https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gregorio709933

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!

August 9, 2019

91 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/angus390025

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.

https://duome.eu/Gregorio709933

August 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ESK_22

I think the word is "bask" instead of "basque". Basque is a region in Spain.

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/taylorbritt1865

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

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Donna647908

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.

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/susu581980

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.

August 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jie511

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.

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gregorio709933

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.

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Karla142965

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

August 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hugh231007

Get some books en español that are for kids from 8 - 12, then move up to teenage stuff. Harry Potter is great. I've found a bunch of them at my local library and it really helps to read some easy stories in the target language. I did the same in French.

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mr.DrakePSU

That is an excellent idea!

August 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MadelynZam3

that might be good for me.

August 12, 2019

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

Did you click the owl? You get a certificate too

August 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gregorio709933

I did and copied and pasted into a graphics editor.

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Harold172355

Congratulations! Duo 35 Duo17

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dugggg
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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!

August 10, 2019

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

That is epic. I suppose I will keep going. Have a lingot.

August 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gregorio709933

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.

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Monika762830

??? I have 663 lingots.what shall i do??

August 10, 2019

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

Have another hahahaha

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EmmaLees1

haha

August 12, 2019

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

make that 665

August 12, 2019

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

give 'em to your friends?

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Msanjose1

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.

August 11, 2019

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

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.

August 10, 2019

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

I have 1746. I kinda forgot they existed. they just appear and then sit there.

August 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/7.Julia.7

That is a huge accomplishment, so congrats. But, not, it doesn't make you 'totally fluent' - not even close.

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sashy140519

negative ass ❤❤❤❤❤.

August 11, 2019

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

HAHAHAH

August 12, 2019

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

Total fluency in Spanish Really?

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Devan234259

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.

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hugh231007

I agree, but it got me up to a level where I could start reading simple stuff like literature for kids and other websites that are meant to advance my Spanish make sense now. I love it.

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carole477245

Congrats. What’s the tree about. And how long did this take you?

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gregorio709933

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.

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Monika762830

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????

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MitchellCo758085

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.

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Markando724

If you need help I might be able to assist.

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nita449392

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!!

August 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ellacarter9

WOW! THAT'S AMAZING!! That must have taken forever!!! :D

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bumbum191106

quindi mi puoi dire se fininendo un corso ocn duolingo poi si puo parlare in modo fluente una lingua?

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Markando724

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.

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Brandon68719

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. :)

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hugh231007

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.

August 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nita449392

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!)

August 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Julie368388

Congratulations! Very impressive!

August 11, 2019

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

¡Felicidades!

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hannah506320

Well done!!!

August 11, 2019

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

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.

August 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gregorio709933

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.

August 9, 2019

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

Add it where?

Here? You need to upload the image somewhere like imgur

Google “post images duolingo” and the first few results should be guides.

August 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/szilvia294808

Add it instead of your profile picture. At least for a While. Do you plan to study another language now?

August 12, 2019

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

Bravo! Bravissimo!!

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Frenchlearner._.

Is that White Diamond?

August 10, 2019

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

@Gregorio709933 Congratulations on your achievement. Have a Lingot.

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gregorio709933

Thank you.

August 10, 2019

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

Congrats! Have some lingots :)

August 10, 2019

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

How long did it take to finish the tree?

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gregorio709933

I started July 4, 2018

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yojS0l

I also started july 2018, but the english course

August 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ash.music

Are you gonna learn another language now?? Lol. Congrats on your accomplishment!

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Monika762830

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

August 10, 2019

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

When did you start feeling comfortable with the language?

August 10, 2019

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

Bueno! You've been working hard! Guau!

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GypsyVanner7

Awesome job! Did you use only Duolingo to become fluent?

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yojS0l

Enhorabuena. Espero que hayas conseguido tus propósitos Yo lo estoy intentando con el inglés

August 10, 2019

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

Congratulations! Now you can switch around and do the English tree for Spanish speakers if you want to learn even more.

August 11, 2019

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

Ayeee! Congrats! This means you gotta go outside and yell at someone, anyone, in Spanish. It is your Duolingo-given RIGHT, dagnabit!

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nita449392

Me lo gusto (I mean the shouting outside in Spanish!!)

August 12, 2019

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

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.

August 11, 2019

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

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!

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RyanPhilli343

well done

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KrisE-C

That is so exciting. What a major achievement. Congratulations!

August 11, 2019

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

That is so cool! I don't really share my lingot's too often but you totally deserve it.

August 12, 2019

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

I just watched the 2019 Pan American Games. I love the fact that I know maybe 80% of the Spanish spoken.

August 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nita449392

Big congratulations :) love that you've gone from "diddly squat" - claro trabajes mucho (forgive my errors!). Salud

August 12, 2019

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

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.

August 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nita449392

@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?)

August 12, 2019

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

Did you do the stories? If not that could be your next challenge. Congrats on the Achievement

August 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PhmVnDoanh1

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 !

August 12, 2019

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

Bueno. Ahora tu puedes hacer el arbol reverso - desde espanol to ingles. Saludos cordiales. TR

August 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/enzod22

How would you transalate the expression "i am so jazzed" to spanish? I've never heard that. Is it like hyped or something?

August 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MadelynZam3

i love it thank you.

August 12, 2019

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

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.

August 12, 2019

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

congratulations!

August 12, 2019

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

Congratulations!

August 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/meh30

well done Gregorio709933 i am just about to start my spanish course and i look up to you well done!

August 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Loes395798

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

August 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Louis-Mederic

Congrats! Are you planning on learning a new language now? :-)

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bumbum191106

congratulazioni!!

August 10, 2019

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

Congrats, well done you!!!

August 11, 2019

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

Felicidades, trabajo bien hecho.

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cettina481002

Felicidades

August 11, 2019
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