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After nearly a year, I've finished my tree!

This is the moment I've been waiting for, for nearly an entire year since I registered on Duolingo with this account:

I can hardly express how happy I am!!!

About ninety-five percent of my tree is still golden, since I have a little bit of strengthening to do in the middle of the course.

I did not find the German course difficult at anytime during the tree, really. The tips and notes section explained a lot of the hard grammar concepts very well, and I absolutely have loved the course itself!! I can now read a lot of sentences in newspapers (in German), I can write some sentences, and I could hold a conversation too!!

Thank you to everyone who has encouraged me along the way!!! You know who you all are ;)

Thank you for this opportunity!

January 18, 2018

33 Comments


[deactivated user]

    Congratulations on your achievement! It is indeed a nice feeling receive the golden owl after such a long journey.

    And now we can already say Physik liefert eine Erklärung für manche Ereignisse. Good grief, I'm so tried of this sentence appearing on my practice exercises...

    Have a lingot.


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

    Thank you so much!! Congratulations on having that really long streak :D

    Also, that sentence has appeared a lot for me too! Any idea why? :D


    [deactivated user]

      Thank you.

      Any idea why?

      Algorithm mysteries...

      Maybe that module (I think it's Present 4) is short on sentences so they have to repeat it again and again.


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

      Hmm, maybe. I'm glad that I'm not the only one experiencing this. :)


      [deactivated user]

        Have you done the stories already?


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

        No, not yet. I should do those, so thanks for the idea!!!


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElizabethS746001

        Congratulations!! I know when I finished my tree, it felt like I could do anything.


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

        Yes, it does feel that way for me too. :)


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

        Congratulations Everdella! That's an amazing achievement and you should be proud of it!

        Good luck with your German studies! :)


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

        Aww, Woof!!!

        It means so much that you commented!! Thanks for being such an inspirational and motivational person!! Have a lingot :D


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/clivet2

        Well done and keep up your German!!!


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/buck72

        Ausgezeichnet! :)


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

        Danke! :)

        Have a lingot, your such a big inspiration to me!


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/buck72

        Awww....thank you. :) I see that you are reading German....have you considered other steps for improving your German? Chris


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

        Congratulations Everdella!!! Proud of you


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

        Herzliche Glückwünsche!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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

        good luck on your further journeys!!


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

        Congratulations! "Ich sprechen schlecht Deutsche" now and I thank you for your inspiration. Now I know it's possible! Again, great job.


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

        Not being judgmental, just wanting to help you improve the way many helped (and still do) me. "Ich spreche nun schlechtes Deutsch." Keep up the good work, in no time, "du wirst gutes Deutsch sprechen" :)


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kevin564718

        Herzlichen Glückwunsch!!


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maldito23

        Gut gemacht!

        Getting that golden owl is a pretty satisfying feeling, and I wish you all the best with the rest of your German learning journey.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mwbrand1

        Gut gemacht und herzlichen Glückwunsch!


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

        Herzlichen Glückwunsch, Everdella. Der deutsche Baum ist sehr lang und schwierig. Viel Vergnügen beim Reverse Tree und bei den künftigen Ausflügen in die deutsche Sprache. Doch für heute gilt CELEBRATION TIME !!! Enjoy the fine taste of success ;-)


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

        Derlei klingt fürwahr toll. But the proof of the pudding is still in the eating, so when I just read over your line

        and I could hold a conversation too

        I figured it might be rather helpful to ask you to put your new capabilities to use. First, Duolingo is a good starting point in language learning, but it is not a sufficient ending point [yet] (yes, even at the end of the trees). So I would like to kindly urge you to find a German-speaking "Tandempartner" to communicate with in person or via the internet. That way you could improve your German little by little based on what you already know. Sounds great? Sounds great! And -- well, please keep it up! I generally love it when people learn foreign languages, and I love it when they interact with or as foreigners, making the world a bit more understanding.

        (Other than that I cannot comment on your improvements -- I have been at Duolingo just a fortnight or so, so I have never been able to follow your progress so far. This may sound a bit brusque, but that's definitely not the way I inten... oh, look, what's flying over there, a pink elephant!).


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

        congratulations! German is killing me. I just don't get it. Tips and notes? How am I missing those? Need to find them because I need the help. But seriously, congratulations.


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

        I think they're only available on the website but I could be wrong.

        Danke!!! Have a lingot :D


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

        Congratulations! Keep up the good work!

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