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Completed Reverse Tree!

Thank you for the idea of doing a reverse tree. I just completed it. So I've completed the Spanish Tree and the reverse tree (English as a Spanish Speaker). What next? Thanks for the idea. I was getting a little bored and that certainly helped spice it up?

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/wildfood
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Now start a third language as a Spanish speaker.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/petrisiti

That's brutal! What do you guys think, what would be more difficult, to do similar-to-second-language-third-language or not-so-similar-third-language this way?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wildfood
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I thought French would be hard because of it's similarity to Spanish but I am taking my time and it is going well. I think the trick is not rushing ahead.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Highways
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La opción más interesante sería elegir un idioma que no se parezca ni a tu L1 ni a la L2, es decir ni germánica ni latina. ¿Por ejemplo una lengua eslava?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/petrisiti

Yeah, that would be great if my native language wasn't slavic. ^^

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Highways
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Then never mind, select what you want ;-)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HaywoodYublomi

That's a great idea.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
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Translate articles in Immersion, read Spanish eBooks on a Kindle with a bilingual dictionary, practice speaking on Verbling, find a pen pal on ConversationExchange.com, write some articles and submit them on Lang-8...

Congrats, by the way!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rachelrypkema

What next? Go to Spain :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CindyFowler

Good idea..... I'm off to Mexico for 27 month Peace Corps Service! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/no.name.42
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Find native speakers.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BobWeisenberg
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I found that after completing the Italian tree, by far the most valuable things I can do are:

1) Read magazines on my smartphone, cutting and pasting to google translate whenever I run into difficulties, 2) Do my own private immersion program by trying to talk to myself all the time in Italian, and when it is necessary to do English, try to translate whatever I can into Italian. 3) Converse and listen wherever possible.

After completing the tree, I personally think doing, doing, doing is more important than excersising or studying any more. Then, after learning how to create your own immersion program, go back selectively to brush up grammatical things that continue to give you trouble.

After doing the tree, you're more than ready for real-life continuous action. It will be difficult at first. But rather than then retreating to the tree, keep at it and you will achieve a breakthrough eventually.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/petrisiti

Yeah, I speak to (trying to speak to) myself in German all the time. Sometimes, in public, it can be a little weird.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JorgeMikitiuk

Yo recien termino el árbol en español. Ya había terminado el árbol en inglés hace unas semanas. Ahora voy a ponerme las pilas con el italiano y a mantener todo en dorado!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MissSeychie

You could learn dutch XD

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DavidSinghiser
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Start watching movies, tv shows too and immersion. I just can't seem to get into doing the reverse tree, but I've been laddering (learning German, French, and Portuguese from Spanish). It's helped a lot by forcing me away from English and noticing nuances in all the languages that I hadn't noticed before.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Leslie_Duo

¡Felicidades! Estoy haciendo lo mismo (el árbol reverso). I agree w/ the people who say: watch movies & TV (sometimes I use the Spanish subtitles, it really helps, LOL). Also, making native-speaker friends is the best. Buena suerte y sigue adelante. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/snpero

Any ideas on making native-speaker friends? I live in a rural area and am busy working and such, but I definitely want to practice with native speakers!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Leslie_Duo

Well, just being open to the idea opens all kinds of doors. I made friends w/ my hairdresser, who is originally from Sinaloa. We have coffee or lunch sometimes, & she helps me a lot. She is always teasing me that my "ll" sound isn't strong enough ("Leslie, it's 'torti-YA', not 'torti-a'). Also, if there is an English-for-adults program in your area, & you can find time to volunteer a bit for it - you can meet native speakers that way, & decide who you might want to make friends with. Buena suerte, snpero. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/iscesargt

Why not for Skype or Hangout? This is my Skype: cesarguttap. Write me if you want! I'm from Mexico and I like to make friends. Regards.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vice7st
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Conoce a hispanohablantes!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Highways
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¡Enhorabuena Cindy!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sernstberger
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I want to do the reverse tree, but am not sure how. Do I need to change my native language on here to Spanish in order to select English? If I do that, will it let me flip back and forth and work on both trees, or will I lose my accomplishments on the original tree?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kgkoon
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Just go to your settings and click "Learning language" and choose "Quiero aprender inglés (yo sé español)". You can flip back and forth and will not lose your accomplishments.

3 years ago