https://www.duolingo.com/ionasky

My first finished tree!

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I just had to do a little happy dance in a place where people will understand what it is like to finish one's first tree (all golden).

As a 50 year old with some mild dyslexia and a pretty poor history of language learning ( O level french some 35 years ago) I can't express how delighted I am to have stuck it out this far and to have taken a real step in learning another language. Because of my spelling and typing coordination issues I originally lost heart with Duo when we used to lose hearts, as I would always make enough mistakes to end the session, but when I found out that didn't happen anymore I started up again and got addicted.

A non judgemental, infinitely patient, always available tutor...just what I needed to get some confidence back. Thanks Duolingo!

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/iwc2ufan
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Well done and congratulations. :) I too prefer the system without the hearts. Even with the hardest lesson, it's at worst an endurance test.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ionasky
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Thanks

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Elagui
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Congratulations! I never liked the three strikes approach either. Learning languages shouldn't be about trying not to make three mistakes, of course we are going to make mistakes. I like how the questions that I get wrong tend to appear at the end of the lesson to give me another try.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lento_Rodriguez
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Congratulations!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ungewitig_Wiht

¬°Felicidades!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/.j.a.s.p.e.r.
.j.a.s.p.e.r.
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It makes me happy to read this! I respect you for your persistence. Good luck with the rest of the journey!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ayitaaaa

Congratulations .. That's really amazing, I am speechless!! :D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/marcy65brown
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¬°Felicitaciones!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Selma-Ibrahim

Congratulations!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Footsore_Rambler
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Congrats! I never got to try the three strikes approach, but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have liked it much.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SuyLwu
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Clever clogs xxx

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Original_Crazy

Great for you, hope I will get there someday (preferably before I am 50). That must have been very difficult, but good job for sticking with it

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/skeets

Wow, Awesome! I don't have time to spend hours a day learning a language. My method is slower. What I do is learn a new skill first, then practice my overall 'strengthen skills'. That way, I feel like I'm making progress, but not losing the skills I learned previously. The problem with that is that it is hard to keep ALL my skills golden.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChrisWM4

Congratulations, and a lingot.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jimwatana
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Good job!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Thor101

Great job. Let's see you golden up some more trees.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ionasky
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If you insist :-)....esperanto looks fun.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/baard.bugge

Have a lingot :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ionasky
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Gracias

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Geradin23Porto

Yes, it's easy to get hooked on language learning with Duolingo!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AbbyMcLean

good job

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

Congrats!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HerrGlynn

¬°Felicitationes! Un lingot para ti.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ionasky
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Thanks for the kind and ecouraging comments people, it is so nice to be part of this community.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bubblejelly4

Well done! That's great for you!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DonnaBromf

Felicidades! Bravo!!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/perfectpollycat

Yeah! That's GREAT! I'm still working on mine! I'm really happy for you! Now, do you think you can remember it??????

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ionasky
ionasky
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Well, lets just say i will be clocking up lots of revisions till level 25 which will probably take another year.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cemore5

hello and congrats to you. I too have just finished the golden tree, but now, I'm at a loss as to where to start work on the level 25 sessions. Can anyone tell me the direction to go? thanks. Yes, it has been quite a journey for me at 71 years of age.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ionasky
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Well done you! Level 25 is just the maximum level of experience points you can get acknowledged through practice in keeping the tree all golden and through Immersion. Other than the bonus units Duo does not at this moment support any more advanced language learning. Having given you the basics you now need to :- A) keep revising until you never forget anything B) find other ways to extend your understanding via books, movies, and speaking with other spanish speakers.

You could also learn another language, after all there are plenty to choose from

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LeoEdlund

Congratulations. I can relate exactly to what you are saying..

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChristianofPeace

That's so wonderful to hear. Congrats! :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ParkerRay2

hi

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/perfectpollycat

who, me?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnneKnows

but you do know that that placement test thing at the beginning still has the heart thing I just quit it but my sister got really annoyed when she lost all her hearts

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ionasky
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I didn't know that as i have never tried to place out - it seems a shame.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnneKnows

yeah especially as it's just at the beginning as well they should've focused on the good things you did not the fact that you failed three (so little) questions

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/seththebarter

i wish i was that good

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/John_Payne

Does that mean the entire content of Duolingo? What is a tree?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/John_Payne

PS....Bravo! Muy Bien!

2 years ago
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