This morning #duolingo gave me “Your sweater is ugly.” Clearly whether you _should_ say something is out of scope (either that or they want everyone to sound like my mother) :blobcatthink:
My attempted Spanish translation of "do you believe in life after love" was autocorrected to "crees en la vida después del almuerzo" (do you believe in life after lunch). #Duolingo
I can read and understand many posts on Mastodon in German and even make short simple replies.
And although I could already speak French like a 12 year old, Duo has taught me many business and computer words and improved my spelling!
So keep it up. Let's all get multilingual!
Hey Mikko, he sure is!
Andy has a fenced back yard to run around in but it just isn't the same as bolting across a field with absolute freedom.
Dog parks stress me out. Too many variables, too many unknowns...best we just go off in the bush (my natural habitat lol) where we can both feel free from life's constraints. 🤩
Speaking of natural habitats, I learned this sentence on #Duolingo #Finnish - it might come in handy when I come back in June. 😄
Well I fell asleep and accidentally lost my 225 day streak on #duolingo
Good things come to those who... uh... subscribe to Super Duolingo and get XP bonuses? 🤔😉
I finished 2nd place in Diamond League on #Duolingo !
I started Duolingo again after a 2 year pause and the enshittification is staggering.
At this point they want money to stop beating my eyeballs with ads, interruptions and enraging gamification dark patterns.
I’m only staying for the slightly annoyed slow speaking Spanish lady.
You used to be an amazing platform. Makes me sad.
So does anyone else kinda not like #Duolingo? Like, it’s a nice and easy way to begin #learning a #language and it seems a lot of my friends also use it, the problem is instead of getting real people to do the voices they use text-to speech, which means you often do not get the correct #pronunciation. Like, often you get both a normal speed and a slow speed recordings of the pronunciation to pick from, and the two versions will often use completely different #TTS voices that not only have diffent quality, but also very different #pronunciations despite being the same words or sentences. It seems like the wrong way to learn a language. Also, what is up with the #owl? @actuallyautistic
English: Add my #Duolingo if you have an active account, I need more people as things are super quiet over there.
Es ist natürlich einfach an sich doof, dass jetzt sogar die Satz-Foren weg sind, aber außerdem kann man nicht mehr die richtige Lösung ergoogeln :-P
The constant, shameless nagging to turn on notifications, add the widget, and “commit” to addictive behavior in #Duolingo is absolutely disgusting. Tactics like these, which they justify with obviously concocted statistics, are the top reason I am canceling my subscription and advising others to do the same.
I’ve spent the last 36 days learning Czech on #Duolingo in preparation for our trip to Prague next month. I’ve made a lot of headway but I’m getting bogged down in verb endings and the very finicky details of grammar when what I want is mostly vocabulary.
Today I switched to German (for the other half of the trip) and am surprised how much better it is working in a fully-supported language on Duolingo! Maybe German is just easier or closer to English, or maybe a lot more people learn German!
Casual existentialism and despair from #DuoLingo today: “my god, why have you forsaken me?”
Both of my kids are currently obsessed with #Duolingo. As I sit here I can hear German coming from one room and French from another. 😆
#UneeBee Open source interactive learning
"UneeBee is an open-source, white-label alternative to #Duolingo. Easily create interactive courses to teach anything. It’s great for companies, schools, and creators."
Who is going to create the issue in their tracker to add #ActivityPub support and come to the Fediverse? 🤔
This may be a #HotTake but I really don't like when people say "#Duolingo won't make you fluent so there's not much point". No, it won't make you fluent, but it'll sure as hell give you a good (and broad) #vocabulary and a decent *#Sprachgefühl* that will allow you to start doing other things to learn by #immersion (which is the besst way imo). For free, no less!
Heute angefangen mit #Duolingo mein Englisch aufzufrischen. Erster Eindruck ist super. Nutzt das jemand von euch schon länger und wie sind eure Erfahrungen?
here's why it's so terrible that #Duolingo removed their discussion section.
see for example this sentence in #Czech. this is obviously the perfect place for a grammar tip but that's a privilege saved for people studying French or Spanish.
the discussion section, however, would have been a perfect alternative. there would have been someone asking the same question as I - why is it wrong and why if you remove the ”Já“ it's suddenly correct.
but there isn't. so I have to do a #Čeština instead.
It's a shiny new blog post called: Proof I can maintain something
Tried out the new #Duolingo music lessons today 🎶 They’re surprisingly as intuitive and interactive as I wanted them to be (like it literally has you play music to a beat).
But don’t try it if you don’t want to lose hearts real quick 😆 💔
Ich hatte ja beschlossen, statt weitere neue Sprachen zu lernen jetzt erstmal alte zu verbessern.
Bald hab ich Französisch auf #Duolingo durch.
Als nächstbestes kann ich wahrscheinlich Italienisch und Spanisch (vielleicht noch Dänisch, da hab ich Duolingo (und Drops) aber schon durch, und Niederländisch).
Ich kann mich einfach nicht entscheiden, ob ich als nächstes Italienisch oder Spanisch machen sollte.
I'm unsurprised by this move, purely because #Duolingo has (since last year) been on a massive drive to squeeze more and more money out of its users. Everything they do now is for investors, not users.
I stopped learning Danish on there because it's so poorly maintained and served, with many features missing that were there for more popular languages but my subscription still cost the same.
It is a sham of an app.
"Welsh course to be 'paused' on language app Duolingo"
Just sitting here wishing #Duolingo offered Icelandic and Chinook Jargon.
In regard to @britt's Duolingo owl being a bit threatening (last boost):
I recently stumbled upon a (so far?) three-part TikTok series about the owl being out of control. 😄