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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lolegit901

Any ideas for new things to buy with Lingots?

I have a lot of lingots, and I think there isn't enough stuff to buy in the store. Especially since there are three bonus lesson spots- but only two bonus lessons.

May 12, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Duo_Shop

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May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Captain_Duo

there are 3 bonus lessons. the last is Christmas. things i would like to see in the lingot store would just be more bonus skills. you could have some universal ones, like music, history, etc, and then you could have some that're only in one language, for example i would like to see cooking for French

May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lolegit901

P.S. how do you get christmas?

May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Captain_Duo

it comes out during Christmas

May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lolegit901

I guess that should have been obvious :/

May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lolegit901

That would be nice! Maybe there should be some way to buy or get more bonus skill slots.

May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ID-007
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You can always give them to me, since I don't have enough! Seriously, there are 3 bonus skills in popular trees like EN-GER; the 3rd one becomes available around the end of year holidays. That said, you can always donate lingots to people who take time to help others and/or use them for speed tests and/or use them for weekend freezes. I believe that, recently, DL staff has added new features for spending lingots but I am not keeping track. On the other hand, when you get to a "long" streak (say 1 year), lingots do seem to really become superfluous.

May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/seacc3

I would like to purchase a surprise message that goes across "my followers" screens. Just for fun, appropriate with the idea of encouragement. Like maybe a airplane dragging a sign, or party confetti....just something fun.

May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lolegit901

That would be fun... kind of like a MOTG?

May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/seacc3

I'm not sure what MOTG is....I'm old.

May 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lolegit901

Message of the day

May 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/temacube

Multi day freeze for vacations. Can cost more then normal would be fine.

May 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lolegit901

I think one week or one month streak freezes would be nice. Just in case you were going on a long trip, because generally, you will lose a lot of progress on your lessons.

May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lolegit901

I guess that would make too many people be lazy and just buy 1 month streak freezes.

May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TomJeon

I think freeze item is best

May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/diennergirl2

I think they should make Spanish games to help you learn. Educational, but fun!

May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lolegit901

Or in other languages like German.

May 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hughcparker

Lingots are a bit of a distraction, really. They're a good way of helping to turn casual learners into committed learners, but once you've done enough work on Duolingo to have lingots to spare, they lose their purpose.

Buy a streak freeze, the bonus skills, and a test every now and then if you're interested, and then forget about lingots and use the rest of the site.

May 12, 2017
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