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

Finished my third tree!

After Spanish and German, I have now finished Duolingo's Portuguese course! For now, I'm gonna practise, and wait for the Danish and Russian course, and eventually, the Mandarin Chinese course to come out. :)

June 14, 2014

37 Comments


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

Dear Sir, I just finished my tree in Portuguese but my level is only 13. I assume that one now raises one's level by translating articles, correct ?

June 14, 2014

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

And by practising!

June 14, 2014

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

Thanks

June 14, 2014

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

How long did it take you to complete your Portuguese tree ?

June 14, 2014

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

I'm not sure, about 9 months I think? I haven't always been working at it at full speed.

June 14, 2014

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

Habla espanol tambien, no ?

June 14, 2014

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

Suficiente para conversar :)

June 14, 2014

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

Olá, se quiser também posso ajudar você a praticar português. Sou brasileiro nativo.

June 15, 2014

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

Hey I need some help. :) I'll help you with your English or Spanish if you need any.

June 15, 2014

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

Oi, tudo bem? Sou brasileiro nativo, posso ajudar a aprender português.

June 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Katrina.-

Great job! Here are some lingots!

June 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cotton-Tail

Well done! :)

June 14, 2014

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

Thank you very much :)!

June 14, 2014

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

Congrats!

June 14, 2014

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

Se precisarem de ajuda em Português, me avisem! Posso ajudar, sou Nativo.

June 14, 2014

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

Que legal! Eu gostaria falar com você :) É brasileiro ou português?

June 15, 2014

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

Brasileiro

June 15, 2014

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

Prazer em conhecer você :)

June 15, 2014

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

Congratulations! I am finding Portuguese much more difficult than the other languages I am studying. I keep practising the same lessons, so I am at Level 11 but have done very few lessons!

June 15, 2014

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

The pronunciation is definitely the most challenging out of all the languages Duolingo currently offers! At least, for me. :) The grammar is a breeze though, if you have any previous familiarity with Romance languages.

June 15, 2014

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

Oi tudo bem? Também posso ajudar a aprender português. Sou brasileiro :)

June 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/10756302

well done! i want to ask how well can you communicate after learning all these languages and if you still remember German and Spanish. I just finished my first tree and I want to start learning a new language, but I feel that I will forget French if I don't continue.

June 15, 2014

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

Well, Spanish remains the language I'm putting the most effort into, and I'm really happy with the progress I made, considering I only seriously started studying it in August 2013. I can now hold a conversation without too much trouble, and I'm working on expanding my vocabulary with memrise.

With German, I'm very consciously humble in my goals. My motivations from the start were just a desire to be able to read a German book without too much trouble (since German literature has such a lot to offer), and a feeling that a Dutchman with any self respect should at least be able to use some German.

And Portuguese, well; I think I still have a long way to go with it. But if I'm totally honest, out of all the languages I want to learn, Portuguese is definitely the one I'm most infatuated with, so I'm not worried about the future; my love of the language will keep me learning. I think the first thing I'm gonna do tonight is rewatch one of my favourite movies, 'Cidade de Deus'.

June 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/10756302

That's good to know! I thought it would be a trouble to balance out all the languages when you start to learn them all together. I hope in the future you'll get to learn french as I think it's one tough but beautiful langauge.

June 15, 2014

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

Well, y'know, I've kinda forbidden myself from seriously learning French (or Italian), since you have to draw the line somewhere. :P I like it, but I don't have a passion for it.

June 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/10756302

:-p well, Good luck with your studies and I hope that you get fluent in all these languages :-)

June 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KTKee-EnglishEng

Why do you prefer to be semi-fluent in a lot of languages, rather than more fluent in fewer languages?

June 15, 2014

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

Well, I'm taking a long-term view to be honest. Languages like Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin I expect to keep working on for the rest of my life, similar to how I've kept working on my English up to now. So maybe I won't be fluent in the near future, but I'm giving myself all the time I have to get there. I love these languages, after all, so it's no chore.

June 15, 2014

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

Oi tudo bem? Se quiser posso ajudar a aprender e praticar português. Gosto muito de aprender outras línguas também

June 15, 2014

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

Awesome!

June 15, 2014

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

man, thats inspiring, how did you bring yourself to do it so fast?

June 16, 2014

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

A lot of free time and a lot of love for languages. :)

June 16, 2014

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

Although I love languages--I am trilingual--I am studying Brazilian Portuguese because of necessity. I travel to Sao Paulo every other year and feel left out of conversations when in a group where most speak Portuguese. The young people in general speak English or French or both, but the older generation converses only in Portuguese. I am finding the pronunciation very difficult because it seems, to my ears, that words are truncated and or swallowed in mid flight. The articulation is very lax and to someone with a French background it is mind boggling. Nevertheless, I am loving it. Congratulations to you for your language learning thirst. And, by the way, thanks for letting me in on your secret to keep the newly learned language alive; i.e., talking to myself in that language. Seems like a good idea.

June 17, 2014

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

What is your native language ? What other languages do you speak ?

June 17, 2014

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

My native language is Dutch. I speak English well, German decently, Spanish hopefully, and French haltingly.

June 19, 2014

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

Thanks for the reply.

June 19, 2014

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

Cool that's impressive! )

June 19, 2014
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