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

I Bet you fünf Deutsch Lingots

Hey Deutsch Lingo buddies! Just putting out a challenge. I bet 5 lingots that by December 23rd I can do more german than you. If you want in - just post in the comments your German level at the time and your all time experience # as is currently stands. (Just look at mine if your unsure). Then on the 23 post you new German level and your lifetime experience. Whoever increases their "all time experience" the most wins - we all give them 5 lingots each.

Fühlen glücklich?

Ps - This is meant to fun - just a way to get us moving.

Lasst die Spiele beginnen!

The Pot so Far - 45 Lingots

The Winner FrankKool - 3600!

Very close Nathan2010 3200! Well done everyone - especially Frank and Nathan!

December 6, 2014

36 Comments


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

I'm not sure if the measuring will be accurate. It says I have 3607 XP this month and 1602 XP all time, which doesn't make any sense. And I think it is counting other languages too.

December 6, 2014

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

XP is XP - so even if it's from another language it is all good.

December 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nathan2010

Warum nicht! German - Level 16 Total XP: 9006 XP

December 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nathan2010

German - Level 18 Total XP: 12288 XP

Nicht gut genug! :p

December 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN

Pretty good! 3282xp more!

December 25, 2014

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

Level - 11. All time - 3775 XP

December 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN

Oh, I am in level 11 for German - 3206 total xp for German, but you know I am spreading myself thin.

I see GregfromOZ now has 3876 xp for German (and 0xp for French) 101xp in 5 hours huh? You might beat me at that!

P,S, Was that just yesterday and you have leveled up since then.at 3981xp

P.S. 5 days later and you have 4273xp in German which is 397 more than when we started and I am up to 3528xp in German which is only 322 more than when we started. I had better get to work. ( I suppose I am spending time on too many languages at once. I have 428xp so far this week.)

December 6, 2014

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

I hope so!

December 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Retromak9

Hallo! I am going to Germany this 25th of December, and I need lots of German practicing for that! I don't know if you want to accept the bet with such a newbie! My level: 7 XP: 377

December 6, 2014

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

Of course! It just for fun!

December 6, 2014

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

"Fühlen glücklich?" - That is not a good translation for "Do you feel lucky". It doesn't make sense, sorry. There is no literal translation. It could be something like:

Nimmst Du die Herausforderung an? - Do you take the challenge?

Willst Du es wissen? - Do you really want to know it? (This one can be misunderstood and is not used by everyone, should be used with unambiguous context only.)

December 6, 2014

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

I am sure that the expression "Fühlen glücklich?" was written in the spirit as the rest of the post - for fun. :)

December 6, 2014

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

Maybe, then I (obviously) didn't get it. For me it wouldn't fit the next sentence ("Lasst die Spiele beginnen!") which is just right.

December 7, 2014

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

Maybe if we keep saying "Fühlen glücklich?" it will catch (like a cold)

December 7, 2014

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

German - Level 13 Total XP: 6261 XP

December 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN

You have Level 14 German XP 6226xp 12/24/14 ??? Do you learn from more than one language base?

December 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Seppl18

I'm french and I learn English with the English-German tree and with the French-English tree. I speak and read German very well but writing is another problem ( I'm not a secretary). I'm on level 11 with 3123 XP German. In total i have 1249 Lingots

December 6, 2014

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

Zeig mir, was du drauf hast!

German level: 10

All-time experience: 5880

December 6, 2014

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

Sehr geil. Ich werde mittspielen. JETZT IST DIE KACKE AM DAMPFEN!!! :P

Aktuelles Stufe: Deutsch Level 25, mitt 57,134 XP (Aus eine Summe von 126,814 XP im Gesamt).

Wir sehen uns am 23st Dezember!

December 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN

5 days later 59080 Whoa that is a lot. Are you doing immersion?

December 12, 2014

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

Yes, I am. As soon as you hit lvl 4 in immersion, you get insane amounts of XP for translating; long sentences can get you as much as sixty or even more. So when you just sit down and work on an interesting article (I did one on Nietzsche, loved it!), you can easily get over 1,000 in an afternoon.

December 12, 2014

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

Sorry for not posting soon _ Ich war im Urlaub. Don't forget to give 5 lingots to FrankKool ... and if you've got a couple extra I think Nathan2010 deserves a couple.

December 27, 2014

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

Jolly good sportsmanship! :)

December 27, 2014

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

Shall I be the first to post my score? I know I won't be getting more DuoLingo practice until December 24th anyway.

When I entered this competition, I had 57,134 XP in German and a total of 126,814 XP for all languages, my current score is 60,791 XP for German and a total of 133,953 XP for all language. In sum:

My German increase: 3,657 XP. My total increase: 7,139 XP.

December 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nathan2010

Gut gemacht!

December 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN

Well, you certainly beat me!

I started with Level 11 and 3206xp for German and I never gave you my total xp as I was just counting the German. I am happy with my progress as I did most of it the hard way through lessons. I learned a lot and gained a level and 773xp for German while still progressing in my other languages. So, I am giving FrankKool 5 lingots and Nathan 2010 5 lingots for being almost the winner and GregfromOz 5 lingots for starting this whole competition.

French - Level 19
Next level: 416 XP Total XP: 14584 XP

Spanish - Level 14 Next level: 47 XP Total XP: 7453 XP

German - Level 12 Next level: 921 XP Total XP: 3979 XP

Italian - Level 11 Next level: 864 XP Total XP: 3036 XP

Portuguese - Level 10 Next level: 47 XP Total XP: 2953 XP

Dutch (Netherlands) - Level 9 Next level: 500 XP Total XP: 1750 XP

Irish - Level 7 Next level: 138 XP Total XP: 987 XP

Danish - Level 7 Next level: 294 XP Total XP: 831 XP

Swedish - Level 5 Next level: 25 XP Total XP: 425 XP

December 25, 2014

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

Thanks for the lingots and for playing. Also, I think it's awesome that so many people on DuoLingo are learning Dutch (my native language). :)

December 25, 2014

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

Congrats!

December 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Seppl18

Am anfang hat ich 3127XP Stufe 11 und 1249 Lingots, und jezt habe ich 4230 XP Stufe 12 und 1352 lingots. Das ist ein unterschied von 1107 XP viel zu schwach gegen FranKool. Ich glaube das FranKool der sieger ist und schenke im 5 Lingots.

December 23, 2014

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

Danke schön, mein Freund. :)

December 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN

Good work 5 for you!

December 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Seppl18

Danke

Thanks

Merci

December 26, 2014

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

My total increase is 1000 xp. Please announce the Winner.

December 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN

Good work! Though not the winner, I am giving you 5.

December 25, 2014

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

Thanks!

December 25, 2014

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

My total increase was 1000

Frankkool has 3567 increase! Just post your inrease and who ever has the highest gets our lingots!

December 24, 2014

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