What is italki Answers?

On italki's Answers feature, you can Ask Questions and Answer other learner's Questions about language learning.

Asking Questions

On Answers, you can ask a question on anything about the language you are learning. 
For example:  How do you express future tense in German? 

The community can answer your questions or simply comment on your question. If you're learning a language, we're sure you have lots of questions about the language. The good news is:

  • lots of people probably have the same question as you
  • lots of other people are willing to help answer your questions!

If you want people to answer your questions, it is recommended that you also spend time answering other people's questions. See below for more on Answering Questions. 

Answering Questions

The italki community is built around helping each other learn. When language questions are asked, anyone in the community can answer to help the learner understand a certain issue. Community Members appreciate all the answers they can get, so we welcome you to volunteer your knowledge and expertise to help answer questions. Always be polite! In addition, please stay focused on the question and avoid engaging in political discussions or other defamatory conversations.

You may not delete your answer once its posted, so double check before posting!

Here are some more tips on how to use the Answer feature.

Our recommendations: 

  • Spend some time to think of a good question.
  • Search for questions as well. Get a sense of what type of questions are useful and will get responses.
  • Answer questions in your own language. This is a way of giving back to the community.

When you ask a question, you will be able to add additional information to clarify your question; however, you can not edit your original question. While the question is still open (i.e. within 14 days of initially being asked, with no ‘best answer’ having been chosen), respondents can edit their answer. This may help respondents answer more accurately.

Please don't ask questions about:

  • personal questions
  • questions about relationships and dating. 
  • questions about religion, politics, nor social issues.

Answers is for language related questions only.

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