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!
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. :)
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.
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.
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!)
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?
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?
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?
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).
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