https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

First milestone reached in my Spanish journey

I finished my tree!

Next I will start a reverse tree and then soon after that I will take a CEFR proficiency test online.

:)

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/in2spanish

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4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

Thanks, I took the NSE first level test - scored 90% about a month or so ago. I had intended to keep going up in the levels until I couldnt score 70%, but time hasnt been allowing that. I will prepare and do a cefr assessment. Thanks for the links.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GregHullender
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Debes practicar con personas también. Busca un groupo cerca, si puedas, para practicar hablar y escuchar. Aquì en Seattle uso meetup.com y puedo hablar Español dos horas cada semana con hispanohablantes.

"Immersion" es muy útil también.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

My spanish is not as good as yours but I'll give it a shot, as a tribute to the duo tree...

Gracias. Tengo muchos amigos que son hispanohablantes. Practico con ellos durante aproximadamente 7 a 10 horas cada semana. Desafortunadamente las conversaciones son sobre cosas tontas. Disfruto "immersion" tambien.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/roxyrenders

Congratulations! I have slowed down considerably on my Spanish tree because I knew I just wasn't remembering the vocab. I decided to start the reverse tree thinking it would be a different kind of practice. You will find it a bit different. Early on there are imperative/command type statements which I have not yet reached in the Spanish tree. I have also noticed that even in the earlier skills it seems the use of object pronouns turns up quite often so that is good practice for trying to get a better grasp of them. Good luck in your continued learning endeavors!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kristinemc

Congrats!!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

muchas gracias!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TinyKitties
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Wow!! How long did it take you?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

I proceeded slowly since last mid-august, so like eight months.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/julesew
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Well done. I finished mine about 6 months ago and switched to some other online learning tools for a while. I am on a 23 day streak back at duolingo and have switched all my medals to gold again. I understand a lot more this time around and I am particularly revising verbs and object pronouns which still puzzle me a bit. Good luck with the learning!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

muchas gracias

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bjfritz
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Congrats, Cattle Rustler! Way to go!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

gracias!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/eshaan96

Congrats! It's a bit hard after the Numbers lesson for me :P How'd you fare?!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

its a breeze except for the verb conjugations. Verbs... the death of me...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/eshaan96

Well that's reassuring :) I also find verbs to be hard

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sobhym

Congrats :) How would you describe your ability to speak the language now? (with a native for example)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

I have a bunch of friends who are native speakers (from various countries). I can't keep up with them at all, but I understand about half of what is being said, but it depends on topic and who is speaking. Leaving all of that subjective stuff aside, in general, I can basically express myself in present, some past, and in simple future (using ir + a + infinitive), and some present/past perfect. I can make basic statements and replies, but if the conversation wanders off into anything more complicated than that I will be lost. My vocab is very strong but my grammar is still a little weak. My vocab is what allows me to understand what is going on when I listen, because I am pretty good at figuring things out if I pick up some words, and hear a verb stem I recognize. It's weird, some days its like I click on all cylinders and actually surprise myself, and other days it's like I forgot everything I learned, lol. I plan on doing a reverse tree starting tonight, and not taking the placement test at the beginning on the advice of others here. Anyway, good luck (buena suerte) and enjoy the course. Thanks for asking this question.

4 years ago
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