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Help new people learn!

I am new to Duolingo and I don't understand how to use it can you help me please???

October 4, 2017




Here is an FAQ to help new people get to know how the community and forums work.

Good luck with your language studies! :)



Could you relocate this discussion in the “Troubleshooting" forum? Which is the place meant for such discussion. Thx!

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welp the circles with pics on them are called language trees. as soon as you complete a lesson on your tree it will turn gold, and once all of them are gold, you're done! Fluency isn't very reliable (as it has a tendency to gain or lose percents) so don't rely on that too much; it's not accurate. A great way to help learn your language is to (i recommend this to a lot of people) watch french movies on netflix!! Just change your language setting. but be warned! as helpful as this is to listen to fluent people speak, you'll be thinking with a french accent for a while afterwards lol


Just a small correction, I hope you don't mind. :)

The entire language course is called the tree. The circles with the pics on them are called skills. Inside of the skills are lessons. The tree doesn't have to be gold to complete the course. But, keeping the skills gold will mean that you've done a lot of review and are more likely to remember what you've learned for longer. :)


haha yes this is a much more specific answer :)


LOL (that joke was funny)


Hello! Here's how to use DuoLingo: Select a language to learn. Each day, earn 10-50 XP (or more, like my 250's) by completing lessons. To practice a lesson, click on it and do all of the sections inside it. Make sure to re-practice to maintain gold, or do lessons further down in your 'Tree', because it will help you review basic words too! Try to maintain a good streak, and practice overdue words. Do extra practice to strengthen skills on TinyCards. Well, just do lessons, earn XP, and help others, and you'll be learning a new language anytime soon. Good luck learning French!


Thank you I will try all of that just I bought the timed speed with my lingots. How do I go onto it???


Click the Home tab in the blue bar at the top of the screen. If you click "strengthen skills" it'll give you a timed option now. Each skill also has an option to strengthen it. It'll work for those too. :)


timed PRACTICE I mean

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