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https://www.duolingo.com/Greg211

Are you a 50+ student? I am older than 50, just wondering how many more 50+ people use Duolingo.

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https://www.duolingo.com/pv1204
pv1204
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I am significantly older. You could be my son.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Greg211
Greg211
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Certainly I would be honoured. Enjoy it here!

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https://www.duolingo.com/pv1204
pv1204
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Gracias. Buena racha!!

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https://www.duolingo.com/perrybw59

There are a lot of us.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jane40167

I am well over 50 and I use it!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Klgregonis
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I fit the category. Love the site.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Lorel90
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I think there are a lot more people over 50 in the German to English (or any other language) forum, it is just a reflection of the general population. Is German easy to learn for a Polish speaker?

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https://www.duolingo.com/Greg211
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I am C2 certified in German (live 14 years in Germany already). It is a difficult language but beautiful when one can understand it well (takes a lot of time to master...)

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https://www.duolingo.com/espofleet
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I am older than you

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kathy45567

Hi Greg, I am in my mid sixties and have never learnt a second language. I am doing french on Duolingo. I dont think I could handle any more than one language at a time. By the looks of it, you are a busy man doing all those languages. Well done.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Greg211
Greg211
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Dear KAthy, you are doing great. Enjoy your French! Meilleurs voeux de Hanovre, Allemagne.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MikeNolan6

I'm also well past 50.

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https://www.duolingo.com/slogger
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There are many older people on Duolingo, it seems. I'm retired and over 65. I hope you enjoy Duo as much as I do!

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https://www.duolingo.com/GinaTilley

Yes I am seventy

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https://www.duolingo.com/exp271828
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I also am in the elderly crowd, with a couple of grandchildren.

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https://www.duolingo.com/pangaea
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I am quite a bit older than that and I love duo. I'm planning on being here for a long time.... there are a lot of languages to learn! :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/redneckray

Sneaking up on the twenty-ninth anniversary of my fiftieth birthday.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Greg211
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Great, confidential answer.... Thank you for your sense of humour :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dutchesse722
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Great question! Can I steal it for the 40+ crowd? And now that activity stream is gone, my much younger followers can't see how old I really am. :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BurkMiggo

I think your post is great. A question especially for the older fifty plus students. Why are you studying languages and why did you chose the language/ languages you did. My reason: Over past 10 years I have lost many of my friends and family. Some passed away and others to dementia. I am too old to be scared of death but I am terrified of the mental disease. I chose German because of my heritage.. Like to hear other viewpoints/reasons etc.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Greg211
Greg211
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Dear BurkMiggo. You honour me with your post. German is a wise choice for a studying language. Have fun with it! Greetings from Hannover (Germany). GKJ

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https://www.duolingo.com/NeenaL.

I am! Used to be quite a few, I seldom venture to "discussion" unless I've got a problem ie: needing help... I get tired of weeding thru the chatter... I've been with DL for awhile, I lost my streak after about a yr, (was in hosp) & had to start over. Even though my streak is a nice one it doesn't truly reflect my true number, but that's okay. My illness damaged my short term memory & beginning again was difficult. But as a senior I think we are determined, have to be, and resilient....built in! I've enjoyed learning Spanish, something I'd put off for a long time... For those who need encouragement, you can do it, it's really worth it! For those who've mastered, I tip my hat to you, well-done!
I could've blasted thru lessons in a month and bragged about the gold owl but I wouldn't have learned very much. By taking my time, searching out the "who, where it goes, definitions, etc" I've accomplished quite a bit... Seniors rock!

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https://www.duolingo.com/Greg211
Greg211
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Bravo! your are completely right Neena!

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https://www.duolingo.com/sailorbill79

you are not alone. sailorbill79 (the clue in the name)

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https://www.duolingo.com/Greg211
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Bravo! Thank you for sharing. GKJ

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https://www.duolingo.com/Rabarbar16

Hi Greg. I am sixty with a big +. Learning English make me happy. I retired and I have much time for myself. There is the first time in my life I don't have to be in a hurry. By the way. I'm from Warsaw.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Greg211
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Great. I admire you. Continue with what makes you happy. Finally that is all that counts! GorÄ…co pozdrawiam z Hanoweru :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Branka364444

I am 55lus and love Duolingo

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