https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

A Duolingo thank you to Monica, Ker, and Vicki! ♥

To Monica, Ker, and Vicki (who have built courses and mentored so many course teams, and Vicki who also came up with the Incubator),

You have done so much as the roots of this giant Duolingo tree! For all of the hours you've spent working tirelessly through thick and thin to bring us Duolingo, please accept this small token of thanks. And while a thank you seems so small for helping 50 million people reach for their dreams, please know that it comes from the heart. Wherever you go from here, we wish you success, adventure, and happiness! :D

Yours truly,

The Duolingo Community ♥

Thank you!

Many thanks to AlexinIreland for helping pull this together and everyone who helped gather information and translations!

Portuguese, Italian, English

January 9, 2015

28 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mukkapazza

A big thanks to you and the millions of others who help grow such beautiful trees! Keep on sharing your cheer and unbeatable penguin drawings with the world :)

January 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alexinIreland

Hey Monica! A million thanks again for all your work :D (Btw...I hope you noticed the toilet paper on the penguin's head ;P)

January 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Z.Shan
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The toilet paper is priceless. ;)

2015.01.09 EST

January 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

I'm still waiting for that story.

January 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Z.Shan
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If I remember correctly, Alex has shown the screenshot of that chat history in one of his posts in the past.

2015.01.10 EST

January 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alexinIreland

Your memory serves you well, Z! https://www.duolingo.com/comment/4933517

January 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

You've really done amazing things for Duolingo Monica, and this place has made a huge difference in my life. I can't thank you enough. <3

January 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robloxian_Kitten

Why wasn't I here in 2013/2014 :'(......

February 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/itastudent

Thanks for all the support you provided us with. :)

I am glad I had the chance to work with someone like you.

January 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/marssy

This is super sweet!!!!

January 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CharmingTiger

Good job, Usagi! Me likes dat.

January 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deliciae

Thank you for all you've done! :)

(PS: This just serves to solidify what I already knew; penguins are the foundation of Duolingo.)

January 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jayway223

Why do you love your penguins so much? :P

January 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnIsAPandah

Who wouldn't? :P

January 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jayway223

I don't. ;)

January 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnIsAPandah

That's sour, Jay. :P

January 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GrandApple

Are they leaving already? :(

January 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Yeah. :( Hard to see such titans making the leap to the next big adventure. But, hopefully many good things follow for them and the people they encounter. They certainly blessed this community with their presence. :)

January 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VeeDrawStuff

;-) Cool artwork

January 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pont

According to my notification email archives, Monica has fixed at least 56 missing translations that I've reported in the Italian course.

On one occasion, she added the translation two minutes after I reported it.

The thanks are well deserved :).

January 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GeniusJack

Thank you so much for all your wonderful contributions! :)

And that is a very beautiful drawing :)

January 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ker

OMG! Thank you so much guys! :)))))) This is very very special, you should see the smile on my face :) I also want to thank each one of you for keeping this project alive and bringing free education to every corner of the world! And....thank you for adding so much fun to my job and making it so rewarding!

January 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Macjory

Whatever role the three of you have played in making Duolingo possible, thank you very much!

January 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Amgad

Appreciation is awesome!

January 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Aww, still miss these three. Our dancing penguin emoji reminded me.

October 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/silvaIguer

This is so beautiful, omg!!!

August 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

^_^

August 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheRealDIOBrando

Yo when i saw Monica and Vic, i though y'all were talking about the Dragon Ball Super actors lol.

But i agree these people have contributed a lot to the Duolingo cause! I hope they are doing alright.

May 29, 2019
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