I knew this year that I wanted to do the A to Z Blogging Challenge again but time was tight. I finally hit upon the idea that I could combine my Duolingo language challenge with my A to Z Blogging Challenge and I asked Dave if he wanted to jump on board. He did, so every day we’ll be theming our posts with a new word that we’ve learnt during our own particular language journeys.
Learning with Duolingo is fun and addictive. Earn points for correct answers, race against the clock, and level up. Our bite-sized lessons are effective, and we have proof that it works.
Most of the time if you subtract Sundays from April, you then have 26 days–one day for each letter of the alphabet. When April 1st lands on a Sunday you begin on that day which will be the only Sunday you would post during that month’s challenge.
Using this premise, you would start beginning April First with a topic themed on something with the letter A, then on April second another topic with the letter B as the theme, and so on until you finish on April thirtieth with the theme based on the letter Z. It doesn’t even have to be a word–it can be a proper noun, the letter used as a symbol, or the letter itself. The theme of the day is the letter scheduled for that day.
A to Z Blogging Challenge: T is for Turtle
Okay, okay, you got me: I barely have reason to use the word ‘turtle’ in English, let alone German or Danish. Oh, but aren’t these cool words? Call me fickle – or ‘vægelsindet’ in Danish (another great word) and wankelmütig in German (um, bit on the fence about that one!) – but the turtles won out. Anyway, Duolingo seems to see a need to narrate on the misadventures of a naughty strawberry eating turtle, so maybe it will come in handy after all…
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