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December 16, 2013

314 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/KSmitch

Whenever people find out I'm studying Italian their first reaction is always "say something in Italian". And if there's anything I've learned from Duolingo it's how to talk to a lady, so for my 2014 goal I've decided to take the reigns and harness the full potential of this power. I'm going to get a date using Italian phrases I've learned from Duolingo.

Here's how I imagine the scenario will play out. For the convenience of those that aren't studying Italian, I've put the translations in brackets.

I'll be in a book store, browsing Italian grammar books (presumably one with a comprehensive explanation on direct/indirect object pronouns), when along comes a nice, young woman.

Noticing where my attention is she asks, "Do you speak Italian?"

I nod my head "yes".

She responds with those fabled words, "say something in Italian."

I look to her, making strong eye contact.

"I gatti sono grossi perché loro mangiano e mangiano." [The cats are big because they eat and eat]

She begins twisting her hair and her eyes widen with intrigue.

Then I lean in closer, being all suave-like, and in a deep, seductive voice I whisper in her ear...

"Lei... lei muore a dicembre." [She... she dies in December]

She giggles and starts to blush.

Then I take a step back and finish off with...

"Tu taglia il formaggio." [You cut the cheese]

And her inhibitions, oh how they will melt away.

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

Then I take a step back and finish off with...

"Tu taglia il formaggio." [You cut the cheese]

And her inhibitions, oh how they will melt away.

I'M DYING!! LOL!

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/KSmitch

What's funny is I could actually imagine that working if I had a confident enough delivery. Of course I couldn't tell her when she inevitably asks what it all means.

Instead I could be mysterious and say something vague like "that would be telling, but gimme your number and maybe I'll tell you over a cup of coffee some time."

I sure hope don't try this on anyone that speaks Italian, otherwise I'll trade in that mysterious, cultured man vibe for a psychopath vibe.

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/SD-77

Dude...estás tan cansado que no puedes tocar el cuchillo :)

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Pualoalo

omg "i gatti sono grossi perché loro mangiano e mangiano" is I think my favorite duolingo italian sentence so far. I laughed out loud to see it in your "dialog"!! XD

December 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/KSmitch

I'm glad it had that effect. I laughed quite a bit while I was writing all of that. "I gatti sono grossi [etc]" had quite an impact on me as well. I say something similar to that to my cat every day.

So wait a minute... does this mean I've got a foot in the door on getting a date? Because that would be some damn fast results. I feel like this is potentially proof that my plan would work.

December 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MyotisMan

OMG!!! I am literally LMAO!!! That was rich!

December 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/buddhakitty

My 2014 Duolingo language resolution is to complete the French tree without driving my family crazy by constantly wandering around muttering in French to inanimate objects.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TheGandalf

You do this too? Ever since I started Italian, I can't help but apply it to household objects and events.

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/SD-77

Can I join the club? :D

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Equilibrio99

I hear you. The cats have all learned the Spanish words for breakfast, second breakfast, lunch and dinner. They still don't understand my Spanish version of "GET OUT OF THE WAY!" of they do . . . and are just being cats.

December 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/buddhakitty

LOL, yes! My cats understand everything I say, they just ignore me on principle.

December 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/harryclark17

My resolution: be able to talk with my grandmother for the first time, as she doesn't speak english.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Selcen_Ozturk

wow. which language does she speak?

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Szab

Maybe french? :)

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TheGandalf

That's smart reasoning right there.

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/harryclark17

yeah, she's from Bordeaux :)

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Gorilla800lbs

My 2014 resolution: to develop the Russian for English speakers course together with my homies Larisa_L and Rkuprov. To have it launched by Duolingo early in 2014 and hopefully get 4M+ happy learners using it by 2014's end.

(I am not posting this for a T-shirt -- just putting it out there :)

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TheGandalf

My resolution: To be one of your 4M+ happy learners of Russian. Memrise has taught me the alphabet and now I'm hooked. ;)

Oh, and to finish Italian. That I bet I can do by mid spring.

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Ontalor

This is definitely my favorite! :)

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/dcr772

That would be great. I have always wanted to learn Russian and Hebrew!

January 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/gabi.labuschagne

Hebrew!

March 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/kristinemc

A huge thanks to everyone who shared their 2014 language resolutions with the community! Sounds like we all have a lot of work ahead of us :) We can't wait to help you reach your goals next year.

The Duolingo team ended up selecting 24 responses that we thought were particularly creative or heartwarming. Look for more opportunities to win Duolingo gear soon...

Here are the winners! (you'll get an email from us soon)

FrankySka My resolution for 2014: I will create an incubator course in Gibberish. I have been told several times I speak it, and so far I appear to be the only fluent speaker. Edit: on a more serious note: finish my French and Spanish trees and their "reverse tree" counterparts, reach a 1-year streak, attempt the French for Spanish tree (EEEKS! exciting!), and learn Dutch: Last time I went to the Netherlands everyone spoke German (my native language) to me and I felt so rude for not being able to at least attempt a few sentences in Dutch :)

buddhakitty  My 2014 Duolingo language resolution is to complete the French tree without driving my family crazy by constantly wandering around muttering in French to inanimate objects.

harryclark17  My resolution: be able to talk with my grandmother for the first time, as she doesn't speak english.

olimo  My resolution for 2014 is to learn the "language" of my baby son who is to be born in January, and also to try and expose him not only to Russian (my native language), but to English as well.

4P7  My language resolution for 2014 is to go on holiday and speak no English from the moment I step off the plane until the moment I return!!

KSmitch  Whenever people find out I'm studying Italian their first reaction is always "say something in Italian". And if there's anything I've learned from Duolingo it's how to talk to a lady, so for my 2014 goal I've decided to take the reigns and harness the full potential of this power. I'm going to get a date using Italian phrases I've learned from Duolingo. Here's how I imagine the scenario will play out. For the convenience of those that aren't studying Italian, I've put the translations in brackets. I'll be in a book store, browsing Italian grammar books (presumably one with a comprehensive explanation on direct/indirect object pronouns), when along comes a nice, young woman. Noticing where my attention is she asks, "Do you speak Italian?" I nod my head "yes". She responds with those fabled words, "say something in Italian." I look to her, making strong eye contact. "I gatti sono grossi perché loro mangiano e mangiano." [The cats are big because they eat and eat] She begins twisting her hair and her eyes widen with intrigue. Then I lean in closer, being all suave-like, and in a deep, seductive voice I whisper in her ear... "Lei... lei muore a dicembre." [She... she dies in December] She giggles and starts to blush. Then I take a step back and finish off with... "Tu taglia il formaggio." [You cut the cheese] And her inhibitions, oh how they will melt away.

revdolphin I keep a monthly blog about books I'm reading; by the end of February 2014 I plan on having my entire blog translated into Spanish. I would then like to write at least one blog post initially in Spanish based on a Spanish-language book I will have read. In July of 2014 I have planned a three-week immersion trip to Mexico, where I intend to speak absolutely no English for the duration of my stay. Before the 2014-2015 school year starts, I plan on taking the test to receive my English/Spanish bilingual teaching endorsement. After having achieved that, I plan on maintaining my use of the language through daily interactions with my students while beginning the process anew for Vietnamese (or Chinese, if no Duolingo Vietnamese course is available yet). Within Duolingo, this means completing my Spanish language tree by early January, getting up to level 25 in Spanish and completing my reverse tree before July, possibly trying out either Spanish to Portuguese or Spanish to French as a means of practicing my Spanish. By the end of 2014 I expect to be about halfway through my language tree in either Vietnamese or Chinese (most likely Chinese, as there is still no Vietnamese course in the incubator).

Usagiboy7  Keep my streak going and...hopefully wear my newly-won duolingo shirt ^_~ 2014: Quiero continuar aprendiendo español, y entonces quiero empezar el curso japones, porque quiero ser capaz de leer fanfiction por lo menos 3 idiomas. (Y me gusta la camisa gris, se dice "Duolingo" en el frente) :D 2014: I want to continue learning Spanish, and then I want to start the Japanese course, because I want to be able to read fanfiction in at least 3 languages. (And I like the gray shirt that says "Duolingo" on the front) :D

*makemusic  • Winning a shirt would be nice, • But I would rather pay the price. • The DL team is just the best — • So much has my German progressed! • And this is just a small way to • Give back and say a kind "Thank You" • For Eighteen dollars I would pay, • To help the team in any way. :-) My resolution is to be fluent in German by the end of 2014 and be fluent in French by the end of 2015. I would love to travel to the globe with my violin and make music. I want to be a blessing to people and use my voice (the violin) to make a difference. And with Duolingo, anything is possible. :-) P.S. (My siblings are fluent in Pig Latin, so I should get them hooked up to the Incubator!)

StanLanguage Now, I Speak 4 Languages fluently; Polish, Russian, French and of course English. I’m already dedicating 6 hours a day to learning Mandarin, Spanish and Arabic. On December 31st 2014 I want to be able to say honestly that I speak not 4 but 7 Languages Fluently! :) THIS CAN BE DONE!! :)

AFlecker  A wonderful Resolution would be to reach conversational fluency in Italian for a trip with my mother and grandmother to Italy. It would be wonderful to see their faces light up when I converse in the language that they heard growing up. They burst with pride every time they hear me speak, but I believe it would be different when they rely on me to interpret for them and see how I open up to native speakers. I would also like to continue my Russian as well as work on my Spanish in Portuguese so as not to lose the things I've learned.

Jackobailey  As well as completing the French and Portuguese skills trees and keeping them golden, my Duolingo resolution for 2014 is not to make unreasonable demands on forums of a group of 30 people providing me with the best language learning tool I've ever used - for free - and to be grateful for any new developments that happen to occur! ;)

slycelote My 2014 language resolution is hablar cuatro lenguajes durante mis vacaciones pour que personne ne sache, какой язык мой родной and which ones I learned at Duolingo.

mariain My 2014 resolution: I would use my multiple languages skill to touch the heart and soul of others. During this holiday, I will visit isolated elder, and i will be matched with an elder who speaks one of the four languages I know. I also visit people who are terminally ill and I can console them, either by telling stories or sharing songs in their native languages. Next year I should have known total of 6 languages, which mean I can touch and inspire more souls.

duttagupta35504 My resolution for 2014: 在2014年的时候,我打算做很多事情。第一个是要学法语。学了以后,我要找到一个红色的鲨鱼因为Duolingo告诉我他看了一个。然后,我要和很多不同的动物吃了苹果。Duolingo也告诉我动物喜欢吃苹果。因为我是一个蝴蝶,我也要飞去法国。如果我不可以做这个事情,我就可以说:Duolingo告诉我! Us kay bath, both saara cheez heh kurneh kilyeh. Meh both kush hu sub dekhneh kilyeh! J'adore apprendre français! et j'adore Duolingo! Translation of that trilingual speech: The first part is in Chinese. Please excuse my grammatical errors. “At the time of 2014, I plan to do a lot of things. The first is to learn French. After I learn it, I want to find a red shark. Duolingo has told me he's seen one. Then, I want to eat apples with lots of different animals. Duolingo has also told me that animals like eating apples. Because I am a butterfly, I also want to fly to France. If I can't do any of these things, I only can say: Duolingo told me!” The next part is in Hindi. I don't know how to write it but a lot of people write it in English phonetically. “After that, there are lots of things to do. I'm so happy to see everything!” The next part is in French, from what I've learned. As you can see, I have far to go and am looking forward to it. “I love learning French! and I love Duolingo!”

Lore80  my language resolution is, for this time next year, to be able to chat about my 2015 language resolutions ..in Portuguese :-)

rageofthematrix My language resolution for 2014 is to learn enough German to surprise my German mother to speak to her in her native tongue. She did not bring my sister and I up bilingual, and now I am the only one in my family to not know German. So here I am, trying to learn it so I can surprise my mom :)

itastudent Ahora, gracias a Duolingo, soy capaz de escribir bastante bien en español y sólo tengo que decirlos "gracias". Como resolución para el año nuevo me gustaria, en primero lugar, ser capaz de escribir este mensaje en español de nuevo; no quiero olvidarme este idioma que me ha gustado desde que ero un niño. ;) Como segunda cosa, espero poder escribir este mensaje en otros idiomas el año proximo. Este año quiero aprender el francés; una parte de mi familia vive en Francia y nunca pude comunicar con ellos en este idioma, y sería genial si pudiera hacerlo. Por último, me gustaria seguir ayudando a la comunidad de Duolingo. Siempre estoy feliz de ser útil para los demás aquí en el foro, ayudando con consejos y sugerencias sobre mi idioma materno y sobre los otros que conozco, cuando puedo. Espero que otros puedan ayudar a su vez a mi o a otros usuarios con sus idiomas nativos. Creo que eso sea el espíritu de la comunidad, para que podamos continuar aprendiendo todos juntos.

fuzzybooks My language resolutions for 2014 is to start using the language blog I made, and make at least one post in German and one in French per week, no matter how small and awful they might be to begin with. It's better to be able to look back and cringe at how bad they were, than have nothing to cringe at because I never got started. I also want to watch at least one non-English speaking movie/week, and at the end of the year have advanced beyond Disney movies in at least French, but preferably in German as well. I would really like to do the basics in some other languages, so I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what happens with the incubator! (And I might give in and go do the basics in Italian soon, because I really, really want to.)

LauraGjova In 2014, I would like to be able to conduct an interview (I'm a reporter for a small newspaper) entirely in Spanish. I want to be able to talk with the people in this town in their native language. But, most importantly, I want to know what the two gals in the front office are saying all day when they talk in Spanish to each other...

qfish My resolution is to improve my Russian, so that I will be able to properly communicate with my girlfriend's family when I will fly to Russia and visit them for the first time next year. Hope they will be so impressed that they will instantly like me :P

phyzelo My language resolution for 2014 is to learn Spanish, so I can support my wife and daughter. I live in California. In the tough job market here, a second language gives one an edge for a job. I do not have enough or stable, repeatable times off to take a traditional class. Duolingo is there anytime I have to study. Very affordable, better than the other free options I looked at. Besides, conversing with a large part of the local population is good for civic engagement, and neighborly.

pdquinn1 I pledge to have my aha! moment when everything I have learned comes together and I actually understand it.

DuPontAndre My resolution for 2014 is to become the King of Petroleum. I will rule in 2014. Seriously, I plan to start watch more French shows and perhaps visit a French-speaking community or Skype with French speakers.

E.T.s_Son My Language Resolutions For 2014: -Tell off my sister in French (You just don't understand how irritating she is and she never fails to get the last word in our arguments, even when she's wrong. NOT THIS TIME! I'll get the last word even if she doesn't understand it.) Muahahahahahahah -While in public I will pretend to receive an international call from a French friend and talk French to make the locals jealous if not receive adoration of my knowledge of language. -And I can NOT stand when people talk in a foreign language giving me the side eye! It's like their talking crap about me! NOT ANYMORE! "Quoi tu dis sur moi?" Well...hopefully their speaking French! -Last but not least, after I garner enough knowledge of the French language I will "slightly" bump my head on a random object suffering a "slight" concussion ending up in the hospital. When I wake up I will speak ONLY in French making the doctors believe I'm from France and that I don't remember who I am and tell them I only remember being kidnapped from France which will result in them flying me back to France. (Talk about a free trip to the most beautiful city in the world). As for what to do once I'm there?...I haven't thought that out yet! Seriously though, I just want to learn and fluently use the French language, whether it be reading advanced novels and watching French movies without subtitles and possible chatting with some cute people from France online =D Maybe I'll form a good connection with a rich French local and they'll fly me to France for the Summer! Crosses fingers

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/4P7

Yay! Awesome!!! Now everyone will know that I am in fact a penguin! Thank you Duolingo!!

December 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/KSmitch

Perhaps I've thought a bit much into this, but technically I couldn't have found my own victory were it not for whomever had put together those awesome phrases to begin with. All I did was take the pieces and morph them to suit my own needs. Much thanks to whomever was involved in that. And thanks to the Duo staff.

December 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/revdolphin

I have combined the second gift with the sixth gift to accomplish what many have asked for: I just paid for my T-Shirt with a Lingot.

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/javax

What? You can buy stuff in the gear with Lingots? :D (I think I'm misunderstanding...)

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Nitram.

Congratulations, you all deserved it very well! :)

December 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Lore80

Thank you!!!!! :-)

December 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/buddhakitty

Wow! So many good resolutions. Congrats everyone :)

December 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo

My resolution for 2014 is to learn the "language" of my baby son who is to be born in January, and also to try and expose him not only to Russian (my native language), but to English as well.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/pont

Wow, congratulations! I think a second language is one of the finest gifts you can give your children.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/iustitia

Yes! Children always have their own language :) The most funny thing is that each kid has its own, so if you have bigger family with many cousins, nieces and nephews you can learn a lot of those "languages". Always so funny :D

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mphoenix12e

When my daughter was very young, pre-language, I could hear every accent in the world in her babbles! No wonder young children learning a language are so much better at it than we who are older!! Congratulations and expose his young mind to every language and culture you can imagine!

December 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/xenoabe

Mis objetivos de idioma para 2014 son los siguientes:

  1. Become fluent in Spanish so I can teach my daughter as well as taunt a sassy chihuahua in it's native tongue.

  2. Start German so I can order a large beer from a lady with ungroomed armpits wearing a funny version of overalls.

  3. Start italian so I can speak nonsensical phrases to my wife in order to serenade her by the fire on a sofa disguised as a gondolier.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TheGandalf

This is the best I've read yet.

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mreaderclt

All worthy goals

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Nitram.

There is only one thing in the world better than Duolingo: its Incubator initiative. :) As I am working on the Hungarian course, I feel obliged to say that in 2014 it must be finished for good!

Also, I'm learning Japanese at the moment, and I'd love to learn the language (as I'm a total fan of Japanese right now), which is going to need loads of efforts in the new year. But it will be worth it for sure.

Wish me luck with these goals! I wish everyone else luck to win this thing! :D

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot

nagyon jo

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Nitram.

Thanks! Do you speak Hungarian (a bit maybe)? :)

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot

I used to live in Hungary but now waiting for the Incubator on the Polish and Magyar adventure

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Nitram.

Amazing! Don't worry we'll get it quite soon! I think we will arrive third (1st is obviously the Russian course, and the 2nd seems to be (currently) the Dutch one. we're third).

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Lipwig

Lengyel, Magyar – két jó barát, együtt harcol, s issza borát. ;)

December 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Z.Shan
Mod
  • 1909

日本語はとても面白いでしょう? I'm Chinese and I'm also looking forward to a Japanese course!

2013.12.17

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Nitram.

貴方は日本を話しますか?しかし、それを勉強しますか?それは素晴らしい語です、そうではありませんか?ざんねんなことに、私は中国語を話しません。 :( しかし、日本の漢字は中国字です。。。 これらはとても美しいです。

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Rhythmialex

日本語を発見!日本語の美しさを僕も常に確認します。僕も日本語で少し話せます。なら、一緒に頑張りましょう!^_^

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Nitram.

貴方は日本語で少し話しますか??? :D 貴方の日本語はとても良いです!貴方は中国人です、そうですか?日本語は難しいですか?

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Rhythmialex

はい、中国人です。ありがとう!日本語が下手な僕について、日本語が難しいですけど、勉強するのはスゴく楽しいです。^_^

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Nitram.

そうですね。私もはこれを思います。勉強するのはすごく楽しいです。:)日本語では私の好きが漢字です。これらはとても難しい、しかしとても美しいもです。私は中国語の字が大好きです。では、貴方はとても素晴らしいです。私は嬉しいです、あなたと話をした。ありがとう、そしてがんばって、リトミアレクス(Rhythmialex)さん!!!(If I made a lot of mistakes, then すみません。 I've been learning Japanese for say 4-5 weeks.)

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Z.Shan
Mod
  • 1909

本当ですか。貴方は日本語が上手だと思います。

2013.12.18

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Z.Shan
Mod
  • 1909

私は日本語を勉強しています。一年半前に始めました。じゃ、一緒に日本語を話します。貴方は中国語を勉強したいですか? Maybe Chinese would be much more difficult than Japanese for you.

2013.12.18

December 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/4P7

My language resolution for 2014 is to go on holiday and speak no English from the moment I step off the plane until the moment I return!!

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/sigmacharding

¡Me gustaría hacer eso! Buenos suerte :)

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta

Same here (I'm going to Spain in 2014), but I'm pretty sure my friends will want to practice English too :) But I will insist that we speak Spanish probably at least 90% of the time!

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mikegoodspeed

My wife is pregnant with our first child, and I want to learn Spanish so my child can grow up in a bilingual home.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/revdolphin

I keep a monthly blog about books I'm reading; by the end of February 2014 I plan on having my entire blog translated into Spanish. I would then like to write at least one blog post initially in Spanish based on a Spanish-language book I will have read. In July of 2014 I have planned a three-week immersion trip to Mexico, where I intend to speak absolutely no English for the duration of my stay. Before the 2014-2015 school year starts, I plan on taking the test to receive my English/Spanish bilingual teaching endorsement. After having achieved that, I plan on maintaining my use of the language through daily interactions with my students while beginning the process anew for Vietnamese (or Chinese, if no Duolingo Vietnamese course is available yet).

Within Duolingo, this means completing my Spanish language tree by early January, getting up to level 25 in Spanish and completing my reverse tree before July, possibly trying out either Spanish to Portuguese or Spanish to French as a means of practicing my Spanish. By the end of 2014 I expect to be about halfway through my language tree in either Vietnamese or Chinese (most likely Chinese, as there is still no Vietnamese course in the incubator).

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo

Learning a third language through the second one is a great idea! Not only will you practice your Spanish in tasks, but also in discussions.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/revdolphin

Achievement Unlocked: Complete Spanish tree by early January.

December 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

I'll take your challenge, and finish the reverse course by July! ^_^

December 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/revdolphin

Achievement unlocked: read an advanced book in Spanish.

February 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

woo, you should post that in the lingot suggestion discussion. Language readers, like first reader, second reader, third reader, etc. that correspond to where you are on the tree :D (also, congrats, btw!!)

February 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/revdolphin

Look forward to the blog post on it March 1.

[edit: also, I think that's what Immersion is for]

February 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

hrm... yes that is a very good point.. ehehe ^^;

(I was thinking about this free Spanish reader I downloaded from kindle and took to the gym with me (no internet there :P). And then I thought of the fanfic I am reading that is sooooo unbelievably difficult (C3 level!). I would love it if they could give an approximate difficulty level. If they could add it anywhere though, it makes sense that they could add it to Immersion. :D

February 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/revdolphin

Achievement Unlocked: Get up to level 25 before July.

March 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/revdolphin

Achievement Unlocked: Write a blog post initially in Spanish.
http://revdolphin.wordpress.com/2014/03/01/pensamiento-y-lenguaje-l-s-vygotsky/

March 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/revdolphin

Achievement Unlocked: Try out Spanish to French course as means of practicing my Spanish.

March 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

Bonne chance dans vos études!

March 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/revdolphin

Lo siento, aún no te entiendo.

March 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

te dije buena suerte con sus estudios :)

March 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/revdolphin

Ah. ¡Gracias!

March 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/revdolphin

Achievement Unlocked: Complete reverse tree before July.

April 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

FELICIDADES!! xD You win this one! I am still working on making it back through the Spanish for English speakers tree. I don't think I will have the reverse tree complete by July :P

How do you feel about the progress you've made since coming to learn on Duolingo?

April 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/revdolphin

Pretty amazing. I've had three home visits in Spanish, each more competent than the last. I've done a spontaneous street interview in Spanish. I've written an article in Spanish. I've changed my operating language on my iPad to Spanish.

In general, I feel that I can read and write in Spanish with intermediate competency. My conversational skills lag behind somewhat, but I think after my trip to Mexico I should be capable of passing the language competency exam for my bilingual teaching endorsement.

April 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

That's great! You've really gone all out in your efforts You should think about posting that here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/2553766 xD

April 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/revdolphin

Achievement Unlocked: Translate my entire blog into Spanish: http://revdolphin.wordpress.com

June 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

やった!うれしい!! :D

June 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/revdolphin

Cảm ơn.

June 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/revdolphin

Achievement Unlocked: Three weeks in Mexico.

July 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/oowowaee

In 2014 I would like to (finally) finish both the Spanish and French trees. I'd like to be conversationally fluent in Spanish, and I'd like to go back to volunteer in Central America. This time I won't say "estoy caliente" to my 65 year old host mother, however.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/taszanetti

My resolution for 2014: to improve my Italian to the point where I can contribute to Duo's advanced italian course, which would be hand gestures.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/revdolphin

As a psycholinguistic researcher I can tell you that gestures are a vital part of any language. I would LOVE to see advanced lessons in emblem gestures.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

Keep my streak going and...hopefully wear my newly-won duolingo shirt ^_~

2014: Quiero continuar aprendiendo español, y entonces quiero empezar el curso japones, porque quiero ser capaz de leer fanfiction por lo menos 3 idiomas. (Y me gusta la camisa gris, se dice "Duolingo" en el frente) :D

2014: I want to continue learning Spanish, and then I want to start the Japanese course, because I want to be able to read fanfiction in at least 3 languages. (And I like the gray shirt that says "Duolingo" on the front) :D

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/StanLanguages

Now, I Speak 4 Languages fluently; Polish, Russian, French and of course English. I’m already dedicating 6 hours a day to learning Mandarin, Spanish and Arabic. On December 31st 2014 I want to be able to say honestly that I speak not 4 but 7 Languages Fluently! :) THIS CAN BE DONE!! :)

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TheGandalf

All I can say is, wow!

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/makemusic
  • Winning a shirt would be nice,
  • But I would rather pay the price.
  • The DL team is just the best —
  • So much has my German progressed!
  • And this is just a small way to
  • Give back and say a kind "Thank You"
  • For Eighteen dollars I would pay,
  • To help the team in any way. :-)

My resolution is to be fluent in German by the end of 2014 and be fluent in French by the end of 2015. I would love to travel to the globe with my violin and make music. I want to be a blessing to people and use my voice (the violin) to make a difference.

And with Duolingo, anything is possible. :-)

P.S. (My siblings are fluent in Pig Latin, so I should get them hooked up to the Incubator!)

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Samy1979

What are your language resolutions for 2014: To teach the bears french - enseigner les ours français

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/revdolphin

Careful, I hear that your bear drinks beer. Drunk bears are not to be trifled with.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TheGandalf

Neither are bees, as Duolingo has so valuably taught me:

"L'uomo non mangia l'ape." = "The man doesn't eat the bee."

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/rlaverde

I'll learn how to say "I'm a penguin" in as many languages as possible :P

...I think that maybe It could be useful xD

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mariain

My 2014 resolution: I would use my multiple languages skill to touch the heart and soul of others. During this holiday, I will visit isolated elder, and i will be matched with an elder who speaks one of the four languages I know. I also visit people who are terminally ill and I can console them, either by telling stories or sharing songs in their native languages. Next year I should have known total of 6 languages, which mean I can touch and inspire more souls.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MultiLinguAlex

Absolutely fantastic, dozens of props to you!

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AFlecker

A wonderful Resolution would be to reach conversational fluency in Italian for a trip with my mother and grandmother to Italy. It would be wonderful to see their faces light up when I converse in the language that they heard growing up. They burst with pride every time they hear me speak, but I believe it would be different when they rely on me to interpret for them and see how I open up to native speakers. I would also like to continue my Russian as well as work on my Spanish in Portuguese so as not to lose the things I've learned.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jkl

FOr 2014, learn spanish and talk to the hispanic girl that i have a crush on and learn polish to communicate with my family members

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/sebasm90

"What are your language resolutions for 2014?"- I want to travel a lot, to go to France, Italy, Germany, anywhere I could go and not have to speak english nor spanish, I also want to write poetry in other languages, I find that writing poetry in french is very beautiful. I'm going to pass my DELF B2 exam this year as well, and also Im counting on learning German and Italian. :)

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Princessbg2014

My resolution for 2014: To try harder to be more involved and prefect ALL of the languages!!! I love this website so much and I realized that I have not had more than a 7 day streak . I have downloaded duo on my phone and am righting the words and meanings in notebooks and studying it! :D luv you duo

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ProfesorAntonnio

You also should produce some sets of flashcards containing vocabulary and verbs.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/LisaScrim

oooooh! but not any flashcards ... flashcards with some funny classic duoligo sentences!

December 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jbailey88

As well as completing the French and Portuguese skills trees and keeping them golden, my Duolingo resolution for 2014 is not to make unreasonable demands on forums of a group of 30 people providing me with the best language learning tool I've ever used - for free - and to be grateful for any new developments that happen to occur! ;)

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/slycelote

My 2014 language resolution is hablar cuatro lenguajes durante mis vacaciones pour que personne ne sache, какой язык мой родной and which ones I learned at Duolingo.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mikaelf

Dear Duosanta. I wow to beat my strike AND double my level before the end of 2014.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

My language resolutions for 2014: When the Dutch, Polish, Hungarian, Turkish, Russian, Chinese, Romanian, Japanese, Indonesian, etc, courses for English speakers come out, I will be taking them all. I am also going to finish the five courses currently available for English speakers while continuing my streak.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/javax

"What are your language resolutions for 2014?"

My language resolution for 2014 is to support more Duolingo with my Spanish knowledge. To finish, at least, the german and the french trees. (Of course, not rushing, I'm not the kind of person who likes to finishes trees without practicing too much). To do a lot of German Inmersion. And if the incubator courses are out by then, to start learning Japanese, Polish, Korean, Quenya and Dothraki. (Just those for now, because I don't want to have too many, more than I can handle). Then, do the reverses trees for German and French.

So, have a great happy Duo year in 2014!

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/duttagupta35504

My resolution for 2014: 在2014年的时候,我打算做很多事情。第一个是要学法语。学了以后,我要找到一个红色的鲨鱼因为Duolingo告诉我他看了一个。然后,我要和很多不同的动物吃了苹果。Duolingo也告诉我动物喜欢吃苹果。因为我是一个蝴蝶,我也要飞去法国。如果我不可以做这个事情,我就可以说:Duolingo告诉我! Us kay bath, both saara cheez heh kurneh kilyeh. Meh both kush hu sub dekhneh kilyeh! J'adore apprendre français! et j'adore Duolingo!

Translation of that trilingual speech: The first part is in Chinese. Please excuse my grammatical errors.

“At the time of 2014, I plan to do a lot of things. The first is to learn French. After I learn it, I want to find a red shark. Duolingo has told me he's seen one. Then, I want to eat apples with lots of different animals. Duolingo has also told me that animals like eating apples. Because I am a butterfly, I also want to fly to France. If I can't do any of these things, I only can say: Duolingo told me!”

The next part is in Hindi. I don't know how to write it but a lot of people write it in English phonetically.

“After that, there are lots of things to do. I'm so happy to see everything!”

The next part is in French, from what I've learned. As you can see, I have far to go and am looking forward to it.

“I love learning French! and I love Duolingo!”

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Rhythmialex

看到了中文,不容易啊。写的很好啊,赞!

Tip: Better to use 在2014年 instead. :)

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ygpdxwlr

写的很好 -> 写得很好 :)

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Rhythmialex

哈哈!没错,这里应该用“得”。:)

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/duttagupta35504

谢谢你!我现在很高兴。

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Z.Shan
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Ha, I can give you the correct Chinese: 在二零一四年的时候,我打算做很多事情。第一件是要学法语。学好以后,我想找到一条红色的鲨鱼。Duolingo 告诉我说他见过一条。然后,我想要和很多不同的动物一起吃苹果。Duolingo 也曾告诉我说动物喜欢吃苹果。因为我是一只蝴蝶,所以我也想飞去法国。如果我做不了任何的这些事情,我只能说:Duolingo 这样和我说的!

I love the part of "Je suis un papillon ."!

2013.12.17

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/duttagupta35504

Thanks for the corrections. I may know the characters but in this language as in others I have far to go grammar-wise!

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Z.Shan
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You're welcome! Add oil (I guess you know what this Chinglish phrase means) !

2013.12.17

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/iustitia

My New Year's resolution is to continue practicing my languages here and do a bit more about my German, because it is so easy to forget grammar without practicing. I would also like to finally force myself for organizing trip to France for a bit longer time to have possibility to immerse as much as I can.

In fact I would be pleased to have internship or job or exchange semester in Germany or France to practice my languages. As well as getting to know more French people to chat with more often.

And finally learn Esperanto and travel around with Passporta Servo ^^

And to be honest... It would be great to finally admit that my English has so many mistakes and also that I avoid some grammar constructions that I was never sure about...

Even with no T-shirt it is great to say it out loud to motivate myself a bit more :)

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TimothyGeek

My resolution is to learn a language nobody else in my family can speak (probably German). Then I'll stop speaking English, and if somebody tells me to do something that I don't want to do and I say "Ich nicht kann Englisch; sprechen Sie Deutsch?" they might actually believe me. :D

Of course, I'll have to re-learn the 314 digits of pi I've memorized, because currently I can only recite them in English, not German. I'll also have to finish my tree and get some practice in the immersion, because otherwise I won't have a large enough vocabulary to fool even a 6-year-old.

If I succeed, maybe my family will be motivated to learn German! But then again, I might just get grounded and miss my dinner. We'll see.

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Demonspawn

Reach a streak of 365 on German and start learning French.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Lore80

my language resolution is, for this time next year, to be able to chat about my 2015 language resolutions ..in Portuguese :-)

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/rageofthematrix

My language resolution for 2014 is to learn enough German to surprise my German mother to speak to her in her native tongue. She did not bring my sister and I up bilingual, and now I am the only one in my family to not know German. So here I am, trying to learn it so I can surprise my mom :)

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jbailey88

This is great, good luck! I'm sure you're mum will love you for this!

December 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/rageofthematrix

Thank you! I'm trying really hard! Thank you duolingo for this great opportunity!

December 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Muhamed_Helal

My resolution of 2014 is to "Speak The World" literally, I'm a fluent English speaker, and a native Arabic speaker...that almost makes me capable of speaking to 50% of the world population, I'm progressing with my Spanish lessons and already know a little French. So Maybe one day in 2014, I'll really "Speak The World" :-)

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/itastudent

Ahora, gracias a Duolingo, soy capaz de escribir bastante bien en español y sólo tengo que decirlos "gracias".

Como resolución para el año nuevo me gustaria, en primero lugar, ser capaz de escribir este mensaje en español de nuevo; no quiero olvidarme este idioma que me ha gustado desde que ero un niño. ;)

Como segunda cosa, espero poder escribir este mensaje en otros idiomas el año proximo. Este año quiero aprender el francés; una parte de mi familia vive en Francia y nunca pude comunicar con ellos en este idioma, y sería genial si pudiera hacerlo.

Por último, me gustaria seguir ayudando a la comunidad de Duolingo. Siempre estoy feliz de ser útil para los demás aquí en el foro, ayudando con consejos y sugerencias sobre mi idioma materno y sobre los otros que conozco, cuando puedo. Espero que otros puedan ayudar a su vez a mi o a otros usuarios con sus idiomas nativos. Creo que eso sea el espíritu de la comunidad, para que podamos continuar aprendiendo todos juntos.

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/prettybirdy979

My resolution for 2014 is to learn enough French to finally hold a conversation in it with my French friend instead of my dog, who while being a good listener is ❤❤❤❤ at correcting my tenses.

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/codguy202

My 2014 language resolution: I want to continue learning German to the extent that I can visit Germany and speak well enough with natives so that I do not need to rely on my English. Furthermore, I am hoping someone will be working on English to Esperanto via the Incubator, as I am wanting to learn how to speak Esperanto. Why not learn a potential universal language? I am also looking forward to seeing how much Duolingo grows each day throughout the year, and will be happy to see current courses having further work done on them so that we can all become a little bit more fluent!

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Soenix

Hmmmmm .. for 2014 , first of all I'll insure that most of my friends have joined Duolingo, even if that meant receiving some "Blocks" on Facebook :P

In the second place , I'll not rest until the Arabic language is added to the incubator, I'm so excited about delivering it to world and to face the challenge it offers to present it in a simple, attractive, interactive way .. although it may have 200 skills and 600 lessons in the end *_^ , but we can do it - I know it - .

Third on my list is to become a nightingale in German , French and Spanish .. and waiting till Duolingo has added Hindi and Japanese too to the list ^_^

and I was thinking .. is it good to learn ancient languages that are still somehow alive in my region like "Aramic, Ashouric , Syrianic ... etc " ? O.o

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/StanLanguages

Aramaic! I want to learn it one day :)

December 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MRMsys

2014: Begin and finish French tree! Hopefully within the first few months of the year.

December 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Dorian.Z

My resolution: use Italian to impress a French girl in Spain, with the translation of a German Duolingo Idiom: Hosen aus!

December 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Dorian.Z

though the chance are slim.

December 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/SaxyLady

"What are your language resolutions for 2014?" - To improve my Italian skills.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/FrankySka
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My resolution for 2014: I will create an incubator course in Gibberish. I have been told several times I speak it, and so far I appear to be the only fluent speaker.

Edit: on a more serious note: finish my French and Spanish trees and their "reverse tree" counterparts, reach a 1-year streak, attempt the French for Spanish tree (EEEKS! exciting!), and learn Dutch: Last time I went to the Netherlands everyone spoke German (my native language) to me and I felt so rude for not being able to at least attempt a few sentences in Dutch :)

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta

I am also anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Spanish to French course... I can't wait! You can do it jrikhal and Doniphane! They've made so much progress already!

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/FrankySka
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I know they are pretty amazing. And this will really help to integrate the languages. I am so eager to find out whether this will help as much as I am assuming in the long run. :)

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal

Don't put to much pressure on us. ;) ;) ;) ;)

Ok, I go back to the incubator. ;)

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/FrankySka
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<3 Thank you guys so much! This will be awesome! A while ago I had a glitch on my app (it was still version 2.something so a long while ago), and Duo gave me a french to spanish or spanish to french sentence (don't remember which way around). Back than I thought:"Too bad this was an app glitch - this would be amazing!" and now you guys are doing it! How cool is that?!?! No pressure though, really: I still have quiet a bit of 'tree' before me :)

December 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/HerrArbo

I've seen your comments all over the place - I didn't know you were german! :) Hallo aus Schottland! And good luck with your goal - I'm just sticking with German for the minute, as I dont quite have the time for more - but I am desperate to learn German!

Too many exclemation marks, entschuldigung... :)

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/FrankySka
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Hallo, Hallo :) No need to apologize for Ausrufezeichen! I love them! And I always use them as well XD Viel Spaß beim Deutsch lernen

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/SongbirdSandra

@FrankSka:  You are not alone- I speak Gibberish fluently!

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/FrankySka
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oh cool!!! - want to collaborate on the incubator course? ;)

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/gabi.labuschagne

I do and I'd love to help with the course. . . I hope we are on the right track of the same gibberish!

March 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jo7474

My resolution for 2014 is to translate duolingo text.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kriskaykj

My resolutions for 2014 are to pass my two AP exams in the spring, pass my drivers test, spend more time with my triplet sisters, get into the higher orchestra by being the best cellist in the class, get the gold presidential service award by volunteering at least 250 hours,try to learn Japanese so I can talk with my sister who is teaching English in Japan,and try to go to France to practice my new language skills.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Rhythmialex

My resolution for 2014: spend less time on language learning in order to finish my dissertation. And then back here, finish all three trees I am dealing with. It is you, Duolingo, who make me leaving my dissertation half-finished! Kidding. I love it. You deserve all my praises.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/spambot

New years resolution: To continue practicing my Portuguese language tree (I will be done just before the new year), talk in Portuguese both in person and by text with my girlfriend as much as possible, and be able to converse with her family when I meet them in Brazil late February.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/sakasiru

I voted for "soy un pingüino" but that bear is just too cute!

And my language resolution is to finish my Spanish tree in less than a year total (yeah, I'm slow) and then read a whole novel in Spanish!

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/sakasiru

Ummm, why is it not possible to unfollow this discussion?! I tried it several times now but I still get a note every time someone posts. I guess tomorrow my mailbox will be bursting :(

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Pixelstuff

My resolution is a bit loopy. I love the bear with the cerveza so much that I would learn enough spanish to be worthy of wearing it until summer, if I win it!

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/StuffieStephie

My goal is to try to backpack across Europe, speaking as little English as possible. I just turned 23 and I really haven't experienced a whole lot. I'm kind of cowardly and overly cautious (I was homeschooled, so that's my excuse for being anti-social ;P).

If I have enough money saved up I would really like to push and challenge myself to speak different languages, meet new people, see and try new things. Be brave, have some neat life experiences, and widen my perspective.

EDIT: Oh yeah, and refresh my Japanese so I can talk to my grandfather... It's upsetting how much I've forgotten! I'd also like to finish the French, Spanish and German tree, and keep up my hot streak! (If possible!)

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ljeanxo

Yay so excited for the clothing!! My New Years resolution is just to able to know understand enough for my move to paris next November..I have always been the adventurer type, moved to Las Vegas not knowing anybody and now I have my whole life here except I fell in the love with the french language many years ago and my passion keeps growing so I bought Rosetta Stone for $599 (2 years ago), tried classes (the teacher was weird), and countless "I never going to learn french over and over in my head"..then I found duolingo..now I can actually understand french!! I always said if I ever do learn I want to be fluent in one year. But the more I realize it this is going to be a life long journey, I will never stop learning the language but for me, It's not about being perfect in a short amount of time, it's the journey of growing in the language and duolingo is helping me achieve that..thanks so much everyone!!!!!!!!!

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/PuntoH

My resolution for 2014 is to finally finish the "short" story that I'm writing, whose plot is not special at all, except for the fact that languages play a big role on it !!. Let's see how it goes.

On the other hand, I would really like to complete the German tree, although there's no hurry. Besides, when my German is consolidated and strong enough, I would like to learn Norwegian and Chinese.

It seems that 2014 is going to be a great year !!

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/LuKaDaN

2014 resolutions: Learn Deutsh :-) and start to speak danish because im going to study in Denmark wish me luck guys!

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mokupuni

I would like to get some folks together and start incubating the English to Hawaiian course.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kanoa

Me too. I wonder how this could get started.

February 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/niceliz

My language resolution for 2014 is to finally start actually speaking German on a regular basis. So far, I can read, write, and listen pretty well, but my speaking skills are not nearly as good. This year, I spoke to my German penpal for the first time (we normally just email) and it took me about a full minute to just say one sentence in German. In 2014, I want to be able to talk to her again with more confidence and fluency. I'm so proud of her progress in English and I want to show her that I can do just as well with her native language!

I'll be starting university soon and I scored 84 out of 86 on their German placement exam, so hopefully that will qualify me for a class where I'm forced to speak only German in class. That would definitely help me with this resolution! :)

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/pdquinn1

I pledge to have my aha! moment when everything I have learned comes together and I actually understand it.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Equilibrio99

And naturally, the Germans have a word for that: Aha-Erlebnis. Happy eureka-ing!

December 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jeltzz

Assuming that Incubator expands, start writing courses for 4 unsupported languages: Latin, Ancient Greek, Scottish Gaelic, and Mongolian.

Go on a blistering 365 day streak and finish the French, German, and Italian trees.

Use these excellent language skills to read academic literature and move my phd along nicely...

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/JenGresham

My resolution is to speak Spanish with what I know right now, to not put off speaking until I feel comfortable. I want to inspire my daughter, who is 6, to learn Spanish also, but I know she is afraid of making mistakes and looking foolish. I have to show her it is okay to make mistakes--you can still communicate! The important thing is to start speaking even if sometimes, yes, you look a little silly. But over time she will see that I improve by speaking and I hope she will be inspired to join me.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/sebastianfabila

I want to speak proper Spanish, be cause currently i speak Spanglish (mixture of Spanish and English).

And as a side project i want to learn minionese - Ba-na-na para tu, pa-ta-to - (probably never going to hapen)

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/molodan

My language resolution for 2014 is to finish my Spanish tree and reach a tier 2 Translator level. I also wish to master accents and genders for words in Spanish...never gonna happen :(

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/lanaday101

My 2014 resolution is to learn as much of every language that I can. I've always wanted to be a polyglot, but never knew how to go about learning other languages (without spending lots on money on other programs) until Duolingo. <3 it! Can't wait for Russian to be released and hoping for Polish soon. Will likely never happen, but would also love to see Cherokee on here someday.

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Red_Rat_Writer

My goal: - Be conversationally fluent in Spanish. - Re-learn Esperanto, and be able to converse in that also. - Start cracking French.

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/sar.bear

My language resolution for 2014: To finish my Spanish tree and be able to hold a basic conversation with someone in Spanish. I work in a hospital as a hospitality concierge at the moment, but after I graduate school in May, I will (hopefully) become a Respiratory Therapist. My city has a rather large Latino community, and many do not speak English. I think it would be amazing to be one of the few people in my hospital who can talk with my patients without having to wait for the translating computer to become available (which also becomes an added expense on their bill).

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Treppich

My resolutions for 2014: - Learn Spanish (I love the "Soy un penguino" one :P) - Meet up with some old german friends (I speak german now :D) - Learn Mandarin Chinese so I can speak to my grandmother - Have a 365+ day streak - Make new friends with the languages I learn with Duolingo - Help others who are learning languages I know - Participate in translating articles for the world to read! - Learn some dutch so I can speak to my friend in his native language rather than in english :P - Get a duolingo shirt (Hopefully I get one for free, nudge, nudge, wink, wink)

I hope everyone enjoys their christmas and have a happy new year! :D

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Z.Shan
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Wow, your grandmother speaks Chinese! Good luck learning Chinese!

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December 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Treppich

Thanks, She is actually Cambodian and speaks Khmer/Cambodian but she also speaks Mandarin Chinese :)

December 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/fuzzybooks

My language resolutions for 2014 is to start using the language blog I made, and make at least one post in German and one in French per week, no matter how small and awful they might be to begin with. It's better to be able to look back and cringe at how bad they were, than have nothing to cringe at because I never got started. I also want to watch at least one non-English speaking movie/week, and at the end of the year have advanced beyond Disney movies in at least French, but preferably in German as well.

I would really like to do the basics in some other languages, so I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what happens with the incubator! (And I might give in and go do the basics in Italian soon, because I really, really want to.)

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/iustitia

Oh great, I haven't thought about watching dubbed Disney movies in other languages :) Thanks for useful tip!

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/fuzzybooks

You're very welcome! I saw it around somewhere and thought it was great. I tried watching Susi und Strolch(Lady and the Tramp), but then the video started buffering and I didn't get more than 7-10 minutes in. But, it's Christmas, so Disney movies have been on my list. I'm glad that writing about your resolutions helped you, I hope that your trip goes well! And good luck with an internship, it would be very cool. :)

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/iustitia

Merci & Danke schoen! :)

December 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TimKeegstra

When I met my girlfriend, we made this funny deal that we'd go to Paris once I'd be able to write a rap in French (She used to write raps in French class, and I was very impressed!). So she introduced me to Duo in order for me to have a chance. So my resolution for the coming year is to learn enough French to write a cool rap and go to Paris with my girlfriend.

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/JoshuaBowers

I met a girl last year on a trip to Costa Rica. I fell for her immediately, but I was an English speaker who took Spanish in high school nearly 10 years ago, and she only spoke Spanish. So if I had any chance of wooing her, I knew I would need to learn and learn quick. So I searched the Web and found duolingo, and dedicated myself wholeheartedly to using it and studying. Fast forward to April of this year and there I was, in a suit and tie, putting a ring on the finger of my esposa and reciting the vows in Spanish. Not a week passes where I don't somehow manage to recommend duolingo to a friend or family member. I've already signed my wife up, as well as her sister and cousin. My goal for 2014 is to help guide her through the tree, so that when she finally gets here she will feel much more comfortable speaking English. Thank you to all the staff at Duolingo, if it weren't for this site, I'm not sure if any of this would have been possible.

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Equilibrio99

¡Viva la resolución! For 2014: Consistent effort (no matter how big or small) applied conscientiously EVERY day. I have no language gifts but I've learned this: Puedo mejorar - I can improve.

December 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Don_Cristian

My resolution for the year 2014 considering languages are:

I completed the whole portuguese and spanish tree and next I'm going to start translating texts and finding people from couch surfing who speak these languages. This is only the beginning, my aim is to take the ultimate final test in portuguese and spanish in spring 2014. I'm going to travel from Cancun to Rio or Tierra del Fuego through the whole continent and improve these languages. I'm gonna hitch-hike the whole way and see and learn everything I can in these countries. I hope I'll be alive when I came back.

I will complete italian and german trees and start translating these languages. I will read simple books in these books, like I have already done.

I am waiting for my strongest languages to come here, so I might contribute to some new languages. My most fluent languages are finnish and estonian, so I'm waiting them to be done so I will get two owls really fast xD I'm obsessed getting most owls in Duolingo. I will get one very easily from swedish also.

New languages: The easiest languages me to learn the next would be dutch and french, so I will learn them and try to get the tree done here. My big dream is to survive with all the 10 biggest languages in the world. So I want to start also hindi, arabic, russian, mandarin chinese, bahasa indonesia, japanese and bengali next year. I will try every language in duolingo which is generated via the incubator and try to finish as many trees as I can. The whole time I have to improve of course the languages which I already can so that they won't deteriorate.

For me languages are only a tool to fulfill my biggest dreams. I will learn everything I need in different languages, I have already read books and watched documentaries in all languages that I speak. I have to spend 1-3 hours every day to maintain my skills. I try to involve languages in every part of my life and surround myself with the cultures and history of the particular language. So I listen to the radio channels of different countries and study the history of all the countries in the world and try to meet the native speakers when I can.

Ultimately I want to be the king of duolingo and next year is a big step towards it !

December 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AbraxunsIllusion

Sweet!

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexSoupy

My language goals for 2014 are to finish the spanish and german trees

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/sebasm90

i deem this contest a bad idea, people won't stop unliking other comments just to win.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Luis

We're not counting by votes. We're counting by which ones we like better.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/sebasm90

Ohh ya veo, ahora si entendi :) Gracias luis.

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jbailey88

They didn't say it would be picked on up votes here, just that they would pick 20 of them - so maybe people are down voting for nothing!

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

I am pretty sure the staff can see who is handing out up and down votes, even though everyday users cannot.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/JaySilverman

My language resolutions for 2014 are:

-to finish my Duolingo tree in French, and become fluent in the language by the end of the year (through continued use of Duolingo, speaking/writing with francophone penpals, reading French books)....and to start Spanish on Duolingo and develop a working grasp of the language by year's end....and to begin studying a fourth language (either German, Mandarin Chinese, or the native language of whatever cute European girl I end up dating next)....and to convince more friends to learn a new language, either on Duolingo or through other means, so that they can appreciate the joys of understanding and appreciating different cultures.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie

Quick answer, finish my tree.
After that, I would like to improve my listening/speaking ability.
Maybe move into the English forums and help others there.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/melle_belle

My goal is to use complete the skill trees for French, Spanish, and Portuguese... on the amazing Windows Phone App I am sure you're soon to release!! :D

I'm hopeful as ever :)

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/danielpalmer

My resolution is to get my Chinese back up to scratch (hopefully with Duolingo's help?) so that I can get back in contact with the friends in China that I lost contact with when I went to university.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Tengo_una_alma

My language resolution: Start a Quenya Elvish course in the incubator.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/lavis93

These gifts have been disappointing so far... I don't want to buy clothing from you. I was expecting some new features for the website.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/revdolphin

I like this one better than the first one. My guess is that the gifts are going to continue improving and that they've saved the best for last.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/leenlopez

my language resolutions for 2014 are: 1. learn some other fruit names in portuguese because I'm pretty sure they're as awesome as abacaxi (which is my favorite word ever) haha 2. pick up on the french course 3. practice some japanese... I took two courses in college and need some (a lot of) practice

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/michaelfdk

My language resolution for 2014 is to finish the German tree and expand my vocabulary. Often I find myself in situations, not knowing how to express myself; and since I have a dream of moving to Berlin in some years, I have to practice and practice. That is what I keep telling myself. In 2013, I haven't had the time. Yet from now on it shall not be a matter of time, but a matter of prioritization.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/CecilieO.

resolution for 2014: -carry an actual conversation in italian about a complex topic (I'm allowed to say "come si dice..." though). -read a book in italian -start watching movies in italian -start using my italian recipes (and knitting patterns)

and most importantly; keep up my motivation for learning italian.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Jabberwocky19

Why not add Pig Latin to the language incubator?

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/sigmacharding

You should join www.codecademy.com my friend!

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/FelixKatze

In 2014 I will do my best get up to B2 CEFR level in German (currently A2). I will work toward this by:

1) Finishing my Duolingo tree, making and keeping my skills gold after doing so.

2) Use immersion more, which I will use along with the previous bullet point, to reach level 25.

3) Diligent use of Anki flashcards.

4) Read more books in German! Will make Anki flashcards of the new vocabulary I discover in this way.

5) Finish my textbooks, with special focus on grammar.

6) Use of German-language internet and forums, for practice.

7) Find speaking-partner(s) to improve my spoken German.

8) Watch occasional films in German.

9) Play (RPG) video games in German.

10) Use podcasts, German talk radio, and videos, to improve listening comprehension.

...and so on. I will be doing something in German, nearly every day, just as I am doing now. Before the end of 2014, I will sit an exam, either for B1 or B2, depending on how confident I feel in my level.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/CarolJean1

2014... I actually hope to finish my French tree by Christmas. Then , French to English starting immediately , followed by German(finally, it's what I need!) starting February. By the end of 2014 I hope to have a good grip on German and keep progressing in French. Love French, need German, what might be next?

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/omri.luz

my resolution for 2014: complete my french skill tree and keep practicing until im fluent in french while in the army and returning home only once a month.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Lorna_k

I hosted a wonderful Venezuelan girl at my home last year and we are practically sisters now. My resolution is to improve my Spanish well enough so that I don't have to use English when I go visit her

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/joakandr

What about posters? I'd like some.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Dagrooms

I want to learn Italian so I can go to Italy and study my family history, as well as enjoy the food and culture there without making the people think I'm a stupid American!

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MarcTheSpanish

My 2014 Resolution: Since I am going down to Nicaragua (Central America) on a mission's trip in 2014, my resolution for 2014 is to complete the Spanish skill tree so I can fluently talk with the kids, and get to know them, as last year, I could barely communicate because I didn't really know any Spanish.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jpsacre

Finish my spanish tree, and start my south american trip!

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/vonnelca

My resolution for 2014: Not to give up, to keep on learning as much as I am able to, every day. My motto : Permanent education.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/BellaMargarita

Hopefully in 2014 I get a job so I can save up money to do a Spanish proficiency or two test for work .

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/curlyeric

My goal is to use my newly acquired French to take my wife to Paris for 2 weeks for our 10 year wedding anniversary. I've also started practicing Spanish and German, when I'm done with those I'll have to find other exotic places to take my wife.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/vonnelca

Thank you guys, I just ordered a T-shirt, hope it will arrive before xmas. If not, it's ok. Merry Christmas to you all.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Goran12

My Duolingo resolutions:

  • to finish my French tree

  • to do 2000 words in the sum of the Polish trees (both English for Polish or Polish for English speakers) - one completely, half of both, or something in between

  • start learning at least one more language (either German or one of the new ones - Vietnamese would be nice)

Other language resolution: to translate an article from Polish to Czech (my native language) at least every other month.

Not for a T-shirt, but it should earn me lot of fun :-)

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101

My 2014 language resolution is: To keep on having as much fun with learning foreign languages as I have always had!

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Sarai6785

Goal 1: Finish the Spanish tree so I can fluently communicate with my stepmother's side of the family (and better communicate with my 4 younger siblings whose first language is Spanish). Finally, I'll be able to understand what the two sets of twins have been saying about me. Goal 2: Finish the French tree before summer so a close friend and I can travel abroad to France over the summer. :) Also, French is gorgeous (I stick my tongue out at the friend who said "It's dumb to learn a language just because you think it's pretty".).

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MTCicero86

My resolution for 2014 is to finish my Italian tree and try to find a way to use Duolingo with Latin for my own students to practice.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/qfish

My resolution is to improve my Russian, so that I will be able to properly communicate with my girlfriend's family when I will fly to Russia and visit them for the first time next year. Hope they will be so impressed that they will instantly like me :P

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a

My language resolutions for 2014 are to keep my French tree golden at all times, without going crazy or getting my verb forms in a twist while also trying to learn Spanish and Estonian.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/LisaLucas

What are my language resolutions for 2014?

1.I'm going to re-familiarize myself with the French language, and by this time next year, I will be conversing with my mother solely in French like I did when I was a kid.

2.I'm going to have my German tree finished by April 2014, before my German exchange student bestie moves back home so that I can skype with her in her native tongue!

3.And lastly, once I become fairly fluent in English, French, and German, I want to learn Russian to surprise my dad (who lived in Russia for a few years) by (hopefully) Christmas of next year. I would LOVE to see the look on his face and be able to talk to him in Russian while my family stares at us blankly ☺

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Goim

I've been fluent in english for a while now.

My resolution for 2014 is to open the cage that I put my friend in and devour the key. How am I ever supposed to become fluent if I'm never gonna use it? I need to overcome those mind-obstacles and just get it out there!^^ Also i cannot wait to brush up my russian later next year, when the reverse course will be released =D

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Goim

French xD I mean french!^^

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kriskaykj

My language resolutions for 2014 are, to learn enough reach that when I go to France my senior year, I will be comfortable talking to the locals. I also want to learn a little bit of Japanese so I can speak to my sisters Japanese friends when she is teaching English to Japanese kids. I would also like to learn more Spanish so my triplet sisters and I can talk to each other and others won't understand us.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ddoubleu2

My resolution is to invent a robot translator that does all the talking for me (with the aid of Duolingo of course).

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/joshl7

To finish my Spanish tree before March and become fluent by the end of the year

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AlejandroR666

My language resolutions for 2014, well that's really complicated to say but... First I want to finish the French Tree in duolingo before the end of the year, then when the new year has arrived I'll do it backwards so I "learn" english from french, but I'm just waiting for the French for spanish course that is being incubated. Either way, once I finish the curren french tree, I'll start learning portuguese, it'll be useful for the Mundial and then for the Olympics and want to go to at least one of them. Meanwhile I can practice with the students at university since there are a lot of guys from everywhere, there were some girls this semester but from Germany I couldn't understand anything they say so at some point next year, I will begin the German course. But definitely I want an english-> modern greek course beacause θέλω να μαθαίνω ελληνικά (Δεν είμαι σίγουρος if αυτό είναι σωστώ... <- ni estoy seguro de esto), I'v started to learn some basics and I will add the clasic greek elective at college to get at least some of it.

Besides that, but I don't think I get to do it, I want to learn huitoto or linga since my country posesses many indigenous languages and it could be really useful to learn a couple of them 'cuz I'll surely have to communicate with them in my career, just as many famous antropologists did in the whole world when they started to get in contact with these communities with the intentions of knowing them (well not exactly, but that's not the point). And finally, I hope because you guys gotta be overwhelmed with this, i'm having a course of how the brain processes all the stuff it processes, but i'm specially excited with Broca and Wernickle Areas because they're the centers of language and I wanna know how they get involvedd when learning new languages, not only oral languages, also sign languages, just as some guy somewhere in here mention...

It's pretty much just that... so Buena Suerta a todos, Bonne chance, Buona Fortuna, Καλή Τύχη, good luck et à très bientôt les gars...

P.D.: Can we choose the color of the shirt or it has to be the ones displayed on the gear page, cuz I would like, I don't know, the penguin on green background, or the hoodie but in green, I only like the green one with Don Dúo (because it's green the shirt).

P.D de la P.D: I forgot to add latin but maybe in someother time.

P.D...P.D: Τι είναι μια resolution;

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/EthanArendt

My language resolutions for 2014 is to try to learn Spanish at the best of my ability. I start off the new year with a service trip in Mexico helping with sea turtle conservation and helping kids with special disabilities. I plan to use what I learned in class and duolingo in the real world and not stop at that. I will continue my studies to the middle of the year where I will study abroad in the summer in Mexico to accumulate the most Spanish speaking knowledge I can before I graduate college. I am more motivated then ever to become bilingual.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mymouse

If it is possible in Duolingo I will learn Latin. But after Italian and Spanish :)

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/sigmacharding

Attain enough proficiency of Spanish, French and Irish (when it gets here) so that I may boast of having used duolingo to excel in my leaving certificate. I could also do with bettering (ameliorating) my English.

And ultimately reintroduce spoken Latin to society through everyday speech!

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/phyzelo

My language resolution for 2014 is to learn Spanish, so I can support my wife and daughter. I live in California. In the tough job market here, a second language gives one an edge for a job.

I do not have enough or stable, repeatable times off to take a traditional class. Duolingo is there anytime I have to study. Very affordable, better than the other free options I looked at.

Besides, conversing with a large part of the local population is good for civic engagement, and neighborly.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Selcen_Ozturk

Actually this was not only my language-related new years resolution but my only new years resolution I thought of, to be finally not afraid of speaking in German and become fluent in it! I have been living in Germany - I am ashamed to tell - for 5 years already. It is not like I don't speak German but I am usually too shy to speak it, and usually whatever I say in German my friends will be like "oh how sweet", which stops from going on. I have almost no problems in understanding it (for which duolingo also helped quite a lot).

So my new years resolution is to talk with my friends in social life in German only!

The problem is that I am a scientist therefore I work in a pretty international environment where everybody speaks English. So there are people who have lived here even longer and yet speak no German :( At least I achieved to convince most of them to practice German on Duolingo as well!

and not to be forgotten, another thing is to release the English for Turkish speakers course soon, and maybe even Turkish for English speakers as well :)

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kevinbarron_

My 2014 resolution: to improve on Spanish for ELL kids in my classroom and continue growing in other languages for our "language of the day" activity every morning!

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/rennes_i

My resolutions for 2014 are not creative but true: take part in duolingo german course DAILY, not like I do now, sometimes; start learning Polish, and contribute to duo with my Russian and Ukrainian language knowledge! Gosh, I want that shirt so bad :)

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TheDragonRises

My resolution for 2014 is to become the King of Petroleum. I will rule in 2014.

Seriously, I plan to start watch more French shows and perhaps visit a French-speaking community or Skype with French speakers.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Ontalor

Language resolutions for 2014:
-Continue practicing Chinese. Since I'm in China and although I speak fairly fluently, but I still have a long way to go.
-Practice Spanish more with my Spanish roommate. All the words and grammar are in my head now, I just need to practice using them quickly and fluently.
-Practice French more with my colleague at work. My French has the same problem as my Spanish.
-Get a move on learning Russian! I've tried for a while, and although it's difficult, I love the language, and I have Ukrainian classmates and a lot of friends here in China that are difficult to talk to because of the language barrier, but if I can really commit to Russian I can build a lot more friendships.

Thank you Duo for everything you're creating! Love the new gear.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/SDL_1987

My language resolutions for 2014: Continue with those of 2013 of course :) And that's trying to reach a fluent level in French, German, Italian and Hungarian. Next to these, I want to learn a new language but before this I must try to be fluent in the 4 mentioned above.

My first test is in january when I will have 3 language exams (English, French and German) for my final bachelor's year. But my biggest goal in 2014 is getting my bachelor degree.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Chiacchierone

My language resolutions for 2014 are to earn a 1 year streak, and to progress far enough through the Italian course to be able to survive in Italy without needing an English > Italian dictionary in my pocket.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ewcroft

My resolution is to: complete my spanish tree, talk with a native spanish-speaking person and have them understand me without having to ask what a word means or como se dice, and to begin learning french so I can converse with my canadian friends more effectively. Buena suerte a todos :D

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ichilingo

My resolution:

To be able to spend a day using only Spanish, and in that day I will be able to converse without trouble. Of course it's not close, but it's doable.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/BenTheGeek

I want to make a incubator course for Baby Gibberish. I will have to ask my little sister to help me, though.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/annym1412

I want to learn Italian to a level where I can actually speak it comfortably, I've also been using the Spanish courses to review words I don't know. I'd love to move on to some of the other languages offered too!

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/cr48laptop

My resolution is to learn Arabic, if it gets added to the Incubator, and finish the Spanish to English tree to help me in my Spanish.

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/blohrding

my 2014 resolution is to finish the German tree and hopefully get enough knowledge of german grammer and vocabulary that i can help out my favorite website duolingo. wheather ist working on the incubator or just helping beginners :)

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/spambedamschen

My language resolution for 2014 is to become fluent in Spanish while living in Mexico. I do not want to feel awkward anymore just being able to say half of what I think. At towards the end of the year I want to refresh my French skills and take a a2 Mandarin course at my home university.

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ayePete

Get an Android phone so I can constantly practice my languages. Speak my languages more. Make more friends on Duolingo to share my passion and excitement in learning languages with. Must speak spanish at least up to normal conversational level before end of 2014. And, if all goes as planned, I should even do far better than all these. :)

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/saminman

My resolution is to get at to at least a 2 listening / 2 reading (on the ILR scale) in Indonesian while continuing to improve my Spanish and Portuguese. Later in the year, I also want to take on Dutch.

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Fraxinus

My resolution for 2014 is to learn enough Spanish to be able to communicate with the very large Spanish-speaking community in my town in Southern California. I want to use this language to improve interaction with them while I am volunteering in the community with my school's Key Club.

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/E.T.s_Son

My Language Resolutions For 2014:

-Tell off my sister in French (You just don't understand how irritating she is and she never fails to get the last word in our arguments, even when she's wrong. NOT THIS TIME! I'll get the last word even if she doesn't understand it.) Muahahahahahahah

-While in public I will pretend to receive an international call from a French friend and talk French to make the locals jealous if not receive adoration of my knowledge of language.

-And I can NOT stand when people talk in a foreign language giving me the side eye! It's like their talking crap about me! NOT ANYMORE! "Quoi tu dis sur moi?" Well...hopefully their speaking French!

-Last but not least, after I garner enough knowledge of the French language I will "slightly" bump my head on a random object suffering a "slight" concussion ending up in the hospital. When I wake up I will speak ONLY in French making the doctors believe I'm from France and that I don't remember who I am and tell them I only remember being kidnapped from France which will result in them flying me back to France. (Talk about a free trip to the most beautiful city in the world). As for what to do once I'm there?...I haven't thought that out yet!

Seriously though, I just want to learn and fluently use the French language, whether it be reading advanced novels and watching French movies without subtitles and possible chatting with some cute people from France online =D Maybe I'll form a good connection with a rich French local and they'll fly me to France for the Summer! Crosses fingers

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AlejandroR666

Wow, maybe that bump in your head happens before so you can't remember you won a shirt with such amazingly creative resolutions... Vous êtes plus fou que moi, mon ami, vous êtes un grand malade, E.T.s_son. Vraiment un grand malade. Je sais que vous en gagnerez

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/E.T.s_Son

Merci beaucoup. J'aime être maladroit

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/konanaki

This years language resolution is to be able to converse in Spanish : )

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/aleury

My resolution 2014 is to complete the Duolingo Spanish, French, and German courses and find language partners that I can practice conversing with. I would also like get back into my Hindi studies! So many languages so little time! :)

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/aquage

I want to be able to fall in love with someone using a language I learned through duolingo. They are called the romantic languages right? Haha, seriously though. I can't wait to be able to use Spanish in real life, and I have done so already to a limited extent. I want to get back on track using duo everyday, but I am not getting behind on Spanish currently as I am taking a class in Spanish everyday in school.

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/athena_clancy

For my graduation present my grandparents are taking me to France. I have already taken French I and French II with my school, but my speaking skills are unfortunately lacking. I hope that Duolingo will help me refresh on the courses I have taken and prepare me for my trip in 2014! I really hope I can travel to France and truly be able to converse with the locals… I am extremely excited and I hope that I can persevere to learn French!! Wish me luck!!

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Andrealphus

We have the exact same level of school education! Tu veux m'ecris? Je vais te donner mon Email que tu veux.

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/rmcg777

My new resolution is to keep my streak going for as long as possible, furthering my Duolingo score and giving Babbel the boot! Duolingo is way cooler than Babbel!

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/CapK9

My language resolutions for 2014 are to finish the french, the spanish and the german trees! After that I want to start conversations with native speakers so I can reach fluency! I also would like to reach the one year streak and somehow colaborate in the incubator :D

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Andrealphus

My language resolution for 2014: I want to conquer at least one continent. I also believe that going to a nation and staying for a while should require a degree of or intent to learn their language. From a very young age I have been promising the world that I would come in like a boss and dominate it. I even got in trouble for telling my teacher that I wanted to be king of the world when I grew up. Well, I'm going to be turning seventeen in April so I had better get started! I am intending to become a wealthy writer, trumping J.K. Rolling as the most wealthy author, then use that money to buy a few boats and a private jet to travel the world with as a good pirate. I am already in culinary school and know multiple forms of martial arts so that I can enter nations then defeat their bad guys and feed them so they can have a proper "we are less impoverished now" party. They will then take me into their hearts and sing songs of me as their new leader. With that power I will use their loyalty towards me to spread out into new territories. After I get this power I will create one unified nation on said continent and make the national anthem "We Are the Champions," so that other nations will get offended by our statement of superiority and attack us, so we can move further through military without looking like aggressors. Then I will use all of this power and wealth to make Duolingo even more impressive than it already is, with entire armies and scores of linguists paid by tax payers and literature readers! I will be known throughout the world! "The King in the Green Shirt." "Le Roi Dans La Chemise Verte." And more! The world will tremble before my green shirt!

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/EinStudent

The resolution I have made for myself for 2014 is to complete the French language tree (at the very least--German is next on my list!) and keep up a streak by taking time to practice everyday. I am one who thinks understanding multiple languages is a great advantage in life and allows you to communicate with more people! It lets you see more sides of a picture, so to say.

By using Duolingo I hope to catch up with my peers who are in the French course at my school. My timetable did not permit it, but I am determined not to lag behind. Bonnes chances à tous de nous! Let us all work hard to achieve our goals and more this new year..

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/FJoyB

Cool new gear, guys. Wish I would've known the old Duo shirt was going away; might've added it to my Christmas list... :(

Regardless, thanks for the free language lessons! :)

My goal for 2014 is to finish up my Spanish tree here, so I can move on to Portuguese guilt-free. Ideally, I'd like to do this by the end of April, because I have some really great friends in Brazil who've invited me to their double-wedding. I'd like to be able to get enough Portuguese down by August so that if I end up being able to go for the wedding, I can talk with everyone else there. :D

Thanks, guys! Keep up the great work!

And Merry Christmas!

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/FJoyB

And, on a side note, I nominate FrankySka for the shirt. Not only does he contribute here frequently, he also has the most impressive aspirations, considering that I don't know anybody else who has suggested a course in gibberish. :D That was great...

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/SongbirdSandra

My resolution is to speak French at an Intermediate or High-Intermediate level, by the end of 2014.

On Duolingo, I want to finish my French tree by mid-year (or sooner). Then, I will begin the reverse tree (English-from-French) and hopefully complete it by year's end.
I will become more involved in Immersion and be an active translator.

I will also continue to use additional resources, such as music, movies, books, and other websites to supplement my learning here.
I think chatting with natives is a necessity, so I am also going to buy a microphone and a webcam, so that I can chat with native speakers.

I probably won't be able to stop myself from trying out another language or two (even just a little bit!). I'll be keeping my eyes on that language incubator, too! (Russian for English-speakers?  Dutch? (For English-speakers???)  Hmmmm...I'm definitely dipping my toe into those waters!).

J'amie Duolingo! I love the owl, too. He's a hoot. :P

Joyeux Noël! Bonne Année et Bonne Santé!

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/iomar.sant

my resolutions for 2014? Aprender Ingles, para fazer um intercâmbio nos EUA ou Austrália!!!

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/narser

climb the my french tree till I can read my favourite book "le petit prince" in french. :)

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/EnglishWithJojo

My resolution is to learn more French than my friend Ethan. Ever since getting Duolingo, being able to race him has kept me motivated to keep working at it everyday. I love that Duolingo lets me track both his and my progress together, so I know that I'm constantly better than he is. We're both studying abroad in Paris in 2014, so we'll be able to put our skills to the test. I am determined to be less of a stupid American than him, but I'm not sure Duolingo will really help that.

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/roozimmer

My 2014 Language Resolution: To become an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher!

Last summer I undertook one of my greatest enterprises to date: learn a second language. Language learning software was too expensive for me, and language classes never served me well; when a friend mentioned that a website called "Duolingo" offered a free way to learn a new language, I was at full attention. One month later, Duolingo measured that I could understand over 95% of Spanish articles. This experience has changed my life immensely for the better, kick starting me en route to my now dream job!

Thanks Duolingo!

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/carlos.alv3

My language resolutions for 2014 is to complete the German tree by the end of the year, and complete from this day day onwards a 1 month streak. I want to be able to hold a basic conversation in German with native speaker by the end of 2014.

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/vstimac

I want to learn enough German to be able to have a conversation with my Austrian friend when I meet him in April! I plan to finish the German lesson in order to do this... If there's more cool things to learn in Duolingo after that, I'll keep going!

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Z.Shan
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My language resolutions for 2014:

  1. Complete the French tree by the end of summer
  2. Be the next @Sitesurf for Chinese users learning English after the "English for Chinese speakers" course is launched. Hopefully I can become a contributor of the "Chinese for English speakers" course
  3. Continue my streak
  4. Most importantly, be a more loyal fan to Duolingo, which is the most difficult considering that I'm already very loyal ;)

So temporarily I'm not able to plan a start of a new language next year, though I also want to learn Spanish. But if a Japanese course is launched in the incubator next year, I'll be laughing to death! I've been studying Japanese for one year a half already. :)

2013.12.17

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Andrealphus

I love you just for 2. Sitesurf is amazing and I'm glad I'm not the only one who wishes I was on his level.

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Z.Shan
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Exactly! @Sitesurf is of great importance to the "French for English speakers" community!

2013.12.17

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/cheezer

My resolutions: Finish the Spanish tree; start re-learning Japanese; become fluent in Swedish.

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/RJMCE1
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How did you learn Swedish and Japanese?

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/cheezer

Japanese from high school and Swedish because I live there now

December 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/RJMCE1
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How long did it take you to learn Swedish while being there?

December 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/cheezer

This is my first experience learning a language and actually using it with natives. Despite a few years of off and on studying of the language, I didn't really feel comfortable speaking it until I started to apply myself and get some practical experience, and I'm proud that I recently completed my first Swedish-speaking job. I still need to work on my writing, though.

December 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/RJMCE1
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2014: Finish the Italian tree and 1 other (perhaps another go at Portuguese). And think of a more creative answer perhaps......

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mreaderclt

I want to feel as comfortable speaking in Spanish as I do in English. That includes learning to trill an "r," a skill which has eluded me for decades.

This is my second go-round learning - really re-learning this time - Spanish. It's been so long since I learned Spanish the first time that they've even changed the alphabet. That sounds like a Rodney Dangerfield joke, but it's true.

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/viollamckate

My resolution for 2014 : finish the Spanish tree and be able to talk to my Spanish friend in her native language :)

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/j_123423423

My language resolution for 2014 is to finish the Spanish course, go to Spain and speak Spanish, and hopefully contribute back to Duolingo if I'm accepted in the incubator program.

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/elizabethhopet

my resolution for 2014: i hope to achieve an hour a day devoted to studying German, everyday.

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/prky
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I look forward to finishing my skill tree in French, and would like to visit Quebec or France! Merci, et joyeux noël tous mes amis!

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/HopeUnbroken

My language resolutions for 2014: (trying to keep these slightly realistic) -Finish my Spanish tree -Start reverse Spanish tree -Continue to work on my Greek -Finish my German tree -Find a language learning partner -Overhear and partially understand a conversation in another language -Find a new language tree created in the incubator to start/complete

Well, there they are.

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/CheyenneA

My language resolutions for 2014 - to learn American Sign Language, finish the German tree and take the B2 exam for Deutsch, do up half the French tree! I hope to take up another language on Duolingo too! Either Italian or Spanish (:

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/tonywangtj

I've always wanted get a Duolingo shirt with a French phase on it...

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/aeglos

My language resolution will be to keep up with french and italian and be able to get at least a 4.0 certificate in both languages from duolingo. Very humble, but I will be happy with it.

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/fpz

Learn German so I can travel to Deutschland, and continue my studies there, in a Conservatory. I must be ready for such thing if I really want to do it.

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ALoUSyUseRnaME

I don't want a t-shirt. It's very motivating, but what I really want is to have the best learning experience ever on Duolingo! This is the best website ever and what I want to do is have the best time ever, help others, have fun and speak a foreign language.

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/j_t

My language resolution for 2014 is to get my language-less dad to join me in learning languages with Duolingo! 2 months ago, my 11 year old sister expressed her desire to learn languages too. I set her up a Duolingo account, and since then she has diligently logged into Duolingo every day after school and has now reached Level 7 in German and has just started Level 1 Spanish. A few days ago she came home and excitedly announced that she had been able to talk to a new girl from her class in German!! I am so SO proud of her! I am really grateful to Duolingo for all this and I really want to give something back in return - I am thinking of maybe creating a Bulgarian incubator course next year too.

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Lisa.Thomas

My new years resolution is to become a linguistic genius!.......and a nurse:)

I have just finished my GCSEs this year and I am considering becoming a nurse and do humanitarian aid work abroad. I want to become fluent in Spanish French and German (and more!) so that I will be able to communicate with the people I work with!

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Blanka_Z

My language resolution: Convince my younger brother to really give Duolingo a go. He's had German as a second foreign language for three and a half years at school and has as many left, but doesn't even know how to form the simplest sentences. I'm convinced this can help him!

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/reject86

Make one in Deutsch! "Ich bin praktisch perfekt!" or "Der Apfel ist nicht normal!" (I am practically perfect; the apple is not normal].

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Wonderboy6

To complete the mandarin skill tree ;)

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/JustinAiken

My 2014 resolution: Find your bear and give it beer. Or something stronger - given the size and weight of the average oso, I don't think beer would do much...

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/juckele

For 2014, I'm planning on taking the HSK 2 (Chinese language test), and by end of year have myself ready to test for at least HSK 4 at the start of 2015 (more if I can manage). If English -> Chinese for Duolingo is released, I'll start being an active user again and resume studying French.

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/madilatham

I aim to finish my German tree, so I can travel to Germany and not be completely clueless. I also would love to get done with my Spanish tree, so I can go on my churches mission trip to El Salvador in the fall. Duolingo has helped some of my friends get a working grasp of languages and I would love to use Duolingo to aid me in my studies :)

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/underwood.jones

Complete German's course and develop a Gothic course! Yay!

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/YordanL

I'm currently learning Spanish, so my first resolution is reaching a somewhat conversational level by the end of 2014. My second resolution is creating a desktop program for teaching basic written languages (English or Spanish) for Bulgarians, since I'm from Bulgaria. It may be similar to Duolingo in a way. The third, if possible is to improve my German a bit, since I'm learning it at school and am really bad at it.

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ProfesorAntonnio

Hello everyone! Thank you very much for all your wonderful gifts! You are incredibly generous. I suggest you offer them to the most advanced users at first. They really deserve them.

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/CodyEvelan

I am going to Germany at the beginning of the summer. So my resolution is to finish all Doulingo has to offer before then so I hopefully wont have to use English at all during my trip.

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/zenolee

Finish all the language trees. I'm done with French, about 2/3 done with German and Spanish, and about 1/4 done in Portuguese and Italian. I just started in earnest in October.

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/booma

My 2014 resolution is to finish my Duolingo Spanish tree then start on the French. By the end of 2014 I will be "tri-lingual" in French, Spanish, and English. Hopefully, after I have completed these two, I will start my Portuguese tree. At which time I will be complete with all the languages. I will continue to practice on Duolingo and spread everything I learned to the elementary children I tutor.

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/aago123

2014: Owl learn more languages and owl keep Duo happy!

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/adesva

My resolution is to become fluent enough in french to be able to pretend to be french and thus appear more attractive.

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/rowaso

To extend my streak to 365 days.

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Xiuhtecuhtli

My goal is to reread the entire Harry Potter series - in Spanish.

December 17, 2013

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    Resolution: My language learning endeavors have reached outside of Duolingo and I am now taking a Spanish class. I wish to “graduate” with an A in the class. By the end of next year, I want to be able to carry a casual conversation and talk about news (rather than the basic conversation of Hi my name is CannedtomatoSoup). I want to finish the Spanish Duolingo skill tree and maintain all lessons at a gold standing. As of now, my streak stands close to 60. I would really like to hit 100, but my true goal is one year (365 days) of practicing Spanish straight. I also want to go to a Mexican restaurant and order everything in Spanish. I can currently translate only tiny little phrases in the immersion section, but I want to be able to translate whole paragraphs by the end of 2014! At the end of all of this, I wish to be somewhat fluent and prepared should I ever be dropped off in Spain.

    December 17, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Gregdas

    My resolution is to continue fortifying my German skills this coming year as I prepare and ready myself to take the Goethe Institut exam for German proficiency in the Spring. I am also excited to continue my Spanish tree development, as I will be spending a week or two in Mexico this summer on a family vacation. Even though I have been to Mexico several times in the past, I have never really be able to communicate in Spanish with anyone despite the fact that I made a trip to Mexico while I was still taking Spanish in High School! To be honest, I always had a hard time getting interested in Spanish, but Duolingo's methodology keeps it interesting for me and I feel like I am actually making progress in the language for the first time. I am very excited to continue my journey of language learning with Duolingo into the new year!

    December 17, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/jolynnedougherty

    I am going to get my French tree all golden again and I am going to find or start a French conversation group.

    December 17, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/tarnica

    My resolution for 2014; is to improve my pronunciation in Spanish so that the lady I am practicing with stops looking so concerned when I answer her questions on the age of my family.

    December 17, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/cem3246

    My language resolution for 2014 is to in prove my grammer

    December 18, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Szab

    "What are your language resolutions for 2014?"

    My resolution is to keep my german tree golden and finish spanish tree. And learn a little portuguese, italien and french: this will be useful if I travel and I can say some basic sentences - it is lot more friendly than just say only in english! And also improve my english. (I already finished german tree, but it was hard at the end because I am not fluent in english.)

    December 18, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/phonevibrates

    My resolution of 2014: To be able to hold an extended conversation with my father (native of Mexico).

    December 18, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/LEGEND

    My resolution for 2014 is to finish the french tree as soon as possible and get to level 25. I will also watch more spanish and french videos to improve both languages. I hope to go to El Salvador or Buenos Aires (Argentina) for a holiday! If I go to El Salvador, I can finally ask someone local the question : Quién es el salvador del Salvador? If I go to Buenos Aires, I can finally tell a local : Señor, parece que la ciudad de Buenos Aires no tiene Buenos Aires! I might even travel to the jungles of Peru and when I see noisy howler monkeys, I can tell my guide : Los monos están ruidosos! All in all, life is short, I want to MASTER as many main languages of the world as possible! Communication is key, languages are tools of communication in this vast world.

    December 18, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Diakopt3s

    My language resolution is to learn Tagalog. My dad speaks it fluently but doesn't understand English to that great of an extent. He had a stroke last Christmas and it made it harder for him to distinguish when he is talking to me in either language.

    December 18, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Swampwood1

    My resolution is get to the Medical lessons section in Spanish

    December 18, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/GOMER2

    I'll try a linguistic counter exchange with budgies

    December 18, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/MarcoBorromeo

    I'd like to really learn Spanish from this website because you need to prove that this system - which is free of pain - works.

    December 18, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/taghiyareh

    Je veux lire "Le Petit Prince" en français

    January 19, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/lingodaan

    This contest is very cool! The submissions are very interesting, and sometimes funny, to read. It is interesting to see members who have the same motivations. This contest would be more effective IMHO as a monthly event (maybe only 1 - 3 winners to keep the cost the same?).

    January 19, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/safooray

    Well, at least I am going to learn all the 60+ French skills, and watch the movie "Amelie" with a sentence by sentence analysis of the movie script!

    January 27, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/amna553779

    cool. i love it. east or west Doulingo is the best

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