https://www.duolingo.com/Kundoo

I finished the Italian tree!

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It took me 115 days to do that and I'm proud that I finished the tree in one strike. I have to admit that I stopped trying to streigten skills somewhere in the middle and concentrated on moving forward. Now my task is to make my tree golden, and of course I have to keep practicing, expanding my vocabulary and to learn more about the grammar.

I was a bit hesistant to start the Italian from English course since English is not my first language either, but there's no Italian from Russian tree yet, and I really wanted to learn Italian. I just love this language! So I decided to give it a try, and in the end It turned out not to be too difficult.

Being a native Russian speaker helped with the basics, 'cause I had no problem understanding some concepts like the gendered nouns or the conjugation of verbs, etc. (for example, Russian verb that expresses liking something works exactly the same way as Italian "piacere"), while knowing English made it easier with the vocabulary, cause there are many cognates between these languages (or at least this course uses them a lot).

However the verb tenses turned out to be even more nightmarish than in English! I still have a lot work to do before I'll be able to actually use them correctly. :)

Anyway, thank you, Duo, you are the best!

Good luck, everyone!

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/lily-lah

Wow, your English is so good too! Congratulations!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Avanti.
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I also have the Italian tree. Sono semplicemente innamorata con Italia e con Roma in particolare. I'm polish by the way.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/laivlis
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Cara amica polacca, complimenti anche a te! Posso segnalarti un piccolo errore? Sei innamorata dell'Italia e di Roma (non si usa con). Scusami!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Krisbaudi
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Congratulations Kundoo. You are right with the nightmarish verb tenses in Italian, but the language is worth learning it, even through English and not our mother languages. Italian is melodic like music, as if it was created for songs. First I also thought about finishing the italian and french tree quickly, like in English or Hungarian, but instead I am still repeating and keeping nearly all lessons golden, before taking the next lesson. It will take some more time. I tried it both ways and my experience is, that the slow way with a lot of repeating leads to better and quicker results, because I forgot too much on the straight way through and had to learn so many lessons once again. Good luck on your golden italian path!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mohanad_Alaas

good job!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Paula716520
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great insights about language learning!

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https://www.duolingo.com/iiiiman

congratulations. I hope I can do that one day.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Albina996151

Well done, Kundoo! I am also learning Italian using English, and my native language is Russian, too!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/godwin.corsil

Please tell me if what you have learned makes you confident enough to travel to Italy? Because a'm learning Italian because I'm going to Italy and I want to know if this course is the right place to do this. (Sorry for any syntax error 'I am a Portuguese native speaker')

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Skylarjac

Congratulations on your achievement!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/laivlis
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Congratulazioni, davvero bravo! I verbi italiani sono difficili anche per noi italiani, perciò non preoccuparti.

2 years ago

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

Congratulazioni!! Ecco a te dei lingot! :D Continua così!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SingingDove

Great work!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GermaineLee

congratulations!!! I'm in the chapter "communication" so I still have 7 chapters to go - and hopefully will reach the end some lucky day :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MichaelRos466475

congrats !

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chinead1

well done!! I'm currently teaching myself Italian too! I've only just started tho. Do you think that this website, and completing the tree, has actually made you fluent in Italian? Like could you hold a conversation in Italian? I'm curious to know how much it helps in the real world!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fernando757783

Congratulations Kundoo, I started Italian with english and my native is Portuguese. I happy to see your comment about learning using a not native language =]

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cjw513

well done!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Guido778266

Congratulations kundoo. Finished the tree as well being a german native speaker.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Spyrunner
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Congrats.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Byarvin
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Amazing! I'm at 115 days right now and am about 30% through.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JockeKanto

Congrats! I have made my journey thru too, with 2 years, and all golden. Now after a 5 month break I feel I really need to learn all the work again... It is easy to forget, when you don't use your vocabulary every day.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Stephenand758988

Bravo!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/leopaz.silva

Congratulations

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tempestdelfuego1

Congratulations! I just started and am really enjoying learning Italian this way.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/German-is-fun

congrats good job

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ioanna678593
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Congratulations! I see you have 12 level... The final level is 25. How you finished the tree with 12 level?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lallarumba
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It's possible if you concentrate on moving forward. I reached my English goal at level 11 only through the test. My ambition in duolingo is to reach Italian goal and I can never be hurried. I will have to spend much more time than everyone here.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WarriorCleberz
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Congratulations man, nice job! You must keep your learning and don't be hesitant about hard questions, I had many difficulties in italian at the beginning too, eve I being a native portuguese speaker. Andare avanti e buoni studi per te.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CosmoKaiza
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Congratulazione !

Sto imparando italiano da tre mesi. è una bella lingua ma un po' difficile con la grammatica. La mia madrelingua è il francese quindi è facile per il vocabolario

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Castlegal

Congrats, Kundoo! Great to hear about your success! I do the same thing currently, learning Italian from English, being a native Russian speaker, and it certainly improved my English spelling! LOL. My main struggle is articles, though. It took me forever to master articles in English, and Italian ones are twice more complicated. But other than that, it's a great language to learn if you already know Rusdin, English and some Spanish! Hopefully I will be ready to communicate with people during my trip to Italy this September.

1 year ago
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