My brain Danish'ed for a bit when I read dyr... but then it made no sense to have an animal machine.
does it pronounce like maFin? I still do not get pronunciation of S and K closed to each other ...
Think of it like the sounds of German ach or Scottish loch but a bit lighter. Wikipedia also has a page dedicated to the sound, with audio examples.
Yes, to some extent, but not completely - väldigt always means "very" and mycket can mean either "very" or "much".
Oh my god :o . This looks like my dialect in Dutch. "Da's en geweldig duur maschine"
Sure, it has cognates in many languages, including English, German - and Dutch. :)
Is there a distinction between väldigt and jätte-?
Dear? What on earth is a dear machine?? A really sweet one which brings you flowers?
In American dictionaries, dear also means expensive. It is usually used in more scholarly speech, or by people who know French, Swedish and other languages as well.