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https://www.duolingo.com/Alexghorbal

What can I do after I finish my dutch tree?

I'm so close to finishing my dutch tree, but I'm not sure what I can do to improve after I've finished it, i.e. websites and books etc. I'd just like a few suggestions on what I should move on to after I finish. Thanks!

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/WordFitlySpoken
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I've recently finished my tree, and I've been working on my writing skills (since they need a bit of work) and also listening and stuff. Upon suggestion of another user--I believe it was DogePamyuPamyu--I've been watching a series of children's videos about a little rabbit called "Nijntje" on YouTube here.

And if you ever come across anything in your further learning that you're confused about, don't be afraid to explain it here and ask for some help! There are several native speakers who frequently help clear up confusion. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nwhittingslow

I have also discovered "Nijntje" on Youtube. This was a real breakthrough for me. Having never studied any languages before, I guess this was the first time I have listened to a dialogue in a language that isn't my native English and really felt like I "got it".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WordFitlySpoken
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Yes, exactly! There are a few that have stumped me somewhat, but I think watching what the little characters are doing really helps me get the context. And it's such a great feeling to understand it, isn't it?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Katie_Casey

I read all the Harry Potter books in Dutch - complicated enough that there were lots of new words, but a story I was familiar with so it was easy to keep track of what was going on if I got lost. Maybe you can find a favorite book in translation? :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/iwc2ufan
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Keep the tree gold. Review for a while as well as read and listen to things. If you are only at level 13, you are not necessarily done with Duolingo. The levels go up to 25, so I think the idea is that once you have finished the tree and got to level 25, you will have a good basis in the language. Obviously you wouldn't want to review forever, but you may want a bit more duo-style practice before you jump into reading Dutch on its own.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Alexghorbal

Ok thank you

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/El2theK
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Try watching Dutch films, you can find some online with subtitles, or if you want to go full Dutch withouth subtitles have a look on www.npo.nl/uitzending-gemist you can find a lot of Dutch tv-shows on there that are accessible from abroad. Another thing you can try is listening to Dutch Radio, also some channels available on www.npo.nl.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bookrabbit
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You can also get more practice by doing the reverse tree, Dutch to English. And then try to keep them both gold.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chikki.eric
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Go to Amsterdam or Rotterdam and attend in a discussion you are interessted in ;)

But, well done! I'm working on my Spanish tree for more than 1.5 years ( with Long break...) but still can not improve. It takes more than 2 lessons a day!

So still congratz to your achievement :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HelioLeung
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Do some immersion with the Dutch-English course

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cseklaltoe

Find penfriends from Belgium and/or the Nederlands, and/or find someone near you who speaks Flemish or Dutch.

3 years ago