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https://www.duolingo.com/SnarlsBarky

Why does the app platform block the user from further study once "health" has run out?

SnarlsBarky
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I can't understand why the online version is so much more forgiving of human error than is the phone app version. What is the rationale for that? Thanks!

4 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/merkavar

Can you not restore health with gems, watching ads and using the practice button?

I don’t like the idea of health, but my understanding was that it was to force you to either take a break or go back and review past lessons if you are making too many mistakes in new lessons.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chistopher580771

types 5 spelling errors because of the small keyboard NOPE

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jettaska
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I have noticed that if you are a a Plus member, you can equip a health shield and can practise even if you make mistakes.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/psionpete
psionpete
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You can also do this without subscribing to PLUS but you have to use Gems to buy the shield.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/psionpete
psionpete
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It doesn’t block you, it is trying to encourage you to practice earlier skills. But there are several other ways that you can overcome the lack of health.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kmpres
kmpres
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because duolingo has there head up their arse

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chistopher580771

Duo's head is as large as his body

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Giovanni0604

It does? I'm sorry, but I haven't used mobile in awhile. What exactly is "health"?

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/merkavar

It’s one of the a/b tests which I am glad I missed out on. I don’t have that issue with mobile.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chistopher580771

It’s only on iOS

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SnarlsBarky
SnarlsBarky
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Thanks one and all for your responses! I think I get it now. All things considered, I think I prefer the web version. ت

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/redneckray

There are many philosophies of language learning, the internet is full of them.

The original Duolingo chose to use none of them.

It never bothered to teach a language, it simply showed the user what to learn by taking a heart from the user who guessed wrong.

I opened http://www.spanishdict.com/translation and toggled between the two apps.

It works for me. YMMV

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kmpres
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just uninstall the app and use the website version instead which does not use the stupid health system.

4 months ago