Accidentally pressed health refill

Maybe you should put a message to confirm if a person wants to spend gems on health refill (or any other power up) I just spent 350 gems to refill 1 life because when I scrolled down the screen didn’t move and it acted as if I pressed health refill. Really frustrating when I was so close to 1000 gems

March 10, 2018


You have 21 lingots. A bonus lesson costs 30. I'll give you 9 but I agree with Pentaan - those bonus skills are nothing but frustration for someone that's not pretty far along in the course. I've seen lots of posts from folks complaining because they are so hard and they are available too early in the course.

What I'm saying is buy it, have fun with it, but don't let it sour you on language learning or Duolingo when it doesn't make any sense. That's why those are not regular lessons.

March 10, 2018

Thanks a lot! I’ll keep that in mind :) I will still leave the suggestion to have a confirmation box when refilling health, or are lingots really that abundant and not of much use later on the course?

March 10, 2018

You will be overrun with lingots. There really isn't much to spend them on, and you get them every time you level up. Plus you can buy the "double-or-nothing" wager and earn 5 lingots every week.

March 10, 2018

Just to let you know:
The bonus Portuguese "Idioms and Proverbs" skill is (was) still very difficult for me, even I have completed the EN-PT tree.

I did not bother trying to complete the two other lessons....

It may get a little bit easier if you use tapping (with a lot of word brick hints) on the mobile apps.

The only useful feature on the web portal might be the old "progress quiz".
But you can't enable this hidden old code feature on the mobile app with the workaround.

The quiz makes more sense when you have completed at least 40-50/70/85/100 percent of your tree.

March 10, 2018

Thanks! I guess I’ll leave it for now, I’m going to keep doing the main lessons. By the way I’m portuguese so if you need any help just say so :) although I’m from Portugal and the app teaches Brazilian portuguese it’s still very similar, but some idioms may be different

March 10, 2018

You do not need to make multiple discussions, I have seen your first one already.

March 10, 2018

I am going to delete the one on duolingo, it makes more sense to have the discussion on troubleshooting I think. Sorry I’m new here Edit: I’m having some trouble deleting, goes to an error 404 page

March 10, 2018

I'll delete it for you. Here are the comments from that other discussion:

There is not much else to spend your Gems on.

I wanted to spend the them on the bonus skills that cost 1000 gems. I don’t know if it is different on iOS from other platforms since I’m using gems and not lingots

For me, the bonus skills were far too difficult in level 4. Once you are halfway up the tree, you have enough gems to buy the bonus skills.

March 10, 2018
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