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Can you do a language in reverse?

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I couldn't figure out a better way to say this in the title, but can you learn english via a language you are trying to learn?

I finished my Portuguese tree and thought it would be an interesting challenge to learn English for Portuguese speakers, any tips?

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/revdolphin
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Go to settings, there's a drop-down list of language courses. You can use that to switch.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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All of your scores will look like they disappear, but don't worry. You will be able to see them if you switch back.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pnehls
pnehls
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well that's good to know...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Davu
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There are a few quirks like that, here is one I found recently: http://www.duolingo.com/comment/1245350.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ziggKogg
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Sure. I'm currently doing the IT->ENG and ENG->IT trees. It's a good way to reinforce the lessons. Just check out the settings.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LingPenguin
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It really helps to read all of the comments, and to try to respond and help people out whenever possible. That's a huge part of my current language-learning strategy.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jolynnedougherty
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I am looking to try this tree reversal. Do I lose anything by changing my settings. Will I lose my levels for what I have done in French? I suppose learning for learning's sake, it shouldn't really matter, but I am curious nevertheless. Looking around other discussions, it seems that nothing is really lost, but just doesn't show up in reverse mode. Is that right? Thanks.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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that is right. I'm doing a reverse course for Spanish and all of my stats have stuck around. :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/leungkwanpang
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I am not sure if it's efficient, since you finished the tree already, I guess there are many other ways to improve. I'm currently learning Japanese by doing the English tree in Japanese. It requires a bit of foundations but works perfectly since it provides far more time to practice than other methods though.

2 years ago