Hear a native speaker pronounce the word traditionell here: http://sv.forvo.com/search-sv/traditionell/
Let's hope not!
Out of curiosity, what are some traditional Swedish foods?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swedish_cuisine has a list but my greatgrandma used to do Lutfisk before she passed apparently. She died before I was born but I have the documents from her immigration to the US.
Can someone explain the pronunciation around the second "t" in traditionell? it sounds slightly like an "h"
It's somewhat dialectical, but the pronunciation given here is basically the sj/sk used in Scandinavian languages. Other dialects pronounce it like English sh (which is how we pronounce the second t in traditional, as well).
Could someone explain what's wrong with my translation: "they prepare a traditional meal"?
It felt like a more direct translation of the Swedish expression
That would be De lagar en traditionell måltid.
Why is 'they cook traditionally' not correct? I understood that 'lagar mat' translates to 'cook / cooking'.
Yes, but it says that the food is traditional, not that the act of cooking is.