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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Synryo

Endelig Færdig med det Danske Træ!

Hey everyone!

In wake of finishing the Danish tree, I'd like to thank the Danish team for a fantastic job well done! This is the best course I've come across on Duo, and as such is the first tree I've ever actually finished! The explanations were clear, content engaging, and the team always on top of my constant (and surely annoying) stream of error reports. Though I was not new to Danish when I started, I learned plenty along the way and had the opportunity to befriend many other Danish learners on the site, including some of the Danish team (you know who you are ;) ). When the Danish course was first released last year, I nearly cried with excitement; what followed did not disappoint. En sidste stor tak til alle jer, og held og lykke i fremtiden! Og husk at spise kartofler ;)

Vi snakkes,

-Sydney

February 26, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ajpthree

oh & here's a great danish band you can check out (if you haven't heard of them already):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11ppB1yqPY0

...I actually just posted a discussion about translating their music into english (and any other language), if you're interested


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    I've always wanted to learn French and German, so I've really been hustling on those. But I've been eyeing Danish as the next tree to finish that I never knew I always wanted! I sampled them all and really liked Danish! Congrats on the achievement!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Synryo

    Thanks! Best of luck, I think you'll find a decent amount of similarities between Danish and German :D


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RidderJakob

    Mange gange tillykke! Awesome achievement! By the way, it's 'et træ' ;)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Synryo

    Of course, lol. Suppose this is what I get for finishing/trying to post at 1 am :P


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RidderJakob

    I suspect genders is one of the things that will haunt one forever


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Synryo

    Sad thing is, I know/knew the gender of 'tree', I just forgot to change the determiner to match :P But yes, as far as haunting goes, gender is pretty up there. Purely memorization/exposure.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RidderJakob

    At some point you will be able to hear it.

    But even me, a native Dane, was 18 years old when I found out it was called "en metafor" and not "et metafor". I was so angry for months.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Synryo

    Sadly, being able to hear the difference when spoken and being able to remember when asked to produce are quite different things haha. The thing about language is you're always learning... even in your native one. It hurts me how many native English speakers don't know the difference between the classic your/you're, their/there/they're, to/too. But hey. We all struggle with somethin :P


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/miacomet

    Tillykke! Alle skal huske at spise kartofler, fordi det er en dyd at spise kartofler! Hvilke sætninger fra kursen kunne du bedst lide? Der er så mange sjove og interessante eksempler i kursen, men jeg synes at "Det er en dyd at spise kartofler." var nok en af mine favoritter.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Synryo

    Hmm...der var bare så mange fremragende sætninger. Jeg kunne særlig godt lide 'anden er ansvarlig', men jeg ved ikke rigtig hvorfor haha. Det lyder til mig som 'remember guys, no matter what happens, it was the ducks fault! Kay? Kay. All in agreement here." Hvad heder 'scapegoat' på dansk? ;)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cowlowl

    Tillykke Sydeny!!!!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Xneb
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    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zanneytdc

    Tillykke! Jeg var færdig med mit danske træ for tre eller fire dage siden. Now I'm just keeping my skills strengthened, lingering, and wondering what language to do next. I haven't touched my Spanish tree since I started Danish (or even before that), and I don't really want to go back to it.

    So now that you've finished your first tree in Danish, which language are you going to focus on now?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Synryo

    Tak, og tillykke også til dig! I'll probably work more on Swedish, French, and Italian next. I'm headed to Italy for about a month this summer so I decided it'd be remiss if I went there without knowing at least a little Italian :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zanneytdc

    Ooh Italy. Very nice. And yeah, I agree. Working on your Italian tree seems to have the most priority right now.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Synryo

    Yeah, it's exciting. I've been for a few days before, but going with my grandmother this time and she's in an italian class right now. I couldn't live with myself if she ended up knowing more italian than her linguistics-majoring granddaughter!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zanneytdc

    Hahaha. Held og lykke! And have a fantastic time! :D


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/btaylor79

    Great work! I've got a long way to with the Danish tree but I am loving it. Thanks for the inspiration. It is great to see the excitement of others learning Danish.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Synryo

    Det var så lidt! Held og lykke med det :D


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ajpthree

    that's awesome! I need to finish that tree soon, you seem pretty comfortable with danish already!

    oh & I made it rain cuz you finished the tree :D


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Synryo

    Oh wow, you sure did! Thank you haha XD I lived in Denmark for a year when I was 16, which helped a lot in breaking the comfort barrier. Made it much easier to learn/pick up again when I found duo. Good luck with your tree! You seem to be quite the polyglot, I'm sure you'll pick it up in no time.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ajpthree

    oh that's so cool! I've never been there, it's on my bucket list... I love danish so much, it's a lot of fun but I put down that tree to finish most of the other trees I started first (italian, portuguese, french, german & dutch) - I'm almost done with french now, which means german/dutch/danish/swedish next, I'm "supposed" to do german first but I'll probably go straight to dutch or danish & finish those cuz I loves thems sos!! oh & you're welcome! I get so many lingots all the time I like to share with friends and folks that seem cool.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marinia

    Godt gået! :) Jeg er færdig siden nogle måneder nu. Det bliver bedre og bedre. Især når jeg er i Danmark.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Synryo

    Hvor spændende! Hvor hen i Danmark? Og hvorfor?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marinia

    Jeg har en dansk kæreste hvem bor her i København. Den er min største grund til at lære dansk. :) Jeg føler mig ret dårligt når jeg er her og forstår ingenting om deres sprog. Jeg tænker om at flytte til Danmark dette år. Hvad er din grund og planer du at komme til Danmark?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Synryo

    Haha, det forstår jeg godt. Jeg var faktisk en udvekslingsstudent i Danmark når jeg var seksten og sytten år. Derfor har jeg lært dansk den første gang. Jeg vidste slet ingen dansk da jeg kom lol. Men jeg skal måske tilbage igen i et par år til at gå på forskerskolen! Det skulle være københavn eller aarhus


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Azure_Waters

    Congratulations :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/laura226438

    Hey everyone! Is there maybe a danish group I could join? Thanks for help!

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