Breaking through the wall
Bonjour tout le monde!
I have been studying French on Duolingo for over a year now. I am level 15 in French, and about 2/3 through my tree.
I want to describe an experience I have been having, and see if anyone else has experienced something similar.
I made a post last week about finally getting my 100th upvote in Immersion and pass to tier 2 in French/English Translation. I was very proud of myself because it was a long struggle. Well, since then I have gotten 92 upvotes and 0 down votes. I say this, not because I want to flaunt my awesome French skills, but because I am more than a little confused...
The other thing is, a few weeks ago I was only comfortable translating short sentences or article headings... Yesterday I translated a paragraph of Voltaire, getting an upvote for my translation...
I feel like I have broken through a wall, like something clicked, and now I am able to understand the language better. I have experienced this in small scale... Pounding away at negatives and suddenly It all makes sense... Realizing after mistake after mistake that I almost always need to use Avoir when also using past tense. But never a breakthrough like this. It feels surreal and I am curious about how much other people experience this.
I am happy it happened, but I also think to myself "Why couldn't I do this two weeks ago?"
Thank you in advance for the discussion!
It's experience with the language, you get to think in French instead of translating English sentences.
Could it be that?
Or maybe you had a motivation boost, who knows! But it happened :D Keep it up!
I definitely think there's a point where languages just start to click. I have had this happen to me to a minor extent, certainly not like you seem to have had, but it makes sense to me that at a certain point things click into place. It seems exciting! Keep up the good work :)
I hope it is a break through for you, I'm hoping for something similar for me. At the moment I'm struggling through present2 on my tree. Well done and bon chance.
Yeah that one was tough for me too... Just keep working on it! Practice makes perfect
Haha, unfortunately, I don't think it reflects my actual skill in the language. One day...
Well duolingo is just a tool, it is not an instant fluency wand :) Keep plugging away!