Esperanto Hall Of Fame
Hello and welcome to the Esperanto Hall of Fame, the list of everyone who has completed the Esperanto tree. Here we acknowledge the great achievements of the best and brightest Esperantists! Congratulations to everyone who done so and hopefully this motivates everyone else to keep going!
Hall of Fame:
There's also a Golden Hall of Fame for anyone who has reached the maximum level 25 in Esperanto.
Golden Hall Of Fame:
If you want to be added to the list, simply leave a comment (in either English or Esperanto) and I'll add you on. If you are wondering what to do next, check out this post here which is full of ideas.
Thanks for making the thread! :)
Personally, I would like to exclude users who seem to be using the immersion XP glitch to cheat the system from the level 25 hall of fame, but there isn't really a way to make sure :/
Let's say I have the Esperanto course selected. Then I click on a link to an Italian article in Immersion and start translating sentences. The XP I get will be added to my Esperanto course, not the Italian one.
Of course, sometimes this happens as an honest mistake. However, there are also people who will start courses, do very few lessons in them, and translate articles in a different language to get to 30,000 XP, while barely learning anything in the language they just reached level 25 in. People are free to do whatever they want, but personally, I'm very much against the abuse of this glitch and don't like to see users who make use of it praised and awarded.
I am highly skeptical that anyone could reach 30,000 XP in Esperanto by only doing Esperanto lessons in one and a half weeks; while the same person is someone I haven't seen around the Esperanto forums. Personally, I've been working pretty hard on the Esperanto course, and I'm almost at 5,000 XP - you can see why I'm suspicious.
I've seen claims that people have just been doing the beginner lessons over and over, but considering that redoing lessons that are still gold gets, like, 3-4XP? I find that fairly hard to believe. They seriously did beginner lessons ten thousand times???
I honestly don't know how you could get that many points even in immersion, that still seems a lot, but redoing beginner lessons? I'm pretty sceptical, too :-/ it's sad when people game the system.
On the other hand, the only people they're really cheating are themselves. Given the choice between level 25 and actually having a decent grasp on a language, I'll chose the latter every time!
Of course, you could do timed practice over and over on the first few skills, but that would still only get you 20 XP per practice (and it'd be pretty boring).
I accept that people want to game the system, but it's crazy all the same. I'm here to learn, and I won't do that by cheating. Points, dare I say it, aren't actually the point. They're but a guide to how well you're doing at learning the target language (assuming you don't cheat), and an incentive to keep at it.
So in addition to my number one method for learning a language, i.e. "don't give up", I'll add "don't cheat".
Wow, I had no idea about that. Yeah the person who got to level 25 doesn't seem to have done any of the skills so they shouldn't be on the list.
I accidentally leveled up to level 13 in Portuguese that way. I was practicing Portuguese when I saw an Immersion notification of when of my French articles- I ended up spending a while on the French immersion course and I mysteriously leveled up to level 13, and I had no idea how.
Suspicious in a nice polite term for impossible! I have been devoting several hours a day for the past two months or so; had a completely gilded, completed tree and still have only 5100 xp.
I think this is a lovely idea. I earned my Esperanto owl last Wednesday. ^_^
Congrats! (even though this is a year from when u posted XD) Anyway nice going with all your languages. You have a pretty nice streak going as well!
Would you say that you are actually fluent in the languages that you mastered?
Thanks! It does look like a bit much seeing all those flags together. No, I wouldn't claim that I am fluent or have mastered them. I can read a few of them with only occasional use of the dictionary, and hold a conversation in at least a couple of them but reading knowledge has been my focus for most of them.
Good luck with your studies!
I have just finished the tree, for me the hardest part is actually the english translation, haha. Dankon al Duolinga Espeanto-Teamo
Just finished - amusingly the last sentence was "I no longer have a good memory", perhaps true now it's filled with Esperanto.
Thanks to the Esperanto team for a great course.
Saluton. Mi finis mian arbon antaŭ (ĉirkaŭ) ok tagoj. Post la tago kiam Sheldolina finis.
Dankon! :D Ĉu nur ok homoj finis la arbon? Mi pensis ke mi iris malrapide kaj multaj homoj finis la arbojn antaŭ mi! :P
Gratulojn, ĉiuj! Kaj bonan ŝancon al la aliaj!
I finished the Esperanto tree a couple days ago. Add me please. Thank you :)
Mi ĵus atingis la arbo-supron, kaj la pejzaĝo estas belega! A huge thank you to the team that worked so hard to develop the course. This could be the most important advancement for Esperanto in a hundred years!
Please put me on the list! I just finished with a golden tree! Just under 4 weeks, I must be remembered! Thanks!
Mi finis la arbon en proksimume du horoj. Sed bonvolu ne kunnombri min, ĉar tio ne validas. Mi estas denaskulo kaj nur trairis la kurson por helpi trovi erarojn.
I did the English and the German one to try out Duolingo and it took me about 60-80 min. each. If you really speak the language and take all "test out" options, it can be done quite quickly.
Finfine, la venko kontraŭ la fortega Esperanta arbo! Mi estas tre kontenta pri tio kaj mi korege dankas la tutan teamon de la kurso!
Congratulations. Gratulojn. I think it takes some serious attention to achieve that - I've never managed it with any tree that I recall (I came close with German and Spanish a couple of times each since completing them). I must get round to challenging myself to make a tree completely gold. And once more, multajn gratulojn.
Oh no. I am finding it a greater challenge keeping it gold than it was completing it.
Mi ĵus finis la esperanta arbon! Dankon al la Duolingo Esperanto Teamo. La kurso estas bonega!
Mi kompletigis mian arbon longe antauxe... Bonvolu aldoni min ankaux. Emersono
I finally finished my first tree! Finally, after 5 days of intensive work. I feel so proud! :D
Finfine, mi havas la ora strigo! If you could add me to the list that would be great. Dankon.
I'm really stupid at languages and after almost three years here I still haven't finished a tree. I don't even do the immersion and have reached level 19 in French just by struggling through the exercises, but never reaching the end of them. It's as much as I can do to keep them golden.
It looks like Esperanto might be the first tree I actually finish. But not for a long time yet as I'm not halfway down yet and I'm already spending time reguilding it. I just want to post my admiration for anyone who finishes a tree. That's amazing. :)
I've still only finished the German tree. I should definitely finish the Esperanto tree someday... ;)
Finishing the Esperanto tree means something rather different for you, surely. :-)
I'm the same, I wasn't much good at languages at school and never thought I'd be able to speak anything other than English until I found Esperanto.
It took me a long time to finish my French tree, and at times I felt like giving up because it seemed too difficult. Persevere and you will get there! Just concentrate on keeping the tree golden, and then when you feel a bit more comfortable then slowly add in more lessons. I find doing just a little bit every day helps me a lot more than trying to cram a lot in. You can do it!
If you're still updating this, I'd like to have myself up there. Just finished the tree! And I'm open to finding someone who I could e-penpal it with to practice :)
La esperantan arbon mi ĝoje finfaris kaj mi esperas ke Duolingo faru la kurson ankaŭ por aliaj lingvoj. Mi ŝatus helpi krei novan Esperantan kurson por parlantoj de la germana, se Duolingo la helpon bezonus. Ĉar ni ĉiuj, kiuj uzas tiun ĉi retejon, jam Esperantiĝis aŭ baldaŭ Esperantiĝas, tio signifas, ke ni baldaŭ ne plu devus skribi tiajn mesaĝojn kiel tiujn ĉi angle! Mi deziras ke ĉiuj samideanoj fartu bone!
Mi ĵus finis la esperantan arbon!! Kia rajdo!! Bonvolu inkludi min sur la listo!
Just finished the tree! I first learned about Esperanto in 2004, but until this course was released I never had the determination to learn more than the bare minimum. I am so excited to finally get that "umph" I needed to continue my studies. A huge THANK YOU to both the people at DuoLingo and the magnificent folks who helped make this course a reality!
Finished the tree last night! Thanks for a wonderful course! All the developers have done a marvellous job.
Mi hierau vespere finis la esperantan arbon. Bonvolu aldoni min al la listo.
Hello, I have just finished my Esperanto tree and would appreciate it if you would add me to the above list. Thank you.
Hopefully I'll be added to the list soon, I'm halfway through my tree with about 24 topics left!
Hi I finished my tree a while ago and it is still gold. Please add me to the list?
If you're still updating this, may I please be added...pretty please with a cherry on top! I just finished my tree this morning!
Mi finis antaŭ kelkajn tagojn sed mi eklernis Esperanton antaŭ kelkajn jarojn. Dankon por la kurso.
Mi finis la kurson antaux kelkaj monatoj sed mi ne sciis ke cxi tiu listo eksistis xD Cxu vi povus aldoni min al la listo? Dankon :)
Ankaux, flootzavut aperas du fojoj en la listo.
Mi ĵus finis mian arbon kaj havas oran strigon :) Bonvolu aldoni min al la listo. Dankon!
Saluton! Ankaŭ mi ĵus finis mian Esperantan arbon, kaj ĝi estas tute ora :-) Ĉu vi povus aldoni min al la listo? Dankon, kaj dankon al la Esperanta teamo ĉe Duolingo! Vi regas!
I was so pleased when i finished the Esperanto tree. Still trying to re-gild then keep gold and i am pleased to see i am still finding words on it i did not know.
Thanks for maintaining this list. I finished the Esperanto tree end of last year. Could you add me to the list please?
Mi finiĝis antaŭ longe. Sed kiam mi studadis, la E-o kurso estis iomete 'beta'. Ĉu tio sufiĉas?
I've finished the tree if you're still adding people, finished it months ago actually.
Edit: I wonder how people can prove that they've finished the course, if at all.
I can see what level people have. You have to have at least level 10 before you finish the course, so anyone who doesn't have that doesn't get added. There have been one or two people who claimed to have finished the course but it wasn't on their profile, so I didn't add them to the list.
I finished the Esperanto tree. Now my goal is to make it all gold, and practice more. I wish I lived closer to a group of speakers.
So, if there was a community of speakers near by, what city would you have it in?
I will be moving back to the Omaha area, I know there is a group there, though I don't know how active it is. I am uncertain if anyone else in my soon to be abandoned area is interested. Since I will longer be there I think it would be better, if and when a group happens there for it to come from a person interested and committed to that community. There is a registered group that is four hours away, so eight hours round trip. For some that might be close enough, for me my job was slave like and left me exhausted, so that was too far away.
I'm a native Spanish speaker, and the Esperanto course for Spanish speakers will be released very soon, so if I ever complete the Esperanto tree for Spanish speakers, may I be added to the list too? And how can I prove I've finished the tree?
Finfine!!! Mi finis mian arbon kaj mi havas mian oran strigon (buhon?). Bonvolu, vi povas aldoni min ĉi tie? Dankon
I started the day after the course went live and just finished. Slow and steady.
Saluton! Mi finixgis la esperantan arbon kaj mi volas havi mian nomon sur la muro! Dankon! xgis!
Ĉu vi povas aldoni min, mi petas? Mi finis la arbon kaj mi ankaŭ estas en la dudek kvina nivelo. Dankon! :)
Mi estas fininta la arbo. Ĝi estis ora. Tio estis en augusto de 2016. Nun mi havas atingi nivelon 24. Bonvolu skribi mian uzantnomon sur la listo.
I finished the tree today! I've been learning since November, and working through it slowly. I've been putting off the last exercise for weeks because I didn't feel ready, but today I decided to bite the bullet :-)
Bonvolu aldoni mian nomon al la esperanto "Halo de Renomo" listo. Mi hodiaŭ finfine finis la esperantan arbon. Granda amuzo. Dankon!
Mi finis mian arbon hieraŭ vespere. Bonvolu meti min en la listo, kaj dankon por la mirinda kurso (pardonu miajn erarojn en esperanto - mi ankoraŭ havas multe por lerni :D )
Mi ĵus finis ĝin :) Tio ne estis tre malfacila. Mi nun legas la libron “Gerda Malaperis”, estas bona praktiko.
Mi finfine finis la esperantan arbon. Cxu vi aldonu min? Ankaux, mi ne scias kiel diri tiu cxi en esperanto, sed "props to the course creators"
Ne forgesu pri tiuj kiuj konstante administras kaj plibonigas la kurson. Mi pensas aparte pri RuthKC.
If you look at his feed, you can see that he actually did do Esperanto for sure. It doesn't say which courses, but I wanna trust him :P
Add me please! I finished ages ago actually; must have missed this somehow :) Really loved the course: some very funny sentences and the clearest, best Duolingo voice I've ever had in a course! Thanks for making it guys!
Mi finis la Esperantan arbon (multaj monatoj antaŭe) kaj nun mi provas origi ĝin!
Saluton! Mi jxus finis la Esperantan kurson en la anglan. Mi baldaux faros gxin en la hispanan
Can you add me on the list please? My account should show that I have completed the Tree.
I finished my Esperanto tree in early June (I have a screen shot of my Golden Owl from June 11, 2018. But a couple of weeks ago or so, I got the "upgraded" tree, and now my owl is no longer golden. But it will be again very soon. I will send an update once that's accomplished!