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How do you sound in Swedish?

Last Updated: 7th May, 2020

Luckily, the pronunciation of the Swedish alphabet is pretty straightforward but, like in English, the consonants c, g, and k will change from hard to soft depending on what sort of a vowel they precede. Before the soft vowels e, i, y, ä, and ö, c is pronounced s; g is pronounced y; and k is pronounced ch.

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Accordingly, what is the sound of Å?

This is how it sounds like. A long å is pronounced like how Australians pronounce the vowel in thought, but it is mostly followed by a short schwa.

Also Know, how do you say Ä? The short Ä is pronounced like the “e” in the word “bet” in English. It is like saying “eh”. The long Ä on the other hand is simply taking the short one and keeping the sound, so making it longer. It is like saying the “ay” in “say”.

Moreover, how do you pronounce å in Swedish?

The å in Scandinavian alphabets represents two sounds, one short and one long.

  1. The short version represents IPA /?/.
  2. In Swedish, the long version represents IPA /oː/. In Danish and Norwegian, the long version is pronounced IPA /?ː/.

What sound is Ä?

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German Letter Phonetic Symbol As in English
ä (long) ai say (“ay” in “say” with spread lips)
ä (short) ê bet (clipped “e”)
ö er her (without the “r” sound)
ü ue lure (“ooh” with pursed lips)

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