I should have said "awkward if you happen to be a priest" - see my ikon/profile! But perhaps that too, is normal in Sweden.
Thanks for that. The Church of England is still linked in some ways to the state, one of the good side effects of this is that heresy trials will never get anywhere. Even so there has been a defence organization since 1898 called then The Modern Churchmen's Union, now Modern Church, where those like Archbishop Hammar can find mutual support and a place to explore minority ways of thinking away from the famous "odium theologicum" .
What is a bit awkward, is that the g in "religiös" sounds closer to the Spanish g in the same position.
Out of curiosity, are duolingo courses shaped to reflect a country's culture?
This one is, we tried to include typical cultural words & concepts throughout the course rather than making a Sweden skill. The downside is a lot of people get confused by some very typical words, because they seem rare and unexpected to them from their cultural point of view.
Does a normal Swede (in Stockholm area) pronounce the "G" in "Jag"? Or do they drop it?
I suppose you only use the app. Open duolingo on the website and access this unit, it will explain all the different ways an adjective is modified to match the noun. They really need to add those to the app....
I use the website. My question was on whether pronouns were considered ett or en words, not on how adjectives work, which wasn't in the adjective section. Nevertheless, I did get answered that pronouns are "en" words for the purpose of having adjectives agree with them
someone explains please , how is it pronunced this "religiös" word ? cause i hear it as relikhoious
The sj sound in Swedish "sky". It's close to a Standard German Ach, but not the same. I tend to think of how I pronounce it as F + W at the same time.
I made a simple typo; religous instead of religious and it was marked wrong. I was informed that one letter off was considered a typo ( unless it forms a new excisting word, like a/am)
But really there seem to be no rhyme or reason as to when typos are accepted. Some awfull typos have been accepted, while very often simple (one letter) typo's have not.
It sounds like it's pronounced reh-lee-sjöss, where "sj" is the same Swedish pronunciation as in the number "sju," and ö, as always, is pronounced like the "i" in the word "bird." From what I understand, the sj sound is made by forming your mouth as if you were about to make the "k" sound and then vocalizing the "h" sound.