https://www.duolingo.com/Sam_The_Best

Spanish Tree Finished!

I can't believe that I could have done this after almost 3 years on Duolingo. Through some motivational times and inactivities, I've made it and finished the Spanish Tree. It's time for me to strengthen up all the skills, but I also want to encourage others who are learning a language to motivate themselves to practice every day. I would like to thank Felix_Ulvensen for his wonderful XP Contests that motivated me to try everyday!

8 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Ruel-Stroud

Congratulations on the achievement. Now you have to... Repeat, repeat, repeat!

When you can make the tree in just one hour, it means that you are fluent in the language. The English took me two months, now I do in an hour. Spanish took me one day because the language is similar to mine and I had some input.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MarcoAntem
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Cambios menores:

Completing the English tree initially took me two months to complete, but now I can do it in an hour.

¡Buen Hecho!

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DSMby
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¡Hola! I have completed a tree as well and now I just repeat and repeat... and that's a bit boring for me sometimes. As I see you complete the tree every day now. How do you do it? Testing out skills or remaking all vocabulary sets and grammar topics? Thanks in advance (and sorry for my English)

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MarcoAntem
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Wow you've made great progress in 8 languages. Amazing.

Sorry for not being clear with my English earlier, and for causing confusion.

I was only correcting the second sentence of Allan-Duarte's post.

I didn't do what my post says, I was only restating an unclear sentence to help out. I see from your response you thought I was speaking personally, and not in the context of trying to do unto others as I would like done to me.

I still have no idea what a tree is, but who cares. I'm learning Spanish and attempting to teach English.

What fun!

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mel211619

DSMby., as well as re-doing the tree, do you use all the other options on DuoLingo (DL)? Have you done all the stories on the Labs section of the DL website, por ejemplo?

And now there's the Podcasts as well? Practice against the clock? Try them to earn a few extra XP points. Remember though you have to use the website to access all these extras, they don't come up on the App versions of DL.

Finally, some folks don't realise that when you finish a Section - - say Education - - on the tree, the final " strengthen " link can and will throw out stuff from anywhere in the previous sections you have already studied just to make you think, and you can use this a few times before you move on again.

Hope this Helps a bit - - your English is better than mine, and I've been on the planet for 76 years - - still learning!

Hasta Luego!

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ruel-Stroud

It's really rare to see a native of English correcting someone, it's quite appreciable too.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CharlesJOL3

,,,,and in addition, if you can do it in an hour, it demonstrates you type faster than I (smile)

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Izim_M
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Nice work, that's a great milestone, but indeed no reason to stop now. Now that you've been introduced to all of the sets of vocabulary and grammar topics, you can work on only getting better and better.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HooGivesAHoot

Congratulations!!!! Have you finished all of Duolingo's Spanish stories as well? (I'm working my way through the tree right now and wondering if I should be doing stories before completing the tree)

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sam_The_Best

I have not finished all of Duolingo's Spanish Stories, I've mainly focused on the main tree itself.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MarcoAntem
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Un otro árbol? Este es un bosque de algún tipo!

Felicidades a ti!

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MemeMcQueen116

Pretty sure you just say "otro" to also mean "another", they don't say "un otro", but I see your confusion because I used to do that. (So you'd say otro árbol to mean another tree, this could also mean "other tree" in another context)

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/shichi-astre

Congratulations!!

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jdroege
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¡Felicitaciones!

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/David-Huarino
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Congrats! =D

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Heku2002

Que bien, me alegro por ti, sigue asi y prueba otros lenguajes.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EthanBaile170944

how

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mysteriam

Congratulations!

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Caramilkbomb
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Congrats! come join us at Z4G5UA Spanish club!

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mel211619

Keep it up! Have a couple of Lingots from me, and congratualtions!

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sam_The_Best

Thanks so much!

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mel211619

Thanks for following Sam, I see you're keeping on, keeping on! To all, that's the way to go, do a wee bit every day and use all the resources in DuoLingo - - you WILL get there!

Gracias por seguir Sam, veo que estás manteniendo manteniendo! A todos, que es el camino, hacer un poquito cada día y utilizar todos los recursos de DuoLingo - - lo conseguirá!

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lilymar2

can you tell me where I can find this "tree""?

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mel211619

lilymar, if you are really at level 18 you are already around two thirds of the way through your tree. The "tree" is simply the name we give to the page where the exercises are -- in the coloured circles. Each time you fully complete a set of exercises - say Vocabulary 1 - the circle turns from it's original colour to gold.

When you complete the whole page, everything is gold and we say - - Keep it gold! Have a free Lingot on me for the question, it will help others coming along! I'm also placing this explanation on my blog for others to see.

www.paseoatraves.wordpress.com

Hasta Luego!

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lilymar2

Thank you for the explanation. Last year I finished all the exercises. I am doing them again now.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mel211619

No problema, lilymar! Practica, practica, y mas practica.

Try to do a little every day - - two XP exercises every day, 30XP if you get them correct, is better than ten excercises once a week - - you will retain the information better. The "streak" is good for you.

That is how we all learn language as a child, a little every day? We don't suddenly start to speak the day we become adults.

Amigos para siempre! ( y un poco mas practica tambien)

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MarcoAntem
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Estoy feliz por ti, pero no sé qué es un árbol español.

¡Felicidades!

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/44A99

Well done!

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JuanitaKas

great job!!!!!!!!!!go celebrate!

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kmpres
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great work! motivation is the key!

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sam_The_Best

Thanks!

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CharlesJOL3

Felicitaciones!!! --- i' have a long way to go, and it is encouraging to hear it is possible!

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mel211619

CharlesJol - - it IS possible, just get into a regular pattern of learning. Remember that's how you learned whatever your native language is - - you listened as a child and started to put words together, day by day.

My two year old great grandson now says

Mummy, go home please?

when he gets tired and wants to leave anywhere. If he can do that, we can all do a few exercises each day, earn XP points and lingots, and learn any DuoLingo language we like, YES!

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/candijam

congrats Sam. I've been on this tree for 2 years, but without a buddy. i've found it difficult moving through as I had relied on the discuss button for help (by that button I mean inside each lesson question), but that seems to have become a joke button for bored for teenagers, so i rarely bother with it now. where did you find felix?

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sam_The_Best

I found Felix after seeing a post in the Spanish Discussion Forum for a Tiger Clan XP Challenge. Here's the link for the latest XP Contest: (Entries are closed but expect another to come out in April). https://www.duolingo.com/comment/26286306

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/candijam

thanks Sam : )

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vktr17

¡Felicidades en su logro!

Yo empecé DuoLingo en julio de 2016 y terminé el árbol cuatro meses después. Había terminado el curso de "linguist" también. Entonces sólo leía noticias en español, no hacía ningunos ejercicios. Un año pasó, decidí a empezar los estudios de nuevo. Estoy a punto de acabar el árbol en treinta días. DuoLingo es tan útil como solía ser. ¡Viva DuoLingo! Buena suerte a todos.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sam_The_Best

Gracias vktr17!

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hatikva02

GOOD FOR YOU SAM

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ingochris
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Felicidades, amigx!

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hatikva02

You mean 'amiga!'?

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hatikva02

WELL DONE! KEEP GOING

7 months ago
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