Finished Portuguese Tree and experiences
Here's my mandatory I finished the Portuguese tree post. I finished the Portuguese tree! I think I may have rushed a bit and not really focused on the lessons very well all in pursuit of the golden owl however, now I plan on going through everything again in more detail, as well as the reverse tree. I've also had several wonderful Portuguese speaking experiences.
My grandfather is Portuguese and I was recently able to speak to him quite confidently. I've tried to learn European Portuguese instead of the Brazilian but I still find learning it on Duolingo informative. I would recommend doing that even if your goal is to learn European. Being able to identify the differences between the 2 including grammar, spelling, vocab and pronunciation really helps you digest and chew on the language as a whole and the whole experience has been very fun and rewarding. I also had the wonderful experiencing of speaking to someone for the first time on a plane. He was from Brazil and spoke no English so I spent 3 hours speaking to him in Portuguese. While broken and not fluent we still managed to understand each other quite a bit.
So I've had conversations with both Brazilian and Portuguese people and Duolingo works. I didn't just use Duolingo but it is an incredibly helpful and informative tool and in particular I have really enjoyed reading through the community.
I'm a portuguese native speaker (from Portugal, so european portuguese). If you'd like someone to talk with to practise conversation, let me know!
congratulations! Movies and novels may help a lot with listening and pronunciation from now on!
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I found memrise very useful because of the natural sounding audio. And the useful expressions one uses as well as a couple films. Both Brazilian and portuguese. I also tried my best to find myself in situations where i could speak portuguese. I'm fortunate in South Africa where there is a large portuguese influence.