You know you're a DL freak when you...
- Stay up all night DLing
- Do that for three days in a row
- Leave your house to stay over the night in your friend's so you could DL, 'cos you ain't got power in your own house
- DL so much that you find yourself doing it in your sleep
I think it'll be fun if everyone responds with some of the crazy stuff they've done just because of duolingo :-)
I'm not just a DL freak, I was a language freak before DL existed. I check out books from the library, look things up, talk about DL a lot (seriously, my friends and family are tired of the subject of Duolingo), try to speak German at home, invite my friends from Germany over whenever possible, and more. Haha. I used to (and still do) conjugate verbs and translate Latin sentences for fun in my workbook. Go language nerds! :)
Totally! My friends and my parents hear about it every day from me!
WOW. Level 12 on FIVE languages! That's great! You must be really dedicated! And the 12 all rounder is cool!
Thanks. :) I want to get the Duo in all of them before any new courses for English speakers come out.
Wow. That's a high goal, but you can do it, considering what you've done already.
Well, if you don't work on those Latin lessons, you'll never find out how Cornellia, Flavia, Marcus and Sextus get out of the ditch.
Totally! I do believe Latin is just as important as any other language and even though people say that it is not spoken today, if you think about it, it really is! For example: The word arma in Spanish means weapons and the exact same word is used in Latin, meaning the exact same thing! Plus, we derive our English word "arms"(symbolizing, haha, weapons) from this Latin word! So if you are wise, after you read this I suggest you never again say that Latin is a dead language!!! ;)
lol! I was also a language freak before I discovered DL. From primary school, my best teacher was almost always the French teacher (and I was almost always his best student). You know how primary school is, how the language teachers (AND the languages they teach) get made fun of. Well, I never made fun of my French teacher, and surprisingly, though I am a science student, I graduated (from secondary school) as overall best in my set ('06) both in English and French!
You're a DL freak ...
- when your mobile device reminds you every day to keep your streak :)
- when you always have your pocket earphones with you, in order to DL on the bus
...when you have never seen a mobile reminder because you DL first thing in the morning!
Seriously, I saw the reminder a day or two ago for the first time because I was too busy in the morning :)
When you find yourself somehow bringing everything back to Duolingo in conversations with strangers (taxi drivers, people at the neighborhood coffee shop, etc). :)
Ha! I love this thread! Talk about a DL FREAK!! This is insane:
I was really nervous about some upcoming major surgery last Wednesday, so for a few days straight before the surgery I DL'd non-freakin'-stop: from my DL Droid app, and everywhere. I DL'd in the car (I wasn't driving), DL'd in the doctor's waiting room, DL'd in the ultrasound room until the radiologist told me I needed to turn off my phone...
So, last Wednesday morning I had my surgery and it took about an hour and a half so I was out for a while. The nurse who was in charge of me in the recovery room woke me up, and said, "Oh, you speak Spanish?". Yeah, that's right, I came straight out of general anesthesia babbling in Spanish. Not just any Spanish. DUOLINGO Spanish. I do vaguely remember having a dream that I was DLing as I came to.
I asked the nurse what I said, but she didn't know any Spanish so couldn't tell me. So now I'm wondering if I said any of those crazy sentences I've committed to memory, like, "We must eliminate the witnesses!","I don't give my children food","My cat drinks beer", "My son sleeps on the floor" "Do we sleep in your bed or mine?"
Aí aí aí...!!! 0_0
hahaha... oh, my, this is one of the most amusing comments I've ever read here on Duolingo and I've read a lot of witty comments. Thank you for sharing this.
Well, it's a good thing that the nurse in charge didn't understand. Si no debes eliminar al testigo.. debes eliminar al enfermo... ¡Aí aí aí!
Ah, that's hilarious! I told my mom about this, and she just had this silly expression on her face that seemed to say, "That sounds like something you would do!" LOL!
Ha! Ha! I've been a language freak since I was a little kid( I used to emphasize the point that I was going to learn all the languages in the world! and, ha ha, I still do!), but when Duolingo came into my life I saw a new horizon! I know I'm a DL freak when I... Actually dream that I have lost my streak, wake up and realize that it is 11:55, pop out of bed and urgently play a level!
Oh, yah! and also when... My mom tells me that I need to relax while I'm busy learning verbs, and I just look up at her and smile, "I am relaxing!"
When you are at the Department of Motor Vehicles to renew your drivers license and you realize you can totally read all of the posters in Spanish. Llegue vivo. Use el cinturon.
Whisper, "Gracias DuoLingo."
When you come home late at night, likely intoxicated, and immediately do a few lessons or practices to continue your streak before passing out.
I think my husband is about to divorce me, because I don't come to bed before 3 in the morning, doing a translation, refreshing my skills, or commenting on a discussion. There aren't enough hours in the day to be a Duo addict and have a life!
..when you repeat the new words and phrases to yourself as you fall asleep, and when you wake up in the morning and are still thinking about those words and phrases. When everything you hear, you attempt to translate it into the other languages that you're studying.
I love this! I have stayed up for hours on it. It is a really good past time!
When you get upset that somebody translates a document before you, and steals your precious coins.
When you try to steal someone's translation before they translate, and then laugh silently, saying, "Yeah, gotcha".
When you hear a foreigner speaking, you move closer so you can try and hear the gist of their conversation.
When you wake up in the middle of the night and run to you pc to maintain your streak, and say "NOOO", when it is gone.
When it is the last question in the lesson with no hearts left, your heart starts beating wildly and when you fail, you scream "nooo, why oh why didn't I buy the hearts refill".