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Need help from a native/good Swedish Speaker (write a text challenge) - Text 1

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Hello everybody.

I want to improve my Swedish and therefore I have decided to write short texts (if I can make it - one every day until sunday).

Those texts are short and probably not very interesting since I only have a limited amount of words to choose from.

I would really appreciate if you could check my texts :)

Here's the first one I wrote (took me a bit of time and I am still not sure whether it is correct):

Det är söndag i dag. Det är höst. En man och en kvinna äter frukosten med deras barn. De har en dotter och två söner. En pojke är en barn. De äter smörgåsar och äpplen. “Vad är datt?” frågar flickan. “Dat är mjölk på tee.“ svarar sin bröder. Flickan tar en mjölk. “Hur manga äpplen äter du?” frågar moren. „Jag tycker om inte äpplen.“, svarar faren. Flickan tar en tapp och ritar en bild. Ritar elefanterna, skölpaddorna, björnar och vargar. ”Vad ritar du?” frågar pojken. “Jag tycker om djuren.” Sin syster skrattar. Plötsligt grater barnet. Föräldrar springer och leker med barnet. „Jag vill ha läser mina böcker“, säger kvinnan. „Jag leker med barnet“, säger sin man. „Du läser dina böcker!“

Thank you for helping me :)

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Zmrzlina
Zmrzlina
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Det är söndag i dag. Det är höst. En man och en kvinna äter frukost med sina barn. De har en dotter och två söner. En pojke är ett barn. De äter smörgåsar och äpplen. “Vad är det?” frågar flickan. “Det är mjölk med te.“ svarar hennes bröder. Flickan tar lite mjölk. “Hur manga äpplen äter du?” frågar modern. „Jag tycker om inte äpplen.“, svarar fadern. Flickan tar en tapp (I don't know what you mean here, but "tapp" mean "peg" as in the thing that you pour from on a barrel with liquid.) och ritar en bild. Hon ritar elefanter, skölpaddor, björnar och vargar. ”Vad ritar du?” frågar pojken. “Jag tycker om djur.” Hans syster skrattar. Plötsligt gråter barnet. Föräldrarna springer och leker med barnet. „Jag vill läsa mina böcker“, säger kvinnan. „Jag leker med barnet“, säger hennes man. „Du läser dina böcker!“

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nebelung1
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Some additional fixes, you probably just missed them: "Jag tycker inte om äpplen" and "sköldpaddor". :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel
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Aaw, I rather liked frågar moren, you shouldn't have corrected that. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vevlira

Why, excatly? Would this also be correct? Or maybe some form of dialect or slang?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel
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No, moren means "the Moor", as in e.g. Othello. It's a word nobody uses. I just found it a little funny. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vevlira

Ah, I see, thanks! :) I kind of expected as much, we have the same word in German ("Mohr"), which isn't really used anymore, because it's seen as discriminating.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel
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Genauso. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Herm1on3
Herm1on3
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Thank you a lot :) I'm trying to get better :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Herm1on3
Herm1on3
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But why is it "Jag vill läsa" -> what verb form is that?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel
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That's the infinitive. After modal verbs such as vill, you use the infinitive of the following verb. It's not that obvious in English, but if you look at third-person singular, you can see how it works. You wouldn't say "She wants to reads", because you need the infinitive, so it's "She wants to read".

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tjasonham
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I'm using this text to practice my pronunciation. :) I was immediately stuck on the G's in the first sentence.

Does this sound about right?

"det är söndag i dag" --» dä SÖNda iDAG

whereas

"i dag är söndag" --» iDA ä SÖNda

My rationale is that "i dag" loses its G before another vowel..? and that you generally don't pronounce the G in any day of the week?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zmrzlina
Zmrzlina
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The word "dag" might often have a silent G. For me, it's silent in the weekdays' names and in "i dag", yes.

Likewise, you might well hear "dagen" shortened to "dan" and "dagar" shortened to "dar" especially in spoken Swedish. It's not advised to write it that way though.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti
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I just want to add that while "i dag är söndag" may not be technically wrong, it's something I don't think I'd ever say, it just isn't idiomatic. I'd always say i dag är det söndag. – It might sound like iDA ereSÖNda with your notation.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tjasonham
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ok! and is it at all idiomatic to say "dagen i dag är söndag"?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ulfkastner
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You may enjoy the website Lang-8 (http://www.lang-8.com) - it's built on the premise of language learners submitting foreign language texts that native speakers correct.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vevlira

Wanted to recommend the same, this site is really made for that and there are a lot of helpful Swedes online there. Their other site HiNative (https://hinative.com/) is also quite useful for asking shorter questions.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brittalexiswm

It is a great site!

2 years ago
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