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Importance of the lightbulb

Hey guys, I've been on Duolingo for a while now and just wanted to mention the importance of the lightbulb before you go into a lesson.

Its only been the last couple of levels that I've noticed it being there and just thought it's worth mentioning for anyone that hasn't noticed it yet I know it would have helped me out loads if I had noticed it before!

January 17, 2019


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It is very helpful, indeed.

January 17, 2019


Absolutely correct. A lot of effort has gone into the tips and notes. It's best to take advantage of that.

January 17, 2019


Why is this important. It sounds interesting but what is the purpose?

January 17, 2019


The lightbulb links to notes and tips, which explain certain concepts you will encounter in that skill slot.

January 17, 2019


Mike, thanks for reminding me about the light bulb. Not used it for ages. Have a lingot.

Edit: Just using the lightbulb now! Its just explained something I wasnt' sure about. Thanks Mike. Toma otro lingot!

January 18, 2019


I haven't seen lessons with lightbulbs available in a while. did they go away?

January 17, 2019


When I was Duolingoing last summer, there were only a handful of them. Now there appears to be one for every skill.

January 18, 2019


They are still there. I just reviewed one yesterday.

January 19, 2019


Yes, the lightbulb gives you access to grammar, notes, tips on the lesson to come. The "key" allows you access to try your skill at testing out to a higher level. Not easy but a good test to give you an idea of your skill level!

January 17, 2019


I notice that the "lightbulb" goes away once you've looked at it or got so far into the lesson. I didn't get one on "Shopping 3" (if I did, it disappeared). Is there a way to get it back?

January 20, 2019
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