Any tips on how to pronounce words in swedish?
I'm having trouble learning how to really pronounce words in swedish, any help is appreciated!
You should listen to someone speaking Swedish (You can find these types of videos on Youtube), and mimic their speech and pronunciation, and you should get the hang of it :)
As a general tip one of the most common problems I hear, from English speakers in particular, is trying to insert diphthongs everywhere when Swedish doesn't really have them (some dialects do, though), so learn the vowel sounds, including those pesky "å ä ö" ones.
A second one is rhythm and pitch accent, which seem very tricky for beginners to learn and I don't know of any easy ways to properly get your head around it other than doing a lot of listening and emulating until you get an intuitive feel for it.
On the bright side, while it is pretty hard to sound like a native Swede, as long as you pronounce the sounds in the right order comprehension usually isn't a big problem.
It will take a long time (or forever) before you lose enough of your accent to not sound foreign. You might as well pronounce the words literally - emphasise on the consonants.
Taste = Smaka - S-mmmaaah-kah
Shirt = Tröja - T-rrr-öyy-aah