Is it just me or does the swedish voice woman sound really depressed?
No, just suitably neutral. :)
Yes, super bored at least. Sounds like fröken ur
I totally agree... She is not a happy camper..
What exactly is the difference between "lunch" and "middag"?
Lunch is eaten at midday, middag is eaten in the evening.
but isn't it called "mid-dag" because it's eaten in the "mid-day"?
No longer. Now it's dinner eaten in the evening.
Lunch is lunch and middag is dinner.
I still don't understand. How can I pronounce "jag" ?
Basically já the g is kinda silent, I don't hear mostly
The g is mostly dropped in day to day speech.
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.
In some southern accents like around Malmö it's very close to lunff
Norwegian lunsj looks better
I'll be sure to let the Swedish language council know your opinion.
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.
Who doesnt eat lunch?
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.
How to pronouce jag?
Yehg or yahg.
Like English "jog" except with a "y" instead of a "j".
The "g" at the end is often silent in normal speech.
How would you say "i 'ate' lunch" ?
Jag åt lunch
She clearly said "de äter lunch" for me, so i answered they eat lunch and got it wrong. Blah!
It sounds ok for me, maybe it's just a case of training your ears.
I said i ate linch and it said it was wrong. Im geussing there is a different term for ate in Swedish?
Yes, åt. And you need the correct spelling "lunch".
In this example, the woman speaking sounds like she is saying Jag the same way as you would say Jeg in Norwegian. Is that acceptable in Swedish as well?
It honestly sounds correct to me - as in jag, not jeg.
I wrote "I'm eating Lunch" and it was correct but another correct solutions is "I eat lunch". What?
Swedish doesn't make a difference between them, so the same phrase translates to both.
Is "lunch" pronounced "lunsh" or the standard English "lunch"?
It uses Swedish pronunciation, so sh sound and Swedish short u.