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I've just taken a certificate in Portuguese, unexpected result!

Jandreslami
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I've just scored 4.48 / 5 in a Portuguese certificate

However, I'm nowhere near halfway the tree, so I guess it must be the fact that I'm a native Spanish speaker, isn't it?

Thanks Duo for helping me to learn this language so efficiently!!¨

EDIT: In fact, I just realised I'm right in the middle of the tree :)

4 years ago

17 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101
Noe010101
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Exactly, Spanish helps a lot in Portuguese (aunque en mi caso espanol no es mi lengua materna, pero igual, me ayuda mucho en las lecciones de portugues, no en todo pero hay aspectos de estos dos idiomas que ,hacen las cosas mas faciles: las terminaciones, el vocabulario etc).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jandreslami
Jandreslami
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Whoa! I'm sure it does. Let me tell you that's gotta be the cleanest and more native-like Spanish I've ever seen in Duo's discussion!

How did you learn it? I'm thrilled!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101
Noe010101
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Thank you very much; once I just decided to learn Spanish as a hobby and it just happened, I have learnt it;) Book after book and here I am:)
Puedo escribir bien, entender lo que escucho, decir cosas:)
Creo que esta bueno saber lenguas extranjeras porque segun yo, te ayudan en otros aspectos de la vida, uno entiende mas cosas de diferentes campos ya que siempre lo que nos acompana son las palabras:)(Sorry I couldn't use accents)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jandreslami
Jandreslami
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Astonishing! I share your view about languages expanding our understanding of the world, however you made a tiny mistake: ...extranjeras porque segun yo (mí)...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101
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Ok, I see, however, I met with this form in the Internet and some people say it's right, some say that it's ok when used as the beginning of the phrase, so now I'm really confused:(

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jandreslami
Jandreslami
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I'm only able to say it sounds really unnatural to me (I'm native Argentinian Spanish speaker) but might be accepted somewhere else

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Roberto_Ruiz
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"según yo" is fine.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101
Noe010101
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Thanks Roberto_Ruiz, que alivio;)) I reply here as I couldn't reply your comment. Maybe in Spain it's correct and in Argentina unnatural?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DanielPere528188
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Yes , it is due to that. I finished the spanish tree in 15 days, while studying and working. Most of the words I already knew, idiomatic expressions where harder but since I had been to spain and I had been in contact with the natives, it made it easier for me.

right now I am trying to gain vocabulary, seeing rtve.es when I have time,trying to improve my grammar and I hope duolingo adds some chat features in the future cause I really need to improve this accent.

edit: forgot to say I am portuguese.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot
Jack.Elliot
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congratulation you have done rather well ...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DanielPere528188
DanielPere528188
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But I have to admit , the similarities between spanish and portuguese, and the fact I went to spain on holidays helped me. I am struggling with german, and Duolingo is helping me a lot. I am amazed how effective it can be, and I anxiously await to see how duolingo is going to evolve.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot
Jack.Elliot
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like as all .. goodness to be found

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101
Noe010101
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I also do German lessons and in fact it costs me a lot, especially vocabulary and declension, this is something I have always had prroblems with, even back in school;)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/skcdskl
skcdskl
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yo oido espanol toda mi vida, asi que yo no tiene que aprender. yo solo se eso =)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jandreslami
Jandreslami
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When on paper, the similarities between Portuguese and Spanish are huge, but the hardest part comes when you try to speak, or understand a local native. In those skills Duolingo lacks focus, and therefore I struggle to understand every word of a native.

Luckily, there are some other great resources on the web, like podcasts, that help with that issue

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chilvence
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The languages are obviously different, but I think from an outside perspective the fact that they are similar enough to 'explain' one another has a tremendous allure.

From my own average observation of an English perspective, it is hard not to think of languages as anything but difficult to bridge barriers. We share an island with the Welsh, who have a language completely unrelated to ours, and who all speak English anyway, so we don't even have a natural experience of learning a second language to talk to our neighbours - but the relationship between Spanish and Portuguese shows us a completely different perspective. They are so close that if you were drunk enough, you could convince yourself you were fluent in the other one. The core vocabularies are so complementary, that it makes it an easy sale for us, because we can always use the experience of learning one to help us with the other, if our individual needs change. When so many people judge some languages to be useless to learn because of how provincial they are, I think it is important to highlight the connectedness and the complementary nature they often have, because it makes you realise that no effort is a wasted effort.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/monicapenalpz

Where did you take the certificate??

2 years ago