XP (short for "experience points") are rewards for completing certain activities on Duolingo. There are various ways to earn XP such as completing lessons and practicing[1]

XP-gaining activitiesEdit

The following activities result in gaining XP as of 25 July 2014:

  • Successfully completing a lesson or Untimed practice.
  • Completing a timed practice with at least one correct response.

As of February 25, 2015, flashcards do not award any XP. It is also noteworthy that practicing old lessons will not always result in a fixed amount of XP. According to Luis von Ahn:[2]

The idea is that the number of XP you earn now depends on how weak the words are in the lesson. Lessons in which all the words are already at maximal strength will only give you 3 XP, and lessons in which all words are at minimal strength will give you 10 XP.


In addition to providing a way to track your daily activity and compete with your friends, XP also determine your language "level", which is displayed on your profile page and above your comments in discussions. This "level" is a measure of how much work you have put into the language. It is not a measure of your "level of mastery" in the language, which is measured by the fluency badge.

Each level requires reaching a certain amount of XP. The maximum level is 25. The XP requirements for each level are shown in the table to the right.

See alsoEdit


  2. Fewer XP for practicing strong words

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