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foreign language story challenge

for this challenge, YOU WILL HAVE TO WRITE a story in a foreign language you are learning. it is from today to tonight. the prize is as many lingots as you want. the rest will get 2 for good effort. Enjoy! __McKayla

January 22, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eden-Joy

Había una vez, hace mucho tiempo, en una tierra muy, muy lejana donde vivía una feliz familia real. El Rey y la Reina gobernaron la tierra de una manera amable y justa, y fueron amados por todos. También su hija, que era tan amable y cortés como hermosa. En todos los lugares a donde iba la familia real, se les mostraba flores y buenos deseos. Todo el mundo en la tierra era extremadamente feliz, pero inquebrantable que no durara. Un mago malvado de una tierra lejana había oído hablar de este maravilloso reino y su gran riqueza. Lo quería mucho y decidió que lo haría suyo si tenía que trabajar para ello toda su vida. Entonces lo hizo. A medida que pasaban los años, el mago estudiaba y practicaba la magia oscura mientras que la princesa se volvía cada vez más bella, amable y adorada por todos, hasta el día de las princesas, el decimoquinto cumpleaños. El reino celebró el gran día con una enorme pelota en el castillo y una gran fiesta en el patio real para todos los campesinos con comida y bebida proporcionadas por el propio Rey. El Rey acababa de ponerse de pie para brindar por su hija cuando las puertas se abrieron de golpe y ¿quién debería entrar sino el mismísimo hechicero? "¿Qué estás haciendo ella?" preguntó el Rey con nerviosismo, "No fuiste invitado". "Sé que no he sido invitado", respondió el mago, "he venido a regalarle a la princesa su cumpleaños ... presente". "Qué amable de su parte", comentó el Rey, "pero eso no será necesario". "¡Demasiado!" contestó el mago rudamente, "¡Lo estoy haciendo de todos modos!" Y diciendo eso, levantó su bastón mágico y desterró a la Princesa a una misteriosa tierra muy, muy lejos. El Rey se quedó sin palabras. La Reina no. "¿¡QUÉ HAS HECHO!" Ella gritó: "¡Soldados, arréstenlo de manera inmediata!" "¡Espere!" exclamó el mago: "¡Si quieres volver a ver a tu hija, harás exactamente lo que te digo!" Al ver que no tenían otra opción, el Rey y la Reina estuvieron de acuerdo. Mientras tanto, en una tierra misteriosa, muy, muy lejos, la Princesa estaba parada en una enorme habitación sosteniendo un regalo de cumpleaños sin abrir de parte de sus padres, mientras cientos de personas con ropas extrañas pasaban corriendo junto a ella. "¿Qué ..." Murmuró mirando sorprendida a sus alrededores. " ¿Donde está esto?" Ella le preguntó a una mujer que pasaba que hablaba por un pequeño rectángulo brillante que tenía contra el costado de su rostro. La mujer no respondió, simplemente miró a la joven que iba a hacer que echara de menos su tren. La princesa comenzó a entrar en pánico. "¡No sé dónde estoy, cómo llegar a casa o lo que ese malvado Mago está haciendo a mis padres mientras estoy atrapado aquí!" ella pensó frenéticamente. "Cálmate", se dijo a sí misma. Entonces notó el regalo de sus padres que todavía tenía. "Bueno", pensó, "bien podría abrirlo". Descubriendo un banco cercano que ella tejió a través de los pasajeros que lo visitaban. Al sacar el papel brillante, apareció un rectángulo gris de metal duro. Había una nota de sus padres. "Querida Hija, Esto vino de una exploración reciente que descubrió varios otros países que previamente no sabíamos que existían. Dado que estás tan interesado en lugares lejanos y en nuevos descubrimientos, pensamos que te gustaría. Creemos que lo abre y luego presiona el botón en la parte superior derecha para comenzar y luego inserta sus preguntas en la pequeña casilla que aparece. Tienes que escribirlos presionando las teclas pequeñas que cada uno tiene una letra en ellos. Honestamente, todavía no sabemos exactamente cómo funciona, pero estamos seguros de que usted, siendo tan inteligente, lo resolverá. ¡Feliz cumpleaños querida! Todo nuestro amor, Tus padres " La Princesa no pudo ver muy claramente por un momento, ¿por qué todo repentinamente estaba tan nublado? La princesa negó con la cabeza para aclarar sus ojos y logró abrir el rectángulo metálico. De repente, un hombre vestido de azul se acercó a ella y comenzó a hablarle, pero la Princesa no tenía idea de lo que estaba diciendo, ¡todo sonaba como un galimatías! Ella lo miró, desconcertada hasta que finalmente negó con la cabeza con disgusto y se alejó rápidamente. "Me pregunto por qué todo el mundo ella siempre tiene prisa". pensó la princesa. Volvió su atención al extraño regalo en su regazo. ¿Cómo puedo volver a casa? Ella escribió. Ninguna de las respuestas fue útil. ¿En qué idioma hablan todos? Ella intentó el próximo. Inglés, fue la respuesta. "Eh", pensó, "he estudiado el élfico y el dragón, pero nunca había oído hablar de ese idioma. Creo que probablemente debería aprenderlo para poder volver a casa". ¿Mecanografió: cómo puedo aprender inglés? Ella hizo clic en lo primero que se levantó, Duolingo. Ella creó una cuenta y comenzó a estudiar. "Cuanto antes lo aprenda, antes podré volver a casa". razonó la princesa. Lo siguiente que supo fue que estaba volando a algún lugar llamado los Alpes, había estado allí una vez con sus padres y sabía cómo llegar a casa desde allí. Cuando la Princesa finalmente regresó a su amado reino, descubrió que el malvado Mago ahora lo gobernaba, y que había puesto a todos los ciudadanos a trabajar extrayendo las gemas de las tierras y otros metales preciosos. "¡Tengo que detener esto inmediatamente!" Furró la princesa.Entonces se escondió hasta más tarde esa noche. Luego, una vez que todos estuvieron dormidos, se escabulló a las mazmorras y liberó a sus padres. Luego despertaron a los gaurds, que seguían siendo secretamente leales a la familia real, y ataron al malvado mago y lo arrojaron a su calabozo más profundo. Entonces todo el reino celebró el regreso de la Princesa con una fiesta que duró una semana entera, y se celebró todos los años a partir de entonces como una fiesta nacional. Y así todos vivieron felices para siempre, excepto por el malvado Mago. El fin

Once upon a time, long ago in a land far, far away there lived a happy royal family. The King and Queen ruled the land in a kind and just manner, and were loved by all. So was their daughter who was as kind and gracious as she was beautiful. Every where the royal family went they were showed with flowers and good wishes. Everyone in the land was extreamly happy, but unfourtunatly that was not to last. An evil wizard from a far away land had heard about this wonderful kingdom, and its great wealth. He wanted it very much and decided he would make it his own if he had to work for it all his life. So he did. As the years went by the wizard studied and practiced dark magic while the princess grew more and more beautuful, kind, and adored by all, until the day of the princesses fifteenth birthday. The kingdom celebrated the grand day by a huge ball in the castle and a huge party in the royal courtyard for all the peasents with food and drink provided by the King himself. The King had just stood up to make a toast to his daughter when the doors burst open and who should enter but the evil wizard himself! "What are you doing her?" asked the King nervously, "You were not invited." "I know I have not been invited," replied the Wizard, "I have come to give the Princess her birthday...present." "How kind of you," remarked the King, "But that will not be necessary." "Too bad!" shot back the Wizard rudly, "I am doing it anyway!" And so saying he raised his magic staff and banished the Princess to a mysteriously land far, far away. The King was speechless. The Queen was not. "WHAT HAVE YOU DONE! "She screamed, "SOLDIERS, ARREST HIM IMEDIATLY!" "Wait!" cried the Wizard, "If you want to see your daughter ever again you will do exactly as I say!" Seeing they had no choice the King and Queen agreed. Meanwhile in a mysterious land far, far away the Princess stood in a huge room holding an unopened birthday gift from her parents while hundreds of people in strange clothing hurried past her. "What..." She mumbled gazing in shock at her surrondings. " Where is this?" She asked a passing woman who was talking into a small glowing rectangle she hed against the side of her face. The woman gave no answer, she simply glared at the young lady who was going to make her miss her train. The Princess began to panic. "I do not know where I am, how to get home or what that evil Wizard is doing to my parents while I am trapped here!" she thought franticly. "Calm down," she told herself. Then she noticed the gift from her parents she still held. "Well," she thought, "I might as well open it." Spotting a nearby bench she wove through the mornign commuters to it. Pulling off the sparkly paper revealed a grey rectangle of hard metal. There was a note from her parents. "Dearest Daughter, This came back from a recent exploration which discovered several other countries that we had previously not know to exist. Since you are so interested in far away places and new discoveries we thought you would like this. We believe that you open it up and then press the button in the upper right hand side to begin it and then put your questions into the little box that appears. You have to write them by pressing the little keys that each have a letter on them. Honestly, we still do not know exactly how it works, but we are sure that you, being so clever, will figure it out. Happy Birthday dear! All our Love, Your Parents " The Princess could not see very clearly for a moment, why was everything suddenly so cloudy? The Princess shook her head to clear her eyes and managed to open the metal rectangle. Suddenly a man dressed all in blue walked up to her and began talking to her, but the Princess had no idea what he was saying, it all sounded like gibberish! She looked at him, puzzeled until he finally shook his head in disgust and walked away quickly. "I wonder why everyone her is always in a hurry?" thought the princess. She turned her attention back to the strange gift in her lap. How can I get back home? She typed. None of the answers were helpful. What language is everyone speaking? She tried next. English, was the answer. "Huh," she thoguht, "I have studied Elvish, and Dragonese but I have never heard of that language.I guess I should probably learn it in order to get back home." Do she typed: How can I learn English? She clicked on the first thing that poped up, Duolingo. She created an account and began studying. "The sooner I learn it the sooner I can get back home." reasoned the Princess.
Next thing she knew she was flying to somewhere called the Alps, she had been there once before with her parents and knew how to get home from there. When the Princess finally arrived back to her beloved kingdom she discovered that the evil Wizard now ruled it, and that he had put all the citizens to work mining the lands gems and other precious metals. "I must put a stop to this immediatly!" fumed the Princess. So she hid until later that night. Then, once everyone was asleep, she snuck down to the dungeons and freed her parents. Then they roused the gaurds, Who were all still secretly loyal to the royal family, and they tied up the evil Wizard and threw him into their deepest dungeon. Then the entire kingdom celebrated the return of the Princess with a party that lasted an entire week, and was celebrated every year from then on as a national holiday. And so everyone lived happily ever after, exept for the evil Wizard. The End


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

Me gusta! Es una historia muy divertido!


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

Romanian:

A fost o data ca niciodata, era o fetita mica intr-un sat mic cu oameni obisnuiti. Toata lumea stia pe toti, dar fetita era diferita de ceilalti. Ea ii place sa joaca singura fara nimeni in jur, ea ar arata pana la cerul si va numara stelele. Dar a fost ceva mai ciudat despre aceasta fata pentru ca nu a avut o voce. Din cand in cand, fetita a stat in colt, plangand deoarece nu putea sa vorbeasca cu oamenii pe care ii iubea. Intro-zi, fetita a auzit pe cineva spunand o poveste despre o vrajitoare in mare, care are puterea sa da acelora ceea ce doresc. In acel moment, fetita a decis sa gaseasca vrajitoarea, sa-i da vocea sa! Dar ceea ce nu stia, era ca vrajitoarea avea puterea de a lua tot ce-ti place...

A fost a zi insorita, cand fetita a pornit intr-o calatorie periculoasa. In primul rand, s-a dus la barbatul care a auzit povestea. Cand a sosit acolo, el i-a dat harta unde sa gaseasca vrajitoarea marii. Dar barbatul a avertizat fetita ca multi oameni au incercat sa gaseasca vrajitoarea, iar nu au fost vazuti niciodata! Fetita a fost speriata de ceea ce a spus barbatul, dar speranta ei a fost puternica si ea a mai ramas pe calatoria oribila.

Primul loc pe harta era docul. Ea a trebuit sa ia o barca sa navigheze in mare. A fost un pica grea pentru ea pentru ca trebuia sa fure barca fara sa vada nimeni. Ea s-a strecurat in barca si a taiat franghia si ea a plecat fara griji. Ea a uitat la harta ca sa vede unde este locul urmator, "valurile dezastrului". Ziua se intuneca si ea era obosita, a adormit pana cand o lovitura imensa a lovit barca si a sculat fetita neaparat. Ea a fost fricoasa de valuri masive se prabusesc la stanga si dreapta, inclinand barca ca un leagan. Fetita stia ce trebuie sa faca, ea si-a sters lacrimile pe fata si statea inalta si a pus mainile pe roata si a inceput sa conducea barca prin valuri.

Ea a inceput sa vada luna din nou, valurile au disparut si a simtit usurata. Ea a trecut peste valurile disastrului. Ea a uitat la harta si locul urmator era "pastera de inselaciune", cand a pus harta jos a remarcat ca ea era acolo. Intrand incet in pastera, aruncand o privire prin piatre vaporoase si ceata a inceput sa formeaza o figura. In curand a observat ca figura era ea, vorbind cu ea si spunandu-se sa vino mai aproape. Vocea a vrut-o sa vino dar inima sa i-a spus nu, cand mergea mai aproape la ceata ea a intors barca repede. Ceata a inceput sa dispara si ea era sigura de rau.

Ea a fost capabil s-o scoata din pastera de inselaciune. Mai odata a uitat la harta si a zis ca ea a sosit la vrajitoarea turnului marii dar nu era nimic de vazut. Ea simtea deceptionata si a privit la stele. Ea a vazut un model in cer de noapte, o sageata indicand pe jos, asa ca a urmat stelele. In sfarsit, a vazut turnul de la distanta si a zambit pentru viitorul ei. Ea a facut primul pas in turn, totul au aratat suspiciosi dar ea continua sa mearga. Acolo era o usa care a fost larg deschisa si cand a umblat incet in camera a auzit un ras malefic.

Translation:

Once upon a time, there was a little girl in a small village with ordinary people. Everyone knew each other, but the girl was was different from the rest. She liked to play alone with no one around, she would look at the sky and count the stars. But there was something strange about this girl because she did not have a voice. Sometimes, the girl stayed in a corner, crying because she could not talk to the people she loved. One day, the girl heard someone telling a story about a witch in the sea, who had the power to give anyone whatever they wish. At that moment, the girl decided to find the witch to give her her voice! But what she didn't know, was that the witch also had the power to take away everything you love...

It was a sunny day, when the girl set out on a dangerous journey. First, she went to the man who she heard the story from. When she arrived there, he gave her the map where to find the witch of the sea. But the man warned the little girl that many people have tried to find the witch, and were never seen again. The girl was scared with what the man said, but her hope was strong and still went on this horrific journey.

The first place on the map was the dock. She needed to take a boat to sail at sea. It was a little hard for the girl because she needed to steal the boat without anyone seeing. She sneaked into the boat and cut the rope and left without worry. She look at the map to see where's the next place, "the waves of disaster". The day was getting dark and she was tired, she fell asleep until a huge thump hit the boat and she woke up right away. She was scared of the massive waves crashing from left to right, swaying the boat like a swing. She knew what she had to do, she wiped away her tears and stood up tall and put her hands on the wheel and she started steering the boat through the waves.

She began to see the moon again, the waves were gone and she felt releaved. She made it past the waves of disaster. She looked at the map and the next place was "the cave of deception", as she put the map down she noticed that she was there. Entering the cave slowly, peeking through the misty rocks and the fog began to form a shape. She soon noticed that the shape was her, talking to her telling her to come closer. The voice wanted her to go but her heart told her not to, as she was going closer to the fog she quickly turned the boat around. The fog began to disappear and she was safe from harm.

She was able to make it out the cave of deception. She looked at the map once more and it said that she arrived at the witch of the sea's tower but it was no where to be seen. She felt disappointed and looked at the stars. She saw a pattern in the night sky, an arrow pointing down, so she followed the stars. At last, she saw the tower from a distance and she smiled for her future. She took her first step into the tower, everything looked suspicious but she kept going. There was a door that was wide open and as she slowly walked into the room she heard an evil laugh.

(I will continue the rest of the story later)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sophiar55

there once was a girl who lived in spain. She wanted to learn english, So she did. she worked day and night night and day. Then she got to the point that she can speak english. She became a famous soccer star and became a millionare. She now lives with her mom dad and younger brother. The end!

¬sophiar55


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

Deutsch:

Ich bin geblendet von ihrem Lächeln. Sie bedeuten nichts. Ich bin alleine hier. Das ist mein Kampf, was ich tun muss. Und sie kennen das.


Ich gehe nach Frankreich in einem alten Auto. Meine Freunde sitzen im Auto, und Aksel fahrt.

"Bist du fertig?" fragt Kalissa. "Es ist nicht einfach."

"Ich verstehe, und ich bin nicht fertig. Es ist nicht einfach, aber du verstehst nicht. Du bist nicht in dieser Situation," ich antworte.

Kalissa seufzt. "Ja, ich weiß. Es liegt an dir. Ich möchte, dass du erfolgreich bist."

"Ich auch möchte das," ich sage.

"Wir sind in Frankreich!" sagt Aksel. "Nächster Halt, Paris!"

Paris. Die Wort verfolgt mich. Seitdem... vergiss es. Es ist Zeit.


Ich bin fertig. Ich bin nicht fertig. Ich muss es tun. Der Eiffelturm ist groß. Meine Freunde sind bei mir, aber sie kann nicht mir helfen. Ich muss es alleine machen. Ich und meine Freunde gehen in verschiedene Richtungen, ich suche nach ihm. Wo ist er?

Ich gehe eine Straße hinunter. Er muss hier sein. Ich sehe eine Unschärfe und sonst nichts. Ich bin bewusstlos.

Fortsetzung folgt...


English:

I am blinded by their smiles. They mean nothing. I am alone here. This is my fight, what I need to do. And they know that.


I go to France in an old car. My friends sit in the car, and Aksel drives.

"Are you ready?" asks Kalissa. "It is not easy."

"I understand, and I am not ready. It is not easy, but you don't understand. You are not in this situation," I answer.

Kalissa sighs. "Yes, I know. It is up to you. I hope that you succeed."

"I hope so, too," I say.

"We are in France!" says Aksel. "Next stop, Paris!"

Paris. The word haunts me. Ever since... never mind. It is time.


I am ready I am not ready. I must do it. The Eiffel Tower is tall. My friends are with me, but they cannot help me. I must do this alone. My friends and I go in different directions, me searching for him. Where is he?

I walk down a street. He must be here. I see a blur, and nothing else. I am unconscious.

To be continued...


It's not very good, as I did it quickly, but I hope it qualifies. Good luck to the other contestants!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MyaJo234

Let's vote. Who wants eden?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eden-Joy

Does the winner really get as many lingots as they want?!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MyaJo234

they sure do. I have 157 lingots so yes they do ;0)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sophiar55

i win if them i get 10-30 lingots i can have. me no want me to rob you


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

I started working on a story but don’t think I will have it finsihed today. (I started typing it out then lost a bunch of my progress). Everyone’s entries are amazing!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MyaJo234

its OK. Take all the time you need. If you don't get it done by the due date, i will move it up so you can finish.


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

Oh no, don’t move the due date just for me... as I am a terrible procrastinator and would not want to hold everyone up. Thanks for offering though! Maybe you can just do another similar challenge later and I will try to have my story ready by then.

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