https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kohoutseks

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.

August 10, 2019

81 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mwbrand1

I always find these little success stories very motivating. Thank you for sharing this.

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kohoutseks

Thanks!

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Songve

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.

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kohoutseks

Thanks!

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda7Italian

Loved the story, interesting, well written! But please delete the first sentence, not necessary to be so negative. No downvotes. Lingots coming.

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RyukTookMyApples

just out of curiosity, what was the first sentence?

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kohoutseks

About downvotes.

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LICA98

yeah it's a good thing you deleted 'cause otherwise I woulda downvoted

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kohoutseks

Really?? @lica

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LICA98

yes because I downvote the posts that complain about downvoting

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CaroleBroc1

@lica why would you downvote the posts complaining about downvotes? That just encourages them... by adding more downvotes to be complained about.

August 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Astrocat707

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]

August 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Songve

Excellent advice I hope he takes. That sentence detracts from an otherwise well written story.

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kohoutseks

*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.

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Inkaberry

im burning with curiosity

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kohoutseks

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.

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FLchick

@kohoutseks Enthusiasm fosters learning. Have a Lingot. TFS

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kohoutseks

Thanks!

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Msanjose1

kohoutseks - I'm glad you posted this story! You should be very proud.
10 Lingots for you!

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kohoutseks

Thank you!

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Knoxienne

The small steps are very often greater than we think. Thank you for sharing this!

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kohoutseks

Thanks and your welcome!

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AbbyLuvsSpanish1

Great job! Hopefully many more of these moments to come! Good luck and have a wonderful evening!

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kohoutseks

Thanks and you too!

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Judy_Blue_Eyes

Good for you!

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kohoutseks

Thank you!!

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/estanteria74

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

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kohoutseks

Your welcome and thank you!!

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EliZiff

that's aweosme brother.. myself im 18 days cleana nd i could not feel better. ❤❤❤❤ horse ❤❤❤❤ heroin ❤❤❤❤ black tobacccy!@ im off the stuff!

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kohoutseks

Thats good your clean keep it Up!!

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tar2014

This is how language learning works.

Are you sure the guy said "cold"? Some confuse "caldo" with "cold" but it means actually "hot".

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kohoutseks

They actually did say cold, it did get windy during the day.

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wollishoff

Your expert advise on how language learning works is invaluable as always. You are a rising star around here, tarie.

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HandMaidsTale06

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)

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kohoutseks

Thank you and good luck!!

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/carotix

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!

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BryanOtt1

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.

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kohoutseks

Yeah? Exactly the feeling.

Btw we can't share ages on Duolingo.

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nogodiggydie

Great job. Keep it up.

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kohoutseks

Thank you!

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1131968478

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.

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kohoutseks

Thanks!

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/natka173

congrats!!

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kohoutseks

Thanks!

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheAweToTheEye

:-)

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kohoutseks

:)

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ruber1

Happy for you

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kohoutseks

Thanks!

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/George776941

Yes this is a moment to be proud of.

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kohoutseks

Thanks!

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SiuYee5

i know that felling ! when you learning a new language and get some progress ,it is really exciting!

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kohoutseks

Thanks!

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Johhhnnnnn

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.

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kohoutseks

Yes, it does mean hot, and thank you!

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BenteRugaa

a lingot for that! :o)

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kohoutseks

thanks!!

August 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paribapabou

kohoutseks Continua e buona fortuna

August 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kohoutseks

Grazie!!

August 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/firefighterRS

I understand your text! This is amazing, hehehehe. Your story is very motivating !

August 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kohoutseks

Thanks!!

August 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/QueenGizzard

Bravo!!!

August 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kohoutseks

Grazie!!

August 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlfredHan

Yaaa!

August 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kohoutseks

Thanks!

August 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Caitlin986915

Thanks for sharing your story

August 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kohoutseks

Yw!

August 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Caitlin986915

And congratulations

August 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kohoutseks

Thanks!

August 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaddyLuvsToLearn

yay yay yay!

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kohoutseks

Thanks!

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ahani1977

I work on Hippophae, this is wonderful plant. Ahani1977@gmail.com

August 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ahani1977

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

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kohoutseks

Uh okay then lmao.

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ahani1977

best regards

August 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kohoutseks

Uh... thanks?

August 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KimTran880644

hi guy

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kohoutseks

I am a girl, and no hi.

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ahani1977

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

August 11, 2019
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