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Just Starting!

At first, I thought this will be just another boring website with some boring content on it. But as soon as I got into DuoLingo, I really started liking it! All I want to say is thank you and good job to the creators of DuoLingo for making foreign languages easier for us to learn.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/JEFFREY_ZOU

I have started DuoLingo this week and I've progressed quite a lot. After spanish, I plan to strenghten other languages for fun. DuoLingo makes boring things into something like video games!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NathanReus

Welcome! Make sure you don't burn yourself out is the best advice that I can give, as I'm the same as you. I've been here just over a week (10th day today) and have been going at it pretty hard. Pace yourself and you should find your enjoyment levels staying up :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pilgrim2k
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When I first started I thought the same as you that I'd burn out if I pushed too hard on practice, but I'm finishing my 397th day streak and I still get up in the morning and while having my first cup of coffee I review earlier lessons and then later in the day if I have a few minutes I check in on my mobile app and do another quick review. After dinner in the evening I jump into new lessons and work on that. I still have the "burn to learn" and now I'm starting to look for a tutor so I can actually practice conversation. Don't give up! There will be times when you are so frustrated, just take a short break and come back to it. I still have hard days on the new material, but the earlier lessons just seem to fly by and seem natural.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JEFFREY_ZOU

Whoa man! 397? My highest is 2! haha ^ nice! thanks for the encouragment too!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/teg0

me two

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NathanReus

Congrats on your streak, that's one of the more impressive that I've seen around for sure. Don't get me wrong, I'll certainly be keeping my streak; revising old content every day and more lessons. But for the last week, for most days, I've been hammering out 200+ xp in a single sitting. I think that is what's going to lead me to burning out. So I'm backing off a bit, and enjoying myself that little more :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pilgrim2k
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I have had days of 200+ XP's but not too many. I just try to be consistent on studying at least a hour everyday and the averages always catch up. When I first started and was working like you with long periods at one time and 200+ XP's things were moving quickly, BUT then I hit the Verbs Past Tense and that's where things did start to slow down and even now I have to review from there forward more frequently as it seems harder to really know everything in those areas coming forward. I read some on one of the blogs here were someone gave some advice which I really took to heart. He said that it's one thing to go through all the lessons but you needed to constantly review and study everything that you think you've learned and to not just know the material but to OWN it and then you know it for sure. Congratulations on your success so far and your continued success. I agree slow down some and enjoy this and have fun with it.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NathanReus

I completely agree. There's not a day that goes by that I don't start with reviewing previous content, and I also do that a few times throughout doing a few lessons. I think it's a great tool rather than just learning it once.

Thanks, and I'll be sure to follow your progress to see how far you take this streak!

Also actually before I forget, how skilled a Spanish speaker/writer do you find yourself now? Have you had any other lessons prior to this?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JEFFREY_ZOU

Yea, as Nathan said, don't push yourself too hard!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hblankiegirl

I've been around here for about three months now.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JEFFREY_ZOU

Thanks!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/teg0

thx :>

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Doctor.Lu

So do I.DuoLingo and corsera have made my free time so fun!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DavidGoldn

Go coursera! I love that site. Have you been able to finish a course over there?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Doctor.Lu

Just the brief history of human being.But I'm working hard on introduction to Biomedical Imaging.I believe I can finish it soon!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FedericoCole

Congrats! :) DuoLingo is by far the best free online language learning tool I have found. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JEFFREY_ZOU

No competition!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SabreonaFrancis

That is soooo true

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LaisChips

Si . its Mucho Gusto. Yo soy la nina. Soy de U.S.A.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NathanReus

Make sure you pay attention to the accents - it can completely change words. 'Yes' is 'Sí' and 'girl' is 'niña'. Also you don't need the 'its' there, "mucho gusto" by itself means that it's nice to meet you.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JEFFREY_ZOU

I understand :) sometimes i still get that confused

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JEFFREY_ZOU

Although, I secretly sometimes don't sometimes but the accents cause I'm just too lazy!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NathanReus

I could be wrong, but as I understand it, it's usually when that letter is accentuated in speech. It has a bit more emphasis on it. Also, the n is an ñ when it's more of an "ny" sound, for instance, 'girl' is not "neena" but "neenya".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JEFFREY_ZOU

By the way, i'll really appreciate it if you guys follow me! I love having XP competitions!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/middleborn

Couldn't agree more, Jeepfrey! I love how the gamification makes the users addicted and challenged in a fun way to learn more and more. I am a newbie too here. Definitely, one of the best sites to learn languages.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JEFFREY_ZOU

No kidding!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/emieshaw

I totally agree. Doulingo is the best. Thanks creators of Duo! ;D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TammyNZ

Yep me too, I have also been listening to a podcast which is also great fun and informative www.lightspeedspanish.co.uk/category/beginner/ all the best

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/D0NA

Thanks for the link! And follow me too!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/oldschool.flora

Thank you! It's great for me, because I learn Spanish and English just in different levels. And I like Gordon's English. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ReeceSN

ill happily follow you if you guys follow me, I'm kinda new aswell, my 2nd day today and I'm a level three with 138XP

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ReeceSN

I mean my third day, lol

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AndieThomas

I agree! The interactive audio is really nice, I just plug in my headphones and listen. It really speeds up learning! DuoLingo makes learning a new language easy and fun!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JEFFREY_ZOU

Although, sometimes it's a little unclear though!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SanjayAddula

Hola Jeepfrey.. bienvenidos a Duolingo . Me llamo Sanjay. Soy de la India. Es mi segundo dia en Duolingo.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kirrasio

Hola! Mi nombre es Kirrasio! But anyway, welcome to the Duolingo team! Our goal is to learn all of the languages there is! (But, you probably know that.)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JEFFREY_ZOU

Yes i did kirrasio! I really appreciate what DuoLingo is trying to do to help millions of people worldwide with foreign languanges.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/teg0

i did a post like this and i never got any comments. thats weird. :<

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JEFFREY_ZOU

Maybe you didn't awknowledge the creators of DuoLingo? Or maybe I just got lucky. xD

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hblankiegirl

this website made Spanish easier for me to learn!its very easy now!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JEFFREY_ZOU

Yea, spanish used to be very difficult, but this really helped!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/teg0

i guess it iz ok. but is is really frustrating when u say 1 wrong li'l word and get it wrong, when it isn't neccessary!!!! :<

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/teg0

sorry!! i said that wrong!!! LOL!!! :>

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JEFFREY_ZOU

That's good though. if you say one wrong word when you're speaking a language, it could be very offensive. It's always good to learn all the words DuoLingo has supplied us with. :>

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/teg0

yeah you're totes right:>

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/the_ebola_virus

I like trains

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/stevenbanegas

los invito a jugar duolingo

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AbramSchmidgall

holly cow! you must have a lot of fans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JEFFREY_ZOU

No kidding! :P

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JEFFREY_ZOU

Wow! I never expected this many comments! Thanks to all who participated! I'll appreciate it if you follow me! (I <3 XP challenges xP)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BenZarko

I have been using Duolingo a little over a week and I love it. I have also been watching Telenovelas and Plaza Sesamo on Hulu. Keep it up!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JEFFREY_ZOU

Thanks for the encouragment!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RayvaughnH

soy grande en hacer estas cosas

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mehdi.Nezafati

It's true. thank DuoLingo.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dawid_Rudawski

I started duolingo a week ago and it's my second attempt.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DouwedeJong

I totally agree with you, it is refressing and new, and challencing. And.....lots of fun.!!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AbramSchmidgall

maybe you can get more comments than the most popular person!!!!!!!!!!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JEFFREY_ZOU

on the chat?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AbramSchmidgall

yep!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/emerrube

I'm definitely enjoying this site myself. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JEFFREY_ZOU

If someone doesn't, they should be ashamed! xD. jk. But still, it's a great website.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nadeen30

You are actually right! I am learning Spanish and Duolingo really helps!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JEFFREY_ZOU

EVERYBODY PLZ FOLLOW ME! I'LL EVENTUALLY FOLLOW YOU BACK! THANKS! :D

3 years ago