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

Using Christmas gifts to my advantage

My mother got me a new video game, and I changed the settings so now I am playing it in French!

December 25, 2013

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

I got a thermos flask

December 25, 2013

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

You should drink from it in German.

December 25, 2013

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

It was made in Germany

a wee bit of whisky or Schnappps

Jaegermeister is a medicine so I could put it in there

I do have some Latvian Balsam which is for presents

But considering my Brain Injury I no longer drink Alcohol

a shame because I did like a beer

December 25, 2013

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

I'm a minor and will be you're "can't drink even though everybody I know does" buddy.

December 25, 2013

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

Brilliant makes me laugh You deserve your lovely Christmas present

enjoy it in French or any language

December 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

hot chocolate? :D

December 25, 2013

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

I'm using the money I received this holday season to help pay for my trip to Mexico in July.

December 25, 2013

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

You could also spend $274 on Rosetta Stone. It's the LAST CHANCE for their BEST SALE EVER ;)

https://twitter.com/rosettastone

https://twitter.com/duolingo/status/415884365021720576

December 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zach1337

Shots fired!

December 25, 2013

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

We just thought their twitter stream was getting ridiculous :)

December 25, 2013

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

You're rather sassy for a man in leadership. I adore it!

December 25, 2013

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

If i had money then I would have bought it

but now Duolingo is worth more than all the others put together

December 25, 2013

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

Ouch... those poor buggers at RS are pulling out their hair...

December 26, 2013

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

I have subscribed to their emails for comic value! :)

December 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samy1979

Don't waste your money. Duolingo is better and for free :-)

December 26, 2013

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

I would still like to pay you guys for what you give me. (Ceterum censeo Cartarginem esse delendam.)

But I know. Your Mission is higher than getting rich by teaching millions of people dozens of languages.

December 26, 2013

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

Very responsible. I'm using mine to go to an anime convention...

December 25, 2013

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

Money, money what is money ?

Austerity world now

not to be wasted on Rossettastone

December 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ian159

I've changed my phone, Gmail, and Facebook all into French. It's a great way to learn new and interesting vocabulary. It also tests your cognate abilities, which I love.

December 25, 2013

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

I love that sentence " It also tests your cognate abilities"

December 25, 2013

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

I changed my keyboard to French and I was so annoyed after a while, because constantly I was closing browser instead of selecting everything on the page (in other words: where in my keyboard there is "a" in French version there is "q", and instead of "ctrl+a" I got "ctrl+q" all the time).

December 25, 2013

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

I find using the international keyboard is easier for me than using the Spanish one.

December 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ian159

Have you ever heard of this website? It's really helpful and a great alternative to a different keyboard.

http://www.typeit.org/app/?lang=french&msg=1

December 25, 2013

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

It can also cause dire misunderstandings and sending personal emails to random people, but oh well :D

December 26, 2013

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

You can set Minecraft to LOADS of languages - even Pirate - I play in German.

December 25, 2013

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

Can you play it in Latin?

December 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zach1337

Yep. There is very little to read in Minecraft though, so it's not as great as it sounds.

http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Language

December 25, 2013

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

Probably easy enough, considering the similarities.

December 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zach1337

I have like 200 games on Steam and all but a few that I never play anyway support German, so I will definitely be taking advantage of that kind of stuff in the future.

December 25, 2013

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

I actually play all my games in German now haha. Skyrim is the most fun in German!

December 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jurekcy1

I'm learning Spanish, and i've got small book "Dos adventuras de Sherlock Holmes" (audio-cd included). Any idea how to use it for my Spanish?

December 26, 2013

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

Start at the beginning. Read until the end. Consult a bilingual dictionary when necessary.

December 26, 2013

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

Clear and to the point instructions. Thank you sir.

December 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jurekcy1

I've gave you 6 lingots for such valuable advice.

December 27, 2013

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

I got nothing.

December 26, 2013

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

Then, let me give you a lingot gift. :-)

December 26, 2013

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

Thanks, that's nice. :)

January 4, 2014
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