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

2200 days and 6 years on Duolingo!

I cannot believe it has been 6 years now since i started doing Duolingo, each year i write a post about my progress not just on Duolingo but also my life progress as well. 2019 has hands down been one of the best years of my life, i cannot believe how much has happened for me this year. This year i decided that i would finally get started on things that i have always wanted to do. This year i got into a good fitness routine and i am in much better shape both physically and mentally because of that. I've started reading books this year, which is something i have never been interested in my whole life and now its something i love so much. I got a really nice paying part time job during the summer, was offered to work that job full time, and within a couple months was promoted to a higher position. I bought my first ever car this year which is something i never thought id be able to do. My anxiety has gone down drastically this year, in fact i only had one really bad anxiety attack in 2019 and it was at the start of the year. Overall my life has simply improved this year, nothing has really been bad this whole year and thats such a nice feeling to have, it also feels amazing that i accomplished most of my goals i set for myself this year. And of course since this is Duolingo after all, i should probably talk about how much help Duolingo has been for me, not just this year but for the whole 6 years i have been on this platform. Duolingo has actually been more than just a language learning tool, its really been a way for me to have balance and structure. Having to work on something daily actually teaches a lot of responsibility and helps me to keep a set schedule. As always im incredibly thankful for Duolingo and the experience it has provided me with.

My Duolingo practice has admittedly slowed down a bit this year, sometimes i can only get a couple lessons in a day, but i always make sure to get it done even if i have to force myself to slow down and practice for 5 minutes. Now that i have gotten used to my schedule I've been taking more time to practice and i hope to be able to get working on another language soon. I always say im gonna work on another language each year and i never get to it but by the end of 2020 i would like to finish a new tree. hopefully that will finally happen for me but you never know what life has in store for you.

As always thank you to anyone who took the time to read this and thank you to the amazing Duolingo team for providing free language to the world. I hope everyone has a good day and a great rest of 2019. Good luck to each and every one of you.

EDIT: Wow this post really blew up! Thank you all so much for the kind and positive comments you have all left, i never expected this many people to view this and it feels really nice to see how many wonderful people there are. I have been very busy lately so i havent been able to respond to everyone's comments but i will do my best to respond to everyone when i can. Again i just want to say you all are amazing and i wish you all good luck and good fortune.

October 28, 2019

295 Comments


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

Wooo, MASSIVE ACCOMPLISHMENT
Now that's persistence !


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

Thank you very much, also look at all the languages you got! i hope to get that many flags on my profile.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Julien119296

As a wise man once said "I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”


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

What a brilliant quote !!


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

I believe that was Bruce Lee, who said that. Good quote.


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

Don't know how wise a man martial arts expert Bruce Lee was (he is the author of that quote) but he sure could kick butt.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PaulineTaylor13

I don’t get that, I mean you practice 10000 kicks once, and 10000 kicks one times I dint that the same thing? .


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mark863274

10,000 different techniques or kicks. As apposed to one type of kick 100000 times. Like knowing the bread and butter kick beyond well.


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

It sounds like you have had a great year. That's wonderful.
Do you think you will be starting another language ? It would be interesting to know what your choice is.


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

I really want to, in fact i've wanted to for many years now and i just never get to it. im considering either French, Spanish, Italian or Korean.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kpop4Life_

I'm new to Duolingo but i think since you took Portuguese maybe you should take Spanish because they are very similar. Although, some people would not want to take a language similar to a language they have learnt either because they could mix the 2 or it is too easy and they would have fun doing another language. If you are the type of person that loves practicing new, different and hard languages, go for Korean. If you'd rather do an easy language that will be less of a struggle and pain, do Spanish. This would be good if you have a busy life. But if you don't want it too hard or too easy, go for Italian or French. It depends on the person, just do what you want. Personally and in my opinion, i don;t like studying languages just after i studied a language similar to it mainly because i could mix the 2 languages up and i know how that happens because i studied Chinese and Japanese. Especially when i read i could pronounce a Chinese character as Japanese kanji and get myself embarrassed. But that's the type of person i am. if you can differentiate languages really well, go for Spanish.

hope this was helpful and i hope you meet all you're goals in the future. Because i really got inspired by your post.

Love you and have a great day. <3 <3 <3


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

They both came from Latin


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

Congratulations on your achievement!

As for another language, you could try all the ones you listed. After all, there's no requirement to finish one before you go to the next.

If you think that several languages at a time might be overwhelming, then you could always spend a few weeks on each (one at a time), and then later focus on whichever one(s) interest you most on any given day. There's no reason you have to stick with just one language, or master any and all that you try.

(Congrats again! With 630 days more than me, you make me look like a newbie!)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/adi._

and you make me look a beginner


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanielTap135

You make me look like a beginner...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndrewBern158210

My sister went to Italy. She said going to Italy and Learning Italian was the funniest time she ever had


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

If I could suggest something, you should take up Italian, the most beautiful of all languages, in my opinion...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chris4734

And it seems like you are trying all of them to verify that :) Well done!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PotatoLover781

I strongly recommend French, it is so engaging and I personally really enjoy learning it. If you have just finished Portuguese then Spanish would be great as it is quite similar to Portuguese. Korean would be very challenging though if you are a native English speaker but if you are up for it, go ahead!


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

Still. It doesn't matter how many more flags anyone has than you. I haven't even finished "Wildfire"!


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

True but i like the look of it all lol. and hey dont worry about that achievement, i think as long as you're learning the language thats all that matters in the end. Probably should take that advice myself lol.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Erin_J2911

That is so great!!!! Keep it up, I am cheering for you :)


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

Thank you, im cheering for you too!


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

Wow! Very inspiring! (If I wasn't broke I'd give you a lingot haha.)


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

Thank you so much, and i have more than enough lingots to last a lifetime, in fact heres 10 for you!


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

Thank you for your generosity!


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

You are so welcome in fact heres 10 more for you!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaxMarti1

Looks like the lingot bomber bombed you!


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

I would totally agree with that.


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

Well, you are no longer broke...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Meg828220

now people have given you lingots you can use 'em


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gh0stwheel

Muito impressionante!

⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Image: tipping my hat in respect

⠀⠀⠀⠀ Parabéns!

On accomplishing most of your year's goals,
and for your successful long time perseverance.


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

Thank you, it has been a very fulfilling year for me.


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

Congratulations on achieving this huge milestone!

My anxiety has gone down drastically this year, in fact i only had one really bad anxiety attack in 2019

So glad to read this. Sending best wishes that you continue to improve.


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

Thank you so much, yeah anxiety really sucks but since my job requires me to interact with people i've noticed its gone down quite drastically.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JosiahA15

Nice job!...Looking forward to the day when I can complete German ;)


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

It's truly satisfying when you complete the tree. Good luck on your journey and thank you for your comment.


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

Impressive! I didn't know it was possible!
No freeze?
How do you do when you are ill?

I think I have been on Duo, almost since its beginning, but I can't come everyday, or every months. I need pauses, I need it to be a project, and not a routine, and to think about other things, or to have other projects. Now, my project is to finish the Latin course. When the goal will be reached, I will chose another goal, or another project.
When I use Duolingo, I use it intensively, often many hours a day, so I'm forced to pause sometimes.

But why didn't you try other languages? I'm surprised than one could still learn in the same language, 5 years later, when the course is not so big.


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

Thank you for your comment, i have never used a freeze or anything like that, i just do it daily and i have notifications to remind me if i haven't done it yet. on the routine of Duolingo honestly some days i only get one or two lessons done but there are times when ill do multiple lessons in a day. I have times where im really motivated and times where i simply do it to keep the streak alive but i feel that if i didnt have the streak i wouldn't have something to pull me back into it and get me motivated again. Idk i guess i just like having the streak. I do really want to learn another language but i just haven't gotten to it yet for some reason, im really gonna try and get one more tree completed next year i say that every year but i mean it this time lol. You'd be surprised with all of the updates Duolingo puts out how much more content there is to learn.

sorry for the wordy response btw i hope that answered your questions, good luck on the learning.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pv1204
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Incredible!! Fantastic job!! Best of luck in 2020!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tamarasimi3

if you need help with english The Learning Lab


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

Thank you so much, im gonna need all the luck i can get lol.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HanaTaylor2

You know that takes a lot of time and effort to do it every day for 6 years. I can bleary do it for a week. But keep up the good work and have a good Halloween and good 2020 and good rest of 2019. ;)


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

Well thank you for those kind words, i hope you have a good Halloween and a good year as well.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Harold172355

Congratulations! Duo 28 Duo 39


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/erudis
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That's amazing! Paraphrasing Debbie Millman, expect anything worthwhile to, in fact, take a while. By taking your time to learn something, and to do it day after day, it also becomes a part of you. Learning becomes a part of you. So, most of all, congratulations on your determination and perseverance, those are life-changing skills that transcend anything you're learning here, and are definitely worthy of praise.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/adi._

so damn big streak


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LincolnMar438550

Wow, I thought I had a large streak. Nice job.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/James722478

Congratulations!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vu7xENbj

Great to hear about such a lucky streak ‼


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

Its been a long time but it doesn't really feel like its been that long at the same time too.


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

Thank you so much♥


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JJackk7

Congratulations! I wish you all the best, both on duolingo and in your life.


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

Thank you so much, good luck to you as well :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jochen912854

Wow, this is great and a post worth! :)


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

Thats very nice of you to say, thank you and good luck. Impressive streak by the way.


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

Congratulations on your achievement!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CalumLaird0

WOW you are half wat there to


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

Thanks! I bought a streak freeze a while back, but have NEVER used it. Thankfully, I've gotten into a groove of daily studying.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/adi._

keep it up i'm behind you


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanielTap135

Lol I'm a little too far behind you haha


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/72dN1

This was a great read :) Thanks for sharing


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

That is insane! Congrats on your huge accomplishment! Your determination is inspiring, keep up your awesome work you're doing fantastic <3


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

Congratulations!


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

6 years straight.. Wow. That's quite amazing. I'm currently learning Russian, and I hope to be as successful as you. Best of luck to your future of learning!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sylvia724882

Congratulations. I will follow you. Keeping life in balance is such a challenge for me. Practicing language, musical instruments, work, fitness, spirit, etc. I find Duolingo comforting as a short but habitual routine. I don’t push hard but just try to do a little every day. A little bit goes a long way. Once again, congratulations!


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

Thank you so much for sharing. It's awesome to learn the stories behind these big streak milestones, and you really seem to have worked hard to improve your life. Spectacular work—thank you for sharing your experience with the rest of us! Cheers for 2020! Duo coach says you got this Marshallissane


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

Congratulations


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

Thank you so much!


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

nice story, good work!!


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

Thank you, i see you got a nice streak as well, good luck to you!


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

It really has been for me, i hope this year has treated you kindly, and if it wasnt your year then i am wishing you a great 2020!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaxMarti1

Congrats on your improvement of self- descipline, goal accomplishment, and lower anxiety levels. That is inspiring to a lot of people who read your post.


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

Thank you so much, of all the things the lowered anxiety has been probably my favorite thing i gained, its held me back for such a long time and i just decided i dont care about my anxiety, i gotta do what i gotta do. i hope others can see that it can be done as well.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Erin_J2911

Wow. It's just so great to see somebody like you who decided to stop getting caught up in their life problems and moving ahead. I am so inspired!!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EMMANUELSI346478

Good job on the streak, you know can earn more money and can understand customers better


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

Thank you for your story. Keep doing whatever makes you feel good. Always. ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/buck72

Congratulations on reaching the 2200-day milestone and sharing more about yourself and 2019. Best wishes now and in the future. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JasonFlore414013

have you learned every language in the world


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

As always thank you to anyone who took the time to read this and thank you to the amazing Duolingo team for providing free language to the world. I hope everyone has a good day and a great rest of 2019. Good luck to each and every one of you.

D'awww you sound like a really nice person, pls come to Mexico I'll always protec u c:

Os meus parabéns pelo suo logro dos días.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JasonFlore414013

more like you sound like a really nice person


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cindy526517

So, curious...are you fluent in another language due to Duolingo?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tami579024

That's amazing! I just reached my 600th day today and it has been a struggle at times so I can't imagine what 6 years will look like, but now I know it's possible because of what you have shared. Thanks you so much for sharing and I hope you'll keep going.


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

Congratulations on reaching such a huge achievement, just keep yourself motivated and switch up the routine a bit, its helped me out a lot.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John170018

Your 2019 sounds like mine... I too feel the same way for this year - many accomplishments and personal improvements, on similar areas. What I see is that persistent small steps day by day is the way to progress. I 'm happy for you - keep up.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SophiaWain2

Amazing story! Great job! Congratulations!


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

Dang that is so long! Congratulations! Good luck with more languages:)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kat225186

Wow! That's amazing! 6 years is a long time to be learning a language. I'm thoroughly impressed. If I hadn't been RELEARNING Chinese, I probably would have given up on it already.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Warlord_123

Congratulations Marshallissane! (lingots) :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Loyda444833

Six years in Duolingo is quite impressive. Congratulations! We all have good days and bad days, and I'm so happy for you that you have found a balance in your life.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/S1gn0r1taly1738

Congrats! If I wasn't so busy, I'd go for it too! Unfortunately, I can't get any other languages started. #payme


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

Congratulations! I see your name on Duome and it is so nice to know some of your Duo story.


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

The duome.eu website contains the streak hall of fame and lots of other fun stuff. It has a lot of information on your progress too. You can look up your progress by going to duome.eu/mercyveer/progress. You should check it out.


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

The two had things about this year is school and the weather. School is self explanatory but the weather up here in the Black Hills has been chilly. In May we had snow which really messed up our field trips. Another thing that was bad about this year is that I broke both my wrists.

There were good things that happened too. One is that our ms varsity team for knowledge bowl got first place so we get to go to regionals. Another thing is that I did was write " The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost" in cursive which I hate to do.


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

Grats, I just started last week but so far I am loving it. Linguistics has always been my weakest subject and I am hoping the gamifying of it will help me correct this weak spot in my education.


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

Thats amazing, people often want to improve in something they're already good at, instead of what they should improve on. Stepping out of your comfort zone if the first step to truly improving your life, congrats on starting this journey, keep going and good luck.


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

Fantastic! Keep up the excellent work!


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

Thank you so much, and wow it looks like youve had quite a fruitful time on duolingo. I bow to thee.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RyanSylves4

The streak system helps so much with creating good habits. By providing the desire to protect you work every day, and that routine of doing it every day transcends to other aspects of life. I started by working out every day which brought me to language learning and by extension Duolingo! Now we're firing on all cylinders of mental/physical health and DAMN it feels goodu


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

It feels good to be good, the consistency has taught me a lot about myself in life and given me a pretty solid work ethic and helped me to form positive habits.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/writchie4

Congrats! I understand the commitment required to achieve a streak like yours, and your story serves as a testament to the idea that daily dedication to small tasks (duolingo lessons) can build positive habits and lead to success in other aspects of life. I've noticed a lot of the same positive effects flowing from my streak.

As far as your next tree, Spanish should come relatively easy for you after "mastering" Portuguese. That sounds like a reasonable goal for next year.


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

Wow thats crazy to think we stared just fave days between each other. I like the idea of learning Spanish and its more than likely going to be the next language i pick up. Congrats to you on your streak as well.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/writchie4

Probably more like 10 days, I've used a few streak freezes over the years. So you've got me beat in that department. I do regret not starting the streak when they first introduced it, but I guess 2200 ain't bad :)


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

WOW, then you are among the Duosaurs ...congrats!


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

I like to think myself as a Duosaurus rex.


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

Regina perhaps? ;-)))


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

I don't how you did that, but that must have taken a really long time! I admire you very much! Just wondering, what do you mean by you have a life-long supply of lingots? How many can a person own?!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/writchie4

Lingots build up really quickly when you have a long streak. Everytime you hit a multiple of 10, you get (streak/10) lingots as a reward. So, for those with a 2000 day streak, that's 200 new lingots every 10 days.

That said, the users with the highest lingot totals gained many of theirs through the old Immersion feature on the site. This feature allowed you to earn lingots by submitting articles to be translated by other users, but was discontinued several years ago.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aspen541125

Yeah. I bet she is doing way better than you could ever do. Mr. HOSTILE


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HCY3M

For me too, Duolingo is more than just language learning, as you said it provides some kind of structure and sense direction for me, and I struggle with anxiety problems too. Your post inspired me so much that I searched and found your posts from the previous 5 years! Thanks for sharing your journey with us. :)

My first year with Duolingo\ Meu primero ano com Duolingo. (Thank you Duo) https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/5084858

TWO years on Duolingo!?!? https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/11153820/TWO-years-on-Duolingo

My 2016, a reflection on my year & Three years on Duolingo https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/19889983/My-2016-a-reflection-on-my-year-Three-years-on-Duolingo

4 YEARS ON DUOLINGO! And the streak that kept me motivated. https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/24924451/4-YEARS-ON-DUOLINGO-And-the-streak-that-kept-me-motivated

Half a decade on Duolingo. https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/29326435/Half-a-decade-on-Duolingo


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

That's so kind of you, i make sure to post every year as a life jornal of sorts. I never expect people to read them as i mostly just do it for myself, like a diary so to speak but i am happy my posts can help others. I am wishing the best of luck with your anxiety and i hope things gets better and you have a happy stress free life. Good luck


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

Well done indeed!


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

I got super obsessed with learning Japanese and fell off with it in about a month x.x But I'm easing myself back into it now!


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

Anything to get you back into learning, dont worry about the streak as long as you learn the language thats all that matters, im rooting for you! Good luck.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JasonFlore414013

Congrats on doing Duolingo for 6 years, I hope to do Duolingo for 6 years two. Heck a year will make me proud of myself, Congrats again and good luck on trying to get 7 years if you want


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

Be proud of each day you spend learning something new, if you're learning something new you're improving yourself. Good luck on duolingo and in life!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lisa-Lisa-Lisa

congratulations on all your achievements I hope they continue.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aiden679445

Great job! Keep doing what you're doing!


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

Congratulations!


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

Holy snacks... Take me lingots mon sir!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ice462888

You're inspirational! Thank you for sharing your story! I feel that Duolingo has such a constant presence in my life in the past years too. It gives me motivation to be consistent in other parts of my life as well.


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

Thats exactly how i feel about it too! It actually imrpoves your life in so many other ways. Thank you for the comment and good luck to you!


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

Wow, Congratulations!! 6 years, that's the longest streak I've ever seen. I'm a new Duolingo user myself, and this post is a big inspiration for me to not only start taking Duolingo seriously but just to get my whole life more in order.

+1 Lingot :p


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

Thank you so much, Honestly if you can commit to learning every day, other aspects of your life can improve in small but meaningful ways. Were all on our own journey, dont ever compare your life to someone else's, you have your own road to travel and if it feels right to you, then it is right. Good luck!


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

Congrats!!! Just 2188 more days for me to catch up :P


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paula_C22

Congratulations on your milestone but more importantly I am pleased to read that your life has improved. I also live with anxiety and I'm so happy you have only had one attack at the start of the year. I hope to be able to make the same progress you have. I joined duo lingo a month ago and it's great to have something to focus on. Congratulations and thank you for inspiring me :)


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

I strongly recommend duolingo to people with anxiety, it helps wake up those logical parts in the brain and helps to turn off the emotional stresses which are often affected during episodes of high anxiety triggers. Good luck to you on everything!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MooO0O

That's a lot of days. I just took a week off. Have fun.


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

So cool and inspiring!


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

Marshallissane, you are amazing!
Best of luck to you and your life goals in 2020.


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

well done :) hope for the best in the years to come


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Raviteja0007

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bill314159

Congratulations! It's for people like you that I support Duolingo with a plus membership. What a great story!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BudgieMaster13

Hey there! New to duo, but it's helping me a lot! I would suggest you take spanish if you are looking for a new language, its very helpful to learn, as many countries around the world speak it! Great job buddy, good luck in 2020!


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

Thank you, im pretty set on learning Spanish next year, it feels like the most logical choice, plus i live in an area with a heavy Spanish speaking population.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/prj65

Parabéns! Estou tão feliz por você! Congratulations! I am so happy for you! Trying a reverse tree of English for a Portuguese speaker can be helpful as well. I hope your 2020 is even better than your awesome 2019!!


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

I've thought about that as well and i am considering a reverse tree so it might be the best option for me.


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

Congratulations, it sounds fantastic. Yes, I advise you to start another language. Italian is not bad as well. It encourages me to persevere as well. Need more flags too :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Don982085

Congratulations on all of your accomplishments. You should be very proud.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PrincessPolly1

That is an amazing accomplishment and one I can only dream of at this point. You are right, you never know what life has in store for you, but goals are always important, even if you don't end up where you thought you'd be. Good luck for continued language studies!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CalumLaird0

WOW CONGRATS you have been keeping your streak for 6 years now that deserves a congratulations


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

a good disscusion.i think this year was an good year for you


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

Wow, congrats!!! And thank you for your beautiful words! Wish you that you'll realize all your goals!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jasmine853566

That's such an incredible achievement, well done! I hope the rest of the year goes just as well for you and that 2020 carries on in the same way!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shlomomm993

read every word with fascination. I also got some anxieties in the past and it's interesting how you've opened up and talk about it, glad to hear you are overcoming it. and wish you the best of luck and congrats on 6 years of consistency!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LindaMyers8

Congrats on accomplishing many of your goals! I have been enjoying using duolingo. Every now and again, some days or weeks may go by without my using it, however, I am now consciously determined to practice it every day. I have been practicing Spanish sporadically for over 15 years! I am determined to become fluent in it. It has always been a goal of mine to know another language. It opens up ones world to a different culture and to learning many new things!


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

Congratulations my friend!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RandyWhite872570

Wow! You are very dedicated!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Don220215

Fantastic achievement. and just as important great job in taking time to celebrate. I hope you get the chance to use it regularly.


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

awesome job!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1sksksk

That's incredible! Just curious, but have you finished all the courses learning Porugese?


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

Congratulations on all your success! Your achievement is no easy feat and demonstrates courage, resolve and strength of character.

Keep pushing and I wish you even more success moving forward. You are an inspiration to us all, Cheers!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoelBronson1

All right, let’s go! Way to stay at it!


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

Addicted to Portuguese I see, can't blame you! Good luck with trying to do the same thing for another language.


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

You are impressive


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MatthewPre78402

That's amazing! Great job. Always like to see someone else learning 'Brazilian'


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Missylane421

I am happy for you that you had a good year and have remained persistent with your Duolingo lessons. What a great job you're doing! I wish you well. : )


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Abigail49240

Congrats! Proud of you, random person. That is beyond awesome!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeB57

Congratulations on all of your successes! Thank you for sharing your story. You are an inspiration!


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

Congratulations!!!!


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

Wow! Super awesome!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AngeliaOrt1

wow very inspiring


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

parabéns,gostariamuito de chegar a esse nível


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Neil-VA5WX

6 years without a day missed. Wow! I got up to 173 days - even managed to avoid losing my streak while getting heart surgery. Then I had to help my son with his homework, and forgot my own. Oh, well, I'm over that. Mostly.

2 THOUSAND days is a huge accomplishment. And after 6 years, I would hope you are able to hold at least a simple conversation in Portugese. I salute your persistence in learning Portugese, and your new life as an employed person, and a car owner. Those are bigger steps than learning a language! :)

All the best to you, friend.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Craig726067

First great job. You have proved to yourself that if you decide do to something you can. In picking you next language ask yourself "How can I use this? " A job you have or would like to have is there a language that would help you advance in it? Maybe there is a place you'd want to live or visit allot? Maybe both of these. If you can use it every day in real life it would stick with you. Did you have something in mind when you picked Portuguese? If you went and movedto a place you would use Portuguese what other language if any would also be useful there.
I picked Japanese because I'm going to go there next spring for 3 weeks and hopeful more later when i retire in a few years. I like watching Anime so I can use it there also. I like Star Trek also but not enough to use Klingon. But for some people they might just want to be able to speak it for the fun of it and that fine also. If you find a way to use it you won't lose it. If it helps pay the bills that's a plus. Good luck what ever you decide.


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

Wow! I must say that's impressive! 6 years! I thought I was up there and I'm still a little short of 4. Keep it up! Which language is next on your agenda?


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

I am so impressed! I just hit 600 days myself with such an inspiration, I plan to keep going. I am learning so much, not only other languages, but about my own (English) language and the cultures of the languages I am studying. I too have made a great effort to get fit physically as well as mentally (learning new languages) and I am feeling better in many ways at 67 than I did at 27. Keep up the good work!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/adi._

extremely impressive


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michelle763051

Wow! Congratulations! I just started using the app, you're such an inspiration, 6 yrs! I bet it's what spurred on your sudden interest in reading! I, like you were, am not much for reading books, but would love to become one of those who just gobble them up! Congrats once again on your great year!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ShellySimo2

Great work! I'm going to be losing my 300 + day streak soon - there's not an easy way around it. But I'll build it up again soon enough.


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

Wow! Sounds like a great year


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

Congratulations !

Best wishes !

MC


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hartaj96

Congrats on a good year! How would you rate your Portuguese after learning it for 6 years, and did you take any additional courses for it?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AIDEN-the-boss-

that is great i just lost my 247 day streak ): but good job for you(:


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sim432299

That is amazing! Good job! I'm slowly making my way through French and hope that I continue the way that you did!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LokiOdinson4

Congrats, keep it up!

However, I would like you to know that I have a 52 day streak. It took me seven years. Your accomplishment is nothing compared to mine! ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Helen932396

You are achieving your goals! Awesome!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PaulineTaylor13

How many languages can you speak by now.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DainiusVal1

Impressive! Keep up the good work!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KevinDenis6

Thanks for sharing. I've found working some Duo lessons is a great way to escape daily stress. Cheers.


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

Impressive stuff


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tucker333

goooooooooood boys GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD boys


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanielTap135

I'll give you a couple of lingots :)


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

That's dedication! Proud of you!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aspen541125

WOW! GOOD FOR YOU! I AM IMPRESSED!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/XavierWing4

Imagine usar o google translate para tentar parecer que conhece um idioma. Quero dizer, honestamente ... eu nunca!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jarexy8

wow, that's great keep on doing what you do hopefully I end up as accomplished!!! (this is my first month in Duolingo)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tricho340

Great accomplishment indeed. :) Massive respect for your consistency and good luck with all life endeavours.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MooO0O

How many times did streak freeze and streak repair save you from the embarrassment of starting over? When was the last time you had to use one of these features?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IslandGirl.2019

Moo000 - she said she didn't use any. Must be Superhuman with good internet! Also Streak repairs are not an embarrassment. Mere mortals do need them you know! ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Li.Va.

What a great story! Congratulations!


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

Congratulations on the job, the car, the reading habit, the exercise program, and of course the 6 year anniversary with Duolingo. You must feel much more secure in this world than before, with income, mobility, stamina, knowledge. Salut!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Meg828220

omg that's awesome!!! 6 years wow !!! here is some lingots for your accomplishment!!! keep it up!

-spanishlearner7


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

That's amazing. Seriously impressive


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sirin32

So, 6 years in, how fluent are you? And by that I mean can you read Pessoa in the original (the only metric I personally care about)?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PaulineTaylor13

Iv been on duolingo for 3 yrs now I decided to get back on boardered the learning train after having a new up to date insperation and on duolingo has helped me tremendously.


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

Thankfully I don't have to get my eyes checked...you really did hit the Double Millennium. Kudos for that and you nice story.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ngraner42

Do you do your reading in Portuguese. I discovered that reading in French re-awakened my desire to read fiction.


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

Congratulations! I wish my 2019 had been as successful as yours! The only thing I found out this year is the amount of languages I wish to learn, and that I made the mistake of going to graduate school and will drop out and instead work towards becoming a public school teacher. Oh well, cheers to the long years ahead filled with success and Duo!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Espanol2Ingles

I'm so happy for you! Its good to know someone's doing well. I lost an uncle and my mom lost most of her old friends. My anxiety has only gotten worse and now I can't go out really anywhere except the neighbors unless my family is with me. Best wishes, and congrats!


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

Well, congratulations! What an accomplishment!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Derek42507

what the world record for most days in a row? Cause I think this person beat it!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/writchie4

https://duome.eu/

There's quite a few people with massive streaks. The longest currently is 2483, held by 2 users.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JC110104

So proud! I hope to get a streak that high one day! I've had Duolingo for about 16 months or so, but I lost my streak like 3 times, but hope to maintain the one I have now. Good luck in the future!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ian74465

Hi that's some going have you manged to become fluent in any language through duolingo?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JessicaDun8187

Congrats! I'm about 110 days away from being on DL for a year.


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

Congratulations on your accomplishments. The dictionary should have your picture next to persistence.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jabbathehut07

that is so amazing! you are one determined dou-lingo user! that is just so awesome! great job! So supporting you! keep going! you should totally start a blog or something on learning a new language. It would be so interesting and maybe would inspire other people to learn a new language!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SjJf93ij

I've been using this site for about a year, I often have trouble keeping a consistent schedule and actually maintaining my streak, but I still find it very fulfilling to slowly learn these languages, and the more I learn and the more languages I vaguely understand, the better I feel. Practicing one language for six years can be just as impressive as studying a bunch over a couple years or literally hundreds over one year. No matter what you've accomplished, you're still improving your understanding of language, and doing something that most don't have the time, commitment, or even motive to do.


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

So cool! Congrats, and what have you learnt so fat?!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanielTap135

You mean "so far"? Just pointing out, you may have accidentally said "fat" instead of "far".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Manoj578167

You are a great person, thank you for your great story, i feel the positivity to do the same as you did, go for it what you real want todo in your life. Many thanks, Manoj.


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

Try a non Germanic language Like Irish. That's where it gets difficult


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hawx90

Wow really incredible!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JaneBaker13

Congratulations. Amazing dedication to learning!!


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

Congratulations, you have much to be proud of. Thanks for share:)


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

I’m really happy for you. It’s wonderful that you set goals and followed through. That will be a goal of mine for the new year. It is great when things good good and I hope the rest of the year is even better. I enjoyed your story. ☺️


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

Did you learn portugese good enough to speak to locals (if you live in brazil or portugal)


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

Wow what an amazing determination! I wonder how many lessons you have left to finish your tree. But I think if I had a streak like that, it would be really stressful if I had to go somewhere where there might not be any Internet connection for example. That would be a shame to lose it all.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aaron.Gruenthal

So encouraging! Thanks for sharing.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Meg828220

my question is when do you do your duo lingo? everyone has there one time. i do mine during school. lol. how about yall???


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanielTap135

At the time of writing, she has 365 lingots...one for each day of the Earth year


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

Amazing! Keep up!


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

Congratulations on your successes , both in learning and in life . Hard work and dedication are valuable personality traits and it is a pleasure to see these traits rewarded with happiness, may you have continued success in all of your endeavours.


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

I'm really glad that things are going well for you. New jobs, books, fitness.....exciting!!

I am not as far along as you, but doing Duolingo is the first time I have ever been able to stay with a language also. And I can feel that I am learning. I go to some French meetups. I'm a little embarrassed because I can't say much, but it does help me learn.

Good luck and happiness in your new year


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EvanRussel354954

WHAT how yesterday was my first time reaching 11 and then i was to lazy to get up and do a lesson


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

Not sure what do you do on Duolingo, look like you do not learn. I have done more in 6 months than you in 6 years - check it out :)


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

If you have any bad comments, please keep them to yourself. If you want, I can create a discussion where you can show-off about how good you are at everything.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LokiOdinson4

Bravo, bravo. Yeah, would you like that Porsheee? (she's probably just jealous)


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

This discussion is not about discouraging others. Please speak with a little more kindness please Porsheee.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LokiOdinson4

Brag much? Be happy for her accomplishment--please. Your words were definitely not kind.

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