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Finished my 2nd tree: French!

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152 days ago, I completed Basics 1 of my French tree. Now, for me, it wasn’t the hardest thing to do, as my dad is French, and I am at a fairly high level in spoken French. However, I had never needed to write in French, so my spelling and written grammar were terrible. So, I decided to take the Duolingo course. I took some breaks, (which is why it took me 150 days), and finished my Swedish tree, as well as completed over half of my German tree in that time. However, I can now safely say that I am much more competent in French than I was before.

I am not going to write this in French (as it is sunny in the UK, and I would like to enjoy what little sunshine we get), but I will update this with a French translation. I would like to say a massive, massive thank you to everyone at Duolingo, and to the fabulous people who made the course.


Statistics:

2 lessons per day

About 17000 XP

Predicted time for completion: 177 days (This is based on a spreadsheet that I made)

Progress Quiz score: 3.21

CEFR: (It’s still sunny!)


Next tree: Danish

Danish is a beautifully weird language that I cannot wait to learn. I am already at a high proficiency in Swedish, and wish to be able to be at the same level in the weird and whacky language of Danish. Wish me luck!

Some of you will notice that the French trophy is not in my profile picture. I am working on a new profile picture that has both the Swedish and French trophies combined.

2 years ago

28 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/lloydm4

Jeez, you guys have multiple language trees going on. I thought I was awesome for keeping up a 2 week streak. Nearly up to 1000XP

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/finndj
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You have to start somewhere! Keep it up! :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kateemma22

Holy damn. You are an inspiration! Well done, hon!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/finndj
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You're too kind! How close are you to finishing your German tree?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kateemma22

Only about halfway :(

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/finndj
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Turn that frown upside down! Oh, and get rid of the "only." You make yourself sound like it is shameful that you are halfway. I finished the French tree on level 21! Be proud of your progress, as it is more than that of many other people!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kateemma22

I'm beaming. You're a sweetheart. <3

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HeshamOsamakamel

Congratulations!!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JoThelan
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That's wonderful! Do you have any ideas of how you are going to keep improving your French?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/finndj
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To be honest, and as I said, I can already *speak French! I will just strengthen skills, but am not planning on learning new vocabulary. I would rather develop my skills in other languages!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JoThelan
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True, I got that part. Maybe I should have been clearer. Are you planning on using any of the websites like lang-8 that help improve writing skills?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/finndj
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I didn't even think of that! Right now, no, but later, yes!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JoThelan
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Sounds like a good plan!

2 years ago

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Congratulations! :-D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GraceAdjei1

Well done that's amazing!! :-D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lloydm4

After reaching a certain checkpoint in my french tree, I'm thinking about purchasing some games with french subs/dubs. You might want to continue there.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Isoldhe
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Félicitations!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/finndj
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Merci!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MidnightLies

Good job! I'm just starting on Duolingo, but I am taking a French 101 course at my high school. I'm just a freshman. It's easy to learn. I'm part French and my aunt learned it, so I'm learning for her!

2 years ago

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Good luck!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MidnightLies

Thanks, or should I say merci! :D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WagihAhmed

Congrats, I aspire to make it some day .wish me luck and persistence

2 years ago

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Good luck and persistence!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WagihAhmed

thanks

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Emperor_Pham

Cool! Congratulations! You have a lot of trees, so keep on doing your best. Oh and also, have 9 lingots.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/finndj
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Thank you very much! Good luck with your Romantic languages!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Emperor_Pham

Merci!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HeshamOsamakamel

Congrats!

2 years ago