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kissablekutie:

thorinbaggins:

pennameverity:

This is Duolingo, a language-learning website/app that deserves some serious recognition. It offers over 10 languages for English speakers, as well as courses for non-English speakers around the world, and they’re in the process of adding more. 

But wait, I don’t want to do any more schoolwork! Not to worry little one, Duolingo is actually more like a game. You can compete with friends, and earn “lingots” (which are basically Duolingo money) to buy power-ups, extra activities, and bonus skills - like Flirting.

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I’m already taking a language, what do I need this for? 

It’s not really a secret that most school language courses (in America, anyway) suck and only teach you to speak the language at about a third grader’s level. Which is why Duolingo is so freaking awesome.

Teachers can’t give every student individualized attention, but Duolingo can. If you’re not learning the way you want to or as much as you want to in the classroom, Duolingo is a really great resource. It’s easy, tailored to you, and really effective.

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Duolingo tracks your progress and reminds you when you haven’t studied for a while or need a refresher on something. Already semi-fluent in a language? No problem, just take a shortcut to more advanced subjects or test out of the lesson. 

The lessons start with the basics (he, she, hello, thank you, etc) and move up to harder stuff. Duolingo focuses on vocabulary first, so you can learn the language and then the grammar that goes with it - much simpler than the system most schools use. It also tracks the number of words you’ve learned and how well you know them.

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And you don’t even have to write out the flashcards!

Duolingo is perfect for reviewing everything you forgot over the summer or giving you the extra help you need. And if you’re trying to learn a language on your own, it’s fantastic - you don’t have to create your own lessons. Whether you’re trying to learn your second, third, or fifth language, I seriously recommend Duolingo.

Okay, what else?

Duolingo also has discussion boards, where you can ask for help with a hard lesson, make new friends, watch for updates, and share your achievements.

Even better is the Immersion feature. It won’t send you to Spain or France, but it’s pretty awesome. Duolingo takes real articles from the internet, which users translate. You can translate articles from your native language into the language you’re learning or vice versa, which gives you more experience and makes the Internet more universal.

You can suggest new languages and track Duolingo’s progress in creating new courses. Bilinguals (older than 13) can help to create these courses. Duolingo has a long list of courses that can be contributed to, like Punjabi, Hebrew, and Vietnamese. Oh, and Dothraki, Klingon, Sindarin, and Esperanto.

And the best part? IT’S COMPLETELY FREE. 

If you love languages or just want to pass French class this year, USE DUOLINGO. Download the app and practice a language while you wait for the bus instead of playing Angry Birds!

I just started learning Danish holy poops this is so much fun.

Oh gosh I can finally learn Dutch

jackwhitevevo:

once i was babysitting my neighbor’s 6 year old and she asked me why i was so ugly and without thinking i said “i’m you from the future” and she cried for like 30 minutes

quasi-aponia:

The relevance of this post is so high. 

dion-thesocialist:

Call me a traditionalist, but I just believe a man should be a man, swift as the coursing river, with all the force of a great typhoon, with all the strength of a raging fire, mysterious as the dark side of the moon.

sirenlovesong:

ariannagrandeofficial:

big-chicken:

cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat

this cat lives in a show horse barn which is why it walks and runs that way

THIS CAT THINKS ITS A HORSE

godtie:

DO YOU HAVE SHORT HAIR??

IS YOUR SHORT HAIR STRAIGHT AND DOESNT HAVE VOLUME?

DO YOU WANT VOLUPTUOUS WAVY HAIR LIKE ALL THOSE OTHER CUTE KIDS WITH SHORT HAIR?

DO YOU WANT HAIR LIKE THOSE CUTE ASS PICTURES OF ME ABOVE THIS?

THEN BOY DO I HAVE THE PRODUCT FOR YOU

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THIS SHIT IS THE GODDAMN BEES KNEES

FOR LONG HAIR IT MAKES THAT SHIT ALL WAVY BUT DAMN CAN THIS BE USED FOR SHORT HAIR. IT GIVES IT TEXTURE. IT GIVES IT VOLUME. IT MAKES IT GODDAMN WAVY AND BEAUTIFUL.

BEST WAY TO DO IT? TAKE A SHOWER BEFORE BED, SPRAY THIS SHIT ALL UP IN YOUR HAIR, BLOWDRY THAT SHIT TILL ITS ALL DRY WITH YOUR HEAD UPSIDEDOWN, THEN SLEEP ON THAT MOTHER FUCKER LIKE NO ONES BUSINESS. THE MORE BED HEAD THE BETTER.

WAKE UP AND TAME THAT SHIT WITH YOUR FINGERS. YOURE GOOD TO GO FOR THE DAY FRIEND AND YOUR HAIR WILL LOOK FLAWLESS AND WAVY ALL GODDAMN DAY CONGRATS

BEST PART? THIS SHIT IS LIKE $5.

(THIS COMPANY ALSO MAKES A DAMN GOOD DRY SHAMPOO FOR THE DAYS WHERE YOU JUST DONT WANNA SHOWER BUT YOUR HAIR LOOKS GREASY AS FUCK. THIS COMPANY IS THE SHIT SO FAR AND I WANNA TRY MORE OF THEIR PRODUCTS AND PLAN TO.)

eternalstarblaze:

amieworkbench:

every day of my life i laugh about sonic maurice hedgehog

So that’s what people are talking about when they say “smh”…

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