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How long did it take you to become fluent in Swedish?

2 years ago

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For the past 7 months, I have brought myself to a level in Swedish which I consider fluent. I am able to read and write in Swedish to a high level, and can also speak it to the same level, not needing to think about the grammar (though my accent does need work). In terms of listening comprehension, I can understand if it spoken a little slower, and if it isn't the Stockholm accent. With the Stockholm accent, they take the pitch accent to a whole new level! Basically, I am fluent in 3 out of 4 language skills, but not fully fluent (by my standard).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LouisaMaeB

I'm working on this myself so I'm hoping to get to the same level. I really need to get down which version of like you/you/your/your/yours/yours applies to what situation and sentence... How did you do that?

2 years ago

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This is actually quite simple. When you are showing possession of a plural noun, simply add an "a" to the end of the possessive pronoun. For example, my borders = mina gränser. For en words, you don't add anything. Your computer = din dator. For ett words, simply remove the "en" and add two "t"s to the end of the personal pronoun. Your table = ert bord.

This rule only applies to the pronouns for yours (singular), yours (plural), mine, and the reflexive (He kisses his OWN wife).

I hope this helps! Feel free to ask any more questions.

2 years ago

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I've read that Swedish is one of the easier languages for English speakers, taking less than 600 hours to learn, I think. Depending on your intensity, maybe 6 months to a year.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brittalexiswm

It definitely is one of the easiest languages. No verb conjugations honestly is so helpful.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Louisll1

No verb conjugation??

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aibohphobe

Minimal, at least compared to something like Latin. They don't change by person or number. I don't think they conjugate by aspect. Just tense and perhaps mood. There are plenty of crazy things verbs can conjugate by. Evidentiality, emotion, the gender, number, etc. of the subject(s) and the object(s), the inherent or maximum valency, and any number of other things. Swedish is incredibly merciful in this respect.

1 year ago

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I'm not exactly "fluent" yet, but I've been learning since September or October, and I can understand about 95% of easy Wikipedia pages, completed the Mondly, Duolingo, and several Memrise courses, and can understand music and most of what is being said in YouTube videos and movies. However... I can barely speak the language at all. So it really depends on how hard you focus. It is a really complicated word, fluency is, because you either learn to speak and listen first, or read and write first. I doubt I helped much, I'm sorry!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/harry-chase

Thanks for the Mondly suggestion. Didn't know about that website.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brittalexiswm

Use the code MONDLY to get all lessons free!

2 years ago

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same. I shall go look at it now :D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brittalexiswm

Use the code MONDLY to get all lessons free

2 years ago

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freaking awesome!! thank you!

2 years ago

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I tried that code but it doesn’t work. :(

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NoodlesMurdoc

To be precise, the only thing on which differs Mondly from Duolingo, is that you can practice pronunciation, but overall, teaches much more basic stuff. Thanks for it anyway

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Meekdj

Thanks for the Mondly site and code, another learning tool is always welcome :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SuperNova1353

Tack!!!

2 years ago

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I'm not at all fluent, I think I might be a quarter of the way through the duolingo course at the moment

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Allison930899

I am not near fluent, but it is helpful to watch cartoons in Swedish, and listening to Swedish music. I personally enjoy listening to Veronica Maggio. Any suggestions or tips on becoming fluent?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/UsamaYouni

thanks for Monday website

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nina97317

according to the internet it should take just over a year to be fully fluent in Swedish if you practise an hour a day. hope it helped xxx

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NoodlesMurdoc

Sorry for saying this, but that makes no sense whatsoever. Depends on so many factors that it is impossible to know. Depends on how many languages do you already know, on your language learning experience, on what type of practice you do, on what do you define as "fully fluent", on whether your known languages are close to swedish, on your cognitive skills (it is of course easier for more clever people), and so on and so on.

I am interested to know where did you found that.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nemanja446791

i hope i can learn in less than 6 months ; )

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PaulGarcia605226

I just picked up on Swedish and it is going very fast.

10 months ago