https://www.duolingo.com/Lorel90

3 years Duoversary and 1088 streak

When I started Duolingo 3 years ago, I did not contemplate the idea of doing it for 3 years and much less doing it every day. I guess time flies when you are having fun, and Duolingo has been mostly fun.

What have I accomplished in 3 years?

I wish I could tell you that I am perfectly fluent in German, but I am not.
I am still learning German. I am trying to reach level B2 (test in November). I speak some German, I talk every week with my German language partner and in the past I have spoken to my tutor. While watching German TV or talking to people I understand a lot of topics, but not every word. I also read and can get the main meaning, but I may miss details. I think I know most of the grammar fairly well.

I have gotten the German Owl 3 times, because the tree has changed twice since I initially completed it. I have done twice the full German tree, it was very nice to review everything from the beginning.

Why do I continue in Duolingo?
For fun and to refresh my German words. I also love the community aspect of Duo. During the last few months I only come to Duolingo for a few minutes a day and I am not sure for how much longer I can maintain my streak, which even though I love to have, is not a priority any more.

In the future I may try some other languages for fun and I will continue to attend German events. At this time I do not have more German to learn in Duolingo, so I use other resources.

Duolingo versus traditional language schools.

I think that if I had gone to a traditional school for three years, I may have learned more, but I would have also spent a lot more time and money. I do not think it would have been possible for me; the closest German school is an hour from my house.

A personal online tutor is another choice, the cost is similar to the school, but I think in any case Duolingo would have been a supplement to those options.

Thanks Duolingo and thanks to my old and new Duo friends.

What do you like the most about Duolingo?

October 10, 2017

32 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

That's quite an achievement, both the streak but also the level of knowledge you have. It is such that you have a solid perspective of where you stand with the German language. Branching out to other resources to continue studies after you've maxed out Duolingo can be a real challenge for a lot of people. But, it sounds like you've done a good job leaving the nest. :)

Letting go of a very long streak can feel pretty liberating. So, when the time comes and you decide to let it go, be prepared to exhale and feel lighter.

Viel Erfolg beim Studium. :)

PS I love your owl with the red off-kilter glasses. I don't know if I've ever said so before. But, I've thought it more than once. :)

October 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lorel90

Thanks a lot Usagiboy and thanks for your posts and help. The streak is the ring of power, but I am afraid to let it go. It is the first time I keep such a long streak, my Neopets and other digital pets were not that lucky.

October 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/seacc3

Congrats...1088 is so huge. I may have similar times if I hadn't vacationed in so many internet-less countries. I know you have no need for a Lingot.....but please enjoy.

October 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Ledo.
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Hi Lorel90,

Congratulation for your achievements. You have an amazing streak, and an amazing outcome.

I like Duo because it can help me to learn a basic vocabulary include them in simple sentences. It doesn't make us fluent, although it supports the basic language learning on an effective way.

Have a great day and I'm looking forward to your next duoversary with a huge, continuous streak. :)

Ledo.

October 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lorel90

Thanks, Danke.

October 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lorel90

Danke, gracias. Thanks for the Lingot, one for you.

October 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/buck72

Lorel,

Warm congratulations on reaching three years on DL with a streak of 1088. When I first began DL, I was about 100 days behind you, and you were my inspiration to try and keep a longer streak going. :) I have enjoyed your insights on learning German and additional sites to use in improving my German. The Duolingo Community is special and thank you for being part of it. :) Chris

October 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lorel90

Danke Chris. Thanks for the nice words. I am glad you like the resources. You have done well too, so many languages about 20.

October 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LaurianaB

Congratulations, Lorel90!

October 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lorel90

Gracias. Danke

October 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Rhabarberbarbara

Herzlichen Glückwunsch! Das ist wirklich eine beeindruckende Leistung. Ich wünsche dir viel Erfolg bei deiner B2 Prüfung!

October 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lorel90

Vielen Dank. Muchas gracias.

October 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Rhabarberbarbara

Gern geschehen. De nada!

October 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/OldPalHappy

That's really cool. I hope someday I achieve what you have but in Spanish.

I like Duolingo for how easy it is to use. A whole course laid out; Duolingo does a lot of the work for us in terms of setting up lesson plans. I don't think Duolingo is best for vocab, but it seems to teach the structure of the language really well :3

October 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lorel90

Thanks. I think you can do even better in Spanish, buena suerte.

October 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/PandaSakuraTea

congratulations!

October 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lorel90

Thanks, muchas gracias.

October 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.

Amazing! Congratulations Lorel!

October 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lorel90

Thanks a lot

October 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchByte

Congratulations with everything! You have an amazing streak and achievements.

October 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lorel90

Merci.

October 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/emma383980

what an amazing achievement I'm just starting out on my Duo journey - it's very encouraging to hear about other peoples experiences x

October 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lorel90

Gracias. Duolingo is great. Good luck with your Spanish.

October 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/NeonMoogle

Sehr gut! Drei Jahre ist eine lange Zeit!

October 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lorel90

Danke schön. You are also doing great 791 is a long streak.

October 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Olja.
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Congratulations on three years! Herzlichen Glückwunsch, drei Jahre sind wirklich beeindruckend! I didn't know we started using Duolingo at about the same time (oh, okay, I am one year "younger" :-) Two years ago (10-10-2015) I returned from my trip to Sweden and having picked up a few words, I felt like learning more. Duolingo was the best site I found for Swedish.

October 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lorel90

Vielen Dank. Congratulations to you, 2 years is a long time and great streak.

October 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AlyseGrismore

super cool

October 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Isrianth

Congratulations!!

October 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lorel90

Danke.

October 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/buck72

Congratulations on reaching another milestone - 1100 days! To many more! :)

October 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Hien847820

Congratulation. You re really inspiring my baby steps in the jungle of languages, thanks for your sharing.

October 10, 2017
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