https://www.duolingo.com/Kulink

After finishing tree, doing the language reverse on Android app

Has anyone else had issues with this? I finished the tree for Polish, and in addition to working to keep it gold, I wanted to work on the Polish->English lessons as well. However, It seems that I can't simply add Polish->English through the Android App, doing so removes the English->Polish, and to get that back, I have to add it again (luckily my progress is retained).

Has anyone found a way to have both directions on the app simultaneously, so you can do lessons in both directions quickly and easily?

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/hughcparker
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Duolingo doesn't handle multiple base languages very elegantly. The way you've find is as good as it gets, unfortunately. It's not brilliant, but it only takes a few seconds.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei
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Personally I would encourage you to use the website rather than the app, if/when possible. After all, the app is... rather easy and not much of a challenge.

And with this problem that you have, there's a solution for website: you install DuoTweak and then you only need to switch the languages once, after that, both courses are remembered and easy to access.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kulink

What makes the app easier? Isn't it the same content?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/daughterofAlbion
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No. The app frequently makes you assemble your answers from a small pool of words that it gives you, whereas the website makes you write the sentence yourself without such props. Obviously, if you don't know the right word in the former situation, but know that the alternatives offered would be wrong, you can get such questions right by default.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kulink

That certainly would make the easier, but I feel like the app offers those types of questions too. Maybe I'm remembering wrong, or maybe the frequency of them is lower on the app? Maybe to reduce bandwidth

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/daughterofAlbion
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Yes, it does offer them too. But not as long as those on the website. The point is that the website doesn't have any of the "assemble the answer from this word list" type - and these are easier than the website's alternative.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei
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Yeah, exactly what daughterofAlbion wrote. I personally never do any new lessons on the app, only strengthening. One thing is that while on the computer, I can easily add new words to my flashcards database, but the other is that app is just too easy and sometimes there is almost no way to even make a mistake.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/piguy3
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I don't have specific knowledge of the Polish trees, but I think that the forward and reverse trees in the app versions are a very good deal closer in difficulty than on the website. If you want the full reverse tree benefit, you'll probably want to ensure you at least do all those lessons on the website. Then you can of course use the app to review new vocabulary, etc.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FloweringIris.
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No, I haven't, but I'd really like it if it was easier also.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kulink

I'm sure they're aware of it then, but I went ahead and submitted it as a bug report, and I recommend that you do as well (it could help them prioritize fixing the issue).

On that note, with the tree finished do you have any recommendations for where to get more Polish exposure? I'm finding it hard to find cartoons or TV shows in Polish on the internet, and I live very far from both Poland and Chicago.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mihxal
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You can find cartoons easily but you should know how to search. Key words: "kreskówki", "filmy animowane", "bajki". Here is an example site with cartoons: http://www.kreskowki.tv/. If you want to find Polish channels, you should search "telewizja online". Here you can watch Polish channels: https://weeb.tv/channels, http://yoy.tv/. If you don't know the Polish title of some film or serial, you can use http://www.filmweb.pl/ and just type the original title. You can also add "po polsku" to the searched title. If you are looking for subtitles, you can use: http://www.napiprojekt.pl, http://www.opensubtitles.org/pl/pl, http://napisy24.pl/.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hughcparker
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There are a few resources on the Polish page on the Duolingo Wiki.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Staruszek
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There's some stuff here and here.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Okcydent
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Additional tip. If you google something you may add site:.pl to the query. Youtube is a great source of everything. There is also a webpage http://www.cda.pl where you can find some movies

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