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The tree.

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What suggestions does the community have when a member finds he can go up and down the Spanish tree a few times without errors?

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

What is your purpose for learning Spanish? Read more, speak more, listen more -- there are many places to practice/improve your Spanish.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/roxyrenders

Try the reverse tree? From different comments I have seen it is actually more challenging than the English to Spanish. I look forward to the challenge but must first want to complete my current tree. Could always try another language, too.

4 years ago

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tone78
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This is a great suggestion! Thanks for the insight.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cupcakes2020
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Do immersion.

4 years ago

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tone78
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Sadly, I can read Spanish better than I can speak it.. Thanks for the suggestion.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dr.Beez
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Well, hopefully by the time you reach that point, you have amassed quite a few resources outside of Duolingo. The Spanish tree only brings you up to around 1600 words. Use these other resources to build vocabulary in subjects that particularly interest you. Look for apps or programs that allow you to speak with native Spanish speakers seeking to learn English. Pick up a Spanish language newspaper. Your library may also have Spanish literature available.

Once you have a working vocabulary of around 5000 words, you should be in a good position to develop your listening skills by watching Spanish television, listening to podcasts or radio, etc. (I do this now, but I'm usually helplessly lost unless I am concentrating my full attention on the program and using context to flesh out words I don't know.)

4 years ago

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Thanks for the guides … a special thanks for the reality check that 1600 words are no big thing. I'm 79, and am doing this to keep my mind from looking like Swiss cheese.

4 years ago