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Stupid Question

Please clarify the difference between the green, blue, and red bars.

Gracias

February 14, 2015

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/remoonline

Nothing from a functionality perspective, it just matches the skill colour.

February 14, 2015

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What level skill is which color?

February 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/remoonline

All the skills are either in Green, Blue or Red. After you complete the skill, the colour changes to Golden. From what I can see on my homepage, the Ir Future is blue. So the bar is also blue in colour.

February 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/beaubrad

Thanks, now I get it. I thought it had something to do with 'Degree of Difficulty'. Next question. You have the number 25 next to the Spanish Flag Icon. Is that the number of skills you have passed? What about the 189 flames? Also, are you in the UK?( coloUr ) Gracias

February 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward

The number next to a flag indicates how many XP (Experience Points) a person has earned. 25 is the highest you can get. You can still earn XP after level 25, but your level won't increase. More information about XP and levels can be found here: http://duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/XP

The number beside the flame is called a "streak" and it indicates the number of consecutive days that a person has logged into Duolingo and earned enough XP to meet the daily goal they have set for themselves. More information about streaks can be found here: http://duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/Streak

You used to only have to log in and earn 1XP to keep your streak alive but that changed recently and now you have to meet your daily goal. You can set your daily goal here: https://www.duolingo.com/settings/coach

February 14, 2015

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नमस्ते (Namaste)

Thanks for sharing that tidbit. Wasn't aware of the word root. Pretty interesting information.

For por vs para, you can check the below links.
http://www.studyspanish.com/lessons/porpara.htm
http://spanish.about.com/cs/grammar/a/porpara.htm
http://www.spanishdict.com/topics/show/10

Don't worry, if it trips you at times. With regular usage, you will get more adept at identifying when to go with one versus the other.

February 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/beaubrad

Thanks ! Great Help !

Why would someone from India want to learn Spanish?

I've got some other TidBits, if you are interested.

  1. Why do they speak Spanish in all of Latin America except Brazil?

  2. Why do they pronounce "Grathias' in Spain but "Gracias' in all of Latin America?

  3. How did English become the 'Lingua Franca' of the world?

February 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/remoonline

Lrtward has already answered your queries. Regarding the last one, I am from India; we grow up on a healthy dose of British English :)

February 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/beaubrad

Nemaste,

  1. Thanks for your help.

  2. Did you know that 'El Dia' comes from 'Dios' in Greek which comes from 'Diva' in Sanskrit. Words that come to Spanish from Greek are ALWAYS masculine regardless of ending in 'A'. Thus El Mapa, El Poeta, El Arma, El Policia, El System, etc . . .and there are many. Any word that begins with 'Al' or ends in 'La' is probably Arabic in origin, as in 'ALLA'

Danyabad, (SIC?)

(The only 2 words I know in Hindi) :)

Also, I have a hard time when to use 'Para' vs. 'Por' Any tips?

February 15, 2015
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