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Just finished my tree in 13 days! Phew!

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Just completed my tree (all gold) and got the little golden duo trophy. I didn't speak a word of Spanish just two weeks ago, now I can assess how many cats drink milk in Argentina and discuss the benefits of the girls eating apples in Mexico :) A big thanks to all the Spanish Duolingo team, who have obviously put an enormous amount of effort into the course. I have found the Telemundo mobile website very useful as it is so low brow that the sentences are simple enough for me to understand but there are enough new words to challenge a beginner.
Can anyone recommend some good Spanish radio stations to listen to? Preferably talk radio rather than music. Thanks for any suggestions and again a huge thank you to Duolingo, for all it's limitations, a superb educational tool. ps - Yo vivo en País de Gales.

3 years ago

32 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Rob2042

I am always amazed when I hear how quickly someone with no prior knowledge of Spanish is able to finish the tree. It took me three months and I had studied seven months before with many different courses. Congratulations!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/onlylittleme

Amazing I must say. I finished mine in 2 month and I thought that what quite though, but that feels like nothing compared to 13 days. Good job! =) Just to keep the tree golden takes up the most of my free time and for you it must be much worse than for me. Very impressive!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ungerhoyer
Ungerhoyer
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Two months is also very quick, well done to you! Now we both have the real work to do, keeping up the enthusiasm after the novelty has worn off! I am going to the canary islands in December and so I would like to significantly improve my spoken Spanish in the next six months. Congrats to you again and good luck with your progress!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/justhere773

Congratulations! For Spanish radio stations look up Coffee Break Spanish. That's what I use and its great. My favorite series is the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ungerhoyer
Ungerhoyer
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Thanks very much for the recommendations, I will check it out

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ungerhoyer
Ungerhoyer
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Thank you! Next goal: Reach level 25

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/leonielion
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What an amazing achievement!!! Congratulations!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ungerhoyer
Ungerhoyer
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Thanks a lot! Have a lingot.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/leonielion
leonielion
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Thank you!!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi
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Finishing a tree in thirteen days is amazing! I did not think it could be done!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ungerhoyer
Ungerhoyer
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I am quite obsessive! Thanks for your comment and good luck with your own linguistic adventure.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ttlaurenx

That amazing ! I really want to complete my tree but find it really hard to find time in the day. How much time did you practice in a day ?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ungerhoyer
Ungerhoyer
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Hi. I did an average of 4-5 hours per day (got up earlier and went to bed later) Used the website for the lessons and then the app for some strengthening as it is a lot quicker. I would not recommend to only use the app as the website is more thorough. I basically treated the app as a version of the flashcards. You can only sacrifice what time you have available to you. Good luck to you!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TatianaBoshenka

¡Felicidades! Congratulations! That's quite an accomplishment!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ungerhoyer
Ungerhoyer
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Thanks! A streak of 236 days is also quite an achievement!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TatianaBoshenka

Thanks!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CloudsTheKitten

Wow :O How did you do it so fast? That's amazing!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ungerhoyer
Ungerhoyer
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Lots of coffee and lots of work! Now the real challenge of level 25 begins! I have split the learning between the app and the website which seemed to work best for me. Good luck with your own tree!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Qadain
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Doing translations in the Immersion feature is more effective for leveling up (as it should be, compared to practicing gold skills over and over and over), especially when getting to translation tier 3. Plus, it's a bit addictive.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ungerhoyer
Ungerhoyer
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I looked at the immersion feature a couple of days after starting the course, seemed to be quite daunting! Perhaps it is now time to have another look.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CloudsTheKitten

Coffee, eh? Now that's what I call motivation. How many hours each day did you put into learning exactly? I just started learning yesterday and right now, I suck. Thank you. :) And best of luck!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ungerhoyer
Ungerhoyer
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About four to five hours (I don't normally have that amount of spare time but I have been off work with an injury for two weeks!) Do the lessons on the website and then strengthen like a crazy person using the app as it is much quicker if you're a slow typist like me!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CloudsTheKitten

Hope the injury isn't too severe. Thanks, I tried downloading the app on my windows phone but for some reason, it didn't download. I decided not to bother but now I'll put it on my android. Btw, what's your native language?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ungerhoyer
Ungerhoyer
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My native language is English. Happy learning!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JazzBlues
JazzBlues
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Wow - 13 lingots for 13 days. I am trying to finish French but my brain is full of Spanish!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ungerhoyer
Ungerhoyer
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I am looking forward to the day when I am comfortable enough with Spanish to move to another language. Well done to you for learning both. I would like to learn my own language, Welsh. Bizarrely, it is not spoken commonly in Wales, particularly in the south where I am from. Come on Duolingo, give us a welsh course :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ungerhoyer
Ungerhoyer
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Ps - thanks for the lingots jazzblues!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alexlunac
alexlunac
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Man, I really admire you, congrats! you have completed the tree in just 13 days, look at this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyGFz-zIjHE and I hope that you keep learning Spanish. I'm learning English and I really want to speak this wonderful language.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ungerhoyer
Ungerhoyer
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That is a really funny video! Good luck with your English, you seem more fluent than a lot of native English speakers I have known!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alexlunac
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Thanks!, I've been learning English since a year ago, currently I'm watching "Friends" with English subtitles that would be an advice for you, you can try to watch a TV serie with Spanish sub, if you have any doubt please ask me. My native language is Spanish, I'm from Colombia and as too many people know in this part of America, we speak Spanish very well.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rijchary
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Congratulations. I recommend you to listen "Radio Programas del Perú" in http://www.rpp.com.pe/radioenvivo.html

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ungerhoyer
Ungerhoyer
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Thanks very much for your suggestion, I will certainly try it out.

3 years ago