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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PajoliYT

Duolingo : Addiction

I don’t know what it is about duolingo, but the earning of Lingots, and the streak counter, even the number next to the country flag, I keep wanting to improve! I’ve only been playing for a week or so, and I am already addicted.

But, it’s not a bad addiction! I’m learning to!

Thanks for reading!

May 15, 2018

45 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Spanish122

So I found myself downloading gaming apps constantly to, unfortunately, pass the time. I decided, after listening to a man talk with his wife who was a foreigner, that I wanted to learn a second language. I was so intrigued at how someone could have disciplined themselves enough to learn that it's as though I became challenged. So instead of downloading gaming apps, I download Duolingo, erased all my gaming apps, and now am also addicted. Although, the tougher it gets, the harder it is to not become discouraged. My wife tried to convince me that I was still wasting my time just as I was playing games. I guess I'll have to let her think that...

May 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Charity370214

Learning is NEVER a waste of time! You are strengthening your brain by building new neural pathways and also staving off brain diseases like dementia. Also, employers are more apt to hire someone who is bilingual.

May 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MihajloNesic

That's the point of Duolingo and other good planed services. They want you to get addicted so you will stay loyal to them.

May 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jonathangrant00

Welcome to the addicts club! I've been addicted for about three years now (I think, addictions are like that you know) and tried to get help for it but the addiction has taken hold of me and now I can't seem to get through a day without the pull of it affecting me. :) Although it's not really that drastic, this IS somewhat true.

May 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PajoliYT

Thanks for the welcome!

May 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Catherine966298

Have a lingot!

I'll back to comment later.I'm a junkie, too. Get your priorities in order, lessons first. I'm breaking my own rule. I can't comment until I finish my lessons.

May 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PajoliYT

Thank you bro!

May 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Seneee

Estoy feliz de escuchar esto, pero no pierdas tu entusiasmo despues del nivel diez^

Keep up the good work! :)

May 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PajoliYT

What happens after level 10?

May 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/oldaccount0

level 11

May 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Seneee

haha :D

I think a lot of people losing it at or even below level 10.
A statistic would be nice that shows how many Spanish learners reached level 25 from that 100+ million users who picked it up.

I'd be really surprised if its even just closes to 500 thousand. (Which is only 0,5% of all Spanish from English learners.)

May 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas.Heiss

from that 100+ million users

Staff does not publish their own (private) data.

Statistics from SHOF users (minimum 100+ days streak, signed up):
https://duome.eu/es https://duome.eu/en/es

May 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Red-Sox

OOOOOOOOOHHHHHHH!!!!!

November 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas.Heiss

Most people from my clubs gave up after level 9 or 10 and became completely inactive!!

Especially those with 0day streaks but 300-450XP/week for 1-2 weeks.

May 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cambarellus

I was addicted to it before they switched the system on me from gold topics to "crowns". (but that was before your time).

I want to get that addiction back. :) I was just discouraged by my nice gold tree losing it's shine...

Unfortunately, once you've been on a month or more the lingots are kinda pointless... sure, still try to maximize them, but they run out of use.

Still, this is a great system for learning a language- I think my addiction is slowly coming back.

May 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Catherine966298

Come on. Do one more lesson. Big brother is watching. Pretend to be interested. Or go outside and play!

May 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bill314159

I notice the same thing. I have no idea what I'm going to do with all my lingots and crowns but I want more of them!

May 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Charity370214

Yeah for healthy addictions!!!

May 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoyeEverett715

I'm really enthusiastic about Spanish and my other languages too haha.

May 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nvfS3msk

It is although not good at looking at the screen too long but it is awefully fun and i already can speak to Mexican people!!!!!!

May 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/inesgirgis

you are so lucky... i love learning spanish and want to be fluent at it.... but spanish is not spoken in my country (india) or anywhere around

May 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VeMemriseMaster

FORTNITE IS EVIL

October 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ButtersFam

Amen. It has taken the world by storm. It is horrible and incredible how many of my friends want me to download it.

October 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ButtersFam

It's a bit random though.

October 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Red-Sox

True, but it usually comes up in every discussion with my friends.

December 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JustinMu2

I had a 100 day streak but had to leave to Mexico for vacation. Sad life. It was on my old account.

May 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Annefri

If that was learning Spanish, I would guess you learned more by going to Mexico than by keeping your streak alive. No better way to learn than immersion and talking to native Spanish speakers. :-)

May 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PajoliYT

Dang rip :(

May 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BrianDrisc5

ok cool

May 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cheryl797502

I totally agree with the addictive properties here. I think it is like a cross between those game shows Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. I am learning Spanish so not complaining. It must trigger dopamine rushes!

May 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ruthie-K

I agree. there is really an addiction.

May 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pedrohutchison

Fortnite and PubG May be good, but this is amazing.

May 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WordAddictions

I agree I love this site and now that I am starting to get the hang of it I just cant stop...

May 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/swduolingo2

I got into it pretty fast too. It is a very good addiction to have. :)

May 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Catherine966298

We are being conditioned to love it. The newer mobile editions are frightening. The blings and commercialism remind me of Vegas. I do my lessons everyday. I get in. I get out. School children are putting way tmi out there. I know. MYOB. Love y’all. Sleep tight!

May 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PajoliYT

Thank you all for your kind comments I really appreciate it!

May 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/C0munistcanadian

amen

May 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PajoliYT
May 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kathryn.wh

I am addicted too. I had a level of 16 in Spanish but it somehow got erased. I wanted to cry. I have been doing a lot more this week because I want to get back to where I was before. I'm too addicted to quit over something like that.

May 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Melsiee

LOL... I thought that I was the only one addicted to Duolingo.. I started last february but got addicted the very first day

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