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Det här är Anders.This is Anders.
Han är 24 år gammal.He is 24 years old.
Han är student.He is a student.
Han bor i Stockholm och studerar på Stockholms universitet.He lives in Stockholm and studies at Stockholm university.

11 words (11 new)
Exercise Flash cards
verb
bo
bor, bodde, bott, bodd
[buː]

live

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demonstrative pron.
det här

[deː 'hæːr]

this

Frequency
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adj.
gammal
äldre, äldst
[''gamal]

old

Frequency
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personal pron.
han

[han]

he

Frequency
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prep.
i

[iː]

in

Frequency
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prep.


[poː]

on

Frequency
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noun
student (en)
studenten, studenter, studenterna
[stɵ'dɛnt]

student

Frequency
Your strength
verb
studera
studerar, studerade, studerat, studerad
[stɵ'deːra]

study

Frequency
Your strength
noun
universitet (ett)
universitetet, universitet, universiteten
[ɵnɪvɛʂɪ'teːt]

university

Frequency
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verb
vara
är, var, varit
[''vɑːra]

be

Frequency
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noun
år (ett)
året, år, åren
[oːr]

year

Frequency
Your strength

Swedish is an SVO-language, which means that a sentence basically is built out of a subject, verb, and object in that order. Because of this, a lot of sentences can be translated into English word by word.

Han är student.
He is a student.

Thus, you can construct easy sentences in this manner:
Jag är [adjective, occupation].
I am [adjective, occupation].

Example sentences

Jag är student.
I am a student.

Jag är lärare.
I am a teacher.

Jag är glad.
I am happy.

Jag är engelsman / amerikan / kanadensare / australiensare / nyazeeländare.
I am an Englishman / American / Canadian / Australian / New Zealandian.

Jag är svensk.
I am a Swede.

! Tip !
In Swedish, letters often get left out in the spoken language. This is especially common at the end of a word. That doesn’t mean that it sounds funny, though, if you do pronounce that ending letter. You should, however, keep it in mind, so that you won’t get confused when there are differences between spoken and written Swedish.

#1 – Swedish introductions

Let’s learn the basics of the Nordic language of Sweden together!


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