https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidHerre20

Finally finished the portuguese tree!

After exactly 1 year. I finally finished the portuguese tree here on duolingo! In the biginning I never had an interest in learning languages at all. I was already a native english and spanish speaker (because in my house my family speaks spanish) I downloaded duolingo because I was interested after watching this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_bHuzvLC1I

I didn't know a word at all in portuguese, I diddn't know where it was spoken, NOTHING! I started casually learning, I wasn't putting in hard work . I was doing maybe 1 lesson per 2 weeks. Then out of nowhere i decided to get serious about it. I did lessons every single day and at one point had a 100+ streak.

after around 3 months i started listening to music in portuguese, chatting with native speakers (still using a dictionary ) and immersing myself more.

around the 8 month mark I made penpals in Brazil and talked with them everysingle day. There i learned local slang, pronunciation and cultural things.I made it my mission to do everything i did in portuguese. I switched my cellphone, computer, music library, youtube subscriptions,basically everything in portuguese.

After 1 year i feel like i am now at a very advanced level. I speak with natives in real life without a problem (with a good foreign accent )

All I have to say is thank you duolingo! I became near fluent and haven't had to pay a penny :)

July 16, 2015

25 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TajMartin

That's a lovely story! I agree that Duo is great, but you sound very dedicated. What Portuguese music would you recommend listening to?

July 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidHerre20

It depends on your genre preference. But I like almost everything I listen to a lot of rap, so I find myself listening to a lot of music by this artist "rashid"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JddHuCfzUOY

if you want a more energetic and cultural genre, i reccomend "forro" mostly played in the northeast of brazil

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQdkjRo-_Dg

Try out this website, It makes you write the words from a song as it plays http://lyricstraining.com/

July 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/umguri

That's not forró haha we call it arrocha! :P

Forró is this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCSJnxemUbM

July 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidHerre20

all those genres from the northeast sound so similar !hahahah same with sertanejo

July 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TajMartin

Obrigado!

July 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/niferca

Os Azeitonas, Paralamas do Sucesso, Caeano Veloso

July 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luis_Domingos

Parabéns! Terminar a árvore é sempre um momento importante na vida de um usuário, mas espero que continue a utilizar o Duolingo e a estudar português :)

July 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lahure

Excelente trabalho, sem dúvida!!

July 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RubenB612

Parabens!

July 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nicorico1

Parabéns

July 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/petegriffith86

Parabéns! You made me realise my hour a day on Duolingo is nowhere near enough.

Um dia, eu quero falar português fluentemente!

July 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidHerre20

I always did like 1 hour a day. But I listened to loads of music, watch tons of youtube videos in portuguese and I skyped once a week with a native . try any of these

July 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/petegriffith86

I think I will. You've inspired me :-)

Obrigado

July 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kristenc687

So true! I listen to lots of music to help me too. It's the best way to truly learn a language. I like Radio Beat 98 online, but I am now loving maisportugues.com, which is a website with Portuguese language music from all over the world, so you get Africa, Portugal, and Brazil.

July 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlbertoGallani

Parabéns David e bem vindo a língua portuguesa :)

Espero terminar a árvore do italiano ainda esse ano...mas está difícil...hahahaha

Abraço!

July 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidHerre20

eu tambem quero fazer a arovore do italiano mas sempre que eu tento, me atrapalha com meu portuguese

July 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlbertoGallani

Então David... Eu tenho o mesmo problema porque eu já sei português e o espanhol.

É incrível como a similaridade dessas línguas as vezes pode atrapalhar em vez de ajudar

July 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidHerre20

sim! mas eh um sentimento bom quando voce aprende usar as linguas bem, sem misturar! eu ja to nesse nivel . agora estou tentando o italiano. Nao posso criar frases ainda, mas acho q minha mente ja sabe como controlar mais de duas linguas!

July 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mark.junii

Parabéns! Se quiser treinar com um amigo, estou aqui! Congratulations! If you want to train portugues language with a friend, i'm here!

July 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidHerre20

sim, seria legal!

July 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kristenc687

Awesome! How did you find your pen pals? I am on level 11 Portuguese, and I am planning to finish in a couple of weeks. I would love to have pen pals. I agree that you can certainly communicate. I speak Spanish as well, and I was able to communicate well too. It's a little nerve-wracking at first, never having spoken Portuguese in conversation before, but Duolingo works! You sound like me. Most days are 100+. I am hungry!

July 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/paulo.361711

Hello, I'm a native portuguese speaker, If you want to practice your portuguese, feel free to contact me!

July 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidHerre20

I found my penpals here http://www.conversationexchange.com/

you will get tons of offers ,but only some will go through with being a penpal! But you will definetly find someone

July 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kristenc687

Thanks, David!

July 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/leeoarauujo

Hii õ/ I want to practice my poor english with someone and I can help u with ur portuguese. I have skype and Whatsapp if u want :)

August 2, 2015
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