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SwedishPod101.com
Tuesday at 6:30 pm
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Hi everyone! Have you memorized the Swedish alphabet yet?

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Team SwedishPod101.com
Tuesday at 10:03 pm
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Hej Pedro,

Swedish can be a tricky language! "Mig" (me) is for example pronounced as the English "may". 😮


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Pedro
Thursday at 2:46 am
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Trevligt, befallning, tillbringade...in all these words, the "g" is not pronounced. Sometimes, I have impression of the "g" also has sound of "k". 😳

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Tuesday at 7:36 pm
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Hej Nedra,


I think both "insjö" and "sjö" would be translated as "lake" in English. However, if you look it up on a dictionary, "insjö" is a lake cut off from the ocean, surrounded by land. "Sjö" is just a larger collection of water surrounded by land. But really, they're both lakes. 😜


Maybe this youtube video I found can help you with the pronunciation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHs7xB8MOAs


Good luck! 😇


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Nedra Gallagher
Friday at 2:05 am
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Hallo! I am trying to get a phonetic (and visual) pronunciation of the Swedish word sjön (lake in English). I don't see anything in the basic Swedish language sounds for the "sj" combination, but the audio on the internet translator gives it a 'k' sound, and I can't catch the ö very well.


What is the difference between sjön and insjö ?


Please respond to nedra.gallagher@gmail.com.


Thank you.


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Wednesday at 12:39 am
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Hej Gary,


You have understood the rule correctly and I believe the "e" in egendom is meant to be a hard vowel and therefore it would still be included in the rule. 😇👍


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Gary Axelson
Friday at 5:29 am
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A question about pronunciation of g and soft vowels. The rule seems pretty clear - so, for example - gäst, ger, igen, torg, etc all take a "y" sound. But what about a word like egendom - property - in which the g is hard. Is this simply an exception to the rule and must be memorized or am I misunderstanding the rule? Tusen tack

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Friday at 3:24 am
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Hi Octavia,


Thank you for your kind feedback!


Let us know if you have any questions. :wink:


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Octavia Brown
Wednesday at 10:18 pm
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I was trying to learn this from a book - thanks to your audio lessons it is so much easier

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Wednesday at 11:21 pm
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Hi Kay,

Don't worry too much, a lot of people trying to learn Swedish has the exact same problem! But, please remember that we can still understand what you are saying even if you can't pronounce the ö perfectly. And it is not wrong to have a little bit of an accent when you speak. Everyone has an accent on the language they try to learn, for example german people speak very good English, but almost all people from Germany have a typical german accent. We still understand them perfectly.


A tip for trying to improve your pronunciation with the ö, try to look at your boyfriend's mouth when he is saying ö, and try to make the same shape with your mouth. The opening of your mouth should look like a circle. :innocent:


Good luck!

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Kay
Monday at 12:42 am
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Jag försöker! Tidigare idag min kille sa att jag uttalar "ö" felaktigt.

Jag sa ordet "behöver," and he said that I have that stereotypical English-speaker accent from the way I pronounced the r and ö. English speakers pronounce ö like "uh" apparently. He said Swedes open their mouth a lot more.


Since then I've been playing the pronunciation of word behöver from swepod/google translate repeatedly and ..

well, I kind of get it in the abstract/theoretical way, there's a disconnect when it comes to actually pronouncing and I can't make the ö sound properly yet :(.