Why do you learn Swedish?
Lately I've been considering adding Swedish to the list of languages I want to learn, but I was wondering what the motivations of others are. So I figured I'd ask, why do you learn Swedish?
For fun. Who cares about usefulness? When you listen to music... do you do that because it's useful or because you like it?
I don't listen to music though specifically because it is useless for me :3
My brother was planning on learning Swedish, so I began so that we could communicate. He dropped out - but I kept going because I enjoy learning obscure languages that no one else knows, and because I cannot stand being half-fluent.
To speak to Swedes. :)
I enjoy learning languages for the sake of it- we had a Swedish girl start working with us last year, and I thought "Why not?"
The fastest way to learn is through talking to people, and I would have been an idiot to pass up an opportunity to learn a language while having the opportunity to speak with a native speaker every day.
I fell in love with the language, and have kept it up even after leaving that job.
My son has recently become a permanent resident in Sweden. Learning Swedish helps me stay mentally connected to him.
In my opinion the reason I started trying to learn Swedish was because #1 I thought the language sounded really cool when spoken and #2 I really like how it looked when written however I can't find any usefulness in it so I am now searching for a language I find that fits perfectly. (I have been trying a lot of languages to see what one I like the best and if you don't care how useful it is I would suggest either Irish or Swedish for sure).
No usefulness? It has the same usefulness as any other language- you can watch movies, enjoy literature as it was meant to be enjoyed, travel a country without being a complete tourist, work abroad, live abroad and speak to natives wherever they may be.
A language is entirely as useful as you want to make it. None of them is inherently more useful than another.
Just add 'personally' to 'useful'. :)
Also, learn Swedish and go to Sweden. They're both beautiful!
I started to learn Spanish couple of weeks ago and found this site and this forum. Few day ago a realized that I have learned Swedish i the school, but mostly forgot most of the language after lack of exercise. So I started to brush up my Swedish. This is my first post altogether on this forum. On this for moment I am exited and continue my studies and later will be active learning my active languages and will start new. Maybe an a long run I will achieve my 25 in Swedish. I'm now 9 after one week. You all, keep on practicing and start Finnish when it comes available one happy day.
I learn because the language has beautiful sounds, the country has beautiful places and people. One would be crazy not to learn Swedish. =)
I think the language flows easily, also it is a language spoken by a lot of people who play a game I play and learning to speak to them seems like fun.
My girlfriend's family moved from Sweden to Canada when she was 10. I would love to be fluent so I can have better conversations when we go to visit her family, (and also to have private conversations when in public!) We went to Sweden this past spring, and I had been using Duolingo (and some other resources) to prepare myself for our trip. After spending a week in the country, my head wanted to explode from trying to keep up with conversation. It was a bit disappointing to see how far I still have to go, but also very motivating!
We were also in Norway for a week and I fell in love with the country and the people. Depending on what part of the country we were in, my girlfriend was able to speak to and understand the people, so I feel learning give me a leg up in the other Scandinavian countries too.
I´m learning swedish because i´m an exchange studen in sweden and I really want to learn swedish. My problem right know is the health feature that won´t let me continue with my courses because o dumb mistakes I make. How do I remove this?
To be honest I don't really have a strong reason. Two of my good friends speak other Scandinavian languages, Norwegian and Danish, and I had a Swedish friend online and I thought it'd be fun so I gave it a go
I did because my grandmother was Swedish, and she was getting older. The older she got the fuzzier her English became.
I finished the Esperanto tree and reached level 25, so started looking for another language to dive into. A friend is planning on moving to Sweden later this year, and is doing the Swedish course on Duolingo, so I decided to dive into Swedish just for that reason.
I wanted to know a Scandinavian language, or go/move to Sweden in the future. I believe of the 3 Scandinavian countries Sweden is the least expensive, plus you can branch out to Danish and Norwegian easily from Swedish. Along with that, it is the largest spoken Scandinavian language as it is spoken in Sweden, Finland, and the Åland Islands. (I believe) I also enjoy a lot of Swedish comedians and movies, and I hated always seeing the subtitles. I tried Norwegian, since my family was going there in the summer, and the fact that my dad went there for work and loved it, but decided I may as well learn Swedish then branch out, as it was easiest for me!