https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni

I FINISHED MY TREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Den Svenska trädet är klart!!!!!! jag har gjort det!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love Swedish, and I think it is a beautiful language. I love saying that I am going to skulle somethin'. Thank you so much for this oppurtunity!!!!!! Bring it on German, I'm coming at you next! Anyways, this was my first tree!!!!! Hooray!! Now time to review and memorize all the rules and such. Special thanks to Anrauti, Anrui, Zmrzlina, Lundgren8, Helen Carlsson, and all the others who helped me along the way and made this course so wonderful!

January 25, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/scarcerer

Congratulations!

Shouldn't that be "Det svenska trädet är klart! Jag har gjort det!" (I'm not 100% sure though)

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni

Oh, you're right. To think I ever finished the tree...

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/scarcerer

Let's just say you were so excited you couldn't remember all the rules :)

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni

jag tycker om din idé bättre än min ursäkt...

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TL---

Grattis s.wilhelmy0247! :) Nu kan du försöka läsa muminböcker på deras ursprungliga språk. ;) Now you can try reading moomin books in their original language. ;)

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni

Jag läst det den första gången! Utom moomin. Vad är det?

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TL---

Förlåt, jag fattar inte riktigt vad du försöker säga i första meningen. Sorry, don't really get what you're trying to say in the first sentence. Tove Jansson har skrivit böcker om "Mumindalen", där det lever mumintroll. Tove Jansson has written books about the "Moomin village", where moomin trolls live. De är mycket populära i Norden och i Japan. They are very popular in the Nordic countries and in Japan. :)

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/trottoar

And in Poland as well! :)

January 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni

In the first sentence I wrote, "I read it the first time!" I understood you in the first sentence on your first post.

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni

And, thank you!

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TL---

Ah, okay. :)

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni

Did I screw it up?

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TL---

Well, "I read it on the first time" would be "Jag läste den första gången" :) And "I read it for the first time" would be "Jag läste den för första gången And just to be sure, what did you read for the first time? :D

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni

This comment: Grattis s.wilhelmy0247! :) Nu kan du försöka läsa muminböcker på deras ursprungliga språk. ;) Now you can try reading moomin books in their original language. ;)

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti

Grattis! Jag kände inte igen dig först :)

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni

Tack så mycket!

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CrazyChao

Grattis! Tyska är lite svårare än svenska, men jag tycker att du kan lära dig den. Lycka till!

Congratulations! German is a little harder than Swedish, but I think you can learn it. Good luck!

January 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni

I have recently figured this out...the hard way. So, I am restarting the German tree after I review Swedish, but I am going to memorize the verb conjugations and the case tables first. I'm hoping that will help. But first, I have to review the Swedish tree!

January 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CrazyChao

You'll get the hang of those pretty quickly. The tricky thing about German for me is that many expressions do not translate literally to English, unlike Swedish, which you can normally translate almost word-for-word.

January 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni

What do you mean?

January 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/stephenbal4

I finished the German tree a while back. I find it quite hard to express myself in German when I would normally use a gerund in English. It requires setting up the subordinate clauses in a way that's valid in English but more verbose.

January 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni

Are you still working on German?

January 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CrazyChao

It's a little hard to explain. Take for instance the Swedish phrase "det finns," meaning "there is" in English, but more literally, "it exists." In Swedish, we would say "Det finns många länder i Europa." (There are many countries in Euorpe." Literally, it means something closer to "It exists many countries in Europe," but that's not the way we would say it in English. German just has a lot more instances of those (that I've noticed, anyway) that are not always obvious for an English speaker. "Es gibt" in German literally means "it gives," but it is expressed as "there is" in English.

Sorry if that was confusing. I hope that made sense.

January 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni

Oh that makes sense! And I actually learned finns first as there/is so it sort of made sense that it exists is the same word. Sort of like "sitter" or "ligger" right?

January 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Denfisksson

Love your profile pic.

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni

Thanks! Yours too!

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/shelby-gabrielle

Congratulations, That is Incredible! Don't stop here though, maybe you could be the first person to reach level 25 in Swedish! :D

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/connorhay12

Has no one reached 25 in Swedish yet?

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni

No not yet.........Don't give me any ideas though..(:

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/HelenCarlsson

Det är imponerande att du redan är på nivå 16. Jag är bara på 15 :( och jag har testat mycket.

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni

Jag var på Duolingo varje dag och jag var på för omkring en timmar per dag.

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/jairapetyan

The higher levels take so many XPs to get through... I think one would have to be working on it full time to get to level 25 now. When they add immersion it will be easier. Anyway, congratulations. I am slightly jealous (in a good way) because I am not quite half way through the tree and it's going slow because I'm trying to keep it golden too. Btw, I find German "sticks" with me easier than Swedish, maybe because I lived a while in Austria.

February 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni

Oh, I find things the opposite! Swedish is the first language I have pursued learning, (coughs realizing he's never gotten past basics one on anything) and to get through was huge, and I try to think, speak, and write in Swedish to keep it fresh, yet German is harder to remember, so I can't do it as often. It's like someone stuck glue on swedish, and then tried sticking German on with no glue. I will persevere though! Ich werde sprechen deutsch! (Do you know how many times I have put down jag instead of ich? It's like writing 2014, scratch it out, and put 2015 for the first five months of 2015!)

February 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/jairapetyan

Well, you were certainly awesome in Swedish. It took you only about two months, right? I think Swedish came out in December. I think earlier I saw you wrote that you worked about an hour a day. Was that always doing new lessons, or did you review to keep your tree golden?

February 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni

Yeah, in the beginning it was about an hour a day. It slowly turned to half an hour, then back to an hour, and it really depended on the amount of homework I had from school. I watched my time on Duolingo slim to almost nothing in Social Studies sometimes. :(. Anyways, I usually do a skill, then review the skill once or twice. Usually I only do strengthen skills when I am almost at a new level, and I wanna get there before the night's over. So, usually it was about half. I am trying to start German now and not have a panic attack when my Swedish tree is fading at an impressive rate. I think I really need to calm down sometimes.... Anyways, I see that you are at level 17. Have you finished your tree?

February 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/jairapetyan

No way! I'm only half way through the tree. I used to do timed practice in a skill as soon as I finished it, until I could get 19-20 points every time. Then I really knew the material. But now I'm going a little faster, since others (like you) have already finished! Are you in high school or college?

February 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni

I wish I had your patience, I do need to do a lot more reviewing. I like to tell myself that I speak Swedish, but, that's not true...yet. Don't rush yourself! All of the people who have finished so far are people are people who spend hours a day, (not me), or who fly through, (not me), or people who slightly hurry through and review when needed (me).

February 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Azure_Waters

Well done!! (: congratulations! ^_^ I had the same excitement as well when I finished mine (:

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni

Grattis! Hur är du på nivån 12? Har du minnes något på det om du är nivån 12? Tycker du om det?

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/HelenCarlsson

Grattis till den fina blågula halsduken!

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni

Tack så mycket för hjälper mig under perioden när jag var på mitt träd! (Me bending my vocabulary of swedish to get the meaning across!)

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/HelenCarlsson

Nöjet är helt på min sida - The pleasure is all mine

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni

Och kampen är alla mina!

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/connorhay12

Congratulations s.wilhelmy0247! I can't wait to finish my first tree.

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni

Have you finished your spanish tree? But good luck!!!!!!!

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/connorhay12

Not yet :(

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni

Jeesh, you must really be working hard on that!

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Maugrim.

Grattis!

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni

Tack så mycket!!! Du kan sluta trädet för!

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/maurocecchin

Congratulations!!! So, after you finish do you think you can read a tidning/newspaper in Swedish? What about having a chat with another Swedish speaker? Please share your experience with us :D

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni

I can get through a newspaper most of the time. Online, that is. I like 8 Sidor, it's written in simple basic swedish. Speaking, I need to work on forming words correctly and in the right order in my head. So, I will share my experience with you once I have one!

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CrazyChao

8 Sidor is all well and good, but you should try to leave your comfort zone from time to time :) Try some regular Swedish news sites and see how much you can read (and listen to/understand)! It has already helped my Swedish quite a bit.

January 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni

Okay, I'll go for that!

January 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/maurocecchin

Cool!!! My biggest concern is to continuing developing the language after we finish the course... What is 8 Sidor? Have you made Swedish speaker friends here?

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni

no, it is a swedish newspaper online, good resource in my opinion. Here's the link: http://8sidor.se/

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/maurocecchin

I wish I had that level on Swedish to read it :D

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni

Well, Duolingo teaches you really fast, so, I don't get all of it, but enough to know what they're talking about in the article.

January 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JagHeterKatie

Congratulations! :)

January 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni

Thanks!

January 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/sofocle

Congratulations!

January 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni

Thank you! Your trees are impressive too! 4 25's!

January 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/sofocle

Thanks! Bye.

January 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/irisidium

Grattis! I only began yesterday. About how long did it take? I'm looking forward to completing mine eventually!

January 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni

I started it the night the course came out...soooo maybe a month and a half???

January 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/courtguard

Jag talar svenska lite grann! well I started the course on swedish 3 days ago (when I found about this site) but I tried to learn it on some other sites and so far this is the best place for this :D

Congrats on your accomplishment and I have no idea if what I wrote is even close to correct but you will have to excuse me :D

January 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni

Gott jobb! jag talar det inte gott, men jag ska får bättre när jag lär mig mer ord! Good job! I do not speak it well yet, but I will get better as I learn more words! You can do it!

January 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/courtguard

aww thanks :) good luck :D

January 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni

Tack!

January 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/isabellamarina

Grattis!!!!

January 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Super-Svensk

Congratulations!

January 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni

Thank you for making me look back and ask myself exactly how well I knew swedish. I have realized I am not fluent yet, or rather, it actually sunk in. I am off to work! Thank you!

January 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Super-Svensk

Was this a response to my congratulations to you? Because if it is, I have no idea what you are talking about. I'm kind of confused on how replies show up, even after more than a year on Duolingo :)

January 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni

No, when I thought I could give grammar advice after finishing my tree. You made me kinda think about how well I actually knew swedish, and that I need to work on swedish! So I will!

January 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Super-Svensk

Ohh! Well, of course you can give grammar advice as long as you know what you're talking about! You speak excellent Swedish, and I'm sure you would be good at explaining stuff to new learners! :)

January 28, 2015
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