Progress on different skills seems to be linked.

I am using the German course for English speakers. There are several skills that appear to be tied together - progress on one skill counts as progress on another unrelated skill.

"Present 3" and "Future 3" are linked. "Adverbs 2" and "Adverbs 3" are linked. "People 1" and "People 2" are linked.

So any progress in one skill shows up as progress in both that skill and in the linked skill. There does not appear to be any way to reset progress in an individual skill, so once you have completed a level in "Present 3", it is not possible to re-take it or to access that level in "Future 3", since they are linked.

I filed a bug report on this a while ago, but got no response. Are others seeing this issue? Is there anything I can do to troubleshoot or fix it?

I primarily use Duolingo on the iPhone app.

July 30, 2018


It is a bug in the German course (and in other courses too)
There are a number of different skills on the German tree that have their crown progress incorrectly linked. Only Duolingo's staff is able to fix this.

July 30, 2018

Thank you - yes it appears that all the posts you referenced above have the same symptoms (though they seem to be reporting the problem with different skills).

Very frustrating - seems like this would be relatively simple to fix?!

July 30, 2018

Similar thing happening with Norwegian skills V: Past 2 and V: Past 3. Very annoying!

August 3, 2018

Similar problem in Czech: lesson "Adjectives" is linked to lesson "Masculine".

August 12, 2018

You are not the first one that I have seen talk about this. In spanish we don’t have any linked topics. The way you describe it definely sounds wrong because if one was going to fill and complete both then why even have both topics to begin with. I am almost postive that when I saw someone else complain about it, it was also about present3 and future3. I don’t remember seeing the other mentioned and I have no idea what language it was in. I hope it gets fixed for you.

July 30, 2018
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