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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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
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
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.
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!
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!
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
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.