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Any way to compare your progress?

Hey all,

I've just started with Duolingo and am cruising through the first sections.

I was wondering if there was some way to get a feel of how fast / slow I'm proceeding through the sections compared to average.

Peace, Dan O.

June 28, 2013



The beauty of the site is that you can go at your own pace, there is no way to compare; unless you make a friend and start competing for points


That's cool. I'm just trying to figure out if the amount of points I'm getting is "normal" or what-not.

I'm not a huge fan of FB, and even less a fan of the apps, so I shy away from that end of things, but still would like to get a feel for where I stand.

Peace, Dan O.


I don't think it matters at all whether your pace is 'normal' or not. What's important is that it works for you.

Some people naturally learn quicker, others slower, and forcing yourself to go at a pace that's not comfortable for the sake of 'normal' isn't likely to improve your results in the end. So go at whatever pace you like, and don't worry about how everyone else compares. (Unless you've a competitive spirit, in which case you might want to add some friends!)


Hey Ashiplo,

Getting an idea of whether I'm learning quicker or slower is the idea, not to force myself to learn at a certain pace.

But I am also competitive. :P

Peace, Dan O.


I just started 5 days ago. I'm at 98 words and 654 pts (I practice the same thing over and over and over until I don't have to think much about it). I peeked at your profile because I wanted to compare too. Seems that I've practiced much more than you, but you may just not need to! hehe

If you want, you could add me as a friend on here to keep comparing over time. I have no interest in connecting with FB either, but it was nice seeing how someone else is doing.

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