1000 day streak
Yesterday I hit my 1000th day streak. I've completed the French tree, the reverse French tree, and I am getting close to the bottom of the Spanish tree.
Most mornings I do my Duolingo lesson as soon as I wake up or while I drink my first cup of coffee.
During the last 3 years, I've watched over 50 Disney movies in French, but only 4 in Spanish. I've read Little Prince in French (I was rather lost), read half a dozen Astrix graphic novels in French and English, and folded laundry to Cœur de pirate belting out ballads in French.
I still don't feel comfortable speaking either language, but I'm starting to make out words in the slower French songs. I am starting to understand a few words on the Spanish radio stations.
I started the Spanish tree as my father-in-law was interested in learning Spanish for his many Mexican trips. My wife also promised to help me with it.
I may switch to studying Italian after I finish the Spanish tree. I hope to learn a bit of Esperanto. If I need a tough challenge down the road, I'll tackle Japanese or perhaps Russian.
It's been a great journey. I started studying because my kids were on this site and recommended it. I continue because I enjoy it.
I hope to one day make it to a 1000 day streak (only 963 days to go!!) This is an amazing milestone and I hope you will continue to learn for years to come and eventually be able to fluently speak in all the languages to wish to learn. I am getting a stable understanding of spoken Spanish now and can't wait to move forward to actual speaking on my own! I can imagine it must feel great to be at that level of achievement.
I discovered this site years ago, and after playing around with all the languages, finally settled on Spanish. It's been amazing ever since.
Some of the top users on this site are above a 2000 day streak. Someday you will join them (well, actually, they'll be much further by then but whatever) and someday I hope to be where you are now.
Happy learning, and never, EVER lose motivation. Trust me, I've tried it and it doesn't work.
This is a great post! Would you please edit it and change the topic from "Spanish" to "Duolingo"? More people should be able to see this and benefit from it.
I would think that 3-ish years seems like a long time but you have made huge progress! I'm quite impressed. I've been studying French for about that long and I'm still miserable at it. But I love it!
Good Job! That is so amazing and inspirational. I hope to be able to have a 1000 day streak, and to be fluent in Spanish. Keep tackling those challenges! =D
¡Buen trabajo! ¡Eso es realmente maravilloso! ¡Algún día espero poder ser tan comprometido e inspirador como tú! Estoy aprendiendo en séptimo grado, y espero ser semi-fluido en español en la escuela secundaria. Esto realmente me ha inspirado, y quiero comenzar una racha. Por lo general, estoy demasiado ocupado en un fin de semana para hacerlos, pero esto es realmente inspirador.
It means studying your primary language (English) using the language you are trying to learn (French). It can be a bit more challenging than the regular tree. One lesson used three different French words for one English word.
Congratulations to you. I am almost there. It has been quite a challenge to keep the streak going, even on vacations . I am trying my best to reach 1000, but after that I do not want to go through this again. We had a storm last year and our electricity was off for two weeks. At nights I went to Burger King or KFC to get wifi to do my Spanish. The password is on the receipt so this is what I used to keep up my streak. My children laugh at my commitment. keep up the good work.
Thank you. That is an impressive number of languages that you have studied.
Congratulations to you! Wow! I am so impressed. I have been taking the Spanish course for a year; lost my record after 170 days; then resumed from the zero position due to a computer and iPhone change. You have done an amazing thing! You must be naturally "gifted." I struggle along with the exercises and I have gone through all of the repertoire once--working on 2 and 3 levels now but only in Spanish!. Just wanted to give you a thumbs up for your great accomplishment!
I was a solid D student when it came to French at school. I am not gifted at all in languages, but I have perseverance. Math was always effortless for me, which makes doing something tough that much more challenging.
i would focus on french and spanish first but regardless whatever you do. good luck
Thanks. You are at level 25. I've never reached that. You are way past me.
Congratulations! It is very satisfying to learn another language. I'm closing in on 800 but have accomplished much less than you. I finished the old Spanish tree but am less than half done the new one. I had started the reverse tree but suspended work there to concentrate on the Spanish from English.
I don't do any of the ancillary activities that you do. I keep saying I will but just never get around to it. Please enjoy this lingot.
Congratulation! Impressive streak! I wish you successful journeys on Spanish and Japanese!
Wow. It's a struggle for me to even keep my streak up for two-three days! I just get busy and forget about it! (I'm taking a Spanish class, hence why I'm busy) This site is helping me a lot though. I hope to be able to learn Spanish. I'm not sure what I want to learn after I finish Spanish (which seems so far away!), but I am hopeful!
I do a Duolingo lesson soon after waking up. It's just part of my daily routine now.
for all the people who have over 100 streak that is ridiculous but congrats
Congratulations! I will tell you that this isn't very encouraging that after 3 years of learning you're minimally functional in either language though. Is Duolingo not very good for speaking/listening? Any recommendations for trying to get fluent?
Both Tim Ferris and LangFocus have tips on improving your language skills. Duolingo is great for learning basic vocabulary, but it won't take you to the finish line.
Can't not love Astrix and Obelix! Glad to here your reading them in French. I read them in english, but would love to be able to read them in french as well!
I would read about 6 pages in French and then read those pages in English. If I went too far in French I got rather lost in the story. I could only tackle a few pages at a time. It's challenging, but rewarding.
Good glad you enjoyed the journey. Meanwhile, you have a 1000 day streak and I have an AMAZING 4 day streak.
Congratulations. I started learning with Duolingo because both my grandmother and mother ended up with Alzheimer's and I try to do the lessons every day to keep my mind active. At the moment it is a losing battle but I believe that I would be worse off mentally without Duolingo
I started Duolingo around the same time I read the book "100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's and Age-Related Memory Loss". I do Duolingo and a logic puzzle every morning.
Wow good job! You must get a lot of lingots a day. Im still trying to get to 30 and my streak is 0 :( Wish me luck
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