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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jibbz

The feeling when you lose your last heart on the last question.

August 30, 2013

38 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Simonla

The mistake you make is usually unrelated to the topic you are currently studying too.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/northernguy

Yes. Concentrating on the tricky part and not noticing a basic mistake, typo or even simple failure to translate/include one of the elementary words.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/northernguy

Especially annoying when the sentence is only four or five words long.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ziggKogg

It's more like: "Yes! I get to learn again!"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SD-77

You are an interesting person :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mirima

I wish we could get one point for the effort though. I spent half an hour trying to pass Adverbs. I did not succeed, and thus I lost my streak of 19 days. A bit unfair.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bilboburgler

When I hit a losing streak I go back to the previous lessons and pick on one which is showing work needed and knock a couple off. It may not keep the streak but it makes me feel better.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/leighah

I'll do a strengthen word session. Let's you keep the streak.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ubernichts

Dude: open timed practice, answer one question right, close it, go sleep. Don't even need to wait the timer finish, you already got 1 point.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Equilibrio99

What about when you are doing the module after a couple of times (damn you indirect object pronouns!!) and you are down to your last question with no hearts and you make a TYPO. ARGGGH. Er, maybe it was a few more than two attempts . . . Love the pic Jibbz! Thanks.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jibbz

This has happened to me too! Indirect Object Pronouns are a major pain haha.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hypnotoad1

Typos are the WORST! So many lessons lost because of them. At least now a few Lingots can buy a second chance.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yamarrin

Yeah, it's really heartbraking... :P


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jamessvenson

I see what you did there...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Awesum_Domo

When i saw the picture i choked of laugther


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALoUSyUseRnaME

Well it is pretty funny...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zippzopp

That just happened to me, two lousy words were in the wrong place. Still haven't mastered word order yet. I don't get mad like in that pic, but I do pull a Mr. Douglas on Green Acres where he would say "oh for the love of" every time he got frustrated.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chilvence

Well, as long as it's not the Douglas in 'Falling Down'...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sebaslunaa

Especially when it's the third or fourth time you are trying to complete that lesson.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kassandra8286

Do you guys consider it cheating to have another language site on standby to help with translation, context, word order, etc. in order to get through the lessons? I admit to using that crutch at times when I'm down to the wire with one lonely heart left.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/northernguy

After every group of lessons, I go back to the beginning and go over them all again. If you have ever done that you discover that Duo will sometimes shoot some pretty obscure words at you that are far beyond whatever level you are in. In those cases I will look.

Other cases are where I know what the words mean but I remember it is an idiomatic expression that doesn't even work very well in English. Again, I have no hesitation.

Sometimes I type in a guess on Google Translate to see if it sounds close to what the duo robot is saying. I have a real problem with Duo chien and chat.

Redoing the whole lesson which otherwise is really basic is pointless and slows me down from getting to new material. I say redoing because I won't move on until I keep all hearts.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Trajan242

Not really. The point is learning a new language, not win the "game". I usually have wordreference.com on standby to help with the spelling.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/oran489

das ist schreklich!!!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALoUSyUseRnaME

Well it happens to me all the time, but I hope I can control my anger management not like the guy did...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hornplyr

Love the Green Acres reference! "Oh, for the love of..." is a good substitute for what I've thought a few times before!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JimBagley

Especially when you have no hearts left and only one more item to do and you miss that one. Gotta start all over again.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ckyle8

It's incredibly frustrating, but even more so when the last question is an audio question. I'm learning Italian right now, and unfortunately the Italian voice needs a lot of work. There are times I get it wrong simply because I have no idea what is being said, and I use headphones to make it clearer! I really hope the staff fixes that soon...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yamarrin

Well, since I'm not doing Italian, I don't know how bad the voice really is. If it's really bad quality in general, you can always go to http://www.duolingo.com/settings/account and turn off all the audio questions. If you just have problems every now and then, I wouldn't switch them off though, because listening and speaking is an important part of learning a language.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ckyle8

I know, that's why I haven't shut it off. I've gotten past most of the issues by wearing headphones, but every once in a while that's just not enough. My hope is that lingots can help me get around it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/northernguy

What are lingots?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ckyle8

They're something knew coming up on Duolingo. From a gaming perspective, think of them as gold coins. You collect them by leveling up, completing a lesson without mistakes, etc., and then spend them in the Duolingo "shop." Word is that one of the things you can buy is an additional heart, although I don't know whether it's one lesson only or if it carries over if you don't use it. It'll make for a nice safety net.

Anyway, lingots are in testing right now, 25% of users are beta testing them now. Hopefully the rest of us will get them soon.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/northernguy

Interesting. Thank you.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/erdeny

difficult feeling but comfort better


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PortugueseHeart

I hate that feeling. xD

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