Yes, the words de and dem are always pronounced dom (except in some dialects).
thank you for clarifying! i was caught up on this as well...wasn't sure if it was a mistake :)
In Finland Swedish dialects, de is often pronounced as if it were written di. As for formal settings, the members of the Swedish Academy pronounce de as dom (even when they read their speeches aloud), so not really. But people who are less experienced at reading texts aloud often tend to pronounce things as they are written, so that's one circumstance where you can hear it said that way.
I hear "Dom ät rost" instead of "dom äter ost". I know de is pronounced as dom, but I'm having some problems with äter.
Sorry if this is a silly question but why is does the o here sound long but in other words such as frukost or hon it sounds short? Is it an exception or am i not hearing it right? Thanks
The o in "ost" is short. A vowel followed by two consonants is almost always short.
Well, it sounds so strange, that it came to me naturally. Well, ost means west in German, so you might combine that two into a phrase like "Cheese is very popular in the east", that usually helps.
Having studied German in high school, I use the same association! When I forget the svenska word for 'cheese', I think "the cheese of the East" and that brings the word 'ost' to mind.
I remember it easily because years ago I fell in love with djetost (a spelling I can't seem to find anywhere on the internet now; instead I find "gjetost"), which I believe is one Swedish name for the Norwegian "brunost." It was an amazing cheese, like a firm caramel with a tangy flavor. I have since discovered I am allergic to dairy products, so I can only dream of eating this cheese again. I dare say - if you like cheese - find yourself some gjetost (I'm guessing this translates as "whey cheese") and you will find it easier to remember. Otherwise, you could make up a story about it or find something to associate it with.
Oh heavens - such memories! I met it as a teenager on a market in Bristol...and when I moved up North found it in a small market there....Saturday morning breakfast gjetost on toast....mmmmm Haven't seen it for years...and I forgot to look for it when I visited Sweden with work!
try the channel academia cervena, hes a really intelligent guy who goes through alot of pronunciations very thoroughly
Is the r from äter merged with ost sounding like the double r in spanish? (Eg: guitarra)
"Dom" instead of "De" or "Dem", is commonly used by swedes. This should be added as an almost correct answer..
"Dom" should be accepted anywhere where de/dem is used. However, de/dem is more common in written Swedish.
Yes, in correctly written Swedish this is true. But people don't really care unless it's something more formally written.
Indeed. Either works fine. Only difference is that "dom" has a more informal feel to it. Our line of thought in the course is to have de/dem as the preferred ones but "dom" as perfectly acceptable anywhere.