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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itspsychologicalI need to learn portuguese by July 20th 2014

Ive been trying to learn portuguese by myself for like a month. I have the pimsleur portuguese program level 1, 2 and 3. The complete program takes 3 months so I need to stay focused and do 30 mintues a day. I dont know why I procrastinate so much on it if its just 30 mintues. Perhaps I need to do something else to support my portuguese learning. 8 months ago

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Princesa 5 years ago


Have been in Portugal for 6 months. Wearing two hearing aids does NOT help. But can read most of the signs and all the paperwork I have to sign from time to time. Speaking isn’t too bad, but still have difficulty understanding people. Found listening to radio and television news helps. On television news they tend to slow down and also to speak a clear Portuguese, less of the regional accents. Slow but working on it. 9 months ago

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ColinIamem progreso

I’m not fluent in Portuguese, but I can carry on a conversation in Portuguese (with Brazilians anyway) and it’s always incredibly rewarding. Such a beautiful and enjoyable language to speak, and I’ve always met such warm people through it. 10 months ago

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NekomannaLevel 10

Not too sure if I can actually use the language yet, but now I understand quite a bit when written or spoken very slowly. I just hope the recording is a little better. 13 months ago

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Chocolate Diamond 14 months ago

ElysaPhBorn in Brazil

I’m brazilian, so I speak portuguese fluently. I’m willing to help others learn it. It’s actually a pretty easy language to learn once you get familiar with the grammar rules. 14 months ago

ElysaPh 14 months ago

elmasteraDeadline: End of February 2014

I’ve been reading the Fluent in 3 Months blog and other resources and realized that instead of having an amorphous goal of just learning Portuguese eventually, I need to set a deadline and also have specific goals. So I’ve decided on a goal of being able to get around while on vacation in Brazil and having enough Portuguese to have in-depth conversations.

I’m going to try to do daily Duolingo practice, at least twice a week speaking with natives, Anki flash cards on my phone if I can figure out how to download them and listing to music or reading in Portuguese.

I’m scared of failing and very nervous, but I think this goal can be completed as I’ve defined it. The real skill is learning how to learn a language.

After Brazilian Portuguese, I’m already dreaming of French, Haitian Creole and Japanese. 15 months ago

NekomannaLearn Portuguese with Duolingo

My goal is to complete the Duolingo program, and try out my Portuguese with my Brazilian friends. 16 months ago

Laetiçia 16 months ago

KatrinaRachelSteady progress

I have been in Portugal for two weeks now, and the speaking is not too bad, it is the understanding what others are saying. They speak so fast that it all becomes a jumble. Since I use two hearing aids, that doesn’t help either, but I am watching Portuguese TV, news, and children’s shows to help pick up the sounds.

So many sh and z sounds. A simple word like Euros in Portuguese sounds like Airooosh. Everyone friendly and most are quite helpful. Please with progress thus far. 17 months ago

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