https://www.duolingo.com/TheQueenZerelda

A Little Motivation Boost

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km9-DiFaxpU This always inspires me and makes a mere second language seem like a much smaller hurdle. Hopefully it helps some of you get re-energized.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/vcel10
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I remember the NYTimes profile on him a couple of years ago. Impressive. Some kids practice hours and hours of drawing, basketball or the piano, Tim Doner spends his time with language. Some kids have access to great sporting facilities or very supportive parents - so the success of athletes like Kobe Bryant (father Joe Bryant), Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (father Dell Curry) . . . makes sense.

Judging from Doner's environment (his bedroom), his parents are highly supportive of his interest. Thanks for sharing!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ilmarien
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I'm almost 30, so for me it's mostly just depressing. =)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vcel10
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ayy por favor, YO dESEO que fue más menor como usted pero siendo más mayor (o mejor) no es mal. Está haciendo bien. ;-)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ilmarien
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Jaja, de broma, de broma, pero trátame de tú, por favor!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vcel10
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I'm still amazed, there are so many phrase "tratar de" that I haven't seen it. That's a new one for me. Thanks. Did some quick research . . . I need to expose myself to more Spanish desde españa . . . gracias por tu ayuda!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ilmarien
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De nada! And yeah, there's always some usage of a common word that you've never seen before - I know that feeling well!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rurik6
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As i heard once if you dont want to enter at college when you are 30, because when you finish your career you will be old, because it will have passed 6 years (lets say), i ask you something: How many years will have passed if you dont enter at college and you are 36?

Better late than never. Greetings.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ilmarien
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Oh, I'm not that serious. My dream of hyper-polyglotism died a long time ago!

Just so you know, I'd use "degree" instead of "career" in that sentence. The word "career" in English is more associated with professions. (I've made the same mistake the other way around in Spanish.)

2 years ago
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