Hey 👋! I am Dmytro ( [dmɪˈtrɔ]). I am versatile expert of web development and engineering leader. I work at Ikea.
Memoization App Update
The memo app for practicing new words evolves with my dictionary, which I must learn.
Last month, Malmö kommun allowed Ukrainians to learn Swedish on SFI courses. They are language courses that are available for immigrants but were not available for Ukrainians until now.
Since I work during the day, I signed up for remote courses managed in the Lunis system. And after the first week, it feels much better than Duolingo. So, I look forward to learning more words and grammar, which I can practice in my free app. I will post new sets of words during the following days, but now I have also added the ability to use custom file(
*.csv) with a dictionary.
Learning Swedish (Week 2)
New week - new words to learn. This week tends to be long. Apart from the new dictionary, I want to practice numbers and clocks. So maybe next week, I won't post a new set of words. We'll see.
Learning Swedish - Klockan
Describing time in Swedish is very similar to the Ukrainian(fortunately for me). It depends on how precise you want to be.
For instance, if you talk about train arrival, you would prefer a 24-hour format. For example, 17.05 would be sound like sjutton och fem, or fem över sjutton.
In all other situations, you might be using a similar to English 12-hour format, for example, returning to previous example, it would sound like fem och fem.
Other from the time itself, you have to remember that time is that she is female. What is the time is hur mycket är klockan?, but it can also be hur mycket är hon?. The answer is hon är klockan fem.
Just random fact: there is a term vargtimmen, which translates as an hour of the wolf. The term was introduced by Ingmar Bergman for his film of the same name in 1968. Bergman claimed he first came across the term “hour of the wolf” in a Latin source, though he did not identify the source and may have coined the term himself. But also, Professor Birgitta Steene claimed that the title is drawn from Swedish folklore, where the “hour of the wolf” refers to the period from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m., supposedly when the most deaths and births occur. Another folklorist, Bengt af Klintberg, found the term had no roots in Swedish folklore, though there was a “ghost hour” between midnight and 1 a.m.
To practice saying time in Swedish I have made another web-app.
Learning Swedish (Week 1)
When I was studying in school and had to learn a new set of words, I usually wrote the list of the words on paper, writing translations nearby from my memory. I also randomized the word order and repeated the process until I had no mistakes. It helped me to memorize words and train my brain before exams.
I have been learning Swedish, and practicing new words is challenging, especially since I am almost not handwriting anymore. So I decided to write a small web application to help me memorize new words, that I learn in Duolingo, without spending hearts :)
*I use three languages(English, Ukrainian, and South Ukrainian) for translations from Swedish. That is why translations can include other possible meanings.
The app does not store or send any data to any servers.
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