I love doing the German tree on Duolingo. I lived in Germany for five years and my wonderful neighbors taught me many great phrases. Unfortunately, I never learned proper grammar.
I'm having a problem with German articles and pronouns. I can understand the duo questions but need help sorting out all of the grammatical aspects of the language. Should I start over and try to master those skills or continue moving through the tree?
My goal is to read "Der Spiegel" headlines by year end. I also hope to visit old friends someday.
I know how it feels when it's just too much. It happened to me during my work on the French tree. I just stopped somewhere in the middle of the tree and just kept redoing the older lessons. I kept doing it for few months then finished the tree and then I made it all golden again. It helped me, I know that if I just kept going it wouldn't be a good idea and I wouldn't learn anything. My French knowledge is still very poor but with more and more repetitions it's slowly coming together.