Duolingo is the most popular way to learn languages in the world. Best of all, it's 100% free!

https://www.duolingo.com/Rucho94

Romanian tree: FINISHED! =D

Rucho94
  • 20
  • 19
  • 17
  • 17
  • 15
  • 15
  • 15
  • 15
  • 13
  • 8
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 1082

So, some days after its release and after many hours reviewing, brushing and of course learning each lesson and skill, I finished this brandnew Romanian tree! =D (no, I didn't take any shortcut)

Firstly, I would like to thank everyone from the Duo Romanian team, specially Sebastian. Since the very beginning I was waiting for this course, because Romanian is one of the languages I have deep în inima mea. Vă mulțumesc din suflet!!!!!!!!!!!

Now my opinion on everything. I find this Romanian course 1000x better than the reverse tree. The vocabulary is much more comprehensive, so anybody can know a little bit about any topic (hectometers? haha). From all the trees I have done so far, this one is one of the most complete in this aspect. Felicitări, România!!!

The tips and notes are also well written. There are even supplementary stuff for the most advanced students. Terrific, Romanian team! I just miss the rest of the notes at the last lessons. I'm sure you are going to fix this issue soon! =)

Din nou, vă mulțumesc pentru toată munca de aur pe care ați făcut-o pentru noi, iubitori ai limbii române!

1 year ago

28 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/LeviPolasak

Congratulations! Did you know all the possible endings of words, or word cases before starting the course? It's very impressive, you did it in like 2 days, while I've been doing Dutch for about 9 months now and only up to the second checkpoint (as of today)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/garpike
garpike
  • 25
  • 24
  • 22
  • 20
  • 19
  • 19
  • 18
  • 17
  • 17
  • 17
  • 17
  • 16
  • 16
  • 15
  • 15
  • 14
  • 14
  • 14
  • 14
  • 13
  • 13
  • 12
  • 11
  • 11
  • 11
  • 10
  • 10
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 6
  • 5
  • 1133

I'm glad I'm not the only one who isn't whizzing through Dutch; my Dutch streak is 318, and I'm still some distance from the final checkpoint. Dutch is deceptively difficult, particularly when half the time the TTS sounds like he's talking very quickly into a sock, whilst merrily strewing unrecognisable bits of phrasal verb all over the sentence. I've finished every other Germanic language on here, but Dutch is by far the most problematic for me (and I completely disagree with the oft-repeated assertion that it's such an easy language for English-speakers).

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LeviPolasak

EXACTLY!!! negenentwentig he says like "neertwentig".

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AKicsiMacska
AKicsiMacska
  • 20
  • 14
  • 12
  • 10
  • 9
  • 7
  • 6
  • 6
  • 5
  • 5
  • 5
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3

Wow dutch must be deceptively difficult if you haven't finished the tree yet! It's so short!

I'm only on the third circle thingy!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/garpike
garpike
  • 25
  • 24
  • 22
  • 20
  • 19
  • 19
  • 18
  • 17
  • 17
  • 17
  • 17
  • 16
  • 16
  • 15
  • 15
  • 14
  • 14
  • 14
  • 14
  • 13
  • 13
  • 12
  • 11
  • 11
  • 11
  • 10
  • 10
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 6
  • 5
  • 1133

It's not that short—338 lessons is more than the majority of courses [1].

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AKicsiMacska
AKicsiMacska
  • 20
  • 14
  • 12
  • 10
  • 9
  • 7
  • 6
  • 6
  • 5
  • 5
  • 5
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3

well the number of circle thingies is very little!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/King2E4
King2E4
  • 16
  • 14
  • 11
  • 9
  • 7
  • 1106

The circle thingies are called skills.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-Jurjen-
-Jurjen-
  • 11
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 5
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2

Dutch is for English-speakers like German for Dutch-speakers, It's easy to learn to understand it, because of the similarities, but to do everything correctly is very difficult.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DennisDeemter
DennisDeemter
  • 17
  • 13
  • 12
  • 10
  • 3

You are right, my Romanian girlfriend is learning Dutch at the moment, she is fluent in English and a B1 in German. It is extremely hard, even for me to understand. Coming from the eastern part of the Netherlands and born close to the border where the accent and dialect is very strong (the Hollanders can't understand :p ) and the ends of the words are kind of swallowed in. The TTS is even better in this ^^. As -Jurjen- says, English is the most efficient language with the least irregularities, then Dutch then German. As a Dutchman living in Germany, I'm fluent in German but I constantly make small grammatical mistakes. I think it's the same in Roman Based Languages: I know French from school, learned later Spanish on my own and discovered, now learning Romanian, that this is the hardest one to learn. Not having studied Portuguese and Italian, I can understand almost as much as in French and Spanish though. Either way don't worry! The Dutch speak many languages and are always very helpful in understanding, which I always hear from all my International and Erasmus friends.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rucho94
Rucho94
  • 20
  • 19
  • 17
  • 17
  • 15
  • 15
  • 15
  • 15
  • 13
  • 8
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 1082

I'm not a fast learner. I could only do this because I already speak Romanian (though I'm not fluent). And I understand you. I have been at the third checkpoint of the Russian course since last year... xD

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alexjw116
alexjw116
  • 13
  • 12
  • 12
  • 10
  • 7
  • 5

Impressive. Very impressive. I want Romanian to be my second or third Duolingo tree (already have Spanish, planning on finishing either this or French by the end of the year).

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wyqtor
wyqtor
  • 24
  • 20
  • 18
  • 18
  • 17
  • 16
  • 16
  • 15
  • 15
  • 15
  • 15
  • 15
  • 14
  • 13
  • 12
  • 11
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 9
  • 9
  • 8
  • 8
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • 1358

Felicitări!

Your last sentence was perfect except for one thing: you should really use the word 'iubitori' instead of 'amanți'. 'Amanți' would make Romanian speakers think you were having an affair with the Romanian language, it doesn't sound quite right! Regardless of this, your progress is amazing!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rucho94
Rucho94
  • 20
  • 19
  • 17
  • 17
  • 15
  • 15
  • 15
  • 15
  • 13
  • 8
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 1082

Corectat. Mulțumesc foarte mult! :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/King2E4
King2E4
  • 16
  • 14
  • 11
  • 9
  • 7
  • 1106

You know what? As soon as I found out that Romanian had been released, I said to myself "yeah, someone is going to have the tree done in a day or two". I was right! Although I really don't understand why so many people rush through the trees (I hope you didn't rush it just to gloat and to say "yes, another tree completed!" You don't learn anything if you just rush through the tree), I do congratulate you.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rucho94
Rucho94
  • 20
  • 19
  • 17
  • 17
  • 15
  • 15
  • 15
  • 15
  • 13
  • 8
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 1082

Hahaha, yes, you are right! I rushed through the tree not to claim it as done, but because I was curious about what was being taught, as Romanian is one of my top favorite languages. No worries, I've learned a lot in this rush! :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/King2E4
King2E4
  • 16
  • 14
  • 11
  • 9
  • 7
  • 1106

That's good. Sorry if my post came across a bit harsh. I didn't mean it in a harsh way. It's just it annoys me when people complete the tree in some sort of rush just to "have it completed". After all, the goal is to learn the language, not to complete trees! Haha :)

Anyway, well done on your achievement! Someone else has said this, but you are the first to complete it! That is another small achievement! All you have to do now is reach level 25. :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AKicsiMacska
AKicsiMacska
  • 20
  • 14
  • 12
  • 10
  • 9
  • 7
  • 6
  • 6
  • 5
  • 5
  • 5
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3

Well... skills, circly things, same thing!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rozzie
Rozzie
  • 17
  • 12
  • 11
  • 8
  • 3

Are you going to go back and take your time the next round?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IVIatjam

Wow! Congratulations! I do believe you are the first to complete the course!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/XD29
XD29
  • 25
  • 25
  • 25
  • 25
  • 25
  • 21
  • 20
  • 18
  • 18
  • 18
  • 15
  • 15
  • 14
  • 14
  • 14
  • 13
  • 12
  • 12
  • 11
  • 11
  • 10
  • 9
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1149

Congratulations!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dadamache89

Congrats on learning such a beautiful language!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SamuelCristea

Wow, congratulations! That is so amazing! You inspire me to do the same.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TseDanylo
TseDanylo
  • 12
  • 11
  • 11
  • 11
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 9
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 5
  • 2

Woah, that was fast!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Francy-Chan

Congrats!! Here a lingot! Wow so fast!! Great job!! ^-^

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rucho94
Rucho94
  • 20
  • 19
  • 17
  • 17
  • 15
  • 15
  • 15
  • 15
  • 13
  • 8
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 1082

Grazie mille!! :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Francy-Chan

Di niente :D

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cjnfl
Cjnfl
  • 10
  • 8
  • 5
  • 5
  • 2

How do you do it so fast and still learn the language? I do about 2 lessons a day and I still have to practice to learn just those two bunches of words..

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rucho94
Rucho94
  • 20
  • 19
  • 17
  • 17
  • 15
  • 15
  • 15
  • 15
  • 13
  • 8
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 1082

I already speak some Romanian, that's why I managed to rush that much. :) I'm not either a fast learner! Since 2014 I've been learning this wonderful language.

Mult spor!!

1 year ago