I just started, what should I do?
I'm not really accustomed to this website. What are the do's and don'ts around here?
- Have fun
- Not have fun
Seriously though, the do is simply learning languages, optionally being a helpful part of the community. If you're looking for some things you shouldn't do, you can check the guidelines at the bottom of every page.
OK! What are the guidelines? And what are lingots? I just earned some by finishing a skill.
As I said, if you look to the bottom of this page, you'll see guidelines among other things, click on that to see them. If you can't find it, you can always google "Duolingo guidelines".
Lingots are little online currency pieces that you earn over time through learning. You can spend them on a couple things in the lingot store that can be accessed by clicking on the lingots displayed at the top-right of your screen.
Welcome to Duolingo, Ron!
Duolingo helps me lean more Spanish in a day than my old Spanish teacher could teach in 4 years of elementary school. Duo is a fun, awesome, fun, great, fun, and fun (did I mention fun?) place to begin any language. There are literally thousands of words Duo can teach you, and they can sometimes teach 100 in less than a month. I'd like to note that Duo kind of skips over grammar sometimes.
There are a few words of warning. One, don't get over-confident or progress too fast. It takes a little time to be able to have a conversation. Don't throw yourself into one if you don't feel like you're ready.
Two, Duo doesn't take it easy. It may be frustrating when you can't understand. Don't feel bad either- ALL of us on this site have struggled at one point or another. Maybe you can find some resources in your new language. I've found watching movies in Spanish helpful in just getting used to the speed of the speaker.
BUT, remember to have fun! Duo is made to help people enjoy learning, and it accomplishes its goal very well. You have a huge community of people to talk with, which is half the fun in itself.
And the streak (the thing that looks like a fire on the upper right corner of the screen)? It's just a number, no need to panic over losing it.
Many four leaf clovers to you, and may your studies take you far =)
Dont post inappropiate things in the disscussin section
Do learn yo language and have FUNNNNNNN
Just focus on learning your language(s) and don't get too carried away on discussions and such. You can also read the community guidelines Here I would also recommend following people so you can race them on your leaderboard (I have followed you :) Good luck with your studies!!