Speak Yiddish, get a free bagel: Duolingo celebrates launch of Yiddish language offering with partnership at Pigeon Bagels

PITTSBURGH — East Liberty-based Duolingo is offering a free bagel to anyone who speaks the Yiddish phrase of “ken ikh hubn a baygl mit shmirkeyz,” or “I would like a bagel with schmear,” as a way to celebrate the launch of the Yiddish language on its popular language-learning platform. The Hebrew-High German language is the 40th to join the platform, which has more than 42 million active users.

Locally, Duolingo has partnered with Squirrel Hill’s Pigeon Bagels to offer a free bagel to anyone who speaks the aforementioned phrase when ordering at the location on April 6 between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Duolingo is also offering a free bagel to anyone who speaks the phrase at Katz’s Delicatessen in New York City, Factor’s Famous Deli in Los Angeles, Manny’s Cafeteria & Delicatessen in Chicago and Zak the Baker in Miami.

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