https://www.duolingo.com/vvkrastev

150,000xp in 769 days

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Just noticed that on my total XP meter I just passed 150,000 - more than 99% of which came from untimed practice and new content lessons. I started working backward how much time that translated to... and was slightly surprised.

Figure 10xp per lesson. Historically that was a little bit higher but it's a good enough benchmark. So that's ~15,000 lessons.

On average, I spend 5 minutes per lesson. That's 75,000 minutes.

Divide by 60, you get 1,250 hours.

Divide by 24, you get 52 days.

I have spent 52 out of the last 769 days on Duolingo.

I may or may not be addicted.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/DuoFlash
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Wow! Great job! Duo

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CodyORB
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Wow!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheQueenZerelda

Stats like that always depress me for some reason. Do you feel you spend your time well?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vvkrastev
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It comes out to just a bit more than an hour and a half per day. I do two half hour periods - one at breakfast and one after dinner - and the rest in 5 minutes chunks throughout the day.

It works for me. I love learning new things and learning languages lets me open up whole new worlds of knowledge. Currently I might not have the time due to family and work reasons to do anything with the languages I'm learning but who knows what tomorrow might bring? I really am sad that one lifetime is not enough to learn every language.

It also gives me sense of accomplishment I can control on a regular basis. It's why a lot of video games succeed - except I'm not killing imaginary dragons, I'm learning real life skills. The gamification of Duolingo is brilliant.

So yes, I feel I spend my time very well :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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Soon, you'll be able to raise and nurture an imaginary little dragon on here rather than slaying any. X-)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheQueenZerelda

I agree. I am a gamer and I didn't like how I felt after three hours of trying to beat a level and ending up having to restart, so I was real happy when I found this site. It provides the entertainments that games do somehow (probably because there is the social element with the discussions) but when I finish I only feel bad if I've spent too much time, but not that I've wasted it. I don't think playing games is a waste of time because there are interesting stories and it's like watching a TV show or listening to music, but I like playing games that help me learn things that can help me in life. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JacobVA

That is 188 xp per day!!!!!!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/matfran2001
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That's great, man!

My case is similar to yours (though I started much later, about four months and a half ago).

I've made 60.000 XP in 132 days, without immersion, doing just regular lessons and (in my case) also quite a lot of timed practice.

I tested out my entire "English from Spanish" tree and "Spanish from English" tree, but in the other trees I've done/I'm doing, I didn't test out (not even a single skill). After all, prior to Duolingo, I knew absolutely nothing of all these other languages I am now studying).

I average about one hour to one hour and a half of work on Duolingo daily. I may be doing more XPs than you daily because I am quite fast typing and also because timed practice gives you 20 XPs in just 3 minutes (or less) and I've done quite a lot of them.

Anyway, I don't care about XPs nor about levels. What is important to me is what I experience here day after day, week after week. To be able to read (to understand written texts), the majority of the information written in "normal" texts, in several different languages, only 10-15 weeks after starting from scratch all these languages (bar English and Spanish). I didn't know that was possible. Somebody told me about it (few months ago). Now I know it's true (because I have experienced it myself).

On the other hand, Duolingo doesn't help you in speaking. You only learn to speak (fluently) by speaking all day, all days. And you won't get there until you actually start trying. But Duolingo helps you there in a sense, because once you start trying to speak (after enough work on Duolingo), you'll improve much faster than without all that work on Duolingo (tree, reverse tree, laddering....).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/.BR.
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Great job!!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/esperamosamor

Congrats, this is impressive!
What can you say about your language skills after all, are you fluent?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vvkrastev
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Out of those 1,250 hours, I'd say no more than 250 have gone to any one language. It has helped my Spanish which I had previously studied a ton - I'm definitely conversational in Spanish. In the other high level languages, I can read newspaper articles and pick up on conversation.

Duolingo sadly won't get you to fluency in any language but it will give you the basic tools so that you can push yourself further.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hmada993
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Congrats that's such a dedication

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mjaumjaupurr
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Very impressive and inspiring! A little bit every day really adds up.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Isrianth
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A little bit every day really adds up

I agree. Sometimes I don't have enough time to practice several languages at the same time, even though I always try to dedicate some minutes to each one of them but Esperanto...

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NtateNarin
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That's amazing! Congratulations and keep up the great work!

Haha, I know what you mean by the addiction thing. I'm happy this addiction will help us in the end. :-)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ccsmith000

i am at a imurisson school with the spanish and french i can understand the spanish converstations yay and get better in french and WOW my teachers.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DiamondDragon

ha thats funny

2 years ago
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