Duolingo Dutch Challenge: The Results!

Hi all!

We hosted a challenge about a week ago and this is the thread that lists the challengers' achievements and badges. Just picture this as a virtual awards ceremony. ;)

We want to thank those who joined!
We liked seeing your progress, which was inspirational to us too! :)

Our challenge was intended to last for only seven days, but we have taken your 8th day into account too. However, those who reached 7 and 8 days are equally awesome!

Now, without further ado, these are the results!

1. Our Mountaineers!

robbike, Magnificent Dutch Mountaineer

Hieronymus2, Magnificent Dutch Mountaineer

2. Our Hill hikers!

jcarlosmjr, Honorable Dutch Hill Hiker

plasma991, Honorable Dutch Hill Hiker

guenterpolo, Honorable Dutch Hill Hiker

pskully, Honorable Dutch Hill Hiker

koosza, Honorable Dutch Hill Hiker

3. The Flatland Explorers!

AlexisLinguist, Terrific Dutch Trailblazer

barbarakurz, Terrific Dutch Trailblazer

Brijsven, Terrific Dutch Trailblazer

cdbest, Terrific Dutch Trailblazer

deguo, Terrific Dutch Trailblazer

fplok, Terrific Dutch Trailblazer

Maurice314, Terrific Dutch Trailblazer

morckyl, Terrific Dutch Trailblazer

priya7, Terrific Dutch Trailblazer

eateroflanguages, Terrific Dutch Trailblazer

JComer1, Terrific Dutch Trailblazer

I_lurophile, Terrific Dutch Trailblazer

narion_k, Terrific Dutch Trailblazer

alexlinders, Terrific Dutch Trailblazer

LaserWyrm, Terrific Dutch Trailblazer

Challengers, please respond to this thread to receive a small amount of lingots as a token of our appreciation, as well. :)

January 2, 2015


Awesome! Team Dutch is easily the best group of contributors on Duolingo. Also, not to nag, but are we still getting titles?

January 2, 2015

Good point! We'll add those presently, thanks for reminding me. :)

January 2, 2015

I have to agree with Deguo. Well done, Team Dutch!

January 2, 2015

Ooh, bedankt! The badge is awesome! Once Duo gets their picture system together, I'll put my badge on Lotso. :) Thanks for the challenge, it was great fun, and fired up my passion for Dutch again, it got me practicing with friends, and I feel more confident again. :)

January 2, 2015

Approximately when is the picture system supposed to go into effect? What is it and how is it going to work?

January 2, 2015

It's been hit or miss of late. I only mean that I will wait until it doesn't take a ridiculous amount of time to switch pictures (spent at least an hour total in the past two weeks).

January 2, 2015

Ah, OK. Thanks for the clarification.

January 2, 2015

If I knew I'd get a pretty symbolic badge thingy, I would have participated

January 2, 2015

Yay! :D Congrats to y'all! :D

When will there be another challenge?

January 2, 2015

February or March! :)

January 2, 2015

Chinese New Year starts on February 19th; perfect way to welcome in the Year of the Ram!

January 3, 2015

Cool! Thanks for organizing this challenge! =)

January 2, 2015

Bedankt! A great motivation to push through and use those days of vacation for something productive :D

January 3, 2015

Great work everyone!

January 4, 2015

Lavinae, already looking forward to the next challenge. Carolyn, who is learning French, posted this today: . She is starting a group to read a book together- sounds like a great idea for those in the Dutch community who are a little more advanced. Maybe a collection of articles or a children's book? (I'm finishing my tree by Saturday, no matter what!)

January 8, 2015

cool, I wanted to participate before I switched to the reverse course, but work+holidays was just not ideal for me. maybe next time :)

January 2, 2015

Thanks! It was great to have an incentive to practice my Dutch while travelling!

(Note: the first letter of my username is a capital "i", not a lowercase "l".)

January 2, 2015

Sorry about that, I've changed it! :)

January 2, 2015

It was a really nice challenge and really helped me to refresh some skills I needed to go back to. Thank you for the opportunity!

January 2, 2015

Bedankt voor het organiseren van de wedstrijd! I now just need to figure out the best place on my picture to put the badge!

January 3, 2015

This gave me some motivation to do more than enough te keep my streak, so that was good. There's no way I could have kept it up without having time off.

January 3, 2015

Bedankt Team Dutch!!

Maar ik ben een mislukking.. Ik had naar Universal Studios Japan gegaan..?

January 3, 2015

Nee -- Je bent geen mislukking! (Als je 'had gone' wil zeggen dan gebruik maar 'was' ipv 'had') ^^ -- "Ik was naar Universal Studios Japan gegaan." = I had gone to Universal Studios Japan.


January 4, 2015

Bedankt voor de verbetering! Ik was naar Universal Studios Japan gegaan. Ik was naar Hogsmeade Dorp gegaan.. Ik was een warm Butterbeer gedronken! ^_^

January 4, 2015

Bedankt voor de uitdaging! I've never done so much xp in one day, and having to do 250 for a week was quite a challenge, but very enjoyable :) I learned a lot a Dutch along the way, and blazed through the tree! I'm almost done now (got a section or two left), and part of me wants to continue the pace to finish the tree. (Maybe not quite as intense)

January 3, 2015

Bedankt! Just got off the plane and ik zie roze olifanten. I'll get excited about this tomorrow.

January 3, 2015

Bedankt!! Doing the challenge was very fun and I'm looking forward to the next one :D

January 3, 2015

Hi! If anyone's still using this thread!
Can I please have the link to the original challenge? I'm just curious! :)

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