https://www.duolingo.com/JohnDonela

200,000 xp, and figuring some of this out

JohnDonela
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OK, today I passed 200,000 xp.

And currently, the English from Spanish is the hardest one of the four subjects I have done.

I hit Level 25 in this subject with 25,000 xp, a while ago.

I am now at 42,300 xp, and have completed 467 out of 771 crowns.

That is going to mean that this subject has around 55,000 to over 60,000 xp to complete the tree. Which means that Level 25 in this subject is less than half the test!

That's OK. It is still fun!

1 week ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/11_kasia
11_kasia
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Oh my! Wow! Level 25 in three different languages,409 day streak, and 200,249 xp! Congrats!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas_Wesley
Thomas_Wesley
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Very cool! Great progress so far. :)

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas.Heiss
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Hi John,

what do you think about the Spanish->Italian vs English->Italian course when you once have completed the EN->ES course?

Do you maybe have tried it or have a friend or family member who has experiences with it?

"Please give a review of DL Italian from Spanish course, 2019 Jan": https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/30208943

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DanielTap135

Wow, John! That's impressive!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/11100100
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you're awesome, someday i'll take the spanish course too.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kangaroo_Joey

Wow, I just started Duolingo and I've been basking in the glow of my ~1500 xp for the week. Now I feel pretty slow, lol.

But I would like to accomplish something like this, can you tell us how long it took you to do and how you structure your goals? Also, do you use any outside tools to help you get a more satisfying and productive experience?

If you find time to answer this question, then thanks in advance. And congratulations on the accomplishment!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JohnDonela
JohnDonela
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It took, as of today, 410 days. I started in Nov. 2017 and haven't missed a day.

I use two dictionaries and a verb book.

My goal was to improve my ability to read and write songs in Spanish and Italian. I also have a friend who speaks fluent Spanish, so I wanted to be able to follow her.

As you approach each new Lesson, write everything down. It may take pages, but eventually you will be able to Test Out of each subject.

Anything you write down, you can't forget!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kangaroo_Joey

Wow, you're averaging nearly 500 xp a day. I'd guess that no one accuses you of having commitment issues.

Now, I take notes in a note app. You said that you write everything down, do you think that the actual physical act of writing notes is particularly helpful versus typing them?

Thanks again for the help.

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