Lingots ([ling-guhts]) are virtual currency on Duolingo.[1] They are used to reward people for various accomplishments related to language learning and translation.


Lingots can be used to buy:

  1. Bonus Skills
  2. Certificates
  3. Power-Ups

They can also be used to reward people in the forum.

Earning LingotsEdit

Lingots can be earned in several ways:[2]

  • Completing a skill for the first time (two lingots per skill)
  • Reaching the next XP level (number of lingots corresponding to the level achieved)
  • Inviting friends: if your friend accepts, you both receive one lingot
  • Maintaining a streak: every ten days of a streak, earn an increasing number of lingots

In the past, one lingot was earned by completing a lesson without losing any hearts, but this was phased out of all platforms by early 2015 although it may still be the case in some platforms[3].


  1. Lingot store
  2. Lingots, a virtual store, and a more fun way to learn!
  3. Windows phone store.Duolingo - Learn Languages for Free .