Share Your Knowledge!!!!
I told my family that I wanted to start learning Spanish, I shared some of my personal known phrases with them, and it impressed them a lot!!!!!!!! My dad works at a job where he has to go to houses and change cable, and sometimes he meets Spanish people. He took me up on learning Spanish, and now me and him both are making rapid progress. So, share your knowledge and encourage friends, family or even coworkers to learn a new language. Gracias, que tenga buena semana!!!!!!!
We were at a family outing and I brought up that I was studying German here at duolingo. To my surprise I then found out that 2 of my 3 sisters not only knew what duolingo was, but are here learning a language too and were further ahead then I was. We are each learning a different language and we each have a different reason for doing so.
Aww! That was a really fun and sweet way to learn that your siblings were doing Duolingo. I love those types of scenarios when you don't know that one of your closest friends are unknowingly doing something that you're also doing! Thanks for that really cute story! :)
Unfortunately, not everyone is open to learning a new language. I try to convince my siblings to give it a try but they are a little baffled why I would learn Spanish, German etc. when I'm at my age. I really hope I can persuade them to give Duolingo a try. Though I have successfully convinced my wife and my older brother to try and they love Duolingo! Your post gives me encouragement to keep on trying to get more of my family on Duolingo. Thanks for sharing! Best regards/SbC
What's with your age? You're far from ancient and even then, isn't learning, especially learning to better understand others, one of the healthiest habits?
You're doing yourself and your child a favor. Keep on being a living exemple, and maybe one day they'll understand. After all, you've already showed one the way :)
My younger daughter also has a Duolingo account, but she is not active. However, she speaks English and French, and мy older daughter also speaks two languages, English and Spanish - almost perfect. My wife speaks Slovak and Russian, and a little English. As far as I'm concerned, I would like to speak all languages of this world, but I know it's impossible. I learn six languages at the same time, but sometimes I think it's wrong, because apart from English, I have not managed to get other languages to a high level. That is why I would like to find a partner for the exchange of Italian language, and later of someone else. Duolingo is a good place to learn a language, but I believe that correspondence would speed my progress.
learning many languages at the same time will give the result later but you do not give up. somewhere on the web they said that a language takes some steps : in the first year it sleeps, in the second year it creeps and in the third year it leaps. i mean that some day you will see a very good result of your effort, have a nice time.
To be honest it's the other way around for me; my Brazilian friends are the ones sharing their knowledge and encouraging me every day! Having language exchange partners you can meet and talk to face to face honestly makes a huge difference, sometimes in unexpected ways. A lot of spoken Portuguese sounds odd to me because I happen to be learning primarily from a mineiro (one of Brazil's many regional accents); it's really his accent that's comparatively strange, but I'm so used to it it just sounds normal to me.
I've taught my mom a few phrases here and there, as she actually knows one of my Brazilian friends and sees him around sometimes. Language learning is hard and takes a lot of personal dedication, so it's not surprising it's a skill many people want but never achieve. In my experience you can only lead by example, so the more you get out and use your new languages, the more people around you will be interested and inspired to learn. It fosters a much more accepting, friendly local community too.
Keep learning, Portuguese is so difficult, however, we are nice people and I know, we will always help you.
Try linguascope and keep on practising duolingo. If one is wrong, then the other web will make up for it
What a great way to challenge family members to learn a new language! Buena suerte!
Well, i spoke about Duolingo around me, my husband, my mother and some friends registered but quickly gave up unfortunately...