https://www.duolingo.com/rachael.cr3

Conquered Swedish!

I started it a couple of months ago but did the bulk of it on this current streak. It has been my dream for years to spend an extended period of time in Sweden, and this is a great introduction to the language. As a reward to myself, I'm going to start my copy of the Millennium trilogy (Stieg Larsson) in Swedish!

Next - finding a Skype partner, seeking out television, films and books in the original, and listening to Swedish radio.

This is my second tree after French. I think I'm going to focus on Spanish next, while keeping up with the finished trees and working on Irish as a side project!

Thanks Duo!

March 1, 2015

23 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/ValiantCashew

Come join the Swedish group on Facebook, if you haven't yet :P

March 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/rachael.cr3

Thanks for the tip! Just did.

March 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Woodness11

I didn't know there was one! Awesome!

March 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/kardemumma

What happens in the group?

March 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ValiantCashew

It's for anyone learning Swedish on here, really. We discuss problems we have in Duolingo, we post funny pictures of sentences, we talk about the culture, we ask each other general questions.

March 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/joed293

what's the URL?

March 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ValiantCashew

I'm in school right now and can't access Facebook, but if you search for "Duolingo: Swedish Learners" it should appear.

March 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/boktah

hmm, I have only finished half of it. :D

March 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/rachael.cr3

You must be strengthening a lot!

March 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Dobie42

Congratulations! Great to have such a large community of Swedish learners here :)

March 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/jdfromdublin

Congratulations!

March 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/DespoinaTi

Grattis!! :)

March 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/connorhay12

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

March 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/EggTar

grattis!

March 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Lickerish

Congratulations. :)

March 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/DonMcIntos

Well done! There are some great Swedish bands around that sing in Swedish. My favourite would be Nordmann.

March 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/jayagmon

Mine is Kent. Actually, it would be great if people share their favourite Swedish-speaking bands and singers, I'm sure there's a whole world out there.

March 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MK_75

I checked out your suggestions. Very interesting music. I have some more, as some of my favourite bands and artists are from Sweden and although most of their songs are in English, there also are some songs in their own language. These are the bands I have Swedish albums of: Page, Sista Mannen På Jorden, Mr Jones Machine - and I know I have individual Swedish songs of Colony 5 ("Heta Nätter"), Saft ("Undantag" and more on youtube), Vision Talk ("Dina Tankar" and "Ögonblick"). Probably there are more, but as I have about 200 releases of about 80 different Swedish artists in my collection (V.A. - compilations not even included in the statistics), ranging from the 70s to current releases, I can't check them all now.

March 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/jayagmon

Yes, I saw the stuff you posted on FB (didn't have the chance to listen to it yet, though. Promise to do it soon). Keep it going!

March 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/gokulol

I love Kent, Håkan Hellström, and Hurula

March 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MissZahrah

I love Gjallarhorn, Garmarna, Hedningarna, and Lumsk.

March 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/aarroyo424

Congrats! I finished my tree a week ago and I can definitely tell the difference from when I first started up till now.

March 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Mayonnaise_Lover

congrats :)

March 9, 2015
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