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Skill attained without practice - how?

TomislavG
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I finished Adverbs and Objects yesterday. The next three skills were supposed to open up, To Be, Places and People. The two latter were unlocked, but the To Be skill set was golden - as if I already finished it. What happened?

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Rattl
Rattl
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That's apparently by design (not a bug/glitch, it happens for everyone); I assume that it is because by that point in the tree you've already worked with both ser and estar, but if you feel that you need more targeted practice with them you can do so by reviewing that particular skill.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TomislavG
TomislavG
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Hm, ok - I did use both, but I'm not really familiar with it. I guess I'll simply "redo" the skill set then. Thank you.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BobbieL
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I may be wrong, but I have a nagging feeling that that's a skill that was shuffled to a slightly different position in the tree a while ago. Is there any chance at all that you did it, and it got moved deeper down the tree, but it still remembers that you did it?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnimeFreak99

Maybe

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TomislavG
TomislavG
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I'm quite sure I haven't touched the To Be skill set yet. Although, I was irritated before that in some other earlier skill sets I encountered occasional appearances of esta vs es, without it having been introduced. Then I read in the comments in those occasions that Duolingo does introduce new concepts first letting the learning deduce new grammatical structures from context so I wasn't too surprised, but the incident above seems to be something else.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pillowtibers

That also happened for me. The lessons up to that point already included ser and estar, so I just did a the review of that lesson to make sure I really understood it. It was nice not having redo material that had already been covered!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnimeFreak99

Its probably a glitch, just press refresh, exit out, or log out. It may work to getit closed agian but if not, then you just have 2 extra lessons.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TomislavG
TomislavG
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Tried refreshing and exiting and logging back in, no change. I'm not for getting skill sets done without me actually having done them (I'm conducting some kind of experiment to see how fast I can learn Spanish or better, how much in just two months).

BobbieL's suggestion that it was moved down though... I don't want to rule it out completely, but it must have been somewhere below or after the skill set Occupations as the vocabulary in it seems to be somewhere on that level.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fraxinicus

Did you take the initial placement test?

This happened to me too, and I just assumed that it was because I had tested out of the skill early on, but wasn't able to tell because it was so far down below all the other skills I tested out on.

But, this is just a possibility, I don't have hard evidence to back it up.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TomislavG
TomislavG
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That would be a good explanation, but no, I started from scratch. I have previous knowledge of English, German, Latin, French and a few other (less relevant languages) though, but I never knew more than the usual "un dos tres una cerveza por favor". ;-)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TatianaBoshenka

The same thing happened to me. I did "refresh" on that lesson before moving on, just in case.

3 years ago