https://www.duolingo.com/ojosazules787

New to Duolingo looking for other ground zero starters

Hi! I am just starting duo lingo - spanish and am interested in meeting another new starter…or any comments, suggestion or tips for navigating this program.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Welcome to the community!

I like to share the WIKI <---linky with folks because it is full of really useful how-to guides created by other Duolingoers. I also recommend heading to youtube to find a couple of pronunciation tutorials created by native speakers, saying everythin in your lessons out loud without waiting for Duolingo to prompt you, and then getting a Timed Practice in the Lingot store (home tab) to use for review each day. Here are some Lingots to help you (little jewel on the bottom corner of your post).

Good luck :D

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ojosazules787

Thanks for replying and your suggestions. I don't know what you mean WIKI linky?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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The link to the wiki is in the txt that says WIKI up in that other post. But in the comment sections links are grey. Some newbies have a hard time realizing that those are links. So, i wanted to make it more visible. As for what a wiki is, ever heard of wikipedia? Wikis are like info hubs about a thing. Duolingo users have built the most comprehensive publicly available data on nearly all things Duolingo to help one another know how the community and features on Duolingo work. (Duolingo is a content dense website that looks very clean. If i just talk someone through everything there is to know about the website, it takes over an hour (i gave my friend the grant tour once while they were visiting. Feel free to share the link with others :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ojosazules787

thanks

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kristibob

I'm new - been here about a month - lost my streak due to lightning electrocuted my modem - and I've been back for 5 days. I'm learning Spanish and German, and, tonight, I decided I would learn the Russian alphabet just for fun - because I've always been curious about it....lol...I don't go quickly through lessons here and try to enjoy them. It's nice to meet you!

4 years ago

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Dont give up! :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kristibob

Oh, I'm not the giving up type. I will persevere and enjoy it, as well. It's not always going to be fun. It may be frustrating at times, but, when you keep going and finally conquer something that has been a hurdle for you, it feels so GOOD! You really need to be able to appreciate what you're doing on your own - no classroom full of people to marvel at your abilities...lol...no assignments to "motivate" you - and no grade to get to terrify you..lol...you must be self-motivated and know where to turn when things go wrong, and the discussion pages are a great place to start!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/j-pete
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Hi, I am new as well. Just starting basic Spanish and German for about a month now and having fun. I do repeat some lessons and sometimes review the discussions which are helpful for understanding context and culture--or are just entertaining :) It is good that there is a wide range of skill level noted among the comments, something to learn from everyone. Good luck!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ojosazules787

Thank you all for your posts and encouragement.

4 years ago
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