Yes, it is a strong/irregular verb:
att gå - jag går - jag gick -jag har gått
"De" and "dem" are pronounced like /dom/ in most dialects as well as in rikssvenska (this is why many Swedes confuse them when writing).
In some dialects in northern Sweden and in Finland (finlandssvenska) you pronounce those two words just like you read them (/dɛ/ and /dɛm/)
Sometimes /dɛ/ and /dɛm/ also appear in formal speech.
Text-to-speech. The computer-generated voice that pronounces all the sentences in most Duolingo courses, except Irish and perhaps now there are others.
Mmmm, I'm sure this has been answered before, but when do you use går/gick vs åker/åkte?
tack~ I think I subconsciously associated gå with go and åka with walk because they sound so similar! hahaha
It can mean 'went to' (or more 'left for' i.e. with a focus more on the leaving part of the movement) but it's pretty slangy. I have a feeling it's less slangy in both Danish and Norwegian, though I could totally be wrong.
Is the "g" in gick pronounced like the French "j" or like a "y" in English? Need clarification. TIA
Does that mean if it is voiced or voiceless? I don't speak French, so that's why I ask. Normally, it's voiceless but within words/sentences you might hear a little buzzing :).
I'm sure I'll get it sooner or later. At first I was freaked out by the sk and some of the k sounds too.
Okay, I did the exercise again and it definitely is unvoiced and sounds more like a "y" in English. But Spanish does that buzzing thing too with its y sound so it can sound like a j sometimes. It's just the way the human vocal structures are, I guess. Thank you, Helen! <3