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Duolingo Levels Explained: Everything You Need to Know

Duolingo levels are a way to gauge how far you have come with the language course you are on and they are measured by how many XP you have completed. On Duolingo, the highest level you can reach in each language is level 25, which is equal to 30,000 XP.

Duolingo used to show levels in the app, but took that ability away and replaced it with just a display of how many XP you have gained total.

Although I think that the crown system is very helpful and motivating, knowing what level you are on and how many XP you need to earn to get it is also super helpful!

What Is a Duolingo Level

First of all, it’s important to understand that Duolingo levels have nothing to do with crowns. In the app, you can earn 5 crowns and turn your subject bubble golden.

However, the only part of that that matters for your Duolingo level is how many XP you are gaining.

Duolingo Levels are broken down into 25 different levels and a user can “level up” by earning a certain amount of XP.

Here’s a screenshot of what that looks like, however I will go into exactly what each part means in a bit!

language levels on duolingo

It is a motivating factor to work hard even after you have finished your Duolingo tree.

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How many Duolingo Levels Are There?

There are 25 Duolingo Levels total and you go up a level every time you earn a certain amount of XP.

The breakdown of Duolingo Levels

Duolingo levels are done by language, so the overall amount of XP that you have earned on the app isn’t the number that is important. It’s the number for each specific language.

For example, I have earned almost 50,000 XP total, but only 10,000 XP in Italian.

duolingo xp amount on duome
Don’t worry, I’ll show you how to find out how many XP you have later in this post!

The ultimate goal for serious users on Duolingo is to hit level 25 in your language. This is the highest level possible and takes a LOT of work to get there.

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The breakdown of Duolingo levels is as follows (special thanks to the Duolingo user Fantomius for creating this chart!) :

  • Level 1: 0 → 59 (60 point span)
  • Level 2: 60 → 119 (60 point span)
  • Level 3: 120 → 199 (80 point span)
  • Level 4: 200 → 299 (100 point span)
  • Level 5: 300 → 449 (150 point span)
  • Level 6: 450 → 749 (300 point span)
  • Level 7: 750 → 1,124 (375 point span)
  • Level 8: 1,125 → 1,649 (525 point span)
  • Level 9: 1,650 → 2,249 (600 point span)
  • Level 10: 2,250 → 2,999 (750 point span)
  • Level 11: 3,000 → 3,899 (900 point span)
  • Level 12: 3,900 → 4,899 (1,000 point span)
  • Level 13: 4,900 → 5,999 (1,100 point span)
  • Level 14: 6,000 → 7,499 (1,500 point span)
  • Level 15: 7,500 → 8,999 (1,500 point span)
  • Level 16: 9,000 → 10,499 (1,500 point span)
  • Level 17: 10,500 → 11,999 (1,500 point span)
  • Level 18: 12,000 → 13,499 (1,500 point span)
  • Level 19: 13,500 → 14,999 (1,500 point span)
  • Level 20: 15,000 → 16,999 (2,000 point span)
  • Level 21: 17,000 → 18,999 (2,000 point span)
  • Level 22: 19,000 → 22,499 (3,500 point span)
  • Level 23: 22,500 → 25,999 (3,500 point span)
  • Level 24: 26,000 → 29,999 (4,000 point span)
  • Level 25: 30,000 and up

In the beginning, it is much easier to move up levels, and very little XP is needed, but as you get higher, you will need more XP to get up to the next level.

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How to Figure out What Your Duolingo Level is

“Leveling Up” in Duolingo is a huge motivating factor for me (and many learners), so much so that an entire website was created just so that avid Duolingo users could figure out what level they were on and how many XP they needed to get to the next level.

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The Duome

The Duome website is basically every serious Duolingo user’s DREAM site. It puts together all the information that you can’t find on Duolingo and makes it easy to figure out what you need to do next.

But most importantly, it spells out exactly what level you are on and how to get to the next one.

Duolingo levels shown on the Duome website

In order to do find your language level on Duolingo, you need to type In my case, this is

From there, the first thing you will see is the language stats from the language that you are currently learning.

If you are learning more than one language on Duolingo, all you need to do is go into the app and switch to your other language course and then refresh the Duome page and it will show the stats for that language.

Duolingo language levels on Duome

If you scroll down from there, it will show you the overall stats and language levels for all the languages that you are learning and how many Golden Owls you have.

If you are doing a reverse-tree (if you don’t know what that is, make sure to read these Duolingo tricks to help you learn more on Duolingo) then you will see that not all of the stats are shown.

This page is currently only showing all the languages that I am learning FROM English.

If you want to see your Duolingo language levels for your reverse trees (languages that you are learning FROM other languages than your native language), you have to switch to that language.

Duolingo levels by percentage

One of my favorite parts of the Duome is being able to check exactly how much XP I need to get to the next level and how much I’ve finished already. The numbers are quite small, but are something that you definitely should pay attention to if you’re trying to motivate yourself to level up in Duolingo!

duolingo levels on duome

In French, I am at a Level 18 and you can see that I need 968 XP to reach Level 10. I’m 35% of the way there!

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If you want to see those stats for your other languages, you just do what I mentioned above and switch to that course in the Duolingo app and then refresh the Duome page.

I hope that this has helped you figure out your Duolingo Level!

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Leora Hughes

Friday 5th of August 2022

I don’t like having to earn crowns to release the next level of lessons. It’s frustrating to be denied access because of how long it’s taking me to pass to the next level.

Sagar Chand

Tuesday 4th of May 2021

Wow. The website is quite cool. Didnt know about it. Thanks :)


Wednesday 17th of August 2022

it was awesome to stumble across this blog entry and these comments ;)


Friday 7th of May 2021

isn't it awesome? takes duolingo to a whole different level!


Friday 19th of March 2021

Hi, your blog is amazing. I am working English to German courses and I wonder which Level I‘ll get after finishing the whole tree? I have read somewhere that it‘s A2 or B1. Is it right?


Friday 19th of March 2021

Hey! I would guess that you would be closer to A2 unless you are supplementing with iTalki classes. You would definitely be B1 if you are taking classes or having conversations with native speakers along the way. Good luck with learning German! (: