I've got this sentence in an email from an internet site where I learn foreign languages. What does it mean?

Way to go! You are on a 1 day streak!

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A streak is

a period of repeated success or failure

In this case, it's a task you have fulfilled a consecutive number of days. A 1 day streak isn't really a streak, because there is no 'repeat'. If you fulfil the task tomorrow again, you will be on a 2 day streak. Next day, you could be on a 3 day streak. If at any day in the future you don't fulfil the task, you will be counting from 1 again.

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    So, "you're on a one-day streak" is a sarcastic remark. Sep 25, 2015 at 16:12
  • In other words, those who programmed that site either did it on purpose (knowing that 1-day streak is not a streak) or didn't realize it might sound sarcastic. Like those who create the UI "there are 1 items in your cart"... Sep 25, 2015 at 16:21
  • I think, Glorfindel is right. Definitely, it was an automatically generated email. Thank you all for your help.
    – Elisabeth
    Sep 26, 2015 at 16:41

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