https://www.duolingo.com/jasonchen845

How do people not get bored?

I just have to say this, but everyone seems to so much more lingots, XP, streaks, and more levels than me. How do they not get bored? Very confusing to me. I just usually do like 50xp a day and I get bored and I go play some games.

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Qiunnn
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I do a lot of the languages that I do because I am interested in the structure and grammar of them, the only ones I am following long term are Spanish French and German, I have added then deleted most trees on here just to look at the way the language is made up and get the feel of it. So for me I just switch it up and study a different language purely for the fun of seeing the difference in grammar and the nuances of that particular language, it is never as boring because I feel no obligation to continue or keep the trees since I am not learning the language.

But that only works because of my interest in linguistics so I guess you could try switching it up with no obligation to learn the language just to see what it looks like

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jasonchen845

I still don't get how you do so many languages at once! The most I could probably do is like, 3 or 4, max.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bleusclues

I'm doing four its not that bad lol (German, Dutch, High Valyrian, and Irish

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jasonchen845

Nice

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Qiunnn
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I'm not actually doing most of them.

Spanish and French are more passive learning, watching shows and sometimes coming on here for vocab or verb exercises.

German is the only one I am actually studying that I am not a high level in so like learning the grammar and vocabulary and how to actually apply it to speak the language.

Irish I was just interested in the grammar, im level 6 and i can tell you about some of the basic structures and more complex grammar from other sites but I can't speak a single word of it, I'm not really studying it just investigating the structure and 'feel' of it. Same for Danish and some of the other trees o have deleted

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jasonchen845

Complicated...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Starfleet12
Starfleet12
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I love learning new languages, I find this app really addicting, so I keep going.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
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I find it addicting too! I love Duolingo.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jasonchen845

You find this app addicting?...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lileaus

Not surprised. I'm sure a lot of people do... Those with at least a year in streaks, for example.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jasonchen845

Barry725848 has 365 day streak as of right now!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lileaus

That's actually impressive! I've seen some people with a 600 day streak around here, though.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jasonchen845

I've seen one with like a thousand a month ago or something. Not sure if he/she lost the streak, though

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Starfleet12
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I do because Im always trying to be at the top od Leader boards and stuff and Im always collecting more lingohts, which have no use but I use then anyway

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ellie-369

i think it depends if they are motivated to learn the language and if they enjoy learning it.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jasonchen845

I enjoy learning it, I still get bored

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ellie-369

what do you find boring? i must admit it happens to me sometimes too

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jasonchen845

Just learning the language itself is boring, but I still wanna do it

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ellie-369

maybe it would help if you had a partner to do it with. that way it can be kinda like a game/competition and then it might motivate you to learn and have fun.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jasonchen845

Like who? I have only my brother to do it with, and I started like WAY before him, so...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ellie-369

you could talk to someone on duolingo who is at the same level as you. i don't really know

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ellie-369

I don't know, you will have to find someone who you would like to learn the language with. Just look and find.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jasonchen845

Like who?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bleusclues

I have a streak and a high-ish level because i do less XPs a day, I only do 20 a day. i get bored really easily lol

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jasonchen845

Lol me 2

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lileaus

Probably because they find learning languages fun. I will admit, though, I also get bored after a while and I begin to play games, go on another forum, or just watch videos on YouTube. I got my motivation back as I am actually studying Spanish in school, and I want to know more words and am actually studying in my free time because I find it to be more than just a course I'm taking in school.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jasonchen845

Yup, me too.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/b05aplmun.ca
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Those of us with lots of lingots, high levels, and long streaks all started off where you are, without any of those things. We've just been pretty persistent about our language(s) over time.

In my estimation, 50 xp is actually a pretty fair number, assuming you do it consistently.

Accepting a moderate amount of boredom is a useful part of the learning process, especially when you're doing review.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jasonchen845

Holy ❤❤❤❤, you got soooo much streaks. Nice dude

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jasonchen845

Not really, some days I do 150 and some days I don't do it at all.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sialia2
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I'm curious. What games do you play? What do these games provide you that keeps them from boring you? What do you find boring about learning languages?

A lot of questions, but I would appreciate hearing your answers. Best luck with your progress!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jasonchen845

I play mostly FPS games. :) thanks. Damn, also, you got a lllllooooonnnnnnggggg streak. I can never get that. :(

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sialia2
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I'm sure you could get at least that many, one day at a time!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jasonchen845

Thanks for the lingots guys!!! Nice. :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LavethWolf
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Every time I study a language, I go through four main phases :

Phase 1 : "New language!, So beautiful!, Seems simple enough!, I must learn this!"

Phase 2 : My initial excitement has wore off, and now I'm just frustrated with the language. Struggling to remember vocabulary, grammar, and any irregularities the language may contain. It's at this point I usually decide the drop a language if I just don't feel the motivation ( which I did for Hindi and Gujarati ).

Phase 3 : If I had enough determination to make it past the previous phase, I usually have a better grasp of the language, and everything doesn't seem as hard anymore. At this point, I usually enjoy and look forward to learning a language. As I feel that I have finally gotten the hard part out of the way.

Phase 4 : I learn something new about a language that just seems all too complicated, so I then reset to phase 2.

Although the process may be tedious and frustrating. I continue because I truly want to learn the language. Just the thought that I could one day possibly converse with some one in a foreign language is enough to keep me motivated.

The fact that I usually get frustrated with a language, is one of the reasons why I study multiple languages simultaneously. If I feel too stumped in one language, I just move more of my focus to another language ( as you can see, most of that focus went to German ). Good luck learning languages, because you're going to need it.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jasonchen845

Creepy... Are you psychic or something?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LavethWolf
LavethWolf
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Yes I'm a psychic, how else would it be possible to learn Japanese. I'm joking, but what's so creepy about my post?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jasonchen845

It was exactly what I did.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LavethWolf
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What a coincidence.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jasonchen845

As of right now, I only got 1080 xp. :(

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jasonchen845

And only 34 lingots. :( :(

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bleusclues

i have 103 lingots need some

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jasonchen845

Sure

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jasonchen845

I spent lots of it on extra lessons and stuff, like idioms and flirting

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BonBonChat
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I Do it daily for motivation to complete trees and continue my streak :) But yes, it does get boring easily, but you just gotta keep going.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
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I don't get bored because I love learning Spanish. I don't have many lingots, but you don't need lingots for very many things. If you don't NEED to learn Spanish or French, you aren't obligated to. If your goal is 50XP, you are achieving your goal, and most people don't do even that, or some never go more than their goal. some people have 1XP a day goal, and while there is nothing wrong with that, you should be proud of yourself for achieving your 50XP goal. And if that is above your goal, congrats! That is awesome! And if it's below your goal, you are not alone. So many people have forgotten a day or two, or were just bored like you. You are not experiencing something unique or unknown. I have more periods of not going on Duo than streaks. If you don't need to learn a language, and you don't want to, just don't.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MikeNolan6

The simple answer is, if you get bored, go do something else. Recently, I've only been doing to keep my streak going, generally 10-20 XP a day, but I'm actually making a little progress on re-gilding my completed French tree, and I recently made it to level 16.

I probably spend more time on other French-related tasks these days. Recently, I've been reading the book "Correct your French Blunders". I've been looking at ordering the book "Advanced French Grammar" by Monique L'Huillier, but I don't think I'm ready for it yet.

I've looked at a couple of other online sites, none of the subscription ones seem worth the cost. For what a site like Lawless French costs a year, I could buy a copy of Le Bon Usage.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jasonchen845

That's exactly what I do.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/robin.fli
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I work on several languages. I also do the practices without choosing a section and see what subject is coming up. Then since I have the app, I work on the bots, redo bots to see if there is new vocabulary that I don't know. Also until I get my answers always right I will practice since I still have issues with the compound past, conditinal, subjuntive, etc. I finished my french tree at level 15 so to go up it was all about practice. Sometimes doing a timed review helps. I also do go to other sites for interactive games on line, listen to french radio, search watch french videos only in french. Just saw the events tab and need to consider if I have time to host one since there are none in my area. I am also doing a "reverse tree" for French.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jasonchen845

Impressive...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/robin.fli
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Maybe. My motivation was to bring my French back as I has studied it in college. Then I realized I could work on other languages I had learned and then realized I could dabble in even more languages, something I always wanted to do. I also never expected Duo to be perfect and maybe that's the difference. I don't do all these things daily. You asked how not to be bored....

1 year ago
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