https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta

Finished my first tree!

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Thank you all so much for helping me with Spanish. There is no way I could've gotten this far without you guys. I think I will continue practicing just Spanish on here for now, but maybe later start some French! ¡Muchas gracias a la Duolingo Team!

8/31/2013, 7:56:57 PM

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https://www.duolingo.com/MrHuckabee

Some obligatory questions =)

Do you have previous experience learning Spanish? Did you use any tools other than Duolingo to learn Spanish? How much Spanish do you feel you know?

9/1/2013, 6:38:34 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/LingoGermanita

I find studyspanish.com helpful for additional grammar excercises.

9/2/2013, 2:19:23 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta
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Yes, I practiced with Visual Link Spanish for, i think two years (not often, because it wasn't fun) but I learned like 5 times as much in one summer. Any tools? Well, I have a translator app on my phone and I'm constantly translating things that I'm wondering about. I feel pretty good about how much Spanish I know, because I play minecraft on a Spanish server, and that's very helpful (and fun!). What I need to do is watch more movies in Spanish. So far I've watched three. A lot of the stuff that will help you the most is just fun (Movies, video games, music, chat rooms etc.).

9/1/2013, 6:05:28 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta
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Also, I forgot to mention that my family had a 16-year-old boy (I'm 15) from Spain staying at our house for 3 weeks this summer. I wasn't talking to him in Spanish very much at all, actually. Mostly just asked him questions like "how do you say this?" and a few Spanish phrases.

9/1/2013, 6:16:46 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/zippzopp

Good for you! I'm doing the German. Really enjoy learning a new language, If I had known would've done it a long time ago, but better late than never.

8/31/2013, 8:48:35 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/GinnieHazel

The next goal is to get it to level 25! :-P

9/1/2013, 12:24:05 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta
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Yep, and now I think I'm going to try to finish the English from Spanish tree also.

9/1/2013, 1:38:28 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/jasper_roest
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Hi Samsta! Very good you finished it, I've just started seriously working on spanish about two weeks ago and I've learned a LOT, amazing tool this duolingo! Anyways, I thought you may like some ideas of what to do next, so I thought I mention some here: - register for an exam, test your level and get a certificate. - buy a book + dictionary and start reading. start with one that is not too big of course ;). look up and write down every word you don't know. You can use pen and paper, or flashcard software to study this vocabulary. - translate more texts on duolingo. Again while writing down new vocabulary. - listen to spanish podcasts - and spanish movies. Some that I liked: tambien la lluvia and diarios de motocicleta. - listen to spanish music: jorge drexler, buika - find a spanish pen friend on the internet. or better: meet people to have a language exchange. - get a book method for learning spanish and work through to strengthen your basis. Good luck! Cheers, Jasper

9/1/2013, 6:51:15 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/rainyboy2037

Good job! I still have a long way to go

9/1/2013, 3:31:21 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/cats4ever2002

Good for you! I'm learning Italian to connect with my Italian roots :)

9/1/2013, 10:39:51 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Diukna

Nice, Felicidades!

9/3/2013, 8:04:27 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/chriswnw
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You should do all of them, except Italian.

9/4/2013, 1:20:25 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta
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What do you have against Italian? haha

9/4/2013, 1:32:14 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/chriswnw
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Nothing, but by the time you get around to doing Italian, Duolingo will probably have implemented the feature that allows users to create courses for languages more useful than Italian :)

9/4/2013, 6:07:15 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/leighah

Felicitation!

9/2/2013, 12:35:54 PM
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