Just finished my Italian tree!!!!
Thank you duolingo!!! I just finished the Italian tree, my second tree. I have enjoyed continuing my streak and learning new languages.
tanti auguri ragazzo, i finished my italian tree molto tempo fa, however don't stop now. keep your mind sharp, at least one a day. duolingo teaches you the back bone of the language very well. enough to survive but its a whole different story when listening to italians speaking. therefore don't lose the practice.
sigh i guess you're right i mean i have 41 lingots and i don't want to spend them i just have so much
And that there is some of the best advice I've ever read in the Duo forums. (Incidentally, I see that you're on a 448 day streak. Very impressive.)
molto grazie, lingot for you :) i would have 365 plus days on my streak but i lost it last year for missing one day, no worries though. translating articles won't increase the fluency percentage, only the practice thingies, however i translate articles from time to time(the cool thing about articles is that you can play loud music while doing them), although i use google translate to help me out but not to cheat, but to polish my translation. it expands your vocabulary. The big issue that duolingo lacks is the conversational part, so right after i finished my tree i went a language academy not to take any courses but for conversational sessions (which it turned out to be just me and the teacher because nobody else did that, everyone is on the learning program but i felt i didn't need it). So i get there and i told the teacher that i had never taken italian lessons, just duolingo, so as the conversation went along, he would tell me that i was speaking italian and was rather impressed with my italian skills, and i was even more shocked that i was actually doing it, somehow your brain starts putting phrases together, like mixing things up because in the conversation you won't be saying sentences you practice on duolingo. its like when you're learning how to swim, that when the instructor finally throws that rubber duckie in the deep end of the pool and you have to fetch it, how at first you feel that you are going to drown and then you just start to swim without any help. it felt just like that. a great move i did was to find movies that i have seen a million times in english, and watch them dubbed in italian, so you know exactly what they are saying, the challenge being to understand what you hear, also slangs that duolingo won't teach you. Another one is documentaries that i've seen in english as well. documentaries are easier to understand because they speak slowly but no everyday slangs. i hope you find this info useful and i hope you keep up the good work. my fluency percentage has gone up to 62% at its highest point, its down to 54% now but its because i've been watching the movies and breaking bad, sopranos and the shield and all those shows i like in italian so i'll just do one practice a day in order to not lose the streak. once i thought about adding the french course however it was just way too ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ hard so i think its best to stick to one language and master it as much as you can. an advantage i have though is that i'm a native spanish speaker even though i learned english when i was very young and feel 100% comfortable speaking english, i even opted learning italian from english, and believe it or not, even though people think that italian is very similar to spanish because they both come from latin, english and italian also have similarities that have nothing to do with spanish whatsoever so i guess i was blessed with that gift which makes it easier but i still have a long way to go.. so good luck and God bless
That was great advice! Merci! I feel that French is way easier than Italian because the prepositions seem more stable for one and the accentuation sometimes gets tricky in Italian. I am very hopeful though. I am only on day 20, I hope to be able to find a Conversation group soon, perhaps a Meet up group, which is what I already do for Chinese. I am pretty much on my own for Chinese, so I am hopeful dlingo will get something up soon. Right now I am refreshing German and Portuguese but I don't know if sticking to just one is better for me. I feel I get a lot of fun variety like being in different countries simultaneously and seeing each languages structure and pattern and differences helps me in the retention. perhaps I will go slower but it might stick better.we'll see. Thanks for your reflections.
NICE! i am following your path currently! How fluent are you in your languages? I am 58% for Spanish, and 10% for Italian.
Bravo! How does it feel? How good do you feel your Italian is now? I just started a week ago, and I feel I barely know anything! (Whereas I studied French and Spanish before so I feel like I'm not learning that much in spite of being lvls 10 and 12.)
quando si raggiungono i 10'000 XP duolingo offre nuovi esercizi oltre il gufo dorato? Io continuo a fare ripetizioni di esercizi fino al gufo dorato ma mi annoiano un po'. Spero che duo offra una nuova serie di esercizi.