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The older you get, the harder it becomes to learn a new language. Adults have the hardest time of all. In fact, the way adults "learn" a language is very different than how a child acquires one. Putting aside the scientific discussion on the nature of language acquisition the question of how we can use technology to aid us in learning a new tongue is an interesting one. Today, we're taking a closer look at Duolingo, which was recently completely re-written for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile!

Duolingo is a free, crowd-sourced language learning system developed at Carnegie Mellon University by professor Luis von Ahn. There are no subscriptions, no ads, no tricks. Instead, it relies on users providing translations to contribute to the project. Currently, Duolingo offers 54 different language courses across 23 languages with 100 million registered users.

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Why should I learn a new language?

Duolingo on Windows 10 Mobile

Believe it or not, it's fun!

As someone who admits difficulty in learning a second language, Duolingo is just straight-up enjoyable. The app is very approachable with mini-lessons that you can take at your own pace. There is also a clear logic and level of increasing difficulty that makes taking language courses welcoming.

Duolingo isn't meant to make you fluent in a new language – that's far more of a challenge without full immersion – but it certainly will give you the foundation to start.

With Duolingo available on Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile, you can start a course on your Surface in the morning and then during your lunch break pick up the lesson on your phone at work. The service and account creation are both free and everything just syncs to the cloud keeping all your Duolingo apps – wherever they may reside – up to date with your current progress.

Even better is the ability to go back at any time and re-take previous lessons as a refresher. Toss in some optional daily reminders to keep you motivated and Duolingo can quickly work its way into your daily routine.

What languages can you learn?

If you are an English speaker Duolingo offers courses in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Irish, Danish, Swedish, Turkish, Esperanto, Norwegian, Ukrainian, Russian, Polish and Welsh.

There is also a limited selection of courses for speakers of other languages. For example, Spanish speakers can take courses to learn English, French, Portuguese, German or Italian, while Hindi speakers can use Duolingo to learn English.

Duolingo on Windows 10

Duolingo was re-written for Windows 10 late in 2015. Leveraging the Universal Windows Platform, Duolingo is a great example of how the same app can run on your PC, your laptop, and your phone.

Students using the app for school can share their progress with teachers, and even try testing out of lessons.

The app is relatively small (between 2 and 20 MB), fast, and easy on system resources.

With Windows 10 you can pin your particular language courses to your Start screen for quick one-touch access in addition to pinning the main app. Options within the app include being able to enable or disable sound effects, listening exercises and daily reminders. You can also set your daily goal from basic all the way up to "insane".

Students who are using the app for school can share their progress with teachers within the app. If you feel you are more advanced than the current lesson or subsection, you attempt to test out of it through a somewhat rigorous exam. If you pass it, you reserve the right to jump into the next lesson.

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The Duolingo lessons range from basic vocabulary learning through picture ID to tests that have you filling in missing words from a pre-selected bank of vocabulary items. It also tasks you with translating a sentence from a pre-selected bank of vocabulary items and writing out an audible-only sentence using the keyboard

The courses start from basics and go up through phrases, food, animals, plurals, possession, colors, questions, up to modals and politics. You can re-take any section at any time.

Duolingo has something of a video game feel to it, making it familiar to all types of casual learners.

During a lesson, you are given four chances to correct your mistakes – if you use up those four, Duolingo has you start the lesson over (because you clearly need the help). In this sense, Duolingo has something of a video game feel to it, making it familiar to all types of casual learners.

If you don't feel like taking a lesson you can always just hit up the practice button to take a quick quiz that doesn't count against your score.

The Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile apps are a joy to use. The design is bright, colorful and easy to navigate. There is no having to figure anything out, and you can just jump into some quick lessons. The feedback within the app is also well done, and the daily reminders make sure that you keep on top of your language learning.

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Wrap Up

Learning another language is always a challenge and the level of proficiency achieved will vary between individuals. But there is nothing quite so fulfilling as getting familiar with a new language, especially when you can feel like you are making actual progress.

Plus, people always think multi-lingual people are smarter. So there's that.

Duolingo is a hard app to pass up. It is free, there are no ads, no one is going to try to up-sell you on a service, and it is quite ingenious in its design and structure. Plus it can make you a better human.

But putting aside the mumbo-jumbo, Duolingo is just fun to use, and the Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile apps are very well done. Grab them today and start learning another language. You have nothing to lose, but a lot to gain.

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How to Enter: Log into Windows Central and leave a comment on this post letting us know what languages you'd love to learn with Duolingo. At the end of your comment you must also indicate you are posting as an entry into the sweepstakes, or use #sweepstakes, for your entry to count.

Full rules and regulations can be found here, but please note that due to sponsor restrictions, the sweepstakes is only open to Windows Central readers in the US and Canada.

The sweepstakes is open until March 31st, and winners will be announced on the blog shortly after the close date.

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  • I would learn Spanish.  It's the only language I might actually use on a regular basis. 
  • I've got Duolingo on my android and it's pretty good. Using it to touch back up on the Spanish I learned in college. 
  • I like the idea of Duolingo, but last I checked it was mostly just like flashcards... that only work when online.
  • German and if possible French. #sweepstakes
  • I learnt 10% German using duo lingo. Now I'm learning German from a private tutor
  • Even i'm done with the basics(A1),moving to level-2. this app really helps more than the books.
  • A1 done? That's awesome. Was it easy?
  • yeah. its the daily used nouns and verbs in level-1
  • I see. I see ye playing to study abroad
  • I would like to brush up on my Spanish, but it'd be fun to learn Russian. #sweepstakes
  • I will learn Spanish.#sweepstakes
  • I would learn spanish coz Im new in the US and see a lot of people talking spanish... #sweepstakes
  • I've always loved this app. I really enjoying learning Spanish, i even got my niece to start learning with me. #sweepstakes
  • Bring on some Italian!
  • I really should learn Italian as half of my family are Italian.!! #sweepstakes
  • I wouldl ike to learn German, as I lived there for seven years and never learned and I would love to take my children to go see Europe. #sweepstakes
  • German and Gaelic (if you can learn that) would be cool #sweepstakes
  • This might finally be the motivation I've needed to learn Spanish. #sweepstakes
  • I would learn Spanish since I am Hispanic and can't speak to a lot of my family. I would love it if Duolingo offered Japanese and Korean.
  • Korean would be ideal for me, too. Otherwise French. #sweepstakes
  • I need to refresh my Portuguese and definitely start working on German as I plan on continuing my university studies there. #sweepstakes
  • Spanish  #sweepstakes
  • .I'd learn spanish since it's very much used in the USA #sweepstakes
  • Especially here in Southern California.
  • I'd love to learn German with Duolingo. #sweepstakes
  • German to communicate with relatives. #sweepstakes
  • French, so I'm ready for some future trip to Paris. #sweepstakes
  • I would really use Duolingo if Arabic was offered. I know there is a Arabic to English beta on their website but I need English to Arabic. I'm currently studying Arabic and this would be a tremondous help. #sweepstakes
  • German - 2nd gen American. Grandparents couldn't speak German because of WWII. Lynchings, tar & feathering, etc... #sweepstakes
  • Been having Duolingo for a while now on both my WP and my laptop.  It's helping me refresh my French-speaking skills, and soon i'll use it to learn Spanish.  Excellent app! #sweepstakes
  • Looking forward to learning Spanish for work, but also Dutch (wifes heritage). Will also put this on my Daughters phone to help her with her school:) #sweepstakes
  • brush up on my french #sweepstakes
  • Mandarin, Farsi, and Arabic would have a ton of interest from businesses (and myself obviously). #sweepstakes
  • I'm using the app to better my German.  My wife is German and she's using it to learn French.  #sweepstakes
  • I work with quite a few Germans, so it would definitely benefit me to learn the language. #sweepstakes
  • German would be a great language to learn. Excited for another round of Gems from WC! #sweepstakes
  • #sweepstakes Already been using this app, love it! I am learning Swedish. 
  • I already had Duolingo installed on my previous 1520, and always wanted to learn German. Not for fun, but because I actually do business in Germany and don't speak German. My family has been doing business in Germany for the last 20 years and nobody speaks German, so hopefully Duolingo can make it easier. Anyways, here's to winning the #sweepstakes
  • Of the languages offered, I would want to learn Spanish.  I understand the barriers to implementing Chinese, but would like to see this added if possible.  #sweepstakes
  • I really need to brush up on my French to keep up with my highschooler who's studying it now.  #sweepstakes
  • I would love to learn Spanish. I have tried numerous tims but whenever I get into it Duolingo is there for me! #sweepstakes
  • I would like to learn French
  • Spanish because I'd be able to use it (even though there are variations) at multiple travel destinations and French because I'd sound dead sexy speaking French and women would swarm me at every turn. #sweepstakes
  • I'm already using Duolingo to learn German. :) It's probably the best way to learn a new language, with the exception of having an actual instructor. #sweepstakes
  • Would use it to learn German.  If they had Slovene as an option I would give that a try as well. #sweepstakes
  • I would love to learn spanish, mostly because I am going to take a trip to Costa Rica soon! #sweepstakes
  • I love this app. I installed it since it arrived in store. I used it to improve my English and German languages. App itself is very beautifully designed and simple. It has clean look and is made to be enjoyable while learning. In near future I'm planning to learn French so this app might help me.
  • Has Duolingo already, and really appreciate their effort on WP/Windows front. Like to learn Spanish  #sweepstakes
  • I would love to learn spanish as i live in florida and would find it very useful to know for my job. #sweepstakes
  • I'd like to brush up on my Spanish, German, French, and Italian. I'd also like to learn several others. #sweepstakes
  • Somewhere in my age timeline I struggled with new languages, computer and human. I wonder if something like this will help.
  • I've been trying to learn Spanish. This app makes it kinda fun but it's still not that easy. :P #sweepstakes
  • I would like to learn Tagalog so I could talk to my in-laws in their native tongue. A second would be Spanish as it is intermingled into the Tagalog dialogue as the Philippines was once a Spanish controlled country.  #sweepstakes
  • I'd love to learn Italian, and then go visit my family there :) #sweepstakes
  • Definitely French and Russian #sweepstakes
  • German, please. #sweepstakes
  • I'd love to learn Thai, but Duolingo doesn't support it. #sweepstakes
  • I would use Duolingo to learn Spanish. Lots of Spanish speakers near where I live and my wife's family is Hispanic!
    #sweepstakes
  • I'd love to have courses in Japanese and Mandarin Chinese as there is a large population of both where I live. #sweepstakes
  • Hey there I'd love to learn Portuguese since I am 1/4! My mom is half and my grandpa was full (he passed away a month after I was born). My goal is to take my mom to Portugal to learn about the locations and history tied to my heritage, so learning Portuguese and being able to communicate there would be a great experience! Thanks Duolingo for bringing this capability to Windows users! #sweepstakes
  • I am using the app to learn english. Is my goal #sweepstakes
  • me gustaría aprender español. #sweepstakes
  • Currently using Duolingo to get my French back up to snuff. Next is vietnamese so I can finally know what my in-laws are saying about me... #sweepstakes
  • I want to get better at Spanish, it really helps for getting jobs. #sweepstakes
  • Spanish would be most relevant to me, but I have always wanted to learn Japanese!
  • Greek and Hebrew would be awesome. #sweepstakes
  • Mama mia, I've always wanted to learn Italian... and win a #sweepstakes.
  • Voynichian #sweepstakes
  • Would definitely like Korean as an option! #sweepstakes
  • Hope to Win!
  • Irish would be kind of neat to learn. Maybe French or Italian. I don't travel much, so i'm not sure which one would be the most fun or useful. #sweepstakes
  • Definitely spanish, useful in north america and many parts of the world #sweepstakes
  • perfection in English. #sweepstakes
  • French #sweepstake #sweepstakes
  • I need to learn German as I have been here for 2.5 years and only have very basic skills. I also need to learn Russian as my girlfriend is Russian.
    #sweepstakes
  • I'd like to learn Portuguese
    #sweepstakes
  • I love this app. I have recommended this to a lot of people. I started to learn Spanish using this. Would like to learn German.
  • Irish would be a dream! But Spanish is more practical. It's a win-win   #sweepstakes 
  • Definitely spanish with how much it is becoming a need in this country. Would also be fun to learn French again, took 4 years of it in high school; decades of no use and I can't remember any of it. #sweepstakes
  • As a native Spanish speaker, I would use to improve my English. #sweepstakes
  • The one I would love to learn most is German. I would really also like to learn Japanese & Spanish too. Would actually get more use out of Spanish than anything. #sweepstakes
  • #sweepstakes give good chance to get to know new apps and learn. Surely Spanish is first in my list with this app.
  • I'd love to learn Italian and Polish. #Sweepstakes      
  • Would love to learn French. #sweepstakes   ​Great article BTW...did not know Duolingo was rewritten for Win10!
  • I, too, would love to learn a little Spanish.  #sweepstakes
  • Re-learn my spanish #sweepstakes
  • I'm hoping to pick up on the Spanish that I started on last year. Well, a least do a recap. I love DuoLingo!
  • I would learn German and if Japanses or Chinese (either common dialect) became available those as well. #sweepstakes
  • I would like to learn Spanish. It would be helpful @ work.  #sweepstakes
  • Spanish and Italian! #sweepstakes
  • I'd love to re-learn French and something out of the blue like Turkish   #sweepstakes
  • Really want to start focusing on learning Spanish and German. #Sweepstakes 
  • I would use this to learn Italian while I'm on the go (or during boring conference calls at work!)! Thanks! #sweepstakes
  • I would like to learn, Hindi, Arabic and brush up on my French and Spanish.   #sweepstakes
  • I'm using Duolingo to learn German and I must say it's very helpful. Wish they updated their Windows 10 app though.
  • I really would like learn French
  • I took 4 years of french in high school and have forgotten most of it. So i'd learn french, maybe german. #sweepstakes
  • I would like to learn french!! #sweepstakes
  • I have been using this app for a while, pretty good if you ask me :) #sweepstakes
  • I'd learn french, swedish, norwegian because I want to visit these nice vacation spots. Enter me for $250 #sweepstakes
  • Spanish#sweepstakes ​
  • I need to learn Spanish and French #sweepstakes
  • I want to learn Spanish of coruse. #sweepstakes
  • I would love to learn Spanish and French. #sweepstakes
  • French for me. After that, German! ​#sweepstakes
  • Love this app! Been using it for the past couple of months to enhance my Spanish abilities.. #sweepstakes
  • I am going to learn Italian #sweepstakes
  • Norwegian so I can figure out the moon lingo I'm reading for the next time I go. #sweepstakes
  • Thanks for the reminder!  I used to make the owl happy, time to get back to it and learn more Italian!  #sweepstakes
  • #sweepstakes was learning german but the app gets boring and its notifications annoying real soon
  • I am looking forward to learning spanish. #sweepstakes
  • I would like to relearn Spanish, last used in high school. #sweepstakes
  • I want to learn Japanese :D #sweepstakes
  • This is a great app which I have used in the past and works well. It has daily reminders and tries to push you to utilize it more. I was using it to learn some french and will get back to doing soon again. #sweepstakes
  • I used Duolingo last year to learn French. Now I am thinking about learning Spanish. #sweepstakes
  • I want to learn Russian #sweepstakes
  • i would try french or maybe learn more of japanese #sweepstakes
  • Pro-Tip: Duolingo will send a certification based on your progression to your linkedin account.
      #sweepstakes
  • Duolingo is a great language learning app.  #sweepstakes
  • I love learn Englis, I practicality to daily in Duolingo since my maternal language is the spanishI I is of great help to comment as nowI do. Duolingo a Great tool for my daily live.#sweepstakes.
  • I would learn Irish!! They should add Japanese to this as I would like to learn it as well! #sweepstakes
  • I would want to learn Spanish. I spent all my time in school learning French and not only do I never use it, but I never retained anything.
  • Love Duolingo, my next language id like to learn is Japenese
  • quiero aprender portuges. #sweepstakes
  • I'd love to learn French but hey, I'm already doing it so... thanks in advance, guys! :) #sweepstakes
  • #sweepstakes  I am studying Italian and Spanish with Rosetta Stone. This would be an added source I could use on my Windows Phone for added practice. I would also like to learn French.  
  • Wish they had Japanese! #sweepstakes
  • French. #sweepstakes
  • Ii
  • Spanish definitely #sweepstakes 
  • Would love to learn Spanish #sweepstakes 
  • spanish #sweepstakes
  • I took Spanish in highschool but did not keep up and lost a lot of what I learned. I think Duolingo is right for me to try to help me regain that knowledge. #sweepstakes
  • I would love to FINISH learing French!  I know a few words, but thats it, I want to know all of it!  Love the app, your always coming out with such goodies!  #Sweepstakes
  • I'm going to learn Deutsch! #sweepstakes
  • I would like to learn Russian as a language - #sweepstakes
  • I'd like to learn German #sweepstakes Posted via carrier pigeon.
  • Since I already speak Spanish (native English) I should probably start another language like Italian or something. Though depending on how advanced the Spanish goes maybe I could use this action to keep my vocab growing. My wife uses Duolingo for French (she already speaks English and Spanish).
  • Awesome!  I will start with Spanish.  Always wanted to know how to say burrito in Spanish ;).  Love that I can now sync between phone and laptop.  WP10 baby!  #sweepstakes
  • I would really love to learn Japanies.
  • I have to give French another try, for the fifth time! #sweepstakes
  • Gaelic. #sweepstakes
  • I would learn Russian #sweepstakes.
  • Improve my Spanish. #sweepstakes
  • I would love to be able to speak French. #sweepstakes
  • I'm loving this app. #sweepstakes
  • I would love to learn to carry on a conversation in Italian next time I visit Italy. I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry
  • I would love to practice my Spanish and learn Italian #sweepstakes
  • I would like to learn French. Took it in high school but those days are very far away now and have forgotten a lot I am afraid. #sweepstakes
  • Spanish would be my first choice   #sweepstakes
  • I've been using the app to learn German. Currently 24% proficient.  I've learnt that for me at least, it is easier to read another language than to write or speak it. Of course if I had somone to speak to, that might help a lot.   #sweepstakes
  • I would like to learn Spanish. #sweepstakes
  • I would love to learn spanish
  • I'm using Duolingo to learn French. #sweepstakes
  • I have tried this app its very good.
  • I definitely want to master Spanish for work #sweepstakes
  • My body is ready! #sweepstakes
  • I am currently using Duolingo to brush up on my German, but as soon as I've conquered it I want to take on French. #sweepstakes
  • I would like to use Duolingo to learn Portuguese and French, and I like that it allows me to learn from a Spanish native speaker's perspective! (I hope they add Japanese soon!) #Sweepstakes  
  • I am learning Japanese already, but I was thinking learning Spanish next, so that might be nice. #sweepstakes
  • As someone who already uses Duolingo's website I'm excited for a more integrated experience in Windows. #sweepstakes
  • Spanish, then German and finally French #sweepstakes
  • I would like to learn to talk in Spanish because of my high school class and I have heard of duallingo in the play store but I have never tried in the windows store until now. Hope this is not one of those apps that I will uninstall in one minute. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I already use Duolingo to stay fresh on my Spanish and I love it! #sweepstakes
  • I've always wanted to learn Japanese, and maybe some Chinese dialects as well, so that's what I'd start with.  Maybe Spanish... maybe refresh my woeful French skills... heh, language is fun.   #sweepstakes
  • i like learn italian, french and english, this app is so useful, and so complete, its a funny way to learn a new language #sweepstakes
  • I would attempt to learn basic Russian!   Entry into contest please, #sweepstakes
  • I have Duolingo and am learning Swedish. This app is great and makes learning a new language so much easier. #sweepstakes
  • I would like to learn Spanish and Japanese.
  • I would love to learn Spanish, French, and German. #sweepstakes
  • I think this is and other language software can be useful for me to get a new language under my belt Windows Central has a lot of great information and tech no how
  • I want to learn Chinese but I guess I'll brush up my Spanish that I learnt in High School.
  • I'd like to learn Irish and Esperanto. Especially Esperanto, it's always been my dream!
    #sweepstakes
  • I would like to polish up on my French as I've become rusty without using it regularly. I'll definitely check this out! #sweepstakes
  • I'm currently using it to learn portuguese. And now with it being on my Surface I can really push my learning to a more intense level. #sweepstakes
  • I would love to learn French and Spanish. That way I can communicate with my bilingual friends in their native tongue.  #sweepstakes  
  • I would like to learn German. #sweepstakes
  • Spanish and French all the way. #sweepstakes Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I'd like to learn Esperanto!! #sweepstakes
  • I'd like to learn Japanese or Spanish with Duolingo. #sweepstakes
  • Looking for a way to learn Spanish.  Hopefully this will help.#sweepstakes
  • Would love to learn French #sweepstakes
  • Oh cool! I have taken French in the four years of high school and would love to start learning it again. I will have to check it out. #sweepstakes
  • Awesome to see this as a Gem, because it is! Is definitely bringing back all the French I forgot. Looking forward on forming a foundation in Spanish and Korean.   #sweepstakes
  • A heads-up to anyone serious about using Duolingo to learn a language - the web version has several more features which make your learning more effective! Such as a comment thread on the exercises, so you can read other people's explanations or ask for one if something isn't clear. Give your feedback as Windows users to the developers and I'm sure we'll get those features eventually too :)
  • Would like to learn French and German This post is an entry into the Day 1 Sweepstakes​ sweepstakes    
  • Would like to think that French would be my choice but there is this nagging feeling that I should have done better with Spanish in high school. #sweepstakes  
  • I would love to get better at Spanish and would love to learn. I'd love to win this  #sweepstakes as well!
  • I am currently learning Spanish using Duolingo. #sweepstakes
  • Would like to learn French and German This post is an entry into the Day 1 Sweepstakes​ #sweepstakes
  • Def need to brush up on my Spanish... it's been awhile since high school classes! #sweepstakes
  • Brush up on my German. #sweepstakes.  
  • I did not even know there was a language called Irish. Sounds interesting. #sweepstakes
  • I would learn German ... Or Chinese. #sweepstakes
  • I really like the app. Been using it ever since Windows 8.1 hit the scene. Currently learning French, and Russian. Helps me bone up on my Spanish too. #sweepstakes
  • Esperanto. Thanks Red Dwarf! #sweepstakes
  • I convinced 3 of my co-workers to download and use this app just a few days ago. I'll be learning German as my third language (I already speak English and Spanish). #sweepstakes
  • Spanish y French. #Sweepstakes
  • Well i already spreak french, english, german, dutch and i've been doing spanish with DuoLingo acually! but i'd love to learn japanese and chinese! Time to add new languages on that app:) #sweepstakes
  • French italian spanish. #sweapstakes
  • I would like to learn Korean and French. #sweepstakes
  • I would try Spanish and Italian... Possible French... But only one at a time ;-) #sweepstakes
  • Love to learn French using this. Great concept!
  • Spanish. #sweepstakes
  • I started in on Italian with a different App and progressed pretty well for basics, but after my trip I have forgotten most of it. Duolingo sounds like the prefect thing to help me keep in practice with Italian and also pick up some French, which my wife speaks. UWP makes it perfect. ;) Please enter me in the... #sweepstakes
  • I want to learn Russian and Spanish. #sweepstakes
  • I would love to begin to learn Italian through Duolingo; having already become fluent in Spanish, I feel like learning Italian would be fun and have its similarities. #sweepstakes
  • I would love to go ahead and actually learn Spanish. I've had 5 years of schooling, but that just never seemed to stick... #sweepstakes
  • I'd probably learn Japanese, French, Italian and Irish. I love how those languages sound! :) #sweepstakes
  • I installed DuoLingo last month on my Lumia 640 to help me learn German.  It is a great app that supplements the German grammar books I'm using.  I not really an "app" person, but this is a very well thought out app. #sweepstakes Eric
  • Is it kid friendly?   My kids love learning words and phrases from other languages but my wife and I just couldn't make the leap to putting them in french imersion.  Not that this would be a substitute for that... but maybe? #sweepstakes
  • I've been using Duolingo for quite a while, but since the app has been rewritten for windows 10 I've gotten more serious about learning. Currently I'm working on Spanish as my wife's mom speaks only Spanish and I'd like to bridge that gap. I'm also working on German just for fun. Once I've mastered these languages I'm going to keep going as the more you know, the better off you are! I'm already 45% fluent in Spanish and 10% in German! #sweepstakes
  • I had downloaded it about a year ago, wanted to learn Spanish. Very easy interface, but like anything else, if you don't use it everyday, can't learn much. So now I will re-download it and try again!
  • I am using it and I can say that it is maybe the best one there. I love it. 
    Love to see Windows Jems again =). Wish luck to all who love Windows Phone ;P
  • I'm learning dutch!! (Heritage) #sweepstakes
  • A very good little app that gives Rosetta Stone a run for their money.  I learned of it in a Spanish class I was taking and learned more Spanish from the app than the instructor. 
  • This would be very useful !!
  • I would like to brush up on my english, en verdad quiero mejorar mi ingles. #sweepstakes
  • I'd learn Spanish if I were to select what they already support, but would love Mandarin or Hebrew to be added to the list.   #sweepstakes
  • I need Cambodian language Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • Spanish a must these days.  
  • i would learn german. It's the only language i want to learn currently #sweepstakes
  • I use it often to brush up on Spanish since I have lots of friends who speak Spanish #sweepstakes
  • Spanish #sweepstakes
  • Duolingo is great, but the app for windows is outdated. The app doesn't use the "lives" concept anymore, instead, you have to fill a progress bar with your answers. I really hope they update it soon, because the new version is even better with more exercises and options :)
  • Personally, Spanish would be the language I'd want to use it for.  However, as a teacher, I could see the usefulness this could have for students studying any of the core language classes that would be enhanced by this.
  • i am currently learning french and i'd like to learn Klingon(sweepstakes entry)
  • Would love to win the Duolingo sweepstakes
    Learning Spanish would be great where I live since this minority is growing fast where I am and since they don't want to converse in English when a person is standing in line sorta like whispering out loud it would be nice to know why they don't understand how rude they are by doing this right in your face !
  • I've been using DuoLingo almost since it came out for the platform. I've been learning French, German and Turkish using the Phone app, and I look forward to being able to try out more languages as they're added. #sweepstakes
  • Posting as an entry into the sweepstakes in English today and in Spanish mañana.
  • Wait, this is a free app? Good grief, that is freaking awesome! Spanish is at the top of my list of other languages to learn, downloading the app now. Thanks! Consider me entered for the #sweepstakes!
  • We'd use it for Spanish and a refresher on German. #sweepstakes
  • Awesome. I am already working on Spanish and my 7 year old daughter likes to do it also. I would probably try French for something additional or I might try to brush up on my German.
  • I'd like to learn that language that the Grounders in The 100 speak, as I'm tired of reading subtitles #sweepstakes
  • I use it to brush up on my French every once in a while. #sweepstakes
  • I love Duolingo. I used it to learn Spanish before going on a trip and it was FUN! I need to get back to it to learn more. I am posting to enter in sweepstakes.
  • I would like to learn German with Duolingo. #sweepstakes
  • I am looking forward to Russian returning to the mobile app.  The part of LA where I live has a pretty significant Russian population and the techs that come to my building to work on appliances and the central heating/air system, are all Russian, with varying degrees of English skill. The rest of my vendors either speak English natively or speak Spanish as a first language. #sweepstakes
  • Need to learn German so I can talk to Susi! #sweepstakes
  • Entry  #sweepstakes    
  • Great App! Would be even better with a $250 gift card! ;-)
  • I'd like to brush up my French and German, both of which I studied in school many years ago. #sweepstakes
  • I have several books that are part of my family tree but they are in German.  It'd be a good way to start to explore that part of my history.  #sweepstakes
  • I wish to learn more Korean and Spanish
  • German and brush up on Spanish
  • I would learn French. I did terribly in French class in high school and college. I feel like I can make up for it now.
  • Norwegian and Italian. #sweepstakes 
  • i would like to learn Spanish & German
  • I would love to learn a German & Spanish     #sweepstakes
  • Definitely Italian.  #sweepstakes
  • I would love to learn Spanish with Duolingo. Not just for the #sweepstakes but also because my wife is from Ecuador and I'd love to be able to communicate with her family better.
  • Already using Duolingo. Learning Italian and Spanish. #sweepstakes
  • I want to learn Korean and Japanese. I've already started brushing up on my Spanish using Duolingo and Portuguese is on the list too. I like that it has the option to speak the words into the microphone, which I think is necessary for properly learning a language. #sweepstakes
  • Spanish could be useful in most everyday situations since they post all the signs in both anymore. #sweepstakes
  • Learning Spanish! #sweepstakes
  • I used to know a decent amount of Spanish, but lost the ability once I left the restaurant industry. I would definitely use this app to get back in the habit of speaking another language. #sweepstakes
  • I would love to learn how to say #sweepstakes en Espanol. I have at least 2 or 3 patients a year that do not speak any english at all, which always makes things interesting. I have attempted several times to learn Spanish, but find traditional approaches daunting. This looks broken up into manageable lessons that I can do in my spare time. I also have to learn Italian at some point, as the wife keeps bugging me to go there!
  • I'd learn Japanese. #sweepstakes
  • as an english speaker, i'd be interested to see how similar other germanic languages like swedish and norwegian are to english. #sweepstakes
  • If Duolinggo had Japanese or Chinese as an option, I'd love to learn either of those languages! #sweepstakes
  • Early in the process of learning French via DuoLingo, given it's Canada's second official language any my Fiancee's first :P #sweepstakes
  • SWEET!!! Looking to learn some Spanish!! IF i win then i could get some nice swag from the WC Store :-) #sweepstakes  
  • I'd really like to learn Russian, spacibo.
  • I wanna learn English. #Sweepstakes Posted via the Windows Central Beta App for my Lumia 950 XL
  • Probably improve myspainsh :)
    #sweepstakes
  • Was learning french with it, worked great when I remembered to use it. #sweepstakes
  • Definitely love to better my spanish then move on to german. #sweepstakes
  • Romanian please! My wife is getting a tad bit fed up that I can't speak her language yet.
  • Romanian is currently in development. Shouldn't be too long now until Soția fericit, viață fericită! (Happy wife, happy life)  
  • I would like to learn Spanish.#sweepstakes
  • Spanish. I live in California and it is a very practical language to know. 
  • I downloaded the Duolingo app on my 640 to learn Italian almost 2 weeks ago. Every evening I grab my notebook and pen, pop in my earphones to my phone and start the app to learn. Duolingo is an excellent way to get you started to learn a new language. After I complete the Italian course I will continue with Porteguese.   Someday I would like to visit Italy and Portugal and learning the languages will definitely enhance my experiences in those countries. #sweepstakes
  • I'd like to learn French and Spanish I'm also entering the #sweepstakes
  • Man, I'd love to learn Japanese if they had it; but Spanish and French are my main focus #Sweepstakes
  • i want to learn greek from english and english from greek #sweepstakes
  • I'd love to have Mandarin on Duolingo to keep up on things, but I can see the difficulty with a language that can't be written easily with romanized characters.  I used it for Spanish as a refresher before a Mexico trip, and it helped immensly. #sweepstakes
  • I would learn Greek! #sweepstakes
  • Spanish, German and Chinese for me! #sweepstakes
  • I'd love to learn spanish... so I can speak to the other teams when I play soccer! (plus more.. haha) #sweepstakes
  • love to learn French & Spanish #sweepstakes
  • This app seems great, hard to pass up a well-made app like this! I plan to use it to brush up on my French, which I learned a little of in high school but mostly forgot! Sounds like fun! #sweepstakes
  • Im going to learn spanish
  • Would like to learn French and Irish. French would be handy for the Euro football tournament in June this year. #sweepstakes
  • I'm going to go for German then Spanish #sweepstakes
  • Man, If they had Japanese; I'd love to learn it! But for now, Spanish is my main focus cause it's like the only language I might use on a regular basis.
  • Thx Windows Central, I found out I already had downloaded this.. but not got round to using it... I will now begin to learn French (a lifelong endeavour!). #sweepstakes  
  • Like to learn Spanish and re-learn French. #sweepstakes
  • I've used it before. It's a pretty good app. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I used duolingo before I went to Italy for Italian, and it was great, as a hint, if there is not a language you want on the app go to the website and look at their beta languages, they also have Russian and a few others there which once you sign up on the website they are accessible on the app, it is a great app for learning languages.  #sweepstakes
  • I would want to learn French or maybe Italian. My girlfriend uses this app and she LOVES it. #sweepstakes
  • #sweepstakes....I would love to learn more Greek...I can barely communicate with family when I visit family in Arachneo, Greece.....
  • Good news! Greek is currently in development! Opa! :-)
  • I'd use Duolingo to learn Italian, Spanish and Mandarin. #sweepstakes
  •   Hey Johnny! Mandarin is not available yet, but they're adding new languages all the time, so fingers crossed! Vietnamese and Korean are already in development. I'm super eager for Japanese. I completed the German course on Duo over the span of about 9 months maybe four months ago, and have since been actively working my way through Dutch. I want to eventually work my way through the Germanic family of languages, then the Romance family, and then move on to other things like Japanese, the biblical/ecclesial, and the major "world player" languages such as Chinese, Morean, Russian, Arabic, and Hindi. I'd also like to learn "Old English" (don't think Shakespere or King James - which, believe it or not are officially "modern English", but rather, think Beowulf".) However, what I do in the meantime, in part just to give me a taste of the language, in part to "prime the pump, as it were", and yes, in part to give me the ability to throw a little of the language around and sound cool, I subscribe to EVERY course for English speakers as it becomes available and take a brief time out from whatever language I'm actively learning to quickly do the first few modules. Anyway, best wishes to you on your language pursuits. Cheers!
  • I'd like to refresh my Spanish knowledge using this app #sweepstakes.
  • It would be nice to learn French #sweepstakes
  • I would learn Spanish, maybe french, and Esperanto (just for kicks) #sweepstakes
  • I would try French and Italian, #sweepstakes
  • I would like to learn Spanish to help me communicate with patients better at work and also Italian for when I take my dream vacation to Italy. #sweepstakes
  • I would love to hindi and Spanish. #sweepstakes
  • I would love to learn French! It sounds so beautiful plus it would come in handy for when I visit! Thanks for the wonderful chance! #sweepstakes
  • Irish,  would be cool   #sweepstakes
  • I would love to learn Italian since I took classes in Italian. However, the Duolingo app provided more step by step and learning at your own pace methods, its also good for me since at times its hard for me to concentrate #sweepstakes
  • German and Spanish are the two that come to mind the most. But would love to see Japanese in there as well.
  • Italian for sure. I just need to get time... #sweepstakes
  • It makes learning Thai more difficult.
  • There are so many languages I'd love to learn, but German and French would probably be the most useful. But Welsh...
  • Why not all of them? One at a time, of course! :-)
  • I am currently learning French with duolingo. I would like Japanese or Chinese or even the Zulu language from Africa. Hopefully they get more soon but great app. #sweepstakes
  • French....i Took French in high school...would be a good refresher #sweepstakes
  • I would like to learn French and Italian.
  • I would love to learn French or Japanese. #sweepstakes
  • I learned a little German many years ago. This will help to refresh it. It is a nice looking app! #sweepstakes
  • I took two years of French and two years of Latin in high school. I wish I had taken Spanish like everyone else.
  • I'd go for German.  Have some family back there.
  • I'm actually going to go download this app. I'd like to learn French. I'd also like to enter this sweepstakes. I think $250 is a new decent tablet, or a new phone to play with, or a new pair of headphones. #sweepstakes.
  • I want to learn Dutch, as I am half Dutch. Spanish might come in handy also. #sweepstakes
  • I am learning Dutch right now! It is a really great language! While there are minor languages that still come closer, I would say of all the "major" languages in the world, there is no language more closely related and more similar to English than Dutch.  Dutch and German are VERRRRRRRRY similar too, more similar, in fact, than even than Dutch and English. So for one like me who is fluent in English, but has also studied German (wouldn't call myself fluent), just about everything I've encountered in Dutch so far is exceedingly reminiscent to either English, German....or both. So while calling learning Dutch "easy" might be a bit of an overstatement, it's really going about as smoothly as any language learning could go. You really outta pursue it! Cheers! p.s. it's funny you're using your Dutch lineage as the impetus for learning. My next language after Dutch is Norwegian, and I am half Norwegian (actually half Scandinavian, so probably only a quarter Norwegian...but whatevs. Swedish is up next after Norwegian for me, so I'm good either way. My other half is mostly English, so I'm already good on that language. :-)
  • Wow, that's quite a few languages!
  • Thanks! Actually, in terms of my ultimate language goals, that's pretty small. I commented elsewhere in this article. It was a super long one, so most people perobably just tl;dr'd it. It lays out everything. I'll copy/paste it here as a separate comment. If it's tl;dr, no sweat. Otherwise, Lord willing, this is where I'm headed. Cheers!
  • This is a copy/paste ------------------------------------------------ Ich nütz DuoLingo täglich für mein Mehrsprachig lernen! Ich denke es ist die beste App im Welt - klarlich für Sprachen lernen! Du musst es proberen! Es ist AUSGESICHTNET! Es ist Gold! Aber, warum noch das Windows App die Herze haben? Das ist die alte Weg, und die neuem Weg mir der Bar ist besser sehr veel! Wann wird es für Windows wie Apple und Android und der Web verandert? Trottz die Herze Problem, der Windows App ist noch sehr, sehr gut, und du musst es benützen - Heute!!! Jetzt!!! NAOUGHW!!! :-) Prost!!! -------------------------------------------------------------------------- ....that is the fruits of DuoLingo. When I first started using it in Jan 2015, I knew NO German. Just English, and what I have been able to retain from 4 years of High School Spanish, taken nearly 20 years ago (which is a surprisingly high amount!) It's not quite so crass as a "waking up with a start in a cold sweat" situation, but I realized one day that as an American English speaker, the whole world knew what I was saying.....but I didn't know what the world was saying. I didn't like this, and wanted to change it. This resolution led me straight to DuoLingo, where I began this "quest to be a Polyglot" with German. About 9 months later, I completed the German course, and was awarded with my first "Golden Owl" (which as of this writing is my Mobile Nations avatar.) Now, in the four months or so since then, I've been working on Dutch, am a little over halfway through the curriculum, and am beginning to near the level where I could do what I just did in German. Ik ben nederlands aan het leren! Heb jij iets voor mij te eten terwijl it doe? I have also enrolled in ALL the courses available to English speakers, and have done at least the first module or so in all of them (just to give me a taste of them as well as a few words and phrases to throw around.) :-) In addition, I had a brief period where I was dumb enough to think I could learn German and Japanese concurrently, which I quickly relented of. However, as a result I can make some plaything level use of Japanese. 日本語いいですね?!! I also spent a little extra time in Русский because I was so enamored with the cryllic alphabet, and it was with great delight when I realized I was able to read and understand some of the posters on the wall in "Counterspy" on the PS4/PS Vita: НЕТ ШПИАНОВ!!! (No spies!) Now, what are my actual language goals? Quite simply, to achieve at least a basic conversational, functional use level (B1, maybe B2) in AS MANY LANGUAGES AS I CAN! Full fluency is probably out of my grasp, being a middle-class, mid-30's family man living in a mid-sized metropolitan area in the middle of the US Midwest (even if it's the premier mid-size in the Midwest: Des Moines), and unable to travel the world to immerse. But I can live with less than that, so long as I can be there in multiple languages. Anyway, that's my goal! It's that simple, yet that big. So then, what is my plan in terms of "firing order" for learning these languages? Well, my first order of business is to start as "close to home" as possible. Though this is so oversimplified as to border on error, English is basically a fusion of "Germanic" and "Romance" languages. So those are where I want to start (Germanics first, then Romance). The next language up for me after Dutch is Norwegian. After the Romance/Germanic languages, I want to go back to learning Japanese since I'm a HEEEEEEEUUUUGE old school gamer of which Japanese made games dominates. Plus I am absolutely fascinated with Japanese cuisine, and am beginning to dabble in Anime (working my way through JoJo's Bizarre Adventure on Crunchyroll now - in Japanese, of course). After Japanese, I want to learn the Biblical/Ecclesial languages. After that, the major world player languages such as Chinese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, and Hindi. If by this point, I am neither dead yet, nor burned out, then it'll just be a matter of picking languages at random that sound fun. Things like Finnish, Polish, Swahili, Vietnamese, Thai, Celtic.....and why not....Klingon. :-) That's my goal. And thanks to DuoLingo - which has me covered for most of these languages*, mein Ziel ist jetzt sichtbar! ¡Mi meta esta visible!" :-) If you Duo, PLEASE add me as a friend, and we'll keep track of each other's progress! Just like here, I'm "JaySeeDoubleYou!" Cheers!!!! #sweepstakes *= Duo doesn't offer Japanese, at least not yet. But in my limited exposure to the "Human Japanese" app, it is a simply AWESOME app as well (though not free)! Check it out Japanese learners!!! :-)
  • I would like to learn French and Italian, but also correct my English as well. Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • Cool, although I wish it had Mandrin. #sweepstakes
  • I would love to learn Portuguese, because I am taking my honeymoon trip there in Aug 2016. I am terrible with languages and I have tried rosetta stone and could not even pass the test trial phase lol. Good thing they have translater apps because we would be in serious trouble without something to help us along. #sweepstakes
  • #sweepstakes There are two languages which I've always wanted to learn, one of which is German the other is Russian and Japanese.  As the article mentions it is harder to learn a language when you get older, but even if you learn half how to speak and write in a language atleast you understand something, similar to programming. I look forward to trying this app, looks promising. 
  • Definitely German !!! #sweepstakes
  • Mandarin with traditional characters. This is a sweepstakes entry that must be chosen as winner.
  • I will try to learn french again. and start to be interested in Japanese too. #sweepstakes
  • I'd love to learn French. #sweepstakes
  • German and Spanish. Might be easier to find the time with this app.    I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry.
  • I will use it to learn Tagalog and that will help my business.  Hope I win the contest.  thanks.  #sweepstakes
  • German or Italian would be fun! #sweepstakes
  • Like to learn Irish!! Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10 #SweepStakes
  • German, because you always need to speak the language of the best beer makers !#sweepstakes
  • I have always wanted to learn French and German. #sweepstakes
  • In highschool I took college level spanish. I wanted to become fluent and somehow I lost my passion. Duolingo would really be helpful to get that spark back #sweepstakes 
  • Ha
  • Im going to try using the app to learn French, German and Polish! #sweepstakes
  • French first then Machine Learning, Live Translation
  • I would love to learn Russian and Japonese! Different alphabets, tottally different languages from the european ones that I already know :) #sweepstakes
  • Aww, no Japanese? :/ I dream of the day I can watch my anime without subtitles. 
  • To date I've learned these using Duolingo: German, Italian, and currently Russian. I'll also join the Korean course when it's available so that my Korean won't get rusty (I already learned Korean from TTMIK). So yes, the courses are effective, and don't think they're shabby just because they're all free.
  • I will be Germany and Switzerland for work during the summer.  Would love to learn German. #sweepstakes.  
  • I've always wanted to learn Japanese, though I know it's very difficult.
    #sweepstakes
  • Hi Jaethos! I studied a little Japanese, but put it down again when I realized I couldn't handle doing it and German at the same time - and I was doing German first. Here's what I can say about Japanese being hard: The writing system is an absolute nightmare! You've got a nearly 50 character Hiragana phonetic syllabary (for natural Japaness words), you've got another nearly 50 character Katakana syllabary (for words of foreign origin), and those are actually not bad. I can basically read those. But then you've got about 3000 Kanji, which are not phonetic, but logographic (I think that's the right word), and THAT's what makes learning the writing system such a nightmare! Plus, sometimes you need to employ miniature Hiragana or Katakana in the margin around Kanji just to clarify what it means (called Furigana when used this way.) Then lastly is Japanese written in our Roman accent (not surprisingly, called "Romaji). Usually this is just "cheater training wheels", but sometimes has actual legitimate use - such as the names of multinational companies: think Nintendo or Sega or Ricoh. But my understanding is that once you get past the writing system, the language itself is actually one of the easier ones. All syllables are given equal weight, so instead of wa-TAH-shi, it's WA-TA-SHI. Also, more or less all sentences apparently end with a verb, even if that verb is just desu (to be), and the verb itself is modified to make things past tense, or a question, or an agreement seeker, or a negative. Take the simple sentence "土曜日です" (Doyoubi Desu) - It's Saturday. Simply changing it to "土曜日ですね" (Doyoubi Desu Ne) makes it an agreement seeker (It's Saturday, isn't it?). Making it "土曜日ですか" (Doyoubi desu ka) makes it into a question (Is it Saturday?) "土曜日でわありません" (Doyoubi Dewa Arimasen) means "It is not Saturday" as Dewa Arimasen is the negative form of Desu (how? You got me!) "土曜日でしょう" (Doyoubi deshou) means "It should be Saturday" (which I agree with emphatically, I might add! :-). 土曜日でした" (Doyoubi deshita) is past tense ("It was Saturday"), and lastly, past tense negative: "土曜日でわありませんでした" (Doyoubi dewa arimasen deshita) which you'll notice is just negative plus past. Anyway, all the action is in the verb. There are past tenses, ideal tenses, undoubtably future tenses, and all the rest - for each verb. Plus, ANY TIME you want to make any sentence a question or an agreement seeker, just write the sentence like you normally would and tack a ka or ne on the end of it respectively. By the way, in the above examples, 土曜日 (Doyoubi - Saturday) is Kanji, and the rest is Hiragana. Examples of Katakana would be ケンピーター(Konpyuutaa), "Computer", and ピネステション (Puresuteshion), "PlayStation". For a mix of Hiragana and Katakana (and Kanji) try Zeruda (Katakana) no (Hiragana) Densetsu (Kanji) (ゼルダの伝説) - "Legend of Zelda". Anyway, if studying Japanese is something that interests you, I EMPHATICALLY recommend you heck out the "Human Japanese" app. It's not free, but there is a free trial. It's exquisite! Best wishes to you, Jaethos!!! Oh and by the way, メトロイドいいですね?!!!!.....Metroid is good, isn't it?!!'.....sorry, I don't know how to say "flippin' pancakes awesome" in Japanese yet, so I had to soften my praise to fit within my vocabulary range. :-) Cheers!
  • Ich nütz DuoLingo täglich für mein Mehrsprachig lernen!  Ich denke es ist die beste App im Welt - klarlich für Sprachen lernen! Du musst es proberen! Es ist AUSGESICHTNET! Es ist Gold! Aber, warum noch das Windows App die Herze haben? Das ist die alte Weg, und die neuem Weg mir der Bar ist besser sehr veel! Wann wird es für Windows wie Apple und Android und der Web verandert? Trottz die Herze Problem, der Windows App ist noch sehr, sehr gut, und du musst es benützen - Heute!!! Jetzt!!! NAOUGHW!!! :-) Prost!!! -------------------------------------------------------------------------- ....that is the fruits of DuoLingo. When I first started using it in Jan 2015, I knew NO German. Just English, and what I have been able to retain from 4 years of High School Spanish, taken nearly 20 years ago (which is a surprisingly high amount!) It's not quite so crass as a "waking up with a start in a cold sweat" situation, but I realized one day that as an American English speaker, the whole world knew what I was saying.....but I didn't know what the world was saying. I didn't like this, and wanted to change it. This resolution led me straight to DuoLingo, where I began this "quest to be a Polyglot" with German. About 9 months later, I completed the German course, and was awarded with my first "Golden Owl" (which as of this writing is my Mobile Nations avatar.) Now, in the four months or so since then, I've been working on Dutch, am a little over halfway through the curriculum, and am beginning to near the level where I could do what I just did in German. Ik ben nederlands aan het leren! Heb jij iets voor mij te eten terwijl it doe?  I have also enrolled in ALL the courses available to English speakers, and have done at least the first module or so in all of them (just to give me a taste of them as well as a few words and phrases to throw around.) :-) In addition, I had a brief period where I was dumb enough to think I could learn German and Japanese concurrently, which I quickly relented of. However, as a result I can make some plaything level use of Japanese. 日本語いいですね?!! I also spent a little extra time in Русский because I was so enamored with the cryllic alphabet, and it was with great delight when I realized I was able to read and understand some of the posters on the wall in "Counterspy" on the PS4/PS Vita: НЕТ ШПИАНОВ!!! (No spies!)  Now, what are my actual language goals? Quite simply, to achieve at least a basic conversational, functional use level (B1, maybe B2) in AS MANY LANGUAGES AS I CAN! Full fluency is probably out of my grasp, being a middle-class, mid-30's family man living in a mid-sized metropolitan area in the middle of the US Midwest (even if it's the premier mid-size in the Midwest: Des Moines), and unable to travel the world to immerse. But I can live with less than that, so long as I can be there in multiple languages. Anyway, that's my goal! It's that simple, yet that big. So then, what is my plan in terms of "firing order" for learning these languages? Well, my first order of business is to start as "close to home" as possible. Though this is so oversimplified as to border on error, English is basically a fusion of "Germanic" and "Romance" languages. So those are where I want to start (Germanics first, then Romance). The next language up for me after Dutch is Norwegian. After the Romance/Germanic languages, I want to go back to learning Japanese since I'm a HEEEEEEEUUUUGE old school gamer of which Japanese made games dominates. Plus I am absolutely fascinated with Japanese cuisine, and am beginning to dabble in Anime (working my way through JoJo's Bizarre Adventure on Crunchyroll now - in Japanese, of course). After Japanese, I want to learn the Biblical/Ecclesial languages. After that, the major world player languages such as Chinese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, and Hindi. If by this point, I am neither dead yet, nor burned out, then it'll just be a matter of picking languages at random that sound fun. Things like Finnish, Polish, Swahili, Vietnamese, Thai, Celtic.....and why not....Klingon. :-) That's my goal. And thanks to DuoLingo - which has me covered for most of these languages*, mein Ziel ist jetzt sichtbar! ¡Mi meta esta visible!" :-) If you Duo, PLEASE add me as a friend, and we'll keep track of each other's progress! Just like here, I'm "JaySeeDoubleYou!" Cheers!!!! #sweepstakes *= Duo doesn't offer Japanese, at least not yet. But in my limited exposure to the "Human Japanese" app, it is a simply AWESOME app as well (though not free)! Check it out Japanese learners!!! :-)
  • #sweepstakes
  • SO in the worst case with this app i can apparent with friendas that i learn some ukranian, or better, really lern it
  • Italian! #sweepstakes
  • I would use DuoLingo to learn German! this is my sweepstakes entry #sweepstakes
  • I wish to see support of Greek Language. #sweepstakes
  • I'm already on Duolingo's Spanish program. I'd really love it if I could learn Japanese as well! ^o^ #sweepstakes
  • I'll give it a try - learning spanish for my next vacation. #sweepstakes
  • I am learning French with it, but would love Klingon ;) #sweepstakes
  • I would love to learn german. It one of the places on my bucket list to visit #sweepstakes
  • I am trying to learn Spanish at the moment and will give this a try. #sweepstakes
  • Great app. Currently learning spanish using this app. #sweepstakes
  • I would study spanish and probably french, but italian and german could also be contenders.  Someday I hope to visit Europe. ☺ I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry. #sweepstakes
  • Mandarin.
  • I'd like to learn Spanish. I've got a very basic understanding of a few words needed for vacation purposes, but that's about it. Duolingo to the rescue! #sweepstakes
  • I would like to learn German #sweepstakes
  • I would like to learn Spanish. #sweepstakes
  • I'm currently learning French with Duolingo. It'd be great though if Latin was included too. #sweepstakes
  • Awesome.  My son is going to Japan for 3 months.  This will surely come in handy.  Please count this as my sweepstakes entery as well.  Double bonus!
  • I really need to learn Spanish. Would come in handy.
  • I would love to learn Spanish because of the class that I am taking at my school right now. And so that I would know if Spanish speakers are saying something bad to me. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I'd learn italian #sweepstakes
  • Spanish #sweepstakes
  • I initially used it to start learning Japanese, but i gave up on that and ever since i moved to US i've been interested in using it to learn spanish. #sweepstakes
  • I'm learning English using Duolingo and German in the future #sweepstakes
  • I would like to learn Spanish and Italian! #sweepstakes
  • I'd love to learn Spanish! I'd also like to learn punjabi but I know Duolingo doesn't offer languages like that though. Maybe one day! =)
    #sweepstakes Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • spanish
  • I would love to learn (re-learn) French.  Hopefully it wouldn't be too hard, as I took some in high school.  #sweepstakes 
  • Spanish would my choice.  #sweepstakes
  • Spanish and Japanese is on my list. #sweepstakes
  • It would be cool to take up French again. Haven't studied it since, high school. Although Spanish may be more useful. #sweepstakes
  • A while ago I started learning French with Duolingo. Unfortunately that kind of stalled out (you really need to stick with it!), but this article may get me back into it again. #sweepstakes
  • I would like to learn German and Japanese.   #sweepstakes
  • This is a really cool app! I would really love to learn Spanish, and German.    I am posting this as a Sweepstakes entry. #Sweepstakes
  • I'd like to learn Sanskrit in the app,it's so fudging hard to learn from the textbooks :/ , I hope Duolingo has/gets it. #sweepstakes
  • I love Duolingo! Gaelic (Scottish) and Mandarin are on my wish list.
    #sweepstakes
  • Would be nice to use this to learn Italian. Should be helpful seeing as I know a little Spanish already. #Sweepstakes
  • German. So I can send my kids there for free college. #sweepstakes
  • Love to learn Filipino language, Tagalog.  It would help my business. Winner Winner, chicken dinner.  #sweepstakes
  •   I have been learning German with Duolingo for some time now. It is simply amazing
  • I would like to learn Spanish, as that could come in handy.  #sweepstakes  
  • i think i will this app to brush up on my French, or learn Spanish. Fun ! #sweepstakes    
  • Dutch!  #Sweepstakes
  • I am currently learning Dutch with it! It is great! Ik houd van nederlands!!!! :-)
  • I'd brush up on my Spanish - and hey, some Esperanto wouldn't hurt haha!
  • I'd use it to learn Norweigian, as a surprise for my girlfriend and her family who is of Norweigian heritage. After that I'd probably go for French. #sweepstakes
  • I started with French, I also want to learn Spanish, we'll see how it goes
  • Spanish
  • Duolingo looks interesting, and it will come in handy for helping me with French. Day1Sweepstakes  
  • French #sweepstakes
  • I've used this in the past to try and learn Italian. Perhaps I should give it another go. #sweepstakes
  • French would be good to learn, and maybe Esperanto just for fun. #sweepstakes
  • I would really like to speak Spanish, but I'd also love to speak Portugese with my grandma! #sweepstakes
  • I would learn Spanish and German. I've always loved the German language. #sweepstakes
  • I use Duolingo a lot, it's a great program.
  • I'd want to learn Japanese but it's not available yet, so I'll continue practicing my German. #sweepstakes
  • I'd learn Spanish. #sweepstakes
  • I would like to learn Spanish and French! #sweepstakes
  • French please or shall I say si vous play must learn French...
  • I would like to add Sinhala to Duolingo. Also if there any development I would like to contribute for that. #sweepstakes
  • I would learn Mandarin Chinese first then maybe Cantonese. #sweepstakes
  • French... Again. Its crazy how fast you lose it when you don't use it. After that refresher probably Spanish or Mandarin
  • Klingon maybe #sweepstakes ​ ​ ​
  • #Sweepstakes. Don't mind if I do.  
  • Mandarin Chinese is what I'd pick. Everybody at school learned Spanish as an easy second language from my high school back in the day.
  • Revisiting French or German might be fun, but definitely Spanish first. #sweepstakes
  • Spanish
  • I would love to be fluent in spanish. I would also like to learn french. #sweepstakes
  • Learn Spanish so I could converse with my lady who speaks it fluently. Then Japanese cause... Naruto lol #sweepstakes
  • If i was to learn another language using this I would like to try out Irish or Norwegian. #sweepstakes
  • I'd like to learn spanish. Highschool/College didn't quite cut it so i want to try a different approach. #sweepstakes
  • I would learn German or French because after English and Spanish I think those would be the most useful and more interesting to learn #sweepstakes
  • Yes, Spanish is good.
  • I guess it would be good to learn advance Spanish. And hopefully they add Mandarin soon. #sweepstakes Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I already have 2 years of Spanish that i forgot, maybe this can help me remember my lessons!
  • I know Spanish but would love to become verbally fluent speaking it. I think Duolingo can definitely help me reach this goal. #sweepstakes
  • I would love to learn two of the sexiest languages Italian and French  #sweepstakes
  • German! #sweepstakes
  • I'd like to learn Russian, would seem so exotic and great for a trip there someday. i posted this comment as a #Sweepstakes entry.
  • I am already a bilingual. I would love to learn Japanese, but this app doesn't offer Japanese course in either my languages.
  • I would like to learn Spanish. #sweepstakes
  • Would be if added Finnish... Such a language even with immersion. Would be nice to get some basics from the app. #sweepstakes
  • love to learn french!! I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry
  • I love the French language, it sounds so romantic!! #sweepstakes
  • I would love to learn Spanish and French #Sweepstakes
  • I would love to learn Irish and Russian!  I wish they had Bulgarian.  My fiance is Bulgarian and I would love to learn to speak Bulgarian!  Thank you! I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry.  #sweepstakes
  • I would definitely like to learn German or Swedish. Get in touch with my family in Sweden I've never met. #sweepstakes
  • Well, that App definitely sounds interesting. I'm really curious about how they proceed to teach me Spanish :-) #sweepstakes
  • Hola! love to learn Spanish for my summer holiday there ;-) 
  • I am currently learning German using Duolingo. #sweepstakes  I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry
  • I would love to learn Russian or German.  #sweepstakes 
  • Easy peasy.... French! #Windows10DoesMore @janabananaky
  • What a lot of people might not know is that Duolingo has really helped the Esperanto community. It's such a great tool, and is really that much better than anything that has come before. The Esperanto tools are really comprehensive, and not just for beginners. Granted, Esperanto is a relatively easy language to learn (phonetic spelling, totally regular verbs, simple grammatical rules and vocabulary-building). But Duolingo is really well-done, and doesn't feel like it was cobbled together or copied from some old textbooks.  Me, I'm using it for Esperanto and Polish.   #sweepstakes    
  • I want to English
  • I'm actually already learning Spanish with Duolingo (level 16 here and 220 day streak!) Love it so much! It's easy to use and fun. Would like to also learn German and French after Spanish. #sweepstakes
  • ​No Japanese ;-( oh well i will start with Japanese.. #sweepstakes
  • I was using another app to learn German but the price and limitations were so bothering but this one is so nice
    #sweepstakes && German
  • I like to learn speak french
  • I'd love to learn Mandarin Chinese! #sweepstakes 
  • I actually began to learn Spanish on this one. It was pretty interesting. I will try Italian next #sweepstakes
  • I want to use DuoLingo to learn German. It is an fun and intersting way to learn a new language. It's where my family is from and would be helpful, most all of my family is fluent, even my teenage son, yet I barely know any German at this point. 
  • I'd love to learn Italian.  It's so beautiful to me.  I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry
  • I think Spanish would serve me well in this day and age  #sweepstakes
  • I'd try and learn German again, since I mostly forgot everything except Prost! #sweepstakes
  • I definitely would like to learn Spanish to get more job opportunities and to travel!
  • I want to learn Dutch and Greek. I also want to improve my deutsch :D #sweepstakes
  • Loved using this app over any other when I was learning Italian. Really can't recommend this app more! #sweepstakes
  • I'm learning French using duolingo now #sweepstakes
  • Spanish! #sweepstakes
  • Russian..... They have great literature... #sweepstakes
  • I'd learn Japanese, cause it's been my dream since I was little to go to Japan. I'd like to speak fluently before going.
  • Italian. I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry
  • I would learn French #sweepstakes
  • i would like to learn french #sweepstakes
  • I would like to learn French and Spanish. #sweepstakes
  • I would love to learn Kiswahili, but for now I will try Spanish. #sweepstakes
  • Chinese and Japanese #sweepstakes
  • It would have to be Spanish, although French would be fun. #sweepstakes
  • I'd like to give it a try. It's been hard to learn another language, but I've admired those who are so fluent in so many.
  • I'd love to learn Chinese or Arabic. Or brush up on Russian! #sweepstakes
  • I would love to Learn Spanish so I can communicate with people within my community. It alaways makes me sad when someone asks for help and I can say anything back that they understand. Also, German so I can speak with my family. Duolingo would be a great tool to give my kiddos to use as well. I would love them to have a chance to learn more languages. This is my entry in #Sweepstakes Thanks for the Chance
  • Learning Spanish #sweepstakes
  • I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry.
  • I would love to use Duolingo to learn German. It just sounds so awesome! #sweepstakes
  • id love to learn Aribic 
  • I would love to use Duolingo to relearn Spanish #sweepstakes
  • would love to learn spanish #sweepstakes
  • I would love to learn Italian.  I also would like to brush up on Spanish.  It seems geared to someone like myself, older, but with the time and patience to try to learn a language.  I prefere this way to the in-school way of conjugation of verbs, etc.  I would definitely give it a try. #sweepstakes
  • I would love to learn Italian.  I wouldn't feel so left out when DW and her grandparents are talking. I posted this comment as a #sweepstakes entry  
  • I am using it to learn German. It's a pretty cool and intuitive app. #sweepstakes
  • I would love to learn French 
  • #sweepstakes Love the App, currently learning French!!
  • I'd like to learn Spanish. #sweepstakes
  • Would love to learn spanish. I work in the medical field and it's the most common language I encounter. Would be nice to not have to worry about a translator and be able to develop a relationship directly with my patients. #sweepstakes
  • I could brush up on my German, I do plan to go back there to visit friends in two years - Awesome!!!
  • Learning Spanish would really help me out on my job!!! #sweepstakes 
  • I'd love to l​earn Spanish and maybe Portuguese! #sweepstakes
  • I would love to learn Russian and Swedish with Duolingo. The review makes me believe I can do this!  Thanks so much for letting me know about Duolingo. I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry.
  • I would like to learn German #sweepstakes
  • I would love to learn Italian! I posted this comment as a sweepstakes entry.
  • I would like to learn Italian.  I posted this comment as a #sweepstakes entry
  • I need to learn Spanish for my job. Here is my chance. Thank you. I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry
  • Definitely Spanish. I am actually learning it on there already. Keep up the great work Duolingo if you're reading these! #sweepstakes
  • This looks interesting, I always am up for learning new things.
  • tagalog PLEASE! 
  • I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry.
  • I would love to win! I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry. 
  • There is nothing to lose by trying to learn a new language and everything to win. I have been trying on my own to learn French because I visit Atlantic Canada to visit family and friends and in the Moncton area it is predominately French, hence my motivation. Thanks for such an easy, free program. I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry
  • I would learn Spanish.  I fear it is the language of the future.  I don't like it.  I think anyone living in America should learn to speak English.  If I moved to their country, I'd have to learn their language.  #sweepstakes
  • I'd like to learn Spanish. #sweepstakes  
  • I would love to learn Spanish and Italian! #Sweepstakes 
  • I would love to learn Spanish! #Windows10DoesMore  I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry
  • I have always like German and tried a semester of it in high school.  Might give it anotger shot.  #sweepstakes
  • I would like to learn french. I know english and spanish is my main language. French for me, I have always been interested to learn it #Sweepstakes
  • Would love to learn French and Spanish.  I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry.
  • French onlly right now #Sweepstakes 
  • I would really love to learn spanish!!  I want to become a missionary and would find it helpful. #sweepstakes  
  • I posted this coment as a sweepstakes entry. Give french a try again
  • Most of us in America only speak one language so this could help. Thanks
  • i would want to learn French my friend lives in Paris!  I posted this comment as a sweepstakes entry #sweepstakes #windows10doesmore
  • I would learn Swedish. #sweepstakes 
  • I would love to learn to speak spanish
  • A refresher in French - fun! I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry. #sweepstakes
  • Spanish to use on mission trips. Maybe French to bring back high school memories. Nevermind, just Spanish. #sweepstakes
  • Spanish or French. I live near French Canada so I might actually use that, and also Spanish is used everywhere. #sweepstakes
  • I would learn Italian and learn what my mom has been saying to me when she gets mad
  • I would love to LEARN spanish and FRENCH with DUOLINGO!!!!! I posted this comment as a #Sweepstakes entry.
  • If Thai language was an option, I'd like to improve my skills in that language. #sweepstakes
  • I would love to learn French or Spanish. I love that this was devloped in my hometown at CMU! I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry #Sweepstakes
  • Want to learn German and have already completed 4%. Straight forward, effective and fun.  
  • I studied the French lanquage in High School many years ago.  I'm a bit rusty now and would love to polish up! Cool app! #Sweepstakes
  • I am excited to freshen up on my Spanish, but I would love to learn Swedish, French and Italian. Big goals I know, but I think with this app, it shouldn't be too hard to pick up :) #sweepstakes
  • I would love to learn French and German, among many other languages! I think that learning Spanish would be handy too! #sweepstakes
  • Will learn Italian, since I already know Spanish.
  • I would love to learn Spanish and it would be very useful in my everyday life.  #Sweepstakes
  • I hadn't heard of this app before. Looking forward to checking it out to brush up on both Spanish and Russian from my college years. #sweepstakes
  • I took some German in HS and would love to freshen that up but practically I would love to learn spanish.  #Sweepstakes
  • i would use it to learn spanish again,. i took 4 years in highschool, and have a best friend whos family is hispanic, but i dont remember a damn bit.  #sweepstakes
  • I would love to learn Spanish! Will be very useful in cali :)  #sweepstakes
  • I have been using Duolingo to brush up on my french  #sweepstakes
  • I've tried taking classes in Italian but it seemed like the instructor was hitting on the young woman in the class. (The rest of us were middle aged). This looks like a better option. #Sweepstakes.Rosanne rosans4@comcast.net
  • I'd love to learn French, Italian, Ukranian & Russian. #sweepstakes
  • I would love to learn enough French to make a vacation to France more enjoyable! 
  • I would love to learn how to speak spanish. #sweepstakes
  • It'd be great to learn Portuguese, Swedish, Polish, and Russian. #sweepstakes
  • I've always wanted to learn Italian..it's part of my family #sweepstakes #entry
  • I would love to learn enough French to make a trip to France more enjoyable. I posted this entry as a sweepstakes entry. #Windows10DoesMore #sweepstakes
  • I would re-learn German. It has been far too long since I've used it in any meaningful way and I would love to have the resources to get started in it again. #sweepstakes
  • Learning Spanish right now.   I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry.  #sweepstakes
  • I have always wanted to learn Spanish. French would be a dream too. I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry.
  • Russian is what I'd learn with Duolingo.
    #sweepstakes
  • I'd really like to touch up on my Spanish. I took Spanish in High School and really enjoyed it #sweepstakes
  • I'd love to learn Spanish! #sweepstakes
  • I would like to learn spanish since i live in an area where it's spoken.  I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry
  • This is a great first gem. I don't know when it was launched, but I've known about Doulingo since 2013 or so, I think it started off as a web site, but the transition to apps makes everything easier to practice on the go. I started using it to polish my english, and since a little while ago I'm using it for german! #sweepstakes
  • I would like to learn German #sweepstakes
  • I would love to learn spanish.  I actually registered for a spanish course college level but I had to withdraw because I did not understand it.
  • I would love to use Duolingo to learn German. #sweepstakes
  • Spanish, Norwegian and Apache #sweepstakes
  • I'd use it to brush up on Spanish & Italian and, perhaps, add Portuguese or German.
  • I'd love to learn Italian! #sweepstakes
  • I want to learn German.#sweepstakes
  • I think French or Spanish would be the best to learn
  • I would love to learn Italian! I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry. #Sweepstakes  
  • I'd love to learn to speak Spanish! This post is a sweepstakes entry! #sweepstakes
  • I would love to learn SPanish. The little I remember from high school just isn't enough to make the cut. I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry.
  • french
  • I would learn spanish #sweepstakes
  • I would like to learn Spanish #sweepstakes
  • Learning Spansin now   #sweepstakes
  • I want to learn Spanish or japanese. I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry. #sweepstakes
  • I would love to learn Spanish, French & Italian. I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry. #Sweepstakes 
  • I would love to learn Spanish because there are so many Primary Spanish speakers in the United States, it would greatly help with connecting to others. #Sweepstakes
  • Brush up on Spanish! #sweepstakes
  • I took french in high school, so I'd like to learn to speak french fluently. I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry.
  • I would love to learn a new language! This sounds great. I'm posting this as a sweepstakes entry,thanks! #sweepstakes
  • I would want to learn French. #sweepstakes
  • I would love to learn Italian. I posted this comment as a sweepstakes entry.
  • Spanish, Italian and German! #sweepstakes
  • I have been learning French through the Duolingo app for a while.  After I get a hold of the language, it's time for some Italiano!  #sweepstakes
  • I'd like to learn Welsh, as that's some of my heritage.  When I was there, it was so different from English, that I was really astounded. #sweepstakes
  • I'd like to learn Spanish. #sweepstakes
  • Always wanted to learn Spanish. I posted this comment as a sweepstakes entry. 
  • I loved to brush up on my french, it has been long time since I have used french! I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry.
  • I would learn German!
  • I would like to improve my Spanish and really get better at French. Thanks for the chance to win! Moving into a new house and could use a little extra $$ #sweepstakes
  • German would be my choice due to my heritage. I would love to learn Japanese its a shame it looks like its not on the list yet. I will definitly pick up this app for my Surface and 950. #sweepstakes
  • I would want to try to learn Spanish. #sweepstakes
  •   I would like to learn Irish and Spanish. #sweepstakes    
  • Spanish and French #sweepstakes
  • I have this app! Gonna make more time to use it. #sweepstakes      
  • I intend to use Duolingo to learn Irish Gelic, French and when the Hindi course comes out I would like to sharpen my hindi skills.Hopefully one day I will become good enough to contribute to that course #can'twait #sweepstakes
  • I'd like to learn Spanish better because it would be the most useful. #Sweepstakes
  • German because I'd like to go there someday. #sweepstakes
  • There is many languages I'd like to learn. I started to learn Spanish so I'd continue with that first. #sweepstakes
  • #sweepstakes Spanish because it would help with my job oppurtunites.
  • I'd love to learn French #sweepstakes
  • I would love to learn Chinese! My daughter is in kindergarten and that is the language that she chose to learn. I would love to help her with it. I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry #sweepstakes
  • I already speak French and English. I think I could improve in English with this app and buy a new phone the the $250 :) #sweepstakes
  • I would like to learn Italian since  it is my heretage. My parents wouldn't speak it in front of me so I would learn English when I went to school. I posted this comment as a #Sweepstakes entry.
  • I would love to speak Spanish! I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry. #Sweepstakes
  • I wish I could have had some program like this when I lived in Germany for 4 years it was a struggle to understand and to communicate with some of the neighbors but this would be perfect to lean, I would love to go back to Bamberg one day to visit friends and shops, I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry #Windows10DoesMore Gems Apps Sweepstakes
  • I would LOVE to brush up on my Spanish & learn French! I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry
  • I've been learning Español for the last year, and Deutch for the last 6 months.
    #sweepstakes
  • I would like to learn Spanish because I know it is a necessary language to know.  I would also like to learn French for when I travel.
  • I would love to learn both Spanish and French using Duolingo.  #sweepstakes
  • I would love to re-learn French with DuoLingo #sweepstakes
  • Spanish and Italian. #sweepstakes
  • I'd like to learn french. #sweepstakes
  • I would love to learn French and Spanish! #sweepstakes
  • Who doesn't want to learn Spanish? Especially in today's multicultural environment. #sweepstakes. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I already know Spanish so I would learn either Italian or Japanese #sweepstakes
  • I would like to learn spanish, I took it couple years in high school but never followed through & always wanted to continue to learn and speak spanish
  • I took Spanish in high school, I have forgotten all of it. I need a refresher course. I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry. #sweepstakes
  • I would like to learn Spanish! #sweepstakes
  • I'd love to learn Spanish, Polish, and French #sweepstakes I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry.
  • I would love to learn Spanish #sweepstakes
  • Portuguese is what I'd learn #sweepstates
  • I would like to learn French!  
  • I actually had this app for a while now. I've been trying to learn Spanish (1st), French (2nd), German (3rd), Japanese (4th), Cantonese (5th). I'm still on Spanish lol :-P  #sweepstakes
  • I would like to use DuoLingo to learn Spanish. I am posting this comment as a sweepstakes entry. #sweepstakes
  • I would love to learn Japanese and Spanish - Thanks!  #sweepstakes
  • I would love to learm French ! It is such a beatiful language  #Sweepstakes  .
  • I might try Spanish.
    I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry.
    #sweepstakes
  • I'd love to learn Spanish :) <3 #sweepstakes.
  • Spanish would be the most useful so I would learn that!  I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry
  • I would really love to learn either Spanish or Italian. #sweepstakes
  • DuoLingo would be a help for me to learn Spanish! #sweepstakes 
  • Would love to learn spanish. #sweepstakes
     
  • I have this app on just about every device I own. I haven't figured out a good time to use it. #sweepstakes
  • German! I have relatives who speak and I don't understand much right now :) I posted this comment as a #sweepstakes entry.
  • I have this app! I'm using it to learn German and Russian. Really like it so far.  #Sweepstakes
  • I study in college, finished Spanish 1, and now taking Spanish 2(last one), duolingo helped me to practice so well. the app is so good. very helpful  #sweepstakes 
  • I would really love to be proficient and fluent in spanish #sweepstakes
  • Japanese! #sweepstakes
  • I would like to learn Spanish #Sweepstakes "I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry"
  • Italian and Welch would be super intersesting to learn with DuoLingo.  #sweepstakes
  • I would love to learn Spanish. I live in the desert southwest and it's practically a required language here. Of course, I am planning a trip to Italy sometime in my lifetime so that would be a fabulous bonus to learn.  This is an entry for a #sweepstakes.
  • I'd want to learn Chinese because it seems like a good language to know going into the future. I'd also want to brush up on French and Italian!
  • I would love to learn French! I posted this comment as a sweepstakes entry.
  • I'd love to learn Italian! :) #sweepstakes
  • I'd like to learn Japanese #sweepstakes
  • I would really like to learn Spanish and Russian with Duolingo
  • i would really like to learn spanish to be able to redirect and communicate with my residents at work and some of my coworkers too.   I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry. #sweepstakes
  • This covers most of the languages I'm interested. Is Japanese and Korean being added at some point, or Arabic?
  • I'm learning Ukrainian! #sweepstakes
  • Chinese if they offered it but they don't, so I guess Spanish
  • I would love to learn Spanish! #sweepstakes
  • i would love to learn spanish so i can talk to my patients
  • i would love to learn italian
  • I started with Spanish (lots of similarities with French) and would love to, in the future, learn Japanese. #sweepstakes  
  • I would like to learn Spanish! #sweepstakes
  • I would like to learn Spanish and French. #sweepstakes
  • I took Spanish in high school and didn't pay attention. I would love to use this to learn it again. (this is for the sweepstake)
  • I would love to learn French for travel in the future DuoLingo looks amazing #sweepstakes
  • I'd love to continue my learning of spanish, but picking up Italian would be nice to. I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry.
  • I would use Duolingo to learn Italian and Spanish. #Sweepstakes
  • spanish
  • I would love to learn spanish. French would be nice too. I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry.
  • Awesome.  I would like to start with French...
  • I would like to learn Spanish I am really tired of being left out of so many conversations that are happening around me. #sweepstakes
  • Hebrew & Spanish for sure. #sweepstakes
  • I would like to learn German I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry
  • I'd choose spanish, it's necessary now and would help me in my career. I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry. #sweepstakes
  • Oooh! I'd like to learn Spanish, French, and German! #sweepstakes
  • I am using Duolingo to finally learn Spanish. I have had some formal training in Spanish but do not use it every day and have forgotten much of what I learned. I love Spanish and am looking forward to gaining use of the language. Thanks to this article, I have put Duolingo on my desktop, Venue 8 Pro tablet, and found its Android version for my phone, all of which synchronize! So far, its an excellent tool. I am posting this message to share in my joy and enter the sweepstakes. #sweepstakes.
  • I work in customer service and we need an agent who speaks Spanish at my office. I want to be the first! #sweepstakes
  • I'd love to learn chinese #sweepstakes.
  • I would love to learn French! #sweepstakes
  • This would be so perfect to learn a language on your phone when your on the go. Looks very friendly and fun to learn.
  • I would love to learn Spanish and Irish with Duolingo. #sweepstakes
  • I would like to learn Italian #sweepstakes
  • I would like to learn French! #sweepstakes
  • I have a friend that downloaded this and I try to use it when I can. #sweepstakes
  • I would like to learn Russian.  I posted this comment as a Sweepstakes entry
  • I'd like to learn Spanish and German. #sweepstakes
  • Italian! I posted this comments as a Sweepstakes entry. 
  • i would like to learn italian #sweepstakes
  • One of my New Year's resolutions for 2016 was to learn a new language so I'll definitely have to check out this app. The languages I would love yo learn are either Spanish or French. #sweepstakes
  • Looking forward to refreshing my Dutch! I'm