https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Charismaztex

After setbacks from 2013, I finished the German tree in a 62 day streak in 2017.

I had reached the first checkpoint in 2013, restarted for two weeks in 2014, but soon lost motivation after the lessons got hard. At the start of 2017, I made it my goal to finish the the German tree starting from scratch, and finally made it today after gilding the "idioms" and "flirting" bonus skills today at the end of my tree.

I plan on continuing to keep the tree gold every day for the foreseeable future; the streak system really motivates you to practice consistently. Never underestimate the strength of habit.

Duolingo has really given me a good start in terms of grammar, and vocabulary, but I still have a long way to go before being able to use the language effortlessly. I also plan on moving my German to the "real world" with news media, videos, and forums.

Thanks to Duolingo for this opportunity to learn.

March 13, 2017

20 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LanguageLover.

Wow, congratulations!

March 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KenBookmye

Look in favorites there are several posts of other German resources congratulations that was really fast

March 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lorel90

Congrats!!! Good job.

March 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OakwoodBook

Holy cow, your streak, and your levels!

March 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lorel90

Danke. One day at the time.

March 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zeitschleifer

Congratulations and thank you for sharing your experience!

March 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GaryLaRowe

Nice going, C!

March 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MysticalSpoon

Herzlichen Glückwunsch!

March 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Armout-

Congrats!

March 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IshaanVerm1

Good job!

March 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TreesHugger

Gut gemacht. Glückwünsche!

March 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OakwoodBook

Congrats! I've done idioms and are on adjectives and I stated in January!

March 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mtyx.

Congrats! :) I needed about 65 days if i remember right. I’m on 110 days now, still keeping my tree gold, but sometimes it’s hard to muster up the motivation to do it.

March 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NtateNarin

Amazing job Charismaztex! Congrats and keep up the great work! :-)

March 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mikki866847

I'm encouraged to hear about someone else "recovering" so well from a setback. I burned out on Russian recently (after only 3 skills). But I'm pretty sure I'll go back to it at some point. I may need other resources.

March 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PoisonTaco10

Hallo! Ich bin PoisonTaco10 und, ich wollte Sie nur fragen ob Sie in Deutschland wohnt oder sowas. Damit du Deutsch vollständig sprechen kannst, musst du es SEHR oft sprechen.

March 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Charismaztex

Ich wohne in Amerika. Ich kann nicht gut Deutsch sprechen; ich versuche zu verbessern.

March 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PoisonTaco10

Von was ich lese, kannst du voll gut! :) ( I also speak english!)

March 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Charismaztex

Thanks! :-)

March 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nineteen91

Congratulations, 62 days to complete the tree is an amazing achievement. Keep up the good work!

March 17, 2017
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