https://www.duolingo.com/HerschelK

Finished the Russian tree!

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Good evening everyone,

after 6 months I finished the Russian tree today, hoorah!

However, now I am wondering how to further improve my Russian. I feel it is still to weak in terms of general understanding and vocabulary.

Somebody mentioned lingvist, which looks ok and would be my preferred way of going on.

Also, some youtube channels might be helpful to improve listening abilities

As to doing the reverse tree, I am not sure if that pays off.

I am wondering if someone in this lovely and helpful has some experience, how to successfully go on after finishing the tree.

Many thanks!

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/piguy3
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Congrats!

I would say reverse trees can certainly pay off. There's a reasonable amount of grammar you've got to master for Russian. On a reverse tree, you've got to use it, and you'll quickly discover what you haven't actually mastered yet.

I haven't spent a whole lot of time with Lingvist Russian. I would tentatively say it's a great tool but it under-emphasizes noun and even more so adjective declension. So if that's still a problem area, you'd be wise to spend some time on resources that focus there somewhat more: reverse tree, even the "forward" tree, which can give you more translation into Russian than you've probably experienced up to now.

Other suggestions here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/23762896

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MernaOsama1
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To be honest, I find the English from Russian tree more practical and useful. I am not done with even 75% of the real Russian tree, but I can say that the reverse tree is really effective and worth finishing. Also, I may recommend you learnrussian.rt ( I have been sharing it everywhere.I know! ) as it'll help you compose somehow advanced sentences and read comprehensions that will actually improve your reading and writing processes. Удачи!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/King2E4
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One of the ways to go on is to find a Russian pen-pal. That way, he/she can correct your mistakes, thereby improving your understanding. You also get to form your own sentences if you do that. This is what I plan to do when I have finished my Polish tree. Pen-pals are the reason my German improved a lot when I was learning it before I knew of Duolingo.

Your understanding of a language comes from using it and from experience.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HerschelK
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What is your experience with the polish tree? Is it a good course?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/King2E4
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My experience with the tree has been fantastic. I had trouble with the additional three cases (simply because German only has four cases, not seven like the Slavic languages have) and with the pronunciation (still have trouble with some words, though) when I first began, but I can now safely say that I am beginning to understand Polish. I can understand parts of songs, and it is truly one of the best feelings ever.

I personally believe it is one of the best courses here on Duolingo.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HerschelK
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Maybe I will give it a shot too, as my wife is from Poland, and our children are beginning to understand English...

I fear its easy to mix it up with Russian, as that is not very solid in my brain yet. Regards!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/King2E4
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Good luck with your Russian and, if you decided to learn it, Polish!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Liebert_
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Congrats! ))))))))

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Justin122668
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Congratulations! And good luck in future learning. I thought this guys advice was pretty helpful, https://youtu.be/9A6QXvYAtd0 hopefully for you, too )

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ivergruz777

Could you wtire something in Russian ?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HerschelK
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Да, я могу писать по русский. Трудно, и мне надо использоваюсб словарь, потому что я не знаю достаточно слова.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ivergruz777

Thanks

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wallace_Allen
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Congratulations man!!

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

Here's an earlier discussion of the same subj.

The reverse course is really worthwhile, as several people have said. You'll translate into Russian about 80% of the time, just the opposite of the Russian for English speakers that you just finished.

1 year ago

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

I have added you to the Golden Owl Hall of Fame

Hope you don't mind:)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HerschelK
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))) Ty!

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https://www.duolingo.com/Bartosz171
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Congratulations

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