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90 Days Of German: I have finished my tree!

Hi everyone!

Wow! It feels amazing to have finally completed the German tree after 90 days! I cannot express how I am currently feeling!

The German tree was really long. Longer than any tree I have ever seen, well maybe the Russian tree is an exception:P

At the start, everything was going smoothly and I was keeping up with my goal to do a row of skills a day, but then there is a certain part of the tree, (you'll know when you reach it) had too much 8 or more lesson skills, and it took me a while to finish them. Once I had gotten over the hill, everything else was just a smooth ride down to the bottom of the hill where I met my golden owl:)

German Duo

There are many people who have helped me along the way, commenting "well done" or "congratulations" every time I finished a skill, but there's one person I'd really like to thank: kcw_AspRingF-xll! Thanks for motivating me to finish my tree! I couldn't have done it without you! and, I hope you finish your German tree soon too!

Thanks for all the support, and good luck with your trees!

May 7, 2016

65 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/John00625

Congratulations!!!!

May 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi

Thanks!

May 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/meesie1

Great! Im also learning german and reading german books for beginners :)

May 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi

That seems like a nice plan:)

May 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi

Cool! I might give it a try, but I need to practice my pronunciation first:)

May 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/PolyglotCiro

Sehr gut! Mache weiter so!

May 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi

Danke!

May 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/PolyglotCiro

Bitte!

May 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/germanwannabee

Great job! I see you're at level 23, do you want to join this contest with me? I won't be able to participate unless I find a partner at my same level.

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/15236242$comment_id=15291095

By the way, have some lingots for your great accomplishment!

May 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi

Sure! I'll join! I'm planning to get to level 25 this week anyway:)

May 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/germanwannabee

Great! Just saying, I have no idea how you managed to get to level 23 in 90 days, It's taken me an eternity.

May 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi

Oh, I was around level 17 last week, I just to level 23 now.

May 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/germanwannabee

Wow.

May 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/TylerBuckley

In 90 days? Great job! Have a few lingots! What motivated you to learn German? And at that rate?\

May 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi

Thanks:) My dad is originally from Germany, but he never taught me the language. I suppose I learned it to speak with my German relatives and avoid the awkwardness of not speaking German when I'm over there.

May 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/TylerBuckley

Do you feel like you understand most of what they talk about now?

May 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi

About 50%

May 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/TylerBuckley

Can I ask how you made so much progress so fast?

May 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi

I did a row of skills a day, all while keeping my tree gold.

May 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Meadows24

Is that your dog so cute! I have two norfolk terriers my profile is one of them

May 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi

Yes, he's a Jack Russel Terrier. He's really hyperactive during the day and then he snuggles by the fire at night:)

May 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/brittalexiswm

Congrats!

May 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi

Thanks:)

May 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Lorel90

Congratulations!! Well done. Are you going to continue learning German?

May 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi

Thanks:) Yes, I definitely will. I want to become fluent in it soon.

May 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/buck72

Congratulations! Ausgezeichnet!

May 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi

Danke!

May 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/gingerninja3148

Great job! That's insane that you finished the tree at level 23 in 90 days! I also like your method of doing a row of skills a day.

May 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi

Thanks:) I find it a great method because, you finish the tree quickly but you don't learn too much every day.

May 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/zahermass

90 days only!!!. You are really something bro CONGRATULATIONS!

May 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi

Thanks:)

May 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/painai2

Way to go. I've been on German for over a year, and I still haven't finished the tree.

May 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi

Thanks:) Keep going and you'll get to the end eventually!

May 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/PrincessofLlama

Wow that's really inspiring, in just 90 days!!! Good job!!!

May 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi

Thanks:)

May 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/axmandarose

congratsssss!

May 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi

Thanks:)

May 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/freakintannins

I am so jealous! This inspires me to finish my tree as well! Good job!

May 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi

Keep going! You'll get there soon:)

May 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Erven.R

Good job!

May 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi

Thanks:)

May 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/22robertskaylee

Good Job!!! I just started like two ours ago and I LOVE IT!!!!

May 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi

Thanks:) and good luck! It's nice to see new users enjoying learning a new language:)

May 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Melanie662696

How do you complete a 'tree', I had not heard of these before?

May 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi

A tree is just the name given to the course, because all the skills resemble a tree on the home page. It's just some Duolingo jargon to get used to:)

May 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/abbadackerygirl

Fabulous! Do you feel like you are fluent in German now? I can't wait until I finish a tree...congratulations!!!

May 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi

Thanks:) Not fluent, but proficient. Good luck with your tree!

May 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Meadows24

I think thats is good for high school!

May 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi

It depends if they teach German or not:)

May 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MoacirSantana10

Congrats !!! now take a look, German WhatsApp Group !!! https://www.duolingo.com/comment/15400027

May 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi

Thanks:) I might give it a try, but I need to practice my pronunciation first:)

May 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Meadows24

I havent had them my whole life! I am saying to you have you had it your whole life? I had one but it died in kindergarden:( worst drive home ever. When my mom said she cremeated the dog i had no idea what it meant. She explained and i yelled at her for setting the dog on fire( i still didnt quite get creameation, and she didnt burn the dog) why the heck is this not at the bottom!-_-

May 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi

I got my dog when I was around six, I think:) We went out to get him a bed the day we got him, and when we came back he had made one in the dryer!

May 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Meadows24

Did you know i am a twin?!

May 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi

I am too actually, but non - identical:)

May 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Meadows24

Non identical rocks! I am younger by 1 minute. You?

May 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi

Older by 3:)

May 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Meadows24

Lucky! I am 1 minute older and THREE inches shorter. My sis is 5 10! So i am...5 7. I am tall!

May 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Meadows24

Are you in school right now?! I am..study hall

May 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi

No, I live in Ireland, so it's around 7:45pm here:)

May 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Meadows24

Cool! I live in AMERICA but over the summer i live in the czech republic!

May 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi

Cool:) I go to America every year, but I've never been to the Czech Republic:)

May 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Meadows24

You should follow me or i follow you so talking is easier!

May 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi

I can remember your username, so I can use the search feature to find your profile/ stream:)

May 9, 2016
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