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

Nothing hurts more than losing your streak!

FML! I was at 79 days! ahhhhh

August 11, 2014

73 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/goldy1992

Don't worry about the streak, I lost my 120 day streak on holiday but I still practice whenever I can, in Spanish they say:

La practica hace al maestro

August 12, 2014

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

Indeed. Just a little observation: you missed the accent there (not sure if "accent" is the right word): "práctica". :-)

August 13, 2014

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

I can empathize, having just lost mine. I was only around 26 days, I think, when Mother Nature decided to strike the place with lightning and the modem blew up...lol..I was without internet and phone for about three days.

August 12, 2014

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

yikes! no internet for three days??? my sincerest apologies.

August 12, 2014

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

It sure does! I lost mine once on 26. That hurt; I didn't come back for four days. But then I started again and am now on 70. Feels good. But need a freezer that lasts for 2, or ideally 3 days, because in a few months I'll be traveling halfway across the planet: that would be about 40 hours of flying and moving around. The problem is you can only buy one streak freeze at a time!

August 12, 2014

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

Oh wow! Where ya going??

August 13, 2014

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

India, from US.

August 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BrPz74

Using the app counts towards your streak as well.

August 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BigMish17

Lol I know the struggle of getting like a 60 day streak, then losing it.

August 12, 2014

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

Oh that's TERRIBLE!! I'm only at 16 days, but I bought a streak freeze just to be safe :)

August 11, 2014

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

I wish there was a streak freeze for like a week! It is crazy how addicting this site is lol!

August 11, 2014

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

lol yeah! A week streak freeze would be really expensive though..... but people would probably buy it XD

August 11, 2014

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

That would mess up Duolingo's metrics though.

August 11, 2014

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

Nice streak!! Very impressive!

August 11, 2014

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

ikr?

August 11, 2014

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

Thanks!

August 12, 2014

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

Lol I have so many lingots, it wouldn't even matter. I always get the double or nothing and now I have 164 lingots

August 11, 2014

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

¿Diría usted que tengo una plétora de piñatas?

August 12, 2014

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

What do you plan to do with so many lingots? Purchase duolingo?

August 12, 2014

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

For some reason I can't reply to any of the replies to my post (nested too deep?).

But I can reply to myself ;)

I'm sure there are lots of people with more than me. I just wish we had some new items to spend them on. I pretty much have everything except the tracksuit which doesn't appeal to me.

I haven't got any points that I know of for translating articles. I've only done a few.

Most are from:

  • Continuing my streak (every 10th day I get (#days/10) lingots).

  • Getting perfect in a new exercise on the web and Android apps.

  • Leveling up (granted lingots corresponding to the level number). I have finished the English->Spanish tree and I am almost finished the reverse tree.

  • Getting perfect when reinforcing a skill that has been completed but then turns back from gold to its original color (only on the Android app). For some reason the web app doesn't do this even if you get 20/20 on the timed practice.

I should be over 1500 in 3 days when I reach my 340 day streak :)

No quiero las responsibilidades del dueno de duolingo. Estoy jubilado.

¡Saludos a todos y buena suerte!

August 13, 2014

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

geeeez louise!! how is that even possible????

August 12, 2014

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

Duolingo used to give a ridiculous amount of lingots for translating and then some losers whined that they had too many lingots and duo lingo stopped doing it -_-. I have almost 1200 myself.

August 13, 2014

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

I have about the same:)

August 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/E.T.s_Son

I have 681 lingots! =D

August 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ccolema3

Man, I'm not even close! I'm going to start betting on these streaks and catch up..starting with these five lingots I have in my possession haha

August 12, 2014

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

holy smokes!

August 12, 2014

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

could you explain how you lose it? i`m on my 24th day strike

August 11, 2014

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

You lose it when you forget to practice for one day and you don't have a streak freeze. does that make sense?

August 11, 2014

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

OMG .. it is terrible ,on the other hand i think it is a good thing to keep practice every day

August 11, 2014

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

yes it is, but you can be busy with other stuff, or you forget. :)

August 11, 2014

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

indeed,the best way is to collect A LOT OF lingots and use freeze

August 11, 2014

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

yup :)

August 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/E.T.s_Son

My streak would've been around 70 days or more but I went on vacation to the beach about two month ago and the relaxation messed me up LoL But I did bring a spanish grammar book to continue my studying.

August 12, 2014

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

yeah it's good to do some sort of studying daily even if it's not via duolingo

August 12, 2014

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

Don't worry, be happy and never give up :D Here you have a lingot, maybe it will make you a little happier ;)

August 12, 2014

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

You are too sweet! Thank you kindly :)

August 13, 2014

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

Im still kinda new to this site and seeing all these amazing streaks and the amount of learning to be done with with Duolingo gets me soo motivated =)

August 12, 2014

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

yep this site can be quite addictive

August 13, 2014

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

I lost my first streak at 30 something days, and I lost it not because I didn't practice, but because I couldn't finish a lesson to get points. I just didn't understand the concept enough. The same thing happened again after 14 days even though I practiced. The reality is my streak should be around 50 days right now, but it isn't due to me not knowing how the streak works. A couple of pointers other people gave me:

  1. Buy a streak freeze - once you buy it, it doesn't get used up right away. It gets used only if you accidentally forget to study one day. I have one loaded right now for streak protection...haha.
  2. You can do the timed lessons to get just 1 point. That will keep your streak alive.
August 13, 2014

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

The streak freeze works for 1 day. I am living in Costa Rica and about 4 months ago Duo was inexplicably off for 4 days. When it came back I could see no one else had been affected. It showed me how addicted I am though.

August 13, 2014

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

Broken femur? Death of a loved one? :). I have lost a couple of streaks at about 175 and 204 days. No big deal to me if I keep learning the language.

August 13, 2014

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

I'm a serial streak breaker, so... Come to the anarchy side with me, we have cookies!

August 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dodgegirl4ever

sorry!!! feel so bad!!!!

August 11, 2014

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

lol it's okay. i'll live.

August 11, 2014

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

Tell me about it! The frustration of losing a streak makes you remember your daily practice in the future though. You'll get it back and more :)

August 12, 2014

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

muchas gracias :) que amable

August 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rukshia.s

I had a 56 day streak and then I lost it. I feel so bad for you!

August 12, 2014

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

It's all gravy :) I'm just glad I am not the only one who's lost a semi-long streak!

August 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Resonance2001

Well, the important thing is just enjoying learning languages. I love Spanish. Beautiful profile picture by the way, if you do not mind me saying.

August 12, 2014

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

Likewise! Spanish is awesome :) & thank you!

August 12, 2014

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

I know what you feel. I was at my best friend like three weeks ago, and I came home late at night. It was 12:14 am when I remembered I haven't done nothing that day on Duolingo. I had a 75 days strike. It does hurt, really.:)

August 12, 2014

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

It does, but now I have more motivation to continue practicing daily!

August 12, 2014

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

porque no hablamos en español en esse "chat" / "discussion" ? Intentamos a apprender la idoma, ? no? ;-) Lo hacemos! Vamos ;-)

August 12, 2014

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

Tienes razon amiga ;) Estamos aqui para aprender nuevas lenguas pues desde ahora hablamos en Espanol, si ? :D

August 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lion00

i hate it

August 12, 2014

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

I agree! I lost my 86 day streak on a trip to Guatemala where I had no internet. I feel your pain.

August 12, 2014

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

Bummer :( But Guatemala sounds awesome!!! It was probably worth it!

August 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/coldasice26

I fear that day! I am leaving in a two weeks for china, so it will be challenging to find internet every day...

August 12, 2014

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

Definitely!! You have such a great streak too! I'm sure there's WiFi in China??

August 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TP602

and i thought 48 lingots was good :(

August 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/benjamin.barnes3

I have 64

August 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/benjamin.barnes3

I do agree with the statement it does hurt If you have a big streak but I dont have a big streak

August 13, 2014

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

SMH. It cuts deep when you lose your streak. Haha! Stick with it!

August 13, 2014

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

I FEEL for you!!! I have been there and lost a streak at about 30 days. And, I was at the 150-day mark when my power went out unexpectedly. Fortunately, it came back on within a couple of hours. If it happens and I lose it, I'll "dig deep" and start over, but it IS PAINFUL, at first. However, THAT'S what makes us CHAMPIONS. YOU CAN DO IT:--))

August 13, 2014

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

Wowzers! Thank you :)

August 14, 2014

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

I lost my streak about a month into it because I kept failing my lessons. At the time I didn't realize that I had to actually be successful to keep a streak. I do mostly timed practice from work at this point as I'm not yet comfortable with translating. And lingots? I have over 900. My wife, Knoxienne, has nearly 2,000 of them.

-Theognome

August 13, 2014

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

ikr!!! it is so fruterating!! >_<

August 13, 2014

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

wow CatheIvo....harsh!!

August 13, 2014

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

I should be at day 258 but on day 87 I missed a day and dint have a streak freeze in place. I resumed the following day and always keep a freeze in place. My streak says 172, but I am really 257 for 258.

August 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ixchel03

I feel you. : l

August 13, 2014

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

Wow thats quit the streak! What happened?

August 14, 2014

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

I was so upset when I lost mineverything. I was a minute away from finishing a lesson when it turned midnight

January 14, 2019

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

Wth?! 79 days? SAME. I JUST LOST IT NOW. I HECKIN PANICKED BECAUSE IT WAS 11:58 PM AND DIDN'T THINK OF USING A STREAK FREEZE. JUST WENT IDIOT AND TRIED TO FINISH ONE LESSON UNDER 2 MINUTES. IT WAS THE MOST FRUSTRATING 2 MINUTES OF MY LIFE. What's funny is that I had to change the xp from insane to casual. Dumb ass.

May 29, 2019
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