German tree all gold!
It was a long slog, but now my German tree is gold too! Will find out how much work it will be to keep two trees golden... :)
Just getting back into practicing daily again as well and just got my tree mostly gold last night. Determined to finish this tree :)
Congratulations! I have been keeping both the French and Reverse French trees gold for some time now. If you do a timed test on the skill, and get as few as three answers correct, you will often regild the skill at a cost of one or two minutes. But I usually like to build up at least ten points on the skill to keep it locked in for a while. I probably average 20 minutes a day just on re-gilding. (I'm retired- it's wonderful to have the time to do such things!)
Thanks, Carolyn. Not sure my German is good enough yet to do a reverse tree. But I am doing Italian from French, and that is fun too. Haven't looked yet if there is a French-German course.
What is a "Reverse" tree? And what a neat idea - trying to translate between two courses! I'm still working on my first trees, but I now have a new long-term goal!
I know that you know, but for those who don't and don't have the time or patience to look around:
A reverse tree is the term for a tree designed for speakers in the language you are trying to learn to learn the language you already know. For example, if I were trying to learn German (I obviously know English) and I wanted to do the reverse tree, I would start taking English for German speakers.
This, incidentally, is why you sometimes see the Stars and Stripes or the Union Jack (depending on what country you're in) in people's language learned list when they obviously already know English.
Danke! It took me perhaps eight months to do the tree (from just about zero knowledge), then another three months to re-gild it, averaging maybe 30XP a day.
Congratulations and especially with two trees! Also have fun keeping the tree gold. For me, it's a challenge to say the least :)
For me too! (see below) But some days my Italian tree did not turn colors and I had the luxury of doing the general review.
Here's a link to more information on getting and keeping the (skill) tree gold: http://gregreflects.blogspot.com/2014/12/how-to-make-gold-duolingo-tree.html
When you have done all the skills in a language, you complete a "tree". Each skill has a color and when you first finish it, it turns gold. But it does not stay gold if you do not return to it to review it. Some people try to keep their skills gold as they go along, so when they get to the end, their tree is all gold. But I didn't, so when i finished my trees, they were all sorts of colors, so I had to re-gild all the skills. Not sure what is the best method, but in any case, that is the essence of learning foreign languages. One way or another, you have to keep reviewing what you learn! Your tree turning colors shows you what you need to review. Wishing you good learning on Duoligo! :-)
In German, it's 48%, but I feel I know far less (my vocabulary is really poor and I am not trying to learn the declensions formally, hoping it will sink in through osmosis!:-)). But in Italian, it is 57% and I feel I know more (built-in advantage from French and Latin). So not sure those percentages are really accurate. My own assessment would be 35% German and 65% Italian. Note osmosis is my learning principle on Duolingo! :-)
Okay. I was just wondering if the "Fluency" indicator was for the course proper or German in general. With that number, I'm guessing that it's the entirety of the German (or Italian or whatever) language.
And congratulations on the achievement.
But my dad teaches me stuff like "Do you want to die" and "Gummie bears make the children happy" he took 4 years of german in high school (did i say that already?)