1000 Day Streak!
Just hit it this morning! Woohoo!!!! But next week I'm on holidays... and I'm not sure what the Wi-fi will be like! I've been learning Spanish for this trip, and it will be so ironic if my streak breaks while I'm in a Spanish speaking part of the world!!!!
Congratulations on your 1,000 day streak. I just hit 1,500 today. It is not so hard to keep the streak when in the same time zones, give or take a couple of hours. I have traveled to South America, a couple of times during this streak. The bigger issue is going to the Middle East and the Far East. It becomes more tricky to keep the streak because of flight time and finding Wifi in the Airports. I was just in Australia and could not find a Wifi connection in the airport. So, I used my AT&T roaming to do my lessons. When I got back, I found out that cost me $110 in roaming fees. Oh, well, the streak is still there. It was worth the money to me. A big zero would have been a killer. I have had the zero after 320 days. It is hard to pick up from there. Good luck.
In only 95 days you will level up to the next gold SHOF rank on www.duome.eu! :-)
I am curious: How do you practice Spanish and French both in parallel?
- Same day?
- Do you learn NEW words / lessons for both in the morning?
- How do you catch up the learned words in both languages to be able to use spaced repetition (SR) for the next optimal 4-5h / 12h review intervals laters in the afternoon/evening or before you go to bed?
- Do you confuse French and Spanish when you do both in the morning?
- How long is your break between them? 1-1,5 hours? 4+ hours? 1 day?
Quote: But next week I'm on holidays... and I'm not sure what the Wi-fi will be like
Can't you go with a data SIM card and 3G/LTE (4G)?
Good luck! Enjoy your trip.
I did just write a big answer, but my wifi crashed and it's gone. So to sum up, I have only been doing Spanish lately because I have lots of background in French already, and I have other strategies (e.g. novels) to practice my French. I never do both languages in a day... too confusing! And my phone plan is super basic, just talk and text, so I will need wi-fi for sure!
sorry to hear about your crash and losing your long answer.
It ocassionally happens to me, but nowdays I always copy & paste my texts into a notepad on the Laptop so if the browser crashes or the DL server gets resetted or simply does not show my posted text (which happens more often) I can just repost it with no problem.
Sometimes I do forget to copy my text as a backup :-)
PhraseExpress is a nice program which allows you to copy not only the last text from the clipboard but several old texts from the memory which you can select, if you might have overwritten the one with the other.
Anyways, thanks for finding the nerves to repost again this summary especially with this situation.
Sums it up very well and I think I can benefit from your advise when I try PT->FR and PT->ES Duolingo reverse trees.
I had already "learned" my first 1000 Spanish words end of 2017 in 11 days and 20 hours with my Lingvist challenge before they went "Unlimited" and introduces the free 3000 words cap (greetings to Carlos, if you read this!) ....but I am definitely going to start both languages from scratch.
The two laddering trees are much shorter and provide some nice dedicated grammar skills, so I will put the newer CEFR A2 courses (156-159 skills) back for the next 2-3 years.
You have deserved a hopefully not that stressful day tomorrow! :-)
That's very impressive, and I say that honestly.
However, I also always encourage people not to obsess over streaks, xp or lingots. It's really all about the learning.
I do understand how much it encourages one to keep at it, but I think the eventual loss of a streak will be counter-productive to most.
congrats, Hermione, well done. Keep going, three year anniversary is in sight!
Zigzag, I agree with you. But while I don't put streak over learning, a good streak still remains to be a 'nice to have'. For a wee moment I thought about killing it right before 1000, but, then again, why should I stop exercising for two days just to make a point that nobody will ever be aware of?
I have a hard time keeping a streak up over the weekend, especially when I go to camps that have a strict no electronics EVER! Probably so I don't play computer games, but I really wish I could still do duolingo... it's not a computer game... is it?
Oh, and nice April fools joke reference.
There should TOTALLY be a way to get your streak to continue while you are in an area that speaks a language your learning, but such a system would be hard to varify, especially if you don't have Wi-Fi. It would also be likely to be abused by someone. Oh well, maybe the mas streek frees would work.
Awesome! I just recently hit 100 and then nearly lost it...so I understand! If you are using the mobile version, it is possible to "download" lessons. Just tap on the lesson and then exit it. If you don't have wi-fi, it should still show up as available. Have fun on your trip!