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High level but few lessons?

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Some users have a high language level with only a few lessons. For example, level 10 (and lots of points of course) but only with 20 words learnt. How is that possible?

Following logic, if a user already knows the language and skips through lessons, the number of words should also go up with the points! But this is not the case?

5 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/louis.vang
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i have answered this matter on a previous question:

You can learn English from 4 other languages. From Po and IT i have learned only 16 English words. From SP 16 words and from French 816 words. DL gives only one level and one count of words for learning English from another language. Probably the first language that was started learning English from, was SP, that's for me SP:16 words. The count for the level in English goes on for the four languages you are learning from. The knowledge of 816 words (FR>Eng) is not good for 64.5 % translation capability and for level 9. DL counts the total points for the four languages (to English) for estimate the % and level. The reason why i use the four languages for learning English, is that i'm not a native speaker of English and on this manner i learn also English. Now that i have it told to you, i will it post also to DL. When they have time they can fix it. But i think it has no high priority.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/detharon

Maybe their points were gained from immersion? Skipping the lessons and focusing on translations makes sense if you already know the language pretty well, but you're looking for some practice.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/endios
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When practicing, you receive points and don't finish new lessons.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kbogovic
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Why would someone stay at the beginning for so long?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ashiplo
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Probably practising repeatedly until they feel comfortable with all the material.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/endios
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Hell, it's internet. You can find all kind of weirdos over here. Maybe that is some testing account made by developers... Can you link it?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/magnusdn

It's probably because they are using the immersion section more than the actual lessons. If you just briefly read through the already translated parts, and make the translations rapidly, you'll get a lot of points in no time. Or maybe people are actually putting a lot of effort into doing a good job on the immersion page, and just don't take the lessons.

5 years ago