https://www.duolingo.com/finndj

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!


Statistics:

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.

April 17, 2016

22 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Shadic05

Great! A lingot.

April 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/brittalexiswm

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?!

April 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/finndj

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.

April 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ashiplo

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.)

April 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/finndj

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?

April 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ashiplo

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.

April 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/WildSage

Don't feel ashamed. Swedish is very distracting.

April 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Hyllning

Congrats! Good work =)

April 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/finndj

Thanks! I like your new profile image!

April 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Tattamin

Congratulations, well done!

April 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/FreedomWind

Congratulations!

April 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ruslanruskan

That's awesome, I do love the Danish language.

April 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ionasky

Congratulations

April 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchTerrorist

Congrats!

April 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/CosmoKaiza

Congrats ! Maybe watch Tv shows and youtube videos to improve your listening ?

April 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/finndj

I am currently watching political debates between Sweden and Denmark.

April 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Anneysha7

Congratulations on completing your fourth tree and good luck with the next one!! :)

April 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Jannelies1

My heartfelt congratulations, you did an impressive job!

April 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Lorel90

Congratulations!!

April 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/WildSage

Tillykke! (I didn't finish that tree so let me know if that's correct) I hope you have lots of cupcakes to celebrate.

April 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/finndj

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!

April 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/chaered

Tillykke!

April 18, 2016
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