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

I've finished the Portuguese tree! (my 9th!)

After a few months of work, and quite a bit more over the past few days, I've finished the Portuguese tree! This is my 9th tree in all, and the third I've conquered in a month.

I look forward to someday using my new language skills in Brazil, and Portugal! :) I'll continue learning, doing immersion and waiting for Turkish :D Also, listening to Caetano Veloso :D

Many thanks to all of my encouraging friends, especially my dear Brazilian friend Ana who has long encouraged and taught me! :D

February 28, 2015

131 Comments


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

I refuse to believe you are human. ;)

Regardless of what you are, you deserve a huge congratulations! Best of luck as you continue learning Portuguese and all your other languages!

February 28, 2015

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

I am human, whether you want to believe it or not! :D

And, thank you so much!!!! :D

February 28, 2015

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

Congrats, Jack! How am I ever going to catch up? ;)

February 28, 2015

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

Thanks, Linn!! Don't even try ;)

February 28, 2015

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

Parabéns! Muito bom, é ótimo ver pessoas terminando suas arvores e espero que você fique fluente!

February 28, 2015

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

Muito obrigado!! Portugês é realmente uma idioma incrível :)

February 28, 2015

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

Idioma is a masculine word, so it's "um idioma." Just wanted to point that out. Great job!

December 29, 2016

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

How. Do. You. Do. This?!?! :D Congrats!

February 28, 2015

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

Because Portuguese is easy!! :D Thank you!!

February 28, 2015

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

Caetano Veloso eu gusto muito muito!!! Parabéns Jack, you are a champion here :-)) Bom fim de semana ;-)

February 28, 2015

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

Caetano Veloso é maravilhoso :D Muito obrigado! :) Bom fim de semana. :) Maintenant j'attend le turc!

February 28, 2015

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

Yakinda görüsürüz Jack ;-)

February 28, 2015

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

Huge Congrats to you, Jack! Nine trees is absolutely amazing! I am really looking forward to Turkish as well! :D

February 28, 2015

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

Thanks a lot!! :D Turkish will be amazing!!! :D

February 28, 2015

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

Congratulations! It is a big achievement!:)

February 28, 2015

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

Thanks a lot, Paloma!! :)

February 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gaga986

You are our little Genius. Congrats, Jack, I am so happy for you :) Which tree is next? :)

February 28, 2015

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

Thanks a lot, Gaga :) I think I might do some Irish, while I continue to wait for Turkish :)

February 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shelby-gabrielle

Parabéns, Jack! I'm so happy for you!!! :D :D :D

February 28, 2015

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

Muito obrigado, Shelby!!! :D Oh, thank you so much!!!! :D

February 28, 2015

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

Imgur

February 28, 2015

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

February 28, 2015

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

GeniusJack: Your 9th tree. What an achievement! Congratulations.

March 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/K-Tal

Parabéns! Very impressive repertoire!

February 28, 2015

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

Obrigado!! :D It's a pleasure to learn here!

February 28, 2015

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

That Irish flag is looking kind of lonely!

February 28, 2015

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

It does!! But it will be a bit farther along soon! :D

February 28, 2015

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

Well done! Many congratulations to you! :)

February 28, 2015

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

Thanks a lot, Azure! :)

February 28, 2015

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

Parabéns! Talvez, um dia, você será um(a) embaixador(a) para As Nações Unidas! Você tem muitos idiomas e é tão ambicios(o/a)! Nunca pare de aprender!

February 28, 2015

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

Eu sou um homem :D Muito obrigado!!

February 28, 2015

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

Thank you for clarifying. From now on I won't have to use parentheses for grammatical correctness! :D

February 28, 2015

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

That is a very snazzy owl! Congrats x9 :)

February 28, 2015

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

Congrats !It is phenomenal, brilliant, amazing ! When do you sleep ?:-)))

February 28, 2015

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

Thank you both!! :D I sleep 8 hours every night, usually from about 10 PM to 6 AM. ;)

February 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/duonks
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Well done Jack, time to get cracking on the Irish Ulchabhán ? :-D

February 28, 2015

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

Thank you very much!! :D Oh, I might do a few more skills, but I'm really waiting for Turkish! :D

February 28, 2015

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

Meow! You did it! That looks like a very happy owl. Congratulations! ^^

February 28, 2015

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

I did do it! Thank you!! I hope he's happy... I think he's happy knowing that I'm already using this language a lot to speak! It's the one I've used the most, besides Italian. Jeg kan se, at du vil have en hyggelig lille dansk ugle snart! ;)

February 28, 2015

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

Tak! Jeg håber du har ret! ^^

February 28, 2015

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

Congratulations, yet another achievement! The tenth golden owl is waiting for you.

February 28, 2015

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

Thank you!! Yes, I'm waiting to get that owl...

February 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/M4rt4a

Another one!? And at the same time I'm like... two skills further to finishing my German tree. You're incredible at this, I give you that. Congratulations on finishing the tree! ;) I'm waiting for Turkish, as well. I even started some courses on Memrise ahead of time.

btw. I've just checked your profile and I just can't believe it - besides all those trees you're also doing a lot of immersion, aren't you? How do you do that? I mean, I'm sharing my time between Duolingo and Memrise, and while polishing my English and Spanish, I can hardly find time for more languages. I'm even more amazed now. You're definitely a genius, Jack! ;)

February 28, 2015

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

Yep, another!! :D Oh, great!! :) Turkish will be amazing! :) Thank you!!!

Haha, I don't usually do much immersion while I'm actively learning a course. But, I'll do lots and lots now! :) Hahaha, I don't watch tv, I'm a high school student.... I have lots of time! Thank you!!

February 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Katrina.-

Parabéns! Are you sure you don't already no these langauges? ;) You are amazing, and I wish you luck with the rest of your language learning. I would lingot-bomb you to congratulate you, but that wouldn't be a gift. (Unless, of course, you do need lingots?....)

February 28, 2015

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

Obrigado! Hahaha, fairly certain ;) Thanks again!! :D No, I have 882 of them at the moment.... I've given away thousands XD

February 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anamaximiano03

Parabééééns! Estou muito orgulhosa de você :) Thanks for your help too, Jack! You always inspire me to learn more languages! Your Portuguese is really good, congrats again! ^^ :)

February 28, 2015

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

Aww, muito obrigado!! Eu estou também muito orgulhoso de você!! :) You're really welcome, Ana! Oh, thank you so much!! It's very sweet of you to say! :D Your English is perfect :)

February 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Caribbean-paris

Félicitations, Jack! :D You're incredible, as always ^^

February 28, 2015

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

Merci, Mels!! :D Aww, nobody is as incredible as you ^^

February 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MycroftHolmes97

Man, you are totally rocking Duolingo! Just wait and see;you're going to be asked to reset all of your progress by Duolingo because you're so good in so many languages. (Just kidding!) Congratulations on this accomplishment and keep mastering skill trees! :D Also you're lucky you can get 8 hours of sleep. I'm only in middle school and I'm still working at 11:30 PM... :l

March 1, 2015

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

Wow! So inspiring that you've been able to learn languages so quickly! Any tips for doing so? Personally, I only have three more skills left on my French tree and I'm looking forward to taking up some more languages in addition, but I would like to learn them faster than I did French. Congratulations on your accomplishment! Keep at it!

March 2, 2015

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

Thanks a lot!! :D Well, have tons of time, don't watch tv, and have a passionate love for language learning :P I really don't do anything special, I just go through the lessons.... Congrats! And thanks again :)

March 2, 2015

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

Cool, Can I have some lingots?

Please

March 2, 2015

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

sure

March 2, 2015

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

Parabéns! Quantas línguas consegues falar? E o que é que costumas fazer para aprofundar os conhecimentos da língua quando acabas a árvore?

February 28, 2015

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

Muito obrigado! :) Conseguo falar nove línguas (incluindo Inglês). Quando eu terminei a árvore, eu falo a língua tanto quanto possível. :) Eu também li muito na língua que aprendi :)

February 28, 2015

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

Parabéns!

February 28, 2015

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

Obrigado!

February 28, 2015

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

Congratulations. That is amazing.

February 28, 2015

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

Thank you! :)

February 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DeanG6

Amazing. Good job.

February 28, 2015

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

Thank you!! :D

February 28, 2015

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

Parabéns!

February 28, 2015

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

Obrigado!!! :D

February 28, 2015

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

Congratulations Jack ! I am the future king of duolingo who was sent from the future to save the mafrooms of the world. I will catch you some day but enjoy your 9th tree accomplishment in the meanwhile ;)

February 28, 2015

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

Thank you!! Hahaha, we'll see about that.

February 28, 2015

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

Do you have any videos in youtube ? it would be cool to see you speaking those languages like some people here who have posted their videos.

February 28, 2015

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

I've thought about that, but I don't yet!

February 28, 2015

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

Parabens! :)

February 28, 2015

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

Obrigado :)

February 28, 2015

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

Parabéns por ter conseguido termina-la, espero que você tenha aprendido muito

February 28, 2015

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

Muito obrigado! :)

February 28, 2015

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

Parabéns, amigo! Grande conquista a sua!

February 28, 2015

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

Obrigado, amigo!!

February 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joanna230

Parabéns! It's impressive. I hope one day I will write the same :) Thank you for sharing with us your big day. Keep up the good work!

February 28, 2015

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

Obrigado!! :) I'm sure one day, you will! Thank you!! Good luck!

February 28, 2015

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

Tebrikler. :)

February 28, 2015

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

Teşekkürler :)

February 28, 2015

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

Jack, van harte gefeliciteerd met alweer een boom! Ik respecteer je! :O

February 28, 2015

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

Heel erg bedankt!! :D

February 28, 2015

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

Wow! Parabéns!

March 1, 2015

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

Obrigado!

March 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eng.alexperes

Parabéns amigo! Quanto tempo levou para terminar o curso desde quando você iniciou em português?

March 1, 2015

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

Obrigado!! :) Me levou três meses!

March 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cherub721

Wow, congrats!!! I'm trying to figure out what your other 8 trees are... they are all obvious except the one that's level 11 in English... is that a completed tree, and from what language?

March 1, 2015

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

Thanks a lot, Ana!!! :) Yes, I've completed all trees from English, except Irish! That English tree is from Italian :)

March 1, 2015

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

Did you study language much before Duolingo was released?

March 1, 2015

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

I knew 200 Italian words before I started Duolingo in December 2013.

March 1, 2015

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

Awesome work Jack, well done. :)

March 1, 2015

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

Thanks a lot, MG! :)

March 1, 2015

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

Parabéns, você é muito inteligente. Divirta-se no Brasil.

March 1, 2015

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

Muito obrigado! :D

March 1, 2015

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

How well has that helped your skills?

March 1, 2015

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

I started with no knowledge. Now I would say I'm an advanced A2 speaker of Portuguese.

March 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mia301

parabens!

March 1, 2015

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

Obrigado :)

March 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gabrielso02

congratulations

March 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gabrielso02

congratulations for you , I don't finish my english tree yet, but I will.parabéns!!!!!!!

March 1, 2015

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

Thank you!! Good luck!!!

March 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gabrielso02

thank you!!!!!!

March 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/7agner

Parabéns! Você é um caminhão carregado de sabedoria! Espero um dia alcançar você em seu idioma natal.

March 2, 2015

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

Muito obrigado!! :)

March 3, 2015

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

Sometimes I feel like I am hard-core into learning languages because I feel like I spend every free moment studying or practicing something (mostly Spanish). Then I look in DuoLingo Discussion and realize, I'm not even in the Minor Leagues ;)

March 2, 2015

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

Ha, you're hardcore compared to most people :D

March 3, 2015

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

Parabéns! Espero que venha ao Brasil e goste ainda mais da nossa Língua Portuguesa!

March 2, 2015

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

Obrigado!! Espero também!! :)

March 3, 2015

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

After finishing this course, do you find yourself to be fluent? Did you use other resources? What is your native language?

March 3, 2015

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

My native language is English, I didn't use other resources, and I would definitely not consider myself fluent. Fluency takes much more study, Duolingo only provides a good basis in a language.

March 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/stelka91

Congratulations. Are you fluent in all these 9 languages?

March 3, 2015

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

Thanks! No, I'm not.

March 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/stelka91

In which of these languages are you fluent?

March 3, 2015

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

I'm not fluent in any :) I can communicate in all of them from an A2 to a B1 level.

March 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeiFan2

Impressive....but I want to see how you progress if they put Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Thai into the portfolio.. And even better, some Arabic languages....LOL....that would be a fun challenge!!

Just kidding, great job!

March 3, 2015

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

Thanks! I am already learning a little Thai and Chinese, and Persian, on other sites.

March 3, 2015

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

Which sites? I'd really like to know anything that would help.

March 3, 2015

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

I use Memrise! :) It has many courses! Not all of them the highest quality, though.

March 3, 2015

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

Any idea of sites that help you become fluent?

March 3, 2015

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

I don't think fluency can be achieved through any website. You should use the language you're learning as much as possible, watch shows in that language, try to be immersed, if possible. Read, watch, listen, speak and write.

March 3, 2015

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

Woow Congratulations Jack! 9 trees is a really huge thing. It inspires me a lot, hope I can catch up with you one day ;)

March 4, 2015

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

Thank a lot! :D

March 16, 2015

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

Meanwhile, I've not finished my English Tree yet. I need to inspire myself on you xD

March 4, 2015

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

Thank you! Good luck! :D

March 16, 2015

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

How many languages are you fluent in?

March 4, 2015

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

English. The others I have conversational fluency in, that is, I can converse in them, make many of my thoughts and feelings known and understand quite a bit.

March 16, 2015

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

Great stuff - hopefully see you on the next Mod versus Mod once again. Congratulations!

March 5, 2015

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

Thanks! You will ;)

March 16, 2015

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

Hi my name is Cole and I am looking for a Portuguese tutor. I am currently learning engineering at a university in the united states. Please comment or follow me if you would like to become friends and help each other

March 16, 2015

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

Congratulations! Nine trees is astounding. Great work!

March 16, 2015

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

Thanks a lot, Heather!! :D I need to keep practicing all of them :P

March 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tutugamer0202

sim e muito bom agora você precisa de um oftalmotorrinolaringologia para comer um pao de queijo

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