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/
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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.Read more >
At least the ones I am learning haha
- Polski = 69
- Český = 84
- Українська = 54
- Русский = 79
Entschuldigung alle meiner Freunde. :(Read more >
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! :)Read more >
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!Read more >
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?
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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?
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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).
Kommt hier nächste Woche, um mehr witzige Sätze zu finden! Tschüß!Read more >
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 …Read more >
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:
- Add the lists of lessons to language pages as part of a section on other resources
- 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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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?
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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?Read more >
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.
Rank Name of Post Author of Post Est. Upvotes
(as of 7/3/15)Category
1 Thank you every hardworking... duo1man 1878 Duolingo in English
2 Stop time after having answered... gio.89 1072 Duolingo in English
3 Pez versus Pescado Luis 971 Spanish from English
4 I got a job thanks to Duolingo! Soolrak 944 Duolingo in English
5 Announcing Duolingo for Schools! Luis 914 Duolingo in English Read more >
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…Read more >
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.Read more >
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…Read more >
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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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 BASIC Timed Practice FLOW METHOD
- Go to the Lingot store and unlock the timed practice ability
- Find a tough lesson where you can rarely beat the clock and open the practice window
- Copy the web address, close the current window, and open a new
tab for your lesson
(prevents backspace from losing progress)
- Paste the web address a…
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!Read more >
- ==I will post my documents that will need fixing, if they are perfected they will be taken off, thank you for your time :)==
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 blogRead more >
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:
- 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…Read more >
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…Read more >
[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. ^_^
Wikia University Getting help
What is "Categories" on the right hand side of the editing window?
- It was briefly mentioned in this Getting Started Editing video (See 2:40). If I understood what they initially meant by "categories" this might…
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Hey everyone, do you think it's okay if I become an admin to the Duolingo Wiki? Any thoughts, objections? Thanks, BenTheGeekRead more >
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 PollRead more >
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)Read more >
I just found this wiki and I plan on adopting it in the near future.Read more >