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https://www.duolingo.com/NickVorobiov

Finished Spanish tree in 10 days

Just finished my Spanish tree.

  • Started as a complete beginner
  • 10 days non-stop
  • 3632 XP total
  • Level 11

Going to do Spanish-German tree now to strengthen skills.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/cs1991
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Just wondering how much of it you remember?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BrandonTweedly

amazing effort, it took me 5 months to do my Dutch tree and now I'm starting Spanish, hopefully I can finish Spanish in less than 5 months.

out of curiosity what is your native language? is Spanish your first foreign language?

3 years ago

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This makes me wonder some what is the fastest possible time an intently-focused individual could complete a language tree on here starting from scratch. I've got no desire to try it myself to find out.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/languagelover0
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Congratulations! Have lingot to celebrate!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NickVorobiov

Danke schön! ¡Muchas gracias! Thank you very much!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/s-g-lafollette
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That's the way to do it! I'm quite impressed! :D :D :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NickVorobiov

Thank you!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Unitato77

ONLY TEN DAYS?!?!?!?!?!?!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NickVorobiov

Yep :)

363/xp per day average.

It's about 30 new lessons (5-10 skills) per day + about 5-6 times «strengthen».

Last days it was like arcade game – click-click-click-BOOM!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Unitato77

Wow!! :) That must've taken a lot of dedication on your part! Congrats! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NickVorobiov

Thank you!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Macjory
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So how many hours per day did you average? I am quite impressed with your accomplishment!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NickVorobiov

I did not allocate any special time for it. Just a few lessons in the morning, some after lunch, some when I get tired, some in the evening.

It was like a substitute for all my non-work daily activities. I did it when I usually read news, rest or watch TV. Like "useful procrastination".

And now, as I see, I am a great procrastinator.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Macjory
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A great, productive, procrastinator!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/m.tastic
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Did you do everything lesson-by-lesson?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NickVorobiov

Sure. Lesson-by-lesson, skill-by-skill. Is there any other way?

When a skill stopped being gold after few days, I reviewed (strengthened) it. So, I finished with every skill being gold.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WilliamsMarjorie

Can you run two languages in duolingo at the same time? I don't know how to get back to finish the Spanish I started

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/girlwhocantspel
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What do you mean exactly? If you started on English-Spanish and then changed to say German-Spanish then you just change your language in the "add a new course" area back to English (as in "I speak English") and your progress in all of your languages will resort back to normal.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tara312
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Great effort, congratulations ;)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NickVorobiov

Thank you very much!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jzanni2day

Congratulations. That seems very amazing to me. I've been working on learning Spanish for almost a year now and have not finished my tree yet. I try to spend an hour a day and I will admit that I practice a lot before moving on to the next lesson but it's the only way I can remember the words. I'm not a stupid person but no genius either. It says I can read a certain percentage of Spanish text but there are too many words I don't know I think. I don't really get that whole thing. Anyway, I'm still plugging along hoping to conquer this. I truly was dumbfounded by your accomplishment!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NickVorobiov

Thank you very much!

I have noticed an interesting thing and want to share. At first I've tried to remember everything too. And my progress was bad, I have done about 100 xp and got too tired and bored. It was like usual learning struggle.

But then I realized that everything that matters is XP. The more you learn, the more you know. The more you know, the more XP you have.

It was like an epiphany for me – I do not have to be too good with any particular word. I have to learn and know more. If I move on, I have next lessons and there I use the same words again.

It's much better to have the whole gold tree and repeat and refresh as much as I want, than know only couple of tens of words, but very good.

You know like one knows 100 words and he is brilliant with them, and the second one knows 10000 words and makes lots of mistakes. Who do you want to be? I want to be the 10000 guy.

The whole process started being not like hard learning for me, but like an addictive videogame. It's great to hear that "la-la" sound when I do good, and even greater the sound when I finish the lesson and the whole skill. Last two days even my girlfriend started hinting me that I'm too addicted. But then I showed her that golden own :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/grecoloco

muchos bravo

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NickVorobiov

¡Muchas gracias!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ogni_Loud

Es curioso que éstas sean las únicas palabras en español que pusiste en todo este tema.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NickVorobiov

Yes, you are right. And even those words were hard for me to write. Frankly, I have checked if it's "muchas" or "muchos".

I think that is because finishing a tree does not teach you to write in that language – it was 10 days of translation from Spanish to English, and only about 100 or so exercises to translate something back – sure it's not enough to write.

But I believe that it will get better when I finish my German for Spanish speakers. Maybe you could recommend something to improve writing as fast as I did it for reading?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NickVorobiov

Si alguien esta interesado, por eso he encontrado http://www.gospeaky.com/

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jzanni2day

Thank you so much for that advice! It makes so much sense! I have been so slow to move on lately because I keep thinking I don't even remember what all these are in this new sentence. How will I know new things? LOL You have inspired me to new learning I shall give it a go.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NickVorobiov

Good luck! It's really funnier to run than to stand still :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sixtilius

felicitaciones! no es fàcil terminar el àrbol de español end diez dias, yo aùn no lo he terminado.

3 years ago