https://www.duolingo.com/AnnikaJM

Lingot Store Idea.

Hey everybody, I thought maybe we could add short stories or books that would be adapted to your language level. So, if I had just started it would be a very simple book that only used the words that I had already learned. And if you forgot the word you would still be able to hover over it and see the translation. And maybe you could only purchase them if you have passed the first keyhole.

AnnikaJM

May 13, 2015

116 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/TromBennyBone

Awesome idea! :D

May 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ianthewizard28

UMMMMMMM that is a lot of lingots!

May 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/KingsRanger

Anything to spend all these lingots I have. :D Great idea!

May 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TromBennyBone

Yeah! I have way too many! :D

May 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Brijsven

Hehe well having __at least__ 2000 Lingots is quite a lot ;) ^_^

May 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TromBennyBone

I have generous friends! :D

May 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Brijsven

;D

May 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Olivier-J

18131198877776544444444332222222

February 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ElennaDuolingo

what are we doing with these lingots?

May 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/geraldmkj

Most lingots I've seen at once, mind overload. I'd buy everything in every language had I gotten that many.

May 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TromBennyBone

:D

May 16, 2015

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

omg how did you get SO many lingots bruhhhhh

June 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Tacoturtles8

i wouldn't mind if people shared with me too. Please. surely someone with at least 2000 lingots can share.

May 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Abbey_Spitz

may I have some :(

May 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TromBennyBone

Now you have 20! :D

May 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Abbey_Spitz

WOW THANKS! How many do you have?

May 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TromBennyBone

15,264

May 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/KingsRanger

WOW! I didn't know you had THAT many. :D

May 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Dinonerd777

ooooohhhhhhhhhhh maaaaa godddddddd

April 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/TromBennyBone

:D

May 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Abbey_Spitz

O MY GOD! 119 LINGOTS??? THANK U SO MUCH

May 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/KingsRanger

Here's some more! :D

May 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Abbey_Spitz

WOW, THANKS SO MUCH GUYS. (I really need this for my German :D)

May 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TromBennyBone

No problem! (But the commander did give you most of those!) :D

May 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TromBennyBone

But here's one anyway! :D

May 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TromBennyBone

But you already have 1,405 DetErMinNavn! :D

May 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/lingogirl1234

Great Idea!

May 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/remoonline

That's kind of what the immersion section is for, right. There are articles (which can be stories as well). The complexity varies from beginner to very advanced. You can just read through them and if you need to know the translation of a word, just hover over it. If translation is needed for a whole sentence, you can click it. Either someone would have provided a translation, or the Duobot translation will be available to infer its meaning.

May 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/LeIouch

If these proposed lingot store short stories or content had accompanying audio they would be vastly superior to the immersion section though.

May 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/remoonline

The TTS for Spanish seems decent enough but outside of the exercises, I think I would prefer the audio in movies, music albums, news and telenovelas (if not actually interacting with native speakers).

May 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/LeIouch

Ideally they would be narrated by real natural voices. Though all this is probably too much to ask of Duo at the moment. It seems they're focusing on quantity of languages rather than quality for now, though the quality is rather good!

May 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Ashtaret

Not all languages have immersion, however.

May 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/remoonline

True. It seems immersion has gone down in the team's priority list.

May 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Ashtaret

It's not that - it's apparently something newer languages aren't getting for some legal reason. There was a post about it somewhere explaining it, but I can't seem to find it now.

May 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/FrederickEason

I'd love to see that post if you can find it.

May 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Ashtaret

Frederick, this is the best reference I could dig up right now - the search discussion function isn't awesome.

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/6659512

May 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CaverJesus

It is a great idea.

May 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Trum-Pat

Great Idea!
I'm all for it!

May 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TromBennyBone

You better be! :D

May 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/tknit

Great idea.

May 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/rachelrypkema

I like it

May 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/LittleCatz

I love this idea! I really would like to see longer sentences and longer texts on Duolingo (and not just in the Immersion section)!

May 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Tacoturtles8

that is a really great idea. One of the many reasons that it is so good is because then if it was a story about animals you would finally have a reason to say such useless things as I am a fly or my friend is a turtle.

May 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Tacoturtles8

I wish there was a way to put your ideas to make the site better and if you got enough votes they would actually start thinking about doing it and eventually they used the best ideas.

May 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Red_Rat_Writer

Question, who would make the stories?

May 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AnnikaJM

I am not totally sure... But it could just be people who have finished their trees or proven themselves to be proficient in that language.

May 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/rachelrypkema

Maybe anyone could make the stories, but others would have to proofread them before they could be released. We could all bring out the inner writer within us :D lol

May 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Red_Rat_Writer

Well you guys should organize it. Don't mean to sound conceited, but I spent the last four hours making icons for a test store that I'm making. I think I'm the only one who has talked about a store and is actually making an effort to create.

This "story for lingots" idea has been proposed a few times already for months, yet I see nobody writing.

May 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AnnikaJM

Really? I haven't seen any other discussions on this particular topic. But, I think your right we should try and write something ourselves and then show it to the people in charge.

May 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Red_Rat_Writer

How about you give me the vocab words, I write the story, have it translated, and put it in my store.

May 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AnnikaJM

Wow!!! Thanks for offering, I think that would be really cool!

May 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator

Nice to know the project is coming along nicely!

May 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Red_Rat_Writer

I believe so, I have 3 original icons (with 4 colour variants) and 7 icons using Duolingo's art, with one having four colour variants. I'm now brainstorming wallpapers, I'm hoping to have 4 of them tonight. And then I'm going to work on on a new idea that's somewhat experimental.

And if the person gives me some vocab, I can churn out a half decent story to sell. .

May 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator

Adding stories would actually be a lot easier than adding images, at least code-wise because the script itself could contain the stories, and they generally use up less space than images.

May 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Red_Rat_Writer

(Reply to other comment) I'm going to to try to make it without the code first, because the code is going to take up quite a bit of my resources, and I want to see if the store will be successful without it.

May 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator

But how will people access the store items?

May 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Red_Rat_Writer

For icons, I'm going to post the PNG files on the discussion page, and have people download it from there. For wall papers, I'm going to have it link to my DA (or another site) where it will have multiple sizes for people to choose from. For the story, I think I'm going to link it to Google Docs, unless a better way of doing that comes

May 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator

That's a good point. It is particularly difficult to create stories using limited vocabulary. But using a hint system would probably make it less frustrating, so one could actually add more difficult words, or words not covered by the language tree.

As to who should make such stories, I think the OP should attempt to make stories in their native language to see just how hard it is, and maybe encourage others to do so in another thread.

May 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/contracteryin

Possibly native speakers? Of course the content would still need to be proofread, and I am sure there would be plenty of willing volunteers. Since I write and edit, I would love that opportunity.

May 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Joyful-Clarinet

Great idea!

May 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TromBennyBone

Here's 100 for starters. :D

May 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/KingsRanger

What about those other ones? :D

May 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TromBennyBone

That was someone else. :D

May 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/KingsRanger

I think he was wearing camo............................ ;P

May 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TromBennyBone

I think his name is ClarinetCommando. :D

May 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Joyful-Clarinet

Wow, thanks.

May 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TromBennyBone

Yep! :D

May 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TromBennyBone

Do you really want ten a day, or 20? :D

May 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/KingsRanger

Where did you ever get that idea?

May 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TromBennyBone

I don't know! :D

May 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TromBennyBone

Boy Corina! Ain't you smart! :D

May 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TromBennyBone

I just wizzed past Calculus! :D

May 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TromBennyBone

Maybe it was sinful. :D

May 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TromBennyBone

I was kidding Commander. :D

May 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TromBennyBone

:D

May 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Joyful-Clarinet

Always been good at math, 2+2=4!

May 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/KingsRanger

Yeah, math is pretty easy. It's when you get into chemistry that it gets a little more frustrating. But Algebra I and II and Geometry was fun! :)

May 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/KingsRanger

Yeah, Calculus was pretty interesting, but everything that was in there I already knew. It was kind of disappointing.

May 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Cplusplusplus

You know, I never did figure out why they were talking about sin in my math book.

May 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/KingsRanger

It kind of makes sense...... I guess so that you can apply math to any part of your life.

May 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/KingsRanger

I don't think math is sinful. Now having to write 10 page essays............

May 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/KingsRanger

Oh I know. :D Don't worry.

May 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/KingsRanger

You're Mr. tenthousandaire in regard to lingots. :P

May 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TromBennyBone

Eleventhousandaire actually. :D

May 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TromBennyBone

No problem Commander! :D

May 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/KingsRanger

Excuse me. Sorry Sergeant.

May 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ILoveFrench30

Awesome idea!

May 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Tayson11

good idea

May 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/aniketium

good idea

May 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sputni

Great idea, perhaps categories of texts could be created such as recipes or procedural texts such as 'how to do something' to help duo readers make good predictions.

May 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/PinkFlyingTacos

this would be amazing but i woudnt have any lingots to use for it :(

May 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MINECRAFTMEMES77

Yes the shop has gotten quite boring and needs an upgrade!

April 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/girlpolyglot

Readlang is like that! Here is the link http://readlang.com/

May 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/vaccinemacca

BRILLIANT :D

May 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/PollardExpress

Wow...good idea! I'm making a new post and putting your link in. Not going to take credit but just so everyone can see this and maybe also the staff too!

May 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/DawnMills7

Perhaps there's something I haven't understood here, but what's the point of the lingots? There seems to be a 'shop' in which you can exchange them for extra lesson content. But there are only two extra content packages (flirting and phrases), which you can pick up very quickly, - after that what are they for exactly? And what are all these shields and stuff - are they just pats on the back like you'd gold stars use to motivate a child. Grown ups don't really care about that, do they? Or, have I missed the point and they do something else?

January 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ianthewizard28

AMAZING IDEA!

May 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/sharath1212

I think that this is a great idea, especially for learning quicker and discovering literature of the language we are learning

February 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/MINECRAFTMEMES77

I'm stuck at 17 lingots. can someone help!

April 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/JRoy727

can i have lingots please

April 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Dinonerd777

I need some lol I am poor

April 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ThomasCrz

dpoes anyone know how you tranfer lingots?

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SeamusH2o

That exists already. DUOLINGO STORIES!! (Which they don't have for the language I take.)

June 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/JRoy727

can i have some lingots

January 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DawnMills7

You can indeed. I can't work out what they are for lol.

January 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/JRoy727

can i have lingots

April 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/RYANGUO4

Extra lingots? No big deal. Just store it up in this comment. Don't worry; I'll make good use of it ;)

March 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/MINECRAFTMEMES77

lolllll

May 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/JRoy727

can i have 10 lingots or more

April 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/vaccinemacca

can somebody give me some lingots please? I really need them for DA BONUS SKILLS :(

May 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AnnikaJM

It is not very nice to ask for lingots. And you already have 61 so you really don't "Need" them. If you really want more you should try and post awesome comments are level up!

May 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/vaccinemacca

Yeah you're probably right thanks :D I'M TRYING VERY HARD TO GET THOSE LINGOTS

May 17, 2015
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