https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

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. :)

May 30, 2014

92 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/SpaceMichael

How well do you feel you know each language? Wich one do you know best? Congrats!

May 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

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~!

May 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/LynneSt

What an achievement - Congratulations! It is nice to see that I am not the only mad person trying to work through so many languages.

May 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

Thank you! You seem like you're working your way right through them as well!

June 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/LynneSt

Yes, totally addicted and don't want to lose my streak, either!

June 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/pmbrowner

Congratulations. A great accomplishment

May 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

Thanks! :)

May 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/colinjamesclark

Congrats! And good luck!

May 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

Grazie~! :D

May 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Elen-ka

Congratulations! Great job! Did you know some of these languages before Duo or started from scratch?

May 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

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.

May 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Tezla1

Congratulations! Now you are an inspiration to me.

May 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

Thank you so much!

May 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Awesum_Domo

Wow you're great! :)

May 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

Thanks!

June 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Awesum_Domo

Your welcome!

June 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ProletariatGrey

Congrats, hearing you guys succeeding is what keeps me going forward!

June 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

Thank you! Don't give up! Keep going, it's satisfying to have completed it!

June 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ProletariatGrey

Merci, I will.

June 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Ribenaboi_3000

gj

June 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

Thanks :)

June 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/creativeri

Wow, that's a lot.. How long have you been on this site?

May 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Erven.R
May 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/creativeri

Damn that can't be real! Lol haha

May 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/LynneSt

Amazing!

May 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

I've been here for a year and a month.

May 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/creativeri

Very nice. And do you still practice all the languages?

May 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

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.

May 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/creativeri

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

May 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

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.

May 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/maddyis7

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!

May 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

Yeah, that coincidence isn't a coincidence at all! Lol.

May 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/LynneSt

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.

June 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

Yeah. I have been tempted to do that more than a few times, but I've never done it yet.

June 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Pickle1

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.

May 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

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!

May 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/sallyk02

Wow! That is amazing, well done :-)

May 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

Thanks! :)

May 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/duonks
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nice one buunny !

May 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

Thank you!

May 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Mundusfr

I miei complimenti ! :)

May 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

grazie mille! :)

May 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Mundusfr

Voi parlate perfetto italiano. Benissimo ! :) Io sono a un po' più di mezzo dell'albero...

May 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

Grazie, ma io non parlo neanche buon italiano. Ho bisogno di esercitar l'italiano un po' di più. Non voi arrendete! Finite l'albero!

May 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Mundusfr

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. :)

May 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ALoUSyUseRnaME

Congrats! Here's 5 lingots!

June 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

Wow! Thank you!

June 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Daniel.Islam

You're keeping your trees gold right?

June 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

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.

June 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Mundusfr

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...

June 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/aaronwoolley

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.

June 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/milly-la-ragazza

Wow! That's amazing, congratulations! :)

June 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

Thanks!

June 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/sommerlied

Congratulations! :D

June 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

Thank you!

June 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/eliporti97

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! :)

June 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

Sure! Whenever you want, just post on my stream.

June 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/goldy1992

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!

June 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

Thanks, but I go for both. Lol.

June 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/goldy1992

I wish I could master them all so quick haha

June 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

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.

June 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/goldy1992

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!

June 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/LynneSt

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!

June 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

I was in a bit of a rush to get to the end of the trees, for what reason I do not know. Lol.

June 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/_wednesday

Amazing, well done! I wish I could be that dedicated :)

June 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

Thank you! You definitely are! I mean you're at level 12 in German!

June 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/JuanaElias

Complimenti!!

June 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

Grazie mille! :)

June 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/schrockaustin

that's great!!!!!!!!!!!! i am inspired!!!!! THANKS!!!! your totaly my hero (=)

June 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/schrockaustin

way to go!

June 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

Thanks!

June 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/EugeniaAT

I'm so jealous of you right now... Congratulations!

June 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

Lol. You'll get there, too. :)

June 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/EugeniaAT

Eventually. :P

June 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Aditya92

Impressive! Congratulations! :)) Wish you all the best!

June 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

Thank you! You, too!

June 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Batomouch

Bravo !! Congratulazioni ;-)

June 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

Grazie mille! :)

June 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/MukulSharm4

Congrats! Italian is beautiful language

June 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

Thanks a bunch!

June 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/agivise

Great job, really incredible! Do you ever get two languages mixed up? I know I would. Again, quite the accomplishment. Congrats!

June 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

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!

June 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/northwesterly

Congratulations!

June 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

Thanks! :)

June 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/philamarco

Complimenti!

June 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

Grazie!

June 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/hirohiro0709

Congratulations.I am Japanese,60 years old . I am studying Italian . I am going to Itaria this october.My wife is learning Italian too. To know Italian,Iam very very exciting now. Keep it up! 頑張って

June 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

Thank you! I hope you and your wife enjoy your trip!

June 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Benevolence

Nice, Congratz! Are you remembering them all?

June 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

Yeah. I am going to study them all back to gold when I finish Portuguese.

June 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ilwongy

chissenefrega

June 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

Ovviamente me frego. O perché avrò annunciato questo?

June 1, 2014
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