https://www.duolingo.com/Adam14701470

One-year streak

So, this achivement will probably pale in comparison to other Duolingo users out there, with their ongoing streaks reaching well over a thousand days, but this is something I'm really proud of. In all honesty, dedicating a minimum of 5 minutes a day to learning a bit of a language isn't the most demanding thing. Instead, it is the committment of not giving up which is the real challenge to many learners.

I'd like to take this as an opportunity to thank the Duolingo team for making this amazing, free resource for langugage learners around the world, and to the mods and community for providing answers, helpful tips and invaluable advice in discussion sections when I (like many others) stumble across a difficult lesson to grasp. Your help and support is truly someting I am very grateful for.

This seems a rather apt time to reach this goal because I have my GCSE French Reading and Listening Exam tomorrow and Duolingo has helped me with lots of vocab, sentence structures and idioms. Again, thank you, everyone.

Edit: Thank you everyone for your kind comments (and lingots!) and good luck with all your language-learning journeys.

May 13, 2019

87 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Countess24

Wow, that's awesome!!! 365 days is INSANE!!! GL on your exam!

May 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/C_R_A_Z-Y1273

Countess24 took the words out of my mouth.

May 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/shlomy7

but how you are at 643 is super insane!

May 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/C_R_A_Z-Y1273

thank you!

May 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Adam14701470

Thank you.

May 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger

Way to go!

Best of success in the examination!

May 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Adam14701470

Merci.

May 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DragoniteGamer

A year is practically nothing compared to 1960 years!

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/pv1204

Well done! A great accomplishment! Good luck with the test!!

May 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Adam14701470

Thank you!

May 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchByte

Congratulations and good luck on your exam!

May 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ohmusicalanna

Congratulations! It takes a lot of dedication and willpower to practice every day for a year! I am sure you are going to do amazing on your GCSE!

May 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Adam14701470

Aw, thank you :)

May 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/EmmaKaDemma

extremely loud applause flares up in the background as I am reading this post since I couldn't even be bothered to open the app or get on the website because I am too lazy so that makes me very proud of you

May 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/FOSyay

Nice work! I've got mine tomorrow.

May 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Adam14701470

Bonne chance!

May 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Teme23

nice

May 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Jileha

Good luck on your exam!

May 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Adam14701470

Thank you so much!

May 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Jack99802

Good luck mate, I know how awful MFL GCSE's can be having done mine about 4 years ago. Good luck again!

May 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Adam14701470

Thanks.

May 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Songve

kudos

May 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Adam14701470

Merci.

May 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/mwbrand1

Well done. Keep it up!

May 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Adam14701470

Thanks, and well done for your streak too!

May 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Troublesum1

Congratulations and Comhghairdeas! I'm going to be hitting the magic number later this week as well, and it still boggles my mind that the time has flown by so fast. My only (tiny) frustration is that it looks like I'm going to miss hitting my 1-year streak at the same time as my Golden Owl in Irish by only a matter of days. ^_^

May 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Adam14701470

Thank you and well done for your achievement!

May 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/rustywolfefrank

Wow! Do you have any background with Irish other than Duolingo?? I can barely get through basics 1 without hurting my brain! (notice how are flags are basically inverted lol, nice)

May 14, 2019

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

Wow! Golden owl in Irish, that has not been easy! I did a couple of years in school a long time ago. Even though it's my native land, so few of us speak it.

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AbbyLuvsSpanish1

I hope you do well on your exam! (I know you you are going to do great!) If you feel comfortable with it, make sure you tell me how you did. (If you don't want to that's fine ;) )

Great job on French! My longest streak is seven days! ;) That is amazing that you kept a year long streak! You motivate me to get a longer streak! Have a great day and I hope you do wonderful on your exam!

May 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Adam14701470

Thank you very much for your kind words. I really do hope you continue and commit to your language-learning journey because it will be very rewarding.

May 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Marie-Clai133496

Félicitations et bonne chance pour vos examens !

May 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Adam14701470

Merci beaucoup!

May 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Teme23

good job on your streak it's a good achievement

May 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Adam14701470

Thank you very much.

May 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/KingKath123

Adam14701470, how much have you learned in one year? Are you nearly fluent?

May 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Adam14701470

Well, although I've been using Duolingo for a year I technically started properly learning French about three years go in school. I think Duolingo is a supplementary resource and you should use other tools as well. My French is nowhere near fluent and there are many gaps, but I can understand written and spoken French at a fairly basic standard, but only if you speak slowly!

May 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/KingKath123

Thank you, Adam14701470!

May 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Jess10901

Great job! c:

May 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Adam14701470

Thanks.

May 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/LanguagePasta

dude, this is a great achievement! you should contact the Duolingo team via email. (there might be other ways though.) also good luck on the exam!

May 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Adam14701470

Thank you for your kind comments.

May 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/JeffreyLK

Congratulations and good luck with the exam.

May 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Adam14701470

Thank you and congrats for your 100 day streak.

May 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/JeffreyLK

Thank you

May 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/JuliaAge9

Well done i Can't do that

May 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Adam14701470

I'm sure you can ;)

May 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/CoachGirl_

Great job

May 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Adam14701470

Thanks.

May 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SophieFoster221

Congratulations! Achieving a year's streak (and then more) is what I've been striving for ever since I started! Which was not long ago, obviously. :)

May 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Adam14701470

Thank you and good luck!

May 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Katherine_Runner

Good for you!!!

May 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ChayChay1247

wow congrats keep it up and go for two years =)

May 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/MarkArvidson

How did your exam go?

May 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Adam14701470

Thanks for asking. Apart from a few difficult questions on the Listening paper, everything went fine :)

May 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/IITisiannaII

Your dedication is real. Good job! :)

May 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ShravanSan9

WOW 365 days steak!! You are an inspiration. Hope I can do the same with my German learning.
Wish you luck for exam.. :)

May 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/CassieWicks

Awesome job! I just achieved my 365 day streak just a minute ago! It has been a great year.

May 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Adam14701470

Congratulations on your achievement!

May 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Teme23

so cool

May 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/shlomy7

congrats! you realy inspire! thank you for sharing.

May 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/JosephMasi7

I just lost my 32 day streak, and then I see this... Congratulations

May 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Adam14701470

This actually happened to me as well! Before this streak, I lost a streak of about a month but it only made me more determined to never lose it again.

May 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/cynthialalvares

Congratulations !

May 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Adam14701470

Thank you very much.

May 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Moonwatcher126

Wow! Did you complete the whole French tree? Gilded?! Even if you didn't, that's just-- wow! I aspire to be like you-- my streak is merely 8. But anyways, best of luck! (Not that you will need luck after all your practicing!)

May 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/L7KE_

One year shows true dedication - congratulations!

May 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DennisChin8

Wow that is dedication in its purest form! I also happen to be taking French exams, this year for GCSE and I know how hard it is to do the streak everyday, the frustration of having to do something so often. I guess you are having your writing exam on Friday, if so good luck! Am I the only one who struggled a lot with the French listening, I feel like I was guessing too much.

May 15, 2019

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

Well done, hope the examen go well!

May 15, 2019

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

*Exams, sorry phone set to target language!

May 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AndresGarner

iGran trabajo!

May 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Kenzi69476

I agree! Wow, good job

May 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/BIOS-Bruh

good god. thats insane

May 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/imtired4

the amount of dedication that takes is crazy!! congrats on the streak and i hope you did well on your exam!

May 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Hiyapeople

i love your confident that was a beautiful thing to say. I can never get seven days so... i don't think im gonna try it. but congrats!!!!

May 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Dataporter

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Adam14701470

Wow, you streak. Hope I'll reach that number one day.

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Jolanda153543

I finished my one year streak yesterday and was very proud and happy. I wanted to write something here but then find out that it was not possible because I did not subscribe my maildress yet. I hope it will work today.

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/lucie.stri

Massive congratulations! I hope your test went well :)

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/spencer-gross

GOOD LUCK!!!!!

May 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Adam14701470

THANK YOU!!!

May 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Linda7Italian

Well done and lots of luck with the exam!

May 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Adam14701470

Thank you. Well done for your upcoming 500!

May 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Zia177448

Congratulations and good luck!

May 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Adam14701470

Thanks a lot!

May 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Nina_Charlotta

Good luck, Adam!!! :)

May 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Adam14701470

Thank you!

May 13, 2019

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