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What are the longest and shortest trees on Duolingo?

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Just curious because Esperanto isn't nearly as big as the German or French course. Best answers receive lingots! Thanks (;

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https://www.duolingo.com/Pfiff
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German is pretty long, yeah. I'm almost done... Anyway, Norwegian will soon have the most words and Esperanto is very short because they chopped off the last part of the course (jump to "Trimming the skill tree") in order to release it more quickly, but they want to extend it. I don't know how everything else measures up, though.

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Reply32 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gingerninja3148

Esperanto has the shortest amount of skills but Turkish has the shortest amount of lessons. This is because a lot of Esperanto skills have 10 lessons where as the Turkish skills don't usually have a lot of lessons. I think the German tree is currently the longest although the new Norwegian tree will have the most words so it may soon become the longest tree.

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Reply12 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nicolette1738

All I know is that Norwegian is quite long.

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Reply12 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/anitramwaju
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In the languages I began to learn (from English : Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Polish, Russian, Swedish, Turkish and from French : German and Italian), the shortest is Turkish (200 lessons) and the longest is German (459 lessons).

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Reply62 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni
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Swedish is about average I think, GERMAN IS SO LONG IT'S REALLY KILLING ME, and the French tree certainly doesn't look too short either.

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Reply12 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/realmayub

Check it out:No. of skills in each course ESPERANTO: 44 UKRAINIAN: 51 ITALIAN: 65 GERMAN: 121 FRENCH: 78 SPANISH: 61 PORTUGUESE: 69 DUTCH: 64 RUSSIAN: 78 SWEDISH: 66 IRISH: 64 TURKISH: 63 NORWEGIAN: 114 DANISH: 70 POLISH: 68 VIETNAMESE: 84 WELSH: 97

RESULT: GERMAN is the longest while ESPERANTO is the shortest!

Hand me over my lingots! :) Plz notify if mistakes found!

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Reply502 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fantomius
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RESULT: GERMAN is the longest while ESPERANTO is the shortest!

That's what I suspected, but I never took the time to verify.

Thanks for going through all the trouble to check!

I wonder, however, if what you said is still true today. (I'm writing this in February 2017.)

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Reply1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/realmayub

Dunno :(

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Reply1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KaptianKaos8
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Japanese is now the shortest, but I can guarrantee it will be expanded. I havn't seen the Valyrian course, which could be shorter.

With Czech and Korean coming soon, (Czech's been coming soon for about a year) these results could easily change.

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Reply1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/realmayub

maybe

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Reply11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/realmayub

yeah

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Reply11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/weaselbee1
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Update: DUTCH 2.0 now has 123 skills, therefore Dutch 2.0=longest tree as of August 2017?

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Reply11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/josocgray143
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Update- Japanese is now the shortest, at a flat 40 lessons ☺

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Reply1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Strawberrybush4

Japanese is really complicated, though. How do they manage to do it in just 40 lessons?

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Reply1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PatrickGal685322

I don't think it does. I'm Japanese and I took the most advanced skills test furthest down on the tree and I still feel it's quite basic. The questions are like "Translate: It was cold last night." Etc. I would imagine that more lessons will be released as with some of those other languages.

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Reply1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ZULU-INDIA

Of course it will be expanded sir

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Reply1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Erick9Hernandez6

have a lingot u deserve it :3

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Reply21 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/realmayub

thanks

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Reply11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Elisabeth3789
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It's at least a year later since realmayub's tally, so I thought it might be time for an update, at least for the trees I have easy access to.

And so I checked my trees, for both skills and lessons. Here's the score: German: 121 skills, 458 lessons; French: 78 skills, 402 lessons, Spanish: NOW with 108 skills! And 500 lessons!

Italian now has 66 skills and 405 lessons, Greek has 74 skills and 278 lessons, and Japanese has 40 lessons and 185 skills. But don't be fooled. Those Japanese lessons are HARD, especially as you go further down the tree!

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Reply13 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RandomJake
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Nice, but I think HIGH VALYRIAN is the SHORTEST!!!

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Reply3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rhea1228

I give one to you! you really helped me!

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Reply1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/realmayub

thanks

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Reply11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gregoriohombre

Most people in this thread were guessing it was either Norwegian or German (for English speakers). After counting the number of skills the two have, Norwegian has 116 skills and German has 122, (including bonuses). Compare this to say, Spanish, which has 63 skills (including bonuses). That said, this doesn't take into account the total number of lessons from all the different skills added up nor does it take into account the number of words learned from all the lessons.

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Reply1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FirePolyglot
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High Valyrian is the shortest tree with just 33 skills.

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Reply111 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KierenMcCormack
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the shortest one I have is the Spanish tree

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Reply12 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Johan_Fayez
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I think the longest one is German and the shortest is Esperanto :D

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Reply12 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CosmoKaiza
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Ukrainian is pretty short too

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Johan_Fayez
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But, I measured both of them and I discovered that Esperanto tree is the shortest one :D

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Reply12 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/muddycat160

French is long but i dont think it is as long as a few other courses, i know german has a bunch of lessons just about how to say "the" and its pretty long too

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https://www.duolingo.com/bfoshizzle
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If I remember correctly (perhaps I should practice German as I've really been slacking in that course), they have an entire skill on how to say "come(s) from Germany", so they are quite thorough.

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Reply12 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_A.R.B._
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It must be the German tree

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vidhya36
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German is longest I met, although I am about to complete it, which became extra long with few more addition of trees in the middle. French is the next longest. Portuguese, Spanish and Italian are the shortest.

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DuoFlash
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The only thing I know is that the German tree is waaay longer than the Spanish one.

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Reply12 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Elisabeth3789
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Hi DuoFlash, well, they recently updated the Spanish tree (I was one of the beta testers), and it now has almost as many skills as the German tree, plus it has MORE lessons than the German tree:

German: 121 skills & 458 lessons Spanish: 108 skills & 500 lessons

And French, even though it looks short with "only" 78 skills, has 402 lessons, and those lessons are LONG! I just earned my golden owl for French, and it has been a long and often tedious journey!

For more info, see above!

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Reply3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/miloshki

Yep. That German course felt every bit as long as that lol.

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Reply11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AndrewRangerG
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it's very tedious

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Reply10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pafnoocy
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It is. It only gets to be rewarding some time after you've completed the tree and it requires daily practice. No exceptions.

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https://www.duolingo.com/caesarsgf
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High Valyrian has only 33 skills, so I'm assuming that it's the shortest.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Elisabeth3789
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Well... I've just discovered another wrinkle in deciding which is the longest and shortest tree...

Yes, there are the skills, and then there are the lessons. You can find out the number of skills on the Duo site once you have signed up for the language. And you can find out the number of lessons on the Duolingo.eu site too.

But what you cannot find out about (as far as I can tell) is just how many questions or exercises it takes to complete an average lesson. In some of the languages, the lessons require 20 questions (and sometimes it feels like there are even more, and they keep quizzing you until you have them all correct - and this can get quite tedious, especially if the sentences are very long).

And then, there are languages (I just started Esperanto!) where the lessons are surprisingly short. I'm still at the early stage of learning Esperanto, but I'm zipping through the lessons surprisingly quickly. It seems they have just 6 or maybe 8 questions each. Of course, as I progress, they might get longer, but German, Spanish, and French required many more exercises per lesson from the start!

So to get the TRUE length of the tree (or shortness), we would have to take the number of exercises per lesson into consideration as well. I just don't know how to do that, short of actually counting the questions and keeping track of them all...

Any ideas?

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Reply3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sam090615

All I know is that I am now wishing i hadn't gone with german, there are so many lessons!!!

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https://www.duolingo.com/abraviee
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same here :D

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Reply5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/realmayub

German maybe hard but of course practice makes perfect; so if you really want to learn a language , you ought to give it full concentration and time

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