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

WHO ELSE LOVES SWEDISH???

I have been learning Swedish through Duolingo for about three months now. By hashing out about 250xp/day, I have managed to complete the course about two and a half times in this short period. I'm obsessed, and am looking in to external resources and courses for Swedish. I'm only 15, and through duolingo, (along with other things), I feel like I'm already speaking at an intermediate level. I've gained a passion for learning languages, and who knows, maybe I'll travel to Sweden sometime soon! Has anyone else become really obsessed with a language through DL? (it doesnt have to be Swedish)

April 4, 2015

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

Hi! I'm 14 and I also love Swedish!!! It's a really beautiful language!!! I've been also learning it for about three months but I'm not still at an intermediate level (too much homework and other things outside of duo)... :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rdpw94
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Good for you for starting to learn languages this young! It's very important for a young brain.


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

i am 22 and i started Duolingo months ago, and nearly a week ago i switched to Swedish, i didnt think i would continue it but everyday i do a new lesson i like Swedish more and more and it is really a great language :)

i am obssesed with Spanish, this language has entered my heart and it will never go out of there ( i know it sounds romantic, ) :)


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    I also love Swedish as well as the rest of the Scandinavian languages :) Congratulations on completing the tree! :D


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

    I am in love with Japanese language ! Waiting Japanese. !


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

    Are you still wanting to learn Japanese? Because it's out now.


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

    I started learning swedish off of Duo, but I've been on Duo ever since the day it was released. I am in love with swedish. There is nothing more pleasing to my ears. No other language really interests me.


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

    I started learning Swedish here in the middle January, when a friend wrote on FB that he started learning Portugese. As I had wanted to learn Swedish for years, I immediately looked for the site and started that very day. I'm about to finish the tree in a few days, and I really love the language. I like languages in general, but the fact that some of my favourite artists are from Sweden made me love the language even more. Now I hope for the courage to actually use my new skills in one week, when I see them again. But even if I shouldn't get a chance this time, I'll continue with the language.


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

    That is very inspiring! Which Swedish artists are you listening to?


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

    Duolingo certainly made my current language obsession possible. It gives the structure I need to get through the first and trickiest phases of language learning. Swedish and Portuguese are my most liked languages followed by Spanish and Turkish.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maddie259041

    HI! I love learning Swedish and I manage to find time every day to fit it into my busy schedule (homework, sports, etc), so I can only get about 10xp surely every day. I'm 14 and I love learning the language of my native land and I also love learning Spanish at school. I feel so proud when I'm out and about and I translate something from Swedish, or telling my grandmother (who is a full Swede) about learning new words. I hope to visit Sweden someday, I've become so passionate!


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

    How beautiful to read that so many people feel the same as me :). For me Swedish is love at first sight. The vocabulary is very special, the pronunciation is very different from other languages I know, and I especially love the accent of this language, the stress of the words. Kvinna, flicka... soooooooooooooooooo nice :).


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lisa1240

    I've only been with Duolingo for about a month. I joined specifically to learn Swedish and I love it!

    I can't progress as quickly as I'd like to because I work full-time and I'm studying in the evenings for a professional qualification, but I'm trying to do around 100xp/day. Realistically, I'm hoping to be at a conversational level within a year.


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      A month ago I discovered Duolingo, who gives me the opportunity to learn languages all by myself. That's totally great!!! For the moment I am learning Italian. In the following few years, I would like to learn Latin, Spanish, German, and the other languages of North Europe, like Swedish ! And it would be awesome to pratise these languages in Europe, with the natives :)


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jasminedesi16

      I love Swedish, it is so much fun.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Iggy80Sweden

      How nice to hear that you love my language. Have you done the swedish test on duo? If so, how did it go? Here are 10 lingots 4 U for your god job:)


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

      I actually did take the test about two weeks ago and I scored 4.94! I think I just forgot the verb "To forget." How ironic! But anyway thanks for asking!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Iggy80Sweden

      Wow! That´s great. The word that you forgot is "att glömma"


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

      I'm 14 and I love Swedish! I love the language, it's so beautiful and a lot of fun to learn. I would love to visit Sweden some day. I've been learning since November, but I'm not at intermediate level. Haven't yet finished the tree but I will soon! :D


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

      A piece of advice (which is what I also plan to do once Duolingo course is finished) - to advance a language further you can start reading books in it without a dictionary unless you really get stuck and don't get something. Easy books at first, then progress to more difficult ones.

      I've moved to Sweden from USA and in a week of using Duolingo I have made more progress than in several months of Swedish for Immigrants courses! It's awesome and I love it!


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

      I've been reading Swedish news articles for about a month now and it has really helped me in expanding my vocabulary. It's always good to get extra exposure, and I would highly recommend it!


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

      Yeah I became obsessed with Dutch... I just started it randomly and finished the course in 54 days... So you went faster than me -- that's awesome! It took me 1-4 hours per day, so you must have put in a lot of hard work.

      I'm going to try to finish the course this summer and do it very thoroughly. I got through about half the course in a month but stopped because I got lazy lol.


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

      Me! I've been a complete lunatic for Sweden for several years, finally got to visit last year, and ultimately want to move there. (I'm 23.)


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

      Fun that you like Swedish! I speak Swedish because I'm from Sweden but I don't really think that it's THAT fun. Anyway, good luck with the Swedish! :) I'm totally obsessed with Italian


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

      Oh but like Italian and Portuguese, Swedish is like music. In fact I wasn't planning on studying Swedish but trying a few lessons the sound of it just got me addicted.


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

      I really like swedish, I try to learn it efficiently every day. :)


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

      I'm almost 20 and I AM OBSESSED with Swedish. I can't imagine living without Duolingo now (after 96 days streak). And I'm honestly so jealous cause I wish Duo existed when I was 15 :)


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

      im 15 and OMG i love swedish although i discovered duolingo only about a week ago and ive finished six skills we were origionally supposed to use duolingo for spanish since im taking spanish in school i dont much anymore though.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joss111

      I love Germanic languages in general. My favorites are German and Dutch, then Danish, Swedish and Norwegian. I would love to study Icelandic. I wish it comes to Duolingo in the near future. :)


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

      I can say I am still in love with it, I just find prepositions very hard. I don't do skills for a while, I just strengthen the weak ones. :/


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

      You're very young and that's and advantage! I also love Swedish but I'm focused on German at this moment, I'll start with Swedish after I achieve a decent level of German, haha


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

      WOW, 250xp per day? I can only sometimes only scrap by on 20. Do you do the main courses the most or do you hash out the strengthen skills a lot?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_G.K._

      I can assume that 250 XP per day is really a huge punctuation to be achieved. I will be glad to know how someone would be able to get something like that without forgetting what he (or she) had learnt.


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

      What I normally do is each lesson twice while still advancing. On a given day, if there is a section with six lessons, and a section with five lessons, i will essentially do each of these lessons twice (220 XP). I would then review a few lessons (usually three or four). In total, I'm on Duolingo for just over an hour and a half each day.


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

      Jag älska svenska! Been a svesnkophile for awhile now ... mostly, it's the fact that I am an electronic synthpop musician (http://www.synthetikfm.com) and have made a lot of music contacts in Sverige ... and I just really love how the language is structured. Swedish stuff kept coming up on my facebook, and then I found a webcomic called "Stand Still, Stay Silent" (http://www.sssscomic.com) which takes place in post-apocalyptic Scandinavia ... and it seems to have launched me on really trying to learn the language, and also brushing up on my second language, Spanish. Spanish is a more useful language here in the states, but Swedish for me is one of those "why not?" languages. :)


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Louisbo121

      I used to be obsessed with learning swedish but i sadly had to put it aside for a few months due to gcse exams coming up,now i feel like im back at step one (im still pretty good with the basics)


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

      I'm very interested in the languages of northern Europe, and I'm studying Danish and Finnish as well as Swedish. Swedish is one of the beautiful sounding languages I know of, and I find it's not that difficult. I can totally understand your obsession, Ben. I see that since your original post you've come a long way linguistically speaking!

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