https://www.duolingo.com/zaqsert

I'm giving away 2100 lingots for my anniversary

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UPDATE: I gave away all my lingots. The giveaway is over.

Today is my one-year anniversary on Duolingo. I have 2112 lingots.

Therefore, I will give 50 lingots to 42 people who indicate that they want lingots in a comment below.

Things I have learned from Duo:

Men, women, boys, and girls eat apples and drink milk.

A skirt is masculine, but a girl is neuter.

I have learned how to ask questions

Est-elle nue? — Is she naked?

and how to answer them.

La serveuse est entièrement nue. — The waitress is entirely naked.

Vampires are doing very well in Germany

Wir haben bereits mehr Blut als wir benötigen. — We already have more blood than we need.

and in Switzerland.

Die Schweiz ist ohne Hoffnung. — Switzerland is without hope.

On the other hand, in the Netherlands…

De honden zijn lekker. — The dogs are tasty.

Uhm… I'm not sure how to respond to that, except maybe with this:

Pardon, ik been een appel. — Excuse me, I am an apple.

Fortunately, there are ways of dealing with these things.

Debes eliminar al testigo. — You have to eliminate the witness.

But the most important lesson is that if the situation stinks, don't blame me.

Usted corta el queso. — With all due respect, you cut the cheese.

December 2, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot
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You do not need to beg for LIngots

just be positive

each day

thousands of Lingots

are given away

to polite postings on the board

and also to the younger leaners

by many wiser elders

December 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot
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all is well

on a wintry day

December 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/nbsnyder
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Happy 1 year anniversary!


Debes eliminar al testigo. -- You should eliminate the witness. You have to eliminate the witness would be "Tienes que eliminar al testigo."

Usted corta el queso. -- You cut the cheese. You wouldn't put "with all due respect", but the usted form is formal. With all due respect, you cut the cheese would be "Con todos los respetos, usted corta el queso."


I'll take some. Thank you!

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/zaqsert
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Deber can be translated "must" or "have to". http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/spanish-english/deber

I added "with all due respect" as a joke.

December 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/LWSChristlover
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May I have 50 lingots too? Or are you out?

June 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Geo430
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Debes... is the sentence that Duo says if you miss it or as "another correct solution" but Tienes que.. is accepted as well.

December 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/het_aapje
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Hmmm.... Pourquoi est la serveuse entièrement nue?

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda
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Because someone at Duo HQ is an arse.

December 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/zaqsert
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I don't know. Do you want lingots?

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/orangepeeler

Congrats!! I'd like lingots, but it seems like a lot of people already want some :)

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/lemelisk

"É il momento della torta - It is the moment of the cake." - Duo

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Albrechtion
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I think I would like some lingots as much as the old woman in the Dutch course loves her forty cats. Also:

<h1>Congrats! Sehr gut gemacht! ¡Muy bien hecho!</h1>
December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/mjaumjaupurr
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Congratulations! I hope to make it that long without missing a day too.

I'm saving up to buy something fancy for my owl. Maybe once I reach 10,000 lingots, I can buy him a golden nest.

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/drawing14

Congrats, can i have some :) thanks

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/blueeyedbookworm

Happy Anniversary! I wouldn't mind a few lingots.

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/blueeyedbookworm

Grazie!

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AyeletW15

Great post and well done on your streak (I am very jealous because my anniversary is coming up soon and I don't have a long streak. :( I haven't missed more than one day at a time, but I have had a few streaks...)

If possible, please could I have some lingots?

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AyeletW15

Also to add about the sentences you have seen: I once had "I am the big fish?-Ich bin der grosse Fisch."
Also I once had "he has wine with his chicken"- not a weird sentence if you eat chicken, but because I am vegetarian, I thought of the animal first, not the food, so I spent a few seconds thinking this meant a chicken eating with someone...

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Marpole

Hilarious! I have learned so far that pretty much all animals eat bread, for some reason. Congratulations on acquiring so many lingots. I don't want any - having too much fun acquiring my own!

December 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/calebeby
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Thank you very much!!! Gracias!!

December 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/SaimAsim1
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It takes hard work to get some lingots, so good on you for working this hard to earn 2100 lingots.

December 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ReidHT
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Even though the giveaway is over, congratulations!

December 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Shreeruparel

I will take some

March 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/SeanFlynn824672

HI

December 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/PatchesSkywalker

can I have some? thanks.

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/zaqsert
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Apparently, I can only give one lingot at a time. This is going to be more work than I expected.

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jolynnedougherty
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Here is how you give multiples without finger fatigue. Click on Give a Lingot and hold down the enter button while clicking on the left mouse button.

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/rahmaakhassiss

thanks...

March 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/zaqsert
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Thanks, but I'm using an iPad. Do you want any lingots?

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jolynnedougherty
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You are kind to offer Lingots, but I have plenty.

December 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/xxChristina

Wow, thanks! I just tried this tip and gave three away...but it never said I lost Lingots! That sounds good to me xD

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/TrekkieBen

How do you do it? I am confused.

June 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/drawing14

i wish you can say i want to give 1-100 lingots instead of 1 lingot at a time

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ViolettePolyglot
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ill have some please

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ViolettePolyglot
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thanks

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Soupcatcher_Ogre

I come across the funniest things to translate too. Random can be so... random.

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/zaqsert
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Do you want any lingots?

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Soupcatcher_Ogre

Thank you, no. I was just commenting.

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Carl801110

could I get some? would be awesome!

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Carl801110

thank you!

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Dobie42

shamelessly accepts free lingots

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Dobie42

Tack så mycket!! och Grattis :)

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/prpleppleeater

I'll take some! Appreciate it :)

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/viniciuslucas142

i want it

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/leoleo10

i want lingots

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AntoineVlr

Congrats Adjack! I might be interested too :)

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Rob2042

Cute write up. Congratulations on your anniversary. May I have 50 lingots, too, please?

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ferefen

Happy one-year anniversary! I'll take some lingots please :)

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/natsent06

I will take some off your hands for you!

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Julia.R.17

Congratulations can i have some lingots please:)

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/pixietine

I'll take some :)

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/pixietine

Thanks! And happy anniversary :)

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/M3ti
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why are you giving them away?

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/zaqsert
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To celebrate my anniversary, and because there is nothing on which to spend 2100 lingots.

Do you want any lingots?

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/M3ti
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that would be cool

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/FrankG03

I will take some Lingot's please!!!

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/erennert20
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This is really thoughtful.

Can I please have lingots?

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/erennert20
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Thank you!!:)

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/CharmingTiger
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Hey Jack! I would like some, please. I will use them in a similar fashion by giving them to people on the discussion board.

Congrats on 365 days of Duolingo-ing!
December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/FrankG03

Happy Anniversary and thanks for the Lingots

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Julia.R.17

Thank you soooooooooooo much for the lingots

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/dierubio20

I'd like some. Thanks!

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/FrazerLR

Please may I have some lingots, I want to buy a few things in the store. I recently got a new account as I lost my old one which had like 80 on and so I am starting from scratch lingot wise :'(

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/MariahGrant1

Can you please give me some lingots?

December 2, 2014

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Could I have some lingots?

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/astainton20

can i have lingots? congrats!!

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Trollol21

Happy anniversary

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/zaqsert
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Do you want lingots?

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/abigail.hensel

I will gladly accept them!
Congratulations on your Duolingo accomplishments!

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/zaqsert
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I already gave you some.

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/abigail.hensel

I am sorry! I didn't see that!

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/aygc2004

yes please

June 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Renunciation

I just started. wats a lingot?

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/zaqsert
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Fake money. You can buy stuff at the lingot store. Do you want some?

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Renunciation

Sure! Can I have some plz?

December 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/zaqsert
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Sorry, I gave away all my lingots before you replied.

December 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/attanatta
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OMG it's raining lingots! What a philanthropist! I guess I'll hop on the train and take some too, if they're not all spent yet!

December 2, 2014

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Thanks for the funny sentences, I always love reading them. Also, happy anniversary! Happy learning! :D

Thanks for the lingots! Very grateful! Hope you can double your streak! :D

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Sittch
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Hello there, I would like lingots please!

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/swere3

yes

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/slauberry

If you have any more to spare, I'd like some. If not, that's fine, too.

Thanks for posting these things you've learned in a year. I just started today, and I'm excited about what I can learn :)

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/slauberry

Thank you so much! :)

December 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/calebeby
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Congrats!! Can I have some?? THANKS!!

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/xxChristina

Congratulations! I don't know you, but I'm proud of you - it's great to hear success stories on Duolingo :) If you have any, I could definitely use some Lingots, haha! Thank you for helping to community!

December 2, 2014

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I have given you my last lingots. I have no more left.

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/-Katrina.-
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Aw, that stinks. Here are 15. You can build up your collection again. :)

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/xxChristina

Thank you very much; I greatly appreciate it.

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Oesterreich7
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Grüß Gott!!! Ich bin froh das Sie meine Muttersprache gelernt haben!!! Ich wünsche ihnen viel gluck beim lernen! ;)

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Varsha1729

Happy anniversary! I hope to make it that long. Love all the hilarious sentences!

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/chieko9

congrats!!! :) im new and ur rly a great inspiration i hope to be on here as long as u maybe even longer!!!!

December 2, 2014

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haha I love reading when you have options, once one of the options was the spider eats the boy

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/innuendo1991

Congratulation for your one-year anniversary!

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/seacc3
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Very funny.....thank you for making me laugh aloud.

December 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/John.Ru
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lol this is hilarious

December 3, 2014

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Late congrats on the year! :)

December 3, 2014
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