I "finished" my Swedish ^_^
I finally earned my Swedish-flag-draped golden owl today, and I'm really proud of myself! I don't remember exactly how long it took me (had a holiday in there somewhere and lost my streak) but I feel as though I picked it up really fast.
I've been so emerged in Swedish, I get weird looks from my 11-year-old when I'm shuffling through the house mumbling to myself.
Hey it's a new day! New day...new day... "..en ny dag..." Ugh, I need coffee. Coffee...coffee... "...kaffet..." I need water for coffee. "...jag behöver vatten för kaffe..."
"MOM! SHUT! UP!"
So what does one do after conquering Duolingo? If there are any Swedes here who would like to practice their Dutch, English or French, I would be more than happy to spend long nights talking about Alexander Skårsgard, smörgåstårte, IKEA and Saab.
Or you know, other things. ¯_(ツ)_/¯
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I did too in the beginning, but eventually I started incorporating it into my daily routine. I strengthen in the morning, learn new stuff in the evening. I remember that at some point it just...clicked or something. Like ohhhhh, I get it now... It gets easier after that! Keep it up!
i finished a couple of days ago (it took me a month) and now I am gung over it all again to cement it into my brain. I also have a Swedish penpal which is awesome to learn Swedish :-D
Yeah I'm really planning on keeping it up too. I just started checking out Norwegian, which is so weird! I understand it all (because of the Swedish) but it's all written in a different way. I think I'll go for something completely different now! Grattis on finishing your language tree!
Hello! Omg, I love your story about talking to yourself. Sometimes I do it too. Now I'm struggnling with the Swedish verbs. I'm trying to remember as much as I can because I can't wait to unlock new skills, but also I'm trying not to rush. ^^ I have further plans with Swedish, so I also got a textbook which is more difficult tha duolingo. It also contains records for practicing pronounciation. It's called Colloquial Swedish, you all might have heard about it. :) You should give it a try! :) With the basic knowledge you got from Duolingo, I'm sure that can also be fun to study from. Anyways, I would love to talk about Alexander Skarsgard (and the way I can get my special character on my keyboard... :D), meatballs and Scandinavian crime stories, maybe? ;) I can't wait to get my skills for expressing myself. ^^ Good luck for your further studies! ^-^
Haha, yeah really try not to rush! I mentioned in a comment before that I usually strengthen skills in the morning during coffee, and try new ones in the evening (also during coffee...maybe it's the coffee...what is it with coffee?). When you get further down the tree, you have so much to strengthen sometimes you feel like you have no time for new things. Also, I seem to remember things better in the evening, and in the morning my brain is only half on, so I can tap into my subconscious Swedish or something :P Colloquial Swedish sounds fun, I'll see if I can find it. Although my school is going to start again soon, so I don't know if I'll have time to work through an extra book -_-
Scandinavian crime stories? Are you watching The Killing on Netflix? It's soooo good! Also, it has Joel Kinnaman in it, who is Swedish. The Danish original is better, but the American version is surprisingly good too! The Bridge is also super edge-of-your-seat good (also on Netflix, in Swedish).
P.S. Try this: ALT + 134 = å
" + a/e/o/u = ä/ë/ö/ü
Honestly, don't use ALT+134 for writing å. Whenever I used it (Chrome) it closes the lesson for me, which really makes my blood boil. But using Alt Gr+¨ and then pressing any letters works just fine.
Hmmm that's weird! I'm also in Chrome and I have no problems when using the ALT-key. Maybe it has to do with the type of keyboard, or the settings of the keyboard? ALTGR+w = å for me. I think maybe the mods of the Swedish section (and any other language with weird squiggly bits on the letters) should make a list of keyboard shortcuts. I hate having to press the buttons within the lessons.
Grattis! Maybe you should start only talking in Swedish to your 11-year-old, so he/she also learns Swedish ;)
Haha, well he's tri-lingual already (English, Dutch and German), so he gets confused enough as it is sometimes. He started learning Spanish via Duolingo, but he doesn't have the discipline to keep his streak, although he does keep saying por favor and gracias ;)
Congratulations! I finished my Swedish tree today, although I have to go through some skills again. Today my six year old came to ask me something and I replied "Vad". So it happens :D
LOL yeah, well in Dutch it's wat, and it sounds pretty much the same as vad, so no one will notice if I exchange those words ;)