How do I fill in my 3rd Bonus Skill?

Hello, For the bonus skills; I finished the idioms and then the pick-up lines; but there is a third slot. And I can't find anything to fill it with. So, I can't get the check point ticked even though I finished everything else. Does any body know how to fix this or fill in the third slot?

March 30, 2014


Yes, the Christmas skill is the 3rd one that comes in around Christmas time. I'm very sure cos that's what happened last year. We should petition Duolingo to add more bonus skills!

September 15, 2014

Thanks for clearing up my confusion. Have a lingot!

June 25, 2018

How to you have 147 day streak!? So cool!

September 5, 2018

Stick around. You'll see people with 1000+

September 7, 2018

Ask and ye shall receive.

September 13, 2018

How to u keep up with that amount of streaks wow

September 27, 2018

HOW do you have a 1296-day streak? This is improbable

June 4, 2019

Take this lingot

September 5, 2018

I vote up on more bonus skills. Especially around Halloween!

September 5, 2018

Yes - I'd love Halloween Bonus skills!

October 15, 2018

I would love a Halloween Bonus skill also. I wrote that on another French thread to fill the 3rd Bonus slot with Christmas or Halloween.

December 7, 2018

did I just miss the Christmas one ?

December 27, 2018

No Mustafaozhan, the Christmas one didn't come out this year. I am doing French.

December 27, 2018

Looks like they stopped doing the Christmas bonus skill because it caused performance issues:

The OP is archived but the first and subsequent comments are useful. There are at least a couple Reddit threads along these lines.

No idea why it would cause performance issues, and they did a big UI overhaul several months ago, so why didn't they fix it? Or at least stop indicating that there's a slot open if there won't ever be a way to fill it. It's maddening!

December 31, 2018

If not a Christmas skill, then why not a Halloween skill to fill in the 3rd space?

December 31, 2018

Not that I noticed and I checked every day

January 31, 2019

I have also found this comment useful. Have 3 lingots!

October 7, 2018

Thanks! This was very helpful!

June 26, 2019

I agree

July 17, 2019


August 6, 2014

A lesson on puns would be absolutely magnificent.

November 17, 2014

I didn't know I needed that in my life until right now

January 7, 2015

i want it

i need it

yes all the yes take a lingot you've earned it yes to this

September 23, 2016

Or riddles...

January 8, 2015

How do you keep up with so many languages?!

July 10, 2019

I would first need to learn to say jokes in my native language

September 27, 2018


April 24, 2019

There should be a massive selection to choose from, possibly created by users. Duolingo, listen to us!

October 3, 2015

A bonus skills wiki! Moderated and with parameters set by Duolingo.

October 3, 2015


March 8, 2018

I've read these forums too much. While I'd like to see more skills, I'd prefer they be made by Duolingo.

October 15, 2018

That would be really cool.

December 23, 2016

Oh wow yes please that’s a great idea. Have a Lingot kind sir.

August 15, 2018

I read on another discussion thread that the third bonus skill is about Christmas, and it is time -limited. You have to buy it with your lingots no sooner than Dec 14th. Very strange feature to have in an internationally available program. Not everyone celebrates Christmas. I happen to, and might have been interested, but I was unaware of the content and the time restriction. I thought it might be a skill that they were holding in abeyance until I got to Level 30, or 75%...only to discover again recently having passed Level 25 that there is really nothing after that. No new vocabulary, and occasional new construction. I have been doing the French. I do not know if other languages have the same bottoming out at Level 25.

February 19, 2017

Also doing French, and thought the same..but no I still can't fill mine either.

December 1, 2017

You have to wait for Christmas or December it is one of those two, I would say just keep checking it in December

December 1, 2017

I have checked everyday for the last 2or3 Christmases very annoying

January 23, 2018

I used to have the bonus Christmas skill in my old account for German/Spanish but then it got deleted. I don't want to buy the second bonus skill because it is just stupid so it would be nice if Duolingo would make it easier to get it.

July 6, 2018

I was wondering the same thing. A bonus skill on technology/electronics would be really cool

June 5, 2014

it would be great if there were more skill places and added things like that there!

June 16, 2015

It indeed would!

June 14, 2014

I gave you a lingot because you know like a million languages haha

May 13, 2016
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I thought I saw someone had done a Christmas one... There are lots more subjects out there. gardening, fixing car/burst water pipe/heating/house/internet problems,

May 22, 2017

Maybe even something about technology or video games eh?

April 8, 2016

yeah that would be cool

April 10, 2016

how about riddles you have to solve

January 3, 2017

There're so many opportunities: slang, mythology, modern culture, etc. Hope they begin to add some of these

April 26, 2017

i think they add one for each holiday,but they should add a third so you don't have to wait. idk if they know we can't move on. maybe someone should write

November 6, 2014

you can move on. just go! i have not done any of the bonus skills. moved ahead and am in last tier of skills.

April 13, 2017

The app on my phone only showed me two options for bonus skills but when I logged in on the computer there was a third skill available in the store. Even after I saw this third skill online it was not available to see on my phone. Luckily after I added it via the computer it does show on my phone in the third spot, but not under the mobile store.

January 30, 2015

ah now that is helpful. computer not app

April 13, 2017

I'm starting to think alphabets would be a great third or fourth skill. Maybe...nursery rhymes?

February 12, 2015

Absolutely! Even at "55% fluent", I still don't know how natives pronounce individual letters.

December 11, 2016

get an italian the vowles are easy and the consenents are very easy gli in italian is pronounced lee - li

December 11, 2016

sorry get an italian book or dictionary

December 11, 2016

Susie, I love that idea of learning the alphabet and nursery rhymes to fill in the 3rd slot. Therefore I gave you a lingot.

December 7, 2018

maybe the third one will come with an update. I think it might be like toys, cussing, or country names

September 14, 2015

They want this to be a safe learning environment and therefore would not allow a cussing bonus skill.

March 8, 2018

Thanks ! I had the same question !

April 19, 2014

Oh, how annoying - but at least that's my question answered!

May 27, 2014

me too

June 8, 2014

Same with me. The third skill...

June 9, 2014

Try getting the seasonal Christmas bounds skill available only around Christmas time.

October 14, 2015

how many languages do you know????

January 23, 2018

My first language is English but I am trying to learn Spanish using duolingo and the only one I haven't completed is the third bonus skill. Someone said it's a Christmas one and is available at that time of the year but for the last 2 Christmases I have checked everyday but still can't open it. It's very infuriating

January 23, 2018

Maybe you're on Santa's naughty list.

October 9, 2018

Seriously can someone help me out

August 9, 2015

This is a seriously late reply, but from what I’ve seen on the thread, the third bonus skill comes in December and is available for a limited time (until the 14th). Hope that helped :)

June 25, 2018

I had heard the same, i.e. that the third skill was Christmas related, and time limited. In December 2017, I therefore checked every day. The skill did not appear. Hopefully it will fill with something. It makes some sense that if it ever was Christmas, it is not any longer. This is an internationally available program. Not everyone celebrates Christmas. I would like it to be useful phrases.

June 25, 2018

Don't know. Wish they would add a couple more "odds and ends."

October 20, 2015

It's back - 30 lingots

December 11, 2015

i have the same thing i want to get a third bonus skill but none are in the store

March 22, 2016

a slang one would be good

April 10, 2016

Chinese has a Net Slang lesson but I'm not sure about other languages

December 22, 2018

It's kind of weird that there are three slots but two bonus skills

May 25, 2016

I don't know if it was covered here yet but, a bonus skill for Spanish that would be helpful is construction terms and phrases.

October 1, 2016

Construction terms and emergencies (for EMTs/firefighters/nurses)

I would definitely pay for each of those bonus skills to be included in Duolingo.

November 26, 2017

Is there anyway we can request another bonus skill in a update?

October 10, 2016

A "colloquial lang." skill would be brilliant, as when an English speaker talks in French, it sounds too formal for a conversation. Therefore learning some informal language after unlocking everything would help you master french!

December 12, 2016

It is on christmas and it is only there in the store when it is in the holidays

January 18, 2017

I wondered about the third slot, thanks for explaining. Maybe something in Scots English?

Aye right - - double affirmative = sarcastic negative for example

July 19, 2017

It would be cool to have a slot where you put the words that want to learn in and it helped you translate and learn them in lessons!

July 26, 2017

100 lingots to whoever can tell me is there going to be a Halloween bonus this year?

October 11, 2018

There is not.

October 12, 2018

Initially there were three available bonus skills: Flirting,Idioms and Christmas. I don't know what happened but they removed Christmas from the lingot store.

March 30, 2014

I think it was a special Christmas thing. Maybe they'll put it back next December :D.

March 30, 2014

It's the war on Christmas! /s

June 12, 2014

or maybe not...

December 6, 2014

It's back!

December 13, 2014

I think that they should add a bonus skill for all holidays instead of just christmas

September 21, 2014

I want more slots, my mind likes to get dumbed, i like to think that i have the option to choose another skill: Names, maths, jokes. My point is that the just open slot will give me peace.

May 5, 2015

yaralingo I wish instead of the third slot being Christmas it was festivals so like Bonfire Night, Halloween, Christmas, Easter and Valentine's Day.

July 23, 2015

Halloween is only in America!!

July 6, 2018

And bonfire night is only in the UK.

July 17, 2018

Halloween is also in England

July 28, 2018

I would LOVE a dialect bonus skill. And I would love even more a whole selection of bonus skills. I'd happily pay for them with lingots. I have 70+ lingots sitting around and nothing to spend them on except the quiz. (I'm not interested in maintaining or freezing streaks.)

August 15, 2015

What quiz?

August 22, 2016

check on the lingot store. I think it costs 20.

December 23, 2016

I think it should be Slang and Colloquial expressions. But maybe that could confuse you about the stuff you've been learning :D

August 16, 2015

Omg yes! I've always wondered what they use for slang like "ur" "u r" "omg" "lol" "jk" etc in other languages!!!

September 13, 2015

I think it is humorous that in Spanish, instead of Hahahaha it is Jajajajaja.

November 6, 2015

some say "rsrsrsrs" for "hahaha". I think it's portuguese.

May 7, 2016

in Brazil you say "kkkkkk" a lot instead of hahaha

November 2, 2017

If you want to use slang go to a small town in italy there dialects are full of sland

December 11, 2016

I got past checkpoint

October 16, 2015

All are good suggestions! I just want a 3rd bonus skill in general :D

November 25, 2015

the third slot comes randomly, afterwards, right now its christmas

December 30, 2015

BTW, the third slot is Christmas or holidays, I forget.

January 12, 2016

you will have to wait for Christmas

January 28, 2016

It would be better if there was a link to tanki online in the bonus slot!

January 28, 2016

Do we have a way to create our own bonus skills? They'd obviously need to be tested first, but I think we could help create some great content.

February 3, 2016

You can apply to work on a course at If they accept your application you could probably create a new bonus skill. You will need to know the Spanish for the skill though.

March 8, 2018

Thank u, I’ll check it out & see what I can do or not do. Lol

March 8, 2018

No problem. Besides, if you are able to create a bonus skill, it will help us all.

March 8, 2018

Heres some suggestions for the 3rd slot;

1 Poetry 2 mathematics 3 common abbreviations for the language 4 Holidays (not just christmas, and let us open christmas year round please) 5 Countries or customs for the related language 6 Media consumption i have more here but im tired of writing.

March 8, 2016

The Christmas skill only comes around at Christmas time on French. I think there should be another bonus skill section somewhere else on the tree with other bonus skills. I find that the bonus skills are hard and set your mind to other less useful words, so I do not recommend buy them till are quite far on in the tree. The section for bonus skills is under food and animals, and the bonus skills are at the bottom of the shop

April 18, 2016

ooh! or a holiday one!!!

May 9, 2016

I feel that I should be moving forward it is very repetetive

May 12, 2016

Cursing and slang bonus skill please!

May 25, 2016

I think you need to pass more levels first

June 4, 2016

should be swearing jaja

July 4, 2016

The christmas bonus skill should be available around december

July 15, 2016

Haikus would be cool.||| Cultural Haikus Maybe?||| Please, DuoLingo|||

August 1, 2016

If I were in charge, I would make a conversation skill. It asks you a question and u answer.

August 4, 2016

Or even better, they could implement that as a permanent feature, like the microphone or timed practice, it would be useful in all lessons.

August 4, 2016

Actualy on spesific OSs there are "bots" and you are supposed to have a conversation with them unfortunately this is only on a select few versions.

March 16, 2018

That's Club Chat.

November 3, 2018

Maybe like some kind of pop-culture bonus skill

August 15, 2016

Maybe there could be one for slang/ texting language

August 22, 2016

The test of whether or not you know a language is whether you know the slang. :)

August 22, 2016

I like the idea of having user created ones and not just these three slots. They would have to be reviewed but then it allows for some creativity. You could even have some or all of the lingots go to the author.

September 8, 2016

Bump, my ocd of wanting them to go full gold and there is a grey + in the middle of it all

September 9, 2016

how about one to learn spanish

September 20, 2016

as far as i or anyone else knows, there's no consistent third skill. however, some ideas that i don't think have been said yet:

  • anime-related skill when

  • seasonal skills (not just christmas) for all languages with special skills for certain languages (easter, halloween, thanksgiving, independence day and president's day for americans, oktoberfest for german, etc.) available all year round so we can practice

  • this one's already been said but it bears repeating: teach me how to pun in german or some other language

  • 2016 american slang skill (yes, it's that different, trust me on this)

  • memes, because this is the internet

  • actually, the internet in general would be good

  • social skills (how2conversation) for all languages

  • teach me how to use sarcasm pls

have i covered everything that should be added yet or

September 23, 2016

bump! I'm still surprised there isn't a third skill. I guess not even completing the tree does it. Hmm...

October 13, 2016

so it's Christmas time...and no third skill. where is it?

December 4, 2016

It is December (2016). Where is the third bonus skill??? I have been waiting all year.

December 11, 2016

When I go to the Lingot store I see -BONUS SKILLS1 slot open-, but no clickable link, so I can't get to whatever it is suppose to be. I finished my Spanish tree several months ago but cannot get the last bonus skill completed. I thought it would show up at Christmas but it has not :-(

December 24, 2016

I don't know why, because it makes no sense, but I think its availability has already come and gone

December 24, 2016

Hi, it was available for some time in the beginning of the month and I was able to add it. However, it seems to have been removed again now. Tough luck you missed it :-(

December 24, 2016

Yes, it's pretty disappointing to have to wait another year :-(

December 26, 2016

I've been waiting a year for a third bonus skill and it has finally arrived! IT'S CHRISTMAS!

December 15, 2016

I downloaded the Christmas skill on French and German and now it has disappeared in both. In the shop it says it is equipped but when I go to my extra slots there is no Christmas skill there! Does anybody else have this problem as I would really like to learn about French Christmas?

December 15, 2016

Merry Christmas! Who wants to help me get the number of lingots I need to get the Christmas bonus skill :)

And I saw the Christmas skill yesterday, today it's gone! Why?!?!?!!

December 17, 2016

i'm trying to delete my skills but fail to

December 29, 2016

Maybe a brief historical oversight...?

January 3, 2017

I'm going to finally get enough lingots to get one course and what I discover is that the secert 3rd one comes at Christmas and it's January now! I'm butt hurt

January 15, 2017

three years and this has not been fixed.

May 20, 2017

So, I have waited patiently the past few weeks and still there is nothing to fill the 3rd bonus skill. This on top of the stuff up muddling the pronoun skills, German is beginning to disappoint me. Why are these issues not being resolved?

December 24, 2018

It is frustrating not being able to find the third bonus skill.

January 26, 2019

I think a halloween one will be great

February 14, 2019

I agree with you Sasha. It would be nice to fill the third empty slot with a Halloween skill. After all, anyone can celebrate Halloween, not just Europeans. People can celebrate Halloween, even if they are Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Pagan, or any other world religion.

February 14, 2019

Can we please have multiple new skills that can be bought for lingots... I've got too many but nothing to buy! @admin and @mod

May 25, 2019

We can have a lot of fun skills like slang, jokes, riddles, trivia, music, songs, pop culture etc. This will really help bring variety and keep people coming back for more!

May 25, 2019

And who else wants to have Harry Potter themed skill?!? How amazing that'd be for all the potterheads!! I can even pay a hundred lingots for that... Duolingo: Harry Potter skill- buy for 100 lingots? Me: shut up and take my money! :D

May 25, 2019

It would be awesome to have "cursing" bonus skill! hehe

July 22, 2014

I think one with slang would be really cool!

February 17, 2016

That is an awesome idea. Nowadays, it's almost impossible to go around without knowing slang.

March 27, 2016

Yes! If peeps be talkin like I am right now, how else will we understand them?

October 1, 2016

i very much agree with having a bonus skill like that.

March 9, 2017

Please get this comment to 100 upvotes!

August 15, 2018

I actually kind of agree.... But I also want a mathematics one.

July 23, 2014

How about Math curses?

August 10, 2016

maths one would be cool!

June 16, 2015

learning how to curse would be good since we know how to in our first language, why not the second

March 8, 2016

yes..... i just google translated, but swearing in german is like, my life......

July 12, 2017

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    I argree too

    February 4, 2017

    Definitely. Also, one that teaches the sounds animals make in a different language. That would be neat. Also, maybe a mythology one.

    November 23, 2015


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    August 14, 2017

    That would be cool

    February 4, 2017

    Yes! Duolingo please listen to us! A plethora of bonus skills to choose from would be fantastic...

    May 25, 2016

    The third bonus skill is available again and it is "Christmas". Glad to finally get that 3rd skill, but your suggestion is very intriguing...

    December 12, 2015

    Hi! When did your third bonus skill open, after finishing which slot?

    January 25, 2016

    Hi Martina. It appears that the third slot only becomes available seasonally during the month of December. I had actually finished the language tree and obtained the first two bonus skills by August, and that 3rd slot remained closed until early December.

    January 26, 2016

    It is December; but I cannot see the Christmas unit. Can anyone else see it? Is there a reason I'm not seeing it?

    December 10, 2016

    I saw it a few days ago, but then apparently it was only up for a few days, then they removed it. :(

    December 20, 2016

    I am waiting for the Christmas unit as well. Has anyone else been able to get it in 2016?

    December 19, 2016

    I can't see it either :/

    December 11, 2016

    I am waiting too :)

    December 11, 2016

    Well that is a letdown! I mean, not everyone celebrates Christmas... But if you want to complete the tree, you have to learn how to talk about it in another language.. Smh

    April 20, 2016

    It's not about just Christmas. You learn vocabulary related to gift-giving, New Year's celebrations, and celebratory events in general. Meanwhile, not everybody celebrates Christmas, it's true, but Italian people do.

    June 20, 2016

    Christmas is an integral part of french culture so in that perspective it is important.

    October 5, 2017

    The bonuses are bonuses. You are still counted as having your tree completed if you never elect any of the bonus skills.

    December 9, 2017

    I see this post a year ago and since that time I'm waiting for Christmas. now it is 23rd of December, I don't have my 3rd slot open and I'm longing for some Christmas magic...

    holy cow! I'm not even celebrating Christmas!

    December 23, 2016

    cogbon: I will wait for December to give you a lingot. lol :D

    November 19, 2016

    do you have to finish the other tow to get the christmas one? because i sure don't want to waste my lingots on the pick up lines

    February 10, 2016

    Lol, I hear you...I would just do the "pick-up lines" anyway b/c the thing is, by the time you get through the language tree and December comes around, you accumulate so many lingots that you will be ready to give lingots away, trust me.

    February 10, 2016

    thanks so much cogbon! i'll give you a lingot for your trouble

    February 10, 2016

    Apparently the pick up lines one is extremely cheesy so no one would probably use them so go do it for some laughs

    January 15, 2017

    thank you! now i know to look for it.

    April 13, 2017

    Lol is there any other seasonal skills? Can you spot me some extra ingots too? ;)

    September 18, 2016

    Yes, okay, but it would be nice if you would add a third bonus skill for German.

    March 9, 2017

    couldnt find it, how did you get it?

    October 24, 2016

    I would like that, too. It would be nice know even just to figure out if you were being swore at.

    October 9, 2015

    I think you can tell by someone's face and the intensity of their words if you're being swore at, regardless of language

    December 20, 2015

    Unfortunately you cannot when people are being snide to mock you in a group when they know your linguistic skill sets are not on par to understand.

    January 23, 2016

    it's pretty easy if you look up the swear words, you will understand them very quickly so it's a point for both of you

    February 8, 2017

    And see, I'd be the one to confuse people and very angrily say "I REALLY LIKE YOUR SHOES." or some other trite nonsense.

    October 16, 2016


    April 13, 2017

    HA HA HA;-)

    August 12, 2014

    I love your profile picture! 11Six Clique is everywhere.

    February 6, 2017

    Remember, this is supposed to be child-friendly. If they include cursing, some idiot who forgot to turn on the child safety thing will probably sue DuoLingo for a lot of money.

    October 1, 2016

    I do know how to curse in German. Just watch the Book Thief. (or google translate)

    March 13, 2016

    This is helpful considering I'm taking German now. Lol

    October 16, 2016

    My class is reading the Book Thief. It's the one time I can swear in class without getting in trouble (We read in a theatrical way, so it's kinda like acting and reading at the same time.)

    March 23, 2017

    The cursing skill should be, like, a bit more lingots than the others because only dedicated learners should do those (or a way to confirm your age is 18+)

    May 20, 2016

    lol same for me!

    October 13, 2015

    i totally agree. I want to be able to curse someone out in spanish or italian

    August 19, 2016

    Spanish curses (particularly those from Mexico) are the absolute best.

    December 18, 2016

    I think they should add a heap more bonus skills; cursing, maths, biology etc

    April 2, 2017

    That'll be awesome

    October 23, 2016

    oh my gosh yes I need that....

    June 6, 2017

    Aren't cursing words the same as in other languages?

    November 5, 2018

    Don't want to look a gift horse (or owl!) in the mouth, but would love to see that third bonus skill slot get assigned something. Will be following this discussion. Is there a suggestion box? How about a For Traveler's? I like the Cursing suggestion best, but a Holiday skill sounds good.

    November 21, 2014

    This didn't get added around christmastime like we were hoping.

    January 5, 2015

    French, German, Italian and Spanish did, but the Dutch did not. Probably not developed for it yet?

    January 7, 2015

    I cannot wait until they release the Ukrainian bonus skills.

    November 23, 2015

    What's the third bonus skill called?

    January 8, 2015

    It's Christmas, but only offered seasonally, I believe?

    January 8, 2015

    Except this year it wasn't. Which is exactly what I am saying above. >.<

    January 8, 2015

    Except this year it was...on mine, anyway...

    January 8, 2015

    it was but only in december

    June 28, 2015

    I want to continue with italian but spanish keeps coming in. What can I do?

    January 17, 2015

    What do you mean?

    July 27, 2015

    Change the language on your profile settings. The last one you enable will always be shown by default

    August 15, 2015

    It would be awesome if they made bonus slots that are based on events in the countries that speak the language. Like Karneval (Fasching) in Deutsch or independence day in July and Royal celebrations in May for English. That sort of thing and of course including seasonal holidays shared between languages like Christmas and Easter

    March 21, 2015

    Ok I have a question. I'm working on Turkish right? And for a while there was two bonus skills and now they're gone,how do I get them back so I can buy them because I have like 100&something lingo points because I've saved them just for those two anyone please help if you can my name is Alucard0030 please add me on doulingo please and thank you

    August 9, 2015

    Yaralingo, have you got a suitable answer? I am looking for the same. Can't find anything that fills the bonus-skills space.

    October 24, 2015

    So is the Christmas course ephemeral?

    November 5, 2015

    Will there be a Spanish christmas bonus skill in 2015? Its Dec 8th and its not available yet

    December 9, 2015

    I agree with the users that want to get a third bonus skill. Why would duolingo make a third bonus skill and then not give a course to fill it? Here's hoping that they resurrect the Christmas skill, but it is Dec. 10 and nothing yet.

    December 10, 2015

    Christmas is at the store!

    December 12, 2015

    I know. I had the same problem till about 2 months ago, you to be, like, past the third checkpoint line to see it in the store.

    January 12, 2016

    Maybe a lesson in Italian gestures:)

    May 1, 2016

    I think that if the page creators have time, they could do a bonus skill for all of the seasons/ holidays, like spring, summer, autumn, winter, new year, easter, thanksgiving, hallowe'en, and christmas. Also, there could be a skill for something native to the language.

    May 8, 2016

    Or maybe like a music one. Famous songs, oldies, new ones etc. Famous bands... Instruments?

    August 1, 2016

    Yes! How do we open it???

    October 15, 2016

    I have come to the same point and problem. Can any help me please. Carle

    October 26, 2016

    The third one is Christmas so you probably have to wait till Christmas comes around

    December 9, 2016

    Why not an astronomy one? And like other based sciences, ya know?

    February 4, 2017

    +Jelly589 :D ok i will

    February 14, 2017

    It's "Christmas", but you can only get it in December. I wish it was cursing or something more fun though.

    April 10, 2017

    just keep going. you do not have to fill them in. skip and go on....

    April 13, 2017

    Is there a third bonus skill?

    April 18, 2017

    We should have a bonus skill or an entirely new section or imperatives and interjections

    November 9, 2017

    Probably not a bad idea, a few automatic "thinking time" phrases might be good - - like

    Vamos a ver - - Let's see

    Mas o menos - - More or less

    Dos Cervezas por Favor - - :-)

    and more that could be thrown into conversations to give time to think in Spanish for the next part of the interaction.

    November 9, 2017

    Did anyone figure this out? Because I'm having the same issue.

    December 1, 2017

    I had idioms and flirting for some reason I dont get the pickup lines

    December 9, 2017

    My wife won't let me use the pick up lines - - - :-)

    December 9, 2017

    I think that slang, alphabet, nursery rhymes, jokes, riddles, other holidays and may others are all great ideas!

    February 24, 2018

    You have to remember that these are "BONUS" skills. So you don't actually need to do them at all really! But of course, the challenge is to get the whole tree to GOLD!

      • so that would include the bonus skills for most folks. I still believe many would benefit from "thinking time" phrases - - such as "Well, let's see" and "More or Less" which you throw in whilst you are frantically trying for a reply to a native Spanish speaker who has assumed you know much more than your carefully rehearsed sentence.

    Have a lingot on me - - !Amigos para siempre!

    February 24, 2018

    And we need to sign a petition!!!!

    February 24, 2018

    See my reply above to you Walter, and enjoy the rest of your voyage with DuoLingo and the Owl!

    Sorry about the Spanish reference, I now see you're not doing Spanish, but to me the same thing applies to any language - - the small talk thinking phrases are important to help you along.

    Have another lingot - - :-)

    February 24, 2018

    they should make a bonus topic about phrases you will really use in a foreign country. I think it would be more important for me to be able to ask where the bathroom is rather than knowing how to say ant or something like that

    March 1, 2018

    Good point CatherineK, in Spanish - -

    "Donde estan los servicios, por favor"

    usually works fine. But again, most of the free language apps or phrasebooks will give you that in the basic phrases sections, no matter which language you are studying. A bit of research should find them. DuoLingo is trying to teach a bit beyond that level.

    I'm putting a Blog page(s) together on Wordpress for my "stroll through Spanish", using DuoLingo, and I will include your idea there.

    This is just a beta to see where I can go, but you are welcome to visit and comment, just a few entries so far.

    March 1, 2018

    Did the holiday lessons ever come out last year? I never saw them in the shop, but I checked every day.

    March 14, 2018

    You have to start checking like a month or more in advance. By the time Christmas comes along it's no longer available.

    March 14, 2018

    Christmas was cancelled at Duolingo this year. I checked everyday from late November till Dec 25th. No bonus 3. I am disappointed though it makes sense. We live in such a multi-cultural world. Not everyone celebrates Christmas. I like the idea of the third bonus skill being slang. When I studied French in northern Quebec, we learned Joual. It is what you actually hear on the street. This was an advanced class. I appreciate DL wants us to learn the rules before we break them.

    March 14, 2018

    From what I’ve found out by reading the thread, apparently there’s a third skill that comes in during December, and is available for a limited time, until the 14th. Hope this helps :)

    June 25, 2018

    The third bonus skill is one that we get in the Christmas holidays

    July 3, 2018

    There should be differentered options to select. We need for Spanish please. Necesitamos para estudien tes quien aprender español

    November 11, 2018


    December 14, 2018

    Its Christmas time now and my 3rd bonus skill never appeared. So is it safe to say that the Christmas idioms are no longer available?

    December 26, 2018

    You are right. They are not offering Christmas skill anymore. Not everyone celebrates Christmas in a multicultural, Hollywood world.

    December 26, 2018

    I don't celebrate the pagan festival of Tammuz, but I wanted the Christmas bonus. It is unacceptable to leave it blank. To the "big society" untermenschen who meddle and stir up strife... stuff them. Stuff Hollywood even more. Ende.

    December 26, 2018

    Ich bin von deiner Meinung. I agree with you. I believe it is better to celebrate Christmas and Easter, rather than satanic or Hollywood holidays.

    December 27, 2018

    It is frustrating not being able to fill the third bonus skill. Please can you give us one.

    February 1, 2019

    I really wish they would do a common phrases bonus. Like slang forms or talking.

    February 26, 2019

    I wish they could do seasonal/holiday bonus skills

    March 20, 2019

    If they don't have a bonus skill readily available, why not just get rid of the slot so we can pass the checkpoint?

    March 20, 2019

    I wish they had one for every holiday, even minor. That way we could have the opportunity to do them more often. Or even if just for the holidays in the culture for whose language we are learning. I think that just makes sense.

    July 8, 2019
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