♥♥ 1000 DAY STREAK ♥♥
Yippee! I am so excited that I reached my goal. I've worked very hard to accomplish this goal. I am retired and have some health issues but I didn't give up. I am so thankful for Duolingo opening up a whole new world for me. I've learned so much these past three years. My community has a large number of Hispanics so I am able to practice. There are several Mexican restaurants that I enjoy. Great food and fellowship!
Thanks to the Duolingo Team. Keep up the good work.
♥ Just don't anyone say, "Ahhh...Streaks aren't important...It's the language that matters...." etc. Streaks are an incredible milestone, a personal victory and show true dedication. That being said, "CONGRATULATIONS! YOU ARE TOTALLY AWESOME!"
Also, streaks are great for figuring out just how long you've been working on this thing. I hit a wee 60 days today, and while it's no big milestone, it made me think, "I've been working on Spanish for two months!" And that sort of made me happy. I thought it was much less than that, until I realized that within these 60 days, I've watched a bunch of Spanish-language movies, practice in the car, listened to podcasts & been to a couple in-person exchanges. While I don't know much, Duo was what got me started on all of these things. I can't imagine what 1000 days would be like, but apparently there is a "club" you can join (I see it up in the related links)
That is wonderful!
For a person in your situation, it must be great to have language learning as a focus, plus you already have people with whom to practise the newly acquired language . Well done!
As you know, there are different types of Spanish; the Mexicans have a slightly different pronunciation from Castile (Spain) and some different words, as you can further tell through a good dictionary.