Level 25 on my 270th day.
Hi guys, It seems traditional to post when you reach Level 25 or a large streak, and I guess you could argue that my streak is basically 9 months so I've done both today on the same day. I think it's a testament to how in depth the course is that I actually still don't know some of the sentences; that is, I still come across ones when I'm revising that I think "I have never seen that..." (which obviously I have, I just don't remember). So I'm actually going to continue with Duolingo, taking notes of particularly idiomatic constructions or useful phrases that seem to have slipped my memory. My spoken Swedish is still only at about B1 so obviously the focus needs to be more on speaking practice, but I wanted to say thanks to the course contributors for taking the time to develop such an extensive course that has taken me to a point that I can read most texts in Swedish and get the idea of them, and provided a platform for me to go onto more advanced practice. Jag ville bara säga tack så mycket och lycka till med andra projekt eller vad som helst ni gör nu. Tack och hej då.
Great job! And wow, that was fast; you must have spent a lot of effort over the past nine months.
I only have one course at lvl 25, and I stopped at exactly 30 000 xp. Now I live in constant fear that they'll release a new tree version so I'll have to do more lessons.
I did do just over a month of Duolingo in which I was doing an average of about 120 a day or something, BEFORE I started this streak (about 6 months before). So I was on about level 8 or 9 or so when I re-started, but when people ask how long I've been learning Swedish I "cheat" and say 9 months because that's when I started doing something other than just DL - like listening to podcasts and actually speaking it etc. I am -HOPING- you guys release more Swedish, rather than living in fear of it. Do you do anything else for your Spanish or were you just trying to get familiar with it to be able to read it etc?
Well, when I first started doing Duolingo, Spanish was the only language offered for English speakers, and I had taken Spanish classes in junior high and high school, so it seemed fitting. I can read novels in the language, albeit slowly, and carry simple conversations - but some of that I could before starting Duolingo as well, so it's not very representative. Next year, I intend to try novels in Welsh and Irish - that'll give me a better idea of how much I've actually learned. :)
(And we'll definitely release more Swedish, but it's a huge project and we all have limited time to spare, unfortunately.)