I've Finished My Esperanto Tree!!!
I've just finished my Esperanto tree and I am now super pumped!! I want to share the crazy awesome news with you guys so let me write about it!
I've been using Duolingo since April of 2013 and in of all that time I never completed a tree... Until now! I don't know why, but I sat down and told myself "alright, let's finish a tree today." And I did.
The first few lessons of the Esperanto tree were a breeze and had me believing that the entire language would be this easy. I know that it's said to be the easy language to learn, but you have to remember, it's still a language, and learning one is no easy task. Around the middle of the tree, I started getting discouraged from all the affixes to try and memorize, but I decided to push through. It started to click and the bottom of the tree became much easier and more enjoyable. All in all, I think I will still try to retain my new found knowledge of this awesome language. It's so much like the other romance languages in vocabulary, with little mixes of German and even Greek here and there. The purpose of this language is to bring people all over the world together and promote peace, and I think that's what motivated me to finish the course. So, let me give a big thank you to the Esperanto team for their hard work, because they made an amazing course (and with some of the best sentences I've ever seen too!!) and I hope everyone else enjoys learning this language.
If you want more practice, lernu.net has an Esperanto course and a good chatroom to practice with people all over the world (if you're not an adult/young adult you might need your parent's mission), and also look around and join a local Esperanto club. Don't forget to check out Pasporta Servo once you feel comfortable speaking Esperanto!!
Alright, I've been up for over 24 hours, so now I'm going to hit the hay. Happy language learning to everyone!
Well done. I'd been watching your progress and expecting you to be amongst the first handful of people to finish. You put a lot of effort in. First thing I did on Duolingo this morning was check the Esperanto forum to see if either you or Sheldolina had finished. I had a good nights sleep in contrast to your keeping up over 24 hours. I'm coming back to the last 10 skills, refreshed, and should finish sometime today.
My OCD hates me haha! But I do have some I like to focus on. I'm hispanic but I practice my Spanish on here whenever i feel like i'm getting rusty, I love nordic/Scandinavian culture so I also started working on those, German for heritage reasons like Spanish, Irish because i'll be staying in a Gaeltacht for a week in Ireland this summer, Esperanto for the competition of finishing first, and the rest are just for fun when I'm bored and not motivated at the moment for the other languages.
Congratulations! That's amazing.
When you've gone through something very quickly, the old adage really is true: Use it or lose it. Right away start listening, or reading, or maybe going through the tree again. I bet that the course developers would love more feedback if you go through the tree a second time.