The Voice is having soap problems (Nov 22, 2014): Put the stress on first syllable of "tvålen": http://sv.forvo.com/search-sv/tv%C3%A5len/
Or watch this, which is more fun: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRcYa_XOMWM
Video no longer accessible due to copyrights infringement. :(
Mormor hittar inte hennes mobil och hennes tvål.
N.B. that hennes would mean another woman's phone/soap. If you're referring to mormor's mobil & tvål, you'd want to say sin mobil or sin tvål. :)
Not only that, but the voice sounds rather peeved about the whole thing!
"Var är tvålen, broder?" by the late Povel Ramel, famous artst.
There's a youtube link to that video in my top comment on this page, I recommend it very much to all learners.
Den ligger på badrumsgolvet.
Flytande tvål - written on my soap at work :)
Can this mean any kind of soap? Like dish soap or hand soap, or is it just for the kind of soap that would be in "bar form"?
It's the kind of soap you'd use to wash your hands and/or body. The one you'd use for plates is diskmedel.
Dear Zmrzlina, I think I hear an /l/: Va/L/ är/ə/ tvålen. Could you confirm if that sound is actually heard and if it is correct to pronounce it?
No, there should be no L inbetween there.
Ok, thank you. Is it just me or can you hear it too?
I came here because I heard it too. Sounds like "valar tvålen" to me. But I only learned valar in the high valyrian course.
I think I hear /vɑːɾ/.
It's an r made with your tongue right behind your teeth, so it sounds a little like L sometimes
What is a soap opera then?
Usually såpopera, but tvålopera is also possible. Colloquially, we sometimes say en såpa.
såpa in Swedish is a special kind of soft soap used for cleaning, you can read about it here: https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A5pa
Tips till TTS-kvinnan: Det heter inte "Vad lär tvålen?" utan "Vad lär sig tvålen?". Tvålen lär sig kanske "Tvålingo"? :)
this is quite fun
Yes it does, doesn't it.
Ingen tvål, radio!
Sorry I can't find Devalanteriel's post about making new recordings for dodgy TTS, so I'll just comment here instead. This would be a great one for a re-recording please!
Who could have guessed, that this sentence would become that important?