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Our vlog from Närcon Sommar 2016 (27-31 July) :D We had a blast and would like to share some of it with you all!

Mona

Gender: Female

Pronunciation: MO-na (English); MOH-nah (Scandinavian); MAW-nah (Polish); MUU-na (Arabic)

Origin: Anglicised form of the Gaelic name Muadhnait; Swedish, Norwegian and Danish diminutive of the name Monika; Arabic variant of the name Muna; Greek

Meaning: Little noble one (English; Irish); Advisor; Only (Scandinavian); Wishes; Desired (Arabic); One (Greek)

Ranking in the US top 1000: Not ranked

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This beautiful Swedish lady sings an ancient Viking song. Now watch how the cows respond. 

It is often argued that everything our ancestors did and said gets stored into our brains. Their experience and knowledge gets passed down from generation to generation. This may explain why we know or react to certain things without having any prior knowledge.

Kulning is an ancient herding call used in the Scandinavian region. The call is a high pitch tone that can reach long distances. The herding call sounds more like a haunting and sad melody meant to echo through mountains and alleys.

It was getting late and foggy on a magical night last month when Swedish artist Jonna Jinton wanted to try kulning. She wanted to find out if the animals would answer to the call their own ancestors heard when the women called them. Kulning might just be one of the most beautiful and enchanting sounds ever made.

Problem people say u will have with German: Cases

Problem u actually have with German: Prefixes and compound words make words look similar and vocab hard to memorize. Also adjectives.

Problem people say u will have with Mandarin: Tones

Problem u actually have with Mandarin: LITeraCY

Problem people say u will have with Persian: Finding native speakers

Problem u actually have with Persian: ABJAD FckIGN ScRIpT DOESn’T WRiTe VowEls

Problem people say u will have with French: Pronunciation

Problem u actually have with French: Native speakers do not enunciate like at all it is a language of mumbles

Problem people say u will have with Spanish: People talk too fast!!!

Problem u actually have with Spanish: Ok so I take this ending and put that here but only if this word is over here and wait is this Argentina bc then it’s the opposite also el Athento de Ethpaña

Problem people say u will have with Swedish: They all speak English

Problem u actually have with Swedish: ^ That’s it actually 

I’ve gotten 4 anon requests to make a Swedish Resources Masterpost, so here it is! It was difficult to find resources, so this language masterpost is much shorter than the others I’ve made. I definitely recommend taking a class for this language due to the lack of resources on the Internet!


Learning Websites


Dictionaries & Checkers


Pronunciation


Grammar


Vocabulary


Extra


Tips

  • Keep a notebook
  • Take a class if possible!!!
  • If you’re taking a class, write down any extra Swedish vocabulary you may get
  • Practice pronouncing. All. The. Time.
  • Take notes
  • Have readable notes
  • Practice writing & grammar
  • Once you start learning, do not stop or else you’re going to forget things!!
  • Take quizzes & tests online for practice
  • Make some online Swedish friends
  • don’t look at the tumblr swedish tag because you will find more pornography than actual swedish

Thank you for reading my masterpost!

MY MASTERPOSTS:

langblr problems

•watching YouTubers speak your target language and you’re jealous of their ‘fluency’

•debating if you should learn a Romance language or Germanic

•changing your phone to your target language and getting weird looks from people when they see your home screen

•debating if you should learn German or Dutch

•debating if you should learn Swedish or Norwegian

•debating if you should learn Italian or Spanish or Portuguese

•talking to yourself in your target language

•you’re able to understand your target language in a written form but when somebody speaks it, you’re like🤔🔫

•fangirling when you find somebody who speaks your target language

•having to deal with people who think that you’re 'fluent’ in your target language but all you can do is introduce yourself