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Suggestion: "I would like to practice this more" button on incorrect answers.

Whenever you get one wrong, there should be a little button next to 'continue' that says "I would like to practice this"

for example: you get one of the vocab words wrong (let's say, for example, you can never remember the difference between Tisch and Teller). when you check off the "practice this" button, those words are more likely to appear in subsequent exercises. Sometimes, I'll be doing a lesson on verbs or grammar, and the same noun will constantly show up. the problem is, I already know Apfel and Kartoffel really well. It'd be nice if it used a wider variety of the vocab that I still need to practice, and that I could tell it what I feel like I need more of.

Alternatively, there should be a button that says "I really got this one wrong, throw it back in the queue". Sometimes i'll pluralize a word incorrectly, or I'll get a consonant wrong. The site tells me "oh, that was just a typo, we'll count it", but I really feel like sometimes it's too lenient. We should be able to tell it "no, I actually got that wrong, give it to me again in a minute or two"

July 30, 2012



Yes, this is very similar to Anki. You should be able to mark how difficult something is so that way it can be better integrated with the spaced repetition algorithms. After all, duolingo doesn't know how hard a translation is for you, they just know whether you got it right or wrong.


I'm an ESL teacher, and I've been looking for this kind of automatic repeat function to be able to practice items missed (which is what you can do in a real classroom). Please add this function!


Or even just a button to "tag to revisit" for any reason. There are many times that you might want to later ask a question about one of the exercises.

Then later you can revisit the tagged items and ask questions (in here, or of native speakers or teachers).

BTW, this revisit option should not just be for questions that we got wrong. There are MANY times that I GUESS and get it right, but still know I need further study. This is certainly the case with accidentally getting the gender right.


This would be great.


I really would like buttons like that indeed! I have the same problem of just confusing two words and wanting to practice those more in stead of repeating those i already know well.


Instead is one word.


On the other hand, in and stead are two legitimate words, and used correctly in that sentence.


not every one here is native English


I agree this would be a good feature. Practicing in Vocabulary is the closest thing to this, which I regularly do.


That would be a great way to help people understand what they have trouble with.


It should also help with various conjugations, because those are invariably confusing for me.


I agree. I would like to see more examples of some of the lessons. I see that you can go back and do a lesson over again, and that is helpful, but being able to click on a button for more practice would be great.


It would be great to have a possibility to mark vocabularies which I would like to repeat later, to get a kind of personal list of vocabularies indicated I need to practise. Currently I have only the opposite possibility (to erase vocabularies i do NOT want to repeat)


a practice button would totally make things easer than redoing the whole thing I am always getting mad at it because I have to redo the entire lesson. :(


I know it takes so much time because you have to go ALL the way through it again. Sometimes I have to go through the same lesson 3 or 4 times before I can get through.


Me to! And sometimes when I go back they don't even practice that word it makes me so mad


That would be so awesome!


It would really help. I've never thought of it that way instead of waiting for the next time a word comes up.


Great idea!


Definitelly needed!!!


I totally agree! I'll answer the question wrong, think I've figured it out, and then not get another question about it for the rest of the lesson. By the time I get one, I've forgotten the breakthrough. This would be an awesome idea to implement.


I'm not 100% sure but it seems to focus on things that I get wrong as the questions come along. Also, I noticed by repeating sections I'm introduced to new vocabulary. So, it's nice to repeat the lessons from at least those two perspectives.

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    This is an excellent idea, though 4 years old, apparently not an idea picked up by the powers-that-be.

    Presumably, there is some record within the programming to track which words are used during practice. It'd be nice to have access to that, instead of keeping it hidden from us.

    As noted, including a "practice this button" would be great.

    The option could also be provided in the words list. Either tag it (tick box) or a numeric value to increase the frequency of inclusion in lessons.

    Also, in the words list, a "score" for the number of correct/incorrect uses of a word so we can see which words are giving us problems.


    Yeah that or a way to track what exactly were having trouble with But i LOVE that idea of practicing it like then in there.


    das ist eine gute Idea ! C'est vraiment une bonne idée ! It's a good idea ! Estas bonega ideo !


    I think this would be a good idea


    I totally agree. What might be difficult is figuring out what you need more practice with: vocabulary or grammar. Hopefully the system can figure that out automatically.


    I´d really like something like this!


    yeah that is an awesome idea. I think this way we can get more in instead of just forgetting about that certain word (s)


    Great idea! Bitte Duolingo


    Totally agreed! Thumbs up!


    This would be really great [greenblast]


    I think it would be a good idea for a button "help me study this"!


    That's a great idea!


    Wow great idea!


    i love this idea


    totally. I have trouble with irish phrases


    el regalo = gift or present. It should not be marked wrong for using either word.


    I think we still need this.

    I'm getting little to no practice learning the actual words in one of my classes in Japanese right now, a language where you have to learn several different alphabets and ways of writing a word, and I'm really struggling just going over whole sentences over and over without really learning them fully.

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