https://www.duolingo.com/Camilla-danesa

999 day streak

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Dear Duolingo community, I have learned so much here.

I never dreamed I'd get this pretty number streak: 999 days. But here it is, and I thank all of you for being part of the journey, whether you are recent arrivals or have anchored here long before me.

Thanks to Duolingo, I have been able to practice and improve my Spanish even after my intensive conversation classes were no longer part of my week.

I have revived and expanded my French, so now I can again speak fluently and read with ease.

German I never really got a solid grasp on in class, but I now dive in and have discovered what the things were that confused me years ago, and now am starting to tease these apart, accepting that is is not my kind of logic (dative ending forms and genders), but the rules can be learned. Duolingo helps me practice this without fear of being wrong – and when I'm fearless, I am a much more efficient learner.

Thank you deeply to the community, I mean the community we make and the uniqueness of each of us that we all make room for. I have learned a lot from the forums, about how to explain and how to ask, about how to be helpful and move someone forward. How to spot when someone is reading a comment and having a negative response. How to collaborate with the great unknown and unpredictable.

Thank you to the contributors to the courses. You are doing a great job, and the world a great service.

Thank you to the designers and programmers, you have opened my eyes to how an effective, playful and intuitive design & function can make language learning so catchy. The intrinsic rewards of learning, combined with the sweetness of the design, are a great help for me to forge ahead, day after day, week after week.

Tomorrow I become a millennial. I will make an imaginary green owl cake, and share it with all of you.

Con mucho gusto, Camilla

May 27, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/birgit72635
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Congratulations! It is always nice to read and hear about people reaching so long streaks.. I hope you will enjoy many more years here and have fun with this wonderful experiences. :-))

May 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Camilla-danesa
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thank you birgit, and congratulations on rounding 300, you'll soon have a year!

May 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/birgit72635
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I am looking forward to it. ;-)

May 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Camilla-danesa
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:-) of course!

May 28, 2018

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    Congrats! My mother just hit 999 yesterday.

    May 27, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Camilla-danesa
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    thank you! Congrats on your mother's 1000-day streak!!!

    May 28, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Rhabarberbarbara
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    Congratulations! You are quite the inspiration!

    May 27, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Camilla-danesa
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    thank you! I always smile when I see your name, and try to say it out loud!

    May 28, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Rhabarberbarbara
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    I'm happy to hear that. I guess it makes nice training for your German^^

    May 28, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Camilla-danesa
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    :-) is it rhubarb in german?

    May 28, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Rhabarberbarbara
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    Yes it is. It is the short form of the story about rhubarb Barbara opening a bar which is frequented by several barbarians with long beards who visit a barber who likes to drink a special beer which is only sold in the bar of a woman named Bärbel. In German each of these steps is combined to one very long word, the longest of which is Rhabarberbarbarabarbarbarenbartbarbierbierbarbärbel.

    Try pronouncing that word^^

    May 29, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Camilla-danesa
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    I am so glad I asked! what an outrageous story! thank you :-)

    May 29, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/buck72
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    Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your positive thoughts and comments with the community. Hope the cake has some chocolate in it. :)

    May 27, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Camilla-danesa
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    but of course, it has every kind of chocolate from around the world!

    May 28, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/tonywangtj
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    I relate very well to your message :') so proud that you are gonna make it tomorrow. I certainly do remember my millennium day about two years ago - that feeling :D

    May 27, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Camilla-danesa
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    fantastic message - you really are an inspiration to me - thank you!

    May 28, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Zzyzr

    Congratulations on keeping such a long streak! Maintaining a streak for nearly a thousand days requires a lot of dedication and perseverance. :-)

    May 27, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Camilla-danesa
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    thank you Skystory! Yes, I'm a big fan of perseverance, and I love learning!

    May 28, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/EL5tEL
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    Congratulations Camilla. I agree with all of your expressions of gratitude to the community, contributors, and Duo staff. When I started about a year ago, I was motivated by one of your posts (and your profile). I'm looking forward to my slice of the cake.

    May 27, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Camilla-danesa
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    Hi EL5tEL, thank you, I am delighted to hear that! Have a piece of cake, it's green, and chocolate, and has gummybears on top!

    May 28, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/EL5tEL
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    YUM!

    May 28, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/APRILBROWN4
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    Congrats !

    May 27, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Camilla-danesa
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    Thank you! I'm sort of amazed it's been so long!

    May 28, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/SoyHenry
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    Felicidades por llegar a los 1000 días !!

    May 28, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Camilla-danesa
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    ¡Muchissimas gracias SoyHenry! Eres mi hermano mayor en eso!

    May 28, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/JohannesBe321028

    Wow congratulations!!! Très bon travail!!! You must be prowd. I hope to get there one day. It's incredibly difficult though.

    How many XP do you earn each day?

    May 30, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Camilla-danesa
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    thank you so much! Well done reaching a 66 day streak, your habit is looking good!

    I earn between somewhere between 10 XP - 100 XP a day, but my daily goal is set to just 1 XP.

    I am impressed you are learning Danish! it is my native language.

    May 31, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/JohannesBe321028

    Ja. Is there any Danish artists on You Tube? Tak

    May 31, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Camilla-danesa
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    here is a danish lesson on youtube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byhb87mzFIY

    and these are danish artists (but they sing in english) - it's a good song, I never heard it before: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ_DcfLKZEQ&list=PL1DB565035E8E969B

    May 31, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Kraken01

    good job!

    May 31, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Camilla-danesa
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    tak Kraken! :-)

    June 1, 2018

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