Downtime on Duolingo
I know it was only a short time but this time frame when Duolingo was unavailable made me really sad and I was scared it would take too long ( few days) and that I will not be able to learn.
I think I got addicted to this program :D Hahaha Hope I am not the only one xD
It happens to me quite often lately that I do that and not even on purpose :D I started living in Germany (and I speak english while I am here) but when I study for too long or watch some movies on german , I immediately start to mix some words (for example ist instead of is , oder instead of or , or things like that :D
I live in Spain and my wife is Spanish and I've thrown French words like "c'est" right into the middle of conversation with my wife instead of "es" (as well as other French words in mid sentence! I'm an English teacher here and I've even put French spelling on writing English words! Haven't done it in German yet but I've had German words come to my mind immediately when trying to converse in French right after studying German. Once after a long German session on Duo I chatted with a French guy by Skype and he said my pronunciation was too strong and more like German LOL.
Hehehe that is actually really cool. Well, as long as you don't constantly mix it and recognize when you did it so you can correct yourself, it is cool :D I also had a "compliment" that I speak like native german (no accent) but I think that woman was just being polite xD lol People actually find it cute when I speak english and at some point say some german word by accident :D hehehe
Butting in here, I started Duo a few days ago after moving to Germany from the USA in in late August.
Yesterday my host sister started laughing at me when I was helping her with her English homework and tried to spell "cats" "Katz." ^_^
On top of that I keep mixing up words like Yes and Ja, Or and oder and so on. I guess it means immersion is working, huh? What part of Germany are in right now Samija? I'm in Berlin.
I don't think I ever spoke them, but when I was studying German in college, I often had to think twice before using an English word, and I was seeing a young man who was also studying German, and he caught himself saying "Geld" instead of money. Even now, while studying both Italian and German, I occasionally mix them up. Before I started back on the German, when I would try to think of how to say something in Italian, a German word would pop into my mind. And since I started the Duolingo German, I messed up one translation by typing "un" instead of "ein."
@ Ichthus731 - I am originally from Bosnia :D
@ Emily713752 - Yeah, I cam imagine how it can be funny for her when she hears you do that. :D It is ind of cute how people enjoy when we make fool of ourselves by trying to speak, they find it utterly cute :D hehehe And I am around 6 hours more south from you (unfortunately , if we were closer we could hang out in real ) :)
@ Susanna35 - Yeah, I can understand you. That is why I decided when I am learning one language that I am learning only that. Since my english does not need any more learning, I am focusing my time only on German, but I believe that once I am fluent in it I might start learning spanish :D
So that's what happened. I was literally halfway through a lesson when I had to have dinner yesterday. When I went back on it said Duolingo was unavailable. I tried the website and opening the app lots of times but it didn't work. Fortunately I had already gotten around 250 XP so my streak was saved but I didn't get to strengthen skills on my Norwegian or Esperanto tree. I thought it was just my laptop/I pod stuffing up. I went into panic mode though because I could see my tree and see the skills that needed strengthening but I couldn't get to them. Yeah, I think I'm addicted too.