https://www.duolingo.com/Ericapig

Has any one else found that Norwegian and Swedish are similar?

I started learning Norwegian but moved on to Swedish because the reason I was learning Norwegian because duo didn't have Finnish but soon found out that in Finland they speak Swedish so when I started the Swedish course you could say Id had a head start because both languages were rather similar has anyone else found this?

May 28, 2019

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

Yes... Swedish and Norwegian are very closely related, enough that natives can often understand each other. Danish, too, at least in text form.

Finnish is coming to Duolingo, by the way. Swedish is the largest minority language in Finland.

May 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Mark_PNW

Yes, Norwegian and Swedish are closely related and pretty much mutually intelligible.

Although Swedish is an official minority language in Finland, I suspect that more Finns are fluent in English than Swedish.

May 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Trilby16

They are very close. As a student of Swedish, I also enjoy watching Norwegian shows because I hear manga ord that I know. I don't know why someone would down-vote you for noticing this. Mean people suck. Gave you an up-vote to even you out.

May 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/suellen007

It was funny, I was just messing around and decided to do Danish - I couldn't believe how close it was to Swedish!

May 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Ericapig

:-)

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Brigitte796396

Upvoted.

I studied Norsk (Bokmål) in college, when I applied to Erasmus there. I am now studying Swedish in order to study at Uppsala later this year, and am noticing how my previous experience is helping me catching up swedish easily. My only issue right now is lack of self confidence....and probably a very messed up accent!

I mean, Swedes talk really fast. I speak slow, like Norwegians usualy do. But I guess it will be a matter of time once I get there :D

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SwedishFoods

As a native swede I can confirm. We understand each other 99% of the time.

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/PlutoVeryan

You will also find that Danish and Norwegian are very close in writing, but much less so in speech. The Norwegians pronounce the words differently to the Danes. By the way, Finnish is not related at all to Danish, Swedish or Norwegian.

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Anna437252

Yes. Norweigians speak like Swedish, Denish speak like Dutch. Same language anyway.

May 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Anna437252

And: every norweigian and danish understand swedish, but not the other way round.

May 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Sami460001

Och danish. Dom e alla samma.

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/daguipa

De är alla samma.

July 6, 2019
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