After setbacks from 2013, I finished the German tree in a 62 day streak in 2017.
I had reached the first checkpoint in 2013, restarted for two weeks in 2014, but soon lost motivation after the lessons got hard. At the start of 2017, I made it my goal to finish the the German tree starting from scratch, and finally made it today after gilding the "idioms" and "flirting" bonus skills today at the end of my tree.
I plan on continuing to keep the tree gold every day for the foreseeable future; the streak system really motivates you to practice consistently. Never underestimate the strength of habit.
Duolingo has really given me a good start in terms of grammar, and vocabulary, but I still have a long way to go before being able to use the language effortlessly. I also plan on moving my German to the "real world" with news media, videos, and forums.
Thanks to Duolingo for this opportunity to learn.
Look in favorites there are several posts of other German resources congratulations that was really fast
Congrats! :) I needed about 65 days if i remember right. I’m on 110 days now, still keeping my tree gold, but sometimes it’s hard to muster up the motivation to do it.
Hallo! Ich bin PoisonTaco10 und, ich wollte Sie nur fragen ob Sie in Deutschland wohnt oder sowas. Damit du Deutsch vollständig sprechen kannst, musst du es SEHR oft sprechen.
Ich wohne in Amerika. Ich kann nicht gut Deutsch sprechen; ich versuche zu verbessern.