My first day of Swedish
I have just started the Swedish course, and I love it! I've waited for so long on this course! I've only completed the basics 1, basics 2 and the phrases skill, but I find it very easy to learn. I live in the Netherlands, and a lot of Swedish words look or sound the same in Dutch. I also like that you don't have to conjugate the verbs for every person.
My only "struggle" is that the swedish article "ett" (a), looks like the dutch article "het" (the), but I you'll get used to that.
So how were your first experiences with the Swedish? And what are your struggles in learning the language? I would love to hear it.
And of course, good luck with learning!
I think it's really quite easy, but I'm quite good at grasping the basics of languages. As a non-native, my perspective is that Dutch is quite much german without the hard parts. :p
One interesting thing, however, with the het/ett words is that they are often the same in Swedish and Dutch, since many of them have common history and grammatical gender.
Lycka till med svenskan! :)
Here's another Swedish speaker who tends to describe Dutch as German without the hard parts... :-)
The irregular verbs are pretty much the same (and it helps having learned them once as a foreign speaker -- the native German speakers I learned Dutch with had a harder time thinking about those verbs the same way), and that only adjective ending is a relief!
Hej! I believe Swedish is a very beautiful and unique sounding language, but I struggle with the accent and the pronunciation. The Swedish accent makes me feel like I'm trying to speak in a song. My knowledge of German and English has helped me a lot more than I thought with Swedish vocabulary.