https://www.duolingo.com/HunkyP

Hope my deforestation of Europe is not accelerating climate change, but I just chopped another tree.

Finished my French tree just now, having completed the Spanish tree a little over two weeks ago. My European clear-cutting is getting out of hand. Took 86 days to finish both, while also doing a bit of work on German.

I know a lot of folks worry about language interference when working on multiple languages simultaneously, especially two closely related languages like French and Spanish. I generally focus on French in the mornings and Spanish in the evenings to reduce interference. But, in the end, I think that doing them both at the same time has forced my brain to distinguish them more clearly so that interference might actually be less than if I'd done the two languages in sequence.

Took French in college, but that was in the last century. I think I placed into Duolingo at level 3 or 4. I've loved the course. Also been doing a decent amount of translation on the site.

Next up: a weekend trip to Mediterranean France (probably Montpelier/Beziers/Narbonne) at the end of January in order to practice.

December 2, 2014

19 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a

Congrats! What language is next? Hint: there is a lot of forest up north...

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/MusingThoughts

There is!

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Lauren10a

Just want to say, you have an IMPRESSIVE amount of days on your daily streak...!

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/lazouave

I loved your title! ;) Congrats on finishing your tree, what are you planning to do now to keep practicing your French?

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Gavier

Impressive! I put all my efforts into just French - I can't imagine learning multiple languages at once. Still, you prove it can be done. Chapeau!

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/rclyde

At the beginning, you have planted a language seed, now it has grown into a full tree. You are not actually cutting a tree, you are nurturing one, and may you continue to nurture more. Congratulations! :)

December 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Albrechtion

That's a clever way to put it! Congrats!

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/SD-77

¡Eso es muy rápido! ¡Felicidades! C'est très vite ! Félicitations !

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/raans
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Congrats! But you plant a new tree instead of chopping it off? :) Good for both your language eduction and the (virtual) climate... (Liked your title, by the way.)

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December 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/mnefariousl

oh I see what you did there...good stuff...have a lingot :)

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/CatherinGregory

Metti su un po 'di verde, bianco e rosso!

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Langmut

Herzlichen Glückwunsch!

And don't worry about the climate change. Learning another language induces understanding for another culture and this generally creates a friendlyer climate in the world. So keep it up!

December 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni

Awesome!!! Loved the title of the post. :)

December 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/MusingThoughts

Good job but do be careful in your deforestation of Europe or you will cause a serious climate change problem!

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/chereshkaa

Congrats!

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/FiveMagicsMaster

¡Felicidades por el logro!

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Dan.Cline

Félicitations!

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/makiminami

Félicitations ! No, climate change hasn't accelerated yet, fortunately. ;)

December 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/TrueCB

I clicked this thinking it was a legitimate environmental issue to be discussed. I was very pleasantly surprised and relieved.

December 4, 2014
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