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General Talk (primarily non-naturist) => The Hobby Hut => Topic started by: cc71 on August 11, 2019, 10:05:50 am

Title: Duolingo
Post by: cc71 on August 11, 2019, 10:05:50 am
Anyone here learning a language through the Duolingo app?
Title: Re: Duolingo
Post by: WilliamsburgNYC on August 11, 2019, 11:32:14 am
I tried French through Duolingo and Babbel.  I'm not doing well on either... haha

What're you looking to learn?
Title: Re: Duolingo
Post by: swede on August 11, 2019, 12:33:01 pm
I thought duolingo was great
Title: Re: Duolingo
Post by: shynudeboy on August 11, 2019, 12:39:36 pm
I used to use duolingo to use French. I find it's really good to learn the basics, but when it comes to more complex conversational things you may need other apps to help along with Duolingo.
Title: Re: Duolingo
Post by: climbing on August 11, 2019, 12:48:34 pm
I haven't tried it yet.... I know I would be too inconsistent in using it  :confused
Title: Re: Duolingo
Post by: cc71 on August 11, 2019, 08:30:36 pm
I am learning Italian on Duolingo.
Title: Re: Duolingo
Post by: nudistteen400 on August 11, 2019, 10:07:37 pm
I've tried it for Japanese, but I ended up using lingodeer instead which works a lot better for Asian languages.
Title: Re: Duolingo
Post by: Cle Leftwrite on August 12, 2019, 08:47:48 pm
I'm currently using Duolingo for Japanese. On a side note I noticed one day that they have options to learn Klingon and High Valeryian, but not any for the languages J.R.R. Tolkien made up for his works and I'm kind of upset about that.
Title: Re: Duolingo
Post by: carbon on August 14, 2019, 03:10:26 pm
I was using Duolingo for Japanese for a while, but it just didn’t feel quite right. I feel like it’s a placebo app that only makes you convinced that you’re actually learning the language even though in reality, you’re simply improving your vocabulary pool and syntax.

It could be a good supplement for actual courses in a language or one-to-one Skype calls or conversation meetups, but I can’t imagine myself learning a language using the app.

But then again, I might just not be suited for this sort of learning style, and it genuinely works.
Title: Re: Duolingo
Post by: Ericadabra on October 25, 2019, 06:53:47 pm
I’m using it for Spanish!! But I’m also taking Spanish in school lol
Title: Re: Duolingo
Post by: Blake Skies on October 25, 2019, 07:23:26 pm
How is it compared to other things like The Rosetta Stone Because I love the use it for Japanese or German some planning on visiting all those countries sometime in the future
Title: Re: Duolingo
Post by: Raven on November 09, 2019, 11:04:39 pm
Trying to use it for Spanish but no getting very far
Title: Re: Duolingo
Post by: dukewc on December 08, 2019, 01:21:17 am
im learning Italian
Title: Re: Duolingo
Post by: cc71 on March 17, 2020, 07:14:12 am
I just finished my Italian course on Duolingo today. I started in August 2018.
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Post by: AmericanSwede on March 17, 2020, 12:13:30 pm
I'm using Mondly to learn Ukrainian. I like it.
Title: Re: Duolingo
Post by: Mettis on March 17, 2020, 03:43:16 pm
I don't know Duolingo app, on the other hand I know the Babbel app.
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Post by: rockasocka1992 on March 17, 2020, 05:27:23 pm
Turkish, because I like going on holidays there :).
Title: Re: Duolingo
Post by: kissane on March 18, 2020, 01:12:54 pm
I tried it ages ago, and didn't stick with it. I think i will start it again, given that we will have a few weeks of lockdown and plenty of time on our hands.
Title: Re: Duolingo
Post by: dukewc on March 18, 2020, 04:03:58 pm
i am
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Post by: MentaGlaciajxo on March 19, 2020, 06:14:57 am
My Klingon streak is at 425 days now... what am I doing with my life?  :happy
Title: Re: Duolingo
Post by: TheNudeBot on March 19, 2020, 04:51:08 pm
I was learning Norwegian and Spanish, but the course was so slow that I lost interest
Title: Re: Duolingo
Post by: NakedAndFree on March 30, 2020, 04:24:32 pm
Totally! I’m actually using it very often now to learn Spanish! ¡Duolingo es lo mejor para aprender español!
Title: Re: Duolingo
Post by: Nudist.12 on April 07, 2020, 02:29:07 pm
Currently working through German and Swedish. Really love duolingo!
Title: Re: Duolingo
Post by: Borter on April 07, 2020, 02:45:50 pm
Currently working through German and Swedish. Really love duolingo!

Interessant, warum genau diese beiden Sprachen?
(Interessing, why this languages?)

I tried also to learn scandinavian languages, and started with dansk in babbel, but I made a too big break so I think I have to start again.
Title: Re: Duolingo
Post by: thelvx on April 07, 2020, 04:29:59 pm
Don't upset the owl or else!
Title: Re: Duolingo
Post by: Kyle on April 07, 2020, 10:12:50 pm
I used it for a while to polish up my French, I don't think it's that great since it doesn't explain the rules very well, ones I luckily already knew because of taking french in middle school. But it's free and every bit helps. I've been using it a bit for Spanish but you have to supplement it with reading on the rules of the language and asking actual language speakers.
Title: Re: Duolingo
Post by: Nudist.12 on April 08, 2020, 12:02:26 am
Currently working through German and Swedish. Really love duolingo!

Interessant, warum genau diese beiden Sprachen?
(Interessing, why this languages?)

I tried also to learn scandinavian languages, and started with dansk in babbel, but I made a too big break so I think I have to start again.

I have some friends who use this as a first language so I wanted to learn them so I could talk to them in their natural language :azn:
Title: Re: Duolingo
Post by: eggmoose5 on April 08, 2020, 03:26:35 am
I've used Duolingo before. I would always be enthusiastic for the first few days but then just lose interest in it. I guess that's more on me than the app.
Title: Re: Duolingo
Post by: Mettis on April 08, 2020, 07:29:39 am
I used it for a while to polish up my French, I don't think it's that great since it doesn't explain the rules very well, ones I luckily already knew because of taking french in middle school. But it's free and every bit helps. I've been using it a bit for Spanish but you have to supplement it with reading on the rules of the language and asking actual language speakers.

I didn't know, MERCI for your feedback.  :cheesy:
Title: Re: Duolingo
Post by: blank radar on April 20, 2020, 10:37:20 pm
not to brag, but i've got a spanish streak of over 260 days and counting
Title: Re: Duolingo
Post by: Hrafn on June 15, 2020, 11:14:26 pm
Duolingo is good, but it definitely shouldn't be the only tool that anyone uses. Imo it doesn't teach grammar particularly well, or nuances that make various languages unique. Nothing wrong with it, but it won't get you fluent on its own
Title: Re: Duolingo
Post by: CatBug on June 18, 2020, 09:56:46 am
Duolingo is good, but it definitely shouldn't be the only tool that anyone uses. Imo it doesn't teach grammar particularly well, or nuances that make various languages unique. Nothing wrong with it, but it won't get you fluent on its own

Agreed. I'm learning japanese on duolingo now. Its okay to learn some vocab and to have basic basic conversations maybe. Like introduction and stuff.