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https://www.duolingo.com/Jim000111

Finished the Spanish Tree

I finished the Spanish Tree today. It took me 144 consecutive days. The program states that my Spanish Fluency is 50%, that I am at Level 14 with 7,288 XP and that another 212 XP are required to reach level 15.

The "Words" section further states that 1,575 words have been learned.

3 years ago

35 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Hbonfigli

congrats! I hope that I can make it there one day! :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MarianaGai2

Congrats!(:

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jim000111

Thank you. What is your native language?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MarianaGai2

Spanish.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jim000111

Está muy bien. Si, necesitas ayudar de aprender inglés, solo pregunta. Tenga buen día.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MarianaGai2

Gracias, te tomaré la palabra.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sandeepa2
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¡Felicidades! ¿Puede hablar y escribir muy bien ahora después de completar el árbol ? ¿Cuales son vuestro favoritos recursos español?. ¡Buena suerte! Saludos.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ebonest

he usado duolingo por solo una semana y estoy muy feliz que puedo entender todo de tu puesto! :) (desculpe que no puedo escribir perfectamente con acentos)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CristianBa128781

como cuales acentos amigo el español es un poco complejo

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jim000111

Me gusta el curso Pimsleur. Creo que es mejor curso para aprender a hablar español. Otros cursos, como Duolingo, son mejor para aprender leer y escribir español

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sandeepa2
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Muchas gracias por la información.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BarcelonaEnRoute

Way to go! I am curious though, how many lessons would you learn a day?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jim000111

I am not sure. It depended on the day and how much time I had. I believe that the most XP points I earned in one day was 210 or 220. That would suggest 22 lessons. There were many days I would do in excess of 100 XP. I tried to make sure that everyday I would complete all of the lessons that the program stated that review was recommended prior to going on to new lessons, so many of those lessons were review lessons.. I think Duolingo is a very good program. It is not perfect, but by tracking the number of consecutive days, points and levels, it gives one incentive to persevere and make progress. In that way, it is very motivating.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ward79
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Felicidades!!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Come_unToomey

que pedo guey. te felicito por terminar el arbol. espero que puedas seguir adelante y usar lo que has aprendido todos los dias. sigue con tu racha y llege al livel 25.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MarianaGai2

Jajaja que gracioso.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Handsuplaci

Congrats! Be happy, don`t worry :)

I hope I will also finish it this year :) Enjoy your job, and let`s talk with somebody

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CristianBa128781

entonces tu ya sabes mucho español amigo

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SarojS
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Hi! How come you have only 50% fluency?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jim000111

I am not completely sure, but I believe that it has to do with the amount of translation of web sites that one completes. I do not have a lot of available time to translate web sites. The reason that Duolingo is free is because it encourages people to translate web sites as a method of learning another language and it earns revenue for the translations. When many people translate a document, the cumulative work is approximately equal to the work of a professional translator.

Duolingo is a good program and especially so because it is free. It is worth the work to complete. However, it emphasizes translation and that is not the best way to learn a language. Total immersion is better if that is available. Also Duolingo focuses on reading and writing, not on speaking or hearing a language.

I use other methods to improve my speaking and listening skills.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SarojS
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Thanks! I am stuck at 55% since past few skills, I was wondering what's the problem? :-D Can you please suggest some course for speaking and listening skills?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jim000111

Fluency is difficult to define precisely. I consider fluency to be able to speak and understand the spoken language like a native born speaker, which means that one needs to think in that language. Being able to understand by translating is a slow process, but can be reasonably effective at reading and writing. It can also be useful during the learning process, much like understanding phonics can be beneficial in learning to read. But it is not the end game, eventually one reads by sight and not phonetically. The Pimsleur course is good as a starting point to learn to speak the language. I believe it is is the best starting point. For listening, I found it is best to listen to pod-casts with a transcription. I try to understand the transcription first, including the use of translation, then try to read it thinking in the language and then listen to the pod-cast many times, while thinking of meaning and listening for the individual phrases and words.

I have found it very difficult to find good pod-casts that also have a transcription. So I use news articles and then software to read the text (with a Spanish voice)(You need to have a speech synthesis program and a good voice. It is not perfect solution, but it is a reasonable alternative to finding pod-casts with transcription.

I do not believe that Duolingo alone will permit one to become fluent in listening or speaking a language.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SarojS
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Thank you very much, Jim000111. Wish you best luck.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Xenia572021

maybe you can listen to Spanish radio? you recognize words and you understand a lot :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Xenia572021

looks like you have made a lot of progress since a year ago :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DewMcStew

Learning a language has varied length to complete. I was on level one three months ago.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DewMcStew

Bien Logro. Yo soy en nivel 9. Muy Bien!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CHAZBOBuma

Hola

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Blackchinese3

felicitationes :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CamilaDela750326

Nice :D

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mysheaadri1

aloha

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MorgaEcua

Took my mom and I about 2 days because we are from Ecuador. It took me some 200 days to learn how to be fluent in english.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CoolDUDE143909

wow

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JahanAara2

congrats! :)

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hildegard.offner

To comment on the fluency and the level - as I've come to realize - the more you practice (even the older modules) your skill level and fluency goes up. I'm not even halfway through the tree - but already at 39% fluency and level 16 of Spanish. I go over the older ones very often - and so you reach a better fluency and higher level. But - It's amazing that you've completed it! Congratulations! Something to be very proud of!

7 months ago