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

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

May 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lunazee

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

May 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MarcD50

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

Congrats nonetheless. :)

May 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lunazee

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

May 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ForestPolyglot

Congrats! Et bonne chance

May 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lunazee

Merci beaucoup.

May 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/NtateNarin

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

May 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lunazee

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

May 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchFireBird

good job! my streak is long for me :D

May 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/OceanBrightEyes

Same with me!

May 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/OceanBrightEyes

thats fantastic! way to go!

May 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lunazee

Merci beaucoup!

May 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/OceanBrightEyes

:) by the way i like your profile picture

May 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

May 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/starboystellan

WHOA NICE

May 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lunazee

Merci!

May 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/starboystellan

:)

May 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/futbolnino

That's amazing! Keep up the good work!

May 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lunazee

Thanks so much.

May 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Dutchesse722

C'est génial! Félicitations!

May 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lunazee

Merci. Je suis très heureuse.

May 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/PR24xts

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

May 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lunazee

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

WOW!!! Look at your streak.

May 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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?

May 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

May 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/waiolukahu

Wow that's amazing. Nice job!

May 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lunazee

Thanks so much!

May 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MoriahByrne12

that's incredible congrats

May 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lunazee

Thanks so much!

May 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Parislover1217

Bon travail!:) Bonne chance!

May 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lunazee

Merci beaucoup!

May 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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)

May 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lunazee

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

May 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/PrimaPeregrina

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

May 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lunazee

Merci beaucoup. Vous êtes très gentille.

May 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/HvYHkGOO

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

May 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lunazee

Thanks so much. :)

May 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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!

May 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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!

May 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LanguageButcher

Wow, you're brave!

May 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/madi_the_turtle

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

May 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lunazee

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

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SUM_TING_W

congrats bud

May 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lunazee

thanks :)

May 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Michael44.D2104

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

May 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lunazee

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

May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/FredMefford

That's amazing!

May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lunazee

Thanks it's perseverance. :)

May 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ding1dong123

vous etes INCROYABLE!

PS: sorry if that's incorrect spelling or grammar

May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lunazee

merci beaucoup :)

May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BB8920017

hi i am new

May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BB8920017

what is this

May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/killingmyself69

You literally have no ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ life.

May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LindaMerri7

Inspirational.

May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lunazee

Thank you, Linda :)

May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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!

May 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lunazee

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

May 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr_Amoghy_Woghy

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

May 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

May 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr_Amoghy_Woghy

So which language is next? Italian or Spanish?

May 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr_Amoghy_Woghy

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

May 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lunazee

Not sure. Both are beautiful languages.

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

May 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Sunny_004

That's amazing! Level 25! Bravo!!

May 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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!

May 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

May 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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!

May 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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. :)

May 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Sunny_004

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

May 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/pollyperki

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

May 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lunazee

Merci beaucoup :)

May 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/elbam46

Congratulations!!

May 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lunazee

Thank you :)

May 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BigNik72

HOW???????

May 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/surveillence777

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

May 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/pollyperki

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

May 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

May 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SNRMI

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

May 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lunazee

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

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

May 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lunazee

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

May 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Sunny_004

Yeah, maybe. Thanks you 4 answering!

May 24, 2017
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