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Who else has this problem?

TheEugenius
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When starting to learn a language on Duolingo, you get more and more words in the vocabulary and you can keep practicing it which will bring back goldbars. However, the vocabulary loses strength too quickly. If a person is far in a language (let's say 1000 words vocabulary) and misses a day of practice, right away many words are dropped down to two or one bar of strength. Does anyone else have this?

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Duo2012
Duo2012
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Over time Duolingo will learn which words you know and will show them less. The rate of decay does slow down.

I often find that earlier lessons stop being gold (despite my practice) because of a particular form of a verb or a single noun. It is often quicker to practise just that word in the vocabularly section. Or use the button to remove it from your practice entirely.

For example, in my tree "Basics 2" was not gold. Looking inside its vocab, I saw it was because of the word "com". I practised that word with 2 questions and my block became gold again. Much quicker than refreshing the whole skill.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ALoUSyUseRnaME
ALoUSyUseRnaME
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Yes, I have this problem, but I'm not thinking of restarting the tree. I have learned 1807 words and every time I log on, there are at least three subjects that have turned into the original color.

It's not exactly a problem, but I don't have any more time to learn new things because of all the refreshing. I'm wondering if there will be a way to keep the well-known words at a slower decaying level.

4 years ago