https://www.duolingo.com/PolishMathew

I've done a skill without doing it o.O

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A few minutes ago, I finished the "Adverbs" skill, and it is golden. Everything seems to be normal. But then I clicked "Home" to see my whole tree, and what do I see? Skill "To be" is completed but I haven't even clicked on it. No sé cómo y por qué :P When I go into it to see lessons - they are completed and golden. I tried to refresh site but it didn't work.

I already know when to use "ser" and "estar", but not from Duolingo, I've learnt that from other sources, I'll do these lessons even if they are golden, but that's strange.

So my question is how is that possible to pass a skill without doing it?

Screenshots:

http://imgur.com/PmAlH2x

http://imgur.com/XuMoC65

http://imgur.com/txo2sKP

3 years ago

17 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/zerozeroone
zerozeroone
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You practice "to be" enough in the previous skills that DuoLingo feels that you don't need to go over the skill immediately. It's mainly there for strengthening "to be" later.

You'll also see this behavior with other skills; you'll be working on one and DuoLingo will tell you that you have also strengthened another skill because you've covered the words in the questions in the current skill.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PolishMathew
PolishMathew
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I can agree with you, however I don't think that Duolingo is that clever to pass (not strenghten) a skill.

Even if it was that clever, it shouldn't pass "To be" skill - Knowing when to use "ser" and when "estar" is an important thing.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/remoonline
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It's not a glitch. It's expected. Each skill teaches a few words through sentences. The To Be skill focuses on ser and estar verb forms. But, a user would have usually completed most of the verb form in sentences encountered before this skill. In fact, when you redo this skill, you will find many of the same previous sentences being repeated.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/UneJamKuqEZi

It did that for me too. What I thought that meant, was that it knew that you understood the verbs Estar and Ser and their conjugations, and when you used either one. Maybe it's just a glitch, or maybe you understood those verbs well enough, to skip that skill! :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Marc_B
Marc_B
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It did that for me too before, I don't know what's up with that skill. : \

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DetErMinNavn
DetErMinNavn
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Sorry. I don't know what to tell you. That's an odd glitch.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PolishMathew
PolishMathew
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I wanted to share this with community because I find it very strange, I know we can't do anything about that ;)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/b05aplmun.ca
b05aplmun.ca
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This comes up from time to time and it does seem to be the case that, because ser and estar are used in earlier sections, that you get credit for them before you actually do them.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/savourtardis
savourtardis
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Question--how long have you been on Duolingo? Although I'm not sure if I know anything about the Spanish tree having undergone major changes, French did at one point, and that's resulted in some oddities with my tree. I don't know that it necessarily gilded skills for me, but it did unlock new units as being partially complete.

(If Duo has been around 3 years now, then I've been around, erratically until my current streak, since a few months after it opened, and French was the first language I worked on...)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PolishMathew
PolishMathew
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I've been here since November 2014 ;) I started learning Spanish, I also tried some French, but I didn't like that machine voice. The tree then was without updates.

I'm not sure but sadly there haven't been any changes or upgrades to Spanish tree. In my opinion they should add more lessons and change the voice to the more human one.

French also needs new voice, even more than Spanish, because of pronunciation, Spanish at least is spoken as it's written with a few exceptions.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sakuyaluigi
sakuyaluigi
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Did you take the placement test when you started? Maybe that helped you, lol.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PolishMathew
PolishMathew
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No, I didn't

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sakuyaluigi
sakuyaluigi
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Unless you did really well with ser/saber in other courses/lessons, then maybe Duo was like, "Psh! Don't need this one!"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PolishMathew
PolishMathew
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You meant ser/ESTAR?

I don't think Duolingo is that clever :P

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sakuyaluigi
sakuyaluigi
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I'm sleepy; yes. xD I've had portions of lessons finished, because the words in those lessons were covered previously and I did well on them.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PolishMathew
PolishMathew
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Wow, I've never thought that Duolingo can be so clever :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eliteshrek

MLG BRO

3 years ago
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