https://www.duolingo.com/DXLi

One Year, One Tree

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Today, I finished my French tree and celebrated my one-year anniversary and streak! I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped along the way, especially my incredible friends on the FR-EN team! And thanks to all of you amazing users that make Duo such a great place to learn.

To everyone who's just starting, let me say that you can get a lot out of the course if you're willing to put a lot into it. Don't get discouraged! When I started a year ago, the only French I knew was Monsieur Incroyable! and je suis le grand fromage ("I am the big cheese"). And now, I know how to say things that don't sound like complete nonsense. C'est un miracle!

Merci à tous pour cette belle expérience!

August 23, 2014

49 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/anthgrl

Congrats, that's a great accomplishment! And I love the graduate Duo with his golden trophy, it's the perfect image for the occasion. :-)

August 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/JC70

I agree. The next stage should be a red wine sipping Duo sat outside a Parisian café reading Sartre.

August 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisLinguist

Félicitations, DXLi !

Monsieur Incroyable...and IncrediBoy? ;)

August 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/DXLi
Mod

    Merci et oui! ;-)

    August 25, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisLinguist

    De rien et MDR !

    August 25, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

    My own congratulations to a very gifted learner and great colleague!

    Mes félicitations à un apprenant très doué et un collègue génial !

    August 26, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/DXLi
    Mod

      Merci beaucoup, mon amie et collègue !

      August 27, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/PonyDesu

      Heh, I hope I will say the same in the next year. Just started French course week ago and everything seems difficult.

      Congrats!

      August 23, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/DXLi
      Mod

        Just keep up with it! The grammar is difficult, but it's very rewarding once you get it.

        August 25, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/MzMolly65

        I'm with you!!!

        August 24, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/Frosch0066

        Congratulations, DXLi! And thanks for all your input in the discussions. I too finished my French tree today. But I feel I still have some way to go in mastering this language. So I've started the reverse tree and also French from German.

        August 23, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/DXLi
        Mod

          Félicitations! Let me know what you think of the reverse tree. One thing that I found really helpful is to try to talk to people in the FR>EN forums.

          August 27, 2014

          https://www.duolingo.com/ndaulton

          What is the reverse tree?

          August 27, 2014

          https://www.duolingo.com/Frosch0066

          The reverse tree is when you swap the languages around. For instance if you are learning French from English the reverse tree would be to learn English from French. There's obviously quite a bit of redundancy and it only works with the microphone turned off.

          August 27, 2014

          https://www.duolingo.com/Mariana.Fortes

          I've been here for a month and I've already learned so much :)

          August 24, 2014

          https://www.duolingo.com/DXLi
          Mod

            That's great news! Keep it up!

            August 27, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/greatlanguages

            After 213 days in a row, I just finished my French Tree. I still have quite a ways to go in Spanish though. Fun. Thanks Duolingo. I definitely feel stronger in French.

            August 26, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/DXLi
            Mod

              Great news! A good way to proceed from there is to try to watch some French shows. Some stations produce special series where the actors speak more slowly. Try looking those up.

              August 27, 2014

              https://www.duolingo.com/xeno78

              Félicitations! :-)

              August 23, 2014

              https://www.duolingo.com/DXLi
              Mod

                Merci!

                August 27, 2014

                https://www.duolingo.com/bookrabbit

                Well done. I like the way you have achieved them together. Quite the unique accomplishment.

                August 23, 2014

                https://www.duolingo.com/DXLi
                Mod

                  Thanks =)

                  August 27, 2014

                  https://www.duolingo.com/Eey91

                  Bravo! and many congratulations for your first year on DL and many more to come learning.

                  August 23, 2014

                  https://www.duolingo.com/DXLi
                  Mod

                    Thanks!

                    August 27, 2014

                    https://www.duolingo.com/Melaninja

                    Félicitations :)

                    August 24, 2014

                    https://www.duolingo.com/DXLi
                    Mod

                      Merci!

                      August 27, 2014

                      https://www.duolingo.com/makiminami

                      Félicitations ! I hope to finish my tree as well someday - I've just passed the last checkpoint!

                      And congrats on your 365 day streak!

                      August 24, 2014

                      https://www.duolingo.com/DXLi
                      Mod

                        You'll get there! Keep working on it!

                        August 27, 2014

                        https://www.duolingo.com/makiminami

                        Merci beaucoup ! :)

                        August 28, 2014

                        https://www.duolingo.com/Batomouch

                        Bravo DXLi et merci d'aimer la langue française ;-) A French woman

                        August 25, 2014

                        https://www.duolingo.com/DXLi
                        Mod

                          Merci! C'est une belle langue !

                          August 27, 2014

                          https://www.duolingo.com/lemons111

                          I just watched "The Incredibles" yesterday. Bomb Voyage, anyone? Not to mention congratulations on such an amazing streak!

                          August 25, 2014

                          https://www.duolingo.com/DXLi
                          Mod

                            Thanks, and it's a great movie!

                            August 27, 2014

                            https://www.duolingo.com/Daniel.Chrenko

                            Good job :)

                            August 24, 2014

                            https://www.duolingo.com/DXLi
                            Mod

                              Thanks! Keep up that streak!

                              August 28, 2014

                              https://www.duolingo.com/adelejoon

                              great job:)

                              August 24, 2014

                              https://www.duolingo.com/DXLi
                              Mod

                                Thanks!

                                August 28, 2014

                                https://www.duolingo.com/Audur2

                                wow congrats! I sometimes get irritatet when I cannot remember how to Write something or when i always forget to remember what jusqu´á means!

                                August 24, 2014

                                https://www.duolingo.com/DXLi
                                Mod

                                  I forget words all the time, too!

                                  August 28, 2014

                                  https://www.duolingo.com/c3230

                                  Congratulations! How did you learn the conjugations?

                                  August 25, 2014

                                  https://www.duolingo.com/DXLi
                                  Mod

                                    Thanks =) When I first started, it was pretty tough. I used Anki for a while, but rote memorization didn't work that well for me, so I just did a bunch of practice on Duo. Once you figure out the patterns, it gets much easier.

                                    August 25, 2014

                                    https://www.duolingo.com/ChrisWhyWho

                                    Congrats - so nice to hear the progress that you have made over the past year!

                                    August 25, 2014

                                    https://www.duolingo.com/Selenia

                                    Félicitations!

                                    August 26, 2014

                                    https://www.duolingo.com/LeIouch

                                    Congrats, which tree will you finish next?

                                    August 27, 2014

                                    https://www.duolingo.com/DXLi
                                    Mod

                                      Thanks! I might work on my Chinese, but German, Italian, and Dutch are pretty tempting...

                                      August 28, 2014

                                      https://www.duolingo.com/Axel584

                                      Bravo, on peut dire que c'est du bon boulot !

                                      August 27, 2014

                                      https://www.duolingo.com/ori_ka

                                      Great job! You have just finished the tree but you have the level 23 - what a huge amount of work you've done in this year! You were really working hard and deserve all the honor! :)) Congratulations!

                                      August 27, 2014

                                      https://www.duolingo.com/pabloxbezx

                                      Good job ;)

                                      August 29, 2014

                                      https://www.duolingo.com/HylaireDes1

                                      Thank you for the advice.

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