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https://www.duolingo.com/jairapetyan

When was the Swedish course released?

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Does anybody remember? It must have been around November of 2014. Thanks.

2 years ago

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2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jairapetyan
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I looked on the Wikia, but I couldn't find it...

2 years ago

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Strange, the info is in the link I shared.
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  • Added in Incub (Incub's Phase 1) on 2014-05-30
  • Released in beta (Incub's Phase 2) on 2014-11-17
  • Released in stable version (Incub's Phase 3) on 2015-01-23
2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger
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maybe jairapetyan overlooked the little search box above "List of courses," which in your screenshot has "swe", as I did for awhile.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jairapetyan
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I clicked the link but when I got to the page I didn't know I should scroll down... after trying the search box and continually getting what appears to be the same page, I figured it out. :P

2 years ago

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Well done. I went back and clicked the link a couple of times before taking a closer look and noticing the search box. Anyway, it is a convenient way to see a list of language pairs on Duo.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jairapetyan
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Hey wow, slogger! Look how close our streaks are! (I did lose mine once though)...

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger
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You are right, jairapetyan, our streaks are pretty close. I lost mine a couple of times too. You're ahead! There are several people on the "Streak Hall of Fame" page whose scores are near to ours. . . . Cool! is that a 25 in Swedish?

2 years ago

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Yup. I finished the tree in June. Now I am forgetting the little I learned... :/

2 years ago

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> . Now I am forgetting the little I learned... :/

No, no, no! Don't do that. You've got too good a foothold to let go, and besides it is much more discouraging to try to regain what you've learned than to maintain it. I speak from sad experience.

FWIW, what I've been doing lately (for Russian) is reading favorite books of my childhood translated into Russian. That's lots of fun. So is "window shopping" at online Russian stores--mostly bookstores, in my case, where I especially enjoy customer reviews of books. Those are ways to keep pumping a little Russian through my brain every day; perhaps you could do the same with Swedish? Not that you need suggestions from me, of course.

Russian and Swedish were two languages I promised myself, when a child, to learn. I'm almost halfway there! :-∫

How have you enjoyed Swedish, compared to your other 25-level languages?

2 years ago

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I really need to go to Sweden now. DL just isn't sufficient for speaking practice. Besides, I'd like to experience the culture. I have to admit I just am not super motivated... I have got Pimsleur Swedish, Complete Swedish (Teach Yourself series), and access to Mango, but just haven't been doing any of those. It's partly priorities... I choose to go running daily, I have my work, I need to eat and sleep and pay the bills, then the day is gone.

Where did you learn Russian? I learned the alphabet and let's say basic household Russian. I am dying for the Russian course to come out!

2 years ago

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> I have to admit I just am not super motivated . . .

That is always tough. The only thing that helps me when that happens (when anything helps) is to cut back on whatever I am doing and try a different tack.

> I choose to go running daily . . .

Yes, I hear you. I'm lucky, as now I'm retired and so have more time for such things. During all the years I worked there was not time for much more than work and family. When I was very lucky I might eke out 1/2-1 hour a day to study something I enjoyed.

> Russian

Eons ago I studied it in college, but did not learn much at all. By the time I took it up again, I did not even have household Russian but did have the alphabet. A group of us got together (over the Internet via e-mail) and worked through Introductory Russian Grammar, by Stilman, Stilman, and Harkins (1972, so there were plenty of Soviet Union and Leningrad references). It's a great book--very thorough. We did every exercise and translation, which took us a couple of years. and compared our answers, plus there were two people who knew Russian and kibitzed when everyone had the wrong answer. Since them I've been messing around on the internet, continuing study with the group by translating Russian books, listening to audiobooks, and reading. But I still don't have the courage for something like Skype and seldom try to write in Russian. :(

One of these years, when finally adequately in command of Russian, I'll take up Swedish. It is so tempting to start it on Duo.

> I really need to go to Sweden now.

Yes, you do. :) Wouldn't it be super!

2 years ago

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I guess that's my fault. It appeared obvious that one would need to type some text to see more.

That search box will possibly be removed and a scroll box could be put in its place, or simply the huge list could come back.

It is likely that you know how it works because you were around at the time it was implemented. That may be why it seems obvious to you and I. :)

2 years ago

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It is likely that you know how it works because you were around at the time it was implemented.

I do. ;)

2 years ago

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Thanks Dessamator and jrikhal! :)

2 years ago