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A good way improve your Swedish spelling and reading.

Hello there! I came to Sweden some years ago and I had an advantage of learning which was school. In Sweden they learn English early in school which made it easier for me to communicate and to slowly understand. But the thing that really made me learn was the reading. I was a crazy reader then and I still am and it has made me improve my Swedish to a pretty high level where I am able to talk about everything from culture to science.

So here is how you can improve your Swedish.

If you have a library with Swedish books go there and borrow a book. A tip is to take a book that you have read in your native language cause then you know what will happen and can anticipate what it means. Then you will only need to understand some words and you memory will fill the gaps. If you find a word you really can't understand then wright it somewhere and find a good dictionary to translate and read the same page again to understand what was written. I recommend tyda.se. As you get better you can start reading more advanced books and you will learn more words. This combined with Duolingo will make you learn a language in months.

June 23, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/DavidStyIes

As for me, I have found that a very useful resource is watching Swedish TV with Swedish subtitles (also available online for free from many sites).

(Not to knock reading, of which I am also certainly a fan; just offering my experience regards Swedish TV seriously levelling-up my ability in Swedish, reading/writing included)

June 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Slartibartfaster

As you said it is very good with Swedish TV too. I feel silly for forgetting to write it here. TV is very good if you want too speak casual Swedish. But if you aim to get to more advanced Swedish in the long term reading is better because you will not only learn dialogs but you will also learn to describe things much better. That is how it was for me. Some good sites for TV-series and movies with swedish subtitles are swefilmer and sweflix. I prefer sweflix because of the better quality but it doesn't have as many movies as swefilmer. Sorry for the long reply by the way and thank you for the very much for such a good comment.

June 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/GwenDragoness

I'm probably going to make a separate post about this soon, but I just thought I should mention it here. Wattpad is an excellent place to find lots of good reading practice. A lot of the stuff on there is easy to read and it is all free. While you are unlikely to find anything that you have already read in your own language, there is a lot of fanfiction you can read which has much the same effect. The only major downside I have noticed is that you'll tend to find more typos than you would in professionally edited work.

June 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Slartibartfaster

Thanks! I always looked for a place like this. A little advice if you are learning norwegian is to learn danish and swedish first. I am fluent in both languages and norwegian is pretty much a mix of these two languages.

June 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Maria123Vargaz

Thanks for the tips! I like to read books on Kindle, it has a built-in dictionary which I find very useful.

June 23, 2015

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Tack

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