https://www.duolingo.com/kuah

Tree Complete!

After about three weeks of work, I completed my first tree on Duolingo. For reference, I had completed several months of self-study leading up to the course, so I feel I had a solid grounding as far as many of the letters and some of the most common words when I started here.

Course Stats
Skills: 84
Lessons: 320
Words: 1661

Moving forward, I hope to reinforce the skills learned. The start point for me is to establish and keep a golden tree for some time, facilitated by following the Memrise course (located in the resource sticky - I will be able to complete it now, and will refine it over time). I also hope to start diving into native material (also located in the resource sticky).

To supplement learning I hope to dig more into the culture of Vietnam, so over the next few months look forward to posts explaining Vietnamese culture and history.

For everyone else working on the course, keep at it! Please be sure to share feedback in the course comments or this forum, so that the great team behind this course are able to continue refining it.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/garpike
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Well done! You might well be the first.

Incidentally, may I ask what you did and what materials you used to study Vietnamese beforehand? I'm finding it exceedingly difficult to remember (even basic) words with the correct tones, etc. I don't see myself reaching the end of the tree in a very long time.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kuah

I use a lot of pen and paper actually. One thing I started with (and continue to do) is go through material and pick out words and phrases that are personally relevant, and then write them down and say them in different ways. For example, for family terms I don't really need to know thím, though I do need to know mẹ. The more I write and say the latter, the easier it is to recall. I will write a sentence containing mẹ, draw a family tree with mẹ and other relevant words, and say the word out loud while imagining mẹ của tôi. This amount of work will limit the amount of raw vocabulary you practice, though I think it will accelerate the learning of active vocabulary that you will actually use.

So basically, focus on picking out vocabulary that is useful to you, and start by learning that through repetition and various forms of associations.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/loizzzzlau

Very well, I really like this way |^^

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DerGoldmann
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@Kuah, I notice you are now a contributor for the Vietnamese course. Just curious if the course is still being worked on. I'm just getting back into the course after a long hiatus and I can see that many of the issues that the course experienced in its early days are still present. Primarily, there are many awkward or incorrect English translations that have gone unaddressed. Numerous comment sections suggest that people have submitted translation suggestions but have gone unreviewed. The tips and notes sections are also incomplete and are littered with many grammatical errors in English. Learning bad English translations to finish lessons takes away from the Vietnamese learning experience. Definitely don't mean to complain, I do imagine that fixing these issues requires time and manpower. I'm just hoping this course gets a bit more polished. I did see some comments two years ago by your fellow contributor ckhadung regarding tree 2.0. I take it there are no current plans for that? Thanks and best~

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lento_Rodriguez
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Congratulations!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LanguageButcher

Wow, impressive. What do you think of the course?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kuah

I like it; a lot of humor and some nice cultural references throughout. I think there is a jump in difficulty at the end (sentences get very complex, and there are more lessons per skill on average), and there are more rough edges toward the end. Since fewer people have reached the later levels there are also more odd sounding translations and word choices that will hopefully be ironed out.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LanguageButcher

I agree. I saw some sentences that are very complex, only used in business/politics, not everyday life. Good luck and as always, if you need any help, let me know.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ckhadung
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I do hope you will stick around to provide us more feedbacks! Thank you for your support.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kuah

Thank you for the course! I will be sure to stick around and provide feedback.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PlanNine16

Wow. Congrats. When did this language even come out? April 21. Oh. That's like 3 weeks and completed your tree! Congrats to you! Here's a lingot!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aiigsh
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Xin chúc mừng Congratulations on your golden tree and on the enthusiasm you are sharing around. You are an inspiration!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/loizzzzlau

Well done ! and can you use vietnamese to answer ?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kuah

Cảm ơn bạn.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot
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Awesome!!! Good job. ^_^

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ddbeachgirl
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Fantastic job! You really got yourself on a great learning program, your determination is inspiring, congratulations!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Thebadguy123

wow, amazing here is your lingot =)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Leucetios
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Congratulations!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dieuhuyen0807

Congratulations!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/drbworld

congrats! Curious, did you learn all the tone marks? I find I cant remember those and always use spell check fix my "toi" to "tôi".

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kuah

For familiar words, yes. The tone is similar to an additional letter, so it is just a matter of learning to spell.

Also note that some symbols, such as ^ in ô, make the letter completely different. This is important just because you can then have two symbols on it, such as ỗ.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Soullos

Tuyệt quá, rất nhanh, làm việc tốt nhé. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kuah

Cảm ơn. Giờ xem lại.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98
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so you registered 2 years ago but you're only learning 1 language, what did you do before the Vietnamese course came out?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kuah

I've dabbled off and on with Spanish and German, completing significant portions of both trees. I do intend to eventually reach at least A1/A2 in Spanish and the ability to read German, though for now I prefer to focus on my primary target language (Vietnamese obviously). Once I am more comfortable with Vietnamese you will probably see Spanish and/or German pop up again.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98
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so why is the level for those not showing then, did you delete it?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kuah

Yes. If you delete them they vanish pretty quickly. I believe that when seriously learning it is best to minimize potential distractions.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ha.Chau
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chúc mừng bạn

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-A.R.M.Y-BTS-

well done!!!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/anikodark

cool

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/0123456789-_-

Oh! Chúc mừng bạn

2 months ago
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