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.
Well, technically you'll have to wait until tomorrow because 2016 was a leap year, but still that's a really impressive streak !
I was about to say that. There were 29 days in February 2016. ;)
Congrats nonetheless. :)
Level 25 and 3 years! Way to go and congratulations Lunazee! Here's to 4 years! :-)
Thanks, it's one of my favorite paintings. It's a detail of Agnolo Bronzino's portrait of Bia de' Medici, painted in 1545.
It's become a habit. Don't spend as much time here as I used to though..
WOW!!! Look at your streak.
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?
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.
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)
Merci beaucoup Madi_the_turtle. I hope you get to go to France and have a wonderful time. :)
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.
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.
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.
I keep notebooks and write down words or phrases that I'm unfamiliar with. Writing seems to help imprint on my brain :)
C'est incroyable! Je souhaite que tu apprenais beaucoup de mots et aussi que tu peux parler, ecrire, ecouter, et lire couramment en francais!
Wow! Je suis fasciné! Learnning French myself! :) (You deserve the lingot :D) (But you probably have thousands from that streak:O)
LOL! Yes I have lots of ingots and happy to give them away. Wish there was a way to give many away at once.
Not sure. Both are beautiful languages.
I tried one lesson in Korean, just for fun, and was hopeless. A very humbling experience. :)
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!
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.
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!
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. :)
I've tried a 7 day streak 3 times. But only made 1 of them. I'll keep trying though. Merci!
Execuse me,Lunazee: Would you mind to tell me what is " freezing in place " ? that is vague to me
Would you mind,Lunazee to tell me in details about your journey with the french language? Thank You
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.
Lunazee : what percentage of your daily efforts was paid by you to improve your french : is it 20%.40%,.... or what?
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.
Merci beaucoup. Doing them together will move your progress along quickly. :)
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.