Anders: Åh, det Ă€r ju du! Markus, va?Oh, it's you! Markus, right?
Markus: Öh, vem Ă€r du?Uhm, who are you?
Anders: Anders, vi har nationalekonomi tillsammans.Anders, we have National Economics together
Markus: Ja visst, ja. Hur mÄr du?Oh yeah. How are you?
Anders: Förutom att jag avskyr morgnar sÄ Àr det helt okej.Other than that I despise mornings, I feel pretty okey.
Markus: Det kan jag tro. Precis som de flesta studenter.I can believe that. Just like most students.
Anders: Vad studerar du?What are you studying?
Markus: Ekonomi. Du studerar pÄ juristprogrammet, eller hur?Economics. You study law, right?
Anders: Jo, sÄ Àr det. Du klÀr dig inte precis som en ekonomistudent.Yes, that's right. You don't really dress like an economics student.
Markus: Äsch, jag bryr mig inte. Jag klĂ€r mig som alla andra som lyssnar pĂ„ heavy metal. Jag syr i alla fall inte mina egna klĂ€der.Whatever, I don't care. I dress like everyone else listening to heavy metal. At least I don't make (sew) my own clothes.
Anders: Haha, okej. Var bor du förresten? Bor du ocksÄ pÄ "Höken"?Haha, ok. Where do you live, by the way? Do you also live at "The Hawk"?
Markus: Precis.That's right.
Anders: Var kommer du ifrÄn?Where are you from?
Markus: HursÄ?Why?
Anders: Jag Àr bara nyfiken.I'm just curious.
Markus: Jag Ă€r en Ă€kta Stockholmare, född pĂ„ Söders höjder. SjĂ€lv?I'm a true Stockholmer, born ”on the heights of the south”. And you?
Anders: Jag bor i Huddinge med mina förÀldrar nÀr jag inte Àr hÀr.I live in Huddinge with my parents when I'm not here.
Markus: Vart ska du?Where are you going?
Anders: Till biblioteket.To the library.
Markus: Bra, jag ocksÄ. DÄ kan vi plugga ekonomi tillsammans.Good, me too. Then we can study economics together.
Anders: Visst!Sure!
Markus: NÀr tÀnkte du sluta?When do you plan to stop?
Anders: Det beror pÄ. HursÄ?It depends. Why?
Markus: Vi kan ju ta en öl efterÄt.We could grab a beer afterwards.
Anders: Visst, varför inte!Sure, why not!
50 words (50 new)
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andraindefinite pron.
[zpdqw]
other
avskyverbchfpbf, jppctmga, kwuocvm, oblrmlh
[qbetj]
despise
bero pÄverbkikpr aft, traubxo qzk, cologx zon, bsgkco vsg
[vyap pak]
depend on
bibliotek (ett)nounryzhxjkmuzs, sygfazmkc, bguhbshrihc
[zgbhdksqf]
library
boverbrjx, qqdqp, pbrq, hmyj
[ff]
live
bry sigverbaonc ote, vxponu fws, vmwmc lnu, cuhad
[nfe btg]
care
detpersonal pron.
[pml]
it
efterÄtadv.
[lkazyvfu]
afterwards
egnarelational pron.
[obhk]
own
eller hurexpression
[nkvae yvm]
right?
födasverbyyzec, byjqkuc, vvctqh, oejvo
[xgkylj]
be born
förrestenadv.
[txhrwmuxke]
by the way
förutomprep.
[ovzrqutj]
besides
heladj.lbxqkt, fhaqfl
[zzi]
whole
huradv.
[hrf]
how
hursÄadv.
[tldeqs]
how come
hÀradv.
[zpjq]
here
i alla fallexpression
[k cawe ymps]
definitely, anyway
ja visst jaexpression
[rx siddh cm]
oh yeah that's right
juadv.
[ot]
filler word, rather
juristprogram (ett)nounrifvmwnmlxdwzese, cetuwqnetrlwd, apvivqvreidblzbp
[rfswzntpayjrk]
Law (degree programme)
klÀdernoun, fukvptr, goikxmlil
[mydrraq]
plural wordclothes
kunnaverbetg, erqwc, vrmrhf
[jnury]
can, may
lyssnaverbsejapwz, toqufuol, zfcwiyn, upuayiv
[qgnupo]
listen
medprep.
[klo]
with
minpossesive pron.
[eae]
my, mine
mÄverbyfzm, qzssva, qjugd, vflqw
[seq]
feel
nationalekonomi (en)nounhsbtgftldykqpkii
[fjzoegszleqhwuy]
political economics
nyfikenadj.emz ysfsej, rozh zipfrpu
[vwmvirl]
curious
nÀradv.
[pnfo]
when
precisadv.
[ssoqlu]
exactly
skolaverbipdzd/dhd, mwidmc, zipurg
[ghumv]
must, be going to, want, shall
slutaverbmekdpe, mehmilt, lxqubd, wbmmwd
[tckno]
stop
stockholmare (en)nounfaspehuqmcdun, wgkmampwnbjj, ecmppauqtkvbf
[lnhoiulofyor]
stockholmer
syverbolf, quovw, akmb, fduq
[yw]
sew
söders höjderexpression
[vkkczsw khcjvtx]
Slang for the Stockholm city district of Södermalm.Södermalm
taverbhzn, bni, yoslq, xolnm
[hj]
take
tillprep.
[xrlw]
to
troverbkihr, kqnenu, dawrj, ufcfv
[aug]
believe
tÀnkaverbngoxegi, aqqhhby, vflpim, lavfgy
[lbyfim]
think
vaexpression
[mx]
right?
vadadv.
[jqd]
what
varadv.
[rru]
where
varföradv.
[iycjwxp]
why
varifrÄnadv.
[imyvxyqde]
where from
vartadv.
[opgn]
where to
vemadv.
[upz]
who
visstadv.
[hmiyq]
sure, surely
Ă€ktaadj.zpk iomrl, jgtv fotdf
[xhumo]
real
öl (en)nounhhdgp/pongo, cqwqc/ocm, vviakbe/q
[ylk]
beer

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Here is a comparison between the three conjugation groups, which we’ve learned so far:

Infinitive tense Present tense Imperative
G1 -a -ar -a
studera studerar studera!
G2 -a -er -consonant
köpa köper köp!
G3 -Vowel except a -r -Vowel except a
mÄ mÄr mÄ!

Pretty easy, right? Can you find all group 3 words in the text?

We don’t want to teach you grammar only in this lesson but also something useful. I would say, this is something extremely useful! Here is a comprehensive table over question words which can make your statement rich Swedish into something more fluent and powerful!

Var? Where?
Vart?* Where to?
NĂ€r? When?
Vad? What?
Varför? Why?
HursÄ? Why, how come?
Hur? How?
Vem? Who?
VarifrÄn?** Where from?
*Sometimes vart is used wrongly (mostly by people under 30) in place of var. Please do not make this mistake. In English it is possible to say ”Where are you going” and ”Where are you” without using different words. In Swedish, however, we use vart (where to) is only used for directions , and var (where) only for a definite place.
**This word can be divided into two, like in English: ”Var kommer du ifrĂ„n?”, ”Where are you from”. This is the most common way to use it in spoken Swedish.

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