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I just finished my Spanish tree, and earned the Golden Owl..

GigiKaren
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Compared to the others here, this has taken me an excruciatingly long time to complete. I'm old. Family issues, many things. But! I kept at it, and finally finished. Feels great!

I could have done it much sooner, but did always try to keep the tree golden. I don't know if that is the best strategy or not. Maybe I should have gotten a tortuga de oro? :)

The main thing? Don't quit.

... Now, off to the reverse tree. :)

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/ilovescience

Congrats! Have some lingots!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ilovescience

Want more lingots? Go here or here.

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ilovescience

You're welcome!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Stormshad0

Congratulations! By the way, If any of you have any books, songs or movies that helped you in your language, please paste it here (https://www.duolingo.com/comment/8032670$comment_id=8032756)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alexlunac
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Congrats "Tortuga de oro" jajaja, it's fantastic, however you want to learn Spanish and I want to learn english, ... really I'm learning English and you Spanish. why do you want to learn Spanish?, for example I'm Native Spanish speaker and the English gives me more opportunities (you know) and by the other hand it's awesome. Actually I'm studying chemical engineering and too many books (for not say all) are written in english, and if I want to be a ph.D so I have to be a English speaker.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/swampy35
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Good job! Congrats!!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ari_Harvey

OMG that sounds awesome! I would love for someday for me to do the same thing. What's the,"The Golden Owl + Reverse Tree."? :P

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/j.cassandra981

Not 100% on what the golden owl is since I haven't finished my tree, but if I had to guess, you get it when you finish your tree and it's totally gold?

The reverse tree I know for sure. It's when you "learn" your native language from your target language. OP just did spanish from english, so now they are going to do english from spanish.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DraeWright
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Way to go! Yes, have some lingots! I just redicated my efforts to keep duolingo consistent and NOT QUIT, so you are inspiring me to go on...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Maiapelenin

I am new here, I started learning Spanish this week and I love this site, it's attractive and seems easy. Someone here was asking why? Because it's a beautiful language, very spoken around the world and I love foreign languages, love traveling, so on. I am also kind of old, actually how old is old?! :) And I am doing it because it's pleasant to spend the time like this instead of just surfing the net or on facebook... I don't know what you guys are speaking about like all these rules, tortugas, trees, I hope the site stay free and doesn't finish too soon. So hello new colleagues and congrats kiryah! By the way, now that you finished, what are you doing next?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SarahBecraft

Felcitaciones! Pero no es una tortuga de oro - es un búho. (Espera - no entendí el chiste la primera vez. Ya lo entiendo. ;_; soy una persona muy literal.)

¡Buena suerte con el árbol inglés! Te doy dos lingotes.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GigiKaren
GigiKaren
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Gracias Sarah!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MjF310
MjF310
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Felicidades! Yo también soy un viejo y eres una inspiración.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RuthMendoz11

I'm learning english and I'd like to improve my skills so if you want we could help each other, I help you with spanish and you with my english in skype.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jaime_Lam

Congrats! I just started and hope to finish Spanish and move on to German.....hope that wish will come true....!!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/allen14mitchell
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congrats

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/boot2
boot2
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Congratulations. I hope to get there...in due course

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lingogirl1234

Congratulations!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/compicej

!Felicitaciones! Muy bien hecho.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/abbbog

wow you just gave me alot of insparation! thank you and good luck :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/avrilstrydom

how long did it take. Its taking me for ever to get to a new lesson. I firstly do revision every time on some of the pervious lessons and I don't move on until I know my current lesson really well.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GigiKaren
GigiKaren
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About a year and a half. I have found that I remember better when I do a new lesson before bed, then repeat it in the morning. Weird, huh?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/johnlvs2run

How many words do you have now?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GigiKaren
GigiKaren
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1582

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/johnlvs2run

Thanks. I'll aim for that to finish my tree, eventually. :)

3 years ago