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by Steve579062
Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:35 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: update for duolingo
Replies: 36
Views: 2323

Re: update for duolingo

That only works if you have an Android. :)

I’m an iPhone and Mac person. :)

We won't hold it against you....... :P

by Steve579062
Mon Jan 23, 2023 7:27 pm
Forum: Achievements
Topic: 201 day streak
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: 201 day streak

Olav wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 9:18 am

And today it will be 202!

Will you need me to post 203 tomorrow or can you do it ? :lol:

by Steve579062
Mon Jan 23, 2023 6:16 am
Forum: Random Thoughts
Topic: Does Duolingo care about completing a course?
Replies: 13
Views: 258

Re: Does Duolingo care about completing a course?

All that would still go over my head even if I stood on a chair. Duolingo builds on that competitive nature between humans to such an extent that actual learning is only a by product. Every day that goes past I lose a little more faith in the time I spend using the system. I can feel the time coming...
by Steve579062
Sun Jan 22, 2023 10:14 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Telegram app
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Telegram app

uralicnomad wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 4:26 pm

I've stayed away from joining public groups as the cache balloons out very quickly, even with two or three chats. So be sure to clean it regularly.

Yes I noticed that early on. Regular cleaning is needed on both my machines and is a good tip to pass on.

by Steve579062
Sun Jan 22, 2023 10:12 pm
Forum: Achievements
Topic: 201 day streak
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: 201 day streak

Congratulations. Don't beat yourself up if life gets in the way. You now have the learning bug and would soon be back. One a side note...... I'm coming up for 1000 but have two difficult days ahead due to work. I expect to hit problems with connections and time. If I miss it won't be because I gave ...
by Steve579062
Sun Jan 22, 2023 5:56 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Telegram app
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Telegram app

IceVajal wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 5:45 pm

I use "Parusski School". They have small quizzes and you can go through all previously posted ones.

Well worth checking out. Thank you.

by Steve579062
Sun Jan 22, 2023 3:33 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Telegram app
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Telegram app

Has anyone used the Telegram app for contacting other users or friends abroad. There are various channels. Some are for news like the New York Times. Others are for tourism like Visit Ukraine. There are also channels for language learning. I have just seen two short story books for learning French (...
by Steve579062
Sun Jan 22, 2023 3:17 pm
Forum: Random Thoughts
Topic: Does Duolingo care about completing a course?
Replies: 13
Views: 258

Re: Does Duolingo care about completing a course?

I have reached the same conclusion. Duolingo is just a money making exercise. Yes they shout about how many users they have. They boast about the number one language learning app. But at the same time they carve off little slices of useful information for the learner. They don't update courses in th...
by Steve579062
Fri Jan 20, 2023 7:21 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Announcement on Forums supported by Duolingo
Replies: 14
Views: 2235

Re: Announcement on Forums supported by Duolingo

Please stay. Take your time to settle in. If you only find the answer to one question about your language learning it must be worth it. One link to a new teacher, website or access to answers about Duolingo could change your mind. You don't need to read every comment or access the site every hour bu...
by Steve579062
Thu Jan 19, 2023 9:15 pm
Forum: Achievements
Topic: 195195 XP
Replies: 19
Views: 408

Re: 195195 XP

@Steve579062 Numbers on the snake seem smaller, from what I've heard. My memory plays tricks but I do seem to be getting less points than I did a year ago. Certainly on the app new tree but also on the website snake. I try not to worry about the quantity of points. I'm measuring my memory against r...
by Steve579062
Thu Jan 19, 2023 7:25 pm
Forum: Achievements
Topic: 195195 XP
Replies: 19
Views: 408

Re: 195195 XP

I do not receive the same amount for lessons that I did a year ago. Once it seemed easy to get to 100 points. Now it can be 10 lessons. All those large numbers that other users have posted will not be achieved now. I wonder what the thinking was behind that decision ? Let's change the points system ...
by Steve579062
Thu Jan 19, 2023 7:17 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Daily Quest: Find Bea???!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: Daily Quest: Find Bea???!!!

" B " easy. Happy now ? I think that they mean keep doing lessons until you see Bea 7 times. I am just as puzzled by the questions with just one word to find or the ones where it is already complete. More game than education. I have no doubt the the educator with a degree will be able to e...
by Steve579062
Wed Jan 18, 2023 6:01 am
Forum: Random Thoughts
Topic: you have a typo
Replies: 22
Views: 557

Re: you have a typo

I have also seen that happen. I suffer with Mom/mum, Color/colour etc . When you add in another language it gets a little harder. Top it off with slight dyslexia and it's enough to turn you mad. Some nights I dream of that green chicken being chased by an hungry fox.

by Steve579062
Tue Jan 17, 2023 9:09 pm
Forum: Random Thoughts
Topic: Do we need a new area for random comments
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Do we need a new area for random comments

This is bound to be in the wrong area. ( sorry admin). I have just seen an update from Duolingo about the characters mouth movements. It seems these individual little people with speak to us. Nothing to do with learning. Nothing to do with updating the lessons. Forget forums and learner interaction....
by Steve579062
Mon Jan 16, 2023 10:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Forum user signature
Replies: 23
Views: 604

Re: Forum user signature

Can we blame Edon Musk for this ?

Don't need evidence, I just don't like the guy.

by Steve579062
Mon Jan 16, 2023 6:44 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Being polite on Friends Quest
Replies: 19
Views: 498

Re: Being polite on Friends Quest

I turned my Friends Quest off. I don't suppose anyone will notice. Someone mentioned the boost again. I know I have sent several to different friends but can't ever recall receiving one. Never been sent a nudge either.

by Steve579062
Sun Jan 15, 2023 9:59 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Why am I 'A' pilot, but Mark is only pilot?
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: Why am I 'A' pilot, but Mark is only pilot?

In Ukrainian я лікар would be " I am a doctor " . Not all languages can be translated word for word. When you have got your head around that it becomes easier. It makes you realise that your own language has a lot of words that it doesn't need.

Enjoy !

by Steve579062
Sun Jan 15, 2023 5:53 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: School presentation
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: School presentation

I would have gone with " The 10 most beautiful places in Poland " Then you have to justify why they are the best. Is it 10 places you like ? Do you choose the 10 with the highest amount of visitors per year ? You could list the by the amount it costs to visit them. It is your top ten. Do y...
by Steve579062
Sun Jan 15, 2023 1:05 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Learn Russian A B C in Cyrillic
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Learn Russian A B C in Cyrillic

Part of the fascination and fear of learning Russian is the crazy Cyrillic alphabet. Mark introduces this with videos of Russian shops signs. This makes it more interesting and helps you to remember. His steady style and claims for learning Cyrillic in three hours will make it a pleasure not a chore...
by Steve579062
Sat Jan 14, 2023 10:02 pm
Forum: Random Thoughts
Topic: The Wacky Origins of 7 Common Idioms (article)
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: The Wacky Origins of 7 Common Idioms (article)

Some you can take with a pinch of salt, other you can take to the bank.

Always useful to know local idioms. They might not make you seem like a native but could stop you from feeling like a fool.

by Steve579062
Sat Jan 14, 2023 8:01 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Russian made easy.......
Replies: 0
Views: 33

Russian made easy.......

Well maybe not " easy " but certainly easier. Mark Thomson has a great style and a voice that comes across well. I found these lessons as an android app by the same name. https://russianmadeeasy.com/ You can find a gentle introduction to Russian and some insight to the background of the la...
by Steve579062
Sat Jan 14, 2023 7:53 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Help with Russian
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Help with Russian

I would like to introduce Kristina. She is a good teacher and offers some useful content for free https://boostyourrussian.com/ She offers Bilingual videos and gives a pdf transcript option. I subscribe to her regular emails and have never had a problem with spam but I would always encourage others ...
by Steve579062
Sat Jan 14, 2023 6:58 pm
Forum: Random Thoughts
Topic: The most famous inventions and discoveries happened in a dream . . ?!
Replies: 30
Views: 699

Re: The most famous inventions and discoveries happened in a dream . . ?!

When thinking of the future and technologies doing everything for us I remember the fill Wally. All the humans are over weight and laid on video gaming chairs. I thank the Lord I have an active life. I worry my brain will go before my body does. That is my main reason for studying languages. 🤓

by Steve579062
Fri Jan 13, 2023 6:10 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Being polite on Friends Quest
Replies: 19
Views: 498

Re: Being polite on Friends Quest

I'm in a quest with a young lass. I only have three friends. Funny how Duo mirrors real life. This week we have to do 55 lessons between us in 4 days. I started got 5 and then sent a boost your points to her. It cost me 20 lingots. Now I'm on 44 and she has 4. I'll send her a points boost and then I...
by Steve579062
Thu Jan 12, 2023 10:03 pm
Forum: Debate geral
Topic: Desafio ?
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: Desafio ?

monthly_goal.png Congratulations. Well done. I never thought I was competitive until I found Duolingo. I have to remind myself that learning was why I joined not competing. Someone will always beat your time or your points or your badges. Some will cheat, some have no social life ( me ) and some wi...
by Steve579062
Thu Jan 12, 2023 9:15 pm
Forum: Random Thoughts
Topic: Duolingo and Duome
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Duolingo and Duome

I wonder how the staff at Duolingo view the appearance of Duome. This is the help and assistance, the motivation and the kindred spirits that they should have had. I have never seen any one bad mouth or knock anyone else on this great site. I feel nothing but friendship from other users. I have hear...
by Steve579062
Thu Jan 12, 2023 8:50 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: New Achievements
Replies: 11
Views: 350

Re: New Achievements

John Little wrote: Fri Dec 30, 2022 9:44 am

I refuse to join in with the "timed challenges"

I think they are useful for speeding up my retrieval of stored words. They are in my head somewhere but at times I forget.
This is not a language thing because it happens in English as well :geek:

by Steve579062
Thu Jan 12, 2023 7:49 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Duo removed the league standings from the homepage?
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Duo removed the league standings from the homepage?

It makes me wonder if this is programmers competing with each other rather than working together.
I've seen it on so many apps. Google is a great one for " this is working but what happens if I tweak this " ?
I even have a name for it " muskified" !

by Steve579062
Thu Jan 12, 2023 7:42 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Bug ? Duolingo XP changes 1-6-2023.
Replies: 14
Views: 433

Re: Bug ? Duolingo XP changes 1-6-2023.

I have only just started using the old tree method. I have always used the app for my convenience. I did notice one odd thing. I came of the tree and open the app and was disappointed that I had not earnt any points. I did a couple of lessons whilst waiting for my car to warm up and collected a few ...
by Steve579062
Wed Jan 11, 2023 11:31 pm
Forum: Random Thoughts
Topic: The most famous inventions and discoveries happened in a dream . . ?!
Replies: 30
Views: 699

Re: The most famous inventions and discoveries happened in a dream . . ?!

The whole subject is so deep that I cannot picture the depths of my own thoughts. We are on the cusp of thinking machines. Will they ever truly develop conciseness and if so what will mankind learn from them. Will these machines understand human behaviour better than humans because of impartiality. ...

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