https://www.duolingo.com/Lavinae

Duolingo Dutch Challenge!

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As announced in the FB group, Dutch learners and experts, let's make this last week of 2014 count!

We challenge you, you and even...you! to reach a set amount of XP from this week Thursday till the next. Below are the options you can choose:

Options:

  1. The flatlands challenge: 100 XP per day
  2. The hilly challenge: 250 XP per day
  3. The mountainous challenge: 500 XP per day

What are the rewards?

  • That accomplished feeling you have after completing the challenge is, of course, priceless
  • We will give you a small amount of lingots as a token of our appreciation, because we like to do challenges like these, together :)
  • You will be able to add a brand new title to your name or badge to your avatar... more on this later. :)

You can post your progress here if you want to and update your post by editing it. Please do so by responding to the first post, named progress, so that we can keep an overview. We don't expect too many users to partake in our challenge, so feel free to converse here as well (but not in response to the progress post).

Best wishes,

Team Dutch

p.s. Don't let santa down!
Both figuratively and literally!


List of challengers:

Flatlands challenge

deguo ; I_lurophile ; JComer1 ; Priya7 ; LaserWyrm ; cdbest? ; morckyl ; Maurice314 ; fplok ; alexlinders ; AlexisLinguist ; barbarakurz ; AIRBORNE_DELTA

Hilly challenge

guenterpolo ; Itwas ; koosza; plasma991; jcarlosmjr

Mountainous challenge

NicholasSelig ; Dogepamyupamyu? ; Hieronymus2 ; Brijsven


Thanks for entering and merry christmas to you too!! :)

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Lavinae
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Hello everyone!

It's been great reading about you progress! ^^
If you haven't already done so, please state the challenge level you went for and the amount of days that you managed to gain said amount of XP. I will create a new thread tomorrow which will contain your names, achievements and badges! :)

Thanks for taking part in our challenge!
I hope 2015 is treating you well so far! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/narion_k
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I just wanted to post here to let everyone know that the aforementioned results thread is now up: Duolingo Dutch Challenge: The Results!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lavinae
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Post your progress here

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https://www.duolingo.com/robertm42
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I didn't feel like posting until I was pretty sure I could make it.

Dec 24: 502 (just for fun)

Dec 25: 508

Dec 26: 518

Dec 27: 512

Dec 28: 502

Dec 29: 510

Dec 30: 509

Dec 31: 509

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/guenterpolo

I just completed my tree a few hours ago, but I will take part in the hilly challenge! It will be great to make sure I am reviewing all of the words and that I really know my stuff! Great idea!

Day 1 (Thursday): Goal reached! 256 xp! And I completed my first book, Fiets in de prak!

Day 2 (Friday): Goal reached! 253 xp! Ik heb ook om Wij mogen nooit wat! begonnen te lezen.

Day 3 (Saturday) Goal reached! 264 xp! Ik ben heel moe.

Day 4 (Sunday) Goal reached! 260 xp!

Day 5 (Monday) Goal reached! 257 xp!

Day 6 (Tuesday) Goal reached! 263 xp!

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https://www.duolingo.com/deguo
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Flatlands challenge progress
Note that I'm starting Wednesday due to special circumstances discussed with Lavinae

Day 1 (Wednesday): Goal reached! (110 XP)

Day 2 (Thursday): Goal reached! (128 XP)

Day 3 (Friday): Goal reached! (117 XP)

Day 4 (Saturday): Goal reached! (138 XP)

Day 5 (Sunday): Goal reached! (136 XP)

Day 6 (Monday): Goal reached! (119 XP)

Day 7 (Tuesday): Goal reached! (118 XP)

Day 8 (Wednesday): Goal reached! (100 XP)

Finally done with the challenge... What a nice way to end the year and review my skills! Thank you for everything Team Dutch! Looks like I didn't need that extra day after all (found some time between flights), but it was nice to have the safety net anyway, and the extra practice is always welcome.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/I_lurophile

I'll give flatlands a go. I'm travelling a lot over the next week, but I want to try to keep up with one skill per day anyway.

Thursday: 128 XP

Friday: 114 XP, while waiting for a flight

Saturday: 114 XP

Sunday: 119 XP

Monday: 117 XP

Tuesday: 115 XP

Wednesday: 117 XP, while waiting for a train

Challenge complete!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/morckyl
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Flatlands challenge

Day 1: 157 XP

Day 2: 137 XP

Day 3: 131 XP

Day 4: 201 XP

Day 5: 158 XP

Day 6: 203 XP

Day 7: 230 XP

Day 8: 290 XP

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Mountainous Challenge

Day 1 (Thursday, December 25th): 1,105 XP

Day 2 (Friday, December 26th): 1,017 XP

Day 3 (Saturday, December 27th): 1,225 XP

Day 4 (Sunday, December 28th): 1,167 XP

Day 5 (Monday, December 29th): 1,010 XP

Day 6 (Tuesday, December 30th): 1,052 XP

Day 7 (Wednesday, December 31st): 1,003 XP

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FLATLANDS CHALLENGE

Day 1: 105 XP

Day 2: 107 XP

Day 3: 121 XP

Day 4: 101 XP

Day 5: 114 XP

Day 6: 103 XP

Day 7: 101 XP

Day 8: 106 XP

3 years ago

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I'm on level six Dutch, but it's showing up as level three... Does anyone else see this?

3 years ago

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Currently, it shows up as Level 5 when I look at your post.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/plasma991

Hilly Challenge

Day 1: 256 xp

Day 2: 255 xp

Day 3: 260 xp

Day 4: 261 xp

Day 5: 257 xp

Day 6: 263 xp (zomugerd, trying to get 250 xp from lessons only takes a hellava long time D: Several hours to just get a hundred.... Timed practice is so much faster >.<)

Day 7: 257 xp.

Challenge complete! :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisLinguist
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Flatlands Challenge: Alexis

Thursday: 101 XP

Friday: Sadly forgot, will not happen again!

Saturday: 119 XP

Sunday: 102 XP

Monday: 200 XP Had to reclaim that last day somehow...

Tuesday: 100 XP

Wednesday: 161 XP Finally reached 16, wouldn't have without this challenge!

Thursday: 101 XP Gelukkig Nieuwjaar!

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Hilly Challenge

Day 1 (Monday): 700 XP

Day 2 (Tuesday): 650 XP (I wanted to get 700 again.. but.. sleepy..)

Day 3 (Wednesday): 40 XP.. Ik ben een mislukking.. Ik heb USJ naar gegaan..Nu ik ben moe. T^T

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Day1: 255xp :)

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Flatlands Challenge:

Day 1: 110 XP

Day 2: 104 XP

Day 3: 160 XP

Day 4: 90 XP sorry

Day 5: 110 XP

Day 6: 115 XP

Day 7: 110 XP Happy new year!

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Progress

Flatlands challenge

Donderdag: 546 XP (there's no way I'll be able to keep this pace)

Vrijdag: 100 XP

Zaterdag: 100 XP

Zondag: 100 XP

Maandag: 100 XP

Dinsdag: 100 XP - just barely made vandaag

Woensdag: 20 XP - fell off the wagon due to NYE, but managed to complete the tree

Donderdag: 100 XP

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Brijsven
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Flatlands Challenge (complete)

  • donderdag (1): Obtained

  • vrijdag (2): Obtained

  • zaterdag (3): Obtained

  • zondag (4): Obtained

  • maandag (5): Obtained

  • dinsdag (6): Obtained

  • woensdag (7): Obtained

  • donderdag (8): Obtained

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Day 1: 120xp

Day 2: 140xp

Day 3: 117xp

Day 4: 172xp

Day 5: 119xp

Day 6: 167xp

Day 7: 153xp

Day 8: 114xp well I think this is it haha

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https://www.duolingo.com/narion_k
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Heading into the flatlands!

Eerste dag (27 dec): 100 xp

Tweede dag (28 dec): 100 xp

Derde dag (29 dec): 100 xp

Vierde dag (30 dec): 100 xp

Vijfde dag (31 dec): 100 xp

Zesde dag (1 jan): 100 xp

Zevende dag (2 jan): 100 xp

I've successfully traversed the flatlands, being sure to keep it super-flat! Flat 100 xp, 7-day streak graph, 3 KB B-)

Having only recently begun learning Dutch, it has certainly been difficult to keep pace, but I've really enjoyed it, too. I think this challenge was a great idea! I more than doubled my number of completed skills in the last week. It's also interesting for me to see what it's like to start learning a language almost exclusively via Duolingo.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JeffHK
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Ik heb Frankrijk een paar jaar geleden bezocht and that wraps up Present Perfect and I'm pretty knackered. Mijn oggen hebben pijn! (correcties alstublieft) Who knows how many xps that could be but if anyone actually does 500 a day I'll buy you a dinner in Amsterdam, Hong Kong or Baltimore- Alexis, I'm talking to you. Tot ziens!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ilse93
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Hi, het ziet er naar uit alsof nog niemand je gecorrigeerd heeft, dus bij deze :) Ik snap niet wat je bedoelt met 'that wraps up Present Perfect and I'm pretty knackered', bedoel je dat je moe bent?

'Ik ben moe. Mijn ogen doen pijn'

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Hi Ilse, "wrap up"= "finish". "knackered" is a Britishism which means "tired to death." It has an interesting etymology- will look it up and get back to you.

3 years ago

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Dank Je wel! Mijn ogen doen pijn!

3 years ago

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No problem - Ohh you mean a part of the tree with 'Present Perfect'! I didn't got that. Thank you, I didn't know 'knackered' yet. Neither did I know what an etomology was, I just googled it. You learned me something new :)

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"You taught me something new." :-) We could have a very productive friendship!

3 years ago

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Ohh taught, I knew that haha! My English was really good during my internship in Berlin (believe it or not, but most of the time I spoke English haha), but I kinda lost it :( thank you, we could haha! Are you also on the Dutch Duolingo Facebook page? :)

3 years ago

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Hi, Ilse, just seeing this now. I am on the FB page and if you don't mind I'll come to you for help when I get into trouble with my Dutch. I'm really hoping to come to Amsterdam in August for a Dutch course- maybe we can get together for a kopje koffie. Best!

3 years ago

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I already noticed your account is connected to your FB page and I remind you posting something. I'm already helping people out there as you might have seen. Oh I remind you saying that on the FB page! Haha een kopje koffie, lekker! In case you need any corrections you know where to find me :)

3 years ago

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Jij bent mijn licht in de nacht!

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Vrolijk Kerstfeest!

All right friends- another day, another dollar. Nature and Passives- the team was obviously having a good time with Nature: "Jij bent mijn licht in de nacht," and "Je bent mijn vuur." And then on to Passives where the fun never stops! Or should I say, "There is much fun going on/Er wordt veel grappen gemaakt( correcties alstublieft). It took me a bit of time to get through Passives- and I'll be visiting it again at some point soon! Tot morgen!

3 years ago

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'Er worden veel grappen gemaakt'

Je kan ook zeggen: Het is heel gezellig :)

3 years ago

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Dank je wel! I'm on the train and can't really write but thank you so much for your help.

3 years ago

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I'm always happy to have corrections and feel free to ask if you have any questions about English usage.

3 years ago

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Dag 4 voor mij:

Praktisch: "Ik probeerde in het Nederlands te praten." Komisch: The Dutch team's tribute to Hemingway: "Voelde je de aarde bewegen"?

Ongeveer 130-140 puntjes. Het beste!

3 years ago

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Flatlands challenge: Day 1: 114 XP; Day 2: 109 XP; Day 3: 113 XP; Day 4: 105 XP; Day 5: 107 XP; Day 6: 108 XP; Day 7: 105 XP; Day 8: 100XP, nice and round; Done :)

3 years ago

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Well 130 points later and my eyes are dry and my fingers numb. Abstract Nouns is up and down- "Liefde is alles" and then merrily on to "Ik verheug me niet op mijn dood." I was fascinated by the word "kwaad" or "evil" in English, and some helpful Dutch speakers in the FB group tell me that the etymology is from the Latin/Old German 'bad" and "dirt". Pieter Smith also tells me that the word is also used colloquially: "De vertraging van mijn vlucht maakt mij kwaad."/The delay of my flight is pissing me off. This was day 5 for me.

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So this would be day 6, about 130 points. I know I've learned this but what's happening with onze/ons in this sentence- they're both rendered as "our" in English: Onze informatie is ons sterke punt." Bedankt!

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I believe it's because it's "de informatie" but "het punt"

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Bedankt!

3 years ago

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Dinsdag hier, 120 punten? (Duo has never left Hong Kong so who knows how many points I got but trust me it was at least 100!), Ik zou meer hebben gewerkt maar ik was te moe. (correcties altublieft!)

3 years ago

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'Ik wilde graag meer doen, maar ik was te moe' 'Ik wilde graag meer punten halen, maar ik was te moe'

Something like that :)

3 years ago

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Goed nieuws, iedereen!Woensdag hier, meer dan 100 punten. I'm almost at the top of the tree but it will take a few more days to get there. Thank again Lavinae and the Dutch team for all your hard work. Dutch learners- you're the most civilized, erudite and helpful group around. Gelukkig Nieuwjaar!

3 years ago

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"Hij is de man van wie de hond niet luistert." Level 13!

3 years ago

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Count me in for the flatlands challenge!

3 years ago

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Good luck to all your learners! I've already done this, and won my title. Totally worth it! And, as a bonus, I now speak (sort-of :D) Dutch!

I am: His Excellency, Supreme Field Marshal GeniusJack, Distinguished Service Order and Dutch Course Trophy Recipient, Lord of All the Skills of the Tree and Upvotes in Immersion and Conquerer of the Languages on Duolingo in General and in the Dutch Course.

But, of course I cannot forget: IN PARTICULAR, ETERNALLY GRATEFUL MINION OF THE MOST EXCELLENT ORDER OF THE DUTCH TEAM

3 years ago

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I am definitely in for the flatlands challenge- with everything going on it will be a real challenge!!!

3 years ago

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dag 1, donderdag: 110xp

dag 2, vrijdag: 110 xp

dag 3, zaterdag: 110xp

dag 4; zondag: 130 xp

dag 5: Maandag; 184 xp

dag 6: Dinsdag: 163 xp

dag 7 Woensdag; 220xp

dag 8: Donderdag: 100xp

Challenge Complete -- Great idea & VERY helpful!

3 years ago

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....The badge or title is insanely tempting...and I am making excuses to not work on my Dutch more, period, so....count me in for the flatlands challenge!

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Yay! Thanks for joining, Alexis! :)

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Hi Dutch team!

I was finishing lunch and sitting down to finish off Present Perfect when a Facebook notice pinged! Of course, I'm in! I'm trying/ aiming to do a skill set a day until at least next Monday. Yesterday was Reflexives which went off swimmingly. Present Perfect seems straightforward and reminds me why I like Dutch so much- Ik heb met de muizen geslapen! Nature tomorrow! 250 xp seems a stretch but 100 should be no problem. (Although I think my trip from Hong Kong has given Duo a bad case of jet lag- my xps are all over the place from one moment to the next!)

Dutch Team, my heartfelt thanks to all of you for your hard work. Duolingoers- thanks to all of you for being so enthusiastic and civilized. How do we say "Life is good" in Dutch?

Vrolijk Kerstfeest and a healthy and happy New Year!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DogePamyuPamyu

I want the title and the badge omg... I wanna do the mountainous because the badge is probably cooler, but I don't know how tedious that would be. I could definitely do the hilly challenge.

I might try to get to 500 tomorrow and if it is too hard then I'll do hilly.

This will be intense. Must. Get. Badge.

3 years ago

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Count me in! I'll take the mountainous challenge.

We'll see how many levels I gain by the end...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Priya7
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I'll do the flatlands challenge.

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I've just completed my first day of the flatlands challenge!

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https://www.duolingo.com/morckyl
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I'm in for the flatlands challenge!

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Count me on the Hilly Challenge! ;)

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I will do the flatland challenge.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Maurice314
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Day one: 116 exp

Day two: 104 exp

Day three:100 exp

Day four: 118 exp

Day five: 119 exp

Day six: 101 exp

Day seven: 105 exp

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Maurice314
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Day 8: 111 exp

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/koosza
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I will go for the hilly challenge! Supercool idea! Merry christmas to all

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Brijsven
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I shall pursue the Hilly Challenge... unless something unexpected surfaces. Best wishes to all!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/plasma991

I'm hesitant between the Flatlands and the Hilly Challenge.... but since it is a "challenge".... I will purse the Hilly one. As someone who usually does not do more than 30 xp a day, this will be quite interesting....

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jcarlosmjr
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Is it still possible to join? Guess I'll try the hilly challenge :)

EDITED - HILLY CHALLENGE - COMPLETE:

Day 01 (Thursday) - Done (262 XP)

Day 02 (Friday) - Done (259 XP)

Day 03 (Saturday) - Done (256 XP)

Day 04 (Sunday) - Done (258 XP)

Day 05 (Monday) - Done (253 XP)

Day 06 (Tuesday) - Done (273 XP)

Day 07 (Wednesday) - Done (287 XP)

Day 08 (Thursday) - Done (255 XP)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lavinae
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Sure thing! If it's still Thursday for you, then it is! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jcarlosmjr
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Bedankt, Lavinae! Goal reached. Just in time: it's 06:31 p.m. here in Brazil

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fplok
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Is the challenge still on in my hour-and-a-half of Thursday left? :D If so, count me in for the flatlands one; nice and paced!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lavinae
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Of course it is! ^^

Good luck! (:

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alexlinders
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if its not too late to join, I'll go for the Flatlands Challenge

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lavinae
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Thanks for joining in on our challenge, Alex!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/barbarakurz
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11:07pm in brazil, guess I still have time to join the flatlands challenge :D

Day 1 (Dec 25): 120xp

Day 2 (Dec 26): 130xp

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JeffHK
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Well it was definitely "flatlands against a strong Dutch wind" today- ik was moe! Ik heb drie koffies gedronken/Ik dronk drie koffies. After my struggles with Passive yesterday Simple Past was a treat. So that's Day 4 for me- just squeaking through with a 100 xps. (Taking notes and trying to pay attention while doing new sets, it takes me about three hours. 500 xps, oh mijn god!)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lavinae
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Haha, I like the imagery a lot! ^^

100 XP should never be underestimated either. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AIRBORNE_DELTA

I am a few days late but doing the flatland challenge would be a good way to start my dutch tree so count me in :D (if it is not to late of course :P)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AIRBORNE_DELTA

103 XP today (have to go but will add another 20 or so later) and leveled up already :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lavinae
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You're always free to join in. It just means you might be slightly less able to boast about your badge and achievements (6 instead of 7 days, f.i.), but in the end this challenge is only meant to keep us busy and productive. Learning Dutch all the way, yay! ^^

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AIRBORNE_DELTA

Yea i can do another bonus day anyway for the fun of it! :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AIRBORNE_DELTA

Day 1 :103xp Day 2: 107xp Day 3: went to a wedding and forgot to do my duo :P broke my streak and this! really annoyed. Definitely let me know when u guys are doing this next time! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hieronymus2
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I want to thank the Dutch team for coming up with the idea for this challenge. It gave me the motivation to start working more intensively on Dutch -- to the point that I went from 11th level to 17th level and completed 25 skills in just one week while keeping the tree entirely golden! Hopefully, in the next week or so, I will be able to complete the tree.

Incidentally, I noticed that Alex from the Irish team has reported that he and his fellows will be developing a Version 2.0 of the Irish tree. Will the Dutch team be doing the same? I certainly hope so, as I would love to be able to use Duolingo to learn even more Dutch vocabulary and grammar!

Happy New Year!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/edenludgate
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Am I aloud to join late?

3 years ago

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The more the merrier :)

3 years ago

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I'd be interested in knowing about such events or other happenings in the EN-DL world; is there a way I could be notified, like via an email list? I guess there's a facebook group mentioned here; is that the only way? I came across this event a bit late.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lavinae
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Hi Narion!

If you still want to enter, then that's fine. We're customizing the badges to a large extent, so you'll still receive one :)

Hmm.. we are thinking of hosting these events more often and this will be around holidays, like Easter, Halloween, etcetera. You can always drop one of us a message (especially around those times) and ask whether an event is coming up. It might even inspire us to start one. :)

I know Facebook is not everybody's cup of tea, but we don't have an email list at the moment. It might actually be a thing for us to think about. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/narion_k
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Thanks to you both for your responses! I'll have to see whether I can even get 100 in a day now. ^^ Either way, maybe this will help me reach my Dutch learning goal a little faster. =)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lavinae
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You're welcome & you can do it! I'm sure. (:

3 years ago

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There's no way to be notified really, but the Facebook group comes closest, since you get notifications for new posts. Other than that, frequently checking the forums is probably the best way to find out about things like this :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lavinae
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Yep, checking the forums frequently is also a great idea. We are known for stickifying threads, and I think the next major event will definitely be a sticky! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cdbest
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what forums are you referring to?

3 years ago

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Ah, the one you're in right now!

(https://www.duolingo.com/topic/897)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/narion_k
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It seems that you can get there by choosing "Discussion" on the blue bar and then "Dutch (Nederlands) from English" on the right.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LoesVanBos
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I missed the first two days, can I enter the flatlands challenge by getting an average of 100xp per day over this week instead?

3 years ago

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Absolutely! Joining late is perfectly fine. As long as you're getting practice, we're thrilled. You could even work towards partial completion of the hilly challenge if you intend to earn 250 XP or more per day.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pskully
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Is it too late to join the Hilly Challenge? I didn't see this until just now.. And I got 700 XP today, too. T^T

3 years ago

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Not too late, no. If you average out at 250 XP per day, you should be good to go :)

700 is very impressive too... that goes beyond mountainous!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pskully
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I was slightly obsessed with getting to level 16 today.. (´・_・`)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JeffHK
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7 dagen; flatlands. Bedankt!

3 years ago
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