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Switching language learning

I am a Spanish speaker who is fluent in English. When I started using Duolingo, English-speakin was the only way to learn German, but ever since a "German for Spanish speakers" has been added to the side. Switching would seem logical, but... will I lose my progress in "German from English"??

4 years ago

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BastouXII
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The progress (tree skills and experience points) is tied to the language being learnt (in your case, German), no matter the base language (Spanish or English in you situation), so you can work from either Spanish or English and both will accumulate under your German score.

Edit : based on the reply from JoshuaBowers, only the experience points will accumulate, you will have to progress in the tree for both base languages independently.
4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JoshuaBowers

The points will accumulate, but you will be at different levels in the tree for each language of origin. Case in point: I'm much farther in my tree in Portuguese from English than I am in Portuguese from Spanish.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII
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Right, thank you for your input! I just guessed based on what I read in the discussions, since I don't do it myself (yet).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/shionlevine

no, it will still be there. Enjoy!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mrben83
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Also do be aware that when you switch from one base language to another some parts may not show up anymore. But they are still there!

4 years ago