https://www.duolingo.com/Katzenperson

Bonus skills for Swedish? Definitive answer?

Hallo. I am sure this query duplicates other posts, but I have been having trouble loading discussion threads that have more than a few comments; they overwhelm and lock up my system.

So, please, could someone tell me whether bonus skills are available for Swedish (from English)? If so, are they the same skills (Flirting, Idioms, and Christmas) as in the Big 5 languages (Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Portuguese)?

Please don't link me to other discussions; as I said, I am having trouble with most of these longer threads; that includes those threads which most likely already have an answer to my question, alas! Therefore, if someone could just answer the question plainly I would be most grateful.

Peace! -G.V.P.

April 26, 2017

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

They are not available. Two have been prepared - a long time ago - and are ready for release, but we're still waiting for the Duolingo developers to fix some technical issue before they can be opened. Unfortunately we have no idea about when that'll be, but it's been quite a while already. :(

These are not the same as in the larger languages. The Swedish team hates the flirting lesson so that definitely isn't coming.

April 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Katzenperson

Thank you for your swift reply! Do you happen to know what topics the dormant bonus skills cover?

April 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

Christmas, computers, and idioms. :)

April 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Katzenperson

Computers?! Brilliant! :-)

April 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Smeetheens

Well, there are many Swedish tech companies.

April 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/NickTheEngineer

That's hilarious that they don't like the Swedish flirting lessons. Meanwhile, I'm learning Swedish so that when I move there in a few months I can impress some Swedish chicks. I have a feeling they will not be impressed haha. Thanks for the update though!

April 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

Most people here and elsewhere are impressed by social skills, wit, and intelligence - not by being asked if it hurt when they fell from heaven. :)

April 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Katzenperson

I agree. The Flirting skills feel creepy to me. Although I bought them for each of the Big 5 languages, I don't believe I have completed any of them!

April 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti

Perhaps you should try finding some chicks that impress you rather than the other way around? ;)

April 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Itsmohsen

Still no bonus skills available? How can we ask the team to release it. I am learning

August 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

Afraid not. I'm not sure we'll ever be able to release them.

August 19, 2018
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