https://www.duolingo.com/JayBrodell

Thank you, Duolingo

Thank you, Duolingo team, for creating the Russian for English program.

The effort and the tree itself were very impressive.

I took about 200 days to complete the tree. Now comes the hard part: Actually speaking the language well.

I plan to keep at Duolingo as a reminder and redo many of the more difficult lessons.

I had planned on completing the tree with all bars golden. But the program defeated me. I signed up for 20 points a day, and when I started doing more to keep the bars golden, the computer started taking down more bars.

The program seemed to go into a frenzy the closer I got to completing. About five or six bars vanished overnight. Last night I left with nine bars yet to be gold. Today there were about 14.

I suppose if I quit my job and checked into a monastery, I could keep up somewhat.

I noticed that the program removed a bar from a lesson I completed successfully last night. And the program sometimes takes down a bar while I am working on a lesson. Not good for morale.

I was very impressed by the knowledge in both languages shown by moderators and others. Sometimes the linguistic discussions were way over my head. I presume many are distinguished academics.

I do have some final comments.

I do not understand how students, however, can do the lessons with the Latin letters. I think Duolingo should require Cyrillic.

Also, I notice that those doing the English translations of Russian reject sentences when the adverbs are not between the auxiliary and main verbs. They should not. Although English continues to be a language in transition and the rule about not splitting verbs appears to have fallen into disuse, there is no rule that you have to split the verbs. So a sentence such as should be accepted along with

I can only guess at the amount of work that went into this. What a wonderful idea that has been advanced by modern technology.

A heartfelt thanks, Duolingo.

Jay Brodell

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Matthew376161

Congratulations, good luck with speaking the language.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alexjw116
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Congratulations! Very impressive

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wwwtochkaru

Now, the same on russian... или слабо? :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LingotKing

YAY????

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gorychiy_privet

Поздравляю! Желаю удачи в дальнейшем изучении языка :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Groot_Jurte
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Congatulations) поздравляю))

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aver1230

Next, you can try to learn the English for Russian.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sydneyyyyyy_

This is wonderful! Hope you have fun with russian

2 years ago
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