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I finished the Norwegian tree

My thanks to everyone who helped me along the way. I will be watching Skavlan, reading FilmMagasinet and hoping that my fellow Finns can beat at least some of the Norwegians on Tour de Ski. :) I will also be supporting Norwegian ski jumpers on Vierschanzentournee. Happy New Year everyone! I hope we get the upgraded tree soon!

December 29, 2015

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Gratulerer så mye! :)

December 29, 2015

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Takk, Linn!

December 29, 2015

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Congrats!!!!!!

December 29, 2015

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Thank you!

December 29, 2015

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Your welcome

December 29, 2015

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Yay, Congratulations Mari! Now you can sit back and relax for a bit until they bring out the upgraded tree. :)

December 29, 2015

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Thank you, Naomi. I need to recap the final skills, and then it is back to Russian for me.

December 30, 2015

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Congratulations on finishing the Norwegian Tree. Have 5 Lingots.

December 29, 2015

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Thank you, Chris!

December 29, 2015

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    You are such a highly motivated person! You really deserve the recognition. You have worked so hard. Congratulations! Best wishes for the New Year!

    December 29, 2015

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    Thank you, Carole!

    December 29, 2015

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

    Wow, that was quick! Congrats! The course is great, which is "bedre enn greit" in Norwegian, right :)?

    December 29, 2015

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    Thank you, Helen. I admit that I rushed the last 15 skills. I was afraid that they will upgrade the tree before I finish it. I have to go through those skills again.

    December 29, 2015

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    You'll have another month or two at least :)

    December 31, 2015

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    Congrats! The Norwegian tree is so much fun! :)

    December 29, 2015

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    Miau and thank you! I agree - the Norwegian tree is my favourite tree. :)

    December 29, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luke_5.1991

    This made me so happy to read! :D

    December 31, 2015

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    Gratulerer!

    December 29, 2015

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    Thank you, Alec!

    December 29, 2015

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    Good job! And you're AMAZING!!!!

    December 29, 2015

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    Thank you, Josiah!

    December 29, 2015

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    You're welcome! Now I just need to hurry up and finish my Spanish tree... :P

    December 29, 2015

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    You can do it! Go, Josiah, go!

    December 29, 2015

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    I just need to get started...

    December 29, 2015

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    :D

    December 29, 2015

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    Gratulerer så mye, Mari!!! :D Kjempebra gjort! You managed to finish before NO 2.0 comes out as well! I want to wish you the best of luck with Norwegian post-Duo:) (Just keep in mind that Skavland speaks a mix of both Swedish and Norwegian, since it aires in both contries. No need to adapt too much to that, you don't want to speak "svorsk" after all;))

    December 29, 2015

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    Thank you, Hedvig! And thanks for the warning. The Finnish broadcasting company, YLE, likes Norwegian nature documentaries, so I will be watching those alongside Skavlan.

    December 30, 2015

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    That sounds good:) if you have netflix, you might find some series there. Like Lilyhammer. And you can check out nrk.no/tv, (national broadcaster) there is lots of stuff there. :)

    December 30, 2015

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    YLE broadcasts Lilyhammer, and I have seen a couple of episodes. You actually have given me the link to NRK before, and I have been trying to watch the news there. :)

    December 30, 2015

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    Gratulerer Mari!

    There are probably a lot of other Norwegian programs shown on YLE 5 as well, everything from reality TV to documentaries. The search function on YLE Areena doesn't allow to search for programs in Norwegian, but just searching for the word Norge revealed that the radio station YLE Mondo boradcasts daily half-hour long news in Norwegian (although you can't listen to them online later :-( so you actually have to listen at 13:30, or just skip YLE and go straight to an actual internet radio like TuneIn...).

    December 30, 2015

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    You're really up to date with the news, then! :-p

    I used to be a real YLE Mondo addict, and was introduced to many a new addiction that way (Car Talk by NPR being the main one). But the combination of smartphones and internet radio means the world is now my oyster, and I don't care about program schedules anymore... 8-)

    December 30, 2015

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    Takk, Annika! I have been listening to Yle Mondo for news in French, German, Italian and also Norwegian. It is a great resource to have. I watch YLE Fem regularly, too. I am especially interested in documentaries.

    December 30, 2015

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    Ahh ok;) links everywhere!! You can watch "supernytt" (on nrk3), it is a news program for children! So it should be a bit easier to follow if the regular news is too quickly paced:)

    December 30, 2015

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    That's great! Here is the direct link: http://tv.nrksuper.no/serie/supernytt. You can even switch on Norwegian subtitles!

    And, of course, gratulerer så mye, Mari!

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    December 30, 2015

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    Thank you, Hedvig!

    December 30, 2015

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    Gratulerer! I just watched Skavlan tonight and noticed he at least throws in some Swedish words when talking to the Swedes. I enjoy the mix of probing questions and entertainment -- a talkshow for intelligent people.

    January 12, 2016

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    Me too! It's good :)

    January 12, 2016

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    Congrats!

    December 29, 2015

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    Thank you!

    December 29, 2015

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    That's great! Congratulations, Mari! :)

    December 29, 2015

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    Thank you, Paloma!

    December 29, 2015

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    Gratulerer!
    Jeg vil også støtte norsk sportsmenn i begge eventer, men Janne Ahonen skal forbli min favoritt skihopper for alltid.

    December 29, 2015

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    Unfortunately, Team Finland have trouble with qualifications round, so I am rooting for Team Norway, as well. :)

    December 29, 2015

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    I thought at first that you were commenting the Duolino situation here.

    January 2, 2016

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    A lingot for you! :)

    January 2, 2016

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    Yippee! Congratulations!

    December 29, 2015

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    Thank you, Jan!

    December 29, 2015

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

    Hi , I have a question ... is that now that you have finished the Norwegian tree you know good speak ,read, write ? thks

    December 29, 2015

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    Hello, Youri. I can read Norwegian pretty well. I have been reading FilmMagasinet, because I like films, and I understand maybe 80% of the text and am able deduce what the rest of the text means. Once I get out of my comfort zone things get more difficult, though. Reading news, for instance, is much more difficult. I understand spoken language pretty well, too. I have been watching Skavlan's talk show and some nature documentaries. I can also write simple sentences. Speaking Norwegian is much more difficult, because Swedish keeps intefering.

    December 29, 2015

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    thank you for your answer , I m causes for my studies at university because I return in a few months I will study translation and interpretation. I will first do a Bachelor of 3 years in Danish and English then a master 2-year applied Scandinavian languages ​​. How long does it take to finish the tree in Norwegian ? and how long you worked per day ?

    December 29, 2015

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    Sorry that you had to wait for two hours. I was watching Vierschanzentournee. I really do not remember how long it took me to finish the tree. The amount of work I put into to the tree varied from 10XP a day to 400XP a day. I spend November and early December writing my seminar paper, so only did 10XP a day then. I also rushed the last 15 or so skills, because I wanted to finish the tree before Tree 2.0 is released. I need to go through those skills again. So I am not necessarily the best person to ask these questions. I speak decent Swedish, which helped a lot. I probably would have climbed down the tree a lot slower, if I did not speak Swedish. So you speak Danish then? That ought to speed things up. :)

    December 29, 2015

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    yes i learn danish ^^you know where i can find some information about tree 2.0 ?

    December 29, 2015

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    December 29, 2015

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    congratulations Mari :-) you are doing more than great :-)

    December 30, 2015

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    Thank you, heschmat!

    December 30, 2015

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    Great job! Congrats!

    December 31, 2015

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    Thank you! :)

    December 31, 2015

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    How much time did thi Tree take you?

    January 1, 2016

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    Maybe 6 or 7 months. I really do not remember. Sorry.

    January 1, 2016

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

    Thanks, and congratulations :)

    January 1, 2016

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    Thank you, my Viking friend. Are there many Vikings in Spain? :)

    January 1, 2016

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    Unfortunatly no jaja most are "reggaetoners", they dont know about good music.

    January 2, 2016

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    Gratulerer!

    January 3, 2016

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    Takk så mye! :)

    January 3, 2016
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