https://www.duolingo.com/SSD2004

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!!!

March 15, 2019

85 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/AlexandraEta

Finished the same tree two weeks ago! Amazing feeling! Congratulations and keep on going!!!

March 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SSD2004

Thanks!

March 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/buck72

Ausgezeichnet! Do you have future plans for your German? Have you considered the Reverse German Tree (learn English from German) or do you have other resources in mind? Best wishes. :)

March 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SSD2004

I'm from Denmark and live near the German border so it is good to learn some German.

March 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/HeathKampb

WOW!!! I am still quite a ways away but still going won`t give up till I finish the German tree. I have quite a few golden levels.

March 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SSD2004

Nice keep it up

March 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Sartanamac

Buen trabajo good job

March 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/eplus17

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.

March 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/MelMcMurrin

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!

March 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/eplus17

Thank you for the detailed response...and a couple of lingots to you.

March 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/hanspersson

Testing out is perfectly free on the web.

March 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/RandalOulton

To keep on with your German, one (of many, of course) ideas is to use the slowgerman site. It's very good for strengthening reading comprehension.

March 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/JonathanDalgaard

Well done Bro, keep up the good work, and get 5 crowns on all levels :) Gut gemacht!

March 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/alexnb33

Wow great job Samuel!

March 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SSD2004

Thanks!!!

March 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SuperLearner007

Du hast recht, it is a lot of work.

March 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Fr0stedFr0st

Congrats!

March 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DiegoDutra

Great job @SamuelSDalgaard! German is my favorite language ^^

keep managing your tree with Duome www.duome.eu/SamuelSDalgaard/en/de

Keep practicing, okay? =)

Success!

March 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/toinepoine

i like also german. i live in the netherlands so i am a neighbour of german

March 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/HeathKampb

SamuelSDalgaard you must of been working for a long time on the German tree.

March 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SSD2004

Yes it took quite long time

March 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Judy_Blue_Eyes

Congratulations!

March 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/bldelagarza

Congratulations!

March 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/wanderingtiger

Großartig! Gratulieren!

March 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SSD2004

Danke

March 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/LearnTillDeath

Awesome! :)

March 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/PeterShawEC

Gratulation

March 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/mondelinch

It's great. Congratulations.

March 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SSD2004

Thanks

March 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/KoryFredri

how long did it take?

March 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SSD2004

It took some years because of some long absences, but in all time maybe 6 months, but keep it up:-)

March 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/KoryFredri

my goal is to get through most of it in 3 months. long story short i got selected to study in germany for 2 weeks this summer. i leave june 15th. i would like to be able to read most german and order in restaurants.

March 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/toinepoine

that is a long time. for my english i took uh..... a few weeks. 42 i think. that´s not very long for english.

March 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/FC_Barcelona_EGB

Good job bro!!! Next goal is to finish the golden owl!

March 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SSD2004

Thanks

March 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Kuljet_Kaur

Good job!!!

March 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/JomanaMagdy

well done congratulations

March 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Janeypoo7

Congratulations!

March 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Lorel90

Congratulations!!! Gut gemacht. Do you know your level (A2, B1)?

March 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Allysa62583

gut gemacht! i hope to do the same c:

March 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Salariman

By 'finished', do you mean at least level 1 for the whole tree, or actually finished all levels?

March 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/JonathanDalgaard

He is at level 22 in German, so that can't be level 5 in all lessons :)

March 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DiegopanzaV

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?

March 17, 2019

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

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%

March 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/hanspersson

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.

March 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/lexiGators

congrats! :)

March 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/JacksonKing415

Congrats man! how long did it take you to finish it? I just started about 5 days ago, and I'm going strong, but it is difficult.

March 17, 2019

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

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

March 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/hanspersson

I went through the German tree for the first time in a little under three months, but then I had the vague advantage of having taken German in high school ~30 years ago.

March 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Brendan_Bane

congratulations! Now that you have completed the tree, tell me...do you feel like you speak German? Was it worth it?

March 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SSD2004

No, I speak some German I also learned some in the school, that improved my German too. I think it is worth a lot and you learn a lot too, but I think I learned more from the school. But keep it up!

March 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Azer_Xelefov

how many words do you know right now?

March 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SSD2004

A lot...IDK:-)

March 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/PeterShawEC

super

March 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/bigbeef-B

How long did it take and how much did you do per day?

March 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/nicksana

I am just wondering.... when you say you finished the tree.... are your "circles" on level 1 or higher ? Congratulations anyway. It is really a hard and long way.

March 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/FC_Barcelona_EGB

You can see on the crowns that he is not at level 5 in all of them, but most of them.

March 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/zuzajic

Wunderbar!! Good job, I'm still struggling with it not because of my abilities but because whenever I try to test out a whole checking point I do super dumb mistakes and/or typos hah

March 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Potvora

Congrats! Now just make it full of gold! :-) More importantly - start reading german websites or watching german broadcasting and first of all - stay in touch with the language!

March 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SSD2004

Thanks

March 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/6Lucanero6

Great! Your such a PRO.

March 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Dianteng_Chen

Congratulations!

March 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/dakis10

Congratulations !

March 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/kiloargent

Nice job man you just motivated me :)

March 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/KarinnaRF

How long did it take you? I m trying to learn German because I am going to live in Germany for the summer.

March 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SSD2004

I don't know exactly, but about 6-8 months.

March 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Ramon32182

Congratulations mate, now you can taste the fruit of your laber!

March 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/YrsaBE

Congratulations!

March 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/LaneKricht

Congratulations!:)

March 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/clovis.noronha

Congratulations man! I'll start my German journey very soon :)

March 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/TheoVinny

Congrats! I'm only starting it...

March 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/NorbertSza31980

WoW. Congratulation! How much did it help you?

March 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SSD2004

I learned much from school too, but sure it helped me...

March 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/MorganForbes

Ausgezeichnet :) I'm pretty much fluent in German from high-school but still have all the practice in here to do. Always thought the cases (... dative) were hardest to grasp

March 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/hanspersson

Gut gemacht!

I have finished the German tree and the English tree for German speakers to gold, and in two days I'll do the last German story. I'm slightly working on French for German speakers now. ;)

March 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/CheshirePat

So, I'm pretty far in Spanish, but German is kicking my......How well do you feel you know the language? I know that one time through the tree still means that there's a long way to go, but German is brutal for me.

March 20, 2019
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