I have a Gold German tree
287 days after I discovered Duolingo and on a 271 day streak I have finally turned my tree gold!
I always said that I would not write about it but I just have to. I am 74 years old and my memory is not too good so I found it particularly hard going. In the early days I complained about having difficulty understanding the female voice, well, after 287 days and nearly level 20 I still have problems with the voice. I read the discussions every day and get a lot of inspiration from them but my level of German is not good enough to write this in German, so I must keep at it. I am British and I live in Slovenia and today I took part in a grape harvest and there were many Austrians there and I was able to make quite a few comments, very short sentences so I am getting somewhere. Thank you Duolingo for a first class program. Two last items that I need help on. 1. Yesterday for the first time I put a photo on my profile, it is upside down and I cannot change it. 2. When I completed the tree a gold certificate appeared for a while and I would have liked to print it but is has gone. Any ideas. Douglas
Congratulations!! Wonderful accomplishment. With the Duolingo tree is impossible to write all you wrote in German, you are doing great. If you click the trophy (the owl at the end of the tree) you will see the certificate and you can print it, you can do a print screen, save the pic and them print it.
Congratulations! I relate to so much of what you say as I am two years older than you. My tree is gold, but it is a constant struggle to keep all that new vocabulary in my head. I am hoping that it is a struggle that is good for me (and for everyone) so I keep at it. Good luck on your future studies. (And, no, I would not be able to write this in German either).
Well done! Mit dem Schreiben muss man einfach einmal beginnen; man kann ja zuerst einmal den Text für sich behalten und erst dann veröffentlichen, wenn man sich einigermaßen sicher fühlt. Es spielt auch keine Rolle, wenn einem einmal ein Fehler unterläuft. Weiterhin viel Vergnügen mit der deutschen Sprache!
Very cool. About the picture.. you would probably need to rotate the picture itself in your computer... it is hard to help you like this... but perhaps it's easiest to try to take a new picture with your camera or phone and upload it again. I'm guessing your camera/phone was in some auto rotate mode (or maybe it wasn't) ... when you take a new picture try to hold the camera/phone in its default position.
Hi Douglas, Congratulations!! In German we say ! Ich ziehe meinen Hut vor dir.". I am happy that I could learn a much easier language and this is English. If you like and you are interested in a panpall with a German girl send me an email: e.groh at dvi.de. In my case it was a great way to improve my language skills. I wish you a lot of fun. (2. In the case you can't find a print button take "Ctrl+Print" and open a word file. Now take "Ctrl+V". Now you have a double from your screen. In word you can cut which you don't like with "Developmenttools" in German "Entwicklungstools".) Zoobe
You are very successful mr douglas, congrats. I am trying to learn German and English too. This site is very helpful to me. Because i am not very good at these languages. I am following just a few discussion. One of them is yours. Discussions and comments are very helpful to improve my English and German level. Thanks a lot.
Please take your computer, rotate it in the air, then upload the photo with your computer upside down. Then with some patience it will be in the correct position. Just be patient....;) I really think you should put a little more effort into learning German .. Just kidding, great work Sir! Keep it up, I envy your 276 Day Streak and your commitment