Partly inspired by @essenbee’s learning log I decided to accelerate my pace of doing the Spanish lessons. I’ve been doing two or four lessons a day this month and just did the last one from level 2.
There were a couple of nasty ones, but otherwise I didn’t find the lessons too difficult. Mostly I made mistakes when I couldn’t hear the difference in the English sentences with “you’d”, “you’re”, “you’ve”. Totally annoying.
I did checked grammar for some of those verb forms and they are subjunctives. Right. Finnish don’t have those.
Mostly I got annoyed of all those different translations for the English “feel”. Had to do some googling to get explanations since I couldn’t get the feel of the different usages. (Pun intended. )
Any changes of getting daily practises like Welsh? @aran?
And of course, to make the lessons a bit more difficult, I wanted to use the pronunciation of Spanish in Spain. So I had to check how the words were written to get it right.
Excellent stuff @tygerc! I noticed your points shooting up in Memrise - are you using it for Spanish alongside SSi? I agree thst some of the verbs in the course seem to be remarkably multi-functional! There are also plenty of subtle differences in very similar seeming words. Spanish is a much more interesting language than I anticipated, really quite adictive.
I am finding Challenge 5 as much of a struggle as I found the rest of Level 2 so far. I really don’t understand why at this point. I went over lessons 3 and 4 again today and they were not hard at all, but on the first listen of 1 to 5 so far, I have come away thinking that they were pretty difficult. Hopefully 5 will feel easy tomorrow!
Congats once again. Are you going to do the tourist course next or have you already done that?
I’ve been doing Irish, Hebrew and Swedish on Memrise. The Duolingo courses really need Memrise as companion. But I think I could start the Spanish there again.
I’ve done the tourist course way back when it was new so I think I’ll skip it for now.
Nope, afraid that’s the old model - but we will have listening exercises for Level 2 before too long, and those will be all you need (plus occasional re-runs of the last couple of sessions)…