The Swedish SJ-sound When you’re learning Swedish, you’ll pretty soon come across the SJ-sound. Or ‘ɧ’, as it is symbolised. Most learners first encounter this sound in the number 7 = sju. Some Swedish learners find this sound hard to pronounce, and others find it a bit easier. It depends on what your mother tongue … Read more
Skulle du vilja låta mer svensk? / Would you like to sound more Swedish? Har du aldrig lyckats uttala sjuksköterska, eller vad skillnaden är mellan Å, Ä och Ö? / Never got the hang of how to say sjuksköterska, or what the difference is between Å, Ä and Ö? Eller när G eller K uttalas … Read more
Free mini course: Swedish letters Å Ä Ö Hej!Would you like to learn or improve how to actually say those last 3, confusing letters in the Swedish alphabet?When you sign up for this free mini pronunciation masterclass, you get free videos that specifically teaches you how to pronounce the Swedish vowels Å, Ä and Ö. Your teacher is … Read more
If you find the verbs tycka, tro and tänka difficult to remember, you are NOT alone. The English word think corresponds to three Swedish verbs: tycka, tänka, and tro, something that likely causes confusion for non-native speakers. It can be tricky because the translation of the verbs can sometimes overlap each other. However, it’s not as complex as it might sound, but takes time and practice to get used to. In this post, we will look at when and how to use these words. At the end of this post, we also have a free Cheat Sheet that you can download and keep somewhere handy to remind yourself.
“All I want for Christmas is you!” When you are learning Swedish, chances are that the course books include everyday language that is very helpful for getting by in Sweden in general. However, you will probably not find intimate and sexy phrases in these types of books. Here are 44 phrases that you can use when getting to know someone, either face-to-face or via a dating app. So let’s get festive and romantic with some useful Swedish phrases for these situations!
What are lessons with Swedish Made Easy like? How do we work, and what material do we use? How can you best prepare for your Skype lesson? In this blogpost we’ll look at what lessons with us usually look like. Our lessons usually include the following: brief improvised conversation (to get used to real-life conversations) … Read more
Many students ask how long it takes to learn Swedish. We have previously written a longer blog post about it, but we have now also worked out a little rough guideline to how many hours it usually takes to reach each language level. This is a very rough estimate, and can vary considerably between individuals, … Read more
This week’s interviewee is Jamie. He is 36 years old and from Ottawa, Canada. He moved to Stockholm in 2015 after meeting his wife. In some ways he says he is a typical Canadian- he loves Hockey and Maple Syrup! He also loves his adopted homeland Sweden. He received his citizenship in 2018 and feels … Read more
Hej! We’re starting a video series on pronunciation that will run for the next few months. Today, we’ll kick off with … (not surprisingly, perhaps) … the letter A!
Hej! Daniel here. In this week’s blog post I’ll help you to make sense of the Swedish word får. Får får får? is a Swedish pun that means “Do sheep get sheep?” (meaning Do sheep have (baby) sheep? or What’s the word for baby sheep?) Many languages have what I call ‘hiccups’: words that can … Read more