https://www.duolingo.com/Dave834739

One Year Streak

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A one year streak today. It's really gone fast. Thanks to these Forums I've not only found Duolingo but all the other great resources out there. Extras, Destinos, News in Slow Spanish are just a few. I know loads more Spanish than I did a year ago but still feel like an absolute beginner.

Muchos gracias Duolingo.

7 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/strasma

Stick with it. After almost 2 years, I find I'm doing a lot better both listening to Spanish on the radio and reading anything written in Spanish. Weirdest of all, when I do Duolingo lessons with the 3 elementary age girls we sponsor at a Mexican orphanage, I find myself having to correct their Spanish grammar to get answers Duolingo will accept. Never expected that! My long-term goal is to keep up with them as their own Spanish improves.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LuisGalvez69697

It stressed me a lot. I decided not to maintain my streak anymore, it is not worth making the effort and was a headache when I had to travel or on vacations. But you know what they say...don't commit the crime if you don't want to do the time. Congrats though.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RachelF12345
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Congrats!

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ginasem

Dave, Congratulations. I just started 3 1/2 weeks ago. Could I ask what the Extras, Destinos, and News in Slow Spanish is. I know about tinycards but that’s it. I’m probably not ready for them yet but I would like to know about them anyways. Thanks

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dave834739
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They're tv shows you can get on You Tube that have easy (well, easier) to understand Spanish. Not quite as fast as other shows.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MeadowlarkJ
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The Extr@ en Español episodes are really fun.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dave834739
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Thanks for the correction. If you had googled "Extras" you'd have found Ricky Gervais. I don't know how much Spanish he speaks.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bill314159

Way to go Dave! Does Duolingo do anything cool to recognize a year?

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dave834739
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In a word, no.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LexxyR84

They totally should! A year is pretty incredible! Congrats!

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SGuthrie0

I don't think so. But congrats from all of us.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ClarkBHM
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They don't do anything for two years either... :-)

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Adam265822

The first 200 is challenging. After that you realize that it is easier to forget to eat your breakfast than skip the daily language routine :)

Keep it up! Enhorabuena! Felicidades!

7 months ago

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    You are right, it dominates my life.

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/wordsandpages

    Congratulations, Dave! :)

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/triptochili

    Felicidades Dave, keep it up!

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ArrigoC
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    Felicidades!

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ChristinaF02

    Congratulations!

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Dupont.
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    Congratulations for the 365 days, Dave!

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/clarkj0
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    Great work, keep going!!

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Eboni575

    awesome

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MarcelBal
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    Wel done. I also just reached a one year streak

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/BeingFifi

    I love seeing long streaks they really are inspiring - congratulations!!!

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/tek26

    Great job. Have a lingot and much admiration for your accomplishment.

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/cModesty

    You ROCK Dave! Thank you for sharing your accomplishment!

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/trishbrimh

    Congratulations, Dave. Keep it goin'!

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/VStarTraveler

    Congratulations, Dave, and keep working at it!

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Dude3434

    Enhorabuena! Duolingo is amazing! It is probably the greatest/best resource out there for learning Spanish in the most fun possible. But I daresay you never stop learning. Just continue to practice and use the language as much as possible and pretty soon you won't feel like an absolute beginner. Buena suerte! :-)

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/mjmiciak

    Congrats!

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/SammyHunnyBear

    Felicidades! Buena suerte en tu español!

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Adiop08

    Congratulations,Dave !

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ip07_

    Congratulations! Just wondering, after one year of DuoLingo, would you say you would be able to have a lasting conversation in Spanish or people able to communicate with a native speaker?

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Dave834739
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    No way. I can understand the written word a lot better than I can listen. Speaking is another level altogether.

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/PavelBoris2

    Dave, Isn't it muchAs gracias?

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Dave834739
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    Ha ha. Well that's embarrassing. Like I said, I sometimes feel like an absolute beginner.

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Cameron73889

    Nice so how fluent did duolingo make you after 1 year? Out of 10 how easy can you hold a fluent conversation with someone

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/triptochili

    After one year I could have a very basic conversation in Spanish and get my needs met, maybe 3/10 for fluency which is way better than 0. Now that I am getting closer to a 2 year streak I would say 4-5/10 for conversation and higher for reading. Of course, like Dave, I am looking at Youtube videos and other ways to get some Spanish exposure. The daily Duolingo infusion keeps me from dropping it and then forgetting. Learning a language is hard work and I need all the help I can get.

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Cameron73889

    Awesome job man that's inspiring here have an ingot

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/asero82
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    Excelente, vas por buen camino. Felicidades y continua por más!!!

    7 months ago
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