https://www.duolingo.com/FraneDoljanin

FINISHED SPANISH TREE :D

I've finished my Spanish tree, after 124 days. Thank you Duolingo! I have some questions. What is the best of these options: - learn Spanish via Memrise - learn Spanish via Fluencia - learn Spanish via Rosetta Stone - some other apps - watch Spanish series - do a reverse tree I am so happy now, but I don't know what to do now :)

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/skyflakes95
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^I second everything said by E.T.Gregor.

I use Memrise for another language that doesn't have a lot of resources available, but I wouldn't recommend it for Spanish. The free features are memorization only, which you can do on your own with flashcards and vocab lists. If you pay $59 USD a year you get access to a chat feature similar to Duolingo bots and 2 second videos of native speakers saying the vocab words. It's not a very good value. I haven't tried Fluencia but I've checked out the site before and I was put off by how hard they were pushing the free trial while hiding how much it costs (and as it turns out, it's $15USD monthly or around $100USD annually with an even more expensive option for a 2 year subscription). I haven't tried Rosetta Stone either but everything I've heard hasn't been favorable.

I've done the reverse tree and I continue to maintain it because after all it can't hurt, but there's not a lot of benefit other a very modest expansion of vocabulary and offering more practice. It doesn't help at all with the more complex parts of Spanish like the subjunctive because the course is meant to teach English which doesn't share those aspects.

You need to practice producing phrases in the language yourself rather than translating. The best way is to get somebody to practice with, or be active on social media in Spanish if that's an option for you. I saw a post on here the other day about someone who practices languages by running an instagram account for a teddy bear using their target languages for captions and comments.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FraneDoljanin

Thank you ^^

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/E.T.Gregor
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Spanish media in general are probably your way to go now. I would suggest you start with children's media. There are some free ones here: http://www.childrensbooksforever.com/index.html If that goes well, go to more difficult things, maybe start with things you already know (the Harry Potter books have been my goto for years). I would recommend a similar approach to movies/TV. Start with things aimed at small children or that you already know.

A duolingo reverse tree is certainly a good idea, although it can probably only get you so far. Any flashcard program (or you know, just making paper cards yourself) can increase your vocabulary. I haven't tried Rosetta Stone myself, but I yet have to hear positive opinions about it.

The best thing would probably be to find a language exchange partner you can practise with or go to an advanced course, if you have the opportunity. Writing practise would be another good thing, but you'd probably need to find someone who can check your writing for you.

Good luck!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FraneDoljanin

Thank you so much!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DaveNewhouse

Along with ET's idea try the sitcom EXTRA in espanol. they speak slower and it is actually funny nad they in a corny way introduce vocabulary and phrases..

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rajabrahon12
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Good work !!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-EmirWinchester-
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Wow estudias muchos idiomas, yo también pensé en hacer lo mismo, pero me enfoco en los más importantes para mi: Inglés, francés, portugués, italiano, alemán y ruso. Saludos desde Colombia.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-EmirWinchester-
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Felicidades sigue así y si por cosas del destino quieres mejorar tu español vente para aquí para Colombia especialmente te recomiendo la capital (Bogotá) ahí se habla el mejor español del mundo, no recomiendo España por que a nosotros los latinoamericanos nos fastidia como hablan los españoles sin mencionar que el español de Bogotá es muy neutro y te sirve en los 21 países de habla hispana. Saludos y felicitaciones.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FraneDoljanin

Yo te entendo! Gracias :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Superhuman93
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Congratulations! :D

1 year ago

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

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PandaSakuraTea

congratulations! well done! (lucky...)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/toggitang22

congrats! Maybe you can try to do duolingo everyday and keep the tree all gold

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/grabur21

you are amzing, you should try russun languages

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/2LearnAndLive

Felicidades y te deseo lo mejor. =P

1 year ago
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