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Reading comments on the reverse tree

I just started my reverse Spanish tree. It's cool that you can practice your subjunctive very early on in the tree - I hope you eat. - Espero que comas. I am really enjoying the comments. I find it great practice and pretty amusing to read native Spanish speakers discuss how strange it is to translate ... I take the bread as Tomo el pan. I wish I had used it earlier in my efforts as a way of eavesdropping on Spanish conversations. Maybe one day I will have the courage to offer a response. I am also trying the immersion on that side. It is much more difficult for me to translate English into Spanish but for speaking that is the skill that I need to develop. I would recommend giving that a try earlier rather than later as well. Your translations into Spanish are tallied in a different category than your translations into English if you are afraid of getting negative votes, as I was.

Best wishes for a happy new year.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/writchie4
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Maybe one day I will have the courage to offer a response.

It's great posting in the Spanish-to-English discussions. Not only do you get the awesome practice of trying to understand native speakers, but you can also help others understand why things are said the way they are in English. Generally, I've found people to be very receptive to English speakers attempting to give details about Duo's English translations, especially if you make it clear that you're a native English speaker learning Spanish ("Soy un hablante nativo de ingl├ęs...").

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Albantar
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I wanted to learn Vietnamese but since VN (EN) doesn't exist (yet) I did it all through the reverse tree EN (VN). It definitely presented its challenges because it of course assumes that you already know Vietnamese and are trying to learn English instead of the other way around, but it was still a lot better than any other Vietnamese courses, lessons or apps that I have found. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/johnhaug
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I also just started doing the reverse tree, hadn't thought about discussion and immersion. Good advice, thanks.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dbriggs831
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I've been struggling with French, ... perhaps i'll continue Spanish for a while in reverse

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/eufinlayson

I studied French in high school and college and when I started to study Spanish it took me a long time to keep from responding in French. French that I didn't even remember I knew. I can definitely only focus on one language at a time.

3 years ago