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

Completed the German Tree, again!

Completed the German tree this morning! I had finished it before, but then came Tree 2.0 :D Thank you very much to those who developed it!, and for making it the longest X for English speakers tree on Duolingo!

I'm off to work on completing my French tree now :D

(And because I like making graphs, I'd thought I'd share my progess!)

Percentage Completion of Trees

Length of Trees, and Completion

November 14, 2015

37 Comments


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

Die Deutsche Baume ist sehr lang!

November 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/5742Andi

Der deutsche Baum ist sehr lang!

November 15, 2015

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

sehr groß/hoch

November 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shruti.prakash

Great job! Your post has inspired me to finish my German tree! Danke Schon :)

November 14, 2015

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

Bitte Schon! Viel Glück!

November 14, 2015

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

Don't forget about the 'ö' my german-speaking friends, cuz you already used the 'ü' :-) "Danke schön!"

November 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gingerninja3148

Awesome job! I love those graphs. I've always wanted to know the length of each tree.

November 14, 2015

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

I'm very glad they updated, vastly improved. I refinished mine moments ago too.

November 15, 2015

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

Congrats on completing your tree! I absolutely love that you made graphs to show the progress.

November 15, 2015

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

na, da hast du mal richtig gutes getan! ich, als einen Amerikaner der eine Deuschte mu:tter habe, seit das sehr gut aus! mach so wieter! :-) :-) :-)

November 15, 2015

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

Na, da hast du mal was richtig Gutes/Tolles gemacht! Für mich, einen Amerikaner der eine deutsche Mutter hat, sieht das sehr gut aus! Mach weiter so!

November 16, 2015

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

Great job, congratulations on completing the german tree! I'd love it if you could provide me with some advices on how you managed to accomplish this feat, I'm feeling inspired to do the same . Anyway, great job and keep it up! :D

November 15, 2015

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

I think mostly it was productive procrastination! I wasn't writing my essays or revising for exams like I should of done, instead, German was calling for me!

I think also, I just looked at it one day and realised how far along I actually was, and I kinda just thought, why not keep going! So in the summer, I just committed to it, doing it all day for a week. Trying to get through tedious skills (like Modal, I hated that skill for some reason) was quite difficult, but you have to realise, if you just keep trying and trying, you'll complete that skill and unlock fantastic new ones! (I think it was also bad for me at the time, because I did the whole German Tree first time round with the heart system, which was so demotivating when I had to do the same lesson five times!)

Sorry, long post now, but I'm doing the French tree just now too, and it's nice to quantify how much work I'm doing each day. For example, every lesson in the French tree is about 0.3% completion, so in total, I progressed 5% today! If I keep doing that, I'll be done in 20 days! It's just a nice way of putting it I think :)

November 17, 2015

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

Is the Turkish tree really HALF the length of the German one???

November 14, 2015

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

Apparently! According to my spreadsheet, there are 462 lessons in German, and only 200 in Turkish (nice round number though!)

November 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kevinguy19

That sounds reasonable, considering that the Turkish course is shorter than average to begin with, and that the German tree has been added to several times.

November 14, 2015

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

wish there was a turkish for german-speakers lesson, cuz we got a lot of turkish people in germany

November 16, 2015

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

Also has the number of questions (and or vocabulary words) actually increased in the new German tree or have the old questions just been divided up into more "skills"?

November 14, 2015

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

There's been a division, but there's a lot of new content! At the end of the tree, the skill Fantasy is new, and it's amazing! You'll learn about rescuing princes from towers, dragons, and magic! :D I think there are about 100 new lessons from the last tree :)

November 14, 2015

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

In any event thank you for this intriguing post :-)

November 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Awesomegirl4321
<h1>NICE THATS AWESOME!!! IM WORKING ON IT :)</h1>
November 14, 2015

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

Good job! The expanded tree came just in time for me; I was getting tired of looking for colored circles so I could turn them gold. Now there are lots!

November 15, 2015

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

Where do you get that graph?

November 15, 2015

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

Made it myself in Excel :)

November 16, 2015

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

Oh ok, I thought maybe it was some feature in Duolingo that I didn't have XD

November 16, 2015

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

Gratulation! Das ist eine starke Leistung!

November 15, 2015

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

I'm pleased to read that the tree I'm working on has the most lessons.

November 15, 2015

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

It is probably not coincidence that the 3 shortest trees in the graph are also the 3 most recently added courses... maybe we can expect in time, that volunteers will add lessons to other languages. That would be awesome.

November 15, 2015

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

Wow, gut gemacht! Herzlichen Glückwunsch! It's a really bit sad how small some other trees seem in comparion to the German one! I'm doing the French tree and the Irish tree and especially the Irish tree is so tiny! :o

November 15, 2015

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

Amazing!! How long did it take you to complete the German tree?

November 15, 2015

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

Originally I worked on it steadily over a year, and then intensely in the summer holiday last year :) I think it was refreshed about six weeks ago, which put me at about 70% complete!

November 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/usernameguy12

Herzliche Glückwünsche ADSharpe

November 15, 2015

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

Danke schon!

November 15, 2015

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

Hi, how did you make this nice graph?

Gratuliere, ich hoffe, dass ich auch bald mein Baum wieder noch beenden konnen. :D

November 15, 2015

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

With Excel! Kinda went through every tree and listed every skill and lesson! (I'm a bit sad)

November 16, 2015

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

Oh, I see. Congratulations for your patience!

November 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stan976113

Hey, I believe congratulations are in order, albeit belated ones :) About these graphs... I don't see them, where can I find them? I know your post is from a year ago... I'm currently struggling through the German tree myself

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