I completed the German tree.
After 2 years learning and a couple of months of inactivity in Duolingo, I've finished the German tree. Easier than I expected. Now I'd like to finish the Czech tree and get both trees golden. Whish me luck!
Congratuations! It is no small achievement making it all the way through the tree! Keep at it!! And I love your skelly-Duo!
Fabelhafte Arbeit! I envy people like you who can stay this committed to learning another language. As someone learning German myself, I hope to be like you someday, and I sincerely hope you take this language learning to the next level so as to eventually become completely proficient in the language!
I think it is important to inform you that, if you don't know it already, you need at least a B1 understanding of the German language in order to qualify for German citizenship, and at least a B2 understanding of the German language to qualify for Austrian citizenship. If you continue to persevere in German and practice, practice, practice before every last thing in this course becomes second-nature to you, you may be uniquely eligible for citizenship in these places if you get official proof of your understanding!
Good luck with your German ventures, and congratulations!
Thanks for all the feedback and positive comments. And it makes me really happy to know you admire me, but keep in mind, I'm just one within thousands of language learners. But you are right on something - I did commit to finishing the tree and it wasn't easy! And regarding the citizenship thing, that is new info to me. Thanks! But since I'm an European Union citizen, things are easier.
That makes things a lot easier. In that case, you probably already know that the additional amount of time you're required to actually live in Germany and Austria before acquiring citizenship is reduced significantly if you were born in the EU. I believe you are usually required to live for about eight to ten whole years in Germany or Austria before acquiring citizenship, but for those who were born in the EU, this time is roughly halved to about four to six years before citizenship. If that interests you, good luck, and if not, good luck otherwise with learning German!
You're right, you have to live in Germany for eight years to acquire citizenship. And you must pass a test on German culture and the political system. The only information I need to correct is: you don't get the citizenship faster if you're an EU citizen. Even as an EU citizen, you usually need to live here for eight years. The only advantage you have as an EU citizen is: you can live here without a separate permission, plus you can in many cases keep your old citizenship even when acquiring the German citizenship, if the former country accepts double citizenship.
The only way to shorten the process would be being adjudgedly married to a citizen for at least two years and then living in Germany for three years (so that'd shorten it from 8 to at least 3 years).
Glückwunsch - ich drück Dir die Daumen, dass Du viele Möglichkeiten findest, deine Sprachkenntnisse auch anzuwenden. Und für dein Tschechisch wünsch ich Dir natürlich auch ganz viel Glück!!!
Und brauchst du Lingots? Ich habe drei hundert fünfzehn Lingots und weiß nicht mit ihnen machen.
Congratulations! Keep up the good work. I know that German isn't an easy language, regarding the grammar, but it opens the door to talk to about 100, no, even 200 million (sorry, had to correct my first number, since Duolingo says 200 million ;)) native speakers. :)
By the way, I love the positivity in this thread, it's really refreshing :)
Well done! Soy fluente en español, podemos hablar siempre cuando quieras practicar tu español!
Ausgezeichnet! Congratulations on completing the German Tree. Best wishes with your language learning. :)
Congrats, I only just finished mine the other day! What did you think of it and how much effort do you think you put into it?
A lot of effort indeed. But mine still isn't golden. I think I learned a lot but I'll have to go through it again to memorize some key words I didn't memorize while doing the course.
congratulation on having accomplished this task. I was wondering as to how comfortable do you feel now in the German language, like can you have an entire conversation in German with little to no help? I'm just curious. again Congratulation on having completed the German tree.
I can have a B2 / C1 conversation, but it wasn't all from Duolingo. I have been studying German for 10 years think. Thanks!
If you want someone to practice Czech with, you can add me (somewhere? Duolingo doesn't offer message option, which is a shame :/ )
Já mluvím perfektní španělština. Pokud chceš pomoct nebo jenom pocvičít...
Yup, you have to be. German is not the kind of easy language you can leran without much motivation you know... LOL
Ich hoffe dass Ich auch das Baum bald beende. Ich habe das Ende des Baumes erreichet. Aber ich muss jetzt noch alles golden machen.
Vielleicht... Ich habe den Baum beendet, aber mein Deutsch ist noch nicht perfekt...
Heey, first of all, congratz to finish of the german tree! I'd like to know if it gave you a good level of the language... For instance, I've finished the italian tree, and I think it gave me a good level of listening, writting and speaking (even though I don't speak italian quite often.. haha) I think I consider myself close to intermediate in italian and since german is my next goal language I wanna know the level that Duo can give me, or sort of..
Anyway, congratz again! Finishing a tree here is an amazing feeling!
Thanks! I feel quite confident in the language, but it wasn't only from Duolingo. I have been studying German for 10 years I think...
Join the club! Not as in it's not a big deal (It is a very big deal), but as in welcome to the elite group of tree climbers! Good luck learning Czech!
Did you know that getting the tree golden is easier than I thought? I'm so glad about that!
Aus Neugierde, wie sehr hat Ihnen der deutschsprachige Baum geholfen? Ich möchte meine Deutschkenntnisse verbessern oder sogar beibehalten, da ich niemanden habe, mit dem ich es üben kann.
Mit Deutsche Welle, kanst du von viele verschiedene Sprachen Deusch lernen, und verbessern.
I can really recommend Deutsche Welle as well. When I was at university, I had many co-students, who did radio shows for Deutsche Welle to help other people learn and improve their German skills.
I just looked at the Deutsche Welle video course and watched the first one, it looks excellent, thanks for the advice
Hi Fierecelearner, I am going to start learn German. I would like to know how was your journey so far in learning German. Can you able to speak German if you learn in Duolingo ( this is for confirmation). And last but not least I invite you to be a friend of mine so that we can communicate in German which will improve it for both of us. This is my mail id: Izajfi03@gmail.com. If you are interested then you can ping me. Also, I invite whoever reads this comment ( Should know German or a native German speaker) to be a friend of mine for pure communication purposes. I am waiting. Congrats Fiercelearner!!!
Hi! Yes, I find the German course really helpful. But, there is something you need to remember - Duolingo doesn't work that much with articles, so you have to do that yourself. By the way, where are you from?
How well do you speak German? I'm just interested to know how far completing the tree on Duolingo can get you.
I speak at a level B1,5 - B2. Keep in mind that a big part of this came from school. I studied German for about 9 years, I forgot some of it, so I decided to come to Duolingo to "relearn".
Congratulations -- that is quite an achievement! :) Best of luck with your Czech tree!