https://www.duolingo.com/ddbeachgirl

all caught up

I studied DL last year, January - June for a trip to Québec. I had to press on to other activities when I got back. Inspired by the new year, and generally more time to study in the winter, I picked up DL again.

When I opened DL on January 1st, I was amazed at how much strength I had lost on the skills - basically all of it!!! So I started over, and did each lesson over and over to get them solid.

Today I caught up to where it was last year! It took a month and a half this year to get to "Arts." Last year it took five months. I now have lots of brand new adventures in French learning ahead of me. My goal is to be ready to comfortably communicate in French when I hike part of the Grande Randonnée Pyrénéenne (GR10) next year and to never lose all my level strength again!

February 20, 2015

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Briskrisk

Congratulations and good luck on your future goal! P.S. Hiking the Grande Randonnée Pyrénéenne? I'm officially envious. Can I stow away and come too?

February 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ddbeachgirl

Je ne suis ni grand ou fort, mais je suis déterminé . Dans mon profil photo, vous pouvez voir le Mont Everest -dessus mon épaule . Nous allons être la randonnée d'environ 150 miles. Êtes-vous déterminé aussi ?! : )

February 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Amphibian

Félicitations sur ton succès ! Je ne veux pas être impoli mais j'ai reconnu que vous avez utilisé les mots masculin 'fort' et 'grand'. Peut-être vous vouliez dire 'forte' et 'grande'? :)

February 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Briskrisk

Very determined, and I love to hike. Did you complete Everest or just visit?

February 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ddbeachgirl

I hiked for nearly three weeks in the Gokyo and Khumbu valleys on the Himalaya. I made it to the Everest Base Camp, then climbed the peak, Kala Patar (18,500'), where the picture was taken. I will make it over 20,000' one of these days, just cuz :) Where do you hike?

February 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Briskrisk

Oh, that sounds like it was a fun trip. 20,000' certainly something to have on the bucket list "just cuz"

I spend most of my time hiking in or around the Appalachian mountains.

Sorry about the lack of a French reply back. Not quite there yet. But you've certainly inspired me to get better.

February 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Cruise2525

C'est magnifique!

February 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/jpk6

Funny how many people seem to "disappear" after reaching the "Arts" component...

February 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ddbeachgirl

Haha, so true! Is it because the verb tenses become more intensive?

February 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/jpk6

That is one possible explanation. However, I think it is a deeper, more disturbing mystery. :)

February 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/RuMort

I don't want to disappoint you, but (I did 3/4 of the GR10 some 20 years ago, still hoping to do the last part before I'm too old...) I remember on some parts you don't meet lots of people (to talk to) ... It can be lonely in this mountains (but that was what I liked) ... Anyway, the best long distance walk I ever did ! You will need your French in the small villages and the Refuges, because mostly they don't speak English (and in some parts they speak Basque and Spanish).

February 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/dalenichols

Félicitations!

February 21, 2015
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