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Duolingo Stories is a way for intermediate or advanced learners to practice their listening and reading comprehension through the use of bite-sized interactive stories.[1]

Each story comes with questions that, if answered correctly, will earn the user XP toward their language tree.

Duolingo Stories are available on the web, both on desktop and mobile versions, and also on the iOS app. They began on the web only on June 2017 as part of Duolingo Labs,[1] and since May 2019 their link is just at the right of the Learn link, i.e, it is the second most important link of the site. On the iOS app it's the second icon, the second most important section of the app.

Sets and full storiesEdit

Stories are grouped into sets. Most sets have 10 stories. Initially Set One is unlocked and to unlock a set all the previous stories must have been passed.

A full story may be composed of several parts. The longest full story has ten parts.

Easy storiesEdit

The first 20 stories. These stories are shorter, have simpler language and all the questions and some alternatives are in your target language.

Courses that have storiesEdit

In total there are 115 different stories.

ExercisesEdit

See also: Exercise.

Each correct exercise is worth 2 XP. There are around 12 exercises in a story.

E means easy and N means normal.

  • True or False (E): You are presented with a question in your base language and two possible answers, "Yes, that's true" and "No, that's not right".
  • What do we know for now? (N): You are shown three alternatives of what's going on after three or four sentences.
  • Type the missing phrase (N): You are presented with the audio of a sentence, and also a transcription with several words missing, and you are asked to type the missing words.
  • Define the concept/What does x mean? (E, N): You are asked to select the correct definition of a word or sentence among three alternatives written in your target language. This word or sentence has the translation in its hints.
  • Select the missing word or phrase (E, N): You are presented with the audio of a sentence, and also a transcription with several words missing; below this there are three alternatives and you are asked to select the one that has the missing words.
  • Form the sentence you just heard (E, N): Several boxes appear and you must select them in order.
  • What has just happened?/What's the end of the sentence/Reading comprehension/What comes next? (E, N): You are asked to select among three alternatives written in your target language.
  • Click on the option that means ... (E, N): You are presented with a sentence with several words enclosed in boxes. You must select the box that answers the question.
  • Select the pairs (E, N): Five boxes in your base language and five boxes in your target language are shown. You must select the pairs. You may select a box in either language and then its translation. This is always the last exercise of a story.

On May 2019 some questions in the stories instead of being in your target language were changed to be in English (the only available base language then).[2]

StoriesEdit

The place of a story is its set and correlative order. E.g. 01/04 is the fourth story in Set One.

The Stories page initially had the titles in your target language. Beginning October 2018 they are shown in the base language.[3] To see the name of the story in your target language that story must be unlocked.

Stories in different languages may not be identical. For example, the bride’s father in Locked Bathroom is happily married in the Spanish version and divorced in the Portuguese, French and English versions.

Stories with English as a base languageEdit

English nameSpanish place and titlePortuguese place and titleFrench place and titleGerman place and title
Good Morning01/01 Buenos días01/01 Bom dia!01/01 Bonjour !01/01 Guten Morgen!
A Date01/02 Una cita01/02 Um encontro01/02 Un rendez-vous01/02 Ein Date
One Thing01/03 Una cosa01/03 Uma coisa01/03 Une chose01/03 Eine Sache
Surprise!01/04 ¡Sorpresa!01/04 Surpresa!01/04 Surprise !01/04 Überraschung!
In the Museum01/05 En el museo01/05 No museu01/05 Au musée01/05 Im Museum
Honeymoon01/06 La luna de miel01/06 A lua de mel01/06 La lune de miel01/06 Hochzeitsreise
The Red Jacket01/07 La chaqueta roja01/07 A jaqueta vermelhaSee 01/07 "In the Clothing Store"See 01/07 "In

the Store"

In the Clothing StoreSee 01/07 "The Red Jacket"See 01/07 "The Red Jacket"01/07 Dans le magasin de vêtementsSee 01/07 "In the Store"
In the StoreSee 01/07 "The Red Jacket"See 01/07 "The Red Jacket"See 01/07 "In the Clothing Store"01/07 Im Laden
The Exam01/08 El examen01/08 O teste01/08 L'examen01/08 Der Test
A Little Bit of Money01/09 Un poco de dinero01/09 Um pouco de dinheiroSee 01/09 "I Need Money"See 01/09 "I Need Money"
I Need MoneySee 01/09 "A Little Bit of Money"See 01/09 "A Little Bit of Money"01/09 J'ai besoin d'argent !01/09 Ich brauche Geld
Saturday Night01/10 Sábado por la noche01/10 Sábado à noite01/10 Samedi soir01/10 Samstagabend
The Stranger02/01 La extrañaSee 02/01 "Who's speaking?"See 02/01 "Who Is It?"See 02/01 "Who is this?"
Who's speaking?See 02/01 "The Stranger"02/01 Quem fala?See 02/01 "Who Is It?"See 02/01 "Who is this?"
Who Is It/This?See 02/01 "The Stranger"See 02/01 "Who's speaking"02/01 C'est qui ?02/01 Wer ist das?
The Dance Class02/02 La clase de baile02/02 A aula de dança02/02 Le cours de danse02/02 Der Tanzkurs
Need Help?02/03 ¿Necesita ayuda?02/03 Precisa de ajuda?See 02/03 "Can I Help You?"02/03 Brauchen Sie Hilfe?
Can I Help You?See 02/03 "Need Help?"See 02/03 "Need Help?"02/03 Je peux vous aider ?See 02/03 "Need Help?"
The Garden02/04 El jardín02/04 O jardim02/04 Le jardin02/04 Der Garten
A Strange Noise02/05 Un ruido extraño02/05 Um barulho estranhoSee 02/05 "I Hear a Noise"See 02/05 "What was that"
I Hear a NoiseSee 02/05 "A Strange Noise"See 02/05 "A Strange Noise"02/05 J'entends un bruit !See 02/05 "What was that"
What was that?See 02/05 "A Strange Noise"See 02/05 "A Strange Noise"See 02/05 "I Hear a Noise"02/05 Was war das?
A Visit to Paris02/06 Una visita a ParísSee 02/06 "A Vacation in Rome"See 02/06 "A Visit to Rome"02/06 Ein Besuch in Paris
A Vacation in RomeSee 02/06 "A Visit to Paris"02/06 Férias em RomaSee 02/06 "A Visit to Rome"See 02/06 "A Visit to Paris"
A Visit to RomeSee 02/06 "A Visit to Paris"See 02/06 "A Vacation in Rome"02/06 La visite à RomeSee 02/06 "A Visit to Paris"
The New Mall02/07 El nuevo centro comercial02/07 O novo shopping02/07 Le nouveau centre commercial02/07 Das neue Einkaufszentrum
Happy Birthday02/08 ¡Feliz cumpleaños!02/08 Feliz aniversário02/08 Bon anniversaire !02/08 Alles Gute zum Geburtstag
The Perfect Vacation/Trip02/09 Las vacaciones perfectas02/09 A viagem perfeita02/09 Les vacances parfaites02/09 Der perfekte Urlaub
The Tourist02/10 El turista02/10 O turista02/10 Le touriste02/10 Der Tourist
Do I Know You?03/01 ¿Te conozco?03/01 Te conheço?03/03 On se connaît ?03/03 Kenne ich dich?
Room to Rent / Room for Rent05/05 Cuarto en alquiler05/05 Quarto de aluguel03/01 Chambre à louer03/01 Zimmer zu vermieten
You Can Talk?03/02 ¿Puedes hablar?03/02 Você fala?See 03/03 "Do I Know You?"N/A
Mystery Date04/06 La cita misteriosa04/06 Um encontro misterioso03/02 Rendez-vous mystèreSee 03/02 "A Mysterious Date"
A Mysterious DateSee 04/06 "Mystery Date"See 04/06 "Mystery Date"See 03/02 "Mystery Date"03/02 Ein geheimnisvolles Date
Bird Sitting03/03 Cuidando un pájaro03/03 Cuidando de um pássaro03/08 Garde d'oiseau à domicile03/08 Vogelsitting
We Have to Talk03/04 Tenemos que hablar03/04 Temos que conversar03/04 Il faut qu'on parle03/04 Wir müssen reden
Locked in the Bathroom03/05 Encerrada en el bañoSee 03/05 "Locked Bathroom"See "Locked Bathroom"See 03/05 "Locked Bathroom"
Locked BathroomSee 03/05 "Locked in the Bathroom"03/05 Trancada no banheiro06/07 Enfermée dans les toilettes06/07
Follow the Arrows03/08 Sigue las flechas03/08 Siga as setas03/05 Suis les flèches03/05 Folge den Pfeilen
Worst Date Ever03/06 La peor cita de mi vida03/06 O pior encontro de minha vida04/02 Le pire des rendez-vousSee 04/02 "A Terrible Date"
It's Three in the Morning!07/0406/0403/06 Il est trois heures du matin !03/06 Es ist drei Uhr morgens!
Fine Art03/07 Bellas artes03/07 Belas-ArtesN/AN/A
Ready for Takeoff!07/0706/0703/07 Prêt pour le décollage03/07 Abflugbereit
The Forgotten Letter03/09 La carta perdida03/09 A carta esquecida05/08 La lettre oubliée05/08
Camping!04/09 ¡Acampando!04/09 Acampando!03/09 Au camping !03/09 Camping!
Chapter Two03/10 to 04/01 Capítulo dos03/10 to 04/01 Capítulo dois03/10 to 04/01 Deuxième chapitre03/10 to 04/01 Kapitel zwei
Three Wishes04/02 Tres deseos04/02 Três desejos08/05 Trois souhaits08/05
A terrible dateSee 03/06 "Worst Date Ever"See 03/06 "Worst Date Ever"See 04/02 "Worst Date Ever"04/02
The Message04/03 El mensaje04/03 A mensagemN/AN/A
It's Him!09/0608/0604/03 C'est lui!04/03
Help Gerardo/​Gabriel/​Gérald/​Georg!04/04 ¡Ayuda a Gerardo!04/04 Ajude Gabriel!07/02 Aide Gérald !07/02
One More Wedding09/0908/0904/04 Un mariage de plus04/04
The Greatest Treasure04/05 El mayor tesoro04/05 O maior tesouro08/04 Le plus grand des trésors08/04
Car for Sale10/0809/0804/05 Voiture à vendre04/05
Hands Up!05/04 ¡Las manos arriba!05/04 Mãos ao alto!04/06 Haut les mains !04/06
A Snake!04/07 ¡Una serpiente!04/07 Uma cobra!05/05 Un serpent !05/05
Old Things07/0906/0904/07 Au vide-grenier (Yard sale)04/07
Long-Distance Relationship04/08 Relación a distancia04/08 Relacionamento à distância04/09 Relation à distance04/09
On TV05/08 En la televisión05/08 Na TV04/08 À la télévision04/08
After Hours04/10 to 05/01 Fuera de horario04/10 to 05/01 Depois do horário04/10 to 05/01 Après la fermeture04/10 to 05/01
New Author05/02 Un nuevo autor05/02 Um novo autorN/AN/A
Traffic Stop07/05-0606/05-0605/02-03 Contrôle routier (Roadside check)See 05/02 "Traffic Stop"
Traffic CheckSee 07/05 "Traffic Stop"See 06/05 "Traffic Stop"See 05/02 "Traffic Stop"05/02-03
Lab Work05/03 Trabajo de laboratorio05/03 Trabalho de laboratórioN/AN/A
Love Is in the Air09/0208/0205/04 L'amour est dans l'air05/04
Birthday Surprise05/06 La sorpresa de cumpleaños05/06 Surpresa de aniversárioN/AN/A
The Secret Box05/07 La caja secreta05/07 A caixa secreta05/06 La boîte secrète05/06
The Paper Bag08/0907/0905/07 Le sac en papier05/07
The Attic05/09 El ático05/09 O sótãoN/AN/A
Fi Fi Needs a Room11/0210/0205/09 Fifi a besoin d' une chambre05/09
The Life of Simón Bolívar05/10 to 06/02N/AN/AN/A
Happy campers?06/10 to 07/02 ¿Campistas felices?05/10 to 06/02 Campistas felizes?N/AN/A
New Life Plan09/04-0508/04-0505/10 to 06/01 Nouveau projet de vie05/10
Morning Muffin08/0407/0406/02 Pain au chocolat du matin06/02
New Relationship06/03 Una nueva relaciónN/AN/AN/A
The Chase07/0306/03N/AN/A
Wild Ride11/03-0410/03-0406/03-04 Un drôle de tour06/03-04
The Tell-Tale Heart (a short story by Edgar Allan Poe)[4]06/04-09 El corazón delatorN/AN/AN/A
The First Assignment08/10 to 09/0107/10 to 08/0106/05-06 La première mission06/05-06
What's Going On?07/0806/0810/03 Que se passe-t-il ?10/03
Sugarloaf11/0710/0706/08 Le Pain de Sucre06/08
ReunionN/AN/A06/09 Réunion d'anciens élèves06/09
Sneaking Around07/10 to 08/0106/10 to 07/0108/10 to 09/01 En cachette (In secret)08/10
The Traitor12/10 to 13/0111/10 to 12/0106/10 to 07/01 Le traître06/10 to 07/01
Ouija Board08/0207/02N/AN/A
We Have to Say Goodbye08/0307/03N/AN/A
The FollowerN/AN/A07/03 L'étranger (The stranger)07/03
RobberyN/AN/A07/04 Cambriolage07/04
Package for Delivery08/05-0607/05-0608/08-09 Colis à livrer08/08-09
Crystals09/07-0808/07-0807/05-06 Les cristaux07/05-06
Blackbeard08/0707/0708/07 Barbe Noire08/07
The Hunter10/09 to 11/0109/09 to 10/0107/07-09 Le chasseur07/07-09
In the Library08/0807/08N/AN/A
The Envelope11/10 to 12/0210/10 to 11/0207/10 to 08/02 L'enveloppe07/10 to 08/02
The Best President09/0308/03N/AN/A
Wedding Puppets10/0409/0408/03 Carte de remerciement (Thank-you card)08/03
Decisions10/0309/0308/06 Décisions08/06
Speed Dating09/10 to 10/0208/10 to 09/0209/04-06 Soirée pour célibataires (Singles party)09/04-06
Skydive10/06-0709/06-0709/02-03 Le saut en parachute09/02-03
The Pyramid of Tikal10/0509/05N/AN/A
Atlantis13/03-0512/03-0509/07-09 Atlantide09/07-09
Secret Admirer11/08-0910/08-0909/10 to 10/01 L'admirateur secret09/10 to 10/01
The Mugger12/0311/0310/02 L'agresseur10/02
The Great Escape11/05-0610/05-0610/04-05 La Grande Évation10/04-05
The Duke of Bastille12/0411/0410/06 Le duc de Bastille10/06
Jasmir15/07-0914/07-0910/07-09 Jasmir10/07-09
Blue Prints12/05-0711/05-0710/10 to 11/02 Plans d'architecte10/10 to 11/02
The Artist14/08 to 15/0213/08 to 14/0211/03-07 L'artiste11/03-07
Nature Preserve12/08-0911/08-09N/AN/A
Poachers13/08 to 14/0312/08 to 13/0311/08 to 12/03 Les braconniers11/08 to 12/03
Car Repair13/0212/02N/AN/A
The Jump14/05-0713/05-0712/04-06 Le grand saut (The big jump)12/04-06
Country Road13/06-0712/06-0714/03-04 Une route de campagne14/03-04
Grandma's Gift16/0715/0712/07 Le cadeau de Mamie12/07
Lost Cat16/0815/0812/08 Chat perdu12/08
The Day You Left16/0915/0912/09 Le jour où tu es partie12/09
Puss in Boots16/10 to 17/0315/10 to 16/0312/10 to 13/03 Le Chat botté12/10 to 13/03
The Interview14/0413/04N/AN/A
The Second Assignment15/03-0614/03-0613/04-07 La deuxième mission13/04-07
The Beauty Baker18/08 to 19/0217/08-1213/08 to 14/02 La Cabine de beauté (The beauty cabin)13/08 to 14/02
Pixies in the Meadow18/03-0717/03-0714/05-09 Les lutins dans la prairie14/05-09 Feen auf der Wiese
204215/10 to 16/04 204214/10 to 15/04 204214/10-14 204214/10-14 2042
Stop Barking!16/05-0615/05-06N/AN/A
The Big Audition17/0416/04N/AN/A
Leaky Pipes17/05-0816/05-08N/AN/A
Summer Adventure17/09 to 18/0216/09 to 17/02N/AN/A
The Hernández Family Curse19/03-12N/AN/AN/A

Stories with English as a target languageEdit

English nameSpanish place and titlePortuguese place and titleChinese place and title
Good Morning01/01 Buenos días01/01 Bom dia!01/01 早上好!
A Date01/02 Una cita01/02 Um encontro01/02 约会
One Thing01/03 Una cosa01/03 Uma coisa01/03 一个东西
Surprise!01/04 ¡Sorpresa!01/04 Surpresa!01/04
In the Museum01/05 En el museo01/05 No museu01/05
Honeymoon01/06 La luna de miel01/06 Lua de mel01/06
The Red Jacket01/07 La chaqueta roja01/07 A jaqueta vermelha01/07
The Exam01/08 El examen01/08 A prova01/08
A Little Bit of Money01/09 Un poco de dinero01/09 Um pouco de dinheiro01/09
Saturday Night01/10 Sábado por la noche01/10 Sábado à noite01/10
The Stranger02/01 La extraña02/01 A estranha02/01
The Dance Class02/02 La clase de baile02/02 A aula de dança02/02
Need Help?02/03 ¿Necesita ayuda?02/03 Precisa de ajuda?02/03
The Garden02/04 El jardín02/04 O jardim02/04
A Strange Noise02/05 Un ruido extraño02/05 Um barulho estranho02/05
Visiting Paris02/06 Una visita a París02/06 Visitando Paris02/06
The New Mall02/07 El nuevo centro comercial02/07 O novo shopping02/07
Happy Birthday02/08 Feliz cumpleaños02/08 Feliz aniversário02/08
The Perfect Vacation/Trip02/09 Las vacaciones perfectas02/09 As férias perfeitas02/09
The Tourist02/10 El turista02/10 O turista02/10
Do I Know You?03/01 ¿Te conozco?03/01 Conheço você?03/01
You Can Talk?03/02 ¿Puedes hablar?03/02 Você pode falar?03/02
Bird Sitting03/03 Cuidando un pájaro03/03 Cuidando de um pássaro03/03
We Have to Talk03/04 Tenemos que hablar03/04 Nós temos que conversar03/04
Locked Bathroom03/05 El baño está cerrado03/05 Banheiro trancado03/05
Worst Date Ever03/06 La peor cita de mi vida03/06 Pior encontro de todos os tempos03/06
Fine Art03/07 Bellas artes03/07 Belas-Artes03/07
Follow the Arrows03/08 Sigue las flechas03/08 Siga as setas03/08
The Forgotten Letter03/09 La carta olvidada03/09 A carta esquecida03/09
Chapter Two03/10 to 04/01 Capítulo dos03/10 to 04/01 Capítulo dois03/10 to 04/01
Three Wishes04/02 Tres deseos04/02 Três desejos04/02
The Message04/03 El mensaje04/03 A mensagem04/03
Help Garret!04/04 ¡Ayuda a Garrett!04/04 Ajude Garrett!04/04
The Greatest Treasure04/05 El mayor tesoro04/05 O maior tesouro04/05
Mystery Date04/06 La cita misteriosa04/06 Encontro misterioso04/06
A Snake!04/07 ¡Una serpiente!04/07 Uma cobra!04/07
Long-Distance Relationship04/08 Relación a distancia04/08 Relacionamento à distância04/08
Camping!04/09 ¡Acampando!04/09 Acampando!04/09
After Hours04/10 to 05/01 Fuera de horario04/10 to 05/01 Fora de horário04/10 to 05/01
New Author05/02 Un nuevo autor05/02 Um novo autor05/02
Lab Work05/03 Trabajo de laboratorio05/03 Trabalho de laboratório05/03
A Terrible Robber05/04 Un ladrón terrible05/04 Um ladrão terrível05/04
Room for Rent05/05 Cuarto en alquiler05/05 Quarto para alugar05/05
Birthday Surprise05/06 La sorpresa de cumpleaños05/06 Surpresa de aniversário05/06
The Secret Box05/07 La caja secreta05/07 A caixa secreta05/07
On TV05/08 En la televisión05/08 Na TV05/08
The Attic05/09 El ático05/09 O sótão05/09
Thinking Hat05/10 to 06/02 La gorra inspiradora05/10 to 06/02 O gorro inspirador05/10 思考的帽子 1/3
New Relationship06/03 Una nueva relación06/03 Um novo relacionamentoN/A
The Tell-Tale Heart[4]06/04-09 El corazón delator06/04-09 O coração delatorN/A
Happy campers?06/10 ¿Campistas felices? 1/306/10 Campistas felizes 1/3N/A

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Duolingo Forum, Introducing Duolingo Stories (Beta), Steve Ridout, June 22, 2017.
  2. Duolingo Forum, Why are now the questions in the stories done in English instead of the language we are practicing?, Roberto Fuentes Risco, May 14, 2019.
  3. Duolingo Forum, Why did Duolingo change the titles of the stories to English?, October 13, 2018.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Wikipedia, The Tell-Tale Heart.
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