Accents

Swedish is a tone language, similar to Chinese languages and Norwegian. Here we are talking about two accents, where the first accent is the more common one and the second characterizing for Swedish. If you want to speak properly you need to learn the second accent and also learn to put the emphasis on the right syllable.
Swedish accents
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anden

the duck

anden

the spirit

tomten

the yard

tomten

father christmas

slutet

the end

slutet

closed

buren

the cage

buren

carried

träna

the trees (colliqual)

träna

to train

tummen

the inch

tummen

the thumb

vaken

the ice hole

vaken

awake

pajas

jester

pajas

get broken

rutten

the route

rutten

rotten

skotten

the shots

skotten

the scottish person

tanken

the (fuel) tank

tanken

the thought

värden

the host

värden

the values

sikten

the view

sikten

the sights

stegen

the steps

stegen

the ladder

knuten

the knot

knuten

tied

inför

for

inför

inserts

leder

leads

leder

the joints

gifter

gets married

gifter

the poisons

fallet

the case

fallet

fallen

brunnen

the well

brunnen

burnt

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