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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. :)


June 18, 2016



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


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.



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

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


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


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




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!


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 :)


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


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


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 :-)


Thanks! That really does make it clear.


Wow, ausgezeichnet!


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


"toll," perhaps?


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 )


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

Shön ist kein Wort ;-)


Congratulations! Ausgezeichnet!


Congratulations :D


Excellent , congratulations. And I have just started :)


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 !?


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


57 days is really not slow! congratulations :)


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.


well done, that was quick :)

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