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100,000 German XP :-)

Phew! After an 810 day streak, I have finally got 100,000 XP in Duolingo German.

April 15, 2018

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    Congrats Stevestewart0001, that's quite a feat for a single language.

    April 15, 2018

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

    Gratuliere! Dafür hast du lange arbeiten müssen. Du kannst stolz auf dich sein. Lingot for the accomplishment.

    Did you ever try the reverse tree? Since it ws made by different blokes it should be filled with new words or combinations.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stevestewart0001

    I have not tried the reverse tree, but may do so in due course. My main aim is to be able to read German.


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

    Give it a try. It seems to focus on some different things which may be helpful.


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

    Actually, its not as useful, you just spend dozens of hours repeat the simplest things like "This is bread" "I am a boy" You would be much better off having a trip to the country or using other programs such as Clozemaster


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GreekGeek93

    If you say that, you have only done basic German. German is actually useful in fields like medicine. But, it is a pretty harsh and raspy language.


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

    The Germans I know speak with a beautiful lilt.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/john503633

    Nonsense. German isn't particularly harsh or raspy.


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

    What is the reverse tree?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YgorNunes4

    The reverser tree is basically to do a new tree from the language that you learnd to the language that you already speak. EX: I studied portuguese for english speakers. Now i'll study english for portuguese speakers. Simple like that. ;]


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Judi.Cannon

    The reverse tree is learning English as a German speaker in this case.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnaArias19

    Yes, and it is really helpful for learning. I've finished two reverse trees and they proved to be a real challenge.


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

    And how close to fluency would you say you are now?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stevestewart0001

    In truth, not even close to the train station in Carson City which goes to the ball park in Santa Fe.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/john503633

    Duolingo simply isn't enough on it's own. I created a playlist of 100% German language music on spotify and it helps me listening and pronunciation. I also read texts in German and browse /r/de on Reddit. It helps a lot of see and hear the language in context


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

    That is... disappointing.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stevestewart0001

    Yup, but there it is ☺. Do bear in mind though that I find foreign languages incredibly difficult to learn.


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

    It's impressive nonetheless, and I won't take away from that. Plus, needing specifics for a PhD is a lot different from needing to order Nudeln at das restaurant.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stevestewart0001

    Absolutely spot on!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stevestewart0001

    German is a dashed difficult language.


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

    You get to a certain point, you have to spend significant time in Germany to take that next step I think.


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

    oh yeah

    I went to Germany after studying here for 2 years and found that my German was barely intermediate. I can read better than I can hear. Germans speak so fast and the last word is usually important.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PaulMcCann6

    Wow, an 810 day streak is super-impressive: well done! When I read that you have 100,000 XP I thought it sounded almost impossible, but just checked and got quite a shock to discover that I have 101,000 XP for German (but only 12,000 for "English for German Speakers" -- aka the Reverse Tree).

    Plod, plod, plod, I go...!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dan_M1

    Very well done ! A great example of regular and persistent practise :)

    I am aiming to be intermediate in German by the summer, therefore need to use other methods than just Duolingo - at present they are a skype lesson each week and a german sprach partner. I find Duolingo is a great way to practise regularly and cover a breadth of topics fresh in one's mind, also maintaining motivation (XP, levels, community,lingots).


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

    Ok wow that's a big accomplishment.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gSY55q97

    Great! Congratulations! : )


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EL5tEL

    That is quite an accomplishment!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ellen.ne

    Super, sehr fleißig!


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

    Das ist ein wirklich guter Erfolg! Ich gratuliere Ihnen! :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stevestewart0001

    Thank you very much indeed


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

    Awesome, great job, Stevestewart0001! :-)


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

    Whoa! Now that's impressive. Gut gemacht!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/7hAu0bvY

    100, 000 XP... whats impressive. congratulations


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

    Wow that is brilliant Stevestewart0001. I was actually worried about the amount of xp the new system is generating. I am going through all of the levels, because honestly, its the answer for my difficulty with the verb conjugation and the cases (, im finally getting better at it) but I'm nearly at level 22. Do I reach the end once I'm at level 25?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stevestewart0001

    Getting to level 25 is only the start. After that, it is repeat and repeat and repeat and retest. I have found that German is much easier to read into English than the other way round. However, that is my only goal: to be able to read German articles for my PhD study.


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

    Wonderful, thanks for the reply, that means I can just keep going until I feel comfortable with the German tree. I am doing the reverse tree, it is really an interesting experience. you must definitely try. It gives you a more in-depth understanding of the language. What Subject area are you doing a PhD in, if I may ask (it being a public forum).


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stevestewart0001

    I am looking at the role of the Jewish Law in John's Gospel ☺.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AngieRowe1

    Wow, congratulations! I did a degree in German back in the mid 80's and have not used it in recent years so have trouble recalling it until I see written text - doing German on here to get it back into active mode so to speak. Breezing through it now x


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

    Oh. such a long time with great efforts...


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stevestewart0001

    Thank you ☺☺.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rajabrahon12

    100,000 XP ??! That's an amazing achievement !!! Wow, congrats !!!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stevestewart0001

    Thank you very much indeed. That is very kind of you to say.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eroscape.de

    Herzlichen Glückwunsch! Ich lerne gerade Spanisch von Deutsch aus. Ich habe auf spanisch gerade mal 20 Tausend XP bei der gleichen Anzahl "streaks".


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chooch639215

    Gratulations! Very impressive. And towards a really cool sounding study.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stevestewart0001

    Danke. Das ist sehr nett von Ihnen ☺.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sari228049

    Congrats I can't wait to get to that point .


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/George--Smith

    Wow that's impressive! do you think the level cap will always stay at 25?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stevestewart0001

    Who knows what Duolingo have in store next!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BobThomas12

    Congratulations on your 100,000 xp. Thank you for the encouragement. 810 days is awesome also.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marian150342

    Steve, after all your efforts, do you think that perseverance and diligence is the key to getting to learn a language? I am getting a little disillusioned with trying to learn German, because I am not making much progress. I watch Netflix auf Deutsch, I do DL, I try to read German books (it takes me 6 months to read a book and I don’t understand most of it) and if I went to Germany tomorrow I know that I would end up speaking English. Anyway, well done on your achievement Steve!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stevestewart0001

    Perseverance and diligence is key, but the fact is that, unless you are a natural and instinctive polyglot, German is a very difficult language for native English speakers to learn. Much is counter-intuitive, so don't despair but just keep plodding on ☺.


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

    wow..... I have 32,000 xp in German in the same time frame. What's your mother tongue?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stevestewart0001

    My mother tongue is British English. What is yours? ☺


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

    English / Irish Dublin


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stevestewart0001

    Excellent: home of my grandparents


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Randonneur3

    Ouch! (Learn to spell.)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kl.estes

    CONGRATULATIONS! WHAT (oops) was the hardest part ?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stevestewart0001

    For me, the hardest part was relating gender and cases. That, and smart Alec's (US = wise guys) telling me how easy it was. Bores of the first degree.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoaquinMur14

    Getting the inflections/endings correct given the case and gender KILLS ME! And I studied the language for six years as a kid (ages 12-17). My senior year we did nothing but debate politics - in German - with a native-speaking teacher to correct us. I still have difficulty! My own most bitter enemy in German is prepositional verbs and adjectives. I usually just guess - and get them wrong! Congratulations on your achievement - and your honesty! BTW, I just started German in Duolingo. I'm more interested in French - a life goal I'm afraid will always elude me.


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

    What an achievement! Congratulations!


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

    That is amazing. Gratulerer! (Congratulations in Norwegian)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stevestewart0001

    Thank you very much indeed. I have been to Norway twice, and it is one of the most beautiful countries on Earth!


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

    Congratulations!!


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

    Well done, Steve. That's an amazing achievement. Veile Grüße!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnaArias19

    Good work, Steve!


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

    Congratulations! That is very impressive!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Todd50

    Ich bewundere Ihr Engagement. Sie verdienen viele Lingot. Denken Sie, dass Ihr Deutschkenntnisse verbessert hat? Oder hat Ihre "Duolingo-kenntnisse" verbessert? Es gibt ein Unterschied ja? Bitte missverstehen Sie mich nicht. Duolingo hat seinen Zweck. Aber im Vergleich zu Duolingo XP Wachstum, wie hat Ihr Deutschkenntnisse zugenommen?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stevestewart0001

    Duolingo has taken me from absolutely no German to being able to understand everything that you have written about without the course to a dictionary or translator! So, I guess Duolingo must be pretty good. Also, I am only learning German in order to be able to read it to translate into English.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shygirl7

    Wow! Congratulations!


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

    What is the longest streak anyone knows of?? The longest I have heard of is 810, from this discussion


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

    Shygirl, 2 posts above yours has over 1540 as of today


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

    that makes me feel really bad


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gSY55q97

    1925! ...You can see it in the "Streak Hall of Fame":

    https://www.duolingo.eu


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gSY55q97

    I am curious, Stevestewart. What is your total number of crowns? 608?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stevestewart0001

    Only 369! And I've been up and down the tree dozens of times.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gSY55q97

    That is strange. I had thought that you have more as 608 crowns.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/john503633

    "more as" Are you a native German speaker by chance?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gSY55q97

    Yes, my first language is German.

    One can not write "more as", right? Sorry, I will write "more than" the next time. ...Thank you. : )


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

    I also thought of "more like" as an alternative.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/john503633

    "More as" is a weird thing to say in English. "More than" is correct to express "mehr als". If you're trying to express "so viele wie" then it would be "as many as"

    "More like" would be equivalent to "eher wie" oder "mehr wie", depending on context, I think


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stevestewart0001

    "More like" would be the correct English in this case.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gSY55q97

    Thank you very much! : )) This is really helpful for me.


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

    Congratulations

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