https://www.duolingo.com/GoodGrief

Early Christmas gift

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I received an early Christmas gift today! I finished my Spanish tree!!! I know I'm still a long way off from being conversational, let alone fluent, but this has been a great start. I can't wait to start my next Duolingo goal: a golden tree.

It's not too often that I can say this (or would say this), but I'm proud of myself. Thanks Duo.

:)

Edit: Thanks everyone for all the kind words and Lingots! I wish you all Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Petunia-5000

Congratulations! The hard work gives rewards! Now, enjoy Christmas!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tomk123

I have just this finished mine too! It was quite a struggle and now I want to get on reading real Spanish, books, newspapers, plays etc which is what I started learning Spanish for.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cappie1980

Great work! Doesn't it feel good to have achieved it.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tomk123

Thank you, I finished the German tree about 18 months ago, but I still have trouble with newspapers and websites, let alone novels or plays. So I have a long way to go with Spanish. Meanwhile I must resist the temptation to start yet another languages!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/remoonline
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¡Felicidades! ¡Feliz Navidad!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GoodGrief
GoodGrief
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¡Feliz Navidad!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ReidHT
ReidHT
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¡Felicidades! That's a great Christmas gift!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ozwaldohm

good gift. Congratulations. Merry Christmas and Happy new year. If you want to we can teach each other when I have some free. just reply to me. I am from Guatemala. I speak spanish.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cappie1980

Sounds good. I'll get in touch soon as I get back from taking the kids away and we can help each other.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ozwaldohm

okay, here is my e-mail ozwaldohm@hotmail.com adda me on Skype or facebook. Have a nice day.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cappie1980

Huge apologies to Goodgrief, I had two discussions open in different windows and thought you were replying to me on my thread. That was really rude of me. I'm so sorry about that.

Hopefully he'll get in touch for some experience chatting with you, if not let me know and I will.

Have a great Christmas everyone.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GoodGrief
GoodGrief
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It's all good! This is one big happy community! haha

And thanks ozwaldohm! I will be in touch.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mvel4u
mvel4u
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¡Feliz Navidad! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cappie1980

Great job GoodGrief. Have a great Christmas, and enjoy getting that tree golden. Hopefully yours will stay golden longer than mine... it seems every time I check it there is more colour. It was gold last night, and 17 have deteriorated since then!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Oetken

nice

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Albrechtion
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Here are some recommendations for ways to continue learning:

Memrise (this course is good for common sayings: http://www.memrise.com/course/220723/advanced-spanish-phrases-expressions/)

Read Spanish translations of books you like, and/or watch TV and movies if you prefer

Use Lang-8 to practice writing

Listening Practice: http://www.listeningpractice.org/

Find a Skype partner (preferably a native or at least fluent speaker, you can find them in Groups on Lang-8)

¡Buena suerte y Feliz Navidad!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GoodGrief
GoodGrief
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Thanks! I will definitely have to check these out!!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TackleMeIfYouCan

Hey! congratulations! I want to be like you! Happy Christmas together!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pascowl
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I envy you! ^_^ ¡Feliz Navidad!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wchargin
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One correction: This was no gift. You earned it.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GoodGrief
GoodGrief
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Very kind of you. Thanks!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wolfie0921

congrats!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wildfood
wildfood
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Congrats!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Giggle105

Keep up the hard work and it pays off.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dan-NYC
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Nice going! Merry Christmas!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TatianaBoshenka

Congratulations and happy holidays to you!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Topolski

Congratulations! Merry Christmas and happy holidays! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ivanka_ps
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¡Muchas felicidades! Felices fiestas ;)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Matuhar
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Is that when you finish all the "skills" avaible? And golden one is when you have all of them 100% completed? I myself refresh my skills to gold before i go to learn new ones, anyways, congratulations.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rejean0
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Thank you all for the encouragements! It has been a long time coming but by persevering, I finally completed it. My goal is to have a "golden tree" soon. Then practice my ear to native speakers as well as conversation. To all learners out there, keep at it, it does pay off...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlejandraJamaica

Felicidades

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Grandmumm
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Congratulations!!!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Koralselman

¡Felicidades! ¡Feliz Navidad!

3 years ago
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