Is there a difference in pronunciation between "Mannen är full" and "Mannen är ful"? I couldn't figure out if there was.
Yeah, like this:
- full - kind of like English full - phonetically [fɵl] - example
- ful - a longer, outdrawn vowel, think "fuuuuuuul" - phonetically [fʉːl] - example
Learning to hear the difference between vowel lengths is one of the harder challenges in Swedish, so don't get discouraged if it takes a while to get.
Is there any difference between the Swedish "full" and English "full" or "drunk", or is it the same word?
Swedish full about people only means 'drunk', a person who has eaten enough is mätt.