Meaning of Crown Level
I have a Crown Level of 66 in German. What does this mean? I've tried reading the discussion about Crowns but I don't see a specific explanation of the metric.
Is a "66" crown level good or bad? If good, why is it good? Or does it mean "advanced"? If "advanced," advanced relative to what? Or if "medium," relative to what?
What is the 66 measured against? Or what is it a measure of?
What is the scale? Might my crown level someday reach 500? Or 10,000? If there is a scale, what does it mean?
It's quite surprising -- even shocking -- for an established website like Duolingo not to have a hover feature or pop-up that quickly explains the meaning of "Crown Level." Leveling up from levels 1, 2, 3 etc. has an intuitive feel and meaning. But just "Crown Level 66" on its own has zero meaning.
Each skill is made of five levels (discounting the bonus skills), and completing each level gives you a crown. So, each skill starts with zero crowns and continues up through five.
Your crown level is the number of these crowns you have attained, the number of times you have successfully moved through these levels.
Now, the crowns don't give any indication which levels in what skills you have accomplished, just how many levels you've managed total. As you noted, the crown level by itself does not provide much information or meaning. A particular crown level is not truly good or bad.
German has a total of 608 possible crowns, with the inclusion of bonus skills, putting your scale at 66/607 (or 66/608 if the Christmas bonus skill ever comes back).
Excellent and simple reply! Thank you.
Follow-up question: To count 608 you must have counted the total number of German badges and multiplied by 5 (assuming 5 levels per badge). If so, that should give an odd number. But the 8 in 608 is of course even, so I don't yet fully understand the math of your explanation.*
*Or are there bonus points that result in the sum of 608?
Normal skills have up to 5 crowns, bonus skills only 1.
5 * 121 + 1 * 3 = 608
Great, thanks! One last question, if you know. Do all badges for any language (French, German, Chinese etc.) have a maximum of 5 levels?
All normal skills for all languages have maximum of 5 crown levels. However, number of skills is different for each language. German with 121 skills is one of the longer courses.
Also, bonus skills are available only for "original" Duoling languages (German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian).
Good list with number of crowns (I don't know if it is outdated because sometimes courses get update):
Correct, there are currently 121 normal skills in the German tree, multiplied by five is 605.
Then there are also the bonus skills (idioms, flirting, and Christmas--though Christmas has not been available for some time), which each only have one level.
Thus, adding the two currently available bonus skills makes the total number of crowns 607, while adding on the missing bonus skill provides a total number of 608 crowns.
Again, wonderful. Thank you. The website should collect these explanations and post inside something like a pop-up balloon when hovering over the Crown Level box.
Yes, that is definitely interesting. How do I find that page by surfing the Duolingo website? Also, like you, is anyone able to view my progress?
Remember the lessons? Each lesson has different levels (I'm sure you knew) and every time you learn a lesson/level you get a crown. The more crowns you have, the more you are learning. 66 is very good, (I'm a very serious learner and I only have 37!)