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  • Learning Korean (한국어) Day 523: Express necessity

    Today, I began on Unit 21 in Duolingo. This is day 523 learning Korean 한국어 😅 This Unit’s subject is Express Necessity. Cute and useful. 줄 서야 합니다. You have to stand in line. 죄송하지만 지금 퇴근해야 해요. I’m sorry but I have to leave work now. 저는 퇴근해서 집에 가야 해요. I have to…

  • 2022 in Review

    2022 in Review

    Every subsequent year feels like it’s worse than the previous year. That’s not the reality of course. It just feels that way. Due to the connected nature of life now (thanks to Twitter and the Trinet). Each of us are saddled with an incalculable weight of the year’s past. We sulk around with so much…

  • Duolingo Earns $100M in Annual Bookings, Raises $30M from Alphabet

    Duolingo Earns $100M in Annual Bookings, Raises $30M from Alphabet

    Duolingo’s Premium subscription offering, which launched in 2017, has contributed to a meteoric increase in annual bookings. It continues to invest more and more R&D into AI and machine learning to power its tutoring software and growth. Duolingo raised some serious money from Alphabet bringing the total valuation of the charming Pittsburgh startup, to roughly…

  • Something Like Home

    Something Like Home

    From the description: Something Like Home is a Duolingo documentary about the impact of language and education on the lives of Syrian refugees in Turkey and Jordan. Over the years, thousands of people have written to us with stories of learning a new language in order to find a sense of identity, of safety, of…