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

Enfin, mon arbre français est terminée.

Bonjour à tous!

Yesterday, I completed my French tree! If I were reading the discussions more often, I would have learnt sooner that it's somewhat of a tradition to post a discussion to the community stating tree completion and would've posted something much earlier but.. no one really cares when.

As at the time of this message, my daily streak shows exactly how many days I've been using the app on my phone (since December 2015). I began with the Casual XP goal thinking that I'd be removing the app in a couple hours but... Il a été amusant! The 1st day, I switched it to Insane & have kept it that way! Lentement, j'appris et réappris. I was addicted and grew more and more determined to become fluent (enough to sing [& swear]) in the language. When parts weakened, I returned to them, took my time and strengthened 'em, no rush.

Once the semester began in January, I enrolled in my first (non-Duo) French course just for the fun of it and... I've been at a really good advantage! I understand that completing a tree isn't enough to learn this or any language -- I'll continue to keep it bright golden as well as find ways to apply the French practically.

I love this app and appreciate all the great people who made and continue to develop it and the community -- a community I wish to be of use to also. Thanks, Duo! ...Et merci Stromae pour l'inspiration!

March 21, 2016

22 Comments


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

Je ne parle pas français très bien, mais je peux te dire: félicitations!

March 21, 2016

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

That's almost perfect!

March 21, 2016

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

Moi, aussi! ...but I understand enough. Merci!!!

March 21, 2016

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

Well done, whenever it was. Keep up the good work!

March 21, 2016

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

Je vous remercie, ionasky!

March 21, 2016

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

Congratulations :) Have you used any additional resources along with duolingo?

March 21, 2016

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

Thanks! I've been using my college lessons, French music with lyrics to strengthen my listening skills & familiarity with various accents, & the occasional Google search. (^_^)

March 21, 2016

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

Très bien. Maintenant, il faut que vous écoutez la radio française : rfi.fr. Puis, vous pourrez regarder des films en français avec (et enfin sans) sous-titres. :)

March 21, 2016

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

Oui, je fais cela! Merci!

March 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WalterEvan1

Stromae is my inspiration too! Félicitations!

March 21, 2016

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

Cool! I knew I wasn't alone! Merci beaucoup!

March 21, 2016

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

Well done! And Stromae is super inspirational :P

March 21, 2016

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

But of couse he is! :,) Thanks!

March 21, 2016

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

Moi, je préfère Christophe Maé.

March 22, 2016

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

I studied the language long ago, so I am using Duo as a refresher. Emmanuel Moire, you could say, is my musical inspiration <3 Congrats on completing the tree :D

March 22, 2016

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

Emmanuel Moire? ...I'll check him out! Thank you!

March 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeahStoddard0

Quoi de neuf? Je viens de commencer et il est tellement amusant ? combien de temps avez -vous fait français pour ?

March 22, 2016

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

Oui! Il est amusant, non?! J'appris le français pendant près de... 115 jours.

March 22, 2016

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

congratulations on finishing your tree!
PS I rarely encounter anyone with such a similar last name to mine.

March 22, 2016

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

Thank you kindly! ...It's quite weird for me, too!

March 23, 2016

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

Grats!

March 23, 2016

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

Thanks!

March 24, 2016
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