https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ichthus731-Larry

I Completed the German from French Tree!

I love options like this where you can work on two languages using your stronger language. I finished the German from English tree some time ago but I really found the German from French tree so helpful and instructive.

April 3, 2016

25 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anebz

Cool congratulations!! I'm going to start that tree soon, is it as good as German for English? Does it have mistakes and/or missing translations?

April 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ichthus731-Larry

Thanks, yes I thought it was excellent. It helped me see different aspects and usage or kind of from a different angle that I had not seen before even though I was keeping my German from English tree gold. Now I'm going to finish the French for German speakers tree. I had done a lot of it but had abandoned it as soon as the German from French tree was released since my German knowledge is much lower than my French.

April 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Frosch0066

I finished the German from French course about two months ago (I am German learning French). Like all relatively new courses it was still work-in-progress and some minor blibs needed to be ironed out. However, moderators work to improve the course on an ongoing basis.

April 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anebz

Okay that's good enough for me, thanks!

April 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ichthus731-Larry

Do you live in Euskadi?

April 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anebz

yeah! I'll definitely check that tree out, I think it'll take some time but it will be worth it!

April 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ichthus731-Larry

I live in Spain

April 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anebz

yeah? where?

April 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ichthus731-Larry

I lived several years in Catalunya but now I live in Jaén, Andalucía.

April 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Akudznam_Nafri

I am on my way to finish it as well only 10 lessons left, and I can't discribe it with words how much it helped me with my french :) Totally recommend it !!

April 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ichthus731-Larry

I know, it's great isn't it? It's like you see both languages better or see little things you missed when looking only through the "English filter"

April 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Raisinnoir

That's really great. I'm doing likewise, learning French from German. And you're right' it is helping me to understand French easier with the added bonus of learning new words in both languages.

April 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VijayKumar676995

Congrats Mr.Ichthus731.

April 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ichthus731-Larry

Thanks!

April 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NostalgicDreamer

felicitations!

April 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ichthus731-Larry

Merci!

April 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NostalgicDreamer

Mein Deutsch ist nicht Gut xD

April 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lighttwister

Congrats, how well do you think you would do by yourself in Germany, and how would you rate yourself? Also, how much of your German understanding comes from your English to German tree and French to German tree?

April 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ichthus731-Larry

I think I would learn really fast If I were in Germany. I recently had a language exchange by Skype with a guy in Stuttgart and he said "I think you will be fluent in about 6 months". I'm not so sure, but I would love to be. I spend more time on French however because I have reached a high level in French and I want to reach the highest level test (C2). It's frustrating because I want to dedicate more time to both languages. I love them both. All my understanding comes from Duolingo and from listening to podcasts.

April 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ichthus731-Larry

Thanks!

April 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/stugau

I would like to ask “Ichthus731” how he changes from one tree (German from English) to the other (German from French). Following a mistake in manipulation, I landed up in German from French, but had to start from zero. Strangely enough my lingots were not affected. I decided to continue anyway because as “Ichthus731” said, you see German from a different angle. But in case things get complicated (i.e. German from French doesn’t appear to have a spelling corrector for French) I would like to be able to switch back to English.

April 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ichthus731-Larry

Hi stugau, I do it from the app by clicking on "Profile" , than on "Change" (which opens the courses based from English) and in the top left hand corner click on "Add" which opens the list of all languages you can use as base to study from. Choose the language and that opens all the courses available from that language. (It's different and more confusing if done from the webpage but can be done easily there too.) It becomes real fast once you get used to it. The app automatically switches the webpage too once you refresh the page. I've done all of German from English and German from French and am halfway through French from German now. I've also messed around and done some of English from German ---thus the level 13 in English in my profile--- and German from Spanish. (I'm from the USA, but I've lived in Spain for many years so Spanish is practically like English for me.) Duolingo is so great, I love all these reinforcement options! Also, nothing that you have achieved or obtained (total lingots and total xp) is affected and it will measure individual xp and level for each course.

April 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/stugau

Thanks, your enthusiasm is infectious!

April 11, 2016
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