100,000 German XP :-)
Phew! After an 810 day streak, I have finally got 100,000 XP in Duolingo German.
Congrats Stevestewart0001, that's quite a feat for a single language.
Gratuliere! Dafür hast du lange arbeiten müssen. Du kannst stolz auf dich sein. Lingot for the accomplishment.
Did you ever try the reverse tree? Since it ws made by different blokes it should be filled with new words or combinations.
I have not tried the reverse tree, but may do so in due course. My main aim is to be able to read German.
Give it a try. It seems to focus on some different things which may be helpful.
Actually, its not as useful, you just spend dozens of hours repeat the simplest things like "This is bread" "I am a boy" You would be much better off having a trip to the country or using other programs such as Clozemaster
If you say that, you have only done basic German. German is actually useful in fields like medicine. But, it is a pretty harsh and raspy language.
The reverser tree is basically to do a new tree from the language that you learnd to the language that you already speak. EX: I studied portuguese for english speakers. Now i'll study english for portuguese speakers. Simple like that. ;]
Yes, and it is really helpful for learning. I've finished two reverse trees and they proved to be a real challenge.
In truth, not even close to the train station in Carson City which goes to the ball park in Santa Fe.
Duolingo simply isn't enough on it's own. I created a playlist of 100% German language music on spotify and it helps me listening and pronunciation. I also read texts in German and browse /r/de on Reddit. It helps a lot of see and hear the language in context
Yup, but there it is ☺. Do bear in mind though that I find foreign languages incredibly difficult to learn.
It's impressive nonetheless, and I won't take away from that. Plus, needing specifics for a PhD is a lot different from needing to order Nudeln at das restaurant.
I went to Germany after studying here for 2 years and found that my German was barely intermediate. I can read better than I can hear. Germans speak so fast and the last word is usually important.
Wow, an 810 day streak is super-impressive: well done! When I read that you have 100,000 XP I thought it sounded almost impossible, but just checked and got quite a shock to discover that I have 101,000 XP for German (but only 12,000 for "English for German Speakers" -- aka the Reverse Tree).
Plod, plod, plod, I go...!
Very well done ! A great example of regular and persistent practise :)
I am aiming to be intermediate in German by the summer, therefore need to use other methods than just Duolingo - at present they are a skype lesson each week and a german sprach partner. I find Duolingo is a great way to practise regularly and cover a breadth of topics fresh in one's mind, also maintaining motivation (XP, levels, community,lingots).
Wow that is brilliant Stevestewart0001. I was actually worried about the amount of xp the new system is generating. I am going through all of the levels, because honestly, its the answer for my difficulty with the verb conjugation and the cases (, im finally getting better at it) but I'm nearly at level 22. Do I reach the end once I'm at level 25?
Getting to level 25 is only the start. After that, it is repeat and repeat and repeat and retest. I have found that German is much easier to read into English than the other way round. However, that is my only goal: to be able to read German articles for my PhD study.
Wonderful, thanks for the reply, that means I can just keep going until I feel comfortable with the German tree. I am doing the reverse tree, it is really an interesting experience. you must definitely try. It gives you a more in-depth understanding of the language. What Subject area are you doing a PhD in, if I may ask (it being a public forum).
Wow, congratulations! I did a degree in German back in the mid 80's and have not used it in recent years so have trouble recalling it until I see written text - doing German on here to get it back into active mode so to speak. Breezing through it now x
Herzlichen Glückwunsch! Ich lerne gerade Spanisch von Deutsch aus. Ich habe auf spanisch gerade mal 20 Tausend XP bei der gleichen Anzahl "streaks".
Wow that's impressive! do you think the level cap will always stay at 25?
Congratulations on your 100,000 xp. Thank you for the encouragement. 810 days is awesome also.
Steve, after all your efforts, do you think that perseverance and diligence is the key to getting to learn a language? I am getting a little disillusioned with trying to learn German, because I am not making much progress. I watch Netflix auf Deutsch, I do DL, I try to read German books (it takes me 6 months to read a book and I don’t understand most of it) and if I went to Germany tomorrow I know that I would end up speaking English. Anyway, well done on your achievement Steve!
Perseverance and diligence is key, but the fact is that, unless you are a natural and instinctive polyglot, German is a very difficult language for native English speakers to learn. Much is counter-intuitive, so don't despair but just keep plodding on ☺.
wow..... I have 32,000 xp in German in the same time frame. What's your mother tongue?
For me, the hardest part was relating gender and cases. That, and smart Alec's (US = wise guys) telling me how easy it was. Bores of the first degree.
Getting the inflections/endings correct given the case and gender KILLS ME! And I studied the language for six years as a kid (ages 12-17). My senior year we did nothing but debate politics - in German - with a native-speaking teacher to correct us. I still have difficulty! My own most bitter enemy in German is prepositional verbs and adjectives. I usually just guess - and get them wrong! Congratulations on your achievement - and your honesty! BTW, I just started German in Duolingo. I'm more interested in French - a life goal I'm afraid will always elude me.
Thank you very much indeed. I have been to Norway twice, and it is one of the most beautiful countries on Earth!
Ich bewundere Ihr Engagement. Sie verdienen viele Lingot. Denken Sie, dass Ihr Deutschkenntnisse verbessert hat? Oder hat Ihre "Duolingo-kenntnisse" verbessert? Es gibt ein Unterschied ja? Bitte missverstehen Sie mich nicht. Duolingo hat seinen Zweck. Aber im Vergleich zu Duolingo XP Wachstum, wie hat Ihr Deutschkenntnisse zugenommen?
Duolingo has taken me from absolutely no German to being able to understand everything that you have written about without the course to a dictionary or translator! So, I guess Duolingo must be pretty good. Also, I am only learning German in order to be able to read it to translate into English.
What is the longest streak anyone knows of?? The longest I have heard of is 810, from this discussion
Yes, my first language is German.
One can not write "more as", right? Sorry, I will write "more than" the next time. ...Thank you. : )
"More as" is a weird thing to say in English. "More than" is correct to express "mehr als". If you're trying to express "so viele wie" then it would be "as many as"
"More like" would be equivalent to "eher wie" oder "mehr wie", depending on context, I think