My experience today!!
This is a small story about my experience today. I went to a water park here in Italy near my home with my friends family and some of her friends. It was fun and all but I found I could understand some of the Italian people spoke to me. While I was waiting in line for a slide some one told me it was cold, and even when I had food where I couldn't I could understand when the guy told me no food here (in the area I was in I couldn't eat). I also could understand a lot of the signs and what they ment, even if I haven't run into the word or words in Italian before. I know it is a small step, but I feel proud of myself. I haven't put much focus in Italian lately but this is one step in becoming fluent.
I always find these little success stories very motivating. Thank you for sharing this.
Only one problem with your story. The first sentence. The rest is well written and interesting. I love hearing about how people apply their knowledge in real life. Good job.
Loved the story, interesting, well written! But please delete the first sentence, not necessary to be so negative. No downvotes. Lingots coming.
@lica why would you downvote the posts complaining about downvotes? That just encourages them... by adding more downvotes to be complained about.
Because it's annoying... Basically what Songve said, that it ruins everything after it.
"Oh, by the way, please don't downvote this. Even though it's a perfectly normal and upvote worthy post. I just like telling people that I don't like being downvoted, even though thats fairly obvious." [Insert well written, powerful story here]
Excellent advice I hope he takes. That sentence detracts from an otherwise well written story.
*she, but thank you guys so much!!
My icon isn't me, the guy's name is Sean Cw Johnson and he is an actor.
About what?? My icon?? I changed it from Sean Cw Johnson to Alison Mc Inis. If you mean what the first sentence used to be, it was about downvotes.
kohoutseks - I'm glad you posted this story! You should be very proud.
10 Lingots for you!
The small steps are very often greater than we think. Thank you for sharing this!
Great job! Hopefully many more of these moments to come! Good luck and have a wonderful evening!
So great, this is not a small story but a great success as the first exposure is the most important one and you passed it safely, thank you so much for sharing the story
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This is how language learning works.
Are you sure the guy said "cold"? Some confuse "caldo" with "cold" but it means actually "hot".
Your expert advise on how language learning works is invaluable as always. You are a rising star around here, tarie.
Salut (Hi) I have just started learning Francais (French) et (and) German. I am glad that Duolingo has helped you to become more fluent.
Au revoir (Goodbye)
I'm so proud of you!! I haven't applied French to anything yet other than I'm still learning how to pronounce words (I"m good at typing but not speaking) and in French class, hopefully I can manage to figure what signs are or what things say like you did!
I can relate to what you mean with not really speaking French being moving to France being 49 years old and feeling like 5 years old because of my language level and that feeling when it clicks, and you're not in front of Duo, or some other language tool just out in the "wild". Its the best feeling to me.
That's great, I think learning is more effective when you're in the environment where the language is spoken. I hope to feel that way about French too. Thanks for sharing.
i know that felling ! when you learning a new language and get some progress ,it is really exciting!
Great story. It is even nicer to read that you are able to live in Italy. I love hearing how some of you find ways to move to a country that you want to be in.
Also, to the person who mentioned caldo, that one has confused me many times. I have to always remember that it means hot.
I understand your text! This is amazing, hehehehe. Your story is very motivating !
Dear MS. CHAO, GRATSIA\ARAVIDERCHI , these are ITALIAN LANGUAGE. My uncle can speak Italy. I work on Seabuckthorn in Iran. I was in China for sabbatical research in 2014 for PhD. I hope meet you someday. best wishes Hamid Ahani
Dear MS. CHAO, GRATSIA\ARAVIDERCHI THIS IS ITALIAN LANGUAGE. My uncle can speak italy. I work on Seabuckthorn in Iran. I was in China for sabbatical research in 2014 for PhD. I hope meet you someday. best wishes Hamid Ahani