hello guys, I would like to ask you: I have started from totally 0, learning dutch via duolingo . is it actually work?I am practising every day at least 3 hours but how long does it actually take to have a level that you can understand the others(without any teacher) .Thank you in advance for your time.
Wow we both started on the same day. Yet you are on level 12 and I am on level 9. I understand about 90% of what I learned so far. What about you? This will determine how long it will take for you to talk without a teacher. Depending on how much you remember per lesson it could take between 3-8 months. It will take me about 6 months at the rate i`m going, I think. :D
Oh, and I say "how much do you remember per lesson" because learning a bunch every day and learning a little every day doesn`t mean anything. I could spend 12 hours for a week and be at level 30. But, it does not mean I will learn it any faster than someone who does it 3 hours a day for a week and is at level 10. :D
I could say the same I understand the 90% of the lesson or even a bit more.i agree with you about the fast.stable steps!but the continuous repeating I could say that really works.additionally i have an issue with the speaking. After two months i will start watching some dutch speaking videos even kid animation i guess.i wanted to ask you,did you have an idea of dutch Before?I consider that after 6 months I will be in a level like a2 somehow..
Yeah, I can read almost everything. But I can not say it to save my life. I can make the R,W, and G sounds. But, not very good when it
s in a sentence. And these 3 letters are in like every sentence. :/ Originally I started dutch over 1 year ago and I thought it would be easy to learn since it is the closest language to English. But, I was wrong. It's more like a mix of German and English than like Old English. This time I also started off learning the sounds in the IPA (If you have not done this DO IT!!! It really helps. Really, Dutch is harder than I thought, but thats what made me like it more. :D
oh,I haven't started IPA yet but I think I will!the pronounce of these letter are the harderst thing in that language I think ,but it is needed to listen.i speak german and I speak english,but it is more close to german!At the moment,no issues.I am moving to Belgium at Spring so I need to learn as fast as I can.
I've been doing Dutch lessons on Duolingo for about three years. I knew nothing about it when I started. I don't do it for three hours a day, though, that's for sure. I usually do two lessons per day, and on the weekends I sometimes do a few more.
During this time, I have travelled a couple times to the Netherlands, and while I am not fluent by any means, I can say that Duo has absolutely helped me to understand much more signage, for example, and I can carry out simple transactions in stores. I can also amuse my friends by reciting silly Duo sentences about turtles and frikandels being hotter than the surface of the sun.
I sometimes test myself by looking at the NOS site, and there's still a lot that I don't understand. I'll get there eventually, but it will probably take a little more than just Duolingo.
Thank you for your comment.I would like to ask you if there is a book that you can advise me to go faster a little bit with my lessons.I can see that the continuous repeating I remember almost 90 % of what I have learnt but I guess as long as I do not have a teacher I need some book support.