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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

65 Comments


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

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


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


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

Wow! Now that's a long streak!


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

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


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?


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.


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!


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.


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?


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!


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!)


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

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


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

I'm learning spanish too dude!!!


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    That is super! Good luck with Chinese!


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

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


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

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


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

    Cool, thanks!


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

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


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

    One day at a time!


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

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


    [deactivated user]

      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).


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

      Kudos to you! Have a Lingot ^_^


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

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


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rchm75
      • 1751

      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 !!


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

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


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

      Way to go, have a lingot!


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

      Congrats man, here's a lingot


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

      Way to go! Have another :)


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

      Keep up the GREAT work! Your doing amazing!

      That is probably taking extra work! So awesome job!


      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.


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

      Now that's impressive!


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

      I agree with her/him!


      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


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

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


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

      Congratttttssssss!!!! <3 <3 <3


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

      Have a lingot for your hard work!


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

      Congrats!


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

      That is actually pretty nice. Congrats!


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

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


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

      Wow youve got patience ! Respect for that :]


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

      Great job! You have a very long streak!


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

      Congratulations!


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

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


      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.


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

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


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rchm75
      • 1751

      that is really good. Have another Lingot !


      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!


      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?


      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.


      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.


      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!


      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."


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

      Congratulations


      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.


      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. :)


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

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


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

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


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HermoineGranger8

      cool!! like 3 years is crazy!! u deserve a lingot!!

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