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100 day streak of Spanish!

mofo35
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Buenos Dias Folks,

I finally reached my 100 day streak of Spanish this morning! For me, it was a lot harder than I thought. Muchas Gracias Duolingo!.

Próximo objetivo: 101 días consecutivos de español. :))

Just curious, for those of you who have reached a 100 day streak and more, what kept you going? What hacks or brain tricks did you use to keep your motivations?

Cheers, M

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/.Jo.
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Being honest I've found this english learning very interesting and I really enjoy it ( because now I've realized that I'm more capable to understand english things than before), so it is not as difficult as I used to think, also I have set a daily goal which is about to translate a certain amount of sentences on Duo (takes me around 30 to 45minutes), this makes things easier and I don't get overwhelmed at all. Of course I try using other resources such as youtube videos, listening to music, reading english books (I'm currently reading "The Hobbit"), articles on the internet, watching tv series (Game of thrones), movies, chatting with others and so on. I mean I try to do it in different ways therefore I don't get boring easily it becomes enjoyable instead even though I still make a lot of mistakes but it is part of the game. well just to finish this long comment I want to share my favourite english phrase which also keeps me motivated "All is up to you". Greetings from Mexico

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/abrummet

You're doing great, my friend. This was much easier to read than posts by many native English speakers. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FlyinDillon

Great idea! Im going to immerse myself in spanish movies, videos and music more. That'll help retain and expand my understanding ever so much!!! Gracias!

P.S. Your writing is extremely fluently my friend, keep it up!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JokoLelono
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Imgur

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mofo35
mofo35
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Muchas gracias! Eso es hilarante !

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie
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Great job!
For me, it has just been consistency and routine. I usually try to do a lesson in the morning, but I have put myself in the habit of checking every night before I go to bed to make sure I earned points for the day, if I haven't, I go ahead and do a quick lesson. And that's about it. No real tricks, just making it part of my daily routine.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mofo35
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Wazzie, 577 day is really impressive! I'd say with that kind of streak, this seems more like an obsession than a simple routine! Way to go!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie
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Haha, and little from Column A and a little from Column B.:) Thanks!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bcturner59

I do the same thing. First thing in the morning I do a lesson and earn 50 point. If for some reason I have to get up extremely early, I make sure to do it before I go to bed. It's a lot of fun.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tom2v
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one year English :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mofo35
mofo35
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That's great! How much time do you spend on Duolingo daily?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tom2v
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2 hrs approximately

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mofo35
mofo35
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2 hours daily for more than a year without missing a single day, that's what I call dedication! Awesome!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dan-NYC
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I'm a newbie: 61 days. I was losing my motivation and then gained it back with the translations.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mofo35
mofo35
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Hey Dan, How long did it take you to reach Level 25 in Spanish?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dan-NYC
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Just 68 days. The translation speeds things up. I've been studying Spanish, intensely, for about 15 years. That helped,too.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/norteaga
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I just love to enter every day, but eventually I will have to schedule my hours of practice because vacations are almost over for me.

Congrats for your achievement y que tu próxima meta sean otros 100 días!

Saludos!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Taloua
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I motivate you Keep on Brother level 16.

Just imagine how better you will be if you continue and follow active friends to make you more motivated good luck http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpKBAgKvq4w

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mofo35
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Gracias!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/--J--jr.

Just remember that the commitment you have made is to yourself, and that YOU, above all others, are not the person you want to let down.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bcturner59

I so agree! My goal is to be able to speak and understand conversations. Although my current # of days =41, but I had 18 then missed my mark at midnight. Then did 58 and same thing. Now I make my goal in morning and add to it at night! But going very slowly. I want to FULLY understand fast talkers

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sasha_Cn

Mofo35, my motto is every day a bit. So this streak does the trick for me. When practising every day at lest fifteen minutes you get a measurable feeling of advancement. Of course, it is interesting and fun.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/iAMsoFLUENTyay

Okay 3 day streak so far :) My name was created for the power of positive thinking! Duolingo is my meditation. It calms my mind and makes me feel centered.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mofo35
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Namaste!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TatianaBoshenka

Well, I've been trying hard to overtake you. =D Not really, I'm kidding. I just don't want to lose my streak. I'm right behind you!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mofo35
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There you go! That's the movitation I was looking for to keep going! :))

Just curious, how much time do you spend daily on your duolingo lessons?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TatianaBoshenka

I try to spend about an hour a day, but it varies. My unofficial goal is 300 xp a day. I'm working on the reverse tree now and when I finish that, I'm not sure what I'll do. I know I need a lot more practice with my Spanish. The reverse tree is going a lot slower than I thought it would. It's crazy how many times I can make errors in ser and estar, and also putting down the wrong gender or number on my adjectives. So easy, right?

I intend to read a lot in Spanish so maybe that's what I'll do when I complete the reverse tree.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/niger700

Tatianea: Try to read the newspaper (Spanish ones); here in Florida they are free. Read with a dictionary close by. Cheers. Hang in there.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nygreenbauer

also, there is translator app on iPhone (in iTunes) the icon for the app is an A in blue ... i have this so helpful in studying spanish and easier than having a hardcopy dictionary.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/llamalovers000

What is a "reverse" tree?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TatianaBoshenka

The reverse tree, LL, is the set of lessons for people who speak your target language to learn your native language. In my case, after doing the Spanish for English-speakers tree I am now working my way down the English for Spanish-speakers tree. It gives you a lot more opportunity to actually compose sentences in Spanish, so it's great practice. It is much harder for me than I thought it would be.

I thought it would be quite easy but I keep making mistakes in Spanish that show that I really need the practice. I would say about 60% of my mistakes fall under ser/estar confusion, and failures to correctly inflect adjectives for gender and number of the noun they modify. Another big chunk of my errors are about reflexive sentences or verbs. Remembering to say "se" with verbs like siente. And then there are a fair number of them where I put words in the wrong order. Sometimes words like "casi" (almost) "jamás" (never) etc. are less free in where they belong in the sentence than with English. (At least, I have to trust duolingo on that because I don't know Spanish well enough to say for sure myself.)

Anyway, it's been very instructive and useful and I would recommend it for everyone who is learning a language, if the reverse tree exists for their languages.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bcturner59

I spend about an hour every day studying on duolingo. Soon I hope to find children's videos to practice understanding Spanish.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ellatiene
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I love Duo for the streak. It force me and let me be consistent, and I think that you mofo and Tatiana will be my additional motivation.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Macjory
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And I'm right behind you!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mofo35
mofo35
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How long did it take to reach level 25 in Spanish?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Macjory
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I spent a lot of time in Immersion translating, so I almost reached level 25 before I finished my tree! It took 6 weeks to finish the tree, if that gives you an idea. But I'm finding that Portuguese is going much more slowly, partly because my ears aren't adapted to the pronunciation yet: I keep mistaking words for other words! :9

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mofo35
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6 weeks to finish the tree! Wow! Now that's what I call a "dedicated fast learner". Kudos to you!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chda
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mas o menos unos 60 días si usted traduce unas 15 oraciones diarias

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brigcampbell
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Here I come!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mofo35
mofo35
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Alright folks! Come on board and let's reconvene again when we all reach 150 day streak.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mofo35
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@brigcampbell @Macjory and @TatianaBoshenka.

Howdy Folks! I see you have been keeping up on your daily duties! We're very close to our 150-day short-term goal... See you in a couple of weeks!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bcturner59

I should try to catch up to you as a new goal

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Far_1
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felicidades man way to go! on an unrelated note, your profile picture looks like David Spade... just throwing it out there...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/traroloc

What keep me going?

My love for learning a foreign language, of course. Honestly using Duolingo turned into something routine for me, I mean is like take the breakfast every morning with a good cup of coffee.

Congratulations for your achievement, and I hope you continue learning a lot.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/llamalovers000

I reached a 98 day streak before I had a talent show for my school come up. That day I was rather busy so I lost my streak. The reason I made it that far though was because of my determination to learn Spanish and my goals. I also found the Immersion category really fun since I loved to read some of those articles and translate some sentences or phrases to make them seem more "complete". Sometimes I set a goal like "59 points" per day and wanted to see how many days in a row I could earn 59 points, and eventually the streak chart was a nice and steady line.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/llamalovers000

Yes, iAmsoFluentyay, you are also correct. I also think that sometimes for you to achieve things, you need to look at them slightly differently. When learning a language, that is KEY. Instead of thinking that it is some sort of work overload that you are pressured and forced to just get through, think of it as a fun hobby that will get you further in life.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brigcampbell
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Checking in with the streak geeks! Todo el mundo se ve bien.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mofo35
mofo35
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I'm still here... tomorrow will be my 150 day streak! Yeah! Keep it up

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brigcampbell
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Been awhile since our 100 day. LOL

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mofo35
mofo35
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Congrats on your 700 day streak ... Como esta tu espanol ahora?

2 years ago

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