Level up in My Native Language
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?
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.
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?
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.