My seventh tree completed
After what feels like forever I finally completed the Turkish tree.
Trees: Spanish French Portuguese Ukrainian Esperanto English from Spanish Turkish
This was by far the hardest tree to complete for me. About 60% through the tree I realized I was struggling too much. I was able to get through a lesson but didn't really retain the vocabulary and grammar. I decided to make charts of the suffixes and use Memrise for the vocabulary. After restarting the tree earlier this year I am finally done.
Good luck to everyone!
dam thats a lot of languages, im only on duolingo cause my french teacher lol
Haha. It's a great way to learn. I started using Duolingo a few years ago because I was struggling in Spanish class.
Hola Mauricedun! Felicitaciones por concluir tu árbol de Turco. Yo también recurrí a Memrise :) y me encanto , muy buena tu idea de los gráficos, te copiare la idea. Saludos cordiales.
Cómo está tu nivel tras terminando el arból de turco? Puedes leer un poco y cúales son las dificuldades que tengas todavía? Tienes algún consejo para ellos que ya están trabajando en el curso? Qué vas a hacer ya con relación al idioma turco?
Creo que estoy en el nivel intermedio en turco. La lectura es probablemente el más fácil para mí. Práctica en un horario le ayudará. También, usa múltiples fuentes de aprender.
Congratulations. I used Memrise as well, when I was doing the Welsh tree.
Yes, I finished the Welsh tree - it's the only one I've completed so far. It's a completely new language for me, so it was a bit of an experiment, to see how much I could learn just off Duolingo. (with a bit of vocab revision on Memrise). Although I had to "cheat" at one point and consult a grammar book because the verb "to be" seems to have more forms than a chameleon has colours and I was getting very confused...
I wouldn't say that I can use the language at all, beyond "I want" and "do you want?" but am finding that I can recognise more than I expected and at least the spelling is no longer impenetrable! The tree was all gold when I finished it but is extremely colourful now! I'm currently revising it and hoping to remember more of the grammar, but I think I'll probably have to use other resources if I really want to know the language properly. Having said that, I'm very impressed with the Duo system, because there's no way I would have stuck the course if I'd been doing it from a book.
French I did at school; most of the Norwegian I know I learnt while I was working there, orally and aurally, if you see what I mean. For me, I think this is the easiest way to learn a language, especially if I want to communicate, but it's more or less impossible if you're not in the country. I'm also working through the reverse German tree (again, I worked in the country). Soon I'll have a blitz and finish one or more of these trees but I also want to have a go at a non-Indo-European tree, either Turkish or Hungarian probably.
I'm extremely impressed by the number of languages you're doing!
That is incredible, you are really doing an incredible job! Do you think that you could advance your levels to increase your ability to retain vocab? But, great job, that is really difficult to to do and I admire your work ethic! I wish you luck with your langauge learning in the future!
I rely on Memrise and Quizlet to further advance my vocabulary. I usually use Memrise to learn some of the vocabulary before a course starts on Duolingo and continue from there.
That's a good idea, it's great that you are able to blend the resources together effectively, because for some people, including me, it is difficult to use more than one or two resources because then I never finish them, I think you're doing a great job!
congratulations! ^_^ seeing charts of the suffixes really helped me with Turkish too.
Do you feel that you can discern one language from the other? What I mean is, do you get languages confused or mixed up? What about.... say, material? How much material of all of your languages do you think you have retained in memory?
I don't really get the languages mixed up. For similar languages like romance languages I try to get pretty far with one before I start another one. For how much I retained I think it depends on the language. For example I still read short stories and the news in Spanish. Other languages I only review on Memrise. Since Turkish is so fresh in my mind I plan to do some practice everyday, even if it's only a few minutes.
Me neither. I take Spanish and German, and soon to be Italian, but I don't get the mixed up.
For Spanish, i plan on reaching B2 level someday.
German I don't want to go all the way, but I want to at least get to a A2Level, respectively.
Thanks for your answers!