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by SweNedGuy
Wed Sep 28, 2022 9:43 am
Forum: Random Thoughts
Topic: Guess the Language Game
Replies: 12
Views: 353
Belgium

Re: Guess the Language Game

Guess the language with Steve Kaufmann.
Without any multiple choice help...

It helps if you happen to know which languages Steve Kaufmann speaks...
... though I still mix up languages from the same 'family'.

by SweNedGuy
Tue Sep 27, 2022 12:18 pm
Forum: Random Thoughts
Topic: Guess the Language Game
Replies: 12
Views: 353
Belgium

Re: Guess the Language Game

Audio beginner: 2100 (11 languages) The first sequences went straight forward. It gets more tedious as soon as six or more languages are included. No errors for European languages, but I 've mistaken Chinese for Japanese or the inverse. Audio easy: 1550 (24 languages) Still only some errors among As...
by SweNedGuy
Fri Sep 23, 2022 11:05 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: XP for podcasts
Replies: 1
Views: 68
Belgium

Re: XP for podcasts

You can also listen to English podcasts for Spanish speakers. The narrator then speaks Spanish and the guests speak slow English.
I never received any XP for listening to podcasts. I'm doing DL on the website and podcasts are on another URL web address.

For participating in events/classes you get XP.

by SweNedGuy
Mon Sep 19, 2022 10:26 pm
Forum: Random Thoughts
Topic: your favorites . . !!
Replies: 31
Views: 557
Belgium

Re: your favorites . . !!

Compared to Mireille Mathieu, there is much less enthusiasm for the national holiday in the song 'The bad reputation' by Brassens. Moins d'enthousiasme pour la fête nationale (le 14 juillet) de la part de Georges Brassens dans 'La mauvaise réputation'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQRgym8IDGM Lyr...
by SweNedGuy
Mon Sep 19, 2022 8:15 am
Forum: le Portugais
Topic: [LTS : INDEX] Histoires portugaises pour les francophones
Replies: 1
Views: 76
Belgium

Re: [LTS : INDEX] Histoires portugaises pour les francophones

Depuis quelque temps, Duolingo continue à élargir l'offre d'histoires pour ses cours. Fini le temps où seulement les cours d'anglais incluissaient des histoires (ainsi que beaucoup de cours à partir de l'anglais). Le cours de portugais est le premier à benificier de l'élargissement de l'offre d'hist...
by SweNedGuy
Thu Sep 15, 2022 2:11 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Conlangs (Constructed Languages)
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Belgium

Conlangs (Constructed Languages) - Interlingua

During one of the Inter-Romance languages Duolingo classes (they are getting rare), somebody spoke Interlingua. If you speak any Romance language and understand one more, you will fully understand Interlingua. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interlingua There are but few Interlingua speakers, but seve...
by SweNedGuy
Thu Sep 15, 2022 7:34 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Diamond league seniority
Replies: 0
Views: 73
Belgium

Diamond league seniority

For some obscure reason, my diamond league seniority dropped by a week (72 -> 71) instead of progressing since last Monday. https://duome.eu/SweNedGuy I see nothing but unfamiliar nicks among my league cohort: https://duome.eu/leagues/11195 One positive note: Explorer is also in the 71 weeks cohort.
by SweNedGuy
Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:56 pm
Forum: Random Thoughts
Topic: How popular are Duolingo courses really?
Replies: 54
Views: 3051
Belgium

Re: How popular are Duolingo courses really?

Revised statistics layout at DuoMe: For example: Statistics for English learners from Spanish https://duome.eu/es/en Statistics 97371 Students 97371 Trees 4242 L1 Trees ············· 4.36% 594 L2 Trees ··············· 0.61% 219 L3 Trees ················· 0.22% 149 L4 Trees ················· 0.15% 51...
by SweNedGuy
Sun Sep 11, 2022 9:13 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: How to progress in leagues
Replies: 48
Views: 1541
Belgium

Re: How to progress in leagues

this week I'm finally in a more competitive league... the first person in the relegation zone already has over 1000XP and there's still a day to go Usually I make less than 1000XP per week (I use the website). Getting into a meek league is survival instinct in my case. https://i.imgur.com/Y8gjloM.j...
by SweNedGuy
Sun Sep 11, 2022 9:02 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Duome markers problems
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Belgium

Re: Duome markers problems

Hello, for a few days in the duome markers (crowns, owls, streak, etc.), my name appears as blurred like others and you cannot interact to obtain information. It should be blue like most. Does anyone know how to solve this. Greetings to all. I hope Guillermo is not your DuoLingo user logon name, be...
by SweNedGuy
Mon Sep 05, 2022 10:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can i find out how many people are studying a particular language
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Belgium

Re: Can i find out how many people are studying a particular language

It is interesting to check the distribution of learners among the courses from different languages. For example among all the courses learning German, the course from English has a 61% share. The course from Chinese had only some Beta testing going on, prior to official release. Data on 9-Jul-2022 G...
by SweNedGuy
Mon Sep 05, 2022 9:22 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can i find out how many people are studying a particular language
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Belgium

Re: Can i find out how many people are studying a particular language

Duolingo gives you the number of people who started a course and at least did one lesson. (A course may disappear from your profile after being idle for some weeks.) Doing the placement test keeps you safe as well. DuoMe lists the learners who attained at least level 2 for any given course they lear...
by SweNedGuy
Sun Sep 04, 2022 3:42 pm
Forum: Jeg snakker norsk (Bokmål)
Topic: Hvordan kan jeg legge flagg?
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Belgium

Re: Hvordan kan jeg legge flagg?

Mtulinga wrote: Sun Sep 04, 2022 4:52 am

Ah, det virker. Tusen takk!

Redigert: Åh, nei. Det virker ikke for Frankrike eller Italia!

For Frankrike og Italia er det enda enklere.

it og fr mellom kolon. :it: :fr:

by SweNedGuy
Thu Sep 01, 2022 9:36 am
Forum: Frans
Topic: Prestaties
Replies: 1
Views: 141
Belgium

Re: Prestaties

In de woordenlijst hieronder vermeld (door Dakanga) staan er (slechts) 1766 woorden. Je hebt dus intussen de volledige woordenschat van de cursus frans onder de knie of minstens eens gezien. Deze cursus gaat dan ook niet verder dan een elementair niveau (CEFR A1/A2).

Lees ook eens de FAQ hieronder.

by SweNedGuy
Wed Aug 31, 2022 7:27 am
Forum: Algemeen
Topic: Welkom!
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Belgium

Re: Welkom!

https://www.duolingo.com/courses/all heeft de functies overgenomen van wat vroeger de Duolingo Incubator was. Achteraan de lijst staan de cursussen in Beta versie en diegene die in ontwikkeling zijn. Een cursus spaans vanuit het nederlands is nooit gepland. De cursus spaans in ontwikkeling is vanui...
by SweNedGuy
Tue Aug 30, 2022 10:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: How to progress in leagues
Replies: 48
Views: 1541
Belgium

The Diamond League Hall of Fame

The Diamond League Hall of Fame on DuoMe lists all Duolingo members with a public profile and in the Diamond league by their streak of weeks in Diamond. League participants with an equal streak of weeks in Diamond are listed in decreasing order by their number of top-3 finishes (total over their who...
by SweNedGuy
Fri Aug 26, 2022 2:37 pm
Forum: Random Thoughts
Topic: Wikipedia in different languages
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Belgium

Re: Wikipedia in different languages

Sometimes the information is different or more or less detailed in the versions for different countries. If I can't find something in German Wikipedia, I go to the English version. And lately more and more often also to the French one. Wikipedia is contributor driven. German speaking contributors a...
by SweNedGuy
Fri Aug 26, 2022 9:00 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: How to progress in leagues
Replies: 48
Views: 1541
Belgium

Re: How to progress in leagues

Corinnebelle wrote: Fri Aug 26, 2022 12:15 am

@SweNedGuy

This link goes to a blank informaition page.
Wikipedia link

Sorry for this. I've repaired it.

by SweNedGuy
Thu Aug 25, 2022 3:57 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: How to progress in leagues
Replies: 48
Views: 1541
Belgium

The Matthew effect

This was too illustrative not to mention it: https://i.imgur.com/pJit41n.jpg The Matthew effect ( wikipedia link ) illustrates growing divergence between those leading (in wealth, experience, prestige ...) and those lagging behind. Notes with the picture: Mateusz is Matthew in Polish. Oh yes, this i...
by SweNedGuy
Thu Aug 25, 2022 2:38 pm
Forum: Random Thoughts
Topic: Wikipedia in different languages
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Belgium

Re: Wikipedia in different languages

Wikipedia doesn't only exist in the major languages, there even are Wikipedia versions in many minor and some endangered languages spoken in Europe. Living in Belgium, I'm listing below the Wikipedia versions in the regional languages of the low countries (NL/BE/LUX). Where Dutch is commonly used as...
by SweNedGuy
Tue Aug 16, 2022 9:23 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Minimum number of XPs to graduate from level 1
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Belgium

Re: Minimum number of XPs to graduate from level 1

If for curiosity you start a course of any language you fluently speak (e.g. your mother tongue from English) you could test out of all skills just doing the exit test right away. You then get the owl with only 50 XP (all skills at 1 crown). Remember to start the course without placement test! A bot...
by SweNedGuy
Tue Aug 16, 2022 7:11 am
Forum: Random Thoughts
Topic: What would you do with 1B dollars?
Replies: 20
Views: 878
Belgium

Re: What would you do with 1B dollars?

Misread the B for an 8 without my glasses.
I thought about finding something to eat for that kind of money.

by SweNedGuy
Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:34 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Learning languages that use a different alphabet
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Belgium

Re: Learning languages that use a different alphabet

Math and quantum mechanics combined use the entire Greek alphabet. They even add Greek looking letters such as the 'aleph' ∞ for infinity. The 'nabla' (an inverted capital delta) is used as a differentiator symbol for a vector function. With its 24 letters, the Greek alphabet is the easiest alternat...
by SweNedGuy
Tue Aug 09, 2022 9:42 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: The Diamond Tournament
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Belgium

Re: The Diamond Tournament

Is this 'Diamond tournament' another gizmo trying to keep users hooked to the DL app?
So far I didn't notice anything about that tournament on the DL website version.

by SweNedGuy
Tue Aug 09, 2022 8:32 am
Forum: Random Thoughts
Topic: What is the story behind your username?
Replies: 88
Views: 2658
Belgium

Re: What is the story behind your username?

One single point of critic on the Video "How to translate French words into English": In the W versus GU debate (with William being the logical equivalent of Guillaume), it has been suggested that this originates from the Normands having adopted this from Norse. There is no evidence for th...
by SweNedGuy
Mon Aug 08, 2022 9:37 pm
Forum: Random Thoughts
Topic: What is the story behind your username?
Replies: 88
Views: 2658
Belgium

Re: What is the story behind your username?

.. In the 'leagues' I tuned Guy to its Spanish equivalent 'Guillermo'. So Guy is short for William (as Guillermo is the Spanish form of William)? That's correct. Guy is shorthand in French for Guillaume, which even remotely sounds like William. I found this fantastic video explaining about how to c...
by SweNedGuy
Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:06 am
Forum: Achievements
Topic: My Spanish tree turned gold today!
Replies: 12
Views: 296
Belgium

Re: My Spanish tree turned gold today!

You probably have discovered the Duolingo Spanish Podcasts by now. (Some slowly spoken Spanish intermitted with quite a lot of English narrator paragraphs to set the scene). You can also invert the whole setting and listen to English Podcasts for Spanish speakers . The narrator voice in Spanish sett...
by SweNedGuy
Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:42 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Weird Friend Loss on Duolingo
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Belgium

Re: Weird Friend Loss on Duolingo

If you toggle your profile Duolingo privacy settings to private, you don't get such updates anymore and you are also out of the leagues. On DuoMe, you may still check your personal learning performance; however you will not be mentioned in any DuoMe Hall of Fame.

by SweNedGuy
Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:25 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Duocon 2022
Replies: 21
Views: 1099
Belgium

Duocon

The annual Duocon event takes place in August. Does anybody know the exact date?

by SweNedGuy
Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:20 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Weird Friend Loss on Duolingo
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Belgium

Re: Weird Friend Loss on Duolingo

Glad that my number of followers is still in the double digits. I can do without the massive applause whenever my streak surpasses a round number, I get an owl or make more than 10 lessons a day. My 'friend updates' shouldn't take more time than doing any lesson.

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