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First of all I have a question about how Streak Freeze works. Does it apply only to the global Streak, while the individual language streaks are reset to zero anyway?

And for those who never lost their streaks: What were the most difficult moments for you? And more important what is your strategy? What do you do when you are on vacation?

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
olimo
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You are right, Streak Freeze only applies to the global streak and does not keep your individual language streaks.

I can't say I never lost my streak, but I always did that of my own accord.

Once, a good friend of mine came to stay at our place, and I was too busy to do 100+ skill points a day. At that time, there was no official "streak", so I just aimed at full coin stacks (Weekly progress). Since I couldn't do enough to maintain them full and did not see any reason to keep them less-than-full, I made a break for 4 days.

Then, I finished my German tree and dropped my streak without any regret. Soon, I'll do the same with my Spanish.

For me, streak is a motivational tool. It is easier to make learning a daily habit than to balance between "language" and "non-language" days. If I am sick or very tired, I do one practice session just to keep my streak so that it could motivate me in the future.

I've never happened to be on vacation during my active studies, but if I did, I'd just go :-) When I return, I'll start a new streak.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/spireiteshane

I find maintaining my streak to be very motivational, so I make sure I do at least one lesson a day in each language, to keep my streak going. I set my reminder to notify me in the evening, when I know I will have an hour to myself. If I know I will have no time for lessons on the following day, then I do a few lessons just after midnight, so the following day's lessons are then done! I also use the DL app on my phone and tablet, so holidays aren't a problem, in fact I enjoy doing lessons on holiday where I would otherwise be reading a book.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Juliatkolo
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I work on Duolingo first thing in the morning before my family wakes up, so even holidays aren't too tricky, as long as I have an internet connection. The only times I've had trouble are days when we travel internationally (I live in a small country so this happens quite a lot) and there really isn't any time to do duo before we head out. That's when the phone app comes in handy, or the streak freeze!

4 years ago