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https://www.duolingo.com/yogagirl11

this is fun, but hard

I am young and i am really trying hard to learn a new cool language. Duolingo is helping, but I wish it could be a little easier for kids like me

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/aminowrimo
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As my Tae Kwon Do instructor says, "If it was easy everyone would be doing it."

You have a big advantage over most older users in that your brain is still very flexible. Keep at it and you'll eventually absorb the language much faster than we do—your brain is still at that stage where it absorbs information like a sponge.

At the same time you're at a disadvantage because you're still learning English grammar.

The best advice I can give you is to keep at it. A language is always hard at the beginning—you are basically relearning how to communicate, and your brain has to realize that a car is not always a car... it can be 'une voiture.' (French). Once you learn that first language though, everything becomes easier.

... LONG STORY SHORT. Keep at it! :D

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/porquepuedo
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Different people grasp new languages at different levels. I definitely understood things more than my friends did when I showed them the site.

For people that find things hard, ask questions. If you're unsure about something, or don't understand how something works, ask a native or someone at a more advanced level.

Just don't give up completely! Keep the focus and make sure you get the lesson. Don't use the site with music on - it's lovely, but it distracts you and stops you from remembering stuff. Try being in a quiet room where no one can stop you from being multilingual!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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@PorquePuedo I most often study in quiet, but, sometimes I just gotta have music to keep my blood moving around in my brain. I often listen to instrumental music like Lindsey Stirling. Stuff with words just scrambles my brains though and is distracting like you said. BTW, I just actually thought about what your name means and I couldn't help but grin really big. :D (Second awesome name revelation I've had tonight!)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/porquepuedo
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Yeah, instrumental music is what I normally listen to, but sometimes I just like it too much and find myself bouncing in my seat ^-^ maybe I should listen to worse music... anyway, of course, it differs between people.

About my name? Always makes me smile when people figure that out :]

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aminowrimo
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Awesome name. :)

I too listen to music, but I listen to things with words too. At this point I know some of these songs so well that it would be harder to listen to instrumental music. XD

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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I have a challenge suggestion, if you'd like one?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ALoUSyUseRnaME
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What is it? :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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It is a story challenge. Here is the link: http://www.duolingo.com/comment/1578116

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ALoUSyUseRnaME
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I think I'm already participating...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pleiadian_

Hey Mod.. you have to be 13 to use Duolingo.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children%27s_Online_Privacy_Protection_Act

While children under 13 can legally give out personal information with their parents' permission, many websites altogether disallow underage children from using their services due to the amount of work involved.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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@dario_gerussi,

I just checked both Duolingo's Terms of Service, and the Guidelines. Neither mentioned an age restriction. If you have found an age restriction listed elsewhere on Duolingo, please send me the link. If you are otherwise worried about the safety of young Duolingoers (or really any Duolingoer) or are worried that a law has been broken, please file a report using the white Support button on the left or by sending an email to abuse@duolingo.com

Thank you. :)

Edit: PS I am 99% certain that all ages are welcome here. Since I haven't found anything to the contrary written by DL Staff, I am operating from that assumption that it's ok.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pleiadian_

I'm 100% certain that Kristen stated that it's 13+. I'll search for you.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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I was unaware of that post. Thank you for the link. I have filed a report seeking clarification.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Thank you :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pleiadian_

http://www.duolingo.com/comment/281985

"Hi! Right now, you have to be 13 or older to use Duolingo."

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chilvence
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O.o Hey man, I used the internet when I was ten. If someone told me what sites I could and couldn't use, I told them to please gtfo... I still haven't broken the habit of telling sites I was born in 1912. I get you are trying to catch out The Mod. But do you really think it makes sense to abandon common sense and stop some random kid using an educational site, that is probably not full of stalkers? (or at least, one would hope...).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ragedhalomaniac

dont leave us hangin

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Karina_CH

you can make it because you are young and you have such a dream.Stick on it! (You konw I did nothing when I was your age. Well done,girl~~) (^__^)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jenn362790
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It's a challenge for everyone, adults included. Don't stress too much, getting started can be the harder part since knowing a little and then a little more gives you motivation to keep going.

4 years ago