https://www.duolingo.com/J_J_max

200-day-iversary!

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200 days today!

I have learned nothing.

That's not dissing Duolingo; I love it!

But, I just can't stick with a language. I remember bits and pieces of languages. That's about it.

However, for the next 100 days, I'm sticking with Spanish (hopefully)!

January 30, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/Songve

Go out and try the language with a native speaker. That's what kids and adults do in Vietnam when I walk around neighborhoods. "Hello. What's your name? How old are you?" seem to be universal questions of all ages asked of me. If it is a large group of students, I joke with them and say in Vietnamese, "I'm sorry. I forgot how to speak English and only speak Vietnamese." Then proceed to answer their questions in English but I repeat everything in Vietnamese. That's helpful to the shy kids who are unsure of themselves. I live with Vietnamese so I do not have to go out and try to find someone to talk to.

Adults generally asked me in their home or sit down with them in an open air cafe to try out our languages.

What's the worst that could happen by starting with a simple question? Most of the time they would be pleased to help you out and if they are busy they may ignore you.

Let us know when you make your first attempt with a native speaker.

January 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Linda7Italian

Concentrate, stay away from the forums, and learn that beautiful language. You can do it.

January 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/betarage
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You should at least do everything in the tree once i also can't just pick 1 language as you can see but i make sure i don't forget everything i'm listening to a Russian YouTube video and my webbrowser is in Romanian the interface of my YouTube is in Greek the video game i'm going to play when i take a break is in french.

January 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Jay2Cruz

That's just amazing....... I'm literally blown away by it hahaha.

January 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Judit294350

Yes, 200 days spread over 10 languages is just 20 days/language. Not much in the 1000-4000 hours journey to learn a language.

Good luck concentrating on Spanish.

January 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/cheapman

congrats, try to focus on one lesson and one language at a time till you progress to the next one.

January 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/.bunniment.

That's an amazing achievement! I really love your goal and I have the same one, however over a much longer time period. My end reward will be traveling to Portugal with my family. I just want to remind you that if you're feeling burnt out with a language, you don't necessarily have to move on to another one. Even if it seems well beyond your reach, you can watch a movie in Spanish.

Also, taking breaks is OK. If you're not adding any other languages in during the weeks or months you take breaks, you will retain more than if you just move straight on to... German. The German vocabulary and grammar will get mixed up with your Spanish when you try to return to it.

I hope my advice was helpful and might motivate you to stay on track. You can also give yourself little rewards for certain milestones. (ex. bake chocolate chip cookies for 15 days of studying Spanish if you like to bake)

January 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/KevinR86

Best of luck sticking with Spanish. Your determination to learn a language will see you through the lags in learning. :)

January 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/I_like_SU

Congrats on 200 days! Because of school I can't even get a 5 day streak!

January 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Duttywood
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You definitely can. You don't have to but you definitely could if you wanted to.

January 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/WinterSoldier.

awesome! As long as you have fun, thats all that matters

January 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/PannasOwen
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good job keep up the good work

January 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/compsognathus
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I know what you mean! It's hard to stay focused. But that's a great accomplishment, and I'm sure you've learned more than you think.

January 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas_Wesley
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I suspect you have learned something, but I get your point. Focus is good. You can do it! Just don't make it an all-or-nothing task in the respect that, should you miss a day, you'll see it as a failure. Just keep getting back on that horse and you'll get there!

January 30, 2019

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