https://www.duolingo.com/Minwoo1234

Hjälp mig!

Hello, I am a Korean student who is learning Swedish through Duolingo. Since I have almost completed the course, I thought a test who be needed. I did some web surfing and it turns out that a test named 'Swedex' is quite popular. I want to take a Swedex test but it seems like 'Swedex' cannot be done in Korea. It seems impossible for me to go abroad for this test, so can you guys help me? I have a couple of questions...

  1. Is there any way for me to do 'Swedex'? Any way to get a file of it?
  2. If the answer is no, what other tests are popular? Can I do it in Korea?

  3. I am thinking of reading some easy books with a Swedish-English dictionary. Is there a book you want to recommend? Same with the dictionary.

Tack sa mycket!

September 2, 2017

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Mr_Eyl

You can find downloadable Swedex practice exams here. I don't think that there are any answers, however.

There are also online proficiency tests here and here. The second requires an email address.

One last thing: it's 'hjälpa mig', not 'hjälp mig'. If a verb ends in '-ar' in the present tense, then you drop the final '-r' in the imperative. If the verb ends in '-er' in the present tense, then you drop both letters in the imperative.

Good luck with the tests!

September 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Gustafsson5

As a native swede I'll have to chime in and say, that "hjälp mig" is in fact the correct form. It is an "er" verb, "hjälper du honom?". In a clause such as "skulle du kunna hjälpa mig?" or "could you/would you be able to help me?" in English you would use the form "hjälpa", with an a but the a would also be present in an "er" verb.

September 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr_Eyl

Thanks, it was a stupid error. I don't know why I thought this was an '-ar' verb. Time for some sleep, I think. :D

September 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Gustafsson5

Don't mention it, happy to help.

September 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Minwoo1234

Guys.. Thank you so much.... My dream is to study Swedish and go to Sweden as an exchange student. Thank you So much and I hope you have a good weekend^^

September 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Gustafsson5

It really wasn't an issue. I've got a few Korean exchange students at my university but as far as I know you are the first one that learnt Swedish before coming over. I wish you luck in getting a scholarship to come here and hope you'll like it when you do!

September 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Minwoo1234

Thank you so much for your support... I am really looking forward to going to Sweden now. BTW, if you don't mind, can you recommend me some good universities? I would be really glad if I could know some..

September 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Gustafsson5

The quality of the universities in comparison to one an other depends entirely on what subject you want to study.

However, you can't really go wrong with Lunds, Göteborgs och Uppsalas universitet, KTH (kungliga tekniska högskolan) eller Chalmers. So I'd pick one of those.

September 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Minwoo1234

Thank you so much. That's enough for now. I hope this discussion can help other people who are in the same situation as me. Thank you so much once again. ^^

September 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Gustafsson5

It really wasn't an issue, I'm glad to help.

September 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/bugnotnot

The only thing I could recommenced is find someone who is fluent in Swedish English and Korean.

September 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Minwoo1234

That's quite true... I know some, but they all need to be paid and Swedish is not something I really want other people to interfere. Since my goal was to do this alone. But, whenever I change my thought, there are plenty of people who can teach me

September 3, 2017
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