https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti

Swedish: Useful links and discussion topics, an overview.

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We'll try to collect links to useful discussion topics here. We plan to write more explanatory texts about various subjects in the future, and add the links here.




4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/TehPewdsLuvr

To be honest... I just wanted to learn Swedish so I could understand Pewdiepie... Then I started learning French and Spanish and all these different languages!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Petr.Zlaty
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:-) He is attracting people to learn Swedish, that' nice

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ireichanowo

I started learning it because I wanted to be able to read the manual of Goat Simulator XD

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/S-KittenLuver10

I love pewdiepie! One of my fave youtubers :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nancy_Pham
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Hahahaha same!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Javla_Fiskar
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Jag graater...jag graater saa mycket

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KungKras
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Yay pewdiepie is championing swedish culture!! :D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rtw_nz

Here's a site that was recommended to me: http://www.digitalasparet.se

Looks straight out of the 90's but seems have good content and has a scale for progression, may be a good extra resource.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pan86
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Hej! Tack för det! So happy that Swedish is on duolingo - thanks duolingo team. One question though, are you still working on the voice that reads the swedish words? 'De' is pronounced as it's written in duolingo, whereas from what I understand from Swedish friends, is it not meant to be pronounced 'Dom'? Or are there just different ways of pronouncing it depending on where in Sweden you're from?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti
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Maybe I should mention this here too: we're now (2015-02-10) beta-testing another voice that pronounces de correctly. If it wins, and it probably will, everybody will get the new voice instead. People who still have the old voice can hear the new one at ivona.com (select Swedish Astrid from the menu).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MauriceReeves
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The Ivona voices are so good compared to other options. Excited to see this happen!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mrvikernes

Thank you SO much The pronunciation of de always bothered me!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BlackSerpent

I suppose "de" is technically pronounced as it's written, especially in somewhat older Swedish, but people in general just pronounce "de" and "dem" as "dom" (to such an extent that "dom" is almost becoming an accepted written alternative to "de/dem", much to my distress). You could get away with pronouncing "de" as it's written, but if you were to pronounce "dem" as it's written you're just going to sound silly.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti
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That is not correct. de has been pronounced as dom or di depending on dialect for a very long time. Instead, when people pronounce de as it is written, it is because they are reading a written text aloud and think that it gets clearer that way, we call it läsuttal.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BlackSerpent

Ah, yes, "di" was what I meant. Thank you. Anyway, to anyone learning Swedish, "de/dem" are both normally pronounced as "dom".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti
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True that. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HolySpaceCow

This doesn't really have anything to do with the above links, but for Swedish, does anyone notice that it doesn't have a "words" tab at the top like Spanish or German? might just be me, but it's biting at my ocd

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/azlindberg
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Them equals dem. They equals de.

^----- never mix them up!

An informal solution would be "dom", which is formally correct in both situations, but is regarded as informal anyway. So use them instead (de or dem).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/helmad
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I have just started the Swedish course on a lark. I wanted to say how nice the short grammar introductions are in these early stages: funny and to the point, nicely done! Thanks!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nphx2
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As far as listening comprehension is concerned, I can recommend http://svtplay.se It's SVT's online streaming website that allows you to watch their shows, although if you're outside of Sweden you are mostly limited to news programmes. What's really helpful is the fact that almost all of the shows in their archive have Swedish subtitles.

Finally, if your Swedish is more advanced, you can head to to http://sr.se, which is Sveriges Radio's website. I think they provide live streaming of all their channels. P1 is particularly superb, because it is purely a talk channel, meaning you're never interrupted by music.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ove_sundberg
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The SR show "Språket" is great if you're learning Swedish, and the episodes are all available as podcasts: http://sverigesradio.se/sida/avsnitt?programid=411

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PhilipLean

If you use a VPN you can watch Swedish TV programs. For beginners some of the childrens' programs are useful, eg Djur med Julia - Animals with Julia http://www.svtplay.se/video/2388381/djur-med-julia/avsnitt-1 Each video has Swedish subtitles

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mrvikernes

brilliant

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_Avgust
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I don't know if this has already been posed, but here is a link to the Goethe-Verlag tests and exercises in Swedish. You choose your native language and the real fun can begin! :) http://www.goethe-verlag.com/tests/index1.htm

BTW, tack for all the links and all your amazing help guys, much appreciated.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/leikn

Tack! The pronunciation guide is very helpful for developing speech clarity!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nathanjr

For me the learning curve shoots up radically as soon as Possessives come into play. I think there are a couple of causes: firstly, the awful speech rendition; secondly, the lack of separation of singular and plural. Personally, I think I would learn more, and more effectively, were this part staged into separate units for singular and plural. There's a lot to get in this short section and it is delivered in a pattern that feels confusing, as though there's no clarity to what we're supposed to be remembering. Having a goal explained (eg, now you're going to learn singular 2nd person, etc). As it stands, Possessives seems to me a sudden rockface in an otherwise manageable upward hill.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KungKras
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Can you give any example of differences between singular and plural that you found difficult?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Uilie007

Hi guys, i love the course! I was wondering where I can find some easy to read Swedish texts for beginners?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PhilipLean

http://www.digitalasparet.se/ this might be useful

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Uilie007

thanks!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/plaxi_
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hallo

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nanobcn13
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Good job guys!, thank you all for your contributions. Tack så mycket!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PauloMacedoFH

Hej Arnauti!

I was looking for something to complement and specially help me in memorising "strange" words of the Swedish Duolingo Course and I found this course in Memrise!

http://www.memrise.com/course/462533/duolingo-swedish/

It may be added to your list, its a great index of all words in the DL course and may help everyone!

Thanks!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ennairea

Here are some keyboard commands for the special characters (umlauts) that get used so you don't have to switch back and forth from the mouse.

ä - ALT+132 å - ALT+134 ö - ALT+148 Ä - ALT+0196 Å - ALT+0197 Ö - ALT+0214

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MauriceReeves
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You can just install the US International keyboard on Windows, or the ABC - Extended keyboard on Mac and then you have two or three chord strokes for all of these. I find it even easier than using the alt codes.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CarolinaViking

I'll add for Mac or iOS users, you can simply hold down the letter related to what you want and you'll get a pop-up menu to pick the one you want. So for ü, just press and hold u and so on.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ultorex
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That is useful, indeed, but it depends on your keyboard language. Germans need ALT+0229 for å.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hashmush
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Maybe you could add my pronunciation thread since the TTS is so bad https://www.duolingo.com/comment/5581851

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti
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Done! Thank you for recording the sentences!!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HelenCarlsson
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The Blehg videos were very instructive! I actually found two more, both about the Swedish vowels, but maybe they are so new that you have not had time to add links to them yet.

Tips! When you have watched the videos about Swedish language, I recommend this one as well. It explains how the map of Europe has changed since before WWI. As far as I understand, it is also created by Blehg.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti
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OK, added!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sarah.tyt
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thanks!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JoeRoutionALT

Thanks! It really helped!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MauriceReeves
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Speaking of pronunciation, has anyone else watched this video? It's vaguely NSFW but the tongue twisters are mind-bending. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3OxCRTg8iE

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Flicka930
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Try the lesson on inflections: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQx3ACpbXhk. The first time I listened to it, I realized that there could be some serious linguistic landmines lurking out there for me and it scared me a little. Now that I've learned a little more Swedish, it is funny again.....As raunchy as they are, you will learn a lot.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MauriceReeves
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They are awesome, aren't they? And you can tell they're having fun, which makes it even more fun to listen to. The laughter is infectious.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HelenCarlsson
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Did you notice that the Swedish guy doesn't pronounce "fascist" properly? He says "fascisist" and that is almost the funniest part to me :).

Proper pronunciation of "fascist": http://sv.forvo.com/search/fascist/sv/

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/User_Grant

Take a lingot good sir.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MauriceReeves
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Well thank you very much! You are too kind! :-D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/__ahmed_sobhy

(Y) :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MariamLucas

Hello, I have a friendly feelings. I will like us to get to know each other better. here is my email address lucasmariam01@yahoo.com, i await your response,cheers

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/silviuvirgil

I laughed a lot, thanks!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MauriceReeves
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They're a hoot, even as they are a little filthy. I'm glad you liked it!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jungecome

Wow!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Saulo_Cavalier

wow!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Makanii

cool

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cleuhzinha
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It's really funny :D And really difficult to pronounce too :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alex_vkcr
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JAJAJA me parto

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ryan273513
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thanks!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/strangrish
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The video is unavailable :(

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SteffieRobertson

Can you recommend any help with the sk and sj sounds? Additionally, maybe some of the material from http://ielanguages.com/swedish.html may be helpful? One of the students from Luleå said it was decent in pronunciation.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HelenCarlsson
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You have some examples of the sj-sound here http://www2.hhs.se/isa/swedish/chap9.htm#sjsound.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lorena.stimac

I am using this book - "Swedish an essential grammar" . It seems quite good :) here is link: http://jons2580.free.fr/75%20livres%20d%27enseignement%20de%20langues/Swedish%20essential%20grammar.pdf

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bryanthegi

That link didn't work for me but I found it by googling "Swedish an essential grammar pdf" http://www.readersstuffz.com/downloads/ebooks/Language%20Books/Swedish/Swedish%20-%20Essential%20Grammar.pdf

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PoszLaszlo

Tack! Have a lingot!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tammy669535

Tack! :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ROBINSONBRADRICK

Tack!!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Airhead123

much appreciated!

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/karola_w
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Tack!!! You have no idea how you helped me! :) This book is fantastic.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CharlieGleasure

This is amazing.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PhilipLean

the ebook, kindle etc is available from online shops

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GusChairez
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Looks great, thank you!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/harpretzel

I am using Essentials of Swedish Grammar

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ryan273513
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Yes, those essential grammar PDF's are fantastic. Especially considering they're free.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rasla143
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i have the book sometimes i get confused can you please explain to me what does mean a stressed word or unstressed word

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/albarns

Wow, thank you so much for putting this all together! It's been very helpful to me.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nicole_thompson3

Lingot from me! This was great :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/manticone

Thanks everyone for the links and info :) I just came to Duolingo two days ago, and am absolutely loving this site. I find it's also insanely motivating to come to the discussion forums and see the amazing levels that so many people are at (and in so many languages)...! It's sort of like adult Brownie points, or something. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RuthKastberg

When will Swedish be available on Kindle?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tivasyk
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I'm not sure Duolingo is the right place to ask that ;-) Still good to know someone else is in search of a good read in Swedish.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MauriceReeves
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I think they're asking when Swedish will launch in the Kindle Duolingo app.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tivasyk
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oh… didn't know there was a specific duolingo app for kindles! respect.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/timot50
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You should try Swedish comics.There are plenty of good ones.E.g.Arne Anka | Dagens Arbete http://da.se/2015/01/arne-anka-3/ or Rocky by Martin Kellerman.Martin Kellerman (@kellermannen) | Twitter https://twitter.com/kellermannen.Here is a list of the best comic books chosen by the Swedish Comics Society.Alot of links there.Pristagare | Urhunden http://urhunden.se/pristagare/

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jeffersongirao

The Klartext, a news program in easy Swedish: http://sverigesradio.se/sida/default.aspx?programid=493

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kiyoko_
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https://www.duolingo.com/GlassBlueBird

I watched the intro to swedish on youtube, by blehg, and I was very happy I did. thanks!

3 years ago

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there is a nice web site dealing with the Swedish language and facts about Sweden on http://myswedish.net ... There are also links to external resources on http://myswedish.net/links.html ... Give it a try and have a nice day!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/harpretzel

tack så mycket

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NoodlesMurdoc

Here yo might find useful a searcher of verbs that gives you every conjugation of every verb once you enter the infinitive. If you do not know the infinitive, try to write a word as close as possible and the searcher might lead you to the word you were looking for.

http://www.101languages.net/swedish/swedish-verb-conjugator/

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vinter_skugga

Has anyone compiled a list of the vocabulary from each lesson of the Swedish course?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MauriceReeves
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I don't have the just the words, but I have the words and the sentences from the complete course as of today (21-Apr-2016) if you're interested.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vinter_skugga

Thank you so much! It's nice to have something to study outside of the lessons. Also, in uni, I found it helpful to write the vocabulary over and over, by hand, as a way of memorizing. I'm hoping to do the same now. Thank you again!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/befikadu

That sounds great! Could there be any easy way for you to share us?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MauriceReeves
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Here are the sentences: http://pastebin.com/LKCqqkaq

Here are the grammar notes: http://pastebin.com/wGKjdXyp

I make no guarantees about the completeness or formatting. I'm providing this purely as a help to fellow learners, and I ask that you not use it in some way that would negatively impact Duolingo or the course creators.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_Avgust
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Det är mycket generöst av dig att dela med dig. Ta en lingot. Ha det så trevligt i dag! :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/befikadu

Thank you very much; your advice is well noted!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PoszLaszlo

Tack så mycket! Du är jättegenerös! Jag ger dig en lingot!

2 years ago

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Nej nej. Ingen orsak! Vänligen spara dina lingots. Jag har alltför många. Allvarligt! Tack så mycket, men jag behöver inte dem. Jag är glad att hjälpa till.

2 years ago

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Wow, thank you VERY much. This will make it possible to continue working the the excellent Duolingo material while we are in Sweden the coming month. I am planning to put the sentences all one by one on flashcard which makes it possible to flick through them while on the go when having those little moments we have to wait or are travelling. Please, take a lingot for your efforts.

2 years ago

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This has just brightened up a damp and dark afternoon! Tack såååååååå mycket.

2 years ago

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Tack! :)

1 year ago

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@Arnauti Do you know which level I can reach if I finish all the lectures of the swedisch duolingo program?

2 years ago

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The lowest possible level for finishing the Swedish tree is 11. If you do each lesson only once, you'll reach level 11. The highest possible level in any language is level 25 which you can reach by redoing lessons or using timed practice.

2 years ago

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okay, I understand. But can you say if it' comparable to a svenska 2 level or a svenska 3 level like the international standards A1/A2,B1/B2,C1/C2?

2 years ago

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Oh, that kind of level. It depends on whether you use other resources too, and I've seen different estimates, but my guess would be A1 or A2 (with better skills in reading than in speaking).

2 years ago

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I would like to contribute with this website. It includes a lot of things mostly in Swedish but there is an English section as well. I hope it is new for you, I got this link at my Swedish course.

http://kreativpedagogik.se/

2 years ago

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    Thank you, Biceee, this list contains many useful links that I have not seen before. Have a lingot and thank you for sharing.

    2 years ago

    [deactivated user]

      Online Swedish Flash Cards at Lär Dig Svenska. Includes 8418 words, 763 cards, and 168 particle verbs. http://ord.lardigsvenska.com/ Click on the "en" below the card to turn on English translations of each word.

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/ghuerren

      Hi. please check the link: A guide to pronunciation Its broken.Thanks a lot

      1 year ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti
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      It seems to have disappeared, I'll just have to remove the link. :( Thanks for the heads-up! :)

      1 year ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/LaraClementine

      Why there is not the part where you can see the words you learned in Svedish? There is just "Home" "Discussion" and "Labs"... It would be useful... Thanks in advance!

      1 year ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/o.sanan
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      Is there any possibility of adding new lessons to the Swedish course or even creating a new Swedish course, like an intermediate/advanced course?

      1 year ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/BoopDoop

      Thank you

      4 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/StaceyJ86

      Where can I find the full Swedish alphabet? Or maybe its possible to someone to speak the alphabet out so that newbies like me can learn to pronounce letters. And stop associating all letters with English :-) e.g ä â och ö

      4 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Flicka930
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      Here's a YouTube video that might be helpful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHe7f_L7S2Q. It's a little on the homemade side, but she is slow and clear. A more formal (and excellent) version of this kind of material are the Academia Cervena videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epqzb44SWAU. I also use a variety of definition and pronunciation sites: Forvo.com, Google translate, dict.cc (ensv.dict.cc) and Dicios (en.dicios.com/sven/). Forvo has native speakers and if you become a member, you can compile a "favorites" pronunciation bank. Google translate works OK most of the time, but may actually provide too much information for a beginner. Dict.cc is in beta so it does not have all of the words pronounced, but when they are, they are pronounced by humans. One really great feature of dict.cc is that you are taken to a word's inflections (nouns and verbs) simply by clicking on it. Like Dict.cc, Dicios does not have sound files for all of its words. When it does, the word is pronounced by a human and, most importantly, played over and over on a constant loop until you stop it. I have found that the repetition of the word over and over is what has finally helped me truly hear the unique vowel sounds and consonant sounds of Swedish. A single vocalization of a word simply did not give my ear enough time to dissect what it was hearing. Hope this helps.

      4 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Knyttet
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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjha2AOCeyA

      This is from a show for kids called "Fem myror är fler än fyra elefanter" (trans. 5 ants are a greater number than 4 elephants). The video shows their song about the alphabet, I would personally say that the big elephant in the video is a bit nasal in its pronunciation of some letters. (The big elephant have a dialect very particular for Stockholm so he is not wrong just not necessarily representative for the nation as a whole)

      Anyway - hope it helps!

      4 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/StaceyJ86

      That was brilliant lol now I I could just find something slower that would be great. Would you say the alphabet is a good place to learn pronunciation certain letters?

      4 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/SteffieRobertson

      http://ielanguages.com/swedish.html I found some helpful stuff here. My roommate (from Gävle says that this is pretty good)

      4 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Knyttet
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      It's a quite pedagogical kids' show - with every episode dedicated to a letter or a number (I think).

      Yes and no regarding pronunciation. How the letter is pronunced in the alphabet and how it is pronunced in different words may differ a lot. In the english language the letter "W" is a good example. But at least we do not have many diphthongs making it even more different.

      4 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/davidverney

      Are there any sites where I may be able to find Swedish friends to practice my language skills with?

      4 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/StaceyJ86

      Yes I would be interested in this to :-)

      4 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/davidverney

      Thanks for that. I now have an account on italki.com. Brilliant!

      4 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/nathanjr

      Just wondering... I keep seeing the accusative case referred to as "objective" all the time. Is this a common or accepted term for the accusative case in some places? I've never heard it used in any language class I've been in.

      4 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Blehg
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      It's a term used for a case covering both direct (accusative) and indirect (dative) objects. It's also known as oblique case. Since Swedish doesn't distinguish direct and indirect objects in words, the terms 'accusative' and 'dative' don't really fit.

      4 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/nathanjr

      OK, thanks.

      4 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/EriktheSwede

      Tack sa mycket! Wonderful, thanks!

      4 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/lorena.stimac

      Thanks :)

      4 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Dobie42

      I didn't know where to post this without making a new discussion, but I have a question about swedish accents. It sounds to me like the language is spoken very "nasily", and I especially notice this in women. I can't really tell regional differences, but I know I mainly listen to people from Stockholm, which are less nasily. Is a nasal sound in the voice common/intentional when speaking Swedish? Sometimes when I'm joking around I make my voice sound really nasily on purpose. Should I actually talk like that? Sorry for bringing this thread back up, but I didn't want to start a new discussion. Tack!

      3 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Flicka930
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      So you have some basis for comparison, try going to Forvo.com where you can input a word and hear it pronounced by native speakers - all genders and ages. The locations of the speakers are shown on a map, so you can hear regional differences. If you set up a Forvo account, you can save words to make your own pronunciation library. You can also submit a request to have a word pronounced. I really like listening and reading along at 8sidor.se. Also, there's a bunch of movies and TV shows on Netflix. I figure that the diction used by news presenters and actors is probably the the clearest and the closest to "standard" you can get.

      3 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Dobie42

      Tack! I also use 8-sidor. I've always meant to check out forvo, and I guess now I have no excuse not to. Again, thank you!

      3 years ago

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      This is the first time I've heard anyone claim that Swedish is spoken in a nasal way. Do you have any examples? Any videos or recordings?

      I completely disagree with this: > I can't really tell regional differences, but I know I mainly listen to people from Stockholm, which are less nasily. Stockholm is the only place I would consider having more nasal sounds than the rest of Sweden.

      Are you sure that you don't confuse it with some other phenomenon? Like the vowels i, u and y?

      3 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/MauriceReeves
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      I actually understand what Dobie42 is saying. For example, when I watch "Djur med Julia," (don't judge) the vowels, H's and J's all sound sort of nasally. They're not as nasal as French, but they sound like they sound like they come from the back of the mouth up towards the nose. Here's an example: http://www.svtplay.se/video/2488941/djur-med-julia/avsnitt-12

      3 years ago

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      Oh my god, I couldn't watch more than a minute of that.

      She does have a kind of nasal "å" sometimes. But I don't think I would consider this something standard. The "h"s sound like they're pronounced in a non-standard position in the throat, possibly a bit higher up than normal. Also, her pronunciation of "kanske" makes it obvious that she's from Norrland.

      Disclaimer: I'm just a hobby linguist, so don't trust anything I say.

      3 years ago

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      As a Swedish learner, it's good and slow, even if her voice is over-affected. If it was an English show, I'd never watch. :-D

      3 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Maria123Vargaz

      Thanks Maurice for the "Djur med Julia" link. The intro is pretty hard to watch, but after that it's very useful.

      3 years ago

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      Yeah, like I said, if I wasn't invested in watching it to learn Swedish I'd turn if off right away.

      3 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Dobie42

      No judging here ;) I actually enjoyed that video. But yeah, that's the sound I'm talking about, just not as strong in this video. Maybe nasal is the wrong word for it. I'll link some in a bit. It's more of something that I notice passively, so I need to track down some of the videos.

      Maybe my ears just perceive it as being stronger or more nasally than it actually is..

      3 years ago

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      Might you be talking about the i sound in fika?
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djFx6j0E9rU

      If you are, nasal is not the word you are looking for.

      3 years ago

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      She has a very distinct dialect. The standard language isn't propunced like that.

      1 year ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Dobie42

      I'm sorry you disagree, but there's a reason I asked this question...because I didn't know. I'll link some examples when it isn't 3:30 in the morning.

      Here, I'll correct myself: from what I'm used to, people from Stockholm seem less nasily. To me.

      By the way, I'm not necessarily "claiming" it is spoken in a nasal way, I'm just asking, because I don't know if it is or isnt .

      3 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Hashmush
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      Oh, sorry if I sounded a bit harsh, that wasn't the intention at all. I'm curious and sometimes I forget to be polite ^^

      3 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Dobie42

      No, I'm sorry. My sleepiness lead me to misinterpret your comment (I was already angry after having been woken up by my dog, and I should have waited until the morning to get back to you :p not that that's any excuse) no hard feelings :)

      3 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/mats3000

      Some places up north talk very nasaly, like the region Jämtland. I'm a swede, I hadn't really thought about it until you brought it up. I saw the video someone linked, hadn't really occured to me until I saw it.

      1 year ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/4070milesapart

      I am looking for an area to report a mistake in translation I believe I've found. Where can this be done?

      3 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Flicka930
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      On PC's, at the bottom of the correct answer screen for each question, there is a "Report a Problem" button and a "Discussion" button. On Android phones, the bottom of the screen has a flag icon and a speech bubble icon for these functions. For issues of poor or alternative translation, idiom, clarity, etc. use the Report a Problem button. The response time on the Swedish site is VERY fast. There SHOULD be a general support tab on the left side of your computer screen, but mine has disappeared. You can always get to general support by scrolling to the very bottom of the screen and clicking on Help.

      3 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Katie.Maya

      Hi! I have done the placement test twice, but can't see my performance nor do I understand what to do afterwards, lol, any help please?

      3 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/mutterholle
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      Tack för kursen! :) Det är underbar! Jag talar tyska och använder https://www.sprichmalschwedisch.com/, men de är inte cosequent tillräckligt för mig. Denna kurs är bra för nybörjare!

      Grattis, Katrin

      3 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Kememmotar

      konsekvent

      3 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/mutterholle
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      Tack ^_^

      3 years ago

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      Could you please do one for when to use på and i? I can never figure out which one is correct.

      3 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/SorceressQuistis
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      Thanks ^_^

      3 years ago

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      Varsågod!

      3 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/sharmainelanae

      Thank you (:

      3 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/MikkelGama
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      Very useful. Thank you!

      3 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Biornne
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      It's great... thanks! :)

      3 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/NourQweder

      I need tips to write an article, paragraph,... , in Swedish ?!

      3 years ago

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      I started to study Swedish here in Duolingo. It is fun!!

      3 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/sakharova14

      Jag gillar den här kursen

      3 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/AdamHutcheson1

      Awesome!

      3 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Jerrywedd

      Goooooooooooood!!!!

      3 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/ChristofferAldin

      What about adding this Instagram account to the list? https://instagram.com/pratasvenska It's about learning Swedish words!

      3 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/HATndle

      Thanks, real nice.

      3 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Soasamuel
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      Hej! Any good TV station/channels recommended?

      3 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Danandjoey

      Why does pewdiepie aka (Felix Keliberg) say that Vill du hungla means: Do you want to dance. But then when I search up on google translate what it means it says: Do you want to make out? I am confused. Please help because I am young and still learning this language. THANKS!

      3 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Elysaph
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      He says that because he was joking and was trying to prank his audience. It means the latter sentence. Since you're young, I'd advise you to not take Swedish advice from pewdiepie, as he uses a lot of swear words and prank his audience when "teaching" them Swedish.

      3 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti
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      Thanks for clearing this up. I just want to add that the proper spelling of the word is hångla.

      3 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Danandjoey

      Thanks Elysaph. I will take your advise and learn the non lazy way.

      3 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/hpfan5
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      forvo.com is a good resource

      3 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/AndyDemopoulos

      Hej! Tack

      3 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/JasonDevloo

      Det finns ett nytt radioprogram och kanske podcast på sverigesradio. Det heter- Radio Sweden på lätt svenska.

      3 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/lenaSputnik
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      Great resources!

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Jakub292040

      Hey, im swedish

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Lady_Phantom

      Swedish is kinda confusing but its really fun to learn!!

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Lady_Phantom

      When the speaker says "De" it sounds more like "Dom" Is that how it really sounds or does the sound of De differ depending on were you live?

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Lingotgalore

      Thank you

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Cleuhzinha
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      tack så mycket!

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/scottdog22

      Thanks for this! It's really helpful :)

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/lofo91
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      tack

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/PattersonRptr

      Thank you very much!

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/M.SadiqYaqubi1

      hej , tack for doulingo admin

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/FreeBill

      Thanks, this helps!

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/lele6030

      this really helps thx

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Grimmy420

      I love this site!! My girlfriend lives in swenden an this will help a lot

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/joey473

      Thanks have a lingot.

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Levi.Wyatt

      Hum...I'm new to Duolingo..have been wanting to learn swedish for a long time, though. Finally decided I'd find something to do it with

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Dale_01

      great work

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/sandeepa2
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      Tack så mycket för förklaringen.

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/RyuzakiXD

      tack sa mycket!

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Fusionskies

      Great Post!

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Expertmax

      Thank you so much for your post. I'm struggling so bad to learn Swedish, you are helping a lot !

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/KiwiDressager

      Gosh, I wish I had come across this list earlier! Might've saved me from asking so many dumb questions! A lingot for you!

      1 year ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/MaddoxOHog1

      um ok

      1 year ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/JohnSpence280254

      Thank you so much! :D

      1 year ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/GabrielBar768753

      Thank you

      1 year ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/AlexandreO637287

      K and G rules...is it a theme about that already?! Please pointed to them.

      1 year ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/22879

      Does anyone know a website in which I can practise my speaking?

      1 year ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/MauriceReeves
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      There are Dischord servers that let you type and speak. Have you checked them out?

      1 year ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Airhead123

      italki

      1 week ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/NormanCruz9

      Hej killar jag hoppas att du kan svara på mig. Jag har startat en grupp i WhatsApp för all nationalitet att gå med och diskutera språk Jag hoppas att du kunde gå med här(English translation :Hello guys I hope you can respond to me. I've started a group in WhatsApp for all nationality to join and discuss languages ​​I hope you could join here) https://chat.whatsapp.com/DDC0AwD7YT246yBxaUFCHD

      1 year ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/temelk

      tack så mycket

      1 year ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/NylaTheWolf

      This will be a life saver!

      Is there anything on possessive pronouns and objective pronouns? I still can't drill those into my head and it's driving me nuts. Doesn't help that I keep learning on and off.

      Maybe I should go back to learning every day.

      6 months ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/catzwink

      thank you so much. i was start to study swedish again and this is really helpful :D

      6 months ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Airhead123

      väldigt användbar

      1 week ago
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