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

FYI, a lie, goodbye @ 499...

I finished my French tree six or so weeks ago and decided to reward myself with a Duo T-shirt. So just FYI, the women's shirts are American Apparel and they definitely have their skimpy tight-for-the-size look and thin silky feel. So unless you are willowy (and you know who you are), I would suggest ordering a size up.

In my valedictory post, I said I planned to keep my French tree gold but to return to my study of Italian in preparation for a summer trip there. But I didn't. I just kept studying French. Pourquoi? Je ne sais pas.

And now -- like actually now, I'm at the airport -- I'm headed to Italy. Following the example of several others, I'm letting my streak go to enjoy my travels and immerse myself in, if not French, still another beautiful language. Je vais vous voir en juilliet. Salut et ciao!

June 15, 2015

19 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Good luck with your trip! :D

June 15, 2015

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

Have fun in Italy! Say hi to the Pope for me. (I really like this pope.)

June 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/v43ng

I expected to see a picture of the shirt.

June 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aleia11

That would be a good Idea.

June 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jpk6

But there's wi-fi everywhere in Italy! ;-)

Learning French has an addictive quality to it. That might be your je ne sais pas. Faites un bon voyage !

June 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jaclyn1019

Have fun! I hope you enjoy your trip. I hear the food is amazing

June 18, 2015

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

Good for you! I hope you enjoy Italy!

June 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carolyn250

Best reason ever to give Duo. a rest. Enjoy yourself!

June 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MjF310

Merci pour le post sympa et vous amuser en Italie! Bon voyage!

June 16, 2015

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

Have Fun!

June 16, 2015

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

bravo et bon voyage! donne nous de tes nouvelles de temps en temps

June 16, 2015

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

Enjoy Italy, its wines and great cuisine! (but not too much, or your new t-shirt will really get tight!)

June 16, 2015

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

That will really be the hardest part... Hmmm... Pizza with mozzarella di bufala!

June 16, 2015

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

same here.. trying to be diligent about portuguese but i just want to keep practicing french. bon voyage et bonne chance!

June 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wyeager84

je suis jaloux. I'm going to Italy in November then up to France for a week - streak might have to end there too!! Now that i don't get lingots for anything ... easier to let it go -

June 17, 2015

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

I would never say a 511 day streak is easy to let go just because I don't get virtual money for maintaining it. But that's just me.

June 17, 2015

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

Happy travelling! Never mind which language you are studying when, it's all beneficial. Those courses (and more) will be here waiting for you when you come back...

I was actually thinking about the sizing of the t-shirts not long ago, since there are gaps between the cm measures given for each size. I was wondering whether the t-shirts are rather small or rather large compared to the given sizes, but thought that asking about it here would make for a rather silly discussion opener in itself. So thanks for the information, now I am no longer wondering!

June 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/QuentinL19

Haave fun

July 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/.Darth.Solo.

Good luck my friend.

September 3, 2017
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