Is it just me or does the swedish voice woman sound really depressed?
Consider the midnight sun. Middag might well sometimes still be eaten in the middle of the day (regardless of what the time is, but rather the position of the sun/day).
I heard my teacher from Malmö saying lunch that sounds like "lunff". Is this a regional accent or does that appoy to other parts of sweden too?
There's no F-sound in there. However there are regional dialect differences. In Stockholm, the CH will be a so-called tje-sound, while down south it will have a so called ske-sound.
I'm still having problems quth the sound. I know jag is almost always pronounced as "ja". However, I'm hearing now "Ja äte lunch" as if there was no r. Does this usually happen or is this just a lack of training?
The new Voice isn't great with the r sound, she tends to just skip it. äter sounds good in the slow version, but I think she reduces the r too much in the normal speed version.
She clearly said "de äter lunch" for me, so i answered they eat lunch and got it wrong. Blah!
What is the swedish word for ate? Or does that feature later on in the course? :)
It'll probably turn up later, but anyway, it's åt. So "I ate lunch" = jag åt lunch.
Like English "jog" except with a "y" instead of a "j".
The "g" at the end is often silent in normal speech.