Swedish (svenska)

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Swedes celebrating Midsummer. Photo by Bengt Nyman, CC BY 2.0,

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Why learn Swedish?

You can communicate in Swedish. Understanding Swedish enhances your opportunities in government, business, medicine, law, technology, military, industry, marketing, etc. Analytical skills improve when you study Swedish. You can participate more effectively and responsibly in a multi-cultural world if you know Swedish

How Long Does it Take to Learn Swedish?

Swedish is rated as a category 1 language by the Foreign Service Institute. It is considered very easy for English speakers to learn and takes an average of 24 weeks (or 600 class hours) to gain professional working proficiency.

Swedish Alphabet & Pronunciation

A a
(ɑː)
B b
(beː)
C c
(seː)
D d
(deː)
E e
(eː)
F f
(ɛfː)
G g
(ɡeː)
H h
(hoː)
I i
(iː)
J j
(jiː)
K k
(koː)
L l
(ɛlː)
M m
(ɛmː)
N n
(ɛnː)
O o
(uː)
P p
(peː)
Q q
(kʉː)
R r
(ærː)
S s
(ɛsː)
T t
(teː)
U u
(ʉ)
V v
(veː)
W w
(ˈdɵ̂bːɛlˌveː)
X x
(ɛks)
Y y
(yː)
Z z
(ˈsɛ̂ːta)
Å å
(oː)
Ä ä]
(ɛː)
Ö ö
(øː)

Basic Phrases in Swedish

HelloHej
GoodbyeAdjö
YesJa
NoNej
Excuse meUrsäkta mig
PleaseSnälla du
Thank youTack
You are welcomeVarsågod
Do you speak englishPratar du engelska?
Do you understandFörstår du?
I understandJag förstår
I do not understandJag förstår inte
How are youHur mår du?
Fine thanksBra tack!
What is your nameVad heter du?
My name isMitt namn är
Pleased to meet youTrevligt att träffas

Swedish Grammar

Swedish Nouns

ManMan
WomanKvinna
BoyPojke
GirlEn tjej
CatKatt
DogHund
FishFisk
WaterVatten
MilkMjölk
Eggägg
HouseHus
FlowerBlomma
TreeTräd
ShirtSkjorta
PantsByxor

Swedish Adjectives

Colors in Swedish

BlackSvart
WhiteVit
RedRöd
OrangeOrange (april)
YellowGul
GreenGrön
BlueBlå
PurpleLila
PinkRosa
GrayGrå
BrownBrun

Numbers in Swedish

ZeroNoll
OneEn
TwoTvå
ThreeTre
FourFyra
FiveFem
SixSex
SevenSju
Eightåtta
NineNio
TenTio
ElevenElva
TwelveTolv
TwentyTjugo
ThirtyTrettio
FortyFyrtio
FiftyFemtio
SixtySextio
SeventySjuttio
Eightyåttio
NinetyNittio
HundredHundra
ThousandTusen

Swedish Verbs

To beAtt vara
To haveAtt ha
To wantAtt vilja
To needAtt behöva
To helpAtt hjälpa
To goAtt gå
To comeAtt komma
To eatAtt äta
To drinkAtt dricka
To speakAtt tala

Building Simple Sentences

More Complex Swedish Sentences

AndOch
OrEller
ButMen
BecauseEftersom
WithMed
AlsoOckså
HoweverI alla fall
NeitherVarken
NorInte heller
IfOm
ThenSedan

Useful Swedish Vocabulary

Swedish Questions

WhoVem
WhatVad
WhenNär
WhereVar
WhyVarför
HowPå vilket sätt
How manyHur många
How muchHur mycket

Days of the Week in Swedish

MondayMåndag
TuesdayTisdag
WednesdayOnsdag
ThursdayTorsdag
FridayFredag
SaturdayLördag
SundaySöndag
YesterdayI går
TodayI dag
TomorrowI morgon

Months in Swedish

JanuaryJanuari
FebruaryFebruari
MarchMars
AprilApril
MayMaj
JuneJuni
JulyJuli
AugustAugusti
SeptemberSeptember
OctoberOktober
NovemberNovember
DecemberDecember

Seasons in Swedish

WinterVinter
SpringVår
SummerSommar
AutumnHöst

Telling Time in Swedish

What time is itVad är klockan?
HoursTimmar
MinutesMinuter
SecondsSekunder
O clockKlockan
HalfHalv
Quarter pastKvart över
BeforeInnan
AfterEfter