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

Merci à tous!!! Just made a 3 year streak.

Yesterday, I made level 25 in French. Today is the 1095th day in a row with the help of some freezes.

This has been a wonderful learning experience and a way to feel a connection to another part of the world. My goal was to relearn a language I hadn't used in many years, so that I could read journals online. And, because of Duloingo, that goal has been achieved.

It's part of my daily routine and hope to continue...maybe make a fourth year in a row.

So a thank you to all who've made this a safe place for people to learn and connect across the globe.

May 10, 2017

85 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/relox84

Well, technically you'll have to wait until tomorrow because 2016 was a leap year, but still that's a really impressive streak !


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

LOL! Iforgot about leap year. Will log in tomorrow and make it official.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarcD50

I was about to say that. There were 29 days in February 2016. ;)

Congrats nonetheless. :)


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

Okay, it's officially 3 years now. Thanks for pointing that out.


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

Congrats! Et bonne chance


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

Merci beaucoup.


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

Level 25 and 3 years! Way to go and congratulations Lunazee! Here's to 4 years! :-)


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

Merci beaucoup, NtateNarin! You have a great streak going too :)


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

good job! my streak is long for me :D


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

thats fantastic! way to go!


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

Merci beaucoup!


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

:) by the way i like your profile picture


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

Thanks, it's one of my favorite paintings. It's a detail of Agnolo Bronzino's portrait of Bia de' Medici, painted in 1545.


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

That's amazing! Keep up the good work!


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

Thanks so much.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dutchesse722

C'est génial! Félicitations!


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

Merci. Je suis très heureuse.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PR24xts

Well done, it is hard work maintaining a long streak!


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

It's become a habit. Don't spend as much time here as I used to though..

WOW!!! Look at your streak.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PR24xts

You're right, it is a habit, bordering on obsession I'd say! I try and do 10 mins per day but do not feel anywhere near fluent in either Spanish or French. Of the two my Spanish is stronger. How about you?


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

It does become a habit which is the best way to learn. I started Italian and Spanish which I have some familiarity with. But it became a little confusing and decided to concentrate on French. I'm thinking of starting one or the other again but can't decide.

About a year ago, I began Memrise too. It's harder to keep up a streak there though. A few weeks ago I had a very busy day and, thankfully, had a freeze in place in Duolingo. I try to do the lessons first thing in the morning to start the day off before work.


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

Wow that's amazing. Nice job!


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

Thanks so much!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MoriahByrne12

that's incredible congrats


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

Thanks so much!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Parislover1217

Bon travail!:) Bonne chance!


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

Merci beaucoup!


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

I really want to go to France when I get older, and Duolingo has really helped me for the short time that I've used it. I hope I get a streak as long as yours!!! Tres bien! (I think thats right, sorry if it's not haha)


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

Merci beaucoup Madi_the_turtle. I hope you get to go to France and have a wonderful time. :)


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

Vous êtes absolument incroyable! Toutes nos félicitations!!!!


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

Merci beaucoup. Vous êtes très gentille.


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

Congrats ,giving you a lingo for your steadiness of purpose ! Awesome !


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

Thanks so much. :)


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

Three Whole Year! Wow, I'm impressed.

Can you speak and understand oral communication? My goal was to read journals as well, but when I went to Luxembourg, I couldn't speak in french with the hotel receptionist. I bugged me so much. I felt like my whole year of learning french was wasted. So now my focus is oral communication.

Good luck!


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

Don't be too hard on yourself. There are different dialects to deal with in any language. I find it hard to understand english, my native tongue, sometimes. :)

Haven't had an opportunity to speak. In the past, I've thrown myself into conversations with little knowledge of some languages. People are usually kind and appreciate the attempt. At some point, it clicks.

Bonne chance!


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

Wow, you're brave!


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

Wow! I want to be this close to the French language!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/arminia11_web_de

I was just thinking that I needed to copy down the answer I give in English and then BACK translate on another day or a different time to the original French.


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

I keep notebooks and write down words or phrases that I'm unfamiliar with. Writing seems to help imprint on my brain :)


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

thanks :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michael10S

Wow, that's a lot of time! Good job!


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

It's become a habit and takes just a little time each day.


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

That's amazing!


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

Thanks it's perseverance. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ding1dong123

vous etes INCROYABLE!

PS: sorry if that's incorrect spelling or grammar


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

merci beaucoup :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/killingmyself69

You literally have no ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ life.


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

Thank you, Linda :)


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

C'est incroyable! Je souhaite que tu apprenais beaucoup de mots et aussi que tu peux parler, ecrire, ecouter, et lire couramment en francais!


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

Merci beaucoup, Xamaranth. Je souhaite pour cela aussi et pour vous aussi.


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

Wow! Je suis fasciné! Learnning French myself! :) (You deserve the lingot :D) (But you probably have thousands from that streak:O)


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

Bonne chance!!!

LOL! Yes I have lots of ingots and happy to give them away. Wish there was a way to give many away at once.


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

So which language is next? Italian or Spanish?


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

P.S. your streak is 549 times longer than mine :)


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

Not sure. Both are beautiful languages.

I tried one lesson in Korean, just for fun, and was hopeless. A very humbling experience. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sunny_004

That's amazing! Level 25! Bravo!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sunny_004

P.s: How many lingots do you have? Just curious. You don't have to answer if you don't want to. Great job, again! My highest streak was like 30. So, awesome job and continue!


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

I have 6569 lingots which really doesn't mean anything.

I do memorize,com as well and right now I'm at 23 because the day got away from me. If I hadn't had the duolingo freeze in place, I would have lost the streak.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sunny_004

Wow! I know it doesn't really mean anything, but that's still awesome. And thx 4 answering. I wasn't sure if i should've asked that or not. I have 134 lingots just in case your wondering. Once again, amazing work and continue!


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

Thank you so much. 134 Lingots is great.

Have you thought about keeping a freeze in place? And challenging yourself for a 7 day streak? Both have helped me get this far. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sunny_004

I've tried a 7 day streak 3 times. But only made 1 of them. I'll keep trying though. Merci!


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

Execuse me,Lunazee: Would you mind to tell me what is " freezing in place " ? that is vague to me


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

Merci beaucoup :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/elbam46

Congratulations!!


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

Thank you :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/surveillence777

Would you mind,Lunazee to tell me in details about your journey with the french language? Thank You


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

I studied french in college many years ago and loved it. I had five years of Spanish before that. Learning another language is transporting. I live in a rural area where English is the only spoken language, so gradually the French and Spanish I once knew faded away.

A friend got me into playing a couple of games on Facebook. After awhile I thought maybe the time doing that would be spent doing something that would be fun and constructive.

I began with Coffee Break French which was a bit hard at the beginning.. Once I found Duolingo, things started clicking. About a year ago, I started Memrise which is a good complement. It forced me to pay more attention to accents which I let slide here.

As far as speaking, that comes once you immerse yourself in it. My husband suggested the other day that I should create a group at our local library and see if there are other people who'd like to speak/practice French. I think that's a great idea.


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

Lunazee : what percentage of your daily efforts was paid by you to improve your french : is it 20%.40%,.... or what?


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

I spend about an hour a day on french, mostly reading newspapers and magazines online. The more time you can spend learning, the sooner you'll become proficient. The best thing is to live in a country where the language is spoken but that's not possible for most of us.


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

Congratulations! You're an inspiration. I've started Memrise.com also based on your comments. Thanks for mentioning!


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

Merci beaucoup. Doing them together will move your progress along quickly. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sunny_004

Who is darasimio? Just wondering cause i got a message saying darasimio responded to my comment in this discussion. Sorry if I'm not supposed to do this. I'm just curious. I just want to know what darasimio said.


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

Don't know. Maybe that person removed their comment.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sunny_004

Yeah, maybe. Thanks you 4 answering!

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