I think my Spanish is getting better! :D
Now I can hold small conversations in Spanish and read sentences without (usually) using Google Translate!
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!
Yo amo a Ecuador!! Muchos de mis amigo son de allí y siempre me dijan de el!
¡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! :)
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!
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!
Muy bien! My name is Stephanie if u want I can practice with you :D (I am not the guy of the picture)
¡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.
¡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...
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.
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
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.
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
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..
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!