https://www.duolingo.com/Angelily1

Two skills at once!

I am refreshing my French tree (making the skills golden again), and after completing the tasks for strengthening my Sports skill, it told me that I had just strengthened both Sports and Family. Quoi?!

Has anyone ever had that happen before? I didn't even know that was an option. Did I do something special? Is this totally normal (definitely my first time)? Is this a glitch or new experimental feature? Have I just had too much caffeine today? Anyone?

February 24, 2016

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot

It's normal, sometimes the computer just decides to have you strengthen two skills at once for no apparent reason. It's a timesaver and that's why I click the magical blue button instead of going through each and every skill. XD

February 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Spyrunner

Is that the 'practice skills' button? I haven't used it yet. I click each exercise and strengthen them one at a time. Is the magic blue button less time consuming? easier? tougher?

February 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot

Yes, it says "strengthen skills" on it. It's less time consuming, in my experience. One downside is that it will not strengthen any bonus skills you might have until you strengthen everything else, but otherwise it's the same as selecting a random non-golden skill to strengthen.

February 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Spyrunner

Woot. I just strengthened clothing and questions in one go.

February 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Laykilibre

It can happen - they'll use vocab from more than one unit (knowing that you are weak or getting weak on another unit too) and it'll refresh/strengthen both. Good stuff! But as mentioned by NeonDragoness, the blue button is a better way to make sure that happens, if you are going for that.

February 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/NtateNarin

Exactly. For instance, in the sports skill, it can give you the sentence: "I like to play football with my brother and sister." Now you're using words from both units.

February 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Kana_Kaida

I have found that this usually happens only on skills that are a both a little weak. I often happens to me on both the computer and the app at about an equal rate.

February 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Calumet

When you're only maintaining your tree through Strengthen Skills button it happens quite often. I even had three skills improved at the same time a couple of times, not sure about four.

February 26, 2016
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