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I am still not sure as to how you would pronounce djur in Swedish. Is it the audio that keeps throwing me off?

November 18, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pooppoooface

It is supposed to be pronounced "yoorra"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anders91

Well, not really.

The correct pronunciation would be something like "yuur" but it's pretty hard to use an English word as an example since there is no sound in English for the Swedish "U". You basically say it in the same way as "Y", but with lips more rounded. Wikipedia gives the examples "fuel, Australian food".

Also, if anyone knows IPA, the pronunciation is [jʉr]. The D is completely silent.

Here's an audio sample as well: http://www.forvo.com/word/djur/#sv


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There's no 'a' sound at the end.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cc08_

I've seen one sentence with the word djur and it was a correct pronunciation of that word.

Also try forvo.com: http://www.forvo.com/word/djur/#sv


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/G0108

I have used forvo and it actually helped me. The one on here sounds a little strange but the one I heard sounds better.

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