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https://www.duolingo.com/maddyis7

To 1st checkpoint and level 5 in 3 days! (Spanish)

Is this any good? I'm sure there must be many who have done it faster.

The thing is I appear to have retained about 90% of it, which for someone like me, generally abysmal with languages, this is all credit to DL.

Anyone out there who has managed it in < 1 day ?

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/jkl
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The earlier stuff is much easy compared to the later skills. The xp amount is also small in the early skills so u can level up quickly

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot
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yes I must agree I have been stuck on the adverbs at German for ages because i have to keep refreshing the lessons already passed before that I have not quite understood.. them

Some people race through the lessons too quickly without pausing to consolidate that already passed through but not quite really properly learned yet

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ziggKogg
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Same with me, stuck on Italian Adverbs for a week now.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/856pm

I got to level 6 in a few hours in Italian. The levels are progressively farther apart.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LingPenguin
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When I started my French course here I got to that point in around 3 hours. Of course, it may be cheating, since I already speak French, but it's still good to keep practicing. It probably took me a week to get to that point in Spanish, but that was because I had just gotten the app and casually started to use it. Once I started using the Duolingo website instead of the app I progressed much faster.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/maddyis7

Nice to see other peoples comments.

I should have added that I didn't discover DL on the computer till just a while ago. I had been doing all my learning (Italian and a bit of French) on the mobile app, so I am aware of how much longer and harder the levels get later on. In the same time as starting Spanish from scratch, on here, I have "levelled up" from 10 - 11 in Italian; from 7 - 8 in French; And got to level 3 in Spanish, all on the Mobile Phone!

I only started using the computer, to re-practise my Italian, but started getting addicted to the Lingots, and Bonuses etc. Subsequently, I have got to level 9 (Italian), 5 (French) and now 5 (Spanish)

I wonder what levels they would represent, if they'd all been done under one 'User.' I would guess level 11 Italian + Level 9 Italian would equal about 13 or 14. Anyone have any idea. I suppose it would mean counting the number of points required in each level and adding them together, e.g. level one is only about 40 which rises to about 600, by level 10. As I don't know how many points the future levels take, I can't work it out! I suppose I could try to extrapolate the thing, but I'd need to see what the number of points in each level actually were, which I don't think I can find out retrospectively. Anyone have any bright ideas?

As Jack said, I have mainly done all this to consolidate what I have already learnt. It is so important to keep revisiting stuff you think you know (or are dodgy on) You always find something new. Also it is great to revisit earlier stuff, and remember struggling with it when it was new, only to find it deeply embedded now. It makes you realise you really are "getting somewhere."

Ciao

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny
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Doing it faster than someone else doesn't really do you any good. It's better to do it slow and steady than speed through everything and then forget it.

4 years ago