To explain the Duolingo streak, allow me the comparison between learning a new language and going to the gym. When a year begins, there are many New Year resolutions. In them, many want to exercise, but making it a regular habit is challenging.

Now, when it comes to keeping language learners encouraged, it’s no less challenging. I understand they have done a lot of A/B testing. And they have come up with the Duolingo Streak. And it does the trick. It keeps users coming back.

For sports fans, it’s exciting to see their favorite athlete perform. And when they have a positive streak, it’s even more rewarding.

For language learners, it’s exciting to see their streak grow. It gives them this nice sense of accomplishment.

But I wondered who has the Duolingo streak record, up to this date?

Duolingo Unofficial Streak Hall of Fame

This is an interesting question. So, to help us answer it there is a platform called “Duolingo Unofficial Streak Hall of Fame”. To take a look at it, please click here.

Duolingo Italian

According to the count at Duolingo Unofficial Streak Hall of Fame… drums please… at the time of writing this post, the Duolingo Streak record is in the hands of a user that is learning Italian. How cool is that? Are you learning Italian too?

Wait a minute, of all the languages available on Duolingo… the user holding the record is learning the same language as you! And has enjoyed learning it with Duolingo for more than 7 years (at the time of writing this post).

I view it like this. Duolingo is a nice platform. And proof of it is its worldwide following. But when it comes to its Italian course, it must have something special. It was capable of keeping this user coming back again and again for more than 7 years! Therefore, what do you think? LOL.

And here is an additional fun fact, position number 3 is in the hands of… yeah… you guessed it! Position number 3 (at the time of writing this post) is for a user that also is learning Italian! Hmm, that doesn’t seem to be a coincidence.

What does the Duolingo Italian course have? It makes its learners stick to the platform for years.

What makes Duolingo so good?

Why would somebody stick with it for so long? What do you think about positions 1 and 3 being in the hands of Italian learners?

So here is the Top Five – March 18th, 2020:

1. Christi3: Learning Italian and Latin – Duolingo streak record – (2,624 days).

2. SarkaB: Learning Portuguese, Spanish, and French (2,623 days).

3. johnarnold: Learning Italian, German, Spanish, and Chinese (2,619 days).

4. DeeRamm: Learning German and Spanish (2,617 days).

5. jelinek: Learning German and Spanish (2,617 days).


Can I rely only on Duolingo for learning Italian?

I particularly have my position concerning only using Duolingo for a very long time. Of course, I agree you can start using Duolingo alone. But, as time goes by you, should complement your learning with other platforms. Keeping a streak is good, but don’t forget to also dip your feet in other platforms. Thus, if you would like to read a bit more about my opinion about this, check this post by clicking here.e.

Please tell me about your Duolingo Streak?

Finally, I’d like to hear from you. I’d like to see who has the record among all of us that comment here on this post. If you can share proof of your streak it would be nice too. Have you been able to reach 100 days? 200 days? What have you learned from your streak? Tell us in the comment box below. We would love to hear from you.



Benson · March 21, 2020 at 11:40 PM

I know of 2 friends that used Duolingo for sometime and today they are fluent in the language they were learning. I don’t know if they only used Duolingo or they combined it with other things. I’ll have to ask them. But what I know is that the platform seems to be helpful.

One of them told me about this Duolingo Streak. It motivated him to practice daily. Based on this, I’m encouraged to give Duolingo a try. So, my streak is beginning today!

    Jonathan Henry · March 21, 2020 at 11:50 PM

    Hi Benson. It’s good you have the close experience of two of your friends with the platform. I always recommend Duolingo but I don’t recommend to use it alone. They probably combined it with other resources.

    I wish you all the best in this journey that starts today. Feel free to come here and share your progress or ask for suggestions. We’d be eager to hear how it goes.

Joseph · March 21, 2020 at 11:52 PM

Hi! I have been using Duolingo for about 7 months now but up to this point I haven’t paid attention to the Duolingo Streak. Reading in forums, I ‘ve noted that this Streak is quite a thing and have felt curios about it.
I’ll try to start a streak today to see where it takes me. Thanks for this Streak Hall of Fame.

    Jonathan Henry · March 21, 2020 at 11:57 PM

    Hi Joseph! It’s good to hear you’ve made up your mind to build your own streak. Practicing everyday will lead you to have a better command of Italian. All the best in this journey that starts today.

Lalita · March 22, 2020 at 2:28 AM

Hi, and thanks for researching and finding this list. I had always asked myself this question: who has the longest streak. Little did I know that it was somebody learning Italian! Fun fact. Italian’s course on Duolingo must be good! 😉

Thank you very much for your site. Keep up the good work. Stay safe!

    Jonathan Henry · March 22, 2020 at 4:42 AM

    Hi! Thanks for your kind word concerning this humble site. They’re much appreciated.

    Yes, the record being in hands of somebody that is also learning Italian took me by surprise too.

Naksh · March 22, 2020 at 2:30 AM

Duolingo has done a good job with all the languages it teaches. And proof of it is the worldwide incredible following. But when it comes to Italian, it is the really best of all their courses, capable of keeping us coming back again and again.

Thanks for sharing the fun fact that both position 1 and 3 are Italian learners.

    Jonathan Henry · March 22, 2020 at 4:43 PM

    You’re most welcome. Yeah, it’s fun to know that. Keep up your streak, we could have you soon on this list too. 🙂

Bai Asha · March 22, 2020 at 2:52 AM

Hello, I was intrigued about who had the record and have had a nice time reading this post. I agree with you: we can’t use Duolingo alone. I view things like this: we can build up our streak, it will only take us 2 – 3 minutes daily to complete our goal. But then go off to the other resources we’re using. Use Duolingo only as an alarm clock!

    Jonathan Henry · March 22, 2020 at 4:50 PM

    Hi! Yeah, that’s a nice way of viewing it. I like it! Using Duolingo as an alarm clock! 

Smoochi · March 24, 2020 at 2:13 AM

This guy with the record must have an alarm clock that tells him to practice three times a day! LOL. When I have been going with a good streak, then all of a sudden something big happens and my attention is shifted for one day and I lose the streak. Please ask this guy what he did to keep this streak alive for so long.

    Jonathan Henry · March 24, 2020 at 10:37 PM

    Hahaha, yeah we’ll have to ask him.

    Did you know that if you skipped Duolingo for a day or two you could still keep your streak? To read how, click here.

Jim-Kelly · March 24, 2021 at 12:00 AM

I had set a new year’s resolution to learn a new language. But so far I haven’t done much about it. This makes me a bit uncomfortable. But now that I have come across your site and this little green owl has popped his face out, I think it’s time to at least practice with Duolingo. I hope building a streak encourages me.

    Jonathan Henry · March 24, 2021 at 12:19 AM

    Hey, I am glad that you have made up your mind to at least give this 5 minutes a day! The little green owl will take care of the rest.

Jessie · March 30, 2021 at 8:49 PM

I use Duolingo to learn Mandarin and I really like the app. But I agree, it is not the only app you should use.  It only awakens your excitement for the language. But the actual learning should be done with more advanced platforms.  Thanks for this post!

    Jonathan Henry · March 30, 2021 at 11:57 PM

    Thank you for stopping by. You’re right, Duolingo is for opening your appetite.

Anastazja · March 30, 2021 at 9:56 PM

I have had to learn several languages over the last 45 years and have never heard of Duolingo.  It sounds interesting.  I  I am particularly curious about your comment that at some point it is important to start using another system as well.  I enjoy learning new languages and improving on the 4 that I know fairly well.  I am going to look up Duolingo and see if it is something that might be useful at my age.  Thanks for this post that has really got me thinking.

    Jonathan Henry · March 30, 2021 at 11:58 PM

    Duolingo is for those who want to start learning a language or refresh what they know about a language they have some time without using. But once you enter into heat again, you should use other platforms that are more robust.

    Yes, give Duolingo a try. You’ll enjoy it!

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