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I am learning swedish with duolingo , i was wondering if it can help me learn it properly?

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Buzdawg
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It won't get you super close to fluency but it is a good source of a wide range of vocabulary, provided you learn it properly.

The tips and notes sections in some lessons offer a good description of the fundamental grammatical rules which go along with the lesson focus. You can also check out Arnauti's post about word order for a very good description of word order in different scenarios (something which can be quite confusing if one is learning it without such assistance).

Duolingo alone won't get you talking about complex things for hours on end (Duolingo teaches about 2000-3000 words, native speakers have between 10 to 20 thousand in their active vocab depending on various factors), it'll certainly give you a good start. Along with other learning sources, you will find it very useful.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kamyarkish

tack

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IsakNygren1
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It's not possible to become fluent through Duolingo but it gives you a very good basic knowledge to continue your learning.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kamyarkish

thats good, tack

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Heike333145
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I'm also learning Swedish with Duolingo, and I assume that it helps me learn it properly. Why do you think this might not be the case?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kamyarkish

i dont know, just asking i hope it can help me learn everything there is and that i will be able to talk swedish after the course is finished

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Heike333145
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I would not assume that here I can learn "everything there is". But I'm confident that I'll be able to read Swedish texts, to talk, and to get more information from other places. In my opinion, one should not rely on one source alone. Duolingo is great, but there are other resources that may be helpful.

For example, after having studied for a while, you could look for Swedish discussion forums about topics that are of interest to you. Several years ago, for example, I was interested in Karate, and I read about it in French, English and Spanish. :-) This will give you the vocabulary that really interests you, and it will make you more flexible in your use of the language.

I think that Duolingo provides a good basis for these kinds of further activities.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kamyarkish

exactly what i mean the my question is does doulingo prepare you, teaches you the basics and grammar that you need to learn whatevers left on yourself?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CarolinaViking

It's a great start. I'd recommend adding the Memrise Swedish courses alongside Duolingo. It's an app as well. They are quite complementary to each other. Babbel, though paid, is a next step after that along with Clozemaster.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kamyarkish

Tack sa mycket

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/arielkangaroo
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You won't achieve fluency, but you'll get a good start.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kamyarkish

how has it been for you? how much can u understand swedish?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/arielkangaroo
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Reading Swedish is fairly easy as I already know Danish to a decent extent (though I don't do it because it still does take effort and I'm not really trying to get anywhere with Swedish/I just did the tree for fun).

I'm not good at either speaking or listening comprehension. In fact, I'm plain bad at it. Partly because I've never tried to improve, and partly because Duolingo just can't teach you the intricacies that go into conversation. If you want to learn Swedish really well, you should also use sources outside of Duolingo, especially ones that enable you to have conversations of some kind.

This forum has compiled a nice list of tools/resources. You can also look for penpals to write with there (some people are even open to Skyping). But do it after you can write a bit in Swedish, don't expect them to just teach you the language of course!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RogueTanuki

I'd say it gets you between A2 and B1 on CEFR scale

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Operaphile
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I have been working on Duolingo Swedish for about a year. I find that my reading and listening comprehension are much better and I have learned the fundamentals of the grammar but it does not offer the opportunity to speak and improve pronunciation the way other language courses like German and Italian do.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kamyarkish

i wish duolingo had chatrooms

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eva33964

Duolingo might not have chat rooms, but you can join the site Familjeliv if you want to chat and practice in Swedish. Mind, it's the real thing, a bunch of Swedes, and not really meant for practising the language.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kamyarkish

unfortunately this site is blocked in my country

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eva33964

I see now, I didn't know what country you were from (it's not apparent from your user name where you are from).

Try a newspaper like "8 sidor", it's a simple version of an ordinary newspaper but for people with limited skill in Swedish.

KP webben is another site, it's for children. http://kpwebben.se/ A reputable children's magazine. My parents subscribed on it when I was a kid, and it's still in business some great many years later (but now on the www).

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kamyarkish

thank you very much, i am from iran

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eva33964

Oh! Well, there are maybe other sites. Try Länkskafferiet instead, http://lankskafferiet.org/ It's intended for school children.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kamyarkish

thank you very much, this one i could have access to :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eva33964

Odd that it should be blocked, it's a site much like the English site "mumsnet" where people write about family issues, babies and things close to home life, like gardening, how to lose weight or what's on the telly tonight.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kamyarkish

well youll be surprised to know that the word fashion was blocked on irans internet for quit a while

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eva33964

I'm not surprised as it has been reported on our local news, I believe. There are around 70600 people from Iran in my country, according to statistics. A three year old article on the state television web page says it's not unlike my country: ”Att vara i Iran är inte alls så olikt Sverige” ("To be in Iran is not unlike being in Sweden"). (Source: https://www.svt.se/nyheter/utrikes/iran-bildspel) And just the other day there was an article about a Swedish formerly Iranian woman who invested in forests (forestry) as a pension investment.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AfshinTaheri

hey kamyar im Afshin from Tehran I hope we can help each other to prepare our swedish's skills this is my number 0912 2073381 telegram

1 year ago