https://www.duolingo.com/ana_karnegi

Terminé mi árbol de español:) y estoy muy feliz:D

Hola a todos:) I just finished my spanish tree and I'm very proud of myself because I was struggling with motivation in the last six months. I want to thank Duolingo team for the great work and the community for advices, motivation and selfless help overall. Now I feel I'm able to understand a lot but I'm still not that confident with speaking and writing. My future goals are finishing reversed tree (es->en) and my german tree. Also, I think I'm going to start reading spanish books to overload my head with vocabulary and in that way become more confident with speaking and writing. And I have an advice for those who want to give up: Better make a habit doing a little bit every day instead of waiting to be motivated:) I know it sounds simple but I needed six months to figure that out:) If you have any additional advices or questions I would like to hear them:)

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/thesamm72
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Muy bien :D I have some advice, but it is quite minimal: maybe learn german from spanish, or after you finish german from english, try it from spanish. That way, you'll get extra practise without pesky english getting in the way. Good luck on your future trees :~)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ana_karnegi

It's not minimal:) I will definitely try that after I finish german and german reversed tree (de->en) because I think I am not that good in german at this moment. German tree is way more complicated (and longer too) than spanish one and also spanish is more logical and natural to me than german:) Thank you for your response and your advice:) And good luck to you too:)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/y.ademas
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¡Felicitaciones!
I´m finding the reverse course (English for Spanish speakers) more challenging than the Spanish course. It can even be a bit frustrating. I am learning from it, though, and it just takes a little more effort to keep myself motivated.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ana_karnegi

Gracias:) I thought the reverse course will be easier:(

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xXAndreaPaolaXx

Felicidades por tu logro

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ana_karnegi

Gracias:)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlfredoOli17

Felicitaciones Ana!!! Yo acabo de terminar mi arbol de ingles y necesito practicar con un nativo

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ana_karnegi

Gracias:)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/XVIIIDMC

Hola =) Felicitaciones por tu dedicación y tus logros.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ana_karnegi

Gracias:)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wallace_Allen
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Congratulations ana!! :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ana_karnegi

Thank you Jeeeeey:)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tilden20008

Congratulations. I agree with the value of just showing up and doing the minimum when you do not feel motivated. Then sometimes you get motivation as you go, but if not tomorrow is another day and the progress is slowly building up. Good luck with your future studies!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ana_karnegi

Thank you:) And good luck to you too:)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anno-Domini
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Te felicito, Ana, y buena suerte!!!!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ana_karnegi

Gracias, Anna, y a ti tambien:) Somos tocayas:)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sie00
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También podrías empezar ver películas o series en español con subtítulos españoles. Duolingo se sirve bien para la lengua escrita pero no tan bien por lo demás. No es tan temprano empezar entrenar tu oído.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ana_karnegi

Thank you for your reply:) I am watching movies and series in spanish but beside Extra, Mi Vida Loca and Destinos, I can't find any other serie with spanish subtitle. Can you recommend me something specific? I can see that your spanish is very good, so I would really appreciate more advices from you :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sie00
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They are good places to start. What I do and I really love is buying full series from amazon.es on dvd. It's best to buy one of a show or series that you really enjoy and may have watched before. That way you will already know the context and character's tendencies. The reason I suggest that rather than movies is because movies are shorted and less predictable. The predictability of something like, for example Friends, where the carachters are exactly the same for 10 seasons, means that you will be already able to follow by context so will find following the subtitles far easier to understand and process. The best thing is that It is fun. You barely notice yourself improving and after a while you will be able to go back and watch without subtitles and understand almost as well. Always make sure to buy ones that have Spanish/ Castellano audio and Spanish/ Castellano subtitles because, at least for me, if there is any English It is impossible to learn. A tip for reading... I bought a Kindle eBook reader. Then on that I bought Collins' extensive Spanish dictionary. When you buy Spanish books and begin reading them and don't understand a word you can just press the word for 2 seconds and It finds the translation in English instantly from the dictionary. That made reading in Spanish much faster and more fun for me. Good luck :€

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ana_karnegi

Thank you very much for your selfless advices:) I will surely try them out after I finish watching those series that I mentioned before. Thank you and good luck to you too:)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Emil35066

Felicidades! :) The idea witht the reverse tree is pretty good, never thought about it, after I'm done with my spanish tree I might give it a try. I am also thinking about learning german after spanish as well. I've heard that german is way more complicated, but it would definetly be worth it. I wish you luck with your future studies :)!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ana_karnegi

Gracias:) You don't have to wait until you finish spanish tree, you can learn both languages simultaneously. It's definitely more complicated but if you do a little bit every day you won't notice that:) Thank you and good luck to you too:)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Emil35066

Thanks :), wow, 2 languages at the same time!? That's going to be pretty confusing for me, but I might as well give it a try and see how it works :).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ana_karnegi

When I said that it's more complicated I was thinking learning German is way more complicated than learning Spanish, not learning two languages at the same time:) There are plenty of people here who learn several languages at the same time so I think it is possible:) Learning German and Spanish won't be confusing for you because those languages are not similar at all. Good luck with with your future studies:)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Emil35066

Oh, I see it now,well ... let's hope I learn atleast one of them at a decent level :D hah, yes I also think that if they are not similar it wont be that confusing, time will tell. Anyways, thanks Ana and I wish you luck as well :).

2 years ago
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