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Once I finish my Spanish tree I will probably do a reverse tree English for Spanish speakers. How about if I want to do English for Dutch speakers as well? Can I do Eng-Spa first, then delete that course and start Eng-Hol?

Also, once I get more fluent in Spanish, I'm thinking it might be a good idea to learn Portuguese by taking the course for Spanish speakers and not English speakers. Any thoughts on this, fellow English speaking Spanish and Portuguese learners?

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/wyattpeak

As I've read (though I've never tried), you can do both at the same time - duo will allow you to learn the same language from two different languages simultaneously.

The only problem I've heard is that it buggers up your english badge - which will randomly change between the two levels (i.e. if you're on lv. 7 from Spanish but lv. 10 from Dutch, it won't reliably show one or the other). But this problem only affects the badge, not your actual level.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/iwc2ufan
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I learned Portuguese from Spanish, not on Duolingo, but my uni did a course on it. It was really useful and really sped up the process. Portuguese for Spanish speakers was one semester while Portuguese for English speakers was 4.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_lusofono_
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Since finishing the Portuguese for English speakers tree two years ago, I've subsequently finished the Spanish for Portuguese speakers tree and the Portuguese for Spanish speakers tree (a technique many DLers call "laddering"). I'm now working on the German for Portuguese speakers tree. My improvement has slowed since the early days, but I still credit laddering with sustaining my interest in Portuguese and strengthening my ability to think in that language. Laddering also lets me indulge my curiosity about other languages without neglecting the one I like best. All in all, it's an approach with much to recommend it.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/themuffpiston

for your second question, I say you should do that portuguese for spanish speakers thing, it will reinforce your spanish while teaching you yet another language. I don't need to be bilingual in any specific language to tell you that.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/matfran2001
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You can do as many trees simultaneously (or sequentially, if you prefer) as you want.

2 years ago