All Duolingo Levels Completely Explained (+ How Many Levels Are There?)

Suppose you are learning a language from a platform that only focuses on a single level. What will you feel? Annoyed, right? Duolingo is a platform that makes sure you get to learn at different levels. Duolingo is a perfect place for people who are seriously interested in learning the languages. There are many Duolingo levels that you go through one by one. Each level will provide you with new and informative content. Let us see how these levels are created and how you can complete them.

Quick Takeaways

  • The Duolingo level is a part of the path in which the courses can be completed.
  • Earlier there were 25 levels, depending on the number of XP earned.
All Duolingo Levels Completely Explained (+ How Many Levels Are There?)

What is Duolingo Level?

When I started learning Spanish, I saw there were levels in the lessons. At present, the Duolingo level is a part of the path in which the courses can be completed. Each level represents the higher level of understanding which is represented by a circle. The circle includes a lot of different activities like a set of lessons, stories, and personalized practice. A single level is known to be a step along the path. 

Important: Earlier, there were 25 different levels which you had to complete one by one along the path. These levels were based on the number of XP scores. After that, there were crowns on Duolingo. Each of the crowns represents a particular level of skill.

How do Duolingo levels work?

When I was using it to learn Spanish, they only used to give me a level based on the number of XPs earned. However, currently, the pattern has changed. The Duolingo levels now are the different steps in the course. The objective of each level is to finish the prescribed number of tasks and lessons. Once you complete all the tasks in a single level, you can move to one step higher level. This will continue till you complete your unit. In every unit, you will get a maximum of 8 levels, depending on the course you are taking.

How many levels are there on Duolingo?

If we consider the earlier system of Duolingo, there were 1-25 levels. Level 1 was the easiest level and 25th was the hardest level. When you finish the levels, you will get to unlock the achievements. The following table shows what is the point score for each of the levels-

All Duolingo Levels Completely Explained (+ How Many Levels Are There?)
Number of LevelsNumber of Points 
Level 10-59
Level 260-119
Level 3120-199
Level 4200-299
Level 5300-449
Level 6450-749
Level 7750-1124
Level 81125-1649
Level 91650-2249
Level 102250-2999
Level 113000-3899
Level 123900-4899
Level 134900-5999
Level 146000-7499
Level 157500-8999
Level 169000-10499
Level 1710500-11999
Level 1812000-13499
Level 1913500-14999
Level 2015000-16999
Level 2117000-18999
Level 2219000-22499
Level 2322500-25999
Level 2426000-29999
Level 2530000 and above

However, with the new updates, the number of levels you will be having for the course will depend upon the course content. Suppose we talk about Spanish and French courses, they will have more levels than compare to the Japanese language. 

What is the difference between Levels and Crown levels?

The new level system is almost similar to the old crown levels. The only difference between both of them is how they are organized. Earlier these levels were organized into different skills and were 6 different levels. You can also complete all the levels at a time.

At present, these levels are divided into lessons. You will not be able to complete all the levels simultaneously. It means you will have to complete a single level and go on to the other level. However, what I liked about it is that both the present levels and crowns helped you to earn some XP.

How can you skip the Duolingo level?

If you know some of the basics of the targeted languages, you may want to skip the starting levels. It is easy to skip the levels on Duolingo. Follow the steps given below to skip the level-

Go on the unit or the level you want to start from. You will see a big bubble above which will be the “Jump Here: option. Just, tap on it.

All Duolingo Levels Completely Explained (+ How Many Levels Are There?)

You will see a new window. Just tap on “Let’s go”.

All Duolingo Levels Completely Explained (+ How Many Levels Are There?)

Take the test and pass it. Remember that there will be no hint for it. If you are able to pass the test, you will be able to get on the desired unit.

Can you start from a higher level in Duolingo?

Of course, you can start from a higher level in Duolingo. When I was learning German, I already had some knowledge of it. Due to this, I did not want to start it again. One feature that helped me was Duolingo’s placement test. With the help of this test, I was able to start from a higher level of the course you are studying. If you also already have some knowledge of the language, you can tap on “Already know some”. It will take you on the placement test. After taking the placement if you are still not happy, you can always jump forward on the unit and follow the steps as shown above.

How to know which Duolingo level you are at?

Whenever you level up in a course it will motivate you. Thus, every time you move on, you may want to know at which level you are. As there are many levels, you may not be able to know at which level you are. So, to find it there is a special website known as Duome. Duome will help you to know at which level you are.

All Duolingo Levels Completely Explained (+ How Many Levels Are There?)

If you are a serious person who is taking Duolingo learning seriously, Duolme is the perfect website for you. Despite being an unofficial website, it provides you with many different benefits. You will not only be able to know at which level you are but you will also be able to know the highest streak score and XP score.

What surprised me about this platform was that I could see Duolingo levels by percentage. I was able to determine how much of a level remained or how many XP points were needed to complete the level, both in percentage.

Why the old Duolingo level were removed?

The old level system on Duolingo tries to check the progress you made by the number of XP points you have earned. Unfortunately, not all the courses have the same amount of content. It means that you do not have the opportunity to gain a high amount of XP from smaller courses. Let me tell you that I have taken both Spanish and High Valyrian courses on this platform. As Spanish is a highly updated course, I was able to earn a lot of XP scores from it when compared to high Valyrian.

When I was at the last lesson of both courses, I saw that I was able to earn double the XP score from the Spanish course. However, presently the progress is checked based on where you are. Thus, it is a better way than the old Duolingo levels system.


At present, Duolingo levels are the part that goes along with the course path. At each level, there are lessons and tasks. The current system helps you to skip the level you think is easy for you. You can always go to the unit you want to take up and take up a test. It will help you to skip the unit and take up the one you want to. Earlier, 25 different levels were starting from level 1st and ending with the 25th level.


What happens when you complete all levels in Duolingo?

When you will be completing all the levels in Duolingo, you will earn your unit trophy. The unit trophy shows that you have completed all the levels in the unit successfully

What level of Duolingo is fluent?

Duolingo provides you fluency at A1 and A2 levels. It means that you can only get the fluency level at the Beginner and intermediate levels. However, they are trying to make the course fluent at the B2 level.

How many levels do you do a day?

It depends upon the free time you have and the language you are learning. If you are learning a language that is easy for you, then you will be completing more levels or vice versa.

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