Finished the German Tree!
I have been working on the German tree for more than five years, and tonight, I have finally finished it. My impetus to learn German was mainly to help me during my travels. Five years ago I spent a month in Austria. Two summers ago I spent several weeks in Germany, and this summer I will return to Germany once again. And even if I am not fluent in the language, I can now ask for simple things and get by.
I found it was important not to rush through this tree as German grammar is pretty intricate. There are many lessons that I have countlessly repeated just to make sure that I understand the structure of the sentence as well as the vocabulary. I have also been listening to slow news in German (https://www.dw.com/de/deutsch-lernen/nachrichten/s-8030) and reading some elementary German books to get a better grasp of the language.
As you work through any tree, try not to rush it. And even if you reach the end of the tree, it's really just the beginning of your learning. Go out and apply the knowledge!
Congratulations! In an earlier post, someone suggested learning the German tree from your native language. I started doing that and although not far along, I've learned several new words and more natural ways of saying things in German. Enjoy your visit here! People sincerely appreciate the effort to speak in their native tongue.
Congratulations!! Back when I met my husband we moved to germany. I did not have anything like this great Duo app to help me with the language only a once a week German class that I went to in Munich and brought my newborn to the kinderbetrueng. I new basics and how to give simple directions. I returned to the States and now 20 years later found Duo! It's helped me put things into better perspective. I'm halfway through but you are a great inspiration and must have a big sense of success. Enjoy your time there!
Gut gemacht! Ich wünschte, ich hätte so viel Geduld beim Englischlernen. Ich habe gelernt, seit ich klein war, aber als Kind mit einem leicht ablenkbaren Gehirn habe ich nicht viel Englisch gelernt. Aber ich hoffe, dass ich mit Duolingo lernen und weiter lernen kann. Machen Sie einfach weiter so und machen Sie mit Ihrer Ausbildung weiter.
Gut gemacht! I wish you continued luck in your German learning journey. :) I absolutely love it and hope to finish my German tree in the next 6 months or so. Like others have suggested, I've also started doing a reverse tree from German into English. I've found that I've really enhanced my learning that way. I've also added online games, tv shows, books, podcasts, and conversations with others in German to try to enhance my learning that way too. I wish you luck on your visit. Immersing yourself in the language is one of the best ways to learn.