I finished the German tree!!!
I just finished the German tree, I am so happy!!! It is a lot of work, but...Keep it up whoever is trying to do the same and nice job so far!!!
Congratulations! Now a question: Does Duolingo have additional features for those who finish (or at least get well through) the tree? I finished the tree several years ago, and Duo then had the option for us to translate articles from German into English. After being gone for a while, my tree degraded to almost nothing. Although I still have nearly a quarter million XP's, Duo seems to be treating me like an absolute beginner. It doesn't even offer me the option to test out like it did when I went through the tree originally. I've spent the last few days going through all the stories...but is there anything else on the other end of the rainbow to make it worth my while to try to convince Duo that I still remember the German that I first learned sixty years ago.
Not that I can see; and so I've resigned myself to fact I'll probably never gild my tree. If you have a paid account you CAN test out, one level at a time...but since the tests use the same phrases for each level in a unit, it is a bit tedious. If you have seven days free you could make quite a dent in a gold pursuit with a free trial, and at least guild the really simple stuff. I luckily got my tree half guided before they made testing out a paid feature. Now I just maintain my streak, and chat a bit in club with no final destination in mind.
I'm much happier watching Youtube vids (search "Easy German" or "Geschichte fur anfanger") reading stories (Olly Richards, Cafe in Berlin) talking on Skype/germansl.com or free4talk.com, or using new app Seedlang.com
The pretty colored Duolingo rainbow is great for beginners, but the intermediate train leaves from a different track!
Congratulations mate!!! just picked up German last week, it can be a bit daunting lenguage for a native spanish speaker (such as myself) but having alreary learnt another language makes it easier in your brain i guess, at least with english it has some similarities with some words, kind of what happens with italian, portuguese and spanish, just not as closely related tough.
Actually, I just recently resumed the lessons in duolingo after a long while and I have a question, when goldening a lesson, does it changes or makes it more complex to you as you advance? let`s say for instance that you are studying adjectives, there are 5 levels on that lesson but after level 3/5 it starts to feel like the same so I just jump right on to the next one instead of goldening it, because I don't have many hours to practice, am I missing something out?
It's far better to jump onto the next subject ... and leave anything you have left for the revisions. Check weekly https://www.duome.eu/DiegopanzaV/progress ... you will see at some time in the future the 100% dropping on the ones you have done, then it is time to revise, do some more of them and get them back to their 100%
The content of the lessons don't really change as you get to higher levels. What does change is what type of questions you get asked. On the lower levels you need to translate from your target language to your native language. As you get to higher levels, you get more translating into your target language and more listening comprehension.
most people take a year or more to get through the German tree as its one of the hardest and longest trees on Duolingo. For myself I'm been at it for just over a year and think it is going to take me 2 years all up. (the poster of this thread was also doing it at school).
and the posters info shows he started doing German here on 09/09/2015 was when he did the first level of the basics. You've been doing the German here over 3 and a half years. Telling people it took you 6-8 mths is giving people a very false impression
Your info shows that you started doing the German here (the basic level 1) on 09/09/2015 (3 and a half years ago)
https://www.duome.eu/SamuelSDalgaard/progress and click on the date part.
In one day it shows you doing 69 sections of level 1 so I guess you must have learnt it at school during the long periods you were away from here, so was able to come back to do a huge part of the tree (completing the 69 level 1s) in just one day