400 days French streak!
Samba in French :-)
It has happened 27 years ago. My girl friend (my wife now) was finaly released from hospital after long six weeks after operation. I was lucky, I purchased last two tickets to cinema on Wenceslas square in Prague - French film with Czech subtitles "Un homme et une femme". From the first row we watched this love story. We were young and in love. Even this film was old at thet time it touched us just right to hearts.
Our wedding trip in 1990, few months after falling the iron curtain went to Paris and Deauville.
And quater of century later I have decided: I must learn French. The good message on the end, we are not more young, but still in love.
Congratulations! How would you say you've progressed since then? I'm new to this website and am curious to see if you've improved significantly :)
It is very difficult question. I am only about the middle of the overal tree. My progress is very slow even I have 41579 XP in French and level 25. Duolingo says I am on 55% of French skills.
I can read easy French texts, with a little help of dictionary I can translate what is writen in French web sites. When I hear French from radio or TV, I understand only minimum words. The better it is with French songs, listening it more times I am able to discover the sense of lyrics.
My capability to speak is limited, but I am able to tell what I need in hotel or restaurant, I am able to buy ticket for train and to solve simmilar easy issues.
Even Duolingo is excellent tool, seems to me that I need a bit wider backrounds. I begun with training French words and phrases in Memrise (Memrise.com) last week. On the beginning it is easy, the most of words I am fammiliar with, but "burning" it to memory seems to be necessary for speaking.
My next trip to Paris is in the middle of September, I hope that I will discover some improvements. Any way, I will not stop until I will conquer this phantastic language.
Congrats on your efforts. I'm in about the same position as you. I can read it pretty well, but can understand very little when I hear it spoken. I've also gone thru the entire Pimsleur course, which I got from my local library. It was very helpful, as well. I'll also be in France in September and look forward to trying out what I have learned. Bon voyage!
At least for me, I am convinced that fluency is a lifetime journey. I read, write and listen as much as I can. Travel is the strongest motivator.
oohlala, what's that number beside your streak, have you been on duo forever!!!!?
I've been self-studying French for about 10 years, with a personal tutor for several of those years. It sounds like you have reached the point in your studies where you must immerse yourself in the language to progress any further. It's tough to do at first, you kinda have to put your pride and self-esteem in your back pocket for a while as you fumble around.
But, always remember that learning French need not be a formidable task....four year old French kids are taking in on every day with great success!
Bonne chance, mon ami!
C'est incroyable! Vous pouvez me considérer très jaloux, je ne pense pas que je pourrais jamais tenir à quelque chose pour 400 jours. Félicitations!
Félicitations! J'ai seulement 3 jours mais j'avais l'appris en base depuis 3e année (je vais entrer ma première année d'université cet automn.)
Congratulations! I am still waiting for such a day, thought it might never come.
You still have a pretty good streak! 278 is more than I will probably ever do.