This damned streak!
I am going to complete an a-thousand-days streak tomorrow. I hate this streak forcing me to do my language exercises even on a trip in a distant part of the world. I should free myself from this mental slavery! The reward are some lingots. I have more as 7000 of them and I do not know what do with them. Actually duolingo is a diabolic platform. Is is misleading me to learn instead of watching soap operas, reading the yellow press and other useful things.
Thanks Duolingo for you company.
I am German and I am retired. I travel quite a bit. At home I play guitar for two hours a day, I learn languages for about four hours and i am walking or biking for two or three hours. These are my daily tasks. The rest, like gardening, visiting friends and other things is sparetime.
When I started I had a good command of of English and Spanish so I could do the trees in these two languages within one day by using every shortcut. I had one year of French in college nearly 50 years ago.
Meanwhile I learned Dutch, Italian and French and finished 8 trees. I made crosswise trees. E.G. I made the trees in French or Italian from English and Spanish. The experience levels in a language are not added. I got level 22 in French from English and Level 21 from Spanish. It shows always only the results of the mother tongue you use for learning.
I also use Memrise and babbel regularly as well as podcasts. And in addition conversational language courses. Why that?
I am 67 and I feel that my mental capacities are decreasing. My memory is weakening. Duolingo gives me the chance to fight the process and acquire new knowledge.
Congratulations! I have felt the same despite my number of days on my streak compared to yours. I've walked through rain to McDonalds because I didn't have access to wifi (which took half an hour), I've even spent 15 dollars when I accidentally lost my streak, and basically it's become part of my daily life.
I feel your frustration man, stay strong <3