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Level up in My Native Language

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Good afternoon Duolingo!

I´m studying 4 languages, but my native language is English, so that´s not one of them... I was just wondering then why, when I uploaded an article in English in order to practice translating it into Spanish, that the program told me I leveled up in English and am now currently level 2 in English? haha. Is this a mistake or do they give us a level in our own langauge as well?

5 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
olimo
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When you translate, you get points in the source language of the translation. You are supposed to translate from the language you learn into your native language (or a language you are fluent in). Thus, if you translate from English into Spanish, the system assumes that you are learning English through Spanish, so you get points in English.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/margaritaguese
margaritaguese
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I get it, but it would be awesome if the system could work the other way around... sometimes it's good to translate from your native language into the goal ones so you practice both sides 0:)

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
olimo
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It is good for practice but bad for the translation quality. I guess that is why Duolingo does not encourage translating into the language you learn.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Red_Rat_Writer

It's whatever language you study, there is no "native language" option. People of other native tongues are experiencing the same problem.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Red_Rat_Writer

I'm sorry, I misinterpreted the question. When you upload a document in a language, you automatically go into the that language portion of the site. So if you upload a French document, you are in the French side. When you upload an English document, you are in the English side. Notice when you leave the document, you can't access it again, unless you go to the English side?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/margaritaguese
margaritaguese
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Right but I don't have the option to go to the English side, because I'm not studying English... it's my native language.... I signed up for Duolingo in the English interface, so it's strange to me since everyone says they can't get points in their own language, that I have an English flag appearing on my flare, and I have level 2 English, if I supposedly can't get points in my own language?! lol Weird.... but then my points for Italian aren't showing up at all? Maybe you have to be level 2 for your points to show up.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/margaritaguese
margaritaguese
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Ok so now I just leveled up in Italian and now it shows Italian, so you have to be level 2 for a language to show but I think if you upload a document in the Immersion section, it will put that language on your flare - even if it's your native language.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/veronica97

Would you like to have a conversation in italian? I saw you have the italian flag on your profile, and I need to exercise my english....I'm italian, if you want I can help you with this strange language :)

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/margaritaguese
margaritaguese
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I would love to veronica, but I was focusing more on Portuguese for a while, so I want to practice more before we talk. I will add you though,and later on we can practice! :) Thanks!

5 years ago