After 3 years ive completed my german tree again!
When i joined duo about 3 years ago i completed the tree in a matter of days but i let it lapse and i got demotivated learning german, throughout the last 3 years i attempted to try doing it again a few more times but failed.i heard about crowns and part renewed interest part nostalgia made me try and complete it again. And i did! Having done it in 6 days im not going to pretend ive got it all understood and memorised, i need to continue practicing on Duo and other services and methods. Id say i have more than a foundation of the foundation that Duo gives as i did a lot of the topics easily, id say i have a lot of the words memorised but struggle with sentence structure when its not a direct translation for example when its something like i the shops go or the shops i go. Next steps are to keep practicing and reading the notes on the topics which you dont have on the apps. And when i eventually get crowns i think itll help if the lessons are more in depth!
Der Deutschbaum ist sehr lang. Wie viele Stunden nahm es dich, es zu fertigstellen? [I hope I used the right sentence structure.] Sechs Tage! Ich wundere sich, was ist das Deutsche Wort für "Wow"?
Danke. The mich/sich was my bad. I'm still uncertain when a clause separated by comma "kicks" the conjugated verb to the end of the sentence. You didn't translate exactly what I wanted to say: "how many hours did it take YOU..." (not shouting, just emphasizing). No worries. I still appreciate it.. A lingot for your help.
Haha you noticed how I (cleverly...) re-phrased that to make it easier.... :O
Yeah the verb to the end thing is a nice feature of the German language. Feels great when you get it right. I always wonder when I'm speaking to germans whether they know already what's coming, or they have no clue and are waiting for the final word of the sentence to tie it all together...
Glückwunsch, weiter so! Ich hatte den Spanischbaum nach fünf Tagen durch und habe ihn das zweite mal in 26 Tagen gemacht. (Der ist auch viel kürzer als der deutsche.) Dafür habe ich in der Zeit den ersten Harry Potter Band durchgelesen. Bücher lesen hilf sehr beim Sprachenlernen, also verlass dich nicht nur auf Duolingo. Außerdem kann ich den Duolingo Storymodus sehr empfehlen. Wenn Du im Hörverstehen weit fortgeschritten bist, schau dir die Serie "Der Tatortreiniger" an.