https://www.duolingo.com/Sydzik

Duolingo gave me...a wife and a son?

It's been about four years since I have logged in. I thought I'd share a quick story.

I've always had an attraction for women of color and decided that I would learn another language in hopes of displaying my dedication to learning different cultures.

When I began my Spanish journey, I spent well over a year studying 6 days a week for around 6-8 hours a day, some with Duolingo but mostly with books. It wasn't until I reached out and reconnected with Spanish-speaking strangers and friends for some real life practice that I actually began to retain what I had been learning.

Among those was a friend I went to middle school with, who hails from Guanajuato, Mexico. Long story short- we started dating, got engaged, and we now have a son who is one year old.

If Duolingo had never came to be, would I have my wonderful family? I'd say probably not. So, thank you.

1 week ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Dessert-Rose
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Wow! Yet another amazing example of how Duolingo has changed lives. Thank you for sharing your story!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MariaNunez46

Awesome, man! Congratulations and God bless!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/APRILBROWN4

(❤v❤)

Congrats !

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ElisabethM292428

WOW!!! Neat story!!!

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https://www.duolingo.com/RosaAzule
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That's so amazing and romantic. Hope you to be happy always.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas_Wesley
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Wow! Congrats! Very cool.

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https://www.duolingo.com/garytayl
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Love the story, thank you for sharing!

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https://www.duolingo.com/GetUpStandGreen

Such a beautiful story!!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RickFideli

You made my day brighter with this story!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Songve

All duo ever gave me was a deletion of my most excellent dragon joke. I kinda figured it would not be offensive as it was an old children's joke.

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https://www.duolingo.com/scilling
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Duolingo also gave you hearts in exchange for “inter‍course”. ;*)

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https://www.duolingo.com/Songve

How could I ever forget that most generous gift. So much love...

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/James288856
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how is your life in Vietnam Songve. Do you feel a little bit different from life in American ?

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https://www.duolingo.com/Songve

People seem friendlier in Vietnam and I feel at home. I met a guy from the Czech Republic who spends winters here and a couple from New Zealand and they say the same thing about the friendliness of the people...and the food.

Was supposed to be on a train to Quang Ngai but we had a delay of a few days and hope to be there tomorrow night. We may fly.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ISpeakAlien
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Oh, so that's the mysterious word that was censored...

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https://www.duolingo.com/UpoU_U
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Eso es genial! Como te gusta mexico Que feliz para ti y tu nueva familia!

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https://www.duolingo.com/Vabelie
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That's a success story if I ever saw one!

Would you perhaps consider sharing it here?
https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/29931045/Language-of-love

They should love it (as I do)!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sydzik

Will do. Thank you.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vabelie
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And thank you for warming up our hearts :)

Lots of love to you, the lady and the little one (Hope one of his cushy toys is an owl ;p)!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Esen.
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Lovely!

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https://www.duolingo.com/Cathrin0
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amazing <3

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ahavaba

Good for you

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https://www.duolingo.com/andypinguwi
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Amazing !!!!!!!!!! :D

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https://www.duolingo.com/juneflower7

Congratulations, what a lovely story! Your dedication shows you will surely be dedicated to your wife and son as well! Best wishes to you and your family.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TommyAlber3
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Cool! You get a lingot.

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https://www.duolingo.com/ClaraHammermark

such an inspiring and heartwarming story. Thanks for sharing. Congrats.....

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sydzik

Thank you.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheLord2k1

I got a gf whose native is English , so i must thank myself cuz i've been learning it myself since i was in 4th primary stage
my school did help me a lot , but without immersion that i've done through the internet
i wouldnt have been able to put sentences together and be able to talk

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https://www.duolingo.com/Jesus849123
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Duolingo has changed lives. Holy cow!!!! :))

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https://www.duolingo.com/cjr37
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Of course, all women are coloured, unless they are black, grey or white. In the UK, we used to have coloured people who were coloured and not-coloured people who were coloured. We now have white people who are not white and black people who are not black. Language is funny.

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https://www.duolingo.com/marthamari383603

so sweet !! congratulations :)

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https://www.duolingo.com/Susan242221

How wonderful!!!!

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https://www.duolingo.com/Pumba161

Great story! Will share it at work with my staff...

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JoshuaLouise

Really amazing story!

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https://www.duolingo.com/JazminDua

Mira Mira, congratulations

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https://www.duolingo.com/Nicole_Calawa

cool story

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https://www.duolingo.com/geneshillman

Felicidades a tu nueva familia!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sydzik

Gracias.

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

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https://www.duolingo.com/Sydzik

Thank you.

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https://www.duolingo.com/KVRMx
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Congratulations! What a wonderful and beautiful experience you’ve shared. =)

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https://www.duolingo.com/BenHouston

Thats amazing man. I met my wife learning Spanish. I am sure I impressed her with what I had learned on Duolingo too.

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https://www.duolingo.com/LabanJohns
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Beautiful story

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https://www.duolingo.com/Aster985737

cool duolingo gave me the wonderful duolingo langblr community on tumblr. And their thirst for an owl.

congrats tho man! Seriously, me and my fiancee both use Duo, for different languages, and we have lots of fun little competitions (So far he's winning)

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https://www.duolingo.com/PomLearnin

I am really loving the DuoLingo family. I am beginning to recognise you all and look forward to your sense of humour, advice and comments in the individual way each of you have.

Lovely to hear how your own family came together, Sydzik.

Wishing you many many years of bliss and joy

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https://www.duolingo.com/Spyrunner
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Congratulations. Are you bilingual now?

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https://www.duolingo.com/RoganPhi1

OMG, U REALLY GOT ONE? HAPPY TO HEAR THAT

5 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JPl6p9

Thats awesome brother, great story and thanks for sharing, very inspirational.

5 days ago
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