That's what it sounds like to me too. I actually typed "brem" and it counted correct but as a typo haha.
I can't understand the TTS ending of 'brev'. To me it sounds like it's saying, 'brea'. Am I hearing it correctly or do you pronounce the 'V'?
It's because Swedish speakers colloquially drop 'v' sounds quickly and quitely. 'Vad'(what) for example has only enough v sound in it to tell it starts with one.
Origin: From Old Norse 'bréf', from Latin 'breve' (scriptum) (source: Wiktionary) Cognates in German and English 'Brief'
I got this wrong too because it sounded like "drev". I knew it was wrong, but didn't know what else to type. :(
Sounded like drer (like brer rabbit, but initial 'd') to me; couldn't guess what it was supposed to be
The word is one syllable, but we should be aware that, according to this video on the Swedish vowels https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzYArZVTD4s&t=2m12s, it is common for the Swedish long e to end in a weak schwa /ə/.
En is used for words that are common gender. Ett is used for words that are neuter gender. You won't be able to tell which is used for a word, just by looking at the word. That's why, when you learn new words, you also have to memorize the article associated to it. For example:
En tidning - A newspaper.
Ett brev - A letter.
As you can see, the two words en and ett, mean exactly the same thing, so that means you have to memorize which words use en and which ones use ett. You can also find more info under the Tips and Notes of Basics 1. Hope that helped!
It sounds like it's saying something closer to "ett barn" for me. I might just be having earphone troubles, though.
Does this refer to a letter written to someone, or a letter of the alphabet? I'm assuming the former :)
The pronunciation sucks with this one. I should know, I've been learning Swedish for 6 years