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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/margarita62

getting started

Is there a demonstration tutorial? I launched into the first section and did less than stellar. Thanks.

March 5, 2012

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chriscbr

My only comment is that unlike dabeed, I don't think you should need a spanish/english dictionary nor google translate. You can hover over the words to get their general translation, and you should use your best judgement to translate. Using google translate is just cheating yourself, and prevents you from really learning. If you lose all of your lives, then just try again - no big deal. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tim_radford

Keep trying. Repetition is the key to learning languages and I find that making mistakes can be beneficial. If you think about why you didn't get it right, even if that is because you had no idea, your brain will take note and next time it will be a little easier.

In addition, you may not have noticed that if you hover the mouse over words to be translated you will see a list of possible translations for that word.

Good luck


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dabeed

there doesn't seem to be any intro. you just have to dive in and swim or sink. i suggest you have a good spanish/english dictionary open (online) and also open 'google translate' in another window and toggle between them. the best part of this site is the repetition. eventually you will start to pick it up, at least I have gained a lot more fluency by doing daily sessions.

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