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Is there anyone who learn multi languages at the same time

share your golden experiences please :) many people fear learn multi languages because they say :"We might make mistake for the vocabularies or the grammar and we can't handle it!" What's your idea?

September 4, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/satishvc

Have you searched the forums for "learning multiple languages"? There are at least 400+ hits I get for the phrase, many of which should answer this exact question.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FrenchFireBird

Some just don't get that it's much appreciated to keep the forums uncluttered.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Merrowmic

I am a polyglot, and I can compartamentalise all my languages' knowledge.

The only real problem I have experienced was when I learnt Dutch - my native language is Afrikaans. It caused so many technical problems, but in the end I managed to overcome them.

At present, I am studying French and Xhosa academically, Greek for interest's sake. I will get back to Polish after I've completed the Greek skill Tree on Duolingo. I also have some sort of desire to continue with my studies in Portuguese.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Woof.

How many trees have you finished?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Merrowmic

Eight so far. I'm more than halfway with the Greek Tree at present.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Woof.

Woah, cool! How long have you been on duolingo?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Merrowmic

504 days. I started on 2 April 2016.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Woof.

Okay, well, that is MORE THAN AWESOME!!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jaw1605

Sh*t, that's a lot of languages O_O Which ones would you class that you are fluent in?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yosoyunachica

And you've been on every day!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yosoyunachica

I look at your list of languages and I give you props holy crap


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mohammadre750075

it's amazingggg , isn't it?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Merrowmic

Thank you!

I don't think I necessarily deserve respect because I'm a ployglot, but I think that we all need to support, motivate, and encourage each other; whether we're learning one language or twenty languages.

But most of all, we need to share our knowledge, skills, observations, and experiences so that everyone can benefit from our adventures and discoveries. This is not just in language-learning but in life in general.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/toggitang

Totally agree with you, Merrowmic. I love languages and I aspire to conquer them one at a time, though I get tempted to learn them all at once. But I realized this causes confusions quite literally. I answered my social studies teacher once in English, Spanish, German, and Korean words all in two sentences! That gave me a good laugh, though I don't think I would like to continually mix my languages too much. That's my knowledge in learning languages, and it's never a waste to stick to learning something to its fullest! ☺Cheers to all Language L♥vers!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WolfWhispe1

Merrowmic, thats SO COOL


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mohammadre750075

very helpful answer Merrowmic . Do you only use Duoilingo? I use Rosetta Stone and I use Dueling rarely


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Merrowmic

I use babadum.com, sometimes Memrise, YouTube videos, anything relevant to my current languages' needs at the time. I also listen to appropriate radio channels on radio.garden to improve my listening comprehension skills.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bob20020

I wish radiogarden weren't all in English :(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Merrowmic

It isn't. You can rotate the globe and and zoom in on any country to access radio stations the world over. I have used it to listen to Dutch, French, Polish and a few other stations.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bob20020

I figured out I can slide so I can see pages 1-7. Yeah thanks I'll look into this.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ally.x
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almost everybody on Duolingo :-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mohammadre750075

are you kidding mate ? Almost you say the truth ;)))


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DragonPolyglot

A lot of people learn more than 1 language on here. Most learn between 3 and 5 at a time.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ally.x
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Just go to any random discussion and look at all the flags most people have next to their name, after (or during) learning one language most people are tempted to try and learn another language/languages.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ngraner42

I did a google search for "learning multiple languages duolingo". The first duolingo comment response was made 3 years ago. Here is what I saw: Questioner: levels 16 and 4 no current streak Responder: 8 languages, max level 16, no current streak Responder: 3 languages, max level 6, no current streak Responder: levels 15 and 4, no current streak Responder: 5 languages, max level 5, no current streak Finally hit a success: "seelian", 5 languages, max level 25, only 2 above level 3 You can't infer too much from such a small sample. It would be wonderful if duolingo made the data available to the user community. We could learn a ton about language learning.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pippipippip

My advice is finish one tree first, then start the next. It's hard work learning two at the same time, and you don't necessarily take it all in as well as if you were concentrating your efforts on just one language, you'll make mistakes and confuse similar spellings.

My other advice is that after you've finished one tree, you should still keep practicing every day until it's really sunk in. When you get to the point where you've finished the tree and are doing nothing but reviews, that's a good time to start a new tree.

That's just what I do anyway. Last month I have been averaging 80xp every day. 50xp in Polish (2 new lessons and 3 practice sessions each day), and 30xp in Russian (all practice sessions - I finished the tree a while back).

This takes up a lot of time though, and if I'm busy with work, or I have less spare time, I'll reduce down to 20 or 30 xp a day, and just choose one language to focus on.

Finally, remember that finishing the tree in Duolingo is not the end for any language. I've learned 3 languages now from Duo (I already knew English and French), and I would like to progress them all to a more advanced level. Once I've finished the Polish tree - probably in January - I think I'll reduce the amount of time I spend on Duo and do more advanced study elsewhere for a while.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_Kirari_

I school I have no choice but to learn 3 langauges at once so yeah but they are all pretty different so I can deal with it :)

I guess learning spanish, italian and french at once wouldn't be too much of a good idea xD


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas_Wesley

It helps when the languages aren't at all the same. I'm studying Ancient Greek, Japanese, and Hebrew, and they don't even share the same characters.

Regardless of the languages, I say go for it if it feels right. You can always take a break from a language or two if it gets to be too much.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WolfWhispe1

I'm learning a couple launguages, but not at the exact same time, Like french, Italian, Spanish, and Greek


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ruthie-K

I am one of those people who say that do you have any help for me


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DragonPolyglot

It's not a problem if you have confidence in another already or learn some very different languages at the same time at different levels. I've decided to actively learn several and try to maintain a certain knowledge in several more. Grammar confusion is not as great as vocabulary confusion. The only way around that is practice.

I use Duolingo for a lot of my languages but I also chose some that I need to learn outside of Duolingo at the moment. Memrise and Mango have been helpful for that.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ruthie-K

Thanks sooooo much! I might try another one.

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