has some bugs to work out in their "context sentences" section:
|Rådet bör upplysa Turkiet om att den dörr som har öppnats går att stänga igen om inte de mänskliga rättigheterna respekteras.||Therefore, the Council is not yet able to provide the honourable Member with details of the timetable or an assessment of progress with regard to the European Youth Pact.|
The Swedish sentence is actually in the context sentences section twice, and for the other occurrence it does have the correct translation. But obviously if one does not read through all of the sentences or read very carefully or if one is extremely new to Swedish then this section could lead one astray. It's too bad. Otherwise, Bab.la
has been filling in a lot of gaps that Ord.se
(Thanks to arthaey
for kindly posting the table code in her log for all us technologically-challenged folks.)Ani's post above
got me thinking about what I was trying to do everyday, and that it didn't make sense. I've now split up the components of my routine into different days, ie. reading through the week, watching on the weekends, etc. It's working out since I put it in place earlier this week as evidenced by the fact that I am no longer avoiding doing any work at all
I'm also splitting things up in terms of intensive and extensive reading. It's very easy to accumulate a long list of new words or phrases so I'm only keeping such a list on certain days, and the other days I just don't! Oh, and uh yeah. I'm not going Anki-crazy just to get through the 5,000+ "new" reverse cards as I originally intended, because I tried that for two days last weekend and it was the pits, so I'm doing a more moderate approach while also adding in 20 actual new words every day.
My reading pace for Odinsbarn
slowed down, I think the vocab set changed. But I hit 50% yesterday. I may just finish this book before the end of the summer. (And now that I've said that, it will take me to December
Ditto on the Anki pace for Icelandic, there are so many words in each unit of Colloquial Icelandic but I just can't tolerate more than 20 new cards/day (40, with reverse cards, but they're the same cards so it's still only 20). I'm reviewing each unit again as I work through the vocab, because I didn't want to push forward with unit 4 and just be even more behind with Anki. Reviewing unit 1 again was very boring. It was an easy-ish unit the first time around too so I'm not surprised it's very boring the second time. However, I did pick up a couple of extra bits of information that I must have glossed over the first time through. It's such a small book but it's absolutely packed with information.
I've been watching Fréttir
every night for at least 10 minutes, and a couple of nights this week they've had clips of Swedes talking about stuff (forget the first night, but last night it was about the World Cup), and it's funny because with Icelandic I'll catch a word every few sentences, maybe
, but then the Swedish comes on and I'll of course default to futilely reading the subtitles in Icelandic because I don't realize it's about to be a Swedish clip. It takes my brain a second or two before I consciously register that "hey, this sounds familiar," and I stop reading and just listen. It is rather reassuring that listening to Swedish feels like a vacation compared to listening to Icelandic! (It better be by now, right???
Speaking of the World Cup, I'm looking forward to catching as many matches as possible. Iceland and Sweden both qualified. Iceland for the first time ever. It's been an exciting time being an Iceland fan the last couple of years, since they qualified for the Euro in 2016. I'm German via my ancestry, so once Iceland and Sweden lose (sorry, but they always lose eventually) I default to cheering for Germany. It's easy to do since they win so much
But until then, áfram Ísland!