Completed my Italian tree! Four down one to go!
After about 13 months, I've completed my Italian tree. The only one left to finish is my Portuguese. :)
I'm going to say I know German the best because I've been learning it since high school. I know how it sounds the best and I can easily understand what someone is saying in German. French and Spanish are easy to read and write in. And then Italian and Portuguese are easy to read, but I have to practice writing in them more. And thank you~!
What an achievement - Congratulations! It is nice to see that I am not the only mad person trying to work through so many languages.
Congratulations! Great job! Did you know some of these languages before Duo or started from scratch?
Thanks! Yeah, I did. Two years German in high school, two short, but intense summer months for Spanish and French. I had only started teaching myself Italian and Portuguese when I found Duolingo, so I don't always count them.
Yup. My rule is that I keep all my levels the same, so I make sure that I keep up in practice. I would have completed my Italian tree sooner, but I hit level 14 about 3 skills away from the bottom and all my other languages were level 13, so I had to go back and practice them all to level 14 before I could finish it with a clean conscience.
That's really good of you. I have respect for you! After all, what do you find the most beautiful language? What should I learn after Spanish haha? I don't know yet
I don't really know if any of them are more beautiful than any other, but my favorite is Chinese. It's really what got me into learning languages because I fell in love with it.
I'd suggest you try Italian. It's really similar to Spanish and if you like that, then you'll love Italian as well.
I'd been wondering about the 'coincidence' that all your levels were at 14.Sounds to have been a good technique/habit to have found :) Bravissimo!
I was trying to keep all mine more or less the same, but I've got a bit carried away with French as I near the end of the tree - I've still got 48 lessons to go, so hopefully I'll be there in seven weeks - slowly, but surely.
Yeah. I have been tempted to do that more than a few times, but I've never done it yet.
That's fantastic! Good luck to you. I finished the Spanish and French trees and want to complete them all. It's hard to keep them filled with Gold.
Thank you! And that's great! Keep going! The more trees you finish, the easier it actually is to keep them gold. My Spanish, French, and German trees are shining right now, lol. Definitely shoot for them all! I'll keep root for you until you get there!
Voi parlate perfetto italiano. Benissimo ! :) Io sono a un po' più di mezzo dell'albero...
Grazie, ma io non parlo neanche buon italiano. Ho bisogno di esercitar l'italiano un po' di più. Non voi arrendete! Finite l'albero!
Certo, devo finire l'albero, ma non è facile come l'inglese ed il francese. Io ho finito quegli alberi in 51 giorni, 30 giorni per l'inglese e 21 giorni per il francese. E normale, sono francese. Ho fato l'albero francese per apprire più l'inglese. :)
Yes/no. Up until maybe September of last year, I would not move on to a new lesson until every skill in the tree was gold, but it was too much and I couldn't get down the tree doing it at all. So, I stopped doing that and made it my priority to get down the tree and then return to review lessons.
I also have a personal rule of keeping all my levels the same, so it keeps me from leaving any language alone for too long. I finished my German, French, and Spanish trees somewhere towards the beginning or middle of level thirteen. So, to get them to level fourteen, I had to review half the tree. I want to finish Portuguese quickly, so I can just review what I have done in all my languages. It's a lot easier to reach the end of the tree and then review all the material than it is to do both at the same time.
I think it is a good choice to progress in the tree, even if all its sheets are not gold, otherwise, we can never finish a tree !:) That was what I did for the English and French trees. But sometimes, it is necessary to review some old lessons in the tree, because our brain need it. :)
For the Italian tree, I often review the old lessons, not to maintain its sheets gold, but to learn again what I have forgotten. :) So I know it will take me more time then the two others...
good point! it is one thing to complete the tree, it is another to retain and use what has been learnt, especially if you are new to the language with no prior history.
Congrats! I am italian and if you want to practise your italian, I'll be happy to help you, and maybe you can help me with my english! :)
Congratulations dude, remember that the key to learning many languages is to go for quality not quantity, i.e. learn the languages you know well than learn many average. But keep it up, your doing great!
Lol. No, I was just kidding. I spent a lot of hours on all of them. Sometimes, five or ten hours a day. It only seems quick because I packed them all in there.
Wow I wish I had that much time to spend studying them but at the same time you have a lot of commitment and dedication, keep up the good work!
5-10 hours a day!!!!! I allow myself half an hour, though it sometimes stretches to an hour when I get carried away, to do something in all five languages. No wonder it takes me so long to progress to another level!
I was in a bit of a rush to get to the end of the trees, for what reason I do not know. Lol.
that's great!!!!!!!!!!!! i am inspired!!!!! THANKS!!!! your totaly my hero (=)
Great job, really incredible! Do you ever get two languages mixed up? I know I would. Again, quite the accomplishment. Congrats!
Not really. If you do that it means you need to study them both more, so you understand what they both sound like better. Each language has a different sound and once you learn the sound for that language it doesn't really happen. And thanks!