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by SweNedGuy
Mon Nov 28, 2022 8:45 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Duo Plus replaced by Super... not so super.
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Belgium

Re: Duo Plus replaced by Super... not so super.

If you liked plus and can’t pay for it, some of the benefits are available for free if you use set up a “school”. Unlimited hearts, no ads, and don’t “pay” for skill tests or legendaries. I find enough practice in the path to not feel a need for the practice hub, however I’ve never used the free pl...
by SweNedGuy
Sun Nov 27, 2022 12:26 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Duo Plus replaced by Super... not so super.
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Belgium

Duo Plus replaced by Super... not so super.

Ever since Duo Plus was replaced by SuperDuo, there are no more 3-days on the house. Three days of Duo Plus came in handy after 50 days of toiling. This allowed training on / revising errors you had previously made in any of your DL-courses. Single skill tests and legendary challenges were also free...
by SweNedGuy
Thu Nov 24, 2022 10:58 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: New path impact on Duome
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Belgium

Re: New path impact on Duome

It is possible to see your 'old style' tree on https://www-internal.duolingo.com/learn You see how your crowns are distributed over the skills for each language tree. That information corresponds to what is imported in DuoMe. Using the path affects how new crowns are assigned to the former skills. I...
by SweNedGuy
Tue Nov 22, 2022 11:26 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Extreme XP points?
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Belgium

Re: Extreme XP points?

Lately DL is marking nearly all lessons as "stories / challenges / checkpoints / etc.". This is another deterioration of the statistics quality. Whenever I learn on the path, lessons are marked as such, though they usually are rewarded only 15 XP (I use the website version). Lessons are co...
by SweNedGuy
Mon Nov 21, 2022 2:17 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Placement test in the path/snake configuration
Replies: 1
Views: 101
Belgium

Placement test in the path configuration: How does it turn out?

Just for fun, I made a placement test of Portuguese from French. In DuoMe it is possible to view the classic tree structure. You can see how DL bestows 150 (out of 414) crowns upon a novice learner with some prior knowledge (I am learning PT from ES). https://i.imgur.com/fUDI4Cl.png To 49 skills thr...
by SweNedGuy
Mon Nov 21, 2022 12:19 am
Forum: Französisch
Topic: Artikel bei französischen Wörtern
Replies: 6
Views: 148
Belgium

Re: Artikel bei französischen Wörtern

En fait l'origine cette règle est que les noms se terminant en -sio et -tio sont féminins en Latin. Ceci est maintenu dans les langues romanes. Des mots comme camion et avion n'y appartiennent pas vu leur consonnantes - m(ion) ou -v(ion) . Le mot cation a perdu la -h que l'on retrouve encore dans 'c...
by SweNedGuy
Sun Nov 20, 2022 10:15 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Placement test in the path/snake configuration
Replies: 1
Views: 101
Belgium

Placement test in the path/snake configuration

In the new path (snake) configuration, a placement test allows you testing out of several units. These units are not really coinciding with skills but are definitely more concise than Duolingo chapters used to be. After a placement test any access to previous content ("basic" for you accor...
by SweNedGuy
Tue Nov 15, 2022 9:49 pm
Forum: Random Thoughts
Topic: If you could retain your native language, and only learn 3 others, what would they be?
Replies: 16
Views: 439
Belgium

Re: If you could retain your native language, and only learn 3 others, what would they be?

As a Dutch speaking Belgian, three foreign languages are barely enough to talk to the neighbors. Brussels takes 40 min and Paris takes 90 min by train, travelling to London or Cologne takes about twice as much time. My quotum is exhausted with only French, English and German. I would need to ditch m...
by SweNedGuy
Wed Nov 09, 2022 7:08 pm
Forum: Random Thoughts
Topic: What's the easiest language to understand?
Replies: 23
Views: 827
Belgium

Re: What's the easiest language to understand?

A case for interlingua https://ia.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appendice:Referentias_pro_apprender_interlingua The link is an introductory wikipedia page to learning the Interlingua grammar. The Interlingua wikipedia counts close to 25000 articles. Unlike a synthetic highly structural language like Esperanto...
by SweNedGuy
Tue Nov 08, 2022 2:57 pm
Forum: Culture & Society
Topic: An einem Tag wie diesem vor 44 Jahren
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Belgium

Re: An einem Tag wie diesem vor 44 Jahren

Im Juli 2011 wurde das Space Shuttle Progam der NASA beendet. Auch vordem gab es nur noch zwei operationelle Space Shuttles. Während einiger Jahre war die russische Sojus das einzige Raumschiff, das die Internationale Raumstation erreichen konnte.

by SweNedGuy
Tue Nov 08, 2022 2:05 pm
Forum: Culture & Society
Topic: An einem Tag wie diesem vor 44 Jahren
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Belgium

Re: An einem Tag wie diesem vor 44 Jahren

"DDR": Deutschland vor der Wende.

by SweNedGuy
Fri Nov 04, 2022 8:43 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Streak freee used, but I am 100% certain I practised
Replies: 1
Views: 80
Belgium

Re: Streak freee used, but I am 100% certain I practised

The change of summer time to winter time in Europe is always tricky. At the start of winter time, activity in the previous week is reassigned to 24 hours periods, not to calendar days. I had a neat 4 days XP stretch of 75 pts per day during the last week of October and Duolingo turned it into wobbly...
by SweNedGuy
Thu Nov 03, 2022 11:00 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Big changes coming to a Duolingo home screen near you!
Replies: 346
Views: 19195
Belgium

Re: Big changes coming to a Duolingo home screen near you!

The owls have flown. In the best case, a single test may bring the trophy back. But all skills were gold and the first half of them were purple/legendary. In less fortunate cases (blue/red owls) a lot of the path is grey and I frenetically continue making skill tests to get close to the end of the c...
by SweNedGuy
Sat Oct 29, 2022 12:23 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Do you agree with the prioritizing of XPs in the ordering of your languages on your duome user page?
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Belgium

Re: Do you agree with the prioritizing of XPs in the ordering of your languages on your duome user page?

If it only concerns ordering progress among your own courses, XP inflation should not matter too much. Unless you have a very different 'learning style' on one single course (focusing on XP rather than crowns and using the app instead of the website) your XP/Crown will remain in a certain range. Cou...
by SweNedGuy
Wed Oct 26, 2022 12:46 pm
Forum: Rachas y logros
Topic: ¿Cómo es posible que este usuario haga más de 200 exp por minuto?
Replies: 11
Views: 1534
Belgium

Re: ¿Cómo es posible que este usuario haga más de 200 exp por minuto?

Uno puede preguntarse por qué siempre hay usuarios así: Jactarse de sus logros en el foro Duolingo: ya no está. Recibir lingotes por lograr primero/segundo/tercero: ya no hay premios La insignia legendaria: se lo consigue una sola vez. Los trámites con la sola meta de envenenar el ambiente en una li...
by SweNedGuy
Thu Oct 13, 2022 7:48 am
Forum: I speak English
Topic: Words with opposite meanings in different dialects of English
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Belgium

Re: Words with opposite meanings in different dialects of English

My understanding of English oscillates between the meanings in the UK and in Australia.

Thanks for the link: https://www.etymonline.com/

UK: cutlery = US: silverware

is what I last learnt (UK) or learned (US) in DL.

by SweNedGuy
Wed Oct 12, 2022 8:28 pm
Forum: Random Thoughts
Topic: A keen ear...
Replies: 1
Views: 71
Belgium

A keen ear...

Can British Find Hidden English Native Speaker Between English Learners?

by SweNedGuy
Wed Oct 12, 2022 7:26 pm
Forum: Random Thoughts
Topic: Duolingo should focus less on XP achievements
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Belgium

Re: Duolingo should focus less on XP achievements

In about any course, my XP/crown ratio is on the low side (when checked with 'peers' on DuoMe). Placement tests may explain that for courses on owl-level 1. Yet using the website rather than the app makes a huge difference as well. No XP farming here. Several of my courses don't have stories and for...
by SweNedGuy
Wed Oct 12, 2022 10:12 am
Forum: Languages not yet covered...
Topic: Language quizzes
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Belgium

Language quizzes / Occitan

Just tried occitan and had 58/60. Guess the DL Catalá course helped.. and yes I'm fluent in Spanish and French. I expected it to be closer to Catalan but it turned out there was more French in it . There are several academies (Montpellier, Toulouse, ...) where the language is being taught. Dicciona...
by SweNedGuy
Wed Oct 12, 2022 9:28 am
Forum: Espanhol
Topic: Histórias
Replies: 1
Views: 74
Belgium

Histórias

Duolingo sigue mejorando la oferta de cuentos (histórias em português). Hoy en día, hay cuentos en español en el curso desde el portugués. (Pero no los hay en el curso de portugués desde el español.)

by SweNedGuy
Thu Oct 06, 2022 7:33 pm
Forum: Dutch
Topic: YouTube channel 'Easy Dutch'
Replies: 0
Views: 68
Belgium

YouTube channel 'Easy Dutch'

There are several YouTube channels "Easy German / French / Italian ... " whereby videos are being made in an easy accessible language for learners of that language. Among those there also is 'Easy Dutch'. Don't be fooled by the name: only Dutch is spoken . As a native English speaker you w...
by SweNedGuy
Wed Sep 28, 2022 9:43 am
Forum: Random Thoughts
Topic: Guess the Language Game
Replies: 13
Views: 488
Belgium

Re: Guess the Language Game

Guess the language with Steve Kaufmann.
Without any multiple choice help...

It helps if you happen to know which languages Steve Kaufmann speaks...
... though I still mix up languages from the same 'family'.

by SweNedGuy
Tue Sep 27, 2022 12:18 pm
Forum: Random Thoughts
Topic: Guess the Language Game
Replies: 13
Views: 488
Belgium

Re: Guess the Language Game

Audio beginner: 2100 (11 languages) The first sequences went straight forward. It gets more tedious as soon as six or more languages are included. No errors for European languages, but I 've mistaken Chinese for Japanese or the inverse. Audio easy: 1550 (24 languages) Still only some errors among As...
by SweNedGuy
Fri Sep 23, 2022 11:05 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: XP for podcasts
Replies: 1
Views: 86
Belgium

Re: XP for podcasts

You can also listen to English podcasts for Spanish speakers. The narrator then speaks Spanish and the guests speak slow English.
I never received any XP for listening to podcasts. I'm doing DL on the website and podcasts are on another URL web address.

For participating in events/classes you get XP.

by SweNedGuy
Mon Sep 19, 2022 10:26 pm
Forum: Random Thoughts
Topic: your favorites . . !!
Replies: 33
Views: 666
Belgium

Re: your favorites . . !!

Compared to Mireille Mathieu, there is much less enthusiasm for the national holiday in the song 'The bad reputation' by Brassens. Moins d'enthousiasme pour la fête nationale (le 14 juillet) de la part de Georges Brassens dans 'La mauvaise réputation'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQRgym8IDGM Lyr...
by SweNedGuy
Mon Sep 19, 2022 8:15 am
Forum: le Portugais
Topic: [LTS : INDEX] Histoires portugaises pour les francophones
Replies: 1
Views: 105
Belgium

Re: [LTS : INDEX] Histoires portugaises pour les francophones

Depuis quelque temps, Duolingo continue à élargir l'offre d'histoires pour ses cours. Fini le temps où seulement les cours d'anglais incluissaient des histoires (ainsi que beaucoup de cours à partir de l'anglais). Le cours de portugais est le premier à benificier de l'élargissement de l'offre d'hist...
by SweNedGuy
Thu Sep 15, 2022 2:11 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Conlangs (Constructed Languages)
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Belgium

Conlangs (Constructed Languages) - Interlingua

During one of the Inter-Romance languages Duolingo classes (they are getting rare), somebody spoke Interlingua. If you speak any Romance language and understand one more, you will fully understand Interlingua. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interlingua There are but few Interlingua speakers, but seve...
by SweNedGuy
Thu Sep 15, 2022 7:34 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Diamond league seniority
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Belgium

Diamond league seniority

For some obscure reason, my diamond league seniority dropped by a week (72 -> 71) instead of progressing since last Monday. https://duome.eu/SweNedGuy I see nothing but unfamiliar nicks among my league cohort: https://duome.eu/leagues/11195 One positive note: Explorer is also in the 71 weeks cohort.
by SweNedGuy
Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:56 pm
Forum: Random Thoughts
Topic: How popular are Duolingo courses really?
Replies: 55
Views: 3362
Belgium

Re: How popular are Duolingo courses really?

Revised statistics layout at DuoMe: For example: Statistics for English learners from Spanish https://duome.eu/es/en Statistics 97371 Students 97371 Trees 4242 L1 Trees ············· 4.36% 594 L2 Trees ··············· 0.61% 219 L3 Trees ················· 0.22% 149 L4 Trees ················· 0.15% 51...
by SweNedGuy
Sun Sep 11, 2022 9:13 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: How to progress in leagues
Replies: 48
Views: 1681
Belgium

Re: How to progress in leagues

this week I'm finally in a more competitive league... the first person in the relegation zone already has over 1000XP and there's still a day to go Usually I make less than 1000XP per week (I use the website). Getting into a meek league is survival instinct in my case. https://i.imgur.com/Y8gjloM.j...

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