This is not another thanks thread
Because that word is too weak and small.
What this community offers is beyond any boundaries.
Not only is everything free, let's leave that aside for a moment, we also have some great people who are there everyday to help and explain in depth, in every question of ours, in such way that a professor in Oxford would.
This goes especially to the team, Arnauti & Anrui (you guys are the same person to me, never managed to separate you with that name) Zmzrilna (wish I got it right) Blehg and im sure there are a couple more but I'm not currently able to remember/find you.
I admit that I'm taking you for granted, like if I miss something I'm sure one of you will clear my mind and show me the road, which is exactly why I made this confession. This much help and 'tuition' cannot be found anywhere else in the web. Thanks for reading me and for your time
Almost right! It's Zmrzlina. ;)
It makes me glad to see that my help is so dearly appreciated by the community. I like helping you out, and the sincere thanks you give is more than well worth it. Tack så mycket!
Maybe it would help people to remember the name if they knew that zmrzlina = ice cream/glas in Czech. :)
I would never have guessed that it actually means something (I actually thought it was the result of falling asleep on the keyboard). That was cool :)!
Of course it is, but the phonology of both languages is quite different, in Czech for example it allows for the words made entirely of consonants, which is unusual for someone who speaks a language where almost all the words end with a vowel. :)
I never cease to be amazed with Arnauti, Anrui (are you guys twins?), Zmzrilna (or something like that), and Blehg's patience with my relentless and stupid questions. And it's not just the experts either - people help out each other, helping our peers along this swedish learning journey. It is so unusual to find a community where you feel encouraged to ask questions, receive lovely answers (often at incredible speeds!) and it motivates me all the more to learn the language. So thanks to everyone!
Thank you so much! It really means a lot to hear this and it gives me the strength to continue. I also find it kind of funny that Arnauti and Anrui are such similar names. We didn't know each other before working in the incubator so it's a pure coincidence. My name is my Chinese name that I got when I studied in China, and Arnauti is an Albanian name that was picked from a book as far as I know.
I was going to claim that we invented the names on purpose in order to be able to blame each other at all times, but what Anrui says is of course the truth as usual :D
And Arn... oops I mean Anrui being converted into a bird does not exactly make it easier to tell you apart :).
Hey, I know! Next time let's get the same icon too! Or like, they could be the mirror image of each other. :P
Thank you so much for taking time out to send us those kind words. We really appreciate it. I know how much some other courses on Duo have meant to me personally, and that is one reason I decided to try to give something back to the community. But it has also been rewarding in itself to work with the course and the interactions that it has led to with all the users who actually ask very good questions most of the time. Anyway I just wanted to say it's really heartwarming to hear from people who appreciate the course!
I wholeheartedly concur with what you said. So I guess I'm not the only one that gets Arnauti & Anrui mixed up! :P I will get it straight some day....
I would like to add my thanks, too. First, as a student for the clarity and completeness of your explanations; your infinite patience in answering the same questions over and over (double definites and the dom-dem-de-det pronunciation conundrum); and that critical component - humor. Second, as an educator I know that the "magic potion" for learning is content mastery coupled with a sense of excitement and joy. Dear Moderators, you have mixed that potion. Your content mastery and your joy in helping us jumps off the screen, which in turn, brings us excitement and keeps us coming back for more. We are fortunate indeed to have you and I am grateful.
Agreed. Other courses are awesome in the same way, however the Swedish moderators always provide help when you have questions. It's really nice.
I have to agree that you did an amazing job on this course. I started trying to learn swedish when I was 14, but had trouble to find the right way to begin. And I couldn't find good websites that explained the grammar understandable enough. I started over again when I was 18, cause a friend of mine gave me an swedish workbook. Allthough it was pretty good, it kinda bored me. I guess the main problem was, that I learned how to spell the words right, but had no clue about pronounciation. And now I finally found this website. And it's so much fun to learn the vocab and grammar. I'm so glad that you put so much effort in this. And because I'm German I'm learning two things at once. It is a great side effect to improve my English while learning another language. Thank you so much!
Yeah that's whats helping me a lot too. Remembering some words I learned back then. This helps a lot when it comes to focusing on getting the genders right, cause I don't need to look up the vocab of the whole sentence.