https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cudipie

Share Your Knowledge!!!!

I told my family that I wanted to start learning Spanish, I shared some of my personal known phrases with them, and it impressed them a lot!!!!!!!! My dad works at a job where he has to go to houses and change cable, and sometimes he meets Spanish people. He took me up on learning Spanish, and now me and him both are making rapid progress. So, share your knowledge and encourage friends, family or even coworkers to learn a new language. Gracias, que tenga buena semana!!!!!!!

January 16, 2019

23 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sea-mist

We were at a family outing and I brought up that I was studying German here at duolingo. To my surprise I then found out that 2 of my 3 sisters not only knew what duolingo was, but are here learning a language too and were further ahead then I was. We are each learning a different language and we each have a different reason for doing so.

January 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Saved_by_Christ

Aww! That was a really fun and sweet way to learn that your siblings were doing Duolingo. I love those types of scenarios when you don't know that one of your closest friends are unknowingly doing something that you're also doing! Thanks for that really cute story! :)

January 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Saved_by_Christ

Unfortunately, not everyone is open to learning a new language. I try to convince my siblings to give it a try but they are a little baffled why I would learn Spanish, German etc. when I'm at my age. I really hope I can persuade them to give Duolingo a try. Though I have successfully convinced my wife and my older brother to try and they love Duolingo! Your post gives me encouragement to keep on trying to get more of my family on Duolingo. Thanks for sharing! Best regards/SbC

January 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cudipie

That's wonderful to hear!

January 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vabelie

What's with your age? You're far from ancient and even then, isn't learning, especially learning to better understand others, one of the healthiest habits?

You're doing yourself and your child a favor. Keep on being a living exemple, and maybe one day they'll understand. After all, you've already showed one the way :)

January 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ppelk

My two siblings, my mother, father, my partner, and 1/2 of my children have a Duolingo account. So yes, pretty high saturation among my close relatives.

January 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/deinym

My younger daughter also has a Duolingo account, but she is not active. However, she speaks English and French, and мy older daughter also speaks two languages, English and Spanish - almost perfect. My wife speaks Slovak and Russian, and a little English. As far as I'm concerned, I would like to speak all languages ​​of this world, but I know it's impossible. I learn six languages ​​at the same time, but sometimes I think it's wrong, because apart from English, I have not managed to get other languages ​​to a high level. That is why I would like to find a partner for the exchange of Italian language, and later of someone else. Duolingo is a good place to learn a language, but I believe that correspondence would speed my progress.

January 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lavachequiri

learning many languages at the same time will give the result later but you do not give up. somewhere on the web they said that a language takes some steps : in the first year it sleeps, in the second year it creeps and in the third year it leaps. i mean that some day you will see a very good result of your effort, have a nice time.

January 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/moogy

Great story .

January 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cymas86

To be honest it's the other way around for me; my Brazilian friends are the ones sharing their knowledge and encouraging me every day! Having language exchange partners you can meet and talk to face to face honestly makes a huge difference, sometimes in unexpected ways. A lot of spoken Portuguese sounds odd to me because I happen to be learning primarily from a mineiro (one of Brazil's many regional accents); it's really his accent that's comparatively strange, but I'm so used to it it just sounds normal to me.

I've taught my mom a few phrases here and there, as she actually knows one of my Brazilian friends and sees him around sometimes. Language learning is hard and takes a lot of personal dedication, so it's not surprising it's a skill many people want but never achieve. In my experience you can only lead by example, so the more you get out and use your new languages, the more people around you will be interested and inspired to learn. It fosters a much more accepting, friendly local community too.

January 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AioxJunior

Keep learning, Portuguese is so difficult, however, we are nice people and I know, we will always help you.

January 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cudipie

Ty, Cymas 86

April 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SanaALI335437

Try linguascope and keep on practising duolingo. If one is wrong, then the other web will make up for it

January 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sophiafilm

What a lovely story! Good luck to you and your dad with Spanish.

January 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cudipie

Thanks Sophiafilm, good luck to you as well

April 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DellaCosta

What a great way to challenge family members to learn a new language! Buena suerte!

January 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cudipie

Ty, DellaCosta

April 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/11_kasia

Great idea! Thanks!

January 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cudipie

You're welcome!!!!

April 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Judit294350

Yes, it usually helps to share learning a skill.

January 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CloeZemann

cool

January 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Angellore-Raven

Well, i spoke about Duolingo around me, my husband, my mother and some friends registered but quickly gave up unfortunately...

January 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cudipie

So sorry to hear!! I feel pretty bummed when that happens too. But don't give up hope!!! I'm pretty sure that they'll come around sooner or later. Thanks for sharing!!

April 8, 2019
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