Learning Swedish More and More

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Attention: If you want to learn or improve your Swedish, please try my Interlinear Swedish bilingual book. This book is a Swedish book by Selma Lagerlöf translated in the innovative Interlinear format, where the translation is provided below each word. Such format lets you read and improve your Swedish easily regardless of your level.

I am learning Swedish even more. I have practically ceased doing anything but reading a book with audio in Swedish. I have read 80 pages total which is not all that much if you consider the time needed to get good in Swedish. I have also found somebody to whom I occasionally text on Skype in Swedish. I find that pretty helpful in terms of learning informal speech, getting my mistakes corrected and my questions answered. I have delayed my stay in Sweden until the second half of June. I hope to make more progress when I’m there.

I have found a good resources which has simplified news with audio in Swedish and I am thankful to Erica who suggested it in the comments. A great site with news put very simply and if you go to Lyssna på lättlästa nyheter you can find news with transcripts every day; it is pretty good practice and you can do something informative. I have been listening to it from time to time.

I have also found a couple of podcasts, Sprich mal Schwedisch seems to be fair for German speakers. I do speak some German and it is on the border of enough for being able to understand this podcast so I do find this good practice.

I am also looking for language exchange partners (or rather just people who could teach me Swedish for free). I will especially need them when I am in Stockholm so if you are one, do not hesitate to write in the comments or contact me otherwise at lyzazel DOT _yaHOO_ . COM. That would be nice.

I am also working on another lanugage- related project and it might help me learn some Swedish too. I will probably have news on it in a couple of months. Stay tuned if you are interested.

Attention: If you want to learn or improve your Swedish, please try my Interlinear Swedish bilingual book. This book is a Swedish book by Selma Lagerlöf translated in the innovative Interlinear format, where the translation is provided below each word. Such format lets you read and improve your Swedish easily regardless of your level.

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18 Comments


  1. ·

    Very cool, I messed around with Swedish for about a month a couple years ago, very fun language, I liked how it had kind of a rhythm to it but it was also a bit of a pain in the butt because I could never figure out on my own exactly how to pronounce something before hearing it because just reading it didn’t seem to tell you where the emphasis or ‘rhythm’ would go in the word, if you know what I mean…

    Anyway, if you’re looking for language exchange partners why don’t you just go to a language exchange site and sign up there? Most of those sites are free and I’m sure you could find someone to help you with your Swedish no trouble.

    Cheers,
    Andrew


  2. ·

    Yup, sentence stress is pretty hard to get used to. I don’t speak much so I don’t notice myself making many mistakes but I am pretty sure I would if I spoke it. Soon we will find out.

    I found another exchange partner already: hopefully this will do.


  3. ·

    In terms of simlicity what do you think is the most easy Germanic language one can learn? I studied German many years ago…and it was pretty hard.
    Are Swedish any easier?
    Are you already in Sweden ? 


  4. ·

    Hi Glavkos – long time no see.

    Yes, I am already in Sweden – I have been living here for a month already. I would say that Swedish is easier than German. It is probably one of the easiest Germanic languages to learn, perhaps the easiest one, although maybe Norwegian or Afrikaans could also be contenders to this position. 

    Swedish does not even conjugate verbs among the various persons and it has a lot in common with English. Perhaps sentence stress is a bit trickier but me personally, I really like it.

    I think i I will write a blogpost on this after I am done.

    Look at Mithridate’s article – and I agree with him:
    http://www.pagef30.com/2008/08/why-norwegian-is-easiest-language-for.html


  5. ·

     That’s very nice ….I wouldn’t be a problem to give a shot to Norwegian, which look like the simplest and most useful of all. Thanks for the swift reply Linas.
                    Τα λέμε :)

  6. TaJbid Islam
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    swedish is very sweet language i listen from movie. I learning english  
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  7. Amit Schandillia
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    An extremely inspirational endeavor I must say


  8. ·

    Skype is a great way to become friends with people all over the world. :)

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