"En älg är ett djur."

Translation:A moose is an animal.

November 19, 2014

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I am a little confused with the pronunciation of djur. I hear ett juvr. I am familiar that -d is muted but the v sound appeared unexpectedly


There is no V-sound. It's pronounced like the voice says, with exceptions of the V-sound.


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Thänk yuö! (börk)


The Swedish U-sound is very close to making a V-sound, but not entirely there. That's probably what's going on here. It's even a common misspelling among small children to accidentally add a V to the long U-sound, so even native little learners make that mistake. :)

EDIT: Besides, the TTS overemphasises the R a little bit. Perhaps that's a contributing factor.


Yes you are right


Is anyone else having a problem with the app not detecting the fact you've said it correctly more times than any Swedish person will ever say it in their lives?


I have!! It seems to just be in the Swedish course though which is interesting? German, Norwegian and Turkish I never had any issues with?


Lost a heart for writing elk instead of moose.


I have written elk all the time, so they must accept it now. (22/10/15)


I was going to ask if älg could also mean elk, since the sound is similar to the English. It's a good way for me to remember, since moose and elk are similar animals.


Swedish älg is the same as American moose and British elk, so both are accepted answers. The animal known as elk in America is called 'wapitihjort' in Swedish, but we don't have them here.


Thank you Arnauti. Knowing the different words is very helpful to me. Now I just have to find out how to pronounce it. : ) I give you a lingot.


I need a button to pronounce it more SLOWLY.


is there difference in pronounciation between 'en älg"and "äljen"? ik keep hearing the latter, but they say it is the first.....


Of course it is! Who thinks a moose isn't a animal?


So the "j" sounds in älg is pronounced when followed by a vowel? When älg is at the end of a sentence it's just pronounced "El".


No, you should always hear it


I have played the audio on the word for ''moose'' (mobile isn't accent friendly, so incase lack of accents changes it drastically, I'm simply refraining) more times than I can count... but my ears just aren't catching it. What is the proper pronunciation of the 'g' in this instance? Sometimes I think I hear a very soft 'g' , others more of a long 'e' (ee/y), and I don't even know if either of those is remotely close.


A swede would like to write it ”älj”


Horrid pronounciation


I hate the TTS so much


I am tired of Ms. Red making me wrong, and I check the sounds of statements before and after and my sounds are correct. What am I to do about this and about all the other statements where I don't even make a sound or only a sound or two when she makes me wrong? Why does she make me wrong so often, and I know I'm right? When I AM wrong I accept it, and even sometimes when I am right and she wrongs me. But WHY does she wrong me so often? Why ME?


Not wrong! I have said this again and again, correctly. Period.


I typed the right answer.... But it didn't count

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