When I was new here, I saw some members posting about 100, 222, 333 etc days long streaks... It was a little bit hard to believe that, someday I can reach 1-year streak too... Forget about Duolingo, or about Learning Languages for now... Doing the same thing (okay, if it is not "eating", "sleeping" (well, actually, I have less than 1 month long "sleeping" streak for now... It breaks very often.), "drinking", "messaging" etc, but something that you "force" yourself to do it more or less and you think it is good for yourself...) every day in a full year is something special I think. At least, for me, it is so. Because this happens first time with me... As I mentioned above (forget about Languages for now), it is another theme that, does Duo was helpful for being fluent in German or learning to speak basic conversations in Spanish, which was completely new Language for me. I learned here "not break the chain". It was not easy by the way... I was in different cities (with bad internet connections or where my sim card didn't work) in last 365 days, even one time in "connecting" Airport I almost implored for Wifi Password only for Duolingo... (Normally, I am shy or just don't like to ask Wifi Password in Cafes or such places if it is not important...)
Now, about languages... Duolingo is one of the best (okay, maybe first) language-learning platform... To learn one of the Duo Languages, you need just to know what you are doing here... :) I have many free and pro accounts in another language learning systems, but I don't use even some of the paid ones for months... (Maybe, they are not interesting as Duo, maybe, they are not enough to help me, or maybe just I have time only Duo :D)
And the best part of Duolingo.Com for me - "discussion" is an amazing place to ask questions about languages to natives or polyglots...
I don't know what to say else... I am happy being in Duo Family in this one year.
Thanks for reading. :)
Thanks))) Then I will tell you full story... It was in Turkey, Istanbul Atatürk International Airport... my flight was after 1 hour, and I was somewhere near the gate, I asked for a password in a shop which sold sweet things, drinks etc... But they said that I must buy something to have the password... Then I asked, what is the cheapest thing in your shop? They: "you should buy minimum 10$"... ... Then I looked at the names of "active WiFi's" and found a Hair Salon's name in that list... :D And went there... The man, who works there, asked me many questions, like where you are flying, when you are flying, how long will you use it etc... In the end, he took my phone and wrote password by himself. :D
Happy birthday on Duo! I totally agree with you. Duolingo is great and you can learn a lot if you want. I also appreciate the friendly way of comunication, to get advices from natives, reading and sometimes commenting on discussions and so on. I can say a bit proud that I have almost reached the 1-year-streak. Let's go on with Duo ... best regards wickie-hey
Actually, I don't learn my "Main Duo Language" - German only in Duolingo... I try to learn it with other resources too when I have time... Duolingo helps me do not forget the German Language... (In my country people don't speak German... Or I don't use it in life...) A brief answer is, yes, it helps enough for me. And Spanish. I learn Spanish (not as often as German) only in Duolingo. And I am sure that, Duo helps me to learn Spanish.