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Swedish vs. Norwegian

Hello everyone! Welcome back our next challenge of the Versus Series is Swedish vs. Norwegian!!!

In case you are unfamiliar with this challenge here is the discussion were we talked about it: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/25125242

So, this is how it works. We are going to put each language to challenge each other in 3 categories. 1. How it sounds (spoken) 2. How is sings (sung) 3. How it looks (written)

Now, what you have to do is vote! Choose which is the winner in this round. Also, we would like you to write in great detail why you chose the language you voted for. Let's start!

Swedish -

  1. Spoken: https://youtu.be/4dfcO_bsB90
  2. Sung: https://youtu.be/-bIeYeiUqjk
  3. Written: Läkaren frågade Lena om hon hade slutat röka.

Norwegian -

  1. Spoken: https://youtu.be/fk3Cq0mR6_4
  2. Sung: https://youtu.be/6Dgoh5YXGb8
  3. Written: Jeg har hatt en forkjølelse i en uke og jeg har fortsatt ikke blitt bedre.
November 14, 2017


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    I have a suggestion!

    Try finding similar styles of music, so that it doesn’t bias the opinions (for example, I hate the style of music the Norwegian was in, but the Swedish was in a style that I prefer over the other)

    And, write the same sentence in Swedish and Norwegian, rather than sentences with different meanings.

    And also, maybe provide an English translation of the sentence!

    Here is a Norwegian song I love!


    Totally agree with your suggestion. My proposal is actually having the exact same phrase in all vs. series, eg the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which is already translated in more than 370(!) languages https://omniglot.com/udhr/index.htm . Furtermore, I think that the songs should be completely overlooked, since it depends exclusively on the personal music taste of each one.


    Hello AKicsiMacska, thank you so much for your suggestions! I will replace the song right now. Also, it would be great if you guys could help me find songs in those languages because I have a busy schedule and sometimes I don’t know where to find them.

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