brand new learning swedish! need tips.
hey all of you out there. i just started duolingo today, january 3rd. i could use some tips if you have any, like how to remember when to do "en man" and when to do "mannen".
I go through and complete the lessons, then I will do Timed Practice until I can make it through with 20 correct answers. It helps me retain the vocabulary.
What I usually do is write down the words that confuse me on a piece of paper. Then I translate/explain them so that I have a goto for whenever I get them mixed up. On the paper I can then clearly see the differences and the different meanings. :)
Just keep doing lessons! Even if you find you are getting a lot wrong at first, don't be discouraged! Eventually things you found difficult will become easy and you will find new things to be challenged by. I was also really thrown by the different way of saying indefinite/definite nouns (en man, a man and mannen, the man) but now it feels very natural. I also supplement with other ways of learning swedish (babbel, parallel translation books, pimsleur) and it still took me a long time to feel like I was making progress. Stick with it!