We won't be able to ask her anymore for now, unfortunatelly. But yeah, this helps. Pretty logical!
Thank you!!!! now, thanks to you I will not make the same mistake over and over again.
Är is usually just pronounced as e so it’s more like han e en man which might be why you’re not hearing it.
Perhaps worth mentioning here that it is never"wrong" to pronounce letters that are commonly dropped in in Swedish speech, so if in doubt pronounce everything - Swedes will just take it as you trying to speak clearly.
So if I pronounce everything they will understand ? because the pronounciation is so weird
Yes, it may sound as if you're over-enunciating or speaking exaggeratedly clearly, but comprehension will not be a problem. When we Swedes slow down we tend to do this as well (saying är instead of e or och instead of å, for example).
Note that this doesn't apply to letter combinations that are always to form a combined and distinct sound, such as the sj-sounds (skjorta, sked, charmig statiom, stjärna, for example) or the various spellings of j (hjul, ljus, etc.). Those should never be pronounced as individual letters but always the sound they represent. You would still be understood, but it would sound rather strange.
Yes, more or less. I'm not familiar with whether short long E and Ä differ in German, but they do differ in Swedish.
I always confuse han with hon because I think of the o as a masculine letter and a as a feminine so I get confused often.
some advice 3 years into the future, "han" kinda rhymes with "man", and both of them have an 'a' in the middle. hope that helps, sorry it's a littlee late
Depending on your operating system, you may be able to change your keyboard setting to the "English International" keyboard, which will allow you to type the accented letters using shortcuts. If you don't want to change your keyboard setting, there are buttons underneath the text input box on the Duolingo interface that you can click on to input the Swedish characters. Don't hesitate to reply to this comment with any further questions about either route.