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For all those who are taking multiple courses - How confusing does it get?

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/ChristianofPeace

That depends on how closely related the languages are and your own personal abilities.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/phopkins1
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I temporarily stopped studying all but Russian and Spanish. I want to complete German next. And Hebrew is on the bucket list just because it is such a challenge, to me anyway.

it is probably not the best idea to do too many languages at once unless you just want to have fun and blow your own mind.

if you really want to master a language I would think one or two at a time, outside your native language is probably optimal, unless you are a savant.

I have a basic level of spanish and russian knowledge, native english speaker. So i started learning spanish as a native russian speaker, as well as Russian as a Native Spanish speaker, and found that it was very helpful in that it stopped me from translating everything to english in my mind and finally got me thinking in the language I was studying.

Now I am having full dreams in Russian and Spanish.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SilverCharacter
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It can get pretty confusing, but I love it! Writing new vocabulary in each language helps a bit not to get them mixed up. If the languages are very different, like Swahili and Greek or something, it's easier to keep them straight than, say, Russian and Ukrainian. If you want to try another language, go for it!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LavethWolf
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I'm currently studying German, Norwegian, French, and Russian daily on Doulingo. All of them are quite different from one another, so I rarely if ever confuse them. It really depends on which languages you are learning simultaneously. Are they similar?, or are they vastly different?

Getting things mixed up shouldn't be much of a problem if the you're learning two languages that come from two entirely different language families ( like French and Russian ), but you might encounter a few troubles if you decide to study two languages that are closely related ( like Norwegian and Danish ).

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cowgirlchic

well I'm not sure... I was trying to take Spanish and Portuguese at the same time and they are sister languages, but they are slightly different, and I started to get mixed up.

1 year ago

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I had the same problem but then I rejected Portuguese for a few years and now I know Spanish better and I don't have problems with Portuguese.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Marge2019

depending on how similar the courses, they can get pretty jumbled. I am currently doing Spanish and French, and I am doing fine so far.

1 year ago