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Health disappears right away

When I start my lessons, my health is full. Often, before I have completed even one lesson, my health is gone and I have to spend jewels to finish that one lesson. This just started to happen recently. Is it relevant that I am studying two languages?

April 26, 2018



A popular workaround to avoid the "Health" feature

Use Duolingo's web version on your phone/tablet (www.duolingo.com), because it .......

  • does not have the "Health" system and gems

  • will work in the newest version of the Chrome or Firefox browser on your phone or tablet, if you have rather good Wifi (or LTE/4G with an Internet bundle)

For the best typing experience:

  • set the browser to mobile mode
  • use the phone in portrait mode

Link to the official help text in the English Duolingo Help Center


Doesn't that eliminate the usefulness of the app, though?

The whole health idea is contrary to actual learning.


The whole health idea is contrary to actual learning.

I totally agree.


It has nothing to do with studying two languages. Only the mistakes you make on the app. You're only permitted five mistakes before you're locked out, run a practice session or you buy more health. Or watch an add. Only one of these has anything to do with learning a language - practicing - but you can't choose what to practice nor does the practice count toward accomplishing your tree. It's just there for health, and you only get one click for the trouble.

It's a pointless and stupid element of DL. Help us get rid of it.

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