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The letter A in Swedish is not pronounced like two sounds (EY) like in English. Instead we have two possible pronunciations.

The long A [ɑː]

  • is dark
  • is spoken far back
5 words (5 new)
Exercise Flash cards Plain list
noun
mat (en)
iwjuc
[uzq]

food

Common
Your strength
noun
glas (ett)
dbngkj, ckfw, fzqhzn
[jdes]

glass

Common
Your strength
adj.
kal
jghrcr, mellvp
[niw]

bare, bleak, bald

Common
Your strength
noun
tak (ett)
xrzix, vnx, lvwzf
[zdy]

ceiling, roof

Common
Your strength
noun
hat (ett)
jkfbm, wor, izmyn
[vul]

hate, hatred

Common
Your strength

The short A [a]

  • is light
  • is spoken close to the opening of the mouth
5 words (5 new)
Exercise Flash cards Plain list
noun
hatt (en)
ttkohh, acdzhd, dfnnlozi
[crqc]

hat

Common
Your strength
adj.
kall
eoqzjbm, cvxrcer
[firn]

cold

Common
Your strength
noun
glass (en)
muszheo, hmrydud, skcbmpehm
[wjrop]

ice cream

Common
Your strength
adj.
matt
afcmzum, hzaolsn
[omqh]

faint, faded

Intermediate
Your strength
interj.
tack

[wtij]

thanks, thank you

Common
Your strength

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