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

My French Tree Is Completely Gold!

I know it won't last for long, but for today, my French tree is completely golden! Tres genial!

July 3, 2015

35 Comments


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

That's great! I think we all know how hard it is to keep your tree gold:) My Norwegian tree is currently gold too!

July 3, 2015

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

Congratulations! How much French did you know when you started? And do you feel comfortable speaking and reading French?

July 3, 2015

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

I knew absolutely no French. I have used several learning tools, including watching a lot of French movies and television. But I would say Duolingo has been the most helpful. I feel extremely comfortable reading French. As for speaking? Well, there aren't many francophones in my city, so I don't get much opportunity to speak. There are a couple of French restaurants, and I have tried speaking with the owners. My wife and I are traveling to France later this summer, so that will be the big test. Let me put it this way. I am comfortable with making a fool of myself!

How about you? How is your French learning going?

July 3, 2015

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

Very nice! I am always curious to see how comfortable people are with their language after starting from scratch and finishing the tree. I hope your trip to France goes well!

My learning is progressing far better than I thought it would have. I would really love to master the language, so I'm taking it slow rather than rushing through. My current plan is to do two new lessons a day, and then do review / timed tests until I hit ~100 xp for that day. So far so good! My goal is to be fluent by the time Duolingo releases the Polish course (fluent enough to learn Polish from English and French simultaneously). We'll see.

July 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nebelung1

That sounds great! I hope you will enjoy your time in France!

July 4, 2015

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

cool good job on getting it all gold

do you have any tips and tricks to get a gold tree

July 3, 2015

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

At least 30 XP per day, every day, and a lot more on the weekends.

July 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RichardPea11

Bon courage! I have just a little way to go, and I take each lesson fairly slowly and try to refresh past lessons each day.

July 3, 2015

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

I'm full of admiration! I wish you every success in French language. You have to wish me the same :-)

July 3, 2015

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

I know you can do it. I'm happy to see you're learning English. What is your native language?

July 7, 2015

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

My native language is Polish. For the time being I learn only French on Duolingo. I'll be studding my English later.

July 17, 2015

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

Great. Let me know if I can help. Bon chance!

July 18, 2015

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

Merci beaucoup!

July 18, 2015

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

congrats well done hope it stays that way

July 4, 2015

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

congratulations !

July 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chriiis88

Well done! May I ask what the number on your "fluency shield" says? Mine won't go further than 57% and my tree is also completely golden.

July 4, 2015

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

Mine is 57 %, and it hasn't budged for awhile. I would like to read some documentation on how Duolingo determines that percentage.

July 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JimNew92

Not 100% on this but I think you need to increase your vocab and grammatical exposure by getting up your translation tiers. Should start pushing up then!

Félicitations pour ta réussite!

July 7, 2015

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

Ça a du sens. I want to spend more time translating.

July 12, 2015

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

I've just completed the French tree but I've never had my fluency go any higher than 59%. I wonder if there may be a maximum limit that can be reached.

July 5, 2015

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

Congrats....Well Done. I want to do the same and not only for the french tree.

July 4, 2015

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

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July 4, 2015

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

I've just done the same myself:) Congrats to us both.

July 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/carolyn.2003

Congrats @CanyonBluffs Tres genial!!!

July 6, 2015

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

Merci. I see you are learning English. What is your primary language?

July 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ashakiran0

well done!

July 3, 2015

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

Congrats! I'm so jealous! XD

July 3, 2015

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

Thanks. Don't be jealous…be motivated!

July 3, 2015

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

Congratulations on a wonderful accomplishment! Now, keep those bars gold!

July 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andreasmor6

Muchas Felicidades :D

July 4, 2015

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

Keep it up..!!

July 4, 2015

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

Good job and enjoy your trip :D and take a lot of pictures !!

July 4, 2015

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

C'est excellent ! Félicitations !

July 4, 2015

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

Don't know about gold tree. C'est quand?

July 5, 2015

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

Once you learn a new skill, you'll see it become gold-colored. Eventually, the color will go away. It only stays gold if you practice it. So, in order to have your tree completely gold, you have to learn AND practice every skill that Duolingo offers.

July 6, 2015
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