https://www.duolingo.com/ktwalkstheplank

I finished my Spanish tree! Thanks, you guys!

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I have FINALLY finished my Spanish tree! I now want to go back and have a fully golden and beautiful tree. Ahora, finalmente, tengo amigos quien son nativos a Espanol, asi puedo practicar hablando! Uauuuu!

Gracias a todos por la ayuda

amor y sonrisas a todos

3 years ago

76 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/John303168

Just a question, once you've gone through the entire tree ... how comfortable do you feel to have a conversation in Spanish on a scale of 1 - 10?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ktwalkstheplank
ktwalkstheplank
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Well I was pretty comfortable speaking Spanish before I started the tree. I didn't know verb conjugations or many words but I knew certain phrases that were helpful. Such as, "Mas despacio, por favor." (Slower, please.) or "Que se dice -insert word- en Ingles/Espanol?" (how do you say -word- in English/Spanish?" "Repite, por favor." (repeat, please.) and phrases like that. From this I learned many, many words that weren't even included in the tree. So as long as you know these phrases and the things you learn from Duolingo, you can carry on conversations fairly easily.

Oh, and sense I didn't know verb conjugations I would use key words to describe what I meant like, if I was saying "I did it yesterday..." I would use "Yo hace (present tense) but then say "ayer" (yesterday) or say "en el pasado" (in the past) so they would know my verb was wrong but would know what I meant.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/showy1984

I finished as well. After finishing I was still probably only a 1 for conversation but after a few more practices I am about a 6 now.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SoyHenry
SoyHenry
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Congrats!!

Duo

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_Moony

Congratulations!!!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/eileensmileen

Congrats! My husband and I have a joke that we use to break the ice when in Spanish speaking countries...it goes like this: Perdona me, Senor! Tengo un chiste! Hablo espanol poquito, PERO, (pause pause) entiendo NADA! Never fails to get a laugh!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MarkEChavez

haha that is so funny you had me and my family laughing after reading that! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SimonaSun
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Great job :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RRR-ENGLISH

¡Felicitaciones!, el español no es un idioma fácil de aprender para los nativos de habla inglesa. ¡Mantente activa!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ktwalkstheplank
ktwalkstheplank
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Si, quiero mantener bien! Pero tengo amigos con quien puedo practicar cada dia

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dagorf

And only at level 11 -- congrats

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ktwalkstheplank
ktwalkstheplank
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Thanks! Is level 11 considered low?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ashish108

Yes, pretty low given the fact you have completed the whole tree. Keep up the good work and congratulations

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ktwalkstheplank
ktwalkstheplank
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oh okay! Thank you :) maybe it's because i tested out of a few courses.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/laurestp

esta bien ! yo hablo español , puedes practicar conmigo . y yo practicar contigo el ingles si tu quieres .

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KickyKat
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Hola Laura, quiciera practicar espanol contigo, y ingles tambien. Escribo en tu pagina.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Keima.

Congrats

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChapaAlyssa

Thx

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Keima.

np

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjafari
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Really happy to hear that.I just started learning that. Hope can get help.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ktwalkstheplank
ktwalkstheplank
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Si, de claro :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlejanN996

Genial sigue así!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JoseeMarie1

congradulation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ktwalkstheplank
ktwalkstheplank
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Gracias! :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/glen.murdo

How do people get to level 25 then in spanish???

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MarkEChavez

You can always do the same lessons over and over to gain more points, also you can translate articles on here and they give you points by doing so. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PoetryOtter

If you strengthen your skills often.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/El_Gusano
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Awesome! Bueno trabajo!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ktwalkstheplank
ktwalkstheplank
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Gracias! Estoy tan feliz!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/itsagareli
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Congratulations! but keeping your tree golden is not necessary at all. You better switch your Duo to spanish and try to learn English as a spanish speaker. Believe me, it will give you much more things to learn. You can do all exercises one by one, or you can pass one big exam at the beginning and then just strengthen your skills.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Apahegy

I reaaallly don't want to call you out, or say you're wrong, but I would highly recommend not testing out of anything when doing the reverse-tree. You learn so many new words, plus you have to read all the tips and notes in the target language. You can also participate in the "reverse" discussions. Of course you can test out and still read the notes though, but I wouldn't want to risk not seeing a new word that I may never see somehow with just reviews. You will also get to learn more about your own language as you get to "learn" it from the perspective of an "X" speaker.

That's just my two cents. If you prefer testing out, then by all means, I won't stop you. Cada loco con su tema.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/itsagareli
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Sure you are right, it is better to do all the reverse tree one by one. but it's boring :) once you finished your "straight" spanish tree, actually it is better to move on something more complicated, than just strengthening your skills in duo. for example go talk to spanish speakers, or read some books. I am strengthening my reverse tree just for fun - the real knowledge are in spanish books (I read "Elementary Spanish Reader" with lots of funny tales and "Duelo en la antartida", the story of South pole exploration by Amundsen and Scott, which I bought during my last trip to Spain and it is too complicated for me right now, but i am improving). And I started to follow "Telemundo" on facebook, which gives me tons of spanish news every day.

By the way, now I started Portuguese in Spanish and it is also a great boost for my spanish. But I am little bit disappointed in Portuguese - very sexy language, but nothing is pronounced as it is written. Just like French, which I hate (sorry, french ladies ;)

Sorry for my English, I am not native English speaker :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Apahegy

You're English is fine. May I please ask- what is your native language?

And you are right about their being better ways to strengthen a language than by doing the reverse tree. Immersion and conversations are much more helpful; all I meant was that if you do decide to use the reverse tree, I would personally prefer to not test out of anything, but to actually do the entire tree, but even more than completing the entire tree, I would use Immersion and find people to talk to on Skype and other services.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/itsagareli
itsagareli
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Si, soy Georgiano y estoy viviendo en Georgia por toda mi vida :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/itsagareli
itsagareli
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Sure, if we speak only about doing reverse tree, then, of course, doing it step by step is more informative.

My native language is Georgian - surely not very well known language with terrible grammar but very old history :) actually it is one of the five "original" languages - I mean our alphabet and grammar is not based on any other ones.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Apahegy

That's incredible. A Georgian speaker. Wow. That must be something to be very proud of. Does that mean you are Georgian? Were you just raised by Georgian speakers or are you a native-born Georgian?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JorgeMikitiuk

Felicitaciones!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ktwalkstheplank
ktwalkstheplank
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Gracias! ^_^

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rj3021

Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) ;) <><><><><>

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kubbinson

Congrats :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tigerflame3000

wow good gob

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mhtbgrvfecdw

cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rachvx
rachvx
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Congratulations! First the tree, then the world! You go get that beautiful golden tree and try the reverse tree, too!

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3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ktwalkstheplank
ktwalkstheplank
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Aw, thanks!!! :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/QueenCookie

Congrats! Although I am still learning, Spanish is something I always loved learning! Awesome Job! :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/toussaintlou
toussaintlou
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Try using podcasts, like this one:

http://podclub.ch/fr/emissions/a-mi-aire-e

to help build up your vocabulary, learn new phrases (that people actually use), and improve your listening and speaking skills. Good luck.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GabiizhaWilliams

Felicidades! ;)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ktwalkstheplank
ktwalkstheplank
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gracias <3 !

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChapaAlyssa

Cool

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/awsome776

way to go!!!!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ktwalkstheplank
ktwalkstheplank
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Gracias!! :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PocoMette

CONGRATS hope I can get that far bring what you know to Puerto Rico

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Taekwondo-Cat

great job, I am having troubles with MY Spanish.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ktwalkstheplank
ktwalkstheplank
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Keep practicing, you'll get it!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheAwesomeClair

I just began my spanish! GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ktwalkstheplank
ktwalkstheplank
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Thanks! Keep on it!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheAwesomeClair

Im taking it as a homescool course. What do you recommend for my next language if we have DL that long? I see you have a lot of other languages as well!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aileen9494

wow u got it? good job! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ktwalkstheplank
ktwalkstheplank
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Thank you! :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HectorGarcia0

FELICIDADES EXITO

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Taekwondo-Cat

Congrats! I'm on verbs and not doing too well myself.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ktwalkstheplank
ktwalkstheplank
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Yeah, certain conjugations still give me problems but I intend to keep practicing until I have it down good!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Verityy04

Oh wow congrats i will never be that good :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ktwalkstheplank
ktwalkstheplank
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Of course you will, with practice!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tipachemngang

Is this "Spanish tree" something done through Duo?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ktwalkstheplank
ktwalkstheplank
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the tree is the course. so it means i finished the entire course.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tipachemngang

Oh, ok. Thank you.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tipachemngang

Did you have a pretty good grasp on Spanish before Duolingo?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ktwalkstheplank
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Yeah, but it was far from perfect. I was bad at past and future verbs and there were many words I didn't know. My Spanish is much better now

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tipachemngang

Good to hear. This is my first day; duolingo was recommended by a friend before deciding to by Rosetta stone. Hope I make it worth it. Love languages and cultures.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MarkEChavez

I highly recommend not getting Rosetta stone. I have seen a lot of polyglots say that it just isn't worth the money.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ktwalkstheplank
ktwalkstheplank
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Me too, and it's totally worth it!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tipachemngang

Thanks you guys, this is good feedback.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FaridRoshan

Congrats,I've just started.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NandoPonce

Congratulations quien no¡ , quienes (es plural ) me too ¡ i ended my english tree ( yo hablo español) , i am so happy and so glad i think you should learn english tree , but now you have to change the language, : I want to learn english (i know Spanish ) it is harder , better, faster and stronger :) if you want , you could practice with me on facebook i´m like Nando Ponce , i have a pictiture of me when i was virgin (child ) Soy un oriundo hablante del Español

3 years ago
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