I have reached level 25 in Spanish !!!
After 290 days I have reached level 25, but I have also realized I am not even in a half way to the end of this course. Most probably it will take another year to finish it. So far I had enough time to do my morning Spanish/German lessons, but I have changed my job recently and I am afraid I will not be able to practice languages on duolingo as I used to do for last months. My day streak is in a danger as well :), and I have to tell you the day streak motivates me a lot and the same with all the levels I needed to go through. But now - all of this might be over :( My new job is not leaving me a much room for duolingo, but on the other hand I will work in an international environment and speak English all the time (English is not my native language), so I can improve my English but unfortunately I slow down with the Spanish and German. Anyway, I am glad I could use duolingo and reach the level 25 in Spanish :) I will continue my work whenever it is possible. Many thanks duolingo!
Don't give up Rafal , half hour or 15 min. a day would be useful I am in level 14 in Spanish & 12 in French , I really like Spanish language and I like it more with duolingo , try to be trilingual and you will get a better job position , Good luck for your new job
Thanks Mai-Samy. I will do my best :) because it is a great fun for me to speak Spanish and the languages at my job are very useful.
That is awesome that you have gotten that far! Just make sure you don't rush and take your time. even though Duolingo is amazing, there are other websites and apps if you need to practice more. I recommend Tinycards, which is by Duolingo. You can practice your words on flashcards! Awesome job on your streak! Have a good language journey!
Hi Abby, Duolingo is one thing, but besides this I am using some other sources, but I have never tried Tinycards. Maybe I should start using them :) Do they work off-line?
¡Bravo! btw, for 252 days now, I have been practicing for only 10 mins per day most days, that still improved my Spanish significantly, so I think 10 mins is all it takes if you are too busy until you have free time again.
Congrats on your 252 day streak! I am wondering what method is better. To do it slowly - like 10 min a day or do more minutes daily. You might move faster but you also might forget faster what you have gone through already :)
Rafael, felicidades para tu nivel 25. Para aumentar tu progreso, especialmente con tiempo limitado, considerá estudiando cada unidad a corona nivel 1 o 2, y entonces ir a la siguiente unidad. De vez en cuando, volver a unidades anteriores y hacer unas lecciones como revisión.
Great Spanish! One thing: when a -ing verb (studying) can be replaced with its infinitive form (to study), then the Spanish form is almost always the infinitive form (estudiar) instead of its -ing equivalent (estudiando).
This means, "considera estudiar" is more correct than "considera estudiando".
Hope this is useful advice!
En español no se usa nunca "considera estudiando". Se usa, en forma simple, "considera estudiar". De acuerdo al contexto, podría reemplazarse por una frase más larga; e.g. "considera estudiar inglés" por "considera el estudio del inglés".
Muchas gracias Sharon, siempre hago una repetición después de enseñar la corona. :) :) :) Disfruta la semana :)
Take my advice: Set your daily goal to 1XP per day and when you're running out of time practice via the app. It doesn't take so much time for each lesson (because it is a little bit easier than the desctop version and I think the lessons are shorter).
But congrats for reaching level 25 and I really hope you can continue with Duolingo:)
Hi he, thanks a lot for your advice, I used the app at the very beginning, but then I changed the mobile and still didn't upload the app on the new mobile. I have to do it, but tell me, can you earn 1xp only? So far the lowest number I could earn was 10xp.
I have already selected 1XP - but when I do the lesson I get 10 XP, if I do some story, usually I get more than 20 XP :) To be honest I do not know the way how to earn 1 or 2 XP :), but I am not saying it is impossible, because I think, I saw somebody who did 1 XP one day.
With tiny cards you can earn 5XPs/lesson and with timed practice you can earn 1 XP up to 20
How long does it take to get to the last couple of levels if you remember? I am on level 21, and it requires 2,000 XP to go to the next level. Does it get harder than that (it probably does)?
If I am not wrong it is 3000 xp - but I am not sure, sorry. Maybe it is not harder but takes more time as you need to earn more xp.
I currently have 3656 to get to level 25. so its probably 4000, as I just noticed I went from 23 to 24 a few days ago.
Great story Rafal, keep working! I have a doubt. If you are learning Spanish and German and your native language is not English, then, which one is yours?
Your post brings a question to my mind. Can anyone - from the way I write in English - guess my native language? :) :)
It is awesome to see someone so dedicated to learning other languages! Nice streak! Also, for not being your main language, your English is pretty good. I hope you find some way to come on Duolingo and do your daily lessons so you don't lose your streak.
Have a good one!
Thanks Andrew. Maybe limiting my daily XP goal is the solution? I will try that. :)
I should be at level 25 sometime this week, and I too feel there's a long way to go, but with that being said I do feel like I've made a lot of progress, so if you're at the same level as me even though I don't know you personally, I'm pretty confident to say that you've picked up quite a bit, so hopefully that can be motivation to keep moving along. Now as for losing the streak, I lost 100 something day streak about two weeks ago and it did not feel good! BUT once I lost it I felt kind of relieved at the same time as weird as that sounds. It was like getting your first scratch on a new car if you've ever had that experience, sure it's not fun, but now its been dealt with and everyone moves on. now I'm working on getting a new streak going and I've found that I'm more determined to get this language down. So Ive found myself doing more than one lesson a day more than usual as of late. That just my two cents, and hope it helps! But anyways, congrats! and keep it up! we've got this!
Hi JB, yeah .. there are a waves in the learning progress. At the very beginning I Was fascinated by DL, and did even 1000 XP a day!!!! But that happened a few times only. The other motivator is, when I am getting closer to finishing a crone (I believe it is called crone), but usually my daily achievement is something above 100 XP. There were a days of course when I have dine 20 XP only. 20 is my daily goal. I can see you are using DL PLUS - what is the advantage of it?
Other than what they already say on the website, I'm pretty sure I can fail each lesson as many times as possible and it lets me keep going instead of making me wait another day to try again, because before DL PLUS I think if I failed a lesson too many times I'd have to wait a day to try again, but anyways if they are still offering a free trial I don't see why it would hurt to try it
OK. I do not have any experience with DL PLUS, and it if I fail a sentence then I repeat it at the end of the lesson and everything is fine. It happened I failed the same sentence several times :) but I could repeat it and finally pass :) But you are right saying, it's no harm if they offer the free trial.
you know what, now that you mention it, that sounds about right. But what I do is I test out of the lessons (Being around Spanish speaking people for years I'm already familiar with some of the language but with that being said I don't recommend trying to skip lessons) and I think PLUS allows me to take as many attempts to test out, something like that! :) either way, back to the it can't hurt to try!
Solo necesitas estudiar un poco todos los dias para aprender bien. Buena suerte!
Do stop, do what you can do, keep pressing on, you can do it! You are an encouragement to me, learning three languages at a time. Fuerza!
Hi Blabitz Samsung says: "do what you can't" :) :) :) and seriously, I don't give up, but some day I might not have a choice.
Where do you see what level you have reached. I see crowns, streak and ingots, but not level numbers.
Hi Tom, what I refer to is the number next to the flag. In your case it is 10.
Personally for me? It motivates me, but since I have reached level 25 I don't want to stop and what I want is, to finish the whole course without looking on the level number. I believe all the 291 days now, created a habit to do some lessons every day.
I'm on level 23 - I think ; Spanish for English speaker and L 7 Span to German. It's been 169 days. But I have a very flexible schedule. Even though I'm very busy I use my android phone when I'm out and just do a lesson or two and laptop at home. Best of Luck. BTW I couldn't tell that English wasn't your native language.
Thanks Mate, how it is like to learn Spanish for English and German speakers. Do you see any differences? Can you elaborate a bit more on it? Maybe if I finish Spanish and German, I start Spanish for German speakers and the the other way around :) :) :)
Hi Pravin, What kind of suggestions do you mean? I used to have a lot of time before, so every day in the morning I did my lessons - something between 100 and 200 XP, and after that I used some additional sources like Spanish butterfly, Spanish dreaming and also some Spanish movies. I don't have the links to those sources on this computer, but I found them here, on DL.. If you are interested I can find them for you, but on Friday only. I am not sure whether above answers your question and what you would like to hear from me, but please feel free to ask more specific questions.
Hi Tom, If you are using a laptop, you only have to place the cursor next to your profile picture (over the flag). If I´m not mistaken, you have reached level 10 in Spanish. Felicitaciones, vas por buen camino!
Look at yourself on a discussion post you made and should show what level you are on.