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The 'Reverse' tree and 'The Tree'

Hello All,

Semi-new to Duolingo and absolutely loving it! I took Spanish in High School and College but want to diversify a little and start learning German (my heritage). I see people speaking about the 'tree' I'm assuming they means the different categories i.e. basic, politics, world etc. Also people speak about doing a 'reverse tree' is that something you take on your own? Or when you are finished does it ask you if you want to do it in reverse?

Thanks,

Corey

2 years ago

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/A_User
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The tree is all the lessons in a language. A reverse tree is doing the opposite, so if you're doing German for English speakers, the reverse tree is English for German speakers. Hope that helps!

And if you have any questions about Duolingo, feel free to ask me, and I'll try and help.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Robinine
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The tree people are referring to is the skill tree duolingo has. So to complete the Spanish tree would be to complete all the skills in the Spanish course.

The reverse tree is when instead of going from your native language to the one you're learning (i.e. English to Spanish, or English to German) to go from the language you want to learn to your native (i.e Spanish to English or German to English)

Doing the reverse tree is harder, many people try it after they've completed their tree, I believe it helps with your active language (language you can actively use) rather than your passive language (language you understand when you see/hear it)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ObsessedWithCats

You choose on your own to start it whenever (and if!) you want. Usually it's useful to know at least a bit of the target language or to be familiar with where all the site's buttons are before switching because the interface changes language too. Just go here https://www.duolingo.com/settings/direction and tell it you speak German, and want to learn English. It'll hide all your other courses until you switch back to English, but your progress wont be lost.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/txredeyes
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https://github.com/arekolek/DuolingoCourseSwitcher I find this is very helpful in switching between languages, I've been using it for ages and have had no problems with it. Just follow the instructions on the page and it will work. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KristenDQ
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It means that instead of learning the language in your native language on Duolingo, when you go to the Incubator and say that you speak the target language and that you want to learn your native language. So for instance, I am a native English speaker, but one of my target languages is Spanish. That American flag you see next to my name is my reverse tree, English from Spanish (I decided to start with Spanish since that's what I've been learning the longest, but I plan on adding the others)..

2 years ago