https://www.duolingo.com/ricardopavan

Finished the Italian tree!

After 2 years, I've finally finished my Italian tree!!!

I've literally just finished it and still at lower level (Level 14) but so far I can tell that I've learned a lot. I'm in Italy at the moment - probably the reason why I pushed it harder and kept a 14 day streak - and it feels so good to understand the locals and have small conversation.

I'm on holidays in Italy for another 3 weeks and I will keep practicing everyday! Just wanted to share the good news!

Prego!

August 6, 2017

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Congrats!

August 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ricardopavan

Love this bravocado gif huauauha

August 8, 2017

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congrats mate!!!

August 6, 2017

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Thanks!!!

August 8, 2017

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That is amazing! Amazing job- that is quite an accomplishment!

August 7, 2017

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I'm chuffed!

August 8, 2017

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Nice! :) Complimenti a te!

August 6, 2017

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Grazie mille!

August 8, 2017

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Complimenti!

August 7, 2017

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Grazie!

August 8, 2017

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Congrats!!!!

August 7, 2017

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Thanks!!!

August 8, 2017

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Congratulations! Here's a couple lingots for your accomplishment!

August 7, 2017

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Aw, that's sweeet! thanks!

August 8, 2017

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Fantastic! Have a great trip.

August 7, 2017

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I'm loving it! Walking into a gelateria and ordering gelato is my fav part!

'Un cono piccolo per favore' .

August 8, 2017

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When I first went to Italy, I quickly learned how to order an ice cream. I was there for a week, on a trip with my university (benefits of doing an ancient history degree!) and the tutors took us to several gelaterie so it was easy to pick up the words for strawberry, smurf and pistachio. (Try the smurf ice cream, really, it's like nothing else. But also every other flavour going, they're all amazing).

August 8, 2017

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My favourite is nocciola and pistachio. Such an amazing combination!

August 9, 2017

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Complimenti! "That's a dream of mine to be able to have conversations with locals!

August 7, 2017

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Aw it's awesome indeed! Keep studying and you will be able to!

August 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Stodab44

Eccellente, Ben fatto!

August 7, 2017

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Grazie mille!

August 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Adelyn892537

Wow! I just started. Was it hard to learn?

August 7, 2017

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Not really! I speak Portuguese and both languages have a lot in common, so that helped!

August 8, 2017

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Bravo!

August 7, 2017

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Grazie!!

August 8, 2017

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Congrats my friend

August 7, 2017

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Thank you!

August 8, 2017

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Congrats :3

August 7, 2017

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Thanks!!

August 8, 2017

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molto bene!

August 7, 2017

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Grazie!

August 8, 2017

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Fantastico! Buona vacanza!

August 7, 2017

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Grazie mille!

August 8, 2017

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Molto bene! Enjoy your stay in Italy, it's a beautiful country!

August 8, 2017

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Complimenti! Qual è il luogo preferito che hai visitato?

August 8, 2017

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In questa viaggio sono andato solo a Milano e Bologna. Milano é bella peró Bologna é piú bella! C'é molta storia e la architettura é bellissima! Questa é la mia terza volta in Itália, sono andato a Venezia, Pisa, Firenze, Roma, Rimini in altre viaggii...penso che Firenze é la cittá piu bella del mondo!

August 9, 2017

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A Lingot worthy accomplishment!

August 8, 2017

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congratulations! :)

August 10, 2017

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well done! I did the same. I finished 50 subjects of approximately 70 and if feels good.

August 11, 2017

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Rick, that is awesome. I love Italy and hope to return with language skills that will add to my enjoyment of the people, culture and art. Way to go !!! Eat lots of Gelato !

August 11, 2017

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Hey well done! I speak portuguese too and am trying to learn italian on here as well! Just saw your profile and its weird, I am Brazilian and Italian too (my dads english though) living in the UK. I just went to Italy on holiday to meet the family and i couldnt understand much and couldnt talk to my cousins etc at all so im now inspired to learn Italian! I just started, you finished your tree, how well can you speak italian now? Did you use other stuff too? Also do you get confused with portuguese? Sorry for the interrogation

August 12, 2017

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Hi Isabella! What a coincidence, huh? Where in the UK do you live? I live in Wales - quite out of the way for most people. Part of my dad's family are from Italy, from Veneto but they immigrated to Brazil so long ago and we lost all connections. Myself and my cousins are trying to reconnect and we're all learning Italian.

I can speak a very broken Italian but I can express myself in pretty much all day-to-day thing. I understand it much better than I speak, like one a 70/30 ratio. Keep trying, keep studying and most important, expand your studies outside of Duolingo... sites, youtube, music etc.. It helps a lot!

August 15, 2017

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I live in England, in a small city near Cambridge! Oh that's such a shame! At least you know the family are there! My grandmother is fully Italian (on my mums side) and she moved to Brazil as a teenager because of her parents work, but all her cousins and grandparents and aunties etc remained in Italy and she's been back various times to visit so our families were in touch, just my generation had never met them! We are from northern Italy, Torino and this town called biella (just checked the region, it's Piemonte!)

That's good that you're all trying! I feel like that will be me too, that's why doing duolingo I'm constantly repeating things out loud hoping my speaking will be okay! Thanks so much! Yeah I'm trying to use those, been watching Italian TV with subs and Italian youtubers without, getting that immersion yanno ;)

August 15, 2017

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There are several openings in my mobile group. The code is KS4H8T. A presto!

August 12, 2017

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Bravo!

August 15, 2017
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