https://www.duolingo.com/CelloCoder

I want to learn Spanish, but...

I want to learn Spanish, but I know that it says the Spanish from Latin America. I tried it and got pretty far for me (level 7, almost level 8 at time of posting this), because I know that grammar and words have similarities between countries, and differences (e.g. nosotros) but am wondering if I should just wait until I can take a class in real life. Help please?

EDIT: Thanks for the quick replies after posting! I guess all of you are right, DuoLingo can lay a foundation, and even if I don't use the form I learn here, it will open doors to learn other forms of languages. Besides, learning a language is fun anyway, as learning anything is!

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98
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You should do both :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CelloCoder

Well, I want to take a class in real life of course eventually (if that is what you meant by both), but I am saying should I lay off DuoLingo, or keep doing it? Also, whoa you have a lot of levels in different languages!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisLinguist
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I'd say you should keep doing it. :) Depending on what class you are taking, you could end up being a ways ahead of your future classmates.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CelloCoder

Thanks!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mjaumjaupurr
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If you continue with duolingo, it will give you a great foundation for any Spanish classes you take in the future.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CelloCoder

Thanks!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/auxbuss
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I'd just keep going with Duo. You, everyone, learns vocab by repetition, so by continuing with Duo you learn its vocab. Duo's vocab is basic, necessarily so, but you have to learn it sometime. By progressing through the lessons, you learn, at least you absorb, a lot of grammar and verb tenses. Again, you have to grasp these at some level at some point, and repetition helps here too.

Progressing through Duo's tree is on no way going to hinder learning elsewhere. Many of us have been through a Duo tree using many other resources simultaneously. Learning via Duo never hurts.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Adina_atl

Vosotros is the pronoun in Spain that's not used in Latin America, not nosotros. But I'm currently reading a book in European Spanish (castellano) and it took me about 30 seconds to figure out vosotros, os, and its conjugations the first time I encountered it. Writing or speaking castellano would be harder, of course, but understanding it isn't difficult if you know American Spanish. Adding one pronoun and a set of conjugations to a preexisting base of solid Spanish grammar will go a lot faster than starting from scratch!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CelloCoder

Thanks on vosotros, I get confused sometimes with that!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ayman_reda

You are Right CelloCoder

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Armopic
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don't give up on it. even if you can't use it much: it's still a feature that only you have so maybe someday it will make you opportunities

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Isaiah_Mendoza

i agree you should do both

3 years ago
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