https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThemisStantzos

I just finished the German skill tree!

I just finished the German skill tree. I feel great. This is not my first contact with the language. I have already gone through German texts for many years now. I am not studying German on a regular basis though. Neither I do study it intensively. I'll keep working on it . Since I learn it mainly for pleasure I find this rate is fine.

November 10, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ButtersFam

Congrats. Keep it going.

November 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LFG183608

Congratulations! :D

November 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linus0915

Congrats! I am keeping this course also just for fun because I am involved in communications with Germans in work. I think it will be a good outcome if I can speak some fluent German after my almost-4-year work's completion. And hopefully I can deliver this target.

November 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PhoenixRising18

Awesome, congrats! This post motivated me to finish my German tree today. :D

November 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Raisinnoir

Gratuliere! Gut gemacht!

November 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BirgitAsh

Herzlichen Glückwunsch! Viel Spaß weiterhin beim Deutschlernen. :o)

November 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DesmondGBR

Well done, mate. Keep it up.

Glückwunsch, weiter verbessern.

November 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sjodni

Großartig! Ich bin sehr stolz für dich, ist es wirklich einen langen Baum, ich wünsche dir alles Glück für deine weitere Studieren mit Deutsch!

November 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AmberjackCZ

MeToo!

November 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/el_gato_negro

that's great! ;)

November 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Judy_Blue_Eyes

Well done!

November 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Proginoskes

Congratulations!

November 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CiprianCri10

Gluckwunsch!

November 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/James8000

Congrats!!

November 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/loyalist_

Congratulations! I'm learning German as well but I'm only about halfway down the tree

November 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/leArzt

Awesome!!

November 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lorel90

Gut gemacht!!

November 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paul.II

Congrats!

How long did it take you to do that? Did you reach max crown level on the whole tree, or only one crown in each of the skills? Just curious.

November 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThemisStantzos

It took me about three months. Maybe a little less. I reached one crown on each skill because I wanted to complete the tree as soon as possible. I used Duolingo as a refresher. Earlier I learned quite a lot from courses by Deutche Welle and from books. There are some very good dual --German/English-- books (Penguin books, Dover, etc.) with stories by well known German authors. They help a lot in the quick acquisition of vocabulary.

November 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MathiasSmidev

Good Job

November 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mwbrand1

Gut gemacht! Weiter so.

November 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iamrian

Congrats. I do not have a background in German. Do you think I can glean fluency through Duolingo, or would you recommend any helps that you use? Congrats again!

November 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThemisStantzos

Fluency, certainly not. It is a good introduction though. You can also go through courses on the page of Deutsche Welle for free. Language is an immense field. It's study never ends. When you reach an intermediate level you could try parallel texts (e.g. in Penguin books) Your vocabulary will augment quickly.

November 14, 2018
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