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"I don’t like you anymore,
that is your own fault."

- s.l // ten word story // the truth about you.
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This is Duolingo, a language-learning website/app that deserves some serious recognition. It offers over 10 languages for English speakers, as well as courses for non-English speakers around the world, and they’re in the process of adding more. 
But wait, I don’t want to do any more schoolwork! Not to worry little one, Duolingo is actually more like a game. You can compete with friends, and earn “lingots” (which are basically Duolingo money) to buy power-ups, extra activities, and bonus skills - like Flirting.

I’m already taking a language, what do I need this for? 
It’s not really a secret that most school language courses (in America, anyway) suck and only teach you to speak the language at about a third grader’s level. Which is why Duolingo is so freaking awesome.
Teachers can’t give every student individualized attention, but Duolingo can. If you’re not learning the way you want to or as much as you want to in the classroom, Duolingo is a really great resource. It’s easy, tailored to you, and really effective.

Duolingo tracks your progress and reminds you when you haven’t studied for a while or need a refresher on something. Already semi-fluent in a language? No problem, just take a shortcut to more advanced subjects or test out of the lesson. 
The lessons start with the basics (he, she, hello, thank you, etc) and move up to harder stuff. Duolingo focuses on vocabulary first, so you can learn the language and then the grammar that goes with it - much simpler than the system most schools use. It also tracks the number of words you’ve learned and how well you know them.

And you don’t even have to write out the flashcards!
Duolingo is perfect for reviewing everything you forgot over the summer or giving you the extra help you need. And if you’re trying to learn a language on your own, it’s fantastic - you don’t have to create your own lessons. Whether you’re trying to learn your second, third, or fifth language, I seriously recommend Duolingo.
Okay, what else?
Duolingo also has discussion boards, where you can ask for help with a hard lesson, make new friends, watch for updates, and share your achievements.
Even better is the Immersion feature. It won’t send you to Spain or France, but it’s pretty awesome. Duolingo takes real articles from the internet, which users translate. You can translate articles from your native language into the language you’re learning or vice versa, which gives you more experience and makes the Internet more universal.
You can suggest new languages and track Duolingo’s progress in creating new courses. Bilinguals (older than 13) can help to create these courses. Duolingo has a long list of courses that can be contributed to, like Punjabi, Hebrew, and Vietnamese. Oh, and Dothraki, Klingon, Sindarin, and Esperanto.
And the best part? IT’S COMPLETELY FREE. 
If you love languages or just want to pass French class this year, USE DUOLINGO. Download the app and practice a language while you wait for the bus instead of playing Angry Birds!

Coolest app I’ve ever downloaded.

I can’t stress how awesome I think (free!!) education tools like this are.If you’re anything like me, you can buy an online course/CD/book/whatever and will simply never find the time or motivation to even get yourself started.Duolingo is really good because:- It’s right there on your phone, which you probably have everywhere- Each level takes just a couple of minutes to complete.- You can repeat them as many times as you want.- All of the speech is in your learning language, which helps you form new associations rather than thinking in English first.- There are no lengthy/jargony explanations.- The way you’re tested is mixed up constantly, so you never feel like you’re neglecting one aspect.- There is a hella cute owl who stays happy if you keep practising.I’ve been doing two quick lessons a day for the last fortnight, and my Spanish and French are already better than they were after 2 years in high school.In case it wasn’t clear: I’m a procrastinator and I’m in love.

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"Oh wtf ur hella cute"

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Glass headstones

Imagine a graveyard full of these on a sunny day. It would be so beautiful.

I would position mine so that every day when the sun was in the right position it would set fire to the roof of someone I hated, thus achieving revenge from beyond the grave every single day.

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What GTA would look like in real life

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Just swagged on everyone.

ok, I see you Charlie, even though you got on plaid bermuda shorts

He’s my fav


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"The axe forgets; the tree remembers."

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the last one tho

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once in the 4th grade this guy got a 2% on his math quiz so everyone called him milk for the rest of the year 

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Laid back.
with my mind on my money and my money on my mind