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Hi. As we all know, Duolingo is one of the best and most productive sites on the web. But how did we all get here? Did someone tell you about it? Did you happen to stumble upon it somewhere deep in the depths of the internet? Well, I'd love to hear how all of you came to be a part of Duolingo. Tell us your story! :)

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/adamyoung97
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I was talking to a group of Esperanto speakers, added one of them on Facebook, and saw that one of their most recent items on their news feed was that they'd reached level 11 in French on Duolingo, so I thought, "Hey, may as well check this site out". 5 months later here I am, with a much better understanding of French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese! Thank you! Merci! Danke! ¡Gracias! Grazie! Obrigado! Köszönöm! 谢谢!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sommerlied
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I heard the first TED talk in I think May 2011 (?), when Duolingo wasn't even in closed beta. I thought the idea was very awesome, so I registered immediately and was lucky to be among the first users. I have used it then for Spanish, but I actually rather wanted to learn Asian languages ( Japanese, Chinese, Korean ), so I only used it for a few months to learn Spanish. Then I invested a lot of time outside of Duolingo in Japanese, Chinese and Korean, but always checking back how far Duolingo got in adding other languages ( and all those amazing features! ). Recently, when I heard the "incubator" announcement, I immediately was fully back here. :D Duolingo has improved a lot since I've first used it. I am now doing the Spanish tree for the second time, and I absolutely love it. With all the other languages being here in a few months, and my major in university now being computational linguistics, I don't know yet how I am going to focus on anything besides Duolingo and learning languages in my free time! :D Thank you so much, Duolingo!!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/harryclark17
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Same here!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnnieN82

Duolingo was introduced by TED?!?! daim me for not realising face palm

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Awesum_Domo

Another question how did you get started Liam-Robertson

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Party_wolves9182

I got started the same way, friends told me about it, had doubts about trying it, tried it and loved it.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Awesum_Domo

Cool! we have the same story!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Party_wolves9182

lol

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/porquepuedo
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I was going to post my story... but it wasn't very interesting, so I didn't. But if you want it, I'll tell the tale. ahem Well one day I was looking around the Chrome Web Store in hope of finding a fun game, and on the front page was Duolingo. Really, all I did was ignore it. But the thought of learning a new language kept bugging me so a few days later I decided to try a little Spanish learning. That was almost two months ago, and now I love it so much!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/makemusic
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Word travels fast for great sites like this! My cousins recommended it to me. :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Goim
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I literally stumbled upon this via stumbleupon.com xD

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/porquepuedo
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Can I just say - THANK YOU for all these wonderful posts! I did not expect this at all. I've read all of them and some are really interesting! :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Awesum_Domo

I got here becuase my friends told me. at first i diden't know if i should do french becuase i know it already. then my one of my friends told me it's fun i wanted to improve my french so i started and it's great fun and amazing

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WiresInABox

I read about it in the NaNoWriMo-forums last year in December. It was a thread about what languages you were going to study in the year to come and someone mentioned Duolingo and I, who had reached a dead-end in my German studies, became curious and looked it up! I don't think I became a member until January thought, I was a bit scared away of the translating the web-thing at first.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/idshanks
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I've loved languages all my life, but never really pursued one (other than knowing a tiny amount of Irish as a child) until this past year. I started to find videos on youtube of polyglots and feeling very inspired to learn foreign languages. I've been making slow but steady progress in German, but after finding this site on a Lang-8 user's blog post, my understanding of German grammar has boosted faster since joining (at most two weeks ago) than it had a couple months previously. :D It's part of multiple resources that I use, but for understanding grammar concepts as they apply to German, it's one of my most valued. :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kaybird13

I stumbled across the "Language, Free at Last" video by Duolingo while surfing Youtube looking for language learning tips. (http://youtu.be/iZAsZogpl4c) The video impressed me enough so that I decided to try it out, although I had pretty much given up on learning Spanish. And viola! I love Duolingo now, it's so much better than anything else I've tried. :) I'm even willing to try out German or French in a while!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/oskalingo
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And viola!

I'd like to sign up for the viola course too ;)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MegaTeck

I found it on the top "Free Sites to Learn a New Language" so I gave Babbel , Livemocha , Busuu some others too and never gave Duo a chance and then I gave it a try and I am happier than eva

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sulik892
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I have been interested in learning french for a while, so I was looking around for programs and aps to use for learning, but since I'm very cheap I didn't want to pay for it. One day I was watching a video on youtube on vsauce3 channel, and that guy said duolingo was an awsome ap. And it was exactly what I had been looking for, now I'm here and level 10.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zach1337

I can't remember exactly where I read about it at, but I first heard about Duolingo when it was in beta thanks to an article on some tech website. I had been searching for free online language courses via Google News which led me to that site.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anonyduck

I discovered Duo quite by accident - I was having technical difficulties with a ReCaptcha (which turned out to be a server problem) and while fault finding went to ReCaptcha's website to see if there were any hints there. That's when I found that ReCaptcha digitised books for free as a side effect which I thought was very cool and made the hassle of doing captchas more bearable - anyway, the page mentioned something about 'our other projects' and Duolingo was there :D

Skeptical, but I thought it would be worth a look, seeing as ReCaptcha was pretty worthy. So glad I did!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Christine1999

I heard about DL from my german teacher. When she was talking about this site the first time, it didn't intererst me. From this time she stated to press me and my classmates to made our account. Finally I said "Well, OK, I'll try it." I fell in love with Duolingo at the first moment when I saw the schedule which has to be infilled to make an account. You know, it was so cool to me, the owl (I love owls, they always were my favourite animals), the green threes, blue sky. It was so stylish and funny to me ;). And now, 4months later I am still here, I didn't gave up like some of my friends. I think that I should say "thank you" to my German teacher. Or better "Danke, danke sehr, sehr schön" :).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lilsukle

I wanted to learn better Spanish, and a family member had already started using it, so I recently started using it. : )

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/salarmiri

Once I searched Google Play the word "french" and in the results a magnificent app called Duolingo appeared ! After testing it out I was wondering if I could practice on my PC , so I just go to www.duolingo.com and I got surprised by all the community and stuffs here. Since then I became it's number 1 fan .

The End!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta
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*its (number one fan) You probably know but I'm just like that... sorry lol

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/salarmiri

:)) confusion in typing... sorry lol :|

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Miss_Kae

I can't recall exactly where I first heard of Duolingo, but I took French for seven years between grades six to 12. However, I graduated high school eleven years ago and my exposure to the language became non-existent... until I met my partner three years ago, and started going back to Montreal with him at Christmas. He's not francophone, but he does speak the language, and I can still read it and to a very small degree write it, and more or less understand conversation... but my confidence in speaking it again has long since become a zero. Nowadays I'm an accounting student and polishing up my second language skills (and potentially picking up a couple more languages!) will be of great use to me. :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mare_sargasso
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I hadn't heard of Duolingo at all till I got the iOS app in July when it was among the tops. Then I googled it on my laptop to get some info about company, creator, history, content etc. I was so impressed even when I first looked at the screenshots.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/durkadurka

I was on the app called IFunny, and one of the users had posted a picture of text saying, "If you want to learn a new language fast, try out Duolingo, its always free and its in the app store." And as I had always wanted to learn a new language, I did.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TimothyGeek

I heard about it from my sister, who heard about it from somebody on Khan Academy. I really wanted to learn German, so I wasted no time in getting started.

I just wished I had heard about it sooner.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/csi
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I heard about it on a CBC radio program called Spark. They interviewed Luis. It was before Duolingo launched.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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I found it when I was looking for someone to practice Japanese with me. A follower on Tumblr mentioned Duolingo. When I got here, there was no Japanese. Meanwhile, I'm learning Spanish and then German.

However, as soon as either the JPN>ENG or ENG>JPN opens it is going to get ALL of my focus. :D

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eirajea

Lol, I found Duolingo when I was looking for a language learning site to learn Japanese, as you said there was no Japanese. I tried duo anyways and loved it, so here I am today. :D

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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^_^

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ro_ha86
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There was a thread on www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit that listed the most useful sites in the internet. Duolingo was on that list and rightfully so as I can say after 2 weeks :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hdcanis
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I was thinking of brushing up my French, limited as it was and rusty from being unused for years, and noticed a friend of mine wondering in FB that maybe she should study some French, and her friend suggested Duolingo. I don't know if my friend ever got here, but I did :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Brunehilde

Several months ago I was sitting in my gramma's house, wading through a sea of shoddy, free language-learning apps until, like a bright green lighthouse, Duolingo beckoned me. I downloaded the owl-faced app, started an Italian lesson, and here I am.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kodakcaj

I've always been interested in languages. I'm fluent in English, French, and I've been learning Japanese for a few months now. I was looking for a good site to use to help me learn some more Japanese, and this site showed up, despite the fact that the language I was looking for was not here. Either way, I looked through it and saw Italian. Since I was in fifth grade I've wanted to learn Italian so I figured it might be the time to start! And here I am now, struggling to figure out the difference between nel and nello.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ValarMoghulis
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Well, I get here by my own curiosity. I just bought an new phone and starting to looking for new apps and I see this intriguing green owl and when I read the description I couldn't be happier! I have used apps like this in the past such as busuu and rosetta (only the demo) and started to pick up my rusty Deutsch and while I am going through the tree I'm loving it even more. It is an awesome idea I hope that Duolingo will grow further and it doesn't stay just as a brief trend. Pardon me if my English is not very good. I'm a Spanish speaker. Greetings!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alexanderfrost21

You have better English them some people I know (online) who are native English speakers. Keep up the good work! Also, on a side note, I wonder why they chose the American flag to show English rather than the British flag since England was around long before America was even thought of...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Candy4444

Hello...just began 5 days ago. I told my daughter that I wanted to strengthen my Spanish and she told me about Duolingo. I'm having so much fun.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pdquinn1
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After my friends from Germany came for a visit and left me and my wife with an invitation to come and see them, I decided to see what I could do about learning to speak german before going. I think I searched the app store first and came up the app for my iPhone. Now i log on to the site for in-depth learning and use the app for a quick fix.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KimberleyChurch

App of the week from apple!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CadeAr
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If I recall correctly, I first saw it mentioned on Unilang which I frequent.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aim4Purrfection

I am really interested in languages, and have been looking around the internet for some time, but all the sites I tried cost money for membership, so I could only go so far. Then I saw my sister on this website, and was excited there was something out there for free! :D And I think the quality is really good as well.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MissKatie18

Hi there, I'm a new member on this site. I found the link to Duolingo through tumblr, but it wasn't until a friend started recommending it that I actually decided to give it a try. A small portion of my extended family is from France and speaks French, so I think it will be useful for me to give this a try. I'm also going to being learning Italian, and if I have enough time I might start learning a third language too.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/harryclark17
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I was doing research to find new, promising companies for history class. i saw duolingo back when it was just announced and never turned back.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SD-77
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I searched the App Store for "learn spanish for free". This looked good. Still does.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sakasiru
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I frequently read "irregular webcomic" and in one of it's annotations the author mentioned he had learned a little German on duolingo before his visit in Germany. It sounded interesting so I thought to check it out, and here I am.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WendyHazelM

Hi, Thinking of moving to Spain so I thought it only right to at least try and learn some Spanish. My daughter found DL by chance and recommended it. Going for a visit soon so here's hoping I've learned something.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Criculann
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I saw it on Vsauce3 in an episode of App All Knight. First I thought I maybe could improve my English even further but when I saw there was no English for German Speakers (even if there was one I would be way, way, way above the level) I decided to learn Spanish instead.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alexanderfrost21

Are you a native German speaker?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Writingsuus

I wanted to learn Spanish for a couple of years now, but I was always a bit scared to buy a course. What if I didn't like it? One day a co-worker posted something on Twitter about Duolingo and I thought: could always try it, to see if I like the language.

And.. I do :) I love it. I want to finish my tree and then start a new language. Not sure yet what language it will be.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zaxman15

Well I have been home schooled since I was in third grade and my mom has friends she talks to who tell us about different stuff we can try out.Duolingo is one of the best spanish learning sites and its free so my mom picked for us to use it im in highschool now in ninth grade and finally getting the hang of learning spanish because Duolingo helped me .THANK YOU DUOLINGO.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hopigail12

I've been homeschooled all my life! My mom was public schooled all her life and i'm the 4th child in the family, She started homeschooling with the 1st child (my Oldest sister Hannah) and then it turned out that homeschool just worked out for our family. The only downside is that i don't get out of the house that often. And i live pretty far away from town. But i'm good because i have 38 acres to play in all day! I have a awesome life!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kaybird13

That's freakishly close to my life! My mum has been homeschooling me and my three siblings all our lives too. My twin brother and I are the oldest, and my real name's Hannah. We live in a tiny town surrounded by fields and cows, haha. (And yea, it's hard for any homeschooler to get out, ehh? :P)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_-C1-_
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I do an online learning site called Easy Peasy Homeschool. It requires you to do a language site and learn Spanish. On its list of recommended site, I saw Duolingo near the top. I joined it... and love it so much! :D

Editing: Before Duolingo, I am ashamed to say that the only Spanish words I knew were from my little sibling's one-of-top-ten favorite shows, Dora the Explorer. XD

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JenniferTo6
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Well, I had been trying to learn German for a while, but the methods here in Puerto Rico are a bit rare... and expensive. Especially without Borders now.

I had a summer job not so long ago :P, when one evening after my shift ended I had stumbled upon the newspaper. I was reading through when suddenly, this teeny article appeared about an app. My tablet was being repaired (the article did not mention the website, just the app), so I had to wait a few days until I could download it.

Zwei Monate später... Ich kann ein wenig Deutsch sprechen! I'm working hard to get to B1/B2.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LadyPhantomhive

I couldnt stop laughing after reading some of this. but i was introduced by my spanish teacher

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lckislin

i was just browsing through the offered free Chrome apps, saw Duolingo and was intrigued because i had always liked learning languages when at school. I'm doing the Spanish tree and am pleased by how my 2 years of high school Spanish is coming back after taking it a hundred years ago. I'm pretty addicted, and looking forward to French and Italian.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sruthi_Ranjani

I had been trying to learn French on many different sites like Livemocha and Busuu but they were not so productive so I just dropped the idea of learning French though I was interested.One day I was reading a magazine which recommended Duoilngo for learning new languages for free..and there was a new iPad at home..so I just tried it out...and now, believe me, I've become a Duo addict!!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mariain
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i read an article posted on finance.yahoo.com

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Trang.
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There was an article on the fanpage of Education USA (U.S Consulate General) that introduced some helpful websites for learning language so I thought I would want to try it. And when I came here, I totally fell in love with this site. I still study here everyday and I can see that I'm improving very quick. Thanks Duolingo

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nmymo

I was trying to learn Esperanto, and got onto a forum where the people there recommended Duolingo as an easy way to learn a language :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zaxman15

Yah well I use to live in missouri and had 24 acres we lived on this big hill and could see all down into the valley it was really cool hadfriends and all. then we moved to north carolina to go to some missianary camp but instead we moved all the way down to florida to live with my moms parents after that we went up to virginia because my uncle works in the pentagon.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Celine1988
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This summer I told my boyfriend that I really wanted to learn his native language German. He told me well then you should try duolingo or memrise because a friend of his told him those were the best on the web. So I tried both and now I am hooked to both. Und jetzt sprich ich ziemlich gut Deutsch :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Erikman
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Quite simply, I was just looking for sites where I could learn German, and I found the link to this site either on Bing or on on another German learning site. I've stuck with this site long after losing interest with the others. I noticed that it not only helps you learn the language but also practice it over and over again. I'm really excited about the German-English Incubator lesson, because as soon as it gets to Beta, I'm going to show it to my friend in Germany who is trying to learn English.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-HKBK-
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I got to hear about Duolingo at the beginning of 2013 while I was getting to know a new work colleague in a meeting. We were working as English teachers in a school in Chile, but I had planned to move to Brazil not long after. I was telling her that I was desperate to find somewhere to learn Portuguese, so I could speak to my boyfriend´s family, who are Brazilian, and also just to get by when I first arrived in Brazil. She told me she had found Duolingo and was using it to learn Italian and that Portuguese was also available, although in Beta. We both already spoke Spanish, it was the other languages that really interested us. I went home and looked it up, started using it, loved it and I´m still in love with it! Duolingo has helped me so much. My Portuguese skills went from non-existent to being able to maintain conversations about most things within 6 months, and I feel I am improving everyday. BIG THANKS DUOLINGO!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/schmili
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Last April/May a friend told me about Duolingo. He was using it to improve his French and knowing that I was going on an exchange to Brazil, he told me Duolingo offers Portuguese as well. So I gave it a try and absolutely loved it. Now I'm here in Brazil and I can only say that Duolingo has really helped me. After less than 3 months I'm already able to understand and converse a lot. I still use Duolingo occasionally to make my natural development go even faster. After Portuguese I'll definitely try to learn other languages here as well!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BeastBoyMiles

Well, I was asked while I was in my old school if I wanted to take Spanish lessons; I said yes! And this is the site we used. And I still use it! :-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BrooklynSparrow

I've only been on Duolingo for awhile now, and my story is nowhere near as amazing as otsogutxi's. I'm a freshman in highschool. My oldest brother started learning Chinese his freshman year, and a few years later my second brother started taking French during freshman year at highschool too. Then we moved, and I started freshman year in a COMPLETE different place. My Aunt wanted me to learn French, but to me the french words swam and switched around on the paper, i just couldn't learn French. Of course the school offered other languages such as: Arabic, Spanish, Japanese, and Latin. But nothing seemed to stick! So i didn't start languages at school, and traded my language course for Journalism. I felt left out though at school... Everyone was so diverse in culture and languages! I was the only kid in my classes that didn't speak a foreign language. Then my dad, who at the time was learning Russian, showed me duolingo. I loved the variety of languages that it offered! But I went with the one I connected with most, Italian. The words never swam around the page, nor did they confuse me. It was a big help. Until... I was treated like I was a ghost, i gave myself the nickname of Spector. I stopped doing Duolingo, my depression convincing me that I could never learn, write, or read a language. I stuck to writing, drawing, and music because I vaguely believed i could do those things. Until sometime later at school, people in my classes continually asked what new words or sentences I had learned in Italian every day. I realized that Duolingo, when I had been doing it, helped me come out of my social anxiety. I realized that it helped me make friends and gave me topics to speak about with other people. I instantly started back up again, and created this account (because i deleted the old one). My depression never interfered with my learning after that. I've been going strong in duolingo every since! I met my bestfriends, Jacob and Ryan, who were learning japanese. To this day, we exchange silly jokes or comments about what we learned. They even started to teach my Japanese, and i even learned to write my name! Duolingo helped me settle into a new place, I couldn't imagine what I would have done if I hadn't started up again... I'd probably be dead, so... I owe Duolingo my Life...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alexanderfrost21

My friend got on it at school whilst sitting next to me and I was like 'oh what's that' and she was like 'oh this is Duolingo, it's this cool free website that you can use to learn x language.' And i thought, 'hm, is Japanese on here?' so i looked and it wasn't but then I saw German and because Mephisto Pheles sparked my interested in German, I thought 'well why don't I give that a try? It sounds cool.'

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/porquepuedo
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toll! keep it up :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alexanderfrost21

Thanks! I mean - Danke!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shonoya

the reason why I joined duolingo is because I wanted to have extra high school credits so I don't have to work as hard as much. Graduating early in high school is one reason why when I reach 20yrs or younger I would like to travel the world and discover knew things and duolingo has helped me a lot.THANK YOU DUOLINGO

1 year ago