https://www.duolingo.com/Luis

Lingots, a virtual store, and a more fun way to learn!

We're starting to test something new that we think will make Duolingo a lot more fun. It's a virtual game currency we're calling Lingots that you'll find in the Duolingo virtual "store". Since Duolingo is totally free, you can't pay to obtain Lingots. You earn them to get items that help you along your language learning way.

Intrigued? We thought so :) Here are the details:

  • What can you get in the virtual store? A heart refill, which can help you pass a difficult lesson right before you lose; a streak freeze, which allows your streak to remain in place even after one full day of inactivity; and a wager, which allows you to get more Lingots when you accumulate seven more days in your streak.

  • How do you get Lingots? By leveling up, by learning a skill, by finishing a lesson without losing any hearts, by having longer streaks, and by inviting friends that end up signing up to Duolingo. Basically, by being awesome.

  • Where can you use Lingots? They're global, so you can get them and use them across languages.

To get current users started, we've given everybody 10 Lingots for every language in which they have reached Level 3 or higher. At first, only 25% of you will see this test, but everybody should be getting it in the next few weeks. We'll also be adding more fun items to the store over time.

Let us know what you think!

August 31, 2013

309 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/CaveatEmptor

Ok, after having found myself among the beta group with the Lingots, and after having spent time earning them and browsing through the store, I have some positive things to say about Lingots. Lingots are useful for one reason only: collecting more Lingots. Mind you, this is a very good reason! Coins are pretty much disposable since you earn them whether you finish with full hearts or squeak by with zero. Lingots are different. You have to really want them to get them. I've since found myself sweating over getting through a lesson without losing any hearts just so I can get the stupid Lingot. Sometimes this meant suffering through the same lesson several times just to get it right (and getting white knuckles after losing a heart on the last exercise). It becomes a mission. That stupid, worthless Lingot is mine! Why? Because! (<== which is the best reason anyone can give, ever.)

Furthermore, I think the "Double or nothing" Lingot wager in the store is worthwhile because it challenges you to stay on a 7 day streak in order to earn your 5 Lingot wager back plus 5 more. O rly? Challenge accepted!

That being said, I still think the Heart Refill and the Freeze Streak items are for cheaters. If I lose a streak due to illness, vacation, natural disaster, nap (very likely), or kidnapping, then I feel that it is deserved. Even if it is not due to personal negligence, but to the general impotence of the universe, losing a streak is still losing a streak. In such cases I implore one to take one's licks and start over honorably. But that's one man's opinion.

September 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/rmchiramel

Oh boy, I must be a real lingo nerd cause I was already like that before Lingots came around! I am determined to finish every lessen with all my hearts - even if it means taking the same lessen thirty times in a row. However, it's nice to know that now, my obsessive behavior will be rewarded. :-)

September 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/m.spalatin

Yep, I started 3 days ago and keep repeating a lesson to get a lingot. Every day I go back to what I learned the day before and do the same. And I didn't even care what the lingots are for or that they can be exchanged. They are a way to make me repeat until I really feel sure I learned.

September 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/makemusic

AAAAAH!!!!! I'm jealous of all the people who have Lingots!!!!!! I want them!!!

August 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TimothyGeek

Yeah, so do I! At least we know our lack isn't permanent.

I wonder if any of the other users would want to take a screenshot so we could at least SEE the cool new web technology.

August 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/makemusic

I've actually seen what they look like because I went on my sister's account, and they are really neat! They kind of look like some sort of red jewel or gem. I can't wait until everybody gets them! :)

August 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta

Yeah same here, I looked on my brother's account.

August 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/DemonsKing

1 Year Ago........ You're right, they're irregular,red,oval-like hexagons that have a(n) white outline that is, oh, "fairly' thick.

December 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ALoUSyUseRnaME

Well like clarabouch said they are red gems but the lingot store is a tab on our home pages. http://share.pho.to/3bQvD/original

September 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ketoacidosis

This sounds quite useful. I'm already level 25, so I won't be able to get any Lingots from leveling up. Should higher levels start off with more Lingots?

August 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie

You will get plenty from continuing your streak! I hit 70 today, and was given 7 Linglots.

August 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/BenTheGeek

Hey that's a good idea...

August 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/CaptainOwl

Start a new language ;)

August 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/nathansk8s

I got the Lingots! I think there really cool :) I think the next item to the store that should be added is freeze the timer in timed practice for like 5 seconds or something. I think people would buy that one a lot as well.

August 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Markmcopc

If I make it through a timed practice I feel like I've done something special. I'd like a Lingot for that.

If I make it through with all 20 coins, I know I've done something almost superhuman. I'd like two Lingots for that.

Sometimes I just know I could make it all the way to the end of a timed practice if I had 10 more seconds. I would spend 3 Lingots for the chance to prove it.

Sometimes I'm so sure that I can ace a timed practice that I would wager 5 Lingots to prove it.

September 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie

For everyone who's been asking...

Screenshot! http://oi40.tinypic.com/10cjfxy.jpg

September 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Zach1337

Danke.:)

September 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/VanJones

Do you think you can put things in the store that are reward based in addition to the performance aids? Maybe some cultural related videos or things of that nature? I don't think I'll want to use the performance aid ones much.

September 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Dr.Manhattan95

That is such a great idea! Understanding one's culture is very important when learning another language.

September 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/nateinaction

By giving someone a heart when they can't pass the level ... doesn't that impede actually learning the material?

September 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kbogovic

You'll have to earn them first by getting through entire lesson without losing hearts, or practicing every day so you don't loose your streak, for example. So it IS difficult and it doesn't make it any easier. :)

September 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Lexlanson

You should make little souvenirs for us to buy! :D

September 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ruinchristmas

I like lingots. I used them for the "double or nothing" streak. I'd use them for a streak freeze if I knew something was coming up that would prevent me from getting to the computer. Heart Refill is overpriced to use to get the 3 heart bonus - which only earns 1 lingot. OTOH, it would be good for French, where I often do half a lesson, surviving with zero hearts, only to get bamboozled by some long crazy sentence on my last question!

September 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Treppich

This will be a very good feature in Duolingo Luis!

I usually stand on my last heart on most of my lessons and get pretty annoyed when I failed cause of a typo.

Just wondering, Will we get Lingots for lessons + the levels we have already reached? It feels kinda strange being on Level 11 and having the same amount of Lingots as a beginner :P

Anyway, Thanks and keep up the good work! :)

September 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ekranas13

Looks awsome!!!! Now you can exchange your learning work for some rewards which is very nice and actually encourages you to learn harder :)

August 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/auxbuss

Awesome. And I have Lingots \o/ Looking forward to trying it out and feeding back. Thanks, as always, Luis.

August 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta

How do I know if I have it.. I want it! :(

August 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Yamarrin

They are on the home page, next to "words learned" and "streak".

August 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta

Yep, just saw 'em on my brother's account. I'm so jealous haha. I think that the "double your wager" thing is a great idea. It could really encourage people to try to get a good streak.

August 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/pada.online

It could really encourage people to try to get a good streak? It already does ;)

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TimothyGeek

I didn't get the Lingots... anybody want to post a screenshot?

August 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/BenTheGeek

Yes, can someone PLEASE post a screenshot?

September 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie

I like it. I'm not really sure what I would use the Lingots for yet.. so far I just 'risked' 5 to double my points, but it will be interesting to see how it turns out. I can see myself purchasing a one day streak freeze as an insurance policy. I know there have been a few days where I almost forgot and was struggling to complete an exercise 10 minutes before midnight.

August 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/DonCarlosPeligro

I have started and then stopped learning Spanish numerous times in my life. However, with Duolingo you have made it educational and fun! I think the Lignots will add another layer of fun. :) I believe I will finally make it to my goal to learn Spanish with your help. Thank you!

September 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Irvsgirl

I like the Lingots idea and have just started to use them. Brilliant! How about being able to earn a Lingot for a certain number of Skill points achieved in a day...say 100?

September 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AhmedRefaat101

I found the Lingots but I can't find the Virtual Store,, Any help ?

August 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ekranas13

At your home section, above your language learning there are 3 sections:

language skill tree | stream | store

click the store part

August 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/leticia.ito

I like them and I already used a few! But I want my coins back! I can`t see them anymore because of the lingots.

September 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/scottann

Another great new addition. Just a quick comment about hearts: I do not like to lose them and have to restart the lesson, BUT, I get a lot of profit from redoing it, because, let's face it, deep down I do need to redo it and reinforce my learning. And, as we practice, we contribute to sharpening the accurateness and tolerance of the translations of the sentences.

September 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ckyle8

I cannot wait to get these things. I am SO sick of having to repeat a lesson because I make one last mistake on the last sentence of a lesson, especially when it happens to be an audio question. The Italian voice is currently notorious for being illegible.

September 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Dr.Manhattan95

I like the idea of earning Lingots because it would definitely encourage me personally to get on duolingo every day and try to pass lessons without missing any hearts. But I feel as if I would be cheating if I refilled my hearts, froze my streak, etc. Why not give us an adorable little owl avatar that we can customize by buying personal items for it? Something as little as this can really encourage us to earn more Lingots without using the "cheating" side of it.

September 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Equilibrio99

How fun! I just noticed my Lingot jewel or I would have used it on the second module of Spanish indirect object pronouns. Oh well, the bald spots on my scalp will grow out eventually.

August 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/lucyvnakumara

Uh, I have a life obsession with learning languages, and Lingots seem like a very cool and different new way of learning languages. I was like, "What the heck just popped up on my bar?" before I saw this. It seems like a good idea, I must say, and stuff like streak fills and wagers seem good for my vacations and other stuff. But heart refills? No matter how annoying losing a lesson on the last question is, I don't think we'd be learning the language as well with heart refills. Sorry.

August 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/chupacabrando

First thing done as one of the lucky fourth: double down, baby.

September 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/rainyboy2037

Excellent update. I think this is a great way to motivate us :)

September 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/muitosabao

the more they make it like a game, the more I get addicted to duo! Still don't have it but it looks very cool

September 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Nyletak

I like the idea. I think it will encourage people to work harder at learning a language. Plus, it'll make learning a language more enjoyable!

September 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/emmyfro

This sounds great! Can't wait to see them, but considering the fact I have yet to see the "You can now translate X%" feature yet, I have a feeling it'll be a while...

September 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta

I have a question, how much does the timer cost? Everyone already has it so it seems impossible to tell unless I create a new account.

September 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/elzapato

The Lingots are a well thought solution. They are kept from being outrageous by the lack of stockpiling, so you can't just buy 10 heart refills. You only get one. Same with the streak-saver.

September 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MThoriqMalano

I love the idea. :3 I hope I'd like to get the Lingots soon. x3 It's been so long since I hiatus of my languages studies. It's either because I'm having too much things to do at school and simply just too lazy. This idea would motivates me a lot.

I hope there's like a virtual game or something, so we can chat to another Duolinguist(?) with avatar (or not), we can dress them and buy all the accessories from some kind of store or something. Of course, we have to use some kind of currency (not real money ofc) to buy things, which we can get them by leveling up, by learning a skill, by finishing a lesson without losing any hearts, by having longer streaks, and by inviting friends that end up signing up to Duolingo. Basically, by being awesome.

Just an advice~ Because I couldn't find that kind of game so, yeah. Nuh, just don't mind me.

September 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Octal

I'm curious how streak freeze works. Do you buy it before or after (or during?) the missed day? if you buy them before, can you buy more than one and keep a stockpile in case of unforeseen circumstances?

September 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/christian

What does this mean? http://imgur.com/4ZukgA0 I don't really understand why Timed Practice appears in the store.

September 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ruinchristmas

I'm guessing that this will be a feature newbies will have to purchase. Which I like the idea of. Timed practice can be cruelly hard, true. But it is also a streak-saver if, for example, you are not able to get to a computer, but you are running through the mall while being chased by dogs. You can quickly log in at an internet kiosk and answer one question to keep the streak alive. (True story.)

September 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/wataya

My guess is as good as yours: I think they'll implement additional ways of practising and that you'll have to invest a bag of lingots to activate them. After all, you can't spend all that money on love potions...

September 5, 2013

[deactivated user]

    With these lingots you should be able to buy badges. Badges should just be cosmetic and not help you at all.

    September 5, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jazzdragon022

    I guess since these things just started appearing, and I had to search around to figure out what they are, maybe some sort of email explaining them would have been useful? No matter, found this here. I am a gamer, if that helps for your beta testing. My feedback: I don't care? I think they will be very motivational and helpful for some people. It seems balanced enough that it can't be abused (and even if it is...you're not helping yourself learn a language so the person loses to themself in the end). But as for me, I have two weeks where I can be on duolingo everyday, and then two weeks where I can't, and then back again (work schedule). So streaks is not something that's practical for me to worry about. I haven't cared about this new system where the gold coloring goes down when you don't come on for a while, in fact I find it annoying because now I can't look back and see where I should maybe touch up, and where I excelled. But lately I've been noticing they aren't going down, so maybe it's not that it goes down for each individual lesson but just as long as I log on? The only useful thing I will use my lingots for is buying a heart refill, mostly because my spelling just kills me sometimes (I am normally a very good speller but there was a streak in spanish where I was dying).

    I don't really care for the 'game' side of duolingo but it doesn't interfere with my learning, either. So hopefully it helps someone out there, because it seems like it's been thought out well. I do appreciate that it doesn't take away, only seems to enhance (if I want) my experience. Wish I could give my lingot testing to someone who'd like to use them. Oh well!

    September 6, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/wayensworld

    I think the lingots will motivate my daughters (10 and 8) to "play" duolingo even more. We enjoy "playing" together and as much as I would like them to desire a second language intrinsically, they are more apt to extrinsic influence. They strive for coins and streaks; trying to go without error to complete a lesson, getting in a little practice each day, etc. Like we put sauce on their vegetables so they eat them, what's wrong with a little cheese too? I have lingots :). They don't but I hope they will soon. All the more reason to "play" duolingo.

    You don't have to use them. You can ignore all of the "statistical" aspects and just enjoy learning another language.

    Some of us eat the right things with the help of sauce and cheese.

    September 9, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/pixstix

    Where do I find the link to the virtual store?

    October 30, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jesusfreak5431

    Can I use my lingots to dress Duo? It would be fun. I would want to keep Duo happy, so it would encourage me to complete levels and learn my language.

    February 12, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/AyeshaLodhi

    True enough, but won't that distract people from actually learning French,Spanish,German etc. (A.K.A.: All the 'other' languages? *All of 'em. And won't that distract you from instead buying: Idioms,Holiday,French Progress quiz(es)? etc. (Things that increases your experience?)

    February 12, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/AyeshaLodhi

    This was posted by:demonsdragonking.

    February 12, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/AyeshaLodhi

    He (me), am just on this account. (by mistake)

    February 12, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/DemonsKing

    Ya, I'm back on my account :)! >:P

    February 12, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/DemonsKing

    And, note to self: It's DemonsKing. Not my G-mail.

    February 12, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/m.spalatin

    Well someone is bored. I have to unsubscribe from this discussion because my email keeps popping messages every time you post something. That's 14 messages in 13 minutes... just talking to yourself. At least you're on topic.

    February 12, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/DemonsKing

    And what would make you happy?

    February 12, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Astronomy487

    I think the Lingots (I can't pronounce them right) are a great idea. I like to stock up. But I never really know what I'll use them for. 106 Lingots with no use. If you have any things I could do, please reply.

    February 16, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jesusfreak5431

    There is a virtual store. U can buy timed practices, new lessons, streak freezes, and much more. Right beside your streak thing (I don't know what it is called), just press the Lingot, and it will take u 2 the store=)

    February 16, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jesusfreak5431

    BTWs, way 2 go "Demonsking"! "m.spalatin" can unsubscribe from this discussion if he wants. Our gain!

    February 16, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/sfishlock

    The store is sadly abandoned and my three thousand lingots have little to no value. One of the reasons I have started using other apps and sites than duolingo. Personally I think duo needs to actually listen to its users rather than simply pretend to.

    April 30, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/kcheng0222

    How did you get so many lingots? What are you going to do with them now?

    April 30, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/sfishlock

    Got them just using Duolingo, get them all the time. What am I going to do with them. I wish I knew. Stockpile I guess !

    July 17, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/TiannaTwyman

    You shold add more things in the store to buy, there's only like 4 or so things ow since the hearts have gone.ive got over 100 lingo ts and don't have anyhing interesting to spend them on. It would be nice to have more options such as a timed gameplay maybe a reversed practice option. Or maybe even let us get like a month premium when get to like 200 or so lingots, that would be a great incentive to get people to carry on learning.

    May 6, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/hazza_h

    Why not make it opt in/out?

    August 31, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Luis

    Because we test all features with a random sample of users to see what effect they have. Letting people opt in would bias the statistics.

    August 31, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/FrankKool

    Science has just confirmed: this is 100% certified awesomeness!

    August 31, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/espace13

    Wow this will make learning even more fun! Will you be able to use Lingots in the iPad and Android apps or will they just be on the website? And is this in addition to the 'Guess what's hatching soon?' unknown feature? This sounds exciting!

    August 31, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Luis

    This will eventually go to our mobile apps.

    And no, it is not related to the hatching :)

    August 31, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/nathansk8s

    Hey Luis can you or one of the duo team members check out this Discussion just posted when there is time, or anyone on this discussion check it out: http://www.duolingo.com/comment/772398

    September 2, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/espace13

    Thanks! I didn't get them :( - I'm jealous of the people who did! Is there an official release date for everyone?

    August 31, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/novicplay

    I am thinking of some new crystals instead of Lingots

    September 1, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/dnovinc

    I have been wondering what was that weird tip regarding the store in Lesson practice, now I know. :)

    August 31, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/IG88
    • 2301

    How will the invite thing work? I mean, how will it be indicated that we've invited someone?

    August 31, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Mirima

    I am so lucky. I just started my 3rd language yesterday. :) I like the idea, especially the streak freeze. I don't always have internet access.

    August 31, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/jurpaw

    I do not like 'streak freeze' it is totally not worth 10 lingots. It is the most expensive item, should be super duper, but i can -sorry - cheat and translate one sentence in 'real exercise' and keep my streak with 1 point this day.

    I suggest rather to give double XP points for 10 lingots. So i get extra incentive to learn today as much as i can :) What do you think?

    I would like also to be able to skip some lesson ( maybe for lingots) - ive already posted about it in other thread.

    Ps. I hope you are not planning a micro payment system and sell them for real money.

    August 31, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/lucyvnakumara

    Whoa, but, I went on a vacation and stayed in a hotel with no wifi last week. I played Duolingo on my iPad but without an internet connection it didn't record my streak. The day before I could've easily bought a streak freeze. I think that streak freeze was even created for that reason. I agree with you on double XP points. They should add that. Secondly, skipping lessons!? I have actually posted a comment on this before, and I'm so serious about language learning for life that I didn't even agree with a heart refill. Skipping lessons actually sounds like a horrible idea. No offense, I respect your ideas but just don't think they make much sense. And up there at the top of the discussion Duolingo promised not to sell Lingots for real money.

    August 31, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Markmcopc

    I would be glad to be able to pay 10 lingots to buy back a day that I've already missed. I checked in too late one day and lost a pretty sizeable streak. No big deal; but, I'd be happy if that mistake could be forgiven.

    September 7, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/profelevi

    Que legal. Obrigado viu!

    September 1, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/YGlen
    • 2232

    Maybe now I will be able to take that one-day break my therapist has been recommending since the owl began appearing in places other than Duolingo.

    September 1, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/kt98762

    573 days - that is one impressive streak!

    November 16, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/Mathdanella

    648 now

    January 31, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/verusverbum

    748

    May 10, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/xXCiaraXx

    802

    July 4, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/_nombreDeUsuario

    Okay, we can just look at their streak, we don't need other people to do it for us.

    September 5, 2017

    [deactivated user]

      882

      September 22, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/Monkey_D._Sanji

      887

      September 27, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/Tanmay2.0

      941 now how do u even have that much time????

      November 20, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/meliton.NO

      1404 currently

      February 25, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/LiviaHB

      1,810 as of 2018-04-07 !!!

      April 7, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/cbas12312321

      THE OWL! HIS VOICE! ITS EVERYWHERE!!!!

      May 1, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/TheRedBaron1328

      Woooow, you are at 1129 days? How do you do it?

      May 26, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/tripledoubleman

      what? your therapist you have a therapist for duolingo wow never would of thought that.

      April 9, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/Xn00bslayerX

      ◉_◉

      April 27, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/NatNC

      I'm finding the lingots to be a really great extra incentive to practice every day. I'll redo lessons again and again until I do them without losing any hearts, just to get a lingot. The vocab is sticking better than ever.

      September 3, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/JimAvery

      Looks fun. I think I'm going to save lingots earned from one language to use when learning another. :-)

      September 3, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/vikukunta

      You get 2 lingots for every topic amendment you complete, because DUO takes it as completing the whole topic again. Maybe you should reconsider this. (But wait a few days, please, until I complete them all)

      September 3, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/Chumpatrol1

      I am one of the ones who didn't get the Lingot Test, but an idea I have is this: On languages you are making, for about 250 lingots, the payer could get a language a week before anyone else can.

      September 5, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/matson

      I think that using points to pass a lesson would devalue Duolingo:

      just because I can practice the same earlier lessons over and over (thus keeping up a streak), doesn't mean that I should be able to pass a lesson further in the tree. E.g.: just because I can daily prove my mastery of "I am a boy" sentences, doesn't mean I have a master of register, as in Formal vs. Casual. Even worse, I shouldn't be able to pass lessons based on getting my friends to join. I can't see how this would actually help me in any way, other than being able to post "woot, I finished a tree!"

      September 12, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/jonbon88

      Where is the store and how do your redeem them?

      September 13, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/pada.online

      Third tab "store" in your home screen.

      September 13, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101

      I wish there were more things to get in the store.

      November 12, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/charlykari

      i love them! they are a fun addition and are encouraging one to learn more. that's exactly what i need. and i like the idea with the extra skill, because you can learn it if you want to but you don't have to. that is cool. i think it is awesome that duolingo spents so much time into making the whole thing so attractive!

      January 22, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/CarlaDOnof

      I like very much this feature. But there is something that I have not understood. I've noticed that there is the possibility to take 3 bonus skills. I got two of those. How can I get the third one? It seems to me but perhaps I am wrong that there are no other special lesson. I earned the idioms and the flirting lesson. Is anyone able to tell me something about it?

      April 10, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/littledorito

      how do i get to the virtual store????

      June 4, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/jrmas5

      click on the jewel shaped icon to the the right of your number of days you have been using duo lingo. The number to the right of the icon tells you how many lingots you have earned.

      June 4, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/littledorito

      thank you soo much that help a lot now I can buy hearts

      June 5, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/TimothyGeek

      Try what jrmas5 said. In the unlikely event that it doesn't work, you can also go here:
      https://www.duolingo.com/show_store

      June 4, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/littledorito

      thank you too but it did work you are all soo nice :)

      June 5, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/PanchoCocinero

      That's okay. But I would like to send a lingot to a fellow follower if he needs encouragement to stay in Duolingo. There is no way I can see to do that now unless that person makes a comment in the Comments area.

      October 17, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/jrmas5

      that's a good idea. I have so many I could share too. I just don't know if it's possible.

      October 17, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/DemonsKing

      True...Hmmmmmmmmmmmm...Let me think about it?

      February 12, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/Olufunk3

      Cool

      February 12, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/Olufunk3

      Awesome......

      February 12, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/AyeshaLodhi

      lol. xD.

      February 12, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/Luis_Alvarenga

      podrían poner mas cosas en la tienda virtual por favor ya tengo casi todo lo que venden

      February 17, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/Astronomy487

      Sí, estoy de acuerdo.

      February 27, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/hielo16

      Y yo tambien.

      May 26, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/StvckzMusic

      v who wants lingots i has 4k

      October 4, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/RikerJon

      feed my lingot addiction

      October 4, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/StvckzMusic

      ^

      October 6, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/StvckzMusic

      i did

      October 6, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/RikerJon

      thx

      October 6, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/vincent398490

      gimme lingot or bad luck forever

      April 17, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/RikerJon

      anything u want no bad luck pls

      April 17, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/iDobie

      Awsome!! I kinda got bored of the nothingness in the lingot store!!

      December 12, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/_nombreDeUsuario

      This post was from 4 years ago, they have had stuff in the lingot store for YEARS now. What do you mean by "the nothingness in the lingot store"?

      December 12, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/cxys24

      hello!!

      June 21, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/_Party_Poison

      hi

      September 11, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/BrandonAllen123

      fun

      September 11, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Mirima

      I just noticed that I lost my 13 day streak in Spanish and French. I just started German and I had a 3 day streak there. My Spanish and French is set to 3 days now too.

      August 31, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/Luis

      This should now be fixed. Sorry about that!

      August 31, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/Mirima

      It is. Thanks for the fast fix.

      September 1, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/jd12345

      My 43-day streak went down to 4 on my PC since lingots were introduced, but still shows up as 43 on my phone. If it's a quick fix I wouldn't mind having it restored. Thank you.

      September 1, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/Luis

      This is a bug and should be fixed soon.

      September 1, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/jd12345

      Thanks, it's already fixed for me! Super fast.

      September 1, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/PeelOfShame

      I'm having a similar issue myself... not that I mind much save for honesty's sake. (My French suddenly sports the same streak as my Spanish, and I'm certain it was far lower.)

      September 2, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/jygarcon

      Thats awesome im on level 5 of Spanish i cant wait to start the game i just got a lingot for the verbs

      August 31, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/lucyvnakumara

      Where is the store? this is my third comment on this... I'm embarrassed

      September 1, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/CaptainOwl

      Not everyone gets the store yet, they're testing it on a sample.

      September 1, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/SergeantFTC

      She already said she got lingots. Anyway, someone else said that the store is another tab next to your skill trees and stream.

      September 1, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/novicplay

      The store should be beside the 'stream' page

      September 1, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/AspenLitsaK

      like with your languages? because I have lingots, but I can't find the store.

      September 11, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/prateeksenapati

      That's great! Waiting to get my first lingots!

      September 1, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/Pixelstuff

      I'd like to see the coins I already had converted in lingots!

      September 1, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/sdonlon326

      I feel like the lingots will be very helpful. Some of the lessons can be a little difficult, and I think that lingots would be helpful, especially with the heart refill.

      September 2, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/Heltongomes

      I'm curious

      September 2, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/Heltongomes

      nICE

      September 2, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/neogerot

      I have just finished Spanish Tree last week and now it feels good to be among 25% to experience this new Lingots thing .. Duolingo rocks.. keep doing the good work :)

      September 3, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/ignashuijbers

      Sounds fun! As long as it helps studying too and not to cheat

      September 3, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/CuteOwls

      Thats Awesome

      September 3, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/himmelmr

      Hm, shouldn't the notification about having earned lingots come after the one about levelling up?

      September 3, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/BAMay

      I think that 4 lingots for heart refill is too much. At best, we can get 3 by doing a new lesson perfectly.

      September 3, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/Snezhi

      I can't wait to get my lingots!!! I'm so excited!! :)

      September 4, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/Ruthlilycat

      Sounds awesome!! Where do you find the Lingots? I am always losing my hearts. All the time! Of course, I'm studying German...so it's natural...but still...lol.

      September 4, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/Elen-ka

      I already have many lingots. How can I get to virtual store and use them?

      September 5, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/wataya

      Go to your Home screen and you'll find a TAB titled 'store'.

      September 5, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/Markmcopc

      I find myself working pretty hard for Lingots, but the options for spending them don't appeal to me. So far all I've wanted to do with them is wager them to get more. I'm wondering what could make me want to spend my horded fortune.

      You could add another layer to the motivation to learn, and provide a salve for the conscience for the time it takes, if Lingots could be turned into money to be given to a charity. I'd spend Lingots on that.

      Funds could go to a micro-investment pool, or an animal shelter, or something of the like that has general appeal and political neutrality. Maybe the cash could come from an education funding source of some kind, that has the mission to promote language learning.

      September 5, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/Chumpatrol1

      When will you release the lingots for all?

      September 6, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/Nyletak

      Could someone show me what these Lingots look like? I don't have them yet, and I'm dying to know!

      September 10, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/AspenLitsaK

      they look like red jems. good luck with the german!

      September 11, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/Nyletak

      Thanks for letting me know! And good luck to you too. :)

      September 12, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/mafi5505

      Gotta catch'em all! I think it's always a great idea to add a little bit more addiction to duolingo! :D

      September 10, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/AspenLitsaK

      i have lingots, but where's the store?

      September 11, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/Landsberg

      Can't wait.

      September 13, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/pada.online

      Hi Landsberg, lingots are already there for everybody: http://www.duolingo.com/comment/818198

      September 13, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/Landsberg

      Ah, only on losing almost all more hearts did the store active. ;)

      September 14, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/Elsoftewelelise

      I just want to learn a language, the daily reminders by mail are motivating, all the rest I do not care so much... but if it stimulates some people to learn harder, I guess it doesn't hurt :-)

      September 14, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/duoemin

      how can we get tshirts?

      September 14, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/Sean007

      Great!

      September 14, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/Trisha1961

      I think this is a brilliant idea and adds to the fun of learning. I don't think it will hamper learning in any way, after all, you don't have to use them if you don't want to, but if you do.....well....here I come!

      September 14, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/vikingmichel

      This store still need french fries.

      September 14, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/momokoprice

      I love the idea/look/feel of lingots, but I don't think I would actually use them since it feels like I'd be cheating myself. Although, now that I think about it, I guess the option to "buy" yourself a "holiday" from your streak without losing it is pretty cool. That's the most appealing perk. "Buying" a heart refill to pass a test I'm not good enough to pass doesn't appeal to me at all.

      September 15, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/momokoprice

      I also just really like being able to collect "gems" in general. Not everyone would dig this kind of gamification, but if there was a way to trade certain kinds of "lingots" for more dazzling high-valued ones, I would be all over that. Kind of like Pokemon or baseball cards, in a way :)

      September 15, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/jutrekker

      Where's the store? I wanna buy cool stuff :))

      September 15, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/kulhur

      Maybe make some new themes for the site you can buy with lingots or some icons. Just silly stuff but it may motivate people.

      September 24, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/TimG4

      Sounds like an added perk so it can't hurt! Way to go everyone at Duolingo! You are all awesome!

      October 18, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/Bosdech

      If I'm not mistaken, if seems that I earn a Lingot for completing an un-timed practice session without making any mistakes, but not for completing a timed practice without making any mistakes. I'm just wondering why that is? It kind of makes the timed practice, which is generally more challenging, less appealing.

      November 1, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/redwall2

      I don't really use these... I like the fact people can't buy because that would ruin the whole point........ Also It is nice knowing if I am stuck then I can save the lesson with a heart refill

      February 19, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/PacoLajara

      I think is very practical to improve your English or other idiom, besides it's funny. I am a beginer but I belive that I will be soon in advanced jejejejeje

      February 20, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/UPro

      I have been coming back everyday, to Duolingo, because I buy Double or Nothing, and it feels great to get double at the end of the week! :D

      It'll be great to be able to have more options. :) So glad how Duolingo helps me. :)

      February 20, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/cathy_fry

      How do I get rid of this fourth heart that now keeps coming up at the top of each lesson? I bought it using some Lingots but now I'm getting one less point for every lesson I complete and just now when I needed 4 hearts because I got 4 questions wrong, it told me I was out of hearts do I didn't even get the benefit from it that I was expecting.

      March 18, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/jrmas5

      I bought the extra heart with lingot points and it was there for 2 days and yesterday, it wasn't. I went to the store to see if it showed "equipped" and it wanted me to buy it again. What??? Isn't the purchase supposed to remain a purchase as long as you have the account? Thanks.

      April 1, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/TimothyGeek

      I think it's supposed to remain until you use it. Maybe that was a bug.

      June 5, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/jrmas5

      yes, that is what I have learned. You repurchase after you've used it. Thank you.

      June 5, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/jrmas5

      I just didn't realize that the first time I bought it.

      June 5, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/Raven2460

      There

      April 15, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/caroswin

      What a great idea :)

      April 26, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/seascu02

      punny

      May 1, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/Harryyyyyy.6

      you give me one lingot ill give you 2 back

      May 7, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/DemonsKing

      nO, You probably won't.

      February 12, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/AyeshaLodhi
      <h1>LOL-a.</h1>
      February 17, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/clevername101

      cool

      May 21, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/JoyerNoronha

      Lingots is a great concept, so is the concept of streaks. They force the child within you to indulge more into the play.

      Afterall its this "play" aspect that makes learning both enjoyable and effortless.

      July 12, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/cathy_fry

      What is streaks? Is that something in Duolingo?

      July 12, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/JoyerNoronha

      streak...i mean streak...unbroken sequence of active days.... yours is 32

      July 12, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/DemonsKing

      53 now.

      February 12, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/DemonsKing

      *76?

      February 12, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/Spanishduolingo.

      *80!! Good Job!

      February 16, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/DemonsKing

      lol. xD!(_!)

      February 16, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/Julia626

      I like them and look forward to seeing more items in the store to choose from.

      July 28, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/tp3208

      I think it is a good idea.

      August 25, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/Duck_ahmed

      ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      August 25, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/LanguageLady00

      Awesome! I don't see mine yet though. :(

      September 16, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/RobertThomas2

      This helps I promise

      September 22, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/Leonidas101

      what are the cheats

      October 1, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/DemonsKing

      ?

      February 12, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/angel0_13

      give me lingots

      October 10, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/givemelignuts

      give me a lignut

      October 27, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/DemonsKing

      *lingots?

      December 11, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/XanderStewart

      I can't access the duolingo store with my iPad. I was able to do so last week, but now I can't. I know have to go onto the internet to acess the store.

      October 28, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/Doodflame99

      LOL

      October 31, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/tonito007

      hola

      November 24, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/tonito007

      hhjjfjhhj

      November 24, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/DemonsKing

      Probably because your iPad doesn't have good internet? Although, that's probably not the case. What I think is it's a mistake on Doulingo's side.

      December 11, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/DemonsKing

      For some reason, when I begin a lesson I don't have hearts. I only have them in test. Also I don't see the heart refill in the lingot store. Is this because of something I've done...? ...Or does this happen to everybody and is completely "common." and okay?

      December 6, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/tn2002

      How do you claim them

      December 8, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/jrmas5

      They are automatic as you earn them. click on the icon 4 ways to spend them once they are earned.

      December 8, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/DemonsKing

      Actually there are many more ways to spend them.

      December 11, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/DemonsKing

      ... That is if that's what you intended to say.

      December 11, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/jrmas5

      What are other ways to spend lingots?

      December 21, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/AyeshaLodhi

      Well there are many options alone, just in the store. You can give them as well. That's like: 8 (or more) options altogether.

      December 21, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/jrmas5

      I guess since I've used those options, bought extra lessons, bought the quiz, etc., I have nothing left to buy unless they add stuff.

      December 24, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/RitaRainbow

      Is there a problem? I levelled up to level 7 and it didn't;t give me any lingots.

      December 10, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/DemonsKing

      Have you experienced any other issues? If not; I do not see a problem other than your computer may not have received the command properly and your "lingots" are gone, forever. Or, maybe you did get "them. ..." (The lingots.) ... Try logging out of Duolingo, then logging in again. Did you get any lingots?

      December 11, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/RitaRainbow

      Ah, I see. Thank you.

      December 11, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/DemonsKing

      Your Welcome.

      December 11, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/tn2002

      Or just give me a lingot

      December 11, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/DemonsKing

      "Mario Gotze?"

      December 11, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/RikerJon

      HOW IS THIS PRONOUNCED SENPAI HALP

      HOW DO I SAY LINGOT PLZ NERF

      January 13, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/hancharikb

      this debate tho

      January 15, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/hancharikb

      I went to comment on ur page about xp and saw this comment

      January 15, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/Astronomy487

      lin (short i) guht (short u) lin-guht

      February 16, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/RikerJon

      HOW IS THIS PRONOUNCED SENPAI HALP

      HOW DO I SAY LINGOT PLZ NERF

      January 13, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/Astronomy487

      lin (short i) guht (short u) lin-guht

      February 16, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/Jesusfreak5431

      Thx! I was wondering 2, I just didn't want 2 ask=) Thx 2 "RikerJon" and thx 2 "Astronomy487"!!!! BTW, how do u get more than 1 language on your 1 account? I tried, but I had 2 make a different account 4 spanish.

      February 16, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/RikerJon

      When you see your name in the top right corner with your picture (it's also against the day streak and the lingot bar), there's (in your case) a French Flag. Click that, scroll down and click add a new course.

      February 19, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/Astronomy487

      Yup. How else do you think I got to nine languages (that is only on DuoLingo)?

      March 10, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/Astronomy487

      Improved: I have now many pronunciations, all making comprehension. [lɪngɘt] [lɪngʌt] [lɪngat] [lɪŋgɘt] [lɪŋgʌt] [lɪŋgat] [lɪŋɘt] [lɪŋʌt] [lɪŋat]. Though, I find [lɪŋgat] the best--and easiest--pronunciation

      February 27, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/tn2002

      hey guys read my thingymajigi about mario gotze and upvote it maybe?

      January 26, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/Olufunk3

      Cool

      February 12, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/DemonsKing

      Give me lingots.

      February 12, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/Astronomy487

      You're likely not going to get lingots by just asking. Think of a helpful idea and you might get some. Also, try just going through lessons

      February 27, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/changrace_

      This is a great idea

      March 10, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/ofiokos75

      I love the idea of lingots and wish there were more things to use them on!

      April 5, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/merzebauer

      Wo sind die Lingots geblieben? Man kann keine mehr verdienen. Where are the lingots? You cannot earn them anymore. Ou sont les lingots? On ne peut pas mériter les?

      May 21, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/merzebauer

      I thought them a more stable currency than the Euro, but alas, I was wrong ... if only by a margin :-)

      May 21, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/hielo16

      I'd like to see more options for customizing one's profile. On the mobile app, you can get outfits for the owl, but I have a PC and so can't use that, and besides, that's only a start. Let's have different backgrounds and stuff that we can buy. I have well north of 200 lingots and have purchased everything available.

      May 26, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/njcampbell1

      I had accrued 62 lingots while binging on DuoLingo for 5 hours over the past three days. I was unclear that i could 'buy outfits' for the owl. I have to say that I thought the outfits were more lessons to learn about proper clothing and dressing up. I feel a little put off that I just spent 50 of my 62 lingots on outfits for my owl - eating up most of my lingots. It feels like I was cheated. Those outfits should cost a lot less than they do - first of all - and they should not be the first thing that I see when I want to buy more lessons in the store. I feel cheated.

      May 31, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/njcampbell1

      I had accrued 62 lingots while binging on DuoLingo for 5 hours over the past three days. I was unclear that i could 'buy outfits' for the owl. I have to say that I thought the outfits were more lessons to learn about proper clothing and dressing up. I feel a little put off that I just spent 50 of my 62 lingots on outfits for my owl - eating up most of my lingots. It feels like I was cheated. Those outfits should cost a lot less than they do - first of all - and they should not be the first thing that I see when I want to buy more lessons in the store. I feel cheated.

      May 31, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/honoratus8

      Just wait until you have over 2500 lingots accrued from maintaining a long streak and have long since bought everything you can from the store.

      June 1, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/njcampbell1

      LOL my partner said the same thing to me when I told him what happened this afternoon. He laughed because he said he accidentally did the same thing when he first was starting out on DL.

      June 1, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/selseacorpuz

      :)

      June 6, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/chmoore889

      can i have some lingots?

      July 9, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/msqueakybob17

      Can we have more stuff to buy with the lingots please?

      July 20, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/Uva_Chaparro

      Hello Everyone! I can't wait until Christmas because you can buy a BONUS SKILL! If you really want to buy one please sent me a Lingot! Thanks!

      August 16, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/Michele402167

      I tested to level 11 and have completed exercises and I have 0 lingots. Why?!

      August 24, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/JRBURKE101

      thare shuld be insolts on duolingo

      August 27, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/ExSquaredOver2

      Hey! the owl is cool!

      September 5, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/RDelisciou

      Good move with keeping Lingots from becoming an IAP scheme. Feels better to work for it!

      September 10, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/Deivanai1

      I clicked on Streak Freeze without fully knowing what it is. Can I undo?

      September 20, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/Populargamerz

      hewow i am Chinese i am wearning to speak english

      October 13, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/theraingod

      they dont even give you cool stuff in the store

      November 4, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/soccer812

      they need games that you can buy

      November 9, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/sp1jk3z

      November 2015, just discovered duolingo not long ago. Great site! I note this is a very old thread.

      Thus now would I ask, what are lingots today good for?

      P.S. If they're good for something, sure let me know and toss us some, lol! Cheers!

      November 10, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/SiahKlig

      i liked it.

      November 16, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/har111

      I was wondering if you could make a mini comprehension test available in the store: Like a mini story without vocab hover help with maybe multiple choice comprehension questions at the end to see what we've understood from the paragraph. If they were dotted through the tree like the checkpoints that could set the level on which the test was based. I'm interested in this because thats what happens in some of the A1/A2 exams... Say 10 lingots a pop?

      November 18, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/carlosoctavio117

      Yes

      November 23, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/SnowMexican

      hearts are gone. what happened to them?

      January 24, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/THE_FLASH_101

      hi guys i'm short on lingots van i have some ;)

      February 1, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/THE_FLASH_101

      can i have some lingots im short plz help ;)

      February 1, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/UnraveledRacer

      GOOGLE TRNASLATE

      February 16, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/348677840

      how do you get more lingots if you can not buy a new skill? i only have 4.

      February 17, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/Dan510945

      I have hundreds of lingots. I think I should be able to buy slang lessons in a particular language.

      April 5, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/_Kyo_Yui_

      10000lingots

      June 24, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/Johncbradley

      I've got too many Lingots, and there is nothing more at the store to buy! How about creating more things that we can buy with these awesome Lingots?

      July 16, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/sfishlock

      I've been waiting forever for the same thing ... they are totally useless once you've bought everything ... here, have another :)

      July 17, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/JGeorgetheMyst

      Like your still working on adding things or as I progress in Spanish?

      August 9, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/meviscardi

      I still cannot see how to get to the idioms and phrases using the lingots. can someone enlighten me please?

      August 21, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/Mari517

      I bought a streak freeze by mistake. can I get my lingots back?

      August 25, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/Sasuzan

      5 haha

      October 3, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/prettygirl0315

      YGlen, you've seen him, too? Omg I thought it was just me! Whoooo else has?

      December 30, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/Benninne

      your good

      January 3, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/LKD2007

      wow!

      March 16, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/TavonMyers

      duolingo is a great way to learn a new language

      April 19, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/swAnky_sir

      Vary nice

      May 10, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/GeekKat

      my Irish is lvl 3 but i didnt get any lingots

      June 8, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/MogensBech1

      First: Duolingo changed my life! Insted of solving sudoku I started lerning Spanish and in 1 year I am at level 22. It's a fantastic way of lerning a language.

      You should turn the comments here and in Duolingo, so the newest is the one you see when you start. Is is uninteresting to see a 3 years old comment as the first, go to the bottom and find out that there is 2 one month old and three 2 month old.

      I have bought everything I can in the shop, and I still have 582 lingots.

      June 30, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/SueWaller

      I used to have heaps of lingots - always over 400, but they are now dwindling fast. I have just realised I have few ways to earn more, as I finished both the French and Italian courses ages ago, so am just doing revision to keep my trees gold. I use lingots for a streak freeze, but only seem to earn them when I hold my streak for multiples of 10 (hard when I don't always have internet coverage). Do I have to learn a new language to earn more? And if I do that, my French and Italian gold trees quickly disappear! Oh well....

      July 31, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Miguel280968

      I might take them to my favourite airline and take a picture of their face when I do

      August 5, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Miguel280968

      I don't know how I got involved with this discussion but received an email about it. What gets me is that it starts with a 4 years old statement, most likely meaningless when it relates with : "to start to test something new"! Perhaps something should be done about this kind of posts to make them relevant if it's possible or bury them. Personally I never took notice of the lingots and I am not saying anything about it since i don't know anything about it. Perhaps it's my bad and my loss but I don't feel that way because I am contented with the course alone.

      December 13, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/akesh858

      I only have 18 lingots :(

      January 7, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/USG_ASSASSIN

      hi

      February 22, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Hector135790

      Lingos Please

      May 22, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/kasia374812

      So now I have over 120 lingots. And no idea what to do with them ;)

      May 30, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Leonidas101

      Give me Lingots!

      October 8, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/bugjoshgodbey

      gave

      October 11, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/bugjoshgodbey

      give me lingots

      October 11, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/chilianqi

      766899

      November 21, 2018
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