Finished my 4th tree: Danish!
So today was a big day for me. I finished my Danish tree! I tried to pace myself, but that golden owl was too hard to resist, so I did about 6 skills today. To me, Danish is a beautifully weird language. I just adore it. Prior to finishing the course, I travelled to Copenhagen for a few days, and already, I found the course extremely helpful, and was able to communicate and understand native speakers. So, having completed the final skill of the tree, I have not finished my Danish journey. From here, I will be taking a Memrise course to expand my vocabulary, and will hopefully return to Copenhagen in the near future. (Perhaps I will move there?) I huge thank you to the course contributors - the wouldn't be possible without you. And of course, to the community. Without you, I wouldn't be able to laugh at the bear who steals everything. Tak!
6 lessons per day
About 8000 XP
Time to complete: 62 days
Progress Quiz score: Check back tomorrow
CEFR: Check back tomorrow
Hours of study: 31
Words: Over 2600
I'll update the statistics when I have taken an online CEFR test and a Progress Quiz.
Next course: Spanish
I few days ago I found out that I would be travelling to Spain for 10 days. Naturally, I must learn Spanish to do this.
Feel free to correct:
Så i dag var en stor dag for mig. Jeg har afsluttet min dansk træ! Jeg ville tage min tid, men den ugle var for svært at modstå, så jeg gjorde omkring seks færdigheder i dag. For mig, dansk er et meget smukt sprog, og jeg elsker det. Før jeg afsluttede kurset, jeg rejste til København for fire dage, og allerede, det var meget hjælpsom. Selv om min træ er færdig, min dansk rejse er ikke. Jeg begynder Memrise i morgen. Jeg vil rejse til København og måske bor der. Tusind tak til alle! Uden dig, jeg kunne ikke le af bjørnen som stjæler alt.
Congrats! It is so cool, yet weird, how I understand your Danish paragraph after only studying Swedish! Hmm, maybe one day I will give Danish a try? How confusing is it to learn both?!
You need to take them one at a time. I still find myself writing "og" instead of "och". I find that the two languages have different personalities, so I have no issues in terms of confusion.
Great job! How much did you find the crossover between Swedish/German/Danish to help or hinder? I'm trying to get back on the German wagon but keep slipping in 'jag's and weird articles, haha. I'd almost be scared to tackle a third Germanic language. (Almost.)
For me, it really helps! I never had an issue with using the wrong words in the wrong places, but I think this would occur for Norwegian if I were to learn it. I see you have a Spanish flag - what is the course like?
Hopefully they'll separate themselves back out with a bit more practice, then.
I only got about halfway through the Spanish tree before I went on my trip there and then got distracted by Swedish (shameful) so I can't speak for the latter half, but it's similar to French with lots of the tricky bits cut out. Spelling and pronunciation match perfectly, verb conjugation much more regular, genders easier to guess. Only issue I had was the number of verb skills with 9-10 lessons that got me bogged down sometimes.
Congrats ! Maybe watch Tv shows and youtube videos to improve your listening ?
Congratulations on completing your fourth tree and good luck with the next one!! :)
Tillykke! (I didn't finish that tree so let me know if that's correct) I hope you have lots of cupcakes to celebrate.
Tak! I have celebrated with some jelly donut cupcakes (very rare, and very hard to prepare for farming.) I would highly recommend finishing the tree - it really is a very fun language. Not many languages are properly fun, but Danish is like a giant multicoloured lollipop. It is constantly and consistently fun to speak in!