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Finished my tree and going to Nicaragua

I just completed my Spanish tree and have rewarded myself by booking a flight to Nicaragua at the end of this month. The last time there I had just begun climbing the DL Spanish tree. Now that I've completed the climb, I'm very interested in seeing on this visit how much my command of the language has improved. I already know that DL has helped me improve my reading ability a lot, and my hope is that my conversational fluency will have have noticeably moved beyond my fairly good tourist Spanish.

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https://www.duolingo.com/BaconAddict
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Very exciting!! Please update us when you get back and let us know how it went. Congrats on finishing the tree and good luck on the trip!!

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NZKelly

how cool!! let us know how you go :)

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AbraxunsIllusion

Awesome :D.

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KittySch

That is way cool! Felicitaciones on finishing the ladder!! Also, have a brilliant time in Nicaragua!! How long are you staying? I feel when I'm immersed in a Spanish speaking country, the fluency of speaking comes after only a few days of carrying out conversations on a daily basis even if it isn't up to par upon arrival. Unfortunately once back home the conversational fluency seems to escape me quickly too due to lack of usage. Buena suerte!

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aemann

I'll be there for only two weeks. Like you, what fluency I have returns in a day or two. This trip, my plan is to speak as little English as possible.

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
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So excited for you, and a bit envious. How did you come to choose Nicaragua over another country, if you don't mind sharing that?

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https://www.duolingo.com/aemann

Several years ago my wife and I combined a trip to Nicaragua with one to Costa Rica. A bit to our surprise, we found travel itself in northern Nicaragua as easy as Costa Rica if not more so. We also met many wonderful people. One of these, a nun, related her life story to us over afternoon tea. Later I realized her story would be worth retelling. I also understood that there must be many more people in northern Nicaragua with life stories that could be retold. So this is my forth trip there, gathering .....

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Reply14 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kayasam

Sweet!!!

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/senoritajackson

Suerte en tu viaje! Que te vaya super bien!

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chucknapa

Congratulations on finishing the climb. I've just started, and love the program a lot. Have been involved in self paced learning and DL ranks right up there. I read a study on the internet that said that once completing the DL tree, the learns language skill would be at the level of a first year college student. Verdad?

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