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https://www.duolingo.com/BuceriasBecky

A Little Disappointed in my Spanish Tree

I have really enjoyed learning spanish with DuoLingo, however I'm finding the last five parts of the tree impossible. There seems to be a quantum leap from the other parts to all of a sudden understanding tenses and modals and parts of speech I don't even understand in English (my native language). The learning seemed to be quite gradual to this point, and now I find I am just frustrated and about ready to quit. I keep going back to do the rest of the tree, test myself in timed tests, etc, but whenever I get to the last five it's like hitting a wall! Please give us some more intermediate steps!!!

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Talca
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You have discovered one of Duolingo's weaknesses--at least with Spanish. I can't reference the other languages. The only way I got through the last part of the tree was repetition. Those topics remain my weaknesses, too. The conditional and modal verbs are most difficult. Buena suerte.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ElimGarak

I used studyspanish.com and spanishdict.com to teach myself the grammar concepts and DuoLingo was my pop quiz.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

As others have said, you simply need to use other resources alongside Duo.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chaered
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https://www.duolingo.com/pilgrim2k
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Don't give up on this. I am in the same boat. I finished my tree a couple of weeks ago and I struggled with the same last three parts and barely got finished. I knew that I just pushed through them and didn't really know them well or if all. I got them gold and in not time they were changing colors. I have been so frustrated because I can't seem to remember them and spend a long time everyday on them getting them back to gold. All we can do is keep practicing and like someone mentioned go to studyspanish.com. as well as other sources.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BuceriasBecky

Thanks everyone. I have been using Study Spanish, and I think it's a great partner to Duo Lingo but Modals has me whipped! I will try the other resources. As Dory says "just keep swimming, just keep swimming,.. swimming, swimming.... :-)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Alf42
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I have used these free online resources for Spanish grammar in the past, and have found them helpful. 1) http://www.bowdoin.edu/~eyepes/newgr/ats/ < Really good!!!! 2) http://studyspanish.com/

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cloudtail

what is a spanish tree people are talking about it and i don't understand because i am neaw

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/--J--jr.

The way the subjects are displayed, stacked in kind of a triangular fashion, resembles a tree.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yerrick
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I think it's derived from computer science/graph theory: later levels are only unlocked by completing all the lessons above. Or perhaps for resembling tech trees from strategy games.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cloudtail

sorry not neow new sorry

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cloudtail

i also need more followers (hint hint ) :)

3 years ago