I bought the Timed Practice in the shop for 10 lingots. But I don't know how to use it. Can someone help me???
If you are using this format, click the Strengthen Skill button.
If you are using the other format, there are a few ways to use this feature.
1) Click the blue Lesson Practice button (locate in about the same place as the other format)
2) Click Vocabulary and then click the blue Practice weakest words button
(the above two options to exactly the same thing, practice your overall weakest words)
3) Click any Skill (from the home page) and click the Practice Skill button (below the lesson notebooks, right hand side). This will allow you to practice vocabulary words that appear in that skill only.
How comes you have so many lingots? Is there a special knack at earning lingots?
If you find Wikipedia articles that are NOT NOT NOT already existing/translated in the other language (see the left bar on Wikipedia), post them to the Immersion part, and every time anyone upvotes them it'll give you a lingot. I've earned like 1,000 lingots that way and am currently at 1,769. I've posted to/from French, German, and Spanish.
Also do the Double or Nothing challenges, and make sure you keep up with them. A. That helps keep you accountable because you stand to lose 5 lingots each time you lose your streak, but B. it helps you keep up your streak which ALSO gives you your streak-days divided by 10 every time you hit a new mark. So it's a win-win! (as long as you don't ruin your streak)
Wow... You speak English, French, Spanish, Indian, Italian, Scandinavian, Brazilian (Is that a language???!!!), Japanese, Ukrainian and Turkish. Not to mention your 562 day streak! How?
LOL, I don't "speak" hardly any of those (by my own personal high standards). I have studied bits and pieces here on DuoLingo, as well as done a German major and French minor at university, along with lots of practice chatting in Spanish with the Dominican janitor at our office, but beyond that barely any.
You ought to check out the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, which provides a pretty nice sliding "spectrum" on which you can place proficiency level: A1->A2 --> B1->B2 --> C1->C2.
I would call my German C1 (although a native speaker once called me clearly, way better than C1, so C2, but if anything I'd say B2 would be), French somewhere between B1 and B2, and Spanish somewhere between A2-B1. Only Polish, Italian, or Irish would I even consider are worthy of A1 proficiency status, as most are barely along at all.
Just remember: I LOVE learning foreign languages in general, so to/for me it's just a hobby. Point being, it might appear impressive, but there's a lot not captured by those flags and streak-length icons you see ;-)
You should study each seriously, like maybe get each one up to 10 one by one and hold them there so you're okay at pretty much everything and then become a translator or something.
I cant speak any of the languages I have on my list that ive studied on duolingo except I can speak spanish pretty well XD once I finish all the romance language (almost done) then ill study them all so much that ill be able to speak most of them a little bit at least :) good job with your work!
I'm probably B1 in Spanish (is that a good start going into freshman year at high school?) and A1 or less at French, since I started learning that here yesterday.
LMAO it’s NOT Brazilian, it’s Brazilian Portuguese. The same way that English in Duolingo has the American flag. Brazilians speak Portuguese.
Thanks for the detailed explanation, I found it on the desktop site (it looks like your screenshot). However I am unable to find it on the app - is there no way to use timed practice on mobile?
What I like about Duolingo is that you cannot buy lingots. You have to earn them. By giving useful comments, you can earn them. As you progress in a language, you can earn lingots (i,e leveling up in XP).
PLEEEEEAAAASE help me. I want to use my Timed Practice. Otherwise its just a waste of lingots.
If you are currently on a version that looks different from the image above then click on 'lesson practice'. Let us know if this helps and answers your question :)
Hello there. You have to go on a strengthening gameplay. Not regular gameplay.
Only works on the website when it's in desktop mode/desktop view. You can use any device to see it on your browser though. If you need help, let me know the browser and device you are using (iPhone, android, ... safari/edge/chrome, etc.)
My bad, by mistake I clicked on the Timed Practice Button... I just lost 10 Lingots...because I don't care about time practice
Yeah, just click on the "strengthen skills" and click on timed practice
The Duolingo UI team definitely need to make this more clear. This question is a year old!
is there any limit as to how many times we can actually use the timed practice?
Timed practice seems to be the only option now on my droid and I really don't like it. It's stressful and prevents me from really being able to think about my answers
Yeah, the Strengthen Skills button also disappeared on the main page of my Android app. I just click each lesson and access it from there.
If you look under daily goal, there will be a button that says "Practice". Click that, and it should come up with"Practice without timer" or "Practice with Timer".
It doubles your xp when you test out of a skill try it! it works great
hallo there. how many and which skills are of A1, also for A2, also for B1 ? thank you
It doesn't work that way. What you should do is search your language and test CEFR (or similar). For Hebrew it's easy to place yourself in the Israeli version https://ulpan.co.il/test-your-hebrew-level/
It was very accurate, it said I was Alef ++ (A++/A2) and gave particulars as to where it thought I was in terms of what I had already learnt. I'm through a third of the Hebrew course here. I can't say how well the other online tests are however. If you find one that works in your language, maybe you can post it here.
This is what it said, btw, for Alef ++ , in my results email:
You are most definitely an Aleph++ student, you have learned the present tense and know the basics of the past tense. We recommend doing the Aleph++ course, where you will learn the entire past tense, modal verbs, preposition conjugation and much more. At the end of the Aleph++ course you will be ready for the Bet level, where the future tense is learned.
Yes! after you click the strengthen skill button, click the start timed practice button. this will take you to the timed practice, where you have to tipe the correct words as fast as you can before the clok says 00:00!