95% of all lessons are dutch->english

Not quite sure when this happened but I just went and had a play with my French tree and it is exactly the same.

Has duolingo given up on the grammar part of its site and instead become a vocab builder?

12/26/2016, 7:36:00 AM


Well grammar isn't hard in French or Dutch and I'm using Duo for vocab mainly... I could read Wikipedia if I wanted grammar explanations, and it's very simple to perfect your grammar just by listening to and reading a language.

12/26/2016, 7:10:26 PM
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Maybe it depends on the mistakes you make?
I tested it and for me it is about 50-50.

12/26/2016, 1:31:00 PM

I agree with Pentaan, it likely depends on the mistakes you make and your overall progress with certain skills.

12/27/2016, 9:33:50 PM

Here's the reason why:

However, I'm almost halfway through the Dutch course, and I'm still having this problem. I feel like I've gotten to a point in my tree where a large amount of the people who would drop off would've done so already. I hope it gets better further up the tree.

12/27/2016, 11:12:51 PM
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You can try the "reverse tree": learning English from Dutch.
I have the same experience for learning German from English: 95% of all my lessons are German to English. Because I make a lot of mistakes.
So, I am also doing the "reverse tree": learning English from German. And that is really helpful for me. Maybe it works for you for learning Dutch?

And the "Er" lesson in the Dutch course is really difficult (I am a Dutch native speaker)

12/28/2016, 6:55:16 AM

I hadn't considered doing the reverse tree too. Thanks for the idea :)

12/28/2016, 8:16:37 PM

So far I am happy for that, though as I advance I'm sure I'll be ready for a greater challenge.

12/31/2016, 4:55:35 PM
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