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?
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.
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.
It was funny, I was just messing around and decided to do Danish - I couldn't believe how close it was to Swedish!
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
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.
Yes. Norweigians speak like Swedish, Denish speak like Dutch. Same language anyway.
And: every norweigian and danish understand swedish, but not the other way round.