https://www.duolingo.com/tonicarty

Finished my first tree!

I know this isn't a big deal to so many of you who've finished many, many trees but I'm so happy to have completed this one in ~4 months. It's strange how much more I practiced in the last month than any of the first three!

Any tips on what I should do now? What would be the best for building fluency in Italian? e.g. is Immersion best, or should I just keep strengthening my tree daily, or are there alternate options?

February 20, 2016

19 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/CharmingTiger

Congratulations on your achievement, Toni!

Now that you have completed Italian for English speakers, why don't you give English for Italian speakers a try? You will have to switch your 'native' language to Italian, and choose to learn English. Do not be alarmed if you see your progress 'disappear' on your profile page. When you switch back to English as your native language, it will all reappear as though nothing happened :-)

February 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/tonicarty

Ooh, I've heard of that before but forgot about it! I might give that a shot. Is it quite different from just redoing the Italian tree?

February 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/CharmingTiger

It is similar in some ways, but you will learn some more vocabulary. Also, some of the sentence structures will be more difficult, because it assumes that Italian is your native language. What this meant for me (in Spanish at least) was more use of object pronouns and 'unnatural' sentence constructions (words in sentences that seem oddly placed to English speakers).

If you choose to do this, download a very small program called Greasemonkey (Or Tampermonkey depending on your browser). Then download the program Duolingo Course Switcher. It will save you loads of time in the future switching the site back and forth between English and Spanish!

February 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/tonicarty

This sounds great! I've started on the English tree now :D Thanks for the help!

February 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/CharmingTiger

It was a pleasure! Wow, level 3 already? Keep up the good work! :-D

February 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/headlesscookie

Buon lavoro con finendo il tuo primo albero! Spero che sarai Livello Venticinque un giorno! Un Lingot per te!

February 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/tonicarty

Oh wow, thank you! I hope that I can get enough confidence to start writing to others in Italian, though currently just being able to read that feels like a small victory :)

February 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/headlesscookie

Well in any instance I wish you the best of luck!

February 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Lento_Rodriguez

Congratulations on the tree, it is a big deal, most people don't make it.

February 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/tonicarty

Thanks! I'm gonna try drag my friends into trying one and seeing if they last haha

February 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Archmageadam

Congratulations! so far your farther than I am. Immersion is always a good option. You should try learning the other romance languages available on duolingo (Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Catalian) but it all comes down to whatever you're motivated to learn.

February 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/KateM303

Congrats!!! Finishing a tree is always exciting.

Personally, when I finished the Italian tree the first time I started from scratch and redid the tree. It was interesting to see which skills I tested out of and relearn the later skills. Now that I finished the tree a second time I am just focused on keeping it gold.

February 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/tonicarty

Oh true! There feels like there's a lot of words that don't appear when you're strengthening a skill so it'd be nice to actually reinforce them a little

February 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MultiLinguAlex

Congratulations =)

February 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/tonicarty

Thanks! Amazing streak, by the way!

February 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/FlipWilson5000

Sapevamo che ce l'avresti fatta!

February 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/tonicarty

Grazie mille! :D

February 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/littleowlalexa

You should try French or Spanish! They're both very similar to Italian and if you know one of those three, the other two should be easy. Good luck with whatever you choose next!

February 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/monstercarnival

Congratulations of finishing your tree!

February 22, 2016
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