Finished my Russian tree after nearly a year!

About a year ago, I discovered Duolingo and used it to start learning Russian. Now, I've made it to the end of the tree!

With both Duolingo and Memrise, I've been able to learn more Russian than I imagined when I first started the Russian tree.

Huge thanks to...

  • The Russian course contributors, for making such a helpful course.

  • The Russian forum frequenters, for answering my Russian questions.

  • Duolingo, for providing the opportunity for free language learning.

  • Non-Duolingo resources (Memrise, online guides, and advanced/native speakers), for helping me learn Russian outside Duolingo.

My next goals: starting the reverse tree (English for Russian speakers), finishing my Hungarian tree, and learning even more languages!

Long live languages!

July 1, 2017


Congrats!! and happy Canada day??

July 1, 2017

Happy Canada Day to you, too!

July 1, 2017

Congrats!! Its a very hard one!

July 1, 2017

Yay! Does it take that long?

July 1, 2017

It depends on the choice of your daily-goal, actually. I've been learning Russian since November, till then I've passed all the check points and, nowadays I'm finishing ''arts'' and ''together''. Nevertheless is hard for me to learn vocabulary (and don't forget all grammar and spelling rules), but, well... I guess I'm able to say ''I want to buy bread'' to a seller in Russian.

Everything is a matter of effort and dedication, and this rule applies to everything we want to do in life. Including learning a foreign language.

July 2, 2017

It only took me this long because I have a daily goal of only 20 XP. Towards the end of the tree, though, I picked up the pace to keep up with those skills decaying quickly (thanks to the new Duolingo update).

July 5, 2017


July 2, 2017

Congratulations. I have tried to do the Russian tree. I know the cyrillic alphabet quite well, and find myself with Duolingo's version of anglicized Russian. I get more wrong on this than on the actual learning. Did you use a Russian keyboard? If you did, is it difficult to install?

July 3, 2017

Yeah, I use a Russian keyboard. It's not that hard to install, since I downloaded it from my computer's Settings. Russian in the Latin alphabet is hard to read for me, so I use Cyrillic whenever possible.

July 5, 2017

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    Well done ..... I'm new on doulingo.... I would ask you if could understand conversational Russian after finishing the course

    July 4, 2017

    Somewhat. But I wouldn't understand it if I did only Duolingo. I use Memrise for vocabulary, since Duolingo is better for learning grammar than it is for vocabulary.

    July 5, 2017
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