https://www.duolingo.com/LouiseMads5

Silver League: What is it?

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Hi all. I recently joined and I am hooked! On my phone I can see that I am in "Silver League" but I can't find any info on Leagues here. What exactly does it mean? Arigato!

1 week ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/LouiseMads5
LouiseMads5
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It looks like this: https://imgur.com/a/8gpGKnz

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Micah891366
Micah891366
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Thanks for posting this! Leagues sound fun, but I hope they don't remove clubs.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LouiseMads5
LouiseMads5
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Yeah it is quite motivating for me :) But I'd like to be in a club too! Did you see? We are almost learning the same languages!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Micah891366
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Yup! Pretty close!

Were you in any clubs before this change? I have a few clubs that I started - so I'm a little nervous now.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Micah,

Meep. Advice from the heart, don't get attached to anything on Duolingo. After 5 years, ive learned to assume that every feature will eventually change or be removed.

The only constant on Duolingo is change. Aka "Every silver lining has an a/b test."

Just about every veteran of Duolingo has lost at least one feature we dearly loved, if not several.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Micah891366
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"Every silver lining has an a/b test." Ouch lol

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LouiseMads5
LouiseMads5
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Nope, Although I made an account a few years ago, I just started 1 week ago.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Cool! What is in the rocket ship icon on the far right?

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LouiseMads5
LouiseMads5
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That is where the PLUS features are located :)

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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LuiseMads5,

Could you post a screenshot so we can see what you're looking at? And, are you using Android or iOS app?

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LouiseMads5
LouiseMads5
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Hey. How can I attach a screenshot? Don't see any options available for that :) I'm on Android.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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My phone has an option for me to take a screenshot. But, from one model of phone running Android to the next it's different. I'd look up instructions online because ours probably won't match. Once I take a screenshot, I email it to myself. Then, I upload it to imgur.com. I right click and copy the link and share it in the forum. I hope that helps! :)

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LouiseMads5
LouiseMads5
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Thanks! See above :) - or below... haha.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GlaucoVillasBoas

I think it's cooler than clubs. Clubs are ok, but there are a lot of inactive users, so there are some ghost clubs/clubs with poor interaction. But the league system is different, because the more you level up, there will be more active users with a similar level, so it's way better to ask questions or just practice with other active learners. I've been in some groups and their life time seems to be very short.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/anatik
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I'm in a league too! (Andriod). I don't see an option for clubs & I don't miss it. I've joined/exited clubs in the past, just never cared for it. I'm currently in Bronze league w 1 day left before advancing to the next league. This competition aspect has definitely increased my playing. If not just to find out what happens throughout the league process. Bronze league: has 50 participants - competition lasts for several days (7 maybe?). Lingot rewards to the top 3, but top 10 xp earners advance to the next league. You can be notified if you get bumped from the top 10- so you can learn/fight for advancement. Also, if you click on anyone's name you can see what they are learning & "follow" them.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/YarkoRab
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Hi, is it possible to interact like in the club, or is it without that feature?

5 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LouiseMads5
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Hey YarkoRab. I don't see any options of interacting unfortunately!

4 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CzegldiTam
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Okay, it seems cool and motivating. Do we have an answer what is that? And how to reach it?

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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It looks like an amped up leaderboard. We reach it if we're sorted into the a/b test. We cant voluntarily opt in or out though.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CzegldiTam
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Thanks! By the way, a little off topic question: I see so many of you guys in this conv have some rank (some of you really high) in Japanese. How does it work? Can you use it the same way like any other language? It may seem silly but I am really wondering if it is applicble the same way and how to practice and understand...

5 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CzegldiTam
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This question of mine is certainly valid for Chinese and Korean and the ones which are grammatically far from your mother tongue and English and so on.

5 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JakobGatco

It's a thing to make people ask questions, apparently.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CzegldiTam
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Wait, I see that you have Duolingo Plus. Maybe that is the reason.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LouiseMads5
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Nope I had it from before I got PLUS. Still no-one knows :) Exciting ! Haha

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CzegldiTam
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Yeah, it really is cool! :) By the way, why did you decide to go for the Plus? I mean, I do not see any other purpose then support this cool project - which makes absolut sense, but somehow I still have not decided yet...

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LouiseMads5
LouiseMads5
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I got a Plus subcribtion because I invited a friend who then joined :) So I have 7 days free. It's nice not to have the advertisements - really nice! But otherwise I don't see much point in having the Plus subcribtion. Coz either way you support the project right? Either by subscribtion or from advertisement revenue.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mereade
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This actually looks like a nice change, perhaps they are trying to implement leaderboards, like those we've got on the duome website.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Micah891366
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It could be a nice addition. But I don't want it to replace clubs.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AmyLesac

Same. Competing with randoms isnt my thing, but my group of 4 friends in a club was heaps motivating to beat each other. So clubs was more useful for me than leauges ever will be but I've been switched and cant compare my scores now even if I still get notifications when passed, I cant tell by how much.

8 hours ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas.Heiss
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Why is this thread not located in the generic "Duolingo(English)" sub-forum?

Please move it!

Any language forum like "Japanese" is only related to the language, but not for discussing Duolingo web or mobile app features.

5 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yukio498059

Hello

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chaos_Hawk

Hi

こんにちは

5 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Waves good morning to Chaos_Hawk.

Small language tip:
You'll want こんにちは.

The "N" sound holds for 2 units of time. Also, the "wa" sound, in this word, uses the は. This is because は makes the "wa" sound for particles. こんにちは used to be part of a longer greeting "As for today...[whatever this part was]." However, it got shortened but never separated from it's particle. So, while こんにちは is now a single word, it still gets the wa sound from は rather than わ. The same applies for こんばんは. ^_^

5 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chaos_Hawk

Was too early when I posted that, lol.

Also not sure why my Japanese auto-fill put that then 0_o

Should be fixed now.

4 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Chaos_Hawk,

My phone kept trying to make me write konichiha. (So, after "n" just writing "i". I double checked to make sure I was hitting the "n" twice and everthing. It was just stuck on doing things incorrectly :P). I'm terrible at typing when I'm tired too. All sorts of mistakes. I've had several people who thought I was not a native English speaker because I'd written things so terribly. x'D

High five for typos!

4 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chaos_Hawk

high-fives back

4 days ago
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