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https://www.duolingo.com/Ghashmary

My Duolingo Experience

I started using Duolingo to learn Spanish last October. Back then, I knew 0 Spanish. In late December, I took a placement test at the university and I tested into the intermediate level, skipping 2 levels altogether!!! I'm taking intermediate Spanish now, but I am learning more from Duolingo. I currently feel that my Spanish is higher than my classmates'. I'm also reading short stories in Spanish and conversing with native speakers.

Thank you, Duolingo!

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https://www.duolingo.com/sebasm90
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Sigue así! Te sorprenderás de lo que puedes lograr con esa dedicación. :) Saludos

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Reply14 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SD-77
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Awesome levels :D

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Marc_B
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You too. : )

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https://www.duolingo.com/SD-77
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Thanks :) You're getting there too :D

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https://www.duolingo.com/Marc_B
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Well, I'm trying. : )

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Reply14 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hosscomp

Where do you find easy short stories in Spanish?

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https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
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You can get Aesop's Fables (and a bunch of other Spanish titles in the public domain) from Project Gutenberg. http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/languages/es

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Reply14 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rewong
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You can download OverDrive ebooks from your local library onto your computer, tablet, or reading device

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https://www.duolingo.com/hosscomp

Thanks. Can't believe I never heard of that.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
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Children's ebooks in Spanish, from Amazon.com (admittedly most of them are NOT short stories but it's a place to start looking): http://www.amazon.com/b/ref=amb_link_359169122_28?ie=UTF8&node=5087583011

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https://www.duolingo.com/bjfritz
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and they are cheap for Kindle... I bought several for .99 I highly recommend Mi Mascota Alocada La Rana by Scott Gordon

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https://www.duolingo.com/BobbieL
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I picked up some children's ebooks (including bilingual books, that show both english and spanish) through Kobo.com. They offer coupons periodically, which can push their prices below what a Kindle ebook would cost.

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BillyJoeJimBob

Try LingQ.com. They've got tons of great content for all levels.

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AImaMexicana

That's great to hear! I'm just starting out so your update is really motivating.

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Reply14 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Learner4life2

That is very inspiring. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/akemal

yes i agree with you, duolingo seems very good and enjoyable for now :)) and also thanks for links to read short stroies.

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https://www.duolingo.com/VickiZee

Awesome! I'm hoping to SPEAK it. That's my goal, conversation.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Ghashmary

That's my goal, too!

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https://www.duolingo.com/marcus44445

HOLA! ;-)

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https://www.duolingo.com/Shabaz1

hola :)

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https://www.duolingo.com/samwiggety

Amazing!

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https://www.duolingo.com/JuanLewis

cool, have you had a chance to talk to any native speakers?

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https://www.duolingo.com/Kennethswim

congrats

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ghashmary

muchas gracias!

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VictorRivasG

You should try to listen to some music in spanish, some slow music with good lyrics. Maybe something like Arjona, Maná, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Marc Anthony, I believe music helps a lot, you can try to sing along with the lyrics.

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cblazek23

Los Redondos :) !!

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https://www.duolingo.com/bobi94sm
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si , con duolingo es mucho fácil por aprender :)

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ghashmary

For easy short stories in Spanish, you can check out Historias de Mexico, Historias de Espana or Historias de Latinoamerica by Genevieve Barlow.

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https://www.duolingo.com/hosscomp

Thanks to all who gave suggestions.

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https://www.duolingo.com/obstschale

Thx for this tip. I put them on my amz-wishlist ;)

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https://www.duolingo.com/Talca
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Was your testing all written or did you have a component of oral comprehension too? Just curious. Felicidades.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Ghashmary

It was reading, writing, and listening! There was no speaking, though.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Talca
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Sounds like a great test. If given an entirely written test I would score 100% higher than one including comprehension. For me, reading a Western language is the easiest component to language learning. It seems listening comprehension is usually the most challenging for most people. How often have I heard: I can read Spanish, but when someone talks to me I can't understand it?

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https://www.duolingo.com/AnkushDeshmukh
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duolingo is one awesome experience!! learning a foreign language has become a piece of cake now! :) thank you duolingo!! muchas gracias!! :)

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https://www.duolingo.com/ItsDolaps

Do/did you practise on duolingo every day?

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https://www.duolingo.com/Ghashmary

I used to, but these days I'm pretty busy. Besides, I also get some practice in class and through reading on my own.

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https://www.duolingo.com/francicp

hello !!!!!!!i like duolinguo. I learn english is very funny

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https://www.duolingo.com/bjfritz
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Me, too...been working since November -- went to Peru & Ecuador. Came home studied some more and its off to Honduras now. Duolingo & travel! What a combo :) Congrats to you!

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https://www.duolingo.com/suezq
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Yes thank you, thank you Duolingo. I am living in Spain and this is helping my language so much. I am telling all my friends about it.

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https://www.duolingo.com/JiyoJollyP

Wow, Congrats

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