https://www.duolingo.com/Yuki_Shiro

Made it through the swedish tree before the end of the year :)

Yesterday evening I finally made it!

After just 10 weeks I ran through all the swedish course. After english (were I took shortcuts) I made it in swedish! I wanted to be as quick as possible, making a competition with myself somehow.

Well, was this good? While I was learning a lot of things, I also forgot a lot of things. My guess is, that I still remember 50-60% of the words. This means of course a lot of work to get it really into my head. But it was fun this way (for me). I think, if you have time to do this you just should consider yourself if hasting might be your stile.

But ya, my next steps are: - a work on my weak words - learning to speak and listen by a software - reading texts and listening to music - try to find persons to speak to

What else could I do?

Many many thanks to the team, you are amazing. Not only I good a good help in swedish, but the course is full of details. All these sentences; so full of interesting things, sometimes sad, funny and sometimes hillarious. I learned things about the country, too, and folklore.

Many many thanks, it was a joy... and still will be.

December 29, 2015

19 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/kimojima
December 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/rach_jules

Why specifically 9 minutes? (I'm really curious :) )

December 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Ragnar_II

Now watch great swedish TV series "Broen" (The Bridge) in original and find out how do they speak in real life (there is also dutch, but it shouldn't be a problem). Language lessons and lots of fun are guaranteed! My congratulations, I'm going to learn it too someday.

December 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Yuki_Shiro

Vielen Dank, tack för det. I think I will put it on a to-watch-list on IMDB. :)

December 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MickeytheGreat

Interesting. How do you find Broen?

December 31, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Ragnar_II

One of the best shows I've ever seen. Nothing with american or european film industry. Also there are amasingly elaborated characters played by great actors, so I strongly recommend it.

January 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/isaacishumble

Congrats!!!!!!!!

December 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Yuki_Shiro

Thank you!

December 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/isaacishumble

Your welcome!

December 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Neco_Coneco

Grattis! I'm still halfway my tree. :3

December 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Yuki_Shiro

Tack, and I am sure you will make it :)

December 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TimothyAspeslagh

Grattis! Jag är inte färdig än :)

December 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Yuki_Shiro

Tack! Good luck and enjoy it.

December 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger

Congratulations!

> learning to speak and listen by a software . . .

Is there software available for this (for Swedish)? Or are you simply hoping that you will find some?

December 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Yuki_Shiro

yes, yes! we have here language software for a lot of languages (in germany). So, if in german, I think it´s probably common for english language, too. My "trick" is, I went to the library and thus it is for free; I already have it here.

December 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Ambigatus

grattis!

January 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Yuki_Shiro

Tusend tack :)

January 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Biceee

Congratulations!

I would like to ask a question. What do you feel about your Swedish after completing everything? Were you able to build a good base for further studies?

I take notes of every lessons here and also write the sentences to remember the words and their sequence in the sentences.

I would like to know what can I expect if I finish the tree.

Thanks!

January 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Yuki_Shiro

Well, like I said: I rushed through the tree. Even so, there were a lot of phrases that I might never forget.

At the beginning of the course I was writing things down. Especially these things are memorized. I think it is an excellent thing to do.

What I can do: 1) I tried out to talk to swedish people on the internet. While I didnt understood all of their reply ( they were talking like normal, going into details), It was fun and I was able to form sentences of normal conversations. I think I make quite a few mistakes there, still.

2) I tried to read an internet article about the news. I understood more than I thought, not getting everything of course.

What I expect you can do later: All that (and the things I didnt try), only better. ...in my opinion

I think it is a pretty good base, yes! I am going to the lessons now in a slower speed and still learn many things; proof that I was way too fast and hope for everyone in normal speed.

There are so many possibilities how I can improve after that; reading something or watching movies with subtitles will be the next, I guess.

I expect from the course that after you done it with care, you might (soon) speak fluent, only with much less words than a swedish citizen.

That is my impression and I welcome other thoughts/experiences about that.

January 3, 2016
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