https://www.duolingo.com/NeleHeike

Both trees are golden, yeah!

My big day. My both trees are golden: English -> German and German -> English :-)) Thanks for help and motivation from some people. It was hard, when the English -> German course was upgraded. The new one is so much longer. But now it is done :-)) Enjoy yourself.

December 23, 2015

32 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/ElizabethKrispin

Great Job!!!!!!!

Do you plan to continue to use the program and keep both trees golden?

Also, are you learning the second language because you intend to use it or just for the sake of learning it. :)

Merry Christmas

December 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/NeleHeike

I want to use Duolingo furthermore. A little bit with the trees, there are some lessons where I could get better. And a little bit with Immersion. I like to translate, I learn a lot in doing so.

I'm learning English, and doing both trees was very helpful. I use English in job. Until now I have to read only. But more and more I have to listen and to speak. So I have to practice a little bit more. Also it is wonderful to open the door in another language, other newspapers, other videos, films, podcasts, culture, countries and people.

Why are you learning German?

And merry Christmas!

December 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ElizabethKrispin

Hello NeleHeike,

I think the primary reason that I am learning German is because of the satisfying sense of accomplishment that I gain from learning it. I hope that I may be able to further use knowledge of the language in some way some day, but for now, it is primarily the sense of accomplishment. :)

I have noticed that I am beginning to think about German a bit in my sleep which is sort of fun. :) I noticed that when I awoke yesterday for some odd reason I was thinking about the words for onion and garlic (Zwiebel und Knoblach)

I really liked your comment: "it is wonderful to open the door in another language, other newspapers, other videos, films, podcasts, culture, countries and people."

I hope that as I gain a better grasp on the German language I can experience these things to a greater degree, (ie. newspapers, videos, films, countries and people. etc.)

Thank you or writing back to me.

EK

December 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/NeleHeike

I wish you a lot of joy on your way - and "the open door".

December 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Carolyn250

Congratulations. I am impressed that you wrote in English- the language you are learning. Keep up the great work!

December 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/NeleHeike

Thanks.

To write in English is practice and it feels awesome to do it :-)

December 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SamijaH.

Congratulations !!!!! I am done with English -> German , and half way done with German -> English. I can't wait for the day when I can also say that I finished both. But it might take a while because I have like 10 skills to "golden up" every day , so I don't get much time to learn new skills :P

Anyways, herzlichen Glückwunsch ;)

December 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/NeleHeike

Danke!

Ja, das kenne ich - jeden Tag neu "vergolden" :-) Ich sende ein Paket Motivation.

December 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SamijaH.

Hehe danke sehr :D

December 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/heschmat

herzlichen Glückwunsch :-) auch für Ihr cooler Streak, bald wird es ein ganzes Jahr sein :-)

December 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/NeleHeike

Danke.

Auch ein toller Streak, 200 Tage, Glückwunsch!

December 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MandyDieKatze

Congratulations! Did you find the German to English course worth doing? I'm considering doing it, but I wonder that I might struggle to motivate myself to complete the tree having already completed one German tree.

December 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/NeleHeike

For me the German to English tree was easier. I have done it first. The English to German tree was much longer and more difficult for me. Both together give a lot of practice, vocabulary and grammar. Valuable, basic, short sentences.

December 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MandyDieKatze

Thanks for the reply! It's probably worth doing. Once I finish the updated German tree, I'll reconsider giving it a go.

December 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Isrianth

Gut gemacht! I want to get back to my reverse tree when I finish the updated German tree. Though I'm very close to finish the English-German course.

December 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/NeleHeike

Danke! Und ebenfalls noch viel Spaß.

December 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/salem6

You guys are in 100+ streaks and I'm here happy with my 10 days streak ... Got a long way to go

December 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/hottcookie

They all started off like that, too!

December 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/EmiMurase

Me too!!!!!

December 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/EmiMurase

I just started 2 weeks ago!!

December 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/NeleHeike

I wish you much fun on your way and a lot of language "experiences".

December 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CamillaJones1

hi good job

December 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/NeleHeike

Thanks!

December 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/timothyhansen

Wow. Congrats. Have two lingots for that accomplishment! I need to get working on the reverse tree again.

December 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/NeleHeike

Thank you very much! And a package of motivation for you.

December 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Skydancer3

Congratulations!!! I'm trying to get the German tree golden since several weeks. This tree is sooooo long, it seems rather impossible if you have to do other things as well.

May 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/NeleHeike

Thanks. Yes, indeed, the tree is very long, that is hard. But it is possible! And it is great and you have learned a lot if you are ready. Good luck and a lot of motivation!

May 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Skydancer3

Thank you! How many XP a day do you need to get them BOTH golden? I think I can get the English > German tree golden today, only for some hours. When this is done I'll do the Spanish tree.

May 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Skydancer3

Yeah! The deed is done! That was really hard work. You have my full respect for getting them both golden at one time!

May 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/NeleHeike

I have no definite goal, how many XP a day I do. I do it with fun, sometimes it is "harder", sometimes is is pure fun.

Now I hold both golden and do some Immersion - when I have the time. Also I read English books and listen English videos. Oh, and I discuss a little bit in the discussions. Oneday I will learn Swedish, but I feel it is not the time point yet. Or maybe Spanish? I will see.

May 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Skydancer3

I've just started with Spanish. I've started learning Spanish 14 years ago (14 years??? Am I getting old? xD) but didn't get far due to lack of time, but now is Duolingo time. ;-)

May 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/NeleHeike

Congratulations !!!!!!!!!! Great! :-)

May 16, 2016
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