https://www.duolingo.com/rachvx

One (Spanish) tree climbed!

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After a long, long, long time (18 months exactly — okay, that isn't that long of a time, but it felt like it) I HAVE CONQUERED THE SPANISH TREE! I've worked really hard at this and I am so glad to finally know all the Spanish vocabulary the Duolingo lessons have to offer!

[insert some sweet reminisces and insights about Duolingo and how it has inspired and helped me]

I'd love to thank everyone who helped me on the way.

Thank you, javax, Usagiboy7, AlexisLinguist, palocortado, Blanchefleure (as she's always changing her name, I won't put up a link — you'll have to find her yourself), and many, many more.

I'm not very ambitious when it comes to languages but it would be awesome to learn French or Italian!

And, of course, in the next nine months or so, I'll be doing a lot of goldifying and translating :)

Last sentence? "She would have formed an institute" (Ella habría formado un instituto).
3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/CharmingTiger
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¡Felicitaciones, amiga!

Creo que mi última frase fue algo acerca de un rey. ¿Estás listo para el árbol inverso? ¡Quizás podemos tener una carrera!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rachvx
rachvx
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Hmmm... Voy a hacer el arbol inverso... problamente. :) ¡Gracias por la tarjeta graciosa!

And actually I'm an amiga. :P

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CharmingTiger
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¡Culpa mía! Perdóneme, mi amiga. Voy a cambiarlo ahora mismo.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rachvx
rachvx
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lol :) Muchas gracias.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LoadedLingots

That great! Congrats! And personally I think you did it in the right time because it was your pace. Congrats again.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/afblue92

344 day streak? Im just a week old ! Lol

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LoadedLingots

Ha ha. You will get there eventually.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/afblue92

Thanks, I sure hope so!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-Mackenzie15-

nice streak stay in it for the year

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rachvx
rachvx
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Thanks so much! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LoadedLingots

You are very welcome

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnIsAPandah

Learn French. Learn French. cheering xD Congrats JK/DJ.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rachvx
rachvx
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Thanks so much!

YOU KNOW HOW I FEEL ABOUT DJ.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aiigsh
aiigsh
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Congratulations! Great job! I think it is important for people who take longer to post too. Otherwise I feel so slow! Language learning takes time. For me - a lot of time.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rachvx
rachvx
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Thanks so much!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Taloua
Taloua
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You should stay here :) Learn a new language but 18 months it is too much 3/4 months is enough

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/skelkingur
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18 months is definitely not too much. People learn at different speeds. You can surely rush through the tree in a few months but that won't make the language stick.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rachvx
rachvx
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My thoughts exactly. Thanks, skelkingur. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aiigsh
aiigsh
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I also agree . 18 months is just right. Perfect. What's the rush?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rachvx
rachvx
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I'm definitely going to stay. I love Duolingo too much to leave :)

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Abendbrot
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You started German. Do you continue?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rachvx
rachvx
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Me? No, I'm going to quit German and start something else. I might start German later on, though.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnIsAPandah

FRENCH. FRENCH. FRENCH :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rachvx
rachvx
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I'm just going to ignore you, Annie.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rachvx
rachvx
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lol, I'm kidding, Annie. No offense taken :) Now go to sleep! ^_^

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnIsAPandah

Hmm ok, sowwee. (Nearly 12 AM, and I act weird during this time. So sorry =.=)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michaelmuah

I promise, this was pure coincidence. Anywho, congratulations!! Good luck on your future studies and keep us updated!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rachvx
rachvx
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lol! Thanks!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VStarTraveler
VStarTraveler
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Congratulations, JK! So proud of you for getting there! Now, keep practicing those verbs!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rachvx
rachvx
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Ehhhh... do I have to?

(just kidding, I will)

And thank you! I've loved working with you. It's a joy to be your friend :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VStarTraveler
VStarTraveler
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Same here, my friend! And love your new profile pic, too!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rachvx
rachvx
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(thank you) :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/XD29
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Congrats on your achievement!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rachvx
rachvx
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Thanks!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisLinguist
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Wow, congratulations, JK! You've worked so hard!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rachvx
rachvx
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Thank you so much, Lexee! You've been so helpful (besides being a great friend)!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Helgi-Darn

Great! My congratulations! I'm now climbing Spanish tree; I'm here since June btw.

So what exactly have you learnt? Have you used the language outside of Duolingo? Did you try to speak to Spanish speakers on the streets? Have you red Spanish or LatAm newspapers or websites? How does it feel now?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rachvx
rachvx
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Thanks! I've learnt all the verb tenses (if not all, then pretty much all; someone feel free to correct me!); I haven't had many opportunities to speak with Spanish natives but I'm going to seek those out more from now on. I've read anything Spanish that I come across, meaning headlines, signs, websites, I even have a Spanish desk calendar.

Overall, Spanish definitely does NOT feel like my second language. I'll keep practicing, though, and I hope one day to be able to say that I am bilingual!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/srwelby

Chris Londale's TED talk, "How to Learn Any Language in Six Months" explains beautifully how to achieve native level fluency efficiently. I'm trying to use his suggestions in combination with Duolingo, and it works faaaaarrrr better than anything I've tried in the past. With your foundation in Duolingo, you'll be unstoppable. Finding people to chat with in Spanish about things that are interesting and meaningful to you will make a huge difference, and it's a great way to meet wonderful people!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rachvx
rachvx
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Could you drop by my page and give me the link to his talk?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LegalJosh

Congratulation!! 18months. You have proven your determination!!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rachvx
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Thank you!

3 years ago
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