I’ve long appreciated how Duolingo removes so much friction from trying on a new language — and demystifying languages in general.
Duolingo now claims an impressive 500 million language learners around the world. Based on its latest year-end post, here are the more popular languages within each country:
Ukrainian also saw a surge of interest over the past year — to the tune of more than 1.3 million new language learners:
Based on research for the Report Card, Russian is on the decline among global websites while Ukrainian is rising.
Lots to digest here — my resolution for 2023 is to try on a few new languages…