https://www.duolingo.com/RobertMarstrand

What is "XP"?

What does it mean when duolingo tells me I have, say, 3900XP? I can't find any explanation of this on the system. Thanks!

October 23, 2014

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/TheOnlyLouis

You can say thats the number of points you have earned.

October 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Vaskez

XP probably comes from computer role-playing games where you advance character levels by gaining eXPerience points

October 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/remoonline

For additional information on any of the topics, you can look up the Duolingo wikia page. It's user maintained and usually kept up-to-date. For information on XPs, you can check the below link.
http://duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/XP

October 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/RobertMarstrand

Many thanks for your replies. I never use computer games (well, not since the 80s) so had never heard of XPs. Would be simpler just to call them "points", but oh well...

October 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Vaskez

maybe, but I (and I guess many other people too) like the analogy to eXperience Points because that is really what they are - a measure of your experience in the language

October 26, 2014
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