Just finished the Danish tree!
I decided to pick up learning Danish after a relationship gone wrong, where I wanted to pick it up and become good at it in case things worked themselves out in the future. That never really came to fruition, but regardless, I decided to follow through with it and prove to myself that I actually could complete something that took a lot of time and determination.
It wasn't too difficult for me to take a little bit of time every day, you know, like an hour or so during my lunch break at work, to better myself and learn another language, and I am SO happy that I ended up doing it. Rather than sitting around and texting, browsing the internet, or playing some games, I set aside a little bit of time each day to practice and learn this new and cool language, and after over 2 months, I am finally done with the Duolingo Danish course!
I was able to learn a lot, and feel like now I can read and write Danish very well, and also have an okay understanding of how to speak it and listen to Danish speakers. I have made a bunch of cool and nice friends on here who have supported me along the way, and also, I have had a lot of fun. Duolingo is a really cool site that has done an extraordinary job of teaching me this new and interesting language, and overall I'm very pleased to have taken part in it.
My biggest suggestion to help make this course better after having completed it all is to add in some more lessons about actual Danish phrases and terms that they use. The reason I mention this is that a lot of complaints people have about this course or Duolingo in general is that you learn all these great words and sentences but in real life, they say things differently. For example, you wouldn't say "Hvad er op?" to ask what's up, but rather they'd say "hvad sa?" It's simple things like that which could make this course a lot more helpful for people trying to learn the language and how to actually speak it for use in conversations.
For those of you who may be working through the course now or considering doing it, or maybe even people that started but have maybe taken a break for a while, I strongly encourage you guys to take the course and complete it. There is such a rewarding feeling to accomplishing such a big task and I'm really proud of myself for being able to do it; additionally, it just feels great knowing I was able to learn so much.
I am not sure where my language learning journey will go from here; I will probably do some Danish practice each day so as to keep it fresh and strong, and maybe do a couple French lessons here or there (somehow I learned way more Danish in these 2 months than I learned from 3 years of taking French in school haha). Anyways, thanks for listening everyone, hope you enjoy the course and learn a ton! :)