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Pronunciation of Och

How do you pronounce Och, my swedish friends told me like ock in lock but in the TTS system here or whatever the voice pronunciation system is called makes it sound more like on. For example the basic sentence Hon och han sounds to me like Hon on han. Thanks in advance :)

November 22, 2014

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When unstressed, it's pronounced as a short 'å'.

When stressed, it's pronounced either 'åck' or as a lång 'å'.

November 23, 2014

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Pretty much, if you pronounce the word for emphasis it's like you said, "ock" in "lock" but in speech it usually just turns into "o", like when English speakers would say "Ham n' cheese", "Fish n' chips", etc.

tl;dr: "ock" vs "o" is like "and" vs "n'" (n').

November 22, 2014

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If I may ask another small question, where is the immersion tab where you translate things, it seems to be missing for me :3

November 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/G0108

No it is not missing, Swedish is in beta and does not have Immersion.

November 22, 2014

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I can't see Immersion in any course including Spanish and German :(

November 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/G0108

Refresh the page on them. I see it for Italian and German.

November 22, 2014

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Thank you very much :)

November 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/BruceHuskyDamon

Thank you very much :)

November 22, 2014
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