https://www.duolingo.com/Fran_el_Grande

J'ai fini mon arbre de Français!

Finally! After +6 months I managed to finish my french tree. I've taken my time, and work hard in every lesson... About a third of the skills I took to the fifth level (gold), another third are still at level 3, and the bottom part of the three is still at level 1; so my next goal is to bring it all to gold!. I also started the reverse tree (English from French) and I passed all of the available tests without much difficulty, so I'm very proud of myself, considering I didn't know ANY french when I first started here. I will also finish this second tree all the way up to gold and then a third one, Spanish (my mother tongue) from French.

This whole experience has been a blast! I'm so incredibly thankful to duolingo for helping me (for free!) achieve this dream of mine of learning a third language. The app is really useful and intuitive, and every skill introduces new vocabulary in a smooth way. I've been using other resources to complement my journey... the help of a French teacher who is a friend of mine and a French book she gave me along with an audio CD, so I'm slowly learning the grammar, the pronunciation, and the vocabulary. I also enjoy reading the news in French every day and watching videos (mainly interviews) in French. I also downloaded "le petit prince" in French as an audiobook. The idea is to get as immersed as possible, given the fact that I don't live in a french speaking country. I'm dedicating probably a couple hours a day, without much structure, to learn French.

Back to Duo, I have nothing but compliments for you people! I will someday donate money no doubt, just not now, as I live in a poor country (VENEZUELA) and I currently do not have the economic resources to do so. For now, I can only give a thousand thanks for developing such a great app and giving it to the world for free. I will continue to learn every day using this website/app and exploring all of its features!!! The stories are awesome, I tried them when I was just starting and they were too challenging for me, I think it's time to work on them all!

Anyway, such a long post, sorry... I got carried away... THANK YOU DUOLINGO!!!!!

February 23, 2019

50 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/01LearnFrench01

Congratulations on your French progress, your excellent English, and I'm guessing your excellent Spanish as well.

I think these are the tree combinations that you have in mind:

  • English - French
  • French - English
  • Spanish - French
  • French - Spanish

I'm working on these too with the goal of making them all golden.

February 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Fran_el_Grande

Thank you very much!!! Those are exactly the ones I have in mind...

February 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Giovanna-Louise

Félicitacions et bon courage à toi, là-bas , en Venezuela.. Bonne continuation de tes études ! Felicidades!:-))

February 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Fran_el_Grande

Merci beaucoup! C'est dur, mais je sais nous allons vaincre le dictateur!

February 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisLVT

je suis français et je sais que l'on dit bon courage ,et pas bonne courage

May 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Giovanna-Louise

Alexis, c'était un "typo"..Mais vous avez tellement raison,et merci de me corriger..

May 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/purplewater

Amazing! Congrats! I'm just starting duolingo again after breaking from French for almost a year. I'm right at the beginning. Can't wait to see where I will be in 6 months also!

February 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Fran_el_Grande

Le ciel est la limite!

February 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/albaduine

Well done, Fran! I am also learning French and studying from those same two courses. I agree with you about Duolingo, and am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to learn French, and other languages here. Félicitations!

February 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Fran_el_Grande

C'est vrai! Félicitations pour ça très longue série :)

February 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/CommeuneTexane

Félicitations ! That's an excellent accomplishment and speaks to your high motivation and hard work.

To you and your countrymen: COURAGE!

February 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Fran_el_Grande

Thanks for the compliments, and the good wishes for us!!

February 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Monicats.

Félicitations pour votre français arbre et votre anglais est trés bon! Bon courage pour votre pays, Brésil vous soutiens!

February 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Fran_el_Grande

Nous espérons que cela se terminera bientôt avec l'aide de nos voisins. Nous, le civils, ne pouvons pas faire cela seuls

February 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/EL5tEL

Great post! and congratulations!!

February 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Fran_el_Grande

Thank you very much!!!

February 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas_Wesley

Very cool, et félicitations!

February 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Fran_el_Grande

Merci beaucoup!

February 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Farceuse33

à Fran : Champagne !!! ;)

February 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Fran_el_Grande

Merci!

February 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Syliane1

Félicitations!!!

February 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Fran_el_Grande

Merci beaucoup!

February 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Greg315364

Well done. All the best and I hope you and your countrymen get your liberty back.

February 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Fran_el_Grande

Thanks for this! It's also my hope, as my people have been suffering for years.

February 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/sellers13

How do you do the backwards French thing pretending to learn English? I am native English but I do French and Spanish A Level at the mo so any extra language practice would be great!

February 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Fran_el_Grande

Click on the little flag next to your picture above, and select "add new course" then you look for "anglais depuis le français" et voilà

February 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ChrisSchock

Congrats! That's awesome. Your post gave me a lot of motivation. Thank you for sharing your success story :) Here's five Lingots for you <3

February 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Fran_el_Grande

Keep going!, and thanks for your generosity! :)

February 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/7pFoGtkv

Fran-el-Grande.

Wow what an awesome effort. You should be extremely proud of yourself. And what a fantastict sentiment to Duolingo.

If anyone is getting complacent or perhaps a little bored then reading your message will inspire!

Regards Mr Good Cat

February 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Fran_el_Grande

That's exactly the idea. Thank you very much, Mr. Good Cat :)

February 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Morountodun.a

Congrats!

February 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Fran_el_Grande

Thanks!

February 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/badger246

féliciations!

February 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Lukassdonok

féliciations Fran! :D

February 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Fran_el_Grande

Vous êtes près de la ligne d'arrivée. Continuez!

February 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/pedaalemmer

Félicitations!!

February 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Fran_el_Grande

Merci!

February 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ArinCarson

Félicitacions!

February 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Fran_el_Grande

Merci mon ami!

February 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Ioanna678593

Congratulations!!! I agree with your thought that Duolingo is free and a tool to learn languages

February 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Fran_el_Grande

It's an awesome tool!

February 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/337baby

Bravo !

February 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Fran_el_Grande

Muchas gracias!

February 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SecretSquirrel7

Lovely post.

February 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Fran_el_Grande

Thank you!

February 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Yuv1702

Félicitations

February 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Fran_el_Grande

Merci!

February 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DonnyNguye3

Congrats on finishing!

February 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Fran_el_Grande

Thank you, fellow

February 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Sinzocr

Felicitations mon amie. Je vous souhaite que vous continuiez apprendre les francais.

March 9, 2019
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