Saluton! I'm new here!
Hello, I'm new here and I just wanted to reach out to the Esperanto community here on duolingo.
I'm loving the course so far and I'm amazed at how quickly I'm picking it up. I attempted to learn Russian for a year but I could barely manage to put a sentence together. Now after 5 days of Esperanto I've been able to start my own journal!
It's been a dream of mine to bilingual before I die. I believe its a waste to live my entire life and never meet other people from all over the world. Esperanto will let me do that!
So yeah, thanks and if anyone would like to say hi or add me on here feel free!
ĝis la revido!
Mi feliĉas por vi.
Just keep studying. Esperanto was the first course I studied in Duolingo. After Esperanto I studied these others besides my name, not counting English which I studied at school.
I do not believe it was possible, but in exception of Germany and Romanian, that I am studying for just one month, I can read, listen and speak a little in the others.
Saluton! That's great that you learn so quickly! I learned quickly too, but then I took a long break and now I'm starting over. (the languages beside my name are incorrect, I'm currently level 2 in Esperanto and 1 in Spanish, Chinese and Irish) What do you think of the language so far? I, personally, love it. Have you read about its history? I think the vision of the man who created it was so wonderful. Another thing I love about it is that it's incredibly easy! The description said that it was easy, but I had no idea about how easy it was! I'm really excited to keep learning it. My goal is to be fluent by February next year.
Saluton! I had a similar experience. I studied Chinese for around three years and then mainly for fun started the Esperanto duolingo class and quickly found myself more fluent in Esperanto in three weeks than in Chinese in three years. I had heard of Esperanto before, but this certainly encouraged me to learn more about it, reading a grammar book, listening to Esperanto podcasts and music, and some simple books. It has been fun and rewarding, plus I also like the ideals behind the language, to encourage cross-border/language understanding and friendship.