Every now and then, foreigners join the IRC channel #sweden on EFnet,
and wants to learn Swedish. Because of that, I've collected a few links
here, to help them with their goal.
(And yes. Also to give us, the regulars of #sweden, an easy way out when
people ask for help learning Swedish... We just redirect them here!)
Lexin - Swedish-English dictionary
Decent translator for single words.
Language Translation -- English, French, German, Spanish,
Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Greek, Norwegian,
Chinese, Japanese & Korean
An excellent collection of online translators, all on one page! And
yes, at least one of them (InterTran) can translate to/from Swedish
too. But be warned, Swedish and English grammar are very
different, so the result will usually be very weird. Works good for
single words, though. Short sentences might work well too.
Introduction to Swedish
This Swedish course, written by Urban Sikeborg at the
Stockholm School of Economics, seems to be quite thorough with
lots of examples and even some audio samples! It can also be
downloaded as a Word document.
Björn Engdahl's Swedish course
Another Swedish course, written by Björn Engdal on his
spare time. Somewhat outdated design of the website,
but quite good content-wise.
You should already be familiar with this one... :)
You can of course use whatever search engine you prefer, this is
just an example. Good words to search for might be learn
swedish or swedish online. Narrow it down to your likings with
additional words like course, class or language.
Added 26 jan 2007
This site focuses on slightly more humorous aspects of the Swedish
language, but the examples are still worth the while. It also has
audio samples... or whatever you wanna call it. :)
SLAY Radio is a web radio station, and these "lessons" were
originally broadcasted on one of its live
Added 27 jan 2007
It's of course still allowed to ask questions in the channel, since
everything can't be answered through the above sites... but you should at
least try to find the answer by yourself first, before taking the easy way
out and annoy people with questions you easily could've figured out by
yourself, if you had just tried.
And nancyj^, you're one of us regulars, so you can of course ask anything,
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