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Are My DL Skills Fading While...

I finished my spanish tree and I am currently doing a reverse tree. Are all of my strength bars fading in my spanish tree while I spend time doing the reverse tree? Just curious.

4 years ago

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Oh, yes, it does fade if you don't use it. Go back and do a review in a lesson every day in the old tree. I know it is a pain to switch back and forth between home language Spanish in the reverse tree and your first home language. I just have too much going on here and I skip a day now and again and ZAP fading fast.

4 years ago

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Thanks

4 years ago

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I guess the next logical question is: If I leave my reverse tree, to attend to my main, do I lose my progress in the reverse tree? Or can I switch back and forth at will?

4 years ago

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All trees lose progress independently, so yes.
Although, early in the tree, their are less words to maintain, it can be easier to maintain.

4 years ago

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By all means, switch back and forth, every day. You don't lose progress because you left the tree. You fade because you didn't review or learn something new every day in whichever language or reverse that you are working on. I do more than one so I have to review each one that I don't want to fade from each base language that I use. I generally run out of time and something fades. It doesn't matter what you review, as long as you do review every tree every day. Forget one tree and ZAP there will be a lot more to review. You just can't see the trees from one base language to another. Make sure you memorize the instructions to get back to your home language before you try a base language that you are less familiar with. I couldn't remember the Russian instructions once and I had to sign in a separate way on a different system to find out which English corresponded to which Russian. Silly me!

4 years ago

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They should fade, I believe it doesn't matter if you do it in reverse.

Congrats in completing the tree, such a good achievement :)

4 years ago

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Thanks :)

4 years ago

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Supuesto que sí, porque lo que estás haciendo es tomar un curso por hablantes de una idioma diferente. Duo no tiene nada especial por arboles inversos. He estado tomando el curso Inglés por hablantes de Chino, y cuándo lo paro, mis cursos bajaron. Creo que tiene que ser lo mismo por un curso inverso también.

4 years ago

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Quite good Spanish, just a few typos, if you don't mind correcting, corrections are in bold letters:

"Supongo que sí, porque lo que estás haciendo es tomar un curso por hablantes de un idioma diferente. Duo no tiene nada especial por arboles inversos. He estado tomando el curso de Inglés para hablantes de Chino, y cuándo lo paro, mis cursos bajaron. Creo que tiene que ser lo mismo para un curso inverso también"

Sorry if it looks rude to you in advance (Spanish Native)

4 years ago

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Thank you, not rude at all! Most natives don't correct other people because they are afraid that would be rude, but after all it is all we need..

Note: Being written supuesto instead of supongo me duele en el alma..

4 years ago

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Unless you meant "Por supuesto que sí". Just want to add a small correction VEddie missed:

"...un curso para hablantes de un idioma diferente. "

"Duo no tiene nada especial para árboles inversos."

"...cuando lo paré..." the tilde in cuando was wrong. And you have to use the past tense of parar if you are talking about when your skills lost strength. This doesn't make much sense with the "He estado tomando..." part, because that tells me that you're talking about something that happens often. If you want to keep that, you would have to say "...cuando lo paro, mis cursos bajan."

And the last "también" sound redundant and unnecessary.

Hope this helps! Nice work anyway

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

Gracias

4 years ago