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

My first Golden Owl!

Ik heb het gedaan! Mijn eerste gouden Uil!

First of all,i'd like to thank the developers who made the Dutch course on Duolingo,it's been a great learning experience,culturally and linguistically,Jullie hebben het goed gedaan.

I'd also like to thank...well,Dutch people,for being awesome,i've had the good fortune of hanging out with some Dutch people and i've even had the courage to speak to them in Dutch,they were very supportive,and some of them even said i'm a few steps away from talking like a native Dutch speaker.(Flatterers).

The Dutch people have an amazing culture and this course has made me want to learn more about the country more than ever,i look forward to living in the Netherlands soon and eating as much stroopwafels and herring i can get my hands on. Hell,i might even smoke a joint haha.

For the mean time,i will continue to improve my understanding of the Dutch language and i hope to reach fluency soon.

Once again,thank you to the developers of the Dutch course.

July 29, 2015

17 Comments


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

Hey Zach!

Congratulations on finishing our course!

I'm happy to hear it's been a good experience (and I'm also happy to hear that you're not sick of us Dutch yet ;) ).

Good luck with your future (Dutch endeavors), and remember...:

August 4, 2015

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

Dankuwel,i look forward to living in the Netherlands soon.

August 6, 2015

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

Gefeliciteerd! I'm seriously considering Dutch as my next language on Duolingo ;-)

July 29, 2015

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

gefeliciteerd! kind of disappointing to see you wrote most of this message in english tho ;)

July 29, 2015

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

Ik zou het in Nederlands te schrijven,maar mijn Nederlands niet dat goed is. ❤❤❤ is dat den? Haha,ik heb meer oefening nodig.

I would have liked to write it in Dutch too,but i wanted it to be as formal as possible.

July 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sunflower8882

Congratulations!

July 29, 2015

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

Congratulations! How long did it take to finish the Dutch tree?

July 29, 2015

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

It took me a whole year,i started the tree when it was just fresh off the Incubator I switched between German and French so i couldn't really focus on my Dutch tree,i started making progress when i decided to just finish one tree at a time. I'd like to ask if you're also doing more than one language and how is it working out for you. I'm curious since you have more than four languages,have you finished some of them and started doing the others or are you doing all of them altogether?

July 29, 2015

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

Oh, I see. I finished the German tree a year ago and it went quite quickly, as I learn German at school and I had had some knowledge. I don't even try to work on my German tree. Duolingo is not enough now and I use other resources.

When the Danish course came out, I decided to sample it. After 90 days, I got bored and I was sure that this language wasn't for me. The pronunciation is a pain in the neck, so I gave up.

After that, I had a long break from Duolingo and I came back here in June, being drawn by Esperanto. I finished the tree quickly and I'm trying to make it golden.

In the meantime, I finished the Ukrainian tree. Being a Polish native speaker, I had a head start and the only problem was to get used to the Cyrilic. Ukrainian was just for fun.

And English. As I already speak English quite good, the English for Polish speaker course was a piece of cake. English, of my all languages, consumes the most of my time, though. It's my main goal.

A week ago, I've started dabbling in Dutch. Possibly because of the lots of time during the holidays. :) I decided to take up this language, as I speak English and German. Dutch is somewhat between them.

Is it hard? Yes, but if you can manage your time and find an effective method to learn languages, it goes smoothly. Without Anki, I wouldn't be able to remember all the vocabulary from languages I learn.

July 29, 2015

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

Thanks for the insight. Good luck in completing your trees

July 29, 2015

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    Congratulations! This post is so inspiring. Bedankt!

    July 29, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Foudeb
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    Congratulations! and +1 in thanking the Dutch team :)

    July 29, 2015

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

    Gefeliciteerd met je gouden uil! :)

    July 29, 2015

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

    Gefeliciteerd! Als je ooit hulp nodig hebt met spreken oefenen, dan stuur me maar een berichtje!

    July 30, 2015

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

    Dankuwel,ik zal dat graag te doen als ik meer oefening nodig heb. Als ben ik me niet vergissen,bent u een Nederlandse toch?

    Also,are those two sentences correct? I'm not very good with constructing sentences

    July 31, 2015

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

    It should be, 'Als ik me niet vergis", but I got to say that it's a difficult sentence, so you're doing a good job! Though, I have to admit, calling me 'u' makes me feel old, hah!

    Maar, ja, inderdaad, ik ben nederlands!

    August 1, 2015

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

    Inspiring article. Keep up the good work!

    July 31, 2015
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