I finished my Swedish tree!
After 183 days, lots of confusion and lots of fun, I finally finished my Swedish tree! I am really happy about it, and I feel like I learned a lot. I want to thank Duolingo - the team, the course contributors, and the fantastic people on the forums with all their helpful advice - for this great experience. It has been quite some time since I last started learning a language and kept at it past the first few words and phrases. I'm amazed at how Duolingo kept me motivated througout, and made the whole experience of learning so enjoyable.
So what now? I will keep my tree golden, try to keep my streak, and since I think I now have a good basis for further study, I will try to read some Swedish books next. I also plan to work my way through a printed Swedish textbook, to get to know the grammar better and improve my vocabulary.
Unfortunately, I have become addicted to Duolingo, so I have no choice but to start a new language as well. I have dabbled in a few languages here, and since I'd like to try something very different from Swedish, I think I'll go for French or Turkish.
I'd like to encourage everybody who is currently struggling through their tree to keep learning, revising, and having fun - it's really worth it!
Thanks Duolingo and all its amazing people!
Congrats!! I too finished my tree today. It's quite exciting and now I'm working on my other languages. You should do French!
Congratulations to you too! I guess I will do French, yes. It's a pretty useful language to know.
Jag talar inte Svenska. Why not take Norwegian and Danish? They're close to Swedish and each other.
I think they're too close to Swedish. I tried the Norwegian basics lesson, but I started confusing everything with Swedish, so I'll steer clear of Norwegian and Danish for now and try something completely different.
I'm so glad that you think you have a good basis for further study. I even started a thread here some time ago because I've read some surprisingly negative duolingo reviews and I was hoping that people will prove them wrong ;) anyway, congratulations! Best of luck with continuing to learn swedish and other language :)
Sometimes people think Duolingo will teach them everything up to perfect fluency, and then end up disappointed when they realise they've finished their tree and still have a long, long way to go. I wasn't expecting that, and so I'm pretty happy with what I got.
Congratulations! Wish you luck in French--as a Level 9 French, I can say that French isn't as hard as you might think. ^-^
We'll see. :-) As a native German speaker, I will probably find it a bit trickier than Swedish, but I like a challenge. :-D
Good luck with your French and Swedish!