Mauro Morales

Software Developer


I’m currently learning my fourth language, Dutch. Thanks to those previous languages, particularly English and German, I think it will make the task a bit easier. However, the last time I was formally learning a language was when I was in high school, so I don’t expect it to be easy at all.

Last update: Aug 9th 2023


I understand a bit and can have basic interactions, like when going to the grocery store or buying something at a local shop. Sometimes people catch my bad accent and switch to English, but many times they don’t! It’s still a long road ahead.


Disclaimer: I used to work at Babbel, so what does that say that I’m using Duolingo instead. To be honest, not much. I wasn’t part of the team building the product, so I cannot judge. The main reason why I’m using Duolingo, is because I was learning a bit of Esperanto, which is not available in Babbel. Plus, I have also heard that Duolingo is coming up with an AI-based version, which I’m very much looking forward to trying.

One major drop back, is that Duolingo doesn’t offer Belgian-Dutch, or Flemish as it is commonly known. However, I haven’t seen Flemish in any other app, so I’ll just learn Dutch from The Netherlands and then probably join a local class.


Duolingo’s Dutch is divided in four sections: Rookie, Explorer, Traveler and Champion. My plan is to finish them all before my subscription runs out.


Finished the Rookie section!


In progress


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