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Swedish English Frequency Dictionary II - Intermediate Vocabulary - 5001 - 7500 Most Used Words & Verbs: Swedish, #3

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May 2, 2017
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Learn Swedish Fast and Efficient: Learn vocabulary for practical spoken and written Swedish!

This is a follow up of the Swedish English Frequency Dictionary II - Intermediate Vocabulary. With this book, you will increase your vocabulary from CEFR level B2 up to CEFR C2.

You will have a vocabulary close to an adult native speaker with higher education. You will be able to express yourself in a range of topics with ease and are able to understand 97% of all Swedish text.

You’ll be able to scan text for relevant information and grasp the main topic of texts, nearly as fast as native speakers do

This book shows you Swedish vocabulary listed by frequency, with detailed info:

  • their parts of speech,
  • Most common translations, followed by lesser common translations
  • Word usage through 2500 Swedish to English example sentences

We subdivided the master frequency list into separate lists.

, e.g. most frequent nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc.

The back of the book contains alphabetical listings.

These high frequency Swedish words are a great tool for intermediate and advanced students.

Learn only the most important and most used words & verbs to quickly gain a practical knowledge of spoken and written Swedish.

This book can be used as a stand-alone tool, or in combination with any other language learning program.



How Much Vocabulary Do You Need To Know?

While it’s important to note it’s impossible to pin down these numbers and statistics with 100% accuracy, these are a global average of multiple sources. According to research, this is the amount of vocabulary needed for varying levels of fluency.

  1. 250 words: the essential core of a language. Without these words, you cannot construct any sentence.
  2. 750 words: those that are used every single day by every person who speaks the language.
  3. 2500 words: those that should enable you to express everything you could possibly want to say, although some creativity might be required.
  4. 5000 words: the active vocabulary of native speakers without higher education. You will understand 95% of all written texts.
  5. 10,000 words: the active vocabulary of native speakers with higher education.
  6. 20,000 words: what you need to recognize passively in order to read, understand, and enjoy a work of literature such as a novel by a notable author.

This book is part of a series. We’ve broken it down into 3 parts.

Swedish English Frequency Dictionary I – Essential Vocabulary (CEFR: A1 to B1)

Swedish English Frequency Dictionary II – Intermediate Vocabulary (CEFR: B1-B2+)

Swedish English Frequency Dictionary III – Advanced Vocabulary (CEFR: B2+ - C1+)


More fun facts on language learning and vocabulary:

• The first 25 words are used in 33% of all everyday writing
• The top 100 words make up 50% of all student and adult writing
• Top 500 words make up around 70% of all everyday text.


It is a rational move to prioritize learning the words that you are likely to use and hear the most.

Frequency dictionaries and word lists are a good starting point, and can produce the quickest results.
 

Your friends and family will be amazed by how fast you will speak Swedish. Invest in yourself now, and invest in this book.

Publicado:
May 2, 2017
ISBN:
9781386774693
Formato:
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Swedish English Frequency Dictionary II - Intermediate Vocabulary - 5001 - 7500 Most Used Words & Verbs - J.L. Laide

Laide

1  Why this dictionary was created

This dictionary was created because I needed a word list of the most frequent used words & verbs in Spanish, to help me learn that language in the shortest amount of time possible.

I started passing it around to friends and got great feedback on it, so I decided to turn it into a book.

I applied the same principals to different languages, and aim to create series of all major languages.

This way everyone is able to learn a new language in a fast and efficient way.

I hope you find this book as useful as it was for my friends and me.

Why study by frequency?

If you´re not familiar with the importance of frequency word lists when it comes to language learning, here is a short summary:

Language learning is fun, but can be overwhelming. Almost every language as hundreds of thousands different words, but most of them you will rarely use. That’s why it makes sense to study only the words you actually need to know to have conversations and read in your desired language. Basically, all you need to know to live your day-to-day life.

Frequency dictionaries are usually either text based, or speech based. The unique advantage of using subtitles as a method of frequency sorting is that it covers both speaking and reading (73% and 83% respectively).

By only studying the words you will actually use, it is possible to gain a good grasp of a language in a short amount of time. By knowing 2500 words, you can express yourself in everyday situations and have conversations with locals.

On average, you only use 1000 words in any language on a daily spoken basis. This translates to roughly 95% of all words you use daily speech. When it comes to reading, 2500 words will get you to understand around 85% of all words used in written text.

This is idea is based on the Pareto Principle.

You might have heard about it. Pareto was an Italian economist who discovered that 80% of the output comes from only 20% of the input (or material, or effort).

It also applies to language learning. To understand 95% of a foreign language, and become fluent enough in everyday speaking and reading, it might take 3 months of applied learning.

But to get to a 98% understanding might take 10 years. Talk about diminishing returns!

I´m not promising you to speak like a native.  That is completely up to you. But, in my opinion, it´s a waste of time. In my opinion, the goal of acquiring a new language is to be able to communicate. Not to speak without errors. Most natives don’t even speak without making mistakes.

When you acquired your first language as an infant, did your parents give you hours and hours of detailed grammar study? (I hope not)

Build your vocabulary, learn basic grammar and go out there and speak. Make mistakes, have a laugh and learn from them.  Good luck!

Addendum: For those who want to improve their Swedish further.

While it’s important to note it’s impossible to pin down these numbers and statistics with 100% accuracy, these are a global average of multiple sources. According to research, this is the amount of vocabulary needed for varying levels of fluency.

250 words: the essential core of a language. Without these words, you cannot construct any sentence.

750 words: those that are used every single day by every person who speaks the language.

2500 words: those that should enable you to express everything you could possibly want to say, alltough some creativity might be required.

5000 words: the active vocabulary of native speakers without higher education. You will understand 95% of all written texts.

10,000 words: the active vocabulary of native speakers with higher education.

20,000 words: what you need to recognize passively in order to read, understand, and enjoy a work of literature such as a novel by a notable author.

This book is the third in the Swedish series. Afer you’ve finished this and want to broaden your vocabulary, check out the following books:

Swedish English Frequency Dictionary I – Essential Vocabulary – 2500 Most Used Words

Swedish English Frequency Dictionary II – Intermediate Vocabulary – 2501-5000 Most Used Words

Check out www.mostusedwords.com for more information.

2  Study tips

While you are free to do whatever you want with this dictionary, I would like to give you some pointers. 

By learning just 28 new words a day, you can build up your vocabulary to fluency in three months.

If you dedicate yourself and learn 43 new words daily, two months is possible.

Fidel Castro taught himself English on his holiday to New York, where he apparently studied 200 new words per day.

Here are a couple of tips to build up your vocabulary fast, and to keep remembering what you previously learned.

Spaced repetition

Hack your brains ability to store and recall information. The most efficient way of studying is by incorporating the system of spaced repetition. This way you can store information faster and remember it better.

Paul Pimsleur published a paper in 1968 on spaced repetition. He came up with the following intervals: 5 seconds, 25 seconds, 2 minutes, 10 minutes, 1 hour, 5 hours, 1 day, 5 days, 25 days, 4 months, and 2 years.

You do not need to time yourself with a stopwatch, as there are upper and lower bounds to the intervals.  Just revisited the words you have previously learned from time to time.

On a side note, interactive language learning software and audio courses are based on this principle, and they can work really well. To see which ones are great investments, and which ones are terrible, read our reviews of different 3rd party language learning methods, audio courses, software and apps on www.mostusedwords.com/reviews.

Mnemonics

By creating a little story with a word, it’s easier to remember. The more visual it is, the easier it is to remember.

My favorit personal favorite is for the Spanish word caber. Caber means to fit. Now picture in your mind a bear and a cab. Really visualize it. The bear wants to get in the cab, but it’s having difficulties. After all, it’s really hard to fit a bear in a cab.

By creating little visual stories like these, it’s much easier to remember vocabulary. These principles are suitable for any language, or just anything you need to remember.

Let´s use the above example for Swedish.

The Swedish word for how is hur

In my mind .,I now picture the Swedish chef from the Muppets. He’s filming his cooking show and as muttering in ahum.. Swedish... hurda gurda gurda... how does anyone understand him?

Cognates

Instant vocabulary doesn’t get any better than this. Cognates are words that share a common etymological origin. Swedish and English, fortunately, share a lot of these words. It's a lot about figuring out sound correspondence between English and Swedish. Focus on the consonants and just let the vowels fall into place.

E.g.

1) wh -> v

who(m) -> vem

where -> var

why is literally where for -> varför?

2) t -> d

what -> vat -> vad

Read

What also helps greatly with building your vocabulary AND developing a sense of grammar, is by actively reading. Read out loud. Hear what you’re reading. Get used to the way the language sounds, and you will also get a grasp of the verb conjugations. Reading helps solidify your vocabulary, because you are using the method of spaced repetition while reading.

When you read, and don´t know a word, you can usually discover it through context.

According to science, words discovered through context are more easily remembered than when you study them from a list.

You can get bilingual books from either a bookstore or from www.mostusedwords.com/parallel-texts. Our selection is ever expanding, so check for updates regularly. It currently spans the range from English to Swedish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Spanish, German etc.

Listen

Turn on the Swedish (internet) radio, download songs in Swedish, and watch Swedish series. Conversing along with your favorite soap opera is a great way of getting around a new language.

Watch

Change your phone and/or computer into Swedish. Nothing helps you acquire a new language as much as necessity.

3  How to use this dictionary

Word Order

The most common translations are placed first. This resets by every change of the respective Part of Speech. Different parts of speech are divided by ;.

On Part of Speech definitions

We made the decision to give the most common use(s) of a word as the part of speech. It does however, not mean that this is the only part of speech the word can be used for. Certain verbs (or conjugations thereof) can be used as adjectives, and certain words can be verbs as well as nouns. Some words can be adverbs, adjectives and pronouns, etc.

4  Swedish – English Frequency Dictionary

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