https://www.duolingo.com/Super-Svensk

Finished my German tree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have finally conquered my German tree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Without the amazing work of the German team, I never would have been able to learn such a complicated language in such a short amount of time. I also appreciate that Duolingo exists at all. I can hardly remember the time before Duolingo existed [I think I was learning Greek, but that didn't turn out very well :)]. Thank you so much to everyone who has answered my questions along the way!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, and if anyone has any suggestions about how to continue sharpening my German, I will gladly take them. I'm specifically looking for easy-to-read newspapers.

February 3, 2015

53 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/no.name.42

Congrats! You might want to try https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhP3OT2hxAE It's a television series made for German learners.

February 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/FreedomWind

Hi, I noticed you reached level 25 in 2 courses. What happens once you do so? Can you return to practice or is it over for that specific language?

February 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/no.name.42

You can practice anytime you want.

February 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/FreedomWind

Thanks for your answer. I am giving you a lingot.

February 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AnaSrsh

A fast way to increase the level after you finish the tree is to make translations in the Immersion section.

February 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/FreedomWind

Thank you so much for responding. I am giving you a lingot.

February 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MichaelSibulo

are going to take the test for the the german language?

May 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/catous

Congratulations ! I would like to know what level in german you reach when you finish the tree. Do you feel able to have a common talk with a german speaker ?

February 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Super-Svensk

Yes, definitely! I am at Level 16, and I think I finished the tree at an average pace.

February 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/connorhay12

Yea! Congratulations! Are we going to start seeing a German word of the week :)

February 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Super-Svensk

I'll think about it, but probably not :)

February 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/abhisheksharma7

congrats on your learning and enlightening experience .

February 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/chaered

Gratuliere!

February 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/quis_lib_duo

Bra jobbat! Gratulerar!

February 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/hprattdo

Hey congrats! i'd recommend the ard and it's taggeschau because the news articles are short. Haven't found "easy" articles yet. I don't think that those even exist. http://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/griechenland-finanzkrise-115.html

February 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ave427

That's great! I'm just beginning my journey with the German language. :)

February 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ktheadventurer

I recommend finding a book you know well in English or your native language and finding it in German, especially books for children or young adults, like Harry Potter. Depending on your level of comfort, you can read them side by side, or you can just read the German one looking up words when you get really stuck or see it multiple times without being able to figure it out, and, optionally, now and then when you have some energy, choose a small passage and look up all the words you don't know. At least for me, doing this is easier than forcing myself to read the newspaper, because it's a story I know and like. Of course the newspaper is good, too. :)

February 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/rooseveltnut1

I bought The Little Prince in Spanish and like you said I read them side by side.

February 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MaulanaNaji

thanks for the suggestion :-D

February 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Super-Svensk

Thanks! I'll definitely read some young adult books to read :)

February 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TivadarDL

Congrats!

February 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/davidbelzer12

i Am Dutch

February 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JokoLelono

i Am Dutch

I am Dutch.

February 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/mnabali

Well done!

February 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MihailMotricala

Congrats !!!

February 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JokoLelono

I can recommend the magazine "Dein Spiegel".
Otherwise: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/6753294

February 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/gjnelson

There's always:

www.bild.de

More pictures than words, though. :)

February 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/khatufqf

Wow, congrats!

February 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/harryclark17

Congratulations!

February 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Nona_Di

yeaaa...congrats!

February 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/popinator48

Congratulations!

February 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Wensheng

congratulations

February 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SaifShems

Congratulations !

February 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ilena23

it is wonderful what is happening to me!!!

February 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/khalil-hafni

Congrats!

February 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ilena23

Thanks you!

February 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/pcleveland

Congratulations!

February 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ilena23

thanks!

February 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Irakli_Tordia

congratulations! could you tell me exactly what time took it for you?

February 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Ichimoku

i guess time will be very different for everyone, depending on how quickly one can memorize new words, understand and get used to new grammar, etc. not to mention that, for example, some may study for 3.5 hours twice a week, others for one hour every day - one hour a day would be more effective, and even though the amount of time per week is exactly the same, those people will learn more and faster simply because everyday learning/repeating uses short memory much more efficiently than once-twice a week. for the same reason, if you have very little time for learning something, it will be much more efficient to spend 17 minutes learning every day than 2 hours once a week.

February 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Irakli_Tordia

yeah i also think that practicing every day gives better result... i'm on level 16 and i have already done only half of my tree, while some people manage to finish it on level 15 and below... i think thats because i repeat same exercises several times and i move to next topic when i don't make any mistakes in last one...

February 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Super-Svensk

It took just over a year, but I took a break for about two months in the middle.

February 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ilena23

thanks you.2 or 3 hours to day.

February 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Irakli_Tordia

thanks for response, but i actually asked about whole time period in which you finished the tree ))

February 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/GMAngioy

congrats! good job...

February 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Aristokrata

Well done! Did you learn it right from scratch?

February 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Super-Svensk

Yep! I didn't know a speck of German before!!

February 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Aristokrata

That is an achievement!

March 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ilena23

not really.I knew a few words.....

February 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Aristokrata

That is still good though - going from 'a few words' to near-fluency (I guess)!

March 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/benmaja

Hi Super-Svensk, I've just found this discussion, 2 years later, so you might not still be looking, but I noticed you said you were specifically looking for easy to read newspapers, and that none of the comments seemed to answer this. I recently found, via another Duo user, the Nachrichtenleicht, which means "easy news", http://www.nachrichtenleicht.de, which I thought was pretty good, and better still their link to a "woerterbuch" which gives you an alphabetical simple description of loads of terms which occur regularly in German news and current affairs, which to my pleasant surprise I could mostly understand, even though I find normal German newspapers are still beyond me. It looks as though it will be just what I want to bridge the gap between finishing the tree and actually being able to read and discuss news and current affairs in German - I recommend trying it!

July 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Reynir4536

Alle Achtung! Well done - I am impressed, congratulations.

May 23, 2018
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