This Swedish pronounciations are really confusing to beginners like me.
It can be a bit counter-intuitive, but here the spelling matches the pronunciation well if you just learn the pronunciation of <ö> which sounds roughly like the vowel in fur without the r-quality.
The first one sounds like /brehd/ and the other two sound like /bruhd/. Is it a regional thing?
Yeah it is. In Skåne (Scania) in the south we talk more similar to Danish than other swedes do, and the letters Å, Ä and Ö are pronouced "heavier/longer", like the last guy said it but even more. Almost like "brÖad"/"brÖed", more focus on the vowel sound.
Can someone help break down the pronounciation of "bröd" for me please?
It sounds like she's saying two syllables...I assumed it was pronounced "br-uh-d" based on @Lundgren8's comment here.
It's simply "bröd" with a flapped "r" but the speaker here was speaking with emphasis so the "ö" sound becomes longer. Also, the "ö" sound can be quite confusing to most speakers. You make it by first making a open mid vowel. Basically, "e" in "bed" or "get" but not in "play." Then you round it. Just making your mouth like a normal "o." Then you'll get ö
the way I learned to say it is to start with the "eh" sound and then round your lips like with "oo". Hope that helps. :)
Do Swedes pronounce the 'ö' like the French 'eu' or the German 'ö'? To me, it sounds more like a short 'e' followed by a short 'o'
If I recall correctly, brödet means "the bread" and bröden means "the breads"