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Sjuksköterska

Am I the only one internally (sometimes externally) screaming over the pronunciation of sju, sjuksköterska and any word at all that contains that sound? Does anyone have any tips of how to make that sound?

February 13, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dobie42

Then you may be terrified to learn that this tongue twister exists: Sju skör sjörbjuggssjuka sjömän sköttes av sjuttiosju sköna, skönsjungande sjuksköterskor på det sjunkande sjukhusskeppet Stjärnan i Shanghai.

I also struggle with this sound. I am physically incapable of it! This sound will be my down fall :(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rach_jules

That's going to give me nightmares!!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NagyDave

I think this is relevant to the topic. :D Mastering Swedish: Lesson 3 - Sk, Sj, Sch, Sh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3OxCRTg8iE


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dobie42

I watched some of this last night. It made me feel so frustrated. The english speaker did a pretty good job, though, from what I watched :)

I just don't understand how to make the noise from the back of the throat (?) rather than the front of the mouth/teeth (the shhhh sound)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gugel.hupf

try to gargle/gurgle without that typical noise. gargle and move the back part of the tongue a little bit upwards tha the rolling noise disappears.

the shhhh sound is close to the " ch" in butcher,❤❤❤❤❤ or "sh" in "shame" for example


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DogePamyuPamyu

SJUKSKÖTERSKESKOLARNA IS THE DOWNFALL OF ALL OF US.

I spend about 30 minutes getting the pronunciation of this word down PERFECTLY and I feel like it REALLY helped me with the rest of pronunciation! :D

I'm actually considering getting a degree in nursing and moving to Sweden just so I can say the word multiple times per day. Or getting really sick and travelling to Sweden to ask for a nurse in broken Swedish...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rach_jules

Does that mean 'the student nurses'? I can't find a good translation haha. Can you post a link of someone pronouncing that word?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DogePamyuPamyu

Sjuksköterskeskolarna is "The nursing schools" XD

Here is the pronunciation of sjuksköterskeskolan, which means the nursing school (singular)... http://www.forvo.com/word/sjuksk%C3%B6terskeskolan/#sv


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zmrzlina

Nota bene, it's sjuksköterskeskolorna.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rach_jules

I think I'm finally making progress! Hooray! Is 'the nursing students' 'sjuskörterskestudenterna' then?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DogePamyuPamyu

Yes, but remove the r after ö and add a k before the second s.

Sjuksköterskestudenterna. :D

For some reason, when I first learn the word, I would put an r after the ö as well... Strange that you made the same mistake lol. Must be an English speaker thing.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rach_jules

Weird. Sjuksköterskeskolarna would be worse if 'sko' was similar to 'skö'.

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