Learn Pronunciation in Swedish
First of all: I am a native Swede, I am fluent in Swedish and in English.
Tip 1: Speak in the front of your mouth, this will help a lot with your accent.
Tip 2: If there is a soft vowel a K or G this turns into a sch-sound. (This isn't always true, but works in most cases)
Tip 3: Ö i pronounced like "ea" in english (Earth or Earl)
Tip 4: Actually a grammar one, but learn en and ett with the word, this will help you in the long run even though it is tricky.
With that said, Swedish is a hard language and you are really cool for learning it!
P.S I'm starting a little project of mine where I'm teaching Swedish through Discord. I've begun creating "lessons" to help with pronunciation and such.
These lessons are planned voice chats: Where I talk with you in Swedish or English. I will gradually start speaking more and more in Swedish. I will teach you common words that may be hard to learn on your own.
How are they planned? I have a document in Swedish with a checklist
The only criteria is that you are actually learning Swedish and have a passion for learning it more. Also this in it's very early beta testing so I may turn you down if you message me and I feel like to many have contacted me.
Ullis #6738 is my discord name. (If you spam, I will block you.)
Hey there, thank you for the tips! I think teaching Swedish through Discord is a pretty cool idea for those who don't have a native speaker to talk to :) I'm not very far along in my Swedish tree yet but I would like to start reading in Swedish within the next few months. Do you maybe have any book recommendations that are not books for small children/ toddlers? I heard Harry Potter could be an option maybe?
Astrid Lindgren! I can't stress this enough!! She has some incredible books, "Mio min Mio" and "Bröderna Lejonhjärta" are books that you need to read no matter the language. The translation for Harry Potter is good, if you feel confident enough to read them. Otherwise go to your local library and check the different language section, pick up a book that sounds interesting and just start.
This is such a good idea!! I loved Astrid Lindgren's books as a child, especially the Bullerbü children series. Now that I think of it, might as well read all Pettson and Findus books again.
They are great. Ronja Rövardotter, Mio min Mio and Bröderna Lejonhjärta are probably the most advanced ones.
where to find these books online? Maybe you know a website where can read books in Swedish online
Here is lots of episodes of TV shows. https://www.oppetarkiv.se/etikett/medverkande/Astrid%20Lindgren/
I don't think they are for free, but if you google you could probably buy them online easily.
If you decide to get a translation of Harry Potter, it might be a good idea to get an copy of the audio book as well. It helps with pronunciation to follow along. Also, I would work on expanding your vocab a little past what duo offers if you can.
and just fyi: