Completed my French tree!
Bonjour à tous, je veux vous dire que je viens de finir mon arbre français !
Never thought completing it would be so exciting! Finally done at level 18 with 12696 XP, in 68 days. Now only need to look deeper into subjunctive and conditional moods, and keep the tree golden of course. :) Think I'm also starting the German course now.
Merci Duolingo !
I'm still chopping that tree down but the end is near! Much respect and congratulations to you!
The level is based on the # of XP you get. You need to achieve the highest level, plus the tree, plus the language proficiency. Finishing a tree and be at level 11 and only 50% proficiency reading does not give you the knowledge. In fact you will see that when you retry some of the levels you will get new vocabulary.
Congratulations! I've seen a lot of people starting German after finishing their French tree. I find that interesting; that's my plan, too. Is it a case of sensitized perception, like seeing red cars everywhere because I drive a red car? Or is this a common pattern? I've always wanted to learn German, partly because I love the way it sounds and partly because I have a German last name and an Alsatian great-grandfather.
I understand some German already as I stayed there for a few months many years ago. However, I haven't spoken it for a long time so I need to revise it now. I think it will be easier for me than French - especially speaking it! I am going to French conversation classes with a group once a week but only at beginner to intermediate level.