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Adding new words while strengthen skills

I suppose that would be good if this enhancement was added. There are exercises for animals, food, households, etc. But when we strengthen our skills, we deal with limited number of words, by passed lessons. So I suggest adding a few new words and it could be unlocked by lingots. And when an user strengthen particular topic again, we will have these new words in the dictionary (when the dictionary feature will be redeveloped).

An example: Animals for e.g. German language

When someone should strengthen this lesson, it could be proposed a possibility to buy a few new words for a lingot. When he or she unlocks, and start practice, those new words are plugged in the practice. E.g. the turkey - der Truthahn, the pig - das Schwein, the bull - der Stier, the swan - der Schwan and the snake - die Schlange. These words should be combined with old weak words in the presented sentences. After passed exercise, those words should be added to vocabulary.

What is your opinion(s)?

4 years ago

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/AernJardos
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Sounds like a very solid idea, good way to introduce additional vocabulary without flooding the user. Also provides a use for those pesky lingots. Although I would suggest having the actual purchasing happen in the LingotStore instead of in the Strengthen section. Just because otherwise it might come off as a pay-to-play vibe.

Basically: User Strengthens Animals> User gets an alert about something unlocked in the LingotStore> User can pick up an Expanded Animals Pack of say 15 new animals for 3 lingots> User plays Strengthen Animals again with new animals unlocked.

As long as lingots are never paid for with real currency, then I am absolutely down with this idea.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zmajche34

Yes, great modification. It is just stupid on greater levels, above 10, to repeat only limited words in particular lessons.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mrben83
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This is an excellent idea, expanding on vocabulary after learning the grammar sounds like an excellent way to go. This seems a great way to add to the course and keep people interested, especially if they can pick and choose the areas that they expand on!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aram56
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Smart suggestion so necessary and effective

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII
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I love it ! Excellent way to use lingots, not too hard to put in place (to program), keeps the contributors busy when the language course is finished (we all know they do nothing good when a course is done
;-P).

4 years ago