinese and chorean

        August 14, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hargigi123

        not korean

        August 14, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Harry101301

        I think a reason for there not being a huge emphasis on getting the Punjabi language onto Duolingo is because its a tonal language.

        Its not easy to learn guys :(

        Trust me

        June 11, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarcelBal

        Chinese is tonal and it is on Duolingo

        February 12, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoaoDSouza

        So is Swedish, but we have a successful course for it.

        October 22, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Saimdusan

        Swedish isn't tonal like Punjabi, it has pitch accent (pitch can only change meaning in stressed syllables). Punjabi allows more than one syllable of a word to be marked for tone.

        November 23, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoaoDSouza

        Punjabi's tonality is related to its alphabet. It is rather easier than pitch accent if you know which letters are responsible for what tone.

        November 24, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Saimdusan

        Yes, Punjabi's tone system isn't that difficult since there are only three tones and they are orthographically represented.

        November 24, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoaoDSouza

        There, there. We need a punjabi course now, then, do we not?

        November 24, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Saimdusan

        Duolingo has audio for every sentence so that isn't really relevant.

        November 23, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1-STANS-1

        It depends on your native language.

        June 11, 2016
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