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https://www.duolingo.com/albaduine

Three Years!

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It was three years ago on this date that I started my Duolingo account and did my first lesson in Spanish. I didn’t know then how much I would come to love learning languages. Thanks Duolingo for this wonderful learning tool.

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/PennyWhistler
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Congratulations to you my friend! That is very impressive and I very much admire your dedication! : )

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/albaduine
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Thank you Christy! I appreciate your kind words.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/39101
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Congrats

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/albaduine
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Thank you Devin.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jazztonight

Congratulations! I second everything you've said.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/albaduine
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Thanks, Roberto! That's a nice streak you've got going. I see you're studying Spanish and Italian... my two favorite languages. I like those courses a lot.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/buck72
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Congratulations!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/albaduine
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Thank you Chris.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SoyHenry
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Felicidades en tus 3 años...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/albaduine
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Gracias a ti, Henry!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MrFrodo.

Congratulations! Perhaps you'd like to check out this post :D https://www.duolingo.com/comment/20544548

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/albaduine
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Thank you Frodo.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jonathangrant00
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congrats Congrats for your awesome anniversary! Here are some fireworks for you!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/albaduine
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Thanks for the fireworks, Jonathan!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aistobe
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Congratulations! Wow! Look at all those languages! You're a regular language nut!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/albaduine
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Many thanks, Aistobe. That's a pretty impressive list of languages you've got as well!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BenHooo

1077? seriously? Adore.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/albaduine
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Thanks, Ben. I must confess... I like coming on here every day. It's usually the first thing I do when I get up in the morning, so it hasn't been hard to keep my streak going.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NetsanetAmare

Congratulations - inspiring!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/albaduine
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Thanks, Netsanet!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlanAlza10
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Congratulations!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/albaduine
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Thanks, Alan!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mrjeune1

Conrats

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/albaduine
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Thanks, Mr Jeune!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lorel90
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Congrats!!! again. Do you have a favorite language?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/albaduine
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That's hard to say, Loren. I'm very fond of Spanish and Italian, and many days I focus more attention on them, but I like them all. They all have their own unique rhythm and sound. It was harder for me to fall in love with Irish than the others. It's more difficult in the sentence structures, the spelling, and the pronunciation, but I'm getting more and more fond of it.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Superhuman93
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Congratulations!! :D

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/albaduine
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Thanks, Marlene!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kristine1022

Congratulations! Are you now fluent after three years? What have you done in conjunction with Duolingo, if anything?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/albaduine
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Thanks, Kristine! I'm getting more and more comfortable speaking, especially in Spanish, but I can't say I am really fluent, and largely because of the the listening aspect. Native speakers talk so fast that I still have difficulty understanding a lot of what is being said. That being said, I'm getting better at it slowly. I think it's vitally important to listen to sound of the language you're learning as much as possible. I agree with the advice that is often given to watch tv shows and listen to radio shows and music in the language you're learning. However, until your comprehension gets to a certain level, you miss most of what is being said. That's why I'm a big fan of the book/cd courses available in whatever language you're learning. They speak a bit slower, and you can play it over and over until you understand it, as well as using the book to help with spelling and grammar.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kristine1022

Thank you! I currently am also listening to CDs in my car when I travel. I can see how this is very important to learning the language. :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/albaduine
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I have learned a lot from "Complete Italian," by Lydia Vellaccio, which I found at our local library. It comes with a book and two cds. You get to hear several native speakers, which I think helps you get very familiar with the sound and pronunciation of Italian. It starts out at a complete beginner level and presents material up to a fairly intermediate level, and it moves at a fast enough pace that I never found it mundane or uninteresting.

1 year ago