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.
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).
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!
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.
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.