https://www.duolingo.com/SpedePasanen

Finished the tree

Today I have finished the Russian course after 37 days. I'd like to thank Duolingo and specifically the contributors to the Russian tree. It must have taken a lot of work and I sincerely appreciate this.

To those of you who are yet to finish I say don't give up! This beautiful little course is just the beginning, an introduction so to say. A lot more has to be done before one becomes proficient, so after you finish the tree, don't linger on Duolingo too much. Seek more advanced resources. My plan right now is to continue learning the vocab on Memrise (10000 most frequent words), complete grammar exercises in my grammar book and listen to language podcasts.

Удачи!

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/meta7gear

Have you done the Russian Skill Quiz yet, I'm interested to know what score one would receive after finishing the tree. Was Duolingo your introduction to the russian language or were you already studying before hand?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SpedePasanen

I haven't, but I will. The quiz includes everything in the course, so theoretically one should get 5 (max score), but since I haven't retained everything, it will be lower.

I studied Russian a bit before but I had a two year break so I forgot almost everything.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Beedo15

Have you done french yet ? Its fun and easy!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anthoni876

Amazing! Congratulations!!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Theron126
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Wow, saw this post and thought for a second I'd created it... поздравляю вас!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JanisaChatte
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Поздравляю!!

Finishing the tree in 37 days is quite impressive! :)

I also recommend listening to some Russian to immerse yourself in the language even more. And you should also revisit Duolingo once in a while to do some reviewing and skill strengthening.

Good luck with your future Russian studies! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lindrhound
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Congratulations!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/izakbabel

Молодец! What russian grammer book are you using and which language podcasts are you listening to? Any tips or insight into how your structured your learning?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SpedePasanen

I listen to this http://russianpodcast.eu/15.html The grammar book I use is in Czech and wasn't translated to English.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Beedo15

Your good here have a lingot

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Youssefnjm

I did that too today I have been learning Russian for a month and I want to thank you duolingo team for the great work you have done and best wishes to every one

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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Поздравляю!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/josue2cellos

Congratulations for all team that support!! I'm brazilian and i'm learning Russian through of English, I have one dream of know the Russia.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JanisaChatte
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Boa sorte pra você também! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/josue2cellos

Obrigado :D ! Legal, você também fala português.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BrookeLorren
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Поздравления!

You're right that this course is just the beginning. I'm currently still working on gilding this tree and making everything stick, because there's so much here that's easy to forget.

RussianPod101 has some excellent lessons, from absolute beginner to advanced. I find them to be a nice compliment to Duolingo.

There is a challenge that is starting in may to read a ton of pages in your target language, and listen to a ton of audio (or watch a ton of movies) in the language. It will probably run from this may until the end of 2017. For 2014-15, the challenge was to read 5000 pages and watch 150 hours of movies (and/or audio). It really helped me with my Spanish, and you might want to do something like that to get really good at Russian.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Reno1991

Can you elaborate about this challenge you speak of? Is it a Duolingo thing? That sounds interesting.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BrookeLorren
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http://forum.language-learners.org/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=769 is the discussion thread.

The challenge begins in May. It looks like they're not sure what web site will be hosting it, but there's still a few months to get ready.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Reno1991

thank you :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SpedePasanen

Thanks for the tip, I'm checking it out.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Immanueldavid

Congratulations!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Brendan06

Wow! that amazing i have been doing Russian for more than 37 days and i'm not done congrats and good luck on other duolingo courses

3 years ago

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Поздравляю! And thank you for the encouragement! :-)

3 years ago

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Russian is so beautiul, congratulations.

3 years ago

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Поздравляю! Полагаю, теперь ты уже можешь писать по-русски, да?:)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/truelefty
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Wow, that was quite fast. I am still on my way ;)

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Cool, I am almost there

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Reno1991

Great job! I'm hoping to learn Russian after Spanish.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Alexander183999

awesome!

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