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Golden Tree

Day 350, 58% and all is golden. Almost a year in the making, but it is nice to see after never having touched the German language before finding Duo. Thanks Duo for making something to assist in learning a foreign language!

August 23, 2017



Ok, Buddy. You are a tad late to the party.....


Congrats and welcome to the club. :)


Yay! Great going!

[deactivated user]

    what level do you think to have reached? A1, A2 or B1?


    What does that mean?

    [deactivated user]

      Europeans test their knowledge of a foreign language based on Common European framework of reference for language. Here the link of it in Wikipedia https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_European_Framework_of_Reference_for_Languages


      I would say B1 by what the chart describes. I also take a private lesson weekly. I read quite a few books in German and listen to music in German while I'm driving. I'm unsure what I would be if I was only using Duo.


      What books did you/do you read. I have some German Children's books, but even those are difficult for me to understand completely. I have about half my tree done so far.

      [deactivated user]

        I suggest to start with cartoons for young children such as Peppa pig or a little bit more difficult curious George!


        Herzlichen Glückwunsch! ☺


        Das freut mich für Dich. Du hast eine neue Sprache gelernt und hast gewissenhaft jeden Tag geübt. Herzlichen Glückwunsch zu Deiner Leistung.


        Gut gemacht!


        I'm also on level 23, but my fluency is only 43% although I do several (average 10) lessons daily with little difficulty and maintain the tree all golden. The only thing I can figure out is that when I have to speak, I sound like Andy Griffith doing Romeo and Juliet in his hillbilly comedy routine, haha.


        I'm not sure how it determines the fluency %. I specifically went through over the past 2 weeks and redid every lesson making sure that every answer was correct whether speaking, listening or typing. The highest I've gotten is the 58% now. I figured if I answered them all correctly that I would have gotten higher than that... Who knows...


        Yeah, I think the fluency is a little wonky. I'm on level 16 and had 45% yesterday. I've completed additional lessons today and kept my tree green, and it went down. I don't really struggle with a lot of the older words and phrases, and I feel I've been getting better at recognising the roots of words and making correct guesses on new words. Not sure why it went down.


        I'm at 50% and on level 13. Those two values don't really correlate. I have some previous knowledge of German so I don't need to repeat as much which is why I'm not so very high level (I just passed the second to last checkpoint, for reference).


        Can someone say how can I stop decaying Abstract Objects 2,3,4, Business 2 and Politics which constantly got three bars even though I strengthen them to gold day before. My whole tree is golden but I also see that in Words tab I have overdue words which are never practiced with strengthen option.

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