I finally finished the German Duolingo tree!
After many months of learning very lazily i've finally finished the German tree! And I can definitely say it's improved my German abilities greatly. Now to try either Danish or improve my French :)
First of all, congratulations! Here is a suggestion. Try learning French from German. I'm finding this very helpful. Not only do I begin to think in German, but I'm actually finding French coming to me easier. Bonne chance!
Well done! The German tree is the sequoia of Duolingo; I, too, have been learning German very lazily for quite some time, and still it stretches on endlessly until it disappears over the horizon.
Herzlichen Glueckwunsch! Ich habe auch vor kurzem meinen deutschen Baum beendet, und es ist ein tolles Gefuehl :)
Congrats! I, too, finished mine about 25 minutes ago. Two and a half months of doing it every day. I still have to go over until I am sure of my mastery in German language. After that, Italian.
Hi Rupert the Bear. Well done! I've been stuck on 57% for about 10 days, then out to the blue it went to 58%. I do about 200-300 exercises a day, so I figured at this rate it will take another 9 months to get to 100%. However, it's the best German learning system I've come across. This is the third time I've tried to learn German, and only Duolingo has enabled me to get off the starting line. Congrats again. Tschüss Linda
Congratulations Rupert! I've recently finished my Turkish tree, and now I start my German one. Hope to join your company in a few months.
I stopped to learn German for more than a month, due to real-life problems... but now I've restarted and I hope one day I'll finish it, too! Congratulations, btw :)
Well, good luck in whatever endeavors you choose to do! And congrats on finishing the tree!
Das ist cool! (That is cool!) Ich wünsche dir viel Glück mit deinem Deutsch! (I wish you luck with your German!) Frank Dixon
Well done. I too finished the German tree about 3 weeks ago. Took me 18 months. Now started a uni course in the language!
Congratulations!!! I've jus finished my French tree a few days ago, And I've started to learn German today! I hope I end up finishing German!! I started Danish too, but I didn't continue... that's funny and coincidental!
if you consider danish, the best way is to let it follow german, since they are related in more ways
than one. being next door neigbors
Yes I might do that instead :) I mean do it after German instead of before German
Hi DonFrank - I don't know how any levels...I'm on level 16, but at 58%. I see that our champ Rupert the Bear is on level 15 and yet he has finished the tree. So I've not really understood the system.
To finish the tree means to complete every lesson at least once :) though there are 25 experience levels in total.
Any tips ? i know very little and i am trying to learn but i find it hard to retain the info.
Repetition repetition repetition, and...
It's useful to write words on post-it notes and stick them where you will see them eg on the fridge, on the back of the loo door, on the mirror. I got two of my post-it note words in a Duo test today. They eventually seep into your brain.
Several German words have replaced what I would say in my native English. However, these are slang or curse words I don't want to repeat here. One word I use for something horrible is "Furchtbar!" which means awful or dreadful. When I lived in Berlin I'd hear "es ist furchtbar!" an awful lot. Another favorite word I use is "grausam".
My personal advice would just be perseverance and to keep doing a bit each day. I find it helpful to use other resources as well; Babbel is good, or listen to german songs, read german newspapers once you can and so on :) just do it everyday!
Keep using Duolingo everyday, and also use the Tiny Cards app. The repetition from both programs helps.
Hi, and congrats! I'm a bit curious here..You see, I finished my German tree a few weeks ago as well. It didn't take long as I am a Norwegian native speaker, and I guess the languages are pretty close. However, the rating of my skills in German seems to have got stuck on 52 % even though I keep the strength full in all the categories every day. In fact, I'm learning a few other languages as well, but the percentage of fluency seems to be inconsistent from language to language considering the effort put in to it. Do you, or anyone else for that matter, have an explanation of why it is so?
Gratuliere on finishing the German tree. Ignore the fluency rating, it means nothing and should be taken down and replaced with something more meaningful for all our efforts. It has confused a lot of people who truly are fluent in the target language. My German tree has been solid gold for almost a year; I practice every day and the highest rating I ever got was 54% which was dropped down to 51% and just recently upped to 52%. I regard it as a joke because I'm fairly fluent in German, know very little French where I'm rated at 56%. Go figure.