https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

I finished my French tree!

Hi everyone. I just finished my French tree after over 1 year and 5 months of being on Duolingo.

French is the first language I started, and hopefully, soon, will be my second language.

I also started Esperanto a while back, and finished my tree. So this isn't my first. :)

For all of you who are still working through your tree, I find that it helps to do at least 20 minutes of it every day. The streak is a great motivation.

Another great motivation is XP competitions. After I did my 20 minutes today -Musicatrix-'s XP competition motivated me to get more XP and finish that tree today. If it wasn't for her, I would have finished it a day later. :)

Here are some of the people that helped me a long the way..

All my siblings and my dad.

ViolettePolyglot

-Musicatrix-

Lapakiboy7 (deactivated, sadly)

-Sapphira-

CharmingTiger

Anise1105

LittleBlueTiger

-Katrina.-

bluecatkc

iDuolinguist

animallover500

RoxinEvie

-ThatFrenchGirl-

ALoUSyUseRnaME (aka Airehn)

-LiOnESs-

A_User

Anneysha7

All of the mods (just to name a few: lindakanga, Lrtward, Usagiboy7, and sitesurf)

And especially, the entire Duolingo staff. I'm sure we all thank you, for all the hard work you put into this free site.

Thanks for reading,

~Emily

July 21, 2016

88 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Multi0Lingual4

Congrats!

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

Thanks! :)

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/NtateNarin

Congratulations! And do you know what's more impressive than completing the French tree? Getting a level 25 in it!! Amazing! So a double congratulations to you. :-)

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

Haha, thank you! :D

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/GoddessIris

Well Done!

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

Thank you! :)

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Anise1105

YAY!!!! Grabs your hands and dances a snoopy dance with you I'm so excited and proud of you dear, and its so sweet of you to include me in your list! You were one of my very first Duolingo friends, and you (Along with Katie (M.L), Sophie, and Lexa) really made me feel welcome when I didn't have anyone else in the beginning. Y'all are the best!! Hugs tightly, tearing up and laughing

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

Dances with you :D Awwww. I remember when we first met.... ^^ Hugs <3

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Anise1105

Awwww....so do I. I thought you were like, the best thing since sliced bread, Maybe I still do. Grins and hugs back 3

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/CharmingTiger

Amaaaazing work, Emily! :-D

Completing these trees is not an easy task, especially if you really put the time and effort into studying each skill.

I remember completing our Esperanto trees together in that tree race a couple months back (well, sort of together - you beat me by finishing it way before me!) and I feel like I learned very little in that time. I know that French is your 'jam', however, and you've been working on it for a long while! Keep plugging away; repetition is the key to success!

And so... Congratulations Emily (a.k.a. Amazing Potential Girl :-) )

Enjoy a disgruntled kitten gif on me!

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

Thanks Ryan! (a.k.a Super Funny Tiger) ;D

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/-Katrina.-

Awesome job, Em! Congrats! Thanks for the mention as well! I'm so glad to be your friend. :D hug

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

I'm very glad to be your friend too :D hugs back

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/-Katrina.-

Would you like some lingots to celebrate? mischevious grin

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

^^

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/-Katrina.-

In that case, more chocolate cake!

July 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

July 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Tilden20008

Congratulations on finishing your tree and reaching level 25! Well done!

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

Thanks! =D

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/BenDenBlokker

Congrats! Please tell me if learning French on Duo lingo also means you can have normal conversations with native French people? I would like to finish my French tree too and even try to be "100%" fluent on duo lingo. Hopefully this will happen this August or September. But I want to know how much is it useful in real life?
(English is not my native language so sorry if there are some grammar mistakes)

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Multi0Lingual4

You will never get to 100%. It only goes up to 74%, but most people end up to around 50-60%. And to achieve real fluidity, you will need to use outside resources. I think a short conversation would be achievable, though. Best of luck!

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/BenDenBlokker

Thank you! Good thing you told me about the 74% or I would try to reach something impossible. You too, Good luck!

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

I can speak in bits and pieces.. I definitely need to strengthen my French tree but to have normal conversations you need more than just Duo. I like Memrise, and Lingvist.io. Mango languages is also a good one..and reading books in French is great!

July 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/BenDenBlokker

Merci beaucoup pour les info ^.^

July 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

De rien! ;D

July 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ALoUSyUseRnaME

Congratulations Emily!

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

Thanks Ahrehn! Oops! I forgot to include you! edits post

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ALoUSyUseRnaME

gasps You forgot me?!? :O Hemaly, I am very disappointed in you!

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

Sorry Hairhen. :P

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ALoUSyUseRnaME

If Ermaly was the one who gave 101 lingots... you just accomplished making Hairhen mad! >:( xD

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

I didn't!! I promise Hairhen!! dies of laughter

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ALoUSyUseRnaME

Armaly, please be honest.

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

I didn't, seriously!!! looks at haaaaaaaarehn and hopes that she will believe me before things get ugly

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ALoUSyUseRnaME

I think I found the culprit. It's not you, don't worry. :P

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

Phew. :P

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/littleowlalexa

Thanks for including me, and congratulations!!! Well done, Emily, you are... so inspiring. Keep going! :D hugsssss

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

Thanks Lexa!!! <3 hugs back

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/-TheMathTigress-

Oh my goodness, nice job!!! Is this your first tree?

Edit: the pic doesn't show up.. http://imgur.com/a/x8HpD

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

Second, actually :) And thanks! :D

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Karl.F

félicitation!,j'ai aussi fini mon arbre cette semaine

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

Merci et félicitations à vous aussi! :)

July 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Miiaa7

bravo! Vraiment c'est génial !!! J'espère que tu es fier de toi parce-que honnêtement ça vaut le coup :) bravo encore, c'est vraiment super pour toi !

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

Merci beauccoup !

July 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/buck72

Congratulations on finishing your French Tree!

July 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

Thank you! :)

July 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/-Sapphira-

Congratulations Emily! I'm so very proud of you! :D

Thanks for the mention, btw. ;)

July 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

:D

July 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Lorel90

Congratulations!!!

July 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

Thanks!!

July 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/iDuolinguist.

Félicitations à vous!

July 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

Merci beaccoup, Sasha!

July 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/A_User

Congratulations, Emily!

July 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

Thanks, Tigs! :)

July 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/PJMCD

Congrats Em! Anything planned for the next language?

July 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

Oui! First I want to strengthen my French tree and do the bonus skills, then I'm going to start reading small books (like Le Petit Prince) and while doing that I'll probably use more resources like Memrise and Lingvist.io. :)

July 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/PJMCD

Great! Good luck!

July 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

Merci!

July 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Anneysha7

Amazing, Emily!! :) Felicitations!! :)

July 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

Merci beaccoup, Anneysha! I just added you to my post ;D

July 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Anneysha7

Thanks for the mention, Emily! :)

July 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Evelierox

CONGRATS!!!! you're awesome!

July 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

Thanks Ev ^-^

July 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Spyrunner

Congratulations. I'm happy for you. You've been a great inspiration to me and everyone else here. Have a lingot on me.

July 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

Aww, thanks Spyrunner. :)

July 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Lento_Rodriguez

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

July 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

Thank you! :D

July 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/-BellaLuna-

Amazing job Emily! Thanks for including me! So amazing! hands some cake

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

Of course, Soph! ;) eats cake

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/-BellaLuna-

:D

July 21, 2016

[deactivated user]

    Nice!

    July 23, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

    Thanks! :D

    July 23, 2016

    [deactivated user]

      Thank YOU for taking the time to respond to me! :D

      July 23, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

      No problem :)

      July 24, 2016

      [deactivated user]

        :)

        August 2, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/LittleFrenchie26

        a very large congratulations!!!!

        July 23, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

        A very large thank you! :DD

        July 23, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/Y-Grec

        J'ai suis heureux, que vous avez fait ça!

        July 23, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

        J'ai suis heureux, que vous êtes heureux! ;)

        July 23, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/SwannyNguyen

        First of all, congratulation for your big work !!! It inspired me a lot !!! I decided to study French several days ago and I really need some friends to practice with me. Thank you for your help. Merci et à bientôt !

        July 23, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

        Thank you! :) I would love to practice with you! I'll post on your stream and we can write in French to each other :)

        July 23, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/SwannyNguyen

        It's such a big inspiration seeing you guys success learning with Duolingo. I am so in love with love this site and this community ! Thank you for helping me with French !

        July 23, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

        De rien !

        July 23, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/Cristalistic

        yay congrats to you. can't wait till i'll make such a post in here <3

        July 24, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

        Just keep swimming ;)

        July 24, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/Jon577586

        congratulations and well done

        July 24, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

        Thank you! :) And amazing job on your streak!

        July 24, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/elbam46

        Congratulations!!!!!

        July 24, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/blue_basket_girl

        Thank you!! :D

        July 25, 2016
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