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https://www.duolingo.com/julesmGGF

I've Finished My Esperanto Tree!!!

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I've just finished my Esperanto tree and I am now super pumped!! I want to share the crazy awesome news with you guys so let me write about it!

I've been using Duolingo since April of 2013 and in of all that time I never completed a tree... Until now! I don't know why, but I sat down and told myself "alright, let's finish a tree today." And I did.

The first few lessons of the Esperanto tree were a breeze and had me believing that the entire language would be this easy. I know that it's said to be the easy language to learn, but you have to remember, it's still a language, and learning one is no easy task. Around the middle of the tree, I started getting discouraged from all the affixes to try and memorize, but I decided to push through. It started to click and the bottom of the tree became much easier and more enjoyable. All in all, I think I will still try to retain my new found knowledge of this awesome language. It's so much like the other romance languages in vocabulary, with little mixes of German and even Greek here and there. The purpose of this language is to bring people all over the world together and promote peace, and I think that's what motivated me to finish the course. So, let me give a big thank you to the Esperanto team for their hard work, because they made an amazing course (and with some of the best sentences I've ever seen too!!) and I hope everyone else enjoys learning this language.

If you want more practice, lernu.net has an Esperanto course and a good chatroom to practice with people all over the world (if you're not an adult/young adult you might need your parent's mission), and also look around and join a local Esperanto club. Don't forget to check out Pasporta Servo once you feel comfortable speaking Esperanto!!

Alright, I've been up for over 24 hours, so now I'm going to hit the hay. Happy language learning to everyone!

Dankon ĉiuj!!

Duo

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Plamsy
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I think esperanto will overtake Ukrainian and Norwegian in 2 days!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/amuzulo
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Gratulegon!! Just curious, did you have any former knowledge of Esperanto before you started here? :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/julesmGGF
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A teensy tiny bit :) I know the history of the language and about Zamenhof. I have an account on lernu that I haven't used in months and I am a member of Esperanto-USA, yet somehow I never did study the language past say... 'la knabino havas hundon'.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/amuzulo
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Interesting, so glad we could help you!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KateVinee
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Gratulojn!!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rumnraisin
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Well done. I'd been watching your progress and expecting you to be amongst the first handful of people to finish. You put a lot of effort in. First thing I did on Duolingo this morning was check the Esperanto forum to see if either you or Sheldolina had finished. I had a good nights sleep in contrast to your keeping up over 24 hours. I'm coming back to the last 10 skills, refreshed, and should finish sometime today.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/julesmGGF
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I wish you happy language learning :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jasopop
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Congrats! I got only about half way through it before I got mentally tired to the max so that's an amazing acomplishment!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Marc_B
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Wow!! That is an AWESOME achievement!! : )

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Redelll
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I think that's the most beautiful trophy >(^-^)<

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BuddyRey

Gratuloj al vi pro via mirinda atingo!

I was out of town when the course was released, but I hope to catch up with y'all soon!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bookrabbit
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Congratulations!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/imflashdelirium

I wish I was this committed

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/julesmGGF
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It's a miracle for me. I almost gave up a couple of times, but I just had to step away from the computer for a few minutes and push through!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LauriceP

How do you stay committed to learning? You got a lot of em languages going on simultaneously!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/julesmGGF
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My OCD hates me haha! But I do have some I like to focus on. I'm hispanic but I practice my Spanish on here whenever i feel like i'm getting rusty, I love nordic/Scandinavian culture so I also started working on those, German for heritage reasons like Spanish, Irish because i'll be staying in a Gaeltacht for a week in Ireland this summer, Esperanto for the competition of finishing first, and the rest are just for fun when I'm bored and not motivated at the moment for the other languages.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pratyush.
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what's OCD?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/julesmGGF
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Basically I'm obessed with having things in a certain order or doing certain things, such as obsessive language learning haha

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MissThorson

Nice!! I just started mine. How long did it take for you to finish? :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/julesmGGF
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Somewhere around 30(+) hours I think!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MissThorson

Awesome!! You're pretty smart and fast!! :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/julesmGGF
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Aww thanks c:

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MultiLinguAlex
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Congratulations =)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/julesmGGF
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Dankon!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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Congratulations! I'm not far behind you - I kept falling asleep yesterday 8-o

Hopefully will join you later today.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/julesmGGF
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I envy your being able to sleep. I'm really trying right now, but I am so awake and energetic but my eyes and head hurt!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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I felt like of like that when I finished my Ukrainian tree, and I took longer about that! You reminded me of this guy:

You probably need to lie down in a darkened room till all the voices stop talking ;)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Erven.R

I think you should put this discussion on the Global discussion so that people will see it! Congratulations!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/julesmGGF
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Thank you! And that sounds good

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Erven.R

Woah fast reply! Have 4 lingots [because I hate it when my lingots don't end with 0]

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/julesmGGF
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Aww haha dankon!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pratyush.
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Congrats!!!! So, how much you can read of Esperanto now? Edit: It's not all, 8 more skills are coming in tree Esperanto 2.0

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/julesmGGF
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A fair amount i'd say! Translating the sentences from Esperanto to English was the easy part!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger
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Congratulations! That's amazing.

When you've gone through something very quickly, the old adage really is true: Use it or lose it. Right away start listening, or reading, or maybe going through the tree again. I bet that the course developers would love more feedback if you go through the tree a second time.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/julesmGGF
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I plan on it, but a little slower this time ;)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi
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Whoa! That was fast!! Well done!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Albrechtion
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Congrats! Now I feel slow, I'm only planning to finish it in 10 days! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/v.ivanov
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Ŝajne vi rajtas preni kvincent lingotojn: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/8838321

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/compicej

Cool! Congrats!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/truelefty
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OMGGG So fast!!!

Congratulations!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LeIouch

Congrats, that was fast!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Username899

Nice job dude

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Isrianth
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Congrats! You did an amazing job.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Azure_Waters
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Woohoo! (:

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Xoved

Congrats! People like you motivate me

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KsaveroEO
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And me!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DARKMEN.

You are so good!

love

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DJ_Kunar
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N.K.D. ( = nekredeble). Kaj tiom simpatia persono laŭ la video de amuzulo.

julesmGGF, ĉu vi interesiĝas pri Esperanto-muziko? Aŭ muziki mem (ekzemple kanti, ludi la gitaron, ukulelon aŭ iun ajn muzikilon)?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/julesmGGF
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Jes, mi ludas la gitaron reale

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DJ_Kunar
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Bonege! Ĉu vi interesiĝas pri lernado de Esperanto-kantoj? Mi havas tekstojn kaj akordojn. Kaj ekzistas Youtube-videoj por aŭskulti la originalojn.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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Mi interesigxas ankaux!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Andi_M
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Haha, Gunnar disvastigas la ukulelo-viruson!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJVZLMBRO-E

Mi celas ke li faras ukulelokurson en Esperanto-renkontiĝoj.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/4oh4
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Interesting. I thought that when you finished the tree you would get the full 25. Weird!

10 months ago