Annoyingly repeating the same question

Over the last week, Duolingo seems to have changed as far as the strengthening exercises are concerned. It will ask me exactly same question in exactly the same way over and over again, often up to 8 times in one exercise. (eg "J'écoute parce qu'il parle") I realise that repetition is part of learning but it does seem too easy and therefore I don't seem to be progressing and learning different things as quickly as I would like. I could understand if I kept getting it wrong, but I don't! Is anyone else having this problem? As I say, it's only been happening with me for the last week but I've been using Duolingo for well over a year.

October 26, 2015


Yeah, its definitely a bug, and only in the last week. I got asked the exact same question for every single strengthen one, at least fifteen times.

Just now I thought it was fixed, I had a fair bit of variety on the first 8 or 9 questions, until the last ten questions were the exact same.

October 26, 2015

I've been having the same issue for the past few days. It's quite tedious to be asked the same question so many times in a row, despite getting it right the first time. There are plenty of skills in my tree that need strengthening, so there's no reason for it to be so limited in its selection for practice.

October 26, 2015

This is a persistent problem, but not anything the French team can do anything about. It's a consequence of duo's internal algorithms. So it would be better to move this discussion the the troubleshooting section. There's no guarantee the relevant people will see it there, but it's more likely they would see it there than here.

October 26, 2015

Same problem here. Very annoying repetitive French exercises, the same one sentence or phrase over and over for an entire session. Ahhhhh

October 26, 2015

Just to add that I ran into this exact same problem yesterday. During the week, I normally don't do the "repeat what was just said" exercises because I'm in my office cubicle. During the weekend at home, though, I do all the exercises. Yesterday, I was asked to repeat the same phrase 15 times in a single "Practice Weak Skills' session. I was correct every time, so it's not a question of repeating an incorrect answer.

October 26, 2015

It's happening to me too.

I'll admit that this method will hammer the sentence into your brain, but it's frustrating.

I think there has been a change (or bug) in Duolingo's spaced repetition algorithm. Essentially, if it feels that you've forgotten even one word in a lesson, it'll remove the gold, and when you strengthen the lesson, it will ask the sentence containing that word over and over in the practice session and mark the lesson as gold again.

Then the next day, it'll decide that you've forgotten another word, remove the gold and the process repeats. This is my theory from what I've noticed.

October 26, 2015

It’s also happen to me. And it’s 2018

January 18, 2018

still haven't fixed in Japanese. 2018

January 25, 2018

Same for me. Dutch english 2018...

January 29, 2018

This is happening to me in Korean as well. Got asked 15 times in a row to write "shi". I don't think this is actually worth 20xp ah ah.

February 5, 2018

I am not at that point, but in the strengthening i find for exemple "le portail" so many times! Why are words not in random? And the strengthen units are Golden for less then 24 hours. It is dishearthening.

October 26, 2015

And it's not just in French. I have the same thing (the same sentence repeating many times in a row) happening in Japanese, and right now, I just do the minimum required to keep my streak going because of it. I was afraid it was intentional, but if it's a bug, there's hope that it will get fixed.

October 27, 2017
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