"En krabba och en sköldpadda"

Translation:A crab and a turtle

November 18, 2014



Is skoldpadda supposed to sound like holdpadda?

November 18, 2014


What 08_15 said.

I would like to add that the first "d" is sometimes not pronounced at all, some people would say something like "sköllpadda" :-D

(I just asked my husband, who says "sköllpadda" and a friend who wants to keep the "d", so both would be OK, even though the voice here pronounces it a lot more distinctly than most people would) :-D

November 18, 2014


So Gealache24, your comment suggests that your husband and his friend are native speakers.Just wondering.

February 15, 2016


Yes, they are :-D

February 22, 2016


What language should 'holdpadda' be pronounced in? If it's supposed to be Swedish, the answer is no.

The SK-sound in sköldpadda is the same (or similar) sound as the CH sound in LOCH NESS.

The robovoice pronounces it correctly, but if you just want to listen to just that one word, then see here: http://www.forvo.com/word/sk%C3%B6ldpadda/#sv

November 18, 2014


It's not really the same. The "ch" is "Loch Ness" is usually a velar fricative, also present in the German "einfach," for example. The "sj" or "sk" sound in Swedish is really unique to the language and sounds almost like a "hw" sound, although that's not what it is.

November 20, 2014


mostly I hear "felpadda"

August 25, 2018


The "sk" sounds like an "f" to me. Sometimes f and h are pronounced similarly.

February 14, 2016


"... walk into a bar."

February 2, 2017


Yes, it is.

November 18, 2014



September 18, 2017


i like turtles

January 12, 2016


Does 'sköldpadda' really mean both turtle and tortoise? I get annoyed with people mixing the two up in English... And if somebody asks me to look after their sköldpadda, how will I know whether to fill the bath or not?

December 11, 2015


Yes, it does. If you want to be specific, you can say landsköldpadda and havssköldpadda.

December 11, 2015


Tack! Elsewhere, Arnauti has given 'vattensköldpadda' as an option - is 'havssköldpadda' strictly for sea turtles? So it wouldn't apply to a freshwater terrapin, for instance?

December 11, 2015


Good point. Yes, vattensköldpadda is good too. I'm not knowledgeable enough to tell if there's an important difference here though.

December 11, 2015


What about "krabba", is the 'r' pronounced with the tip of the tongue?

November 26, 2014


I'd like to know this as well. It almost sounds like she's saying, "gabba" but when you isolate the word's recording, you can clearly hear the 'k' as well as the rolled 'r'.
My question: which version is most correct in everyday use?

February 10, 2016


The first thing I think of is the original Mario Bros.

February 19, 2015


This comment section confuses the hell out of me... like... omg... o.o

June 3, 2018


I got it right!!!!!

April 24, 2019
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