https://www.duolingo.com/rockerbox

I did it, I finally reached level 25 in Spanish.

[EDIT: It seems that my flag collection has yet to catch up. Sorry about that!]

Well, that took a long, long time. Much longer than it probably should have.

As it was, it took years - years when I had to go to school, work, and on many days both, and could only fit one lesson into my schedule - to get me to that coveted 30K XP.

Of course, XP isn't everything. XP is nothing without learning a thing or two along the way in the language, and I certainly have. And I certainly have a long way to go still. There are plenty more crowns to be gained, and a long ways to go from there!

Again, a grand thank you to the wonderful people working for and with Duo that made this amazing app/website available to the world, and making language education possible for people all around.

(And thanks to you awesome folks here on the forums as well! You all rock.)

throws confetti

Rockerbox, out.

(P.S. In the long while that I've been here, I've noticed that a lot of people in posts that I have created refer to me as "he", probably based on the fact that my username is a motorcycle part - might as well take this opportunity to tell you that I am, in fact, a she. Have a great night, y'all. :) )

October 8, 2018

31 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/birgit72635

Hi there, congratulations on your achievement!! I know what hard work it is to reach level 25 and how many hours one has to put into especially if no testing out is used.. ;-)) Will you start leveling up the other languages now?

October 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/rockerbox

Thank you! Admittedly, I have done a bit of leveling up early on in the tree since the tree updated... there would be times when I felt like screaming "OKAY, I GET IT, CAN WE MOVE ON?!" So I did.

My rule of thumb is if I don't have 2 hearts left at the end (assuming that I didn't make dumb mistakes like spelling "your" as "you" [in ENGLISH, MY NATIVE LANGUAGE] and losing a heart for that, I probably don't know it very well and should maybe do the lessons individually. But I haven't tested out much.

I think I'm going to continue working on Spanish, perhaps level up the reverse tree quite a bit, and maybe learn a little bit of Greek :)

October 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

I didn't recognize you at first with the new profile avatar! It makes me wonder how long I've not recognized you for >.>

Anyhow, FELICIDADES!!!! :D Do you see yourself laddering with any courses for further Spanish practice?

(As for gender, a lot of people think I'm male because I have "boy"in my name. So, I empathize with your experience of being frequently misgendered. :P)

October 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/rockerbox

I know, right? It's been so long with the old avatar, this one doesn't even seem like me yet.

As of right now, I've got a lot more crowns to get to in Spanish, and I was thinking about doing some more of the reverse tree. Plus, I did tell myself a few months ago that I would learn a bit of Greek when I finally got to level 25... let's see what happens from here :)

(I would kind of like to know why I'm frequently a he... it might be the username, but I really know nothing for sure...)

October 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Sue.Kelly

Huge congratulations! Now... are you going to aim for all gold or use other resources?

October 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/rockerbox

Thank you!

And I'm gonna go for broke and go for the gold :)

October 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Joseph297228

Congratulations, Rockerbox! Rock on! :)

October 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Songve

Xin chúc mừng, she.

October 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ppelk

Nice achievement! By the way, given the drilling, do you think you pretty much now have a good command of the tree's material? In a sense that if a random set of sentences came up, you'd be able to translate them correctly - remember the words, conjugations etc?

October 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/rockerbox

Hmm... Honestly, probably not. It has been a LONG time since I finished the tree and did the lessons near the bottom. When I do Spanish (which I am taking a bit of a learning break from to learn some Greek), I am going to level 5 on the lesson before going to the next one. Because of that, I'm getting mastery of the content in the earlier lessons right now, not the ones near the end of the tree. I do think I'm getting better, though, and I can understand some writing in Spanish.

October 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/deb_cherry

congratulations! I am 931 XP away from level 25. I have been a member of Duolingo for 127 days. I started in early June 2018 when I hired a contractor from Guatemala and decided I should start learning Spanish since I'm retired and spend a lot of time on a computer. So I guess getting to level 25 in four months is pretty good. I thought about taking other courses but was worried I'd start confusing words, verbs, etc.... so have stuck with just Spanish. When I get tired of DL, I go out and ride my motorcycle.. clears my head out. Congrats to you Rockerbox.... keep at it! Buenas Noches! deb

October 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

@deb_cherry, I always like to recommend people to try the reverse three (Learn English from Spanish). From there, if you want to learn another language, consider learning one that is 1. not similar to spanish and 2. can be learned from Spanish. Duolingo offers several courses from Spanish. Here is the current list. And, if you do take me up on either/both of these suggestions, I would love it if you would come back to the forums when you've completed them and share your experience. I always ask people, but 99.9% forget to share. T_T

Good luck with your studies though. And congrats on being just days away from 25! :D

October 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/deb_cherry

I took your advice and started English from Spanish. Think it will be good. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll try to remember to comment in the forums when I get through some of it!

October 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

@deb_cherry, I see you're now at 25 in Spanish. Congrats! :D I have just made it to Level 12 in Dutch a few minutes ago (it will probably take a few hours to show up in the forum flags though). 25 seems so impossibly far away again! o.o But, I will be encouraged every time someone posts that they've arrived. ^_^

October 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/pv1204

Felicidades!!

October 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Meital640

¡Felicidades!

October 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Saved_by_Christ

Good job!! I wish you all the best in your future studies!!

October 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Cumber-ground

Very nice, indeed!

October 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SuddenlyCoding

Hate to be that one guy, but it's "Buenas noches", not "Buenos noches". Congratulations!

October 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/rockerbox

Oh, shoot! My autocorrect gets very confused with languages that aren't English, and has a total mind of its own. I feel like a dolt for not noticing it!

Thanks!

October 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DiZPl4y

Good job!

October 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LauraLipner1

Congratulations!!

October 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Mark121728

Well done. Hi, tell me to “finish” a language on Duolingo or get to level 25 or whatever, do you need to do all the lessons at every level, or do you just need to get to level 1 on all lessons at each level then move on?

October 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/rockerbox

To "finish" a tree, I believe you have to reach level 1 in all of the lessons on the tree. To get to Level 25 is different, though. The levels are based on XP, so the points you earn while learning/practicing rather than lessons completed. To "conquer a course", however, you need to only get to level one on all lessons.

October 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Atenna

Congrats! Just one question, is the level 25 the maximum we can reach in all languages?

October 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/rockerbox

25 is the highest level. You can get more XP up to infinity, but there are no levels beyond 25.

October 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Bunbunn52

Congrats!

October 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/NeonMoogle

Congratulations! I know you have been at it for a while now, so I'm glad that you have reached that milestone now.

October 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/rockerbox

Thank you! It's been a while, but it's nice to reach that milestone!

October 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/PotatoePeel

Hey, how do I check my level ?

Well done by the way

October 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/sofia299038

Well done!!

October 9, 2018
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