I finished my Spanish tree! Thanks, you guys!
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
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?
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.
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.
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!
haha that is so funny you had me and my family laughing after reading that! :)
¡Felicitaciones!, el español no es un idioma fácil de aprender para los nativos de habla inglesa. ¡Mantente activa!
Si, quiero mantener bien! Pero tengo amigos con quien puedo practicar cada dia
Yes, pretty low given the fact you have completed the whole tree. Keep up the good work and congratulations
oh okay! Thank you :) maybe it's because i tested out of a few courses.
esta bien ! yo hablo español , puedes practicar conmigo . y yo practicar contigo el ingles si tu quieres .
Hola Laura, quiciera practicar espanol contigo, y ingles tambien. Escribo en tu pagina.
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. :)
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.
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.
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 :)
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.
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.
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?
Congratulations! First the tree, then the world! You go get that beautiful golden tree and try the reverse tree, too!
Congrats! Although I am still learning, Spanish is something I always loved learning! Awesome Job! :D
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!
Yeah, certain conjugations still give me problems but I intend to keep practicing until I have it down good!
the tree is the course. so it means i finished the entire course.
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
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.
I highly recommend not getting Rosetta stone. I have seen a lot of polyglots say that it just isn't worth the money.
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