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I completed the Latin tree!

Though I've completed the Chinese and Spanish trees in prior efforts, I feel a special sense of accomplishment because Latin is the first tree I've completed without significant prior background in the language.

Duolingo has eliminated the "I'll never try to learn x language" barriers I had put up for myself over the past several decades. Now, I hover my finger over the "+ add a new course" button, take a few deep breaths, press the button and voila! I'm learning Japanese, German, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Portuguese, and Swahili, all at no additional cost! I learn a lot from the forums, too. For example, one person likened repeating timed practices to practicing scales on a musical instrument, and doing so helped me to improve my Spanish tremendously in just a few weeks. Now, I'm using this technique to improve my reading speed in non-roman character sets, such as Hindi, Japanese and Arabic, as well.

I am hopeful that Duolingo will eventually introduce stories in more of the existing languages, and perhaps some lessons geared toward how Latin is still used today, such as in law. Other than that, ego te laudo, Duo! I'm off to finish the Hindi tree and speed up my Spanish and Chinese some more.

November 8, 2019



How on earth did you finish the Latin tree so fast?


He probably hasn't leveled all the skills up to level 5 yet, although I'm not quite sure about that


The Latin tree is really short.


I'm also proud to have finished my Latin tree. I however had learned it at school more than 50 years ago. I hope Duo is going to continue the Latin, because there's still a lot to learn like the past and future forms.


Good job! Try to get that Latin golden tree, as well as the owl, now.


Thanks for the info about the golden tree and the owl. I will pursue those in Latin and the other two trees I finished.


What do you mean by "golden tree"


I also completed the Latin tree, but having the dedication to get the golden tree seems time consuming


I've currently got all but a few modules up to level 3.

I'm not personally planning to go much farther. I started going through Lingua Latina Per Se Illustrata (part 1) a few weeks ago, and I'm currently on chapter 8. After the first 2-3 chapters, which mostly cover territory Duolingo does as well, it was a lot more productive (admittedly, also more challenging) than reviewing anything on Duolingo.

I'm probably going to get the last few modules up to level 3 and then call it good. (I'd like to re-complete the Spanish tree, which updated while I was doing other things...)


Génial - Te felicito! Que entretenido leer textos de usuarios en Duolingo, es muy interesante conocer otra gente muy interesada en los idiomas! Nos duolingum laudamus! Arbor latinus valde bene est! Quaeso da nos arborem novum per linguam Latinam discere potere. Duolingo mihi placet. I wanted to say, the latin tree is great! I love it, i'm SO sure there will be an update of the course soon! I also imagined a latin course from German, that would be so exciting! Thank you!!


¡Gracias! linguam Latinam bene scribis!


Me too, and it took me almost 70 days. But I did it very slowly at purpose, to understand the grammar of every sentences.

Now I plan to grab all the crowns. I'd like to reach level 25, but from level 12 to level 25 with always the same units, it will be really boring.

I could wait they add more content.


Congratulations! I find your effort to understand the grammar in every sentence laudatory. I am still working on that and am using supplementary material to do so.

I'm hoping to see an expanded tree as well.

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