https://www.duolingo.com/Kilire

Finished the German tree.

It's been a long 57 days, but I've finally done it. I'll have to cut this short, but it is an amazing achievement for me. I will continue to use Duolingo with my German, French and Turkish, and also use Memrise as additional practice on all those languages. Thank you Duolingo. :)

Duo

June 18, 2016

35 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/OumouMaiga

Sehr Gut!!! Aber du muss schreibst im Deutsch sofort ;)

June 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/bastianbalthazar

Fast! Du würdest sagen:

"Aber du musst sofort auf Deutsch schreiben".

The modal verb "müssen" needs to be conjugated for "du", and we always use the preposition "auf" when talking about a language in this way. Then, you need to kick the infinitive "schreiben" to end the of the sentence.

:-)

June 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/bastianbalthazar

But more polite would be: Du solltest auf Deutsch schreiben.

"should" is nicer to say than "must" ;-)

June 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/OumouMaiga

Vielen Dank! Ich habe Gestern gestartet :) Ich möchte Üben auch, hehe

June 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/bastianbalthazar

Kein Problem! Du schreibst sehr gut nach einem Tag! Ich bin wirklich beeindruckt.

June 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/OumouMaiga

Danke! Hehe...

June 20, 2016

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

June 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/quadrin

Congrats dude!!! You truly are awesome for finishing the longest tree on Duo! I just started learning... do you have any advice for beginners in the language! Thanks!

June 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Kilire

Danke :). All I would suggest is to try and finish the Duolingo tree, as that is great for beginners. Then I'd do a site named Memrise and listen to radio etc. Viel Glück :)

June 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/quadrin

Danke!

June 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Bersalon

Gute Arbeit!

June 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/bastianbalthazar

Gute Arbeit*, weil "Arbeit" weiblich ist :-)

June 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Bersalon

Ach, danke sehr! Auch, wieso hat das Wort 'Guten' in 'Guten Tag' einer 'n' an der Ende?

June 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/bastianbalthazar

Good question! I believe that's because "Guten Tag" is part of a fixed expression and the phrase "guten Tag!" is a fragment of that larger expression.

The full expression would be: Ich wünsche dir einen guten Tag!

The verb wünschen (to wish) needs a direct object (guten Tag) to wish UPON the indirect object here (dir).

So we just snip the very end off, but still must leave the adjective in the accusative case with an -en ending because Tag is masculine (der Tag).

Gute Arbeit doesn't take an "-en" at the end of "gut" because it is a feminine noun (die Arbeit). I suppose too we must consider the full expression. We could say something like "Das war gute Arbeit". This is of course the nominative case, but with feminine nouns, even if it WERE in the accusative case we would still say "gute Arbeit". Only with the Dative case could we see an adjective end with "-en" with a feminine noun. For example, something like, "mit der guten Arbeit". We know that "mit" is a Dative preposition always :-)

I actually found an example online: "Dank der guten Arbeit" (Thanks to the good work).

Hope that makes sense and is helpful :-)

June 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Bersalon

Thanks! That really does make it clear.

June 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/bastianbalthazar

Happy to help!

June 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/estudianteMTI3

Gut für dich!

June 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/emak02

Wow, ausgezeichnet!

June 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/laneuffer

Fantastisch.

June 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/schirow

Congratulation, have you very funny time by learning of french or turkish

June 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/chenxia0002

Sie sind tall!

June 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/TechSpeaker

"toll," perhaps?

June 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Dreamspark

Herzliche Glückwünsche, ich habe es in zwei Jahre beendet, du bist sehr erfolgreich und warum mögen Sie Türkisch lernen ? (naja, ich bin Türke/ ben Türküm bu arada )

June 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/NgocHa2003

Congrats

June 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Martingonzo

Shön

June 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/bastianbalthazar

Just be sure not to forget the "c" in schön!

Shön ist kein Wort ;-)

June 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/buck72

Congratulations! Ausgezeichnet!

June 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Superhuman93

Congratulations :D

June 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/majorkulwant

Excellent , congratulations. And I have just started :)

June 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ao.sugar

Hey! I really like the fact that you have finished the tree in such a short time, and i'm wondering what pace did you follow, I mean how many units do you study per day on Duo !?

June 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Kilire

I actually took it pretty slow compared to some, and I strengthened every day.

June 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ao.sugar

57 days is really not slow! congratulations :)

June 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/malikvestwalton

Gut gamcht :<P

June 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Annemie19

Heute habe ich auch endlich den Baum geendet. Es war ziemlich schwer obwohl ich damals Deutsch auf der Schule studiert habe (etwa fünfzig Jahhe her :)).

Jetzt mache ich weiter mit Schwedisch.

June 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Jon577586

well done, that was quick :)

June 21, 2016
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