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I think my Spanish is getting better! :D

Now I can hold small conversations in Spanish and read sentences without (usually) using Google Translate!

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/wildfood
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Congrats and keep up the good work!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vistariamoth

gracias! :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cetinecuador

Que bueno para ti! (o como digamos aqui en ecuador "Que chevere"!)
One thing I've found very useful is to say the words your learning, especially in a conversation with a person that doesn't speak your language, also try to write notes (for yourself) in Spanish, and listen to songs in Spanish.

Saludos desde Ecuador!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MatthewNeitz

Yo amo a Ecuador!! Muchos de mis amigo son de allí y siempre me dijan de el!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vistariamoth

¡Gracias, amiga! I downloaded some songs in Spanish (mostly Mariachi songs and Julieta Venegas). I try writing notes, but most of them are random gibberish because I write down all sentences I know in Spanish :P

Saludos desde India! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BrookeLorren
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Excelente! Before Duolingo, I have had more than a couple of years of Spanish practice, but there were still things that I had trouble with. Now, those things that I was having trouble with are making much more sense.

I'm glad that it's working for you too!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vistariamoth

Me too! I only knew the most basic phrases before, eve after trying a lot. But now I know a lot more with less than half the effort!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Colochiita_8

Muy bien! My name is Stephanie if u want I can practice with you :D (I am not the guy of the picture)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vistariamoth

me encantaría! pero no sé tiempo pasado todavía..

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Colochiita_8

Oh cool i can help with it :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vistariamoth

¡hurra!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Colochiita_8

Lol :'D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Adina_atl

¡Felicidades!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vistariamoth

¡gracias!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/htimsmr

¡Bien! Estoy mejorando también. Puedo leer y escribir sin mucho dificultad.

Improving your understanding of a language is a good feeling. Just last week you couldn't figure something out, but this week you know how it works and can use it without too much effort - it's motivating.

There are things I still don't understand, but I know I will come to understand them soon enough.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vistariamoth

¡Yo también! Puedo leer y escribir mejor ahora. Sin utilizar google translate. Pero yo uso google translate a veces...principalmente to make sure I'm right...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/htimsmr

Yo intento evitar Google Translate también, si puedo. Si una frase es difícil, yo lo uso. A veces yo uso SpanishDict, si no la recuerdo una palabra.

Google translate can be okay for learning, though, if you don't use it mindlessly. If you need to use a particularly complicated sentence structure that you have never used before, passing it through Google Translate to see if it makes any sense at all can help you develop a sort of "blueprint" for similar sentences.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vistariamoth

Yeah I do that with Google Translate, and recently I have found myself using it less and less. But one problem is past tense, which I haven't learned yet, so I try to avoid it in sentences.

También quiero hablar y entender español. Pero en filmes la gente habla muy rapido y no entiendo. Pero yo lo entiendo en Duolingo, ellos hablan más lentamente

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/htimsmr

I started watching films and TV recently, and at first I also thought it moved too quickly. But even at that point, I caught a few words and was able to make a guess at what was happening, and now I can catch more words. I still have a ways to go, but I can feel the progress there too.

If you keep at it, I'm certain it'll get easier and easier.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MatthewNeitz

A ustedes me volvería a usar google translate mucho, porque solo traduce todo directamente, entonces algos tiempos, no es algo que una persona fluenta va a decir

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vistariamoth

As of now, I just listened to some parts of Orange is the New Black where they sppoke Spanish, but I could only get some of it, even after listening carefully. I have saved Pan's labyrinth on my laptop (I had watched it with English subtitles before) but idk if I'm ready to watch it without subtitles yet..

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Isrianth
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I have never used Google Translate to make my sentences neither English nor German, or even to know what I am reading, instead of that, I like to use dictionaries and other resources for that purpose. Sometimes it's quite hard, but I can learn more in that way. Anyway, I think you are doing a great progress with your Spanish. Keep up the good work!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnnetteFlottwell
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Well done, i feel the same after finishing the tree today

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JSm1th22

I disagree strongly.

3 years ago