https://www.duolingo.com/.luisito

Cant do Turkish!

I just cant get passed some of these lessons. I get the concept but its too hard for me. What other duolingo language should I do to replace it? I am interested in any but I need help choosing

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/chilvence
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I understand where you are coming from, so far Turkish has been the biggest challenge to me because I have no frame of reference for it - I just have to keep plugging away at it, some parts I remember easily and some things slip away easily. I can only see the parts I am failing at when I leave it for a week and come back to it, yet that goes against the common wisdom that you have to practice every day :) But I know that it is only hard because it is a completely different language from what I am used to, it is not in my comfort zone.

So why should I let myself feel comfortable? For the time that I have spent on it, there are some words that will be burned into my vocabulary forever, so it is only a matter of time before the words that I can't quite remember go the same way, as long as I give it a chance. It has been an experience that has reminded me that language is more about patience and perseverance than it is about skill -- believe me I am not skilled, I am just a stubborn bastard :)

I can only say this, if you are feeling like Turkish is beating you, then that is all the more reason to continue learning Turkish, even if it kills you :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brittalexiswm

I would honestly say not to give up on Turkish. I know that learning a language that you don't have any background in can be tough, as I have been struggling for awhile with the Welsh language. But you will get it in time. Not many people can say they took on Turkish as a second language. It is tough, but not anything impossible! Good luck

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/garpike
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Keep repeating the lessons you have already done until you know both the vocabulary in them and the inflections it undergoes backwards, then slowly proceed to the next ones. Don't try to race through the Turkish tree; I found it too different from English to just swan through without lots of repetition (I'm only about half way through it myself).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PaseLoQuePase
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I'm with you. Looked at it, and it was not for me. Maybe Russian?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SoupandPie
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I see that you are fluent in Spanish, so maybe Italian or French could give you a better experience in your linguistic journey as of now. Especially Spanish and Italian share great number of linguistic similarities. Esperanto is also a good idea, but it is quiet difficult to find a use for, other than for to communicate with a small amount of dedicated Esperantists. You might want to check them out. I'm not going to tell you to stick to Turkish, as you can always come back to it after more experience with language learning, and you will have a better time if you can enjoy the language and the process.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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Try Esperanto!

It's fairly European-like in its grammar and vocabulary.

2 years ago
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