“The best way to learn a language may be an episode of jail in a foreign country.” — Nassim Nicholas Taleb

LingoDuo language Maxxing

First learn the characters and their sounds and pronunciation by a good youtube playlist.

Atleast get familiar with sentence structure and how words are formed in that particular language.

  1. Duolingo mod apk -> https://forum.mobilism.org/search.php?keywords=duolingo&sr=topics&sf=titleonly
  2. Sound effects -> off
  3. Friend quests -> on
  4. Motivational messages -> off
  5. Listening exercises -> on
  6. Animations -> off
  7. Haptic feedback -> off
  8. Notifications -> all off
  9. Ads -> off
  10. Get some friends from discord, twitter, telegram etc to get your goals and feed populated.
  11. Daily
    a. 1 level. (2x XP)
    b. Leaderboard ramp up. (80 xp)
    c. Reach the finish-line of the next level to gain momentum the day after.
  12. Maintain daily streak and do enough to stay in obsidian league.
  13. Can just jump whole units (4?) at a time, can take help of deepl.

Pro tip: don't think, just TAP. After 2-3 sections pick up a good intermediate audio course and LingQ

Best course -> spanish.

Good courses -> french, german etc in spanish (any language thats linear in nature)

Worst courses -> chinese, japanese, Arabic (any languge with word formation different from english / spanish)

Latin is the best ROI you will ever do. Get access to the indo-european languages + Its the best linguistics course.

Sanskrit will unlock indic languages. Language structure is similar to latin.

Africa - MSA, french, english, swahili. Zulu is peculiar as its only spoken.

You can multitask with per-app volume setting in android 13

Doing a whole unit a day is the target. (Can do with morning and evening coffee)

Best Material

Michel Thomas: Italian, French, German and Spanish.


  1. Language: yale green books, hello chinese.
  2. Characters: Chineasy by ShaoLan Hsueh

Sanskrit: learn hindi then Sanskrit Svayam Shikshak.

Latin: Collar & Daniell, LLPSI's discord

Japanese: https://www.japanese-like-a-breeze.com/

MSA: Medinah Arabic, Language Transfer

Hebrew: https://www.teachmehebrew.com/

Russian: Lingvist



Top Tools



Best Sites

https://animelon.com/ - Anime with sub in Hiragana/Katakana/Kanji/Romaji/English


Introduction to Basic Spoken Sanskrit by Prof. Anuradha Choudry

Beginner Dreaming Spanish

Zero Beginner | Comprehensible Russian

CEFR Tests



There are different dialects, but not that different (think new york/london english), can focus on Mexican.

  1. Duolingo (A1/A2/B1)
  2. Babbel (B1/B2)
  3. Talking with a teacher/friend (C1)

lexicon ref


Reverso context

Word Reference





Pub: 29 Jul 2023 07:50 UTC
Edit: 14 Jul 2024 15:47 UTC
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