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

Welcome to the Danish Course!

Velkommen, vores kære elever, til beta-fasen! Welcome, our dear students, to the beta phase!

After almost three months of intense and hard work, we are now able to say that our course has reached the beta phase! We are very proud of it and can’t wait for your feedback!

We have been working so hard on this course ever since we started. Remember this year’s amazing summer? Yeah, we don’t. We sat inside working on the course all summer! But now it pays of! :D We are proud to say that we have created more than 70 skills and translated more than 16500 sentences – and if we should say it ourselves, we think they are pretty good. ;)

Nothing, of course, is flawless – but that’s why we need you guys! We gladly invite you to test our course. You should be looking forward to weird Danish dishes, zombies, ninjas, drunk cats, a scissor-stealing bear, and head-banging your desk in frustration over incomprehensible grammar. Sounds fun, doesn’t it? :D

A huge thanks to Duolingo for giving us the opportunity to make this course, to the teams who have kept us company when some of the skills were killing us, to our wonderful mentor and a huge thank you to YOU! This course would not be here without your enormous enthusiasm!

We hope you will love the course as much as we do. See you in the forums!

The Danish Team

August 25, 2014

184 Comments


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

Yay!
Danish is out!
Celebrations!!!

Now go get your late summer tans, you guys! ;)

August 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/janki77

After having done the first few lessons (I feel like a cheater, since I'm a native Norwegian speaker :-) ) I have to say that I'm impressed!

Small issue, when I level up the ribbon has the French flag. Did anybody else see this as well?

August 25, 2014

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

Speaking of Norwegian, i would love to one day see a Norwegian course. ;)

August 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/finn.fr

and now there is :)

June 6, 2015

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

I also noticed the french flag. :P

August 25, 2014

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

I noticed it, too.

August 25, 2014

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

Yeah, we have reported this :)

August 25, 2014

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

Yes I saw it as well

August 25, 2014

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

Jeg tror Prinsgemalen er glad for det! :D

August 26, 2014

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

Hahaha, thanks, Lavi, you're amazing! ;D<3

August 25, 2014

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

I am so happy! My life is complete…Danish and Irish…trembling with excitement! :)

August 25, 2014

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

Amazing! My smile can fit on my face because of comments like that!! :D

August 25, 2014

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

can't*

August 26, 2014

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

This is exciting :D Danish seems pretty tricky right now, but hopefully I can start to get the hang of it soon, it looks hella fun! Thanks Team Dutch!

August 27, 2014

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

I'm sure you'll get the hang of it with time, keep practising and ask as many questions as you need! :D Good luck!

September 14, 2014

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

Davs derude!

Finally danish is out! That's so awesome! Huge thanks to the fantastic danish team, I'm really happy for the course so far.

I've been following the discussions and comments everywhere about the danish course, and I've been waiting the whole summer for the course, as I am a danish native. I've not been able to work the whole summer, because I broke my leg in June in a water slide, so I've had a lot of time for Duolingo instead. Duolingo really helped me through that period! I've reached level 9 today until now, and I'm doing the final skills, so I can get my first owl. :)

I'm at a danish "Højskole"/Bible college right now with a lot of foreigners, and I'm already encouraging them to use Duolingo to learn danish. I told my teacher about Duo today. He has has a PhD degree and he's really impressed by they way Duo makes language learning simple, like a game.

Tusind tak!

August 25, 2014

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

Hej Tobias! Jeg håber dit ben er godt igen nu. ;) Jeg er glad for, at du kan bruge vores kursus og spreder budskabet! Det betyder meget for os alle, at få lov at hjælpe så mange som muligt. :) Og jeg er nødt til at give din lærer ret: Duolingo er virkelig fantastisk. Som du kan se bruger jeg det selv til en del sprog! Nå, men held og lykke med det hele! Send endelig gerne opdateringer/feedback fra digselv og dine venner på højskolen, jeg er meget nysgerrig!

September 14, 2014

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

Hej Sofia! Det er blevet meget bedre siden da, og jeg kan næsten gå normalt igen nu. Det er godt nok dejligt, at det er ved at være overstået med krykkerne. Det er jeg glad for at høre! Det kan jeg godt forstå, det er præcis sådan jeg også har det, da jeg gerne ville fremme sproglære for alle der er omkring mig, ved at lære en masse selv og fortælle det videre. Jeg har fået flere til at bruge Duolingo allerede og er stadig igang med at "oplære" andre i det. Jeg skal sågar fortælle vores dansklærer om Duolingo meget snart, så de kan bruge i vores danskundervisning, som vi har til udlændinge på skolen. :) Ja det kan jeg se, det er fedt!! Der er så fantastisk mange gode ting ved at kunne tale og forstå flere sprog. Tak skal du have, og det vil jeg rigtigt gerne gøre! Skal jeg skrive til dig her på Duo, eller hvordan vil du gerne have updates? :)

September 15, 2014

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

Hvor er det godt at høre, at dit ben har det bedre. :) Jeg er helt enig, sprog er fantastisk og forbinder folk på tværs af kloden - det er nøgler til så mange forskellige mennesker og kulturer! Jeg prøver også at få folk omkring mig til at bruge Duolingo, haha. Jeg håber din dansklærer vil tage det i brug, jeg tror mange af eleverne vil have glæde af det (eller også vil de bare hade det, men oh well xD). Du kan bare skrive på min stream, så vil jeg læse det! Jeg kan ikke garantere, at jeg altid har tid til at svare, men jeg vil med glæde læse om dine fremskridt! :D

September 15, 2014

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

Fedt nok, ja man må jo starte med ens omgangskreds. :) Jeg har snakket med min dansklærer om det nu, og hun er vildt positiv! Hun vil i hvert fald opfordre eleverne til at bruge duo i fritiden, jeg ved ikke om vil integrere det i undervisningen. Ja haha, de vil både glæde og hade det, helt sikkert! Det vil jeg gøre så fremover. Det er bare i orden, det kræver også meget tid at svare på utallige indlæg hele tiden, kender det alt for godt!

September 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/km1

Jeg håber ikke at det er for sent at sige "god bedring!". Har lige læst dit indlæg. I hvor langt tid skulle du gå med krykker? Du er sagtens blevet stærk i armene :)

September 18, 2014

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

Nej det er det overhovedet ikke, og tak for opmuntringen :) ! Jeg har stadig ondt i foden, men begynder at gå mere og mere. Jeg har gået på krykker siden juni, så det er snart 3 måneder! Jeg har vist vendt mig til dem nu (haha). Jeg er blevet en del stærkere i armene ja!

September 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LICA98

Thanks for the course! Danish is like Swedish, but the pronunciation will kill you :D

August 26, 2014

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

"zoombies" - Oh god, we have fast zombies now?

August 25, 2014

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

We have brain-eating, grave-rising zoombies! >:D

August 26, 2014

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

Yay! Congratulations Team Danish! You guys are awesome! After all your hard work, I hope you guys enjoy the beta phase and get out what you put into this course! I can't wait to give the course a go. WOOOO!

August 26, 2014

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

Thanks, Alex! :D Lingot to you!

September 14, 2014

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

Hurraaaa! Nu venter jeg bare på, at der kommer engelskkursus for danskere, haha! Nej nu skal I have lov at nyde denne sejr, før I går videre ;)

August 26, 2014

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

Mange tak! :D Det kan da godt være, vi gør det på et tidspunkt - puha, det har jeg slet ikke tænkt over endnu. xD Det kunne da være sjovt, hvis der var sådan et kursus - ville gerne selv have haft et, da jeg var yngre og lærte engelsk på den gammeldags, kedelige måde i skolen!

September 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aL5X

de fleste danskere har ikke særlig meget brug for engelskkursus.. de er gode nok til det og kan godt lide at vise at de kan

August 26, 2014

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

Sjovt, at du kommer med sådan en generaliserende udtalelse - for jeg er faktisk dansker ;) Og jeg vil altså gerne have det kursus!

August 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/km1

Der er faktisk mange som vil gerne har engelskkursus for danskere. Engelsk er min modersmål. Den nuværende danskkursus for engelsktalere er lidt for nemt fordi man skal mest oversætte fra dansk til engelsk. Jeg vil helst oversætte fra engelsk til dansk og glæder mig til den omvendte kursus eventuelt udkommer!

September 18, 2014

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

Quality, been logging on for the last two weeks for this. Thank you guys for the course :)

August 25, 2014

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

You're welcome! ;) Good luck with it!

September 14, 2014

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

Amazing. Thank you for all your hard work Team Danish! We look forward to helping get it through Beta! :)

August 25, 2014

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

Thank you so much. :D

September 14, 2014

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

Danish! One of my favorite languages :) Thanks a lot for the course!

August 26, 2014

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

You're very welcome. :)

September 14, 2014

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

Thank you. Finally my Norwegian friend who just moved to Denmark can learn some Danish!

August 26, 2014

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

Vi er glade for at kunne hjælpe. ;) Hils ham mange gange!

September 14, 2014

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

Tak, tak. Han har prøvet det, men han slap med "you had a typo" alt for mange gange...

September 14, 2014

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

Præcis... Det skal vi have gjort noget ved. Dansk virker lidt for tilgivende pt.

September 14, 2014

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

Thanks for putting this to life - bjarke, runem, sofia. I'm sure a whole lot of people here on duolingo are very grateful for the huge dedication and love you three have put into creating this course. I tried to find good ways to learn danish for a while now and I failed. I've been waiting for the release of this course ever since I heard of it a couple of months ago. I'm really impressed how sophisticated the course is, even though it's early beta stage. You really have done a great job and you deserve a honest thanks from the duolingo community who now finally is able to study some danish.

I've been living here in Copenhagen with my boyfriend for like 1 month now, though without school or nothing I felt it's hard to learn anything. I feel dreadful when people outside talk to me and all I can say is "I can't speak danish". Therefore I'm deeply grateful for this opportunity to learn some danish through your course.

Thanks :)

August 26, 2014

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

Hej Marina! I hold this message very dear. Thank you so much for sharing your gratitude and your story. I know I say this a lot, but I'm so glad that we're able to help you out. Congratulation on being at level 10 already! Godt gået! I hope you'll enjoy Copenhagen more now - how are you doing?

September 14, 2014

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

Hello Sofia, thank you for your kind words :) I'm on the highway with my bf right now. We visited his parents in southern Denmark. We are going back to Copenhagen now. I really improved big time in danish ever since I started learning 3 weeks ago. I'm able to read subtitles on tv with almost no problems. I can read well, though understanding spoken danish and speaking is still very hard for me. I will try my best to improve. Thank you once again. :)

September 14, 2014

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

Wow, that's amazing!! You go, girl! ;D You'll learn the spoken language soon, I'm sure of it. ;) Keep going! And if you need any help feel free to ask! We'll do our best to help you out. :) Please keep me updated on your progress, if you want too. Held og lykke! :D

September 14, 2014

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

I definitely will :) just need more time since I've been learning for 3 weeks only. My plans are to finish the danish tree and then try learning to speak and probably move to Denmark next year. Thanks for the offer, I appreciate it. You're a really nice person :)

September 14, 2014

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

There is no reply below button unfortunately, weird! I will let you know of course! However I might need some more weeks to finish it. But one thing is sure. I will get there :)

September 15, 2014

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

Rome was not built in one day. ;) Let me know when we shall celebrate that you've finished your tree! ;D Thank you very much. :3 And you too!

September 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RUDI512

Yes. Finally. Great job guys

August 25, 2014

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

Thanks man! :D

September 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anna._

I just came back from London and return to this!! I'm so happy yay! haha

August 25, 2014

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

I hope you enjoyed your trip. :D Glad you like the course. ^^ How is it going with it?

September 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anna._

I love how Danish sounds! Two days ago I got to meet a bunch of Danish students, I learned a lot about Danish from them so after that I'm hoping to really boost my levels on the course now. tusind tak!

September 14, 2014

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

What an amazing experience! I'm so glad on your behalf. :) Selv tak. ;)

September 14, 2014

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

Thank you very much! I've been following your progress throughout the year because I'm planning to make an academic exchange at Aarhus in January! I'm so excited to start learning Danish :D

August 26, 2014

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

Wow, that's amazing! I hope you'll get here - good luck with it! If you want, please keep us updated! :)

September 14, 2014

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

I feel so joyous the course is out! :D I want to give you a big hug to show my appreciation! :)

August 26, 2014

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

hugs you

September 14, 2014

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

YIPPEEE! Thank you so much guys! I've been waiting for this with great excitement, and it doesn't disappoint! I've just finished the first two basics skills, and the grammar notes are fantastic! Thank you! (I don't know how to say 'thank you' yet in Danish so you'll have to make do with 'Jeg er en kvinde og jeg spiser et aeble') :D

August 26, 2014

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

Haha, that's a beautifully correct sentence (this is not, lol xD). Thank you = Tak. Thanks a lot = Mange tak. Tadah! :D Congratulations on being a level 8 already, wuhu! :D I'm glad you like the course and the grammar notes. Thank you for your feedback and good luck! :D

September 14, 2014

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

Mange tak! Jeg elsker Dansk! :)

September 14, 2014

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

Jeg elsker sprog! :D

September 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aL5X

Goddag! Jeg har allerede lært dansk i 3-4 år og jeg snakker dansk til dagligt, fordi jeg arbejder med danskere. Men jeg havde alligevel nogle fejl på placeringstesten. Jeg prøvede at teste flere kompetencer og nogle opgaver, men jeg fik fejl i nogle sætninger, som man kan sige på flere måder.. Ellers tillyke, det er godt arbejde =)

August 26, 2014

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

Hejsa! Mange tak! :D Hvor er du god til dansk, jeg ville tro du var native! Vi arbejder på at få oversat sætningerne på så mange måder som muligt, så I slipper for at få fejl. ;-) Held og lykke med det!

September 14, 2014

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

Excellent work guys! As a native Dane I was disappointed when I wasn't able to ace the placement test. But I see I'm not the only one, so... Though it's flawed, the course is still in beta, but already quite amazing. Kudos to the three of you, you did great! :)

August 26, 2014

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

Mange tak, du, hvor er det godt at høre, at du kan lide kurset! Der er en del fejl, men vi arbejder på at få dem fikset. Nu har vi fået en til med på holdet, som kan hjælpe os (sig hej til Xneb! :D). Jeg er sikker på, at det bliver rigtig godt, når vi engang er "færdige" - selvom vi nok aldrig bliver helt færdige. ;)

September 14, 2014

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

Tusind tak! Jeg bor i København og jeg gik til dansk, men nu er kursuset slut. Jeg vil gerne fortsætter, så jeg er meget glad for dette kursus! I er den bedste!

August 27, 2014

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

Hvor er det flot skrevet! Tillykke med at være god til dansk! :D Og hey, stort tillykke med level 7! Jeg er glad for at vi kan hjælpe. :) Hvor kommer du fra?

September 14, 2014

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

Jeg er så sent!! Undskyld!! Tak! Jeg kommer fra USA og jeg studerer i København. Jeg må desværre flytte tilbage til USA i december. Men jeg ville ønske, at jeg kan fortsætte med Duolingo. Jeg vil perfect (jeg ved ikke dansk ordet) min udtale her, og jeg vil bruge Duolingo derhjemme.

September 18, 2014

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

Du skal ikke undskylde, det er helt okay - jeg var vist også lidt sent på den. ;) Det lyder spændende! Hvordan kan det være, du valgte at studere i Danmark? To perfect something = at perfektionere noget. :)

September 18, 2014

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

Tak for nyt ord :)!

Well, jeg set Jagten et par år siden, og jeg kunne godt lidt det. Jeg vidste ikke, at Danmark gjorde så store film! Jeg begyndte at se flere danske film. Da jeg skulle vælge et land at studere i (jeg har ønsket at studere i udlandet, siden jeg var barn), var Danmark det oplagte valg.

September 19, 2014

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

Wow, hvor er du bare sej til dansk! Highfive! ;D Jeg håber du nyder dit ophold her! Hvordan har det været indtil videre?

September 19, 2014

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

Thank you so much! I am already at level 2! Something I noticed, though, that could be fixed is that when I go into my profile, the Danish flag looks like a French flag.

August 25, 2014

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

Thank YOU! :D And congratulations with reaching level six already!! :D The flag has been fixed, btw. ;)

September 14, 2014

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

Test to see my flags ;)

August 25, 2014

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

That is an impressive number of flags you have there! :)

August 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Katrina.-

Awesome! Thanks so much! (By the way, how did you customize your Duo?) :)

August 25, 2014

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

No problem. ;) We had an awesome friend make them for us. ;)

September 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Katrina.-

:)

September 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yeahbuddy34

Jeg prøvede i lang tid, men jeg kunne virkelig ikke naile placement testen uden nogle fejl :P

August 25, 2014

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

Jeg ramte en del sætninger der ikke var accepterede, og endte med at mangle ca 20 skills XD

August 26, 2014

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

Hvis det kan trøste dig har jeg lavet den samme skill om over 10 gange, fordi jeg blev ved med at få fejl. xD Det bliver forhåbentlig nemmere efterhånden som vi rettere flere og flere rapporter. :)

August 26, 2014

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

Det er okay, der er en del fejl. Selv ikke jeg kunne komme igennem uden fejl, dog crashede den første gang da jeg var 80% igennem uden fejl :(

August 25, 2014

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

yay, I'm soooo exicted :))

August 25, 2014

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

Haha, me too! :DD

September 14, 2014

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

I am so excited for this course (as evidenced by the fact I'm on level 3 already). Tak for all the hard work; y'all have done an amazing job! This is pretty much how I felt when I saw that the Danish course was open (hope this works; EDIT...oops, don't know how to embed gifs, sorry):

http://37.media.tumblr.com/b4090e550dce0b6e7a54348e661a3e5f/tumblr_mm88wdxIfP1rb8syko4_400.gif

August 26, 2014

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

Haha, I'm so happy that we can help you with our course! :D

September 14, 2014

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

Great job

August 26, 2014

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

Thanks. :D

September 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Prado39

Thank you very much! It is awesome.

August 26, 2014

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

Glad you like it! :D

September 14, 2014

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

Thank you thank you thank you ! I was soooo waiting for eat, checking the progress every day... I am on it right now !

August 26, 2014

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

Haha, please, do not forget to eat! We do not want to be responsible for people dying of excitement, haha. xD

September 14, 2014

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

Ahah, I really don't know how I ended up writing "eat" instead of "it" ^^ A big hunger maybe :)

September 15, 2014

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

Hahaha best typo ever. xD I really thought you didn't eat, now I'm disappointed. xD

September 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bwana-b

Awesome! Finally it is out! And I´m level 6 already (Ok I´m swedish so I know that's almost like cheating...;))! Thank you for all your efforts!

August 27, 2014

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

Thank you very much. Great job! :D Congratulations on reaching level 8!! I personally look forward to the Swedish course - always been curious about our "neighbor-language". ;D

September 14, 2014

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

Duo

August 25, 2014

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

Hahaha, that's a funny gif! xD

August 25, 2014

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

af vores dronning! of our queen!

December 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gothdiva1

When will the app be updated to show Danish? I see it online, but not on mobile.

August 25, 2014

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

The Dutch course has been out for a month and is not yet on the app. Unfortunately it might be a little while until Danish is there.

August 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gothdiva1

Boo. I use the app almost exclusively. :l

August 26, 2014

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

I use a combination of the app and the website, but with the app you'll miss out on the amazing grammar notes, so it might be an idea to start off a bit on the site if you can, until you get the hang of the basics.

August 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gothdiva1

I get lots of notes on the app. They've been very helpful with my german course. But I'm going to give the site a try. I just hate typing on my laptop.

September 1, 2014

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

Hej! This is MrsSiebert13 on Twitter aka Squiggles on FB. Glad to see another fannibal here. :D

September 1, 2014

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

Thank you so much, friends! I am enjoying Danish so much. The sounds are elusive, but so beautiful!

August 26, 2014

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

I'm glad you like it, ihhh, I'm so glad and excited, haha! XD All this positive response is making me smile "from ear to ear" as we say in Danish (and English? I really don't know). xD

September 14, 2014

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

Yes, we say that in English also! :)

September 14, 2014

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

My brain just grew a little there. ;)

September 14, 2014

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

thank you so much for your hard working : )

August 26, 2014

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

No problem - it pays of now. ;)

September 14, 2014

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

wow... congratulations guys, your works are splendid, I've waited for this course :D btw why does the emblem for Danish course look like the emblem for French course? tak :)

August 26, 2014

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

I'm so glad you like it! :D That's just a mistake - it's fixed now. ;)

September 14, 2014

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

Thank you very much for all the hard work! Ever since I watched the popular Danish tv shows I've been wanting to learn to speak Danish. ;-)

I downloaded an app on my iPhone, but it is nothing like DuoLingo. I also downloaded a text book + audio files for self teaching, but I had to force myself to study. Now that the DuoLingo course is out, I don't have to force myself, because learning on DuoLingo is so much fun!

Tusind tak!

P.S. the 'tips & notes' are exstensive and very helpful!

August 26, 2014

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

Hej Reisam! I agree - Duolingo makes language learning fun! :D I'm glad you feel likewise about the Danish course. I can see you're doing well already! Level 9, huh? Awesome job! :D

September 14, 2014

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

i am so excited for danish!! thank you so much for your hard work, i look forward to studying this!

August 26, 2014

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

Awesome! Good luck! :D

September 14, 2014

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

Congratulations, it's looking great so far.

August 26, 2014

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

Glad to hear so! ;)

September 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/minhtriet2704

Bravo!!! I've waited for months for this. I am trying to get a scholarship in Denmark, and hopefully the course will help me make that easier. Thanks a lot, all the contributors, for all of your efforts! You guys are doing a great job! By the way, I love your avatar pictures. They look pretty cool!

August 27, 2014

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

Awesome! :D Thanks a lot for your positive feedback (I love the owls too ;)) ! All our efforts pays of now. I'm so glad you guys like the course. :) Good luck with it, please feel free to update us about your scholarship and progress!

September 14, 2014

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

We are all just so excited. Such a great accomplishment!!

August 27, 2014

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

Thank you very much! :D

September 14, 2014

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

Lingot to you! ;D

September 14, 2014

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

Thank everyone for your hard work on this!! I am an American that works for a Danish-owned company and speak to Danes on a daily basis. I am so excited to learn and I can't wait to surprise them!

August 27, 2014

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

Haha, I'm so happy for you! Good luck with it! ;D

September 14, 2014

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

Thank you guys so much for your work! I was not planning at all to do the Danish course, but I thought I would check out the first lesson. I was surprised at how much I like the language, though, and the notes were great--enough to make the grammar make sense but not so much as to be overwhelming.

I'm obviously extremely early in the course, but I think I'm actually going to continue with it as my "fun" language. I am very impressed with the course thus far!

August 27, 2014

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

I'm so glad to hear so. :D I'm especially glad to hear that our grammar notes are appreciated - they weren't that fun to make to be honest, haha. But it all pays of now! Congratulations on reaching level 6 - keep going and feel free to ask as many questions as possible! :D Good luck with everything!

September 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-HKBK-

Yayyyy! I can't believe it came out 2 days ago and I'm only just finding out because I've been so busy at work!!! Hopefully I'll find the time to study hard on this course, I've been so looking forward to it!! Thank you so much Danish team. You're the best!!!

August 27, 2014

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

Haha, you poor thing! I hope you don't feel too bad at missing the launch. ;) I'm glad you're excited for the course! I'm just so excited about all of our excited users, haha. xD You're awesome! :D

September 14, 2014

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

I am ready to learn Danish! Bring it on!

August 27, 2014

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

Haha, that's such a Danish picture. xD

September 14, 2014

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

but where are the girls, and the liqour?? haha and "æbleskiver"?

December 18, 2014

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

Hej danske Duolingo-gruppe

Stærkt arbejde med kurset! Det ser godt ud :-)

One thing I stumbled upon: In the "tips and notes" section of the number skill the word "snes" is introduced. I find that to be a bit misleading, since the word "snes" has nothing to do with the names of the numbers! For instance, "halvtreds" aka "halvtredsindstyve" cannot be explained as "halv" + "tre" + "snes", but is instead: "halvtredje" + "sinde" + "tyve", which are old Danish words meaning 2½ times twenty. (This also explains why there is a 'd' in halvtreds, but not in tres). Read more about it here: http://sproget.dk/raad-og-regler/artikler-mv/svarbase/SV00000047

August 28, 2014

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

I feel like I should have looked this up before I wrote it. I am very sorry that I wrote something that was not true, but I had heard it somewhere and found it to be a probable reason. I have now corrected the notes and it should be possible to see at some point later tonight/tomorrow.

August 28, 2014

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

I can't believe I missed a chance to correct Bjarke! Fandens også.

September 9, 2014

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

I feel likewise, bro. I feel your pain. pats back

September 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/km1

I could never remember the Danish numbers until I learned what they meant. I'm glad you can include this explanation for other learners :)

September 18, 2014

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

Learning has never been more fun than this... You guys are awesome....

August 29, 2014

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

I'm so glad to hear so, thank you for your feedback! :D

September 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mwolfe123

Hooray! Thank you so much for your hard work!!! I've been waiting so long to learn Danish! Mange tak!

August 31, 2014

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

Hooray!! :D Thank you and good luck! :DD

September 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/drplasma64

Thank you Danish Team for all of your hard work! I want to learn Danish to be able to study my husband's family history and culture (his grandfather came from Denmark), and hopefully visit the family homestead someday. So far I love the course!

September 2, 2014

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

That's great! :D Thanks for sharing your story, it's amazing to be able to help you guys out. Good luck with everything. :)

September 14, 2014

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

I'm so excited to keep up with Danish using duo lingo. The course is very helpful and so user friendly. I've already encouraged my friends to use it with different languages. Thanks moderators! :-)

September 2, 2014

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

Thank you! :D So glad you like it. :) Thanks for spreading the word and please keep doing so! We'll gladly welcome all our users and their questions and reports. ;) If your friends decide to use the course you can tell them to write on my profile and I'll personally welcome them! Good luck to you, enjoy your journey down the tree! :D

September 14, 2014

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

I didn't know Duolingo existed until three days ago but apparently I'm already addicted to learning Danish. Absolutely loving it! Thank you so much! (If there are any recommended basic 'reading in Danish' places on here or to buy good Danish/English dictionary recs, I'd love to know where to find them please.)

Brilliant work!

October 18, 2014

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

I've been waiting for this for a long time, well done and thank you! This is going to be a great help!

October 27, 2014

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

Thank you so much for this course! :D I am a student in Denmark and right now I am both taking the Turbo Danish class and also doing the Duolingo Danish class. Duolingo is an amazing site to help me with Danish! Heck, I'm better than most of my coursemates in Danish!

Mange tak!

January 2, 2015

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

We're SO glad to help! I wish you a wonderful stay in Denmark! :D

January 2, 2015

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

Thank you so much for this course! :D I am a student in Denmark and right now I am both taking the Turbo Danish class and also doing the Duolingo Danish class. Duolingo is an amazing site to help me with Danish! Heck, I'm better than most of my coursemates in Danish!

Mange tak!

January 2, 2015

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

Tak team Danish for this wonderful course! I am absolutely loving Danish on Duolingo, again thank you for contributing. :)

January 24, 2015

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

I have been taking Danish a while now and I would like to thank you guys so much!!! Something clicked inside that has made Danish very enjoyable to learn!:)

February 14, 2015

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

im really enjoying the danish course, thank you very much x

July 23, 2015

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

Our pleasure :)

July 24, 2015

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

how do i enter the beta????

August 26, 2014

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

Click on the Spanish flag next to your avatar at the top of the screen. Click 'add a new course'. Choose whichever language you like, including any of the ones in beta. :)

August 26, 2014

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

Another way is to go to: https://www.duolingo.com/settings/direction choose the language and "save changes".

August 26, 2014

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

I am so excited!)) Thanks to the contributors :)

August 26, 2014

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

Thank you for your interest! :D

September 14, 2014

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

Thank you for the course it's wonderful! I just came across with a possible mistake with one task it was with possessive pronouns and in lesson 2 there was multi choice task with a sentence "you drink its water" and the correct answer was "du drikker dens vand" but shouldn't it be "du drikker dets vand" as the vand is et word? There wasn't even the option with dets so is it just a spelling mistake or is there an exception with rules that when the word is et it's mit, dit, dets and so on?

August 27, 2014

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

Hello! :) Glad you like the course and asks questions when in doubt - just remember to post questions in the discussion forum. I'll make an exception this time and answer your question here, but normally we don't. ;) It is correct that dets should be accepted, but it isn't because water is an et-word (though it is true, that water is an et-word ;)). It is because its is a pronoun. And a pronoun is a word, that replaces another word and change according to the word, they're replacing. For intance: I drink the girl's water -> I drink her water. Here "her" replaces "the girl". In this sentence You drink its water "its" replaces some unknown thing or animal. And since unknown things and animals can both be et- and en-words in Danish both dens and dets should be accepted. So as you see the pronouns change according to what they're replacing. I hope that made sense to you. :)

September 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/walde22

Thank you so much for the hard work. The course looks very impressive - I'm Danish so I hope to give a bunch of beta-feedback and then get my American wife to work ;-). Great work!

August 28, 2014

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

Hahaha, we'll look forward to the feedback - bring it on! ;D Mange tak og held og lykke! I hope your wife likes the course too. ;)

September 14, 2014

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

Eeeeh!!! :D Thank you sooooo soooo much guys!!!

September 1, 2014

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

Thank YOU for your interest! Good luck, bro! :D

September 14, 2014

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

\o/

September 2, 2014

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

Hej Danish Team. Jeg underviser i dansk på et sprogcenter i København, og har opfordret mine kursister til at taste jeres Duolingo Dansk. Jeg har dog selv et par bemærkninger. Den danske udtale som man høre undervejs i 'the lessons' er meget unaturlig og 'computer-syntetisk'. Hvis folk der lærer sproget skal kunne afkode (forstå) dansk i 'den virkelige verden', er det vigtigt de lærer at afkode sproget som det tales. Jeg ved det sikkert er en udfordring, men tag et kig på denne hjemmeside, hvor 'native speakers' udtaler ord (her på dansk. Bare en ide. http://da.forvo.com/languages/da/ Men fedt I er i gang :-)

September 14, 2014

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

That site has been linked in the discussions elsewhere already by the amazing Danish Team. :) Unfortunately, the tts (audio) software that they use on Duolingo for the Danish course, I believe, is the best they have been able to find. We do have a Skype call every Saturday so we can practice our pronunciation and listening. We usually have at least one native Dane to help us...you are welcome to join us. :)

September 14, 2014

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

Skype call, great idea! How do I join this call?

December 16, 2014

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

Just add danish.duolingo on to your contact list on Skype; once you do that, I will accept the contact request and add you to the group. :)

December 16, 2014

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

Cool, thanks!

December 17, 2014

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

Hejsa! Jeg kan ikke beskrive hvor glad jeg er for at høre, at vores kursus kan hjælpe dine elever. Det var mit håb, at vi kunne bidrage til dansklæring ikke kun i udlandet, men i Danmark selv. Må jeg spørge, hvorfra du har hørt om Duolingo? Hvad synes eleverne om det? Hvilket sprogcenter er det? (hehe, mange spørgsmål, beklager) Mht. til vores tts (text to speach) program, så er vi godt klar over, at vores søde oplæser lyder lidt robot-agtig, men det er det bedste tts-program på markedet lige pt. :P Jeg kender godt forvo.com og bruger den selv - fantastisk hjemmeside! Jeg regner med at komme til at henvise vores brugere til den mere i fremtiden. :) Tak for feedbacken og held og lykke med det hele! :D

September 14, 2014

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

Hej med jer, Ja, jeg ved at tts for dansk' vedkommende stadig har lidt vej endnu før det kører. Dr.dk/ligetil (lette nyheder på dansk) har samme 'problem' med deres oplæsningsrobot. Men det kommer forhåbentlig. Men egentlig er jeg også bare glad, for jeg synes det er rigtig godt at så meget er undervejs. Duolingo har jeg hørt om via et feed fra The Guardian tech og efterfølgende fra en amerikansk spil-designer. Hun fortalte at 'dansk' var blevet lanceret på Duolingo. Det sprogcenter jeg arbejder på hedder Studieskolen (jf et af dine spørgsmål ;)). Desværre har jeg ikke hørt så meget feedback fra mine kursister endnu, men jeg følger løbende op. Hvis jeg får noget interessant feedback fra dem, skriver jeg det gerne til jer, hvis det kunne være noget I har brug for. Jeg har selv udviklet et e-læringssite og er i gang med et nyt, så jeg 'snuser' meget rundt for at se, hvad der er af sjove, gode og inspirerende sitets til sproglæring :) Og tak for svaret fra jer og held og lykke videre! :D

September 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/micacious99

I'm soooo excited to learn danish! I want to spend some time in Denmark someday, and this will hopefully help me! Thanks guys I really really appreciate it!! :D

November 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Peter766210

I like Duolingo ...but it is infuriating. I have completed 'Basics 1' , 'Basics 2' and 'Phrases'. I can complete the practice tests without errors, but I a am still unable to figure out how to move onto the next level, namely 'Food'

May 17, 2017

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

Mange Tak! ;)

June 20, 2017

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

Would really love to have Danish Stories too!! x

October 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Leona_Star01

YAY

January 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeterSoren1

Hvad der er tale om?

February 11, 2019
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