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.
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
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!
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.
It's not easy speaking with a mouthful of potatoes. Sometimes it takes a lifetime to master the skill.
wow that is great :D I'm only 1/4 through my tree and excited to get half way there :')
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!
Congratulations -- I am learning Danish and you give me hope that I can someday understand something! :)
Til lykke! You have also learned drunk Norwegian :) Drunk Norwegian is very similar to Danish...
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.
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.
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!
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?
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.
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
Wow congratulations there friend! that takes a lot of dedication so well done!