J'ai finis mon arbre de Français. I just finished my French tree. He terminado mi árbol de francés.
J'ai finis mon arbre de français pour anglophones. Le premier était l'anglais, le second était le français, tous les deux pour les hispanophones et le troisième était l'espagnol pour les anglophones. Maintenant, je espère finir mon arbre d'Esperanto et ensuite, peut-être, étudier l'Italien ou l'Allemand. Qui sait? Aucune suggestion?
I just finished my French tree for English-speakers. Now I have four beautiful golden owls in my collection (the previous ones were: English and French for Spanish speakers, and Spanish for English speakers). My next goal is to finish the Esperanto tree and also to continue rising to higher levels in all the current courses. After that, who knows? I'm between German and Italian. Any suggestions?
He terminado mi árbol de francés para angloparlantes. Ya son cuatro lindos búhos dorados en mi colección (los anteriores fueron: inglés y francés para hablantes de español y español para hablantes de inglés). Mi próxima meta es terminar el árbol de esperanto y además seguir subiendo a niveles superiores en los cursos anteriores. Después de eso, ¿quien sabe? Estoy entre el alemán y el italiano. ¿Alguna sugerencia?
Congrats, I suggest German; although it has some common vocabulary with English, it's has in own structures and line of thinking which - in my opinion - expands our views and thinking processes.
Keep up the great work, :-)
Thank you , man. That sounds really interesting. Maybe we'll practice German together when I start studying it.
Wow! Felicitations! So are you planning to start a new streak next? Whatever you do, I wish you good luck in all your future endeavors. :D
Actually, I don't worry too much about the streak. What really matters to me are the owls, the levels and the learning that all of this represents. Oh! and by the way. Thanks for your good wishes. It's very kind of you.
Félicitations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Otro árbol más!! Genial! Creo que ya me alcanzaste en cuanto a árboles ;D (3, no es así?)
Alemán e italiano: ambos son geniales. No sabría decirte xD
Sí. En cuanto a árboles ya te alcancé. En cuanto a niveles, eeeesteeeeee, mejor ni hablemos de eso. Jajaja
No, Guido. Llevo cuatro árboles. Me había olvidado por completo del árbol de Español para hablantes de inglés. Dios! Duolingo me tiene loco. Jajaja
4 árboles! wow! Espero alcanzarte en un rato entonces XD Estoy por terminar el de esperanto
PD: Es mucho más importante la cantidad de árboles que el nivel numérico, creo yo ;)
No Guido. Yo creo que si uno hace los árboles y no sigue practicando, no sirve de mucho. Yo llevo cuatro árboles pero los quiero seguir manteniendo en dorado con la práctica lo que significará seguir ganando Xp's y seguir subiendo de niveles. Es la única manera de que se me fije lo aprendido. Por eso admiro mucho tu trabajo, porque no solo terminas los árboles sino que practicas tanto que los llevas a los niveles más altos.
;) Entonces son importantes las dos cosas en conjunto, solas no sirven 'mucho'
Well done! Bravo! Buenísimo! Pienso que italiano sera muy fácil para usted. Pourtant, il faut faire n'import quelle langue que vous voulez. Personally, I like Italian.
Well, I started a French course in "La alliance Francaise" about ten years ago but I didn't finish it. I studied there only three months and then I quit. When I started here in Duolingo I remembered almost nothing. What about you?
Oh, I see! I had studied some French before Duolingo and I had to quit, too. I found Duolingo right away and I think I have improved a lot here. And how do you feel about your French now? I think I am far better listening and reading than I am speaking.
Well, I feel like I've come a long way since I knew almost nothing when I started here and now I understand a little bit when I listen and quite more when I read. But when it comes to speaking and writing, I still have plenty to do. But hey, Duolingo have given me a great start. I feel really happy about this.
Waouh ! On espère toujours le finir au plus vite ^^ félicitations. PS : je vous ai donné le 30e like ;-)
Oh! Merci, Sophie. Ditez-moi. D'où êtes-vous? Quelle est votre langue maternelle?
That's pretty awesome. Upon clearing the tree, do you feel confident in your fluency? How well do you believe you retained the information? I'm asking this because I'm nervous about becoming what Duolingo considers "fluent" in a language, but instantly invalidating the time and effort by dumping everything upon completion. I'm currently 25% deep into Italian, but when I get to 100%, I want to believe that I would be comfortable enough to go to Italy and converse without too much difficulty. Do you believe Duolingo strengthened your French to that degree?
Duolingo is excellent for improving your vocabulary and your pronunciation. It also gives you a good basis in grammar. That is, at the end, you'll have an intermediate level of the language. However, you have to accompany it with other resources to make further progress if you want to get to an advanced level. I particularly knew nothing and now I understand quite well. though, when talking, I still do not feel very confident. I think that is the only weak point of Duolingo. Well, finally, what matters is not only completing the tree but keeping gold through practice. You know, practice makes perfect.
How much time did you spend to fulfill French tree? I
m new on Duolingo and English is not my native but French isnt available from Polish so I don`t have a choice. I wonder how fast I can manage with this tree.
Thank You. English is not my native language either but we can see the bright side. We are killing two birds with one stone: we're learning English and French at the same time. :D
Yes, that truth :) And what about the time? How fast did you achieve whole tree?
It took me almost a year. I don't usually have a lot of time to study in Duolingo. I wish I would. :(
It is a good news! Considering my path to achieve intermediate level in English which took me several years, a year seem to be very short. :D Thank you!
Tú eres una inspiración. ¿Hablas inglés o frances un poquito?
Gracias, gracias. La única lengua que hablo relativamente bien aparte del español es el Inglés. El francés solo lo que he ido aprendiendo aquí en Duolingo. ¿Y tú?
Hablo un poquito español . . . muy poquito. Soy anglohablante.
I have to practice "ser vs estar", "para vs por", "rolling r" . . . "lo que" and more importantly I have to practice listening, listening, listening.
Cool! Whenever you need help with your Spanish, just let me know. Ok? And yes, I think listening is the key in any language. Listening and reading a lot.
Congratulations! Félicitations! Considering you've finished French and Spanish, I would recommend based on what you're looking for: Italian is very similar to French and Spanish. Many of the words are similar and the grammar is practically the same with some exceptions. Pick it if you want something easy. If you want a challenge, go for German: Little similarities between German and French/Spanish since they have different origins. Grammar is completely different, but is similar to English. tl;dr - If you want something easy, pick Italian. If you want a challenge, pick German.
Thank You. I just decided to study Italian first. German will have to wait a little longer.
Did you try to practice the language with anyone one or just depending on finishing the tree as I'm afraid just to finish it and can't be able to speak
Actually I don't have anyone to speak French with at the moment, but next semester, I'll take French in college and I hope to meet some friends there who are interested in practicing with me and if not, then I still can practice with the teachers. Well, in the other hand, I know that finishing a tree may not be such a big deal for some people, however I feel very satisfied and happy with what I've learned here and that counts a lot to me. And yes, I know I won't reach an advanced level of the language only with Duolingo, but at least I already have a basis to continue on my own, right?
P.s.: Sorry if I made any mistake. English is not my native language ;)