Took quite a while but I finally conquered the German tree
I must say german has been the hardest tree so far to finish, by quite a way. Feels like it has taken me forever and I can't say I feel as confident as I do with my other finished tree languages. Now to go right back to the beginning and consolidate.
Keep going guys, even if you go really slowly, the only way to lose is to give up!
No, not really. I know that i will I need to go over the tree several times more before i venture outside duo to other sources. That said I became facinated by looking at the words in english that clearly have germanic roots rather than latin one, but for me the german grammar was really hard. Having really got into esperanto ( which i think is fabulous) i was always thinking - why make a language so ridiculously convoluted - all those different ways to say the!
I am just about midstream at 59% fluency and sense what you are saying about the challenge of learning the language. I look forward to the day when I can chat with a native speaker. Sometimes I fantasize I am employed in an intelligence agency and I'm trying to break a code written with a super high degree of complexity but once I master the grammar all will become known. Good luck to all of us language explorers. I know we can get there and what a joyous accomplishment that will be.
Toll, dass Du Dich in Deutsch und den Duo Baum so durchgekämpft hast!
Next Challenge: German-English reverse tree ;)
Du kannst ja mal versuchen auf http://www.hellolingo.com ein paar Chat Partner zu finden ;)
Chatten (IRC) hatte mir damals vor vielen Jahren jedenfalls geholfen mit Englisch warm bzw. besser zu werden, da chatten durch die Benutzer-Interaktivität schneller ist als nur schreiben und man trotzdem nicht sofort (so schnell, auf den Punkt) sprechen muß.
Man ggf. auch kurz überlegen und korrigieren, bevor man den Text beim Chatten abschickt ;)
Is it possible to have a tree 100% reviewed? I mean, it is not impossible to rush through a tree and do all the skills. But actually keeping then mastered, is that feasible or does it mean one needs to spend hours on duolingo everyday just to keep the skills in gold? Thanks and congratulations
Hours a day sounds a bit much. You'll find they revert to non-golden quite quickly at first, but after a few months you're only having to revise about a section a day. (I usually go over the whole thing again, rather than use the "strengthen" button, for what it's worth. "Strengthen" seems to pick out a couple of key elements from the section and use them several times.)