https://www.duolingo.com/pixelXninja

I got my first golden owl!

I've been doing German for so long and I finally got a golden owl! YAYYYYYY!!! For a special occasion, I will keep this profile pic for 4 days! Im so happy!

April 4, 2019

141 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Flumen91

Great Job! Golden Owls require tons of dedication!

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/pixelXninja

Thank you Flumen! (BTW I never got to tell you, but I really like your profile pic! Its a very judgy cat)

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Flumen91

Thank you!

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DavidNorman3

Like the Profile Name. River 91. nice

April 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Flumen91

Thank you!

April 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/buck72

Congratulations on reaching the German Golden Owl! Have you considered the Reverse German Tree - learning English from German? It is a nice way to learn more words and sentences to complement what you've learned so far. Best wishes. :)

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/pixelXninja

thanks for the advice! here is a lingot

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/buck72

Thank you! :)

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/TheDubstepDoge

wow why do you have so many languages?

April 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/buck72

I've been on DL over four years now so I've had an opportunity to explore different languages. Learning languages is an activity that I am passionate about. :)

April 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/rebeccastarling

That's really cool! I wanna do that LOL but idk if I have the dedication I just finished spanish on duolingo! I am going to learn latin next year!

April 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/sophiawain2

Same here!

April 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/buck72

Just remember it's just one day at time, and working to improve a little each day. Best wishes. :)

April 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/pixelXninja

you stole my profile pic TheDubstepDoge

April 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/angus390025

Herzliche Glückwünsche. Hier ist eine würdige Eule aus meiner persönlichen Sammlung. Du hast es verdient und du kannst es also beliebig nutzen.

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Error452

Congratulations! I only have a Golden Spanish Owl, but i'm working on getting a German one too.

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SeanElo

Do you guys actually understand the languages afterwards or are you only doing it for the achievements

April 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/-Hodge-

If you test out to complete the full tree in just 7000xp i would say no, hollow victory.

April 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/rebeccastarling

Aren't the achievements made to encourage people to understand and learn the language...

April 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/lame_ou

How long did it really take?

April 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AndresGarner

Congratulations! keep up the good work.

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/EposSpieler

Sorry for being an idiot but how do you get a golden owl? Also congrats anyways even if i don't know how it works haha.

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/King2E4

You get it after completing the tree.

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas328056

No you don't.

April 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/pixelXninja

you do. how would you get it otherwise?

April 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Flumen91

Yes, you get it after completing the tree. Thomas328056, you wouldn't know whether you would get it or not because you don't have a golden owl. I have six golden owls (not trying to brag).

April 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/meredith156797

Niiiiiiiiice!!!!!!! I've always wanted one of those!!!

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Linda7Italian

Well done. Its a fine achievement.

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/linapiantanida

Congratulations! I would like to get it too. Does it depend on the quantity of work you do, or a number of lessons without mistakes?

April 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/TheDevLee

Congratulations! I'm working on German myself, but I think I prefer the slower method. I'll be sure to know everything in that tree before I complete it!

April 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/millamonster123

yesssssss!

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/compsognathus

Woo hoo!! That's a great achievement!! Keep up the great work :D

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Sparkledarkwolf

Congrats! But I forgot what a golden owl is.

April 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas328056

Golden Owls mean different things to different people.

April 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Flumen91

Not true. You get a golden owl after completing the tree.

April 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ImamulNilo

I just started my course on German. Wish me luck. Congratulations by the way.

April 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/pixelXninja

I wish you luck!

April 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Caroline-G.

Congratulations! It must have been hard! Go you for sticking it out that long!

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Riya2020

Well done, that must have required so much hard work and dedication, congrats! Have a lingot ☺️Xx

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/adam606139

Not really. He only got them all to level 1 to get to the next level to get the owl. You could literally do it in a couple days. He hasn't learned anything.

April 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas328056

What need one do to actually learn something?

April 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/adam606139

Oh I don't know maybe finish the first four lessons before skipping to the last.

April 6, 2019

[deactivated user]

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/leche_de_fresas

    congrats!! any tips for getting one?

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/pixelXninja

    I always set a thirty minute timer for German and there is a button for when you click the lesson that is a key. Click that to test out of the lesson if you feel confident enough. :3 good luck!

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/sophiawain2

    Congratulations! That is a very big accomplishment!

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/-Katniss-

    Good for you! Keep up the great work!

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Angelic12345

    Congrats! I just figured out it was timed after level 5 (or became consciously aware of it) to strengthen.

    I thought strengthen skills was removed!!! Sweettttt!!!

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Dupont.

    Congrats! I hope to get my own golden owl in Portuguese.

    Keep learning!

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/ElizabethS746001

    congratulations! I was jumping for joy when I got my golden owl in Irish. it was hard work but so worth it! I am far, far away from the golden owl for German. I know it is definitely something to be proud of.

    April 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/pixelXninja

    actually your not so far off

    April 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/jen107

    Also, are all the language trees the same? the same structure, with the same word meanings? If you know what I mean :) I have no idea how so many of you study so many things at once, im struggling with just Spanish!

    April 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/mwbrand1

    Gut gemacht. Weiter so!

    April 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/IloveBeebee

    Congrats! Have a lingot!!

    April 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Judy_Blue_Eyes

    Congratulations!

    April 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/HelenSC1202

    Congratulations! A question, though. I thought it takes a level 25 to get the golden owl?

    April 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/IanPlatino

    Yep it seems there is a lot of confusion still about Golden Owls and what level 25 means and I think it would help the community if DL posted an up to date definition as these two 'achievements' initially were my targets when I started out on my DL journey. Level 25 purely means an amount of points (currently 30000 points in Spanish). You can achieve this by doing a few exercises, tons of flash cards and repeating the DL Stories again and again. Level 25 does not mean you have achieved a 'level of difficulty'. The golden owl, certainly up to 2 weeks ago, was achieved by completing ALL the skills to Level one only (i.e you didn't need to do levels 2 - 5). In Spanish there are 4 exercises per skill at Level 1, and now with the revamp sometimes only 2. I think if you complete all the exercise to level 5, in all the skills you get a 'Golden Tree'. Hope this helps. p.s I got my golden owl two weeks ago but with the introduction of about 40 ish new skills, my Golden Owl has been taken off me. No problem, I will just have to complete all the new skills to at least level 1, whilst I bring the others up to level 5. pps I thought when I got to Level 25 (aka 30,000 points) that I would be quite good at Spanish but alas I have a long way to go!

    April 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/blanktheman

    thank you for your explanation. Where do i find flash cards for spanish?

    April 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/IanPlatino
    April 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas328056

    I thought when I got to Level 25 (aka 30,000 points) that I would be quite good at Spanish but alas I have a long way to go!

    That is interesting. I have figured that earning so many points in a language would make one almost a wizard at it. I have around 4,000 only in German and already feel that I know quite a lot. Maybe I am deluding myself?

    April 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/IanPlatino

    Your not deluding yourself Thomas. You sound like a good student. I am that one in the class who has to repeat things again and again and again to get things to stick so I have to constantly repeat exercises, flash cards and the DL stories.(hence my points building up.....which also proves, I think, that points are not really a very good measure of someones ability to comprehend a language). In other words, unfortunately I am not a good learner, my memory is lousy; and I need to work a lot harder than most to achieve the same results. Qué sera sera.

    April 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/linapiantanida

    Excuse me, may be I am stupid. What does it mean alas?

    April 6, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Gregorio709933

    moreover, besides is another way of putting alas.

    April 7, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas328056

    Everyone seems to have their own opinion on what a golden owl is and what it takes to get one.

    April 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/wanderingtiger

    Dude, that's awesome! Keep it up and you'll do better every day!

    April 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/therese299170

    Amazing job! It's so hard to make that commitment for a long time, and I remember that feeling of getting my first golden owl too. Congratulations, and keep learning!

    April 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Leapingfroglady

    Happy for you!

    April 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Laderlappen

    Herzlichen Glückwunsch!

    April 7, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Gregorio709933

    Congratulations! I would say it in German but that is a language i don't yet know.

    April 7, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Allenn_n

    Sweet victoryyy yeah! (Congratulations)

    April 8, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/ApplePieii

    How do you get a golden owl?

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/AndresGarner

    Hi ApplePieii, you get the golden owl by completing all the lessons on the tree (bubble section of lessons) to at least level 1.

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/gaily266469

    Would you recommend completing all at level 1 and then going back down to do a level at a time. It's getting tricky for me now; I'm well over half way down the tree although i have been completing each skill to level 5. What do you suggest is the best learning method. I find i can read most Spanish articles well yet no way can i speak it outloud at all, i do the lessons on silent so as not to disturb the fam. Any advice is appreciated. :-)

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/angus390025

    I find i can read most Spanish articles well yet no way can i speak it outloud at all, i do the lessons on silent so as not to disturb the fam. Any advice is appreciated.

    My advice is to start listening. I did my entire Portuguese tree on silent (also not to disturb others). Now I can read on-line newspapers like A folha de São Paulo well, but I have no clue what actors in Brazilian movies are saying unless I have English subtitles.

    I started Catalan about a month ago and I always try to keep the sound on now. I use earbuds, or keep it low, if other people are around.

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas328056

    Congratulations. Have you made all this progress in Spanish with Duolingo only?

    What is "getting tricky" about the study now?

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/gaily266469

    I was completing 10-20+ lessons and flying through it, then took a break as life was a bit stressful &, now it feels a task yet I'm only doing 1-2, so making mistakes isn't helpful. I need an incentive lol a Golden Owl even.

    April 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/ApplePieii

    Thank you, AndresGarner! Here is a lingot for your troubles.

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/AndresGarner

    Thank you, Your welcome! :)

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/ApplePieii

    I am level one in every level in the first tree and I have passed the checkpoint to the second tree but I got no golden owl. Is this a glitch?

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/IanPlatino

    you need to complete every skill in the tree to Level 1 to get your Golden Owl (there is only the one tree). Keep going!

    April 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Error452

    No that's if u want to get to level 25. U only have to get to level one of every lesson

    April 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Levi_Abbett

    I think (correct me if I'm wrong) that you get a golden owl after you finish the entire language tree. I hope this helps. :)

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas328056

    Isn't there only one tree per language?

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Flumen91

    "To complete a tree" means completing all of your skills to level 1.

    Having a "golden tree" means completing all of your skills to level 5.

    To get a golden owl you need to complete all of your skills to level 1.

    April 8, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas328056

    I think (correct me if I'm wrong) that you get a golden owl after you finish the entire language tree. I hope this helps. :)

    What does it mean to "finish an entire language tree"? You mean complete to Level 5 each skill? Or just to Level 1?

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/DavidNorman3

    You have to lvl 5 every lesson in the tree

    April 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/ElAndruwu

    Goodjob man! Enjoy the lingot <3

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/AmeliaSoo

    well done! how do you get one btw

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/sophiawain2

    You complete a whole language tree.

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Josie832018

    I got mine for getting to the bottom of the Spanish language tree on level 1. I'm glad I managed it, because the next week they added a load of new skills. That would have taken ages

    April 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/XadinBuray

    what's a golden owl?

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/PannasOwen

    a prize for completing your tree

    April 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/RachelF12345

    Awesome job and keep up the hard work!

    April 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Susan636260

    Congratulations!

    April 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/DemonDrink

    congrats!

    April 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/cubsq

    well done :D

    April 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Little_Tatws

    Congratulations! I haven't finished the German tree just yet but I remember being elated about finishing Japanese.

    April 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas328056

    How good did finishing the Japanese tree make your Japanese?

    April 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/cuteunicorngirlk

    good job!!! (:

    April 5, 2019

    [deactivated user]

      Congrats!!!!!!!! BTW what's a golden owl? (sorry for being dumb but I just started today)

      April 5, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/John784337

      How do you get a golden owl?

      April 5, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/Flumen91

      Make all of your skills at least at level 1 (make them all at least blue).

      April 15, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/countdrqcula

      Gut Gemacht! :-D

      April 5, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/marnie.l.h

      Congrats!!!

      April 6, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/ChristianK975057

      Good job man wow.

      April 6, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/EthanWeber16

      Mui Bien!!!

      April 6, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/GregMorgan9

      Congrats buddy. German is my fav language

      April 6, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/Da_Dreamer.

      Congratulation for your great achievement.

      April 6, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/a-u-r-o-r-a

      Wow, great job! I don't think I'll have that kind of dedication, but so far it's been a week and this site has already built upon the small amount of French I knew. So you're really awesome for that ;)

      April 7, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/Evan825567

      Really thanks for the information i was fixed completing every bubble until level 5 but after reading this i completed all the bubbles only to level one. now i have my golden owl too.but i will start again completing all the levels.

      April 7, 2019

      [deactivated user]

        Parabéns! Fico feliz com você também!

        April 8, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/FoxPet12321

        Nice

        April 4, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/jen107

        Congratulations, i'm new here (1st post) so don't know what it is, but sounds impressive :)

        April 5, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/Flumen91

        Complete all of your skills to at least level 1 (make them all at least blue).

        April 15, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/Cj_Fresco

        Congrats! I for one is doing something pretty crazy.

        April 5, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/blanktheman

        congratulations, but how do you get a golden owl?

        April 5, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/TrevorPins

        How does one get a golden owl?

        April 5, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/landon853283

        That is awesome

        April 5, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/Myrka31752

        Congratulations!!!

        April 6, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/noonedriving

        Congratulations!

        April 6, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/ShaughnaPee

        How do you get the golden owl?

        April 9, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/qNfvxOmw

        nice

        April 12, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/qNfvxOmw

        cool I gave you a lingot

        April 12, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/Vitalliii

        how llong did it take?

        April 23, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/FoxPet12321

        NICE

        April 4, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/-Hodge-

        This is what gameification brings us, collecting trophys without actually learning anything, and the boasting about it, to applause as well? Why bother.

        April 6, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/pixelXninja

        What are you doing now though? maybe watching a show and saying you finished it before others

        April 15, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/RileyLewis811585

        what is that

        April 4, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/dawgdays

        Congrats!!!

        April 4, 2019
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