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

I finished my French tree!!!!!!

I finished all 5 levels of all lessons in the French tree. Yeah!!!! I've now finished both the Spanish and French trees. I think I'm going to take a break now. :)

December 8, 2018

99 Comments


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

Awesome!!!! I'm on my way too!!! your achievement inspires me to keep going!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarcelFrey1

Congrats, good job!


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

Wow, a 1191 day streak!!! :) That's pretty amazing.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Congrats on getting two 25s! Do you think when you come back from your break you'll take the Spanish for French course or it's reverse?


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

I'm thinking about doing the Spanish reverse tree next.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

I did that and really enjoyed it. (My level 19 is from the EN for ES course.) There was vocabulary in it that I hadn't encountered in the ES for EN course. Also, it had me typing in Spanish a lot more than in English, which pushed me to really have to learn the Spanish, rather than just recognize is. :)


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

That's exactly what I was hoping for. Thanks! I'm definitely going to do it now. I might not even need my break. :)


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

i'm sorry but what is "reverse tree " ?


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

That's when you say your language is Spanish and you want to study English, instead of the other way around. You'll get different sentences and vocabulary. I'm going to start it today.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jap0962

What about French to Spanish or Spanish to French?


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

Those languages are too close together for me. It messes up my brain.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

wembar, I feel you. I'm so close to leveling up in Swedish. But, when I tried to do some, it completely tied in knots all of the Dutch I'd learned. So, I had to stop and just work on Dutch. T_T


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

I prefer Closer languages: french-spanish, german-englisch, french-portugeese, spanish-italian; the closer the better.


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

Good question !!, I want to do that because I am taking the class in Italian and French but some times I get confused with some words that looks alike , I think that method can help....Someone has already tried to do that, if so, please can tell us your experience.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Im on my phone so it's hard to follow the nesting order of comments. I think youre asking if people have taken a course consisting of two non-native languages. They have. It's a strategy called "laddering". :D

Often, if the options allow, people here will complete a "Standard tree" course, where their native language is the base language and the target language is what they want to learn. For me, I took Spanish from English.

After finishing that, they do the "Reverse" tree. So, for me, I learned English from Spanish.

Along the way, I also took a Standard course, learning Japanese from English. If there was a Spanish from Japanese or Japanese from Spanish course, I would take that tree. This is a type of "Triangle Laddering" people can do to gain more experience with their target languages.

A second type of strategy just called "Laddering." This strategy is to study a completely new language from one of the learner's target languages. So, for me this could be learning French from Spanish, or French from Japanese. It's learning a totally new language from a previous language one studied here that was a non-native language for the learner. (I hope that description makes sense.)

These are all popular strategies for people who want to keep using Duolingo to further their studies after finishing a tree. It keeps them in contact with their target language(s) longer and in new ways without have to leave Duolingo. :)


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

usagiboy7...Thank you for your info, it is exactly what I was looking for, I'll try that ....you are very nice...Mercy


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SeaLion1

So, can I learn French in French? Immersion is so helpful, so I can learn "How do you say this in French?" or "Choose the correct answer." or "Start" or... in French. Any idea if I can do that?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joseph297228

Félicitations, wembar!


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

    Congratulations! A great accomplishment!


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

    How have you learned all these languages?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Benji1547

    It doesn't mean he learned them, he is just trying to learn them, or just doing it to look cool


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vort3xx

    Are you sure about that?


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

    congrats. the french and spanish are both long ones.


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

    Congrats!!!!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gizzard123

    Five levels of all lessons!!! That's amazing! Congrats!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sue.Kelly

    Congratulations, I admire your dedication! Please let us know what you think of the reverse tree once you've finished that!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marcie107849

    Congratulations! Toutes nos félicitations!


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

    very impressive! I hope to finish my French tree next year, but i'm not in a hurry. Well done to you! And hey, same streak! :)


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

    We do have the same streak! :)


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

    ¡Si! ¡eso es genial! Felicidades ¿Como lo hiciste?


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

    Poco a poco cada día como todos tenemos que hacerlo. :)


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

    That's so cool! And you're doing german too! Wow!


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

    I wish I could motivate myself to do more German. The logical step for me would be to finish the German tree, but I just don't feel like it.


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

    The wonderful (or aweful, depending on your perspective, but certainly interesting) thing about German is that it is the only language in the world that has rigid word order AND is highly inflected! FTW!


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

    But you'll lose your streak. Buy a streak freeze.


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

    I've lost my streak several times before. I don't really care that much anymore. I think my record streak was something like 330.


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

    Some learners lose their streak purposely every week or month, just because that's not how they roll. I think the gamification thing is great though. I would love to have a long streak myself, but I have work, obligations, I'm old, all that stupid real-life stuff.


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

    félicitations! :D


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

    Amazing! Good job! Fantastic! Super! Awesome! Great!


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

    Don't take a break. Do French for Spanish speakers :-)


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

    OMG! How have you completed 5 language trees, nearly English and all of the rest!? Well done! I haven't yet passed Level 15 French for English yet!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

    Chevy_Barnes, you're almost there! Only 372XP left to go! You should join the bunny challenge tomorrow, you'll be at level 16 by the end of the week. :D


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

    Focus on one language at a time, mate. After you finish the first one the others are much easier, especially if you're doing some them from a language that you already know. Also, I take advantage of the Test Out feature a lot. And of course, don't use only Duolingo for language learning. ;-) Try to read news in French at least a few minutes per day, in the beginning, its boring, but after some time you'll see the progress. Use google translate chrome extension to help you with that.


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

    Oh ok gracias por el consejo lo intentare ahora


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

    Lol eso es inteligente


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

    No, no te tomes un descanso ahora! ¡Preueba francés para hispanohablante o español para francés para mejorar tu sistema, o haz amigos con personas que hablan ese idioma y cambia la configuración de tu teclado para ayudar! NO SE RAYA! ¡Creemos en ti!


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

    Tengo muchos amigos hispanohablantes. Nunca voy a dejar de mejorar mis idiomas. ¡Me encanta el español!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Enrico_25

    Well done ! Thats quite an acomplishment in my eyes,french is a hard cookie in my case,I hope to break through the chalanges eventually tho,cuz I really want to speak it well!

    Rest well and come back fresh in pursuit of a new language! :)


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

    wow! C'est incroyable, ça!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaryAnne993219

    I checked out your site and I like it, especially the game. Nice work!


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

    Thanks so much! :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ken482461

    Parabéns Wembar! Eu vou te dar alguns lingots como um presente


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

    Congrats! :) Would you say that you're now fluent in both French and Spanish? How much do you actually get out of a full Duolingo course? Thanks in advance =)


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

    Duolingo is very helpful, but not everything of course. I spent 3 years living in France and have many hispanic friends I talk to all the time. I also read LOTS of books, listen to music and watch movies and series. Duolingo is just one of my tools.


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

    Ahhh, ok! Thanks for the reply..


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

    Asgerfo, Duolingo doesn't advertise as getting people to fluency. It was created to help people get a really good handle of the basics. Using the CEFR rating, if people learn everything in the course, they can reach an A2. They will generally need more listening comprehension and practice speaking to reach a B1. For people learning Spanish from English, the Duolingo Spanish Podcast can help get them closer to B1's listening comprehension requirements. Duolingo's forums offer people an opportunity to ask the community for additional resources that will help them continue to advance. :)


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

    nice job was it hard :)


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

    A bit. I learned French when I studied there many years ago and can speak it reasonable, but all the complex grammar stuff wasn't that easy.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arjo37787

    well done. I hope Your French is so well develloped you can save yourself in France. At least, that is my goal. Is is possible to follow a second tree?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

    Arjo,

    Yes, you can subscribe to as many trees as you want. If your levels and such seem to suddenly vanish, they should return when you change your base language. I think they fixed that a while back though. :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pilotede320

    formidable! felictacions!!


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

    Grats! I've got a ways to go. I envy you!


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

    Congratulations! I am working at it.


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

    ohh no, never take a break..you'll miss it immediately...


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SofiaArif1

    Wow!! Congratulations!


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

    Félicitations!


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

    Congratulations! I have just started Duolingo, and I hope to finish my French tree someday too. Wish you luck on the Spanish reverse tree!


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

    Congrats! Keep up the good work (after you have your break! ;) Best regards/SbC


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HansWang7

    goooooooooooooooooood


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HansWang7

    I finished almost all of the things on my iPad


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

    3 fois BRAVO !!! maintenant tu peux dire cette phrase aussi vite que tu peux : un chasseur sachant chasser sans son chien est un bon chasseur...


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

    Est-ce qu'il y a une version pour les végétariens? :)


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

    alors pour te plaire voila la suivante : Les chaussettes de la duchesse sont-elles sèches ou archi-sèches


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

    Félicitations !
    Do you have plans to continue your studies outside of Duolingo?

    Well done and my best wishes along your language journey(s).


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

    I'm doing lots of stuff outside of duolingo. I talk with natives through skype, read books, watch television, listen to music. I love learning languages!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ngraner42

    Magnifique. Est-ce-que vous lire le Francais maintnent. Le Da Vinci Code en Francais is tres bon.


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

    J'aime bien lire des livres en français, mais maintenant je suis en train de lire beaucoup de livres en espagnol.


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

    En réalité, je ne lis que Jean-Paul Sartre, plus l'écrivain est érudit, plus il est facile à lire. Ensuite, j'adore William Faulkner et Simon est en quelque sorte un Français Faulkner.


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

    Salut ngraner, quelques astuces pour ton apprentissage du français. La langue n'est pas capitalisée, tout simplement 'français', tu dois conjuguer la verbe 'lire' en 3eme personne sing. ici 'lisez' et pour la phrase finale, 'bien' fait plus de sens que 'bon'. Bien qu'on dise 'c'est très bon comme livre' il faut dire 'le livre était très bien'. Bonne chance et j'espère que ça aide!


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

    lisez vous le français maintenant (meanwhile) le da vinci code en français est très bien it seems to be much better like that


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndraeLyon1

    how long did it take you to complete


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

    Time for Esperanto. For Polyglots Esperanto is a rest.


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

    Wow :) Congratulations !


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sajal934419

    hello you inspire me a lot. vous aidez moi beaucoup

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