https://www.duolingo.com/Douglas459054

I have a Gold German tree

287 days after I discovered Duolingo and on a 271 day streak I have finally turned my tree gold!
I always said that I would not write about it but I just have to. I am 74 years old and my memory is not too good so I found it particularly hard going. In the early days I complained about having difficulty understanding the female voice, well, after 287 days and nearly level 20 I still have problems with the voice. I read the discussions every day and get a lot of inspiration from them but my level of German is not good enough to write this in German, so I must keep at it. I am British and I live in Slovenia and today I took part in a grape harvest and there were many Austrians there and I was able to make quite a few comments, very short sentences so I am getting somewhere. Thank you Duolingo for a first class program. Two last items that I need help on. 1. Yesterday for the first time I put a photo on my profile, it is upside down and I cannot change it. 2. When I completed the tree a gold certificate appeared for a while and I would have liked to print it but is has gone. Any ideas. Douglas

September 26, 2016

48 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Aleksandra6495

Congrats!

September 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Lorel90

Congratulations!! Wonderful accomplishment. With the Duolingo tree is impossible to write all you wrote in German, you are doing great. If you click the trophy (the owl at the end of the tree) you will see the certificate and you can print it, you can do a print screen, save the pic and them print it.

September 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/IVIatjam

Congratulations!

September 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi

Congrats:)

  1. Rotate the pic on your computer and then upload to Duolingo:)

  2. Click on the golden owl and it will bring up the certificate again:)

I hope this helps!

September 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/NighFreakF

wow that's totally brilliant! keep it up. you made it to the point that only a few people can achieve. you sir, are a living legend.

September 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/CaroleNeame

Congratulations Douglas. That is inspiring. I was on my 60 streak and found it motivating to practice each day. Now my streak has gone back to day one. But, I will keep working on my tree. Thanks for the motivation.

September 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/UczenBogow

your day streak is not important, important is your level of english,german or other language you learn.!!! Never give up, if u stop learing u lose many time! ALWAYS TRY!! :)))

September 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/UczenBogow

You learn english only for u! :)

September 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Carolyn250

Congratulations! I relate to so much of what you say as I am two years older than you. My tree is gold, but it is a constant struggle to keep all that new vocabulary in my head. I am hoping that it is a struggle that is good for me (and for everyone) so I keep at it. Good luck on your future studies. (And, no, I would not be able to write this in German either).

September 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ally.x
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Very cool. About the picture.. you would probably need to rotate the picture itself in your computer... it is hard to help you like this... but perhaps it's easiest to try to take a new picture with your camera or phone and upload it again. I'm guessing your camera/phone was in some auto rotate mode (or maybe it wasn't) ... when you take a new picture try to hold the camera/phone in its default position.

September 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/buck72

Congratulations! Ausgezeichnet!

September 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/TheSlavLad

Glückwunsch!

September 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/gmbka

Ist Douglas mit Dir verwandt? In Deutschland Opa wird manchmal als Schimpfwort verwendet fuer alte Leute.

September 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/TheSlavLad

Ah, ich wusste das nicht :(. Damit meinte ich nichts Schlechtes. sorry!

September 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/gmbka

SlavLad, ich habe nicht angenommen dass Du unfreundlich bist, ich wollte Dich nur wissen lassen wie das verstanden werden kann.

Dein Deutsch ist gut. :-)

September 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/TheSlavLad

Danke!

September 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/patwagner1

That's great! I hope to get there one day soon too!

September 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/steer70

cool!

September 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/itsneuza

Congratulations!

September 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/SimonaIonela

You have all my respect and congratulations for your dedication ! You are an inspiration.

September 26, 2016

[deactivated user]

    Hi Douglas, Congratulations!! In German we say ! Ich ziehe meinen Hut vor dir.". I am happy that I could learn a much easier language and this is English. If you like and you are interested in a panpall with a German girl send me an email: e.groh at dvi.de. In my case it was a great way to improve my language skills. I wish you a lot of fun. (2. In the case you can't find a print button take "Ctrl+Print" and open a word file. Now take "Ctrl+V". Now you have a double from your screen. In word you can cut which you don't like with "Developmenttools" in German "Entwicklungstools".) Zoobe

    September 27, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/eineSchlange

    Congratulations!

    September 27, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/MGray01

    Congratulations!

    September 27, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/schwarzenegger60

    well done! ;)

    September 27, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/ElinaYaman

    wonderful post, congrats :)!

    September 27, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Emel.KLKN

    You are very successful mr douglas, congrats. I am trying to learn German and English too. This site is very helpful to me. Because i am not very good at these languages. I am following just a few discussion. One of them is yours. Discussions and comments are very helpful to improve my English and German level. Thanks a lot.

    September 27, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Babih10

    Das ist super!!! Congratulations, you're proof that is never late to learn something new! Very inspiring, keep on going =)

    September 28, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/ddhodge

    yyyyyaaaaaaaayyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!

    September 28, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Oliver_69_

    Gratuliere! Ich finde es gut, dass Du deutsch auch gleich im praktischen Leben anwenden kannst!

    September 28, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/madisonhet2

    are you amaircin

    September 28, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Oliver_69_

    No, I'm German and I live in Germany. Where are you from?

    September 29, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/GlobalJim711

    I never knew about this. I see parts of my trees are gold; others not. I'll read through the discussions to figure it out.

    September 29, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/c8lin

    Glückwünsche!

    September 29, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/ArjunaBrts

    Please take your computer, rotate it in the air, then upload the photo with your computer upside down. Then with some patience it will be in the correct position. Just be patient....;) I really think you should put a little more effort into learning German .. Just kidding, great work Sir! Keep it up, I envy your 276 Day Streak and your commitment

    September 29, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Karatefan

    Have you read that this gentleman is already 74 years old?

    September 30, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/ArjunaBrts

    I have, very impressive :)

    September 30, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/GlobalJim711

    Hast geschafft! Echt ausgezeichnet!

    September 30, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/AJ_Duolingo_

    congrats

    September 30, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Maria-lol-15

    congrats lol :)

    September 30, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/King2E4

    Gut gemacht!

    Man ist nie zu alt, um neue Dinge zu lernen!

    September 30, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/VincentRow1

    Congratulations Douglas!

    October 2, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jakubrules

    What is a gold tree what do you do with it

    October 4, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/GlobalJim711

    It means the computer "calculated" you have mastered the tiny section of a unit. You can do this by clicking on strengthen the skill until attained.

    October 4, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jakubrules

    ok thanks

    October 5, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/gmbka

    As I understand it, and I may be wrong, the tree consists of many units that turn golden once you mastered the skill. You have a golden tree when you did all of them.

    October 5, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jakubrules

    Ok thanks

    October 5, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jakubrules

    congratulations bravo

    October 5, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Reynir4536

    Well done! Mit dem Schreiben muss man einfach einmal beginnen; man kann ja zuerst einmal den Text für sich behalten und erst dann veröffentlichen, wenn man sich einigermaßen sicher fühlt. Es spielt auch keine Rolle, wenn einem einmal ein Fehler unterläuft. Weiterhin viel Vergnügen mit der deutschen Sprache!

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