I Finished my Portuguese Tree (just in time for the World Cup)
For the last two months I have been intensely practicing Brazilian Portuguese. I just completed my tree today.
My motivation has been that I will be going to the World Cup on June 21st. Some people speak English, but not many. After having tested out my Portuguese with native Brazilian speakers, I can say with confidence that I could easily survive with my current level. Now I'm moving to a more conversational level.
I am now using other tools like videos and podcasts to improve my vocabulary and listening. I will also be translating more. However, the big thing I think duolingo gives you is that structure so you can easily learn a basic, survival level of the language. This foundation makes later mastery much easier.
Here in Brighton, UK, we have a huge screen on the beach for watching all world cup games...it's been an amazing opportunity to meet and talk with Brazilians! Though I think there's a whole other language for talking about football!
The experience of watching football with Brazilians is soooo utterly different than I'm used to in Scotland or England....it's like a huge family!
I also went to Portugal's first game....but went to the wrong place and ended up talking to Germans all night (in English!)....but I have now found where the Portuguese meet up!
My father has always loved Brazilian football....I decided I would pay for hi to travel down from Glasgow just to watch the final on the beach with me and the Brazilians....We both hope Brazil make it!
I said to him "Dad, I'll lend you one of my Brazilian shirts!" He said "Son, I have three Brazilian shirts and your mum is going to buy me the new one!"
Bonito! Who are you supporting? I am personally with Holland and on second terms Brazil or Belgium.. sadly Scotland didn't qualify.. :( My friend is from Oslo (Norway) and is also flying out to Brazil (Manaus).. Can't wait for the Argentina game tonight :)
Eu sou canadense assim para esta copa do mundo eu vou apoiar o Brasil. Todos jogos tem sido muito bons
wow I saw u learn a lot!! how did u keep like this
Parabéns! Eu sou brasileiro e estou no caminho inverso... aprendendo inglês. Estou estudando muito também.
Hi Lee, I have finished the Portuguese tree too. And I want to continue studying by myself. Have you found other good places to study ? Greetings from Argentina.
Congratulations!! I also think Duolingo helped me a lot, now I am learning Spanish Italian and Portuguese, Italian is my fav so I learn it everyday
Wow, congrats :D You learned Portuguese from scratch here? Also after you are finished, how many words does it say you learned?
Yep, completely from scratch with duolingo, though I did start using other tools as I progressed. I would say I know over 2000 words now.
On Duolingo you'll learn 1950 words in portuguese. The course with the most words to learn (until now, at least). ;)
Que bacana, Lee! Espero que goste do meu país e que aprimore mais o teu português. Você vai assistir aos jogos em algum estádio? Boa sorte e seja bem vindo!
Obrigado! Eu vou assistir uma partida no Belo Horizonte: Costa Rica contra Inglaterra.
That's fantastic! I'm inspired to work even harder now. Duolingo certainly does a great job of making learning a language fun. Although some of the examples tend to be unrealistic. For example, The ant reads a book! A formiga le um livro (I'm a bit lazy with the accents!) Wish you all the best! Adi
Just curious how long did it take to complete the portuguese tree?
by the way, I'm not good at Portuguese yet, but can we replace "muito obrigado" by "obrigazinho"?