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Finished the Swedish tree

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Im happy to finally have finished the Swedish tree. <3

Though I would still like to improve my Swedish. Has anyone advice for me? :)

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/tscomf
tscomf
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Grattis! :-)

I am also neraly finished, and I am watching Swedish televsion – on svtplay.se – and reading Swedish books. Both is helping me a lot to improve my Swedish skills, at least reading and listening comprehension.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kenajabam
Kenajabam
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Thank you. :)

Where do you buy your books?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tscomf
tscomf
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I bought some during my vacation in Gothenburg (that caused some problems on the trip back home, I nearly couldn’t fit all of them in my suitcase ;)).

There are some Swedish online shops that ship abroad (for example bokus.com), but usually you have to pay additional shipping fees. (I did not try that so far.)

I have also been able to find some used Swedish books in second-hand bookshops. I found them on zvab.de, a catalogue of German bookshops. Maybe there is a similar catalogue for your country.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/awrculus

I am actually in Gothenburg now !! I am trying to buy some swedish books but dont know any .... have you got any suggestions?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tscomf
tscomf
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Cool, have fun! It’s such a nice city! :-)

Of course there are the well known crime and novel authors like Mankell, Nesser and Larsson. I started with a novel by Håkan Nesser (Maskarna på Carmine Street), that was pretty good. Then I read Yarden by Kristian Lundberg, but I did not like it that much.

There is a nice bookstore and café at Kapellplatsen, where a helpful lady endured my bad Swedish and advised me. If you have time and are in that area, it’s worth a visit, and they surely can recommend you something to start with.

I am now trying to read some classics (August Strindberg: Röda Rummet), but that’s a little bit difficult due to archaic word forms. Maybe Astrid Lindgren would be a nice choice?

I’d recommend you to just have a look into some books and test how much you understand. If you are looking for the biggest assortment, you should go to the Akademibokhandeln in Nordstan at the Centralstation. But for example the bookshop at Kapellplatsen is more personal and cozy. ;)

You can also think about buying a dictionary. I personally think that a monolingual (explanatory) dictionary is a great way to deepen your knowledge of a language if you already know the basics. There is for example the Nordstedts svenska ordbok in one volume, or the Svensk ordbok utgiven av Svenska Akademien in two volumes that is now standing next to my desk (and that caused the luggage problems). ;)

Anyway, have a nice stay in Gothenburg!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/awrculus

Thanks mate, I will have a look around Tomorrow!!!!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kenajabam
Kenajabam
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Tack, actually I am from Germany, too. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tscomf
tscomf
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Ah! :-) Es gibt auch einige deutsche Online-Shops, die schwedische Bücher führen (einfach mal googeln), davon habe ich aber noch keinen getestet. Da es in Schweden keine Buchpreisbindung gibt, lohnt sich da vergleichen durchaus.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KlantOstwodd

Grattis

sorry

2 years ago

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Gratulerer! (Norwegian is the closest I have to Swedish!)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GinnyCY
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Great job! Keep up the good work!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lento_Rodriguez
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Congratulations!!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JulianMatthias
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Tell us about your progress, how much did you learn from here? :) Congrats!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kenajabam
Kenajabam
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Im surprised how much I learned in just a bit more than month. So much vocabulary without spending much time and I can even build some more complex sentences. I probably learned more than in 2 years, when I learned English in school. Although there is so much more I still have to learn.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JulianMatthias
JulianMatthias
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That's really nice then! :D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Amrzeido

Congratulation ! I'v finished mine a week a go, and i am still confused about which book shall i start with next. Even though that i have looked a lot, But nothing that much useful yet. I am trying to improve my grammar with (Form i fokus).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kenajabam
Kenajabam
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I am using an exercise book, which is called "Tala svenska", which is quite nice. Its German-Swedish though.

2 years ago

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

You can join the Skype Group chat :)

https://join.skype.com/wJnEhQaWcK9P

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/awrculus

Congratulations !! well done.

2 years ago