Completed the Japanese tree!
does a little victory dance
well not really because I'm at a train station and people would stare
the imaginary dance of victory
It took me years from 'i kind of want to learn Japanese' and actually putting in the effort, and then months before I was comfortable enough to do it consistently. I'm glad I stuck with it even if it was occasionally frustrating, and I think I only got through it because I already knew enough Japanese to skip most of the first lessons.
Now I just need to make all these skills golden...
When I complete the tree, I will do the shimmy of victory no matter where I am! Outstanding job :)
Congratulations! That is an important achievement. Have a lingot to celebrate!
Who cares about people staring, go for it! :)
Hahahaha, I'm on the train now, so maybe later... But you're right, who cares, let them stare in jealousy ;)
Congratulations. Good job. I plan to dance when I finally finish the Japanese tree.
ありがとう！ I still have to study more to be able to answer properly in Japanese, after all.
Hi you, you are so excellent! You must have special abilities. I almost, actually, I have already given up. Japanese is impossible to learn for me even I can learn several other languages. I don't know why.
Don't give up yet! If you have trouble with the way Duolingo teaches it (because it pretty much forces you to figure everything out on your own, from only a few examples), try other resources or even getting a few classes. Japanese is a difficult language to start, but it gets much easier once you get past the initial weirdness.
Yes, at the beginning, it was OK. But I felt so confuse when I touched the whole sentence. Where is the subject? and Why the same thing repeat even in the same sentence ......? Maybe I need more time. Thank you very much!
Hi I know on japanesepod101 they did a video explaining grammar and sentences, if that'll help you.
keep at it, ;)) once you understand kanji and the grammar then you'll understand the rest
Understand kanji, you mean recited them, right. I will try since I don't understand them totally. Thank you very much!
Well, I try make every skill golden before I go onto next because I think I will remember it then more as just skipping and rushing through the lessons :)
I was leveling to gold on each level too at first. I was filling pages with notes and practice but I finally admitted to myself I wasn't going to make decent progress if this was my only tool. Then I shifted my focus onto books and other sites to actually learn what dl was not teaching so I am just kind of doing a daily minimum on duolingo. I move on once I reach level 1 on a skill because I'm now only using dl to compare it to what I'm learning elsewhere. I plan to go back and level up more skills eventually, probably once I feel I've gained more skill from my other resources.
Yeah, same! Duo is good for introducing you to a sentence structure and basic grammar, but terrible at actually explaining stuff...
I prefer to get a couple levels in then move on - I don't have the patience to sit through all the repetitions - them come back later to make sure I remember.
Yeah, but you have to come back again and again otherwise you may loss your previous level. Languages are our lives, I can feel it every time I come back for them. It is really fun.
Does the Japanese tree teach you the kanji way of writing too or just the hiragana?
It introduces some words written in kanji and sometimes uses them in sentences, but it won't teach you the kanji itself - just that one specific word.
Wow, congratulation !! I'm just beginning, but since I'm trying to "gold up" every skill before changing, it might take some times for me, haha (yeah, I just said mom in japanese to express my laughing. Also, here's a lingot, 'cause you worth it)
I had tried to get every skill to gold before moving on, but they get so repetitive it only took a couple of levels before I lost patience. Now I prefer to get it to level 1 or 2, learn some other things, then come back to make sure I still remember it.
Once you get levelup in some skill do you unlock new content? or is it the same exercise every time and you only get exp?
Yes -- you should get some new content. I think on the lower levels that happens less, so it feels like you're constantly repeating the same things... you can skip these with the 'test out' option now, so it's isn't as big a problem as it used to be.
Is 25 the highest you can get in any language? I do hope to finish the course in the next month or so.
I think 25 is just a number of your time for practising. From my French learning in Duo, it is still far away to even watch a French movie. I feel I know one out of ten. Keep practising forever, I think.
Congratulations! I'm almost done with my Russian and French trees, and when I finish those trees I want to start out with Japanese. =)
I'm curious... From your experience, how well has the Japanese course made you proficient?
Hah. Not at all proficient. I think it just about covers N5? So basically just an intro to the language. Good to start with, but you really need to learn outside Duo to get anywhere.
おめでとうございます！It is very rewarding and satisfactory to finish it, after all the effort and time you put into it. I would tell you not to stop there, master it. Enroll for the JLPT test to check for what you have learned¡ Don't stop there¡.