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!
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...
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.
That's the point of Duolingo and other good planed services. They want you to get addicted so you will stay loyal to them.
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.
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.
Estoy feliz de escuchar esto, pero no pierdas tu entusiasmo despues del nivel diez^
Keep up the good work! :)
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.)
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.
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.
Come on. Do one more lesson. Big brother is watching. Pretend to be interested. Or go outside and play!
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!!!!!!
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
Amen. It has taken the world by storm. It is horrible and incredible how many of my friends want me to download it.
I had a 100 day streak but had to leave to Mexico for vacation. Sad life. It was on my old account.
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. :-)
I agree I love this site and now that I am starting to get the hang of it I just cant stop...
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!
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.