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

Finally Finished My Danish Tree!

Well folks it's been quite some time (since January to be precise), but last night I finally conquered the Danish tree. The course contributors did an INCREDIBLE job with the Danish course and I've really enjoyed learning Danish over the past months. I especially like that the sentences are so much fun instead of the usual boring standbys. Some of my favourites are "When did the fox say that he would drink wine today?", "Tomorrow we will destroy the badger's house.", and the numerous sentences about bears doing unnatural things. Everything was incredibly through and presented in a way that made things easy to understand.

Thank you Team Danish!!

October 18, 2015

18 Comments


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

Congratulations ! I finished the tree today too ! I began when the course was out, in August 2014... And lost my streak only once because miscalculating the end of the day...

October 18, 2015

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

Awesome! Congratulations! Feels good doesn't it? (:

October 18, 2015

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

Thanks ! Yeah i was looking forward to it :)

October 19, 2015

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

Tillykke! :D I'm really enjoying learning Danish too. The creative sentences in the course make reviewing so much fun.

October 19, 2015

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

Tillykke! I'm going much slower, two weeks ago I passed the last checkpoint and I started the course in November :) But now I'm also taking danish classes, so I'm improving my actual danish knowledge and ability to speak and write much faster. Hoping I'll be done by February/March!

October 23, 2015

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

Great job!

October 18, 2015

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

Good job! I am level 12 and not even passed the last chekpoint

October 18, 2015

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

Tillykke!

October 19, 2015

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

Congrats!

October 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lauren.tucker687

Nice!

October 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cherok40

Tillykke! Well done!

October 20, 2015

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

Godt arbejde!

October 21, 2015

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

i found it funny and interesting as wel, yet some of them i found them quite sexist......do you agree?

October 27, 2015

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

I did notice sometimes women were put into boring stereotypical roles. And, there was a bit of attitude and playfulness regarding gender roles that I liked, like the boy wearing the dress.

October 27, 2015

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

well, im referring more to phrases as " he works while she sleeps" or my favourite " she cannot drive", also a recurrent one : "she cooks while he works all day"

October 27, 2015

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

I am wondering here whether you completed the tree at a somewhat different time from me. I never got the sentence "she cooks while he works all day." You are right. That is about as gender stereotyped as you can get. But I never saw it.

October 27, 2015

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

I suppose I did see a few sentences that could be considered mildly sexist, although as IanEvison said I also liked the playfulness regarding gender roles as well. They would have had to come up with so many sentences, so the few sentences that may be a bit gender-stereotyped so to speak are most likely just coincidental.

October 27, 2015

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

I trust our very wonderful Danish team is lurking and will "hear" the nudge. Make that woman doing the cooking into the executive chef of the Hotel d'Angleterre in Copenhagen and all will be forgiven!

October 27, 2015
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