https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricaHarley

Reached Level 25 in French - Finally!

I FINALLY MADE IT!



YAAAAASSS! Uh, no offence to you guys, but... I'm amazing. :P

February 5, 2016

87 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jxg02
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Congrats! And I really like your clips! (But I'm wondering why there is a 24 by your French icon and not a 25. If it's a glitch in the system, I would want it fixed! I know how much work goes into this. Also, it's pretty nice to be acknowledged by this community, as friends and family don't quite understand!)

February 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricaHarley

Ikr?? Also, yes, it is a glitch. :( Just go to my profile page and it will show the real level.

February 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/A_User

CONGRATULATIONS!

February 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricaHarley

Merci!

February 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/grace_skywalker

Yay! Congratulations! You are awesome. :P

February 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricaHarley

Thank you very much! Wow, that feels very gratifying; to be congratulated. Really, thanks. :) Also, I love your picture; are you a Star Wars fan?

February 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/grace_skywalker

Your welcome! :) Thanks! YES! Are you? unashamed Star Wars fan over here :D

February 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricaHarley

Of course! How can one NOT be a fan of Star Wars? Even if it's a little bit cheesy, the movies are extremely fun to watch. You can't say that movies and 4, 5, 6 and 7 were bad. They weren't.

February 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/grace_skywalker

They really weren't! I loved 'em. Although, 1, 2, and 3 were bad acting. (I still loved the actors though :P ) I think it was all on Lucas. :P

February 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/grace_skywalker

Yeah. I'm sure the actors/actresses did their best. Ohh! Sorry to turn your awesome discussion into Star Wars :P

February 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricaHarley

Totally agree with you! I don't think it was the actors/actresses' fault. I read somewhere that the dialogue and action were hard for them to work with.

February 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Spyrunner

WOOT. Congrats.

Are you doing anything to celebrate?

February 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricaHarley

Putting up five million streamers in my room and blasting the music up to the highest volume while eat cupcakes with the French flag on them. But other than that, no, not really. :P

February 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Toastedzb

lol just started. Way down here in level 3

February 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricaHarley

Good luck!

February 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FJProenza

Vous êttes trés heureuse. Vous êttes une source d'inspiration pour nous.

February 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricaHarley

Thank you!

February 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/diego.vinci

Hey! Congratulations! ;)

February 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricaHarley

Merci!

February 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/workingclasshero

How confident are you now, when it comes to writing, talking and reading in French?

February 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricaHarley

COMPLETELY confident. I feel that I can easily carry a conversation with a native. I've been practicing speaking faster and faster French and now I'm pretty sure I can understand a native! Very excited, my mother is planning a trip for me to visit France this summer!

February 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizinamo

That sounds great - well done! Not just passive text (reading) comprehension which is Duo's main strength, but also working on speaking and listening comprehension.

And a trip to France in summer is great news, too! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you :)

February 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricaHarley

Thank you sooo much! I'll see if I can keep my streak in France with my laptop. :)

February 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/workingclasshero

Oh wow that's fantastic, great to hear that. It seems like Duolingo is pretty effective. I'll be working hard on notching up my levels.

February 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ViolettePolyglot

Great job. Have a few lingots!

February 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricaHarley

If you insist--- you are the second person to give lingots!

February 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ViolettePolyglot

A friend of my gave way to many. I figured Id share them with you

February 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricaHarley

Oh, yeah, never mind. I TOTALLY know how you feel, lol. :)

February 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ViolettePolyglot

I got almost I hundred from here...but I knew she wouldn't let me return them. Lol

February 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lahure

I agree - you are amazing! One hundred million people have subscribed to Duo and I think less than a thousand have reached level 25. I salute you Erica! An exceptional achievement indeed!

February 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricaHarley

Thank you very much! Are you serious?? Less than a thousand?

February 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lahure

Google 'Duolingo Level 25 Hall of Fame' and join a most exclusive club. The statistics are there. Also 'Duolingo Golden Owl Hall of Fame'.

Just a suggestion - try the reverse tree - English from French. Will provide a slightly different perspective on the language and you'll probably get the owl in a couple of weeks.

February 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricaHarley

Thank you very much, just started it. :)

February 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lahure

Think you will both enjoy it and race through it Erica! Cheers now ... Mark.

February 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JacquiStC

Congrats on reaching 25. I was pretty thrilled to reach 25 myself, wish I had thought of doing this. Also weren't those early Starwars meant for kids, thus explaining the acting style??

February 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/grace_skywalker

I'm pretty sure that it was meant for all ages, but I think the directer/creator didn't do a great job with the script :P

February 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricaHarley

Yeah... what she said... :P lol

February 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/grace_skywalker

:P

February 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tcgirl

Merveilleux!! Felicitations!

February 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricaHarley

Merci!

February 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Brit_In_France

Well done! I've thought about carrying on to level 25, but really I'm going to do whatever route is best to reach CEFR grade C1 or C2.

February 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricaHarley

Merci!

February 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cangshu0

Well done!!!!! :)

February 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricaHarley

Merci!

February 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizinamo

Félicitations, Erica!

February 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricaHarley

Gracias!

February 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tessallation

Congratulations! You must be so excited at the thought of visiting France... :)

February 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricaHarley

I am, very!

February 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YashMehta0

very nice erica congrats i m trying to do it i am level5

February 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricaHarley

Keep going! You'll make it eventually!

February 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YashMehta0

for this i am giving you 18 lingots ( sorry thats only how much i have currently)

February 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricaHarley

Please don't, they should go to you! You need them to get French skills so you can learn more! Here, take them back.

February 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Annette697840

Congratulations !! Well done! How long did it take you I wonder?

February 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricaHarley

One, two months maybe? I had my native French grandmother helping me, though.

February 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OgunbonaOlapitan

Congratulations Erica!!! I am so happy for you, I can't wait to that level as well. Wishing all the best

February 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sdr51

Absoluement formidable, Erica! C'est la travaille superbe! Je vous envie le voyage à venir. Toute mes félicitations et mes mielleurs voeux pour une très belle experience en France! C'est avec plaisir que je continuera de vous suivre - un jour, au vingt-cinquième niveau aussi. (Et j'adore les extraits de vidéo aussi! Quelle rigolote!)

February 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizinamo

Je crois que tu peux la tutoyer - elle n'est pas si vieille que ça :)

February 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sdr51

Merci, mais c'est bien moi qui a un superabondance des années! J'ai connu que les règles d'usage de tutoiement ont changé, mais pas que "vous" implique une certaine age! Probablement mon usage est démodé, mais c'était simplement que je ne voudrais pas supposer plus de familiarité qu'elle trouverait confortable. Politesse obsolète, apparement, mais par estime. On n'est jamais trop jeune d'être respecté. :)

February 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizinamo

Bon :) Peut-être les règles sont différents en allemend - on tutoyerait chaque enfant, connu ou pas.

Les professeurs commencent à vouvoyer les élèves environ dans la 10ème classe, par exemple, laquelle elle n'a pas encore atteinte.

February 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sdr51

Eh bien! Tu (si je peux ;) me fait me souvenir de quelquechose comme ça, appris il y a longtemps et oublié plus tard. L'erreur doit être la mienne, bien que ce soit difficile d'avoir des regrets. Le coeur a parlé plus lucidement que le cerveau - un sentiment presque français si je ne me trompe pas. :)

February 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/katarinaizidora

Amazing giiiiiirl!!! :))) How did you get there? I am three lessons away from finishing the tree and i am only on level 13 :S ! x

February 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mike988431

That is amazing!

February 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YashMehta0

I think LINGOTS are pretty useless

February 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gm_fernandes

So cool, congratulations and I wish you good luck with French, keep working hard! I really love the sound of French language, after learning German it will be my next goal, for sure! ;)

February 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricaHarley

You should give French a try - it's amazing! Thank you for commenting! :)

February 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RendezVousMinuit

I am getting into it big time as of today. Not sure what finally clicked, but before I was just getting tripped up on how hard it was, after watching a TEDxTalks video with the "language hacker" and deciding I really want to immerse in it and deciding I WILL master it, I'm just enjoying it so much that today I destroyed a ton of lessons in the duolingo app on my phone then I had French words flying through my mind as I tried to sleep so I got up and got on the computer and started doing stuff here on the site and realized that there's a full-fledged version of what I had on my phone on the computer (and then some!!!) I'm really loving getting into it.

February 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/UweRo
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C'est chouette!

February 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aaronaalmeida12

how do you remember the words?

February 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jolynnedougherty

Daily repetition.

February 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricaHarley

:)

February 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aaronaalmeida12

thanks sorry for late reply

April 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThomasBBall23

Amazing!!!

February 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricaHarley

Thank you!

February 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_Double100_

AWESOME WORK!!!!!!!! OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!

February 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricaHarley

Thank you so much!

February 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_Double100_

YOU'RE WELCOME, ERICA =) !!!

February 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RendezVousMinuit

félicitations!

February 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricaHarley

Gracias!

February 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RendezVousMinuit

De nada!

February 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/art555

Congrats I am trying to do that myself. It is so hard!

February 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricaHarley

Hey, don't say that. I thought it was hard, too, but I persevered. And now I'm at level 25. Even if it is hard, just try your best and you'll get to the top. I know this sounds like a cat poster, but it's true.

Good luck!

February 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Freesia104

Felicitations Erica !

February 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricaHarley

Merci!

February 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FrenchBoyTob

tres bon

February 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YashMehta0

enjoy

February 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OgunbonaOlapitan

Congratulations Eric!!! So happy for you, can't wait to achieve that too

February 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rebeccalooa

Congratulations XD do any of you guys feel like lingots are useless?

February 9, 2016
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