https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jindrich

400 days French streak!

Youpeeeee!

August 25, 2015

42 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/avanade

Salut! Could I borrow your brain please? I am all ears to hear the lessons learned from your French self-study. What are the DOs & DON'Ts you would like to share with new learners of French? Once again keep up the good work!

https://youtu.be/Qi6YqlzddeQ

August 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jindrich

Merci pour samba, je l'adore

August 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/avanade

De rien, monsieur! :D J'adore la bossa nova aussi!

P.S: Speaking of bossa nova, it was a love at first sight. Think this Japanese Brazilian lady sings much better than the Korean lady that I shared with you earlier. :D

https://youtu.be/lTGtRjj3UZk

August 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jindrich

Samba in French :-)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tv6tUf0FmpU

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.

August 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Runaway703

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 :)

August 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jindrich

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.

August 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jeand

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!

August 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/centime

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.

August 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/websurfer.sa

oohlala, what's that number beside your streak, have you been on duo forever!!!!?

August 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fuglerm

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!

August 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KittenCandy

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!

August 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EllaMarisol

Like avanade said, can I borrow your brain please? Pretty please?

August 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/2013s.angel

Congratulations! That's fantastic! Keep it up :)

August 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/j_sonrose

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.)

August 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LitenStjarna

Look at me with my mere 1 day streak. Bien joué !

August 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jindrich

Courage, mon amie!

August 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tl217

bonjour, same here :-)

August 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/brigitteanna

Bravo et bon séjour à Paris!

August 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/earthkissed

grats!

August 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Feeniqs

Congratulations! I am still waiting for such a day, thought it might never come.

August 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EllaMarisol

You still have a pretty good streak! 278 is more than I will probably ever do.

August 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jindrich

Fingers are crossed, all is in your hands

August 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pben12

pas mal mais il y a mieux :-)

August 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/skittlesmeow

Good job I have only done two days

August 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Guilelmo

Keep on going! It's only ten minutes a day - There's a lingot for you ;-)

August 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YunggFysh

the most i have got so far is 5 days

August 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Here4SchoolOnly

oh wow, im only on my second.... lol

August 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vanphan7

Congratulations. You adhere your purpose.

August 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Guilelmo

C'est merveilleux. Felicitations!

August 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EvaWilson231321

Wow the best I've done is like 5 days! :)

August 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sariba03

Nice! I'm on day 1........

August 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mavricioh

Bon travail :)

August 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mililareis

Bravo ! J'espère d'arriver a ce niveau !

August 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/birdywatcher

thats alot

August 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lorel90

Congratulations

August 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sibhreach

Trés bien!!! :)

August 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Syvar

Congratulations!

August 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tl217

wow, good job!!!! (and no, I have no idea how to say that in french :-) )

August 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tpamm

congratulations!!

August 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/frenchgirl327

félicitations! That's Awesome!

August 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Unlucky7

What devotion!

August 29, 2015
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