https://www.duolingo.com/Helena.BA

Can't buy things in the store - Why?

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Hey I have a question: Why can't I buy most of the things on the lingot store? I can only buy the "Streak Freeze", "Double or Nothing" and the "Time Practice".Is there a specific reason for that, or is it because of the courses im taking? I am taking French, Italian and Catalan from Spanish and Dutch from English. Thanks for everything!

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/psionpete
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What are you trying to buy? As far as I can see the items are the only three items available on the web store. There are other items in the store on the apps, depending on which app you use but just those three on the web store.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Helena.BA
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The bonus skills (flirting and idioms). Maybe that's the reason.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/psionpete
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Of course, although most of her courses do not have any bonus skills, not those she mentions (I don't think).

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Toono-Takaki

I'm learning German from English and my store has 2 Bonus Skills: Flirting + Idioms and Proverbs

Using both web and app version.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Helena.BA
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So it depends on the course? I'm gonna try it.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cswrawr
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Whether or not there are bonus skills depends on the language. French and Italian from English have bonus skills but not from Spanish.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Helena.BA
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Ok. Thank You! Do you know any other language(s) that have the bonus skills?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicholson
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It depends on the course not the language.

Generally it is the original language courses (to and from English) that have them.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Helena.BA
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Ok. Thanks! But it depends on the level doesn't it? Because i'm learning dutch from english and I haven't got it.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicholson
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Dutch is not one of the original languages.

They were French, Spanish, German, Italian and Portuguese. Courses between these languages and English (either 'to' or 'from') should have them.

You are right that they do not appear initially - you have to complete the first few skills. Five or so - I can't quite remember.

There are some other cases out there like: English for Chinese speakers has a New Year bonus skill; and Japanese for English speakers has three bonus skills (National Holidays, Olympics and Subculture).

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GxusSky
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You didnt have any lingots?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Helena.BA
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I have lingots, but what I mean is that when I go to the store I can only buy the three things I mentioned before, and for example not the bonus skills.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GxusSky
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My store just had 3 things :"<

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Helena.BA
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mine too, that's why I'm asking why I'm unable to buy more stuff :" (

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GxusSky
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https://www.duolingo.com/emaniy
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On most things you have to be past the possessions and then it lets you buy the bonus lessons

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DovahFerret
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Certain items are only available for certain languages, especially when it comes to supplementary skills and such.

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