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Which is better: Duolingo first, then, Use Others? Or, Use them together in parallel ?

Hi ,

I want to learn Swedish language from the absolute beginner. I am aware that every single App or company has its own advantages and strengths.

I do like Duolingo, However, I have read that there are other good Apps which are good too like: Memrise for example.

My question to you is, Which approach/strategy is better and more effective in learning: Continuing with Duolingo until I complete it, then, Start with Memrise or others? Or, Should I use them (Both: Duolingo & Memrise) together in parallel?

I really want and wish to learn the language quickly and effectively !

So, I would appreciate any tips or suggestions you may share with me !

Thank you !

1 year ago

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/AlexDov66
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Memrise was useless for me. But I believe it can help other people to memorize particular words. Start with Duo, but remember it is not enough. Listen and read simplified Swedish at 8sidor.se, Klartext and Nyheter på lätt svenska at sverigesradio.se. That worked fine for me.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/edo_farias
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I finished my tree first, then I began memrise meanwhile I kept strengthening units on Duo. But Now I think could be more efficient have done both at the same time. although memrise is being even more useful for me. Of course you have to complement with other resources like 8sidor.se which helps to improve your listening skills and reading books to enlarge your vocabulary.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Buzdawg
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I started with Duolingo alone, with occasional use of other websites in parallel, since it can help with understanding the grammar and constructions in sentences. Don't expect it to take you to a particularly high fluency level though. The Memrise course is fine, though it'll help you solely with remembering words, not with the understanding of how to use them. For that understanding you must listen to and watch as much Swedish and Swedish shows as possible, to get the feel for how the language sounds and its spoken nuances.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Klgregonis
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It's up to you and how much time you have. Sometimes using multiple apps will give you insight to a problem you are having, sometimes not.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StarMachinery

I found it really useful to do the Memrise course with the duolingo Swedish vocabulary at the same time as doing Duolingo. Duolingo will teach you how to use words and phrases, while Memrise will help you remember the words. I actually started with just Duolingo, and at a certain point become overwhelmed, and wasn't learning the words well enough. Memrise solved that problem for me.

When you start wanting more out of your learning, then check out news websites to read, podcasts to listen to, and movies/TV to watch. I think it's important to do these things, but they're more rewarding once you have a bit of vocabulary, so you don't have to start with them.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LunaSaara

I started with Memrise and then went on to Duolingo. Most of the time I prefer learning with Memrise but Duolingo can help you with grammar. Memrise doesn't do this but it does expand your vocabulary in the language you are learning. So, to be frank, I don't know the answer to your question. I am using both of them at the same time, but I don't think it matters.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/impy_imp
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I would do Duolingo and Memrise at the same time, there are differences and benefits to both.

1 year ago