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What do you think is the hardest skill to learn in Spanish?

To me, it was subjunctive past verbs so far. Right now I'm on my last skill because I just finished Abstract Objects 3. But those subjunctive past verbs killed me. I would lose all my hearts on the last exercise and I'll have to start all over again. Spent all day on that yesterday :(

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

Listening and understanding.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BigMish17

Sorry I didn't clarify, I meant which specific skill on the tree such as Verbs: Past, or animals, or pronouns, etc.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CharmingTiger
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I was breezing through the tree until I got to OBJECT PRONOUNS. The ordering of those sentences is very different from English & I still am not comfortable completing them without thinking very hard about it. It has since been an uphill battle, as PAST: VERBS opened up a new can of worms with its alternate conjugation strategy. Congrats on getting to the end!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BigMish17

Objective pronouns actually used to be the hardest when I got there. Now with enough practice, they're actually pretty easy. You'll own object pronouns!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CharmingTiger
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Thanks man! I appreciate the vote of confidence. I'm going to isolate that skill set for awhile today, then maybe study some verbs later with Anki decks. Have you finished your tree yet?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BigMish17

Yes, I have finished my tree. It feels great!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MechanE
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Subjunctive was the most difficult for me. I wish there were more lessons for it, because there is so much depth to the subjunctive.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/suesieb
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Congratulations! I think that was probably my worst also. I repeated some of the lessons at least three times and would get to last sentence and lose that last heart. I should finish my tree today.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dzyana
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I'm only about halfway or perhaps a few skills over halfway. The hardest for me so far was the Past tense. Although I am scared for the subjunctives!!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Evisceratorium

The subjunctive mood isn't too hard, you just have to remember the circumstances under which it triggers. For example: in English, when you want to express a desire or wish inflicted upon somebody else, you list the verb, then the person, then the "desired" verb in the infinitive. Spanish uses the verb, then "que", then the person, then the "desired" verb in the subjunctive mood.

"I want you to be happy." = "Quiero que seas feliz." The Spanish is literally "I want that you are happy." I find it really fun to use - it's like you state the variety of wish or desire, then you describe the ideal scenario as if it were its own sentence. :) Hopefully you'll enjoy it once you get to it.

4 years ago