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More Things to do With Lingots, Please!

Duolingo needs to add more things to do with lingots, since the available things you can purchase have been there for a pretty long amount of time, and are not particularly interesting now. Some things they can add are more bonus skills and a way to somehow double the amount of lingots you earn for a certain amount of time. Upvote if you agree!

February 23, 2017


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The skills that we have right now are generic, I agree. The thing is that you can give lingots to people, so doulingo probably thinks thats enough

February 23, 2017


What if there was video content to see an interaction between two native speakers? I used to use Memrise and it was nice to see a video of someone speaking the language.

July 2, 2019


Like once you buy all th ingot shop stuff it just becomes a showoff

February 24, 2017


It might be good to have some extra content to buy with lingots, true. But in the end, we are here to learn language(s). Lingots are here to make the process a bit entertaining.

I'm very happy that this is different than the books. But if I had a chance to make Duolingo upgrade something, lingots and fluency meter correction would probably be the last two things I would like them to upgrade. If the team has some time, -I'm not saying it's bad- I would be happier if they work on better learning. All the things in the store and probable add-ins will be available for about 500 lingots let's say, then what? It will be completely purchased by many people in no time and then it is over. But any possible upgrade in learning section would have a massive impact on us.

I respect people's ideas about lingots, and those are not bad. I would buy the new things with my (currently) 73 lingots. But I think it is better to have Duolingo with a game-ish style language learning, not language learning-ish style game.

But if many people wants it, they may do a favour. I would donate someone 50 lingots if anything new is released. :)

Lastly, as someone who never finished a single course completely, may I suggest that if there is anything you are planning to release, let only those who finish at least one tree all gold can buy it. Here is a challenge, a better motivation.

February 24, 2017


i think that this is very profound

March 12, 2017


you suck

July 2, 2017


Never said I don't.

July 7, 2017


yeah true you never said you dont suck

July 8, 2017


Learning languages is what Duolingo is about, not swearing

June 8, 2019


What I would do with those lingots, would be to spend them on funny but true language fact cards

February 24, 2017


I know that for Turkish, you can take a timed quiz and a progress quiz.

February 26, 2017


i agree! i have gotten almost everything and i want more things to buy.

February 27, 2017

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It would great if you could buy a slang bonus skill. Slang terms are always changing, it would be interesting and it would aid in learning the language. It would likely have/add quite a bit of discussion too.

April 22, 2017


I use them to give to people who complain about having too many

June 8, 2019



February 23, 2017



February 24, 2017


i agree

February 23, 2017


i would agree to but you should start another language and get the extensions

February 23, 2017
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