https://www.duolingo.com/annym9

Just slowly grinding away

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35 184 XPs, 1030 lingouts, 245 crowns and 181 days: steadily learning and slowly understanding. Not learning fast but learning constantly. I don't test out but do every lesson of every skill with the aim of getting the whole tree golden. I will take a break over June/July for some 'practical lessons' (visiting Spain) then I will continue when I return.

1 week ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Prattle
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don't let the completionists make you feel slow. this is a marathon, not a sprint. steady learning lasts longer

6 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annym9
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Thanks, and thanks for the Lingot

6 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Glen341948

As preparation for your trip to Spain, are you listening to the Spanish dialect in movies or videos? As you probably know, they speak quite quickly with a different accent and some different expressions. I just got back from S. America and spent a few weeks beforehand getting used to the different accents and expressions in Chile and Argentina. (¡Fue un poco difícil hablar con los chilenos!)

6 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annym9
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Ah thanks. I have a radio app on my phone where I listen to Spanish Talk radio over weekends. It sure does help listening to native speakers. This station is from Spain so it is very close to how they speak 'at home'. I am starting to pick up more words than garble when I listen although I do not always understand exactly what is said because my brain goes into auto translate and cant translate so fast yet.

6 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brian968059

You're at lvl 25 in 6 months, i wouldn't exactly consider that slowly grinding away.

6 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kohoutseks

Wow, such great progress!! Keep it Up!! On a note, I have visited Spain once before and it was amazing, you will love it there honestly!!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annym9
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Thank you. I was there in 2017 and loved it so much I just want to go back.

6 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kohoutseks

Your welcome!!

6 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Judy_Blue_Eyes
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Keep up the good work.

6 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/S0Y_BATMAN
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Bien hecho! No tengo tu paciencia, no puedo hacer todas las lecciones. ¿Qué parte de españa? Pasé el verano pasado en Barcelona.

6 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annym9
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Thank you. I will avoid responding in Spanish as my writing skills still need work. For now I am happy to be able to read and listen with a little speaking skills. I am going to Madrid and Toledo and a couple of other places. Madrid feels like home and Toledo fascinates me from a historical perspective.

6 days ago
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