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"Min syster studerar svenska."

Translation:My sister studies Swedish.

December 5, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vevlira

Is the pronunciation of svenska here correct? I learnt it somewhere else as having more of a W sound, like Swenska.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sninguistics

It... doesn't have a W sound per se, but it's certainly not the hard V the western world uses generally. It's a little more liquid: air does not pass between the teeth and lip as hardly as does when you make the English V sound.


[deactivated user]

    What about the first s? Sounds like german "sch" to me


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/devalanteriel

    If one word ends in an r and the next starts with an s, it's common to merge those into the retroflex rs sound. Whether you do or not depends on your sociolect, mostly. I would never merge here - while e.g. Arnauti would always do.


    [deactivated user]

      Thanks for your endless patience:-)


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/adrianxu_

      Can also Pluggar be used here?

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