https://www.duolingo.com/yaralingo

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

322 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Marcantony_

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

https://www.duolingo.com/Hedgehog125

Thanks for clearing up my confusion. Have a lingot!

June 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/TaterTot429393

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

September 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Nick_Pr

Stick around. You'll see people with 1000+

September 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/PotatoDynamite

Ask and ye shall receive.

September 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Shalonnn

How to u keep up with that amount of streaks wow

September 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/VineAcadem4

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

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/TaterTot429393

Take this lingot

September 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Funris

He just kept learning for 147 (maybe not continuously because you can buy the streak freeze with Lingots and it will protect you from loosing your streak for one day).

September 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/James387639

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

October 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/TaterTot429393

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

September 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Gemma549318

Yes - I'd love Halloween Bonus skills!

October 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LyleLeger

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

https://www.duolingo.com/mustafaozhan

did I just miss the Christmas one ?

December 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LyleLeger

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

December 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JessicaLei982324

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!

December 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LyleLeger

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

December 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RebeccaWoo314851

Not that I noticed and I checked every day

January 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Llama-Soup

or jokes THAT WOULD BE AWESOME

August 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Lana_Darkess

A lesson on puns would be absolutely magnificent.

November 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jaxlyn

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

January 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ThomasThePencil

i want it

i need it

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

September 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/SusieTowers

Or riddles...

January 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ManuelOribe

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

September 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Avaered

Yes!!!

April 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/EnergyBoat

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

October 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Fleurizia

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

October 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BipolarAnt

Yessssss!!!!!!!

March 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Nick_Pr

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

https://www.duolingo.com/b_aweinspiring

That would be really cool.

December 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Hedgehog125

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

August 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/carolynn357728

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

https://www.duolingo.com/Candid358044

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

December 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Marion246176

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

https://www.duolingo.com/lynnikins12

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

January 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexanderMassier

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

https://www.duolingo.com/JAL7
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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

https://www.duolingo.com/JeffBeagle

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

June 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Heidiadventure

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

June 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Echostreak

It indeed would!

June 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/mcfarlandsamuel

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

May 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/XxRayHunterxXWOW

AHHHHHHHHHH I LIKE WAFFLES

October 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Elektrikshadow

Maybe even something about technology or video games eh?

April 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/devdevjc

yeah that would be cool

April 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/alucard463

how about riddles you have to solve

January 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/hamstergamer

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

https://www.duolingo.com/WanderingAbout

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

https://www.duolingo.com/jthatter30

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

https://www.duolingo.com/WanderingAbout

ah now that is helpful. computer not app

April 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SusieTowers

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

February 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AlliseBurr

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

December 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyDiNome0

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

December 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyDiNome0

sorry get an italian book or dictionary

December 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/LyleLeger

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

https://www.duolingo.com/Kamcurridibaz

Raisen

November 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/XARINAC

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

September 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BipolarAnt

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

March 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Gilgoose

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

April 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/cece493

Thanks ! I had the same question !

April 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Charley-Farley

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

May 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/battlepanic123

me too

June 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Echostreak

Same with me. The third skill...

June 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/PCSspanish

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

October 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MaxwellWu4

how many languages do you know????

January 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/lynnikins12

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

https://www.duolingo.com/DamionPelosi

Maybe you're on Santa's naughty list.

October 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/alucard0030

Seriously can someone help me out

August 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Hedgehog125

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

https://www.duolingo.com/carolynn357728

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

https://www.duolingo.com/JacobAllenL

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

October 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AndiiRoo

It's back - 30 lingots

December 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/KAYM03

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

March 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MarionDevereaux

a slang one would be good

April 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/_LolZ_

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

December 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/tiger_girl999

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

May 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/SamSchmidt3

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

https://www.duolingo.com/Ryanh2246

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

https://www.duolingo.com/MaksimsB

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

October 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/DylanMcGowan

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

https://www.duolingo.com/Piplup01

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

January 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Mel211619

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

https://www.duolingo.com/811036

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

https://www.duolingo.com/Michael553133

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

October 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Nick_Pr

There is not.

October 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/dnovinc

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

https://www.duolingo.com/AbraxunsIllusion

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

March 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/JohnTheCrow

It's the war on Christmas! /s

June 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AlecPowers

or maybe not...

December 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/busterbeaver

It's back!

December 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexanderAmory

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

September 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/JulioJonesGotIce

Step 1 I do not have bonus skills for some reason Nope none at all

April 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/carolynn357728

How unusual. And a little sad for you. Flirting and Idioms are the current two choices. They should appear on the tree right after the very first 4 basic lessons. At least this is the case for French and Italian. I see you are studying American English. I do not recognize the first flag. It is a shame there is no direct contact method to DL. I suppose they would be inundated, especially since the Crown launch. One hopes they monitor the forums, but who knows. Anyway, wishing you bonus skills at some point.

April 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/carolynn357728

Forgot to add, just in case...I see you are fairly new to DL. Bonus Skills are a "purchased" item. You "purchase" them with in the DL "store" with your lingots earned from practice.

April 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/N.G.Henry

Polish and English doesn't have bonus skills

May 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Sirzulo

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

https://www.duolingo.com/AmyxSofia

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

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexanderMassier

Halloween is only in America!!

July 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Nick_Pr

And bonfire night is only in the UK.

July 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jake917744

Halloween is also in England

July 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Fleurizia

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

https://www.duolingo.com/vanna478651

What quiz?

August 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/b_aweinspiring

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

December 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Suraj1991

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

https://www.duolingo.com/_B.e.k.k.a_

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

https://www.duolingo.com/SamSchmidt3

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

November 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/rilianxi

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

May 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/naythxn1

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

November 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyDiNome0

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

December 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/SP-10266

I got past checkpoint

October 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Dakrath

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

November 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SuverchaSharma

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

December 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/FunnyIce012345

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

January 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/JoelPh6

you will have to wait for Christmas

January 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/JoelPh6

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

January 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/jeffrey.jo7

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

https://www.duolingo.com/BipolarAnt

You can apply to work on a course at https://incubator.duolingo.com/apply. 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

https://www.duolingo.com/Donkie96744

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

March 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/BipolarAnt

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

March 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/samljer

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

https://www.duolingo.com/BenScott18

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

https://www.duolingo.com/CocoaKittens

ooh! or a holiday one!!!

May 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/LisaG929

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

May 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/klee666

Cursing and slang bonus skill please!

May 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/oldaccccccc

I think you need to pass more levels first

June 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/seanmatheson

should be swearing jaja

July 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/PaigeHunger

The christmas bonus skill should be available around december

July 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/el_nano_

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

August 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/vanna478651

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

August 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Ian.M.R

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

https://www.duolingo.com/Bobbythekid21

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

https://www.duolingo.com/erikkonstas

That's Club Chat.

November 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/cherriice23

Maybe like some kind of pop-culture bonus skill

August 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/vanna478651

Maybe there could be one for slang/ texting language

August 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/vanna478651

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

August 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/TonyMay1

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

https://www.duolingo.com/top5o

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

September 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/robinsonn52

how about one to learn spanish

September 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ThomasThePencil

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

https://www.duolingo.com/Audioshi

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

October 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/JoshuaHope

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

December 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MattBrick82

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

December 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/jgarden2000

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

https://www.duolingo.com/lhargr1

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

December 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AR_Elsherbiny

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

https://www.duolingo.com/jgarden2000

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

December 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/lhargr1

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

December 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/BenScott18

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

https://www.duolingo.com/ENTP27

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

https://www.duolingo.com/HarsimranKaur12

i'm trying to delete my skills but fail to

December 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MrCulkenny

Maybe a brief historical oversight...?

January 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jelly598

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

https://www.duolingo.com/crappoduo

three years and this has not been fixed.

May 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Heilswahrheit

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

https://www.duolingo.com/Dot671757

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

January 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SashaEwing1

I think a halloween one will be great

February 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/LyleLeger

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

https://www.duolingo.com/priyanka240396

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

https://www.duolingo.com/priyanka240396

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

https://www.duolingo.com/priyanka240396

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

https://www.duolingo.com/DanielFloresU

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

July 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ctuohey

I think one with slang would be really cool!

February 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Ian.M.R

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

March 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/PapaSmurf88

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

October 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/annaliezze

If "peeps" were talking in the way that you are I would ignore them.

January 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/PapaSmurf88

In English, something that really pisses me off is when people don't speak in a way that is grammatically correct. But if people are talking like that in another language and it's something really important, you need to be able to understand them, right?

January 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/jamesmachine86

For example: I ain't got notin'... This sentence would normally be used to declare that the speaker has nothing (with them), but really it means that they have not got nothing, and therefore by basic logic they have canceled out their intended meaning (through a double negative) and have really said "I have something". Also ain't is not a word.. Is that the kind of thing you mean? Because that's kinda irritating to me too xD

February 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LittleTeaWitch

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

March 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Hedgehog125

Please get this comment to 100 upvotes!

August 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Echostreak

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

July 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AstroTheNomer

How about Math curses?

August 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ElitePlayer14

wtf

September 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AstroTheNomer

"Your social life is about as exciting as the derivatives of e^x"

September 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AndreasDavid

Curse??? The derivative of e^x is pretty ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ exciting and you know it! O:

September 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/BabelianGroup

"Your voice sounds as lively as the graph of y = 2"

April 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ElitePlayer14

lol

September 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AlwaysLearning77

LOL Aaaaaaaand that gets a lingot! On that note, I am suddenly inspired to watch the Big Bang Theory again.

November 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ekleo

XD that is so funny.

February 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Heidiadventure

maths one would be cool!

June 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Rob.Simmons

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

March 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/megzeunicorn19

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

July 12, 2017

[deactivated user]

    I argree too

    February 4, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Griffinwing2

    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

    https://www.duolingo.com/JessicaChan1

    MYTHOLOGY!!!

    May 25, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/cameronsmoseley

    yesssssss!

    February 7, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Kino760730

    YA

    August 14, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/ekleo

    That would be cool

    February 4, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/klee666

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

    May 25, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/cogbon

    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

    https://www.duolingo.com/Martina_Hoh

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

    January 25, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/cogbon

    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

    https://www.duolingo.com/Katzenperson

    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

    https://www.duolingo.com/Katzenperson

    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

    https://www.duolingo.com/jgarden2000

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

    December 19, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/SopphireGem

    I can't see it either :/

    December 11, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/SolangeBru4

    I am waiting too :)

    December 11, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/LangLoverIrvin89

    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

    https://www.duolingo.com/MattBrick82

    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

    https://www.duolingo.com/WappyJohnn

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

    October 5, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/carolynn357728

    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

    https://www.duolingo.com/nelwandi

    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

    https://www.duolingo.com/AR_Elsherbiny

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

    November 19, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/devdevjc

    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

    https://www.duolingo.com/cogbon

    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

    https://www.duolingo.com/devdevjc

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

    February 10, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jelly598

    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

    https://www.duolingo.com/WanderingAbout

    thank you! now i know to look for it.

    April 13, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Darren628762

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

    September 18, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/LittleTeaWitch

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

    March 9, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/lindaplace

    couldnt find it, how did you get it?

    October 24, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/drularter

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

    October 9, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/espanol0___0

    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

    https://www.duolingo.com/Ndjstn

    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

    https://www.duolingo.com/lllEwoklll

    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

    https://www.duolingo.com/ChelMal1289

    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

    https://www.duolingo.com/WanderingAbout

    laughing

    April 13, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/jojo31413

    HA HA HA;-)

    August 12, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/AbigailPaq

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

    February 6, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/PapaSmurf88

    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

    https://www.duolingo.com/DaPinkPuffle

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

    March 13, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/ChelMal1289

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

    October 16, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/cool44256

    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

    https://www.duolingo.com/SpiralStat

    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

    https://www.duolingo.com/WanderingAbout

    i am never ever going to do the cursing skill.

    April 13, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Matthew861602

    If you have yet to earn "a bit more" than 10 lingots, you really should actually be trying.

    July 10, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jwolf983

    lol same for me!

    October 13, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/ElsIsTrash

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

    August 19, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/elmuercielago

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

    December 18, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/cool44256

    You get a lingot for liking Hetalia as much as I do. What's your favorite ship?

    March 23, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Ryan314511

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

    April 2, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/ZJLee2000

    That'll be awesome

    October 23, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/megzeunicorn19

    oh my gosh yes I need that....

    June 6, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/James387639

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

    November 5, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/katie151315

    I need that haha

    October 19, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Ezra_48

    I honestly think we would NOT be benefitted by a "cursing" skill :€

    January 3, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/eliani4Him

    I totally agree! ;D

    January 7, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/SusieTowers

    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

    https://www.duolingo.com/JannElaine

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

    January 5, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/SusieTowers

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

    January 7, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Griffinwing2

    I cannot wait until they release the Ukrainian bonus skills.

    November 23, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/jaxlyn

    What's the third bonus skill called?

    January 8, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/SusieTowers

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

    January 8, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/JannElaine

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

    January 8, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/SusieTowers

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

    January 8, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/.clayton.

    it was but only in december

    June 28, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/kiaoradon1939

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

    January 17, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/MatthewK8

    What do you mean?

    July 27, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/ACristaldi

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

    August 15, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/LPTucker

    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

    https://www.duolingo.com/alucard0030

    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

    https://www.duolingo.com/Artur555513

    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

    https://www.duolingo.com/Sad_Cypress

    So is the Christmas course ephemeral?

    November 5, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/trav6170

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

    December 9, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/jrayjedi

    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

    https://www.duolingo.com/kgmorrissey3.

    Christmas is at the store!

    December 12, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/FunnyIce012345

    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

    https://www.duolingo.com/MegaElsa

    Maybe a lesson in Italian gestures:)

    May 1, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/catoliviameow

    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

    https://www.duolingo.com/el_nano_

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

    August 1, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/paulanaestrada

    Yes! How do we open it???

    October 15, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/carle604628

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

    October 26, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Corgu

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

    December 9, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/kaitlyn_kreu

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

    February 4, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/devdevjc

    +Jelly589 :D ok i will

    February 14, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/RusticMemes

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

    April 10, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/WanderingAbout

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

    April 13, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/KevinBresl1

    Is there a third bonus skill?

    April 18, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/ajames6421

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

    November 9, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Mel211619

    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

    https://www.duolingo.com/Candid358044

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

    December 1, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/TalMeshali

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

    December 9, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Mel211619

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

    December 9, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/WaltervonP1

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

    February 24, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Mel211619

    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

    https://www.duolingo.com/WaltervonP1

    And we need to sign a petition!!!!

    February 24, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Mel211619

    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

    https://www.duolingo.com/CatherineK432515

    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

    https://www.duolingo.com/Mel211619

    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.

    www.paseoatraves.wordpress.com

    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

    https://www.duolingo.com/Hermione256

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

    March 14, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/lhargr1

    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

    https://www.duolingo.com/carolynn357728

    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

    https://www.duolingo.com/Hedgehog125

    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

    https://www.duolingo.com/nikhil.duolingo

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

    July 3, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/ozguranatolian

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

    November 11, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Boyyeeter

    Cool

    December 14, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/AdrianBeauche

    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

    https://www.duolingo.com/LyleLeger

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

    December 26, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Heilswahrheit

    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

    https://www.duolingo.com/LyleLeger

    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

    https://www.duolingo.com/Dot671757

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

    February 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jay.pritchett

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

    February 26, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/MissAreias

    I wish they could do seasonal/holiday bonus skills

    March 20, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/beejay60

    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

    https://www.duolingo.com/Cello66

    One of my questions answered – thanks all!

    April 5, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/crappoduo

    dummys do not answer, just hope for some ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ thing. if you don't know the answer then don't pretend you can do something. duolingo is a bad app and it cannot be fixed. take a real class, duolingo is a stupid program that is not up to snuff.

    May 20, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Marion246176

    I am the same as the last comment

    August 9, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/alucard0030

    What do you mean?

    August 9, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/biruke4321

    pooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    April 27, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/crappoduo

    do not read any comment below as NONE of them give any answer.

    May 20, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Mel211619

    The third bonus is supposed to be for Christmas, however I've not seen this appear, it did come online in previous years apparently during December - - so who knows?

    December 9, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/crappoduo

    no, no one knows how to fill it in, it is a fault with duolingo, poorly written program

    May 20, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Darran1

    Cursing ought to be an option

    October 24, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyDiNome0

    why ?

    December 11, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Hedgehog125

    Duolingo wouldn’t do that, it’s supposed to be a safe and educational program.

    June 25, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/mr.amputee

    im still boed

    March 3, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/CocoaKittens

    i want a kawaii one (look it up)

    May 9, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/mr.amputee

    have more money

    April 7, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

    Wait until duo adds a third skill

    April 2, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/SusieTowers

    Ha ha! Just signed up for the 3rd Bonus Skill on each language I am taking.

    December 12, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/jaxlyn

    How?

    January 7, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/SusieTowers

    When they offer it in the Lingot Store, you can get it if you have enough lingots. Also, there is a way to link into the skill by going directly to the page, or at least there used to be, not sure. You can look up how to do it online or search the discussions here...

    January 8, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/jaxlyn

    How many Lingots?

    January 8, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jwolf983

    50?

    October 13, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/mr.amputee

    im to stupid to know or care

    February 25, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/mr.amputee

    i m bored have money

    February 25, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/TylaBear

    Give me lingots

    May 1, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Llama-Soup

    maybe names would work

    August 4, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/SusieTowers

    Yeah, I like that idea too.

    November 21, 2014
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