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HelpfulDuoFan HelpfulDuoFan 1 minute ago

Making comparisons in Portuguese

[#DuolingoForumGems originally posted on 11/11/2017 on the Duolingo Portuguese for English speakers forum by @HelpfulDuo]

Comparing two things/people or two groups of things/people in Portuguese is easy. Here’s the formula:

mais/menos + adjective/noun/adverb + (do) que

NOTE: In the formula above, the word do before que is optional.

Here are some examples:

However, as in English, there are some irregular adjectives in Portuguese too.

Practice your Portuguese!

Using the lesson above, write a sentence comparing two things or people and share it with other users in the comments section.

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HelpfulDuoFan HelpfulDuoFan 8 minutes ago

Talking about frequency of events

[#DuolingoForumGems originally posted on 11/17/2017 on the Duolingo Portuguese for English speakers forum by @HelpfulDuo]

In Portuguese we use the question Com que frequência…? to ask how often something happens.

We can answer this question in many ways:

a) Using an adverb of frequency (word that describes the frequency of an action).

b) Using the following combination:

NOTE: a) For “per week” we just use por semana; the expression ao semana is incorrect; b) For “once a week/month/etc.”, the word vezes is used in the singular: (i.e.: uma vez por semana).

c) Using the following combination:

NOTE: In the formula above, the word a before cada is grammatically correct, but is often omitted in spoken language.

d) Using the following combination:

NOTE: The words cada, todo and …

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HelpfulDuoFan HelpfulDuoFan 13 minutes ago

Weather vocabulary

[#DuolingoForumGems originally posted on 11/18/2017 on the Duolingo Portuguese for English speakers forum by @HelpfulDuo]

Here are some common weather-related words:

Here’s how you might talk about the weather in the present progressive verb tense:

NOTE: The word fazendo (doing) is optional in the starred examples above.

Practice your Portuguese!

What’s the weather like in your city/town at the moment? Share your answer in Portuguese in the comments section.

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HelpfulDuoFan HelpfulDuoFan 48 minutes ago

Portuguese articles: O, A, OS and AS

[#DuolingoForumGems originally posted on 11/19/2017 in the Duolingo Portuguese for English speakers forum by @HelpfulDuo]

Portuguese has four different words for the English definite article the. The choice of which one to use depends on the noun that follows it, as definite articles have to agree in both gender and number (singular or plural) with the noun they precede. Take a look:

Rules for the use of the definite article are different in English and Portuguese. In general, Portuguese speakers use o/a/os/as more than English speakers use the.

Definite articles can be used with all of the following:

Share your experience

Do you have difficulty choosing which form of the to use in Portuguese? What are some tricks you use to remember?

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HelpfulDuoFan HelpfulDuoFan 1 hour ago

Plural nouns in Portuguese

[#DuolingoForumGems originally posted on 11/26/2017 in the Duolingo Portuguese for English speakers forum by @HelpfulDuo]

Using plural nouns in Portuguese takes some practice. Here are some rules to help you remember how to convert nouns from singular to plural.

Words ending in vowels, or in -r, -s, and -z

More examples:

Exception for words ending in -s: when the emphasis is on the first syllable, the word remains unchanged:

Words ending in -ão have three possible endings: -ãos, -ães, or -ões.

More examples:

Words ending in -l have several possible endings: -ãos, -ães, or -ões.

Words ending in -m:

More examples:

Words ending in -n:

Words ending in -x remain unchanged.

NOTE: Though the rules listed in this post apply to the majority of Portuguese nouns, some exceptions were not…

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HelpfulDuoFan HelpfulDuoFan 2 hours ago

Infinitives in Portuguese

[#DuolingoForumGems originally posted on 11/29/2017 in the Duolingo Portuguese for English speakers forum by @HelpfulDuo]

Infinitives are impersonal verbs that show no subject agreement or tense. In Portuguese, infinitives can end in -ar, -er or -ir. Here are some examples.

In Portuguese, infinitives can work as nouns and be used as subjects or objects of other verbs. They work just like gerunds (-ing verbs) in English.

Practice your Portuguese!

What do you like doing? What is good for your health? In the comments section, write sentences in Portuguese using infinitives as subject and object nouns.

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HelpfulDuoFan HelpfulDuoFan 2 hours ago

Beginner's guide to Portuguese reflexive pronouns

[#DuolingoForumGems originally posted on 12/03/2017 in the Duolingo Portuguese for English speakers forum by @HelpfulDuo]

Reflexive pronouns are very common in Portuguese. They are often (not always) used to talk about doing something to oneself, such as combing one's hair or washing oneself. In these cases, the subject and object of the sentence are the same.

Sentences with reflexive verbs usually have three parts:

subject + reflexive pronoun + verb

Here are some examples using the verb lavar (to wash).

Here are other verbs commonly used with reflexive pronouns:

Verb: pentear (to comb oneself)

eu me|você se|ele/ela se|nós nos|eles se :----:|:----:|:----:|:----:|:----:|:----: penteio|penteia|penteia|penteamos|penteiam

Verb: preparar (to prepare oneself)

eu me|você se…

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Thevivisaurus Thevivisaurus 13 days ago

Quando usar DO e MAKE

[#DuolingoForumGems originally posted July 15, 2013 in the Duolingo English from Portuguese forum by @vivisaurus ]

Quando usar DO

fazer normalm. no sentido de fazer, ação, tarefas

É usado quando se fala de emprego, trabalhos ou tarefas. Esses não produzem qualquer objeto físico.**

  • Have you done your homework? -- Você já fez sua lição de casa?
  • I should start doing the housework now. -- Eu deveria começar a fazer o trabalho doméstico agora.
  • I wouldn't like to do that job. -- Eu não gostaria de fazer esse trabalho.

É usado quando nos referimos às atividades em geral, sem ser específico. Nestes casos, normalmente são usadas palavras como: thing, something, nothing, anything, everything etc.

  • Hurry up! I've got things to do! -- Apresse-se! Tenho coisas p…
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Snahta Snahta 27 January 2021

How to learn French

A high number of phrases are taken up from French which are broadly used by English speakers. French is regarded as a complex European language that it isn't so hard to speak. Having an opportunity to learn French is an wonderful opportunity which shouldn't be discounted. It grants you the option to escape your everyday routine and immerse yourself in the gorgeous undiscovered world of the particular language. Learn French with fluency from the Best French Language classes in Pune.

SevenMentor institute is available to each and each and you also learn from the greatest French language training in Pune. Equipped with the ideal method, routine practice, subject, appropriate study materials, and appropriate motivation, an individual can desira…

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Loco123456 Loco123456 10 March 2019

Thomas and the Magic Railroad - The Lost Edition Petition: Please Sign

Hello everybody,

A nonprofit organization called "Restore the Magic" needs help in getting 10,000 signatures on their petition. The petition is to help get the director's cut of "Thomas and the Magic Railroad" released. The deadline for signing along with reaching the goal is May 1, 2019.

Please sign the petition, and also please share it with others who'd like to see the director's cut too.

Link to petition: http://restorethemagic.org/index.php/tatmr_lost_edition_campaign/

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. Have a good day.

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CrescentHusky12 CrescentHusky12 22 June 2018

A Question I have

Remember when you could see all the words/letters/ect. you learned in the past on Duolingo above the “start” button on a lesson? Well, ever since the new update, it’s been hard to find out what new words I learned in the past. It’s kinda the reason I haven’t been active lately.

I’m sorry if you don’t understand what I’m saying, for I am bad at describing things and don’t have any screenshots or anything to show what I’m talking about.

UPDATE: I was looking on Duolingo’s facebook page and I noticed a lot of people also hate the new update. Hopefully Duolingo will listen to their comments and our problems will get fixed.

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Dom Matheus I Dom Matheus I 27 November 2017

The longest courses in Duolingo

At least the ones I am learning haha

  • Polski = 69
  • Český = 84
  • Українська = 54
  • Русский = 79
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Emperor Charles II Emperor Charles II 9 April 2016

Kein Blogpost Mehr

Entschuldigung alle meiner Freunde. :(

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Emperor Charles II Emperor Charles II 13 March 2016

Blogpost 5

Hallo, alle meine Freunde! Heute sehe ich viel fern, und deshalb bin ich sehr müde. Sehen Sie fern? Was sehen Sie fern?

Der Satz der Woche ist "komisch":

Der Honig schmeckt komisch. (The honey tastes funny).

Ist das nicht witzig? Ich lächelte, wenn ich diesen Satz gesehen habe.

Komm am nächsten Woche hierher, um mehr witzige Sätze zuzulachen. Tschüss! :)

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Emperor Charles II Emperor Charles II 13 February 2016

Blogpost 4

Hallo alle meiner Freunde!

Ich lerne Deutsch und Russisch beide, und Russisch is sehr schwerer! Daher dieser Satz richtig ist...

Немецкий - мой любимый язык. (German is my favorite language.)


Russisch is een moeilijke taal! (Russian is a difficult language.)

Äh! Diese Woche hat zwei Sätze der Woche! Beide Sätze sind gut, oder?

Komm hierhin nächste Woche! Tschüss!

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Emperor Charles II Emperor Charles II 28 January 2016

Blogpost 3

Hallo Freunde!

Heute wurde ich in Chemie geprüft. Es war schwierig, aber ich bin schlau, daher es mir leicht war. Was lernen Sie in der Schule? Lernen Sie nichts an der Schule, weil Sie in einer Schule nicht gehen?

Heute gibt's auch Satze der Woche. Dieser Satz ist so seltsam, dass ich lange lachte:

Hilfe! Das Pferd frisst die heilige Kartoffel!

(Help! The horse is eating the holy potato!)

Am witzigsten, oder?

Kommen Sie nächste Woche hierher, um witzigere Sätze zu finden!

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Emperor Charles II Emperor Charles II 16 January 2016

Blogpost 2

Guten Tag, Freunden!

Ich arbeite an einer Bäckerei, daher ich viel Brot habe. Es schmeckt gut in meiner Meinung. Es bringt uns zum Satz der Woche!

(Deze zin is in het Nederlands :)

Dit dorp heeft minder dan dertig bakkerijen.

(Dieses Dorf hat weniger dan dreißig Bäckereien) (This village has less than thirty bakeries)

Am witzigsten, oder?

Komm hier nächste Woche für mehr Humor!

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Emperor Charles II Emperor Charles II 28 December 2015

Neues Blog!

Hallo, Duolingo-Freunden! Ich heiße Kurt, und dies ist mein neues Deutschblog! In diesem Blog gibt's witzige Sätze die ich gefunden habe! Lololol.

Das ist das erste Beispiel, was ich gesagt habe...

Duo kauft ein Einkaufszentrum.

(Duo buys a shopping mall).

Witzig, oder?

Kommt hier nächste Woche, um mehr witzige Sätze zu finden! Tschüß!

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Emperor Charles II Emperor Charles II 19 October 2015

On the Editing of Language Trees by Duolingo

As some of you German and French learners on Duo have quickly noticed, all of your skills have changed. The order and vocabulary is now starkly different from previously. Which brings me to here to ask about our collective response on this website to this change.

Obviously, if there are new skills on Duolingo we should certainly add them. The big question is, what are we to do with the old ones? The wiki has examples of times we removed pages and examples of times we kept them despite that. What are we to do?

I offer one possible solution; don't get rid of them at all. Instead, repurpose them, give them a new name, and keep on using them. This will work in the majority of cases. Where there is no current page, by all means add it.

I may have …

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Rumnraisin Rumnraisin 7 October 2015

Splitting Long Article: User-created lessons

The page User-created lessons, which I have intermittently added to, has become quite long; it's topping out the Long pages list. I think it would be more useful now (perhaps more maintainable too) to either:

  1. Add the lists of lessons to language pages as part of a section on other resources
  2. Create an overall category for user-created lessons, and a page each for user-created lessons for each language

Of the two approaches, I prefer approach 2. I prefer it because I think the longer lists (such as the Finnish, Bulgarian, Greek, and Japanese lists) might overwhelm the respective page of some of the languages. (A link to just the directory for each lesson set might be a better idea, but not every set of lessons has a directory.)

As such, I intend…

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Emperor Charles II Emperor Charles II 16 September 2015

When is Russian coming out?

One of the languages I seem keen on learning is Russian. This is mostly because I have heard it is quite hard. So I was excited that Russian would be available on Sept. 11, 2015. Only two months away!

So here I am, five days later. The date has now changed to Sept. 26, 2015 to reflect the fact it is *only* 98% complete.

I am not, and have never claimed to be, a person who works in the Incubator, so I don't really understand the reason for this. If someone knows why, could you explain?

до свидания!

Emperor Charles II (talk) 00:28, September 16, 2015 (UTC)

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Tes17 Tes17 30 August 2015

Finished language tree.

Hi all. I've been studying french on the mobile app & the language tree has finished.  I'm only level 16. How does one get to level 25?

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Daedalus 27 Daedalus 27 19 August 2015


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Stingerbee12 Stingerbee12 1 July 2015

List of Top All Time discussion posts

This page currently features the top five All Time upvoted discussion posts found on Duolingo in the English language.

Because upvotes constantly change, an estimate will be given and refreshed from day to day.

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Emperor Charles II Emperor Charles II 27 May 2015

Why I'm learning German.

I first began to learn German when I was in the ninth grade. I borrowed a "Learn German!" book from my local library and started to flip through the pages. I soon gave up because I couldn't find the motivation after a couple of months to continue. I remember exclaiming: "Why are there SIX words for 'the?' " But I do remember that I first thought that the "ß" was actually a "B" when I first saw it. Looking back on it, it was pretty funny.

After a few months of stagnation, I started my first day of tenth grade with a German 11 class. A friend in the class was already very proficient in German, and he helped me through the first month. By the end of the semester, I was helping him! I was very happy with myself.

Then a friend told me about this langu…

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Artilex Artilex 16 April 2015


I've noticed that many photos on this wiki are outdated. Should we make replacing old photos with current ones a priority for user convenience? EDIT: I've noticed that often the words don't match the picture too.

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Spangineer Spangineer 2 April 2015


There's a pretty big difference between small wikis and big wikis, and not just in the number of articles. On big wikis, like Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects, rules and policies have been developed over the years in so much detail that there is a well-defined structure within which all editors have to work. In a small wiki like this one, that isn't the case. Users coming from big wikis can feel like the small wiki is chaotic and messy, when it is actually meeting the needs of its readers quite well.

Small wikis have the advantage of being able to deliver content in a variety of ways: articles do not all have to be organized the same way, "off-topic" content can still find a home, and content is not automatically deleted if it fail…

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MichaelHenryKC MichaelHenryKC 11 February 2015

Webcasting Experiment

As an educator, I am wildly enthusiastic about Duolingo.  As an eLearning designer, I'm very impressed!

So, how can I get more involved in a productive and appropriate fashion?

After taking some time to review the vision for Duolingo, I want to support the tenents expressed:  

Free and openly  accessible education | Learning for a purpose (which reduces the effort to learn) | Encouraging gamification of learning experiences | Making learning mobile (everywhere in daily life) | Modify learning platform design based on learner feedback and data | and Making it a social experience!

From August to December 2014, a group of interested educators and native language facilitators designed a social learning experience we called "Cada Día." The idea was…

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Markkore Markkore 4 January 2015

Timed Practice Flow Method

Completing the skill tree give you the ability to RECOGNIZE new words. Can you PRODUCE the words and phrases you need proficiently when it counts? The goal of this method is to stay in The Zone, increase confidence, and develop instant RECALL.

The Flow Model was first introduced by positive psychologist Mihaly Csíkszentmihályi. He wrote about the process of flow in his book "Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience."



  1. Go to the Lingot store and unlock the timed practice ability
  2. Find a tough lesson where you can rarely beat the clock and open the practice window
  3. Copy the web address, close the current window, and open a new tab for your lesson (prevents backspace from losing progress)
  4. Paste the web address an…
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TrioLinguist TrioLinguist 17 October 2014

Continued progress...

Hello all! I would like to inform you that there are now two skills fully done in German: Basics 1 and Basics 2. That means it is now roughly 3% done, it's a start! You may have noticed the skills' format has been changed and is more of an overview rather than textbook-style. Thanks to Dessamator for this good idea. Bye for now!

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13Glory 13Glory 12 October 2014

Recent documents that need fixing

  • ==I will post my documents that will need fixing, if they are perfected they will be taken off, thank you for your time :)==
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TrioLinguist TrioLinguist 11 October 2014

Progress has begun!

Hello all! This is my first blog post. Now, I am here to notify the DuoWikians of the progress that I have begun with the German skill pages. If you visit the German page on the Wiki, at the bottom you will see a humble template. At the moment, the is around halfway done. I'll keep everyone informed about what's going on here on this blog

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Dessamator Dessamator 16 September 2014

Duolingo Pronunciation Contest

The idea of this contest is to get pronunciations of the word "Duolingo" in as many languages as possible.

To enter simply record yourself pronouncing the words in separate audio files:

  • Duolingo
  • Immersion (translated to your language)

You can use Vocaroo (http://vocaroo.com/) to record your voices  and paste the links in your post. Make sure to write the language(dialect) you're using to pronounce it .


  • Each participant gets 2 lingots (First come first serve, repeats don't get lingots).
  • Course Contributors get 5 as a reward for their hard work.
  • The participant with most pronunciations gets 10 lingots.

Disclaimer: The audio files will be added to the Duolingo wikia , so they need to be released under the creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ l…

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Dessamator Dessamator 1 September 2014

Duo goes to Malta

This is the story of when Duo went to Malta.

He went to Malta island first. If you are unfamiliar with the Maltese archipelago, here is a map:

Anyway, the first thing Duo saw was the capital city, Valletta. He walked through the streets, stopping in many museums along the way, including the National War Museum and the Palace Armoury of the Knights of St. John.

Next he took a trip to the Rotunda in Mosta, only one of the many beautiful churches on the Maltese islands. Then, on his way to the island of Gozo, he passed over the Verdala palace, which is the summer residence of the President of Malta, who is (since 2014) Marie Louise Coleiro Preca.

At night time, Duo slept on top of Ta' Kola Windmill, Xagħra. The windmill dates back to 1725. During…

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Usagiboy7 Usagiboy7 18 June 2014

Usagi's Edit Practice Page

[Under Construction]

[The information to be added Here and then this wiki page to be deleted.]

Welcome to Usagi's edit practice page. This isn't really intended to be an official part of the Duolingo wiki. This is just where Usagi is preparing to train future Duowikians by recording the kinds of questions they asked while they themself were learning, and what routes they took to learn it. Hopefully, this will better equip me to be a wiki-tutor someday soonish. ^_^

  • 1 Suggested tutorials
  • 2 Questions to explore
    • 2.1 Day 1
      • 2.1.1 Categories
      • 2.1.2 Templates
  • 3 Cool templates for later
  • 4 The Sandbox

(Thanks Dess!)

Video Tutorials

Wikia University

Wikia University Getting help

What is "Categories" on the right hand side of the editing window?

  • It was briefly mentioned in …

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BenTheGeek BenTheGeek 23 March 2014


Hey everyone, do you think it's okay if I become an admin to the Duolingo Wiki? Any thoughts, objections? Thanks, BenTheGeek

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Dessamator Dessamator 22 March 2014

Poll for improving Immersion Community Guidelines discussion thread

Given the disarray of the ICG (Immersion Community Guidelines) thread (https://www.duolingo.com/comment/984423) in the Duolingo forum, it seems prudent to make a change to improve it. So here's a poll to decide what to do.

First Poll

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Dessamator Dessamator 21 March 2014

Immersion Poll on adding new Immersion Downvoting Guidelines

This is a sample voting to determine if a new Immersion Community Guideline should be added for those purposes. Dessamator (talk) 12:30, March 21, 2014 (UTC)

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VirusKA VirusKA 1 January 2014


I just found this wiki and I plan on adopting it in the near future.

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