https://www.duolingo.com/suzanalascu

Finished my French tree in less than 2 weeks!!

I am all so happy I managed to do this. Duolingo has truly motivated me to become the polyglot I have always wished to be. And I believe that in a few years I will have achieved this glorious dream that was once not so easy to fulfill in the pre-internet, pre-Duolingo times.

The way it happened is still also surprising to me, since the placement test I took on my first day here has proved to be a major shortcut on my way towards this goal. The truth is that I have been studying some French in school (but alas, very superficially). And I managed to get through all of it, even though I may not have yet mastered the things Duolingo assumed I know. Luckily enough, I had the chance to 'strengthen' all these skills during the last few days. So it's mainly bonne chance, which I wish to you as well in return!

A still more exciting journey awaits me, since I am planning on working out on some french translations here on Duolingo in order to really consolidate the knowledge I have earned by climbing this mighty and awesome tree.

Now that this has been accomplished, I'll go on to finish my Dutch tree as well and most probably start to learn Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and German afterwards. Probably even a bit of Russian too, when the website hatching is done. I personally wish that, for the future, Duolingo will also consider including some other Asian languages into its educational program, like Chinese, Hebrew or Arabic. But, for now, I'll be back to my dear Dutch!

Therefore, as a Dulingo friend of mine used to say, wish me a safe trip!

August 15, 2014

56 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/LilPeterPan

bows ALL HAIL THE FRENCH QUEEN!

August 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/suzanalascu

hahahahaha.... Thank you so much!!

August 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Axa-

Make sure to have it refreshed every once in a while!

August 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/suzanalascu

Yes, I will. I realize how crucially important that is!

August 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/NouranGamal

Congratulations !! :D ,, go on

August 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/suzanalascu

Thank you! I will! :D

August 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/kplife

Félicitations ! C'est passionnant !

August 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/suzanalascu

Merci beaucoup! Je suis très flatté!

August 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/fyeahjasontodd

show off -.- just kidding that's awesome!!

August 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/suzanalascu

haha, thanks :D

August 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/filipevsm

It's awesome!

I'm around the place for about a week and I'm getting addicted with this Duolingo thing. Fortunately, I have already some previous knowledge on French and now I'm kind of remembering the basics and regaining some vocabulary since I'll be tested September for oral expression. I'd say that Duolingo could even help us achieve something around B1 in official tests without many other supporting tools, and considering your previous knowledge, I'm pretty sure you're a French Queen as said by the others! hahahaha

Keep it up and congrats!

August 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/suzanalascu

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Good luck to you as well!

August 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Ayoubsarih

J'aimerais vraiment pouvoir un jour écrire un texte avec un anglais aussi bien fait que le tien _ Et félicitation pour ton exploit :)

August 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/suzanalascu

Merci beaucoup!! J'ai un certificate de langue, ça s'appelé Cambridge Advanced in English (CAE). Je vous souhaite beaucoup de succès et determination, parce que l'anglais peut être phénoménal! C'est toujours ma langue préférée!

August 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Ayoubsarih

ça explique tout XD Any way...thank you for your pretty words.I will do my best to learn english ;) My favorite language is Arabic,it's my mother tongue :)

August 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/suzanalascu

Wow!! That sounds fascinating! As I said in the post as well, I really wish Duolingo will provide a course of Arabic as well in the near future. All the best! :D

August 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/SouvikSikd

Congratulations! I just started with French. Hope to achieve success such as yours. :)

August 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/suzanalascu

Thank you! Good luck to you as well! It can seem tricky at first to go through all of it, but, after some hours of hard work, anything can be possible!

August 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/SouvikSikd

It's fun actually. But since i've just started the basics, it's a bit easy for now. But like you said, anything is possible. I might reply you in french next time around. :D

August 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/R3M1X

Wow! That's amazing. Did you get your level in French from the placement test or the practicing?

August 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/suzanalascu

Crazily enough, from the placement test.

August 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/R3M1X

Woah, that's cool.

August 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/kjusa

Congratulations

August 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/suzanalascu

Wow, now YOU are a true polyglot! Really impressed, thank you!!

August 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AwesomeStarr

No way! U finished it in 2 weeks!!! I also wish that they would add chines... I'm learning it in school and I wanna see if it would have some different, then I could get in head.

August 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ElizaIacob

Félicitations ! :) Je suis née en Roumanie aussi.

August 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/suzanalascu

Merci, mă bucur mult când ne mai găsim, noi românii, aici pe Duolingo!

August 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Ek70R

My native language is spanish :) and even though I didnt learnt it through duolingo, I wish I had. :D. Now Im trying to learn french, je l'etudie dans l`alliance francais :) and through duolingo as well! because this website have been greatly recommended and actually I never thought that someone could learn a language by EXCLUSIVELY using Duolingo! ;O!!! thats awesome Ill make my effort to learn french which is such a beautiful language. and je vous souhaite bonheur et bon chance avec votre futurs projets. :) CONGRATS and keeepp goingg :D (desolè si je ne peux pas ècrire le francais ou le anglais très bien,) :)

August 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/suzanalascu

That sounds really cool! Thanks and keep going as well!

August 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/biodude

Huge congratulations! Well done...

August 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/suzanalascu

Sincere thanks. I truly hope I'll start use French in real life as soon as possible.

August 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Chandrasha1

congrats!

August 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/suzanalascu

Thanks!

August 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/kashishemmanuel

wow that is so cool

August 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/karkazim

Congratulations !!!

August 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/moon1002

have a safe trip

August 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/j.sea1

Félicitations ! Je te souhaite le meilleur. :)

August 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/adelejoon

Congratulations:)

August 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Blackcat1

Wow, très cool! C`est inspirant comme vous pouvez apprendre francais si rapidement.

August 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Norisil

congratulations! I just staret with french a few days ago and duolingo motivates me as well.

August 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Ipsuuuuum

Bonjour, je suis française donc si tu souhaites améliorer ton français n'hésites pas ;) Moi je parle le français qui est ma langue maternelle et je comprends l'anglais et l'espagnol ;)

Hello, I am french so if you need to improve your French, I am here ;) Me I speak French which is my mother tong and I understand English and Espagnol. You can correct my English if I make mistakes :)

August 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/suzanalascu

Thank you so much - I will keep it in mind.

August 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Mundusfr

Un peu tard pour la fête. Mais il vaut mieux tard que jamais. Toutes mes félicitations. )

August 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Suchiththa

So, did you do nothing but learn french for 2 weeks? :D

No, seriously, how did you do it?

Tell us oh wise one!

August 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/suzanalascu

The test at the beginning already placed me quite high, so yes, I took some hours off every day to complete the task... it took some patience, but it was worth it! :D

August 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Pickle1

Congratulations! I'm addicted to DuoLingo. If I'm away from it, I need to keep refreshing to get my badges gold again. I'm not sure what the Fluency percentage medallion means on the upper right side. I wonder why mine is not that high for French, Spanish, and German. I already finished my trees. Do you have that on your page?

May 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/suzanalascu

Hello, Pickle1! Amazed at your language knowledge bar! Well, yes, even though I have finished the French tree already twice (after a long time not strengthening the skills, they go down as undone lessons), and regoldening it three times, Duolingo still considers I'm only 51% fluent in French, but that might also be because I never usually do translation tires... unfortunately. I plan to do it, though. Good luck with your learning, it looks more than promising!

May 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Pickle1

Thank you for posting and the warning about refreshing my completed trees. I just discovered that the Flashcards also strengthen the lessons. You can target a particular lesson or the computer chooses for you. I like to try out DuoLingo's different languages. Esperanto is very interesting. good luck with your work. I wish I could find a place to practice what we've learned so far!

May 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/LimitlessT

Not that impressive since you already had a decent level of fluency in French

August 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/rihsbadboy

That is such an inspirational post. Congats on your success so far! I've been studying Spanish on Duoling for quite some time now and I simply love learning languages and once I master Spanish, I defiantley want to go to French. Your story has given me a lot of hope and makes me even more motivated so thanks for sharing !

August 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/suzanalascu

Thank you, I'm really happy my post motivated you!! I didn't realize it could move people so much, since every once in a while people are completing their own tree and posting about it over here. Spanish seems really cool and I look forward to learning it as well. Cheers!

August 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/cristian785432

Finish German in 16 days

July 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AlbertMartin1

I wish you a happy and safe trip. May I suggest a podcast I discovered? https://savoirs.rfi.fr/fr/apprendre-enseigner/langue-francaise/journal-en-francais-facile. Le Journal en français facile is pretty awesome. It has a transcript too. Greetings from Syria.

July 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Matt541040

way to go!

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