I just finished my Duolingo Spanish tree. I have a screenshot of my "Golden owl", I am so jazzed.
Hi everyone. I have just finished my Spanish tree in Duolingo. Went from knowing diddly squat about spanish to total fluency. I am so grateful for Duolingo and the community.. Thank you thank you thank you! It's been great!
You did it, man! Impressive: 797 crowns, 159 skills, 678 lessons, 4466 lexemes, and 100% strength. ¡Buen trabajo!
You don't need to post a picture here. We can all basque in the warm glow of your achievement. And a grand achievement it is. Spanish has more crowns than any other course here. I have only 489 crowns in Spanish so far. Felicidades. Ten un lingot.
I think it was meant to be a pun. Especially with it being a region in Spain and this is a post relating to Spanish... lol
Technically, Basque is in Spain AND France :-) The northern third of Basque country is in what is now Southern France. It's where my family comes from.
How do you get to 100% strength. One day I was in a stubborn mood. I repeated the practice exercises for one module at least 20 times and my strength did not change for that module.
congratulations! but how did you achieve total fluency? by duolingo alone? i have been studying spanish on duolingo for some time. and I am nowhere near fluent.
I should have thought more about boasting about total fluency but was caught up in the moment. I am on my way there. I need to speak, read and write more Spanish and maybe pick up a good grammar book before I can consider myself "totally fluent." Thanks for pointing that out.
Congrats man!! about the grammar dont even worry about it! WRITING is a whole other thing with the accents and all. Im learning portuguese now so i can try and be trilingual and for fun i did the spanish test and try to test out of them. Turns out my spelling was horrible in english and in spanish AND sertain spain words arent the same as mexicos. My spanish according to Dualingo sucks even though it was my first language so HEY to everyone saying your not fluent... i think you know a little bit more than me
Major accomplishment in just a single year! I estimate I won't complete my current tree for another two years---and I have already been at it almost four!
I am not sure what I will do with all the lingots I have. I wish they could be redeemed for cash. I have 300 of them.
Gregorio709933 - Congratulations on your beautiful Spanish tree! Might I suggest that you do the reverse tree to further strengthen your Spanish? That will be my next step once I get further along my Spanish tree.
With regard to lingots, you can give them to newbies that post on the forums needing encouragement.
That would be interesting, either buy lingots for money or sell them and get money. But then you would have people hacking into the system.
I have 1746. I kinda forgot they existed. they just appear and then sit there.
That is a huge accomplishment, so congrats. But, not, it doesn't make you 'totally fluent' - not even close.
You can't become fluent in Spanish by only using Duolingo, it just won't happen. But you can learn a lot of new words.
The tree is what the bubble or crowns are composed of. I completed all the circles from top to bottom with a level 5 on each. I started it on July 4, 2018, a little over a year ago.
Wow!!!!!! How did you do i?? I spend 1 or 2 hours to study spanish nearly every day from the 1st of january but i still did 2 exams only and there are 7. i do 100-120xp a day. i haveno more time to do. how could yo DO????
I started about 4 months ago, 40-45 minutes a day, and still haven't gotten past the 2nd checkpoint. It will definitely take me way more than a year to complete the tree at the rate I am going. Each at their own pace, I suppose.
Hi Monika. Just want to be simpatica" (?) with you, similar sentiments: I only do 30 mins or less every day & sometimes more, of course practising Spanish on Duolingo. I am not very methodical though, just doing whatever set I feel like doing on the day. I am re-visiting Mexico in a few months so will need more language skills. Re Duolingo, I love it -- but thought I was going okay in my understandings etc until I sat the test at the end of the 3rd set and could hardly understand it - didn't even finish that test - it was so demoralising. (I know I don't understand the newer verb tenses). So am now trying to figure out how best to move forward over the next few months at less than an hour a day!! Congratulations to all the big achievers and to you for completing two of the exams!!
quindi mi puoi dire se fininendo un corso ocn duolingo poi si puo parlare in modo fluente una lingua?
Congratulations on your achievement! If you want to test your newfound skills, I am a native Spanish speaker, and will be glad to help you out.
Wow, that´s some real dedication! How did you work through the tree? Did you do each skill to level 5, go through multiple times at each level, or do some sort of rolling system? I´m going through mine getting each skill to level 2. I want to go back and raise a lot of them to level 3 once I finish, but level 5 seems like it would take a crazy amount of lessons. I´m not sure I´ll live long enough to ever get there with the whole tree. :)
I find it important to keep going back and practicing what I've already done. Otherwise it seems I can move ahead but found I was terrible at stuff that should be basic. I don't see any value in rushing through the tree. As I mentioned elsewhere Duo has gotten me up to where I can go get Children's books in Spanish and understand them pretty well. This has made a huge difference as it is USING the language as opposed to learning it. I can follow some dialogue on those Telenovelas as well. And I can now make sense out of some other teaching websites and am starting to see some of the patterns that make the language actually pretty simple once you get the basic vocabulary down. Now to get really advanced I plan to get Pablo Neruda stuff. It's a fabulous journey.
Wow Brandon! I so relate to what you're saying. I'm not sure of the best approach either. Was so demoralised at the 2nd Spanish exam I sat (below 2nd or 3rd set - wellI actually I opted out of the test as I was feeling so stupid!). So just today I went back to early sets that had simple verb tenses and made me feel better. I would like to have a better grasp of the best way forward too (without becoming obsessive!!) I love Duolingo but would like to know a better way to approach it (knowing it's not prescriptive!)
how much do you estimate you did every day in order to finish everything in a year? I have a trip abroad in about 10 months, trying to figure it out.
How can I add a graphic of my Golden Owl? Drag and drop doesn't work. I was going to add it to my post.
Add it instead of your profile picture. At least for a While. Do you plan to study another language now?
Are you gonna learn another language now?? Lol. Congrats on your accomplishment!
how long does it take you to get to this level? I started from january and i have 213 crowns. asi count i need a year or two to finish it
Enhorabuena. Espero que hayas conseguido tus propósitos Yo lo estoy intentando con el inglés
Congratulations! Now you can switch around and do the English tree for Spanish speakers if you want to learn even more.
Ayeee! Congrats! This means you gotta go outside and yell at someone, anyone, in Spanish. It is your Duolingo-given RIGHT, dagnabit!
Congrats man! I'm on my way there (long way ahead though!). Duolingo is great for vocabulary. The only thing is to get more practice. Anyone knows any good Spanish radios with a lot of talking instead of music. Preferably available online so I can listen through my Google Home.
Not sure if its still something that can be done, but when I finished with all leaves golden for lack of a better way to describe it, I was able to make a pdf on my ipad of all the lessons with all lessons showing golden, plus my owl at the end. Now the lessons are crowns and done a bit differently so working through getting all gold again. Hope to be able to pdf all once I do make it. If not, yes screen shot works for me. Congrats on being so successful with the Spanish!
I just watched the 2019 Pan American Games. I love the fact that I know maybe 80% of the Spanish spoken.
Big congratulations :) love that you've gone from "diddly squat" - claro trabajes mucho (forgive my errors!). Salud
Congrats! Having been there on each round of changes, I look forward to grinding through the current material by late November. This time through I taken up working through the first four levels and testing out to level five.
I like using a few other resources as well. SynergySpanish over the years has been a big help. I’ve lived full time in Mexico since 2010, so I get to use my skills daily. I won’t call myself fluent until I can keep up chatting with my machine gun Spanish speaking friends popping shots of tequila. A veces me pierdo.
@SamohtSMA - Ha Ha re your machine-gun Spanish-speaking friends (with or without tequila shots, lol !!) Now there's a leveller. I so relate. Cheers (o salud?)
Did you do the stories? If not that could be your next challenge. Congrats on the Achievement
Hi, where are you from ! I am from Viet Nam ; I want to make friend with you; I am learning English on Duolingo. I want to improve my english but nobody talk with me, Could you help me ? Thank you very much !
Bueno. Ahora tu puedes hacer el arbol reverso - desde espanol to ingles. Saludos cordiales. TR
How would you transalate the expression "i am so jazzed" to spanish? I've never heard that. Is it like hyped or something?
Great Job ! i want also to share my experience about learning spanish, i have 462 crown in spanish and i regularly use duolingo for more than year and i also use to listen to some spanish podcast and radio. Now, i can handle easily a conversation with a native speaker about differents subjects, i can watch movies and tv in spanish.
well done Gregorio709933 i am just about to start my spanish course and i look up to you well done!
Amazing. I have started two days ago with duolingo. Have had spanish lessons so the first part is going quickly. But even now i see some words that i forgot