That word "chef" in Swedish...holy lightning. The first tome I heard it, I went "What the what????"
When I learned this phrase I was like "Wow, that's easy!" and I didn't even notice it in my notes. Now, I came back to practise and had "chef" as listening exercise... Didn't get it AT ALL :-/
Me too. Many langugages use the word chef. I was really surprised that english does not use it.
Dear kasim of course americans use it and specially in military ranks (chief master sergieant)
So chef is a cognate off of chief, not chef... which suddenly makes me wonder the etymology of the word chef.
How is this pronounced? I listened to it times but it seems so slurred. Help?
https://sv.forvo.com/word/chef/#sv scroll down to find the Swedish pronunciations. Try all of them, they're all different. Best I can tell, the ch- here is sort of a fshwplshfwh sound. Same as sj-, sk-, tj- stj and every single other Swedish consonant cluster. Probably easiest just to say 'chef' same as you would in English, except pretending you'd needed a tooth filled and buff bot bapf from buh benpifspt. Or, as I've heard Swedes say (about neighboring people living toward the south), like your mouth is full of mashed potatoes.
It is SO hard hearing Swedish! I cannot hear a sound for either "ch" or "f" in "chef", just the vowel in the middle. Can other people hear the consonants?