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

Has anyone finished the Danish from English tree yet?

I'm just wondering if anyone has finished the Danish from English tree yet. I'm getting there and I'll hopefully finish soon. It's my native language, so I have a great advantage. :) Held og lykke(good luck) to you all with learning Danish!

August 30, 2014

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

Well, I did, but the placement test let me skip to well below the last checkpoint in the tree. I suppose being a native speaker is "cheating", but at least I got a lot of reports made :)


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

That's awesome and easy! Yeah is it a little cheating, but you still train your english a little and help with the beta.


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

Hey! For the contributors: I finished the tree at like 22 on the day of launch, Sofia was an hour later or so. Rune just finished the course today (because he's a slacker). But we obviously have a big advantage, and me especially, since we have written all the sentences. :) I'm so thrilled to see people this far in the course, and it makes me happy that people are still enjoying the course!


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

"Still enjoying"? It's only been four days. ;) These new language highs last approximately two weeks.


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

Really if it's a really boring language I figured they'd last less long :P I don't know. Don't hate :(


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

Ha ha, I'm not hating. :P Danish isn't boring at all. I'm in it for the long haul, once I finish Dutch.


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

I've never seen a team use more hearts than Team Danish. :)


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

You should see our Incubator chat then. It's not for the faint of heart. There is both plenty of love and hate. I guess our team is generally just bipolar. :D


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

I'm sure Danish will have many many more people coming to love it! 3 years on from starting and learning Danish still makes me feel giddy inside! Though I do feel bad with the amount of reports I'm sending as the course doesn't seem to like the Britishness of my English


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

"Colour" instead of "color" is accepted, therefore as naive as I am I thought "colourful" rather than "colorful" was accepted. But it wasn't...


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

Yes, the joys of beta testing! Always get caught out writing things like "The family are.." instead of "the family is..."


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

I believe Duolingo has a list of British spellings that are accepted without us having to enter them specifically. Not sure why "colourful" is not on there!


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

Haha that is perfectly fine! We have not adapted it too well to British, other than what Duolingo already offers. It might take a while before all the reports have been dealt with, especially since there are currently a lot of reports to handle :)


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

I know, used to it by now, I just need to suck it up and stop and think before I submit my answers! The flag for English on here is the American one after all :P


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

I am nowhere near (I've only just finished genitive nouns) but I'm English and this is my first time learning any Danish, except for picking up the odd word here and there while watching the Killing etc. :) I'm finding it really hard going compared to any other language I've learned and it's taking me a long time to get to grips with the basics (and remember it) but I'm also finding it really rewarding when I finally remember the grammar and keep enough hearts to get through a section. I waited for the course for ages and I'm determined to master it, even if it takes me a very long time!


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

Yeah many think Danish is hard to learn. It is very awarding to see the progress.I know the same feeling with french. I've also waited for a long time, so Im also very happy for it. I like your determination, thats what you need when learning languages. Lvl 6 in 4 days is pretty good at least for new language.


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

I flew through about half of the French tree because I did French at school. Then I seemed to hit a brick wall and struggled for a long time, but perseverance definitely pays off! I'm never sure about the levels, because I've done so few lessons so far it feels strange to be level 6, but I guess the levels really reflect the amount of work you've put into it and not actually the amount you know. Stick at it with the French because it does get easier!


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

That's nice. I have never been able to have french in my schools because we only had german, which I had for 6 years. Therefore Im trying here instead. Thanks! I'll begin with french again after I've completed the danish course. :) I'm luckily flying through the danish tree, because I'm a native(as you know). Sometimes I also hit a brick wall with french, e.g. with questions. They are very hard to learn for me, because they are so wired.


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

That's the spirit! :D


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

It's probably going to take me a long time. Mainly because of the little time I can give to Duolingo right now, but also, I really would like to speak Danish well/understand it well some day, so I prefer not to rush any of the stages with the new grammar etc. If I lose hearts, I go back and do the lesson again until I get them all right and then keep strengthening. I did the same with Portuguese and I do it with German now too. I worry that if I fly through it, I will forget it pretty soon after. But I'm so excited about this course and it's definitely met expectations, in fact it's even more comprehensive (with the tips and notes) than I had imagined it would be. A big thank you to the Danish team. You did really well!


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

I managed to skip ahead and started on the "Time" and "Family" lessons starting from yesterday and have managed to make it down to "Objects" as of today, so flying through the lessons so far (though to be fair, I have done a lot of learning beforehand)


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

That's great! I'm also flying through the lessons and I've reached Compound Nouns so far. Where have you studied Danish before?


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

Mostly through self study and my girlfriend (who is also a Dane). I bought a text book about three years ago to set a foundation and since then most of my learning has only been while I'm in Denmark, and immersed in the language


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

Cool. I would also do the same if I had a girlfriend with another language.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/James722478

Not yet....I'm working on it!


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

Keep on the good work! Here's a good playlist with Rasmus Seebach(he's one of the most populat danish singers aroung at the moment) while you are having a hard time studying https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLI4EH7QJnGCZbdNBPFieR1lnVyU9kUgcv


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

Jag gör mitt bästa ;) I know Swedish and i've just started the Danish tree. My goal is to not just finish the tree, but get to level 25 :P It's a lot of words that differ from swedish though, specially the way you write them. I like it that Danish is available on Duolingo.


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

That's awesome! You'll have an easier time when traveling to Denmark then. Haha. You are mostly welcome in Legoland(or whatever). You will finally also get swedish soon.


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

It's usually Roskilde festival ;) But now that i'll learn to read and write better i might travel more in Denmark. I'm really looking forward to when Swedish get's released. You Danes have easy points to collect if you take the Swedish tree ;)


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

Roskilde is awesome. I would like to go there one day. That is definately a good idea! Then you can practise it in real life. Me2 - I think I'll do that one also. :) Yes definately some very easy points, but there are still many different words


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

I finally completed the Danish from English skilltree myself. It's awesome to have an owl finally! Many thanks to Bjarke, Rune and Sofia for a wonderful tree!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/km1
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tillykke! Now it's a race to level 25...


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

Tak og måske på et tidspunkt(maybe one day). Right now I'll focus more on learning french.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/km1
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du får nok mere ude af det franske :)


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

Ja det gør jeg helt sikkert! Det er spændende at lære fransk. Jeg har også fundet en masse franske sange, som jeg lytter til engang i mellem :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/km1
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Fransk var det første fremmede sprog jeg lærte. Der er nogle franske ord som er kommet ind til det danske. De lyder næsten det samme men staves anderledes. Det bliver sjovt at opdage dem :)


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

Ja der er mange franske ord på dansk, det er sjovt at undersøge. Fx niveau, plateau, paraply, fond, restaurant :)


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

Check the contributors profiles. A few of them (or all of them) tested out of their tree and completed it the first day released ;)


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

Yea I hit a bunch of unaccepted translations trying to test out on release night XD So I had to work my way down from pretty far up. That's good news for you guys though, I have like a hundred e-mails informing me that the sentences I've suggested have been added -- by myself! :D


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

Well, the unaccepted translations always get in the way, I'm still at the beginning of the Danish course, so I don't come across unaccepted translations very often. It's great that you're working hard on the Danish course, thanks for making it so wonderful! :)


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

Yeah I know the feeling. I've also hit many of those, but reported them as well. Haha, that's pretty funny. That must be even more satisfying. :)


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

I already saw that, but it was just to ask people, who didn't contribute to the courses. Thanks anyway for your input.


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

Oh, okay. There's probably a lot of Danes out there who have probably completed it already, though.


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

Yeah, there may be some Danes out there somewhere.


[deactivated user]

    I just finished The Danish course on Duolingo this evening. I am a native English speaker and took the Danish placement test three days ago. After that I was placed at level 10 and I finished the rest of the course this evening. Now I am looking into different ways to pick up more of this wonderful language.


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

    Congrats!!!! It's really interesting language, could you please tell me more about the placement test that you took. Thanks and good luck :)


    [deactivated user]

      Hi and thanks for your congratulations! Danish is a fantastic language and I have loved every minute of studying it. The placement test comes at the beginning of the course. When you add it to your profile you will be asked if you want to start at the beginning with the basics or if you already know some Danish it offers you a placement test, it takes around five minutes and once you have taken it it will put you onto the Danish language tree at a certain level depending on how much you know. It means that you can get past a number of language modules in one go without having to do all of the exercises. I hope this helps. Good luck!


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

      Oooh I thought you finished the tree then took a placement test elsewhere than duolingo :) thank you so much again I wish you best of luck :)


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

      Congratulations, well done - have a lingot!! You are very quick at doing the Duo Course. I can recommend these three threads for learning more Danish after Duo: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/13951330 https://www.duolingo.com/comment/13776277 https://www.duolingo.com/comment/14488787


      [deactivated user]

        Tobias Thank you so much for pointing me to these links. I have been In touch with a friend in Denmark who is happy to send me some magazines so I can read more and I have also found the tunein radio app. There are lots of Danish stations on there to listen to so I now have quite a few resources to work with!


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

        You are most welcome - I love to be able to help others with their language studies. That is so cool - it's good to practise reading. That's good to hear! I also listen to French music a lot to practise listening to the language. I think i'll also use Tunein to listen to French radio - thanks for giving me that idea. :D


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

        I only finished the genitive skill last night. :) I am having so much fun learning, but part of me doesn't want to go too fast--I don't know when I will ever be able to continue learning Danish once I finish the course here. T_T


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

        It is fun to learn languages at Duolingo. You can watch danish tv online, listen to radio online, listen to danish songs. You are welcome to travel or move to Denmark. You can even study many things for free as a foreigner here.


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

        I will keep that in mind! Thanks for the encouragement. :D


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

        You're most welcome!


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/km1
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        haha from your earlier positive comments I think you mean "most welcome", not just "mostly welcome"! Mostly welcome suggests something less than completely welcome :)


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

        Yeah okay, haha! I meant most welcome, I didn't know that.


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

        Dear Tobias, as I'm expecting to finish the tree soon I'll be appreciated if you give me any ideas to what to do further to master this interesting language !!! thanks :)


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

        That's very great to hear! I have many ideas on what to do. First of all this tread has many suggestions on what to do next after the Danish Duo Course/Extra Danish learning: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/4277767

        You can also listen to some of the awesome Danish music from this tread: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/4362067

        I recommend watching some Danish movies/series as well with or without subtitles. This tread recommends many good tv-shows and movies: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/11300437 Also this tread recommends great series and movies to watch as well: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/6292599

        You can also find computer games in Danish. One guy recommended The Sims in Danish, as it has many names on things etc. in Danish.

        This page has additional extra things for learning Danish: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/4282243

        And BTW good job! You almost completed the Danish course. :D Good luck with the rest of it.


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

        Woow !!! that's great :) your support is appreciated, thanks mate :) !!


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

        You are very welcome, I love to help people achieve their goals, and to help people to learn! :D


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fuzzy_Shimada_G2

        i am going to finish it today


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

        That's very great to hear! I hope you have finished the course by now. You can see additional tips for learning in some of my other answers in this post

        Learn Danish in just 5 minutes a day. For free.