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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deliciae

Tree 3.0: Changes & Vocabulary

The third iteration of our tree has finally been released from A/B test limbo, and is now being rolled out to all users. Since it's been beta tested for half a year, it's already quite stable, but please help us out by reporting any missing translations.

We're very happy to be able to share this new tree with each and every one of you, and hope you'll find it equally instructive and enjoyable. :)

In this thread, I'll share our internal vocabulary list for 3.0 with you, which may not be complete, as we're sometimes more enthusiastic than we're organised. Nevertheless, it should make a good starting point for anyone looking to start a flashcard deck for the new words.










New skills - partially filled with old words

  • Compounds (read the tips & notes!)
  • Games
  • Literature

Other changes

  • Skills have been moved to make the tree flow better.
  • Words have been moved so that there'd be no more than 7 of them per lesson.
  • Words have been moved so that it'd be easier to make sentences with them.

As always, suggestions and constructive criticism are more than welcome.

We'll take a breather now, but a Tree 4.0 is certainly not out of the question. :)

September 14, 2017

45 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chromalogue

Thank you so much for this! I freaked a little bit when I saw I'd lost so many skills, because I thought I'd just somehow neglected it for a day and everything blew up, but this is MUCH better. Probably the best part of today, actually.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deliciae
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The pleasure is ours! Enjoy the new and shiny content.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maughanster_

Tusen takk! I am not very far into the course, but it seems great so far! The course is very well organized, and it seems to be one of the more thorough courses on Duolingo. And wow, those pictures are really making me want to go to Norway.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deliciae
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Bare hyggelig! I hope you get to travel here someday. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/duonks

Oh dear, another owl has gone flyabout and I've still got the Korean and Czech ones to catch....

Great news, takk Lynn !!! :-D :-D :-D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deliciae
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Bare hyggelig!

And don't you worry about letting Norwegian sit for a while, Donkey... we're like a fine wine! ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/duonks

It was too tempting, I couldn't help myself... only 30-odd skills to recapture, yay!! :-D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deliciae
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Haha, all in a day's work, I'm sure! Enjoy! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/duonks

A weekend's work ;-)
Thanks again, very refreshing!! :-D :-D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Madeleine573132

Nice! Well timed too as I have just finished my Italian tree: Swedish will have to wait :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Middangeard

Thanks for all the hard work!

I'm just wondering, do we know a current word count?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deliciae
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The Incubator word count is 3428.

That number represents the number of "lexemes", or word stems if you will. Each lexeme can have numerous forms tied to it. The lexeme count also won't count most of the compound words, as we create many of those by gluing together already learned words.

So, it's a flawed number, but there you have it. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CarlosLM.

So this is easily the longest course in the whole Duolingo. Thanks for the great work!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deliciae
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Bare hyggelig!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BretHudson

Thank you so much to the Norwegian Team for assembling a third tree! After taking the Swedish course, which I thought was masterfully put together, the Norwegian tree has blown me away with how well constructed it is, and it amazes me that the team has continued its efforts to improve it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deliciae
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Thank you for your kind words, Bret!

The Swedish course is indeed great, and actually forms the backbone of ours, as it was the template upon which Tree 1.0 was built. We have much to thank the Swedish contributors for. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/K11elQkx

Thanks to all for your work... I like Duolingo very much. In particular, thanks to the kind woman that recorded all the words and sentences for this norwegian course.

(Grazie a tutti per il vostro lavoro, Mi piace tanto Duolingo e, in particolare, colgo l'occasione per ringraziare la gentile signora che ha registrato le parole e le frasi del corso di norvegese.)

K11


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deliciae
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Bare hyggelig! I'll give Liv your regards. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/milmills

Thank you so much! At first I was annoyed because I had to complete a few subjects in the language tree again - of course I have to refresh the lessons all the time anyway... Thanks again for always working on the best language course on the net, it really works! (Any progress with a Finnish course hint,hint?)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deliciae
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Bare hyggelig!

We would if we could, but as far as I know nobody on the Norwegian team speaks Finnish. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you, though. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/milmills

one can just hope ;) Duolingo shows that nobody is bad at languages - everyone just learns with their own speed and techniques. I'm now with Duolingo for a year and I am still at it - thanks to you and your team ;) . So thanks again!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TimInglis

I've been waiting for this moment for so long I nearly lost my streak. But this is so worth the wait. Great work, team Bokmal. I'm interested in the formats other European languages have introduced, including conversations and recorded/marked playback. Anything stirring there?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deliciae
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Glad you like it!

When it comes to the new lesson formats, we basically have to wait until Duo is finished with testing them (they tend to give them to the Spanish course first, as it has the most users), and then hope they remember to add them for us as well.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/moose28370

Tusen takk for denne kursen!! I started the Norwegian course in april, and got about two thirds done by august before travelling to Norway for a few weeks. I understand virtually everything that is written down. I tried to speak on many occasions and had some very cool conversations. Basic conversations of course, but conversations none-the-less! I live Duolingo and I love the Norwegian tree. Dere er de beste :)!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deliciae
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Bare hyggelig! Gøy at du klarte deg så godt i Norge. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bobthesane

I love how hard the Norwegian team works on their trees and how quickly they come together. Best course on Duolingo for my money!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deliciae
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Happy to read that! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Krolvet_D_Cooper

I wondered why did I lost my progress tree...and I see the reason. This is great news, more words to learn. I'm gonna check out right now these new lessons. Thank you for your work, Norwegian Team!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deliciae
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Bare hyggelig!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/user_ken

Takk for det nye treet! Jeg håper at jeg skal tilbake til Norge neste år. Og med dette treet ordforrådet mitt vil ha økt. Jeg bare håper at denne tiden jeg kan forstår mer snakket språk. Jeg kan leser, skriver og snakker, men å lytte er mer vanskelig.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deliciae
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Bare hyggelig! Øvelse gjør mester. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeterStrut

Flott takk! Men, vet du det første bildet er Skye i Skottland? Haha


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fitt3
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I'm really glad you added new sentences, but I dont like the look of the tree. But that's just me, being a little p**sy.

Good work!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deliciae
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Thanks! The tree told me to tell you you're not exactly her type either.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Azure_Waters

Deliciae, I miss you!

This looks so exciting! I can not wait to get back to the Norwegian tree! I made a new friend in my linguistics class! She's 1/2 Norwegian! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deliciae
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I miss you too, Puggie! <3

How's life treating you these days?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Azure_Waters

Fine! Just fine! My birthday is on Saturday so I will be one year older and bolder :) How have you been ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deliciae
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Ooh, Happy Birthday in advance! I'm sure it'll be a lovely one. :)

I'm good, thanks, just a bit behind on my thesis atm, so I have some catching up to do. Z&Z are good as well, though I think they miss the summer weather already!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chromalogue

I've been enjoying the new tree, but I've noticed that sometimes it will show me having, say, 1/4 modules in a topic, so I start the second module, and when I'm finished that module, the whole topic is gold again.

I'm not overly anxious about it or anything, but I enjoy doing this stuff and I'm always a little bit sad when it tells me I'm done before I expected.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deliciae
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If lesson 2 is incomplete, the following lessons will be unavailable until you've completed it, which is why they show as greyed out up until that point - regardless of their own status.

It doesn't help, but at least it's an explanation. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chromalogue

I think I understand... so when that happens, it's because new words were only inserted into 2? And 3 and 4 are just things I'd completed already, so I'm not missing anything? That's a weight off my mind. Thank you!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deliciae
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Yes, that's right.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deyan161

I'm trying to finish the tree at the moment and am coming across a lot of words in sentences which the computer thinks I've seen before but I haven't. If I've been moved to the new tree this would explain it, but the tree looks just the same? I mean the skills I've finished aren't showing uncompleted lessons which I've found the case in other trees that have been updated. Has everyone been shifted to 3.0 yet?

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