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another new Duolingo feature... ๐Ÿคณ๐Ÿ‘€

hola ๐Ÿ‘‹ when Duolingo isn't messing around with its subscription tiers ((๐Ÿ™ƒ)) it's also been bashing out a bunch of interesting new features we've already looked at Radio and Adventures in recent weeks, but there's one more still to look at, one that has the potential to be the best of the lot... ๐Ÿ‘€ smile, you're on camera ๐Ÿคณ so what is this new feature? ๐Ÿค” Duolingo is calling it 'Video call with Lily' it's currently available for some users on the French and Spanish courses on iOS a lot of users...
23 days agoย โ€ขย 3 min read

what the hell is Duolingo doing? ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿคฆ

ciao ๐Ÿ‘‹ last week I said I was gonna write about another cool feature Duolingo has been working on but I'm gonna have to delay that unfortunatelyโ€ฆ because over the last week, Duolingo has made a quiet but significant change to its premium subscription plans and it's causing one hell of an uproar... what's going on? ๐Ÿค” it's all to do with one of Duolingo's most controversial features: the heart system. most users will know what I'm talking about, but I'm aware there are some that have never come...
about 1 month agoย โ€ขย 4 min read

Duolingo... the video game?! ๐ŸŽฎ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

hola ๐Ÿ‘‹ when I was a kid, I was absolutely obsessed with Pokemon. I loved the TV show, the trading cards, and I ESPECIALLY loved the video games my first ever game console was a Game Boy Color. but it wasn't just any old Game Boy Color... it was a special edition Pokemon Game Boy Color... I absolutely loved that thing poured so many hours of my childhood into it and yeah -- most of that time was spent playing Pokemon ๐Ÿ˜‚ you can imagine my excitement when Duolingo decided to launch a brand...
about 1 month agoย โ€ขย 5 min read

when Duolingo makes you sweat... ๐Ÿฅตโฑ๏ธ

hola ๐Ÿ‘‹ how well do you know Duolingo's timed challenges? ๐Ÿค” nowadays most users just think of match madness, but did you know there are two other timed challenges as well? ๐Ÿ˜ฏ all 3 put you in a race against the clock, but they all do so a little bit differently... what is a timed challenge? โฑ๏ธ a timed challenge on Duolingo is any lesson or mode that you have to complete against the clock, unlike in the usual lessons where you can go at your own pace the idea is to beef up your comprehension...
about 2 months agoย โ€ขย 4 min read

Duolingo made this SO much better... ๐Ÿคฉ

ciao ๐Ÿ‘‹ Duolingo announced a bunch of cool new stuff at Duocon back in October... Radio, Comments, Adventures ((which has just started popping up for some Android users on the French course)) ๐Ÿ‘€ but one of the biggest announcements was a "revamp" to one of Duolingo's existing features... and let me tell ya... they've made it SO much better... ๐Ÿ‘€ achievement: unlocked ๐Ÿ”“ the big change has come to Duolingo's achievements system ๐Ÿ… achievements ((if you didn't know)) are dished out for reaching...
about 2 months agoย โ€ขย 3 min read

Duolingo gets socialโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ’ฌ ๐Ÿ‘€

hola ๐Ÿ‘‹ Duolingoโ€™s always had some social features friends, following, followers, leagues, challenges etc but thereโ€™s always been something missing: the ability to properly interact seems kinda ironic for a language learning app, right ๐Ÿ˜‚ a couple of years ago Duolingo *kind of* addressed this with high fives, congratulations, nudges and all that but recently theyโ€™ve added a feature that finally takes this to the next levelโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ‘€ introducing... comments ๐Ÿ’ฌ at long last, there is now a (semi)...
2 months agoย โ€ขย 2 min read

here we go again... ๐Ÿ” ๐Ÿ™ˆ

Ciao ๐Ÿ‘‹ how do you know when you've gone as far as you can with Duolingo? ๐Ÿค” back in the day, it was obvious: you'd reach the end of your course and you'd get a shiny golden owl ((basically a swanky little trophy)) ๐Ÿ† but nowadays it's not so clear... because even if you've finished your course, owly doesn't want to let you go he wants to hold onto you forever and ever even if he's taught you everything he can... how does he do this? with guilt trips, threatening behaviour, and a little...
2 months agoย โ€ขย 3 min read

this new Duolingo feature is ๐Ÿ‘Œ

hola ๐Ÿ‘‹ Duolingo is onto a winner with its latest feature. have you taken it for a spin yet? ๐Ÿค” it was announced back in October and it's taken a while for Duolingo to roll it out across the user base I've been ((very impatiently)) waiting for it to drop onto my device ever since... and the other day it finally did... ๐Ÿ‘€ PROMO Studies show that one of the best ways to acquire a language is to engage with content that is both interesting and enjoyable. i.e. content that is meaningful to YOU....
3 months agoย โ€ขย 2 min read

best chests for gems and xp? ๐Ÿค”

Hola ๐Ÿ‘‹ one of the best ways to earn gems and xp boosts on Duolingo is to unlock chests ๐Ÿงฐ problem is, there are so many different chest types that it can be difficult to know which ones contain what rewards ๐Ÿ™ˆ like which ones contain the most gems? ๐Ÿ’Ž which ones have the longest xp boosts? โšก๏ธ what's the easiest way to unlock them? ๐Ÿ—๏ธ well worry not -- whether you're looking to stockpile your gems or blitz your xp, i've put together a guide that details ALL the different chest types + how to...
3 months agoย โ€ขย 1 min read

can Duolingo REALLY make you fluent? ๐Ÿค”

Hola ๐Ÿ‘‹ Duolingo is one of the most popular ways to learn a language ๐Ÿ’ช as a result, a lot of people jump into their courses with some rather lofty expectations... the most common one is they expect Duolingo to make them fluent... ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ but is this a reasonable expectation? can Duolingo REALLY make you fluent in a language in 2024? ๐Ÿค” i've been using Duolingo every day since 2016 so i've got a pretty good idea of what you can and can't achieve with it... and i've written up everything you need to...
3 months agoย โ€ขย 1 min read

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