https://www.duolingo.com/Catherine966298

Lost my streak

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I survived. I will begin again. I didn’t even cry. I’m definately in it for the language learning. My favorite thing was giving to others. My lingot supply is low, but that doesn’t matter either. They were just there for generosity and sick days. I don’t even know which day I missed buying another streak freeze. I will continue to respect those that maintain their awesome streaks. My new attitude will make me stronger and learning longer. Thanks everybody for your participation. Learning with others is more fun. Have wonderful holidays. My tree is up and ready to be laden with ornaments. Enjoy everyday. I love you and wish you happiness. Love, Cat

I want to learn carols in my target language. I need those headphones in my picture. No need to torture myself. Feliz Navidad!

1 week ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Pinsch3
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Dear cat, as a try to comfort you I feel like sending you a poem of which a certain sentence (marked bold) often is recited in Germany, when someone has to make a new start of something... I hope it's all right that I put the original German version first and then the English translation that I found on the internet and which I did not translate myself.

STUFEN (von Hermann Hesse)
Wie jede Blüte welkt und jede Jugend
Dem Alter weicht, blüht jede Lebensstufe,
Blüht jede Weisheit auch und jede Tugend
Zu ihrer Zeit und darf nicht ewig dauern.
Es muss das Herz bei jedem Lebensrufe
Bereit zum Abschied sein und Neubeginne,
Um sich in Tapferkeit und ohne Trauern
In andre, neue Bindungen zu geben.
Und jedem Anfang wohnt ein Zauber inne,
Der uns beschützt und der uns hilft, zu leben.

Wir sollen heiter Raum um Raum durchschreiten,
An keinem wie an einer Heimat hängen,
Der Weltgeist will nicht fesseln uns und engen,
Er will uns Stuf' um Stufe heben, weiten.
Kaum sind wir heimisch einem Lebenskreise
Und traulich eingewohnt, so droht Erschlaffen;
Nur wer bereit zu Aufbruch ist und Reise,
Mag lähmender Gewöhnung sich entraffen.
Es wird vielleicht auch noch die Todesstunde
Uns neuen Räumen jung entgegen senden,
Des Lebens Ruf an uns wird niemals enden,
Wohlan denn Herz, nimm Abschied und gesunde!

PHASES (by Hermann Hesse)
As every flower wilts and youth
gives way to age, so unfolds every phase,
all the wisdom and virtue
when it so does - and know that none lasts forever.
With every call of life, the heart
must be ready to part and start
again, in courage and joy,
surrendering to new, otherly liasons, as
In the core of every beginning lives magic
Magic that protects us and helps us live.

We are to stride along spaces, joyously,
clinging to none as thought it was home
the world soul does not seek to fetter and confine us;
phase after phase it wants to elevate and expand us.
slumber grows threatening as soon as we,
immersed in coziness, become used
to a cycle in our lives -
Only those ready to part, depart
may rid themselves of paralyzing habits.
Perhaps, as the call of life in us finds no end,
at the hour of our death we are still
to be faced with novel spaces. walk on then,
be off, be well!,
oh sweet heart of ours.

Have a lovely Christmas time!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/compsognathus
compsognathus
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Super pretty. Thanks for sharing!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Catherine966298
Catherine966298
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Compo, I love your new picture. It reminds me of Disney and the country bear jamboree. Happy Holidays! love , Cat

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/glamerousglitter

happy holidays! love glamerousglitter

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Catherine966298
Catherine966298
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Pinsche, Thanks for the poetry. You have a new fan. Love, Cat

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Catherine966298
Catherine966298
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Pinsche, I have decided to dedicate your poem choice to calligraphy and memory. It is more beautiful with each read. The poem does not focus on death - but on the cycle of life. To the dying, often the focus is on the linear nature of life. It begins and ends. Through religious tenets, we find alternatives to the end as mere nothingness. My religion offers streets of pearls and mansions for all. Others offer multiple virgins to the faithful. For years , I worked in internal medicine at the local teaching hospital. I spent a lot of time talking to those during their final hours. There was a noticeable difference between the faithful and the faithless. The faithful were calm and accepting. The faithless were paralyzed by fear. The whole experience was very enlightening. Thank you again. Your new friend , Cat

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HenriThe8th

I'm really sorry to hear that Cat!!!! I lost my streak when I forgot my last password!!! Just started back up today!!!!! We can learn together!!!!!!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Catherine966298
Catherine966298
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Hthe8,I can’t remember my password either. Oh dear! I just started a new streak. It’s about commitment to me. On your mark, get set , get ready, Go. Your friend, Cat

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/The_Real_Kokoum

May the Gods guide you in your Quest.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/The_Blobfish
The_Blobfish
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It is good to hear from you, despite your predicament. I would recommend swimming as a coping mechanism, if it weren't so cold...

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rev._mother

I have been thinking about you lately— wondering where you’ve been. Streaks are over-rated. Go streak-free like me!

You are a very giving person and you always brighten my day! Nollaig shona duit! (Merry Xmas)

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Catherine966298
Catherine966298
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Rev. Mother, Happy Thanksgiving ! It is nice to have a friend like you on days like today. I love the holidays so much. If you have ever seen the movie “Elf”, I am Elf. Nothing as trivial as a streak loss can ruin this time of year. I will text soon to share the new things that I learn from other cultures during the holidays. Be happy! Love, Cat

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rev._mother

Can I come to your house for a spaghetti and candy breakfast? I’m more of a James Caan character myself actually— occassionally I need a “Buddy” like you to temper my misanthropy. Thinking of you and your hubby.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rev._mother

And wow that’s a lot of lingots. They must like you here or something.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wolf-Warrior

We all love Cat.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xMira_
xMira_
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Cat's just... like... the best... it's hard NOT to love her.

PS. Where's the Den? I can never find it :(

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Catherine966298
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Mira, I have to hunt all of the time. I can’t even send food to the celebration. I don’t know the rules. Have a happy holiday everyday! Love, Cat

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LaurianaB
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https://www.duolingo.com/Catherine966298
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Rev. Mother, pasta and syrup are highly underrated. PBandJ on spaghetti is terrific. Don’t knock it til you try it. Love, Cat

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wingardium12

ur DA NUN rev. mother?! :o

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Linda7Italian

Hi Cat. Hmm, I lost 355 day streak when in Italy one Christmas (slow Internet!) and went to bits, for all of 10 minutes. Having read all the positive advice from wise Duo friends I saw the light and simply started again. Ah yes, but just to be a little self-serving I did put my start date on Profile which I occasionally proudly update. My ability to talk comfortably in Italian is my real streak and what really counts. The club I joined is also my saving grace (thank you Max) and my love for this language keeps me hooked. Be well Cat. Keep on keeping on! Un abbraccio e Buon Natale... L

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Catherine966298
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Linda7, very nice to read your input. In a war situation, I would want you to be on my side. Your thought processes interest me. Some day, I will visit Italy. First, I must conquer Spanish. Happy holidays! Cat

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bakekujira

I have obtained Sapience. One may insulate themselves from the loss of possessions and passing of time through social exchange. Institutions shall ensure that the planet's rotation is marked and notated. Only decay will result from my passage.

化鯨

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/The_Blobfish
The_Blobfish
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I wish I had your confidence, friend...

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Catherine966298
Catherine966298
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For those of you who have experienced this tragedy yourselves, let me know how you handled. Would beginning all over again benefit/strengthen my learning? Mr. Heiss, would starting in a completely different program such as Memrise be a good move? I really appreciate your opinion. Any input from phopkins, merkevar, Linda7, Rev. Mother, and other experienced users with this type are of information is welcome. I despise being this needy. I am used to success. All that I can do is ask for advise and heed it. I am determined to succeed. As always, it will require patience and hard work. Happy holidays.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rev._mother

Looking back on my life and different efforts that I did not succeed at, I find that most times when I thought I was failing, I was only feeling discouraged, usually because I was not performing as perfectly as I wanted to. Being discouraged often caused me to quit, which is where I actually failed.

I don’t know how you can get your mojo back. But dont feel bad about the streak. The streak is nothing. Vow to yourself right now that you will never let that silly streak be a factor in your decision to pursue Spanish. I mean it!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ken482461
Ken482461
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One way of "getting your mojo back" is by thinking of the many nice things that surround us and by realizing that losing the streak is just that: losing the streak and definitely not the end of the world.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Catherine966298
Catherine966298
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Ken, Thanks. There are many things more important than a streak. Today, I have been trying to help my son cope with his dad’s cancer. My streak just provided a way to cope. Love, Cat

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/compsognathus
compsognathus
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That's a beautiful life motto! I'm going to take that to heart.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pQp7zNt2

You are very successful to me. By nature are you a perfectionist? Just wondering to myself as I read your comment.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Catherine966298
Catherine966298
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pQ , Probably. When I saw your streak, I felt a little sad. But , I am already over it. I love your name. It has rhythm. Thanks for the input. Your new friend, Cat

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FireHeadHyper

You know, being a perfectionist isn't necessarily bad... the only problem with it is, well, it's kind of impossible to achieve on this planet. If you wish to be a successful perfectionist I suggest hitchhiking to the next planet. If you have any questions how, just read "The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy".

12 hours ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MasterPoshie

I haven't even had a 7 day streak before lol.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MarcelFrey1
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I am sorry for your loss. Once I lost a 150 day streak. I just started a new one and so can you! Nothing is lost, the 200 days of daily learning are still in you, so keep up the good work and good luck with your next streak!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jonathan864042

Streaks are nice, but the strongest people are those that can get back to the grind after a streak has been broken. Good luck!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LaurianaB
LaurianaB
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Hello Cat,

Let me take this time to remind you that you have not failed in any way. A streak is only representative of a (perhaps) daily study or short points-gathering on Duolingo specifically, with a specific time-frame. It doesn't show anything else but this! So do not feel disappointed. I had an over 200 days streak and lost it in a storm with bad internet connection...I didn't even know until the next day. But you know what? I was liberated, unknowingly. I now feel myself free to study whenever, however, and with whatever I wish...this is the life, if you ask me. ;P

Have some lingots if it lifts your spirits...only you know if you're on the right track! Have a great holiday season, keep up the Spanish...I'll be here if you want to practice. :)

(P.s. Are you on Discord? I can get you set up....it's a great way to practice writing and speaking out of the open fields. I would love to get to know you and help you with Spanish if I can!)

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/D3act1vat3d_Us3r

Well, you're level 25 in Spanish. I would think that matters more than some streak; regardless of what the streak was!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Catherine966298
Catherine966298
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D3, I remember reading some of your posts, before it rained disaster around here. Thanks for responding. Your new friend, Cat

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Catherine966298
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Can’t find my lights!! Now that it a catastrophe! Thank you!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cloudsurfer7000
Cloudsurfer7000
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It's lonely at the top, I tell you.....

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Davey944676

Good to see you back, Cat. Just seeing your picture bouncing up around the forum makes me smile.

P.S. I'll wish you a Merry Christmas when I finally finish this "little decorating job" I started at home, which has somehow grown into a major, messy project - until then Christmas is cancelled!! :)

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LazCon
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Sorry about your streak. I lost a 175 day streak last year but persevered and just hit 240. Honestly, though. I'm more focused on things like completing my tree or hitting x experience points a day. Sometimes, life intrudes and just doesn't allow an extra ten minutes for study. Just make up for it tomorrow.

That said. I'm passing on a lingo for you to dole out as you see fit.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/abbie_wolf03

That's quite a big streak! Personally, I'm not in it for the streaks but more for the experience of learning a few new languages ;)

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Linda7Italian

Abbie. I lingot you. Great attitude.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/abbie_wolf03

Thank you!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RichardWoh3
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I had the same thing, a long streak and then forgot to do the "challenging" 3 per day - on a Holiday in Italy!. I now start my day with DUO and then I don't have to do more.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/The_Blobfish
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What is it about Italy that robs so many of their streaks...

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/compsognathus
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Must be the food... people get one taste and forget about everything else :P

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Linda7Italian

The Blobfish. For some reason the Internet is very slow at holiday/touristy times, particularly around Christmas perhaps when everybody is sending messages. Even the Italian hotel receptionist (learning Polish) found her streak gone. I soon recovered however.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RhettButtlord

hi cat you could watch gone with the wint that always cheers me up

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Catherine966298
Catherine966298
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Rhett, My beautiful daughter is named Katie Scarlett. What a coincidence! Love, Cat

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BradR11

Sorry to hear you lost your streak Cat. Edit: my full comment didn't appear for some reason, so I'll finish it. I lost my 200 something streak a few months ago. I was maintaining the streak for its own sake. 10XP per day. When I lost my streak I was bummed for about 10 seconds then a sense of freedom descended on me. I have stopped using Duo and am concentrating on spoken Spanish through Spanish TV and movies ie Netflix.Telemundo, Telexito (local tv). I do however give Duolingo full credit for taking me so far! It was a blast! I hope you regain your balance quickly! ( I know you will) Feliz Navidad, tu amigo, BradR

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Catherine966298
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Gracias. I’m watching telanovellas until my son goes to NYC tomorrow. Love, Cat

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gringo_pobre

It happens. Nothing in life is permanent. We suffer less when we accept this. Happy Holidays to you.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Catherine966298
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Poor Gringo, you have a new friend. Your profile picture is a beautiful image of an ideal afternoon. It reminds me of a day in Key West. Thank you. Love, Cat

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/C_R_A_Z-Y1273

Aug, rats! Stay on duolingo, though. Don't leave. Start up a new streak! It's about the learning, not the streak. Sorry, though, a 213 day streak was a big streak to lose.

Have a fresh, just out of the digital factory, lingot to buy yourself some headphones. ;)

P.S Merry Christmas, too! ^-^

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Catherine966298
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Bless you. Love, Cat

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/angus390025
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Bummer. Have a lingot.

"Cascabeles" was the first Christmas my teacher Spanish 1 teacher taught us in school. That was in 1981, but I still remember it!

Have a listen, it will cheer you up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRCmevtx1-0&feature=youtu.be

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Catherine966298
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Thank you , Angus. You are a good classmate and supporter. I am glad to hear from you . It is interesting to rally around and keep going. I appreciate you and kindness. Happy Holidays! Love, Cat

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/little_sharr
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I shall gift you the streak-bonus ligots it just gave me, in commiseration and encouragement (and totally not because I'm on a lingot clearout bonanza). But, you know, I don't think the streak matters all that much — five minutes a day for a year, isn't as good as fifteen minutes six days a week and a broken streak. It's not the streak that matters, its the dedication. You've clearly put a lot of effort into your Spanish!

I once lost a hundred and fifty-odd day streak, due to what I'm pretty sure was a glitch. I began over, and it's all respectable again! Feels like it took no time at all.

Keep up the good work : )

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Catherine966298
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Thank you. Love, Caf

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-Kona-
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Merry Christmas, Cat! And I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and get some generosity sent back at you. I have wondered where you've been these last few days. But, remember, if anyone can get through a lost streak, I'd bet on it being you. I'm sitting right by my own Tree now, happy Learning! (I'll send you a few lingots added on to the 25 given by someone else to help restock that supply ;))

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Catherine966298
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Giovanni, You are a true friend. I’m back on my feet again. When my son returns to NYC tomorrow, I am diving back in head first. Thank you! Love, Cat

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/juskat
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its okay! have some lingots for the future, & just start again when you have time, you have done a great job & will continue to do so

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Catherine966298
Catherine966298
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Juskat, Thanks from another Cat

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Edjane2018
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Well, at least you know that streak was part of you reaching 25 level in Spanish (good job). I just recently passed 100-day streak. But I am more interested in reaching level 25 with a full golden tree in Spanish (and hope to find that I have improved much at that point). I use my streak as a reminder that I am putting in at least half an hour here every day. However, I also use Memrise (for vocabulary) and LingoDeer (for variety). Added a few lingots to your bank to help you continue having fun here :)

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gatiquo
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DL cheats.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ExSquaredOver2
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The repetition of your short sentences obviously shows you are still suffering. Cheer up and digest the right thing you've said.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bakekujira

I have obtained Sapience. To live is to suffer. To exist is to digest. Pestilence will soon extend across the land.

化鯨

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/R_R1234
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You're a hero. Every time I lost my streak it took me a few days to recover. Here's a few lingots- just appreciation to your determination and motivation. Keep going!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Catherine966298
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RRThanks, Cat

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Robwith1
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So sorry , I am on the count down 4 more days to go before 1000 days streak. Years of hard work. I have 4032 lingots but I will give you some.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LazCon
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Way to go, Rob. Now that's dedication.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Catherine966298
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Rob I am your cheerleader. Lean to the left. Lean to the right. Stand up , sit down, Fight , fight , fight.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LayneMurph1

how long was ur streak?

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Catherine966298
Catherine966298
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213 days. Thanks for asking. Love, Cat

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LeethalEthan1

申し訳ありません。

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MarkHaydos

Hi Cat! I'm sorry you lost your streak, but really it's just a number as others have said! The numbers that make me most proud and coming back day after day, are my xp points. That's what counts the most! You may have lost your streak, but you didn't lose what you learned during that streak! :)

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ray256698

i see you are at level 25. Do you feel you can hold a conversation at this point? I'm a level 12 and feel like I have a long way to go before I can understand an actual conversation.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/The_Blobfish
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Don't we all... Sigh...

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LazCon
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Give it time Ray... You'll get there. Duo has been very helpful. So has Memrise.com. Good luck.

PS- if your question was directed at me, yes, I can hold a pretty decent conversation. Grammar isn't always perfect, but those I've spoken with seem to appreciate the effort. One good trick is to type what I want to say into bing translate and see if I'm even close. Then rephrase it until it says what I want. I learn as much from my mistakes as from my correct translations (though I fear I'll never be fluent with past tense or indirect objects :-).

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Catherine966298
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Can’t do it. Too many filters. I give myself two more years. Good luck. Love, Cat

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SammyHunnyBear

I'm sorry, Cat. On the bright side your outlook is inspirational, you show the dedication of a true lover of learning. So here is a little love from me as you continue on your language journey. Good luck!

"Our greatest glory in not in never falling, but in rising every time we do".

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LazCon
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Wonderful quote. Have a lingot on me.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SammyHunnyBear

Muchas gracias!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Catherine966298
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Just reading your name makes me smile. Hunnybear, Thanks for your thoughts. Love, Cat

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FireHeadHyper

Buena suerte! ádh mór! Bonne chance! Vraceshtlak ni va shtruilez! (If you can't find this language anywhere it's because I'm a nerd and made it up with my friends). insert random language that I have no idea how to speak here saying "good luck" Also am studying Chinese and would put good luck put I have no idea how to say that. And I have no trust for google translate. Sincerely, Your new fan, The Ginger.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Catherine966298
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Muchas gracias! I do love gingerbread.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FireHeadHyper

Here's the real question though... If I'm a ginger, and I work at a bakery — ¿Does this make me a gingerbread man? Food for thought. (Get it? Food? Wow, I can be funny! I think. I surprise even myself sometimes with hidden skills.)

5 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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I wish you hadn't pointed out the last pun, for my own selfish reasons. I find things funnier when it takes a moment to click. :)

5 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/elvper
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The big loss would be if you stopped being yourself, the number next to your name doesn't change a thing.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Catherine966298
Catherine966298
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Love you, Cat

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pierson26
Pierson26
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Here. have some lingots!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Catherine966298
Catherine966298
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Pierson, Thank you for your kindness. You have a new friend, Cat

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pierson26
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Thanks!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/llindavagah

That is what I call tough!!You can be very strong!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Catherine966298
Catherine966298
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Linda, Tough does not describe me right now. Give me a day. I lost a streak , but found some new , nice friends. Thanks for the response.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/1Jmevd4r
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Wow. I am so sorry. But it is awesome how you are taking this. I wish more people were like you and not so streak-crazy. You deserve these lingots.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Catherine966298
Catherine966298
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Thank you new friend. Sorry it took so long to respond. Love, Cat

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pierson26
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how long was your streak?

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/riaskyer
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You are a fantastic source of encouragement on Duolingo. It is so inspiring to see you share a love and passion for learning. Here's a lingot, Feliz Navidad!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EunieceHarris1

Don't give up!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/catlover-13

Good for you!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/catlover-13

By the way, I love your cat picture!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/compsognathus
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You are so sweet Cat!! Have some lingots. I love your attitude, and am thinking of doing the same thing myself! You're an inspiration. Happy Holidays!!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RachelF12345
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That's sad, but I like how you aren't upset. Have a few lingots! :)

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kartveltamkvleli

huh i'm sorry xd you can do it again xd i hope xddd ^^

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Catherine, I'm sorry that happened. :(

Since you're streak is reset to zero, care to join me in this unconventional way to use a streak?

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cath911029

Have a lingot and cheer up, Cat. I just looked at the number of languages you've delved into . . . very impressive. What's a streak? Pointless if you get so invested in it that you crash and burn.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TonyDemonLord

I'm sorry about your loss. I'm trying to get my streak high up there but its getting rather annoying everyday worrying about not losing my streak. Heres 5 lingots and I hope you cheer up

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bob442916
Bob442916
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Bon noel x

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/spiceyokooko
spiceyokooko
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I'm so sorry to hear you lost your streak Catherine. In many ways it can be more of a burden than a benefit. I would have had a streak somewhere in the 2,000's had I maintained it since I joined here, but real life was more important!

My streak is only high now because I simply log in every day to continue my learning—as you rightly say, the learning aspect is far more important.

But please, have some lingots on me, I have a silly number of them!

Happy learning!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Catherine966298
Catherine966298
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Spicey, Thank you so much for caring for a stranger. You are so right! Real life is much more challenging, but my goal is to be fluent. I will get there with the hope of others. Love, Cat

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WitlessBittern
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Well, you know what they say. Those who live by the streak will die by the streak. It might be better to be free of it.

Always good to hear from you, Cat.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ArmenAmirb

cat looks sad

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/P.E.G.B
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THEY DID SURGERY ON A GRAPE!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
Usagiboy7
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You should caption the text onto an image related to what you're replying to in order provide the contrast. The contrast creates the absurdity, thereby generating humor for the meme and staying relevant to discussions. ;)

At the moment, we have people randomly posting the sentence into discussions and it's just hitting not that humor register.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Catherine966298
Catherine966298
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I would like to learn. Cat

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WitlessBittern
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It’s just a meme; there’s no punchline. It will be forgotten in a month.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ilovejin

Cat, I love your positive take on you losing your streak.

My favorite thing was giving to others. My lingot supply is low, but that doesn’t matter either. They were just there for generosity and sick days.

You are so sweet! I remember the times when you would give me a lingot for the smallest things and that always boosted my mood. I really appreciate that, thank you <3

Please stay on Duolingo! I need someone as interesting and kind as you!! Don't be discouraged, look how much you've learned.

Love, Mia xx

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Coriander18
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Cat, I just lost my 551 day streak, and like you I'm not giving up. Just to make sure I spent 5 lingots straight away on a wager I'll keep going for the next 10 and then I'll get 10 more lingots.

You're streak's is still remembered somewhere I found the webpage once where it tells you when people began and restarted.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MariaMonte158775

hi

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SolomonSou

What was your previous streak? -bongocat

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wingardium12

hey u should listen to "feliz navidad" covered by "why don't we" !!!! u'll love it, trust me AND u'll love them(why don't we)

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/QW3iz

Follow me please

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wingardium12

but U don't follow anyone!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Max1122334455

break a leg my son may the pandas guide you

1 week ago
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