https://www.duolingo.com/Deliciae

God jul from the Norwegian Team!

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This has been a great year for the Norwegian course, first with the release of Tree 2.0, and then reaching over 1 million learners.

We want to extend a big thank you to everyone who's been helping us out by beta testing the course, reporting missing translations, and asking and answering questions in the sentence discussions. Sometimes we're spread pretty thin between real life and Duolingo, so we can't always address your questions and suggestions in a timely manner - but we appreciate all input and feedback. :)

And even when all seems quiet, we're usually working on something behind the scenes...

Incubator progress overview

...which brings me to this year's julegave!

From all of us to all of you, Tree 3.0:

Christmas tree decorated with Norwegian flags

Isn't she a beauty?

Of course she'll have to go through the usual round of A/B tests, so most of you won't see her before the new year, but if she passes then you'll all get to enjoy the new skills "Literature", "Games" and the much requested "Compounds", as well as some new vocabulary sprinkled throughout, bringing her up to a grand total of 3428 words.

In the meantime, we recommend snacking on some juleribbe or pinnekjøtt, listening to some lovely Norwegian julesanger, and reading up on what jul is all about.

Happy Holidays!

Christmas kitten

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/garpike
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I think it's about time we stopped referring to this as a tree and started calling it 'Yggdrasil'...

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mundgeirr
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19 . Eg kjenner ein ask,

som heiter Yggdrasil,

eit høgt tre, flekkut

med kvit leir;

doggdropar fell frå det

på dalane;

og det står, alltid grønt,

over kjelda hennar Urd.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/feanarosurion

If you're going to quote the Voluspa, the Old Norse would be more appropriate ;)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mundgeirr
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Þat veit ek, but I though it would be more appropiate to write it in Norwegian since it's the Norwegian forum where most people are Norwegian learners and wouldn't understand anything written in Old Norse xD

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aanaaaa
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More skills? I will never finish this tree :D :D :D :D , but that's ok :) :) , I like to laugh with the Norwegian tree :) . Thank you!

2 years ago

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Think of it as an opportunity to request more Forvo pronunciations. ;)

2 years ago

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Yeah :D , forvo needs more Norwegians to pronounce all those words :) , but your voice is the best one :).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WildSage
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Tusen takk til den norsk lag for alle dine arbeid.

2 years ago

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Gleden er på vår side!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/swingbeatnik7
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Family member and I used to put out food for animals for the Winter Solstice and many of the Earth-based religions call it Yule. :] Thanks for the Norwegian information! :)

2 years ago

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Bare hyggelig! :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bergenhopps
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Det norske laget er den beste! Takk for alt du har gjort! Det har vært en flott opplevelse å lære dette språket. Jeg kan ikke vente på begynne tre... #tre!

God jul!

2 years ago

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Bare hyggelig! "Tre tre" is our favourite name for the tree as well. :)

2 years ago

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Oh, wow! Congratulations, and God jul to all of you!! May you have a lovely break from all your labours (linguistic and RL)!!!

2 years ago

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Tusen takk!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tattamin
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Mange takk og god jul!

2 years ago

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Takk, Katja! :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/amaratea
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God jul! It's been an awesome year, and thank you Norwegian team to adding to its awesomeness ^^

2 years ago

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Takk! Meeting you was one of its highlights for me. ^^

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/het_aapje
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God jul alle! Jeg kan ikke vente på treet 3.0 :D

2 years ago

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Takk! Den som venter lenge venter på noe godt. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IchbinRick

Will there be any bonus skills in this tree?! Perhaps a Nynorsk skill? :)

2 years ago

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All our trees have had bonus skills. Duo just needs to fix something so that we can actually release them.

The last attempt I know of was a year ago though, so I wouldn't hold my breath.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jercia
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Takk for alle på norsk kurs. Dette laget er det beste på duo. Over ett år, elsker jeg fortsatt å laere norsk. En flott eventyr! Godt nyttår også

2 years ago

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Det er godt å høre, Jercia! Godt nyttår!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Florus_99

God Jul!

2 years ago

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Takk, Florus!

2 years ago

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Jeg kan ikke vente til å oppdage det som skjer med kyllingen.

2 years ago

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Vel... du må finne den først! ;)

2 years ago

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Happy holidays to all of you too, dearest Norwegian team. :)

2 years ago

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Takk, Petja!

2 years ago

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Tusen Takk!!!!

2 years ago

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Bare hyggelig! :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jacopo234207

Thank you so much for all your work. This course has been invaluable for me ❤️

God jul!

2 years ago

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Bare hyggelig! ^_^

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SebastianCoe
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Is that a photo of Union Station in Washington D.C.?

2 years ago

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Indeed it is.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SebastianCoe
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Cool!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ondtogviltonsket

Um arraso esse curso! O melhor do duo sem sobras de duvidas. Comecei a faze-lo porque queria aprender islandês, e não há muito material na net sobre... Então, resolvi iniciar um que fosse mais próximo e... Fiquei completamente alucinado pela língua, linda pra car * * *... !!! Muito amor em saber que a arvore será ainda mais enriquecida... !

Meus sinceros cumprimentos pelo trabalho... E um ótimo ano novo!!!

P.s. Desculpe-me por escrever em português e não em inglês, mas sinceramente, estava com preguiça!

2 years ago

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Obrigada, Onsker!

2 years ago

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Oh my... I'll never be able to finish the tree at this rate!

1 year ago
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