https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SpeakGerman2me

600 day Streak. :)

I got my 600 day streak July 25 2017 :). What I have accomplished to date?

Well, I have gotten to level 25, got tired of redoing lessons just to keep the tree golden, so I reset my German. Since then, I have completed my tree again and gotten back up to level 21. My goal is to get to level 25 again before I reset the tree to start again (if I feel like continuing with Duo that is).

I wish I would have recorded my first XP count, but I didn't. My current XP count is 22016. I know I had to have had at least 30,000 making my total XP over 50,000 to date. Yay me (lol I only want this as a record for future reference, so not really bragging here)

I also have been learning German using Youtube. I watch daily vloggers who record their everyday lives. I have found that to be a great way to learn new words, communicate through the comment section with native speakers, as well as learning listening skills. I also translate German videos into English helping Youtube translations for CC.

Also, I have created flashcards for Tinycards in German. I have 157 topics consisting of 6749 cards. That along with my Duo word count of 2558 makes my total words learned 9307. Here is my link to Tinycards if you are interested in following the decks I have made.
https://tinycards.duolingo.com/users/SpeakGerman2me

I used the internet, English/German dictionary, Youtube and Duolingo to create them. Many of the words are not on Duolingo.

July 25, 2017

36 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Heike333145

Is a 600 day steak still good for one's health? (SCNR; there's a typo in your thread title). ;-)

Congratulations!

July 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SpeakGerman2me

LOL that's funny. I didn't realize it was Steak. I will change it... Right after I wipe the laughter tears from my very red face :). Thank you for letting me know.

July 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hannibal-Barkas

Ich gratuliere zum "runden" Streak. Hättest Du Deinen Text auf Deutsch geschrieben, dann hättest Du noch eine Extraportion Lernen draufgelegt. Vielleicht beim 700-Tage-Streak ;-)

Geniesse deinen Erfolg

July 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SpeakGerman2me

Nicht jeder kann das geschriebene noch verstehen. Ich möchte mit allen teilen, nicht nur ein paar Leute. Aber, Danke jeden fall. :)

July 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hannibal-Barkas

Yes, I can understand that. Great job and you showed an amazing endurance. I just wanted to act according to your nickname ;-)

July 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SpeakGerman2me

Kein Problem, Ihr seid sehr nett. Ich wünsche dir alles die besten

July 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Oneline11

Ahahah

February 3, 2019

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

Great job getting your 600 day streak! That's awesome you reset your tree (by the way, congrats on your previous level 25), as I was thinking about doing that myself. Anyways, continue the great work SpeakGerman2me!

July 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SpeakGerman2me

Thank you so much for your kind reply.

I can understand why you would consider resetting. I like resetting because it forces you to re-do everything. I didn't know how may words I did not learn the first time around until I reset. I know duo has an algorithm for that reason, but I found it helpful to just begin again.

That being said, the first, and easiest section, was quite dull. I could have skipped past half of the tree because I knew it verbatim. But once I got past that section, I found that the rest of the tree was just as exciting as the first time around. I lost all of my progress however, and in doing so, it looks like I don't know as much as I do. But, I don't mind. All that I care about is learning.

July 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/2200Lucia60

Hi Speak... You have done a lot! You are a hard worker! Well, today I have got my 800 streak. That would deserve a new forum like in your case, but honestly, I feel quite incomplete and I can't understand how many words I have learned. From the English-German course 2440, from French-German 1200. So 3640 all together for German. But first I learned English, French and (advanced) Italian. I study two hours each day and four on days I don't work. For that reason I am able to communicate by writing in 5 languages, accepting some difficulty for German which I started only 14 months ago. But wait, ... the route is so long and unpredictable of course!! You have been doing great, that's the only thing I can say. Surely living, working and studying in a whole other way than I have been doing all of my 800 days. So great, keep it up and.. your profile name is.. "speak German to me" hope we are doing so soon?! Noch viel Erfolg und Spaß!!

July 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SpeakGerman2me

Danke. Du hast auch einen tollen Job gemacht. Herzlich glückwunsch für Ihre 800 Tage!!!

July 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/2200Lucia60

Liebe(r) Speak.. Meine Muttersprache ist Niederländisch. Deshalb dachte ich, für mich wird alles schneller gehen und einfacher sein. Aber das war leider nicht der Fall! Trotzdem bin ich überzeugt dass man mit Geduld viel erreichen kann. Also kein Problem. Das einige Ding: weiter gehen und jeder Tag das Studium erhalten. Ja, es lohnt sich immer. Ich danke Ihnen für Ihres Kompliment. Entschuldigung für alle meine Fehler.

July 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SpeakGerman2me

Fehler sind ein Teil des Lernens. Wie beim Lernen, ein Fahrrad zu fahren. Ich bin oft herunterfallen. Mindestens Sprachfehler nicht weh.

July 26, 2017

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

Gute gemacht!!! Do you know what is your level (A2, B1 etc), you can take a test in DW. I also recommend the telenovela (Jojo) with the grammar exercises.

July 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SpeakGerman2me

Danke für die empfehlung, aber ich gebe meine E-Mail nicht viel. Diese Seite DW fragt nach einer E-Mail bei der Prüfung.

July 25, 2017

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

You can get a temporary email address (google it) or invent one, you only need a real one if you want to take a course and keep record of your progress, not for the test or if you just one to take the course and you will remember the next lesson (for most courses). But it is a safe site.

July 26, 2017

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

DW is perfectly safe, you can provide them your E-mail withut any concerns.

July 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SpeakGerman2me

I tried the placement test, but it keeps showing a blank page after answering the first question. Not sure why.

July 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hoges.110

❤❖ Me too. 600 Day Streak today! Yippee! ❖❤

June 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SpeakGerman2me

Happy Owliversary. :)

June 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hoges.110

Yep - what a hoot! (Übrigens, vielen Dank!) ♡♡♡

June 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vc120

Good job!

July 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SpeakGerman2me

Thank you very much :)

July 25, 2017

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

Wow the greatest streak I have ever seen :O.

July 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hoges.110

Yeah, Seppl18! Are you still streaking? Let us know....♡

June 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Brian474289

600 Tage! Großartig! Ich gratuliere dich.

July 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vrockz2

Wow! Goood Job! That must have been hard! :D

July 27, 2017

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

Congrats!

July 28, 2017

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

Great job. Keep going..

July 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Superhuman93

Congratulation! :D

July 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Litlmis1

Great work! I'm almost at an 800 day streak and have yet to finish the German tree. I only start a new lesson when I have had the tree fully golden for about a week. I'm hoping that by repetition it will sink in better but I still feel like I don't know it well enough. I must be doing ok though as I don't often miss words these days. I listen to Antenae Bayern app instead of normal radio and am now surprised at how much I can understand. Speaking is still an issue as I have no real way of practicing.

Well done!

October 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SpeakGerman2me

Your dedication is amazing. You are doing fantastic. Don't let yourself think anything else. If it takes a long time, that's okay. The real goal here is to enjoy the experience of learning another language.

The way I keep myself going is remembering that it took me about 2-3 years to learn my native English well enough to communicate with my parents what I wanted. Another 12 years to be able to communicate with the rest of the world well, and yet another ?some odd years? to understand politics and medical terms and other such words that are beyond the day to day communications. And still, there are many many words and terms that I have no idea about (and I am talking about my native language here). Not to mention that I am not understood when I think I am clear as mud (also talking about my native language). So what I am getting at here, is that I will never feel like I know German 100% because I can't even feel that way about English.

My goal is to understand another person with the day to day life stuff, and to be able to communicate the same. I will get there, and so will you. It's a work in progress, and I am honored to be on this journey with you :). Just remember, you are the captain of your own ship, ⛴ Bon voyage my friend. And congratulations on 800 (in advance).

October 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nkaYwWL5

Those are the best words of wisdom that I have read in this forum. Thank you for that inspiration.

June 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SpeakGerman2me

Danke und herzlich willkommen zum Duolingo mein Freund ⛴

June 11, 2019

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

SpeakGerman2me, was ist dein Muttersprache? Amerikanisch ist meine Muttersprache, falls es dir interessiert! Ich wohne auch in Deutschland, deshalb kann ich etwas Deutsch. Mein Grammatik ist aber fürchtbar manchmal, aber die Deutschen hier lachen darüber und verstehen das ich ein Auslander bin. Aber! Ich arbeite dran! Ich habe eben erst angefangen mit diesen Duolingo "dingsbums", drum bin ich nicht so weit. Also! Was für ne Landsmann bischt!

January 21, 2019

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