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Difference between app and website

Hi Folks,

New Duolinguist here, currently attempting Irish.

Having a lot of fun, but I don't understand why the website and app are so different in terms of learning. OK, the grammar lessons on the website are useful, but that's not the problem.

In Irish right now, I have:

Level 4 in Basics 1 (completed 1/15)
Level 2 in Basics 2 (completed 1/6)
Level 0 in Phrases (completed 2/3)

But on the website, I have this:

Basics 1, completed 3/3, Strength 5/5
Basics 2, completed 3/3, Strength 5/5
Phrases, completed 2/3

This is very confusing: Basics progress is wrong on the website (I have done way less on Basics 2 than Basics 1), although Phrases seems to be correct.

Note that all my work has been in the app so far.

Anyone have a wiki link for what strength, etc. means? The app has no help function...

December 20, 2017



It looks like you have different accounts for the app and web site.

To add to the confusion, it looks like one of the accounts is in a test group for a new version of the Irish tree. And that you took the placement test on the app.

So if you want to be consistent, make sure you are logged in to both platforms with the same account. Even then you might have Gems/Health on mobile and Lingots in the web, but at least you will be working on the same tree.

Edit: I did my best to interpret the data you gave, but I was wrong ... it looks like this is the explanation: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/25615588 So no new tree, or placement test, required to explain it. Or duplicate account! :)


In regards to why they are so different:

Are the screenshots here similar to what you see on the app: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/25615588

Duolingo is testing something new; the only source of information I have for it is the above link. Your description of what you see on the app (levels for each skill, and more than 10 completable parts) sounds similar. Most of us probably see something like what you see on the website.

Probably neither is wrong, as such, but the website doesn't show (or know) the details of level for each skill. The post I have linked to says this should come to the web version of Duolingo early next year.

In regards to your question about strength, Pentaan's links are good.

As you can see from the variety of answers you have received, the Duolingo experience can be very varied; no one is trying to mislead you, but we're a little in the dark about what is going on.


Hi, this is the general Duolingo forum, for sharing resources, learning tips, etc. Could you please edit your original post and use the drop-down list at top left to change the topic from "Duolingo" to "Troubleshooting"? That way it won't clutter up the general forum, and the answers you get might help others who look in Troubleshooting for answers to the same thing. Thanks!


Thanks Pentaan... your comment corrects mine: evidently 'health' and 'strength' are different.

Enjoy your lingot!


Here's a link that explains Health (I think that's what you mean by strength): https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002887326-What-is-Health-

It's quite a controversial subject, particularly among longer-standing duolinguists because for every mistake, one of the health bars disappears and when you've none left you either have to purchase more health (using 'gems' that you can earn by completing exercises, or real money) or wait for them to recharge.

The website doesn't use gems (yet) but has a different currency called lingots. As far as I'm aware health only exists in the mobile apps for the time being.

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