One of the most badass scenes in Game of Thrones has to be when Daenerys Targaryen faced off with an Astaporian slave master in season 3. He basically degraded her and called her a “dumb b*tch,” thinking she wouldn’t understand anything. Little did he know, it was her mother tongue. Let’s just say he turned to ashes shortly after.
Since Daenerys is a crowd-favorite among GOT fans, many have wondered how and where they can learn the fictional language. Well, look no further because Duolingo delivered awesome news.
High Valyrian, an old variation of Valyrian that’s used by the Red Priests of Essos, is now available via Duolingo. It suggests you can take five minutes of your day to learn it through its game-like methods. You can also personalize your lessons, like opting whether you want to activate your mic to practice speaking Valyrian words and sentences.
What’s also great about Duolingo is it reminds you to take your lessons every day. You can choose to ignore it, but based on their Twitter account, Owl seems to be a bit hostile.
The moment you've all been d̶r̶e̶a̶d̶i̶n̶g̶ waiting for…— Duolingo (@duolingo) April 1, 2019
Introducing Duolingo Push! We're taking notifications out of your phone and into the real world. Yup: Duo the Owl will literally show up to remind you to practice so you never miss a lesson.
👉 https://t.co/UB8ld0pyiY pic.twitter.com/kHEQv2Winc
Anyway, you have four days until the Game of Thrones season 8 premiere. That’s enough time to learn basic High Valyrian and impress your friends during your viewing party. All that’s left are actual dragons to complete the fan experience.[Duolingo]
Photo courtesy of @daenerys.instargaryen’s Instagram account
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