https://www.duolingo.com/Melaniedf

Celebrate your small victories!

I was in the supermarket his morning, and picked up a can of beans. Before I realized it, I felt myself nodding. Why? The can said:

Fagioli Rossi al naturale

And I was reading it. No problem. Only level four! Me and a can of beans!

Went home thinking to myself:

Ho i fagioli.

I fagioli sono rossi.

And so on. I know I don't know many words, but it's a small victory! And that gives me motivation to keep going!

Or am I the only one who does this?

January 22, 2014

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/landnsea

Ciao. The same here. Yesterday, I called a relative who's Italian and told her: Ciao, sono io. Mangio una mela., etc. and then she burst out laughing. Well, we both had a good laugh. And to be frank, I've been sleeping for 3-4 hours a night, because the only free time I've got at the moment is at night and where do you think I spend it? And to finish off, after spending a few hours with the feathery owl I'm so over the moon that I hardly get any sleep. Hooked out. Completely!

Arrivederci ragazze e ragazzi!

P.S. Buonanotte a tutti :)

January 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/CecilieO.

I do this in restaurants and grocery stores as well.

For his birthday, my boyfriend got some italian crystal glasses, with care instructions in italian in the box... personally I was more excited about being able to read about how to care for them (and understand it) than I was about the actual glasses :)

January 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchCrazy

Congratulations on your victory :)

January 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/not-graceful

I've started thinking in Italian. Whenever I see things I know in Italian, I blurt them out. Sometimes it annoys my friends. I also sometimes trail off into Italian sometime. I've only been using duolingo for 1 month, and I must say that for a free app it does a lot of work. I'm almost on level 11!

It's great because my friends are mainly Spanish-speaking (with one portugese) and we've started talking in different languages and I have to say, it's one of the most interesting thigs to do!

January 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Melaniedf

Great job banana.man. and everyone! Isn't amazing how the words just pop up! Duolingo is working, and it feels so effortless!

January 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/natevoelker

As I progress, I'm definitely seeing a difference as I walk around my neighborhood and interact with the people around me. This morning as I was walking into my Palazzo, one of my neighbors asked me if I wanted to ride the elevator up with him. I told him, "No grazie, mi piace caminare." Then when I beat him up the stairs to his apartment I said, "IO VINTO!" He laughed and said, "Si, ti vinti, bravo." Talk about a small victory.

January 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Melaniedf

Awesome!

January 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/paramount81

I can now read the menu at il Fornaio!

January 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/alicorleone

Ciao You are right, every word I learn in Italian and then hear it in Italian song, I feel awesome, its like a victory

January 25, 2014
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