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?
Looks like they stopped doing the Christmas bonus skill because it caused performance issues: https://www.reddit.com/r/duolingo/comments/7lyi4j/duolingo_will_not_be_offering_christmas_skill/
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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 :-(
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?
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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!
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 - - :-)
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.
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.