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

How to cheat in Norwegian...

... learn some Danish and Swedish first!

Purely thanks to the Danish and Swedish I'd already learned, I've just managed to propel myself to level 8 in Norwegian on the initial placement test!

Have any of you had a similar experience?

(By the way... congratulations and mange takk to the course creators!)

May 22, 2015

28 Comments


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

That is impressive! I am a Norwegian native, and I only got to level 10.


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

I already had some Norwegian under my belt, so I've been upskilling my Swedish for the last few months, but now I find I speak a lovely brand of SWEDWEGIAN! O.o


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

Someone else just recently introduced me to the word "Svorska," a slightly more elegant version of "Swedwegian" :-P


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tpx90

What you describe is my experience of failing the placement test after completing the Swedish tree: I probably reached fairly high-level questions, but didn't pass in any individual skills due to all the small differences.

It's probably the easier topics that you're more likely to fail actually, because I'd guess that the more important, common words are more likely to differ. Like, you're not going to guess what 'spiser', 'gutt', 'unnskyld', 'jenta', and 'snakker', are from Swedish. Maybe from Danish.

I would guess that knowledge of Swedish might help you a bit more once you get basic Norwegian skills sorted out, if you wanted to test out?


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

Don't forget Dutch! It's amazing how helpful being familiar with Dutch has been for me while learning dansk, svenska (especially) and norsk. ^_^


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

And Deutsch helps quite a lot as well!


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

Congrats! Now I'm curious about how I would have done with the placement test, but I decided not to test out of anything. At least I'm enjoying every moment and every sentence, and Swedish and Danish definitely help. :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luke_5.1991

That's lovely to hear :D


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

Same here! I'm burning through Norwegian pretty quickly but I'm enjoying discovering all the subtle differences between the three.


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

After learning some Danish I got out of the first few skills in the Swedish tree. I just took the Norwegian Placement test and didn't test out of any skills, but I did get some of the questions right.


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