I Conquered my Portuguese Tree!
After a lot of hard work, I finally finished my Portuguese tree! It hasn't even been 5 hours and I already have skills to strengthen! What should I do next? (Obviously except finish my Italian and Danish trees, because I will do those too.) Obrigado!
Great job! Was it hard? I too am trying Portuguese, but I have barely made it through the first skill :P
I have done a lot of immersion, which is a more helpful resource for me. The lessons are helpful, but the immersion is even more helpful, for me at least. Every person, and their learning capabilities are different.
Oh, I see... And yes, it was pretty hard having to get all the way through the tree, but it was still really fun! If you know Spanish (which I see you are level 25 in), it should be pretty easy since they have a lot of similarities.
True, they are similar, but at the same time, they are completely different (yes, I know that is an oxymoron, but that is exactly the way I feel).
Congratulations! Did you know that Portuguese has a total of 638 lessons, compared to 357 for French, 411 for Italian, 306 for Irish? That's why it takes so long!!
You have several choices right now:
trying to keep your Portuguese tree golden (which will take a lot of time at first)
decide to keep developing Portuguese through Immersion (at the cost of your tree decaying)
a combination of (1) and (2) while you finish your Italian and Danish trees
There's no single right answer: do whatever keeps you growing!
Wow, I had no idea that Portuguese was that long! I thought that every tree was that long! Then the other languages should be pretty easy to learn then! And I think I'll do #3 on your list. XD
Yes, the languages have roughly the same number of skills (in the neighborhood of 64), but some languages have more lessons per skill than others. I didn't figure it out until I had finished my Portuguese tree! It's probably good that I didn't know it before!
Awesome, congratulations! If you'd like to practise conversation with a native speaker, feel free to write :) Although I'm (only) a native European Portuguese speaker :p
Olá! Obrigado para me ajudando. Eu me sinto que desde que tu és do Portugal, nossa conversação vai me ajuda saber como as pessoas no Portugal falam. Eu sei que português brasileiro e português do Portugal são diferentes, mas eu não sei como. Então, uma pergunta para tu: Quais são as diferenças no Brasil e no Portugal? (Se eu errei neste comentário, diga-me, por favor) Muito obrigado!
Hae, your effort is impressive! Amazing. Aside from a few articles, it's perfect! I wish my language learning efforts in Icelandic and (more recently) in Swedish will take me to reach 1/10 the level of your Portuguese! Well done ^_^
Portuguese from Portugal sounds very different, our vowels are much more "closed" when we speak. Brazilian Portuguese has "louder", more open vowels. I believe that's why it's so easy for Portuguese (European) people to understand Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese while the opposite can be quite hard. I was once called in to be a translator for a Brazilian football player in an isolated town in Iceland and as I spoke my "normal" Portuguese this girl looked at me completed baffled. Once I started opening all the vowels a lot the look of relief was clear and we could understand each other perfectly. I believe exposure might shift or erase this barrier completely. Of course I speak only by experience and observation, and maybe the Brazilian Portuguese contributors have quite a different view/knowledge on this. Also, there are many words used in Brazil that we Portuguese have no idea what they mean and vice versa. The same for the Portuguese spoken in the ex-colonies. Which makes up for hilarious conversations and everyone laughing and making fun at each other :D
(small correction: we say "tu és DE Portugal" and "no Brasil e EM Portugal")
Thank you for invite Superkakapo. I am fluent in English. I write UK English but speak a mixture of both American and UK in social settings. Duolingo rates me at 47% fluency in Portuguese. I read and write well but my listening is bad. I need to watch a lot of Portuguese soaps to correct that. If you are still interested, you are most welcome. Stay blessed. +26776551443 is my whatsapp number. lets talk.
Parabéns! Devo te alertar, porém, que sua estratégia não é muito boa. É muito bom que você pretenda aprender várias línguas, mas me parece que você é no máximo bilíngue, então você vai apenas confundir sua memória e perder o que já aprendeu por tentar aprender três línguas ao mesmo tempo.
Te aconselho fazer práticas do tipo strengthen skills com limite de tempo. Assim você vai começar a perceber o que você não sabe. Há também o Quiz na Lingot Store pra você testar seu aprendizado.
Considere que seu tempo é dividido em horas de qualquer maneira: as mesmas horas que você gastaria estudando essas línguas juntas, você gastará estudando cada uma separadamente. Portanto, você não está desperdiçando o seu tempo ao se concentrar em uma língua e esperar antes de estudar outras.
Not sure why you chose to learn this insane language, but congrats on this achievement. Don't let it go to waste!
Great stuff! Good luck with your next step in continuing to learn Portuguese and other languages!
Eu quero fazer a árvore de inglês para falantes de português, mas não agora.
I'm doing the portuguese tree for english speakers to improve my english (yes, I'm crazy XD). If you want to practice portuguese with a Brazilian I think I can help a bit and we can help each other to practice our learning. :)
I think you should learn Russian or German, they're the languages of the economical power! Congratulations for you Portuguese Tree!
I'm thinking about learning Russian and/or Ukrainian (leaning towards Ukrainian). I also tried to learn German, but I found it too difficult for me. I still can't wait until Ukrainian comes out though!
Parabens! check out this post I've posted a bunch of helpful stuff! https://www.duolingo.com/comment/8384606 I highly reccomend you to use this website to talk with natives, it's helping me a lot http://www.gospeaky.com/home/. An advice I would get a good grip of portuguese before moving to italian, it's very easy to confund the two. It happened to me with spanish and portuguese
Congratulations! Personally, I would try to practice Portuguese by keeping the tree gold, immersion and maybe doing a Portuguese to Italian or Danish course. (Unless you are really far in your Italian and Danish trees and you don't want to start from the beginning.) A question for any of you that have learned a third language via your second language. I am learning Spanish and I am on the last section so I can understand a lot of Spanish. But I also need to learn Portuguese. I know that Spanish and Portuguese are very similar, and I was wondering if learning Portuguese with the Spanish to Portuguese course will help me keep the two separate or if I will just mix them up more than I might if I learn with the English to Portuguese course. I think that if I have to translate from Spanish to Portuguese and vice versa I will probably be able to keep them separate but if anyone has done this (with any language) I would like to know how it worked out. Thank you!
I, personally, am not learning a third language via my second language, but I think that learning Portuguese for Spanish speakers will help you separate the differences, because you get to see how they say it in Portuguese and how they say it in Spanish, and you'll see the differences. And sadly, there is no Italian or Danish course for Portuguese speakers, so I'll just have to make do with each one for English.
[11/05/15] Well I do it with french and for while it's ok, in the beginning you'll mix all, but after you'll notice the differences and learn more. If I made mistakes please tell me.