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Is learning Swedish as hard as it sounds??

Hi everyone. I'm a public school teacher of English teacher myself. During my Erasmus visits to Sweden I really liked the culture and people there and interested to discover more about this Scandinavian country, which made me come here and develop my basic skills of Swedish Language.

<pre> Completing my first two basic levels, I am so glad that I've started learning this language and I'm feeling no difficulty getting new words or understanding grammar rules at all, for which I guess knowing English helps a lot. However, the pronunciation of some words (e.g. apple) seem to frustrate me when hearing in a fast expressed sentence, so I try lots of time to get the saying. </pre>

How about you? Is it also easy for those who already know Eng or German to learn words and Grammar elements of Swedish? And you find it hard when it comes to understand the pronunciation? Bye for now.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Samantha.g94

Honestly I, a native English speaker, think Swedish is an easy language compared to most Germanic languages, but that may just be because I already knew bits of Danish before starting the course. I found the spelling and grammar way easier than German but the pronunciation is a bit harder from the little Swedish I know.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/asawp
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Oh my! The queen of Austria is an native English speaker? What is this world coming to!

But seriously... I agree. Swedish and Danish seemed very easy. Hopefully I'll find time soon to pursue my studies in those languages further! I agree that pronunciation is much harder than German. The main thing about Swedish that is much easier for me is the grammer. It makes sense to me.

2 years ago

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yes much easier ...

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ergin-ELT

exactly, knowing Danish, a language of those cultures, will feel you relaxed when hearing those words ....

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ergin-ELT

and yes German grammar came to me harder than Swedish

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/glossboss
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Enligt min mening är det svenska språket relativt lätt att lära sig, särskilt för dem som redan talar engelska och är bekanta med tyska.

Ju mer man lyssnar på språket, desto lättare blir hörförståelsen. Lyssna på en ljudinspelning flera gånger och försök koncentrera dig på varje stavelse. Även om du inte förstår vad det hela betyder, så småningom vänjer hjärnan sig vid språket och anpassar sig till dess ljud och rytmer.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/km1
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I have translated below. I learned the new words enligt, även om, småningom, and anpassar (sig). :)

"In my opinion, the Swedish language is relatively easy to learn, especially for those who already speak English and are familiar with German.

The more you listen to the language, the easier listening comprehension becomes. Listen to an audio recording several times and try to concentrate on every syllable. Even if you do not understand what it all means, eventually the brain gets used to the language and adapts to its sounds and rhythms."

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ergin-ELT

tack mycket :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ergin-ELT

I wish I could understand this valuable comment of yours, thanks anyway.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ergin-ELT

translated your comment into Turkish and yes recording my own voice might help as well. It will take a while for my brain to get the words familiarized.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/glossboss
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Hi - I set you a tough challenge there! In fact, I was recommending that you listen to a sound recording (en ljudinspelning) several times (flera gånger), but not a recording of your own voice. Maybe Google Translate is not so precise from Swedish to Turkish!

İsveç dili ile iyi şanslar! En içten dileklerimle!

2 years ago

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tack mate :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NicknameK
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Hey. I am a greek native and I am fluent in English and German. Even though I have just started Swedish, it seems very easy and very close to german (and english). I've also learned in duolingo a bit of norwegian, so (now at the beginning) swedish seems like a piece of cake :P

2 years ago