PastorBlast » Yesterday, 4:25 pm » wrote: ↑
Sounds like you achieved a good amount of purpose and fulfillment.
We can troll the Intellectual Armegeddon
A FB friend is moving to Germany. I never got around to learning.
I completed the entire course in German on Duolingo. German is quite difficult, especially the syntax. The pronunciation was less difficult than I anticipated, but the grammar and syntax are a real hassle. When I started the German course, it was the longest Duolingo course. And then there was a minor revision and it grew a bit, and then Duolingo made a major change to all their courses and it grew even more. And I am having difficulty remembering the vocabulary.
So I dedicated myself to Portuguese (actually Brazilian Portuguese, which is somewhat different from Peninsular Portuguese. I again completed the entire course. I have spent on average 45 minutes a day learning languages since December of 2016. Some of Duolingo's changes are done to get students to pay, but I have never paid, because the speed of my learning is not critical, and my goal is to learn and practice.
Portuguese is very much like Spanish. I have studied French quite a bit, have completed a Latin I course, and am entirely fluent in Spanish, so that helps. I can watch Portuguese and Brazilian films on Netflix and comprehend about 90%. The jokes of the play on words type and the slang expressions can be baffling.