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Finishing the Spanish tree

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I just finished the Spanish tree, not without frustration about some inconsistencies in the corrections. I want, however, to congratulate all the contributors who made this possible. You are doing an incredible job. Thank you!

4 years ago

30 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Mayannut

After 27 days straight, I am 1/3 done at "climbing" this tree. I am only putting about 30-45 minutes/day into it, however, I am making flashcards of the new words daily (currently have over 700 cards that I know by heart) and am also "strengthening" my skills along the way for retention.

My goal is not to see how fast I can complete this, rather it is to learn to speak and understand the Spanish language. I think Duolingo is a great addition to learning a new language. It should not be one's only means of learning, but when incorporated with other activities, immersion techniques, classes, etc., it will assist one exponentially. Buena suerte a todos!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GerSzej
GerSzejPlus
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You are perfectly right. I certainly don't intend to stop here. I am studying every day, watching Spanish TV and speaking with native speakers. I am sure that if I don't practice I will forget many of the things I have learnt here. My objective is to go and live in a Spanish speaking country soon.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GerSzej
GerSzejPlus
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It is quite something all the people who are congratulating me, or leaving comments. I am discovering that Duolingo is offering much more than just a learning experience. So, for those who are interested, I intend to take Hungarian and Russian when available. I can't wait.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mememe96
mememe96
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Thats amazing! I just started a week ago and am working hard on it. how long did it take you all in all?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GerSzej
GerSzejPlus
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believe it or not, I started on August 1st (this year)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jelena.queen

Wow! Did you know anything at the begining or you were a true amater? :D

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mememe96
mememe96
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Wow thats encouraging....I hope I can be similarly fast

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/turdethan99

Heh...me too...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mister_De
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Enhorabuena! Spanish is not an easy language, continue perfectioning your knowledges!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tomk123

There are no easy languages, but I think that Spanish is quite a bit easier than, say German at least in the grammar. For nouns there are only 2 genders and no cases. Also, the plurial forms are regular. When you learn a new noun in German, all these things have to be taken into account.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mister_De
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Hahaha, well, I dont know, I'm a native speaker so for me, Spanish is quite easy (xD) but with so many conjugations, vocabulary and history I thought that it woukdn't be easy at all for an English speaker, for example. But I totally agree with you; there are no easy languages!

Oh, how hard it is to speak Spanish!: http://youtu.be/4LjDe4sLER0

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Congrats on finishing your tree :D They have indeed done a great job! And the more people who go through and report errors and alternative sentence suggestions the more the courses can improve :)

Btw, do you plan on completing the reverse course?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GerSzej
GerSzejPlus
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Hello, thank you. What do you mean by completing the reverse course? from Spanish to English?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/natsent06

yea the reverse course is doing it from Spanish to English

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GerSzej
GerSzejPlus
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Very good idea, I am going to try that after I finish refreshing my German.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sofia673

Congratulations! Felicitaciones! La mejor suerte con tu espanol en el futuro!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SamLiden1

I am just starting. I don't know what a tree is in this context.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/natsent06

a tree is the whole course

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/coldasice26
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Everyone who helps with his corrections will prevent further frustration, image all the people before you with even more issues. Thank you for solving all your issues, so I will not encounter anymore :D Congrats with the golden owl!!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/klabear10

I have a question Gerard. I saw that you started the tree on August 1st. Have you had any prior Spanish education, and if not, how are you managing to retain all the information you have learned? Congratulations on finishing the tree! I still got about 1/3 of the way to go.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GerSzej
GerSzejPlus
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I have been exposed to Spanish here and then, but never took a course. I think I have a gift for languages (or genes from my parents). It took me 3 weeks of intensive course to be able to communicate and work in English. I speak German (currently refreshing it here on Duolingo). I can also speak Japanese (and write about 600 characters - maybe this has helped improving my memory) and my mother tongue is French. Since I have a lot of free time, I intend to keep working regularly on "strengthening my skills" on this site.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/klabear10

Impressive, have a lingot.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MarnW
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Congratulations! How fortunate you are to have a gift for languages.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Billyp53

I am so impressed that you are able to do this. I think it shows that Duolingo is appropriate for everyone as you can take it at your own pace. I had a few lessons of French back in the '60s and decided that languages were not for me and here I am in my '60s actually feeling I can do this. I will be a lot longer than Gerard in finishing the tree but I will get there.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lydiasprofile

Congratulations!! I just started taking the Spanish course and it is exciting to hear of your accomplishment in completing it! Well done :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GerSzej
GerSzejPlus
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Thank you. Keep the good work, I am sure you will make it too

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/juan7-2
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no speak english

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/globallygifted

I almost done with the tree a second time and although you may know this already, its not the same phrase, which I love because I'm still not as good as I'd like to be and this just gives more incentive to keep perfecting what I know.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GerSzej
GerSzejPlus
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I think duolingo (or people making it) is (are) very cleaver. There are always nice surprises.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Esani_
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Congrats!

4 years ago