Finished my Danish Tree!
Just proud of myself for learning the language of my great-grandparents. Thought I would share my accomplishment. Hope to go to Denmark one day and use this stuff outside of the internets.
Thank you! It didn't seem horrible, only took a 289 day streak to finish the tree. :) I feel pretty comfortable reading it with google translate open for the odd word here and there, but I really feel my pronunciation need a lot of work.
The only other language I've ever learned, besides my native English, was Spanish, which was quite a different experience, just because fairly suddenly I was living in Spain. Picked that one up much quicker out of necessity. Hard to compare the two. Spanish is easier as far as pronunciation, but grammatically it seems much more distant from English. Danish feels a bit more natural to me in that regard. It's fun though.
You are on 20th level in French and you say Danish seems hard to learn?! Haha, jokes aside, I personally think I am very good at learning languages and never really had any major problem with any language I tried to learn - except for French. I gave up on it when I was on level 9. So, if you are actually interested in Danish but hesitate to give it a try because you think it seems difficult, I think you should just go for it. It's probably not as hard as you believe it to be. :)
Yes, of course that must be a reason too. My language (Turkish) is pretty much related to no language that I am learning, neither grammatically or in terms of vocabulary, haha. So I usually use my English abilities when learning other languages. It was the same for Danish. You seem to speak perfect English and if you give Danish a try, you will see how similar they actually are, maybe besides pronounciation. :)
You guys are all awesome! Thanks for all the nice things you said!
Unfortunately I'm not the most social person online, so talking with me for practice probably isn't ideal. You should all check out the Danish Duolingo Slack group though! There are a lot of people in there, lots of discussions in Danish and English about any topic you'd want. This discussion has details on joining:
Again, Thank you!
YMMV but it took me about 10 months. I really tried to balance learning new stuff and reviewing old stuff. Even now that I'm done when I take the progress quiz I'm just scoring over 2/5, which needs a lot of improvement. Just goes to show finishing the tree doesn't mean you know it. :)