https://www.duolingo.com/ShawnSvenska

After so much work, I did it!

I have finally finished the Swedish Tree!! It took me a lot of time but only because I was studying on other websites as well and because I have written every single word I have learned on Duolingo in my notebook along with its rules, translations, and different uses.

My notebook is around 300-400 pages of Duolingo goodness (only Swedish). I went through the levels of the tree many many many times before I finally decided to actually finish it. It is only because what matters is what you actually learn from the process (That shiny owl though!!).

Big big big thanks to Duolingo and the super awesome Swedish team that reply to every concern and question, you guys are gold. If not for Duolingo I wouldn't be where I am at life right now. A big thanks again!

Now the journey of reconsideration begins!

December 25, 2015

15 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/lumisade

Grattis! Now I'd love to see your notebook. :D I also started one some weeks ago, and I must say that it helps soooo much to write down the words by hand! It's amazing :D

December 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ShawnSvenska

Heard that one about the notebook more than once :D

December 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Zzzzz...

Wow. You are clearly a very determined and thorough learner. Grattis och god jul! :)

December 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ShawnSvenska

God jul och tack!

December 25, 2015

[deactivated user]

    Congratulation! What a lovely Christmas present to yourself. I'm totally impressed with your determined approach to learning. And what a nice tribute you gave to the Swedish team at Duolingo. Best wishes to you.

    December 25, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/CosmoKaiza

    Congrats ! What are you planning to do now ?

    December 25, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/ShawnSvenska

    Go through my whole notebook again (I do so every now and then) but this time I need to finish off any left overs and make sure everything is solid. While I do that I will keep studying online!

    December 25, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/CosmoKaiza

    Really great ! I also have a notebook for Dutch (where I write down every single word and Tips and Notes) It is really useful but it takes so much time and effort. Keep going ! :D

    December 25, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/matfran2001

    Congratulations!!!! After all that work you've done, what can you tell us about Swedish? Why do you like it? Do you think it is an "easy" language to learn?

    I started the Swedish tree the other day, just to see how it was, did some lessons and thought I could like it.

    I will probably go on with it.

    December 25, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/ShawnSvenska

    All languages are difficult to learn at first, I would probably say that Swedish was difficult for me to get into, because there are rules for the language but under a lot of situations you just throw the rules under the rug. Swedish is a language you kind of get used to I suppose, because it has a lot of exceptions, but again, that applies to any language.

    I must say that I've enjoyed Swedish more than Spanish and French (Both of which were my subjects in school), when you start speaking it feels like a beautiful language to listen to. With its pitch accents and melodic voices you will get lost in no time!

    I like it because it sounds great and even when you manage to speak it fast you will still appreciate how beautiful it is, it is also really fun to learn, I have never felt bored learning it.

    Thing is, the only downside to me is the fact that it is really hard for me to understand when others speak to me, because everybody speaks it differently here I can almost swear on that!

    December 25, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti

    Grattis!

    December 25, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/ShawnSvenska

    Much thanks, and thanks for all the help through out the course :)

    December 25, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/PolishMathew

    Congratulations! How's your Swedish now? How confident are you? Can you have a normal conversation?

    December 27, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/PaulW237

    Well done. :)

    December 27, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Evoluighemulo

    Congratulations! I hope I finish mine as sooner as possible!

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