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