Finished my second tree: French!
Having finished Swedish a few months ago, I have now just finished my second tree, this time in French. I first started with French on Duolingo about 13 months ago. I feel very confident reading and writing the language and my oral comprehension is getting good too. I just need practice speaking. Merci Duolingo!! Vous êtes une ressource incroyable! Next goal is German and Italian.
I probably spend 30-45 minutes a day on Duolingo. Only 10-15 mins of that has been French as learning a lot of languages on here!
Great job! In your opinion, which was harder for you to finish, French or Swedish?
I found Swedish easier because it's a little simpler, grammatically, than French. Having studied German at school also helped. I also spend a lot of time in Sweden, so was quite motivated. Knowing both French and Swedish gives an interesting insight into the origins of English as it's essentially a cross of old Germanic languages brought by the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons and Norman French.
En effet, DUOLINGO est un resource incroyable...!!! Félicitations...! What should we do about the practise...I do it with my friends but it's not enough at all...! Any idea about how we should practise??
That is truly fantastic! that takes a lot of work to do. Here is a lingot present for you.
Was Swedish harder than French? I'm really struggling with oral comprehension with French. By contrast, it is easy to understand Spanish since all the letters are pronounced.
For me, swedish was infinitely harder to comprehend than French. I guess the pitch accent really throws me off. But it's just a matter of getting used to it, and anyway the grammar is also easier for Swedish.
Really getting to grips improving my French with DuoLingo. I used to speak and read and write French almost fluently, but now I realise how "Rusty" my French has become. I find DuoLingo invaluable in getting back into a language which was hidden in the back of my brain. This web site is just fantastic and can you believe that it is FREE. Formidable!
JOB WELL DONE, Alan! :D
Am so envious of you as I am still struggling with memorizing bloody French irregular verb conjugations as we speak. lol As the one who completed the French tree, what advice would you give to the beginners like me and others? What are the DOs and DON'Ts if I mas ask. =D