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I finished my tree! (Spanish)

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I finally finished my Spanish tree, after a lot of hard work, I'm so happy :3 Now I am going to do lots of immersion and learn Italian, as I wait for Russian.

MUCHAS GRACIAS TO ALL OF THE DUOLINGO TEAM, for the awesome experience :D

I was really more than satisfied with the way the course was set up, it was just perfect! Not only did duolingo teach me a language, it made me to love it! So Thank You Thank You Thank You!!!! :D

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/EugeneTiffany

When did you start? How did you apply yourself? Did you hurry on through the lessons or did you redo the lessons a lot? How well do you feel you have been able to assimulate the instruction? Do you feel it has solidly stuck? What are your plans for any furtherance of any more more study of Spanish, if any exist?

4 years ago

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I created my duolingo account back in 2012, but I only really did it seriously about 40 days ago. I had randomly realised how amazing the website actually was and how stupid I was not to take that opportunity (no regrets!). That was when I had decided I was going to finish the tree by the 1rst of April - and I did! Surprisingly, it all just stuck in my brain, with very little effort (yay). I guess I can attribute that to the fact that, in addition to the amazing website, I would try to speak spanish as much as possible in my day to day life. For example, during my annoying classes I would just translate in my mind what the teacher was saying, or I would just imagine a discussion in my head, wich helped me a lot because it not only made me apply the stuff I learned here, but it also made the creation of sentences become so much more natural and easy for me. I was also really motivated and positive about the whole thing. I do indeed plan to continue my learning of the language until I achieve fluency, while I learn other languages. I best friend is Spanish so I said to him that I'd only answer him (in spanish) if he speaks to me in spanish... I am currently reading as much as possible and am watching some Spanish movies too.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EugeneTiffany

What a great idea, creating conversations in one's head. When I finish the tree I will do that, if not sooner.

I want to be able to watch movies, too, with Spanish switched on. Don't need Spanish movies for that. At this point I can only catch occasional words, myself. But I am not yet even half way through the tree, got lots yet to learn, and I have no dead line set.

Thanks for the great and informative response.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AbraxunsIllusion

Congrats!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Maura_Kelly

Congratulations. I am struggling at the moment. My head is full of Spanish words etc but the wrong ones come out when I am doing my tree! I won't give up!

4 years ago

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Keep going! Good luck :D You'd be surprised with how well words stick to your head with duolingo ;)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bendybobcat

I hear you! Some days, I can just effortlessly translate the sentences it presents me. Other days, it's like I've never seen them before. I'm that person who has to take notes when I learn something new, so my latest effort is to strengthen my skills without using my notes. I'm still terrible at verb conjugation, but at least I'm getting in the right ballpark for most of it. :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RunningFrog

Nice job!!! Good luck with the Italian!!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Denny22
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Congratulations!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Skutir

¡Felicidades!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/juliestarling

Felicitaciones!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/acneal

AWESOME!!! good luck with Italian and Russian. :D

4 years ago

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Thanks ;)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Leli3
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Parabens! Hope you complete your French tree as well. Keep it up : )

4 years ago

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I actually already speak french :p

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Leli3
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Wow! That's awesome! Well I gotta catch up to you : ]

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Beebo81
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Congratulations

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PattiSh
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¡Felicidades! You are an inspiration!

4 years ago

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Thanks! Good luck!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tortugaroja

Pero ¿podí estar a la par con el español realmente hablado?

4 years ago

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Ahora puedo haber conversaciones basicas, y entender la mayoria de lo que la gente dice.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/leeolim

Congratulations to you! you are an inspiration to me. I hope i meet someone here from Spain so i can practice conversational Spanish and ofcourse make new friends :)

4 years ago

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Good luck! :D

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JulieW
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Congratulations! You are an inspiration to all!

4 years ago

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Thanks :D You too!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MWTaft

That's great!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RenzoBusta

Nice job! congrats friend! espero que sigas progresando con el español, saludos!

4 years ago

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Gracias! :D

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/iamaaditya

Congrats. Do you feel confident enough to say take a trip of Spain and rely solely on your spanish ?

4 years ago

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YES! :D But keep in mind that you do need to practice as much as possible formulating sentences before hand./

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/justinamandell

can i have your login info?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/joakandr
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Felicitaciones!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RennysC

Felicitaciones!!! :)

4 years ago

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Felicitaciones!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ALEXTELLO27

Did Duolingo actually help you fluently speak the language now? Like can you have a full conversation with someone in spanish now?

4 years ago

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A written conversation you mean, because for the speaking skills, Duo is not as good.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ALEXTELLO27

Ok but its only good for writing not very much speaking, right

4 years ago

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I can actually quite easily have at least basic conversations, enough to say I "speak" the language, but I still need to practice before I achieve actual fluency.

4 years ago

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How long have you worked on it? Congrats!

4 years ago

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I've been doing duolingo on and off for a long time, but about 40 days ago I decided I would finish my tree by April 1rst. :D Thanks!

4 years ago

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Good objective! :-) What's next?

4 years ago

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Italian in one month - april :P While improving my spanish :D

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chris_Red

might get tricky not to confuse some words between Spanish and Italian, good luck! :)

4 years ago

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Yes, I find Spanish and Italian, and Spanish and Portuguese, the most confusing when learnt together, but it's possible.

4 years ago

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Yeah I have been making sure to finish my Spanish tree first, because I don't want to confuse :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cleeent
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¡Felicidades! Me falta tres habilidades.

4 years ago

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Gracias

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ameya_rithe3

Good job!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JuanPablo1307

Felicitaciones

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jacobking0

i dont under stand at all

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/19blee

Good job I am only level 3 in Spanish. I'm taking Spanish 1 in junior high this year though! I've learned a lot as well!

4 years ago

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I'm also a junior! This duolingo thing, if you dedicate yourself to finishing it, will blow your spanish skills out of proportion and what you will be learning at school will be practically a joke ;) It was literally about 10X more efficient than school for me (for the time spent)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Joy.Bethany

How long did it take you?

4 years ago

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Was on and off for a long time until I decided to finish about 2/3ds during that past month

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Joy.Bethany

Nice job! I just started two days ago. I hope I won't take that long :)

4 years ago

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Good luck! Learning a language is hard work, but if your motivated, and with duolingo, it can be done in little time

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JosephSlanga

no one cares

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/juliestarling

Josephslanga, you are not being in the spirit of DuoLingo. You need to go read the rules of the site ASAP.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/juliestarling

https://www.duolingo.com/guidelines
If you have nothing to add to the conversation, please abstain.

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