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

Finished German tree - TOTALLY GOLD !!

This is my first post.
I'm finally finished after 264 days with one freeze break, where I studied in the morning and forgot to go back to take a lesson later in the day. I woke up the next day in a panic, until I remembered that I "purchased" a freeze break. On the last question, of the last lesson, I hovered over the "Enter" key of my keyboard for minutes just so I could fully appreciate the anticipated completion of this great challenge. I've never studied a foreign language before. It wasn't required in school. This has been a wonderful experience. I plan on speaking some German during a toast that I'm giving at my son's wedding next week: Beatles - "and in the end, the love......" Thanks to everyone for all the questions posted within the lessons. They were very helpful. I know this is only the beginning - lots of vocabulary from the later lessons to try to remember, but I plan on continuing to refresh my skills daily, as well as visit the various sights suggested by other posts. Thank you Duolingo team!

June 26, 2015

31 Comments


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

Congratulations and good luck with your further studies! :)

June 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bvogel1

Congratulations! And this achievement is particularly significant since you say you've never studied a foreign language before!

June 26, 2015

[deactivated user]

    Congratulations!

    June 26, 2015

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

    Congrats! :D

    June 26, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sailor517

    Congratulation to you on both your achievements, on finishing the tree and keeping it gold. I finished my tree but have a hard time keeping it gold to a point of thinking about giving up. I feel like Duo is playing Whack-A-Mole with me every day and new lessons wither. Anyway, my hat off to you on your double achievements

    June 26, 2015

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

    Congratulations, I agree.

    June 26, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SpencerArtist91

    Wunderbar!!

    June 27, 2015

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

    Dude you rock. Befitting your avatar, have a fistful of lingots!!

    June 28, 2015

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

    And a few lingots more. Get it?

    June 28, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yagosc7

    Nice job

    June 26, 2015

    [deactivated user]

      Hallo! Das ist wirklich super! Nur mal so aus Interesse: was glaubst du wie "gut" dein Deutsch dadurch geworden ist. Meinst Du, Du wärest in der Lage dich auf deutsch zu unterhalten, oder klappt das noch nicht? Got it? ND!

      June 26, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Frederik81

      Das würde mich auch sehr interessieren. Nicht, dass man trotz eines Baumes aus Gold dennoch wie der Ochs vorm Berg steht...

      June 26, 2015

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

      I think I get it (sort of) but could you translate? I realize this is just the very beginning of a very long learning process, and douLingo is just one of many tools available to me. I am assuming that all posts to duoLingo are in the context of what the program provides as well as its limitations. Danke

      June 27, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lorel90

      Congratulations!!

      June 26, 2015

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

      Meine Glückwunsche!

      June 26, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/twister.rogers

      Gut Arbeit! : )

      June 26, 2015

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

      *Gute Arbeit! ;)

      June 27, 2015

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

      Sehr gut, mein Freund. Arbeit machts du frie.

      June 26, 2015

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

      congrats dude

      June 27, 2015

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

      Herzlichen Glückwunsch! :D

      June 27, 2015

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

      Congrats. You're an inspiration. Planning to finish Portuguese as well.

      June 27, 2015

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

      Great achievement! Very inspiring :)

      June 27, 2015

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

      Big congrats. I'm impressed. I would think having never had a language before it would be very difficult. From here out it will be much easier to learn the European languages.

      June 27, 2015

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

      Congratulations for the achievement..:) Good luck..!!

      June 28, 2015

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

      Wie toll!

      June 28, 2015

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

      Congratulations! I am only at level 6, but I will go all the way as you have. You are my newest role model to emulate!

      June 28, 2015

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

      Gratuliere !

      June 28, 2015

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

      Well done man

      June 28, 2015

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

      Thank you all for your kind words of support. I've been refreshing six to eight lessons per day. It's funny, but it seems like the "pressure" is off now that I've finished the tree. I'm actually enjoying it more and am trying to fine-tune my learning and comprehension. Thanks again!

      June 29, 2015

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

      Congratulations! :D

      June 29, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Theaa2989

      nice job

      June 29, 2015
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