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Amazing Language Learning Tool - Duolingo.com
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RE: Amazing Language Learning Tool - Duolingo.com
Just did the first lesson of Russian.

Hmmm. Should I learn Russian...
01-02-2016 04:40 AM
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I didn't want to start another thread and this thread has mentioned italki.

When I search and then click on someone, when I try to go back all the search criteria disappears. Anyone have this problem? Any solutions? Thanks.

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04-13-2016 07:06 PM
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RE: Amazing Language Learning Tool - Duolingo.com
I have to bump this thread because I only found it two days ago but in these two days I've made more progress in a language that all other days combined.

It's absolutely amazing in my opinion and a fun and addicting way to learn a a language. All those small points gets the dopamine rush going so I'm enough motivated to try and go on to the next one.

Obviously I wasn't a total newbie to spanish before but tonight was the first time I could have basic conversation with my gf.

And I can't wait to jump into some other languages. This is perfect for killing time if you're on the bus or whatever.

I already speak six languages and it was a total pain in the ass to learn them, so boring, but now I've never had this much fun learning a new language.

Amazing!
(This post was last modified: 01-21-2018 10:52 PM by The Alpha Virgin.)
01-21-2018 10:32 PM
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So does anyone know if the leader board on Duolingo is for the entire global user base? Because if it is I'm apparently in the top 100 haha.

I used Duolingo heavily for around a year or so. Great for building vocabulary and simple grammar. Now I'm considering paying for a Babbel subscription, which gives more detailed lessons. Seems it can take you much further, one reviewer said it brought him to level C1 in French which is close to fluency.
01-22-2018 09:02 AM
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I really enjoy Duolingo. Easy, straightforward, and practical. My only complaint is the pronunciation seems highly variable from other sources.
02-25-2018 08:20 PM
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Lavate las monos?
02-27-2018 09:21 PM
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I've currently been using Duolingo to learn Polish for about a month. Kind of helpful. I wish language learning was easier, I still cannot understand most Polish conversation because of my limited vocabulary.
10-10-2019 04:37 AM
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I used to use Duolingo regularly a while back, but as others have noted it doesn't lead to fluency without other effort, which I haven't had the time or motivation to expend. However, I noticed they recently came out with a Latin version of the game...so I may need to revisit in short order!
10-11-2019 05:36 AM
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I've sunk a decent chunk of my time into it and learned a base of about 100-200 words or so of Polish and some phrases. However I've read it doesn't help for serious learning. I'm definitely looking for better free resources especially ones related to comprehensible input. I've tried Memrise, LingQ and Readlang. Overall I think I will have to come back to Duolingo for now despite the probable slower progress than the "right" method/s but the interface and structure of DL has just been so helpful and beginner friendly Undecided
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10-16-2019 03:25 PM
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RE: Amazing Language Learning Tool - Duolingo.com
J'etudie le langue de Francaise avec duolingo. C'est marche... un peut.

I would advise that you consume your media in whatever language you want to learn. For digital media, set subtitles to english - but listen.
For print media, use a language dictionary and fill in your gaps of understanding.

This works better if you have a base vocabulary, or are using duolingo to build one. However, you can use this method with NO prior knowledge of the language and still learn it, though it would take considerably more time.

Also, check your local library for language study guides. I got one French study guide for beginners and combined that with the above method to great effect.

All in all, Duolingo can teach you a language; but it's up to you to develop a comprehensive understanding of said language.
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10-23-2019 02:34 PM
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