Is anyone still on the Old Japanese 1.0 Tree? - feeling impatient!
Hello, I very briefly saw the new tree 2.0 a week or so ago - I was on mobile, and "OK"d the latest duolingo app update, and when I went to the Japanese tree it was all new! With lots more skills, and the existing skills mainly needing doing. But I didn't try any skills at that moment, saving it for later. The next time I opened the app, I was back with the 40 skill tree 1.0. :-( Anyone else still on the old tree? Are there plans for everyone to be on the new one soon? Ta.
While I really like the new tree overall (definitely worth losing my golden owl for), there are still a lot of audio problems. Hopefully, they'll be fixed by the time you get the new course, so maybe it's a blessing in disguise for you.
Old tree gang representing! feelsbadman, an opt in system would've been way more sensible
I finished tree 1.0 when I had a streak of 181 days and since then I’ve been waiting for an update. It finally came out to beta for existing users and I didn’t get it.
New tree is going through A/B testing, which means that a section of new users get it so they can compare user data between the old and new tree. It'll eventually come to everybody. If you're desperate to use it now, you could make a new account.
I did get the update. I went from having completed more than the 70% of the tree to barely 20%.
One thing I noticed is that whenever I try to complete skills that have been updated it requires you to do some extra lessons to get a crown.
Maybe here we can understand why they started using percentages rather than the number of lessons.
You should be able to quickly complete the updated skills if you are used to binging, For Japanese, it doesn't work quite well, at least for me.
Anyway, the updated skills aren't hard to complete so no problem here.
Still on the old tree. I finished the tree within three months after starting it. So basically when the first tree was 4/5 months old, I finished it completely. I've been waiting ever since on the new one.
I really was hyped when the new tree finally got public and really disappointed when I wasn't one of the lucky ones.
Yeah, we're all waiting. I've taken a break from Japanese on Duolingo because it was getting so repetitive. I'll get back to getting it golden soon. Hopefully, it will serve as a good review for me.
While waiting, get your tree golden (if it's not already) or review random lessons here and there. It may be helpful to look at the application's relatively new grammar explanations as well as reviewing the desktop versions of the explanations. You can also practice typing the informal tenses since they're usually accepted on the desktop version. It helps with conjugating た- and て-forms, which seem to be the hardest forms in Japanese. You can go through Lingodeer's Japanese 2 curriculum if you don't mind paying a little. It apparently contains all of N5 and N4 content, possibly including some N3. Learn kanji on Wanikani (not that expensive). Netflix has anime shows with Japanese subtitles. I'm trying to get through Ingress, but I've been able to watch many others. It's helping me with all the different formalities of commands since those are usually the easiest "sentences" to pick up in any language. It's also helping with my kanji exposure, and I feel like I'm seeing more real "spoken" grammar. (You can write kanji on the jisho.org app, which helps when you come across new kanji.)
I'm sure we will get the Japanese 2.0 tree this fall (September-November). These things always take longer than they predict.