I can imagine that a question like this do not make any sense for a native Swedish speaker... but I still confuse. It is pronounced "k+finna" like Trisha suggested, "k+vinna or "k+rinna". It sound silly to ask but try to pronounce correctly "piñata (piniata) or pollo (poio) in Spanish and you will know what I am talking about.
It’s usually k+vinna. However, since the [k] is a voiceless consonant, [v] can turn to [f] in quick speech for the same reason that have to in English is pronounced haff to, due to the voiceless [t] afterwards.
Tack sa mycket... I have been hitting my head on the keyboard on that one for a while, but I think that I finally get it. Spanish is my first language and I guess that you may already know it is grammatically complex but phonetically very simple language. Again... tack.
Try to go for kv, but you'll often hear kfinna if you listen carefully. This is because voicelessness tends to be contagious in Swedish. It's easier to say two voiceless sounds next to each other, than to say one voiceless and then one voiced.
(g is the voiced version of k and v is the voiced version of f).
I agree with "babysbreathe8" about the helpfulness of your comments. By the way thanks for the tip on the "G" I didn't know that one.
Is it pronounced like the audio here? kvin-ná? With a kind of stop in the middle of the word and the stress on na?
No. It's stressed on the first syllable and the second one has an A-sound. However, the A-sound of Swedish is slightly different from English, being a little rounded.
A fun fact is this is related to the english word "Queen" through its eytomology.
I'm so lost at this one. I hear k-lina, with an 'L'. not a 'f', not a 'v', not even a 'r'. Maybe Cesar can give me some help since Spanish is also my first language
Because en means "a/an" or "one", and the English sentence lacks a such determiner.
piñata is a mexican thing, it is a big hollow cardboard figure (like a doll or a star) that is filled with candies, hang from a rope, and then broken to pieces by kids with a wooden stick, it is used in celebrations. Pollo means chicken