https://www.duolingo.com/CrazyChao

Swedish Tree Done in 50 Days!

Well, here I am at the top of the tree, and I'm really amazed at how much I have learned in such a short amount of time. I just wanted to thank the Swedish moderators and users for being extremely helpful and always answering questions when they arose. This course has been really amazing. Thank you very much for giving us the opportunity to learn this beautiful language!

January 19, 2015

22 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/mjaumjaupurr

Congratulations! :D I agree with you that the course is amazing. The more I study Swedish, the more I love it!

January 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CrazyChao

Tack :)

January 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/bookrabbit

Congrats :)

Did you start when it first came out? I have lost track of how long it has been. I miss having an individual streak for each language.

January 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CrazyChao

Thank you :)

I started a week or two after it was released, I think.

January 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni

Oh wow! You were flying! I started the day it came out. I have, um, I think six more or seven more skills left. I'm on the rocket ship...so, future perfect.

January 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/connorhay12

Congratulations CrazyChao! I can't wait to finish my first tree.

January 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CrazyChao

Tack :) Good luck! Which are you going to finish first?

January 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/connorhay12

Most likely Spanish.

January 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Deliciae

Congratulations!

I've heard so many good things about the Swedish course now that I'm tempted to take it. :)

January 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Jayway223

Knowing Norwegian gives you an advantage. ;)

January 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Deliciae

For sure, that's why I wasn't planning on doing anything more than the placement test, but Miao's reports of fun cat sentences in them have piqued my curiosity... ;D

January 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Jayway223

You should definitely do it! You were in conflict about which course to do, and this could be the one! ;D

January 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Deliciae

Maybe you're right. At the very least I should be doing the animal lessons. By the way, we got National Geographic in the mail today... and there were penguins in it! ;)

January 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Jayway223

I love Nat Geo Wild! I watch it all the time. I bet you loved those penguins! ;D

January 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Deliciae

Of course! They were the highlight of my afternoon. Right after dinner and the cats, that is.

January 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CrazyChao

Tack :) I definitely recommend it! Being in beta, it's still a tiny bit rough, but it's still very good.

January 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/lll_o

Congratulations!! How long did it take you to go through and how good are you speaking it now?

January 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CrazyChao

It took me fifty days. I didn't do much work for a week around Christmas, so I probably could have finished faster if I had really wanted to.

I'm not that great at speaking for a couple reasons: I'm terrible at imitating accents even in my own language, and I haven't much practiced Swedish pronunciation anyway. I know most of the rules, I just need practice! My verbal comprehension probably isn't that great, either (Swedes speak very quickly!)

I'm not trying to discourage you; my reading and writing skills are very good and still steadily improving. By the time you're finished with the course, I'm sure you'll be very good at it as well. Do your best, though, to find someone who speaks Swedish and talk with them to improve your speaking and listening skills.

Good luck!

January 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/lll_o

Wow really nice! I started two weeks ago, but I have a decent sized vocabulary. It's just the grammar that gets me, and of course some of the really weird rules, if you can even call them that. Since I work in Swedish and have lived here for 2 years, I'm sure it's different because I always hear the language- no excuse for me not being fluent by now ; ). There are plenty of conversation/language exchange sites if you ever wanted a Swede to speak with! : ) Best of luck with everything and thanks for the quick reply.

January 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CrazyChao

What is it about the grammar and rules that confuse you? I might be able to help.

Do you know of any sites like that in particular?

January 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SarahBecraft

Congratulations!

January 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CrazyChao

Tack :)

January 19, 2015
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