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Suggestion: Showing languages as Language A to Language B?

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After Russian to English came out, I started taking it so I could learn some Russian (using Google Translate for the pronunciation). After some time, I realised that the feed in my profile only showed that I was levelling up in English, not English from Russian, or Russian to English. I was wondering if there could possibly be an addition to see the language in which the user learned the second language, seeing as the Incubator is going to be coming out with not only a lot of languages, but also the languages we have now are going to mingle, if you will. Just a suggestion. Thank you for helping so many people learn a new language/new languages! Vive Duolingo ! :)

4 years ago

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jrikhal
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It seems Duo consider as important (not illogically) at the end of the day the language you're learning not from which language. That's also why your skill point (and your level) in a language (that you're learning) are common for all the course from any language you're following to learn a specific language.
So I guess, no, it'll not be added (but can be wrong ;))

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/0liwia
0liwia
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I didn't get your second sentence. But that made me think: What if you learn English from multiple languages? Let's say I'm level 10 in English from Spanish; what happens if I start English from German? Has anyone tried that?

4 years ago

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I edited a parenthesis in my second sentence which is exactly about your question.
If you learn English from any of the available languages, all the skill points (for learning English) go to the same English skill points account. And you're level is your "level in English" so it's the same from any language.

For example, I'm level 18 in English. So from French and Spanish interface I have a 18 badge and the same corresponding 12760 English skill points.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/0liwia
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Okk. But did it unlock the whole tree? Like what about the vocab, did it unlock in your second language all the words and lessons that you had learned from the first tree? Or do the coins just pile up

4 years ago

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Nope, you have to do the entire tree (which is not exactly the same) and so it's a way to level up quickly.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/0liwia
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Ok, thanks!

4 years ago
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