Spanish : Level 25
I just wanted to share that I finally reached level 25 in Spanish. It took me two years (!), but I did it y estoy muy feliz!! I haven't finished my Spanish tree thought, and still have a lot of learning to do.
Thanks to Duolingo and good luck everyone on your language journey!
Sorry for any mistakes.
Congratulations, Phoenix! Have you turned everything gold yet? If you're willing to accept my opinion, that's definitely your next step. Then perhaps a reverse tree to reinforce everything you've learned. Again, congratulations and good luck! :)
Thank you! Not yet, but I'm working on making it gold :)
I keep hearing about a Reverse Tree, if you don't mind explaining, what is that? Is that simply where you start at the end and work backwards?
Reverse tree means doing the language in reserve. For example, if you're an English speaker learning Spanish, then you'd do the English tree as a Spanish speaker. Since there aren't the clues and tips, it's harder. I hope I've this is understandable.
Doing the reverse tree can really help. I am a third of the way through mine and there is a lot of vocabulary that wasn't in my forward tree and I get a lot more practice with certain tenses that are introduced earlier in the reverse tree. Definitely worth it :)
I am doing the standard tree and the Reverse tree (Spanish to English)
I have just completed all the Level 1 in the Reverse tree, and have just now started back to make then all Level 2.
The first couple Level 2s that I went back to were exceedingly easy.
I thought that was the way to go (complete Level 1s, then complete all Level 2s, then go back to Level 3s.
But I wonder if that was the right strategy.
By the way, I am close to finishing the standard tree (Spanish for English speakers) at Level 2, with several at Level 3.
I get all five crowns before I move on, just my way of doing it. Congrats Phoenix and SGuthrie!
Thank you! I started to read a children's book (with the help of a dictionary) and understand it without much difficulty. To listen to Spanish is still difficult for me, except for the cartoons where I can understand a few sentences here and there. As a summary, you can say that my level of Spanish is almost the same than a little child. : D