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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SiddiqahAli24

Just a Question

Do you guys think that there should be more exercises that make you translate from English to Spanish instead of from Spanish to English? I think it would be better practice because right now I feel like I can just read Spanish and not speak it because I am just translating Spanish into English and not trying to remember the Spanish. Do I make sense?

June 26, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JudgeFromUranus

You need to try the Spanish > English tree (reverse tree), you type in Spanish ALOT more than the English > Spanish tree. It's much much better.

June 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chelsea507417

That is actually a really good idea I will try that as well. Thank you!

June 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MtpMtp1

Thanks!

June 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kimee44

this is a great tip. I am a native English speaker and up to Level 12 in learning Spanish. I just started Level 1 of "learning" English as a Spanish speaker, and it is challenging and will be great for my Spanish.

June 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoseLoretoRomero

Hola. Creo que deberías comenzar por obligarte a ti mismo a escribir más en español. Por ejemplo, ¿cómo formularias esta pregunta en castellano? ¡Intentalo!

PD- se dice castellano y no español porque en España hablan varios idiomas: Catalán, Lengua Vasca, Castellano, etc. Pero lo que comúnmente se conoce como español es el castellano, que era la lengua de Cervantes.

June 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chelsea507417

If you keep practicing the previous lessons you have learned there is more English to Spanish translations then there is in the actual lessons. That is what I have noticed in my lessons anyway

June 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dave611218

I agree... maybe it adjusts more as you get to the higher levels (i.e. level 25, completed tree? - I don't know).

June 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/piguy3

This is indeed my personal observation. I think having completed the tree helps. I think being able to nail the transcription exercise helps. In Guaraní, I reliably received 9 out of 20 sentences as translations into Guaraní of one form or another in my 2nd pass through the tree.

June 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ShalaraQ

I would agree. My ability to read Spanish is much stronger than my ability to listen to and understand it, which is much stronger than my ability to actually speak it.

Recognition is typically easier than recall, no matter what the subject matter,

June 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Delaney431001

I've noticed this as well I also wish there was more speaking with microphones too.

June 27, 2017

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