sköldpadda is such a hard word!
Any tips on how to pronounce "sköldpadda"? It is hard to hear and I keep struggling with it....
Pronounce the "s" like a "sh" in English, so "Shkoldpadda". Put emphasis on the "old" and do "padda" rapidly, making sure the "p" and the "d" is clear.
Here is another example of someone saying "sköldpadda":
It is like the 1950s way to pronounce "wh", but with an f replacing about half of the w.
I don't know why, but I find the word sköldpadda to be very funny...
if swedish is anything like dutch, literally it means shield(ed) toad
Yep. That's the individual words involved. It's interesting but not surprising dutch is that similar.
isn't "vatten" = the water?
Nope, that's vattnet.
Is it me or it sounds like the "Sk" was kinda whistled?
Missing a full stop at the end makes it a wrong answer :(
Duolingo is supposed to ignore punctuation, but occasionally the system screws up and still demands it. At least it's easy to adapt for, as far as bugs go.