Bonjour! Salut! I just started duolingo and I have no clue what Lingots are and why they are of importance. Everyone is like "heres a lingot" so I wanted to give someone one but it was like "are you sure you want to do that?"
What is a lingot?
A lingot [ling-guht] is the Duolingo virtual currency. The more you learn on Duolingo, the more lingots you'll receive and be able to use in the store! They can be earned through:
Leveling up Earn 1 lingot Finishing a skill Earn 2 lingots for finishing a new skill 10 day streaks Earn 1 lingot for every 10 days on a streak (1 for 10, 2 for 20, etc) Note: Lingots are not awarded when you use a tree shortcut to level up or finish a skill.
welcome, you are new here, so for now just keep your lingots. Once you have earned yourself some more lingots, and have bought a streakfreeze, and bought whatever skills you'd like, then you can give away some lingots here and there. I think they are pretty, and I think they are particularly nice to use for good comments and new learners.