https://www.duolingo.com/profile/9yTVyhMB

Just completed my first tree!

I am still excited but exhausted at the same time. I have gotten to level 5 on all skills in the danish tree within 294 days!

Thank you Duo for giving us the opportunity to learn languages in such an easy manner! I still struggle with understanding native Danes, because Danish pronounciation is really hard, but thanks to Duo I have a strong understanding of Danish grammar and I can read most Danish texts.

I am also really happy that I managed to keep my streak alive during that time. I subscribed to Duolingo Plus, because I think it is worth it and there were a few days were I had totally no access to the internet, so I was glad that those days did not kill my streak.

I think I will focus on listening excercises next outside of Duolingo. But Duo gave me a good foundation.

Cheers!

September 1, 2019

51 Comments


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

Hi, just a humble opinion so not to stop now. language learning is not an overnight affaire. It takes time, it is a marathon, not a sprint. Patience is the key. As long as you feel there are new things to learn you are on the right track. Having said that, do get away and use other mediums. I combine different learning apps, books and podcasts. Try to be a passive podcast learner rather than concentrate learner. Don't push yourself too hard to get tired but do a little every day.

Good luck my friend and many happy learnings. astyag

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda7Italian

Many congratulations, it takes a lot of hard work and dedication!

September 1, 2019

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

Amazing job! Good luck with your language learning!

September 1, 2019

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

Congratulations! Completing a tree is a feat in itself, let alone completely gilding one!

Have you used any other resources aside from Duolingo? "...but thanks to Duo I have a strong understanding of Danish grammar and I can read most Danish texts." I was nowhere near being able to read "most" Danish texts after finishing the Danish tree, using a textbook, and reading several children's books - you must be incredibly talented!

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/9yTVyhMB

Being German helps a lot. I can deduce most words from their german origins.

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pv1204
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Congratulations!! Good job!!

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Harold172355

Congratulations!!

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marcelo925250

Keep it up man. Congratulations.

September 1, 2019

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

Tillykke til dig, 9yTVyhMB!

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/The9

Congratulations! Apparently, it takes longer even for Danes themselves to learn to understand their own language than it does for people of other languages. The reason is they don't pronounce consonants, but instead they add this sound at the end of every word: "åææøæåøøø". If you ever heard Danish you know what I mean.

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JakeB2112

It's not easy speaking with a mouthful of potatoes. Sometimes it takes a lifetime to master the skill.

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Edith65180

:-)))

September 2, 2019

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

Well done! :)

September 1, 2019

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

wow that is great :D I'm only 1/4 through my tree and excited to get half way there :')

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TimMonfort1

Nice work, I just started a couple weeks ago on my first language and I hope to be making a similar post to yours next year sometime!

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Edith65180

You can do, go on, yeah ;-)

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarleyKock1

I have family in Denmark and I’m learning danish it really helps if you set your phone or laptop in danish and congrats on finishing your first tree!

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MooO0O

Prost

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas0316

Congratulations -- I am learning Danish and you give me hope that I can someday understand something! :)

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WilliamDuf16

Great stuff, keep up the work.

September 2, 2019

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

Good for you!

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alex789222

Awesome work! Well Done!

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Raven1Lover

good joob!! here have 7 lingots

September 2, 2019

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

That is so amazing! Keep going!!

September 2, 2019

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

Til lykke! You have also learned drunk Norwegian :) Drunk Norwegian is very similar to Danish...

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robert485385

When you finish a tree you do know you can start again at the beginning, don't you? When you go through the tree a second time you will find the lessons have the same titles, but different content and different presentation. When you complete a lesson the second time, the number in the crown icon changes from 1 to 2, showing your have completed it a 2nd time. I am going through the German tree a second time and I am very happy that option is available.

September 3, 2019

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

I found it more useful to level each lesson up to at least 3 (4 if I still make mistakes) before proceeding to the next lesson in the tree, even if it allows you to continue just with level 1 - it's just not enough to stick and in the next lessons I make so many mistakes with the "old" vocabulary. The OP by the way specified that he brought all lessons up to level 5 (the maximum) already.

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JakeB2112

Congrats! I'm working on my Norwegian tree right now, I love the way that the North Germanic languages sound and how they are all related. I've also heard that the number system in danish is difficult to learn so kudos to you for pushing through and making it to the end!

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JTGalloway2
September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/heike808994

congrats

September 2, 2019

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

Way to go! great Job

September 2, 2019

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

Tillykke til dig!

I'm only level 4 on all the Danish skills. I read a lot in Danish, but Duo alone wouldn't give me enough vocabulary to let me read most Danish texts. I have to practise with a dictionary. However, it gave me sufficient grammar knowledge.

Where exactly are you planning to continue your listening exercises?

September 2, 2019

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

Hey, I'm also working on my Danish tree right now and it's going really well :-) . It's nice that it's so close to German and English. The leaderboards are really motivating not to just go down the tree on level 1 (which is really not enough) but to at least keep practicing to level 3 or 4 so that the vocabulary really sticks.

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Edith65180

after my first tree is finish, I will use duolingo by myself to train and remember all lessons I've learned till I'm using it outside

September 2, 2019

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    Wow congratulations there friend! that takes a lot of dedication so well done!

    September 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lew6969

    nice

    September 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lydia508387

    Congrats!

    September 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hondow1234

    Awesome!

    September 3, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EL5tEL

    Congratulations!

    September 3, 2019

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

    Congratulations!

    September 3, 2019

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

    Ausgezeichnet

    September 3, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/minkika1

    jeg vil være hurtigere :)

    congratulations!

    September 3, 2019

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

    Good job! I wish you more successful trees. Keep patience.

    September 3, 2019

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

    Congratulations on completing the tree

    September 3, 2019

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

    Congrats!

    September 3, 2019

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

    congrats!

    September 3, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/monii147633

    well done! :D

    September 3, 2019

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

    Yay!

    September 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/petite01

    Congratulations!

    September 4, 2019

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

    Congratulations!

    September 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MinLiu17

    Congrats for the achievement!

    September 6, 2019
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