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Is it worth starting from the beginning even if you have some Spanish already ?

My OCD is saying yes, and skip the test ! What do you think ?

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/ElimGarak

Actually, yes. On day one I tested out of 9 levels of Spanish. That's stuff I sort of knew, but they had a few words I never learned before. It's also helping to bring back concepts that I had forgotten long ago. I'm much more confident having reviewed all the Spanish I've skipped over. It'll be fresher in my mind when I tackle the newer Spanish, and that can only help my Spanish overall..

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mjaumjaupurr
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I think you could do it either way. In my case, I had studied Spanish for a few years but I hadn't used it ages, so I decided to skip the placement test and go through the entire tree. However, if you do the placement test, you can still go back over the skills that you test out of. The first part of the tree is very basic, obviously, but you can get through it quickly.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ilmarien
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Yeah. Testing out of each segment separately is better than taking the placement exam in my opinion. I tested out of most of the French tree and there was definitely some stuff early on I didn't have a good grasp on anymore.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wowbeach0302

yes

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jumpingdolphin18

If you start from the beginning, you can sharpen previous skills in spanish. another language reccomended is portuguese. its alot like spanish and english combined

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Azuriopeiru
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What do you mean, like Spanish and English combined ?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/G0108

It isn't like Spanish and English combined. It relates to Spanish because of Latin roots but not English.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TatianaBoshenka

I enjoyed taking the placement test to get started. It would have been way too boring at first if I started with that early stuff, for me. But now I've gone back and reviewed it and it was fine. Starting on stuff that's too basic is why I blew off fluentu.

I think it depends on whether boredom or mistakes are worse for your personal motivation. The three trombone tones of great lamentation were demotivating to me, too. =D I'm super happy for the new progress bar.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ZacharyLFC

The obvious answer is yes.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DeanG6
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It depends on what works for you. Try starting from the beginning and work through the tree for a week or 2, then decide.

3 years ago