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

Harder than I thought!

I figured given my levels in Swedish and Danish that Norwegian would be a breeze. I was all ready to assume that boy was "dreng" and was not prepared for the existence of "ei" as an article. I underestimated the degree to which Norwegian has its own identity!

May 23, 2015

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

I'd say learning how to distinguish things between really close languages might be more difficult than learning languages that are more loosely-related. The distinctions are strong enough for it to have its own identity, but the similarities give you a sense of overconfidence that can prove you wrong time and time again.

Good luck on the continuation of Nordic adventure!

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