https://www.duolingo.com/Zmrzlina

Summer news: new contributors and a Christmas present

Hey!

I hope you all have had a great summer so far. It's been quite a while since we last updated with some official news, but here it goes.

The Swedish course is now at 840k learners! That's more than what I had ever hoped for, and the immense interest shown and the friendly learners we have make me feel very privileged to be a contributor. (And it's more than Norwegian and Danish combined. En garde, Scandinavian siblings!)

As of recently, two more contributors were recuited for the team. They are hm1085 & cathmach. They're both native English speakers, something we've haven't had on the team yet, and we're very glad to have them on board. With their help, we can further improve the course beyond what us mere fluent speakers of English might be able to.

Also, that thing about Bonus Skills... Let's just say there might be a julklapp (Christmas present) or two coming your way. ;) Stay tuned!

Take care, be nice and happy learning everybody!

/The Swedish team through Zmrzlina

August 12, 2015

19 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/quantmeyer

Jag älskar språket! Tack för ert arbete!

August 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Vevlira

Thanks for this great course! It really helps me a lot in learning Swedish and I'm actually quite sad that I'm almost at the end of the tree and can't really imagine continuing learning with some other (most likely worse) resource.

That being said, since I am nearing the end of the tree, I see that there are a few topics which have no Tips and notes, like for example Act. Part. or Pass. Part. ... I hope you'll add those before you consider doing bonus skills. :)

Althought I certainly would not say no to more skills. There more the better ;) I'd actually be superhappy about a second Swedish tree that's just as long as the current one and continues were this one stops, haha. But of course this is too much to ask ;)

August 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Zmrzlina

Thanks for your kind words. :) Regarding the tips and notes, we will write those too. But since this is volunteer work, it gets done when there's time and will for it.

August 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Vevlira

I know, of course! Thanks for the work you guys are doing here! No need to rush and I certainly do not want to stress you guys! :)

August 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Tunglskin

Jag älskar svenska! I'm having such a great time learning Swedish with this course! Keep up the good work guys!

August 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/.Storr.

Hej, that's great news! Thank you very much. :-)

hm1085 and cathmach, it's nice to see you in the team. Greetings to you and the rest of the team. :-)

August 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/PolyglAna

Thank you! I'm very excited!!!

August 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TimothyAspeslagh

Bonusss skilllzzzz !! Thank you team!

August 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MonsieurCal

As my last activity told me: undervisningen är bra!

August 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Nucleosynthesis

Snazzy

August 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/iron_bun

New skills are very exciting. Just in time for me finishing the tree too!

Can I suggest a pharmacy bonus skill as well? Stomach problems could mean nothing is happening or it won't stop. Hangovers, sore throats and cold remedies would be good too. Itching, rashes, bleeding and oozing. There's lots of vocabulary where precision is important.

August 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Zmrzlina

We're already quite set about what bonus skills we're doing, and pharmacy is both a bit too general and a bit too specific I'm afraid. But I hope you'll like what's in store. ;)

August 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TheSlavLad

Hey man, great news, also I've always wandered, what does your name mean? Has it something to do with frozen things, ice?

August 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Zmrzlina

It's Czech for ice cream, so yeah. :) I don't speak Czech (YET!!!), but I found it somewhere a long time ago and immediately fell in love with the beauty of the word.

August 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TheSlavLad

Haha, it made sense to me in Croatian, even though it doesn't mean anything, but the word it's made off is very similar to "frozen".

August 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Inferio

I was thinking about the same when I saw your nickname. 'Why the hell does this Stockholm guy have a Czech nickname?!' :D Greetings from a Swedish-learning Czech (you should start learning Czech definitely! :D )

August 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Hannah959717

I have never seen any tips and notes anywhere in the course, is there a reason? or is it a glitch or something wrong with my computer :-(

August 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Zmrzlina

Are you using the app or are you on a computer?

August 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Hannah959717

I do both

August 23, 2015
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