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Proud of myself for hitting 700

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Yesterday I got to a 700 day streak, and I just wanted to pat myself on the back. I don't form good habits readily, but I do my Duo set every day. I'm not sure where this is going in my life, but I just keep chipping away. Chinese is especially hard, but I'm getting better and answering correctly. It will probably take me the rest of my life to get through all the trees. :)

3 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/aanaaaa
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Very nice progress : https://duome.eu/NolaLynch :) . Congratulations!

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MarkGilbert232

Oh my gosh, three years, that is incredible. I had a few months under my belt studying spanish. I had a disruption in my studies. Just started to pick it up again

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lweltin

Wow! Now that's a long streak!

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GuilhermeGueds
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Congrats man! Just believe your dreams and go on! Here one more Lingot!

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ZojiGojiBear

congrats dude!!!!!! IM learning spanish AND I ONLY HAVE 7 CROWNS. Oh well perfections takes practice! How did u do it?

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NolaLynch
NolaLynch
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I started with Spanish nearly two years ago and did just Spanish at a pace of about 40-50 XP per day. As I got close to the end of the (old) tree, I added French, then German. Those I had studied before, so it's mostly review. When Chinese came on, I started that because my son married a Chinese woman. Every day I do at least one unit of each language, sometimes more. It takes me about 20 minutes. I also do 1500 points on Memrise Chinese every day, so that adds about 5 or 10 more minutes.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pluusmuis
Pluusmuis
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By ''one unit'' do you mean the whole unit? As in, ALL five of the levels? Because if so, needless to say, I'm very impressed!

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NolaLynch
NolaLynch
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No, I don't have all 5 levels in anything. I mean one exercise, usually. If it just takes 2 or 3 exercises to raise the level, I'll keep going. I am not beyond level 3 in any part of any language right now.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mshobbs

Nola, congrats! I've only ever studied Spanish, but my daughter is headed to China this year and I thought I would start looking at that - or at least developing an ear for it. Maybe I should just do another latin based language. What do you think?

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NolaLynch
NolaLynch
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Thanks. Chinese is hard, especially on Duo. If you have time, I recommend ChineseClass101.com, which is not free. It's a more complete course, and there are tons of lessons. At this point I use both Memrise (paid version) and Duo, and they complement each other. But the 101 gave me basics that allowed me to progress. Good luck!

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mshobbs

Thanks for the tip! Here's two Lingot's to go towards a streak freezes! (In case you ever want a day off!)

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/oedipusface

What a wholesome comment to read. Here's a Lingot for your kindness!

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PiperMclean05

I'm learning spanish too dude!!!

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/El_Gusano
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That is super! Good luck with Chinese!

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fergus138287

congrats, NolaLynch! i have a bunch of lingots, so ill give 6 to you.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fergus138287

oh, i got carried away. well than, theres eleven!

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NolaLynch
NolaLynch
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Cool, thanks!

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mindstorms
Mindstorms
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Wow! More than twice my streak, You're amazing!

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NolaLynch
NolaLynch
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One day at a time!

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Don_Cristian
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Wow 700 days :D Chinese is hard so good luck !

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MemeMcQueen116

Indeed it is, they'll need a lot of luck, I was a little biased towards it after seeing how "simple" (and I say that with STRONG quotation marks because it's totally subjective) its grammar was, but I myself gave it a go, and just remembering how to introduce yourself is hard enough with all the symbols and tones, the other aspects of the language besides grammar certainly make it a challenge, as you can see I gave up on it (mainly to focus on other European ones, but I hope to go back to it someday).

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pluusmuis
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Kudos to you! Have a Lingot ^_^

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Barnabus02

¬°Felicitaciones! Well done on 700 days! Have a lingot!

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/snowwolf0111
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amazing !! well done !! I have also almost reached 700.. just some more days :). Yes, Chinese is hard, but keep on practising, you will get there !!

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NolaLynch
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Thanks! I see we have the same four languages. Cool.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LisaCordasco

Way to go, have a lingot!

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fryish

Congrats man, here's a lingot

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NolaLynch
NolaLynch
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Thanks!

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AWeintraub

Way to go! Have another :)

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PiperMclean05

Keep up the GREAT work! Your doing amazing!

That is probably taking extra work! So awesome job!

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NolaLynch
NolaLynch
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Thanks. I'm really lazy and going very slowly, but I decided to make this a priority in my time. Like I said, I don't spend more than about 30 minutes a day on the four languages together. If I were lucky enough to have a trip planned, I would do a lot more to actually learn how to converse. I'm just having fun.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/beth.taylor.2018

Now that's impressive!

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PiperMclean05

I agree with her/him!

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WordAddictions

Congrats to you that is very impressive and you should be giving yourself a pat on the back, you did that !

I am just coming up on 30 days myself and I thought I was doing something LOL

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NolaLynch
NolaLynch
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You are on your way, really! Time goes by really fast--especially if you're old like me. :)

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MaddieF.2

Congratttttssssss!!!! <3 <3 <3

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/uni-cat

Have a lingot for your hard work!

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rahtjen
rahtjen
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Congrats!

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CR_Avila
CR_Avila
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That is actually pretty nice. Congrats!

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/loujane10

congratulation, that is a reason to celebrate! Keep up the hard work

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MontoSingh

Wow youve got patience ! Respect for that :]

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sophiawain2

Great job! You have a very long streak!

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bell_wv

Congratulations!

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/laurenwhetter

congratulations, even doing a few weeks is hard for me sometimes when life gets in the way x

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NolaLynch
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Don't be too hard on yourself! I'm self-employed and have a great deal of control over my time. When my kids were young, something like this might have been impossible. That said, doing something just for yourself has value and importance.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SandraHick6

GOOD JOB!!

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DavidPaulUSA

Just got off 666, will be happy at 700, as you should well be! Nice work.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/snowwolf0111
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that is really good. Have another Lingot !

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dhawal.Vaghela
Dhawal.Vaghela
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Wow, you're using 3 websites to learn Chinese!! You'll be speaking with your daughter-in-law like a native!

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NolaLynch
NolaLynch
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I wish!

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tintinbarcelona

Nola, congratulations! Next step: 1.000 day streak!!! By the way, how many crowns and lingots do you have?

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NolaLynch
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You're getting up there! I don't pay much attention to the crowns and lingots, but about 170 crowns each in Spanish and German, and about 70 each in French and Chinese. Lots of lingots, since there's not much to do with them.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PiperMclean05

That's cool!

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bill314159

Amazing! I thought I was good at 100! I wish Duolingo had more bells and whistles for accomplishments like this.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NolaLynch
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There used to be a streak hall of fame, but I don't think that's live anymore. Congrats on 100!

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/oedipusface

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Who cares where it's going, it's a great hobby that keeps your mind sharp. It's better than watching another episode of "here's a bunch of strangers competing against one another instead of helping each other."

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NolaLynch
NolaLynch
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Exactly!

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/QJay3
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Congratulations

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TylerAnon2374

Grats!! I've just started spanish, i'm about two weeks in. Awesome streak, you are an inspiration. Not much but i also donated a lingot, good luck with your studies.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NolaLynch
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Thanks for the Lingot. Clearly you tested pretty high in Spanish to be at level 10 already, or you are killing the XPs. Just stick with it, and sometimes you will almost magically understand something or know the answer. :)

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KeithOsbor2

Excellent!

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Roddimus

Great Job! I hope to be able to get through them all as well.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/16alles

buno

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/loujane10

Congratulation that is a great goal reached. Keep learn and going

3 months ago