https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chocochipkookie

Finished the Japanese tree!

I finally finished it after (I think) 4 months! The last few skills were pretty hard, and I went through the last three skills quickly just to finish. I will have to review those! I can definitely say this tree won't get you very far but it gives you the basics to go off of. I can't wait till the new tree comes out!

Thank you everybody on the forum that have answered my many questions!

June 20, 2019

44 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Todocat

Good job! ^-^

June 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnimeGirl102659

I'm happy for you

June 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nelson-James

Yeah, I've been taking the Japanese tree very slowly, maxing out each skill until I'm sure I know it. Don't know if I have the new tree or the old.

Right now it's easy, but I'm sure it's going to get harder. The thing is I know word, and the kana, but when spoken, I tend to get lost. By going slowly, I'm hoping to develop better mental muscle memory.

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GMontag451

In the old tree, the last skill is "Olympics". If you have skills beyond "Olympics", then you have the new tree.

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nelson-James

Okay, the last skill on my tree is Olympics, but that's so far down the line, it's going to be a while before I see that.

June 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chocochipkookie

If you take it slowly, you'll definitely be fine! It is also really hard when you start, but kind of in the middle of the tree it is not too easy and not too hard which I really liked!

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RuwaydaAtH

Well done!

June 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robert_Martens

The new tree is way fuller with tons of Kanji. You will be speaking like a third grader in no time.

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/antonin13720

Can you tell us more of this new tree because I can't find information on the website? Will it replace the old tree (I guess)? Will it be worth starting over from scratch? Is it worth stopping our old tree ASAP? Well sorry, I guess I am both worried and excited! Well and I also travel to Japan in 10 days!

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robert_Martens

The new tree just extends the old tree. How long will you be in japan

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/antonin13720

Only three weeks!

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Matt463982

I definitely recommend heading to Gifu prefecture and Hida if you don't mind heading up North a little. Well worth it for the samurai headquarters also really easy to get away from all the touristy stuff there.

I went for three months last year and will be going back to do my honors at the university of Tokyo next year (why I started this course).

Good job at finishing your tree, I've been going slowly along with a Udemy course that focuses more on grammar and actually writing the kanji so I've still got a ways to go.

Enjoy your trip!!!

June 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/antonin13720

I am transferring this suggestion to my (boss) wife... Thank you! It lookd great and with the JR pass, everywhere looks accessible...

June 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robert_Martens

What is your plan?

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/antonin13720

Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, and visiting a friend near Nagoya. And also a couple of days with no plans, to be able to pick something up that we would find worth going.

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tatehu

I haven't even finished the current one, but i can't wait :D

June 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jake-Nebraska

Good!!!!!!!!!

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hi_Hopes_2

Awsome chocochipkookie! So when you finish a tree, do you move on to a new tree with more advanced Japanese?

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chocochipkookie

Thanks Hi Hopes! Sadly no, the tree just remains finished. Thankfully they are updating the tree to a new one with more skills and kanji and it should come out soon, but if there was no new tree the finished tree would just stay there.

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ko-sei

congrats!

June 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarkTheArtist

Good Job!

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dom252915

Your flag only shows 15. Is that the old tree?

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chocochipkookie

Yup, my device hasn't updated to the new tree so I have the old tree with only 40+ skills.

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pez620341

congrats, the new tree is pretty challenging. you'll love it ;)

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/antonin13720

How can one access the new tree? I am still with the first one, and I don't want to go too fast finishing it, because I enjoy it soooo much, and finishing it would be like losing a friend! But now if there is a new one...?

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pez620341

it will be updated in the upcoming weeks for all the accounts. for the moment they are still testing it. if you want to explore the new tree, you can log out and take the Japanese test. the new tree appears roughly one out of 3 times... if you get the new tree, save it with a side account using a different email address. that's what I did before the tree was updated on my main account.

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robert_Martens

i just asked them directly to give me the new tree. They are very nice about it and very responsive.

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pez620341

I never knew you could do that ^^ this is way easier

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RussellGra13

Where does one go to ask? I am finding it difficult to locate a direct line of communication with the team. I would also like the 2.0 tree. I am using a second account just to get access to it.

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RyotOrmes90

Congratulations!

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RudraChoud4

Hi, i just started japanese. I learned the letters but couldnt process the sentences. I mean i can complete the skills easily but its not settling in my mind. Any advice how to do that>

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robert_Martens

Find doraemon comic book and read them all

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chocochipkookie

Take each sentence slowly, break it down, write it on a notecard with its English translation, and review it a lot!

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/reyaanne

good job

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GarenaInc

I will try :))

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rea_07062001

Congratulations! I'm glad for you!❤️

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ParkJimin307567

congratualtions! That is a big milestone even if it doesn't get you fluent, you learn a lot of the basic grammar rules and it is very helpful in the long run! I wish you luck!

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kelvin401862

Congratulations. I hope to join you one of these days. And I too am looking forward to the new tree.

June 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NaomiRatajek

I just started japanese and have yet to finsh my first tree.

June 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PatrickBra289091

I'm working on my Living Language Japanese multimedia program. My sister is fluent on Japanese and I want to be on her level.

June 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chocochipkookie

That's awesome your sister is fluent! Good luck with your learning!

June 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KCNfoster

Congratulations! I can't wait to finish my tree in gold. :D

June 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pikestaff

Congrats! I've been going nice and slow but I can't wait to get there eventually too!

June 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jonathan700637

ナイス! I'm nearing a year of using it and I've still not even touched 12 of the lessons..

June 26, 2019
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