I got my first golden owl!
I've been doing German for so long and I finally got a golden owl! YAYYYYYY!!! For a special occasion, I will keep this profile pic for 4 days! Im so happy!
Thank you Flumen! (BTW I never got to tell you, but I really like your profile pic! Its a very judgy cat)
Congratulations on reaching the German Golden Owl! Have you considered the Reverse German Tree - learning English from German? It is a nice way to learn more words and sentences to complement what you've learned so far. Best wishes. :)
I've been on DL over four years now so I've had an opportunity to explore different languages. Learning languages is an activity that I am passionate about. :)
That's really cool! I wanna do that LOL but idk if I have the dedication I just finished spanish on duolingo! I am going to learn latin next year!
Just remember it's just one day at time, and working to improve a little each day. Best wishes. :)
Herzliche Glückwünsche. Hier ist eine würdige Eule aus meiner persönlichen Sammlung. Du hast es verdient und du kannst es also beliebig nutzen.
Congratulations! I only have a Golden Spanish Owl, but i'm working on getting a German one too.
Do you guys actually understand the languages afterwards or are you only doing it for the achievements
If you test out to complete the full tree in just 7000xp i would say no, hollow victory.
Aren't the achievements made to encourage people to understand and learn the language...
Sorry for being an idiot but how do you get a golden owl? Also congrats anyways even if i don't know how it works haha.
Yes, you get it after completing the tree. Thomas328056, you wouldn't know whether you would get it or not because you don't have a golden owl. I have six golden owls (not trying to brag).
Congratulations! I would like to get it too. Does it depend on the quantity of work you do, or a number of lessons without mistakes?
Congratulations! I'm working on German myself, but I think I prefer the slower method. I'll be sure to know everything in that tree before I complete it!
I just started my course on German. Wish me luck. Congratulations by the way.
Congratulations! It must have been hard! Go you for sticking it out that long!
Well done, that must have required so much hard work and dedication, congrats! Have a lingot ☺️Xx
Not really. He only got them all to level 1 to get to the next level to get the owl. You could literally do it in a couple days. He hasn't learned anything.
Oh I don't know maybe finish the first four lessons before skipping to the last.
I always set a thirty minute timer for German and there is a button for when you click the lesson that is a key. Click that to test out of the lesson if you feel confident enough. :3 good luck!
Congrats! I just figured out it was timed after level 5 (or became consciously aware of it) to strengthen.
I thought strengthen skills was removed!!! Sweettttt!!!
Also, are all the language trees the same? the same structure, with the same word meanings? If you know what I mean :) I have no idea how so many of you study so many things at once, im struggling with just Spanish!
Congratulations! A question, though. I thought it takes a level 25 to get the golden owl?
Yep it seems there is a lot of confusion still about Golden Owls and what level 25 means and I think it would help the community if DL posted an up to date definition as these two 'achievements' initially were my targets when I started out on my DL journey. Level 25 purely means an amount of points (currently 30000 points in Spanish). You can achieve this by doing a few exercises, tons of flash cards and repeating the DL Stories again and again. Level 25 does not mean you have achieved a 'level of difficulty'. The golden owl, certainly up to 2 weeks ago, was achieved by completing ALL the skills to Level one only (i.e you didn't need to do levels 2 - 5). In Spanish there are 4 exercises per skill at Level 1, and now with the revamp sometimes only 2. I think if you complete all the exercise to level 5, in all the skills you get a 'Golden Tree'. Hope this helps. p.s I got my golden owl two weeks ago but with the introduction of about 40 ish new skills, my Golden Owl has been taken off me. No problem, I will just have to complete all the new skills to at least level 1, whilst I bring the others up to level 5. pps I thought when I got to Level 25 (aka 30,000 points) that I would be quite good at Spanish but alas I have a long way to go!
I thought when I got to Level 25 (aka 30,000 points) that I would be quite good at Spanish but alas I have a long way to go!
That is interesting. I have figured that earning so many points in a language would make one almost a wizard at it. I have around 4,000 only in German and already feel that I know quite a lot. Maybe I am deluding myself?
Your not deluding yourself Thomas. You sound like a good student. I am that one in the class who has to repeat things again and again and again to get things to stick so I have to constantly repeat exercises, flash cards and the DL stories.(hence my points building up.....which also proves, I think, that points are not really a very good measure of someones ability to comprehend a language). In other words, unfortunately I am not a good learner, my memory is lousy; and I need to work a lot harder than most to achieve the same results. Qué sera sera.
Amazing job! It's so hard to make that commitment for a long time, and I remember that feeling of getting my first golden owl too. Congratulations, and keep learning!
Congratulations! I would say it in German but that is a language i don't yet know.
Hi ApplePieii, you get the golden owl by completing all the lessons on the tree (bubble section of lessons) to at least level 1.
Would you recommend completing all at level 1 and then going back down to do a level at a time. It's getting tricky for me now; I'm well over half way down the tree although i have been completing each skill to level 5. What do you suggest is the best learning method. I find i can read most Spanish articles well yet no way can i speak it outloud at all, i do the lessons on silent so as not to disturb the fam. Any advice is appreciated. :-)
I find i can read most Spanish articles well yet no way can i speak it outloud at all, i do the lessons on silent so as not to disturb the fam. Any advice is appreciated.
My advice is to start listening. I did my entire Portuguese tree on silent (also not to disturb others). Now I can read on-line newspapers like A folha de São Paulo well, but I have no clue what actors in Brazilian movies are saying unless I have English subtitles.
I started Catalan about a month ago and I always try to keep the sound on now. I use earbuds, or keep it low, if other people are around.
I was completing 10-20+ lessons and flying through it, then took a break as life was a bit stressful &, now it feels a task yet I'm only doing 1-2, so making mistakes isn't helpful. I need an incentive lol a Golden Owl even.
I am level one in every level in the first tree and I have passed the checkpoint to the second tree but I got no golden owl. Is this a glitch?
you need to complete every skill in the tree to Level 1 to get your Golden Owl (there is only the one tree). Keep going!
No that's if u want to get to level 25. U only have to get to level one of every lesson
I think (correct me if I'm wrong) that you get a golden owl after you finish the entire language tree. I hope this helps. :)
"To complete a tree" means completing all of your skills to level 1.
Having a "golden tree" means completing all of your skills to level 5.
To get a golden owl you need to complete all of your skills to level 1.
I got mine for getting to the bottom of the Spanish language tree on level 1. I'm glad I managed it, because the next week they added a load of new skills. That would have taken ages
Congratulations! I haven't finished the German tree just yet but I remember being elated about finishing Japanese.
Congrats!!!!!!!! BTW what's a golden owl? (sorry for being dumb but I just started today)
Wow, great job! I don't think I'll have that kind of dedication, but so far it's been a week and this site has already built upon the small amount of French I knew. So you're really awesome for that ;)
Really thanks for the information i was fixed completing every bubble until level 5 but after reading this i completed all the bubbles only to level one. now i have my golden owl too.but i will start again completing all the levels.
Parabéns! Fico feliz com você também!
Congratulations, i'm new here (1st post) so don't know what it is, but sounds impressive :)
Complete all of your skills to at least level 1 (make them all at least blue).
This is what gameification brings us, collecting trophys without actually learning anything, and the boasting about it, to applause as well? Why bother.
What are you doing now though? maybe watching a show and saying you finished it before others