https://www.duolingo.com/PeterSalmon

i am starting danish!

anyone got any tips? it seems pretty hard and i can't pronounce the words. HELP!

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/EricGoodem
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With Danish, I set a more limited goal for myself - just learn how to read. That said, you'll eventually get a "feel" for how things are supposed to be pronounced after a while if you just keep plugging along.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PeterSalmon

sounds good

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IanEvison

First thing, be consoled that you are in good company. Pronunciation is typically a hard part of learning Danish. And, as eafteroflanguages says, keep on plugging. Even when it feels like it makes no sense and that you are making no progress your mind is actually getting the feel of things. And break it up with some fun stuff. There are two or three Danish shows on Netflixs like Rita and Dicta. Turn on the subtitles. Then try it without subtitles. Experiment to figure out what keeps you interested and engaged.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PeterSalmon

sure that sounds good

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KevanSF
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Just keep going, it gets easier! I think it's a fun language, and the tree is pretty cool.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PeterSalmon

i think the tree is pretty good too. i sorta looked it over

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/livvyyy97

what is the tree??

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dikkedar
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Welcome to the Danish part of Duolingo, have fun and let me know if I can help you in any way!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PeterSalmon

thanks!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/theghostowl

I learnt Danish on a student exchange 30 years ago. I was lucky because I could concentrate on the spoken Danish long before I started reading Danish. (There is a big difference!) I would suggest you have a look at the Danish government's website (denmark.dk) - they have a section on learning Danish, including the location of Danish embassies. I was put in touch with a conversation group via the Danish embassy to assist with my spoken language. Held og lykke :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PeterSalmon

I'll try that it sounds like a good site

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HyggeOgKage
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The pronunciation is probably the hardest of the three Scandinavian languages! I would say look up some pronunciation videos on youtube, see if you can find the danish alphabet and just keep practising and listening to it! Find some Danish songs, that would help too. Just surround yourself with the sound of the language, and it'll help you get used to it, even if you don't understand it at first. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PeterSalmon

ok

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sheol83
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I have finished my Danish tree yesterday. Excellent course with lots of fun lessons. Danish pronunciation is a bit strange but you'll get the idea after a while. During the last lessons in the tree I already knew the pronunciation of the most words by heart (because of the similarities). Just keep practicing and use pronunciation exercises with the microphone - they work pretty well in this course. Good luck!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mipani
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You will find out that the main problem is to tell how a given (written) Danish word is pronounced. In case of doubt go to forvo.com and check the pronunciation. The rest is just simple work, as with every language. And, by the way, Danish is easier to learn than German, but harder than English.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PeterSalmon

great! i will

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/clam0618
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Good luck! I have been doing Danish for about 2 and a half months now. It's a great language. Pronunciation is definitely hard but you will get used to it as long as you practice speaking a lot.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PeterSalmon

ok, i will

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PeterSalmon

who gave me the lingot?!? p.s. thank you so much for everything!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IanEvison

Not sure who gave you a lingot but here is another! The Duolingo Danish community is, I find, a wonderfully supportive group.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PeterSalmon

great! i am sure they will help lots

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PeterSalmon

p.s. thanks for the lingot

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HyggeOgKage
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I did! :) Because Danish is awesome. Have a few more!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PeterSalmon

wow that's a lot thank you!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IanEvison

And, the way I have made myself a promise to repay the generosity and support I get by putting good karmic energy back into Duolingo and other parts of my world. Every time I see some of us get squirrelly with each other in the discussions, I make myself a promise to find somewhere to add positive supportive energy, especially to those just starting or to the volunteers who do so much. Duolingo Danish by the way is rather like a small town as compared to Duolingo French (where I can see you are already level 10). Duolingo Danish does not offer some of the things that Duolingo for the "big" languages offer, but the quality of community is great. If you have not, try the Slack group (see post pinned to the top of the discussions).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PeterSalmon

ok awesome. thank you

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/livvyyy97

I live in Australia and I do not know anybody that speaks Danish so I feel quite odd trying to have a conversation with myself. Does anybody know where or how I can talk to people out loud in danish to work on my pronounciation??? thankyou x

2 years ago
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