Duolingo Leagues - The ESSENTIAL Guide - Everything You Need To Know - duoplanet (2024)

Duolingo leagues are definitely one of Duolingo’s biggest and most exciting features.

They add a competitive and motivational edge to your language learning experience, which can push you even harder to complete your daily lessons.

But what exactly is a Duolingo league? How many leagues are there? What’s so special about the Diamond league? Are people cheating? What’s the best strategy for winning? And does your Duolingo league really matter?

All will be revealed — let’s get into it!

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What are Duolingo Leagues?

A Duolingo league is basically a weekly leaderboard containing 30 random users from across all platforms, including IOS, Android and desktop.

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The leagues are ranked on XP — the user with the most XP at the end of the week will finish top of the leaderboard and get promoted to the next league up.

The promotion zone covers the top 10 finishers (except in the Obsidian league, where it only covers the top 5) so whether you finish 1st or 10th, you’ll get promoted all the same.

11th through to 25th will remain in their current league for another week.

Anyone who finishes 26th or lower — in what is known as the Demotion Zone — will be relegated to the previous league.

Back in the day, anyone who finished in the top 3 would receive a chest full of gems, with the league winner receiving the most. However, this was recently discontinued.

Follow me on Duolingo!

Up for some friendly competition? Then be sure to follow me on Duolingo!

My username is DCiiieee 🙂

(If the link doesn’t work then just type my username into the ‘Search for friends’ bar on the app)

How many leagues are there in Duolingo?

There are currently 10 leagues in Duolingo.

When the league system first launched there were only 5, with another batch of 5 being added in a subsequent update.

The leagues are the same across all language courses. So whether you’re learning Spanish or Hawaiian, you’ll compete in the same 10 leagues as everyone else.

All Duolingo leagues in order

From bottom to top — with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest — the 10 Duolingo leagues are:

  1. Bronze
  2. Silver
  3. Gold
  4. Sapphire
  5. Ruby
  6. Emerald
  7. Amethyst
  8. Pearl
  9. Obsidian
  10. Diamond

Bronze is the starter league. From there, the goal is to work your way up through the leagues all the way up to Diamond — Duolingo’s top league.

Duolingo Diamond League

The Diamond league is Duolingo’s top league and differs to the other leagues in a couple of ways.

Only 3 users can be relegated and there are no promotions (as there’s nowhere else to go!).

Diamond is usually the most competitive of the 10 leagues. Although only 3 users can be relegated, you have to be on your A-game to stay in the league for another week.

XP totals are usually really high—often in the thousands—so you may need to do more lessons than usual to avoid getting demoted back to the Obsidian league.

Winning the Diamond league is even harder. I’ve been using Duolingo every day for over 6 years and I’ve only won it once!

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And what do you get if you win the Diamond league? A swanky achievement, some gems and a pat on the back from the owl.

After that, the league resets, and you have to do it all over again (if you can muster the energy!).

the diamond tournament

Back in November 2021, Duolingo added an extra incentive to Diamond league participants.

Those who finished in the top 10 of the Diamond league would qualify for the Diamond Tournament.

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The guys at Duolingo decided to remove it a short time later… but now it’s BACK!

The Diamond Tournament is basically just another rung on the league ladder. It’s a three-week competition in which you have to finish in the top 10 each week.

For every week you finish in the top 10 you earn a piece of the Diamond. And if you got all three pieces you win!

When Duolingo first released the Diamond Tournament, didn’t last very long. Probably only a couple of months tops.

Some of the scores were crazyyyyyy high and I think it put a lot of people off trying.

But now it looks like it’s back for the foreseeable future.

When does your Duolingo league end?

Your Duolingo league will end at some point between 22:00 and 01:00 on Sunday night/Monday morning — regardless of your time zone.

The general consensus used to be that the leagues would reset at 00:00 UTC every Monday. However, it’s clear from Reddit that users across the world tend to see their leagues reset around midnight in their local time.

So if you’re in the UK, for instance, your league will finish several hours before someone in the US. This also means your new leaderboard will begin several hours earlier as well.

Duolingo bots — are people cheating?

Because some of the XP totals — especially in the Diamond league and tournament — are so crazy high, it gets people wondering whether some users are cheating.

All too often (and this isn’t just limited to the Diamond league) there are users that top the leaderboards with seemingly impossible XP totals.

These are often accumulated in short periods of time by profiles that haven’t used Duolingo for that long.

While I don’t think this has been definitively proven, it seems likely that some users are using dodgy algorithms to hack their way up the leaderboards.

You can see this first-hand in this post and this post on Reddit.

For sure these are some pretty high totals. Certainly wayyyyy higher than I’ve ever managed!

However, it doesn’t necessarily confirm they’re cheating.

In fact, as we’ll see later in the article, there are ways you can hit these numbers — so long as you’re strategic (and you have a lot of time on your hands!).

How to get out of Duolingo leagues

If you find the leagues annoying, or you’re just not that competitive, then you might want to opt-out.

Unfortunately, there isn’t a clear-cut way of doing this yet.

But there is a workaround.

To get out of Duolingo leagues, you will need to make your Duolingo profile private.

To do this, simply head over to the Duolingo website, hover over your profile picture and click Settings.

On the next page, click Privacy Settings, then uncheck the box that says “Make my profile public” and click SAVE CHANGES.

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Be aware though that this won’t just get rid of the leagues — it will also make it impossible for other learners to find or follow you!

How to win your Duolingo league

If you’re desperate to win your league then you’ll definitely want to consider some of these tips.

These tips won’t guarantee you victory, but they’ll definitely improve your chances.

Naturally you’re going to have an easier time winning the bronze league than the diamond, but in any case these tips will give you a fighting chance regardless of which league you’re in.

wait to join your league

If you want to win your league, the first step is to… wait.

You may think that you need to come out the blocks charging.

But actually you’re much better off holding back and biding your time.

Duolingo places you in a league once you’ve completed your first lesson of the week.

If you complete your first lesson first thing on a Monday, then guess what? You’re going to be placed in a league with other early birds.

In my experience, these guys are more likely to be the hardened Duolingo users. These are the guys that will show up on Duolingo every day and pour hours and hours of their time into completing lessons and racking up XP.

Make no mistake — if you want to win your league, then you don’t want to be competing with these guys, even if you’re an industrious learner yourself!

Instead, you want to wait it out and give yourself a better chance of being grouped with the more casual learners (like me!).

These are the guys that only usually complete a few lessons a day, so won’t be earning crazy high XP totals.

This ensures you won’t need to be earning tens of thousands of XP to come out on top.

If you’re a streak freak, you probably won’t want to wait too long to join because you won’t want to lose your streak.

In which case, I’d recommend waiting until the last few hours of Monday (or pop on a Streak Freeze if you’re not bothered about the purity of your streak).

xp boosts

XP Boosts are absolutely essential in the battle for top spot.

These handy little power-ups double the amount of XP you can earn in a lesson for anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes.

There are currently 3 easy ways you can earn them (check out the video below) so you’ll want to make sure you’ve got one active for the majority of your lessons.

timed challenges

Timed Challenges are pretty much essential if you want to win your Duolingo league.

Lightning Round and Match Madness give you the chance to earn up to 40 XP every couple of minutes.

Better still, if you do them with an XP Boost active, that becomes 80 XP every couple of minutes!

You can see how easy this is in the video below.

You’ll want to do at least a couple of these a day depending on how intense your league is. They’ll help your comprehension speed loads as well!

perfect lesson boost

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Perfect Lesson Boosts don’t ordinarily add a lot of XP to your lesson totals.

But, when used with an XP Boost, you stand to earn an extra 20 XP per lesson.

They’re available from the Duolingo shop, cost 100 gems and last for 15 minutes.

As the name suggests, you only get the boost if you complete your lesson perfectly. So you’ll want to use them when you’re super confident with the skills you’re looking to work on.

legendary levels

Legendary Levels are up there with timed challenges when it comes to earning lots of XP quickly.

They’re not as accessible as timed challenges as they’re mainly for Plus/Super members and you’ll need to have completed 5 crown levels in a skill before you can tackle them.

However, if you’re in a position where you can attempt them, they’re probably the best means of conquering your Duolingo league.

If you go about them in the right way, you stand to earn as much as 110 XP for every completed challenge. If you know your stuff, you could probably get this done in under a few minutes every time.

harder lesson, double xp

Every now and then as you’re working through your couse, you’ll get the option to do a harder lesson for double XP.

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It’s not something you can spontaneously activate but you usually get the option every few lessons.

They usually cost 20 gems and give you the chance to earn twice the amount of XP in your lesson.

The base amount is usually 10 XP so this will give you the chance to earn 20.

If you can spare the gems and you don’t mind cranking up the difficulty, you’ll want to accept these challenges every time they pop up.

recommended strategy

When it comes to Duolingo, I’m really not that competitive. As I’ll explain later, I’m really not that bothered about the leagues — I’m more interested in learning my languages!


I know many of you are. So using the tips above, I’ve devised this simple strategy that will give you a solid chance of coming out on top of your Duolingo league.


Wait as long as you can before completing your first lesson.

Ideally, hold back until 11pm on Monday night.

You won’t get the Early Bird XP Boost, but hopefully you will get placed in a less competitive league.

This should ensure you won’t need to earn some of the crazy high XP totals we saw earlier!

tuesday to friday

Feel free to jump on Duolingo as early as you want.

In fact, the earlier the better, so you can bag yourself the Early Bird XP Boost.

You won’t get this until 6pm, so you’ll want to pencil in an evening session as well.

Once you’ve done this, focus on unlocking a crown in one of the skills on your lesson tree. This will activate a 15-minute XP Boost.

You’ll then want to dive into a timed challenge (either Lightning Round or Match Madness) and keep bashing them out until your XP Boost has expired.

Continue unlocking crowns and doing timed challenges for as long as you desire.

saturday to sunday

Again, try to jump on Duolingo as early as possible (before 12pm) so you bag yourself the Early Bird boost.

Then go about unlocking your first crown of the day.

However, instead of jumping into a timed challenge, you’ll instead want to head over to the shop and activate a Perfect Lesson Boost (if available).

Then head over to your lesson tree and dive in to a legendary level. You’ll want to line these up through the week so you have as many to complete on the weekend as possible.

If you manage to complete a tier in a legendary level flawlessly, you’ll earn as much as 110 XP (assuming you’ve got an XP Boost and Perfect Lesson Boost active).

I recommend legendary levels instead of timed challenges on the weekend, as the weekend timed challenge (XP Ramp Up) is nowhere near as effective XP-wise as the weekday ones.

Duolingo league repair

Demoted from your Duolingo league? Worry not — you now have the option to reverse it.

The League Repair tool gives you the opportunity to keep your place in your league for another week. It’s not cheap though — coming in at a mega 2000 gems!

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To do this, simply head over to your league tab at the beginning of a new leaderboard. If you’ve been demoted, Duolingo will ask if you want to keep your place for 2000 gems. Simply hit the repair button and you’ll be entered back into the league you dropped out of.

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Is it worth 2000 gems? Probably not. I think you’d be much better off saving them for heart refills and legendary attempts.

But if you’re really attached to your league — perhaps it was a really brutal week and you only missed out by a few XP — and you’ve got gems to spare, then it’s definitely a nice option!

Does your Duolingo league matter?

Look, even though I’m not that competitive on Duolingo, I like the leagues.

I mean, it makes sense. Duolingo’s not just a language learning app. It’s also a game.

So why not have some weekly leaderboards?


I see a lot of people making a massive deal out of their leagues.

They get annoyed because someone they’re never going to meet managed to earn a few more XP than them, denying them victory in a league that — let’s be honest — doesn’t really matter in the grand scheme of things.

The most important thing on Duolingo — the thing that brings us all to Duolingo in the first place — is learning languages. Everything else is secondary.

Remember that — and consider some of the following as well:

xp is flawed

The league system encourages you to focus on earning as much XP as possible. This would be fine if more XP equalled more progress in your target language.

But it doesn’t.

As it is, the easiest and quickest way to earn XP is to take shortcuts.

Notice how the tips above do absolutely nothing to help you in your language.

When your focus becomes XP, you naturally gravitate towards things that will give you as much as possible in as little time as possible.

That means sticking to the easy skills in your course, rinsing timed challenges every couple of minutes, and doing nothing to move forward with your language.

XP, as we’ve seen, doesn’t correspond to proficiency. Someone with 10,000 XP in French could be lightyears ahead of someone with 100,000 — IF the person with 100,000 spent all their time gaming the system.

some users have an unfair advantage

Another reason you probably shouldn’t worry about your Duolingo league is that many have an unfair advantage.

What is that you might ask?

We’ve already covered it — XP power-ups.

John could do 10 Spanish lessons without any power-ups active. With perfect combo bonuses he earns a total of 150 XP.

Sophie does the same 10 Spanish lessons with perfect combo bonuses. However, she has an XP Boost and a Perfect Lesson Boost active. That means that while John was earning 15 XP per lesson, Sophie was earning 50.

Same lessons, same amount of time.

John has 150. Sophie has 500.

You can say that’s smart. And, sure, it’s part of the game.

But Sophie hasn’t learnt anything more than John, yet she comes out 350 XP ahead.

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And it doesn’t end there.

Duolingo doesn’t award more XP to those who complete the harder lessons in a course.

Sure, you get the ‘harder lesson for double XP’ thing that pops up every so often.

But I’m talking about the skills in units 9 and 10 of a course. The hard stuff.

The skills that take longer to complete, not just because they’re harder than the stuff in the early units, but because the questions can be so much longer.

There’s no compensation for this XP-wise. Those coasting in the early skills or rinsing timed challenges will almost always come out on top of those who are trying to make progress in their course.

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And then there’s the premium membership. No ads. No hearts.

This not only speeds up the lessons but also allows premium users to keep ploughing on — even after making 5 or more mistakes.

The bottom line — the leagues simply aren’t an accurate reflection of the thing that matters most on Duolingo: learning a language.

pressure and burn-out

It’s a tiring old business trying to win (or even stay in) your Duolingo league, particularly in the higher ones. The XP totals are often astronomical.

So when your league becomes a priority, this can put enormous pressure on you to rack up huge XP totals in a short amount of time.

This is exhausting and unsustainable in most cases. If you begin to associate Duolingo with fatigue, then, over time, you’ll be less inclined to show up and complete your lessons.

And if you want to learn a language, this ain’t good.

Sadly, I see this happen all the time: users racking up loads of XP for a few weeks, and then disappearing, never to be seen again.

This is what happens when the need to be the best overtakes the desire to learn a language.

what i prefer instead

When it comes to Duolingo success, the most important thing (for me at least) is to not lose sight of why you started using it in the first place.

I can pretty much guarantee you didn’t sign up because of the league system. Most likely you signed up because you wanted to learn a language.

So focus on that, and nothing more. It’s easy to get caught up in the gamification of Duolingo, thinking that there’s a correlation between those who finish top of their leagues and their ability in their target languages.

But as we’ve just seen, it’s rarely this clear-cut.

My advice is to take the league system lightly. Don’t prioritise it. Simply see it as a bit of fun that adds to your motivation.

In my experience, it’s better to focus on other things.

On Duolingo, I believe your crowns and your streak should be your main focus. Collecting crowns shows you’re progressing in your target language, and a solid streak shows you’re developing a strong language-learning habit.

And don’t forget that fluency in your target language will depend as much on what you do away from Duolingo as what you do on it.

Innovative Language, for instance, offer high quality content in over 30 languages — including Spanish, French, German and Italian — that, when used alongside Duolingo, will take your listening and speaking abilities to crazy new levels.

A quality VPN, such as NordVPN, will open the doors to an almost endless supply of movies and TV shows in your target language.

And LingQ will help you turn your favourite content — such as books, blog posts, song lyrics and even Netflix shows — into your most effective lessons.

It’s here that the learning takes place — not at the top of your Duolingo league. Don’t forget that!

Have your say!

The league system is definitely a massive part of Duolingo.

But what do you think of it?

Does it motivate you to do your daily lessons?

Has it helped you progress in your target language?

Are there any changes you’d like Duolingo to make?

What are your thoughts on the ‘cheating’ debate?

Let me know in the comments!

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What is the top 3 finishes in Duolingo? ›

Currently it is as follows: Bronze: Top 20. Silver: Top 15. Gold: Top 10.

Can you get demoted from Diamond league Duolingo? ›

Once you make it to the diamond league, there is no further promotion, because you have made it to the top league. Only the bottom 3 people in diamond are demoted. So the goal is really to maintain.

Do Duolingo leagues get harder? ›

Once you get to the last two leagues, it will be much more difficult to advance.

What's the longest streak on Duolingo? ›

The longest streak on Duolingo is over 9 years long (3,285+ days) and was earned by user christi3. However, multiple users have accomplished this feat of a world record Duolingo Streak and have made it onto a Streak Hall of Fame. Above you can see the list of users who have completed a streak of over 2555 days.

Who has the most XP in Duolingo? ›

The user with the most XP on Duolingo is Pat159978 with 7,918,158 XP and the user with the second most XP on Duolingo is Faeryeye with 6,877,711 XP. There is some debate as to who is the user with the most amount of XP on Duolingo.

What happens when you finish all levels in Duolingo? ›

Once you complete all the levels in a unit, you'll complete a challenge to earn your unit trophy. You'll also have the option to earn the Legendary trophy for each unit.

Does Duolingo record your voice? ›

With Duolingo's speech technology, you only have to click the microphone button once, and then the recording will automatically stop once you are finished speaking.

What percentage of Duolingo users are in the Diamond league? ›

Due to the promotion and demotion system that Duolingo has put in place, I would estimate that at least 30% of active users are in the Diamond League.

Are there bots in Duolingo? ›

There is also a “help me reply” button in case you get stuck. Duolingo says that their bots “are powered by artificial intelligence and react differently to thousands of possible answers.”. The bots feature is currently available for Duolingo's Spanish, French and German courses.

What happens after the last league in Duolingo? ›

You can earn XP and rise in the ranks of your leaderboard. Then the top ten XP performers of that league will be “promoted” to a higher tier for the next week. The bottom XP performers will be demoted to the previous tier.

How do people get so many XP on Duolingo? ›

Reviewing at the “Hard Practice” level results in 20XP – two times more XP than a new lesson. Reviewing previous lessons [selecting “Hard Practice”] is key to both learning a new language on Duolingo – and to earn XP fast on the platform.

Is Duolingo actually effective? ›

It's easily the best free language app you can find, and our Editors' Choice winner. Even when measured against paid programs, the content is so good that Duolingo still ranks among the best software for learning a language.

Is there anything higher than Diamond league in Duolingo? ›

Diamond is the highest league. Here are the leagues, in order: Bronze Silver Gold Sapphire Ruby Emerald Amethyst Pearl Obsidian Diamond So this looks like Sapphire was translated incorrectly.

How many levels are there in Duolingo? ›

The levels are labeled A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2, and they cover increasingly complex language needs. Most people don't need to master all, or even most, of the levels. It's all about what you want to do with the language.

What happens when you hit 365 day streak on Duolingo? ›

Once you hit the 365, your streak counter would go dark with a couple of spotlights in the background. But nowadays it's all glam and golden. You really can't miss it!

What level in Duolingo is fluent? ›

By itself, I think Duolingo can bring you to an A1 level of fluency. This means that you understand basic greetings and have learned a bit of vocabulary. If you use Duolingo religiously, you might be able to get to an A2 level.

Who is the best Duolingo player? ›

Congrats to John Arnold, who has the highest-ever Duolingo streak of over 2000 days! He's a horse farmer and chemist who's been studying for 5.5 years straight. His secret? 'Get up and do it first thing.

How many hours does it take to finish Duolingo? ›

To finish a language tree on Duolingo in 6 months, you will need to spend a minimum of 130 minutes per day on Duolingo, for a full 180 days. That's 2 hours and ten minutes.

Which language is most learned in Duolingo? ›

Duolingo Languages List – All 39 Languages Ranked By Popularity
  • Spanish – 30.3m learners.
  • French – 18.3m learners.
  • Japanese – 12.9m learners.
  • Korean – 10.7m learners.
  • German – 10.6m learners.
  • Italian – 7.24m learners.
  • Hindi – 7.2m learners.
  • Chinese – 5.9m learners.
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What happens if you lose your streak on Duolingo? ›

If you have not met your streak, it will be greyed out. It will become lit once you have met your streak by completing your daily lesson.

Will I be fluent if I finish Duolingo? ›

Duolingo can't make you fluent by itself

The other way in which the research is misleading is that learning a language requires more than just an app, in the same way learning just about anything requires more than just a textbook. It's clear that we can achieve a lot with 'just' Duolingo.

How much Duolingo should I do a day? ›

You don't need to spend hours on Duolingo each day. However, you must put a reasonable amount of time into learning. If you log in to complete one lesson and sign out as soon as you've reached 10XP, you won't get very far. To optimize your learning, aim to spend between 15 and 30 minutes on the app each day.

Can Duolingo get you to B1? ›

By reaching the end of Unit 5, Duolingo learners have completed all the lessons in the beginner sections of our courses, called A1 and A2, and are starting intermediate B1 material.

Can I wear glasses in duolingo test? ›

You have to be alone in a quiet, well-lit room; your ears must be visible (not covered by hair, etc.); you can't wear sunglasses or headphones; and you can't use any writing utensils or paper.

Can I look at my keyboard during duolingo test? ›

Looking at the keyboard to type will not affect the certification decision for your test.

How many times can I retake duolingo test? ›

Once you complete and submit a test, you will need to wait for your results before taking a new test. You may purchase three tests in a 30 day period.

Is Duolingo making money? ›

Duolingo makes money via a premium subscription, display ads, fees from events, and language proficiency tests. The company operates under a freemium business model. Founded in 2011, Duolingo has risen to become the world's most popular language-learning platforms.

Who is the owner of Duolingo? ›

By the time Duolingo founder Luis von Ahn turned 24, he was already a millionaire several times over. Now 43, he may not be a household name — but you're probably one of the hundreds of millions of people who use his technology every day.

What's the difference between gems and Lingots? ›

Duolingo Lingots vs Gems: What are they? Lingots and gems are both virtual currencies in Duolingo. However, lingots are the currency used on the Desktop version of Duolingo, and gems are only used on the mobile application. Lingots are red and Gems are blue.

Can you chat in Duolingo? ›

No, Duolingo doesn't have live chat support.

How is Duolingo changing? ›

In the new version of Duolingo, the company has instituted a single learning path for users to move along, eliminating the ability to choose which new lesson to take next.

What happens after you win the Diamond League? ›

The winner of each Diamond Discipline at the Final will become "Diamond League Champion" and be awarded a Diamond Trophy, USD 30'000 prize money and a wild card for the World Athletics Championships (certain conditions apply).

How do you win at Duolingo? ›

The Fastest Ways to get XP on Duolingo:
  1. Use the Desktop Version. ...
  2. Attend a Duolingo Event. ...
  3. Complete Stories (If they are available in your language) ...
  4. Do Ramp Up Challenges in the League Tab. ...
  5. Go back to easier lessons. ...
  6. Choose Automated Answers Instead of Typing (When Possible) on the mobile app.

Can you remove followers on Duolingo? ›

To Unfollow a friend, tap on the "Following" button and that will unfollow the user. NOTE: If you cannot follow others, your account may be inactive. Please complete a lesson.

How do you finish Duolingo fast? ›

Another way you can finish your Duolingo tree faster or shortcut the tree is by clicking on the Checkpoints and testing out of multiple skills at once. These tests are quite difficult and you will have to use gems to do them as well.

What is a perfect lesson in Duolingo? ›

A Perfect Lesson Boost, like an XP Boost, increases the amount of XP you can earn in a lesson. It usually lasts for 15 minutes and gives you the opportunity to earn an extra 10 XP in your lessons. However, as you've probably guessed, this is dependent on you completing the lesson perfectly — so no mistakes allowed!

How long does it take to get 1000 XP on Duolingo? ›

-You will typically earn 10 XP for 1 lesson. So 100 lessons = 1000 XP. -1 lesson will take anywhere between 2-10 min. to complete, so 1000 XP will take around 5-8 total hours.

Can Duolingo get you to B1? ›

By reaching the end of Unit 5, Duolingo learners have completed all the lessons in the beginner sections of our courses, called A1 and A2, and are starting intermediate B1 material.

What level do you finish Duolingo? ›

On Duolingo, the highest level you can reach in each language is level 25, which is equal to 30,000 XP. Duolingo used to show levels in the app, but took that ability away and replaced it with just a display of how many XP you have gained total.

What is Duolingo legendary level? ›

What are Legendary Levels on Duolingo? Put simply, a Legendary Level is designed to be the toughest level in a skill. To reach it, you need to complete four challenges without any hints or tips. It's the ultimate test of how well you know a particular skill.

Can you reach B2 with Duolingo? ›

At Duolingo, we're developing our courses to get you to a level called B2, at which you can get a job in the language you're studying. Reaching that kind of proficiency requires dedication, varied practice opportunities, and a lot of time.

Has anyone become fluent from Duolingo? ›

I learned Spanish through Duolingo and I'm now fluent. But I shouldn't say that using Duolingo only has helped me reach fluency. Duolingo is great for learning basic vocabulary and sentences. After finishing my tree, I was able to understand what I was reading and chat with native speakers in language exchange apps.

How much Duolingo should I do a day? ›

You don't need to spend hours on Duolingo each day. However, you must put a reasonable amount of time into learning. If you log in to complete one lesson and sign out as soon as you've reached 10XP, you won't get very far. To optimize your learning, aim to spend between 15 and 30 minutes on the app each day.

What happens when you finish Duolingo? ›

When you finish a language (also called finishing a tree) nothing special will happen. You can level up individual skills up to level 5 however to keep practicing and get increasingly more difficult lessons.

How long does it take to become fluent in Duolingo? ›

A note from the Fluent in 3 Months team before we get started: You can chat away with a native speaker for at least 15 minutes with the "Fluent in 3 Months" method. All it takes is 90 days.

How long does a full Duolingo course take? ›

(You can test out of levels to speed things along, but we're keeping things simple for this thought experiment!) To finish a language tree on Duolingo in 6 months, you will need to spend a minimum of 130 minutes per day on Duolingo, for a full 180 days. That's 2 hours and ten minutes.

Can Duolingo actually teach you a language? ›

Research shows that Duolingo is an effective way to learn a language! But the truth is that no single course, app, method, or book can help you reach all your language goals.

Can you lose legendary Duolingo? ›

Yes, Legendary Levels break, however, it takes longer for them to break than the normal lessons. Not having to restore lessons seemed to be the reason Duolingo originally added Legendary Lessons.

Why has Duolingo changed 2022? ›

Duolingo's CEO, Luis von Ahn, has seen those concerns, and he has no plans to undo any of the changes. “This is why we decided to do this: to simplify Duolingo and also to make it so that new users understood how to best use Duolingo,” von Ahn said in a video interview.

Why do I have infinite hearts in Duolingo? ›

All Super Duolingo subscribers have unlimited hearts as a benefit of their subscription. You can learn more about enabling this feature here.

Is B2 French fluent? ›

B2 – Upper Intermediate or Vantage: At this stage of French learning a user can: Understand the fundamental idea of a complex text, or technical piece related to his field. Can communicate with a degree of fluency and spontaneity without too much strain for either the learner or the native speaker.

Is Babbel better than Duolingo? ›

Is Babbel better than Duolingo? After thoroughly testing out and reviewing each language learning program, we feel that Babbel is better than Duolingo for multiple reasons. Based on the strength of their curriculum, teaching style and delivery, we rate Babbel as the superior app over Duolingo.

Does Duolingo get you to C2? ›

At Duolingo, we use the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) to set goals for different language proficiency levels when we design our courses. The levels are labeled A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2, and they cover increasingly complex language needs.

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