https://www.duolingo.com/Urvashi18

What is the point of earning lingots/gems if there's nothing to spend them on?

Other than streak freezes and the 2 bonus subjects - I don't know why one should get lingots/gems. Seems pretty useless! What do you all think?

-Urvashi

November 14, 2017

19 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/joellf

Here are 5 lingots

November 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/seacc3

You are able to give them away to comments and posts you like or feel are appropriate. Here is a Lingot. :)

November 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LaurenNoct

I had the same feeling, another language website had a garden feature where if you were doing well in your learning then a garden would grow, I know it isn't much but it was kinda like a growth chart and you could use the website currency to add things to your garden for decoration. It would be nice to have something like that to put the lingots to use.

November 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamOfFlying

"Other than streak freezes and the 2 bonus subjects" If you buy those often enough, you will see that the amount of lingots that come in are just enough to keep those purchased :)

November 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Camilla-danesa

hello DreamOfFLying! You will see more lingots coming in as your streak gets longer. For every 10 days streak Duolingo gives you 1 lingot. For example: when your streak is 30 days, you'll get 3 lingots etc.

November 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jos580622

hi.. what is motivating you to learn so many languages..

November 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Camilla-danesa

hi Jos580622, Russian and Portuguese just for curiosity, and all the other languages because I know people who speak the languages, and I want to be able to speak with them, or at least understand a little more about how their language works. :-)

December 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Joseph437

they might also be used to motivate beginners

November 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Camilla-danesa

yes!

November 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Camilla-danesa

they are pretty and they make good gifts. :-)

November 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lou569021

You can also use them to buy Duo swanky outfits. Who doesn't want an owl that's fabulously dressed?

November 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MillieG0710

You could give them away.

November 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MillieG0710

I gave you 2

November 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BonJMen

They will probably implement more things to spend them on but for now there is only a few.

November 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/cake-4-life

You can give them away! Leaves a warm, fuzzy feeling inside : )

November 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MichaelCoa886540

exactly lol

November 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Linda7Italian

Why so negative? You're learning for free, don't get distracted by a lingot or two.

November 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Adah916

You could give them to people who make you laguh. (hinthint)

November 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Phil2443

Recent update adds new items to virtual store. But they also make you feel rich$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$, as well as make good gifts, here are 12 Lingots (;
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$S$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$S$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

(there is two regular letter S in these dollar signs see if you can find them(;

November 14, 2017
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