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I finally finished my Spanish tree!

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I've been on Duolingo for about three have years now and been practicing on and off since then. After a crazy week of determination and learning I've finally finished the Spanish tree!!

Update: I finally made my tree ALL gold! Thank you to everyone for the kind words and advice!

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/SoyHenry
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Felicidades ... now ... grammar , grammar, grammar

Duo

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Furbolg

The more I stare at this the faster and faster it seems to go

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gfixler

You're falling asleep.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/abrummet

Apparently you're also working on ALL of the other languages at the same time. Maybe your name should be girlwholikesachallenge. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/girlwhocantspel
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haha. Yes, I do like a challenge, the username started as a joke between my friends and I. I read and write the most but I am a horrendous speller.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gfixler

Sí, je fais مثل μια πρόκληση.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Taloua
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Felicitaciones por este buen trabajo !! y buena suerte.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/girlwhocantspel
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Gracias y me gusta tu botón.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Taloua
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De nada !!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fiftyhr

Yo soy un hombre (just monkeying around, great job. Just started my spanish lessons)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/girlwhocantspel
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Y yo soy una mujer (haha I figured. Gracias.)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MarijusBri

Congrats, I've finished mine, 10 minutes ago! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ByronSama

¡Felicitaciones! Ahora no lo abandones, tienes que practicar y practicar para cada ves mejorar mas :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lingogirl1234

Congratulations!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/girlwhocantspel
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Gracias

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lingogirl1234

Denada (sorry if spelled wrong)

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/girlwhocantspel
girlwhocantspel
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Gracias!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Reus_Zepp
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Felicidades! :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/girlwhocantspel
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¡Gracias!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rikkelsnikkel

goed gedaan. Ik denk niet dat het mij binnen een week gaat lukken!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Skapata
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¡Felicitaciones! Ahora tienes que practicar y platicar la lengua para aprender más y no olvidar lo que ya aprendiste.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/McadamDavid

Congrats !

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/router.ius

En hora buena, muchas felicidades por tu logro. :)

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/powelsg0

awesome!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chaterlaine

Fantastico!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PoetryOtter

Great! I hope to get there soon, too! :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sumitmsn2

congrats..!!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MartaBrezo

can you communicate with poeple after finishing a tree? I mean, would you be able to go to some spanish speaking country now and just be fine without any english?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/A_Yuri

That was my question here , after going through all this , Can you go live in a Spanish living country without communicating in any other language than Spanish, Thanks Marta for reading my mind :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/girlwhocantspel
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I don't think I could go live in a Spanish speaking country knowing only the Spanish I've learned from Duo. It's a great starting point, you could definitely get by.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michaelslocum0

if i would have speak spanish, well you could if you did

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michaelslocum0

i'm learning how to speak in spanish

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tolunayo
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Congratulations. Keep the momentum going!

Now that the tree is finished what are you going to do to advance it even more?

I have finished Spanish tree and reverse Spanish tree still keep practicing, keep my streak and try to take other supplementary actions like listening to podcasts, taking other free courses I could find, some self study etc.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/girlwhocantspel
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I plan on doing all of that too! I don't have any native speaking friends but I do have friends who have been speaking Spanish for a long time so I practice my listening and speaking with them.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/luis_munizZz

i almost finish my English tree, if you want you can practice with me your spanish and i want to practice my English and finish to learn.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tolunayo
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Great! Keep up the good work. Good that you have some friends speaking Spanish. That is great opportunity. Take advantage of that.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/electricmessiah

Do you feel fully fluent now?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/girlwhocantspel
girlwhocantspel
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I fell like I have a good grasp of the language, but no. I don't feel fluent yet.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lydiatribble0

is it hard ii

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/girlwhocantspel
girlwhocantspel
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Not...hard per se. It's definitely not like going to English at school. For me the hardest part was learning how to conjugate verbs but once you get the hang of it it's not too difficult.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/palomamcg

Great! That is a great accomplishment!:):):). I have just started and am working towards that goal....

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/palomamcg

As I said I recently started, i have got to the part were you can choose the extra lessons in the store. I have 14 lingots and really want to get the idioms and proverbs one. I'm asking if you guys can help me to reach 30 lingots so I can get this....thank you

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tolunayo
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I would personally would not add those optional class until much later as in particular idioms and their translations needs to be learned as set phrases. Concentrate your effort on advancing through the tree instead.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EatonRuss

I agree with tolunayo that these are not much use til your skills are at a higher level. You will be surprised how fast you earn lingots if you just keep plugging away.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/palomamcg

Ok thanks though

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/niger700

Congrats. I finished my Spanish Skill Tree--is this the same thing?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/girlwhocantspel
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Yes it is! Congratulations

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/niger700

Thanks girlwhocantspel; suspect you can. Congrats again.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michaelslocum0

dang man three years now thats cool

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michaelslocum0

dang man three years now thats cool

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michaelslocum0

you are so pretty

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/girlwhocantspel
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Gracias

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EatonRuss

congratulations. just finished mine as well and was a bit disappointed. thought there might be another advanced tree to move on to. Bit lost now what to do. Vocabulary is only 1600 words and the program tells me i can read 71% of Spanish text but that is an exaggeration of my actual abilities. Will keep practicing to keep up and now trying to watch Spanish language tv and movies but is very difficult.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/girlwhocantspel
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I've found that my reading abikities are also not a good as boasted but I believe the calculations are based on the Idea that you have been translating as you have learned. For myself , that was not the case. My reading in Spanish is weak as opposed to my strong English skills but I am of the opinion that this is due to a lack of Spanish reading practice wheras I have been reading at an elevated English level for quite some time.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chaterlaine

If you do not mind a few suggestions: If it is your reading you wish to improve, start off with comic books in Spanish. Fun, and available on Amazon. Get a copy of "The Little Prince" in whatever language you are studying and read your way through that. It's a beautiful story in any language. Try children's books starting at third grade level and working up. Heinrich Schliemann, discoverer and first excavator of Troy taught himself numerous languages by purchasing a grammar and dictionary and a book in the language he wished to learn that he had already read in his native German. Then he worked his way through. Try looking for books in Spanish in your local library. If it doesn't have any, ask if they are plugged into an interlibrary loan system, which means you can borrow all kinds of things, movies, CDs, even records and sheet music from all over the lower 48. It may take a few weeks before you get them. If you wish to learn comprehension and speaking, see if there is a Community College continuing education program in your area. They usually have inexpensive programs that run for a few weeks and are really helpful. Since you finished your tree you probably know more Spanish than you think. Buena suerte.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/girlwhocantspel
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Thanks for all the suggestions! I will definitely be looking into all that.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EatonRuss

thank you Chaterlaine. If anyone is on Netflix, Daredevil can be watched in Spanish with English subtitles or in English with Spanish subtitles,. Find these types of shows help me a great deal

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vicviclisious

congrats but what is the Spanish tree

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/girlwhocantspel
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All the skills for a language are formed into a tree (think a family tree). Saying "I finished my x tree" means that you completed all the skill sets available for a particular language.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vicviclisious

thanks

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vicviclisious

how you put pictures to see how you look like so cunfused

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/girlwhocantspel
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It's under edit profile or profile settings.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vicviclisious

thanks

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vicviclisious

wait I cant find it or do you mean were it says your profile or were it says setting cause I cant find it

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vicviclisious

cungrats

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alokspanish

I ALSO WNA LEARN SPANISH

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bill.S3

What is a Spanish tree?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wondaworld

Wow! You did a good job!! Congrats :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/marcelopotenza

hola de donde eres?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/amiyahb31523

wow thats great how do u do it

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jimmy_dex

Felicidades! :D ¿Podrias ayudarme a mejorar mi Ingles? jaja

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/prinny_ufuoma

Woah you do a lot of languages how do you even keep up?

3 months ago