As I cannot answer GodAnubis comment I make a new comment to answer it.
Mjölk in Swedish has the ö sound that is special for the Swedish language. You have to learn to say ö like a Sweed would. First ...ölk sounds a little like elk, but you have to form the mouth more like an o instead of e. Then you must do a fast air sound but it doesn't sound like o at al. Then you have to combine the rest mjö...mjöl...mjölk.
How is mjolk pronounced? I hear "mee-er-k", with the "er" pronounced as in the first syllable of "error".
Try restarting the lesson. Sometimes there's a bug which causes that.
Well, since they're different letters, what you need is training - basically keep exercising until you can reliably hear the difference.
To help with that, I would suggest looking up videos on Swedish pronunciation. I believe Academia Cervena (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUb87YTKOTgnGcAM4toC-6A) covers vowels, for instance. Good luck! :)
The previous exercise marked my answer as wrong n I can't report an error because no access to them. En smorgas = a sandwich was correct. I don't have the correct accent marks.
Mjolk reminds me of yolk as in egg yolk. It helps me remember the correct spelling.
No it is not. L and R are pronounced differently from each other in Swedish (but there are different ways of pronouncing R and L). :)
How does one discern, in the spoken words, mannen (singular) from mannen ( plural)?
You're missing the dots:
- mannen = the man
- männen = the men
They're pronounced differently, it's more like "munnen" and "mennen" with standard English.
the translation to english is not correct....the mEn drink milk(männen dricker mjölk)
No, it's correct.
Or if you are referring to dricker mjölk, then dricker mjölk is translated to both drink(s) milk and am/are/is drinking milk.