Learning by reading

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Re: Learning by reading

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:43 pm

Nogon wrote:I guess that Ane Dahl Torp speaks a dialect which is easy to understand for Swedes (or in my case a foreigner with good Swedish).


I knew I recognized that name from somewhere! She won the Guldbaggen award last Monday for best female actor in the film Charter - where she actually speaks Swedish.
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Languages: German (N), Swedish (C), English (?), French (A2), Esperanto (A2). Reading Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, Afrikaans. Learning Polish, Yiddish
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Re: Learning by reading

Postby Nogon » Mon Feb 08, 2021 1:41 pm

Week 5:
This week I was luckier in my choice of books :) .

French:
Finished Françoise Sagan - Bonjour tristesse.
Listended twice to Kim Thúy - Mãn, read by the author, while first reading the Swedish translation and then the French text. Loved the book, and went to the library to borrow her other books. Unfortunately those are only available in print, not as audiobook.
Listened to Irène Nemirovsky - Le bal, read by Irène Jacob, while reading the Swedish translation. About 10 years ago, I had read another book by Nèmirovsky and liked it well, so now I'll read more of her books, parallell in French and Swedish.
Listened twice to Faïza Guène - Les gens du Balto (read by Julie Basecqz, Patrick Donnay, Cachou Kirsch, Fabienne Loirot and Aurélien Ringelheim) while reading it in Swedish and French. It's a "novel in voices", 8 people telling their part of the story. I highly recommend it to everybody who wants to read books with lots of colloquial language and slang. (Quite many years ago, I read Guène's first novel Kiffe, kiffe demain, which I liked even more than this book. Very interesting author, writing about immigrants' life in Paris' suburbs.)
Finished Marc Cantin - Les Maléfices d'Halequin, L'œil de Bézoard. Won't read the other parts of the trilogy. The armless heroine not only can braid her hair, she also manages climbing a rope :shock: .
Started listening/reading Michel Bussi - Le temps est assassin, the audiobook being read by Julie Basecqz. Beware of murderous holes! At least in the not-quite-perfect Swedish translation: "Hans sprattelgubbekropp blev totalförstörd av ett stjärnformat hål i taket". :lol:

Other:
Finished Gamal al-Ghitani - Der safranische Fluch oder Wie Impotenz die Welt verbessert (in German).
10 x
2021
: 195 / 1000 Pages Yiddish
: 0 / 1000 Pages Dutch
: 0 / 1000 Pages Esperanto
: 0 / 2000 Pages Afrikaans
: 1372 / 4000 Pages French

SC 2020/2021
: 104 / 100 Books
: 49 / 100 Films

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Re: Learning by reading

Postby Nogon » Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:37 am

Week 6:
Another one of my long weeks at work with little time for anything else, including reading :( .

French:
Continued listening/reading Michel Bussi - Le temps est assassin. I'm about halfways and can't say that I like it much. I think it's my first book ever read taking place in Corsica (except Asterix in Corsica). While I like the setting, I don't care for the protagonosts nor the story itself which is progressing far too slow, the book being far too long. 250 or 300 pages had been okay, but 500? Furthermore every other chapter are diary entries written by the female protagonist when she was 15 years old and those chapters are being read with a very annoying voice so I dread listen to them.

Other:
Read Han Kang - Den vita boken (in Swedish).
Continued reading Robert Macfarlane - Underworld (in English).
4 x
2021
: 195 / 1000 Pages Yiddish
: 0 / 1000 Pages Dutch
: 0 / 1000 Pages Esperanto
: 0 / 2000 Pages Afrikaans
: 1372 / 4000 Pages French

SC 2020/2021
: 104 / 100 Books
: 49 / 100 Films

Nogon
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Languages: German (N), Swedish (C), English (?), French (A2), Esperanto (A2). Reading Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, Afrikaans. Learning Polish, Yiddish
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Re: Learning by reading

Postby Nogon » Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:55 am

Week 7:
A short week at work, so lots of time for reading! :D

Romani:
Listened and read Fred Taikon - Barnen på Tanto; Lådbilsrallyt/Le gláti po Tanto; Kaštuné matóri, a bilingual illustrated children's book including a CD with the text read by the author in Romani. Romani is one of Sweden's official minority languages, so there are a few books, especially children's books, available at the library. This book tells about some Roma children living in Stockholm in the (I guess) 1930s or 40s.

French:
Read Roald Dahl - La potion magique de Georges Bouillon. A funny book, quite easy to read, although there were quite a few unknown words.
Finished listerning/reading Michel Bussi - Le temps est assassin. With this far too long book, I finished the reading part of the Superchallenge, and came almost halfways with the listening part.
Started reading Christelle Dabos - Les fiancés de l'hiver, livre 1 of La passe-miroir. I've only read 60 pages (of 566) yet, so it will take several weeks to finish it - if I ever read all of it. As far as I've read, I quite like it, but I often like the "world-explaining" part of fantasy or science fiction books well and get bored when all the game pieces (the protagonists) have been placed on the board, and the action commences. I'll see how long this book can hold my interest. In any case there is an abundance of unknown vocabulary, so I'll at least learn some new words.

Norwegian:
Listened to Jo Nesbø - Doktor Proktor og det store gullrøveriet, read by Ivar Nergaard. Nergaard does a terrific job, although it was not easy to understand everything as he has a very deep bass voice, and I have problems to hear all the sounds properly even in my native language if someone has such a deep voice. I could easily follow the storyline though. Nevertheless I wanted to understand all the nuances, as the story is extremely funny, so I borrowed the Swedish translation (the library unfortunately doesn't have the Norwegian book) and read it while listening to the audiobook. Loved it!

Other:
Johnny Schimmel - Arboretet i Baggböle (in Swedish)
4 x
2021
: 195 / 1000 Pages Yiddish
: 0 / 1000 Pages Dutch
: 0 / 1000 Pages Esperanto
: 0 / 2000 Pages Afrikaans
: 1372 / 4000 Pages French

SC 2020/2021
: 104 / 100 Books
: 49 / 100 Films


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