https://www.duolingo.com/MouPeMantissa

What are your experiences balancing Dutch with other languages?

I've been learning Dutch for a little less than nine months now, and I can't believe the progress I've made in that time. Dutch was the main reason I signed up for Duolingo. Now though, I feel like I'm ready to experiment a little.

I've had my eyes set on French, Russian and maybe GuaranĂ­ for a while now, but I'm extremely reluctant because I'm afraid I won't be able to keep my Dutch tree up to date while I practice the other languages. I'm not even able to do my reverse tree anymore since I'm so fixated on Dutch.

How have you coped with handling multiple languages? Should I get to Level 25 before I start new ones? Share some of your experiences.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/RenanContente

I don't think you need to postpone French. I'm learning English, Spanish and Dutch at the same time. Of course the progress will not be so fast than if you just learning Dutch. But everything is possible if you have determination. I recommend you make notes for every language. It helps you to keep each language in your place

2 years ago

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You'll learn a language much faster if you focus, but you've probably gotten a decent base in Dutch, enough to also focus attention on other languages. You certainly don't need to get to level 25 before you start a new language, you'll reach the point where duolingo won't really add much before that and you would want to start reading literature, watching movies etc.

2 years ago

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To AminataV - congratulations on completing the Dutch tree and attaining that elusive owl!

Google 'Duolingo Golden Owl Hall of Fame' in the event that you have not already done so.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Beaemjie

Well done ! I'm Learning dutch as well

2 years ago

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Definitely go for a new language! If you want to keep improving your Dutch, I would suggest finding a good Dutch news source and reading 1 or 2 news articles per day. You'll probably need a dictionary or translator handy, but it will get you used to the grammar and you'll learn new words. Then you can focus your Duolingo efforts on your new language! Don't worry too much about the tree. Your actual learning and ability in the language are much more important.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MouPeMantissa

Thanks, that's really helped!

2 years ago
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