Tusen takk for alt (finished tree post)
After about 11 months of steady practice, I've reached the end-goal, the peak of the Norwegian Bokmål skill mountain, and 5/5 on the progress quiz. What a view!
The course creators and contributors deserve all the thanks. Not only did they create this fantastisk tree-mountain, but their support on the daily is outstanding. Every question I had was answered so promptly, and so kindly and helpfully. I hope I too have helped in some way through my own suggestions.
So may the tree prosper and thrive! Very excited for 2.0. In my opinion, the best course on Duolingo.
Beste ønsker til alle på det norske kurset. Ha det kjempebra!
It's not quite finished yet, and once it is it'll first have to go through an A/B test, in which you may or may not end up in the "right" test group. Provided it passes this test (fingers crossed!), you will gain access automatically. :)
The new content will be mixed in with the old tree, and you'll keep your progress for the skills/lessons that haven't been touched in the process.
I full agree that it's the best made tree - not that the others aren't good too, but they have done such a fab job. Jeg elsker norsk og de hjalp så mye med kvaliteten av treet.
Well done on finishing it and at a properly high level too. I see so many people who finish at level 10 or something. It looks like you did the thing properly with review.
Yes, the others are great too, but no other tree has won my heart quite as the Norwegian one has. Absolutt topp kvalitet!
Thanks :) I've never been able to rush through trees; have been obsessive about strengthening and making sure I remembered every word in a lesson. I love gold ;)
Congratulations to you, Sophia! I just started a couple of days ago and I'm hooked. Been plowing through the tree probably too fast! I should slow down a bit and practice what I've already learned I think.
Men hva kan jeg si.. jeg elsker norsk og jeg ønsker å lære meg mere. Den vakreste språk i hele verden. Uten ingen tvil.
Being Finnish I already know a lot of Swedish (it being the second national language here) so even though Norwegian is quite different, I can use the many similarities they share to my advantage while learning norsk. I guess that's why I've been so fast. The downside of knowing svenska beforehand is that I make a lot of mistakes in these lessons by using Swedish words accidentally! :) I'll probably end up speaking some weird mixture of both.. 'snorska' or something. :P
Well what do you know! And here I thought I was being clever.. Svorsk, huh.. That's pretty funny, actually. I'll probably have to put that on my CV some day. :P Thanks for the link! Here's hoping they'll add Finnish so you can immerse yourself in its weirdness. Maybe I'll be around then to give you advice, if needed. I'd like to see Icelandic and even Faroese here some day. Now that would be awesome!
I've just started, and I hope to get there in a year, too.
I really like the grammar hints, and I'm quite a bit angry at Duolingo that they hid them in another account of mine on which I started (another of these A/B tests). Thanks to the Norwegian team for doing the work! (No thanks to Duolingo for making learning unnecessarily difficult by hiding the hints.)
I am glad you have studied so much and appreciates the good work of the team Duolingo. I want to ask you a question. When you read a text in Norwegian approximately what percentage you understand after finishing the tree with 5/5? I have curiosity! :)
I've been reading NRK Nyheter on Facebook and noticing I don't know a lot of words. My strategy is to keep reading anyway and get the general gist, and only look up important recurring words or phrases. Knowing all the vocab in the quiz is a solid base, but it does depend on the topic of the text and if it has specialised jargon. 50%? Not sure, not good with percentages. Maybe higher for easier topics :)
You are right, it is difficult to assess the percentages. I try to be like you with the English language, I try to understand within the context of what I read, my vocabulary is very poor, I usually understand enough to get a general idea.
Gradually we will go forward with the language :)
I probably started right around the clothes module IIRC. At that point there was a lot I didn't recognize (and there still is), but it helped me get used to seeing the words I did know. After spending a little time on there and using Google translate for single words I didn't know, I started to pick up full sentences much quicker.
The more exposure to the language you can get in different formats, the quicker you'll learn! (In my experience anyways)
Takk så mye!! Yup, I'll just continue and go back and brush up on my Memrise courses, watch films and TV (I watched Lilyhammer and it was great, I recommend), listen to music, read the news. I've got Ibsen's Et Dukkehjem to finish. What I really want though is to read Sofies verden, but it's so hard to obtain (in Norwegian) in the UK...and of course I must go to Norway one day!
ahah I tried to read et dukkehjem years ago, but I gave up.. I'm reading jo nesbø at the moment. I recommend him, his books are very nice and fun, and you can find them everywhere.
Check this out for Sofies Verden: https://www.tanum.no/_barn-og-ungdom/ungdomsboker/sofies-verden-jostein-gaarder-9788203258893
Thanks! I was pretty slow too, though I already knew some Norwegian beforehand. My target's always been 30 XP a day, though some days I go overboard and do 100+, hehe...but 30-50 average I'd say, and with frequent streak losses due to forgetfulness. You can do the thing :)
The phrase, "Takk for Alt" is used very exclusively. Its use is limited almost wholly to inscriptions on wreaths and tombstones. A walk through a cemetery will quickly reveal the frequency of its use on tombstones. For that reason, Norwegians will perceive its use in a context such as this as very unusual/ strange. Prefacing the phrase with "Tusen" won't do anything to change their perceptions.