https://www.duolingo.com/Tosh72

Is a fix in the works for this?

This has been discussed before, but I didn't see anybody from Duolingo comment on it. I have just completed a lesson in Spanish, and as a test, I purposely got a new word wrong EVERY time it was brought up. It was three times, so it took all my hearts, but I still made it through the lesson.

At the end, it said I strengthened 8 new words, and this word was one of them!

I would hope that if I got a new word (or an old word) wrong, that it would weaken it instead.

Duolingo is a great program, but is this issue being addressed?

Thanks!

April 13, 2013

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/kristinemc

This is something we're going to work on. We'll be making updates to how word strength is calculated soon. We understand there's confusion around this. :)

April 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Tosh72

Thank you for the reply!

April 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Xiuhtecuhtli

Yeah, just now I failed at translating 'pomegranate', then got it right later in the practice after seeing the right answer. At the end of the practice I was told the word was strengthened - it's now at four bars, so supposedly it's in my long-term memory. It's not in my long-term memory just because I was able to remember it for a few seconds...

April 15, 2013
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