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Keeping two trees golden

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Hey, I would like to keep two trees (Spanish and French) golden. Some people here who have any piece of advice of how to do that? ;)

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/KristenDQ
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I have 4 golden trees that I just keep gold by doing general strengthening.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fabuous
Fabuous
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wow! congratulations on your golden trees!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KristenDQ
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Thanks! I have a certain order I practice them in. I start with the tree I'm working on first...currently, it's Portuguese, followed by the trees in the order they were learned, so here is my order:

1.) Portuguese

2.) Esperanto

3.) Italian

4.) French

5.) Spanish

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fabuous
Fabuous
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You're doing amazing!! :-)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KristenDQ
KristenDQ
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Thanks! Right now, I'm about to work on my Italian for the day!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pinkfroggirl

what is Esperanto? :) (KristenDQ)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KristenDQ
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Esperanto is a taglog language that doesn't really have a "home" country. It was invented to make communication easier between countries. For example, if you were talking to a Frenchman who knew Esperanto and no English and you didn't know French but you knew Esperanto, you could both communicate in Esperanto.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pinkfroggirl

kinda like latin?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KristenDQ
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It's a little bit like Latin, but the sentence structure between Esperanto and Latin is different. Esperanto was free (as is all languages on Duolingo) so I decided to give it a try!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/finndj
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I have a certain order of language learning that I do each day. I start off with strengthening any Swedish skills that decayed over night, followed by German strengthening, then French strengthening, then Mandarin on another service, followed by completing my daily goal on Memrise for a Swedish course I am taking there, followed by new German vocabulary, and if I have time, French vocabulary. I find that by having a sort of schedule, I can get more language learning done, whilst also maintaining or improving my ability in all of the languages I am learning.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ontalor
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There was a great, very long article about the most effective way to keep your trees golden that someone kindof did research on.

The conclusion was that once you finish the tree, to keep it golden, you should do 3 skill-specific reviews a day, and once everything is golden, two general reviews, and once you've done that for a while if you miss coming back for days at a time the whole thing should still be golden.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/erykzim

I do a Strengthen Skills exercise whenever I finish a unit.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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The trick is to get a tree golden so that it'll stay gold. Personally I found that easier to do one tree at a time. Solid revision of skills, getting to the point where you make few or no mistakes. If some skills are particularly tough, redo all the lessons within that skill. Don't use the hints.

I am currently working on getting my Russian tree at this level. When I go back to my Esperanto tree, only a few skills have decayed each time.

I will point out, though, that there's no obligation to get or keep your tree perfectly golden all the time. The main thing is that you have learned and revised the vocab and skills. With consistent revision, your tree will stay gold for longer - concentrate on the learning.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rohelohe
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I second that. I have also noticed that the skills which I have completed with no hints and/or mistakes tend to decay very slowly. As soon as I peek at hints or make mistakes the lesson is on the review list pretty soon.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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Yes, agreed!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jillianimal

Just review whenever you see a skill fading. Usually that's about everyday but some times you'll get a break.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wildfood
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I didn't worry about keeping my trees golden until after I finished them. After getting comfortable with the regular practice I began using timed practice (up to 10 xp more per exercise).

2 years ago
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