https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lhpch

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... :)

August 14, 2015

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Herzlichen Glückwunsch sowie viel Spaß und Erfolg beim weiteren Lernen!

August 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lhpch

Danke!

August 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ampd

Just getting back into practicing daily again as well and just got my tree mostly gold last night. Determined to finish this tree :)

August 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lhpch

Enjoy it too! :-)

August 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carolyn250

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!)

August 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lhpch

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.

August 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JulieBwriter

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!

August 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/4of92000

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.

August 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JulieBwriter

Oh - found the "reverse" tree answer below. :)

August 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lorel90

Congratulations!!!

August 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lhpch

Thanks!

August 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/qwermab

Glückwünsche mein Freund! :)

August 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lhpch

Danke!

August 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CHEN_Bin20150630

Congratulations!

August 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lhpch

Thank you!

August 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/johnascroft

Glückwünsche! How long did it take you to complete?

August 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lhpch

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.

August 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/johnascroft

Cool, that's encouraging then! Should be fluent by early 2016 :-D

August 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ellaxiris

Congratulations and especially with two trees! Also have fun keeping the tree gold. For me, it's a challenge to say the least :)

August 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lhpch

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.

August 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/winter.morning

Congratulations!

August 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_ava_a24

thats all i know in german

August 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ansoka

Oh, as a newbie I must ask - what does that mean?

August 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/minezone

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

August 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lhpch

Thanks! Great fount of knowledge on how Duolingo works!

August 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ansoka

Oh, thank you! I'd totally missed that!

August 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lhpch

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! :-)

August 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ansoka

Thanks! You too!

August 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lhpch

Those colors turn fast! Today it took me 30XP in each tree to keep it gold.

August 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_ava_a24

goomie bearen mocken the kinder fro

August 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/4of92000

?

August 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/4of92000

Incidentally, what is your fluency?

August 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lhpch

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! :-)

August 16, 2015

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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.

August 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_ava_a24

Um, I haven't completed Basics 1 yet :)

August 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/4of92000

Ah.

Okay.

August 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_ava_a24

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?)

August 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/4of92000

You must have an interesting father.

August 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_ava_a24

I guess you could say that... :)

August 22, 2015
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