https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RainYetToFall

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...

July 19, 2018

44 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Clifford.Steven

おめでとうございます!もっと頑張ってください!

July 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LaikyReads

When I complete the tree, I will do the shimmy of victory no matter where I am! Outstanding job :)

July 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Borntolol

Good job, hopefully im getting there soon too :)

July 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RainYetToFall

Keep at it:)

July 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/la_ricfoi

Congratulations! That is an important achievement. Have a lingot to celebrate!

Who cares about people staring, go for it! :)

July 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RainYetToFall

Thanks!

Hahahaha, I'm on the train now, so maybe later... But you're right, who cares, let them stare in jealousy ;)

July 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1997zqy

I am also complete the Japanese tree today!

July 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RainYetToFall

Congratulations!

July 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nibunner

IS THAT A SAKURA MIYAWAKI PROFILE PIC!?!?!?

July 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/irisheyes99

Congratulations. Good job. I plan to dance when I finally finish the Japanese tree.

July 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bettyinfukuoka

Congratulations!

July 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThainanLima97

偉大な成果は、勉強を続ける

July 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RainYetToFall

ありがとう! I still have to study more to be able to answer properly in Japanese, after all.

July 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DiegoDutra

So happy to know that! You are a great student. Keep it up :-) <3 Japanese

July 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wendy275378

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.

July 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PaoloDiBello

Try LingoDeer if you had a hard time learning it here on Duolingo.

July 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wendy275378

Thank you very much!

July 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RainYetToFall

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.

July 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wendy275378

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!

July 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/60coral

Hi I know on japanesepod101 they did a video explaining grammar and sentences, if that'll help you.

July 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Borntolol

keep at it, ;)) once you understand kanji and the grammar then you'll understand the rest

July 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wendy275378

Understand kanji, you mean recited them, right. I will try since I don't understand them totally. Thank you very much!

July 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IuliaBac

congrats! I shall give ya a lingot!

July 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Menschlich1

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 :)

July 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GinTemosha

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.

July 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RainYetToFall

Yeah, same! Duo is good for introducing you to a sentence structure and basic grammar, but terrible at actually explaining stuff...

July 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RainYetToFall

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.

July 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wendy275378

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.

July 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GinTemosha

おめでとう

July 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ELF-Emma

Does the Japanese tree teach you the kanji way of writing too or just the hiragana?

July 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RainYetToFall

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.

July 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Allegedly_human

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)

July 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RainYetToFall

Haha, thanks!

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.

July 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SotkaPottu

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?

July 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RainYetToFall

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.

July 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RupertDrawn

nice job bro... do you intend to reach the 25 level as well?

July 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RainYetToFall

Is 25 the highest you can get in any language? I do hope to finish the course in the next month or so.

July 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wendy275378

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.

July 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lanaisoursaviour

Q

July 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fluffy-Dasher

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?

July 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RainYetToFall

Thanks!

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.

July 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sylveonpk

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¡.

July 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ampiere

Congratulations!! I'm just about done as well, so thanks for the inspiration!

July 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CrysDH

おめでとうございます!

July 23, 2018
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