When are the Lingots Coming?
Duo, When are you going to release Lingots for all? 75% of us (more or less) are highly anticipating the arrival. What date or week will you release it for everybody?
What is a lingot? A lingot [ling-guht] is the Duolingo virtual currency. The more you learn on Duolingo, the more lingots you'll receive and be able to use in the store! They can be earned through:<pre>
Leveling up Earn 1 lingot (multiplied by level reached) Finishing a skill Earn 2 lingots for finishing a new skill Full hearts Earn 1 lingot for finishing a lesson with full hearts 10 day streaks Earn 1 lingot for every 10 days on a streak (1 for 10, 2 for 20, etc) Inviting friends Invite a friend to Duolingo and, if your friend accepts, you both will receive 1 lingot</pre>
Note: Lingots are not awarded for leveling up or finishing skills while using a tree shortcut.
This is from the store on your home page.
I don't think it buys you through anything. You still have to continue through the lessons. If anything, it's a good incentive to go back and study the things you've already learned. I think one of the major problems with duolingo is that you can just keep trudging through the lessons without really learning anything, since there aren't any unit tests to take.