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I finished the german tree (64% 20) and now I reregistered to do it all over again from 0.

In order to do that I had to create a new account. is there a way to do it also with the older account?

October 23, 2017


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You can reset or remove a language but I am not sure of the difference. More important, if you really want to improve your German (say level C1-C2), you may want to move on to more advanced material/exercises!


thanks! first I would say that in my opinion the German tree brings you to B1.1 level maximum (the tree gives a lot of vocabulary, and some basic grammar, but not more complicated grammar and other more complexed language skills that one should learn in the B1 level). I use Duolingo "on the side" only for not forgetting words and articles and to practice again and again so the basic usage of the language will become more natural. In my real studies I am learning at the B2.2 level.

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By more advanced material, I did not refer to Duolingo! There are very few trees that I go over more than twice... There are other ways/tools to improve vocabulary and the real fluency.


You can take a mock test in DW. In my opinion the German tree is you do it with other resources will bring you to A2, if you only do Duolingo you will have problems with listening and reading comprehension.



You can delete the current tree and start all over again, I do not recommend that. I did the tree 2 times and just re-did all the lessons.


so now at least i can give lingots to my self... 10 will be enough to have speed tests.


Duolingo will only bring you to an A2/(B1) skill level in reading/writing and A1 (maybe A2) in listening/talking.

Info about language levels:
Read from "Common reference levels".

But, there are numerous possibilities to increase your fluency in daily life.

  • You will learn much more German words and more difficult sentences by using the "Strengthen" features. Even in level 23, I get every week a few new words and more difficult sentences.
    Here is the link to "Best Way to Make Your Tree Turn Gold and Stay Gold"

Other ways you could improve your German:

  • The reverse tree, the course English for German speakers, is very useful. There you have to translate much more from English to German.
    Here is the link to the Duolingo Help center for "How do I switch my Duolingo course language?"

  • My personal favourite, because repeating a tree "Foreign language from native language" is so boring:
    The laddering trees!
    In your case: "French for German speakers", German for French speakers, German for Italian speakers,

  • Use the web version of Duolingo (www.duolingo.com) instead of the App. The web version works also fine on a tablet or phone, when rather good WIFI is available.

  • Try to read (and write) in Duolingo's German discussion forums. There you will find the daily used words, sentences and idiom.

Apart from that

  • read a newspaper article every day and try to learn its new words
  • listen to radio/TV, podcasts, watch movies with or without subtitles
  • converse with a native speaker as much as possible
  • write smaller texts, upload them on translatihan.com and let them be corrected by native speakers
  • more information in:
    Knud van Eeden's "Can you give some links about German?"

Good luck.


it should be possible, and I'm quite sure it is, but sorry i don't know how to do this


I'd also recommend doing your reverse tree (English for German Speakers). A lot of more experienced users do this, and I've definitely found that it's a lot harder for an English speaker than the German course

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