https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Guitardude2000

What Swedish dialect is closest to Norwegian?

Which Swedish dialect is most intelligible to speaker of Norwegian, where each can understand each other easily?

Tack så mycket!

September 9, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mandelmassa

That would maybe be jämtländska, as Jämtland used to be a Norwegian region.

September 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vpssuper

Which dialect we learn in this Swedish course?

September 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Isterband

Here you can listen to real persons talking all over sweden, they interviewed alot of people across sweden to record dialects:

http://swedia.ling.gu.se/snabbmeny.html

September 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dorky_Dino

I love this thank you!

September 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zmrzlina

The Swedish taught here is a kind of Central Standard Swedish as it is spoken in the area around Lake Mälaren in what's considered mid-Sweden. Stockholm lies in the eastern part of this area, which then extends about halfway to Oslo.

September 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SuperNova1353

thats what i was wondering xD

September 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mandelmassa

It sounds pretty neutral to me, so I'd bet on rikssvenska or some central dialect.

September 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Breakbeatx

A few nights ago, my Swedish lady changed to someone with a different accent, so confusing

September 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joel__W

Depends on what Norwegian dialect you're taking about. If it is Standard Norwegian, which is based on the Oslo/southeastern dialect, then the Swedish dialects of western Värmland and Dalsland are closest. Especially older speakers in rural areas share many features with that dialect of Norwegian.

September 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luke_5.1991

I speak Norwegian as a second language, and I've never had any trouble speaking with Swedes.

September 13, 2016
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