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

First GOLDEN OWL!

Hello,

I just wanted to share my happiness with all you guys. I feel incredibly happy, because at the end of 80 days streak, I finally managed to complete all the lessons in German to level 5. Though I completed some of the lessons in couple of years ago, I was never ever this much determined to complete it. I had some German lessons when I was 14 or so but I forgot a lot of things, so Duolingo really helped me remember many of these stuff. I took up to 30 minutes everyday to reach the goal, and hopefully I achieved it. I would definitely recommend Duolingo to people who really want to learn a language at least certain patterns. It's time to move on with French!

How have you been with German in Duolingo, does it help you as well? Did anything change in your level of German? I also want to learn from people who use the application to better their German.

Have a nice day!

March 11, 2019

110 Comments


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

Oh ja, danke sehr!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EmilyMille272754

Das ist sehr gut. In der Tat könnte jemand sagen, dass das wirklich gut ist.


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

Danke schön! :)


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

Well done indeed! The German tree is one of the longest and hardest on Duolingo.


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

Really? I didn't know that. Thanks so much! :)


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

I just went OHHHHHH that's why it's taking so long! :D


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

Well done Nshedia. I returned to German as you did after a long absence. It may help you to digest the language more fully if you do the tree from German to English now. Many people advised me to do this and I found a palpable improvement.

Check out the free version of Memrise too. Your comprehension of spoken German will improve greatly and its good fun as well!!


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

Thanks for the recommendation. I should definitely give it a try to jump up to English to German, so that I can better it. I will check the other websites too. Have a wonderful day!


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

sehr gut weiter so!!


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

Danke sehr!


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

congratulations and go on, because a language is never known enough ! (nicht einmal unsere Muttersprachen :-))


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

100% agree! Wir sollten niemals sagen, dass eine Sprache abgeschlossen ist. :)


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

Wooooo! I feel happy for you! I am on level 11, and i have mastered many skills, and now i am continuing and duolingo is so helpful for me!


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

Oh thanks for sharing my happiness. It is also awesome that you are on level 11 and still counting. :)


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

YUHU marshamallow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! https://www.duolingo.com/Germanyisamazing Germanyisamazing

you are cool


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

Congratulations!


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

Thanks so much! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/buck72

Congratulations on completing your German Tree. Over the years, I tried many language learning methods - CDs, textbooks, tapes, books, etc. Having lived in Germany for three years, I had a working ability of German - eating, drinking, traveling, but I would reach the end of my abilities with shopkeepers, them wondering why I couldn't speak anymore in conversation. Duolingo has helped me immensely in expanding my German and I'm now able to talk in longer everyday conversations, when I have the opportunity to speak with a native speaker.

Have you considered the Reverse Tree, that is learning English from German. I learned additional words as well as new sentences, though it is not necessarily for everyone. Best wishes. :)


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

Hello, thanks for sharing your experience. It is so good that you finally broke the chains and are able to use it in your everday life. It is also amazing that Duolingo helped you achieve this goal. Hope I will expand my knowledge on German and will be able to talk it as you do. :) About the reverse tree, some of the followers on Duolingo also told me about it, and I am really considering on that as well. Thanks for the recommendations! Best. xx


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

Herzlichen Glückwunsch Nshedia! Gut gemacht! Der deutsche Baum ist sehr schwierig. Du solltest stolz sein!

To answer your questions... I started learning German two years ago. At the time, I was preparing for a business trip to Austria. A friend recommended Duolingo and I thought it might be helpful to learn a little German vocabulary before my business trip. Although the little bit of German I learned was only marginally helpful, I became seriously motivated to start learning a new language using Duolingo. Now, I am pleased to say, that I regularly exchange emails in German with my Austrian colleagues. I am also able to communicate with my colleagues using Skype. Unfortunately, my listening and speaking skills are still weak; however, I am now using other resources to strengthen those skills. -mwbrand1


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

Danke sehr! Oh ja, ich habe das oft von den Leuten gehört, dass der deutsche Baum so schwer zu beenden ist. Jedenfalls ist es so gut zu hören, dass Leute wie du etwas über deutsche Sprache sagen und nette Wünsche schicken.

It is really interesting how you have encountered with German language. I totally agree with you. Duolingo is not the only way to learn a language, it is rather a super supporting material when you want to keep your motive & consistency. I also have an Austrian teacher with whom I talk for four hours in a week and I think it is very helpful & motivational for me. Speaking the language with its native speakers is also an amazing chance to improve yourself at that language.


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

Wo hast du deinen Lehrer gefunden? Würdest du deinen Lehrer weiterempfehlen? Kannst du den Namen teilen?

Danke sehr!


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

Es tut mir leid, aber leider kann ich nicht. Ich sehe jedoch, dass die Menschen selbst im Internet viele Muttersprachler als Lehrer finden. Vielleicht kannst du auch also Websites durchsuchen. :)


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

Awesome! I think it is both a Golden Owl and a Golden Tree for you!


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

Thanks so much! Yes, I guess it is. Thanks for reminding as well. I didn't know that. :)


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

Well done, Congrats!


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

Thank you very much! :)


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

Congratulations!!


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

Thanks so much!


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

Gut gemacht ;)


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

Hi, vielen Dank!


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

GOOD JOB! That's wonderful! The hardest part of learning a language is staying on track. That's wonderful! (oh wait, I just said that!)


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

Haha, absolutely! Thanks so much, the best advice ever! ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pi.Laurent

Congrats, and yes, learn French :)

I'm slowly going through German Duolingo. I studied German as a second foreign language (after English) back then, and going through the Duolingo lessons is a bit weird because I sometimes have no clue about basic grammar stuff but at the same time I remember some obscures rules in the higher levels :D

I also need to go back to my daily listening of the Langsam Gesprochene Nachrichten of DW-TV...


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

Thanks for the good wishes and for supporting me on French. I can totally understand you, because I learned it as second foreign language in the school as well. Especially the Konjunktiv part was so challenging. I have just searched LGN of DW and it is indeed a very good thing if you want to keep up with German. I am also following some channels on Youtube like Easy German. It is useful & fun at the same time when you hear from people who speak it as their native language.


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

Wow, that's fantastic! Good luck with French!


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

Hey thanks so much! :)


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

Ist es möglich, fließend von Duolingo zu werden? I really want to become fluent :) Gut gemacht :)


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

Hi, danke! Ich glaube, dass Duolingo etwas ist, das deine Deutschkenntnisse erhöht. Du solltest immer mit einem anderen Hilfsmaterial fortfahren, z.B. Bücher lesen, Filme anschauen, mit Menschen sprechen usw. :)


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

Wunderbar! Du hast es geschafft, du sollst sehr stolz sein. Jetzt weiter, höher! Es gibt immer neuen Berge zu klettern!


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

Ich stimme dir absolut zu. Danke für die guten Wünsche! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pIwo4arh

Good work! I should come back to German some time!


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

Thanks so much! I hope you do, but apparently, you have already reached so many language targets. So that's also good. :)


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

Gratulieren! I still need to finish my German tree. Kinda getting immersed in Japanese right now. Du bist toll!


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

Thanks! I did the same thing actually. I think structure of Japanese on Duolingo has been built very well. Besides, it is sometimes fun to switch to other languages. :)


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

Absolutely! I've been studying a lot on Hiragana and Katakana so it's getting easier as I go. I just need to get used to the structure.


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

@Nshedia, ☀️Das war absolute Weltklasse☀️ Ich hoffe, dass du weiterhin jeden Tag Deutsch lernen kannst!✍️


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

Über Weltklasse würde ich dir nicht dasselbe sagen, wenn ich nur deine goldenen Eulen anschaue. :) Ich hoffe das auch, vielen Dank!


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

Congratulations! I liked stories in German, I quickly completed all of them even though some vocabulary was new to me. Now I more focus on Russian since I am much more proficient in both English and German and Russian seems to be very useful for our job market.


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

Thank you! I have never looked into the stories. Maybe I should go back there sometime. Beisdes it is good to switch languages, especially if the other ones are more important for your professional life. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/concreteangel73

I am just starting out. Level 4 in the first set , level 3 in the 2nd set. I am really excited to keep at it. great Job!! when I finish German I want to move on to Spanish. Good Luck!!


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

Great! I hope you will achieve your goal asap. Good luck to you, too! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rb123rb

Herzlichen Glückwunsch, das hast du toll gemacht!


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

Vielen Dank!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fr0stedFr0st

Congratulations, good job!


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

Thanks so much!!


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

Nice job, I just finished the owl tree, my next goal is to make all of it gold. I'll try...


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

Thank you! That's amazing keep up with that!!


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

Congratulations!!


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

Danke sehr!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arkadiusz.F.

Congratulations! Well done!


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

Thanks so much! :)


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

Sehr gut! Ich lerne deutch ach.


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

Es ist so gut für dich, dass du auch Deutsch lernst. Es ist zwar eine schöne Sprache. Vielen Dank!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ben400

Congratulations!


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

Thanks so much!


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

I have been quite bad with German although I have the first 8 topics in level 2 and that sounds good. I use German to say Good Morning, Good Day & Good Afternoon. I have looked at how long your streaks are and my 6 Day streak seems pathetic but I only started on the 3rd March


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

Thanks! No worries at all, I think you did an absolutely amazing job by keeping to maintain your streak. It has only been less than 10 days, so be proud of yourself!


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

Yeh nah congratulations :) You should keep your streak next time :)


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

Thanks! Yes, I know I should :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/deiverson17

congratulations miss


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

Thank you. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/donmac34

Achieving the German Golden Owl is a marathon. Well done. Now go on to, say, French and then learn German as a French speaker (or vice versa) on DL. I'm doing German as an Italian speaker having managed the Golden Owls for these languages and it is really challenging but excellent practice in both languages. Good luck .


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

Hello! I hear this "language reversal" from a lot of peeople, and I absolutely agree with you, I am going to give it a chance as well as soon as I am done with French. Thank you so much! :)


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

Danke sehr!


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

Herzliche Glückwünsche!


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

Danke schön! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sea-mist

Congratulations.

I've been working on German here or just over 12 months now. I no previous successful experience of learning language and think its going to take me another year to get where you are at.


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

Learning a language has something to do with motivations. Sometimes you have it and sometimes you don't. However, even if you lose your motivation, it is good to keep your streak. Spending 2 mins for learning is better than doing nothing. So don't worry. You'll get there sometime, if you are determined, even if it takes 2 or more years to achieve. :)


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

Gut gemacht Nshedia. Herzlichen Glückwunsch und weiter so.


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

Vielen Dank! :)


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

Hallo,

Das ist aber super! Ich war auch sehr glücklich wann Ich habe die Duolingo Kurs fertig gemacht. Mein Grammatik ist schlecht aber Ich kann verstehe sehr gut und sprache ein bisschen.

Duolingo ist wie ein Schlüssel für mich. Mit Duolingo ich erinnere mich die Wörter und Ich liebe die Geschichte im Duolingo Internet Seite. Ich gucke manchmal Youtube Videos. Es gibt eine sehr gute Youtube Channel, SlowGerman. Es auch hilft mir.

Aber ich denke ich muss ein bisschen Grammatik lernen weil ich möchte bessere sprachen/schreiben. Ich habe diese Abschnitt geschrieben mit kleine hilfe von online Wörterbuch. Es ist Duolingo zu verdanken dass ich kann so viel schreiben kann.


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

Zeit ist alles, was wir brauchen. :) Es ist auch erstaunlich, dass du Deutsch verstehen und sprachen kannst. Ich kenne diesen Kanal von SlowGerman und ich mag den auch. Ich schaue regelmäßig Easy German und es ist auch wunderbar, Muttersprachler zu hören und von ihnen zu lernen. :) Danke sehr!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheoS29

Yes it changed my German a lot and I'm getting better and better every day!


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

Good to hear that! Same here. :)


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

Congrats on your achievement. Je serai ravi de t'aider en français :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidCheat1

I lived in Germany from 1980 to 1986 working for the Canadian military. I learned at least intermediary - but only Badisch and other types of Alemannisch. DUO is helping me a lot with standard German pronunciation and grammar.


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

Great to hear that and a very interesting story indeed!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tbot360

Good Job! Very impressive.


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

Thanks so much!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tbot360

This is your hundredth comment! Good job!


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

Thanks so much for the 100th comment :)


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

Zunächst, herzlichen Glückwunsch zu Ihrem Erfolg. Gut gemacht und Sie haben es geschafft. Dann können Sie jetzt etwas anderes machen. Duolingo macht sich, auf keinen Fall, nicht fließend. Sie müssen sich auf deine Sprach- und Hörfähigkeiten konzentrieren. Sie können das erreichen, indem Pimsleur Programm oder ähnliche verwenden. Sie können auch Serie und Filme anschauen. Verwenden Sie immer deutsche Untertiteln, statt englische.

Wenn Sie offiziell Deutsch als Muttersprache lernen wollen, gehen Sie zum Goethe-Inistut. Ich empfehle dies.

In Allgemeinen, viel Glück und Erfolg. Tschüss


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

Ich stimme Ihnen vollkommen zu. Duolingo ist keine Hauptmethode, um eine Sprache zu lernen. Es ist eher ein unterstützendes Element für diejenigen, die ihre Sprachkenntnisse verbessern möchten. Danke für die Empfehlungen. Ich möchte das Pimsleur Programm einmal ausprobieren und die Filme definitiv mit deutschen Untertiteln ansehen. Ich habe gehört, dass das Goethe Institut auf der ganzen Welt für seinen ausgezeichneten Deutschunterricht und einige Programme, darunter auch Projekte in Deutschland, bekannt ist.

Nochmals vielen Dank und einen schönen Tag. Tschüss.


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

Where are you from?


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

ECHT COOL wie viele sprachen du lernst :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EmilyMille272754

So I guess this means my 5 mins a day won't be enough...?


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

Absolutely not. :) Even 2 minutes for a language is important. It is better than not doing anything about them. I am not saying that I spent 30 mins everyday, but I tried. Sometimes I spent like 5-10 mins, but it was also helpful. Besides it is always motivational to keep on with your streak even if it takes 5 mins to achieve. :)


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

hallo was ist das?


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

Hi! Golden Owl/Eule ist das, was du bekommst, wenn du alle Sprachniveaus in einer Sprache bis zur 5. Stufe abgeschlossen hast.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aelinna_129

How can you see how much golden owls do you have?


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

I don't think you can see the amount of the Golden Owls obtained in your profile. Rather than that, you can see the owl at the bottom of each language, meaning that you have finished at least one level in every lesson.


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

you can check it on this secret duolingo page:

https://duome.eu/fippled_stopple

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