Sounds in Swedish I. Posted by Tibor on Apr 16, 2018 in Grammar, Swedish Language
This post is definitely for advanced learners, but of course it can be interested for anyone of you. This type of knowledge in a foreign language is required an C1 or higher level in a language. It is usually one of the hardest things to learn and use in a correct way, just like knowing tree and plant names or offsprings of animals. I will try to give you a lagom dosage in three posts this months.
Keys, chains, metal things: rasslar (to jingle) in Swedish.
Glass, bottles, glas things: klirrar
Cats spinner (to purr)
The rain smattrar (to blare) against the window
The wind is susar (to whistle) among the trees
Parquett, dry wooden objects can knarra (to creak)
Water in the radiator or a stream or creek porlar (to gurgle)
Your stomach when you are hungry might kurrar (to rumble)
Something heavy falls or suddenly breaks into pieces brakar (to crack)
You can do this with your teeth when you’re asleep or ungreased doors can gnisslar (to screech)
Thunder, storm, vulcano but even sometimes your stomach can mullrar (to roar, rumble)
From anywhere where air is stuck or coming out slowly you can use the word pyser (to hiss)