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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


[deactivated user]

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


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

    Thanks for the tip! Just did.


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

    What happens in the group?


    [deactivated user]

      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.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joed293

      what's the URL?


      [deactivated user]

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


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Woodness11

        I didn't know there was one! Awesome!


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

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


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

        You must be strengthening a lot!


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dobie42

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


        [deactivated user]

          Grattis!! :)


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/connorhay12

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


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

          Congratulations. :)


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

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


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


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MK_75
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          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.


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


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

          I love Kent, Håkan Hellström, and Hurula


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

          I love Gjallarhorn, Garmarna, Hedningarna, and Lumsk.


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aarroyo424

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

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