Earned more than 500000xps .
Today I have reached over 500000 xps and that's a lot of completed skills. Still full of enthusiasm and eager to study more and more. The goal for this year is Portuguese. I wish all my fellow Duolingers a successful new year! Best of luck!
I totally misunderstood your title and your post. I thought you meant all at once - using a script or something to get so many points in a single day.
I'm very glad that my initial impression was proven wrong. :) Congratulations on breaking 500,000 overall XP today! And best of luck with Portuguese! :D
Volgav vitsenanieff nivya kevach varatsach.
Congratulations on this great achievement. I see that your daily average is around 450 XP. Wow. Also, if they would award levels higher than 25 on the same scale, you would be at level 100 in Spanish and Italian!
Best wishes for your continued studies, and I hope someday you will have the chance to visit those countries where you can apply your linguistic skills.
Very impressive performance and very inspiring mindset. Thanks for sharing.
I might have some questions just for curiosity:
How much time do you invest in language learning per day?
What is your mother language?
What is your long-term goal with this serious and great skill-set?
Thanks for sharing,
Helló Ledo, lengyel vagyok. I think I spend 1 to 2 hours a day studying languages. I want to be quite fluent in Italian, my favorite language, the rest of the languages up to B2 level, so that I'm able to communicate in everyday situations. I attend conversation classes in Italian and Spanish, use some other apps to build up additional vocabulary. I watch series in Spanish on Netflix and I watch the Italian news on Rai television.
Grazie per le risposte.
Hai selezionato le migliori lingue: inglese, russo, tedesco. Queste sono le lingue più influenti nella regione dell'Europa centrale.
Sono d'accordo con te. La mia lingua preferita personale è anche l'italiano.
Ancora complimenti per i tuoi successi!
congrats to your accomplishment.
500,000 experience points. This is pretty impressive.
Even when I hopefully have finished my two Portuguese reverse trees (DE and EN) within this year I will be miles away - even from 100,000XP - to accomplish something like Carlos and you did.
I am so gladful that a German friend (photographer) from Salvador/Brazil who had visited again my small village here in Germany showed me some pictures about his lifestyle and Amazonas tree house.
What a great idea to fly RC helicopters and planes there at the green field as we met at the park bench :-)
So I thought after a little research why not to give Portuguese a start and see where this could possibly drive me to in the mid-term (my French CD from DP is also lying around for too long).
I surely can use one of those languages one day for (Kite-)surfing / wakeboarding.
Pretty funny to watch the big wave surfing videos from Nazaré/Portugal or skimboarding professionals from the US who visit the Mexican beaches :-)
Now it is winter again here in Europe and my heart already is somewhere else where it is warm and sunny and were the wind blows (like Colombia, Hawaii, Florida,...).
Q: Is anybody of you doing Brazil Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)?
I'm not sure what I would have been doing the last three years otherwise. Unbelievable how quickly time is flying by.
I really like this beautiful language so much.
Sorry, I still have not continued with Spanish from our last challenge but since then I focus to learn all the Portuguese vocabulary on a few Memrise courses; a real "progress bar" and defined sessions is simply the best :-)
Wish you all the best for the new year to realize your dreams.
Best regards / Muitas saudações / Viele Grüße aus Deutschland
@Thomas No, I don't practice any fancy sports, only I do 4 or 5 HIIT workouts a week to keep me fit while I wait for the good weather in order to resume running.
Well, Portuguese is very similar to Spanish, so you are indirectly studying a lot of Spanish. ;-))) The same to you, good luck with all your projects during this new year!!
I made friends with a colleague at work from the Azores. He said that when I speak Portuguese, my accent sounds Brazilian. I was glad to be intelligible at least!
If you want to hear the difference, Pimsleur puts out courses both in European and European Portuguese.
Best of luck to you both!
First of all. Congratulations!! Great Achievement. I like the idea of going back and forth, ie. Spanish from English, and English from Spanish. But, how do you sign up for that? Right now, I am signed up as an english speaker, but would love do sign up also as French and Spanish speaker at the same time with english, or from French to Spanish.
That probably would be very good for my brain, which tends to confuse the two. I remember telling a story to my Spanish friend using the word, "enchampar," until she had to ask what that was. Uh... it's from the Italian "inciampare," which in Spanish is actually "tropezar." More recently (I am in Italy at the moment) I mentioned to some people I kept passing on a hiking trail the fable of the "tortuga e la lepre." They must have understood that a "tortuga" is really a "tartaruga," because they laughed.
Yarko, about how much time have you been spending on the site recently, in order to earn around 400 XP? Do you use the platform or an app?
I usually do the exercises on the platform (I believe the web version is much better), but every now and then I also use the app. I love doing timed practice to restore cracked circles, thus earning close to 20xps each time. My daily goal is 300 xps, the average is higher because I happily used test out option earning 2 or 3 thousands xps a day for some short time. Now it isn't possible, 20 xps e basta! ;-))) I used to mix Italian and Spanish for some time, it was funny. I'm in everyday contact with some Italians and they had a laugh when I was using the Spanish vocab at times.
Olha, desculpa ser chato, mas realmente sinto muita vontade de discordar quando as pessoas dizem isso. Eu estudo bastante outros idiomas e pesquiso sobre eles, e posso afirmar com muita certeza, o português não é complicado, não, é mais fácil que francês e quase todas as demais línguas da Europa.
Os brasileiros dizem isso apenas porque a qualidade do ensino no nosso país não é tão boa :/ , OU porque eles só têm o inglês como alvo de comparação e a gramática do inglês é por coincidência mais simples.
Porém o inglês tem uma ortografia muito mais trabalhosa que a nossa, tanto que o Reino Unido tem a mais alta taxa de dislexia na Europa, e as irregularidades abundam, de forma que você é sempre surpreendido por um novo verbo com conjugação rara.
Claro que no português nós também temos regras de concordância, conjugações raras, e vários outros detalhes da linguagem culta que são mais complicados, mas o inglês também têm detalhes assim, a questão é que os falantes da língua simplesmente ignoram e não julgam que precisam saber dessas coisas, seguindo o oposto do caminho do Brasil e abraçando a linguagem oral usada pela maioria das pessoas.
Em francês eles simplesmente deixam de usar as conjugações neo-latinas raras tradicionais e as reinventam "dando uma volta" com advérbios auxiliares, e em alemão... Bem, aprender alemão é um teste tribal maior do que aquele onde amarram formiga quente nos pés dos meninos indígenas. A língua é equivalente a um elo perdido entre o latim e o português perfeito da gramática.
Se essas línguas têm a coragem de terem pujança internacional, se impondo mundo afora, eu não acho que é justo com o português caracterizá-lo como complicado.
Sure: Anki (ready made decks or creating your own), Clozemaster to develop your vocabulary. Radio Garden, or other radio apps for respective languages to develop your listening skills. A huge selection of videos on Youtube like Espanol con Juan, Spanish with Vincente etc. Netflix for series, apps with podcasts from Play store for any language you're studying, in fact there is an endless list of resources if you want to learn.
Thanks a lot. Streak doesn't tell you anything about a given Duolinger. Xps do tell you a bit more. I have checked some 5/6-year-old Duo users on duome.eu, it turned out they collected very few xps, which means they were doing their 10xps a day just to maintain their streak, thus not learning a lot. Saludos cordiales!