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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.