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Just wondering..

I have only just started using duolingo and it’s great! But I was just wondering how long it would take for me to become fluent in Spanish. If you are fluent, how long did it take you? What kinds of things did you do to practice what you have learnt outside of duolingo? Thanks xx

6 months ago

9 Comments


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

If you use all your free time (all the time!) focusing on studying Spanish in 3 months you will be able to read a book level A1-A2-B1. I did it studying english and yep I managed to read a book in three months, obviously I can't understand every word but the reading was fluent.

As you can see I can write in english (it took me two years of study), sometimes the way that I write seems weird for native speakers but it happens because I use the logic of my own language and translate it directly, it is a thing that take years to perfect, the active abilities to speak and to write are more advanced, the passive ones are the easiest to improve.

I can't be sure about spanish because spanish looks like my mother language portuguese, when I tried spanish I finished the tree in one day but because of the proximity between the languages.

I'm sure that for us the romantic languages are easy to learn it is only a matter of time.

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lingot_Burner

i am the exact opposite of fluent, but i am getting better all the time. Here's a tip: Never give up. Keep trying hard and you will become fluent. As for how long it takes, well, it is different for everyone. mostly though, it takes a few years of diligent study. Happy learning!

6 months ago

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Listen to music, watch videos and tv, all in another language. Personally, I label everything with the word in Spanish. Also: Never give up! It will definitely take some time and hard work. I hope you enjoy your language learning journey as much as I!!! ;))

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mike413694

Don't set a time frame, make a second or third language a goal for life and just stick with it. Take on being a multilingual person...

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Adam760550

Spanish!!!!! Cool my sister is learning Spanish but I am learning French. French is sort of easy when u start out. But later on it gets harder.

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NateToots

I only had this app for about a week now. But I am about 16% fluent in spanish

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lingot_Burner

ummm... the fluency bar is sooooooo far away from being accurate. sorry to burst ur bubble.

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shaleen200

I'm not fluent, but the experience of Duolingo is very fun!

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jdroege

"... how long it would take for me to become fluent in Spanish" This question is almost impossible to answer. Do you define "fluent" as able to order a beer in a bar in Barcelona or do you want to be taken for an Ecuadorean in Chile?

"What kinds of things did you do to practice what you have learnt outside of duolingo?" Google "Notes in Spanish". The podcasts are excellent, progressive, interesting and free.

6 months ago