Duolingo is a company that helps you learn languages for free. It offers help for common languages like Spanish and French and not-so-common languages like Welsh. Duolingo is an app I have on my phone and frequently use to help learn some basic Spanish because I have never taken a Spanish class in my life (so far). Its software is user friendly and helps anyone learn a new language, no matter what their age is. This is extremely important, especially in America, because most people are only fluent in English. In order to connect with other people around the world, we must first have prior knowledge about their culture and language itself. Duolingo makes that possible. What does that have to do with Latin? Duolingo has Latin roots. According to its website, Duolingo is supposed to mean ‘two languages’. The word can easily be split into two parts, ‘duo’ and ‘lingo’. ‘Duo’ means two in Latin and ‘lingo’ means a foreign language, with its roots tracing back to Latin, coming from the Latin word for tongue (lingua). Cool, right?
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