Well, it's made from wheat and then there's dough involved and you know what, I don't know how to explain bread!!!!
the letter that looks like an o with a slash through it sounds like "ir" and so the d is almost silent but you still say it a little, i dont know how to explain it i dont know if that helps anyone
"The letter that looks like an o with a slash" is a mouthful when compared to just using ø. This 28th letter of the Norwegian alphabet is a vowel with no r sound because that belongs to the alveolar flap ɾ. Phonetically speaking, ø is a close-mid front protruded vowel unlike "i" which is a close front unrounded one. If you have trouble with pronouncing it properly, visit this discussion thread and look for my reply to @Leighfy7.
Correct IPA pronunciation of this question is
/ʋɑː æɾ bɾøː/.
There are several ways you can enter in non-English characters:
- use the ø button underneath the textbox during exercises
- copy it from somewhere else (search "o slash" on Google)
- on mobile, click and hold the letter o to view more characters
- on desktop/laptop turn Num Lock on, hold down the Alt key and then enter 155 on the numeric keypad to get the letter ø
- install Norwegian keyboard layout on your operating system/smartphone (most sensible approach)
Yes, that is incorrect. The b is pronounced like in English, and the d is silent.
It souns like she's saying "dru" to me... is that a pronniunciation of brod?
Is there any other possible slang or euphemism meaning for Brød?
There is a persistent slang isage in english in which Bread can mean Money.
There's morrabrød, "morning bread", which is a euphemism for an erection shortly after waking up. It can also be a euphemism for breasts: "Sjekk ut brøda på hun skreppa der, 'a." It's a slightly aging expression, usually only used ironically.
(Note that nouns aren't capitalized neither in English nor Norwegian.)
In Norway, this is an essential question. There are over 100 religions practiced in Norway and they all have one thing in common: finding the true meaning of bread.
The true religion is null bread animism. Breads true identity and what differentiates it from dough is empty space. Without void the bread is simply a cracker! BREAD IS VOID! THE CRUST HERETICS MUST BURN TO APPEASE OUR NONEXISTENT LORD!
Could you, please, describe the difference? You can also click the links in my reply to @RowanM.1 to hear how brød should be pronounced.
The recording represents the sounds correctly. IPA pronunciation is
/bɾøː/ which means the first phoneme is b, not d.
Both are plosive sounds, but the former is formed by bringing your lips together (bilabial) while the latter has more of a bony sound because the tongue must touch the alveolar bone or the very beginning of your hard palate (alveolar, denti-alveolar).
Follow this link to hear what IPA symbols sound like.
Thank you for that very useful information. However, I do know the difference between B and D and how they're normally pronounced, but to me the recording sounds like the speaker is using her tongue to touch the alveolar bone rather than bringing her lips together - hence it sounds more like a D then a B to my ears in that audio. So I would dispute that the recording is representing the sounds correctly, unless perhaps it has been updated since I commented on it five months ago.
I do hear "b" but this is one of the potential problems we are going to experience when TTS bots are used instead of native speakers. Does the word brød usually sound to you like it's pronounced with "d" instead of "b" or is it just this particular recording? If it's the latter, you can ignore the following paragraphs. The contributors can only force a re-sync or disable it completely when it has a faulty sound.
On the discussion page, click the word of interest to isolate it from the rest of the sentence (Duolingo will take you to the dictionary page). Is the sound pronounced more clearly here?