https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MzMolly65

Lost all my hearts and I don't care

I got through practice but lost all my hearts and yet I don't care. Why? Because I actually got through the practice without using any cheat sheets, looking up any help on the internet or losing so many hearts I had to start over AND it was new material I just learned popping up.

Whooo hooo!!!!! progress BABY!

I understood the large majority of what the speaker said without having to slow the voice down and I got most of the accents right (not all but that will improve). I still get some of my le's and la's mixed up and some of the accents .. wrong accent or put in the wrong place, but I'm doing alright and basically I'm thrilled.

I see progress in my learning and I'm ready to go tackle those practice runs until I get through with all my hearts intact!

Who's joining me????????

September 8, 2014

10 Comments


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

You are absolutely right! Learning is repeating things. Practice makes perfect. There is no point getting things right the first time, pondering on every word for ten minutes. That really would be a waste of time. My advice is to type as fast as you can and just type what pops up in your mind, while listening to mme Robot. (Only read the French text when your really need to). Of course I didn't get it right the first time doing so. However, after two, three or four attempts you will get it.

A second tip is not to worry about grammar too much. Duo will learn you to construct a decent sentence in a more natural way. It is like how a native speaker learns the basics of his language. Getting things absolutely right is not the goal. A reasonable comprehesion of spoken French and an ability to respond to it in a reasonably correct way is all we need to start using the language in the real world.

September 9, 2014

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

Excellent, well done. Hope your Irish is going as well. :) I spent 13 years learning Irish at school and still can't put a sentence together. Except, when I'm stuck for a French word, my brain sticks in a long remembered 'focal as Gaeilge' in!

September 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MzMolly65

My Irish is coming along but I struggle with retention sometimes .. it will take more practice. Growing up in Canada, even if I didn't learn French I was constantly exposed to the words on all packaging so a lot of words are automatically remembered. With Irish I'm struggling with the pronounciations .. words that look exactly like English but mean something totally different and don't sound like anything I recognize, LOL! I'm hoping it will get easier with practice and exposure.

September 10, 2014

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

AGREE, AGREE, AND AGREE. Who cares about hearts on your first try? Just get it right, learn it, and try again! C'est necessaire!

September 10, 2014

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

Removing the heats system for some users was a great idea. now do it for ALL of us

March 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Princessbg2014

Good for you!

September 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/agent001

I still scream vulgarisms to the microphone every now and then. But yeah I also feel progress. But the tree at the end. At least the french one for me as someone for whom french is totally foreign. It feels like hard, nasty work. But yeah man/woman I feel the progress. I'm reading the second potter book in french during the first one at first I read two at once, the polish version and french version, than I was guessing wildly, a lot. Then I get it on my ebook reader with french to french Dictionary and still was guessing a lot. But know it's awesome and it's thanks to duo in huge part.

September 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/epicjames10

I get SOOOOOO annoyed when I lose hearts and its duolingos fault, because there is a glitch!!!!!!

September 8, 2014

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

I do that actually. I do the lesson until I get it done with all hearts in place. I learned that it sets in better this way. And I read that some people have up to ten skills to refresh every morning - that's crazy. I just passed the second checkpoint, and I only have one skill to refresh every two or three days. I think that's because I try to complete every skill without a single mistake.

September 9, 2014

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

At least you're finally learning the language! :) That's all Duolingo is about...LEARNING! And trying your best... great job!

September 11, 2014
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