Completed Italian Tree
I have now completed the Italian Tree and the Spanish Tree.
I don't want to learn another language, and would like to continue in both Italian and Spanish.
What is a Reverse Tree?
Any suggestions within Duolingo?
You can do:
English for Spanish Speakers: https://www.duolingo.com/course/en/es/Learn-English-Online
English for Italian Speakers: https://www.duolingo.com/course/en/it/Learn-English-Online
Italian for Spanish speakers: https://www.duolingo.com/course/it/es/Learn-Italian-Online
And the Spanish for Italian speakers is in beta so you can even try that: https://www.duolingo.com/course/es/it/Learn-Spanish-Online
The first 2 are the reverse trees; the latter two are cross-trees (I guess... I am not sure if we have a term for it) :)
PS: Disable the listening and speaking (unless you want to listen to English) and have fun. And expect a bit of an inverted complexity - level 3 is where you will be mostly asked to write in Italian/Spanish unassisted; level 5 will be almost only writing in English :)
Pretend Italian is your native language and you want to learn English.. Start English tree as an Italian speaker, and that's the reverse tree. Congrats and good luck in the future!
No need to add more to Annie's helpful comments except to say "ciao di nuovo" :-) go for it!
Congrats! The reverse tree from Italian from English would be English from Italian.
Congratulations! I am working on the same languages. I completed the Spanish tree a long time ago but have recently been working on the reverse tree (taking the English course for Spanish speakers) and I'm through level 16. Then I will return to Italian and then do the reverse tree in that language (English course in Italian). If you don't want to do other languages, this is the best way to maximize the content on Duolingo in your favorite languages. Or, as Annie suggested, you can do the "cross-tree" -- learning Spanish in Italian or vice versa. Good luck!
Another measure is to acquire the maximum crowns in each language -- so, level five crowns for every unit -- which often takes more xp than it would to reach level 25. I'm at level 25 in Spanish but I have a lot of crowns still to acquire if I want gold crowns across the full tree.
Both trees all gold. But 567 crowns in Spanish, and 330 crowns in Italian. While doing Spanish, they changed the tree twice, and I kept some of the crows, but had to do a lot over. I think that's why I have that many. It was fun though.
So I am working on Indonesian while it is still in Beta. Does that mean that when it moves to a normal class some of my crowns might drop in level?
Only if they add new skills or do changes to the skills. Just moving from beta does not change the tree; reworking the trees do.
My understanding is that a Reverse Tree is when you log in as an italian speaker and learn english. I tried this but found it very tedious, especially when asked to speak an english phase (I am a native english speaker). I keep going with timed lessons and have also started working with a teacher through italki. I was pleased during my first conversation at how much I knew from Duo. Good Luck!
Turn off the speaking and listening exercises when you are working on the reverse tree. That way you won't need to speak in/listen to English but you will get quite a lot of written translation practice (plus some new vocabulary and phrases).
Congratulazioni!! How do you complete a tree? I have been trying to get a response to number of lessons there are and/or when you know you have completed the course. Duolingo used to let you know what percentage of that language you were.
To complete a tree you have to complete all the lessons, levels one through five. This takes you far beyond the number of lessons needed to get to Level 25. I think it is worth doing.
Thank you!! Successfully tested out of level 3 except for two categories. Appreciate the info. Grazie!!