https://www.duolingo.com/leehaber

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.

Muito obrigado!

Lee

June 15, 2014

33 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/JCMcGee

Excelente. parabéns!

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!"

June 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/leehaber

Wow, that's awesome! I'm definitely rooting for Brazil

June 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ALoUSyUseRnaME

Congrats! Have 5 lingots!

June 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/antoniojack

thanks for giving him Lingots, have 1 lingot :P

June 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/lewisjcranston16

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 :)

June 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/leehaber

Eu sou canadense assim para esta copa do mundo eu vou apoiar o Brasil. Todos jogos tem sido muito bons

June 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/..BATMAN..

Parabéns!
We say: "torcer para o Brasil"

June 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/JulianoSW

Parabéns! Está escrevendo muito bem com apenas dois meses de estudo.

June 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/antoniojack

you learned this much in 2 months?

June 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/JulianoSW

Not me, I'm native. I talked about leehaber =)

June 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/tonywangtj

Parabens! Ter um bom tempo! ;)

June 16, 2014

[deactivated user]

    wow I saw u learn a lot!! how did u keep like this

    June 16, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/gustavohsantos

    Parabéns! Eu sou brasileiro e estou no caminho inverso... aprendendo inglês. Estou estudando muito também.

    June 18, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/AlejandroC150367

    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.

    June 24, 2014

    [deactivated user]

      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

      June 16, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/sophiel9064

      How many trees can you learn. Just wondering.

      June 16, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/leehaber

      I think you can learn as many as there are courses.

      June 17, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/pedro.lucena

      Um bom exemplo para nós. Parabéns! E Aproveite a copa!

      June 16, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/antoniojack

      Wow, congrats :D You learned Portuguese from scratch here? Also after you are finished, how many words does it say you learned?

      June 17, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/leehaber

      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.

      June 17, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/antoniojack

      wow, inspirational

      June 18, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/cinthiia_mc

      On Duolingo you'll learn 1950 words in portuguese. The course with the most words to learn (until now, at least). ;)

      June 19, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/JhonFrancioli

      Meus parabéns! ^^

      June 18, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/libbyxox

      hi#

      June 18, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/Smile445

      Congrats! I just started! :D

      June 19, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/MEe.u.Ramos

      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!

      June 20, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/leehaber

      Obrigado! Eu vou assistir uma partida no Belo Horizonte: Costa Rica contra Inglaterra.

      June 20, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/MEe.u.Ramos

      Legal! Espero que BH esteja igual a São Paulo super animada. rs

      June 24, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/AdiSwamzibar

      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

      June 27, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/yahoo01k

      Parabéns!

      Just curious how long did it take to complete the portuguese tree?

      thanks

      July 6, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/leehaber

      Hi everyone, here is the link to my experience using Portuguese at the World Cup https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3713941

      July 15, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/mitbuiviet

      by the way, I'm not good at Portuguese yet, but can we replace "muito obrigado" by "obrigazinho"?

      July 20, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/mgaristova

      You could use "(o)bradadíssimo" or "(o)brigadÃO". Not so sure about "obrigaDinho".

      December 23, 2014
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