I finished the Portuguese tree :)
My first day here, one of the first post I read was one of TheWorld2014 ending his French tree, and I felt encouraged to do the same. Since then, it has been a nice experience to discover this DuoCommunity full of kind people.
I want to thank all the people that made this possible!
Now I'll work to golden all my Portuguese tree and improve my speaking and listening skills, I'll also start with Esperanto and French.
Obrigado a todos vocês! Esta foi uma bela experiência!
Finally I would like to share these songs I discovered thanks to you (except the first one).
[Edit: Would you guys recommend me some music in Portuguese? I just know Pitty. And the next step is Brazil!]
Octavia - Azul Eterno (in Spanish) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPMQF2N_qMI
Pitty - Máscara (in Portuguese) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4-G-itMgjI
Indila - S.O.S (in French) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m65jhGwtWrg
Parabéns para você de complementar a árvore da língua portuguesa. Eu começou há um ano e tenho alguns itens a fazer. Boa sorte com o portugues e outras linguas! Paulodatília (da Bélgica)
Congratulations! And bonne chance with Français!!
UPDATE: A lingot for the rest of your journeys!
Parabéns! Muito Bem! When is it acceptable to start a new language. I'm just finishing my basics with the Portuguese tree. Is it too soon?
Different people learn differently, but I have personally experienced the "loss" of a language due to beginning another, and so I have become very conservative about it. If you want to increase your learning rate, however, as well as expand your experience with duoLingo, consider doing the "reverse" language. That is when you change your setting to learning English from Portuguese. (You're currently set to learning Portuguese from English.)
But don't let anyone tell you how to do it. That's just one idea. Find your way and report back what worked best for you!
Thank you so much for the feedback. I never knew Duolingo offered a forum and I'm truly enjoying it. I'm excited to get working on my Portuguese tree, then trying the reverse. Thanks for the comment. I look forward to reporting back some excellent progress.
davidalso: Great advice! I have noticed a number of people seemingly blow through their trees to completion, while not advancing to a very high level. (In other words, they are not reviewing much.) Repetition, review, and simply having time for one's brain to absorb what it's learning is so important! BTW, congrats on your streak! :-)
I tried to do French and Portuguese at the same time, and it didn't work for me. Both languages were similar and I couldn't stop confusing words and getting both misxed up. In the end I focused my efforts to learn Portuguese, so now I'll start with French soon.
Someone once told me that if you are going to learn two languages at the same time you should choose two from different language families. It would be something like: French and Danish, Portuguese and Dutch, that way you will not mix up words, structures and grammar.
In Portuguese for you to practice a little more:
Muito bom. Parabéns!
Sobre o seu agradecimento, vou corrigí-lo:
"Obrigado (com) a todos vocês! (Está) Esta foi uma bela experiência!"
Estou aprendendo Inglês e também tenho muitas dúvidas. Se algum dia quiser se comunicar comigo pode me enviar um e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
Obrigado pela correção! If you have any doubt about English you can also write me on my stream.
Actually there's no need to put "com" before "a todos vocês", the way you did is also correct.
Very good! Congratulations for the effort. (Muito bom! Parabéns pelo esforço.)
Parabéns! Português é uma língua muito difícil, tem muitas regras, e a maioria das pessoas desiste de aprender! Boa sorte!
Eu foi a um concerto da Banda Jota Quest no Brasil e gostei muito. Minhas músicas favoritas da Banda são Hoje, Do Seu Lado, Mandou Bem, Entre sem bater .... Espero que você goste
Parabens! Eu gosto de portugues. Eu vou continuar na duolingo e esperancosamente eu vou ser fluente alguma dia.
How fast can you finish a language tree? How many hours a day spread to what number of days? Thank you. :)
It was something like the 120th day and I used to do 2 or 3 lessons per day, I test out some of the sikills that had 9 or 10 lessons.
Right now I'm still practicing with the Portuguese tree.