https://www.duolingo.com/vthba

HELP?

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i have a question, i also taking german courses outside this training program once a week do you guys think its harder for me to learn German? Because i read German though Swedish and here from English, i have a "dead line" until summer to speak or at least know some German. should i focus on one specific or just keep going? since i already know how to tell who i am my age and where i live but this training focus more on the grammar. i would be really thankful for you feed backs or thoghts! Tschüss

March 1, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/marziotta
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I think studying on different sources at the same time and trying to absorb the language is the best thing to do. Listen to German music, find a conversation class if you can, buy a grammar book or find a good one in the net, find some tv on streaming, and go on with Duolingo. Find the mix that works better with you, I don't know if it will be faster, but it will stick better to your memory if you see and hear and FEEL German language.

My two cents.

(By the way, I live in Germany since 2005 and I am still not fluent, I used those tricks for Japanese, where I am not fluent as well... So maybe you shouldn't listen to me! ;) )

March 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Germandy
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In addition to all the things marziotta already suggested, you could also switch the language of your facebook account (or the language settings of a gadget, etc.) to German. I switched mine quite a while ago and enjoy it. It's only a few things but it helps familiarizing yourself with the language a little bit more. After a while you might discover that facebook starts showing you advertising in the new language as well... ;-)

March 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Hohenems
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I did this. It took a while to get used to, and I had to apologize to some people for deleting them (and a few other stupid things), but it does help. I also changed my info to say that I live in Austria, so all my advertising is in German for Austrian/German products and services. Just remember to map out how to get back to Swedish in a hurry so that if (when) you bugger something up you can switch over easily to fix what you unintentionally did.

As for your initial question, your English seems good enough to translate from German to English to Swedish (or Swedish to English to German). It may not be ideal, but if you can tolerate the frustrations that go along with it then it should help.

March 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Julika
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Check this out. Learning it on Duolingo might actually be more effective. http://duolingo.com/#/effectiveness-study

March 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/gustav46

Vthba - Since you are only taking German outside of duo once a week , you should be able to do that and spend a little time with Duo German. Your English seems great. Tschüs.

March 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/vthba
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thanks Gustav!

March 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/RAMOSRAUL

I have a several German friends who learnt Swedish fairly quickly. They say many words are very similar, so the vocabulary is somewhat similar and the grammar is more similar to English .

I find some of the vocabulary is similar... though I never quite picked up Swedish to speak it properly (at least nobody understood me properly), but I understood quite some it.

In any case, I think you'll pick it up quite quickly :)

March 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/vthba
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yeah i can see the similarity in German too ;) are you from germany? Tschüss!

March 5, 2013

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