The Thinking of Speaking
Issue #23 September / October 2016
Culture
Basic Guide to Swedish
by Erik Zidowecki
September / October 2016 | 
Basic Guide to
 Swedish
Swedish is a Germanic language, spoken mainly in Sweden by about 9 million people. It is largely mutually intelligible with Norwegian and Danish.

Here are some beginner words and phrases in Swedish for a basic introduction to it.

Good morning.God morgon.
Good afternoon.God eftermiddag.
Good night.God natt.
Hello.Hej.
How are you?Hur är det?
Fine, thank you.Tack, jag mår bra.
What is your name?Vad heter du?
My name is ...Jag heter ...
Nice to meet you.Trevligt att råkas.
GoodbyeHejdå
YesJa
NoNej
Please.Snälla
Thank you.Tack.
You're welcome.Ingen orsak.
I do not understand.Jag förstår inte.
Where is the toilet?Var är toaletten?
Excuse me.Ursäkta mig.
I beg your pardon! Förlåt!
I don’t speak Swedish.Jag pratar inte svenska.
I speak a little Swedish.Jag pratar lite svenska.
Do you speak English?Talar du engelska?
Help!Hjälp!
Look out!Se upp!
Have a nice day.Ha en bra dag.


 
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Basic Guide to Swedish
Writer: Erik Zidowecki
Images:
Petey: Flag; View of city

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