Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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DamiTriceback to Deutsch

so I started back on Deutsch (I studied it in hs and college, but not really to speak) a bit ago since I thought Phase 3 was the last of the Pimsleur Mandarin programs. It was fun and I found I was working more on sound than on words b/c as soon as they said each word my brain went, ‘Yeah! that’s right! I know that!’ Hoping this review in a context that requires conversational speech responses will help stick the language in my brain more solidly and naturally.

I’ve since discovered that Pimsleur came out with Chinese (Mandarin) Phase 4 in December, so I actually returned the Deutsch (thank you audible! you are awesome, as always!) to get the Chinese, but I’m hoping to pick up the Deutsch in bits and continue with both. yay! :D 9 months ago


MeridiaIdea

I think I’m going to make this a little-and-often kind of goal, rather than getting caught up thinking of years of study for each one. If I know several languages to A2 level on the CEFR (upper elementary), I would be happier doing that than feeling I should be doing better in any one language. (I do have goals related to learning a specific language, but I treat that differently.)

These are the main languages I want to learn more of, so I’m thinking of doing them in rotation (a day at a time, but not strictly worrying if I miss a day):

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Dutch
  • Swedish
  • Icelandic
  • Finnish
  • Russian
  • Greek
  • Turkish
  • Arabic
  • Farsi
  • Hindi
  • Tibetan
  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Indonesian
  • Filipino
  • Malay
  • Swahili

I’m going to start later on today :) 11 months ago


SpookyCakesI think I've decided on languages

I already speak English as a native language and Spanish at a very high level (I’m taking the ACTFL OPI in Spanish this week hoping to get a level of “Advanced”). I have taken a semester of Mandarin Chinese and I would very much like to get back into learning that. I’m attending a MeetUp in Mandarin later this month and my goal is to get back to the basics with that and take Chinese 102 next Spring at my community college. If I can get a real job this year and save up for it, I’d like to do a short immersion course in China next summer for 2-4 weeks. Anyone have any recommendations?

I figure since I already speak Spanish very well, I should try Portuguese because it’s very similar.

I would also like to learn French and maybe Dutch or even Japanese sounds interesting. 15 months ago


Rosie VictoryLanguage Is A Passion Of Mine

I think all languages are beautiful. I know some Spanish. But, to much my frustration, I am not fluent. I suppose I want to become fluent at this before going on to something else.

But, I’d also like to learn sign language.

Maybe I'd like to learn all of the romance languages.

I’d like to learn Chinese or Japanese…I don’t even know how to decide on this one…

I’d like to learn an African dialect, maybe Swahili. I once had a neighbor that spoke that language, and I was fascinated with listening to her.

Once, I was teaching myself to speak Hawaiian. There are only 12 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet. So, I figured: ‘how hard could it be’? But, then I lost my grandma’s booklet on the subject, and that was the end of that.

I learned a little Creole when I was in Jamaica. I was picking that up easily, but I don’t remember any of it now. 17 months ago


kath37counting 1 to 10

Klingon
1 .wa’
2. cha’
3. wej
4. loS
5. vagh
6. jav
7. Soch
8. chorgh
9. Hut
10. wa’ maH 18 months ago


FaithUntitled

Current mission: French!

Any tips?! 2 years ago


kath378/8/12

Languages: hello
Hebrew – shalom
Japanese – konnichiwa
Chinese – ni hao
Spanish – hola
Cambodian/Khmer – johm riab sua
Thai – sa wat dee
Korean – annyeong
Hindi – namaste
Panjabi – namaskar
Bengali – assalamualaikum
Russian – zdravstvujte
Somali – Is ka warran
Klingon – nuqneH ( What do you want?)closes thing to hello 2 years ago


kath37Untitled

Languages:
Hebrew
Japanese
Chinese
Spanish
Cambodian/Khmer
Thai
Korean
Hindi
Panjabi
Bengali
Russian
Somali
Klingon 2 years ago


FaithUntitled

Current mission:
English
French
Spanish
Arabic
Korean
Italian
Hindi
Somali
Portuguese
Russian

For later:
Japanese
Chinese (Mandarin)

Long-term:
Taiwanese
Filipino
German
Latin
Greek
Hebrew 2 years ago


ZijueRethink

I’ve been rethinking my approach to this goal and feel that since I get easily overwhelmed by large projects, I need to break things down and clarify what I want as much as possible.

So, I have decided to update my previous list with the level to which I would like to learn them. Also, I am going to work on developing my own system of learning, as what I’ve tried hasn’t worked, so there’s no point in trying to bang my head against a brick wall.

I have split my list into four groups: Pre-GCSE, GCSE, A-Level and University. Just because I still think with the school mindset :) If I can actually get the qualification as well, then that would be great, but it’s more of a guideline really.

Pre-GCSE:

  • Icelandic
  • Tibetan
  • Russian
  • Indonesian
  • Filipino
  • Malay

GCSE:

  • Portuguese
  • Finnish
  • Greek
  • Turkish
  • Farsi
  • Swahili

A-Level:

  • Spanish
  • Dutch
  • Swedish
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Korean

University:

  • French
  • German
  • Italian

This list is flexible – I may decide I want to pursue a language to a higher level or stop at a lower level. I may add or remove languages. I tend to prefer organic growth rather than strict pathways, so I’m going to go with it instead of force myself into something that doesn’t fit me. 3 years ago


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