https://www.duolingo.com/DaniyalRose

Any good books or other forms of swedish media that would help Swedish comprehension skills?

Please respond to this post with examples, also swedish is a fun language

June 1, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/Wondertje

Something I usually do when learning a language is taking some media I already know really well (in my case Harry Potter and Lord of The Ring) and read it in the language I'm learning. Or watch the films with subtitles of the language I'm learning.

Since I'm using something that I'm very familiar with, I don't need to spend as much time thinking about what I'm reading/hearing, but can focus on understanding why things were translated the way they were etc. It's also great because if I come across a passage I don't understand, I can usually figure it out just by thinking of what it is in English (or Swedish) and translate back from there.

June 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/KristianKumpula

Reading novels is my preferred method of improving my reading comprehension, and for Swedish I've lately been reading a tetralogy called "legenden om ögonstenen". The first three books, "pärlfiskaren", "fågeltämjaren" and "bergsklättraren" have been released, while the final book of the series is supposed to be released in autumn this year. It seems to be aimed towards children, which means that the language is mostly simple enough for a learner to decipher without great difficulty, and although they seem to be primarily children's books I think they're mature enough to be of interest to some adults as well. I haven't been totally captivated by them but I've been interested to find out what happens next.

June 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/nicole10892

where did you buy them?

June 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/KristianKumpula

I didn't, I borrowed them from a library. A quick google search should find websites that sell them if they're not available in any local libraries.

June 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Skidbladner

I know that this question has been up and given a lot of answers in the past so a search through old posts should pay off.

As for easy news media you should check out the following:

June 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Sail-Fast

Hej Jag lyssnar på "8sidor.se", -Lättlästa nyheter. Det finns en menu som heter "lyssna", så man kan läsa och lysna samma tid.

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Hanna691163

That's a good idea.

June 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr.PoliteDodo

Well there is a nice YouTube channel called:Ijuswanttobecool He's pretty cool,you should check him out.

June 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Tony991029

Follow some Swedish Twitter accounts, if you get stuck there's a translate button.

June 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Hanna691163

I like Sail Fasts idea of following easy news. Unfortunately Swedish news are a bit biased in certain ways - but why not? Another idea is to get Astrid Lindgren's childrens' books in Swedish and your native language. They are all translated. They are not too bad and an adult might enjoy them. Simple vocabulary and an insight into culture and traditions too.

June 13, 2019
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