https://www.duolingo.com/slatour

French tree finished in only 17 months!

I may not be the fastest, but I get there in the end.

There was no finisher's screen, which was a bit disappointing. Still, there is a little golden owl hanging around at the bottom of the tree, which is nice.

I have dreamed about being bilingual for many years, and I finally decided to do something about it. My wife helped me (she took five years of French). It was a fun thing to do together.

Puis-je écrire en français? Peut être. Parfois. Puis-je parler en français? Non, mais j'aime à apprendre, et il me plaît. Je serai mieux avec le temps (je l'espère). (Note: Google "science dog" and look at the picture. C'est moi).

I have been trying my hand at immersion with an article on the Cybermen from Dr. Who that is just my speed. I am almost done "Le Petit Prince" (which makes almost no sense at all, but I am enjoying it), and soon I will fulfil my ultimate goal of reading "Vingt mille lieues sous les mers" en français. J'aime l'auteur Jules Verne et je vais lire ce livre en français!

I have also been watching "Extra French" on youtube. C'est drôle. I still need close captioning to understand it, but as my wife pointed out to me, I need that for shows in English as well.

Now to keep this tree golden and keep plugging away at the German tree. Si le français est difficile pour moi, puis l'allemand est plus difficile!

September 29, 2015

44 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/MissThorson

Congrats! The turtle always beat the rabbit.....:D

September 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/slatour

Merci! C'est vrai.

September 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MissThorson

Vous etes les bienvenus et oui, oui, il est vrai. :)

September 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/wildfood

Congrats!

Here is a link to a online French lending library where you can read books in your browser or download them onto devices using Adobe Digital Editions (free download from Adobe). Registration is required but it is free and easy.

https://www.bibliothequedesameriques.com/

September 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/slatour

Thanks for the link!

September 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/poli.sh

congrats!! You must be really proud of yourself! If you want to practice your french you can follow this blog https://francebienvenue1.wordpress.com My ex-native french tutor gave me this website and I think it's extremely helpful! Each video takes up to 5 minutes, but this is enough to refresh and strenghten your french level.

October 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/slatour

Thanks! The blog looks interesting, and I can definitely use the practice.

October 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/stargirl_gio

Congats! You should be very proud of you! (: now keep your tree all gold and shiny!

September 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/slatour

Merci! I will.

September 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/joeldshoy

Great Job!!! I am going hard myself on french. This is very inspiring. I am trying to find someone or someones to connect with on duolingo in order to provide positive competition and motivation while studing french. It gets easy to skip a day or a week if no one is there to motivate you. :) :(

September 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/slatour

Merci! I am now following you on Duolingo so we can motivate each other.

September 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Leonielei

Same here

October 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AnIsAPandah

Felicitations! :)

September 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/slatour

Merci!

September 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/knos15

Congrats and good luck on the road to being bilingual!

September 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/slatour

Merci!

September 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/eggrico

Congrats! I just started French (and Duolingo while I'm at it) approx. 34 days ago as to help with my online French classes and judging how you took 17 months to "master" français, I guess I have a long way to go... godspeed lol

September 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/slatour

Merci! You don't have to take as long as I did. I made sure the tree was golden before I learned new stuff, and I only learned new stuff when my wife was around, so we took a lot longer than most. Keep at it and you will finish!

September 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Bacon_Bits_

good job sir!

September 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/slatour

Merci!

September 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Bacon_Bits_

Merci!

September 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/compicej

Bravo! Félicitations! :)

September 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/slatour

Merci!

September 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/NtateNarin

Wonderful achievement. Congrats!!

September 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/slatour

Merci!

September 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AmandaEmma237

Go you!

September 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/slatour

Merci!

September 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/mkryad

Congrats ! :D

September 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/slatour

Merci!

September 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Kimberley845396

Formidable!

September 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ddbeachgirl

Félicitations slatour! Je crois que tu as un nom français, peutêtre Québecois (comme moi). Mes parents étaient du New Hampshire, et parlait français (avec cet accent mignon). Duolingo m'a aidé apprendre français, elle était la seule façon dont je l'ai été en mesure de réussir. Duo me fait très content de "reconnect" avec la langue de la famille de ma jeunesse. il a été beaucoup de travail , mais il m'a fait très heureux, et m'a rendu une personne plus complète (dans quatorze mois), Merci beaucoup pour votre histoire!

September 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/slatour

Merci! Mon nom est français. Mes grandparents étaient du New Hampshire, et la familie du Quebec. C'est sympa apprendre avec Duolingo. Je me plaisir. J'ai voulu apprendre un langue pour beaucoup du temps, depuis que j'ai 10 ans, et j'ai quarante quatre ans maintenant et je font ça. Merci pour tes mots. Désole si mon français est pauvre. :)

October 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ddbeachgirl

Nous avons tous les mêmes raisons d'apprendre le français. Je trouve cela très gentil. Les sentiments et les racines de la culture Québécoise sont très profondes!

Je remercie Duolingo mille fois pour m'aider découvrir cette aspect importante de ma vie (j'ai soixante-deux ans, il n'est jamais trop tôt pour apprendre!).

Votre français est très bon! Je suis sûr qu'il va continuer à améliorer!

October 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/slatour

C'est importante à apprendre comme un adult. Je suis contente que nous savons ça. Je vais le continuer, et tu vais aussi. Je souhaite que j'ai appris quand j'était dans ma jeunesse, mais peut-être j'était trop jeune désir ça. Maintenant, je se désire et je vais le faire!

October 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MichaelSha512552

gg

September 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Koalafan234

congratulations im almost done with the french tree i have about 34 main lessons left to do

September 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/slatour

Nice! It is a great feeling to finish!

October 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Don_Cristian

Congrats ! it took about 2 years for me to complete French

September 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/slatour

Thanks! My wife and I like your youtube video "Becoming Polyglot Legend."

October 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/henryghost

Congrats! I appreciate your patience. I just started the French tree few days, hope someday I'll meet you at the top of the tree!

October 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/slatour

Thanks! The trick to finishing is simply to keep plugging on even when it feels like you aren't learning anything. The plateaus don't last forever unless you quit. Bonne chance!

October 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/henryghost

Yeah! I wholeheartedly agree with you, Slatour.

October 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Koalafan234

I just finished my french tree a few minutes ago and today i really just kept plugging away at it today in school and at home

November 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/slatour

Nice job!

November 6, 2015
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