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im new to duo

hi im new to duolingo and need advice about what other language besides spanish i can learn :)

ill take advice about spanish to

and if you have lingots to spare plz give them to me

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/TrioLinguist

Welcome to Duolingo!

Nobody else can tell you what to learn. You learn what you want to learn, because you won't stick to a language if you're doing it because of what someone said. Get exposed to a bunch of languages and see which one(s) you like! If you've got the passion for Spanish, then learn Spanish, if it's Turkish then learn Turkish, if it's Norwegian then learn Norwegian.

If you haven't done much language learning in the past, you should probably stick with one until you gain some solid ground with it, then try learning two or more. When you're just learning how to learn a language, you'll get overwhelmed with multiple at first - save that for some time in the future.

Good luck, have fun, don't give up, happy learning!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Welcome to the community! There are plenty of languages to sample. There are at least 13 for English speakers. I'm currently learning Spanish and really enjoying it. I would say, don't rush too far beyond your grasp of grammar. I did and It's been a loooong detour. Don't be afraid to look up a concept. If it seems overwhelming, try summarizing what you're reading on a sheet of paper. If you need to leave it and come back to it later in the day and then again the next day and the next, I encourage you to do so. And if you get stuck don't give up. Language is a process of building familiarity with the words, the sounds, and the grammar. Give yourself plenty of time to get familiar with things and plenty of practice each day.

Other than Spanish, I really love the sound of Swedish. Turkish is a good language too, it's different from a lot of courses in that it doesn't have grammatical gender. But go ahead and sample as many languages as you want until you find one you really like. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KristenDQ
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Welcome aboard! What language(s) are you interested in learning? As you can see, I'm currently learning three, however I'm enrolled for 6. I only work on one tree at a time (currently it's Italian) as I already finished my other two trees in French and Spanish) so I don't get the vocabulary confused. Studies have shown that by studying in the same place at the same time everyday can help you retain more information because when you try and recall it, you'll think about being in that one spot, where you learned everything, rather than trying to think "ok I remember studying this here, and that there, at this time...."

Once you save up enough Lingots (currency), buy a streak freeze. These will come in handy in case something comes up (like a power outage) that prevents you from doing your studies for the day. Also, you can use these if you find yourself becoming overwhelmed. This will save your streak for a day so that you have time to process the information you learned so far if need be.

People also often question the fluency shields on your home screen and how useful they really are. I find it's better just to ignore them. The percentage is based on how many times you need to look up a word on the screen, be it for spelling or meaning. I'll admit, I'm a dyslexic, so asking me to memorize how to spell words in a foreign language doesn't work for me. I know the meaning and the word I'm looking for but sometimes if you spell it wrong in your answer, even if you get just one letter wrong, the question is marked as wrong.

Sometimes people ask how to become a moderator. Moderators are constantly checking this board and will often notice people who are genuinely trying to help other people or welcome newbies like yourself. Just be patient and helpful, and maybe you'll be a moderator if you so choose to be. If you have an issue with a user, please tell a moderator. You can tell who they are because they have various colored circles around their profile picture.

Oh, one more thing: sometimes you'll see people post something like "I finished my tree!". This just means they completed a course. There are 25 levels per course typically, but once you finish all the skills in a course, you have completed the "tree". Don't give up...maybe one day you'll catch up to me!

If you have any other questions or if you think I missed something, I'd be happy to help!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/8thlee
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welcome to duo if you need anything just ask me

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/2coolswag

thanks

3 years ago

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idk what i wanna learn i live in the usa so the main laguages is english spanish an french

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KristenDQ
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Where in the US? I'm from NH

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hendude

welcome

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hendude

I hope you enjoy. I hope you'll learn many different things

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hendude

Have a good time here!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/2coolswag

thx evreyone

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Angela_B.

Welcome! Bienvenue! So far, I'm taking just French, but I'm planning on doing more! I decided to learn the languages that are most prevalent in the world. (except for Chinese) So, I'm doing French and Spanish. Then, since I want to visit Italy, Ireland, and Sweden someday, I'm going to learn those languages. Really, it's just whatever languages you want to learn.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ins26
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Welcome!!! I don't know which courses can English speakers do because I'm Spanish, just choose the language you like, for example I'm trying to learn German and practice English and French. Good luck with the Spanish and let me know if I can help you with something.

3 years ago

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nice i will really ask questons

3 years ago

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when your talking about a cat when do you say ..gato and gota

3 years ago
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