People who have used Duolingo on the web or on iOS may have grown accustomed to a virtual shop where they're encouraged to spend hard-earned points on cool stuff. Now that engaging feature has come to Android. Whenever you complete an achievement going forward, Duolingo will reward you with Lingots that you can spend on all sorts of items ranging from power-ups to bonus language skills.

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Duolingo already turns language-learning into a game by breaking down lessons into achievements and giving players a limited number of hearts. With the latest update, players students have more than just the satisfaction of mastering a new language to keep them going.

What's new:

  • Better than Bitcoin, Lingots are Duolingo's new virtual currency. From snazzy outfits for your owl to heart refills that help you pass difficult lessons, Lingots help you customize your learning experience. You'll love getting them as rewards for doing awesomely in your new language!
  • The app now includes an English course for Romanian speakers and a Portuguese course for Spanish speakers.

Even though the Play Store page refers to Lingots as a virtual currency, there are no microtransactions here. This isn't a money grab. You earn your Lingots in-game, and you spend them that way too. How quaint.