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Comprehensive Swedish ordbok?

Is there a Swedish equivalent for Den Danske Ordbog? An official site including word inflection, pronunciation, different meanings, sentence examples, synonyms etc.

November 19, 2014

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Svenska Akademiens ordlista: http://www.svenskaakademien.se/svenska_spraket/svenska_akademiens_ordlista/saol_pa_natet/ordlista.

We used to call it "the bible of the mother tongue" at school...

November 19, 2014

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But how can I choose just one word and see all its data? (Cf. the Danish version).

November 19, 2014

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When you enter a word (or the beginning of one) in the search box, you get to that page of the "print look-alike" book. This is actually very useful for when you're not sure about the spelling, or when you're looking for similar words.

For very common words it gives you only the most basic information, such as the word class and different meanings if there are many, but for many words it also gives you the pronunciation, plural form(s), explanations, synonyms, information about usage (ie. regional, archaic, ...),typical expressions involving this word, and so on.

It's indeed not quite as cool as the Danish one you linked to, with etymological information and whole example sentences, but it's the dictionary that comes as close to an official dictionary as one gets with Swedish. There might be cooler ones out there which use the possibilities of an online platform much more creatively, with sound files and links and so on.

November 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/RikSha

I got spoiled with DDO ;) But then again, with Danish I need all the help I can get, especially with pronunciation and plurals. Don't get me wrong, Svenska Akademiens ordlista is very good, so thanks for the link! I actually found a free(!) downloadable ordlista application which is very useful (SAOL Plus, see SAOL Plus nedladdning).

November 20, 2014

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The SAOL smartphone apps are actually the best ways to access the dictionary. SAOL is the reference for spelling and inflection but it doesn't have definitions.

November 20, 2014

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It does have definitions for many words. I had the Android app on my phone at some point, but can't remember why I don't have it anymore -- maybe I never had to look up any Swedish words while on the go...

November 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/davost

The best free bilingual dictionary is tyda.se. It is particularly good because it also has inflections unlike many expensive alternatives.

If you are into language research you can look up words in SAOB. It is incredibly comprehensive dictionary that is the 100 year project of the Swedish academy. It is currently A-T only :)

November 20, 2014
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