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

Proud of myself for hitting 700

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. :)

May 23, 2018

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

Very nice progress : https://duome.eu/NolaLynch :) . Congratulations!

May 24, 2018

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

May 24, 2018

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

Wow! Now that's a long streak!

May 24, 2018

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

Congrats man! Just believe your dreams and go on! Here one more Lingot!

May 24, 2018

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

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

May 24, 2018

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

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.

May 24, 2018

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

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!

May 24, 2018

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

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.

May 24, 2018

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

May 25, 2018

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

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!

May 25, 2018

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

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

May 25, 2018

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

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

May 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-SaraLance-

I'm learning spanish too dude!!!

May 24, 2018

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    That is super! Good luck with Chinese!

    May 24, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fergus138287

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

    May 24, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fergus138287

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

    May 24, 2018

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

    Cool, thanks!

    May 24, 2018

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

    Wow! More than twice my streak, You're amazing!

    May 24, 2018

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

    One day at a time!

    May 24, 2018

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

    Wow 700 days :D Chinese is hard so good luck !

    May 24, 2018

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

    May 24, 2018

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

    Kudos to you! Have a Lingot ^_^

    May 24, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Barnabus02

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

    May 25, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/snowwolf0111

    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 !!

    May 25, 2018

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

    Thanks! I see we have the same four languages. Cool.

    May 25, 2018

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

    Way to go, have a lingot!

    May 26, 2018

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

    Congrats man, here's a lingot

    May 23, 2018

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

    Thanks!

    May 23, 2018

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

    Way to go! Have another :)

    May 24, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-SaraLance-

    Keep up the GREAT work! Your doing amazing!

    That is probably taking extra work! So awesome job!

    May 24, 2018

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

    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.

    May 24, 2018

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

    Now that's impressive!

    May 24, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-SaraLance-

    I agree with her/him!

    May 24, 2018

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

    May 24, 2018

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

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

    May 25, 2018

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

    Congratttttssssss!!!! <3 <3 <3

    May 24, 2018

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

    Have a lingot for your hard work!

    May 25, 2018

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

    Congrats!

    May 25, 2018

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

    That is actually pretty nice. Congrats!

    May 25, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/loujane10

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

    May 25, 2018

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

    Wow youve got patience ! Respect for that :]

    May 25, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/swduolingo2

    Great job! You have a very long streak!

    May 25, 2018

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

    Congratulations!

    May 25, 2018

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

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

    May 25, 2018

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

    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.

    May 25, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SandraHick6

    GOOD JOB!!

    May 25, 2018

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

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

    May 26, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/snowwolf0111

    that is really good. Have another Lingot !

    May 26, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dhawal.Vaghela

    Wow, you're using 3 websites to learn Chinese!! You'll be speaking with your daughter-in-law like a native!

    May 26, 2018

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

    I wish!

    May 26, 2018

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

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

    May 26, 2018

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

    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.

    May 26, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-SaraLance-

    That's cool!

    May 26, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bill314159

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

    May 26, 2018

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

    There used to be a streak hall of fame, but I don't think that's live anymore. Congrats on 100!

    May 26, 2018

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

    May 27, 2018

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

    Exactly!

    May 27, 2018

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

    Congratulations

    May 27, 2018

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

    May 27, 2018

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

    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. :)

    May 27, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KeithOsbor2

    Excellent!

    May 27, 2018

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

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

    May 27, 2018

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

    buno

    May 27, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/loujane10

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

    May 27, 2018
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