https://www.duolingo.com/BeckyBuchholz

One year streak coming up in 3 hours!

I'm just a grandmother who learned some German in high school. My son told me about Duolingo, and I was excited to get started. I love the flexibility, as some days I only have time to do one lesson. I'm not in a rush to finish my tree. My goal is to learn it solidly, so I review and repeat lessons. I'm better than half way, though! I buy streak insurance, but only needed it a few times. My granddaughter has learned a few French words with me. She's 7!

Thanks to everyone for this great program! After reading other comments, I decided to take the Deutsche Welle placement test. It suggested I start at A2! I wouldn't have taken it if not for the discussion board. I'm amazed, and proud of myself. (blushes)

April 19, 2015

55 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/aanaaaa

:) congratulations, never is late to start learning something new :)

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/aanaaaa

I admire your dedication :) I couldn't do that

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BeckyBuchholz

Thanks!

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Carolyn250

As one grandmother to another, I salute you! Congratulations!

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BeckyBuchholz

I see you're a streaker, too! :D

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Foodoo

Well done! I am also an old lady trying to ward off brain deterioration and they do say that learning a new language is one of the best things to do to keep the mind 'aktiv'! I have a ways to go to match your streak but I can proudly say that I have yet to use a streak freeze. One thing I am REALLY jealous of though, is that you are a grandmother. I keep telling my children that the only reason we have children is so that we can get grandchildren...but you know kids. They never listen! Seriously, though, you have a lot to be proud of!

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BeckyBuchholz

Foodoo, those little one are amazing! She's also doing some Chinese with her uncle. They are such little knowledge sponges! I like cryptograms, too, for keeping the cobwebs down. Streak freeze saved my buns when I was sick. That's great that you haven't had to use it yet.

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/duonks
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Hey there Happy Duoday !!! :-D

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BeckyBuchholz

Happy Duoday to you, too! :D

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/duonks
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Thanks! :-D

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BeckyBuchholz

Thank you for 365 lingots, somebody! Wow! :O

April 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Yverlet

Some years have 366 days ;P

April 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ayayanouvet

Wow! You have a lot of languages. If I may ask, what is your native language ?

April 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MultiLinguAlex

Hi, that's a fantastic progress and 365 consecutive days are not easy to accomplish. Way to go and onwards to the next 365 days ;-)

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BeckyBuchholz

You've set a great example! You seem to be doing very well indeed. Looks like a bit over 200 more days for me to catch up with your streak. :D

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MultiLinguAlex

You can do it! ;-)

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Eey91

Congratulations! that's a big achievement.

Perhaps if you want, you can join now the Unofficial Hall of Fame created by users =). I hope you can finish your tree and continue to learn.

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BeckyBuchholz

Thank you! I feel honored to join everyone there.

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/sandeepa2

Congratulations. All the best.

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BeckyBuchholz

Thanks!

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/iivargas

Congratulations grandma !!! :)

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BeckyBuchholz

That does it! I'm going to have to adopt everyone here! :D

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/iivargas

hahahahah i want it ! :)

April 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ajpthree

I'm down. Lost my grandma in 2002, not having a grandma really sucks.

April 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/m.tastic

Great job! :)

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BeckyBuchholz

Danke!

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Akusio

Great work, are you going to try for 2 years? :P

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BeckyBuchholz

Absolutely!

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TaraDuo123

I admire your spirit ;)
I hope I can age gracefully like you.

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BeckyBuchholz

Aww, shucks! ;) Thanks!

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/FreedomWind

Wonderful! What an achievement! Enjoy,

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BeckyBuchholz

Thanks!

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Gintarasan

5 days til my 365 day streak as well :)

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BeckyBuchholz

It's a great feeling, isn't it?! :D Well done, you!

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/lingogirl1234

Congratulations!

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BeckyBuchholz

Thanks!

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Lorel90

Congratulations!!! You are an inspiration.

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BeckyBuchholz

Thanks!

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Reavus3

Wow incredible! Congratulations :)

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BeckyBuchholz

Danke!

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Eitz

Congratulations, what an amazing story. :)

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BeckyBuchholz

Thanks!

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ajpthree

awesome!! my 1st year is coming up in 15 days, & I plan on continuing for as long as possible - I love this site and app! :D

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BeckyBuchholz

It's the best! Great folks all willing to help and encourage!

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/KhorSiZe

Congratulation !

April 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/shorouk.aziz

Wow How impressive !! congratulation :D :D

April 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/gladiador8311

Congrats, learning languages is the best!

April 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/qRIos2c

Very inspiring! I hope I'll be such a polyglot in my later years. Thank you.

April 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/cowb0y88

congratulations! that is something you will never regret!!!

April 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Random7878

Congratulations!

April 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Filangi

Congratulations! This story is amazing. I wish you more funny years in life with family and Duolingo friends. :)

April 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TimothyAspeslagh

Wonderfull! I hope I'll hit 1 year in 300 days ;)

April 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/FLchick

Very impressive!

April 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CorpseFlower2

That's really cool especially that you granddaughter learned french that's impressive.

April 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/reject86

"I buy streak insurance" - that is an awesome way to put it!

Congratulations on a 1-year streak! I hope to do the same next year :)

April 22, 2015
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