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French Possess.2 won't strengthen

No matter how many times I practice Possess.2 in French without any mistakes, it won't turn gold. It's very frustrating.

On the bright side, my understanding of possessives is now rock solid! ;-)

Is anyone experiencing something similar? Is there a fix? I've tried using Duo on my computer through a browser, but mostly do my work through the mobile app.

Grateful for advice or, if this is a bug (and it seems to be), a timeline for a fix.

Merci, Jayme

April 21, 2015



I think it's a blessing in disguise. ;-)


I had the same problem, I read elsewhere in the Discussions to try a Redo instead of Strengthen on one of the lessons so I did a redo on lesson 2 and now it is gold.


Just tried this, it worked! Redo one of the lessons and the skill will strengthen.


If you have tried all of these, wait for technical support. I made a couple of mistakes and then I redid with no mistakes. There are two lessons if they both need to be renewed then it can take twice with no mistakes, but it did turn gold for me afterwards. Now, since I did make a couple of mistakes I might have to regild it again later. Even if you make no mistakes, eventually the program will want you to review it for spaced repetition to maintain your memory of it. http://duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/Troubleshooting You can also reach them through the help button on the bottom of the page: Scroll all the way down: https://www.duolingo.com/help


I have the same problem! I mostly use a browser and the problem persists. So I don't thing the problem is with the mobile app.


DL say they are working on it. (I got this from another series of posts). If you do the generic strengthen-skills exercise, you do seem to get appropriate material offered up. This means that you can going on learning, though (sigh) without the icons as rewards.


I am having this problem with all of the lessons! very frustrating


I've been having this same problem with several french lessons, not just this one. After 2 or 3 tries without it turning gold, I move on to another lesson, then go back and usually it works.


I have the same problem. This seems to be a general problem with the strengthen feature and vocabulary—some words are not listed in the vocab, and therefore continue appearing under strengthen no matter how much you strengthen them. For example, the word cadeau in the French tree.

The best way I found to get around it for now has been to go to the mobile app, check the weakest words (this doesn't appear on the website) and then redo the relevant lessons (as opposed to strengthen), as others have suggested.


I have this problem with my entire Italian tree. I'm a level seven (experience points from trying to strengthen skills again and again) but I think I only know about 9 skills total. It's definitely frustrating.

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