https://www.duolingo.com/Luis

Lingots for everybody!

A couple of weeks ago, we announced we were testing a new virtual currency called Lingots that lets you get fun items from the new virtual "store": http://www.duolingo.com/comment/766899

Well, I'm happy to say that the test was successful, so today we're giving Lingots to everybody.

We will soon be adding them to our mobile apps, and we will also add more fun items to the store :)

Enjoy!

September 13, 2013

244 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/oskalingo

Repeating a suggestion I made elsewhere for another way to earn a lingot:
Accent Adept - get through a lesson with every accent (diacritic) on all words entered correctly.
(This would of course be harder in some languages than others. And not available to english learners, who have it easy in this area.)

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/espace13

Yes! Right now there's no incentive to add accents.

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/DevlinMadd

I don't know about that. Not seeing the read text warning me about accents is good incentive to me. Maybe I'm just extra nerdy that way haha.

It would be cool to get some kind of bonus for a streak though.

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kurisquare

If that's the case then I'm extra nerdy too :)

And bonus for streaks are a great idea!! I'd love to see that!

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Brice

great idea although i would still skip them haha too much of a hassle

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/italiaoo

Yes, that could help me, too ;-)

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kassandra8286

Wow, exciting! I just spent five on "double or nothing".

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/extremeblueness

As did I. This, in my opinion, is the only reason to have lingots: so you can get more lingots.

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/puppy7989

Love this comment - here's a lingot :)

April 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/TimothyGeek

Yeah. You nailed it. :)

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/BenTheGeek

yeah me too!

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TimothyGeek

So did I! :)

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/lletizia

Luis, this might not be the right place for this comment, but there you go: I feel that a very good type of exercise that is missing in Duolingo is translating sentences not by writing them down but by speaking them up. As far as I have seen, you are either asked to repeat a sentence back in the mike (good for pronunciation, I guess) or to translate a sentence writing it down in either language. I think that translating and speaking back in the foreign language you are trying to learn is a skill in itself.

... next step would be answering questions in that same foreign language, I guess!

Anyway, great software. Thanks!

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Luis

We are in fact going to start testing this functionality next week!

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/lletizia

Great!! Thanks.

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/sneif

Is this still in the works?

February 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/vandermonde

I read the list of ways to acquire them and wondered: are there plans to make it possible to get these by working on article translations?

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/cockroachlurcher

yeah, like if you complete all sentences, as well as 10 coins you get a lingot? would probably increase translation rates:P

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Brice

that would require translations other than those uploaded by just about any user account.

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/pwinther

First I was like, whoat? Where did all my coins go and what are these lingots? But now I'm so excited!

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kassandra8286

Oh, I didn't even notice my coins were gone, haha. Actually, now I'm kind of confused. Did all the coins go towards purchase of the lingots? Or do we still have them, just not visible from the home page? How many coins to purchase one lingot?

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TimothyGeek

You still have them. Go to your home page and look at "Leaderboard".

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kassandra8286

You're right, thanks.

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/vandermonde

Well your level is still measured in coins, no?

edit: it seems that the number of lingots you got is based on some of the same things that get you coins, but can't be just a direct conversion, because of the numbers people are reporting don't support that

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/javax

I think the amount you had in coins is equivalent to the amount you have now with Lingots, so your coins aren't lost.

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/pwinther

No, lingots are in addition I think. At least it seems like I can still get coins without getting lingots.

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/javax

Really? I don't recall getting coins anymore, maybe you mean in the mobile. Well, I guess it's a mistery for all of us right now...

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/espace13

You get coins in the same way as before its just that they are no longer shown in the same place on your home screen. Instead, you access the number through the leaderboard. They are still on your profile and the levels still depend on them. Lingots are just in addition - they are completely separate.

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/pwinther

You still get coins, that for sure. The lingots are there to help you to get more coins. You level up because of your coins, and that's the goal, right?

September 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/cockroachlurcher

BTW if anybody's interested, you can still see your coin count by clicking on your profile:)

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/sine314

Nice! Please put a description about it into the "help" menu.

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/rolosrevenge

I have a suggestion, can we earn a lingot for suggesting a new translation for sentences. I've suggested many alternate translations that have been accepted and while I get a nice congratulatory email, it usually comes after losing life (a heart) on that question. Sometimes I've even died on the last question due to a correct translation not being accepted. A Lingot for the effort would be a nice compensation for the service provided.

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Xiuhtecuhtli

I like this idea, but it might end up giving Duolingo a lot more unwanted suggestions to sift through.

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/rolosrevenge

Well they should give us something. Anytime I get a wrong answer that I think should be right, I clear it with my Portuguese wife before suggesting it be accepted.

September 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Kai_E.

Woohoo! Thanks!

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/espace13

Hooray that's brilliant! Thanks to Luis and all the Duolingo Staff! :D

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/BenTheGeek

Thanks Luis and all the Duolingo Staff and users for making this possible!

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/IG88
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How does the double or nothing wager work if you have multiple streaks going? Does it apply to all your streaks? If I continue my Spanish streak for another 7 days but lose my French during that time, will I still win the wager? Does it apply only to the highest maybe?

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Mirima

I could only place one wager.

I think that they changed something in the streaks and that you now have only one streak for all languages. I am not brave enough to let one language slide though. Maybe I should start a new language to try it out.

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/FrederickEason

The streak is definitely applied over all your languages.

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Bellatrix86

I had the lingots since the beginning and I tried this during the last weeks. I usually keep my French streak but only do Italian from time to time. When I lost a short Italian streak nothing happened to the wager. I don't know what would have happened if I continued the Italian one and stopped the French one.

I also tried it in combination with the new Streak Freeze, when I was away for a day. They works perfectly well together. Also if you discontinue one streak, this will not eat up your Streak Freeze. Only if you discontinue your "whole" streak.

My guess is that it takes only the streak information into consideration that you see on your profile. And this one displays always your longest streak, doesn't it? I'm not sure what happens in this display if you "change" the streaking language, never tried it.

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/cockroachlurcher

Longest streak? or just how many days you've been actively using duolingo for? i.e. if i did french one day italian the next then another day of french, would one get 3 days?

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Bellatrix86

This I don't know. I never tried it. But I would like to know it myself!

I just made a topic about it because I really want to find out: http://www.duolingo.com/comment/820652

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/lolaphilologist

Edit: it was changed, I think

September 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/cockroachlurcher

to lolaphilologist O_o wow, you're quite good at this aren't you?

September 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/lolaphilologist

No, I just do it every day. I'd like to be good someday, but I do make a lot of mistakes.

September 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/michael.ka

This is awesome. Duolingo just keeps getting better!

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ziggKogg

Woot!

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/makemusic

WAHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! :D

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/JackBNE

Awesome! Just got three for reaching a 30 day streak.

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Artgor

Great! At last I also have them (as well as everyone). The only question is: what can be done with 167 lingots if I already finished the German tree? :)

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/javax

Oh, don't worry about that. A person always want to learn more and more languages ;)

September 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Artgor

Can't argue with this :) I hope to learn several languages more in the future.

September 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/javax

:D

September 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/FrankySka
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Thanks Luis and the Duo team! This is great!

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Beppe

(^_^)/

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/leoroschi

I just can't find where to use this lingots.

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/vandermonde

There should be a new tab called "store" on your home page next to your stream and skill tree tabs.

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Emyxa

I have to say 'Thanks' because i had the same problem :)) Thanks for showing us where the store is.

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/SamHansen

I bought a streak freeze. I can't see it anywhere so I am just assuming it activates if I miss a day. Am I right?

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/oskalingo

In the store, it should now say 'equipped' under that item. That means, yes, it's ready to activate if you miss a day.

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Elephant

What has happened to my 83 day German streak?

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Daniel-in-BC

Right now, I see an "84" next to your flame. Things sometimes drift in and out in DL; I lost my Canadian flag for a while and I was bummed, but it came back. :-)

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Elephant

I am very happy that this has returned, although slightly confused that my Italian streak seems to match my German one (it should currently be four). Sometimes it is so difficult to understand what is going on with this piece of software.

September 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Daniel-in-BC

I've heard others comment on the same issue. (I'm only working on one language.) Overall, I think DL is awesome, but, like any software, there are occasional glitches.

September 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/niceliz

I really like this update, but I wish that there were more ways to earn Lingots for people who have finished the skill tree and reached max level (though I guess starting a new language would solve that...).

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/VStarTraveler

Thanks, Luis and DuoLingo team! That's great!

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/reject86

Let me make sure i have this straight.....I can spend 5 Lingots on a Wager, and if i keep a 7-day streak after that, i gain a total of 5 extra Lingots?

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ceaer

Yes. You spend 5 lingots, and if you maintain your 7-day streak you are given 10 lingots (with a notification about it), giving you a net gain of 5 lingots.

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/reject86

Thanks for replying. That is so awesome. :)

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/romeedward

and it gets more addicting! yes!

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Shisoik

+Luis now when the experiment is over, can you please share some numbers that convinced you to launch the Lingots feature? I am really curios how you guys measure success of your changes.

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ragtime_6

I second the motion for Duolingo shirts. You could customize the design depending on the language (i.e. a german-themed shirt for german students, a french shirt for french students, etc)....

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Zom-B

This is going to encourage cheating..

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/FrankKool

I think it would be great if there was also a big reward (say, 50 lingots or more) for finishing the skill tree and for reaching the 25th level.

September 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/22fischm

I know a duolingo glich

May 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/22fischm

go on a lesson and !TEST OUT THE LESSON! then turn off the internet and !WHEN YOUR AT THE LAST ONE DONT CLICK THE CONTINUE BUTTON JUST YET WHAT U DO IS TURN BACK AND THE INTERNET THEN CLICK CONTINUE!

May 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Fluffychickens

That sounds like it defeats the purpose of my being here.

May 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ziggyfelongco

Nice!

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/pkrysiak

As soon as the Lingots were introduced, my streak dropped from 19 to 16. Nothing really important, but still an issue.

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/leoroschi

I still see 19 "streak points"

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/pkrysiak

Well, it was temporary bug. Everything's fine now :)

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/btalbert

I would do literally anything to be able to buy duolingo shirt with lingots, I don't care how long I have to save up!

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/sungarlic

I hope duolingo will never give away t-shirts or anything "real" for Lingots, because then many people will cheat and exploit this reward system even more; Even now you can see people rushing languages with shortcuts using google translators and such, resetting languages just to do the last shortcut again, and so on. If Lingots would be worth anything but the personal satisfaction, then cheating would become overwhelming. For now only a handful of people exploit the system and you can see them on the top of this list http://i.imgur.com/bmKp2Ye.png. I hope that duoling in due time will make cheating harder, but at this moment that's not the priority, cause most of the people are really honest and helpful. The community is really awesome here. You guys (and gals) rock. Thank you all.

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/zacharyctrs

Instead of buying T-shirts and stuff with lingots, why not have a store with merchandise for real money?

September 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/CadenFraser

I agree

October 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Tommy_19xx

there's no fun in it, wouldn't it?

May 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Fluffychickens

Yep, kinda defeats the purpose of being here- enjoy the 10 lingots, it's really hard to keep up with new comments

:3

A gift well received is a gift worth giving, so you're very welcome.

May 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Tommy_19xx

oh my god thank you, it's so nice to have someone giving you something.you are awesome :D

May 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Artgor

I also think that giving real things for lingots isn't a very good idea. But if you think that all the people, who receive high scores, are cheaters, I don't agree. A lot of points can be earned with timed practice and translating new articles (and you just can only practice and translate, when your tree is finished).

September 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/yoshibrophy

thanks!

April 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/TimothyGeek

I AGREE. Instead of Lingots counting only towards virtual things, why not give away T-shirts for Lingots? Maybe Duolingo could charge a few hundred per shirt, so they won't run out too quickly.

Even better: each time somebody buys the shirt, he/she will be advertising. That's definitely worth something. It would be to Duolingo's advantage to give away shirts.

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/pablogday

I would happily buy a Duolingo shirt with actual money, don't they deserve it?

September 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TimothyGeek

I agree.

September 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/nickaa827

Maybe something like this. I designed this myself, using Custom Ink and Google Images. Sure, I can't sell it (legally), but it's the idea.

http://imageshack.com/scaled/large/844/5ejo.jpg

Onto other more important things, I sure love DuoLingo! I'm gonna learn Italian. Pretty close to Spanish, so I'll start there!

May 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/learn1fun1

That's a cool design! :) It definitely follows after Duolingo's colors and such!

July 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/CadenFraser

Awesome!

October 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/DallasCowboys2

I LOVE the shirt!

May 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Celine1988

I love this new feature! And a very good idea to give away t-shirts. I want one!

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/nickaa827

You should see this design I made myself! http://imageshack.com/scaled/large/844/5ejo.jpg

May 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/N8-0

Awesome! I want a lingot t-shirt!

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/nickaa827

You should see this design I made myself! http://imageshack.com/scaled/large/844/5ejo.jpg

May 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/stephenfisch

Great point! I really hope this happens!

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Shim

What would be cool is if they could offer cross-promotions for other websites etc. For example, companies could advertise on duolingo, people could use lingots to redeem on other websites, e.g. for an iTunes download, a coupon on Amazon, a discount off some other product etc etc

September 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/CadenFraser

Oh yea! Duolingo should do this!!!!

October 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/CadenFraser

I totally agree!

October 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/beladohler

halts maul

October 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/r_i_l_e_y

Lingots are a fake currency. Heart refills and streak extenders etc are fake products. A tshirt is a real product. Selling real products for fake currency does not seem like a good business practice.

September 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/nati22

Isn't currency what it is because we give it value?

September 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/r_i_l_e_y

Yes. Lingots have value to you. Lingots do not have value to Duolingo.

September 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/nati22

Ahh, rereading your first post now, I see what you mean. I guess you can see it as a means of user retention?

September 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jeharris56

Any currency is as "real" or as "fake" as the participants agree. US dollars are "real" only because we agree they have value.

February 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/CFriedman

I love the idea of a DuoLingo T or mug or pen, but I do not think the virtual currency should become real. I have only been using DuoLingo for 1 week, but one of the things that impresses me the MOST is that it is a quality product, that I am learning some Spanish for the first time despite living in SoCal my whole life, and that it truly is FREE to me. I don't want the people at DuoLingo to incur any added costs because I am using their product.

I would buy products with the logo with my own, real money though.

September 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/nickaa827

You should see this design I made myself! http://imageshack.com/scaled/large/844/5ejo.jpg

May 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/rodgersmc

Idea for solving the t-shirt problem: charge $10 plus ingots. Bus duolingo doesn't lose any money on the shirts (by selling them for "virtual" money, but the only people who can buy them have earned the privilege of doing so. Just a thought.

September 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/espace13

Yes please Duolingo!!! I would love a Duo t-shirt! You could do them in tons of colours with Duo the Owl on them and Duolingo written underneath! :)

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/isaacryu

Seriously?

April 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/alexander490

Why not create your own shirt in an online t-shirt shop?

July 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/DallasCowboys2

Me too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

February 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/isabel4273

Guys, stop bashing him. Even though it isn't completely logical, it's a fun idea and could be cool if not for cheating :(

May 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/HenryG835245

yeah ikr XD

February 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/tyson.j.williams

Yeah the lingots idea/currency seems really fun!

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/javax

Thank you so much!! I was just practicing with Duo and then, when I was finishing my lesson, Duo gave me 2 lingots. And I was like "What?...". Inmediately I went to "Home" and there they were: 164 Lingots!! :)

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/emnsstar

Sounds great! :) But I can't find store...

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TimothyGeek

Home page, a tab to the right of "Stream".

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/rougepomme

It is awesome idea and great achievement!

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Brian_Scout

Merci! c:

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/wacken2003vegan

Shouldn't i have more Lingots? as i am on a 160 Day streak but only have 45.

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/rolosrevenge

So, are there going to be anything other than the 4 items currently for sale? I'm not sure if I should save up or not.

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Feja737

Hi! It's very nice that everyone has Lingots now but my 50+ day streaks in German and Spanish have both changed to 16. Can you fix it please?

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/junair

I have 40 day streaks in Spanish and 26 in German. It is shown together as 17. Why 17?

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/bchan

Your streaks should now be fixed - thanks for the reports :)

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/junair

yes, it displays correctly now (on home page as well), thank you for fixing

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Feja737

Yes! It's correct now! Thank you :)

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/junair

Perhaps it should be a way to give Lingots to other members, I don’t feel I really need them for my learning (except of getting a t-shirt :))

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/DavePretty

Lingots are nice, but my 108 day streak got chopped down to 16 days...

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/bchan

This should be fixed now - thanks!

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/DavePretty

Si! Muchas gracias!

September 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/isaacryu

YAHOO!

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Artgor

To everyone, who has problems with their day streaks: look into this thread http://www.duolingo.com/comment/818718

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/tariqnisarahmed

Woohoo! Got my first one yesterday!

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TheGandalf

Molto bene! Mi piace. Ho scommesso 5 lingots.

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jwillson

Thanks Luis & Duolingo team! :)

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MeadowsJosiah

I believe that these new Lingots will be a huge motivation to students, both to complete more skills and to pay closer attention while they do them. I can't wait until new store items will be released!

Thank you Duolingo team!

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/gagemlee

how do we get to the store?

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/letter_s

Could someone explain how er get these lingots? I accidentally added German a few weeks ago, but am not doing it. I have a pretty good Spanish streak, but not that many lingots. I don't remember this being mentioned when I joined and I can't find it on my settings. Where would I find this information? Thanks. Also, I know this may be a stupid question, but where is the store? Thanks.

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/magicfiresnake

Great "gamification" feature added! Thanks!

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/nati22

I received my lingots a couple weeks ago and just won a wager to get 10 more so I'm sitting at 36. My brother just got his lingots yesterday and already has more than me. All he's done since he received them is complete one lesson. -_-

September 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/alexandernext

Shouldn't we get lingots for translation in the Immersion panel?

September 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/peteretchn

if a new translation for an item is accepted, we should get at least one lingot. I usually lose a heart & sometimes a whole lesson if i use a translation that turns out later to be ok. Make that 2 lingots, seeing as we need 4 lingots to get one heart.

September 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/rolosrevenge

As long as we suggested the new translation, I agree, give us a lingot.

September 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/pinklittlesheep

So exciting!!!

September 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/YashDubey

wow.. seems to be fun..

September 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/rojolen

How much Lingots did everyone get? I didn't notice.

September 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AsesuAnderson

But where is the virtual store? .-.

September 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/katinkaja

Look at your home side, there you see a tab with your "skill tree", another one with your "stream" and next to it the virtual "store".

September 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/RinInn

i like using duolingo on the computer because the is more i can do like talking in a discussion. i think i would love duolingo alot more if i everything i can do on the computer i can do in the app. because somtimes i want to start a discussion but im on the bus to school. please pleace please please add more to the app. it could like facebook has its app. I promise to keep telling everyone i know about duolingo.

ps I would love to see more of Duo he is so cute!

September 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/RinInn

oh oh oh please add more languages and the option to learn french from spanish etc some of my friends are like that please and thank you. I love duolingo.

September 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/porquepuedo

Such a good idea!

September 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Mallowigi

niiiiiiiiiiice

September 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/nateinaction

What was the measurement of success in the trial?

September 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/spanishspeaker32

Hey Luis. This is a great idea, but I don't like the idea of adding them to mobile apps. A lot of mobile apps have a digital currency, like the Lingots you have here. And if you don't have enough digital currency in these apps, you will either be forced to do a boring task or pay for it with real money. This is why I am worried. The Lingots could easily turn out like the digital currency in mobile apps.

September 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/rolosrevenge

Just missed out on a lingot bonus by getting market wrong for using "Tu precisas" instead of "Voce precisa", informed Duolingo that my answer should be correct. I really wish they'd give a Lingot for finding and correcting these problems.

September 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/danis308

Hello. Suggestion - we could spend lingots for a new interesting lesson, with some special vocabulary.

October 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/StuffieStephie

Could we maybe use lingots to buy locked lessons? For example, right now I'm learning French in school and we're learning the simple future and conditional forms. I'd like to practice these forms on duolingo now but I have many more lessons to do to get to them. Spending a couple lingots to unlock certain units would be pretty handy yo.

October 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MalBurek

how do you earn them?

December 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/isaacryu

Read this: 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: Leveling up Earn 1 lingot (multiplied by level reached)Finishing a skill Earn 2 lingots for finishing a new skillFull hearts Earn 1 lingot for finishing a lesson with full hearts10 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 Note: Lingots are not awarded for leveling up or finishing skills while using a tree shortcut.

December 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/chandan12

u should let us buy lingots

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/isaacryu

That is not a very good idea.

January 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/chandan12

it is for them

January 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/chandan12

they get to make money

January 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/JordieHann

how do you pronounce lingot

February 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/isaacryu

Read this:[ling-guht].

February 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/isaacryu

It looks like a lot of people have joined from when I last looked but not a lot of questions.

April 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/isaacryu

What is the point of buying things with lingots anyway it's just strange.

April 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ehowell_2010

can i have fifteen lingots

April 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/isaacryu

Of coures you can :-(

April 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ehowell_2010

thanks! I paid you back when I had the funds, plus a little extra ;)

April 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lilypfaff

Emma Watson was here. Check out Noah the new movie !

April 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/isaacryu

We are talking about Doulingo not movies

April 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/isaacryu

How long until it is on the mobile app?

May 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/lilypfaff

what is the point of earning lingot's I don't get it, they should give you the stuff in the lingot store for free

June 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Blake_Shorter

Hi y'all

September 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Cleveland_Br0wn

Give lingots for no reason I'm poor

September 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/_DiamondMoon_

Yaaay! Lingots for everybody! eats a cookie

September 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Jamesxxcamp123

im in 8th grade and i need lingots to get to my next unit please help

October 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/GingerHOBO69

can someone give me a lingot, im poor :(

November 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/portugal15800

cool

January 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/dxniellemarie

brah

January 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/vpat155

hi

February 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BiaGranado

What happened to the Other ones like the learning 'it's raining cats and dogs' one?

February 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/DallasCowboys2

Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

February 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Fluffychickens

I'd totally buy lingots, Can i have some for free instead?

I've only been here for a week now, and I've only earned 19 lingots- but I'm learning German, and then I'll learn Spanish, and then I'll learn French.

I used to berate myself as being stupid for not knowing another language besides English. I'm going to get smarter at typing/reading!

April 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/lolaphilologist

there you go!

April 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Fluffychickens

Thank you very much, your generosity credits to your personality a kindness uncommon to most.

April 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/lolaphilologist

my pleasure, and that's a very sweet compliment, thank you!

April 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Fluffychickens

You're very welcome, you seem to have learned a great many languages. I hope I will do the same.

April 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Fluffychickens

Give away your lingots- It cannot be undone and you might regret it.

But lingots for everybody! (one lingot each though, and I've already gotten mine)

May 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/lolaphilologist

unless you're in the test group where they don't give out lingots for every ten days of your streak, you can get lingots just by doing it every day. Please don't worry, I'm not going to regret giving them away- with my streak, I've got more than I can use!

May 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Fluffychickens

Most of the comments are old, but I gave the newer ones a lingot just for being here.

also, you're getting 78 lingots a day?

May 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/lightning3107

xthnx

April 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/miguelangel19

Are they available yet? Because i've been trying to earn a few

May 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BrianWalte2

can i have some please

May 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/lolaphilologist

enjoy

May 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BrianWalte2

thank you

May 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JoseCervantes3A

hi

May 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/neillobo86

How do I earn lingots more easily?

May 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Fluffychickens

You get heard by Fluffychickens. XD Nah I'm kidding, it's hard, the best way I've found is to reset your entire skill tree and start anew, learning all the words over again.

May 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/LAURASALGADO.

I WANT LINGOTSSSSSSS!

June 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Hugo_Swag_Money

I am just starting out, can some people give me some lingots.

September 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/jLautermilch

thanks

September 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/DeadDogsAreGood

Hey guys. I am a huge harry Potter fan and I am a part of the Duolingo crew! We are starting a new program. One Lingot Donated Is 10¢! We are trying to get as many as we can. All the Money is going to Saint Judes Hospital! Donate Now guys!

December 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/shilhohtony

cool

May 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/SaddamVEVO

Can I also have one? c:

August 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/SuperDriftKing

I HAVE NO LINGOTS!!! Plz donate

January 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DavidRemke

Why not real merchandise that costs real money (for profit), but you can only purchase them by trading in lingots as well as money

January 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/.HuyHoang.

cmt

January 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/bloodbath9

i ain't get free lingot!

February 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LJhurley

Pls give me lingots so i can buy a house as i am sleeping in my car right now

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/RiverHillm

that dose not make sens

March 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/RiverHillm

thanks!

March 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Colin940

Each person who gives me a lingot will be automatically entered into a competition. One random winner will be selected. The more lingots you give, the higher chance you will get to win. Competition ends April 15th

March 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LJhurley

k... sure

May 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Arthur416556

HIIII

April 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/bryan288840

quiero lingots gratissssss

February 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/lolaphilologist

aqui tienes :-D

February 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/bryan288840

i need 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 lingots lol

March 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/JOSHUAGUNT4

n

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Goim

I just wanted to look at the discussion once more before I'd go sleeping, but thats done now xD

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/cockroachlurcher

Wow did you convert Coins into lingots, because i have a fair few now all appearing at once?

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TimothyGeek

Must not be a very reliable method, whatever it is, because I have eight more than you. You clearly have more of everything (points, mastered skills).

Except for friends... I have more friends. Maybe that has something to do with it?

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TimothyGeek

I think they calculated lingots based on the number of points gained during the past week. All-time, I have more points than BenTheGeek, but since he got more points this week he received more Lingots.

EDIT Okay, probably not.

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta

I had a low amount of coins this week, but got 82 lingots, so I don't think that's right.

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TimothyGeek

Yeah, that was just a random shot. Now that I think about it it doesn't seem very likely.

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/cockroachlurcher

Does anyone know the conversion, looking at my points before, it tallied well with 250coins=1 Lingot, but now you've said that, it's obviously wrong:(

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/rolosrevenge

There isn't a conversion, if you look at the store, it tells how you earn them, it isn't correlated with your XP (coins)

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/cockroachlurcher

If so when is the count backdated from? from the start of the beta? because i'm pretty sure i didn't earn that many this past week

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Bellatrix86

When the Beta started everyone got some Lingots by default. It was 10 for every language. Maybe it was the same now?

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/cockroachlurcher

to bellatrix: yeah i think i heard something about that:) but that still leaves 43 lingots unaccounted for?

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/isaacryu

XP (coins) don't get converted into lingots.

May 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/brainiac711

I had 15

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/BenTheGeek

i had 73

September 13, 2013
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